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Name: ARGUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/11/1888
Completed: 01/1889
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 608
Dimensions: 2792grt, 1822nrt, 325.0 x 40.4 x 24.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 70 x 45ins), 356nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 95956
History:
01/1889 Archibald Currie & Co, Melbourne
1906 Osaka Shosen KK, Osaka; renamed GIRAN MARU
11/09/1907 Wrecked
Comments: 11/09/1907: Wrecked in the Soya Strait with a cargo of timber


Above photo as ARGUS courtesy of Gordon Ross

Above photo shows collision damaged ARGUS copyright of the South Australian Maritime Museum

Above photo is of the builder's model of the ARGUS