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Name: BUSY BEE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/04/1865
Completed: 05/1865
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 171
Dimensions: 771grt, 598nrt, 202.1 x 28.2 x 17.0ft; (1871: 961grt, 614nrt, 231.8 x 28.2 x 17.4ft)
Engines: 2cyl, 99hp; (1871: C2cyl (28 & 50 x 30ins), 150hp)
Engines by: (1871: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 51356
History:
05/1865 Tyne Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle
1880 W Milburn & Co, Newcastle
11/10/1883 Tyne Steamship Company
09/02/1896 Sank
Comments: 1870: Lengthened by William Cleland, Willington Quay
11/10/1883: Sold for 11,000
09/02/1896: Sank after collision off Wielingen Light, with German ss LINDENFELS
Whilst on a voyage from Newcastle to Antwerp with a general cargo