Melissa

Vessel name on Arrival: Ballycastle

Original Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Limited, Troon

Original Yard No: 207

Official Number: 124672

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 481

Year Built: 1908

Arrival Date: 30/12/1955

Breakup Started: 18/01/1956

Date First Beached: 30/12/1955

Date Breakup Completed: 28/03/1956

Draught For’d: 7' 0"

Draught Aft: 11' 3"

Name Changes:

 

1908  :  Launched as S.S. MELISSA for John Kelly, Belfast

1911  :  Ownership modified to John Kelly Limited, Belfast

1942  :  Ownership change to Alexander King Limited, Belfast, with no vessel name change

1951  :  Ownership change to John Kelly Limited, Belfast, with no vessel name change

1952  :  Vessel name chang to S.S. BALLYCASTLE without change in ownership

 

Other Information:

 

Collier design cargo vessel for John Kelly (Coal Merchant, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

18-04-1908  :  Launched

July     1908  :  Completed

 

Dimensions  :  51.0 metres  x  7.9 metres

 

Propulsion  :  Compound steam engine delivering a vessel speed of 10 knots