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Name: IONIA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/07/1856
Completed: 1856
Builder: TD Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 1888grt, 944nrt, 242.4 x 32.1 x 25.9ft; (1872: 1758grt, 1145nrt, 303.0 x 32.7 x 25.7ft)
Engines: 2 x 3cyl (46, 46 & 46 x 42ins), 220nhp; (1872: 200nhp)
Engines by: TD Marshall
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 17496
History:
1856 Papayanni Bros, Liverpool
1861 J Bibby, Liverpool
1870 Anglo Egyptian Navigation Co Ltd, London
12/1875 Sank
Comments: 1872: Lengthened to 303.0ft
1872: Engine compounded
12/1875: Sank in the River Congo estuary


North & South Shields Gazette, Friday, 1st August 1856