HMS Cyclops

The Ship

HMS Cyclops (ex merchant ship Indrabarah) was built by Laing and launched 27th October 1905.

INDRABARAH was built by Sir James Laing & Sons at Sunderland with a tonnage of 5194grt, a length of 477ft, a beam of 49ft 4in and a service speed of 11 knots. Sister of the Indralema, and although built as the Indrabarah, she was sold on the stocks to the Admiralty who converted her into a Floating Workshop and Distilling Ship and named her HMS Cyclops.

HMS Cyclops served during World War One and served in WW2. Between the wars HMS Cyclops served as a Submarine Depot ship in the Mediterranean, and returned to home waters late in 1939 where she spent the war years, until being scrapped at Newport July 1947.

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Postcard series: Wessex Real Photo, Wessex Real Photo Series


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