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Name Official number Flag IMO
SILISTRIA    TUR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1856  1856   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  41 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
835 grt /  / 223.4 ft  28.2 ft  16.0 ft   
Engine builder Macnab & Clark, Greenock
Engine detail
140nhp, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Turkish Goverment (The Ottoman Company). Constantinople.     
Other names
MASSILIAN (launched) - 4/1856 SCHUMLA (intended) - SILISTRE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
McLarty & Lamont, Liverpool (ordered) 
Vessel history
Ordered for Liverpool-Mediterranean service of McLarty & Lamont to run with ITALIAN (Archibald Denny 1855), SARDINIAN and VICTOR EMMANUEL (Alexander Denny 1855) and GENOVA (Alexander Denny 1850)
4/1856 purchased by the Turkish Government before completion and initially proposed name SCHUMLA. 
Remarks
SILISTRE is Turkish spelling 
End year Fate / Status
1859  Foundered 25/06/1859 
Disposal Detail
Foundered after springing a leak shortly after leaving Alexandria for Constantinople with 350 passengers (Turkish and Christian). 273 passengers were saved, but it was alleged that many of the Christian passengers were murdered and robbed by the crew before the ship sank. 
 

 



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