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Name: RIO launched as CRITERION
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/09/1870
Completed: 11/1870
Builder: Charles Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 234
Dimensions: 1494grt, 978nrt, 260.8 x 33.2 x 25.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (33 & 66 x 42ins), 160nhp
Engines by: T Clark & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 62368
History:
11/1870 Watts, Milburn & Co, London
1871 Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft
1891 M Jebsen, Hamburg
1898 Rheinisch Westfálisches kohlen Kontor
1901 Broken up
Comments: 1870: Chartered to Hamburg Brasilianische Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft
1880: Lengthened to 265.0ft
13/12/1899: Beached at Kiau Chau, China after the cargo of coal caught fire
Subsequently converted to a coaling hulk,
1901: Broken up