ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LETITIA
Construction
STEEL
Type
CARGO LINER
Date
1961
Official Number
301443
Description
Yard Number: 890
Date of Launch: 16 January 1961

Subsequent Names: BIBI (1967); TEPIC (1980)

Owner: The Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow
(Manager: Donaldson Brothers & Black Ltd)

Information from "Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal"
Vol. 26, No. 4, p106-107:
"... Mrs Grace Donaldson, M.B.E., performed the naming ceremony".... "Letitia... is fully equipped for North Atlantic, St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes trading".... "Cabin space is available for a total of 67 including 12 passengers"... "the crew are in two-berth cabins, but there is also one three-berth cabin for cattle-men".
Photos of:
1) Naming ceremony
2) Letitia enters the water
3) Vessel after the launch
4) Drawing of completed profile

1962: Forward deep tank - vegetable oil.
1967: Change of name to BIBI and owners to Wm. Brandts (Leasing) Ltd. Glasgow, Managers Denholm Maclay Co. Ltd. Registered in Liberia.
1978: Change of owners Mercury Ltd. Managers as above.
1980: Change of name to TEPIC and of owners to Transportacion Maritima Mexicana S.A., Mexico.

Last mention in Lloyd's Register as TEPIC in 1982-83. No mention in Lloyd's Register of name change. However article in 'Shipping News' says the TEPIC was renamed the TEPORA, and Lloyd's Casualty Returns for 1985 list shows the TEPORA, built c.1961, tonnage 4499, as having "caught fire 450 miles S. of New Orleans.... subsequently sank whilst in tow".
Owner
Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 385 11/12' x breadth 58 1/6' x depth 26 5/12'
Gross Tonnage: 4499 tons

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