Bilton

Vessel name on Arrival: Ballyhalbert

Original Builder: J. Samuel White of East Cowes

Original Yard No: 1545

Official Number: 144936

Vessel Type: Coaster

GRT: 746

Year Built: 1920

Arrival Date: 15/06/1959

Breakup Started: 18/06/1959

Date First Beached: 21/09/1959

Date Breakup Completed: 25/11/1959

Draught For’d: 06' 00"

Draught Aft: 11' 00"

Name Changes:

1920  :  BILTON

1929  :  Acquired by Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company without change of name

1946  :  Acquired by John Kelly Limited of Belfast and name changed to COLERAINE

1951  :  Name changed to BALLYHALBERT without change in Ownership

Other Information:

Launched as BILTON on 14th July 1920 and completed in August of same year, for Messrs Coombes Marshall & Company of Middlesbrough.

Photgraphs show the vessel as (Top) COLERAINE and (Bottom) BILTON

(Photographs courtesy of G. Robinson and J. Dowey)