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Name: ROSARIO
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 17/09/1887
Completed: 04/11/1887
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 219
Dimensions: 1790grt, 1159nrt, 1222dwt, 282.0 x 35.2 x 17.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 42 & 69 x 48ins), 330nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.6knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/11/1887 Soc di Nav Italia Fratelli Lavarello, Genoa
1891 La Veloce Linea di Nav a vap, Genoa
1898 Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseilles; renamed DJURJURA
14/12/1915 Sank
Comments: Contract Price £28200; Profit £1012-1s-7d
Accommodation for 48 x 1st, 40 x 2nd, 40 x 3rd Class and 1,065 emigrants
Originally to be named ROSARIO DI SANTE FE
Route Genoa to Montevideo, Buenos Aires & Rosario (via St Vincent for bunkers)
02/1891: Fratelli Lavarello in liquidation
1894: Route Genoa, Marseilles, Barcelona, Tenerife, La Guaira & Colon (Panama)
1898: Route changed to Marseille to Algeria
1910: Re-boilered in Marsilles
27/05/1902: Ran aground in thick fog at Sperona (Sardinia), refloated with little damage
03/1915: Employed to ferry troops for the Dardanelles Expedition
14/12/1915: Sank after collision with Canadian Pacificís EMPRESS OF BRITAIN in Malta


Above photo as DJURJURA courtesy of Marc Terraillon