ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SPRAY
Type
MOTOR COLLIER
Date
1962
Official Number
303214
Description
Yard Number: 904

Evening Express 27th June 1968:
'The collier 'Spray' will reach a total of 500,000 tons of coal carried when she completes her next trip. Captain Joe Andrews, an Aberdeen man, has been in command since the ship was built. He was mate on the old 'Spray' (a steamship).'

Sold to Rasheed Enterprises Ltd, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in 1973 and renamed YASIN and then usesd for general cargo. Flew the flag of the Trucial State of Sharjah.

People's Journal, 4th April 1973:
'When disposed of by Ellis & McHardy to new owners (because of the decline in the coal trade she had been used mainly for 'tramping' latterly) Captain Albert Cockburn and his senior officers were engaged to rake her over and assist the new crew with familiarisation.'

Last entry in Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1977-78.

According to the website "British Coastal and Short Sea Shipping Companies", Spray caught fire and burned out at the Syrian port of Lattakia, September 1976. She was broken up at Perama, Greece, December 1976. [thanks to Stewart Ross for these details]
Owner
Ellis & McHardy Ltd, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 180 5/12' x breadth 33 1/12' x depth 14 1/3'
Gross Tonnage: 890 tons
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