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Name: CENTURION
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/1875
Completed: 1875
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 319
Dimensions: 1845grt, 1178nrt, 282.0 x 33.3 x 24.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (30.5 & 61 x 36ins), 150nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 73661
History:
1875 John Hall, London
1877 William McMurray, London
1887 Chr Michelsen & Co, Bergen; renamed SVERRE
1898 SM Kuhnle & Son, Bergen
27/12/1902 Sank
Comments: 27/12/1902: Sank after a collision with ss MACHADO off the Portuguese
coast on a voyage from Trapani to Aalesund with a cargo of salt.