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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHILTERN  56155  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1866  15/05/1866   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Archibald Denny, Dumbarton Church Yard  33 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1372 grt / 886 nrt / 262.0 ft  31.3 ft  22.6 ft   
Engine builder Denny & Company, Dumbarton
Engine detail
C2cyl 46",46"x36" 200nhp, 1-screw
Engine No.122 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peter Denny, Dumbarton   Glasgow  05/10/1866 
Other names
KATHLEEN (launched) 
Subsequent owner and registration history
20/5/1867 Telegraph Construction & Maintainance Co Ltd, London - reg London
1870 British-Indian Submarine Telegraph Co Ltd, London
1872 Eastern Telegraph Co Ltd, London 
Vessel history
Probably ordered by US Confederate owners in 1864 (see also Yd 32)
1866 completed and laid up.
1867 altered and fitted out as a cable repair ship: 1372grt 886nrt
6/1867 entered service, repairing 1866 transatlantic cable (laid by GREAT EASTERN)
c11/5/1889 had steering gear carried away and grounded Hookness, Woolwich Reach (outward-bound, River Thames) - refloated and repaired
1890 new cable equipment fitted
2H/1903 retired from service and laid up at Plymouth
1/1904 cable equipment being removed prior to demolition 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1904  Broken Up 21/02/1904 
Disposal Detail
2H/1903 intended for demolition and some dismantling at Plymouth
2/1/1904 sank after being struck at moorings in the Hamoaze, Devonport by cable ship MIRROR.
11/1/1904 refloated.
1904 reported sold to Rudolf Neugebauer & Co for demolition at Hamburg (nb: the sale could have been before the sinking)
6/2/1904 put in to Portland (Plymouth for Harburg in tow of German tug DIOMEDES for demolition)
15/2/1904 sailed Portland in tow of tugs DIOMEDES and GLADIATOR
21/2/1904 arrived Harburg
 
 

 



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