Claveresk

Vessel name on Arrival: Lake Neuchatel

Original Builder: William Doxford & Sons Limited, Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Original Yard No: 379

Official Number: 123802

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 3829

Year Built: 1907

Arrival Date: 18/06/1948

Breakup Started: 12/09/1948

Date First Beached: 25/02/1949

Date Breakup Completed: 14/06/1949

Draught For’d: 11' 0"

Draught Aft: 17' 0"

Name Changes:

1907  :  S.S. Billiter Buildings for J. Sunley & Company of London

1907  :  S.S. Claveresk – Claverhill Steam Shipping Company Limited of London

1908  :  S.S. Claveresk – Sandhill Shipping Company Limited of London

1911  :  S.S. Claveresk – Sutherland Steam Shipping Company Limited of Newcastle

1919  :  S.S. Renfrew – Sutherland Steam Shipping Company Limited of Newcastle

1920  :  S.S. Ulversmead – Western Counties Shipping Company Limited of Cardiff

1926  :  S.S. Mari – Cia Naviera Amaya of Callao

1926  :  S.S. Mari – Cia Naviera Amaya of Bilbao

1937  :  S.S. Houstone  –  Phoenix Shipping Company Limited of London

1938  :  S.S. Lake Neuchatel – Charles Strubin & Company Limited of London

1939  :  S.S. Lake Neuchatel – Mininstry of War  Transport  (M.O.W.T.)

 

Other Information:

 

A turret-design cargo steamer from the Sunderland shipyard of Wm. Doxford & Sons.

 

Official Number  :  123802

Tonnage  :  3,828 tons

Length  :  106.8 metres

Beam :   15.3 metres

 

Propulsion :  Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine manufactured by Doxford, Pallion Shipyard

 

Vessel Speed  :  9 knots

 

Laaunched  :   31-01-1907                     Completed  :   March 1907

 

On 21-10-1939, S.S. Lake Neuchatel was scuttled as a blockship in the Kirk Sound, Scapa Flow.

 

She was raised again in 1948 and delivered to Troon's West of Scotland Shipbreaking facility in June 1948.

 

( Seen below as the S.S. Claveresk – her name from 1907 through 1918 )