Arclight

Vessel name on Arrival: Dransfield

Original Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Limited, Troon

Original Yard No: 381

Official Number: 145595

Vessel Type: coaster

GRT: 652

Year Built: 1921

Arrival Date: 09/11/1955

Breakup Started: 14/11/1955

Date First Beached: 10/11/1955

Date Breakup Completed: 02/03/1956

Draught For’d: 5' 0"

Draught Aft: 12' 0"

Name Changes:

 

1921  :  Launched as S.S. ARCLIGHT for Ross & Marshall – Light Shipping Company

1933  :  Renamed S.S. FIRE QUEEN after acquisition by Gilchrist's Traders (Steamships) Limited

1945  :  Renamed S.S. ORKNEY COAST after acquisition by Coast Lines Limited

1949  :  Renamed S.S. DRANSFIELD after acquisition by Zillah Shipping (W.A. Sabage) Liverpool

 

Other Information:

 

20-05-1921  :  Launched

Octob 1921  :  Completed

 

Dimensions  :  180' 0"  x  29' 5"  x  9' 5"

 

Propulsion  :  Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine

 

Speed  :  9.5 knots