Ship: DEVERON (1959-1963 General cargo coaster 201 feet long of William Sloan Company, Glasgow : 1979 sank off Cyprus)
|Port of Registry:||Glasgow|
Patrick McCandlish, Belfast, e-mails a photograph, and writes :
This 511 gross tons coastal cargo ship was built in 1938 in Holland for Coast Lines Ltd., Liverpool, as their Clyde Coast.
In 1956 she was transferred to Belfast Steamship Company and renamed Ulster Senator, and in 1959 transferred to William Sloan & Co. Ltd., and renamed Deveron.
In November 1963 Sloans sold her to Greek owners, and she subsequently was sold another seven times between other Greek owners until 1979, when, on 28th September, she sank seven miles off Cape Kiti, near Limassol, Cyprus, while in tow of M.V. Bandick, after being ordered out of Larnaca Roads, Cyprus, when she took on a severe list during a storm and became unseaworthy. She was on passage from Larnaca to Jounieh (Lebanon) with a cargo of canned goods.
She was 201' 6" long, 31'6" beam, and had a draft of 9' 7"