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SILURUS

SILURUS selfpropelled bucket dredger

General properties

Vessel type: 
BLD
Built in: 
1915
Shipyard: 
Wm Simons & Co Ltd.
Yard number: 
560

Physical properties

Length (BP): 
81.29 m
Width: 
14.08 m
Depth: 
5.97 m
Engine specs: 
2- Screw. 2xC2Cyl. (22 & 44 - 27)in. 276nhp

Page review

Status: 
Historical
Timeframe: 
1915 - 1966
Review: 
Scrapped

Last Updated

14 weeks 5 days ago

History

TimeframeEquipmentManagerReview
Timeframe: 
1915 - 1936
Equipment: 
Review: 
owner: Bombay Port

About this equipment

owner: 

Bombay Port Trust, Bombay 
  Subsequent owner and registration history 1921 registered Bombay
1936 Union Government of South Africa - Railways & Harbour Administration, Durban  Vessel history Laid up in Gareloch after completion due to the war situation.
10/1916 dragged anchor and stranded in a gale.
1919 refloated and repaired.
Ten miles of steel cables were used to haul the wrecked dredger Silurus into an upright position. The dredger, the most powerful of her time, broke from her moorings in a Scottish loch and was driven onto the shore at a point where it shelves steeply. The heavy tophamper of the Silurus, with her tower and dredges, caused her to heel over as the tide receded. Steel cables 6 in and 8½ in in circumference were used to haul her upright.” 

1966 Broken up in Durban, South Africa, 

source: http://www.clydeships.co.uk/

Images

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Technical files and datasheets

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