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Shipbuilder: John Elder & Co.
Build location: Glasgow
Build year: 1873
Built for: Pacific Steam Nav. Co. Valpariso service.
The Iberia was a 4,689 gross ton ship, length 433.4ft x beam 45ft, two funnels, three masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw and a speed of 14 knots. Accommodation for 100-1st, 150-2nd and 340-3rd class passengers. Her maiden voyage from Liverpool to South America started on 21st Oct.1874, her completion having been delayed by strikes. On 12th May 1880 she started her first London - Suez - Melbourne - Sydney voyage for the joint Orient ine/PSNCo service. In 1883 she was used as a Government Transport in the Egyptian Campaigns and on 25th Jan.1883 was placed on regular Australia sailings. She reverted to Liverpool - Valparaiso sailings on 11th Jun.1890 and in 1893 was fitted with new engines, and her sailing rigging removed. Scrapped at Genoa in 1903. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.8, Pacific Steam Navigation Co]