british MV Roussalka [+1933]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1903
weight (tons) 1129  grt
dimensions 83.39 x 10.42 x 3.4 m
material steel
engine 2 x 8 Cyl. Atlas diesels, dual shaft, 2 screws. (Original engines were Parsons Steam Turbines)
speed 21  knots
yard no. 683
IMO/Off. no. 105654
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 25/08/1933  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
engine by
[1] Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
[2] Atlas Diesel A/B , Stockholm
last owner
[1]Rt. Hon Walter E. Guinness Mp. Lord Moyne
MV Roussalka [+1933]
period 1930 ~ 1933
IMO/Off. no.: 105654
prev. owners
[2]Southern Railway Co., London
SS Brighton
period 1923 ~ 1930
IMO/Off. no.: 105654
[3]London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Co., Newhaven
SS Brighton
period 1903 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 105654
about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 13/06/2008
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last update 25/08/2013
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Allen Tony01/08/2008Roussalka MV was a British Passenger Steamer of 1,129 tons built in 1903 by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Yard No 683 for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London as the BRIGHTON SS. She was powered by a 3 x Parsons steam turbines, 580nhp, 3scr giving 21 knots. Engines by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton. In 1932 she was re-engined with 2 x M8cy diesel, 1screw Atlas Diesel, giving 1,750shp and 15.5 knots.

In 1923 she was purchased by Southern Railway Co, London. In 1930 she was purchased by Rt Hon Walter E Guinness MP (Lord Moyne from 1932) and renamed ROUSSALKA MV. Her career was as follows:- 5th November 1910 she collided with and sank German clipper ship PREUSSEN eight miles S of Newhaven in fog. From 1914/1920 she was requisitioned as troopship, later h ospital ship Sold in 1930 and converted to a private motor yacht ROUSSALKA for Sir Walter Guinness (Lord Moyne). Her turbines were removed and diesels fitted in 1931, one funnel removed Wrecked after hitting Blood Slate Rock, Freakin Island after leaving Killary Harbour in fog. Lord Moyne, guests and crew escaped the sinking vessel safely.
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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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