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Name: EARNWELL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/12/1886
Completed: 02/1887
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 573
Dimensions: 1924grt, 1377nrt, 280.5 x 36.2 x 23.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 35 & 58 x 42ins), 225nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 92855
History:
02/1887 Earnwell SS Co Ltd (A Earnshaw), Newcastle
1898 Saginaw Steel SS Co (J Jerome), New York; renamed LEELANAW
1903 Michigan Ss Co (J Jerome), New York
1907 Pacific Freighting Co (RW Dunsmuir), Tacoma
1909 R Dunsmuir & Sons, Tacoma
1911 J Jerome, Tacoma
1912 Leelanaw SS Co, San Francisco
25/07/1915 Sank
Comments: 17/12/1896: Stranded at Veuta Frio
14/02/1897: Refloated with damage. Subsequently sold.
25/07/1915: Sank after being captured & torpedoed by U-Boat U41
about 60 miles NW of the Orkneys at 59.55N - 04.22W.
On a voyage from Arkhangelsk to Belfast with a cargo of flax and hemp


Above photo as LEELANAW copyright of Library of Congress

Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 24/12/1886