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Name: BYWELL CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/11/1869
Completed: 1870
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 250
Dimensions: 1376grt, 892nrt, 254.3 x 32.1 x 19.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (27 & 54 x 33ins), 120hp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63546
History:
1870 Hall Brothers, London
29/01/1883 Missing
Comments: 03/09/1878: Collided with and sank the passenger ferry PRINCESS ALICE in the Thames
The ferry was overloaded and over 650 people died and about 100 were rescued
Both captains took some blame but the PRICESS ALICE was found to be most at fault
29/01/1883: Missing after passing Cabo Carvoieiro on this date
On a voyage from Alexandria to Hull with a cargo of cottonseed & beans


Above image courtesy of The Engineer

Above image courtesy of The Illustrated News