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Name Official number Flag IMO
RIVER TAY  115306  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  26/04/1902   
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster General Cargo  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan The Shipyard  188 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
467 grt / 195 nrt / 165.8 ft  25.6 ft  10.4 ft   
Engine builder Hutson & Son Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl (18, 40 x 30"), 88rhp, Single screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Steamship River Tay Co. Ltd. (Thomas Ronald, manager), Liverpool   Liverpool  06/08/1902 
Other names
28/07/19041904 WEST COAST - 1910 CABO CORRIENTES - 1916 NIELS - 1927 HOFFNUNG - 1932 TOIVO – 10/04/1934 CASTLEGREEN - 1936 KAIDA  
Subsequent owner and registration history
21/02/1903 Alfred H. Read of F.H. Powell and Co., Liverpool appointed as manager [Read also had a mortgage on the ship from this date]
04/02/1908 North Coast SS Co Ltd (R.Staunton), Liverpool
03/04/1908 Joseph Bowen, Rio Grand de Sul, South America who was empowered to sell within 12 months
28/07/1910 British Register closed - to Lloyd Comercial Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
xx/xx/1916 Dampskibs "Excelsior" (R.Brunnich), Copenhagen
xx/xx/1917 Th.Just, Copenhagen
xx/xx/1919 A/S D/S Transport (Suenson & Jespersen), Copenhagen
xx/xx/1920 Dampskibsselskabet Niels A/S (Suenson and Jespersen, managers), Copenhagen.
xx/xx/1921 P.Bondo Petersen, Rudkobing
xx/xx/1927 C.Schmidt (Zerssen & Co), Brunsbuttelkoog
xx/xx/1932 O/Y Laiva Toivo (A.Wihuri), Helsingfors
xx/xx/1934 G. James (William G. James and Sons, managers), Cardigan
02/05/1935 British Isles Coasters Ltd. (William G. James, manager), Cardigan.
09/03/1936 British Register closed – to Ernst Bergmann, Paldiski / Tallinn
23/12/1940 Ministry of Shipping, London (Neil and Hannah Ltd., Leith, managers).
xx/xx/1941 Ministry of War Transport (same managers).
 
Vessel history
22/12/1945 Whilst on a voyage from London to Southampton with grain, struck Ower's Shoal and beached the next day at Middleton-on-Sea, three miles east of Bognor Regis.
07/02/1946 Refloated, but beached again.
14/02/1946 Berthed at Littlehampton.
04/03/1946: Arrived at Southampton and berthed at Hythe in lay-up.
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1947  Broken Up 15/11/1947 
Disposal Detail
15/11/1947 Arrived at Llanelly for breaking up by the Rees Shipbreaking Co. Ltd.

04/08/1948 Register closed.
 
 

 



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