Vessel name on Arrival: Droxford
Original Builder: John Lewis of Aberdeen
Original Yard No: 274
Official Number: 300469
Vessel Type: salvagevessel
Year Built: 1958
Arrival Date: 30/09/1980
Date First Beached:
Date Breakup Completed:
1958 : Risdon Beazley Limited of Southampton
1970 : Risdon Beazley Ulrich Harms Limited without change of name
1974 : Risdon Beazley Marine Limited without change of name
A purpose-built Salvage Vessel for Messrs Risdon Beazley Limited of Southampton.
Steam engine by the Builder
Among many notable salvage projects over the years, DROXFORD played a pivotal role in the return of Brunel's S.S. GREAT BRITAIN from the Falkland Isles in 1970.