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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 65nhp 11½kn, 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
5/2/1920 William H Ward, Woodford, Essex - reg London (1st, ON 144466)
3?/1920 Isles of Scilly Steamship Co Ltd - reg Scilly
1927 Alderney Steam Packet Co Ltd, Alderney - reg Guernsey 
Vessel history
Coastguard Cruiser – C.75
by2/1920 --grt 94nrt; by1921 217grt 84nrt; 1922 224grt 88nrt 
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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