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Name: RHONE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/04/1889
Completed: 25/05/1889
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 233
Dimensions: 1413grt,961nrt, 1465dwt, 251.5 x 32.2 x 17.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 38.5 & 65 x 42ins), 274nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.1knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
25/05/1889 Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseilles
1923 Th Kyrillos, Bandar Abbas; renamed GABRIELLA
1923 Yelkencizadeler, Istanbul; renamed SAMSUN
1935 Mustfa ve Ahmet ve Aehbi Alicikacit, Istanbul
1941 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 24478; Loss 168
24/09/1894: On a voyage to the Guinea coast struck a rock at Beriby, beached with a serious leak
12/11/1894: Refloated by the salvage tug BLAZER
1923: Laid up at Istanbul
01/11/1941: Sank while undergoing repair at Kakafatyerigemi Insaat, Istanbul
Subsequently refloated but found to be a constructive total loss and broken up near by


Above photo as RHONE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as RHONE courtesy of Photoship