War Peridot

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Bosworth
Vessel Type: 
Cargo
Official Number: 
143043
GRT: 
6,661
Draught For'd: 
7' 0"
Draught Aft: 
10' 0"
Year Built: 
1919
Arrival Date: 
09/06/1949
Breakup Started: 
09/06/1949
Date First Beaching: 
12/07/1949
Breakup Completed: 
03/02/1950
Original Builder: 
J. L. Thompson, North Sands, Sunderland
Original Yard No.: 
527
Name Changes: 

 
31-12-1918  :  Launched as War Peridot for the Shipping Controller of the British Government, Managers CPSSC Ltd
March 1919  :  Completed.
1919  :  Ownership transferred to Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London
1920  :  Renamed BOSWORTH for Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London
1944  :  Transferred to the Ministry of War Transport
02-09-1944  :  Scuttled as a blockship to reinforce an artificial breakwater - Goosberry No. 3, Gold Beach, Normandy

Other Information: 

Cargo Ship
 
Tonnage :  6,661 tons
Dimensions :  412 ft  x  55 ft    (125.y metres  x  16.9 metres)
Propulsion  :  Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating engine, 596 NHP.
Vessel Speed :  11 knots
 
Vessel raised in 1949 and taken to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company, Troon, for demolition.
 
 

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