british MV Rosaura [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1905
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1538  grt
dimensions 83.4 x 10.4 x -- m
engine 2 x M8 cyl Atlas Diesels, dual shaft, 2 screws
power  
speed 15.5  knots
yard no. 439
IMO/Off. no. 105655
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 18/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
engine by
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
last owner
[1]Lord Moyne
MV Rosaura [+1941]
period 1933 ~ 1941
IMO/Off. no.: 105655
prev. owners
[2]Southern Railway Co., London
SS Dieppe
period 1923 ~ 1933
IMO/Off. no.: 105655
[3]London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Co., Newhaven
SS Dieppe
period 1905 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 105655
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 20 max. / 18.6 min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 06/04/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 06/04/2014
 
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Allen Tony06/04/2008Rosaura SS was a British Passenger Vessel of 1,210 tons built in 1905 by Fairfield, Govan for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London as the DIEPPE SS. She was powered by a Triple screw ss 3 direct drive Parsons Turbines.

In 1933 she was refitted with 2 x M8cy Atlas Diesels and the centre propeller was removed. A single funnel replaced the two funnels. Now 1538g In 1923 she was acquired by the Southern Railway Co, London.

In 1933 she was acquired by Lord Moyne and renamed the ROSAURA SS. During WW1 she served as a Military Transport/Hospital Ship/Troopship. When she was sold to Lord Moyne she was converted to ocean going yacht to replace ROUSSALKA ex BRIGHTON (qv).

In WW2 she was requisitioned by Royal Navy as armed boarding vessel. On the 18th March 1941 she was sunk by a mine off Tobruk.
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About Builders
 Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
Between the two World Wars Fairfield, Glasgow's largest shipyard, built many famous ships for customers which included Anchor Line, Donaldson Line, Canadian Pacific Line and Orient Line. A financial crisis at Fairfield in 1965 led to the formation of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. UCS collapsed in 1971, but a determined campaign by shipyard workers ensured that the yard survived as Govan Shipbuilders. - The yard was sold in 1988 to the Norwegian company Kvaerner. Kvaerner Govan specialised in the design and build of large, sophisticated gas and chemical carriers as well as specialist, one-off vessels for a wide range of uses. Defence contractors BAE Systems acquired the yard in 1999, after Kvaerner decided to pull out of shipbuilding. As the sole remaining builder of merchant ships in Glasgow, the yard has strong hopes of future prosperity in the 21st century.

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Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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