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Name Official number Flag IMO
ARGUS  144466  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1904  06/12/1904   
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Bow, McLachlan & Co. Ltd., Paisley Thistle Yard  176 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
380 grt /  / 130.0 ft  23.2 ft  11.5 ft  9 ft 
Engine builder Bow, McLachlan & Co. Ltd., Paisley
Engine detail
T3Cyl (13, 20 & 30½ - 21)in. 65rhp. 11.5 knots. 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
1917 HMS ARGON - 1920 PENINNIS - 1927 RIDUNA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
05/02/1920 sold to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, renamed PENINNIS and given her Official Number.
1927 sold to the Alderney Steam Packet Company and renamed RIDUNA 
Vessel history
Coastguard Cruiser – C.75 
Remarks
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Co's first ship was originally the "ARGUS", a Fishery Protection Vessel and was purchased from the Admiralty Disposals for £8,000. Following the necessary alterations at a cost of £5,000 she was renamed "PENINNIS" and came into service when the Company received its Certificate of Incorporation, giving the right to commence business (dated 27th March, 1920)  
End year Fate / Status
1932  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1931 sold for scrapping at Plymouth - William Hubert Davies, Freeman's Wharf, Storehouse, Plymouth. 
 

 



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