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Name Official number Flag IMO
MIGRANT  149387  GBR  5330151 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1927  9/1927  11/1927 
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow Castle Works  352 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
348 grt / 201 nrt / 128.0 ft  24.2 ft  11.3 ft   
Engine builder Maschinefabriek Augsburg-Nurnberg A.G., Augsburg
Engine detail
Twin M6cyl 600bhp, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Kenelm E Lee Guinness, Kingston, Surrey  Greenock  26/10/1927 
Other names
1933 VICTRIX - 1936 AUDACIEUX - 1938 MIGRANTE - 1950 BANCINU / BANĊINU - 1958 ATHINAI - 1961 SIRIUS - 1964 VORIOI SPORADES 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1931 J Sapene, France - reg Nice
1933 Compagnie Générale de Publicité Parisienne SA, Paris
1937 Francis G T Dawson, Broughton, Hampshire - reg Greenock
1941 Ministry of War Transport London
1946 Francis G T Dawson, Broughton
1947 Joseph Gasan, Malta - reg Malta
12/1957 V Vasilakis, Piraeus - reg Piraeus
1960 Kavounides Shipping Co, Piraeus
1964 Saronikos SA Maritime Enteprises, Piraeus
3/1970 Navademo Shipping Co, Panama 
Vessel history
1939 requisitioned by Admiralty as an armed yacht (FY.019) for anti-submarine duties
1947 converted to passenger/vehicle/mail ferry for Marfa/Malta-Mgarr/Gozo service
7/1950 conversion completed and entered service (though some voyages had been made as early as 1948)
22/1/1957 broke moorings at Mgarr in an evening gale and grounded on rocks at Zewwieqa (the watchman was drowned)
10/2/1957 after refloating by RN salvage vessel UPLIFTER arrived in Grand Harbour; she was repaired and laid up
1960 rebuilt in Greece s a passenger ferry; 525grt 369nrt
1964 on Volos-Sporades services 
Remarks
The official name VORIOI SPORADES (referring to the North Sporades islands) was often shortened to VOR SPORADES or V SPORADES. 
End year Fate / Status
1970  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Perama by Stamatiou
(remained in Lloyd's Register until 1988) 
 

 



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