Miles K. Burton

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Miles K. Burton
Vessel Type: 
Dredger
Official Number: 
106871
GRT: 
1,202
Draught For'd: 
9' 6"
Draught Aft: 
13' 0"
Year Built: 
1897
Arrival Date: 
07/05/1948
Breakup Started: 
14/06/1948
Date First Beaching: 
13/07/1948
Breakup Completed: 
14/02/1949
Original Builder: 
William Simons & Company, Renfrew, Scotland
Original Yard No.: 
344
Other Information: 

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
 
 

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