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Name Official number Flag IMO
MAYFLOWER  106048  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1897  17/11/1896  6/1897 
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Clydebank Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Clydebank   296 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1779 grt / 1009 nrt / 1844 tm 288.8 ft  36.7 ft  17.7 ft   
Engine builder James & George Thomson, Clydebank
Engine detail
2 x T4cyl 22½",38",40",40"x27" 236nhp 4250/4800ihp 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
George Paul Thomson, Clydebank  Glasgow  27/11/1896 
Other names
1942 BUTTE - 1943 MAYFLOWER - 1948 MALLA - 1/1949 CARMEL - 7/1949 TABOR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
30/11/1896 Ogden Goelet, New York - reg New York
1897 Mrs Goelet, New York
3/1898 United States Navy
1931 Frank P Parrish, Chicago
1932-1942 various US private owners
by1942 Broadfoot Iron Works Inc, Wilmington NC
31/7/1942 US War Shipping Administration, New York
6/9/1943 US Coast Guard
1947 Frank M Shaw, Montreal
1948 Collins Distributors Inc, Panama - reg Panama
1948 Ships & Vessels Ltd, Haifa 
Vessel history
27/8/1897 Ogden Goelet died while onboard MAYFLOWER in Cowes Roads; she carried his embalmed body back to New York the following month
2/1898 the sale of MAYFLOWER to the the King of the Belgians was announced, but not completed
3/1898 commissioned for service in Spanish-American War as armed patrol yacht USS MAYFLOWER (PY-1) - she captured several Spanish vessels, and the British blockade-runner ss MAYFLOWER - later a guard ship in Cuba.
1899-1900 converted for service as headquarters of first American Governor of Puerto Rico
1904-1905 converted at New York Navy Yard to Presidential Yacht
1931 owner F P Parrish commenced restoration to a private yacht but abandoned 1932 when he became bankrupt and fled; while laid up, she changed hands several times and a number of speculative plans failed to materialise
19/10/1943 commissioned in US Coast Guard as USS MAYFLOWER (WPE 183) for Atlantic Coast patrol
1/7/1946 decommissioned
1947 fitted out at Baltimore MD for sealing
3/1947 damaged by fire off Point Lookout, Maryland and forced to return to Baltimore
1948 fitted out at Genoa for Mediterranean coastwise trade as cover for clandestine carriage of Jewish migrants to Israel
4/7/1948 arrived at Haifa from Marseille with 1200 unauthorised immigrants
6/9/1948 again brought 1100 immigrants to Haifa form Marseille
1/1949 Panama registration expired while in shipyard at Le Ciotat, transferred to Israeli flag
9/1949 sailed Naples with 400 migrants but suffered engine trouble and diverted to Marseille, where laid up 
Remarks
Sister of Robert Goelet's NAHMA 
End year Fate / Status
1950  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Q4/1950 broken up at Genoa 
 

 



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