Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

Ship: LAIRDSROCK (1947-1966 General cargo 2-hatch coaster 166 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow)

Port of Registry: Glasgow
Net Tonnage: 234
Reg Tonnage: -
Gross Tonnage: 471
Deadweight Tonnage: -

She was built in Newcastle in 1935 as GLEN and came into the Coast Line Group in 1943.
In 1947 she became LAIRDSROCK under Burns & Laird control (Burns & Laird being part of Coast Lines) and worked continuously on the Glasgow and West Scotland to Northern Ireland runs.

1966 saw her sold to Greek owners, and she probably worked for the next 14 years in the Mediterranean, until 1980 when she was wrecked at the Island of Karpathos, Greece. Karpathos is a Greek Island that is rich in culture and traditions. It is part of a cluster of islands called the Dodecanese in the southeast Aegean Sea. Located halfway between its more famous neighbours, the islands of Rhodes and Crete, Karpathos has beauty and hospitality that is unmatched anywhere else in Greece.

Name: GLEN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/06/1935
Completed: 07/1935
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 598
Dimensions: 471grt, 234nrt, 165.2 feet long x 27.1 feet breadth x 10.4 feet draught
Engines: Oil engine, 7cyl (11.0 x 17.7ins), 82nhp
Engines by: Humboldt-Deutzmotoren AG, Koln-Deutz
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161584
07/1935 Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle
1946 Renamed BELGIAN COAST
1947 Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow; renamed LAIRDSROCK
1966 Pericles K Varvates & N Kavarnicoloau, Piraeus; renamed GIORGIS
1979 Co-ownership 'Lefteris D' (Thira Shipping), Piraeus; renamed LEFTERIS D
1980 Etna Maritime Co SA, Panama; renamed TENARON S
10/12/1980 Sank
Comments: 10/12/1980: Sank after stranding off Karpathos Island 35.52N - 27.15E
On a voyage from an Italian port with a cargo of cigarettes