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Name: R F MATTHEWS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/04/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 385
Dimensions: 1962grt, 1256nrt, 270.0 x 35.3 x 24.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (22 & 58.5 x 42ins), 203nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81543
History:
1879 Hunting & Pattison, London
1891 Hunting & Son, London
1899 Cav Carlo Allodi, Livorno; renamed MELORIA
29/09/1911 Government of Turkey
1911 Ottoman Navy; renamed DERNE
No further history known
Comments: 29/09/1911: Seized by Turkey at Istanbul at the outbreak of war with Italy
1911: Used as a Naval collier
1929: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register as DERNA but believed
laid up from 1913 and subsequently broken up.