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Name: COPERNICUS launched as ATHENE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/09/1861
Completed: 1861
Builder: Andrew Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 40
Dimensions: 1372grt, 950nrt, 276.7 x 32.4 x 21.5ft
Engines: 2cyl (48 & 48 x 30ins), 200hp
Engines by: R Morrison, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 44197
History:
1861 Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate SN Co Ltd (Lamport & Holt), Liverpool
1864 Messageries Imperiales, Marseille; renamed COPERNIC
1871 Cie des Messageries Maritimes, Marseille
22/06/1899 Broken up
Comments: Launched as ATHENE
22/06/1899: Sold for breaking at Marseille