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Name: SOLVEIG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/09/1894
Completed: 11/1894
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 194
Dimensions: 3380grt, 330.0 x 44.1 x 27.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 239nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1894 Christian Michelsen & Co, Bergen
1897 J Hogan, New York; renamed MERRIMAC
1898 United States Navy
03/06/1898 Sank
Comments: 03/06/1898: Scuttled as a blockship at the entrance to Santiago de Cuba
1898: Employed as a collier by the USN supplying US warships operating off Cuba during the Spanish-America War
03/06/1898: Scuttled as a blockship at the entrance to Santiago, Cuba to try and bottle up the Spanish fleet in the harbour. The attempt failed.


Above photo as MERRIMAC courtesy of US Navy archives

Above photo as MERRIMAC courtesy of US Navy archives

Above photo as MERRIMAC courtesy of US Navy archives