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Name: PORT PIRIE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/04/1886
Completed: 1886
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 258
Dimensions: 3020grt, 1929nrt, 353.5 x 39.4 x 19.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 44 & 74 x 48ins), 450nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 91932
History:
1886 Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W Milburn & Co), London
1897 Prince Steam Shipping Co Ltd (J Knott), Newcastle
1897 Renamed SPANISH PRINCE
1899 Prince Line Ltd (J Knott), Newcastle
1900 Cia Cantabrica de Navegacion (Orbe y Gobeo), Bilbao; renamed GUERNICA
10/02/1902 Sank
Comments: 10/02/1902: Sank after springing a leak off the coast of Galicia
On a voyage from Cardiff to Genoa with a cargo of coal and coke


Above photo as PORT PIRIE courtesy of Photoship