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Name: FORMOSA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/10/1885
Completed: 25/12/1885
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 197
Dimensions: 1097grt, 674nrt, 836dwt, 221.0 x 32.2 x 12.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 32 & 53 x 36ins), 162nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.9knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 88840
History:
25/12/1885 Douglas Steamship Co Ltd, Hong Kong
15/06/1893 F Reyes, Manilla; renamed CANTABRIA
1903 Urrtiua & Co, Manila
26/09/1905 Wrecked
Comments: Contract price 19600; Profit 803-5s-7d
26/09/1905: Wrecked on Ticao Island in a typhoon. All crew died.