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Name: LYEEMOON
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/12/1889
Completed: 04/03/1890
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 241
Dimensions: 1925grt,1238nrt, 2080dwt, 294.0 x 38.3 x 21.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 35 & 59 x 39ins), 212nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.6knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/03/1890 Chinesische Kustenfahrt Gesellschaft, Hamburg
1901 Hamburg America Line, Hamburg
1917 US Shipping Board, Manila; renamed QUANTICO
25/12/1918 Wrecked
Comments: Accommodation for 7 x 1st, 6 x 2nd Class plus steerage passengers
Contract Price 41000; Profit 8000-18s-10d
Built for the Chinese river & coastal services
08/1914: Laid up at Manila
06/04/1917: Seized by the Government of the USA
25/12/1918: Wrecked on the Tablas Islands, Philippines