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Name Official number Flag IMO
TALANA  88209  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1901  24/01/1901  1901 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Tender  Composite Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Hawthorns & Co., Leith Junction Bridge  86 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
103 grt / 19 nrt / 81.1 ft  18.1 ft  10.6 ft   
Engine builder Hawthorns & Co., Leith
Engine detail
C2cyl 15",31"x20" 50nhp 350ihp 11kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
William & Rossario Messina, Charles Coles and Charles L Searle (Messina Bros, Coles & Searle), Port Elizabeth  Port Elizabeth  02/05/1901 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1931 The Ocean Industries Ltd, Durban 
Vessel history
1930 103grt 46nrt
1931 used for shark fishing 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1934  Wrecked 03/05/1934 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked about 50 miles north of East London, near Cape Morgan, after engine failed; 29 on board rescued. 
 

 



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