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PS Mars
Launched on March 14th 1902 by John Brown at Clydebank (the former Thomson yard)
Engines : Compound diagonal, 28.25 and 53 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 200.4 ft x 26.1 ft
317 Gross Registered Tons

Sailed on the Clyde until requisitioned by the Admiralty as HMS Marsa during World War I
Survived the hostilities but a freak accident dictated that she never returned to the Clyde.
Sank after a collision with a naval destroyer off Harwich on 18th November 1918

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