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Name: LILBURN TOWER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/06/1883
Completed: 05/08/1883
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 149
Dimensions: 2872grt, 1892nrt, 4430dwt, 330.2 x 38.3 x 27.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (40 & 74 x 48ins), 400nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87140
History:
05/08/1883 Stumore & Weston & Co, London
1890 Cia de Nav La Flecha, Bilbao; renamed PEDRO
1898 United States Navy; renamed HECTOR
10/10/1899 Union Sulphor Co (JW Ewell, managers), New York
1908 EF Luckenbach, USA; renamed D N LUCKENBACH
27/10/1917 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 45400, Profit 6034-10s-0d
1898: Taken as a prize in the Spanish - American war.
22/06/1898: Commissioned into the US Navy as the HECTOR at Key West.
Patrolled between Key West and Tampa.
17/09/1898: De-commissioned at Boston
27/10/1917: Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the Bay of Biscay.