Magnus Heinason

Vessel name on Arrival: Magnus Heinason

Magnus Heinason

Original Builder: Cia Navalis Uniao Fabril of Lisbon

Original Yard No: 189

Official Number: 5217206

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 1038

Year Built: 1961

Arrival Date: 01/07/1974

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Name Changes:


 03-11-1960  :  Launched as a side-fishing trawler for P/f Torshavnar Troladafelag of Torshavn, Faroe Isles

09-10-1972  :  Ownership changed to P/f Magnus Heinason of Saltanga, Faroe Isles

Other Information:


 03-11-1960  :  Launched

April 1961     :  Completed


Tonnages  :        370 NRT    :    1,038 GRT    :     907 DWT


Propulsion :   Steam Turbine developing 1,375 IHP to give vessel a speed of 13 knots


Dimensions : 70.04 metres  x  10.57 metres   x   5.60 metres



Whilst lying at Isafjordur, Iceland, on 09-10-1973, extensive damage was caused to the vessel when a fire developed in the Engine Room.  The vessel was later towed back to the Faroe Isles for examination and survey, but was declared a constructive total loss.  She was later towed to Troon on the West Coast of Scotland to be broken up by the West of Scotland Shipbreakling Company of Troon.