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Name: MURCIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/01/1895
Completed: 02/1895
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 303
Dimensions: 2644grt, 1694nrt, 303.0 x 41.5 x 19.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 36 & 61 x 42ins), 252nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104852
History:
02/1895 English & American Shipping Co Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), London
1913 Wilh Kunstmann, Stettin; renamed HISPANIA
15/04/1916 Sank
Comments: 15/04/1916: Sank after being mined near Sandhamn on a voyage from
Hamburg to Stockholm.


Above photo as MURCIA courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as HISPANIA courtesy of ichard Cox