War Peridot

Vessel name on Arrival: Bosworth

Original Builder: J. L. Thompson, North Sands, Sunderland

Original Yard No: 527

Official Number: 143043

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 6661

Year Built: 1919

Arrival Date: 08/06/1949

Breakup Started: 08/06/1949

Date First Beached: 11/07/1949

Date Breakup Completed: 03/02/1950

Draught For’d: 7' 0"

Draught Aft: 10' 0"

Name Changes:

 

31-12-1918  :  Launched as War Peridot for the Shipping Controller of the British Government, Managers CPSSC Ltd

March 1919  :  Completed.

1919  :  Ownership transferred to Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London

1920  :  Renamed BOSWORTH for Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London

1944  :  Transferred to the Ministry of War Transport

02-09-1944  :  Scuttled as a blockship to reinforce an artificial breakwater – Goosberry No. 3, Gold Beach, Normandy

Other Information:

Cargo Ship

 

Tonnage :  6,661 tons

Dimensions :  412 ft  x  55 ft    (125.y metres  x  16.9 metres)

Propulsion  :  Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating engine, 596 NHP.

Vessel Speed :  11 knots

 

Vessel raised in 1949 and taken to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company, Troon, for demolition.