ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LUNAN
Construction
STEEL
Type
COASTER
Date
1946
Official Number
166222
Description
Yard Number: 795
Launched 3rd April 1946
Motorship, cargo coaster, mach aft.

Engine details: British Polar, type E627.
7 cylinders - 340mm bore x 570mm stroke
1000 b.h.p. @ 225 r.p.m.
Propeller: 8'- 6" diameter, solid Stone's bronze

2 hatch coaster, 6 derricks (4.5T) (2.3T)
3 masts, cruiser stern
construction: riveted

Burntisland & Hall Russell Journal, Vol. 20 no. 2, pages 39-40:
Named by "Mrs Harold Sharp, wife of Mr Harold S. Sharp, a director of the Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Company Ltd. Self-trimming cargo type with raised quarter deck and open forecastle." 6 derricks operated by electric winches. "A very noticeable feature in this vessel is the superior cabins being provided for each man."
Journal features photos of the following:
(1) People "gathered for launch"
(2) The "Lunan" successfully launched
Burntisland & Hall Russell Journal, Vol. 20 no.3, pages 59:
(1) Photo of "Lunan" - built for East Coast Trade

1950 - A three year contract for services between April and November each year with the Newfoundland-Great Lakes Steamship Company, initially for two vessels, was signed. The following year the "Perth" and the "Lunan" sailed for Montreal. [http://www.dpandl.co.uk/history6.html]

Last entry in Lloyd's Register of Shipping as LUNAN 1958-59.

1959 Sold to Orleans Navigation Inc., Quebec, renamed Maridan C.

Photograph as "Maridan C" (early 70s): - [http://www.wellandcanal.ca/shiparc/desgagnes/maridanc/maridan.htm]
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co. Ltd, Dundee
Dimensions
length 216' x breadth 34' x depth 12' 2"
Gross Tonnage: 1023 ton

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