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Name: CASTLECRAG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched 30/01/1884
Completed: 25/03/1884
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 165
Dimensions: 2876grt,1891nrt, 4450dwt, 330.0 x 38.3 x 27.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (38 & 75 x 48ins), 235nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87945
History:
25/03/1884 Castlecrag Steam Ship Co (Thomlinson, Thomson & Co, managers), Liverpool
1886 Mr Kish, Sunderland
1886 G Tweedy, Liverpool; renamed BIDAR
1894 London Steamers Ltd (P Wigham Richardson, managers), Liverpool
1897 Hungarian Levante Line SS Co Ltd, Fiume; renamed NADOR
05/03/1910 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 47600, Profit 9199-2s-9d.
A shareholder of Carlisle brought a fraud suit against Castlecrag SS Co, showing a fraudulent statement of accounts, in which the builders were owed 20,000. Subsequently CASTLECRAG and CASTLEBANK, were put up for sale by order of the mortgagees. CASTLECRAG was valued at 46,000 and CASTLEBANK at 39,000. Mr Kish a shipowner from Sunderland, bought CASTLECRAG for 26,500 (but quickly re-sold), while the bid for CASTLEBANK was raised from 17,000 to 21,300. However as this did not meet the reserve price she was sold privately for a larger sum.
05/03/1910: Sank at Constantinople after collision with AGIOS GEORGIOS