Built for owners Turner Brightman and Co., London by J. L. Thompson, North Sands and launched on 5 June 1905. She was completed as a 3602 ton triple expansion steamer with a service speed of 9 knots during July.
In 1928 she was sold to Brockabeck but only served 4 years before being renamed Keila by owner Mrs M. Suurmann, Tallinn, Estonia in 1932. This photograph shows her as Keila and she looks to be a fine ship with half open bridge which was typical of the design circa early 20th century.
In 1940 she was under the control of the British Government so I presume that she had been seized by the Allies. It is unusual that she was not given an ‘Empire’ prefix name as she remained under Government control until sold to Cia Naviera Linda SA, Panama in 1951 where she was renamed Linda.
She was broken up at Krimpen a/d Ijssel during April 1959.
Photograph belongs to Stuart Smith
Copyright John Clarkson, Preston, Lancs.