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Name: BEGONIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/11/1899
Completed: 12/1899
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 126
Dimensions: 3653grt, 2346nrt, 344.9 x 46.0 x 16.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38.5 & 64 x 42ins), 287nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109908
History:
12/1899 Stag Line Ltd (J Robinson & Sons), North Shields
1916 Maindy Shipping Co Ltd (Jenkins, Richards & Evans Ltd), Cardiff
1916 Renamed MAINDY BRIDGE
08/12/1917 Sank
Comments: 01/1897: Cost 38,750
08/12/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UC49, 4 miles ENE of Sunderland
On a voyage from Middlesbrough to the Tyne in ballast
Two members of the crew died


Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 06/11/1899