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Name: RIVE DE GIER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/08/1882
Completed: 10/1882
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 476
Dimensions: 1011grt, 700nrt, 238.8 x 33.0 x 16.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 57 x 36ins), 162nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number:
History:
10/1882 D’Orbigny & Faustin fils, La Rochelle
1899 A D’Orbigny, Faustin & Cie, La Rochelle
1909 Cie des Chargeus Français (Plisson & Cie), Bayonne
1912 Cia Santurzana de Navegacion (Arrola, Lafita y Cia), Bilbao
1912 Renamed IPARRAGUIRRE
1917 Jose Maria de Urquijo, Bilbao
09/07/1917 Sank
Comments: 24/07/1912: Badly damed by fire & partly submerged at Torre del Oro Seville
Subsequently raised and repaired
1917: Intended to be renamed BEGOÑA No 5 by new owner
09/07/1917: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat U66 when
50 miles north of Butt of Lewis on a voyage from Pitea and Bergen to
Santander with a cargo of pitwood.


Above photo as IPARRAGUIRRE after the fire and sinking, copyright of Manuel Rodríguez Aguilar