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Name: BITTERN
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 1842
Completed: 1842
Builder: T & W Smith
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 343tonsb, 102.0 x 23.0 x 17.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Snow
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/07/1842 Thomas & William Smith, Newcastle
18/01/1848 Wrecked
Comments: 18/01/1848: Wrecked on a reef north west of Robben Island
while entering Table Bay in a south east gale.
Her crew were saved. Wreck sold for 52-10s