Vessel name on Arrival: Bosworth
Original Builder: J. L. Thompson, North Sands, Sunderland
Original Yard No: 527
Official Number: 143043
Vessel Type: cargo
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"
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
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.