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Old 09-02-16, 07:26 PM
Gordy Ross Gordy Ross is offline
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Default Ophir IDNo 1098673



The SS Ophir was a British steel twin-screw ocean liner owned by the Orient Steamship Co. of London, which was employed on the company's London/Aden/Colombo/Australia service from the 1890s until 1915 when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and saw three years' service as an armed merchant cruiser.

She was returned to the owners in 1918 but was never refitted, being broken up in 1922.

Owner: Orient Steamship Co., London
Builder: R. Napier & Sons Ltd shipyard, Glasgow
Laid down: 11 April 1891
Launched: November 1891
Reclassified: 1915-1918 Requisitioned by the Admiralty for conversion to Armed Merchant Cruiser
Homeport: Glasgow
Fate: Scrapped in 1922, at Troon

General characteristics:
Class & type: cargo/passenger liner fitted with refrigeration equipment
Tonnage: 6814 grt
Length: 465 ft (142 m)
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Draught: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Depth: 37 ft (11 m)

5 coal-fired boilers.
Two four-cylinder triple-expansion engines driving twin propellers
Installed power: 10,000 ihp
Speed: 18,5 kt

Photo Credits: The late Allan Green Collection Vic Australia

Cheers and GB

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Old 09-02-16, 07:30 PM
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Dierk Bauer Dierk Bauer is offline
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Default Ophir IDNo 1098673

Hi Gordy, thank you very much for sharing

Her details and history according to Miramar:

IDNo: 1098673
Year: 1891
Flag: GBR
Type: Passenger ship
Launch Date: 11.4.91
Date of completion: 10.91
Tons: 6910
LPP: 141.7
Beam: 16.3
Country of build: GBR
Builder: Robert Napier & Sons
Location of yard: Govan East
Yard No: 421
Number of
screws/Mchy/2T (triple expansion)
Speed(kn): 18

Subsequent History:
[used as the Royal Yacht during 1901, as HMS OPHIR] - [1915 cv to armed merchant cruiser]

End: 1921
Disposal Data:
BU Troon 8.21
Tschüss and all the best
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