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Name Official number Flag IMO
MELISSA  124672  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1908  18/04/1908  07/1908 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   207 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
481 grt / 185 nrt / 167.4 ft  25.9 ft  10.2 ft   
Engine builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Engine detail
Single Screw, C.2-cyl. (20½” & 44” x 30”) 79 RHP. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Mrs Susannah Kelly, Belfast (Samuel Kelly, Belfast, manager).  Belfast  24/06/1908 
Other names
1952 BALLYCASTLE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1911 John Kelly Ltd., (Samuel Kelly, manager).
26/11/1923 Wm. Clint appointed as manager.
1941 Alexander King Ltd., Belfast, (same manager).
1950 John Kelly Ltd., (same manager).
1952 Renamed BALLYCASTLE, (J. G. Christie appointed as manager).
1955 Douglas Watson appointed as manager.
 
Vessel history
War service
11/05/1944 until 10/02/1945 Chartered to the Government, during which period she was briefly involved in the D-Day landings by supplying Gold Beach on the 18th June 1944.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1955  Broken Up 30/12/1955 
Disposal Detail
12/1955 Sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Ltd., for demolition at Troon.
30/12/1955 Arrived at Troon.
 
 

 



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