Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

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Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Post by Woody » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Launched 15/4/1896 by Mackie & Thomson Govan, Yard No 107

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/v ... p?id=13618
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1 Thetis ex Countess 1896-4-15.jpg
as SS Thetis

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Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Post by E28 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:41 pm

A very long lived little coasting vessel.
As the Daines she was supposedly wrecked in the Cape Bon area 14 Mar 1964.

It seems more probable she hit the coast, was refloated and subsequently broken up or was broken up in situ.
Can anyone confirm this fate as no wreck seems to exist.
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Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Post by Magoonigal » Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 pm

Marine News report for the time has:-

DAINES.

mv owned by Navaltirso S.p.A. di Nav. Italy, grounded off Cape Bon, 14th March 1964 and sank.

As you say she was probably pulled off and sank later.
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Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Post by E28 » Wed May 02, 2012 12:16 am

Thanks Paul, very useful.
On the link in Woodys first post it says converted to motor vessel.
What exactly is a motor vessel.
How does it differ from her original coaster title. Is it to do with having diesels fitted.
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Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Post by Magoonigal » Wed May 02, 2012 11:25 am

In a word YES!

She would have had her Steam Engine removed and a diesel fitted. Her overal appearance would have been updated as well.
As an aside that is probably why she lasted as long as she did.
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