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Name: MEDJERDA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/09/1898
Completed: 10/11/1898
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 348
Dimensions: 1983grt, 792nrt, 1640dwt, 287.5 x 36.3 x 15.8ft
Engines: Q4cyl (29, 44, 51 & 51 x 45ins), 349nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.3knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
10/11/1898 Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseille
04/11/1916 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 42 x 1st, 40 x 2nd & 40 x 3rd Class passengers
Contract price 48170, Profit 6550-7s-1d
12/05/1899: Started a new fast service between Port Vendres and Oran
11/10/1903: Towed into Barcelona by REMBRAND after breaking propeller shaft
04/11/1916: Attacked by a U-Boat but returned gunfire & escaped
11/05/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U34, 5 miles from Cape Tortosa
On a voyage from Oran to Port Vendres with passengers & general cargo


Above photo courtesy of the Casa-Rodriguez Collection

Above photo copyright of Marc Terraillon