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Name: BURMESE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/1873
Completed: 02/1874
Builder: John Softley & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 100
Dimensions: 1951grt, 1269nrt, 286.0 x 35.2 x 24.9ft
Engines: CI2cyl (36 & 66 x 42ins), 180nhp
Engines by: Hawks, Crawshay & Sons, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65479
History:
19/02/1874 Thomas Sutton, North Shields
1879 Thomas Skinner & Co, London; renamed KENMURE CASTLE
02/02/1883 Sank
Comments: 02/02/1883: Foundered in the Bay of Biscay when 200 nm from the coast
On a voyage from London to Shanghi with a general cargo