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Name: LIMERICK
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched 10/12/1864
Completed: 01/1865
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 33
Dimensions: 730grt, 571nrt, 930dwt, 212.0 x 27.5 x 23.5ft
Engines: 2cyl (40 & 40 x 30ins), 100nhp; (1874: CI2cyl (25 & 48 x 27ins), 90hp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co, Newcastle; (1874: Randolph & Elder, Glasgow)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 20678
History:
1865 Limerick Steam Ship Co Ltd
1871 Robertson & Co, Grangemouth
1873 F Ireland & Co, Liverpool
1877 Davis, Fry & Co, Liverpool
1878 Davis, Fry & Co, Cardiff
1882 T Baker & Son, Cardiff
1885 Limerick Steam Ship Co Ltd
1889 Foscolo Manga & Co, Syra; renamed PIETRO FOSCOLO
1898 S Aschkenazy et al, Odessa; renamed VOSTOTCHNAYA ZVEZDA
1890 Renamed WNAYA ZVEZDA
1907 Converted
No further history known
Comments Originally it was intended to name her CITY OF LIMERICK
Contract price 17200
06/09/1883: Stranded on Eggrunde Island, when en route from
Stockholm to Gefle, with a cargo of iron ore
1907: Converted for use as a pontoon at Odessa