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Name: YORO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/04/1911
Completed: 05/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 852
Dimensions: 1462grt, 1052nrt, 270.1 x 39.2 x 16.6ft; (1915: 1698grt, 309.6ft)
Engines: T3cyl (23, 39 & 66 x 42ins), 347nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129638
History:
05/1911 Emerald SS Co Ltd (J Maxton), Belfast
1913 Vaccaro Bros SS Co Ltd (S D'Antoni), Ceiba
1920 Yoro SS Co (Vaccaro Bros & Co), Ceiba
1924 Mexican American Fruit & SS Corporation, Ceiba
1928 American Fruit & SS Corporation (Standard Fruit & SS Corp), Ceiba
1933 Seaboard SS Corporation (Standard Fruit & SS Corp), Ceiba
1949 McCormick Shipping Corp (Southeastern Terminal & SS Co), Ceiba
1954 Tropical Shipping Co SA, Panama
1955 Honduras Shipping Corporation, Puerto Cortes
19/06/1956 Burned
Comments: 1915: Lengthened to 309.6ft, 1698grt
19/06/1956: Burned out at Tampa after arriving from Esmeraldas
Wreck subsequently sold for breaking up