Ipu


IPU was built in 1905 by Fredrikstad Mek. Verkstad at Fredrikstad with a tonnage of 686grt, a length of 191ft 1in, a beam of 33ft 1in and a service speed of 10 knots.

She was built as the coastal cargo vessel Ipu for Empreza de Nav. Lorentzen of Para in Brazil and acquired by Union-Castle in 1915 for service at Beira.

Sold to Glendinning Steamship Co. of London in 1923 she was renamed Chyko and in February 1925 was wrecked after stranding.

Ipu

A watercolour by Owen Keen

Ipu - Art Gallery

As Chyko

Life after Union-Castle Line

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Ipu

1905

1915 Purchased by Union-Castle retained name Ipu

1915 Deployed to African Coastal Service based in Beira

1917 Chartered by The Admiralty as Transport on East African coast

1924 Sold to Glendinning SS Co

686

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

138991

Fredrickstad Mek Verksted

Fredrickstad

Fredrickstad Mek Verksted

Fredrickstad

2 x Steam 3 Cyl

36 HP

2

Master

From

To

E Moffat

6/1915

6/1920

C E Mumford

6/1912

12/1918

H P Basden-Smith

9/1920

5/1922

A H Hutchings

5/1921

4/1922

A O Morgan

6/1922

10/1922

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