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Name: OREL launched using name EAGLE
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 26/09/1889
Completed: 24/02/1890
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 281
Dimensions: 4880grt, 2564nrt, 432.0 x 48.0 x 24.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (34, 54 & 85 x 51ins), 1089nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screw; 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
24/02/1890 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Odessa
1905 Government of Japan; renamed KUSUHO MARU
1905 Toyo Kisen Kaisha
1916 Government of Russia
No further history known
Comments: 26/09/1889: English translation as EAGLE used at the launch
Used as a hospital ship in the Russia - Japanese war
1905: Captured by a Japanese cruiser near Tsushima


Above photo as OREL in hospital ship livery

Above photo as KUSUHO MARU courtesy of Photoship

The Newcastle Weekly Courant, Saturday, 28/09/1889