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Name Official number Flag IMO
NIRVANA    FRA   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1904  24/09/1903  01/1904 
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Screw Steamer 2 masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
D & W Henderson & Co., Glasgow Meadowside  437 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
890 grt / 285 nrt / 1327 disp/971 tm 234.0 ft  29.9 ft  17.7 ft   
Engine builder D & W Henderson & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
2-screws. 2xT4Cyl. 200NHP 200lb.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Comtesse de Bearn, Rouen or Marseilles.     
Other names
1904 TAURUS - 1923 MARECHIARO - 1928 AURORA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1904 French Embassy, Istanbul.
9/1909 Austro-Hungarian Government, private yacht.
1915 Austro-Hungarian Navy
1923 Regia Marina (Italian Navy) 
Vessel history
1904 Official yacht of the French Ambassador
1909 Government yacht, run by Austro-Hungarian Navy
1915 harbour patrol boat and naval accommodation ship
1918 stricken, then allocated as reparations to Italy
1927/8 converted to Prime Minister's yacht
1938 converted to gunboat

 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1943  Torpedoed 11/09/1943 
Disposal Detail
11/09/1943 Sunk off Taranto after torpedo hits by German E-boats S54 and S61.
1946 formally stricken form Navy List 
 

 



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