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Name Official number Flag IMO
G PLAYER  109684  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1904  28/05/1904  07/1904 
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   124 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
645 grt / 259 nrt / 183.0 ft  28.6 ft  11.1 ft   
Engine builder Muir & Houston Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Single screw, C.2-cyl. (19½" & 45" x 30") 82 hp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
George Player, Teignmouth.  Teignmouth  11/07/1904 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1914 John Kelly Ltd., (Samuel Kelly, manager), and renamed CLEWBAY.
26/11/1923 Wm. Clint appointed as manager.
1952 Renamed BALLYGILBERT, (J. G. Christie appointed as manager).
1955 Douglas Watson appointed as manager.
Vessel history
War service
27/09/1915 until 26/03/1918 British Expeditionary Force Transport No. E608, initially moving road material then cross channel stores.
27/03/1918 until 03/04/1918 Royal Navy Collier No. 2152.
04/04/1918 until 13/04/1919 British Expeditionary Transport operating the Newhaven service.
14/04/1919 until Mid 1919 Royal Navy Collier No. 2152.

25/11/1939 until 03/11/1945 Chartered to the Government, during which period she was involved as a British Expeditionary Force ammunition carrier to France, and later as part of “Operation Aerial” in Quiberon Bay.

End year Fate / Status
1959  Broken Up 06/08/1959 
Disposal Detail
1959 British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to R. S. Hayes, Pembroke Dock, and resold to Sorema S. P. R. L. Hemiksem, for demolition at Antwerp.
06/08/1959 Arrived at Antwerp.


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