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Name: H P STEPHENSON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched 14/11/1871
Completed: 05/06/1872
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 75
Dimensions: 962grt, 624nrt, 1368dwt, 230.0 x 28.9 x 17.8ft
Engines: CI2cyl (28 & 54 x 30ins), 120nhp
Engines by: Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 10.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65703
History:
05/06/1872 General Iron Screw Collier Co,London
1880 R Gordon & Co, London
1882 Renamed RECEPTA
1898 Company restyled as Gordon Steam Shipping Co Ltd, London
18/03/1899 Sank
Comments Contract Price 17,600; Loss 139-17s-5d
31/12/1879: Collided with & sank WILLIAM J TAYLOR at the mouth of the Tyne
WILLIAM J TAYLOR had also been built by Wigham Richardson, in 1879
18/03/1899: Foundered in the North Sea at 56.30N/4.20E
On a voyage from the Tyne to Pillau with a cargo of coal