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Name: HIPPARCHUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/08/1867
Completed: 1867
Builder: Andrew Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 84
Dimensions: 1840grt, 1251nrt, 290.7 x 34.0 x 20.0ft; (1871: Depth 28.2ft)
Engines: 2cyl, 170hp; (18XX: C2cyl (28 & 58 x 45ins), 170nhp)
Engines by: R Stephenson & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 60021
History:
1867 Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate SN Co (Lamport & Holt), Liverpool
1878 Soc de Nav Royale Belge Sud-Americain, Antwerp
1894 Registered at Liverpool
01/08/1915 Unknown owner
No later history known
Comments: 18XX: Original engine compounded
1895: Converted to a hulk at Valparaiso
1915: Reported as sold for scrap but still in existance at Punta Arenas in 2009
She is one of a number of old ships forming a breakwater at ASMAR the Chilean Navy shipyard


Above photo copyright of Doug & Myra Watson

HIPPARCHUS is the centre hulk. Image copyright of Google Maps