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Name: DURHAM CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/07/1872
Completed: 10/1872
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 78
Dimensions: 1607grt, 1010nrt, 2200dwt, 266.2 x 33.3 x 25.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (29 & 58 x 36ins), 150nhp
Engines by: Rankin, Blackmore, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 11.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65746
History:
10/1872 Hall Brothers, Newcastle
01/1873 Missing
Comments: Contract Price 31,625; Profit 4954-0s-11d
01/1873: Stranded in Holyhead harbour
15/01/1873: Sailed Holyhead bound for Suez, went missing.