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Name: GEM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/1880
Completed: 12/1880
Builder: RJ Marshall
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 73grt, 45nrt, 80.6 x 16.1 x 7.7ft
Engines: CI2cyl (9.5 & 17 x 14ins), 20nhp
Engines by: RJ Marshall, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81975
History:
12/1880 Unknown owner
22/11/1881 Joseph Hawkins Beckwith, Colchester
23/11/1916 Annie Pricilla Beckwith
28/08/1919 Birds Shipping Co Ltd, St Sampsons, Guernsey; renamed CITY OF TOULON
01/03/1920 Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby
29/11/1937 Converted to a lighter
Comments: 23/11/1916: Owner died, Annie Pricilla Beckwith, Hugh James Beckwith
& Frederick Thomas Gosling executors


Above photo shows GEM on the left. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hall