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Name: JOSHUA NICHOLSON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/1880
Completed: 1880
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 28
Dimensions: 1853grt, 1196nrt, 270.0 x 35.0 x 24.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 40ins), 160nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79243
History:
1880 C Tully & Co, North Shields
1886 Joshua Nicholson SS Co Ltd (Stephens & Mawson), Newcastle
1898 Westcott & Laurance, London
1901 Joshua Nicholson SS Co Ltd (Westcott & Laurance), London
18/03/1917 Sank
Comments: 1894: Engine tripled (18, 30 & 48 x 40ins), 150nhp by Palmer’s Co Ltd
18/03/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U70 off Wolf Rock
On a voyage from London to Alexandria.


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley