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Name Official number Flag IMO
BUCKLESHAM    GBR  8138073 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1954  26/08/1953  30/04/1954 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Minesweeper  Composite Motor Vessel 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd, Ardrossan   414 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 170 disp 106.6 ft  21.3 ft    5.5 ft 
Engine builder Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd., Colchester
Engine detail
2 shaft, 2 Davey Paxman 12cyl diesels, 1100bhp giving 14 knots. (9 knots when sweeping). 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Navy     
Other names
1982 ORCA II 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Sold to Pounds 1/12/1980. Resold 1981 for commercial use and bought back by Pounds in 1988 having been used as a support vessel for survey submersibles.From before 1985 owner was Eastern Crown Shipping Corporation, Panama. 
Vessel history
Ham class inshore minesweeper M2614. 1964 converted to a Torpedo Recovery Vessel and based Portland. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
  Register Closed  
Disposal Detail
Found in Lloyd's Register 1993 but deleted prior to 2000 issue. 
 

 



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