ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BETTY LLEWELLYN
Construction
STEEL
Type
CARGO
Date
1924
Official Number
145743
Description
Yard Number: 92

Launched January 1924
Engine number 163, boilers 120 and 125
Completed 20 February 1924
Trial run 19 Feb, average speed 11.5 knots
Builder's certificate dated 7 March 1924

Subsequent Names: GIRALDA

Cargo - battens not fitted. Steel Scr. Electric light and wireless.

Lloyd's Register:
1925-26: Now named GIRALDA. In February 1926, this vessel was sold (with ELAINE LLEWELLYN) to Christian Salvesen, Leith for total of £52,000. Owners South Georgia Co. Ltd, Charles Salvesen Manager.
1937-38: Owners South Georgia Co. Ltd, Charles Salvesen Manager, Registered Port Leith. Last mention in Lloyd's.

According to the Lewis engine book, this vessel was lost in war action.

Info. from War Losses:
30th January 1940: GIRALDA 1926 - No. 25078 carrying coal Ayr to Kirkwall. Tonnage 2178. Sunk by enemy action 8 miles south east of Copinsay, 3 miles east of Grimness, South Ronaldsay. Crew of 23 all lost.

Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Shipowner
Llewellyn Shipping Company, Cardiff
Dimensions
length 280.2' x breadth 40.7' x depth 18.8'
gross tonnage: 2178 ton

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