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Name: BRITISH KING
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/12/1890
Completed: 06/1891
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 653
Dimensions: 4717grt, 3042nrt, 405.0 x 47.9 x 27.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 47 & 76 x 51ins), 446nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 97866
History:
06/1891 British Shipowners' Co Ltd, Liverpool
11/03/1906 Sank
Comments: 11/03/1906: Foundered about 500 miles east of the US coast
On a voyage from New York to Antwerp with general cargo


Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 26/12/1890