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Name: RIO FORMOSO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/01/1891
Completed: 10/02/1891
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 260
Dimensions: 758grt, 415nrt, 757dwt, 210.7 x 31.2 x 11.2ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (11.5, 19 & 32 x 24ins), 102nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.9knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
10/02/1891 Companhia de Navegacao de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
1898 Company restyled Cia Pernambucana de Nav a Vapores
10/03/1912 Wrecked
Comments: For coastal operation on the Rio Grande de Sul
Contract Price 15452; Profit 1629-14s-4d
10/03/1912: Wrecked at Ceara
On a voyage from Piauhy to Pernambuco with a cargo of grain