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Britannia 1887

Postby john sefton » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:58 pm

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built by Caird & Company Greenock, Yard No 246
Engines by Shipbuilders
Port of Registry: Greenock
Propulsion: Three cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 7000ihp, single screw, 16.5 knots
Launched: Thursday, 18/08/1887
Built: 1887
Ship Type: Passenger Liner
Ship's Role: UK/Australia service, also to India and the Far East
Tonnage: 6525 gross; 3378 net; 4900 dwt
Length: 465ft 9in
Breadth: 52ft 0in
Draught: 26ft 0in
Owner History: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
Status: Scrapped - 1909, Genoa

18/08/1887: Launched.
11/10/1887: Registered.
15/10/1887: Ran trials.
16/10/1887: Delivered. A sister to the earlier VICTORIA (Caird, 1887) and very similar to the later OCEANA (Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1888) and ARCADIA (Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1888) which together made up P&O’s 'Jubilee' Class to mark Queen Victoria’s (and the Company’s) Golden Jubilee. She cost £187,278, and was fitted with unsubsidised gun platforms in case of auxiliary cruiser duties.
18/10/1887: Aground for 12 hours on the Goodwin Sands.
05/11/1887: Maiden sailing established a new Brindisi/Adelaide mail record of 23 days 10 hours, at an average of 16 knots as against 14½ knots required by the mail contract.
26/07/1889: Arrived at Sydney from Melbourne during which passage she was overhauled by the clipper CUTTY SARK when she (BRITANNIA) was making 16 knots.
1894: Ran aground in the Suez Canal.
1894/1895: Experimental six month charter for Indian trooping carrying 1,200 men (she could carry 2,700 in emergency). Contract repeated in 1895/96 and 1896/97.
1904: Refitted and modernised for revised mail contracts starting in 1905.
1907: Carried Prince Fushimi of Japan on a state visit to London.
? Laid up in London.
08/1909: Sold for £11,520 to Fratelli Cerruti fu Allesandra, Italy to be broken up.
22/08/1909: Arrived at Genoa under the name BRITANNI. Scrapped alongside her sister VICTORIA. ... asp?id=536
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Re: Britannia 1887

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Grenada Carriacou 2002, $1. StG.? ; Great Britain 2018, 1st class, StG.?
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