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Saturday, 6 March 2010

M.V.ATLANTIC COAST

Ship No 204

She was the second ship of an order for the famous Coast Line shipping Company.
She was a twin screw Motor Cargo vessel, designed and built for the trade routes around the British Isles and other short sea route trading. They were the most modern of design for the time, and were to establish a new standard of efficiency and economy. The Coast line vessels were to be called up early to serve in the coming World War 2 (you can read more of her exploits in the page about Leith Built Ships on War Service)
She was the same size as her sister ship “British Coast” at 888 tons with a length overall of 230 feet and a beam of 35 feet.

She was launched from the Leith Yard on 16th of May 1934.

Atlantic Coast Ship No 204
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