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Name: CHARTERS TOWERS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/06/1887
Completed: 06/1887
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 228
Dimensions: 2577grt, 1645nrt, 300.0 x 40.2 x 24.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 36 & 60 x 39ins), 225nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 94306
History:
06/1887 F Stumore & Co, London
1887 Schiaffino & Solari, Genoa; renamed FANFULLA
1889 L Solari, Genoa; renamed MONTEBELLO
1891 Banco di Genova, Genoa
1891 Navigazione Generale Italiana, Palermo
1910 Soc Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi, Palermo
1913 Societa Marittima Italiana, Naples
09/06/1917 Sank
Comments: 06/1887: Sold immediately after delivery from the shipbuilder
09/06/1917: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat U72 in the
Mediterranean (about 42N 05E) on a voyage from Blyth to Civitavecchia.