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Name: VESTA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/04/1879
Completed: 05/1879
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 387
Dimensions: 1030grt, 688nrt, 224.0 x 29.7 x 15.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 36ins), 192nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1879 FG Schmidt, Hamburg
1881 Adolph Kirsten, Hamburg
1882 Gottfried Beyer, Malmo
1885 Syd-Svenska Angfartygs A/B, Malmo
1894 Skanska Angfartygs A/B (F Petersen), Malmo
1899 Det Forenede D/S, Copenhagen
16/07/1917 Sank
Comments: Built for the Hamburg to London service
Accommodation for 40 x 1st Class and 30 x 2nd Class passengers
16/07/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U88, 110 miles S of Sumbo, Faroes
On a voyage from Seydisfjord to Fleetwood with a cargo of herring and wool


Above photo as VESTA is copyright of the Museet for S°fart

Above photo as VESTA is copyright of the Museet for S°fart

Above photo as VESTA is copyright of the Museet for S°fart

Jarrow Express, Friday, 25/04/1879

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 28/05/1879

Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 12/09/1879