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Name: MERCHANT PRINCE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/10/1883
Completed: 1883
Builder: HS Edwards, Sons & Craig
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 1
Dimensions: 1669grt, 955nrt, 260.0 x 36.2 x 18.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 60 x 39ins), 176nhp
Engines by: Northern Marine Engineering Co, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 84890
History:
1883 James Knott, North Shields
1895 Prince Line Ltd (James Knott), North Shields
1900 Rederi A/B Neptunus (W Wingarth), Helsingborg; renamed NAJADEN
1917 Rederi A/B Svenska Lloyd (H Metcalfe), Gothenburg; renamed SYLVIA
1929 Rederi A/B Sylvia (Alb Billner), Gothernburg
13/01/1940 Sank
Comments: 12/01/1940: Dropped her pilot off at Rattray Head
On a voyage from Hull to Gothenburg with coal and general cargo.
13/01/1940: Believed sunk on this day by U-Boat U21


Above photo as NAJADEN copyright of Robert Bomans

Above photo as SYLVIA copyright of Robert Bomans

Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 18/10/1883