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ALFRED EVERARD in Glasgow

ALFRED EVERARD in Glasgow

Built at Grangemouth under the ownership of Hay's of Glasgow in 1957.
In 1978 she became MARYS KETCH then ALDEBARAN and was shown as lying abandoned at an unknown location in 1983.

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ALFRED EVERARD
O.N. 300172. 1,543g. 678n. 1,893d. 240’ 11” x 38’ 2” x 15’ 8½”oa.
4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (407 x 648mm) '4-P' type engine by the Newbury Diesel Company Ltd., Newbury. 1,400bhp. 10kts.
8.10.1956: Launched by the Grangemouth Dockyard Company Ltd., Grangemouth (Yard No.512) for J. Hay & Sons Ltd., Glasgow.
5.1957: Completed.
2.1978: Sold to Rapid Transit Shipping Company Ltd., Georgetown, Cayman Islands and renamed MARYS KETCH.
10.9.1979: Whilst on a voyage in heavy weather during hurricane Frederic, from Miami for New Orleans, suffered propeller shaft seizure in stern bearing. Towed to Tampa by tug ANTHONY P. ST. PHILIP. Subsequently repaired and resumed voyage
23.7.1980: Sustained propeller and shaft damage after contacting an unidentified submerged object at 18.44N., 87.17 W and towed to Belize for repairs. Repairs unable to be effected in Belize. No further casualty reports regarding repairs.
1982: Sold to Cia. Linea Caribe Pacifico S. de R.L., San Lorenzo, Honduras and renamed ALDEBARAN.
1983: Reported as abandoned but entry not deleted from Lloyd’s Register until 1992.
 

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One of the series of 12 medium sized vessels built 1949-1958 known as the 'yellow perils'. They carried a relatively high dwt yet came in below 1600 tons gross thus avoiding additional SOLAS crewing and equipment requirements.
 

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7 months approx. late 60s. Would be glad to hear from anyone who may have been on her at that time.
 

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