ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BOW SANTOS
Construction
STEEL
Type
GENERAL CARGO LINER
Date
1954
Description
Yard Number: 833

Launched 24/08/1953 by Miss Lilly Kool-Odfjell of Bergen.

BOW SANTOS (1954-1961)
VERA CRUZ (1961-1976)
BUKOM ISLAND (1976-1977)

On 12/06/1977 BUKOM ISLAND foundered in the Indian Ocean during a cyclone, with the loss of seven crew, whilst en route from Um Said to Singapore.
(Source: www.wrecksite.eu)

Press & Journal entry 25/08/1953:
''When the cargo liner 'BOW SANTOS,' the longest and largest vessel constructed at Aberdeen, took the water yesterday she glided across the dock in the wind to strike a ship in the fitting-out berth. Unfortunately, after entering the water the slight wind caught the 'BOW SANTOS' before tugs had her properly under control...she came into contact with the small fishery research vessel 'KEELBY' - also scraped the masonry of the wharf with her port bow...She will carry cargo and up to 12 passengers for the American trade.'

Fit-out completed 14/01/1954.

Owner
A/S Redariet Odfjell, Norway
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 396' x breadth 58' x depth 37'
Gross Tonnage: 4939 ton
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