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Name: EDWARD BILTON
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched:
Completed: 1840
Builder: George Shotton
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 404nrt, 98.2 x 25.2 x 18.1ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Barque
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 24448
History:
21/12/1840 Edward Bilton, Ralph Park Philipson, Robert Robinson, Thomas Atkinson &
Robert Hawthorn, Newcastle and Lawrence Herdman, Calcutta
01/11/1850 Middle Dock Company, Newcastle
04/12/1854 Robert Pearson Jnr, South Shields
08/11/1860 Wrecked
Comments: A copper fastened Indiaman but used in her later years on the North Atlantic
08/11/1860: Wrecked in a gale at Cambeltown, near West Cape, Prince Edward Island
On a voyage from Shediac to Europe with a cargo of deals