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Name: ISABELLA launched as BETSY
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/09/1869
Completed: 09/11/1869
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 61
Dimensions: 1424grt, 1121nrt, 235.3 x 36.2 x 24.5ft
Engines: 2cyl (40 & 40 x 27ins), 99nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 9.2knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 95771
History:
09/11/1869 Linea Nazionale Di Nav a Vap (Cerruti & Co), Genoa
1874 Sivori & Schiaffino, Genoa
1878 Renamed RIO PLATA
1888 R Jameson & Co, Hull; renamed RIGHI
1890 Riga Steamship Co
1894 Bryson & Jameson, Hull
09/09/1894 Wrecked
Comments 22/09/1869: Launched as BETSY
35 x 1st, 55 x 2nd class and 376 emigrants
Built for the Genoa to Montevideo-Buenos Aires route
Contract Price 30,600; Profit 4878-11s-0d
1888: Sold at auction
09/09/1894: Wrecked near to Trandheim while on passage to Soroka on the White Sea


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