Previous names

  • 1957 - 1993 Burdale H
Certificate no 1182
Status Archived


Function Cargo Vessel
Location Hull
Vessel type Tanker
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Harker Ltd, John, Knottingley
Built in 1957
Hull material Other metal
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
16.66 feet (5.08 m)
Breadth: Beam
16.66 feet (5.08 m)
7.50 feet (2.29 m)
Length: Overall
166.92 feet (50.91 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1957 by John Harker Ltd of Knottingley, RIX KESTREL is a motorised tanker. Until 1993 she was named BURDALE H. In 1997, she had an 8 cylinder diesel engine, built by L Gardner & Sons Ltd, Manchester and could run at a maximum speed of 8 knots. She was part of the Rix fleet, with sister ships RIX OSPREY built in 1959, RIX HARRIER built in 1972 and RIX FALCON built in 1960.

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Lloyds Register of Ships 1997-8, Lloyd's of London, pp409, Volume A-G, 1998 

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