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Name: ZODIAC launched as NEPTUN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/10/1884
Completed: 10/1884
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 178
Dimensions: 712grt, 453nrt, 915dwt, 185.5 x 29.2 x 13.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (25 & 48 x 33ins), 97nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co , Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 91050
History:
10/1884 Zodiac SS Co Ltd (Boyes, Buttenstad & Co, managers), Newcastle
1888 Novorossisk Steam Navigation Co, Odessa
1890 South Russian Steam Navigation Co, Odessa; renamed NEPTUNE
1898 Sch Karapatnitsky, Odessa
1906 Sank
Comments: Contract price 11800, profit 286-4s-7d
1906: Foundered in the Black Sea (reported in 1907)