Yard No. 137?
ss WILLIAM MACKINNON

built by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley in 1890

(WILLIAM MACKINNON)

ss WILLIAM MACKINNON

Yard Number 137?, was named WILLIAM MACKINNON when launched on by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley , for Imperial British East Africa Co .

This ship had an unhappy end, as she was scuttled on 28/07/1929

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1890
Ship Type: Passenger-cargo steamship
Ship's Role: Protectorate Vessel and general purpose
Tonnage: 110grt, 70t displ
Length: 70ft
Breadth: 16ft
Owner History:
Imperial British East Africa Co
1895 Uganda Railways

Additional Information:
A & J Inglis??
Shipped for reassembly on Lake Victoria at Kisumu but stored at Mombasa until 1895
Construction began in 1898; launched 4/6/1900 and completed 1901
lengthened to 104ft before WW1
armed gunboat during WW1
retired 1929 and sunk in deep water

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph