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Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
95956 1889

Palmers Jarrow, UK

2792 325 40.4 24

Sold 1905

Wrecked 1907

Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1897

The third of Currie's steamers was built by Palmers & Co., in 1889.

1888 November 17th - Launched by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co for Archibald Currie & Co of Melbourne.
   
1889 January - Builders trials where she attained 13 knots speed.
   
   
1903 Collided with the AUSN's Mildura in Sydney Harbour on 31st July, Argus was run ashore to stop the ship from sinking. The Mildura's master was found to be at fault.
   
1905 Sold to Osaka Shosen K K., Osaka renamed Giran Maru
   
1907 Wrecked in Soya Strait, Sorghurd in the China Seas on September 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

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