Name: SHANNON
Launched: 31/01/1885
Completed: 2/1885
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Yard Number: 186
Dimensions: 139grt, 25nrt, 100.7 x 19.2 x 11.1ft
Engines: C2cyl (20.5 & 40 x 24ins), 70nhp
Engines By: A Shank & Sons, Arbroath
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 86653
History:
1885 Colonel Edward A Gore, Limerick; registered at Limerick
1890 Benjamin Nicholson, Gosport
1890 George A C Schenley, Hamble
1891 Richard Grech, Hastings & Dardanelles; renamed HARLEQUIN
1896 Alfred, William & Richard A Grech, Dardanelles
1907 Idares-i Mahusa, Istanbul; renamed GAYRET
1910 Osmanli Seyri Sefain Idarsi, Istanbul
1927 Broken up
Comments: 1885: Designed to be a combined yacht and tug
1914-18 Commissioned into Ottoman Navy as a minelayer
1927: Broken up at Istanbul


A clutch of Grech tugs at the grounding of the PLYMOTHIAN near Smyrna in 1906. DALHOUSIE on the left of the grounded vessel and HARLEQUIN on the right. May be another Grech vessel, JP Rennoldson's MARY LOUISE, behind HARLEQUIN. Photo courtesy of Richard Cox.


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