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Name: ABESSINIA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/06/1900
Completed: 08/1900
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 746
Dimensions: 5753grt, 3691nrt, 452.0 x 52.2 x 28.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 50 & 81.5 x 54ins), 642nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
08/1900 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg
1920 Under reparations control
03/09/1921 Wrecked
Comments: 06/10/1914: Sheltered at Pisagua after serving as a naval collier
1918: Machinery sabotaged by her crew
1920: Towed to Hamburg for repairs under reparations account
03/09/1921: Wrecked on Knavestone Rock off Longstone Lighthouse
On a voyage from Hamburg to Leith for delivery to UK authorities


Above photo courtesy of Photoship