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Name: DOWLAIS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/11/1880
Completed: 12/1880
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 430
Dimensions: 1174grt, 721nrt, 241.0 x 33.2 x 14.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 54 x 36ins), 120nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 83817
History:
12/1880 Dowlais SS Co Ltd (Morel Bros & Co), Cardiff
1895 Managers Morel Ltd
1904 Rċċ Rederi A/B (J Ohlsson), Rċċ
1917 Rederi A/B Othalia (A Th Jonasson), Rċċ; renamed OTHALIA
1920 AD Callinicos, Ithaca renamed IONIAN
1924 Mrs HG Razis (AD Callinicos), Ithaca
1925 Name shown as IONION
15/08/1925 Wrecked
Comments: 07/08/1917: Torpedoed by U-Boat UC31 in 59.00N – 00.58W on a voyage
from Malmo to London with timber, towed to Kirkwall and condemned
New stern section built by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
15/08/1925: Wrecked at Buitra Point, east of Cabo Toriñana on a voyage
from London to Huelva with a cargo of scrap iron.


Above photo as DOWLAIS copyright of Robert Bomans