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Name Official number Flag IMO
MAY  98313  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1891  28/03/1891   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer  Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon Troon  25 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
656 grt / 446 nrt / 766 tm 214.2 ft  27.8 ft  17.6 ft  14.4 ft 
Engine builder David Rowan & Son, Govan
Engine detail
T3cyl 19", 31", 51" x 33" 130nhp 1000ihp 10kn 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Ninian B Stewart, Cantyre, Argyllshire  Greenock  08/10/1891 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1896 Mrs Sarah Drexel-Fell, Philadelphia, USA - reg Philadelphia PA
1898 Alexander Van Rensselaer, Philadelphia
1911 Joseph R DeLamar
8/1917 United States Navy 
Vessel history
by 1903 653grt 369nrt, 239loa/204lwl x 27.8 x 17.6 ft
1/1898 Mrs Drexel-Fell and Rensselaer married
8/1898 converted to private hospital ship for the National Relief Commission at Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.
1899 returned to service as private yacht
7/10/1917 commissioned in US Navy as Section Patrol Craft MAY (SP 164) 
Remarks
Designed by G L Watson.
Cantyre may be more familiar as Kintyre. Ninian Stewart owned Keil House just west of Southend in the Mull of Kintyre, now Argyll & Bute. 
End year Fate / Status
1919  Wrecked 27/07/1919 
Disposal Detail
Ran aground off Cape Engaño, Santo Domingo
28/2/1920 wreck abandoned by US Navy
6/2/1922 hulk sold 
 

 



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