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Name Official number Flag IMO
LAKE CHAMPLAIN  110650  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1900  31/03/1900   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 4 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  422 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7392 grt / 4110 nrt / 446.0 ft  52.0 ft  27.8 ft  27 ft 6 in 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2 x T3cyl (22, 37.5, 60 x 48in), 660nhp, 2 screws, 12.5 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British & African Steam Navigation Co. - Elder Dempster & Co., Liverpool  Liverpool   
Other names
1913 RUTHENIA - 1914 RFA RUTHENIA - 1942 CHORAN MARU - 1945 RFA RUTHENIA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1903 Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Liverpool
1/11/1914 purchased by the Admiralty at Belfast, as a storeship, but was then converted there into a dummy battleship - King George V.
6/7/1915 Paid Off at Govan and converted into a store ship and water carrier
 
Vessel history
1902 Boer War Transport
7/3/1913 renamed RUTHENIA
August 1814 hired as a British Expeditionary Force Transport
1918 converted to a naval oiler with cylindrical tanks in her holds for 5,000 tons of oil.
1927 laid up in Singapore with worn out boilers and then converted to an oil hulk and jetty at the Woodlands Naval Tank Storage facility near the Johore Causeway
16/2/1942 scuttled during the Japanese invasion, but salvaged, repaired, and then used as a Japanese troopship named CHORAN MARU.
1945 recovered by the RN, renamed RUTHENIA
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1949  Broken Up 18/06/1949 
Disposal Detail
1949 sold to BISCO and arrived at Dalmuir 18/06/1949 for breaking 
 

 



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