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Name: BEDLINGTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/03/1842
Completed: 1842
Builder: TD Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 278grt, 214nrt, 135.3 x 25.1 x 5.0(draft)ft
Engines: SL1cyl, 60nhp
Engines by: TD Marshall, South Shields
Propulsion: 2 x screws
Construction: Iron
Reg Number:
History:
01/10/1842 Bedlington Coal Co; registered at Newcastle
1849 G Bates, Newcastle
1854 Sank
Comments: Built to carry loaded coal waggons from Blyth to the Tyne, where the coal
would be emptied directly into waiting coal ships for onward delivery to London.
The engine was placed athwartships in the stern with the boilers situated at the extreme forepart of the hold. The steam and feed pipes running the full length of the ship.
In the hold there were three lines of rails on which the waggons would sit, while on deck was a large steam-derrick. The derrick was used to load the full waggons into the hold and then unload them above the awaiting coal ship’s hold.
She was not considered a success and after lying idle for some time she was converted into a regular cargo vessel.
1854: Sunk by Russian shore batteries in the Baltic during the Crimean War