Gross Tonnage: 6072
Overall Length: 144.0m
Type: Cargo Ship
Number of Screws: 1
Speed (kn): 14
Launch Date: 29/6/1953
Date of Completion: 11/1953
Builder: Bartram (UK)
Location & Yard No: South Dock - 339
Renamed: "Arabella" in 1961 for General Sg Inc
Renamed: "Arabella" in 1969 for Overseas Enterprises
Disposal Date: Grounded in English Narrows & beached off Puerto Eden on 14/12/1971 - Broken up in Campana
Info: The La Chacra when built had MacGreggor hatch-covers & forced ventilation. The crew accomodation was of high standard. Each apprentice had a self-contained flat with study & bathroom. She saw 16 knots in trials & in the summer of 1955, she made history by being the first ship to lift 3 cargoes of grain out of Churchill before the ice set in Hudson Bay.
If you sailed on the La Chacra & would like to have your name added to the crew list please get in touch with me with your details & I will add you to the crew list.