This motor yacht HALAS is a 52 m 169 (ft) large steel ship which was manufactured by Fairfield Shipbuilding and designed by Fairfield Shipbuilding. Accommodating 28 guests and 22 qualified crew, motor yacht HALAS used to be called 502 Waterwitch; Bosphorus No. 71; Halas; Halas 71; Rashid Pasha which was her project name or yacht title.
Promptly requisitioned by the British government for the war effort, she saw service beginning in 1915 as H.M.S. Waterwitch, acting as a troop ferry first at Lemnos and then in the Dardanelles. She is reported to be one of only two Royal Navy vessels at Gallipoli still in service, from war's end serving the Occupation Authority in Istanbul.
Fairfield Shipbuilding was the naval architect involved in the technical nautical plans for HALAS. Fairfield Shipbuilding is also associated with the yacht wider design collaboration for this yacht. In 1915 she was actually launched to celebration in Glasgow and post sea trials and finishing touches was afterwards passed on to the new owner. Fairfield Shipbuilding completed their new build motor yacht in the United Kingdom. The hull was built out of steel. The motor yacht superstructure is made predominantly using wood. With a width of 8.5 m or 27.9 feet HALAS has fairly large room. She has a fairly deep draught of 3.2m (10.5ft). She had refit improvement and alteration work undertaken in 1988.
Installed with twin CATERPILLAR diesel main engines, HALAS will reach a high speed of 14 knots. Her propulsion units are twin screw propellers. Her total HP is 1024 HP and her total Kilowatts are 753.
The important luxury yacht M/Y HALAS can sleep a total of 28 guests and has 22 crew members.
Main Engine(s) is two 512 Horse Power or 377 kW Caterpillar. - Giving the combined power of 1024 HP /753 KW. - Cruising at a speed of 12 nautical miles per hour. - Top Speed: 14 nautical miles per hour. - Water: unknown. - Beam: 8.5m/27.9ft. - Waterline Length (LWL): 46.7m/153.2ft. - Draught at deepest: 3.2m/10.5ft.
HALAS features a teak deck.
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