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Sunday, 4 July 2010

M.S.C.GRAB HOPPER NO 1

Ship No 378


An order from the Manchester Ship Canal Company, but for a dredger this time to help keep the vital shipping link open.

She was a single screw grab dredger, diesel powered and at 479 tons, with a length of 142 feet and a beam of 30 feet and 6 inches.

She was launched from the Henry Robb shipyard on 12th January 1949.

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