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
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"
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.