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Name: DESPATCH also seen as DISPATCH
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/07/1855
Completed: 10/1855
Builder: T & W Smith
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 469grt, 200.0 x 25.0 x 15.0ft; (1869: 554grt, 407nrt, 217.4 x 25.1 x 14.6ft)
Engines: 2cyl, 120hp; (1868: CI2cyl (25 & 43 x 30ins), 90hp)
Engines by: R Stephenson & Co, Newcastle; (1868: C & W Earle, Hull)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 25048
History:
10/1855 Dublin & Liverpool Steam Packet Co, Dublin
1865 Renamed ACOR
1865 Renamed DESPATCH
by 1870 William HH Hutchinson, Hull
1873 John Bell, Ayr; registered at Glasgow
21/10/1888 Sank
Comments: 1868: Engine compounded
1869: Lengthened to 217.4ft
21/10/1888: Foundered


North & South Shields Gazette, Friday, 20th July 1855