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Name: AVON
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/03/1897
Completed: 13/05/1897
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 330
Dimensions: 1722grt, 472nrt, 1154dwt, 290.0 x 37.6 x 17.7ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (23.5, 38, 43 & 43 x 36ins), 553nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.2knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 90917
History:
13/05/1897 Carron & Co, Grangemouth
09/04/1916 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 80 x 1st & 50 x 2nd Class passengers
Contract price 52772, Loss 2963-9s-0d
Twice weekly sailings between the Tyne & London (22hrs each way)
Large quantities of peat moss was transported to London as bedding for horses
09/04/1916: Mined and sunk 2 miles from the Tongue Light Vessel
On a voyage from London to Leith carrying general cargo
The mine had been laid by U-Boat UC7 on 08/04/1916


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 06/03/1897