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Name: CANTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/03/1880
Completed: 15/05/1880
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 120
Dimensions: 1737grt, 1110nrt, 2000dwt, 285.0 x 34.3 x 23.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (35 & 68 x 45ins), 250nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.8knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81640
History:
15/05/1880 JC Jaques & Co, London
1885 Indo-China Steam Navigation Co, Hong Kong
1906 Canton SS Co Ltd (Moller Brothers), Shanghai
1910 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price £25690; Loss £980-16s-1d
08/08/1881: In collision with ss MORPETH, while entering the harbour of Newcastle NSW
CANTONís pilot found to be to blame, for bringing such a long vessel into harbour at night
10/05/1884: In collision with & sank STOLZENFELS (23328/81) in Saigon River, CANTONís pilot to blame