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Name: COWDEN LAW
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 28/07/1884
Completed: 1884
Builder: Campbell, MacIntosh & Bowstead
Yard: Scotswood
Yard Number: 15
Dimensions: 1650grt, 1596nrt, 262.0 x 38.8 x 23.1ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 89947
History:
07/1884 David Law, Glasgow
19/01/1885 Sank
Comments: 19/01/1885: Abandoned on fire in the Pacific Ocean at 34N x 128W
On her maiden voyage from Tyne to San Francisco with a cargo of coal
The coal is thought to have spontaneously combusted.