SS Queen Cristina (1901)

Queen Cristina was a steam cargo ship built in 1901 by the Northumberland Shipbuilding Co of Newcastle for Thomas Dunlop & Sons of Glasgow. The ship was designed and built for general cargo trade and spent her career doing tramp trade. She was the second ship named Queen Cristina in service with the Queen Line.

United Kingdom
Name Queen Cristina
Namesake Queen Cristina
Owner Thomas Dunlop & Sons
Operator Dunlop Steamship Co Ltd
Builder Northumberland Shipbuilding Co, Howdon
Yard number 89
Launched 6 March 1901
Commissioned 20 July 1901
Homeport Glasgow
Fate Wrecked, 21 October 1907
General characteristics
Type Cargo Ship
Length 360 ft 0 in (109.73 m)
Beam 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
Depth 20 ft 2 in (6.15 m)
Installed power 341 Nhp[1]
Propulsion North Eastern Marine Engineering Co 3-cylinder triple expansion
Speed 10.0 knots (11.5 mph; 18.5 km/h)

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After the first steamship Queen Cristina wrecked on Great Barrier Reef in 1899, Thomas Dunlop & Sons, owners of the Queen Line, ordered a new, bigger vessel to continue their Oriental trade. The vessel was laid down at Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in Howdon and launched on 6 March 1901 (yard number 89),[2][3] and after successful completion of sea trials on July 20, during which the ship could easily attain speed of 11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h), Queen Cristina was handed over to her owners and sailed for New York.[4] The vessel was built with a view to speed and fuel economy, and was primarily intended for general cargo trade, with several steam winches, and large number of cargo derricks installed to facilitate quick cargo loading and unloading process. In addition, the ‘tween decks were designed to accommodate a large number of emigrants, troops or cattle in case of need.[4]

As built, the ship was 360 feet 0 inches (109.73 m) long (between perpendiculars) and 48 feet 0 inches (14.63 m)abeam, a meandraft of 20 feet 2 inches (6.15 m).[1]Queen Cristina was assessed at 4,268 GRT and 2,804 NRT and had deadweight of approximately 7,000.[1] The vessel had a steel hull, and a single 341 nhptriple-expansion steam engine, with cylinders of

23+12-inch (60 cm), 39-inch (99 cm) and 66-inch (170 cm) diameter with a 45-inch (110 cm)stroke, that drove a single screw propeller, and moved the ship at up to 10.0 knots (11.5 mph; 18.5 km/h).[1]

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