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Name: BERBICE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/06/1859
Completed: 06/1859
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 80
Dimensions: 282grt, 178nrt, 181.5 x 21.6 x 9.9ft
Engines: Osc, 2cyl (41 & 41 x ?ins), 110hp; (1876: Osc, C2cyl (30 & 52 x 48ins), 120hp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle; (1876: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle)
Propulsion: Paddle, 17.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 26874
History:
06/1859 Hugh Sproston & Co, Newcastle
1865 Registered at Georgetown, Jamaica
No later history known
Comments: Accommodation for 70 x 1st Class passengers
1888: Still listed in MNL


Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Monday, 02/05/1859