Empire Clydesdale (1944-46)|
Ministry of War Transport (1944-46)|
Secretario de Marina, Mexico (1946-70)
|Port of registry:||
22x20px Mexico (1946-68)
22x20px Mexico (1968-70)
|Builder:||Lobnitz & Co Ltd|
|Launched:||30 October 1944|
Code Letters MKPP (1944-46)|
United Kingdom Official Number 169129
|Class and type:||Suction Hopper Dredger|
|Length:||256 feet 7 inches (78.21 m)|
|Beam:||42 feet 1 inch (12.83 m)|
|Depth:||19 feet 1 inch (5.82 m)|
|Installed power:||Triple expansion steam engine|
Tuxpam was a 1,747 GRT suction hopper dredger which was built in 1944 by Lobnitz & Co Ltd, Renfrew. She was laid down as Mazatlan for the Mexican Government but was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) whilst under construction and launched as Empire Clydesdale. In 1946 she was transferred to the Mexican Government and renamed Tuxpam. She was scrapped in 1970.
The ship was 256 feet 7 inches (78.21 m) long, with a beam of 42 feet 1 inch (12.83 m) and a depth of 19 feet 1 inch (5.82 m). She had a GRT of 1,747 and a NRT of 839.
The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 13 inches (33 cm), 22 inches (56 cm) and 34 inches (86 cm) diameter by 22 inches (56 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Lobnitz.
Empire Clydesdale was laid down as Matzalan for the Mexican Government. She was requisitioned by the MoWT and launched as Empire Clydesdale. Her port of registry was Glasgow. The Code Letters MKPP and United Kingdom Official Number 169125 were allocated.
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