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Name: JOHN BOWES
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/06/1852
Completed: 07/1852
Builder: Palmer Brothers & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 2
Dimensions: 468grt, 375nrt, 151.9 x 25.7 x 14.1ft
Engines: 2cyl, 70hp; (1864: 2cyl (34.5 & 34.5 x 26ins), 70nhp);
(1883: C2cyl (16 & 36 x 26ins), 66nhp)
Engines by: Robert Stephenson & Co, Newcastle;
(1864: Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle);
(1883: M Paul & Co, Dumbarton)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 26276
History:
07/1852 Iron Screw Collier Co (CM Palmer & Co), Newcastle
1873 Benjamin George Barnett, London
1889 Frithj, Ohens, Norway; renamed SPEC
1889 Unknown Sweden; renamed TRANSIT
1908 T de Ybarary, Bilbao; renamed CAROLINA
1920 Cia Naviera Fierros SA, Gijon; renamed VALENTIN FIERRO
1933 Renamed VILLA SELGAS
10/1933 Sank
Comments: 07/1852: She was the world's first steam powered collier
She cost 1000 to build, 10 times the cost of a sailing brig. But she carried as much
coal on a round trip to London of 5 days as the brig would carry in 2 months.
1908: Cost 2000
1864: Re-engined
1883: Re-engined
10/1933: Sank in a storm between Bilbao & San Sebastian with a cargo of iron ore.
She sank in the same year that her builders closed


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