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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHAKLA  137781  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1914  17/11/1914  17/12/1914 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan Linthouse  462 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3081 grt / 1727nrt / 3570 dwt 330.5 ft  46.2 ft  22.3 ft  21.9 ft 
Engine builder Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
T3yl (24, 41 & 70 - 48)in 215lb 653nhp 3800ihp 14kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London  Glasgow  15/12/1914 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
For Calcutta-Chittagong-Rangoon service
5/1917 came under Liner Requisition Scheme
1919 served as RN Convoy Rescue ship
Later on Bombay-Karachi and Colombo-Tuticorin services
31/8/1939 on RN service as Armed Boarding Vessel
2H/1940 converted to Auxiliary Anti-aircraft Ship at Alexandria, with high-angle guns 
Remarks
Passengers, 12 x 1st, 23 x 2nd, 1297 deck 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Bombed 29/04/1941 
Disposal Detail
Bombed and sunk by Italian aircraft at Tobruk, remaining upright with superstructure above water.
10/1950 refloated and towed to Savona for demolition 
 

 



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