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Official Number:                       133144                                                                     

Class:                                     INNIS CLASS Water Carrier

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Builder:                                   William Chalmers & Co Ltd., Rutherglen
Launched:                                9 May 1913
Into Service:                            15 September 1915
Out of service:                         1916 
Fate:                                       Sunk


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Background Data:   There was originally a Class of 18 vessels with the INNIS prefix to their names, and the first 12 vessels were ordered in 1912, followed shortly afterwards by orders for a further 6 vessels. Only 6 of the Class saw Admiralty service as Water Carriers during WW1

9 May 1913 launched by William Chalmers & Co Ltd, Rutherglen as Yard Nr 165 named  INNISTRAHULL for Coasting Motor Shipping Co Ltd (John M. Paton, Manager) Glasgow

25 June 1913 ran trials

21 August 1913 registered as above. Sailed on her maiden voyage down the Clyde when near the Barclay Curle Yard was in collision with the Moss liner Moeris suffering damage, taking in water and had to return to Prince's Dock for repairs. The liner suffered minor damge

24 October 1913 arrived at Ardrossan from Bowling in ballast

25 October 1913 sailed Ardrossan

10 November 1913 arrived at Exeter Basin, Exeter, Devon with a cargo of pig iron

15 December 1913 when on a passage to Belfast with a cargo of coal grounded on the north beach at Girvan. Had to discharge most of her cargo to be able to be towed off the beach by the tug Flying Fox on 12 January 1914 and taken into Girvan Harbour for survey

19 May 1914 arrived at Burry Port with a cargo of rails

27 June 1914 at Wicklow, Ireland Able Seaman William Hanvey discharged dead having drowned

4 June 1915 entered Eastham Locks on the Manchester Ship Canal for Ellesmere Port from Loch Striven with a cargo of timber

13 August 1915 at Partington Coal Basin on the Manchester Ship Canal

31 August 1915 entered Eastham Locks on the Manchester Ship Canal for Ellesmere Port in ballast

14 March 1916 purchased by the Admiralty for service as a Water Carrier, name unchanged

1916  lost on Admiralty Service details currently unknown

27 April 1916 register closed

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