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Name: ALERT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/03/1880
Completed: 04/1880
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 412
Dimensions: 1382grt, 890nrt, 243.5 x 33.2 x 16.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 57 x 36ins), 140nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81787
History:
04/1880 Alert SS Co Ltd (TR Thompson), Cardiff
1882 Managers M Thompson & Co
16/03/1882 Sank
Comments: 16/03/1882: Sank after a collision with ss WHITE HEAD off Lavernock
Point on a voyage from Cardiff to Port Said with a cargo of coal.