Sure, I am aware of the time and effort I invest in this. Agreed, this is quite interesting. While at it I realized that the history of ships are mostly connected to the events she was involved in and the people that toke part in those events (I think there are numerous examples). Yet the details about building, adapting to changes, repairs etc. - namely some technical history, is seldom told. In this case I am interested to understand why the mizzen was removed? Was the auxiliary engine part of the original design or added at a later stage? How was the ship adapted to coal transport and mostly how was it adapted to take 604 survivor (men, women, children etc.) for a two weeks trip?
I lately turned to a Museum in Italy, where there is a beautiful model of the Fidente (a 3-masted barquentine), for some lead in hope of interesting information. I promise to update after it reaches me. I might share some of the frustration 😊.
As to your suggestions - I will have a look at all of them in hope to find a ship as similar as can be. In the end the overall look and mostly the external details are those that will remind the original.
All the best Daniel