ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
OITHONA
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1887
Official Number
88875
Description
Yard Number: 245

Renamed: YACOUT (1892); G M LA VALLETTE (1923); IONIAN (1934)

Description: One deck with a poop and forecastle, two masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, no gallery, no head, steel framework.
Engine details: Steam by a screw, one set of three tri-compound, inverted, direct acting, 19"x30"x50" with 36" stroke, 150 horsepower, 1090 i.h.p.
Two boilers, 12' in diameter, 6 furnaces 10' in length with 1814 square foot heating area and 160 psi.
Propeller: 12'2" diameter, cast iron, solid 4 bladed.

20/10/1887: Aberdeen registry opened, The Aberdeen Steam Navigation Company, 64 shares.
September 1891: Sold to the Imperial Russian Navy for service as a despatch vessel.
February 1892: Rebuilt by R Craggs & Sons Ltd, Middlesbrough, registered at St Petersburg and renamed YACOUT (or Yakut or Lakut).
January 1921: Arrived at Bizerta, Tunisia with the Russian Wrangell Squadron.
April 1923: Sold to Emanuele Chetcuti, Valetta, Malta, issued with new Official Number 152048 and renamed G M LA VALLETTE.
April 1926: Sold to A Scamama-Lagardere, Tunis.
1934: Sold to D Papoulias & K Tsesmelis, Spetsai and renamed IONIAN.
1937: Sold to Guiseppe Riccardi, Genoa and believed broken up at Savona.

Listed until 1947 in Lloyd's Register.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 22/9/1887:
Launch of new steamer by Hall Russell for general merchandise trade of Aberdeen S.N.Co. gracefully performed by Mrs Hogarth, wife of S.N.Co. chairman, thereafter cake and wine banquet in one of the yard lofts, with many toasts. Mr. Hogarth hoped this , the first steamer built for the company in Aberdeen would prove equally as good as the companies others built on the Clyde. Vessel was towed immediately after launch to the sheer legs to have her made ready for sea. Large number of people watched launch from dock gates.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 29/11/1887:
Steamer OITHONA arrived London.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 29/2/1888:
S.S. OITHONA carrying goods only will be despatched from Aberdeen for London during this month of Fridays, returning from London every Monday morning.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 8/2/1889:
While Aberdeen steamer OITHONA was on her passage to London she came across schooner INVERMARK off Spurn Point abandoned and in disabled condition. Took her in tow to Grimsby, to which her crew had previously been taken by some fisherman.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 29/12/1891:
Steamer OITHONA arrived London 12:30 Sunday, all well. [After supposed date of sail.]
Owner
Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co., Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 205 3/6' x breadth 27 7/12' x depth 16'
Gross Tonnage: 701 ton

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