SS Granuaile (1895)

History
Name:
  • 1895-1917:SS Granuaile
  • 1917-1926:SS Ulrica
Operator:
Port of registry:
Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company
Yard number: 49
Launched: 12 February 1895
Out of service: 1928
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 383 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 149.9 feet (45.7 m)
Beam: 24.1 feet (7.3 m)

SS Granuaile was a cargo vessel built in 1895.[1]

History

She was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company and launched on 12 February 1895 as the Granuaile. She undertook her trials on 23 March 1895[2] when she achieved the speed of 10.5 knots. Her engines were fitted by Muir and Houston.

She was acquired by the London and South Western Railway in 1916 and renamed Ulrica.

She was taken over by the Southern Railway in 1923. On 8 March 1923 she struck the Roustel Rock, off St Sampson’s Harbour, and took in water, but managed to make it into St Peter’s Port Harbour.[3]

She remained until scrapped in 1928.

References

  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "On Saturday last…". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. 26 March 1895. Retrieved 1 December 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. "Steamer on a Rock". Portsmouth Evening News. England. 9 March 1923. Retrieved 1 December 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
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