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Name: PERSIA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/11/1902
Completed: 11/05/1903
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 396
Dimensions: 5895grt, 3779nrt, 8230dwt, 424.0 x 52.5 x 21.3ft
Engines: Q4cyl (24, 34, 51 & 74 x 54ins), 533nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.3knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/05/1903 Lloyd Austriaco, Trieste, Austro Hungaria
1919 Lloyd Triestino, Trieste, Italy
1925 Renamed PERSIA L
1926 Broken up
Comments: Contract price 77748; Profit 7870-3s-0d
Accommodation for 40 x 1st Class passengers
Built for the Japan to China trade
08/1904: Seized by Russia outside Port Arthur, during Russo-Japanese war
Searched, looted for mails and valuables and later released
24/08/1926: Caught fire off Boria Pagoda, south of Bombay
On a voyage from Colombo to Karachi with a cargo of copra
Towed into Bombay and subsequently broken up there


Above photo as PERSIA courtesy of Photoship