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Name: Q E D
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1844
Completed: 09/1844
Builder: J Coutts
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 271grt, 255nrt, 106.1 x 14.0 x 7.7ft
Engines: 20nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; also rigged as a Barque
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 3765
History:
09/1844 Gibson & Co, Newcastle
25/09/1855 Wrecked
Comments: Generally accepted as the first ship to be built with a double bottom for water ballast
She was barque rigged & only relied on steam to guide her in & out of port.
1848: The engines were removed
25/09/1855: Wrecked off Courcelles, near Le Havre


Newcastle Journal, Saturday, 20th July 1844

Newcastle Journal, Saturday, 5th April 1845