ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
CLANSMAN
Construction
STEEL
Type
FERRY, PASSENGER, VEHICLE
Date
1964
Official Number
305302
Description
Yard Number: 911
Owner: Secretary of State for Scotland, Leith (Manager David MacBrayne Ltd, Leith)

Subsequent Names: TAMIRA (1985); AL HUSSEN (1986); AL RASHEED (1986-2010)

Construction: welded

CLANSMAN was built as a side loading car passenger ferry operating for West Coast of Scotland and Western Isles Service. She had side loading ramp doors forward that lead on to a vehicle lift on the car deck to when piers were higher than the ship at low tide.

CLANSMAN was lengthened in 1973 and the side doors and lift were removed and covered in where the ship was cut in two and a new 30 foot section was fitted along with bow and stern doors. In 1973 CLANSMAN was also updated from 1 deck to 2 decks. She now carried passengers, special cargo and vehicles and was described as a RoRo ferry - owners now David MacBrayne Ltd., Glasgow; later called Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd.

CLANSMAN was sold in 1984 after engine trouble to Torbay Seaways but never started service as "linkspan" not available for RoRo service, replaced by HEBRIDES which still had lift access to vehicle deck.

Later sold to Mira Shipping of Malta and renamed TAMIRA. She was sold immediately to Euch Zammit & Son of Malta and renamed AL HUSSEIN until 1986 when the vessel was renamed AL RASHEED, same owners who put the vessel up for scrapping in 2010.

CLANSMAN had 2 Crossley Bros. engines fitted Oil SA 8CY 10½"x13", 2400 BHP, replaced in 1989 with 2 Koninklijke Machine Fabriek Stork & Co, Netherlands. The radar mast on top of the wheelhouse was removed and a new mast was placed on the fore deck. The wheelhouse was lengthened and new funnels fitted.

By 1987 renamed the AL RASHEED, owned by Baaboud Trading & Shipping Agencies, Valletta, Malta, for Red Sea Service. By 1991, owners as above, but in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
(Alternative Source)

Last entry in Lloyd's Register 1994-95.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Shipowner
Secretary of State for Scotland, Leith
Dimensions
length 220' 7" x breadth 43' 7" x depth 13'
gross tonnage 2104 ton
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