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Name Official number Flag IMO
TRITON  115677  GBR  8978356 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  27/02/1902   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   105 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
290 grt / 58 nrt / 147.5 ft  22.5 ft  13.1 ft   
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
Twin T3cyl (10, 16, 26 - 18in) 91-100nhp. 100lbs. 2-screw
1923 converted to oil-firing and reboilered

1978 re-engined twin M6cyl 4SA 175x205mm MTU-Mercedes-Maybach MB836B, 1740bhp 13kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
James Coats Jr, Paisley  Glasgow  06/05/1902 
Other names
1913 RHOUMA - 1923 OSPREY - 1939 HINIESTA - 1953 PRESIDENT ROBERTS - 1954 HINIESTA - 1972 MADIZ 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1912 George Bullough, Redmarley Glos.
1919 Vincent S E Grech, London
1923 Charles O Liddell, Chepstow
1928 Thomas Sackville-Manning, London
1934 Wilfred D Wills, London
1939 Frederick G P Preston, Landford Wilts.
194x Admiralty, London
1946 Frederick G P Preston, Landford Wilts.
1951 Benjamin Meaker, London
1953 Steam Yacht 'President Roberts' Inc, Monrovia - reg Monrovia
1954 Camper & Nicholson Ltd, Gosport - reg Southampton
1955 North Marine & Industrial Consultants Ltd, London
1964 North & Partners Ltd, London
1968 Constantine (Costas) Keletchekis (Keletsekis), Tehran
1971 K M Corporation, Monrovia - mng A Sahinis, Piraeus - reg Panama
1972 Costas Keletsekis - mng Ross Persian Sea Foods Corp, Tehran
198x Conduct Shipping Co
1993 Prince Trading Corporation (Costas Keletsekis), Monrovia & Athens
2002 reg UAE
2011 reg Valletta 
Vessel history
1914 279grt 110nrt
1/10/1914-2/4/1919 on Admiralty service as auxiliary patrol vessel
1923 lengthened by Scott's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Greenock: 319grt 140nrt 361tm, 156.7 x 22.5 x 13.1ft
9/1939 on Admiralty service as anti-submarine yacht, and later purchased
1942-1946 in service as a calibrating yacht (development of radio direction finding - radar)
1945 carried king George VI, Queen Elisabeth and Princess Elisabeth down the river Foyle on a victory tour of Londonderry.
1953-1954 believed used as state yacht of Liberia
1968 failed to sell at auction at Christie's (laid up in Piraeus).
1969 lengthened
2003-2006 major refit at Keilaidis Shipyard, Perama, including returning to her original Lloyd's Register +100A1 class (reportedly the oldest vessel to achieve this): 332gt 147nt, 47.79/55.40 x 6.85 x 3.99 (dr 3.35)m 
Remarks
Designed by George L Watson 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
In service 2015 
 

 



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