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MORIAAN

MORIAAN

Identification Data
Build: 1882
Category: Cargo- / Passenger vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo

Construction Data
Yard: Wed. C. Boele & Zonen, Slikkerveer (The Netherlands)
Launch Date: 1882-04-19
Delivery Date: 1882-00-00

Technical Data: Steam engine supplied by Burgerhout &

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Would she have been capable of undertaking the delivery voyage under her own steam? Many vessels for colonial river service built in British yards were designed for disassembly and following builders trials were taken apart, shipped in sections (followed later by machinery boilers etc) to the destination port and reconstructed locally.
 

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The MORIAAN sailed between Banana and Vivi (located opposite of Matadi). Duration of the trip: 3 days.
I have tried to find an answer to eddyw's question, but without success. The Dutch newspapers having recorded the launch date, but not the date of completion.
 

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Launch date in April so if she did sail south to Matadi it would have been a summer passage (coastal hops and sheltering where necessary) A possibility?
Apparently "NAHV controlled the Dutch trade with West Africa, owning 75 factories and posts north and south of the port of Banana and along river Congo." She presumably performed some sort of 'feeder' service along the Congo. Ocean going steamers called at Banana.
 

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