Yard No. 439

built by Fairfield Govan in 1905



Yard Number 439, was named DIEPPE when launched on Thursday, 06/04/1905 by Fairfield Govan , for London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London .

Her main engines were built by Wm Denny & Sons , she was powered by Triple screw ss 3 direct drive Parsons Turbines ............. 1933 refitted with 2 x M8cy Atlas Diesels centr propeller removed Single funnel now 1538g Her last recorded name was ROSAURA (1933)

Her last day was on 18/03/1941 going to the bottom after being struck by a mine

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1905
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Newhaven/Dieppe service
Tonnage: 1210grt, 301nrt (1933: 1426grt, 565nrt)
Length: 273.6ft
Breadth: 34.2ft
Owner History:
London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London
1923 Southern Railway Co, London
1933 Lord Moyne

Additional Information:
During WW1 served as Military Transport/Hospital Ship/Troopship.
Sep 1933 sold to Lord Moyne converted to ocean going yacht to replace ROUSSALKA ex
WW2 reqisitioned by Royal Navy as armed boarding vessel.
Sunk by a mine off Tobruk

Photo supplied by G Robinson
Previous update by Colin Campbell