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Name Official number Flag IMO
MELVILLE  115255  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  09/01/1902   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  297 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4484 grt / 2838 nrt / 385.0 ft  48.8 ft  26.9 ft   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
1-screw, T3cyl (27", 43", 72"-48"), 359 nhp, 10.5 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd., Liverpool  Liverpool   
Other names
1926 CHARITAS 
Subsequent owner and registration history
4/1904 Transferred to Elder Line Ltd.
29/7/1926 SA per L'Industria ed il Commercio Marrittimo Nova Genuensis, Genoa. Renamed CHARITAS. Registered Genoa. 4408 grt. 2725 nrt.
1927 Sold to SA di Navigazione la Tirrenia, Genoa. 
Vessel history
18/4/1902 Commenced maiden voyage, London to Table Bay.
1905 Placed on Canada-Cape service.
1917 Requisitioned by HM Government and operated as an army supply ship, later as a collier for both British and Russian Governments. Made two round voyages to Australia during the war period.
1922 Aground at Sekondi on Gold Coast-refloated. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1931  Broken Up 03/03/1931 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Savona for breaking 
 

 



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