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Name: COMPTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/01/1878
Completed: 08/03/1878
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 105
Dimensions: 1746grt, 1186nrt, 280.0 x 34.7 x 25.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 42ins), 200hp
Engines by: J Shaw & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 77080
History:
03/1878 Watts, Milburn Co, London
1879 Transferred to W Milburn & Co, London
11/06/1886 Wrecked
Comments: Contract price 29000, Profit 2333
Wrecked in the Balabac Straits, Borneo, when en route from Singapore to Panay Island, Philippines, with a cargo of rice
The crew were saved by a passing Spanish troop transport that landed the crew at Manila on 25/06/1886
The wreck and cargo was sold for $600