ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ST. MAGNUS
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, PASSENGER, CARGO
Date
1924
Official Number
144819
Description
Yard Number: 683

Routes: Leith/Aberdeen - Orkney/Shetland

31st August 1939 taken over by Admiralty and became guardship and accommodation ship for examinator service at Kirkwall.

18th April 1940 left Aberdeen in convoy with 300 men and ammunition and stores to take part in Norwegian campaign.

Returned to North Company August 1940.

11th October 1940 rescued 2 British airmen between Leith and Aberdeen.

1st April 1941 attacked by enemy aircraft off Tod Head, aircraft hit by ship's gunners and was losing height as it made off.

20th October 1942 Attacked by enemy aircraft 5 miles SW of Fair Isle. Captain Donald McMillan was awarded MBE for war services.

Scrapped 1960

Owner
North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 240 7/12' x breadth 36 1/12' x depth 18 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 1530 ton
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