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Name: POLITICIAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/10/1898
Completed: 01/1899
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 240
Dimensions: 7228grt, 4738nrt, 469.5 x 56.4 x 31.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (27.5, 45.5 & 75 x 60ins), 571hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 110533
History:
01/1899 Charente Steamship Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool
1922 South Georgia Company Ltd (Chr Salvesen & Co), Stanley FI
1922 Renamed CORONDA
10/1947 Broken up
Comments: 1922: Converted for carrying whale oil in bulk
10/1947: Broken up at Ghent by Van Heyghen Freres


Above photo as POLITICIAN is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost Collection

Above photo as POLITICIAN is copyright of the World Ship Society