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Name: HINDOSTAN launched as CALCUTTA
Type: Cargo Ship
Keel: 02/08/1868
Launched: 19/02/1869
Completed: 16/04/1869
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 56
Dimensions: 1499grt, 1019nrt, 1525dwt, 290.0 x 35.2 x 20.8ft
Engines: 2cyl (64 & 64 x 36ins), 300nhp
Engines by: Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 60925
History:
1869 Apcar & Co, Calcutta
1881 Red Cross Line (R Singlehurst & Co & Booth Line); renamed AMAZONENSE
1896 JH Tandonnet, Bordeaux; renamed SAINT AUGUSTIN
09/1897 Broken up
Comments 19/02/1869: Launched as CALCUTTA
Built for the UK to India & China trades
Contract Price 38,000; Profit 2307
15/04/1881: First voyage to South America
By 1882: Re-engined by CD Holmes & Co, Hull; CI2cyl (44 & 78 x 36ins), 300nhp
23/07/1897: Put into Cartagena with boiler trouble
09/1897: Broken up at Marseilles


A photograph of this ship is held by Tyne & Wear Archives
See: Tyne & Wear Museums Ref DS.SWH/4/PH/6/1 to obtain copies