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Name: VELIKIY KNYAZ ALEKSEY or GRAND DUKE ALEXIS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/05/1890
Completed: 08/1890
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 298
Dimensions: 1850grt, 1079nrt, 298.2 x 37.0 x 25.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 46 & 73 x 48ins), 457nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
08/1890 Russian Steam Navigation & Trading Co (ROPIT), Odessa
1917 Russian Navy; renamed ALEKSEY
1920 Government of the USSR (Sovtorgflot), Odessa; renamed PESTEL
19/06/1944 Sank
Comments: Also known as GRAND DUKE ALEXIS
19/06/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U20 8 miles NE of Trebizond, Turkey


Above photo as PESTEL courtesy of Andrey Nelogov

Above photo as PESTEL courtesy of Andrey Nelogov

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 10/05/1890