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Name: CASTLE EDEN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/08/1882
Completed: 26/09/1882
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 141
Dimensions: 2384grt, 1555nrt, 3205dwt, 300.2 x 37.2 x 26.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (35 & 70 x 48ins), 300nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.8knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 86982
History:
26/09/1882 Castle Eden SS Co Ltd (Thomlinson & Thompson, managers), Liverpool
1886 Managers changed to J Little & Co.
1898 A Deppe, Antwerp; renamed LYS
1905 Cie Nationale Belge de Transp Marit, Antwerp
1915 Franco-British SS Co Ltd, London; renamed ALGIERS
26/02/1917 Sank
Comments: Contract price 36950, Profit 3561
Launched as BENWELL TOWER for Stumore, Weston & Co, London, but sold before completion
30/10/1888: Stranded near Shab Mubarak, Farisan Bank, Red Sea. Subsequently refloated
26/02/1917: Sunk by a mine, 2 miles south of the Owers Light vessel, when on passage from Calais to Barry