TS Vanadis

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A and J Inglis Vanadis (1908).jpg
The hull of the turbine yacht TS Vanadis
Career (U.S.A.)
Owner: Mr. C.K.G. Billings
Builder: A. & J. Inglis
Launched: 1908
Homeport: New York
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,092 GRT
Length: 249½ feet
Beam: 32½ feet
Propulsion: Steam Turbines & Triple Screws
Sail plan: Schooner
Speed: 16½ knots

The turbine yacht TS Vanadis was designed by Clinton Crane of Tams, Lemoine & Crane in New York, built at A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow and launched in 1908. She was ordered by Mr. C.K.G. Billings of New York. She was built of steel, rigged as a triple screw schooner and, unusually, was powered by steam turbines. Capable of 16½ knots at full speed, she was registered at 1,092 tons gross and measured 249½ feet in length with a 32½ foot beam. She was sold in 1916 to Mr. M.F. Plant. She was then used by the Russian Navy under the name of Poryvs from 1917-1919. Sold to Baron de Linder and renamed Finlandia. In 1925 she was bought by Lt. Cmdr. Montague Grahame-White for his charter business and renamed to Ianara. Sold for the last time in 1935, she was reportedly broken up in 1938.[1]


  1. ^ The Royal Thames Yacht Club's steam yacht Ianara
The Royal Thames Yacht Club's steam yacht Ianara painted by Luca Papaluca (Italian, 1890-1934) signed 'L. Papaluca' (lower right) and inscribed 'S.Y. Ianara. R.T.Y.C.' (lower centre) Bodycolour, 15 x 27 in. (38 x 68.6 cm.)