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Name Official number Flag IMO
AFRICAN  68814  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1873  31/12/1872  01/1873 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Key & Sons, Kinghorn Abden Shipyard  15 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2019 grt / 1258 nrt / 315.7 ft  34.3 ft  24.1 ft   
Engine builder John Key & Sons, Kirkcaldy
Engine detail
C2cyl (38, 70 x 48in) 280nhp, 1-screw
Engine No.140 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union Steamship Co., Southampton  Southampton  04/03/1873 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1883 J Japp, Liverpool and J M Kirby, London
1884 J Japp, Liverpool and J M Kirby & F Stumore, London 
Vessel history
For Southampton-South Africa mail service
1881 on South African coastal service 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1987  Stranded 15/02/1887 
Disposal Detail
15/02/1887 stranded off Abu Madaff Reef, 42 miles north of Jeddah, on passage Cardiff for Jeddah with coal
22/02/1887 broke in two. 
 

 



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