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Name: MOUNT ROYAL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/08/1898
Completed: 11/1898
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 230
Dimensions: 8747grt, 4599nrt, 470.0 x 56.0 x 32.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 75 x 54ins), 505nrt
Engines by: Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109498
History:
11/1898 Elder Dempster & Co, Liverpool
1900 Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd, Liverpool
1903 Canadian Pacific Railway Co, Liverpool
1914 British Royal Navy
1915 Renamed RANGOL
07/1916 The Admiralty, London
11/1916 Renamed MAPLELEAF (Lane & Macandrew, managers)
10/1919 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1920 Renamed BRITISH MAPLE
1933 Broken up
Comments: 10/1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty & converted to dummy battleship MARLBOROUGH
1915: Converted to a fleet oiler with cylindrical tanks in her holds
1925: In storage service
27/12/1932: Arrived for breaking up at Rosyth
01/1933: Breaking up commenced by Metal Industries
05/1933: Hulk used for slops storage at Charlestown
06/03/1935: Breaking up completed at Rosyth


Above photo as MOUNT ROYAL courtesy of Richard Cox