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Yard No. 153?
ss SYBIL



Yard Number 153? was named SYBIL when launched on by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley for Uganda Railways

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1901
Ship Type: passenger-cargo steamer
Tonnage: 662grt, 500t displ
Length: 189ft
Breadth: 29ft

Owner History:
Uganda Railways


She is recorded as having sank on 1967

Additional Information: For service on Lake Victoria; assembled at Kisumu and launched 1903 and commissioned 1/1904
Armed as gunboat in WW1
1914 Struck rock, beached at Bujaga Point and stripped by British, and later German forces
1915 refloated and towed to Kisumu for refit; resumed service 1916
1924 engines and accommodtion removed and converted to lighter
1950s sank alongside (at Kisumu?)
Later raised and rebuilt as passenger/cargo vessel; reenteered service 12/10/1956
1967 sunk as breakwater at Kisumu.