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Thanks again, Ted.
SUSAN was a small screw vessel of only 20grt and with a 44ft wooden hull. So probably put together in a workshop, and escaped getting a yard number.

She was short-lived in any case as she was lost off Cushendall Bay, Antrim 13/9/1887, only 18 months after her completion.

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I am currently researching my family history & have discovered that my great uncle was one of the crew who served & lost his life with the the sinking of the "SS. Mechanician". He was "Sub lieutenant Eng. Henry James Harris". I would be extremely grateful if anyone could supply me with any further information regarding the history of the SS. Mechanician, it's design, service history or photos of her & her crew.
From my research I have found a lot of general information about the "SS Mechanician" a merchant ship, built at Belfast by Workman, Clarke & Co in 1900 for Harrison Ltd of Liverpool. Although I am unable to get any detailed
information such as crew lists, plans , sailing history etc. She was taken over by the Royal Navy in April 1917, being commissioned 20 June of that year, for use as a 'Commissioned armed escort ship', fitted with 2 x 6in and 2 x 4in guns, her role being to escort convoys. : My great uncle was serving as a "Sub lieutenant Eng" his name was "Henry James Harris", from his rank & the fact that he easy an engineer I would assume that he was probably stationed in the engine or boiler room when the ship was torpedoed. : Under the command of Captain James Nicholson, she was en-route to Plymouth from the Thames estuary when she was attacked at 02.50. She was hit by two torpedoes, thirty minutes apart, the first exploding against number six hold which caused the stokehold to flood; the second hit the boiler room. : Does anyone know where I can enquire to gain any further infnformation on her sailings, crew & service history.
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I am also searching for information about the "SS Mechanician" a merchant ship, built in Belfast by Workman, Clarke & Co in 1900 for Harrison Ltd of Liverpool. She was commissioned by the navy in 1917 as an armed escort ship & lost in Jan 1918. Although I am unable to get any detailed information such as crew lists, copies of plans , previous sailing history etc.
 

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Rory,
Here is one more to add to the list. The SS Matatua (O.N. 114599) was built by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., at Belfast. and launched on 15th Jan., 1904 and registered at Southampton by Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., London. She was 448' x 56.5' x 30.6', 5210 nrt, 8011 grt, 800 hp, twin screw.
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Dear all,
Refering to the book of Workman, Clark & Co., we are looking for specially some pictures of the Star Of Victoria built in 1886 (official number: 93164). Thanks in advance if someone can confirm if we can find some pictures inside this book (just to be sure before to buy it :) ).
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STAR OF VICTORIA (1) was built in 1886 by Workman, Clark & Co. at Belfast with a tonnage of 3291grt, a length of 361ft 8in, a beam of 42ft 8in and a service speed of 10 knots. Corry's first steamship she was delivered in January 1887 and began service on charter to India. In 1889 she was chartered to the Colonial Union Company, with Tyser & Co. as agents, for service to New Zealand with refrigeration plant and cork insulated holds having been installed by the agent at their cost. The cost of the refrigeration plant was reimbursed to Tyser's by Corry's in 1891 when they saw the potential for ships with refrigerated cargo spaces. In 1911 she was sold to Fratelli Cosulich of Trieste and renamed Frigida. Operated by Austro-Americana S.A. she was the first frozen meat ship in their fleet. On 18th December 1911 she was transferred to a new company, Societa Importazioni Carne Congelate. In October 1913 she was sold to Nicholas Mihanovich who were owned by Soc.Anonyme de Nav. Sud-Atlantica of Buenos Aires and renamed Moinho Fluminense. In early 1917 she was owned by Cia des Chemins de Fer Paris-Lyons with the name Marseille and later in the year was sold to Cie Nationale dÁffretements of Le Havre. She was finally broken up in 1919.
 

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Hello,
Thanks. We are looking for high resol. pictures. For the last trip of the Star of Victoria this boat was sunk closed to yeu en 1917 (S.H.M. Vincennes (SSG N° 4942, D 5771, C 45) .
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Try again on the Red Duster. If they show the image then a good chance someone there will have a high res photo.

Try also.... World Ship Society or John Clarkson Photos.
 
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