TYNE BUILT SHIPS
  A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Ship Name

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ



Name: RION
Type: Tanker
Launched: 17/06/1889
Completed: 08/1889
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 629
Dimensions: 2186grt, 1419nrt, 279.0 x 37.7 x 19.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 35 & 58 x 39ins), 216nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96150
History:
08/1889 Rion Steam Ship Co Ltd (Stephens & Mawson), Newcastle
1901 Managers became Stephens, Sutton & Stephens
1918 Managers became British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1919 Petroleum Steamship Co Ltd, London
1920 Rion Steam Ship Co Ltd (S & J Thompson), London
1924 Societa Armatrice Italiana, Genoa; renamed ITALIANO
1925 Ditta Federico Garolla, Naples; renamed FEDERICO GAROLLA
19/04/1930 Sank
Comments: 19/04/1930: Sank after an explosion between Zante and Cephalonia
On a voyage from Fiume to Novorossiysk in ballast