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Category:Coringa (tugboat, 1914)

ShipEdit

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  • Built by: William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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  • Launch date: 17.12.1913
  • Date of completion: 25.2.1914
  • Length over all: m
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  • Draught: m
  • GRT: 294
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  • Main engine: 1481 ihp
  • Speed: kn
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HistoryEdit

  • 1914 Named: CORINGA for The British India & Queensland Agency Company Ltd Brisbane Flag: Australia.
  • 05.1917 Requisitioned and sent to the United Kingdom and armed and outfitted at Devonport (as pennant W12) for salvage, rescue, minesweeping and patrol, with a 12-pounder on the bow and a semi-automatic 6-pounder mounted on the engine-room skylight, and manned with the incredible number of 49 crewmen for such a small vessel, working from Devonport, Pembroke, Milford Haven, and Scapa Flow.
  • 1918 Towed a German submarine to various ports for exhibition, and later towed U 101 from Leith to an anchorage in the Thames, off the Houses of Paliament.
  • 1919 Refitted again at Devonport
  • 10.1919 Left Rosyth with the Dutch dredger MERWEDE in tow for Singapore, before returning to Brisbane to resume her commercial activities
  • 01.1940 Requisitioned again by the Admiralty, CORINGA travelled again to Britain.
  • 23.06.1940 Lost in the Atlantic, with the actual circumstances of her loss never clearly defined