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Name: OUSE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/09/1911
Completed: 11/1911
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 174
Dimensions: 1004grt, 419nrt, 240.2 x 34.2 x 15.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.25, 36 & 61 x 39ins), 331nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140647
History:
11/1911 Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co, Goole
1922 London & North Western Railway Co, Goole
1923 London, Midland & Scottish Railway, Goole
08/08/1940 Sank
Comments: 1917 to 1919: Operated as a decoy "Q" ship under the names
RULE, BARYTA, CASSOR and Q35
08/08/1940: Sank 25 miles south of Eastbourne after a collision with fleet mate RYE
She was trying to avoid an attack by a German MTB
On voyage Goole to Cowes with a cargo of coal


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox