Vessel name on Arrival: Forbin


Original Builder: Forges & Chantiers de la Mediterranee of Le Havre, France

Original Yard No: Not Available

Official Number: 166300

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 7653

Year Built: 1923

Arrival Date: 04/08/1948

Breakup Started: 05/08/1948

Date First Beached: 23/09/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 17/01/1949

Draught For’d: 7' 0"

Draught Aft: 11' 0"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Passenger-Cargo Reefer built by Mediterranee of Le Havre for Cie des Chargeurs Reunis.


Propulsion :  Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine  –  12 knots


Completed in March 1923.                   Dimensions :  127.3 mts  x  16.8 mts                  GRT :  7,653 tons


Taken over by the MInistry of War Department of the British Government in 1940 –  under the management of Bibby Brothers.  Served as a Special Service Vessel.


09-06-1944  :  Vessel scuttled at Sword Beach, Normandy.


Believed to have arrived at Troon from Cairnryan – to be yet confirmed.