Yard No. 421

built by Robert Napier Govan in 1891



Yard Number 421, was named OPHIR when launched on Saturday, 11/04/1891 by Robert Napier Govan , for Orient Steam Navigation Co Ltd Glasgow.

OPHIR was scrapped on 1922

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1891
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Australian Passenger Run
Tonnage: 6814 grt
Length: 482 feet
Breadth: 65 feet
Draught: 24 feet 6
Owner History:
Orient Steam Navigation Co Ltd Glasgow
1915 The Admiralty

Additional Information:
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Photo supplied by Joe McMillan Collection
Previous update by Colin Campbell
Requisitioned by Admiralty as an Armed Merchant Cruiser, returned to owners 1918.
Broken up at Troon in 1922
Additional data by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Gavin Stewart