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Name: FORWOOD launched as VIANNA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/05/1858
Completed: 08/1858
Builder: TD Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 593grt, 436nrt, 194.6 x 27.2 x 15.5ft;
(1869: 698grt, 537nrt, 221.6 x 27.2 x 15.5ft); (1879: 759grt, 479 nrt)
Engines: 140hp; (1869: CI2cyl (27 & 48 x 30ins), 98nhp)
Engines by: (1869: J Aitken & Co, Glasgow)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 22043
History:
09/08/1858 F Chapple, Liverpool
02/1861 Unknown Owner, Overseas; renamed FINISTERRE
by 1867 WH Woodville, Melbourne; renamed SOUCHAYS
by 1868 James Service, Melbourne
by 1870 William Laing, Leith
13/07/1871 Tom Dalzell, Liverpool; renamed VALE OF CALDER
1878 William Malcolmson, Portlaw, Co Waterford
1882 John Malcolmson Murphy & Co, Limerick (William Malcolmson, manager)
22/02/1885 Sank
Comments: Launched as VIANNA for Vianna, Chapple & Co
1858: Probably engined by TD Marshall, South Shields
1969: Lengthened to 221.6ft and then 698grt
1878: Purchased for 5850 and a further 1100 spent on repairs
Also modified for the cattle trade between Liverpool & Limerick
22/02/1885: Foundered in a hurricane, 10 miles SW of Bardsey Island
On a voyage from Liverpool to Limerick carring coal & general cargo


Newcastle Courant, 07/05/1858

Liverpool Mercury, Wednesday, 25/02/1885