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
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"
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.)
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 )