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Name: ASTRAEA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/08/1891
Completed: 09/10/1891
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 268
Dimensions: 1136grt, 649nrt, 1046dwt, 220.0 x 32.0 x 12.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37 & 60 x 39ins), 220nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.8knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/10/1891 Finska Angfartygs A/B (L Krogius, manager), Helsingfors
20/02/1930 HA Elfving, Hanko, Finland
18/06/1934 Elfvingin Kalastuslaivue Oy - Elfving's Fiskeflotta Ab, Hanko
10/1936 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 20 x 1st Class, 14 x 2nd Class & 16 x 3rd Class passengers
Contract price 22525-19-4d; Profit 635-0-8d.
20/02/1930: Converted to a mother ship for fishing vessels for Islandic waters
10/1936: Broken up at Sunderland by Thomas Young


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo copyright of Kai Ekbomin