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Name: BONAVISTA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/03/1884
Completed: 08/05/1884
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 172
Dimensions: 1306grt, 837nrt, 1650dwt, 240.4 x 33.5 x 18.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (31 & 62 x 42ins), 160nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co , Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87966
History:
08/05/1884 RF Babcock & B Ratcliffe, Liverpool
1884 Black Diamond Steam Ship Co Ltd, Montreal
1896 Dominion Coal Co Ltd (Kingman, Brown & Co, managers), Montreal
16/03/1912 Wrecked
Comments: 40 x 1st Class passengers plus shelter for 3rd Class passengers
Contract price 26,000 profit 2826/3/9d
16/03/1912: Wrecked on Bear Cove, Brier Island
On passage between St Johns NB and Louisburg CB in ballast


Above photo copyright of William Henry Jackson