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Name: CHIRIQUI
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/10/1896
Completed: 10/11//1896
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 327
Dimensions: 643grt, 343nrt, 745dwt, 185.0 x 31.1 x 12.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (21 & 42 x 27ins), 90nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.9knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106819
History:
10/11//1896 Pacific Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool
28/09/1910 Sank
Comments: Built for the coastal routes on the west coast of South America
Contract price 13239, Loss 888-12s-9d
28/09/1910: Sank after an internal explosion when 80nm south of Panama