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Name: BEDFORD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 1845grt, 1122nrt, 270.0 x 35.0 x 24.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (33 & 63 x 39ins), 187nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79229
History:
1879 WH Atkinson, North Shields
1888 Cay, Hall & Co, North Shields
1896 TW Spencer (A Cay), North Shields
1899 JW Love & Co, North Shields
1902 Managers Robertson Mackie & Co, Glasgow
1903 Iberian SS Co Ltd (JH Wackerbarth & Co), Glasgow; renamed CASTILLA
1907 Managers Whimster & Co, Glasgow
1911 Gart SS Co Ltd (Whimster & Co),Glasgow; renamed GARTMORE
1914 The Admiralty
1914 Scuttled
Comments: 1914: Purchased by The Admiralty for use as a blockship and scuttled at Scapa Flow