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Name: MORAYSHIRE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/09/1898
Completed: 12/1898
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 359
Dimensions: 5576grt, 3597nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 491nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 108778
History:
12/1898 Elderslie Steamship Co (Turnbull Martin & Co, managers), Glasgow
1910 Scottish Shire Line Ltd, Glasgow
1915 Brodliffe Steamship Co (Blue Star Line, managers), London; renamed BRODLIFFE
1920 Union Cold Storage (Blue Star Line, managers), London; renamed TUSCANSTAR
04/1929 Renamed TUSCAN STAR
1929 Fratelli Rizzuto, Naples; renamed FORTUNSTAR
1936 Ignazio Messina & Cia, Genoa; renamed SEMIEN
1942 Swiss Shipping Co, Basle; renamed LUGANO
1948 Ignazio Messina & Cia, Genoa
4Q/1952 Broken up
Comments: 1911: Collided with and sank the collier AXWELL of Furness Withy & Co in the Thames
10/06/1940: French prize at Dakar but later released
1942: Damaged by fire & used as a Red Cross safe conduct ship
4Q/1952: Broken up at Savona


Above photo as MORAYSHIRE is courtesy of the Simon Bang Collection

Above photo as LUGANO is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as LUGANO is courtesy of Richard Cox

Jarrow Express, Friday, 09/09/1898