ss SYBIL
built by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley,
Yard No 153?

Propulsion: 2 x T3cy
Built: 1901
Ship Type: passenger-cargo steamer
Tonnage: 662grt, 500t displ
Length: 189ft
Breadth: 29ft
Owner History:
Uganda Railways
Status: Sunk - 1967

Remarks: 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.

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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