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Name: DRAGOON
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/10/1864
Completed: 1865
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 160
Dimensions: 744grt, 579nrt, 200.0 x 28.0 x 17.5ft; (1874: 924grt, 583nrt, 230.0ft)
Engines: 90hp; (1874: C2cyl (27 & 54 x 30ins), 120hp)
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow; (1874: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 49641
History:
25/11/1864 Tyne Steam Shipping Company Ltd, Newcastle
03/09/1888 Wrecked
Comments: 01/10/1864: May have been launched as ST OSWIN
1874: Re-engined & lengthened to 230.0ft
03/09/1888: Aground near Doel in the River Scheldt & broke her back
Subsequently broke in two and wreck was dispersed with explosives