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Raphael (I) 1885

    Seen here on the Avon at Hotwells, Bristol

Raphael 1885

1,860 grt and 2,600 dwt tons
271.4ft. x 36.1 x 20.5ft
(this directly from the booklet so not sure what it means - length is probably correct)

1x Compound engine (possibly one of the last as this was the advent of the Triple E)
8 kts

Joseph L. Thompson, Sunderland
Hull 208

Official Number 91858

An iron cargo steamer
Named at launch by Mrs. Thackwray Junior of Sunderland

1906 sold to Compañía Chilena de
Nav a Vapores, Valparaiso, Chile and renamed Presidente Bulnes
1912-13 sold to L.C. Ubeda and J.L. Delano and renamed Ercilla
1914 sold to Ramis Clar Gonzales and renamed Antofagasta after the Chilean nitrate port
sold to R. W. James y Cia. of Valparaiso and renamed Fresia

Retained port of registry as Valparaiso throughout the changes of ownership

After WW1 ended sold to Telles, Romaguera and Company, Rio de Janeiro, retaining the name Fresia

1930 hulked in Valparaiso

This stout iron ship was still afloat in 1942.