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Name Official number Flag IMO
GWALIA  119968  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1905  24/02/1905   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  368 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
562 grt / 166 nrt / 245.0 ft  29.0 ft  9.7 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
C2cyl diagonal 34½"71"x60" 208(325?)nhp 16kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Barry Railway Co (optd Barry & Bristol Channel Steamship Co), Cardiff  Cardiff  07/04/1905 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1907 Red Funnel Line Ltd, Cardiff
1908 Barry Railway Co, Cardiff
1910 Furness Railway Co, Barrow-in-Furness - reg Barrow
1919 W H Tucker & Co Ltd, Cardiff - reg Cardiff
1922 P & A Campbell Ltd, Bristol
1933 - reg Bristol 
Vessel history
For Bristol Channel excursion trade as "Red Funnel Steamers".
Legally, the Barry Railway Co could only operate ships from Barry Pier; to circumvent this restriction she was registered in the names of William Symonds, William Lewis, Herbert Rees-Jones and Howard Radford, four of the company's directors, and later transferred to an associated company, Red Funnel Line Ltd.

1914 519grt 198nrt; c1932 807grt 321nrt.

21/11/1915-9/7/1919 requisitioned by Admiralty as a minesweeper.
10/1939 requisitioned by Admiralty 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Bombed 01/06/1940 
Disposal Detail
Sunk by aircraft bombing during evacuation of Dunkirk 


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