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S.S. Argos
First appearance: "The Flame Pearls Pt.1: Attempted Assassination
Created by: Lee Falk and
Phil Davis

S.S. Argos is a yacht owned by Colonel Barton.


S.S. Argos was used for a scientific expedition (and the search for the fabulous Flame Pearls) to the South Pacific. Colonel Barton turned the ship and himself to the navy during the WWII, strangly the yacht changed the name to S.S. Argus. It seems like Mandrake and Narda were invited aboard the same ship, now owned by Sir Harry (?), on a voyage from Europe through the Sargasso Sea. When Colonel Barton bought himself a new smaller boat he named it Argos II.

Behind the scenes

Notable appearances

Some of the stories where S.S. Argos has featured most prominently are:

Year Daily/Sundays Title Artist Comments
1940 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; Attempted Assassination" Davis Colonel Barton
1940 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; Magnetic Island" Davis
1940 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; The Three Cows" Davis
1940 Sundays "The Swordfish" Davis
1940 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; The Amazons" Davis
1940 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; The Ghost Ship" Davis
1941 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; The Witch of Tago" Davis
1941 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; Land of the Giants" Davis
1941 Sundays "The Flame Pearls; The Hungry Isles" Davis
1942 Sundays "Pacifica" Davis
1945 Sundays "Kingdom of the Wind" Davis As S.S. Argus
1959 Daily "Shirlana" Davis Sir Harry
1959 Daily "Secret of the Sargasso" Davis
1965 Sundays "The Traveller's Tale" Davis / Fredericks Argos II
1970 RGE story "The Haunted Yatch" unknown Colonel Bastos