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Name Official number Flag IMO
FLYING SERPENT  93335  GBR  5067352 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1886  02/11/1886  04/12/1886 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  226 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
260 grt / 5 nrt / 134.9 ft  24.0 ft  11.9 ft   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
Twin C2cyl (25" & 48"x 30"), driving a screw forward & aft. 98nhp

1947 re-engined: twin M6cyl 4SA (215 x 310mm) 358bhp 9kn type 2131R, SA Ansaldo, Genoa. 2-screw
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
George J Kidston and James Cuthbert (Clyde Shipping Co) - mng George J Kidston, Glasgow.   Glasgow  18/12/1886 
Other names
1906 JIM MCAUSLAND - 1922 TRUSTEE - 1928 CICCIOLINA - by1951 CERBOLI - 1982 CICCIOLINA - 1982 REBORN - 1990 MEHLIKA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1893 Clyde Shipping Company Ltd - mng J M Cuthbert, Glasgow.
1901 mng William Cuthbert, Glasgow
1905 James McCausland, Portaferry, Co Down
1914 Richard T R Thompson, Edinburgh
1919 The Ardrossan Salvage Company Ltd, Glasgow - mng Mann, MacNeal & Co Ltd, Ardrossan.
1923 The United Kingdom Salvage Co Ltd, Glasgow
1925 Bertram Brice, Hastings
4/1926 by Admiralty Marshall to Col Ronald S S H Stafford DSO, London
9/1926 Paul G Showell, London
1927 Sir William J Jones KBE, Warlingham
1928 M Strano, Italy
1931 M Strano fu F, Italy
1932 Francesca Comis fu G - mng M Strano fu F, Italy
by1951 Procchi per Azienda, Italy
1953 Rino Camalichi, Italy
1954 Giulio Camali, Italy
1957 Capitano Giusto Camali, Italy
1959 Roberto Martinetti, Italy
1971 Società Sarda Armatoria le "Arbatas" SpA, Italy
1974 Giacomo Strano, Italy
1982 Pepifa Shipping Company Ltd, Panama
1982 Renato Ellul, Malta
1990 unknown, Turkish Cyprus
1992 unknown 
Vessel history
1891 297grt 30nrt; 1906 299grt 34nrt; 1/1914 299grt 119nrt; 2/1914 262grt 102nrt
2/9/1914 to 15/5/1919 on Admiralty service at Scapa Flow, Orkney
1922 267grt 104nrt
1928 converted to a trawler
1935 reported as demolished and entry removed from Lloyds Register
1947 Re-engined
1951 re-enters Lloyd’s Register as a cargo vessel: 299grt 163nrt 451dwt, 43.0 x 7.4 x 3.9 (dr 3.65)m  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1998  Deleted  
Disposal Detail
1998 Removed from Lloyd’s Register as continued existence in doubt since 1992. 
 

 



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