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Name: FIRDENE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched 20/09/1883
Completed: 09/1883
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 161
Dimensions: 1394grt, 887nrt, 1990dwt, 250.0 x 25.3 x 16.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 58 x 36ins), 98nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 88749
History:
09/1883 Firdene SS Co Ltd (EJ Sutton manager)
1885 U Geisser & Co, London
1889 T Stephens & Sons, London
1895 Maats Nood Europa, Rotterdam
08/05/1897 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 25500, Profit 3990-7s-8d
06/03/1886: Standed on Capraia Island near Leghorn. Subsequently refloated
08/05/1897: On passage from Cagliari to Stockholm with salt, when she was in collision with the Norwegian barque BODVAR off Heligoland. Both ships sank