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Scilla

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Hi all
First  I apologize in advance for my English that is broken

I write from Italy, I’m a scuba instructor and we are searching images of a wreck; a steam cargo ship  called “Alvah”, that collided in 29/3/1895 on the strait of sicily)  built in 1878 on sunderland docks.
This are part of dates we know :

Single Ship Report for "1077449" (from Miramar site)
IDNo:   1077449   Year:   1878
Name:   ALVAH   Keel:   
Type:   Cargo ship   Launch Date:   28.9.78
Flag:   GBR   Date of completion:   9.78
Tons:2332   Link:   1536
DWT:   Yard No:   90   
LPP:   91.4   Country of build:   GBR
Beam:   11.0   
Builder:   Mounsey & Foster
“"Sunderland Shipbuilding Company, known locally as The "Limited" Yard, took over a South Docks site where wood ships were built in the eighteen-sixties by John Haswell. Iliff and Mounsey were launching little iron sailing ships and steamers there in the early 'seventies, after which the business was conducted as Mounsey and Foster."

Material of build:Iron   
Location of yard:   South Dock

Owner: Adam & Co
Port: GBR Aberdeen

Reference here
https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?254992
http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland060.html

And this is the Alvah "today" underwater
https://youtu.be/Mn3nRsPDjqw

We got a special emotional “link” to that wreck, and we dive there from 25 years and needed years to find finally the name on 2011.
But still not managed to find any images or design  of it, sadly!

So I’m trying to see if I found something on publisher historical thing or from people that got interest on that
•   original Llloyd registration sheet is on attachments

Me or better "we" ( from all my diving center) will be really grateful if someone here maybe got some news, photo or original plan about that “ALVAH”.

feel free to write me.

Thanks  in advance for help




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Re: Searching design or photos about "ALVAH" - built 1878 from Mounsey&Foster
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 02:51:59 pm »
Are you a hundred percent sure about the name of the ship?

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Re: Searching design or photos about "ALVAH" - built 1878 from Mounsey&Foster
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 12:45:09 pm »
Are you a hundred percent sure about the name of the ship?

Yeh we sure.
Team of people worked about it in the past.

Here you could found a document about work, but sorry is mostly on italian except for some answer provided from local centre or people in GB

http://www.ecosfera.info/2009/07/23/identificata-la-nave-di-cannitello-la-alvah/

Probably the only hope we could have is that someone took a photo of harbour and/or ship for some other reason
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 12:53:34 pm by Scilla »

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Re: Searching design or photos about "ALVAH" - built 1878 from Mounsey&Foster
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 03:59:33 pm »
I've had a good search through and although there were many Mounsey and Foster vessels that called into Shoreham the Alvah doesn't seem to have been one of them.

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Re: Searching design or photos about "ALVAH" - built 1878 from Mounsey&Foster
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 04:22:48 pm »
I've had a good search through and although there were many Mounsey and Foster vessels that called into Shoreham the Alvah doesn't seem to have been one of them.

Look on the originall Llloyd registration sheet up there that I upload and you'll see where and from who built, and owner obv.
On  Miramar register too you'll found same thing.

But yeh, this cargo seems a ghost also if was travelling around sea many years.
We've really done tons of researches, also on Aberdeen zone (owner "home")

Thanks the same. I appreciate