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Name: TAPTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/11/1903
Completed: 01/1904
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 373
Dimensions: 3569grt, 2300nrt, 341.4 x 46.6 x 24.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 45ins), 305nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118360
History:
01/1904 Ilderton Steamship Co Ltd (Steel, Young & Co), London
1918 Arctic Steamship Co Ltd (J Ridley, Son & Tully), Newcastle
1919 Batheaston Trading Co Ltd (Wade & Co), Cardiff
1926 Britain Steamship Co Ltd (Watts, Watts & Co), London; renamed PUTNEY
1929 Minas E Diakakis & Co, Syra; renamed VIRGINIA MAVROLEON
1932 Broken up
Comments: 30/10/1932: Arrived at Savona for breaking up


Above photo as TAPTON courtesy of Clive Ketley