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Name: SITONA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/03/1885
Completed: 02/05/1885
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 185
Dimensions: 1023grt, 738nrt, 970dwt, 210.0 x 30.1 x 14.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 58 x 36ins),140nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a; (1917: 140694)
History:
02/05/1885 Red Akt "Avena" (W Thorburn & Sons), Uddevella
1897 K Andersen, Fredrikstad
1916 Skibs Akt Lionel (O Mahn, manager), Christiania (Oslo); renamed LIONEL
1917 The Shipping Controller (J Ridley & Tulley, manager), London
14/04/1918 Sank
Comments: Contract price 14000, Profit 553-8s-1d
Built for the London - Uddevella service
1917: Requisitioned by UK Government
14/04/1918: Sunk when in collision at Le Havre Roads
On a voyage from Rouen to the Tyne in ballast


Above image as SITONA copyright of R Skiold