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FOREMOST 49 - Yard No 108 - Bucket Dredger - Constants - Built

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The Bucket Dredger FOREMOST 49 Ship No 108
Owners    Constants
Registered    Southampton Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Bucket Dredger Launched    
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.    157' 6" Weather    
Beam    32' 0" Time to Water    
Depth Moulded     14' 0"      
G.R.T.    564      
Other known names        
Current Status        
As info on FOREMOST 49 becomes available it will be updated here. 
Ships History

Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to
pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.

To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.

Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was
hoped for a long and successful working life.

The Bucket Dredger FOREMOST 49 Wwas another of the speciality type of ship built at the shipyard in the 1920's at a time when most shipyards in Britain were really struggling for work and some were even closing there gates for good it was quit remarkable that the yard always had at least one ship under build at any given time. 

We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along. - New, Secondhand, Rare Books
Tales from the Ship

Here you will find the stories from the men and women who sailed on the ships, what was it really like to be working on a ship in a raging sea and in the pitch dark of night, the real stories some funny some sad, some good and some bad.

Dedicated to all the brave men and women who sailed the vessels from the Leith Shipyards.

So if you know any of the men or women who may have sailed on her, then please feel free to get in touch and we shall add the story here. 

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