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Name: BLACK SEA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/12/1854
Completed: 01/1855
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 27
Dimensions: 527grt, 424nrt, 163.4 x 26.6 x 15.2ft
Engines: Steam, 80hp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 4335
History:
01/1855 Palmer Bros & Co, Newcastle
1856 No later history known
Comments: 01/1855: Chartered by RS Newall & Co as the first cable laying ship
20/01/1856: Damaged in a storm off Harwich
Damage to hull and the engine & boiler had shifted
Deemed a CTL and may have been broken up
However still listed in MNL 1860, but not thereafter
One source has her wrecked at Kirtah 18/04/1878
Not listed in Lloyd's Register during these dates


North & South Shields Gazette, Friday, 19/01/1855

North & South Shields Gazette, Friday, 26/01/1855

Newcastle Chronicle, Friday, 26/01/1855

Newcastle Chronicle, Friday, 26/01/1855