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LA PLATA passenger-cargo vessel 1882

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LA PLATA passenger-cargo vessel 1882

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:25 pm

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Built as a passenger/cargo vessel under yard No 184 by J &G Thomson, Clydebank (she was ordered by Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow but subcontracted to Thomson) for Union Steamship Company, Southampton.
23 December 1881 launched under the name MOOR.
Tonnage 3.597 gross, 2.229 net, dim. 111.25 x 13.94 x 8.84m.
Powered by a 3-cyl. compound steam engine, 810nhp., speed 12 knots.
Accommodation for 120 first, 90 second and 50 third class.
28 April 1882 completed.

After delivery used in the mail service between the U.K. and South Africa.
1894 Lengthened with 13.41 meter, tonnage increased to 4.464 gross ton, a second funnel placed and the other lengthened.
1900 after a merger between the Union Line and the Castle Line transferred to Castle Union-Castle Line.
1901 Sold to the Royal Mail Line, London and renamed LA PLATA.
1908 Sold to the Polytechnic Touring Association, London and renamed THE VIKING. Her hull painted white, and thereafter used as a cruise vessel from Great Britain to Scandinavia and the Norway Fjords.
1912 Sold to the Viking Cruising Co., London.
1913 Sold to shipbreakers in the Netherlands, and arrived 14 February 1913 at Zwijndrecht, Netherlands.

Montserrat 1980 $1,20 sg462, scott? 1990 $1 on $120 sg820, scott?

Source: Merchant Fleets in profile Volume 3 by Haws. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/v ... sp?id=6654
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