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Name: AQUILA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/06/1889
Completed: 16/08/1889
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 234
Dimensions: 2542grt.1400nrt, 1435dwt, 339.5 x 39.2 x 17.6ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (29.5, 45 & 75 x 42ins), 658nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.8knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
16/08/1889 Soc di Nav Italia Fratelli Lavarello, Genoa
1891 Government of Chile; renamed CASMA
1905 Government of Ecuador; renamed MARANON
1908 Government of Chile; renamed CASMA
02/01/1917 Wrecked
Comments: Designed to be an emigrant liner for Italy to Argentina
1232 x Emigrants, 6 x Officers, 7 x Engineers and 60 crew
Contract price 66865-7s-8d; Profit 1343-7s-2d
Found to be very extravagant on coal and was sold after only nine round trips
1891: For use as a naval transport
1905: On loan to Ecuador for use as a training ship. Returned in 1908
02/01/1917: Wrecked near Golfo Ladrillero in Chile