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HMS Brocklesby (1916) CV  (1st)

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Brocklesby was a seaplane carrying paddle steamer.

Originally a double-ended paddle steamer built for the Great Central Railway's Humber River ferry service. Requisitioned for the Royal Navy 21-Feb-1916 to carry two or three floatplanes for coastal anti-airship patrols and based at Yarmouth.

Displaced 508 tons, 195ft x 31ft 6in x 8ft 7in, powered 2 x compound engines through 2 x paddlewheels.

The attempts at intercepting airships were not successful and she was returned to her owners 05-Jun-1917.

Sister ship to HMS Killingholme.

Ownership was transferred to the London & Great Eastern Railway Company when they took over the Great Central Railway 1923, and she was used for excursion cruising.

Scrapped 1936.

 

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This page last edited - 14 March, 2013.

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