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Name: LOFTUS
Type: Barge
Launched: 1882
Completed: 08/1882
Builder: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 236grt, 250nrt, 130.0 x 26.6 x 8.9ft
Engines: Sail; (1929: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 1cyl (13.2 x 13ins), 31nhp); (1934: Sail)
Engines by: n/a; (1929: Kromhout Motoren Fabrik, Amsterdam); (1934: n/a)
Propulsion: Sail; (1929: 1 x Screw); (1934: Sail)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 86084
History:
08/1882 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Newcastle
1934 Jarrow Dredging & Salvage Co Ltd, Newcastle
07/1935 Ridley Steam Tug Co Ltd, Newcastle
08/1939 Liverpool Lighterage Co Ltd, Liverpool; registered at Newcastle
No later history known
Comments: 1929: Converted to motor engine propulsion
1934: Engine removed & reverted to sail power
1935: Cost 825 & converted to carry stone at a cost of 450
Listed in LR 1954, but not in LR 1961