SS Clandeboye

alocin66
31st May 2010, 22:12
I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding this ship c1925.

My grandfather William Henry Connor was the captain, and sadly died on board 15.4.25 coming into Belfast harbour.

There is a family story whereby the ship was involved in a collison, but have no evidence whatsoever for this.


alocin66

ted nutt
2nd June 2010, 08:33
Morning alocin66,would you be looking for the Clandeboye,owned by the local company of John Kelly,Belfast.Ted

n. liddell (sparks)
2nd June 2010, 09:28
I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding this ship c1925.

My grandfather William Henry Connor was the captain, and sadly died on board 15.4.25 coming into Belfast harbour.

There is a family story whereby the ship was involved in a collison, but have no evidence whatsoever for this.


alocin66

Alocin66 -There are three photographs of the Clandeboye on WWW.photoships.co.uk - Hope this of use to you

n. liddell (sparks)
2nd June 2010, 09:30
Alocin66 -There are three photographs of the Clandeboye on WWW.photoships.co.uk - Hope this of use to you

Sorry - That is www.photoship.co.uk getting short of lamp oil

BillH
2nd June 2010, 11:12
I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding this ship c1925.

My grandfather William Henry Connor was the captain, and sadly died on board 15.4.25 coming into Belfast harbour.

There is a family story whereby the ship was involved in a collison, but have no evidence whatsoever for this.


alocin66
The following is taken from the book Kelly's Navy by W.J.Harvey

CLANDEBOYE
O.N. 132036. 612g. 233n. 780d. 180.3 x 28.2 x 10.8 feet.
T.3-cyl. (15", 25" & 41" x 30") engine made by Aitchison, Blair & Company Ltd., Glasgow. 85 RHP.
8.5.1913: Launched by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 244), for John Kelly Ltd., (Samuel Kelly, manager).
5.1913: Completed.
4.10.1914 until 14.2.1915: Government Store Carrier No. 15.
14.2.1915 until 24.3.1915: Ammunition Carrier No.41.
25.3.1915 until 13.8.1917: Royal Navy Collier No. 641.
14.8.1917 until 2.9.1917: British Expeditionary Force transport. (lifted timber ex SS QUANTOCK).
3.9.1917 until mid 1919: Royal Navy Collier No. 641.
26.11.1923: Wm. Clint appointed as manager.
1941: Transferred to the associated Wm. Barkley & Sons Ltd., (same manager).
1950: Transferred to John Kelly Ltd., (Wm. Clint, manager).
1952: Renamed BALLYDORN, (J. G. Christie appointed as manager).
1955: Douglas Watson appointed as manager.
1959: Sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield, for demolition at their Barrow in Furness facility.
11.6.1959: Delivered.

alocin66
2nd June 2010, 15:06
Thank you Ted, Bill and sparks!

That's a great start for me.

As he died on ship I was trying to establish exactly what happened - if indeed there was an accident coming into harbour.

Would it be possible to get a crew list ?

regards,

alocin66

BillH
2nd June 2010, 17:06
I have e-mailed your original request to a friend in N.Ireland who holds a wealth of annotated information on local shipping around Belfast on a personal database.

Given the vessel name and exact date as a starter; if he has nothing to hand on this incident then he may be able to suggest where to look for information.

Bill

Have had a negative as far as his database goes.

He suggests writing to the Belfast Central Library (Newspaper Library) Royal Avenue Belfast providing them with the information and that they should be able to search the papers around that date and if it was indeed reported be able to provide you with the info. He did not state if a charge would be levied for the search.

Bill

Roger Griffiths
2nd June 2010, 20:59
Would it be possible to get a crew list

Hello,
It would appear that the 1925 crew agreements and logbooks for CLANDEBOYE official number 132036 have been lost or destroyed which is unfortunate as the logbook would have given an account of his demise.
Bills suggestion re. Newspaper Library would be the place to start. If you draw a blank there, then if he died at sea it should be reported in
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=374749&CATLN=6&accessmethod=5
However if you cannot get to Kew yourself then it will cost for research.
It may also be worthwhile asking if he is recorded in The Marine Register of Deaths from the General Register Office for Northern Ireland
Oxford House
49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast BT1 4HL
Northern Ireland
website: www.groni.gov.uk

I would also enquire if her 1925 logbook is here (long shot)
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast BT9 6NY
Northern Ireland
email: proni@nics.gov.uk
website: www.proni.nics.gov.uk

Roger

alocin66
4th June 2010, 07:59
BillH and Roger,

Thanks for more than pointing me in the right direction. I will try and get to Kew this summer - I'm in Kent so it's not far.

Kindest regards,


alocin66