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Name: MERIDIAN
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/05/1897
Completed: 05/1897
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 348
Dimensions: 981grt, 758nrt, 225.0 x 31.8 x 12.3ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (11.5, 18 & 30 x 20ins), 81nhp
Engines by: Ross & Duncan, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1897 Eastern Carrying, Insurance, Storing & Warrant Co, Astrakhan
1917 Obschestvo 'Kamvo', Astrakhan
06/1920 Kaspmortran, Baku
1922 Caspian Shipping, Baku
1923 A/O 'Kaspar', Baku
1930 A/O 'Sovtorgflot', Baku
1938 'Kasptanker', Baku
08/1941 Soviet Navy
11/1943 'Kasptanker', Baku
1953 Caspian Shipping, Baku
1954 Withdrawn
Comments: 1910: Deleted Lloyd's Register - Caspian Sea service only
08/1941: Requisitioned by the Soviet Navy & used as a floating anti-aircraft battery PZB2
11/1943: Released from requisition
1954: Withdrawn from service, disposal unknown