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Name: JOHN GRAFTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/11/1883
Completed: 12/1883
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 526
Dimensions: 563grt, 315nrt, 158.0 x 28.8 x 13.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (23 & 45 x 30ins), 80rhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 89504
History:
12/1883 Stephenson Clarke & Co Ltd, London
1905 RR Dickinson & Co, London
1905 Unknown owners
06/09/1905 Wrecked
Comments: 06/09/1905: Wrecked off Kalskoer, about 18 miles from Jacobstad.
She was carrying weapons, ammunition and explosives being smuggled
into Russia for the Socialist Revolutionary Party and was sailing under
the Dutch flag with her name painted out.


Jarrow Express, Friday, 15/09/1905