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Name: Durban Workshop
Type: Floating Workshop
Launched: 08/08/1903
Completed: 09/1903
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 293
Dimensions: 129.3 x 40.0 x 8.3ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl (12 & 26 x 15ins)
Engines by: Baird Bros, North Shields
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 7.1knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1903 Government of Natal
No further history known
Comments: Delivered as deck cargo aboard the Durban Dock No 2 (yard number 289)
Fitted with a 15tons crane for repairing ships afloat


Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 05/09/1903