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Name: SIKH
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/01/1889
Completed: 12/03/1889
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 229
Dimensions: 2672grt, 1736nrt, 4000dwt, 335.0 x 40.2 x 25.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 44 & 74 x 54ins), 500nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.6knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 94566
History:
12/03/1889 Mogul SS Co Ltd, Rochester
1901 Puglia Soc Di Nav, Bari; renamed REGINA ELENA,
1904 Unione Austriaca di Nav; renamed GEORGIA
1907 Sun Steamship Co Ltd, London
1912 S Hara, Osaka; renamed SHINSEI MARU
28/02/1917 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 39335; Loss 1097-16s-7d
Accommodation for 25 x 2nd & 1100 x Steerage Class passengers
1889: Used primarily on the South American trade but also made voyages to New York.
1904: Used on the New York service
28/02/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UB43, 80nm north of Benghazi
On a voyage from Cardiff to Port Said