Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S URANIA

Passenger steamer, two decks

Passengers

I: 102

II: 48

III: 450

Ice class

-

Tonnages

1,936 GRT

1,106 NRT

1,000 tdw

Length over all

85.28 m

Breadth

11.19 m

Draught

?

Engine

Triple steam engine 3 cy. by N. E. Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle.

Horse powers

3,600 IHP

Speed

15 knots

1897

Completed by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., Sunderland as S/S Russie for Societé Generale des Transports Maritimes à Vapeur, Marseille.

1902

Went aground on Jan. 8 in the mouth of Rhone. Refloated and repaired.

26.5.1913

Acquired by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki, and renamed S/S Urania.

Arrived on July 17 in Hull to be rebuilt by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.

5.12.1913

Completed and put into Finland - Copenhagen - Hull service.

7.1914

Lying in Hull, when WW I broke out. Laid up there.

7.4.1915

Chartered by the Russian Admiralty.

12.7.1915

Struck a mine off Sozonovets Lighthouse 12 miles from Cape Gorodetsk on the coast of Kola Peninsula while on passage from Liverpool to Arkhangelsk with general cargo, and sank in 57 seconds. However, all hands saved.

Source: The Ships of Our First Century : The Effoa Fleet 1883-1983. Ed. by Matti Pietikäinen & Bengt Sjöström. Keuruu 1983, 231 p. ISBN 951-99438-5-4.