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Name: ETHELBURGA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/08/1887
Completed: 09/1887
Builder: J Readhead & Co
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 229
Dimensions: 2223grt 1446nrt, 290.0 x 38.5 x 18.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37.5 & 61 x 39ins), 250nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Co
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 89785
History:
09/1887 Dillon, Harrowing & Co, Whitby
1893 JH Harrowing, Whitby
1906 Robert Harrowing & Co, Whitby
1910 Harrowing Steamship Co Ltd, Whitby
1911 John Adams & Sons, Newcastle; renamed ADAMS
1911 Brand-Adams Steamship Co Ltd, Newcastle
17/10/1917 Sank
Comments: 17/10/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U62 when 6 miles from The Lizard, Cornwall
On a voyage from the Tyne to San Nazaire with a cargo of coal


Above photo as ADAMS courtesy of Kevin Blair