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Name Official number Flag IMO
BOWBELLE  306078  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1964  11/05/1964  15/07/1964 
Vessel type Vessel description
Dredger Suction Hopper  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon Troon  517 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1486 grt / 803 nrt / 2107 dwt 250' 0" bp  44' 3"  17' 0"   
Engine builder Mirrlees National Ltd., Stockport
Engine detail
4SA. 8cyl 15 x 20" M47M, 1864bhp at 344rpm 

First owner First port of register Registration date
F. Bowles & Sons Ltd, Cardiff  London  10/07/1964 
Other names
1992 BILLO - 1996 BOM REI 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1966 British Dredging (Shipping) Ltd, Cardiff
1977 British Dredging Aggregates Ltd, Cardiff - reg Cardiff
1978 British Dredging (Sand & Gravel) Co Ltd, London - reg London
1984 East Coast Aggregates Ltd, London
1989 South Coast Shipping Co Ltd, Southampton
1990 East Coast Aggregates Ltd, Southampton
1992 Seal Sands Maritime Ltd, Gibraltar - mng Bilberry Shipping & Stevedores Ltd, Waterford - reg Kingstown VCT
1996 Antonio Pereira e Filhos Lda, Funchal PRT 
Vessel history
20/8/1989 collided with and sank the pleasure vessel MARCHIONESS at Blackfriars, River Thames; 51 passengerswere drowned.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1996  Sank 25/03/1996 
Disposal Detail
Broke in two & sank during storm while dredging off Ponto do Sol, Madalena do Mar, Madeira. All crew lost. 
 

 



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