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Name: EMIR
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1882
Completed: 15/08/1882
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 145
Dimensions: 1378grt, 779nrt, 1500dwt, 246.0 x 31.7 x 23.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (34 & 64 x 42ins), 221nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
15/08/1882 Cie de Nav Mixte, Marseilles
08/08/1911 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 20 x 1st, 30 x 2nd, 12 x 3rd Class plus deck passengers
Contract Price 27000, Profit 4357-8s-1d
For the owner's North African services
13/12/1890: On leaving Marseilles in thick fog struck the Canoubier Rocks. Repaired
16/11/1903: In collision at Arzew with VILLE DE SOUSSE. Repaired
08/08/1911: Left Gibraltar for Oran with 113 passengers, but ran into thick fog.
At 04:00hrs on the 9th when 5 miles east of Tarifa, she collided with the British steamer SILVERTON (2682grt), which was bound from Newport to Taranto with 4,000 tons of coal.
The L' EMIR sank rapidly with the loss of 86 persons