Highland Hope
Ship Number
813
Vessel Type
Passenger Cargo Ship
Built
Govan Yard, Glasgow
Slip Number
5
Launch Date
January 24, 1929
Delivered
January 26, 1930
Owner
H.& W. Nelson Ltd
Weight
14129 grt
BP Length
520 feet
Breadth
69 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
15.9 knots
Propulsion
Direct Acting (D.A.) Diesel
Official No.
148170
Registered
Belfast
I.M.O.
Fate
Wrecked
 Highland Hope

1930 saw the most serious peace-time casualty in the history of the Nelson Line occurred, when the new Highland Hope was totally wrecked on the Farilhoes Rocks, near Peniche, on the Portuguese coast, on November 9, 1930, only 10 months after her completion. Although all passengers and crew were safely taken off, the loss of this almost brand new ship was a grievous blow to the company, coming as it did at a time when they were doing all they could to meet the competition of the Blue Star liners. Nevertheless a replacement was. ordered without delay from Harland and Wolfl" Ltd., Belfast, and she was completed in 1932 as the Highland Patriot.