General VII

Richard Dunston's shipyard at Thorne

General VII

Postby Whickham » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:17 am

GENERAL VII was built by Richard Dunston at Thorne in 1962, YN 70
1962: General Lighterage Co Ltd, London
1963: Thames & General Lighterage Ltd, London
1980: Cory Lighterage Co Ltd, London
15/10/1985S: Sunk in a collision with RORAHEAD
1985: Raised and broken up

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Re: General VII

Postby Whickham » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:05 am

GENERAL VII launching at Thorne.

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Re: General VII

Postby tidesman » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:26 am

GENERAL VII
O.N. 302978. 64g. 0n. 75.0 x 20.0 x 9.0 feet. [67.2 x 19.6 x 7.1 feet)
6-cyl. S.C.S.A. (12” x 15”) by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd. 660 BHP.
2.2.1962: Launched by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne for General Lighterage Company Ltd., London.
4.1962: Launched.
1963: Following an amalgamation owner renamed Thames & General Lighterage Ltd, London.
1.1980: Acquired by Cory Lighterage Ltd.
15.10.1985: Sunk in a collision with the British bulk carrier RORA HEAD. 4 lives lost; 2 survivors. Subsequently raised and demolished.
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