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Name Official number Flag IMO
ARCTURUS  104919  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1896  18/10/1895   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Auxiliary Steamer  Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
Ramage & Ferguson, Leith Victoria Shipyard  140 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
360 grt / 166 nrt / 474 tm 148.0 ft  27.15 ft  15.65 ft   
Engine builder Ramage & Ferguson, Leith
Engine detail
T3cyl (13, 21 & 34 - 24in) 114nhp, 165lb water tube boilers, 1-screw  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Richard Ramage, Leith  Leith   
Other names
By 1909 KAWALA - By 1921 EL TAWAF - By 1928 KAWALA - 1935 HERMES - 1936 STYLIANOS 
Subsequent owner and registration history
by1896 R Stuyvesant, New York, USA
by1909 HH Prince Youssouf Kamal, Cairo - reg Alexandria.
by1924 HH Prince Aziz Hassan, Cairo
by1926 The Executors of the late HH Prince Aziz Hassan
by1928 Faroukia Marine School, Alexandria
by1933 Ahmed Mohamed Salah e Faham, Alexandria
1935 G & L Tsoupas, Piraeus - reg Piraeus
1939 reg Patras
 
Vessel history
by1909 379grt 183nrt, 82nhp
by1930 432grt 228nrt
1935 converted to passenger vessel; 405grt 254nrt
1939 409grt 169nrt 
Remarks
Designed by St Clare J Byrne
Registered at Leith No 17 in 1895.
1934 removed from Lloyds Register of Yachts as no longer a yacht  
End year Fate / Status
1941  Bombed 21/05/1941 
Disposal Detail
While in German convoy from Piraeus to Maleme, Crete, during night of 21/22 May 1941, sunk by British warships north of Chanea. Five crew were lost, including captain-owner George Tsoupas who "locked himself in his cabin and went down with his beloved ship" 
 

 



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