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Name: ALDERNEY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched 24/03/1875
Completed: 01/05/1875
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 89
Dimensions: 612grt, 395nrt, 420dwt, 175.0 x 25.2 x 19.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (26.5 & 42 x 27ins), 90hp
Engines by: J Shaw & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.7knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 72346
History:
01/05/1875 London & South Western Railway Co, Southampton
1891 Dundee & Newcastle SS Co, Dundee
1909 Preston & Dublin Shipping Co, Preston; registered at Dundee
1913 H & C Grayson
1913 Levant Transport Co (H Tyer & Co, managers); renamed NIGGEM
1914 Wilson & Reid, Belfast
27/12/1914 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 14950; Profit 372-9s-10d
Most of her service was between Cherbourg, Le Havre, Honfleur and the Channel Islands
24/09/1889: Ran down the yacht LADYBIRD in the Needles Channel
27/12/1914: Sank 70 miles from Malta