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Name: SOUTHERN CROSS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/1873
Completed: 11/1873
Builder: JT Eltringham
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 31
Dimensions: 262grt, 139nrt, 135.2 x 23.7 x 9.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (18.5 & 36 x 24ins), 50nhp
Engines by: Pattison & Atkinson, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.5knots; also schooner rigged
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 70189
History:
11/1873 Watts Bros, Napier, New Zealand
1878 Auckland Steam Ship Co Ltd, Auckland
1881 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin
1897 FCR Cramond, Papeete, Tahiti; renamed CROIX DE SUD
1901 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin; renamed SOUTHERN CROSS
24/04/1906 Sank
Comments: 1881: Sold for 8500
1897: SOUTHERN CROSS chartered as CROIX DE SUD to comply with local subsidy law
1901: Used as a hulk
24/04/1906: Scuttled in the Cook Strait


Above photo as SOUTHERN CROSS copyright of the Alexander Turnbull Library