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Name: JAMES DIXON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/08/1859
Completed: 1859
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 88
Dimensions: 1053grt, 838nrt, 235.8 x 32.7 x 17.2ft; (1865: 1086grt, 239.9 x 32.8 x 17.3ft)
Engines: 2cyl, 120hp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 27912; (1865: 51369)
History:
1859 William Cory & Son, London
10/1865 Crawshay, Scott & Jameson, Newcastle; renamed ARCHIMEDES
20/01/1866 Watts, Milburn & Co, Newcastle
01/09/1869 Wrecked
Comments: 07/11/1863: Collided with the Austrian brig ELI on the Tyne bar and then ran onto the
foundations of the South Pier becoming a total wreck.
Fore part of the wreck, plus the engines, subsequently salvaged & rebuilt by the Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd at St Peter's.
10/1865: Mistakenly re-registered & allocated a new Registration Number
1867: Chartered by RS Newall & Co of Gateshead to lay a telegraph cable from Newbiggin in Northumberland to Denmark
01/09/1869: Wrecked on the coast of Gotland
On a voyage from Cronstadt to London with a cargo of hemp, wheat and oats


Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Monday, 09/11/1863

Sheffield Independent, Tuesday, 17/11/1863

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Thursday, 19/11/1863

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Saturday, 21/11/1863

Dundee Courier, Monday, 23/11/1863

Newcastle Courant, Friday, 27/11/1863

Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 02/08/1864