SS Lagos Hercules
ex Hercules, DHB Lady Crundall
Roy Thornton Collection
Steam twin screw salvage steamer built in 1906 by J P Rennoldson & Co, South Shields (Yard No 246) for Dover Harbour Board
- Length: 39.62m (130.1 ft)
- Breadth of hull: 8.56m (28.1 ft)
- Depth: 4.21m (13.8 ft)
- Tonnage: 366 gross/146 net/deadweight
- Engines: 2 x 2-cylinder (22 & 46 x 30ins) J P Rennoldson comp
- Power: 235nhp, 1600ihp
- Winches: 5BH
- Speed: 12 knots
- Code/Call Sign:
- ID Number: 114905
- Registry: Dover
- Sister-ships: LADY BRASSEY
October 9th 1906: Launched.
November 1906: Completed for Dover Harbour Board & South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co; registered at Dover.
1910: Dover Harbour Board as DHB Lady Crundall.
August 2nd 1914: Admiralty service at Dover.
1919: Crown Agents for the Colonies, (Nigerian Government at Lagos); renamed HERCULES.
August 1st 1919: Returned to owners.
1922: Government of Nigeria
1923: Renamed LAGOS HERCULES.
July 5th 1925: Reportedly in a collision the steamer AKABO near Lagos and sank.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright.