ss leaside

peter lewis
7th February 2006, 21:31
hello to you all im researching my wifes great grandfathers discharge book the first discharge in his book is the leaside no 145455 RT285 he signed on the 28/ 8 / 25 at seaham and paid off onthe 27/10 25 at swansea any informaition or photos would be greatly appreciated (Hippy)

Bruce Carson
7th February 2006, 22:56
Hi Peter:
The 'Leaside' was built as HMS Kildavin, a Royal Navy gunboat, in 1918 by Smith's Dock Co., Middlesborough.
Sold to the Side Shipping Co., Newcastle (Connell & Grace, managers) in 1922 and renamed 'Leaside'.
She was sold Latvian in 1926: to Italy two years later and renamed 'Galata'.
Sunk by the Royal Navy in December, 1940.
634GT, 170.2' x 30', single screw, 3exp 16" x 26" x 44" by 26" stroke
The only picture I could find is a miserable scan of her as HMS Kildavin.
http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/images/hmskildavinmpl3102.jpg

Bruce C.

peter lewis
7th February 2006, 23:50
thanks for that info bruce thats the first ship in his discharge book ive now got something to work with many thanks peter