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Name: KHERSON
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/10/1895
Completed: 05/1896
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 331
Dimensions: 6438grt, 3022nrt, 471.0 x 54.2 x 34.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (36, 57 & 92 x 54ins), 1800nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1922: 137746)
History:
05/1896 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Odessa
1922 London Steamship & Trading Co Ltd, London; renamed RAETORIA
1923 Soc Italiana Ernesto Breda, Milan
2Q/1924 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 74 x 1st class, 59 x 3rd class & 1444 emigrants
Designed as an auxilliary warship
Fitments provided for the installation of 3 x 4.7in QF guns & 12 x 3.3in guns
1903: Taken up by the Russian Navy for the war with Japan. Renamed LENA
1906: Returned to owners & reverted to KHERSON
03/1915: Requisitioned as Naval Transport N73 in the Black Sea Fleet
05/1918 to 11/1918: In German hands
2Q/1924: Broken up at Venice


Photo as KHERSON copyright of Newcastle City Libraries

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 21/10/1895