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Post by E28 » Sat May 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Yard number 252 was launched on Saturday 25 Jan 1913 by Miss Findlay, daughter of the chairman of the Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd. It was their largest vessel at the time. Engines by Miller & McFie, Glasgow.

Completion was that March built to the order of Messrs John Birch & Co, London for Indian owners.
The steel screw steamer Shahzada Cambay was 725 tons, 210' x30' x 11'8" and was built for existing trade around India & Indian Ocean.

Trade she would never commence.

Having left the UK for her Indian destination and about to transit East the Straits of Gibraltar in thick fog she was in collision with the Norwegian steam ship Glitra, from Savona, just off Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain and was lost.

All aboard the Shahzada Cambay were rescued and landed at Gibraltar by the Glitra which put in with damaged bows.

So ended the brief intended life of the little steam ship Shahzada Cambay.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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