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Name: ASHANTI
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/02/1897
Completed: 04/1897
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 218
Dimensions: 3389grt, 2186nrt, 330.0 x 45.2 x 18.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 293nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106847
History:
04/1897 GB Hunter & WJ Davey (Elder Dempster & Co), Liverpool
1899 Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd, Liverpool
1910 Elder Line Ltd. (Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd), Liverpool
1920 Broken up
Comments: 19/08/1919: Damaged by fire at Dakar after arriving from New York
with cased oil and general cargo. Beached as a total loss
1920: Refloated and towed to Marseille for breaking up


Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 20/02/1897