Fort La Have

Vessel name on Arrival: Aghios Spyridon

Original Builder: Burrard Dry Dock Company Limyed, North Vancouver

Original Yard No: 202

Official Number:

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 7166

Year Built: 1943

Arrival Date: 22/11/1960

Breakup Started: 26/04/1961

Date First Beached: 22/11/1960

Date Breakup Completed: 15/01/1962

Draught For’d: 8' 6"

Draught Aft: 11' 6"

Name Changes:


Standard 'Victory' ship wartime design for the British Government


1944  :   Fort La Have for the Ministry of War Department (M.O.W.T.) Managers Hain S.S. Company

1946  :   Fort La Have for the Canadian Government – Managers Park Steamship Company, Montreal

1947  :   Angusglen for Lunham & Moore (Canada) Limited – Montreal

1948  :   Angusglen for Lunham & Moore Steamships Limited – Montreal

1954  :   Cape Melan for Lunham & Moore Steamships Limited – Glasgow (Managers Lyle Shipping Coy)

1955  :   Aghios Spyridon for A.C. Hadjipateras – CRI Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1959  :   Aghios Spyridon for A.C. Hadjipateras –  Piraeus, Greece


Other Information:


Single-Screw Canadian-Built 'Victory' Ship Cargo Steamship


Launched   :   08-01-1944

Completed :   08-03-1944


Tonnages   :   7,166 tons  /  10,000 tons


Dimensions  :    134.7 metres   x   17.4 metres


Propulsion  :   Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine – giving a vessel speed of 11 knots



Vessel stranded in a position West of Havana, whilst on a passage from Hampton Roads to Japan, and subsequently experienced a fire in her Engine Room.  Vessel was refloated but declared a Constructive Total Loss and later towed to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company facuilities at Troon for demolition