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From: "Asprey, David" <>
Subject: RE: [TSL] Ship Righi - Italy > Brazil
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:21:34 +0100
on September 28, 2001 1:40 PM Gilbert Provost wrote
> > Hello David and José. In the 1887-88 edition of the Lloyd's Register,
> > this vessel is not listed. I looked under RIGHI, ISABELLA, and
> > RIO DE LA PLATA, but could not find a match. In fact only the
> > name ISABELLA had any vessels listed.
> > From: Asprey, David[SMTP:]
> > The steamer RIGHI was built in 1869 by Wigham Richardson & Co,
> > Walker-on-Tyne, England (with engines by R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle-
> on-Tyne) as ISABELLA for the Cerruti Line of Genova for the
> > Genova-Montevideo-Buenos Aires service. Continued after Alessandro
> Cerruti's death in 1872 by Sivori & Schiaffino, also of Genova, until 1878
> when she was sold and renamed RIO DE LA PLATA, still in Italian hands.
> At some point she was put up for auction and renamed RIGHI, and then
> in 1888 purchased by R Jameson & Co, Hull, UK without further change
> of name. After further changes in ownership
> > she was wrecked on 9 Sep 1894 near Trondheim, Norway. She was 1391grt
> > 77.20 x 11.03m iron hull single screw.
> > Above from N R P Bonsor "South Atlantic Seaway" (Brookside Publications,
> > Jersey 1983) - but I do not think that this chronology is exactly right.
> > is more likely that it was Sivori & Schiaffino that renamed her RIO DE
> > PLATA and that she became RIGHI earlier in the 1880s. A check of 1888
> > Lloyd's Register might clarify things a little.
Nothing more to add from Lloyd's Register itself, but in the 1886 Lloyd's
Universal Register (the earliest?) RIGHI appears as ex-RIO PLATA ex-ISABELLA
under the ownership of Ponzone & Astengo, Savona
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