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Name: JAMES TURPIE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/10/1881
Completed: 1881
Builder: Andrew Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 227
Dimensions: 1732grt, 1082nrt, 270.8 x 34.7 x 23.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 61 x 36ins), 201nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 84859
History:
1881 J Turpie, Son & Co, North Shields
1887 John Coull, North Shields
1909 Chr Salvesen & Co, Leith
1916 The South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr Salevsen & Co), Leith
16/08/1946 Sank
Comments: 17/05/1910: Used as a coaling hulk for the whale catchers at South Georgia
16/08/1946: Sank at her moorings at Leith Harbour, South Georgia.


In use as a coaling hulk. Photo copyright of the Fra Dag Einar Winsnes collection