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Name: BELGIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/04/1900
Completed: 06/1900
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 744
Dimensions: 7477grt, 4866nrt, 485.0 x 57.5 x 32.9ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 45ins), 775nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
06/1900 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg
1904 Imperial Russian Navy; renamed IRTYSH
28/05/1905 Sank
Comments: 1904: Converted to an auxiliary cruiser by the Imperial Russian Navy
27/05/1905: Damaged by Japanese warships during the Battle of Tsushima
28/05/1905: Scuttled by her crew off Gotsu, Shimane-ken at 35.02N – 132.11E
1959: Wreck raised and broken up