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Name: BOSTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/02/1866
Completed: 1866
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 196
Dimensions: 656grt, 510nrt, 180.8 x 28.0 x 17.1ft; (1872: 868grt, 664nrt, 226.0ft)
Engines: Steam, 80hp; (1872: C2cyl (24 & 44 x 30ins), 80nhp)
Engines by: (1872: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 54652
History:
1866 James Duke Hill & others, London
1872 Commercial Steam Ship Co Ltd, London
No later history known
Comments: 1872: Lengthened to 226.0ft & engine compounded
26/11/1891: In collision with and sank the barque CHARLWOOD off Plymouth
1896: Register closed