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Name: ANCIENT BRITON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1882
Completed: 1882
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 41
Dimensions: 1003grt, 611nrt, 225.0 x 31.2 x 16.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 52 x 33ins), 98nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 86480
History:
1882 Gibbs & Lee, Cardiff
1897 Temon SS Co Ltd (ER Newbigin), Cardiff
1908 Newbigin SS Co Ltd (ER Newbigin), Newcastle
1912 A/S D/S Lilias (JK Christophersen), Tvedestrand
1918 Managers Olsen & Ugelstad
20/06/1919 Sank
Comments: 20/06/1919: Sank after striking a mine off Skagen
On a voyage from Swansea to Copenhagen with coal.