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Name: MOD BARGE 1713 (U)
Type: Barge
Launched: 18/03/1980
Completed: 05/1980
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay, Wallsend
Yard Number: 349
Dimensions: 242grt
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: n/a
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1980 Ministry of Defence
28/03/1996 Northburn Industries; renamed NORTECH 3
2008 Sharon Guile, Port Werbergh
2010 The Vine Trust, Leith
Comments: 05/1980: Used as a sullage lighter
2008: For proposed conversion to a houseboat
2010: Conversion to an office and exhibition facility


Photo of the arrival of NORTECH 3 at Leith copyright of Calum Munro