ss. Chyebassa



Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
124171 1907 Workman, Clark & Co Ltd 6249 430.2 54.0 34.8

Broken up in Italy 1939

Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1922 & 1924 (Australian coast)

Delivered as Chyebassa for the British India Steam Navigation Company at a cost of £76,300. She was the last of the new C-class ships to be delivered with her sisters being Canara, Colaba, Chanda, Chupra and Culna

1907 Delivered on March 28th.
1914 7th of August - Taken up as an Expeditionary Force transport. Her crew had to be replaced in London after the Indian crew refused further duty.
" November - Transported 1/5 London Rgt (London Rifle Brigade) from Southampton to Havre.
1916 March - Released from transport duty.
1917 Came under the Liner Requisition Scheme.
" December 8th - Torpedoed by UC25 when she was 32km (20 miles) south of Malta while leading the second column of a four-column convoy. She then collided with the City of Marseilles. The boats carried away most of the crew until it was apparent that Chyebassa was not going to sink. She was reboarded and brought slowly into Marsa Scirocco and beached for repairs.
1918 March 13th - Struck and sank the mine-sweeping trawler Adrian in fog off Orfordness.
1938 November 26th - Sold for £11,500 to Italian shipbreakers at Antwerp.
1939 Broken up in Italy.


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