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Name: DESPATCH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/12/1863
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 145
Dimensions: 728grt, 562nrt, 200.5 x 28.1 x 16.9ft
Engines: 2cyl (38 & 38 x 30ins), 99nhp; (1875: C2cyl (25 & 48 x 30ins), 90hp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co, Newcastle; (1875: Victoria Dock Engine Works, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 48653
History:
1864 Richard Cory & Co, London
1876 J Fenwick & Son
24/10/1888 Sank
Comments: 1875: Engine compounded
24/10/1888: Sank after a collision with GERTRUDE off Cross Sand
On a voyage from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal