G.W.C. No. 12

Vessel name on Arrival: W. D. Delta

Original Builder: Lobnitz Marine of Renfrew, Clydeside

Original Yard No: 855

Official Number:

Vessel Type: dredger

GRT: 456

Year Built: 1920

Arrival Date: 01/12/1972

Breakup Started:

Date First Beached:

Date Breakup Completed:

Draught For’d: 6' 0"

Draught Aft: 7' 4"

Name Changes:

 

1920  :  Hopper-barge launched as GWC No. 12 for the General Works Construction Company of London

1923  :  Ownership changed to S. Pearsons & Sons, London

1925  :  Ownership changed to the Manchester Ship Canal Company and name changed to M.C.C. DELTA

1954  :  Ownership changed to Westminster Dredging Company Ltd and name changed to W. D. DELTA

Other Information:

 Hopper-Barge Built as GWC No. 12 by Lobnitz Marine in 1920 for the General Works Construction Company, London

 

Length  :   160.2 feet   (48.77 metres)

Width   :      30.7 feet   ( 9.65 metres)

Depth  :        5.5 feet   ( 3.58 metres)

 

Tonnage  :  456 tons

 

Propulsion  :  2 x Paxman Ricardo 12-cylinder V12 oil engines giving a vessel speed of 8 knots.

 

Re-engined in 1954 with 2 x 4 SA 12-cylinder engines each delivering 600 BHP

 

Sent to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking facility at Troon for demolition in December 1972