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Name: EGYPT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/11/1878
Completed: 29/01/1879
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 112
Dimensions: 1556grt, 1001nrt, 2117dwt, 250.0 x 33.4 x 19.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (29.5 & 57 x 36ins), 130nhp
Engines by: Tyne Engine Works, Ouseburn
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 8.7knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 80532
History:
29/01/1879 Henry Bucknall & Sons, Newcastle
03/03/1887 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 15500; Loss 4525-15s-11d
03/03/1887: When en-route from New York to Lisbon with wheat, ran into heavy weather.
Heavy sea filled the engine room to 14ft & parted the bulkhead from the structure.
The ship was abandoned 540 miles WxS of New York.
Crew picked up by the barque HANNAH BLANCHARD of Nova Scotia