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Name: CASTLEBANK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/11/1883
Completed: 08/12/1883
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 160
Dimensions: 2408grt, 1583nrt, 3400dwt, 300.0 x 37.3 x 27.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (35 & 70 x 48ins), 300nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.7knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87915
History:
08/12/1883 Thomlinson,Thomson & Co,Liverpool
1886 G Tweedy, Liverpool; renamed AIDAR
1894 London Steamers Ltd (P Wigham Richardson, managers), Liverpool
10/01/1896 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 40000, Profit 5227-11s-7d
07/03/1886: When on passage from Bombay to Hull with wheat and linseed,the cargo shifted,when struck by a heavy sea off Gozo. One crewman killed
10/01/1896: Foundered 36.05N 19.24E when en route from Odessa to Marseilles.
She was discovered on her beam ends, in a Northerly gale, in darkness, by the Bibby liner STAFFORDSHIRE, which stood by while the 26 crew and 3 passengers were rescued.