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Name: MARPESSA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/05/1889
Completed: 08/1889
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 619
Dimensions: 1730grt, 1079nrt, 260.5 x 37.2 x 16.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34 & 57 x 39ins), 218nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96628
History:
08/1889 J Fenwick & Son, London
1897 R Grandidige, Chester
1897 CA Ewing (Fletcher, Woodhill & Co), Chester
1899 CA Ewing, Chester
1901 Managers Voigt & Maguire
1905 CA Ewing & Co, Chester
1905 CA Ewing (G Jamieson & Co)
1911 P Danneberg, Riga; renamed BIRUTA
1918 The Shipping Controller (Temple, Thomson & Clark), London
06/08/1918 Sank
Comments: 06/08/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by an unknown submarine when
8 miles NW by W of Calais on a voyage from Calais to Barry in ballast