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Name Official number Flag IMO
SOLWAY  85860  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1881  20/09/1881   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Iron Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  304 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
783 grt / 414 nrt / 220.2 ft  30.1 ft  15.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
1-screw, steam compound C2cyl, 140hp, 

First owner First port of register Registration date
William Sloan & Co., Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
1913 MEIGLE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1907 G. Bazeley & Sons, Penzance
1911 Reid Newfoundland Company and registerd at St Johns
1913 renamed MEIGLE
1924 Newfoundland Government - Ministry of Finance and Customs
1928 Newfoundland Railway - Steamship Department
1941 Shaw SS Co., St.John's
 
Vessel history
1929 helped as a relief vessel after a tsunami caused much destruction on the South coast of Newfoundland
Became a prison ship during the depression as the prisons became full following the Bread Riots.
1936 general service again  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1947  Wrecked 19/07/1947 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked 1nm N St Shotts, St Mary's Bay, Newfoundland 
 

 



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