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Name: VILLE D’ORAN
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/04/1880
Completed: 19/06/1880
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 123
Dimensions: 1812grt, 828nrt, 309.7 x 33.4 x 16.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (42 & 80 x 48ins), 300nhp; (1889: (30.75, 42 & 80 x 48ins), 443nhp)
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co , Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.1knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
19/06/1880 Cie Generale Transatalantique, Marseilles
08/1921 Broken up
Comments: Contract price £44250, Loss £6248-14s-1d
Designed to carry 60 x 1st, 50 x 2nd & 40 x 3rd Class passengers, plus 350 troops
To be used on the Marseilles to Oran service
1890: Complete refit,with new accommodation & new boilers etc
1889: Engine tripled
05/1922: Broken up at Genoa


Above photo is copyright of French Lines

Shields Daily News, Tuesday, 22/06/1880