Built 02/1910
Tonnages 1016grt, 421 nrt
Dimensions 240.2 x 34.2 x 15.4 ft
Shipbuilder (yard number) Wm. Dobson & Co., Walker, Newcastle (166)
Engine builder Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Engine T3cyl (22.5, 36 & 61 x 39ins), 331nhp
O.N. 128872

1911 Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, Goole

  1922 London & North-Western Railway Company
  1923 London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company
  From 1935 managed by Associated Humber Lines
Fate 15/11/1956 arrived at Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking by Clayton & Davie

HODDER was chartered as a cable ship during WW1

From http://atlantic-cable.com/Cableships/Hodder/index.htm

"Owned by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company and chartered by the GPO in 1915 and converted for cable work. One paying out-picking up machine was fitted on the forward well deck. The three holds, two forward and one aft were modified to carry cable. Hodder replaced MONARCH at Scapa Flow in 1915 and during the next three years laid cables to the various islands in the Orkneys and Shetlands, linking these to the Naval Base at Scapa Flow. During its time as a cable ship it was manned by its own crew with the GPO supplying the cable staff. At the end of the war Hodder was returned to its owners."

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