Yard No. 351
ps MARS

built by John Brown Clydebank in 1902

(MARS)

ps MARS

Yard Number 351, was named MARS when launched on Friday, 14/03/1902 by John Brown Clydebank , for Glasgow & South Western Railway Company Glasgow .

Her main engines were built by John Brown, Clydebank , she was powered by Compound diagonal steam. Speed on trials 16 knots Her last recorded name was HMS MARSA (1916)

She is recorded as having sank on 18/11/1917

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1902
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Ship's Role: Princes Pier - Rothesay - Ormidale
Tonnage: 486 grt
Length: 200 feet 4 inches
Breadth: 26 feet 1 inch
Owner History:
Glasgow & South Western Railway Company Glasgow
1916: Admiralty requisition as minesweeper

Additional Information:
O.N. 114030.
1902: Completed April.
1917: Sunk by collision off Harwich.

Photo supplied by the builders shows her at launch.

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