Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eleven - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - some more aspects - The Shipbreakers of Penarth . . .

The single screw, coastal cargo vessel, 'Isabel'.
The single screw, coastal cargo vessel, 'Isabel' was built at the Bowling shipyard of Scott & Sons on the Clyde for Joseph Monks & Company Limited of Liverpool. She was of 236 gross and 94 net register tons being 100.0 ft. long x 23.1 ft. breath x 10.8 ft. depth. She was launched during May 1898 but changed ownership on a number of occasions, lastly to Alfred H. Tucker & Richard Griffiths during 1923 whom I understand formed the Isabel Steamship Company Limited based at Cardiff. During the following year she was converted for use as a suction dredger (as per photograph above) and met her breaker near Penarth Dock during October 1949. [425]
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