Vessel name on Arrival: Miles K. Burton
Original Builder: William Simons & Company, Renfrew, Scotland
Original Yard No: 344
Official Number: 106871
Vessel Type: dredger
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"
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