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Name: LASCAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/10/1891
Completed: 12/1891
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 252
Dimensions: 1729grt, 1101nrt, 2397dwt, 260.0 x 36.2 x 16.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 175nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 99025
History:
12/1891 George Tweedy & Co, London
1894 London Steamers Ltd ( P Wigham Richardson, manager), London
1897 Hungarian Levante Steamship Co Ltd, Fiume; renamed VASKAPU
1904 Russian Steam Navigation & Trading Co, Odessa; renamed VESTA
1924 Sadilz Zade Freres & Co, Constantinople; renamed IN-EUNU
1932 Sadilz Zade Freres & Co, Istanbul; renamed INONO
1933 Vapurculuk Turk Anonia Sirketi, Istanbul; renamed TAS
1936 Devlet Denizyollary Isletmesi, Istanbul
1937 Deniz Bank Umum Mudenlugu, Istanbul
1939 TC Munakalat Vekaleti Delvet Denizyollari ve Limanlari Isletme UM, Istanbul
1941 Renamed TUNG
1949 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 23519-7s-9d; Loss 1446-16s-0d
1903: Blew up while illegally transporting dynamite for Turkey
1904: Damaged ship sold to Russian owners
1949: Reported to be decommissioned & broken up at Istanbul


Above image as VASKAPU is courtesy of Hajoregiszter

Above photo of damaged VASKAPU is courtesy of Hajoregiszter

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, 20/10/1891