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W.D. Atlas

W.D. Atlas bucket ladder dredger

General properties

Vessel type: 
BLD
Flag: 
UK
Built in: 
1949
Yard number: 
388

Physical properties

Length (OA): 
58.22 m
Length (BP): 
55.17 m
Width: 
12.8 m
Depth: 
3.96 m
Draft (loaded): 
3.34 m
Number of engines: 
2
Engine specs: 
Steam Ferguson Triple expansion 2 x 590 hp x 128 r.p.m.
Bucket capacity (standard): 
0.80 m³
Dredging depth: 
18.29 m

Page review

Status: 
Historical
Timeframe: 
1949 - 1966
Review: 
Lost

Last Updated

1 year 24 weeks ago

History

TimeframeEquipmentManagerReview
Timeframe: 
1949 - 1963
Equipment: 
Timeframe: 
1963 - 1966
Equipment: 
Review: 
1963 Westminster Dredging Ltd

About this equipment

SOURCE: http://www.clydeships.co.uk

Capsized in heavy seas near Point Perpendicular, about 150nm from Sydney NSW. 13 seamen, including the captain, lost their lives; 4 survivors were rescued when destroyer HMAS VENDETTA reached the scene next morning. Foundered 20/05/1966

 

Images

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