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Name: SOUTHERN CROSS
Type: Mission Ship
Launched: 11/02/1903
Completed: 1903
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 738
Dimensions: 683grt, 403nrt, 184.0 x 30.0 x 16.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (14, 22 & 37 x 30ins), 117nhp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw and rigged as a 3-masted auxiliary schooner
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118276
History:
1903 Cecil Wilson, Bishop of Melanesia, London / Norfolk Island
1915 Cecil J Wood, Bishop of Melanesia, London / Norfolk Island
1930 Frederick M Molyneaux, Bishop of Melanesia, London / Solomon Islands
03/1933 Broken up
Comments: Designed to be sail powered but with an auxiliary engine
03/1933: Broken up by Auckland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Auckland, NZ


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