Vessel name on Arrival: Tulip

Suction-Dredger TULIP of 1897 Tulip Tulip - 1

Original Builder: Executors of T. A. Walker of Sudbrook, Severn, Monmouthshire

Original Yard No: 60

Official Number: 109422

Vessel Type: tankcleaningship

GRT: 432

Year Built: 1897

Arrival Date: 20/08/1964

Breakup Started: 21/10/1964

Date First Beached: 16/02/1965

Date Breakup Completed: 26/01/1968

Draught For’d: 6' 9"

Draught Aft: 9' 9"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Built as a Suction Hopper-Dredger for Wallasey Town Council  –  launched on 30-09-1897.

Length :  158' 7"   (48.8 mts.)                    Breadth :  27' 0"       (8.3 mts.)


Used for deepening the River at New Brighton and Egremont, later on hire to various other Authorities.


Later under-used then sold off, in 1934, to Grayson, Rollo & Clover Docks, near Cammell Laird's shipyard, Birkenhead.


Later converted to tank-cleaning ship, registered at Liverpool, under the ownership of British Wheeler Process Limited of Liverpool to join their fleet of tank-cleaning vessels.


Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine.