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SUEVIA-1874

SUEVIA-1874
1874 built by Caird and Company Greenock, Yard No 180 for Hamburg Amerika Line
3609 grt - L 360.3’ B 41’
1893 Hansa Line
1894 Laid up
1896 Sold r/n QUATRE AMIS of Schiaffino Nyer S. France
1897 Ran aground in River Scheldt, raised and (1898) scrapped in Marseilles.

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Rob Andrew
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The detail of the original plate must be a real pleasure to see. What's the purpose of the pipe amidships? I've seen something similar in photos of other vessels of the period. Hope it's less prosaic than external soil drainage.
 

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I guess you are close Rob, I think it is an ash disposal pipe used for dumping the boiler fire ash over board . Charley
 

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Rob Andrew
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Only once you mention it do I realise there must've been a lot of ash to dispose of in the course of a long sea voyage.
 

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