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Name: CLEARWATER
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/01/1894
Completed: 02/1894
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 299
Dimensions: 1147grt, 690nrt, 1020dwt, 240.0 x 33.1 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37 & 61 x 39ins), 270nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.4knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101868
History:
02/1894 New Orleans, Belize Royal Mail & Central America SS Co, Belize
1894 Clearwater Steamship Co Ltd, Belize
1899 United States War Department; renamed INGALLS
23/12/1910 US Navy; renamed YOSEMITE
10/06/1912 Boston Iron & Metal Works
1912 British Sun Co Ltd (W Smellie, manager), Liverpool
1913 Marittima Italiania Soc di Nav, Genoa; renamed ASMARA
1923 Soc di Nav Italia, Genoa
1926 Soc Italiana di Nav Florio, Genoa
1930 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 22 x 1st Class passengers
Contract price 25046, Profit 811-6-11d.
For service between New Orleans and Central America
1899: Purchased for $150,000
1899: Used by the US Army as a transport
11/11/1911: Placed in commission reserve at Norfolk Navy Yard
Used as a tender to Submarine Division 3, Atlantic Torpedo Fleet
23/01/1912: Decommissioned
01/03/1912: Deleted from the Navy List
10/06/1912: Sold for $11,655 for breaking up
1Q/1930: Broken up in Italy


Above photo as CLEARWATER is courtesy of Arthur Owen

Above photo as INGALLS is copyright of US Naval History & Heritage Command