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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1897  20/01/1897   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  408 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4324 grt / 2722 nrt / 383.5 ft  46.3 ft  20.0 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
T3cyl (26.5, 44, 70 x 48in), 419nhp, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Castle Mail Packets Co.Ltd. - D.Currie & Co., London  London   
Other names
1905 HANNA - 1905 ST DOMINGO - 1908 RAGLAN CASTLE - 1910 PYTHIA - 1930 READY 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1900 Union-Castle Mail S.S. Co. Ltd., London
08/1904: Returned to Barclay, Curle and Co in part payment for new ship (DOVER CASTLE).
1905: Sold to Russian Navy for use as a store carrier.
02/1905: Sold to A/S Det Vestindiske Kompagni, Copenhagen for a West Indies service, renamed ST DOMINGO.
02~08/1906: Chartered for use as a troop ship between Vladivistock and Odessa.
23/09/1907: Arrived at Greenock following sale to Barclay, Curle and Co.
03/1909: Chartered to North~West Transport Line for Rotterdam~Halifax~New York passenger service.
07/1909: Returned to Barclay, Curle and Co.
01/1910: Sold to Pythia Steam Ship Co Ltd (Donaldson Brothers, managers), Glasow
11/1911: Sold to A/S Dominion Whaling Co Ltd, Sandefjord and converted into a whale oil refinery.
1920: Sold to A/S Odd, Sandefjord.
18/04/1929: Capsized while being repaired at Sandefjord by Framnaes MV, who took her over and repaired her.
1930: Sold to Hvalfanger A/S Africa, Sandefjord 
Vessel history

1911 converted to whale oil refinery

End year Fate / Status
1934  Broken Up 03/10/1934 
Disposal Detail
Breaking commenced at Rosyth by Metal Industries Ltd. 


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