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Name Official number Flag IMO
WILLIAM MACKINNON    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1890  04/06/1900  1901 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow Pointhouse  216 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
110 grt / 57 nrt / 70 ft       
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
Twin screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Imperial British East Africa Co     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1895 Crown Agents, London.
Uganda Protectorate. 
Vessel history
Knocked down, shipped to Mombasa and stored there for the next five years.
1895 bought by the Crown Agents on behalf of the Uganda Protectorate.
1895 Transporting the crated parts to Lake Victoria commenced. All but the largest parts carried on foot by bearers.
1898 Re-erection began at Kisumu.
1901 Completed.
Before WW1, lengthened to 104ft.
During WW1, Armed gunboat.
1929 Taken out of service. 
Remarks
Bow, McLachlan & Co, engineers, had the order and they sub-contracted Inglis for the hull. It seems likely that Bow, McLachlan constructed the engines and they are known to have supplied many replacement parts which had been lost en-route to Kisumu. 
End year Fate / Status
1929  Scuttled 28/07/1929 
Disposal Detail
Scuttled in deep water. 
 

 



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