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Name: FONAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/10/1889
Completed: 26/11/1889
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 236
Dimensions: 3013grt, 1976nrt, 4590dwt, 318.0 x 41.2 x 18.7ft
Engines: Q4cyl (21, 29, 42 & 60 x 42ins), 242nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.3knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96671
History:
26/11/1889 Manchester & District Shipping Co Ltd (G Tweedy, managers)
1895 Managers became P Wigham Richardson
1903 Wingrove Steam Ship Co Ltd, London
1905 K Oaki, Yokohama; renamed CHIYO MARU
1910 Oaki Goshi Kaisha, Yokohama
1922 Oaki Keizo, Yokohama
1923 Yamato Kisen Kaisha, Amagasaki
1930 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 42454; Profit 7128-17s-6d
3Q/1930: Broken up in Japan