Eric Harston was Capt. on one of these Italian built vessels, the Capacity or the Celebrity, I forget which. I can remember Eric telling me that they were very lively vessels when in a light condition in any sort of sea, they were open floor ships (no double bottoms) and pounded so much that he thought that there was the danger of hull damage. (breaking her back).
O.N. 180186. 310g. 143n. 415d. 138.7 x 24.6 x 9.6 feet.
As built: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (265 x 410mm) engine by the shipbuilder. 68mn. 9kts.
Post 1960: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (240 x 345mm) '6-G/A' type engine by the Newbury Diesel Company Ltd., Newbury. 430bhp.
2.1947: Completed as KERSTIN by S.A. Ansaldo, Genoa-Sestri, Italy (Yard No. 857) for A/B Glucksmann, Gothenburg, Sweden.
1948: Sold to Martin's Coastal Steamships Ltd. (W.D. Tamlyn & Company Ltd., managers), Plymouth and renamed DALESMEET.
12.1950: Owning Company acquired and name changed to Everard Shipping Company Ltd.
1951: Renamed CAPACITY.
17.12.1961: Arrived at Nieuw Lekkerland, Holland for demolition by N.V. Machine & Scheepsloperij 'De Koophandel'. Engine removed and hull used as a barge on inland waters.