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Name Official number Flag IMO
SOBRAON  109253  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1900  16/02/1900  04/04/1900 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock   293 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7382 grt / 4411 nrt / 450.0 ft  54.2 ft  31.6 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2 x T3cyl (28.5, 46, 76 x 48in), 6500ihp 1055nhp, 16 knots, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, London  Greenock  29/03/1900 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1901  Wrecked 24/04/1901 
Disposal Detail
24/04/1901 ran aground and wrecked off Tung Ying Island, NE of Foochow in dense fog (Shanghai for London with general cargo and 70 passengers). All on board were saved, with their possessions and the mails, and later some cargo salvaged. Attempts to refloat her with P&S's COROMANDEL (Caird, 1885) were unsuccessful and she was abandoned on 8/5/1901.

The loss stimulated the British Government to erect a lighthouse on Tung Ying Island, which still stands.

 
 

 



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