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Name: CAPE COLONNA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/03/1889
Completed: 04/1889
Builder: Tyne lron Shipbuilding Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 70
Dimensions: 2707grt, 1767nrt, 312.0 x 40.5 x 21.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 61 x 45ins), 300nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96138
History:
04/1889 W Milburn & Co, Newcastle
08/05/1896 International Line Steamship Co Ltd (C Marwood), Whitby
09/11/1911 Northumbrian Shipping Corporation Ltd (L Macarthy), Newcastle
12/09/1912 Wrecked
Comments: 12/09/1912: On a voyage from Smyrna to Leith she called at the Tyne to take on coal
Unfortunately she struck the Black Middens Rocks at the entrance to the River Tyne.
Some hours later she was pulled off by the tugs TALISMAN, HERCULES, CRUISER and
WARRIOR. She was then beached on the Herd Sands between the Groyne and South pier.
24/09/1912: Refloated, but subsequently found to be too badly damaged
She was later sold to shipbreakers at South Shields.


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Shields Daily News, Thursday, 12/09/1912

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Wednesday, 25/09/1912

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday, 14/10/1912