ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
EMPIRE KEW
Construction
STEEL
Type
CARGO
Date
1945
Official Number
180989
Description
Yard Number: 185

Renamed: BELTINGE; MONKTON COOMBE; ASTARTE; MARIA DORMIO

Engine no. 260, boiler by Denny, Dumbarton.
Full power trial in Torry Dock, 25 May 1945.
Builder's certificate dated 29 May 1945. Port of intended registry listed as Aberdeen.

Chartered in 1946 for three years by Constants (S Wales) Ltd.
Renamed BELTINGE on 20 October 1947.

Sold in 1950 to Ald Shipping Co Ltd and renamed MONKTON COOMBE. Operated under the management of A L Duggan & Co, Bristol. Sold in 1958 to Ligure Fiorentina di Naviagzione and renamed ASTARTE.

Operated under the management of Danio Navigazione SRL, Italy. New diesel engine fitted in 1959. Sold in 1964 to Ditta Giuseppi Dormio, Italy and renamed MARIA DORMIO. Rebuilt to 1,783 GRT. Sold in 1975 to Ant. Scotto di Santolo, Italy.

On 3 February 1978 she sprang a leak in bad weather and was abandoned. She sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea 56 nautical miles (104 km) southwest of Cape Miseno.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Ministry Of War Transport
Dimensions
length 202 3/6' x breadth 33' x depth 15 1/12'

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