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Name: CASTLETON
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/07/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 101
Dimensions: 1752grt, 1149nrt, 279.5 x 34.0 x 23.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 40ins), 200nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81774
History:
1879 Matthew Cope, Cardiff
10/1886 Missing
Comments: 08/11/1879: Aground on Ricasoli Point, near Malta. Salved
14/10/1886: Dropped pilot off Breaksea Point on a voyage from Cardiff to
St Lucia with a cago of coal. Missing presumed sunk in Bideford Bay.