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Name: SILVERLARCH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1924
Completed: 08/1924
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1233
Dimensions: 5122grt, 3084nrt, 400.3 x 55.3 x 26.3ft;
(1935: 5432grt, 3022nrt, 402.3 x 55.3 x 25.9ft)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (22.5 x 45ins), 526nhp;
(1935: Oil engine, 2SCDA, 4cyl (27.5 x 47.25), 1052mn)
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd;
(1935: Richardsons, Westgarth Co Ltd, Hartlepool)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots; (1935: 13.0knots)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147710
13/08/1924 Mount SS Co Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London
1925 Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd, managers), London
1947 Angfartygs Ab Bore (CM Trapp), Turku; renamed BORE VIII
13/03/1958 Broken up
Comments: 1935: Stern re-built resulting in hull being lengthened by 2.0ft
1935: Re-engined by Richardsons, Westgarth Co Ltd
13/03/1958: Arrived for breaking up at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht


Above photo as SILVERLARCH is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as BORE VIII is courtesy of Richard Cox

Shields Daily News, Wednesday, 16/07/1924

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Saturday, 25/04/1936