Glenavy

Vessel name on Arrival: Lagarto

Original Builder: Harland & Wolff, Govan, Glasgow

Original Yard No: 465 g

Official Number: 137855

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 5078

Year Built: 1917

Arrival Date: 28/09/1948

Breakup Started: 17/10/1948

Date First Beached: 10/07/1949

Date Breakup Completed: 19/11/1949

Draught For’d: 10' 0"

Draught Aft: 16' 6"

Name Changes:

01-09-1917  :  Completed as GLENAVY for the Glen Line Limited

23-06-1923  :  renamed LAGARTO under the Pacific Steam Navigation Company Limited

Other Information:

Twin-screw cargo motorship                              NRT 3,208 tons                                    GRT  5,075 tons

 

Dimensions :  117.4 metres  x  15.9 metres   (385' 1"  x  52' 2")

 

17-05-1917  :  Launched

01-09-1917  :  Completed

 

12-07-1923  :  Invoved in collision with Cardiff tugboat 'ASSISTANCE' when coming into the Port of Barry.  The tug sank immediately taking four of her crew members down with her.

 

Served the South American routes throughout WWII.

 

In December 1947, the vessel arrived in Liverpool with engine problems.  Laid up at Birkenhead and subsequently sent to Troon's WSSCL for breaking up.