Certificate no 1886
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Location NONE
Vessel type Submarine Lifting Ship
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Campling, C, Goole
Built in 1887
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Steam
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Steam
Boiler type Unknown
Boilermaker Unknown
Boiler fuel coal


Breadth: Beam
48.00 feet (14.64 m)
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Length: Overall
185.00 feet (56.43 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Vessel was built in 1887 for the M.O.D. as a purpose built submarine lifting ship which has spent her life on the Clyde. These craft were an inspiration of an idea by "Buster" Crabbe the Norwegian diver. The vessel is in good condition with a very heavily constructed boiler room but the pipe work needs to be recladded. This is the only steam purpose built submarine lifting ship left. She has a lifting capacity of 1200 tons.

Although this vessel has been disposed,we are lacking information in order to update her record. If you have any past information, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 1887

    Vessel built by C Campling, Goole

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