ss. GRACCHUS (B.I. Livery)


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Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
101745 1902

Palmers Jarrow, UK

2411 360.7 48.8 27.5

Transferred to B.I 1913

Torpedoed 1944

Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1904 to 1905, 1921 & 1922

A slightly enlarged version of the Fortunatus flush deck model built for the Archibald Currie Line.

1902 July 22nd - Launched
" Maiden voyage via New York and Dunedin under the command of Captain Walter Frith.
1904 February 5th - While under the command of Commodore-Master Capt Colin McDonald Gracchus picked up the survivors of the wrecked Laomene, 160 miles off Rangoon.
1905 Grounded in the Adelaide river while under the pilot, stuck in the mud overnight, no damage so continued her voyage.
1913 Aquired by the British India Steam Navigation Co with the rest of the Currie fleet.
1923 Sold to the Hashiya K.K in and renamed Daiboshi Maru #6.
1944 Torpedoed and sunk by USS Spadefish 29/11/.


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