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Name: DHUHEARTACH or DHU HEARTACH
Type: Light House Tender
Launched 24/12/1867
Completed: 23/03/1868
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 50
Dimensions: 124grt, 27nrt, 110.2 x 18.0 x 7.6ft; (1890: 126.0 x 18.0 x 10.0ft)
Engines: 2cyl (36 & 36 x 48ins), 100nhp; (1890: 2 x C2cyl (10 & 18 x 12ins), 30rhp)
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle; (1890: Dunlop & Bell, Liverpool)
Propulsion: Paddle; 8.5knots (trials); (1890: 2 x Screws)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 55130
History:
1868 Commissioner of the Northern Lights, Edinburgh
1869 Registered at Leith
1875 William H Cocker, Blackpool; registered at Fleetwood
1884 H Hall, Fleetwood
1885 Francois J Aubertin, Cardiff
1887 S Lord, Fleetwood
1887 C Furness; registered at West Hartlepool
1890 Direct Acting Jet Propulsion Co Ltd, West Hartlepool
1893 J Wigham & T Colling, Sunderland; registered at Sunderland
1895 T Maughan, Sunderland
1896 John H Soppit, Sunderland; renamed STARTFORTH
1897 Registered at Middlesbrough
1897 Skinningrove Iron Co Ltd, Carlin How
1900 Archibald Stewart, Glasgow; registered at Glasgow
1904 Company renamed Forth Steamship Co Ltd, Glasgow
1908 Buchan & Hogg, Grangemouth
1917 Weymouth Diving & Towing Co Ltd; registered at Weymouth
1918 Samuel W Oakley, London
1922 Thomas E Hill, Birkenhead
1923 Southampton Shipping Metal & Shingle Co Ltd
1924 Broken up
Comments Also appears in the Hepple yard list for the same year.
When built employed in the building of the lighthouse of the same name
1890: Lengthened, re-engined & converted to twin screw
1924: Broken up in Holland


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday 26th December 1867