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Name: CARLO POERIO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/09/1891
Completed: 11/1891
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 660
Dimensions: 2155grt, 1314nrt, 302.0 x 38.4 x 15.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 71 x 48ins), 428nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1894: 102864)
History:
11/1891 Italo-Britannica Royal Italian Mail SN Co Ltd (E & E Arbib), Palermo
1893 Managers became Galbraith, Pembroke & Co, London
1894 R Singlehurst & Co, Liverpool; renamed CAMETENSE
1901 Booth Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1909 Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Penang; renamed TONG HONG
1914 GBS McBain, Singapore & Shanghai
1916 Lim Wee Soon, Singapore
1916 Tan Kah Tee, Singapore
27/06/1017 Sank
Comments: 27/06/1917: Captured, shelled & scuttled by U-Boat U63, 75 miles SW of Cape Sicie
On a voyage from Marseille to Saigon with a cargo of empty drums


Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/09/1891