Ophir

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Ophir
Vessel Type: 
Passenger
Official Number: 
98673
GRT: 
6,814
Year Built: 
1891
Arrival Date: 
01/08/1921
Breakup Started: 
01/01/1922
Original Builder: 
Robert Napier, Govan, Glasgow
Original Yard No.: 
421
Name Changes: 

 
1891 - 1900  :  S.S. Ophir for Orient SNC
1901 - HMS Ophir   [Royal Tour of Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York : Feb - Nov 1901]
1902 - 1915  :  S.S. Ophir for Orient SNC
1915 - 1918  :  Requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service as an Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC)
1918             :  Returned to Owners Orient SNC following war service as HMS Ophir
 

Other Information: 

 
It is believed she arrived at Troon for breaking in August of 1921, and that breaking took place in 1922.
 
Launched by Robert Napier's Govan East Yard, 11-04-1891,  for Orient Steam Navigation Company,Glasgow
 
Propulsion by two 4-cylinder steam triple expansion engines, developing 9,500 IHP, driving twin screws
 
Five coal-fired Boilers
 
Cruising speed = 18 knots
 

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