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Name: BRITISH EMPIRE
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 26/08/1839
Completed: 1839
Builder: Young
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 642tonsb, 120.2 x 27.7 x 20.8ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 2053
History:
1839 Unknown owner
26/01/1844 Executors of T Young & T Young, North Shields and W Wheatley Jun, Middlesex
30/12/1845 Executors of Thomas Young & Thomas Young, North Shields
01/11/1846 Executors of Thomas Young, North Shields
14/09/1862 Lost
Comments: 14/09/1862: Lost off Cape Wrath
On a voyage from Belfast to the Tyne