Vessel name on Arrival: Orchy


Original Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Limited, Troon

Original Yard No: 415

Official Number: 161920

Vessel Type: coaster

GRT: 1090

Year Built: 1930

Arrival Date: 10/10/1959

Breakup Started: 28/10/1959

Date First Beached: 01/03/1960

Date Breakup Completed: 18/04/1960

Draught For’d: 07' 06"

Draught Aft: 13' 06

Name Changes:

October 1939

Taken up by the Roayl Navy for war service as a decoy ship, and renamed 'Antoine' X 72.   Like the other decoy ships of that time this experiment was a failure.


June 1941

Returned to commercial service under the management of the Ministry of War Transport and  name reverted to S.S. Orchy

Other Information:

Coasting vessel built by Ailsa for William Sloan & Company of Glasgow

Launched   :   01-05-1930

Completed :   June 1930

Propulsion :    Triple Expansion steam reciprocating engine manufactired by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company

Speed  :   11 knots