ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DEEMOUNT
Construction
STEEL
Type
CARGO
Date
1933
Official Number
162285
Description
Yard Number: 129

April 1943, during World War II the Aberden coaster DEEMOUNT was requisitioned for war work. Under Captain John MacIntosh the DEEMOUNT served as a supply vessel during Operation Overlord 6th June 1944, landing vital medical and military supplies first to Sword Beach and then to the American troops on Utah beach. This was the Allied invasion of France which marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe. Captain MacIntosh received an MBE in January 1945.

Renamed: OLNA FIRTH in 1945. 1948 sold to William Roberston ship owners in Glasgow and renamed TOURMALINE.

April 1955 Bought by William Coe & Co. renamed BANNPRINCE

November 12th 1955, 22:10 hours collision between BANNPRINCE and the Swedish motor tanker JUNO in the river Mersey. The BANNPRINCE sank in minutes and all crew members were rescued from the water, however the 2nd Engineer James Ferris from Northern Ireland, later died from the effects of immersion.
Sold to Dutch ship breakers April 1956.

For further detailed information about the history of this vessel visit: http://www.shipsoflongago.co.uk/index.htm

Engine number 200A (altered from engine number 200 - from wreck of Rightway), boiler number 161.
Builder's certificate dated 27 September 1933.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Border Shipping Co. Ltd, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 165 5/12' x breadth 27 1/12' x depth 12 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 569 ton

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