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Name: HAMBOURG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/04/1856
Completed: 1856
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 410grt, 225nrt, 178.1 x 24.3 x 13.5ft
Engines: I2cyl (36 & 36 x 25ins), 80nhp;
(1880: C2cyl (22 & 38 x 26ins), 80nhp)
Engines by: Morrison & Co, Ouseburn Iron Works, Newcastle;
(1880: McIlwaine, Lewis & Co, Belfast)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 73483
History:
1856 Schiller Brothers & Co, Hamburg
by 1876 Antrim Iron Ore Co Ltd; registered at Belfast; renamed VENUS
by 1880 Renamed RATHKENNY
05/01/1896 Wrecked
Comments: Built for the Le Havre to Hamburg service
1880: Engine compounded
05/01/1896: Wrecked 2 miles W of Dunnet Head Light
On a voyage from Belfast to Leith with a cargo of iron ore