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Name Official number Flag IMO
DEVONIA  119970  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1905  22/03/1905   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  369 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
520 grt / 189 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   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1907 Red Funnel Line Ltd, Cardiff
1908 Barry Railway Co, Cardiff
1910 The Bristol Channel Passenger Boats Ltd, Cardiff
1911 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 520grt 199nrt; 1924 623grt 246nrt; c1927 642grt 252nrt; 1937 622grt 243nrt

16/9/1914-9/6/1919 requisitioned by Admiralty as a minesweeper
10/1939 requisitioned by Admiralty as a minesweeper 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Bombed 30/05/1940 
Disposal Detail
Serving as a minesweeper she was damaged at the evacuation of Dunkirk by aircraft bombing on 30/5/1940. Beached & abandoned following day.
1941 broken up by the Germans.  


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