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Name: ST PETERSBURG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/07/1856
Completed: 08/1856
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 47
Dimensions: 579grt, 461nrt, 188.7 x 26.6 x 15.7ft
Engines: 2cyl (34 & 34 x 26ins), 70hp; (1874: C2cyl (20 & 40 x 33ins), 70hp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle; (1874: Bailey & Leetham, Hull)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 14981
History:
08/1856 William Bailey, William, John and James Leetham
06/1886 Merli & Lugaro, Genoa; renamed FRANCESCA
1887 Renamed ORIZZONTE
08/08/1896 Wrecked
Comments: 1874: Re-engined
08/08/1896: Wrecked on Monacci Shoal
On a voyage from Bona to Genoa with a cargo of phosphate.