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Name: MERSARIO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/05/1889
Completed: 09/1889
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 72
Dimensions: 1496grt, 846nrt, 245.5 x 35.0 x 15.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 30 & 48 x 36ins), 144nhp
Engines by: Hawthorns & Co, Leith
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 95215
History:
09/1889 D Marshall, Leith
1891 Steam Ship Mersario Co Ltd (Maclay & McIntyre), Glasgow
1904 Angfartygs A/B Småland (T Linnell), Oskarshamn; renamed BLANKA
29/10/1914 Wrecked
Comments: 29/10/1914: Wrecked about 1 mile north of Rattray Light
On a voyage from Umeå to Hull with a cargo of timber


Above photo as BLANKA copyright of Robert Bomans