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Name Official number Flag IMO
ELLA  82420  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1881  28/05/1881   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale  109 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
820 grt / 494nrt / 235.5 ft  29.1 ft  14.2 ft   
Engine builder John and James Thomson, Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl (37" & 69" x 39") 80psi, 220nhp 13½kn, 1-screw

1896 New boiler by Day, Summers & Co, Southampton 

First owner First port of register Registration date
London & South Western Railway Company, London  Southampton  26/07/1881 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
28/07/1881 Re-registered on alteration of Net Tonnage to 428
28/12/1883 Re-registered on alteration of Net Tonnage to 378
15/12/1888 Re-registered
17/08/1893 John Dixon, Dock & Marine Superintendent at Southampton designated Manager.
01/01/1902 Tom Mitchell, Dock & Marine Superintendent at Southampton designated Manager.
08/08/1913 Registered in the ownership of the Shipping Federation Ltd, London - Cuthbert Laws designated Manager 
Vessel history
For Southampton-Channel Islands mail service
1890 became reserve ship, and served also on Cherbourg route
7/12/1895 funnel ripped out in a gale (Cherbourg for Southampton) and could not maintain steam pressure - limped into Southampton
1/1896 refitted by Day, Summers & Co at Southampton with new deck, funnel and boilers, and electric lights fitted.
18/6/1912 collided off Netley with hopper barge ROSINA, which sank with loss of two crew
6/1913 purchased by shipping employers' association as an accommodation ship/tender for strike-breaking seamen during industrial action, based at Liverpool
10/1914-19xx loaned to Belgian Government-in-exile as a hospital ship (voyage to Folkestone, then based at Calais)
1914(?)-1918 used as a barracks ship in London
1918 seamen's hostel
 
Remarks
By 15/01/1904 Tonnages were 850 grt, 397 nrt
21/04/1914 Tonnage altered to 813 grt, 318 nrt 
End year Fate / Status
1929  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
2/1929 broken up at Grays, Essex by Thomas W Ward Ltd 
 

 



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