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Name: COMMODORE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/01/1870
Completed: 04/03/1870
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 62
Dimensions: 882grt, 565nrt, 1200dwt, 219.7 x 29.9 x 16.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (25 & 48 x 30ins), 94rhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 8.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 62336
History:
1870 J Hall & Co, Newcastle
1878 William Shevill Lishman, Newcastle
1880 Ward, Holzapfel, Newcastle
1882 Pyman, Bell & Co, Newcastle
07/10/1896 Wrecked
Comments Contract price £16,000; Profit £916-9s-8d
26/10/1888: Starnded off Oland, when en-route Stettin to Rafso in ballast.The inquiry found that the casualty was due to the negligent use of the “lead” in thick weather.
26/06/1889: Stranded on Saltaker Shoal, Baltic, when on passage from Necastle to Oaxen (near Stockholm), casualty due to Navigation error.
07/10/1896: Wrecked close to Sherringham Coast Guard Station, when on passage from the Tyne (with coal) to London.