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Name: RAPID
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/10/1883
Completed: 11/1883
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 515
Dimensions: 1042grt, 657nrt, 220.0 x 31.7 x 15.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 52 x 33ins), 99nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 89163
History:
11/1883 J Cory & Sons, Cardiff
1899 J Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff
1911 G Costanzo di F (CH Mills), Catania; renamed MARIETTA COSTANZO
1927 Soc Anon Catanese Imprese Trasporti, Catania; renamed SILA
1930 Cugini Lauro & Montella, Torre del Greco; renamed SIRENA
1935 Gennaro Montella (Lauro & Montella), Torre del Greco
05/1941 Italian Navy; renamed F 16
07/09/1941 Sank
Comments: 05/1941: Requisitioned by the Italian Government
07/09/1941: Sank after being torpedoed by HM Submarine THUNDERBOLT
50 miles west of Benghazi on passage Tripoli to Benghazi.