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Name: BARON VON HUMBOLDT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/09/1854
Completed: 1854
Builder: TD Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 334grt, 239nrt, 136.4 x 25.0 x 12.9ft
Engines: 60nhp
Engines by: TD Marshall, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, also rigged as a 2 masted schooner
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 26641
History:
22/12/1854 William S Andrews, London
1855 British Government
05/09/1855 Renamed BUFFALO
01/01/1888 Unknown Owner
No later history known
Comments: Built to carry iron ore from Middlebrough to the iron works of
Losh, Wilson & Bell at Walker. Intended two voyages per week.
12/1854: Used by the UK Government as a transport
Carried part of the Balaklava railway to the Crimea
Reportedly purchased by the Government for 12,000
1868: Transferred to the Victualing Department