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Name: FLORIDA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/09/1882
Completed: 1883
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 433
Dimensions: 3202grt, 2029nrt, 336.6 x 41.2 x 26.5ft
Engines: CI2cyl (40 & 74 x 54ins), 350nhp; (1891: T3cyl (23.5, 39 & 64 x 42in), 270nhp)
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland; (1891: Blair & Co Ltd, Stockton)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87038
History:
1883 Nelson, Donkin & Co, London
1909 A/S ěrnen (SL Christensen), Sandefjord; renamed ěRN
1913 A/S Rethval (H Fredriksen), Christiania; renamed FALKLAND
12/11/1913 Wrecked
Comments: 1891: Re-engined
12/11/1913: Wrecked near Santa Maria off Montevideo on a voyage from
Hull to Montevideo with a cargo of coal and whaling equipment


Above photo as FLORIDA copyright of John Clarkson