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Name Official number Flag IMO
VIENNA  161034  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1929  10/04/1929  07/1929 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Ferry  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  527 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4326 grt / 1985 nrt / 350.8 ft  50.1 ft  18.3 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 - Screws. 4 Steam turbines SR geared to 2 screw shafts. 21 knots. 215lb. 1520NHP 

First owner First port of register Registration date
London North Eastern Railway, Harwich  Harwich   
Other names
1941 HMS VIENNA - 1944 VIENNA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
06/1941 - 1944 Admiralty requisition - depot ship
1944 Ministry of Transport, London 
Vessel history
1942 Ministry of War Transport as Depot Ship supporting Motor Torpedo Boats. She was in the port of Bari when it was destroyed by a massive explosion.
Post-war as a troopship based at Harwich. 
Remarks
Built for Harwich/Hook of Holland service
1932 Weekend, no passport cruises to Amsterdam/Rotterdam Flushing/Ghent, Zeebrugge sometimes Rouen.
1935 Naval Review Spithead
1939 Trooping out of Southampton
1941 Acquired by Ministry of Transport
1947 Permanent leave ship for British Army of the Rhine As troopship 1048 troops. 1954 Grey hull, blue band and buff funnel
11/02/1952 Boiler explosion. 2 Engineers killed
Last crossing Hook to Harwich 02/07/1960, laid up 2 months. 
End year Fate / Status
1960  Broken Up 04/09/1960 
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Ghent. Towed to Ghent by tug MERCHANTMAN, arrived 04/09/1960 
 

 



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