ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BLACK DEEP
Construction
STEEL
Type
BARGE
Date
1926
Official Number
148709
Description
Yard Number: 594

Hopper Barge
2000 tons hopper capacity
Construction: Riveted

BLACK DEEP was a barge used to carry mud dredged up by dredgers that were clearing the dock bottoms. When full a tug would tow the hopper out to sea to dispose of the sludge. Was still in use according to 1968 Lloyd's Register.

1967: Change of owners to Westminster Dredging Co. Ltd
1973: Used in UK 'river and estuary'
1977: Change of owners to Medway Secondary Metals Ltd and note in Lloyd's Register "to be broken up"
1980-81: Above note still in Lloyd's Register. Entry for Lloyd's Casualty Returns for quarter ended 31st March 1980 states (p.59) "BLACK DEEP--- reported converted for use as a non-propelled barge in the United Kingdown in 1978".
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Owner
Tilbury Contracting & Dredging Company, London
Dimensions
length 190 3/6' x breadth 39 1/12' x depth 15 3/6'
gross tonnage: 911 ton

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