ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
CYCLAMEN
Construction
STEEL
Type
CORVETTE
Date
1940
Official Number
182685
Description
Yard Number: 150

K83 - Flower Class Corvette (cruiser stern).
Engine number 227, boiler by Kincaid, Greenock.
Laid down 30 November 1939.
Launched 20th June 1940.
Full power trial in Torry Dock, 26 September 1940.
Commissioned 30 September 1940.
Converted to a whaler 1940.
In 1948 renamed SOUTHERN BRIAR and owned by The South Georgia Co. Ltd/Christian Salvesen, Leith.

Sold 1949 to Salvesen, Norway. Refitted to whaler at Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd. Last season 1962/63. Laid up in Melsomvik. Sold 1966 to breakers in Belgium. Wrecked at Thorsminde, Jylland, Denmark after towing-wire broke.

Broke away from tow on way to Ghent breakers and ran aground on Jutland, 18 December 1966.

This was the only ship the yard launched in 1940.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis and Sons
Shipowner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 190 3/6' x breadth 33 1/12' x depth 17 7/12'

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