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Name: EARL PERCY
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/04/1865
Completed: 1865
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 176
Dimensions: 715grt, 373nrt, 212.0 x 28.2 x 13.0ft; (1873: 841grt, 544nrt, 236.7 x 28.1 x 16.2ft
Engines: I2cyl (48 & 48 x 33ins), 115hp; (1879: C2cyl (28 & 56 x 36ins), 130hp)
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co; (1879: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 51362
History:
1865 Tyne Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle
15/09/1888 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 75 x 1st Class passengers
1873: Rebuilt
1879: Re-engined
15/09/1888: Sank after collision with ss WEAR, 12miles NW of Whitby
On a voyage from Newcastle to Rotterdam


Newcastle Courant, Friday, August 18, 1865