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Name: GRAND DUKE CONSTANTINE or VELIKIY KNYAZ CONSTANTIN
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 19/10/1891
Completed: 01/1892
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 308
Dimensions: 1947grt, 1122nrt, 295.0 x 37.2 x 17.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 71 x 48ins), 445nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1892 Russian Steam Navigation & Trading Company, Odessa
30/07/1914 Imperial Russian Navy - Black Sea Fleet
05/1917 Renamed BESTUJEV
1918 Russian White Navy - Black Sea Fleet
12/1920 Russian Steam Navigation & Trading Company, Paris
1922 Cie Russe de Navigation Vapeur et de Commerce, Marseille
1926 Broken up
Comments: Also seen as GRAND DUKE KONSTANTIN
Accommodation for 100 x 1st & 100 x 2nd Class passengers plus emigrants
30/07/1914: Requisitioned by the Imperial Russian Navy & converted to a minelayer
1918: Used as a naval transport
13/11/1920: Evacuation of personnel from the Crimea to Istanbul
1925: Shipowner bankrupt, for sale at auction, but no bidders
1926: Sold for breaking up


Above photo as GRAND DUKE CONSTANTINE is courtesy of Russian Fleet Photo

Above photo as GRAND DUKE CONSTANTINE is courtesy of Russian Fleet Photo

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, 20/10/1891