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From: "Mick" <>
Subject: Re: [MAR] SS Leda, Neptune Iron Works, Waterford
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:03:44 +0100
Special thanks to Alex Borgogno for his work on this one (Off List).
Steam Ship Leda O.N 65
Purchased in London for the Royal Navy of Sardinia in November 1855, renamed DORA.
She had various roles over 45 years with the Royal Italian Navy, early years as Troop Transport later as a Coast Guard Vessel. 1884-85 she was transformed in to a floating Hospital for cholera. From Aug to Nov 1885 employed as quarantine station by the Island of Asinara.
Removed from the Registers of the Royal Italian Navy in Oct 1889.
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Subject: [MAR] SS Leda, Neptune Iron Works, Waterford
I am try to trace the History of Steamships Built at Waterford Ireland By the Neptune Iron Works .
I am drawing a blank on this one. LEDA O.N 65
SS Leda, screw steamer built 1854, registered at Waterford 11/11/1854.
Builders List says she was built for The River Plate Steamship Company.
Register says sold foreign 1855.
She is not included in the MNLs so she never returned to the British Register .
Any and all information welcome.
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