Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Sunday, January 21, 1968 @ 1700
DARU (1958-1965 General cargo liner 460 feet long of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's DARU arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow from Dakar (Senegal, West Africa)

Arrived fromDakar (Senegal, West Africa)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage6,340
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival26' 04"
Draught aft on arrival26' 09"
Cargo carried on arrival6,709 tons of Logs and General Cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 23rd January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1000 on 7th February
Outward cargoPart oil 950 tons
Draught forward on sailing11' 11"
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Henderson & Co. Ltd., 80 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.(from October 1967) 0141 221 9891

   On 29th January, during discharge operations, one

of DARU’s ventilators was knocked over the side and

fell into the water at King George V Dock.


   DARU left for Liverpool on 7th February, and on

13th February a Clyde Port Authority diver recovered

the ventilator from the freezing water.