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Name: BECKTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/05/1869
Completed: 06/1869
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 244
Dimensions: 900grt, 671nrt, 220.7 x 28.1 x 17.6ft; (1874: 1028grt, 790nrt, 245.0ft)
Engines: Steam, 160hp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 62320
History:
06/1869 Fenwick & Co, London
28/11/1873 Wrecked
Comments: 1874: Lengthened to 245.0ft
28/11/1873: Wrecked off the coast of Spain
On a voyage from Cardiff to Malta with a cargo of coal


Southern Reporter, Thursday, 01/01/1874