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Name: FIRDENE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched 20/09/1883
Completed: 10/1883
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 161
Dimensions: 1449grt, 924nrt, 1990dwt, 250.0 x 35.3 x 16.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 58 x 36ins), 98nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 88749
History:
03/11/1883 Steam Ship Firdene Co Ltd (EJ Sutton manager), Newcastle
1885 U Geisser & Co, London
1889 T Stephens & Sons, London
1895 Maats Noord-Europa, Rotterdam
08/05/1897 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 25500, Profit 3990-7s-8d
06/03/1886: Standed on Capraia Island near Leghorn. Subsequently refloated
08/05/1897: Sank after a collision with BODVAR off Heligoland. Both ships sank
On a voyage from Cagliari to Stockholm with a cargo of salt