Vessel name on Arrival: Bur

M Aground at Castlerock

Original Builder: Schps. 'De Waal' Zaltbommel

Original Yard No: 678

Official Number:

Vessel Type: coaster

GRT: 432

Year Built: 1964

Arrival Date: 01/06/1981

Breakup Started:

Date First Beached:

Date Breakup Completed:

Draught For’d: N/A

Draught Aft: N/A

Name Changes:


1964  –  Launched as Burgundia on behalf of Scheepv. Maats. 'Ella' of Amsterdam, Netherland

1971  –  Sold to Rederi AB Tor Line (Salenrederierna) of Gothenburg, Sweden and renamed Tor Burgundia

1973  –  Sold to Jonny Petersen of Hamburg, West Germany, and renamed Burgundia

197 ? –  Sold to Burgundia Shipping Corporation Inc. (Jonny Petersen) of Panama, without change of name

1981  –  Stranded on shore near Castlerock, Northern Ireland, on fire later, then declared a CTL and went for scrap


Other Information:


Launched  :   February 1964

NRT :  217

GRT :  432

DWT:  730

Speed :  11.5 knots

Dimensions :   59.97 m  x  9.52 m  x  3.32 m      (195 ft  x  31 ft  x  10' 10")


On 08-02-1981, whilst on an outbound voyage from Coleraine to Portugal with a cargo of 400 tonnes of seed potatoes, the Burgundia ran ashore on the beach at Castlerock, near Coleraine, Northern Ireland.  On 20-02-1981, a fire destroyed her Bridge and Accommodation.  Her cargo of seed potatoes was discharged from the vessel onto lorries.  On 06-03-1981, the stricken vessel was successfully refloated and then towed to Belfast where she declared a Constructive Total Loss and later renamed Bur for her final voyage, under tow, to the shipbreaking facilities at Troon, Ayrshire, where she arrived on 02-06-1981