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Name Official number Flag IMO
UNION  76845  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1878  10/10/1878   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Tender  Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow   100 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
113 grt / 49 nrt / 90.5 ft  20.0 ft  8.6 ft   
Engine builder James Howden & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
Compound C2cyl (18½&38x21in) 50nhp screws fore and aft 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union Steam Ship Co Ltd, Southampton  Southampton  03/12/1878 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
Reported sold to Portugese owners 
Vessel history

Tug/tender based at Durban, working with iron lighters.  Later used local coastal services at Durban, and later at Delagoa Bay (Lourenço Marques).

End year Fate / Status
1894  Wrecked  
Disposal Detail
9/1894 wrecked crossing the bar at Chinde, River Zambesi (reportedly after sale to Portuguese interests). Crew rescued. 


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