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Name: PERTHSHIRE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/08/1893
Completed: 11/1893
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 315
Dimensions: 5865grt, 3751nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 477nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 102638
History:
11/1893 Elderslie Steamship Co Ltd (Turnbull, Martin & Co, managers), London
28/10/1914 Admiralty
03/1934 Broken up
Comments: 26/04/1899: Sailed from Sydney for Bluff, New Zealand
28/04/1899: Broke her tailshaft 391 miles from Sydney & drifted for 42 days
Temporary repairs were made & speed of 4 knots was made.
Evenually towed back to Sydney by TALUNE
28/10/1914: Converted to dummy battleship VANGUARD
1915: Used as a water carrier
1919: Used as an oiler
1921: Used as a store carrier, based at Malta
03/1934: Broken up at La Spezia by Soc Anon Cantieri di Portovenere


Above PERTHSHIRE arriving at Trieste 23/07/1926. Photo courtesy of Photoship

Above PERTHSHIRE at Malta. Photo courtesy of Richard Cox