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Name: EMIR
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1882
Completed: 15/08/1882
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 145
Dimensions: 1378grt, 779nrt, 1500dwt, 246.0 x 31.7 x 23.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (34 & 64 x 42ins), 221nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
15/08/1882 Cie de Nav Mixte, Marseilles
08/08/1911 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 20 x 1st, 30 x 2nd, 12 x 3rd Class plus deck passengers
Contract Price 27000, Profit 4357-8s-1d
Built for the owner's Marseilles to North African services
13/12/1890: On leaving Marseilles in thick fog struck the Canoubier Rocks. Repaired
16/11/1903: In collision at Arzew with VILLE DE SOUSSE. Repaired
08/08/1911: Left Gibraltar for Tangiers with 113 passengers, but ran into thick fog
09/08/1911: Sank after a collision with SILVERTON when 5 miles E of Tarifa
The EMIR sank rapidly with the loss of 86 persons


Above photo is courtesy of David Asprey