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Name: EMIL L BOAS
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/10/1912
Completed: 12/1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 913
Dimensions: 6014grt, 3553nrt, 410.9 x 51.1 x 30.4ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23.5, 39 & 66 x 45ins), 1032nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0 knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1914: 134702)
History:
12/1912 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg
07/05/1914 Elder & Fyffes Ltd, Bristol; renamed MOTAGUA
29/10/1933 Broken up
Comments: Laid down as NORMANNIA for Hamburg-Amerika Linie
Accommodation for 70 to 80 x passengers in 1st Class only
21/11/1914: Requisitioned by The Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser
Armed with 6 x 1 x 6.0ins guns and 2 x 1 x 3pdr AA guns
18/12/1919: Returned to owners
29/10/1933: Arrived at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht for breaking up by Frank Rijsdijk


Above photo as MOTAGUA is courtesy of Photoship