ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MOONBEAM
Construction
STEEL
Type
DRIFTER
Date
1918
Description
Yard Number: 61

Renamed: SKIMMER (1923); MOURISCA (1938)

Engines no. 132, boiler by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow.
Trial run 25 September, strong wind blowing from south west, steamed north for 1 hour, averaged 9.5 knots. Averaged 9 knots on return trip. Sea choppy on return.
Completed 28 September, fitted with winch, capstan and gun, Admiralty drifter.
Builder's certificate dated 23 May 1919.

Owned in 1923 by J W Baskcomb, Grimsby and renamed SKIMMER.
Owned later by Masso Hermanos, Vigo.
Diesel fitted 1935.
Owned in 1938 by Juan Velasco Gutierrez, Vigo and renamed MOURISCA.

MOONBEAM was one of two sister ships built for the Royal Navy, the other one was MOONSHINE. In 1938 the ship was sold, renamed MOURISCA and owned by Juan Velasco Gutierrez, Vigo, Spain. New engines were installed with oil engines 4s.c.sa 4cy 11"-17 and three quarter inches, NE35 46 NHP. (Humboldt-Deutzmot A.G., Koln Deutz.)
In Lloyd's 1962 edition it is now owned by Rufina Amoitiz Achaval and others until 1964-65 it is now owned by Herederos de Juan Velasco (Pasajes, Spain).

No further information after 1977.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Royal Navy (Admiralty)
Dimensions
length 86 3/12' x breadth 18 7/12' x depth 10'
gross tonnage: 97 ton

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