Miles K. Burton

Vessel name on Arrival: Miles K. Burton

Miles K Painting of Miles K

Original Builder: William Simons & Company, Renfrew, Scotland

Original Yard No: 344

Official Number: 106871

Vessel Type: dredger

GRT: 1202

Year Built: 1897

Arrival Date: 06/05/1948

Breakup Started: 13/06/1948

Date First Beached: 12/07/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 14/02/1949

Draught For’d: 9' 6"

Draught Aft: 13' 0"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Grab-Bucket Hopper Dredger for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool.


Dimensions  :   Length – 224 feet               Beam – 38.3 feet


Launched  :  04-05-1897


1943  :  Sold to Messrs W. H. Arnott, Young & Company for salvage work, for which she was converted


10-03-1948  :  Ashore between the Island of Burray and Glimps Holm, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands.  Said to have stranded at the No. 2 Barrier.


Vessel was later refloated but declared a Total Constructive Loss (TCL)


Despatched to West of Scotland Shipbreaking facility at Troon for breaking up, where she arrived on 07-05-1948