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Name: ORESTES
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/09/1888
Completed: 1888
Builder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 139
Dimensions: 1710grt, 1066nrt, 260.0 x 36.3 x 19.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (33 & 63 x 39ins), 207nhp
Engines by: Black, Hawthorn & Co, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 96129
History:
1888 Adam Bros & Co, Newcastle
1889 H Collings & Co, London
1894 Westcott & Laurance, London
1902 Orestes Steamship Co Ltd (Westcott & Laurance), London
1907 Ross, Allan & Johnston, London
1907 Kingsdyke Steamship Co Ltd (Ross, Allan & Johnston), Glasgow
1907 Renamed KINGSDYKE
1917 Lowlands Steam Shipping Co Ltd (J Crass & Co), Glasgow
17/01/1918 Sank
Comments: 17/01/1918: Torpedoed & sunk by U-boat UB80, 20 miles NExE of Cape Barfleur
On a voyage from Rouen to Cardiff in ballast


Marine Engineer, January 1888