Machrie


MACHRIE was built in 1900 by Scott & Sons of Bowling with a tonnage of 251grt, a length of 116ft 10in, a beam of 21ft 6in and a service speed of 8 knots.

She was acquired to assist with transhipment at South African ports which had become congested following the Boer War and her time with Union-Castle was destined to be short.

In 1905 she was sold to C.J.Rufino Hamilton of Santa Cruz, retaining her name, and in 1923 became the Margarita under the ownership of Ramon de Olalde of Bilbao.

When she was transferred back to Tenerife in 1924 she was renamed Anselmi but when she was again sold in 1932 to A.Alvarez of Bilbao she reverted to Margarita. He, however, renamed her Anselmi in 1939 and she continued to serve until 1965 when she was scrapped.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Machrie

1900

1901 Purchased and Deployed to The South African Coastal Service

1904 Sold to Teneriffe

251

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

113913

Scott & Sons

Bowling

Muir & Houston

Glasgow

Steam 2 Cyl

35 NHP

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