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Name Official number Flag IMO
CITY OF OXFORD  86679  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1882  15/06/1882   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  307 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3959 grt / 2573 nrt / 400.0 ft  43.2 ft  29.8 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Compound. 2cyl (52 & 96 x 60") 650hp, 1-screw.
1891 Tripled. 3cyl (30, 50 & 83 x 60") 534 nhp. 12 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
George Smith & Sons, Glasgow.  Glasgow  28/08/1882 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1901 Company taken over by J. R. Ellerman.
1913 City Line Ltd.
1914 Bought by Admiralty and converted to dummy battleship, "ST. VINCENT" and later renamed SPECIAL SERVICES SHIP No 1.
1919 Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co, London.  
Vessel history
17/7/1915 commissioned as the Kite Balloon Ship HMS City of Oxford after conversion at Harland and Wolff.
End of 1916 converted to a Seaplane Carrier
She then became depot ship for the Egypt Group seaplanes based at Alexandria and Suez.
20/11/1918 Paid Off 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1924  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
10/1924 arrived La Spezia for breaking up by Cantiere Olivio SA.  
 

 



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