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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMPRESS OF INDIA  109958  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1898  07/06/1898   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Carmichael, McLean & Co, Greenock Cartsdyke West  15 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
138 grt / 6 nrt / 94.2 ft  21.1 ft  11.6 ft   
Engine builder J. G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
C2cyl (19" & 42" x 24") 98nhp 11kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Joseph Constant, London  London   
Other names
1913 SIRDAR-I-NAPHTE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1903 Sir John Jackson Ltd, London
1907 Florence Tugboat & Salvage Co Ltd - mng W H Crosthwaite, Middlesbrough
30/6/1909 The Tees Tug Company Ltd, (same manager)
8/7/1913 Anglo-Persian Oil Company Ltd, London - mng J Hamilton, Glasgow
 
Vessel history
31/10/1914 requisitioned as an Armed Patrol Tug at the outbreak of war with Turkey
7/11/1914 commissioned in Royal Navy
armed with one 12-pounder and one Maxim machine gun
Initially based at Plymouth
13/12/1914 paid off. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1915  Foundered 13/09/1915 
Disposal Detail
Sank off Bushire on passage Abadan to Bombay. 
 

 



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