ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ST SUNNIVA
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, CARGO & PASSENGER
Date
1931
Official Number
162280
Description
Yard Number: 723

The vessel made its maiden voyage on Monday 1 June 1931, Captain Gifford.
Route: Leith to Aberdeen and Lerwick.

August 1934 - grounded on May Island on Chief Officer's watch, without serious damage.

Requisitioned by the Admiralty on Tuesday 29 August 1939, took part in Norwegian Campaign and took up duties at Scapa Flow as a guardship from October 1939 until September 1942, with occasional trips to Aberdeen.

In Sept 1942 the vessel was converted at Hull to a convoy rescue ship, departing from the Clyde on 2 Jan. 1943.

21st - 22nd January 1943 - disappeared without trace whilst serving as rescue ship with transatlantic convoy (it is presumed that her masts and rigging became encrusted with ice and she turned turtle). Lost with all hands.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company
Dimensions
length 252' x breadth 35' x depth 15'
Gross Tonnage: 1368 ton

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