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SS Ouse (1911)

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Name  1911-1940 SS Ouse
Out of service  8 August 1940
Launched  21 September 1911
Draft  4.69 m
Yard number  174
Fate  Sunk
Length  73 m
Operator  1911-1922 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 1922-1923 London and North Western Railway 1923-1940 London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Builder  William Dobson and Company, Walker Yard

SS Ouse was a freight vessel built for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1911.

History

She was built by William Dobson and Company in Walker Yard for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and launched on 21 September 1911.

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty between 1917 and 1919 when she operated as a decoy “Q” ship as Rule, Baryta, Cassor and Q35.

On 8 August 1940 she collided with SS Rye in the English Channel off Newhaven whilst avoiding a torpedo fired by S-20 and sank. 23 crew were rescued.

References

SS Ouse (1911) Wikipedia


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