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Name: BORIS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/05/1894
Completed: 23/06/1894
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 302
Dimensions: 869grt, 542nrt, 804dwt, 220.0 x 32.0 x 17.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (19, 31 & 50 x 36ins), 165nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.2knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
23/06/1894 Soc Commerciale Bulgare de Nav a Vap, Varna
09/11/1920 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 24 x 1st & 24 x 2nd Class passengers
Contract Price 20279; Profit 1283-19s-1d.
The first ship to pass through the Dardanelles under the Bulgarian flag
Laid up at Constantinople for a long time, while the authorities argued
over the claim that she ought to fly the Ottoman colours when passing
through the Bosphorus.
09/11/1920: Sank near Sevastopol after a collision with the Roumanian
monitor ION C BRATIANU


Above photo is courtesy of George Takev

Above photo, showing BORIS at Balchik, is courtesy of George Takev

Above photo, showing sisters BORIS & BULGARIA, is courtesy of George Takev

Above photo, showing BORIS departing for Istanbul, is courtesy of George Takev

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/05/1894