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Saturday, 21 August 2010

M.V.THACKERAY

Ship No 459


Second vessel of the three ship order from Chine shipping company,

The three ships were amongst the largest Leith built ships from the Henry Robb Shipyard. A large ship for the shipbuilders in Leith to build, meant some form of continues employment and a full order book meant that the men could look forward with some hope for the future of shipbuilding in Leith.

She was a single screw diesel cargo ship, with a gross tonnage of 4650 tons.

She had a length B.P. of 345 feet and a beam of 54 feet, with a design draught of 29 feet.

M.V.THACKERAY was launched from Leith on 12th February 1958.

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