mv ARDGARRY

mv ARDGARRY
built by James Lamont & Company Greenock,
Yard No 388
Engines by H Widdop & Co., Keighley
Propulsion: Diesel
Launched: Wednesday, 16/01/1957
Built: 1957
Ship Type: Coaster
Tonnage: 1074 grt | 507 nrt | 1300 dwt
Length: 221 feet
Breadth: 34 feet
Draught: 13 feet
Owner History:
P MacCallum & Sons Greenock
Status: Sunk - 29/12/1962

Remarks: Sailed from Swansea 28/12/1962 for Rouen with a cargo of coal and was last reported off The Lizard on the morning of 29/12/1962. Dutch coaster Hollandia ( 327 grt /1951 motor vessel) reported having seen a ship capsize. Ardgarry had a crew of 12.

The missing crew were:

Eric E Cooper (Captain), Groomsport, Co Down
Morris Cooper (1st Mate), Bangor, Co Down
John MacLean, (2nd Mate), 16 Garrygall Castlebay Isle Of Barra
First Engineer William Schumacher, Brougham Street Greenock
Charles Gow (2nd Engineer), Airdrie
Thomas Marcus (2nd Engineer), Co Antrim
McDonald Galloway (bosun), Irvine, Ayrshire
William Hunter (AB), Greencastle, Co Donegal
Hugh McQuillan (AB), 7 Katrine Road, Greenock
Robert Williams (deckhand), Island Magee, Northern Ireland
Patrick Slattery (cook/steward), Belfast
John McIntosh aged 16 (catering boy), Killaughy Road,. Donaghadee, Co Down

Previous update by Paul Strathdee
Previous update by Colin Campbell
Photo supplied by Paul Hunter
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by Paul Hunter from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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