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Name Official number Flag IMO
MOOR  82428  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1882  23/12/1881  28/05/1882 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
James & George Thomson, Clydebank   184 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3688 grt / 2352 nrt / 365.8 ft  46.1 ft  28.9 ft   
Engine builder James & George Thomson, Clydebank
Engine detail
C2cyl 600nhp 4000ihp 13kn 1-screw

1888 engine tripled by T Richardson & Sons, Hartlepool: T3cyl 35",56",90"x60" 470nhp 5000ihp 16kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union Steam Ship Co Ltd, London  Southampton  28/04/1882 
Other names
1901 LA PLATA - 1908 THE VIKING 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1900 Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co Ltd, London
1901 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London - reg London
1908 John E Kynaston, Douglas McG Hogg and Robert Mitchell (Polytechnic Touring Association) - mng Robert Mitchell, London
1912 The Viking Cruising Co Ltd - mng S J Beckett, London  
Vessel history
4/1885 converted at Simonstown to armed merchant cruiser and patrolled East Africa (fear of war with Russia); 10/1885 returned to owners
1888 3597grt 2138nrt
1894 lengthened in steel by 65 feet and 2nd funnel added: 4464grt 2820nrt, 420.6 x 45.8 x 29.3ft

1908 converted for cruising
16/1910 aground in Geiranger Fjord, Norway - refloated after three days 
Sub-contract from Aitken & Mansel
passengers: 1stx150, 2ndx90, 3rdx130. 
End year Fate / Status
1913  Broken Up 14/02/1913 
Disposal Detail
14/2/1913 arrived Zwijndrecht, Netherlands to be broken up by Sundermann 


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