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Name: VIKING
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 07/03/1905
Completed: 06/1905
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 759
Dimensions: 1957grt, 827nrt, 350.4 x 42.0 x 16.1ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, 11000shp, 1446nhp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 22.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118604
History:
06/1905 Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd, Douglas
1915 British Royal Navy; renamed VINDEX
1920 Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd, Douglas; renamed VIKING
24/09/1954 Broken up
Comments: 23/03/1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty & purchased later in the same year
1915: Converted into a seaplane carrier, carrying 4 x seaplanes & fighter aircraft
Armed with 4 x 1 x 12pdr, 1 x 6pdr AA guns
Hanger constructed aft, with a launching platform. 2 x cranes. 5 x aircraft
Launching ramp/platform fwd, 2 x derricks, 2 x aircraft
1920: Returned to owners
24/09/1954: Broken up by TW Ward at Barrow


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

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Above photo as VINDEX courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily News, Wednesday, 08/03/1905