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Name Official number Flag IMO
BERWICK  6131  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1855  22/10/1855   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Co., Greenock Cartsdyke East  29 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
536 grt / 365 nrt / 183.3 ft  27.1 ft  15.9 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
C2cyl 80nhp 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas Stirling Begbie, London  London  08/11/1855 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1857 George Elliott & D Jonassohn, Usworth, Co Durham
1875 James Humphrey, Sunderland
c1877 Isaac Whitfield and others, Sunderland
 
Vessel history
1859 chartered to Glass, Elliot and Co to lay Denmark-Heligoland, Folkestone-Bolougne and Sweden-Gotland cables.
1859-60 chartered to R S Newall & Co to lay Suez-Kossier-Suakin-Aden-Hallani-Muscat-Karachi cable
1862 again chartered to Glass, Elliot and Co to lay the Wexford-Arbermaur cable. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1884  Foundered 14/08/1884 
Disposal Detail
Foundered after springing a leak off Huntcliffe (Sunderland for Portsmouth with coals); crew came ashore in boats at Redcar. 
 

 



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