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Name: CLARA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/12/1886
Completed: 07/01/1887
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 201
Dimensions: 1803grt, 1165nrt, 2345dwt, 270.0 x 35.0 x 17.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 34 & 57 x 39ins), 203nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/01/1887 Novorossisk SN & Trading Co, Odessa (Geo Tweedy, managers)
1888 Leal & Lara, Lisbon
1890 Fraissinet & Co, Marseilles; renamed TABOR
1894 Cie Marseillaise de Nav a Vap (Fraissnet & Co, managers)
1904 Chaber et Castanie Frères & Lasry, Oran; renamed ORANIE
1913 L’Armement David Hyaffil & P Castanie, Oran; renamed AFRIQUE
25/09/1916 Sank
Comments: Contract Price £24706; Profit £248-11s-0d
Carried 12 x 1st Class & 20 x 2nd Class passengers
20/12/1889: Towed to Marseilles from the Sea of Mamara by L'EUROPE
1890: For service between Marseilles and the River Danube
25/09/1916: Captured by U-Boat UB37 & sunk by gunfire 38 miles SE of Longships LV