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Name: LIMERICK
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched 10/12/1864
Completed: 01/1865
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 33
Dimensions: 730grt, 463nrt, 930dwt, 212.0 x 27.5 x 23.5ft;
(1872: 830grt, 530nrt); (1877: 937grt, 580nrt)
Engines: 2cyl (40 & 40 x 30ins), 100nhp; (1874: CI2cyl (25 & 48 x 27ins), 90hp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle; (1874: Randolph & Elder, Glasgow)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 20678
History:
02/02/1865 Limerick Steam Ship Co Ltd, Limerick
1870 Robertson & Co, Grangemouth
1872 Frederick Ireland & Co, Liverpool
1876 Davis, Fry & Co, Liverpool
1877 Registered at Cardiff
1882 T Baker & Son, Cardiff
1883 Steam Ship "Limerick" Co Ltd, Cardiff
21/12/1885 Foscolo Manga & Co, Syra; renamed PIETRO FOSCOLO
1898 S Aschkenazy et al, Odessa; renamed VOSTOTCHNAYA ZVEZDA
1890 Renamed YUJNAYA ZVEZDA
1907 Converted
No later history known
Comments Originally it was intended to name her CITY OF LIMERICK
Contract price 17200
19/03/1871: Wrecked on Moulditch Bank, Wicklow
On a voyage from Huelva to Glasgow with a cargo of copper ore & oranges
10/06/1871: Successfully refloated & taken into Kingstown harbour
Subsequently repaired and returned to service with new owners
16/11/1883: Stranded on Eggrunde Island near Gefle. Subsequently refloated
On a voyage from Stockholm to Gefle with a cargo of iron ore
26/06/1905: Burned out and not repaired
1907: Converted for use as a pontoon at Odessa


Shields Daily News, Monday, 12/12/1864

Liverpool Mercury, Friday, 07/04/1871

Shipping & Mercantile Gazette, Friday, 28/04/1871

Shipping & Mercantile Gazette, Tuesday, 13/06/1871

Commercial Journal, Saturday, 08/07/1871