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Name: LAXHAM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: Lawe Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 155
Dimensions: 1295grt, 837nrt, 243.0 x 32.7 x 17.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (27.5 & 52 x 33ins), 110nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81214
History:
1879 R Harrowing & Co, Whitby
21/07/1884 Sank
Comments: 21/07/1884: Sank after a collision with Spanish steamer GIJON (which also
sank) when 30 miles north of Cape Finisterre on a voyage from Taganrog
to Rotterdam with a cargo of wheat.