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Name: ALNWICK CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/12/1869
Completed: 1870
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 203
Dimensions: 1552grt, 981nrt, 245.2 x 33.7 x 25.0ft; (1878: 1828grt, 1180nrt, 245.2 x 33.7 x 25.0ft)
Engines: C4cyl (24,24, 41 & 41 x 30ins), 130hp
Engines by: Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 60539
History:
1870 Northumberland Steam Shipping Co Ltd, North Shields
1881 Laws, Surtees & Co, North Shields
1884 Alnwick SS Co Ltd (Laws, Surtees & Co), North Shields
1887 Corfield & Robson, London; renamed CANTON
1892 WR Corfield & Co, London
18/10/1894 Wrecked
Comments: 1878: Lengthened to 280.0ft
18/10/1894: Wrecked on Lambert Island in the Straits of Magellan
On a voyage from Maryport to Corral with a cargo of steel rails


Shields Gazette & Daily Telegraph, Monday, 6th December 1869