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Name: CUMBRIA also seen as CAMBRIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1854
Completed: 1854
Builder: Thomas Toward
Yard: St Peter's, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 309grt, 210nrt, 157.0 x 22.8 x 12.5ft
Engines: 2cyl, 70nhp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 12636
History:
1854 Joseph Mark et al, Maryport
1858 Old Siloth Steam Co (George Dixon et al), Carlisle
01/1862 Silloth Bay Steam Navigation Co Ltd; registered at Carlisle
1862 Unknown owner, Liverpool
1862 Taken as a prize
No later history known
Comments: 26/05/1862: Captured by US gunboat HURON off Charleston
On a voyage from the UK to the Confederate States with a cargo of rifles & ammunition
The cargo worth $300,000 was one of the most valuable taken during the Civil War


Carlisle Journal, Friday, 27/06/1862