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Name: KARAMEA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/08/1899
Completed: 13/11/1899
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 371
Dimensions: 5564grt, 3553nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 505nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 110264
History:
11/1899 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1925 Soc Anon Navigazione Alta Italia, Genoa; renamed MONGIOIA
04/1929 Broken up
Comments: Laid down as SUSSEX for Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
16/04/1929: Arrived at Genoa for breaking up


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/08/1899