Yard Number 433 was named SAINT RONAN when launched on Thursday 20/01/1966 by Scotts Bowling for J & A Gardner Ltd Glasgow
Ship Type: Coaster
Tonnage: 433 g; 204 n; 535 dwt
Length: 146 ft 11 in
Breadth: 28 ft 4 in
Draught: 11 ft 1 in
J & A Gardner Ltd Glasgow
Her main engines were built by Dorman & Co Ltd Stafford , she was powered by Vee oil 4SCSA 12cyl 650bhp
1968: Re-engined with 12 cylinder Vee oil engine, by Dorman & Co Ltd
1973: Re-engined with 12 cylinder Vee oil engine, by Dorman & Co Ltd
SAINT RONAN was scrapped on 05/04/1990
Additional Information: 3/1966: Completed
1980: Sold to John Coupar Simpson and Ann Mackay Simpson, (The Northern Shipping & Trading Co (Helmsdale) Ltd, Aberdeen, managers), Aberdeen.
1981: Renamed HELMSDALE.
1987: Sold to Neil Smith, John Rigby, peter Ham, Avi Rosenberg and Peter Howerd, Basingstoke (CKC Shipping Services Ltd, managing agents).
Arrived at Wick with a cargo of limestone from Sunderland under the name HOLLY R. This was the only time she traded under this name which was not formally registered.
10.09.1987: Arrived at leith to lay up
09.1987: Sold to Wqualtrade Imports Ltd, London (Mardyke Shipping & Chartering Ltd, Hull, managing agents).
02.1990: Sold to Andover Marine Services Ltd, Norwich, for demolition.
05.04.1990: Arrived in tow of MISTER CORNISHMAN (229/59) at Blyth to be broken up by Oceanics UK Ltd on behalf of Andover Marine Services Ltd.
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Photo supplied by Eddie Cooper, Goole as HELMSDALE