ss. Chinkoa


Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
128943 1914 Wm Gray & Co Ltd 5222 400.0 53.5 29.6 Broken up 1938
Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1923 (Australian coast)


1913 July 4th - Launched

August - Completed as Arabistan for F C Strick & Co at a cost of £86,000.


January - Ship acquired by British India Steam Navigation Company and renamed Chinkoa.


Spent four months as a Squadron Supply Ship.


July 31st - She was chased by a submarine off the mouth of the Tagus but was able to escape with her speed.


Came under the Liner Requisition Scheme.


January 22nd - UB40 fired a torpedo at her while she was in the English Channel narrowly missing her.


April - Caught in a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal which had claimed another BI ship the Okara. The Chinkoa sustained extensive damage on deck.


November - Complaints were made about her collision bulkhead which was repaired to make her voyage.


January 25th - Sold for £20,000 to the Nailsea Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Nailsea Tower

1938 January - Arrived at Dalmuir for demolition by Arnott Young & Co (Shipbreakers) Ltd.


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