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Name Official number Flag IMO
SAPPHIRE  133065  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1912  07/03/1912   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer  Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  411 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1207 grt / 546 nrt / 1421 tm 251 4 ft  35.1 ft  18.1 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2-screw. 2xT4Cyl. (18, 29, 32 & 32 - 27in) 329NHP. 180lbs. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Duke of Bedford  Glasgow   
Other names
1915 HMS SAPPHIRE - 1915 HMS SAPPHIRE II - 1939 HMS BREDA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
By 1920 Viscount Furness of Grantley, Furness House, Billiter Street, London.
1923 Lord Fairhaven, St James Street, London.
1929 Registered Southampton.
1939 Admiralty. 
Vessel history
8/1/1915 requisitioned and converted into an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel
11/2/1915 renamed SAPPHIRE II and served at Gibraltar
20/2/1919 returned
1939 purchased by the Admiralty and converted to an Auxiliary Patrol Yacht and Convoy Leader. Commissioned as HMS BREDA and operated on Norwegian Convoys
1940 converted to a Submarine tender and operated off the West Coast of Scotland with training submarines
18/2/1944 involved in a collision with a submarine off Campbeltown and beached. She was refloated in an attempt to salvage her but this failed and she sank
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1944  Collision 18/02/1944 
Disposal Detail
18/2/1944 involved in a collision with a submarine off Campbeltown and beached. She was refloated in an attempt to salvage her but this failed and she sank  
 

 



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