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Name: FLYING FOX
Launched: 14/03/1885
Completed: 1885
Builder: JT Eltringham, South Shields
Yard Number: 126
Dimensions: 174grt, 42nrt, 122.5 x 20.3 x 10.9ft; (1900: 185grt, 52nrt); (1914: 185grt, 73nrt)
Engines: SL1cyl (41 x 60ins), 98nhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 90041
History:
1885 Clyde Shipping Co; registered at Glasgow
24/04/1919 Moville Steamship Co Ltd (Daniel O'Donnell, manager), Moville, Co Donegal
08/1919 Renamed CRAGBUE; registered at Londonderry
1927 Anchor Line Ltd, Glasgow
10/1929 Broken up
Comments: 27/12/1893: Towed the disabled ENSKAR (1890, 3093grt) from Old Head of Kinsale
into Queenstown Ireland for repairs
27/09/1900: Collided with the PENZANCE (1879, 1456grt) off Queenstown during thick fog, both vessels damaged
30/07/1914 to 04/02/1917 Requisitioned by the Admiralty for Harbour/Dockyard services
14/12/1917 to 04/06/1919 Requisitioned by the Admiralty for Harbour/Dockyard services
11/06/1918 to 04/06/1919 Renamed FLYING FOX II
1919: Reverted to name CRAGBUE
01/1920: Returned to Owners
1927: Sold by liquidators to Anchor Line Ltd
10/1929: Broken up at Holywell, North Wales