Coringa 1913 HMS - Tug

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Coringa 1913 HMS - Tug

Post by Woody » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:30 am

HMS Coringa
Rescue Tug - W12
WWII Rescue Tug
Launched by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton, Yard No 1002, on 17/12/1913 as a Salvage Tug for the British India and Queensland Agency Co Ltd, London & Brisbane. Lost in the Bristol Channel 23/6/1940.
287grt (1921 294grt)
135.4ft x 25.1ft x 13ft
Engines by McKie & Baxter, Glasgow
Triple expansion engine with 2 Scotch boilers - 147nhp 1480ihp giving 13.5 knots
1 x 12pdr, and 1 x 6pdr
Crew 49

Completed in March 1914
1916 to Benjamin Macdonald and David Hamilton, Brisbane
25/5/1917 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Rescue Tug and converted at Devonport. Served at Devonport, Pembroke, Milford Haven, and Scapa Flow
17/4/1920 Returned after a refit
1924 to David Sim and William Mackay, Melbourne
1927 to William & Co Ltd, Sydney
1/5/1940 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a rescue tug after having sailed to the UK via the Suez Canal
23/6/1940 lost in the Bristol Channel, probably from an air attack

Mercantile Model in the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane
Photos from John Wilson
C3 Coringa 1-1940 Brisbane River.JPG
Coringa Brisbane River January 1940

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Re: Coringa 1913 HMS - Tug

Post by steely17 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:48 pm

50 years of naval tugs (Bill Hannan ) has her being lost in the North Atlantic?

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