Circe was built for Ocean SSCo for Singapore feeder services, along with her sister ship Medusa(II)
Built: 1912 Taikoo Dockyard and E Co, Hong Kong
Owners: Ocean SSCo
1925: Transferred to Straits SSCo--same name
1939: Taken over by British Admiralty, r/n HMS Circe...
This little number with the big blue flue is Blue Funnel's 'Xanthus', used as an oil separation barge on the Mersey.
Built: 1927 Cammell Laird and Co, Birkenhead
Owners: Alfred Holt and Co, but transferred to Ocean SSCo
1959: Sold to T.Routledge, Seaforth, r/n Crosby...