INTABA (1910)~Charente SS Co. - "Q" ship under the names Q.2 and WAITOMO,1916/17

Photograph,British cargo ship INTABA .

INTABA ,built by Hall Russell,Aberdeen,for J.T.Rennie & Son,completed 10/1910.Subsequent History:8 August 1911 Purchased for £72,073 by Charente Steamship Co Ltd ( T & J Harrison, Managers) Liverpool name unchanged.

5 August 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Stores Ship and served in the Caribbean, Falklands, Far East and as a destroyer depot ship for ships on the Dover Patrol.18 April 1916 taken over by the Admiralty for service as a Q-Ship and served as Q 2 then WAITOMO, but to avoid confusion with the Union Steamship Co of New Zealand’s ship of the same name she was renamed WAITOPPO.11 July 1917 her decoy ship service ended.5 January 1918 returned to her owners as INTABA.

17 May 1927 purchased by H.M.H. Nemazee, Hong Kong for £18,414 and was renamed ENGELSTAN.1929 purchased by Bengal Burma Steam Navigation Co Ltd ( A.B. Chowdry, Manager) Rangoon, name unchanged..1950 purchased by Scindia Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Bombay name unchanged.

August 1952 sold for demolition by Etablisemente Van Heyghen Freres, Ghent.31 October 1952 sailed Bombay, under tow, to Ghent.21 January 1953 arrived Ghent.26 January 1953 demolition commenced.

Postcard size PHOTOGRAPH (14CM X 9CM),by A.Duncan,Gravesend.Good condition -NOT A DIGITAL COPY.


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