ss. Howra


Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
146304 1922 Sir W G Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd 6709 412.2 55.8 34.7 Broken up 1948
Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1922 (Australian coast)


1922 February 27th - Launched.
" August 9th - Ran trials and delivered as Howra for British India Steam Navigation Company at a cost of £277,000.
1940 March - Requisitioned for the Liner Division and served in Eastern waters.
? Rescued from what was thought to be a shadowing submarine by a Catalina flying boat.

? Caught in monsoon conditions which resulted in a leak in her No.1 hold which could not be directly pumped out. Volunteers had to go down to drill holes through the collision bulkhead so that some of the
water would drain into the forepeak to be pumped out from there.
1948 November 2nd - Sold to British Iron & Steel Corporation for £15,000 for breaking up at Stockton by Stockton Shipbreaking Co Ltd.


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