Category:Shannon (ship, 1882)

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Ship[edit]

  • Built by: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
  • Yard number 145
  • Length 121.91m
  • Depth 9.96m
  • Draught 7.465m
  • Gross tonnage* 4,189 grt
  • Net tonnage* 2,217 nrt
  • Deadweight [1883] 3,505 tons
  • Engines Compound inverted direct-acting steam engines
  • Engine builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast
  • Power 4,400 ihp
  • Propulsion Single screw
  • Speed 14.5 knots
  • Passenger capacity* 120 first, 48 second class
  • Cargo capacity [1883] 4,179 cubic metres (147,600 cubic feet)
  • Official number 83934

History[edit]

  • 06.10.1881: Launched.
  • 31.12.1881: Registered.
  • 05.01.1882: Left her builders as Shannon for The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
  • 19.01.1882: Maiden voyage from London to Sydney, though in fact she spent more of her time on the Bombay run.
  • 23.05.1884: Re-measured. 4,077 grt, 2,050 nrt, deadweight 3,899 tons. 163 first class and 58 second class passenger capacity, Cargo capacity 3,311 cubic metres
  • 23.01.1896: In collision with the powder hulk Thalia off Royal Albert Dock, London but without significant damage.
  • 1898: A case of plague was reported aboard.
  • 1900: Was to have been sold, but the deal collapsed and she was laid up in Victoria Dock.
  • 07.1901: Sold at auction for £10,706 to Essafji Tajbhoy Borah, Bombay, and reported renamed PROCTER
  • 12.1901: Sold to shipbreakers at Bombay.

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