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Name: EARL OF LONSDALE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/1871
Completed: 08/1871
Builder: T & W Smith
Yard: Limekilns Shore, North Shields
Yard Number: 51
Dimensions: 1515grt, 981nrt, 274.8 x 33.6 x 23.2ft
Engines: CI2cyl (29 & 58 x 36ins), 140nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 67315
History:
08/1871 Elliot, Lowery & Dunford, Newcastle
08/06/1885 Wrecked
Comments: 08/06/1885: Wrecked on St Agnes island, W Isles of Scilly
On a voyage from Alexandria to Portishead, with cottonseed & beans


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair