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Name: HOMER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/12/1880
Completed: 01/1881
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: Lawe Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 166
Dimensions: 1308grt, 892nrt, 250.0 x 34.2 x 17.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 57 x 36ins), 145nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 82841
History:
01/1881 Dick & Page, London
1897 Elliott Steam Tug Co (Dick & Page), London
15/02/1901 Sank
Comments: 15/02/1901: Sank off Spurn Head after a collision with the Russian bark
HOPPET on a voyage from London to Newcastle in ballast.