HMS Killingholme (1916) CV  (1st)

This the only ship to carry the name HMS Killingholme was a seaplane carrying paddle steamer.

Originally a double-ended paddle steamer built for the Great Central Railway's Humber River ferry service. Requisitioned for the Royall Navy 21-Feb-1916 to carry two or three floatplanes for coastal anti-airship patrols and based at Killingholme.

Displaced 508 tons, 195ft x 31ft 6in x 8ft 7in, powered 2 x compound engines through 2 x paddlewheels.

The attempts at intercepting airships were not successful and she was returned to her owners 21-Apr-1917.

Sister ship to HMS Brocklesby.

Ownership was transferred to the London & Great Eastern Railway Company when they took over the Great Central Railway 1923, and she was used for excursion cruising.

Requisitioned for a second time in May-1941 during World War 2 and used as a barrage balloon vessel at Grimsby.

Returned to her owners Mar-1945, but was scrapped without being returned to service.


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This page last edited - 03 September, 2012.

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