SS Robert Coryndon

SS Robert Coryndon was a British passenger and cargo ferry on Lake Albert in central Africa.

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SS Robert Coryndon in 2009
History
Name: SS Robert Coryndon
Namesake: Sir Robert Coryndon, Governor of Uganda 1918–22
Operator: Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbours (1930–48); East African Railways and Harbours Corporation (1948–67)
Port of registry: Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg
Route: fortnightly between Butiaba on Lake Albert and Kasenyi on Lake George[1]
Builder: J.I. Thornycroft & Co, Woolston, England
In service: 1930
Fate: Sunk 1962
Status: Wreck
General characteristics
Type: Passenger & cargo ferry
Tonnage: 860 tons[2]
Propulsion: Steam engine; screw

HistoryEdit

John I. Thornycroft & Company at Woolston, Hampshire built her for Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbours in 1930.[3]

Robert Coryndon sank in 1962,[4] around the time of Ugandan independence from Britain.

FateEdit

Her wreck was offered for sale in 1967 by the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation (EAR&H).[2] By the beginning of 2012 her wreck had been taken away "in bits and pieces by cutting all the metal remains for scrap" and only her aft king posts were still visible above the water.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Notice No 197; Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbours; Steamer Services, Lake Albert". Kenya Gazette. XXXVII (8). 12 February 1935. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Gazette Notice No 265; East Africa Railways & Harbours". Kenya Gazette. LXVIX (4). 24 January 1967. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  3. ^ Couperus, Jitze (6 April 2009). "Jitze Couperus". Biog: The World Biography Project. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ Briggs, Phillip; Roberts, Andrew (2011). Uganda. Bradt Travel Guides (6th ed.). p. 381.
  5. ^ Menya, Paul (2012). "Mourning the Coryndon". Retrieved 30 June 2012.