M.T. Lavinda – FD159


Official Number: 201805
Yard Number: 1456
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 285
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 118.2 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1960
Engine: 750bhp 6-cyl Mirlees
Speed: 12 knots


1960: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, for J Marr & Sons Ltd, Fleetwood as LAVINDA.
20.06.1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD159)
14.04.1964: Sold to Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd Aberdeen.
24.04.1964: renamed BEN ARTHUR.
02.05.1964: Fleetwood registry closed.
05.1964: Registered at Aberdeen (A742).
1966: Lengthened to (140 ft O.A. / 307 gt / 113 net).
23.04.971: Sold to Gunnar Hafsteinsson Reykjavik, Iceland.
04.1971: Aberdeen registry closed.
04.1971: Registered at Reykjavik as FREYJA (RE38).
16.07.1975 sold to Arsaell S/F Hafnarfjord Registry transferred to Hafnarfjord as ÁRSÆll SIGURÐSSON II (HF12).
04.12.1980: Declared unseaworthy, taken off the register and laid up in the outer harbour at Reykjavik.
10.1984: Sold to shipbreakers Albert Draper & Son Ltd.
27.10.1984: Arrived at Hull and broken up at the Victoria Dock slipway.

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M.T. Lavinda FD159

M.T. Lavinda FD159
Picture courtesy of The Len Charnley Collection

M.T. Ben Arthur A742

M.T. Ben Arthur A742
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.T. Freyja RE38

M.T. Freyja RE38
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.T. Arsaell Sigurdsson II HF120

M.T. Ársæll Sigurðsson II
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. Ársæll Sigurðsson II H12

M.T. Ársæll Sigurðsson II H12
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