Monday, November 20, 2023

the 'SS Cornwall' (1896--1913)

Seen here departing Auckland in 1901 with the 6th NZ Regiment for South Africa to teach the Boers to behave themselves.

The Cornwall was a steamship built in 1896 for the Federal Steam Navigation Co, the first ship of this name owned by the Federal Line. She was used as a British transport, Brisbane-Sydney-Albany-Cape Town in 1899 for the Boer War and as a hired transport taking the NZ troops in 1901. The ship was sold to Societa Anonima Italiana Di Navigazione, of Genoa Italy in 1913 and renamed Atlantide. The fate was being sunk by U-Boat U156 off Madeira on a voyage from Genoa to New Orleans.on 9 February 1918.

tonnage: 5490 grt; dimensions: 128 x 16.5 x -- metres; 
engine: 1 x 3-cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw; speed: 11 knots 
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