ps DUCHESS OF MONTROSE
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 352 Engines by John Brown Clydebank
Port of Registry: Glasgow
Propulsion: Four cylinder triple expansion diagonal steam engine, arranged for tandem working on two cranks, 206nhp, driving paddles, 16.5 knots.
Launched: Thursday, 08/05/1902
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Ship's Role: Firth of Clyde estuarial services
Tonnage: 322 gross; 85 net
Length: 210ft 4in
Breadth: 25ft 2in
Caledonian Steam Packet Company Glasgow
Status: Sunk - 18/03/1917
29/11/1901: Ordered, as a replacement for MEG MERRILIES
19/12/1901: Keel laid.
08/05/1902: Launched for The Caledonian Steam Packet Company Limited, Gourock.
04/06/1902: Ran trials.
02/1915: Requisitioned by The Admiralty, and spent the first few months ferrying troops between Southampton and France. It was reported that she arrived at Southampton still wearing CSP livery, but was soon repainted into naval grey.
05/1915: Converted into a minesweeper. Pennant Number PP585. Same name.
18/03/1917: While sweeping along the Belgian coast, she struck a mine off Dunkirk, and sank with the loss of twelve of her crew in 51.03.383N 2.6.950E
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Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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