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Name: HORSLEY TOWER
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/05/1892
Completed: 07/1892
Builder: Edwards Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 60
Dimensions: 3212grt, 2028nrt, 331.0 x 40.2 x 26.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 38 & 64 x 42ins), 287nhp
Engines by: T Richardson & Sons Ltd, Hartlepool
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101913
History:
07/1892 F Stumore & Co, London
1893 T Wilson, Sons & Co Ltd, Hull; renamed HORATIO
1895 Booth Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1911 Chr Salvesen & Co, Leith
11/03/1916 Sank
Comments: 1911: Converted to a whale factory ship
11/03/1916: Caught fire at Leith Harbour in South Georgia
after loading a cargo of whale oil for the UK.
She was towed out of the harbour, still ablaze & sank in deeper water


Above photo as HORATIO courtesy of Photoship