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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHAKDINA  136340  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1914  22/09/1914  11/12/1914 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ramage & Ferguson, Leith Victoria Shipyard  239 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3033 grt / 1581 nrt / 3366 dwt 330.7 ft  46.1 ft  22.1 ft  21.4 ft 
Engine builder Ramage & Ferguson, Leith
Engine detail
T3cyl (24, 41, 70 x 48in), 668nhp 3200ihp 14kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London  Glasgow  07/12/1914 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
For Calcutta-Chittagong-Rangoon service
11/1915 requisitioned as Indian Expeditionary Force transport
end-1919 returned to owners
1/1940 requisitioned by Admiralty as an Armed Boarding Vessel
1941 converted to Auxiliary Anti-aircraft Ship at Bombay, with high-angle guns 
Remarks
Passengers, 15 x 1st, 36 x 2nd, 1619 deck 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Air Attack 05/12/1941 
Disposal Detail
5/12/1941 sunk by an Italian air attack in 32.11N - 24.30E on passage Tobruk for Alexandria with troops and POWs; c200 rescued. 
 

 



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