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Name: ANTHRACITE
Type: Yacht
Launched: 01/06/1878
Completed: 1878
Builder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 85
Dimensions: 70grt, 28nrt, 84.0 x 16.1 x 10.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (8, 16 & 23 x 15ins), 20nhp, 168ihp
Engines by: Hawks, Crawshay & Sons, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81630
History:
1878 Perkins Engine Co, London
1880 Frederick Power, London
1887 Arthur L Hewitt; registered at London; renamed OITHONA
1891 Earl of Cromartie, London
by 1896 James Evens, Dartmouth
by 1900 Thomas Evens, Dartmouth
by 1904 The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth
1922 Musee Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique
No later history known
Comments: 1878: Ordered by Robert McCalmont
The engine was to a Perkins patented design using high pressure steam


Above photo as ANTHRACITE courtesy of Clive Ketley

Marine Engineer, July 1880