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Name: VILLE DE BONE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/05/1880
Completed: 22/07/1880
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 124
Dimensions: 1632grt, 1069nrt, 312.0 x 33.4 x 25.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (42 & 80 x 48ins), 300nhp; (1891: T3cyl (30.75, 42 & 80 x 48ins), 443nhp)
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker; (1891: By same engine builder)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
22/07/1880 Cie Generale Transatlantique, Marseilles
01/1931 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 44250, Loss 6074-10s-2d
Designed to carry 65 x 1st, 57 x 2nd and 58 x 3rd passengers, plus 350 troops
Designed for the Marseilles to Algiers service
1881: Used as a troopship during the Tunisian occupation
1891: Complete refit, with new accommodation, engines, boilers etc
1921: Used for cargo only operations
01/1931: Broken up at La Seyne


Above photo is courtesy of Marine-Marchande

Shields Daily News, Wednesday, 12/05/1880