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VIC 83          Rutna            Salvage Lighter

 

Builder R.Dunston, Thorne
Official Nr 180273
Yard Nr 511
Launched 15/6/1944
Delivered 7/1944
Length 66.8 ft
Beam 18.4 ft
Gross 96 tons
Deadweight 140 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound
GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Shipped to Ceylon in August 1944 on the “Emperor Viceroy” for service with the Admiralty in Colombo,

CIVIL USE

1950 – bought by the Bombay Port Trust and re-named “Rutna”. Later re-named “Salvage Lighter” after conversion for salvage duties.

Removed from the Indian register of ships in 1966