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Name: PELORO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/07/1874
Completed: 30/09/1874 (trials)
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 86
Dimensions: 1976grt, 1278nrt, 299.8 x 35.2 x 26.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (44 & 74 x 42ins), 260nhp
Engines by: Gourley Brothers & Co, Dundee
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.8knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
10/1874 Trinacria SN Co, Palermo
04/1876 Government of Italy
1879 I & V Florio, Italy
1882 Nav Generale Italiana, Palermo
1910 Soc Nazionale di Servizi Marittmi, Genoa
1915 Nav Generale Italiania, Genoa
1918 Broken up
Comments: 40 x 1st, 35 x 2nd class passengers
Contract Price 53700, Loss 1572-14s-4d
Trinacria SN Co went into liquidation after the launch
04/1876: The Italian Government established a direct route to New York with PELORO inaugurating the service
08/07/1877: Sailed from Palermo & arrived at New York 15 days later
1879: Double bottom repairs by Gourley Bros of Dundee