Forbin

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Forbin
Vessel Type: 
Cargo
Official Number: 
166300
GRT: 
7,653
Draught For'd: 
7' 0"
Draught Aft: 
11' 0"
Year Built: 
1923
Arrival Date: 
05/08/1948
Breakup Started: 
06/08/1948
Date First Beaching: 
24/09/1948
Breakup Completed: 
17/01/1949
Original Builder: 
Forges & Chantiers de la Mediterranee of Le Havre, France
Original Yard No.: 
Not Available
Other Information: 

Passenger-Cargo Reefer built by Mediterranee of Le Havre for Cie des Chargeurs Reunis.
 
Propulsion :  Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine  -  12 knots
 
Completed in March 1923.                   Dimensions :  127.3 mts  x  16.8 mts                  GRT :  7,653 tons
 
Taken over by the MInistry of War Department of the British Government in 1940 -  under the management of Bibby Brothers.  Served as a Special Service Vessel.
 
09-06-1944  :  Vessel scuttled at Sword Beach, Normandy.
 
Believed to have arrived at Troon from Cairnryan - to be yet confirmed.
 

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