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Yard No. 285
ss KAVIRONDO



Yard Number 285 was named KAVIRONDO when launched on by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley for Kenya Railways

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1912
Ship Type: tug
Tonnage: 228grt
Length: 100ft
Breadth: 21ft

Owner History:
Kenya Railways
2005 ...., Kisumu


As of 2006 KAVIRONDO is the subject of a restoration project

Additional Information:
Shiped in sections Q4/1912
Reassembled for service on Lake Victoria and entered service 12/1913
served as gunboat during WW1
c1984 laid up at Kisumu, later as accommodation vessel, and later sank alongside.
Refloated by purchasers in 2005; superstructure and machinery removed; hull to be lengthened and reengined for return to service as a tanker