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Name Official number Flag IMO
ALBION  47848  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  24/12/1863   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Co., Greenock Cartsdyke East  100 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
668 grt / 452 nrt / 218.3 ft  27.2 ft  15.5 ft   
Engine builder Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock
Engine detail
Simple 2cyl (44 x 29in) 180nhp 1-screw.

1888 re-engined T3cyl 180nhp 14"23"36"x30" Muir & Houston, Glasgow 

First owner First port of register Registration date
James Galbraith (Albion Shipping Co), Glasgow.  Glasgow  11/02/1864 
Other names
1889 CENTENNIAL 
Subsequent owner and registration history
17/01/66 Otago Steam Navigation Co, Dunedin.
1871 McMeckan & Blackwood (Blue Emu Line), Melbourne - reg Melbourne
1878 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand, Dunedin - reg Dunedin (1879)
1883 James C Ellis, Newcastle NSW and Joseph Mitchell (Ellis Line), Sydney - reg Sydney
(1887 James C Ellis, Newcastle ?)
 
Vessel history
by1874 806grt 591nrt
1888 rebuilt by Mort's Dock & Engineering Co at Sydney with new engine and boilers; passengers 50 x 1st, 150 x 2nd 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1889  Collision 23/08/1899 
Disposal Detail
23/08/1889 sank in collision with collier KANAHOOKA (386grt/1883) off Bradley Point in Sydney harbour (Sydney for Wellington, wool, coals and general cargo). All passengers (54) and 30 crew reported rescued, two crew crushed in collision. Master of CENTENNIAL was held responsible. 
 

 



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