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Name Official number Flag IMO
CLAN SKENE  141893  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1919  03/12/1918  01/1919 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow Scotstoun  389 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5257 grt / 3222 nrt / 401.0 ft  52.3 ft  28.5 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
T.3-Cyl. (27", 44" & 73" x 48") 517 NHP.
1930: Additionally fitted with a Bauer-Wach type low pressure exhaust steam turbine by Wm. Beardmore & Company Ltd., increasing total power to 599 NHP

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd, managers).   Glasgow   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
29/07/1920 British & South American Steam Navigation Company Ltd., (R. P. Houston Ltd., managers), and subsequently renamed HALOCRATES.
1923 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd, managers), and renamed CLAN SKENE.
Vessel history
11.1918: Launched as WAR ADDER by C. Connell & Company Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 389) for the Shipping Controller, London.
12.1918: Purchased by The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd, managers).

War service
01/01/1919 until 20/08/1919 Liner Requisition Scheme.

End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 10/05/1942 
Disposal Detail
Whilst on an independent voyage, under Capt. E. Gough, from Cape Town to New York, was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U 333, in a position 31. 43N., 70.43W., 360 miles S. E., from Cape Hatteras, with the loss of 9 lives.  


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