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Name Official number Flag IMO
ROVUMA  149901  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1927  12/07/1927  09/1927 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd, Ardrossan   338 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1289 grt / 739 nrt / 211.8 ft  35.1 ft  19.1 ft   
Engine builder Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Dalmuir
Engine detail
2 x T3cyl (11,18,31x21ins), 125nhp, 2Screws 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1949 Colonial Steamships Co. Ltd.(Rogers & Co.), Port Louis, Mauritius
1954 African Coasters (Pty) Ltd. (Grindrod, Gersigny & Co.), Durban 
Vessel history

10/1962 sold for scrap to K. Nathan (Pty) Ltd, Durban and used in film "Sanders of the River"/"Death Drums Along the River".

End year Fate / Status
1963  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Durban in Q3. 


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