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Name: HORNBY GRANGE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/12/1889
Completed: 27/02/1890
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 238
Dimensions: 2473grt, 1593nrt, 3373dwt, 300.0 x 40.3 x 19.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 37 & 62 x 42ins), 400nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 98048
History:
27/02/1890 Houlder Brothers & Co, London
1900 Houlder Line Ltd, London
1919 Primo Redo Forner, Valencia; renamed AUSTINA FORNER
1927 H Salas y Salas, Valencia
1927 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 36724, Profit 2423-13s-5d
Fitted with 6 x insulated chambers of 700,000 cubic feet capacity
1st steamer to be owned by Houlder Brothers
09/03/1890: Maiden voyage from London to Montevideo & Buenos Aires
"1896: Took a consignment of sheep from the Falkland Islands to London. The sheep had been killed on shore and the carcases ferried to the ship in her lifeboats. The ship was used as a factory for freezing the meat before the voyage home"
1906: Chartered by the Russo-Chinese Bank to act as a storeship off Vladivostok
07/07/1918: Attacked by U-Boat in English Channel, torpedo missed.
1925: Laid up in Valencia
3Q/1927: Broken up at Barcelona


Above photo as HORNBY GRANGE courtesy of Stuart Smith

Above photo as HORNBY GRANGE copyright of John Clarkson