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Name: ROSSIYA or RUSSIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/05/1896
Completed: 07/1896
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 82
Dimensions: 1322grt, 910nrt, 239.6 x 32.1 x 13.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 30 & 49 x 36ins), 155nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
07/1896 Russian Co of Sea, River & Land Insurance & Conveyance of Goods, Odessa
1903 Russian Transport & Insurance Co, Odessa
1921 Schembri & Sons, Malta / Constantinople; renamed HEDWIGE
1922 Soviet Russian Government; renamed NOVOROSSISK
1924 A/O ‘Sovtorgflot’, Odessa
12/08/1941 Sank
Comments: 1914-1918: Russian Navy requisition, served as a minesweeper, Black Sea
08/1922: Seized by Georgia at Batoum at Russian request
12/08/1941: Sank in German air attack off Mys Sychevka on a voyage from
Kherson to Odessa