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Name: BUCEPHALUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/02/1884
Completed: 03/1884
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 537
Dimensions: 1818grt, 1192nrt, 276.0 x 36.2 x 21.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (25 & 54 x 42ins), 195nhp; (1892: Q4cyl (15, 15, 32.5 & 54 x 42), 195nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd; (1892: Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 88919
History:
03/1884 A Currie & Co, Melbourne
1901 Handel Mij Kian Gwan, Samarang; renamed SIMONGAN
1910 Samarang Stoomvaart Mij, Samarang
1911 Chew Joon Hiang, Singapore; renamed BUCEPHALUS
1913 Heap Eng Moh SS Co Ltd, Singapore
1914 T Yoshida, Uraga; renamed ASAKA MARU
1920 Kusakabe Kyutaro, Uraga
1922 Kusakabe Kisen KK, Amagasaki
1924 Kusakabe Kijutaro, Amagasaki
1930 Broken up
Comments: 1892: Engine quadrupled
2Q/1930: Broken up in Japan