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Saturday, 4 September 2010


Ship No 473

The Motor Vessel ARCADIAN was another beautiful looking vessel ordered by the Ellerman Wilson Line.

She was a single screw diesel cargo vessel, sister ship to RAPALLO at 3400 Grt, she was 340 feet between perpendiculars and had a beam of 54 feet and a design draft of 31 feet, they were large ships for the yard to build. And they looked just how a ship should look.

ARCADIAN was launched from the yard on 27th of July 1960

She was to prove to be another great favourite of many of the sailors who worked on her.

There will be a lot more about the fine Ellerman Wilson line Leith built ships on the new website to be released soon.

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