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Name: MAHARAJAH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/12/1871
Completed: 1872
Builder: Charles Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 253
Dimensions: 1571grt, 994nrt, 259.3 x 34.0 x 18.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 60 x 36ins), 170nhp; (1893: T3cyl (19, 30 & 51 x 36ins), 156nhp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co, Newcastle; (1893: Westgarth, English & Co, Middlesbrough)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65671
History:
1872 Watts, Milburn & Co, London
1879 W Milburn & Co, Newcastle
1890 Ervig, Walther & Hirsch, Xiansund; renamed ROMSDAL
1891 Actieselskabet Romssdal (GC Volckmar), Xiansund, Norway
1901 Acties Romsdal (TH Skogland), Haugesund, Norway
1910 Acties Skoglands Linge (TH Skogland), Haugesund, Norway
27/08/1914 Wrecked
Comments: 1893: Re-engined with a triple expansion engine
27/08/1914: Wrecked on Long Island, Bahamas
On a voyage from New York to Port Antonio in ballast


Above photo as ROMSDAL is copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum