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Name: COAL DEPOT NO 1
Type: Floating Coal Depot
Launched: 27/02/1904
Completed: 1904
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 290
Dimensions: 12000dwt, 424.0 x 67.7 x 40.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1903 The Admiralty
15/01/1964 Broken up
Comments: Completed by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Designed by Temperley Transporter Co, using 4 electronic rail mounted transporters
Boilers and auxilaries by Wallsend Slipway. Electric plant by Clarke Chapman
The hull was sub divided into seven holds or hoppers
The hoppers were fitted with 80 coal chutes for filling the bags without having to shovel
On the upper deck 12 Termperley electric gantries for discharge onto the ships
23/06/1904: Sailed from the Tyne for Portsmouth Dockyard. Allocated pennant C1
Swan Hunter made a profit of 5864-4s-8d on the contract
15/01/1964: Sold to Frank Rijsdijk in the Netherlands for breaking up


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of G West & Son

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 29/02/1904

Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 24/06/1904