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Name: BRITISH PRINCESS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/07/1899
Completed: 09/1899
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 741
Dimensions: 7460grt, 4686nrt, 470.0 x 56.8 x 32.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 800nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 110605
History:
09/1899 British Shipowners Co Ltd, Liverpool
1905 Navigazione Generale Italiana, Genoa; renamed LAZIO
1913 Renamed PALERMO
02/12/1916 Sank
Comments: 1905: Additional accommodation added, then 9196grt
02/12/1916: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U72, 25 miles off Cabo San Sebastian
On a voyage from New York to Genoa with horses, munitions & general cargo


Above photo as BRITISH PRINCESS courtesy of John Bage

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 12/07/1899