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Berbice (Royal Mail Line)

Postby shipstamps » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:04 pm

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Built 1909 for the Royal Mail Line for use on their West Indies inter-island contract, by Harland & Wolff, belfast. L 300'8" x 38'2"x22' 10". Eng single screw, quad exp 4 cyls. 169NHP by builder. Steel hull, 1 deck and shelter passengers 100 1st class, 50 2nd class. 6th May 1909 launched for West Indies inter-island and cruising services. 1914 - 18 naval Hospital ship HMS BERBICE. 1920 sold and renamed SUNTEMPLE, Mitchell Cotts, London. 1924 broken up.
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