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Name: NYROCA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/04/1903
Completed: 03/06/1903
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 401
Dimensions: 1295grt, 634nrt, 1900dwt, 290.0 x 42.1 x 15.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 39ins), 195nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.8knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 115115
History:
03/06/1903 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
21/09/1922 British and Continental Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
15/06/1932 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 24250; Profit 1405-8s-10d
31/01/1917: Commissioned at Queenstown as an Admiralty Q Ship
Served under the names Q26, MAVIS and NYROCA
02/06/1917: Torpedoed 20 miles from Wolf Rock
Engine room flooded so towed by HMS CHRISTOPHER & tugs to Plymouth Sound
Finally beached at Cawsand Bay to prevent sinking
Refloated and repaired
27/07/1918: Returned to owners
15/06/1932: Broken up at Port Glasgow


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 16/04/1903