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Name: JOHN STRAKER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/01/1871
Completed: 1871
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 263
Dimensions: 1289grt, 708nrt, 235.0 x 30.2 x 17.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (27 & 54 x 36ins), 180nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63002
History:
1871 Harry Smith Edwards, South Shields
1881 W Milburn & Co, South Shields
1885 Daniel Jones, Cardiff; renamed RICHARD CORY
1887 EL Evan-Thomas, Cardiff; renamed PROVENCAL
03/02/1889 Wrecked
Comments: 04/07/1886: On fire and scuttled at Lisbon, salvaged and repaired
03/02/1889: Wrecked on the south breakwater of the New Waterway
when inward from Genoa and Marseille via Antwerp