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Name Official number Flag IMO
BARRY  123180  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1907  04/05/1907   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  379 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
497 grt / 201 nrt / 225.6 ft  26.6 ft  8.7 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
C2cyl diagonal 25½"x54"x54" 119nhp (LR 178nhp) 12kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Barry Railway Company (optd Barry & Bristol Channel Steamship Co), Cardiff  Cardiff   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1908 Barry Railway Co, Cardiff
1910 The Bristol Channel Passenger Boats Ltd, Cardiff
1911 P & A Campbell Ltd, Bristol.
1933 reg Bristol
10/1939 Admiralty requisition - minesweeper 
Vessel history
For Bristol Channel excursion trade as "Red Funnel Steamers".
Legally, the Barry Railway Co could only operate ships from Barry Pier and 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.

c1912 398grt 165nrt; 1926 471grt 185nrt; 1937 466grt 183nrt

29/6/1915-20/11/1919 requisitioned by Admiralty as minesweeper and then supply ship at Dardanelles - based Mudros, then Salonika. Renamed HMS BARRYFIELD in 1917.
10/1939 requisitioned as minesweeper HMS SNAEFELL. 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Bombed 05/07/1941 
Disposal Detail
Sunk by aircraft in 54.51N - 01.27W while minesweeping off Sunderland. Bomb went down the funnel. 


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