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Name Official number Flag IMO
LYONS  79177  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1885  19/01/1885  23/01/1885 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Elder & Co., Govan Fairfield Yard  290 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
487 grt / 220 nrt / 190.6 ft  26.1 ft  14.1 ft   
Engine builder John Elder & Co., Govan
Engine detail
Twin C2cyl 22"34"x24" 167nhp 2-screw

1914 engines tripled T3cyl 22"32"32"x24" 250ihp 1355ihp 14kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London   Newhaven   
Other names
1887 LYON - 1910 LYONS - 1917 LA NINA - 1930 LANINA - 1930 HORA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1887 Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest, Paris - mng London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London - reg Dieppe
1910 National Salvage Association Ltd - mng C A P Gardiner, London - reg Glasgow
1917 Henry M Grayson, Liverpool
1917 The Ocean Salvage Co Ltd, London
1921 reg London
1922 The Ocean Salvage & Towage Co Ltd, London
1930 Philip Charles Cecil Vail, Istanbul.
1930 Turk Gemi Kurtarma Anonim Sirketi (Turkish Salvage Co), Istanbul - reg Istanbul
1935 TC Münakalàt Vekàleti Devlet Denizyollari Isletme Umum Müdürlügü, Istanbul.
1938 Deniz Vank Turk Gemi Kurtarma, Istanbul.
1944 Devlet Denizyollari ve Limanlari Turk Gemi. Kurtarma, Istanbul.
1958 DB Istanbul Limanlari Isletmesi, Istanbul. 
Vessel history
20/8/1895 in a fog bank, struck and sank running-mate SEAFORD (built Denny 1894) 20nm off Newhaven; she brought all SEAFORD's passengers and crew to Newhaven.
1910 converted to salvage vessel - 537grt 155nrt
1914 engines tripled - 537grt 192nrt
5/8/1914 requisitioned by Admiralty as decoy (Q-ship); commissioned as HMS LYONS
17/4/1915 to Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a salvage vessel
1/1916-3/1916 chartered to Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co Ltd, London
17/4/1916 returned to owners
7/12/1917 requisitioned by Admiralty and reverted to Q-ship (as LA NINA?)
20/5/1919 returned to owner
1927 sent to Constantinople for resale
1958 hulked 
Remarks
1919 reported of sale to French government seems to be erroneous
1930 593grt 192nrt 
End year Fate / Status
1974  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Istanbul 
 

 



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