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Name Official number Flag IMO
LAIRDS LOCH  169416  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1944  09/03/1944  08/1944 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd, Ardrossan   393 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1530 grt / 777 nrt / 263.0 ft  41.2 ft  12.5 ft   
Engine builder British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Twin M8cyl 2SA (13½" x 22½"), 2560bhp, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Burns & Laird Lines Ltd., Glasgow  Glasgow  01/09/1944 
Other names
1969 HEY DAROMA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1969 Sefinot Ltd. - Ike Aharonowich, Eilat. Israel. 
Vessel history
1969 on Eilat/Sharm-el-Sheikh service
11/1969 lightly damaged by limpet mines while berthed at Eilat (rumoured to have been by Egyptian Special Forces) 
Remarks
Certain work defered at request of MofW Transport. Launched as cargo vessel. Passenger accommodation added 1946.
Last Londonderry/Glasgow passenger sailing 10/09/1966 
End year Fate / Status
1970  Stranded 03/09/1970 
Disposal Detail
Stranded at Nabq, 10 km from Sharm-el-Shaikh in the Gulf of Aqaba on a voyage from Eilat to Sharm-el-Shaikh (cargo of water).
Crew rescued. Refloating unsuccessful.

She was abandoned on the reef as a total loss, and later sank in 28.05N 34.27E in 24m depth.
 
 

 



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