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Name: LONGHIRST
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/08/1879
Completed: 24/09/1879
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 116
Dimensions: 2093grt, 1368nrt, 3000dwt, 285.0 x 36.2 x 24.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (34.5 & 64 x 42ins), 220nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 80552
History:
24/09/1879 Elliott, Lowery & Dunford Co Ltd, Newcastle
02/06/1901 Wrecked
Comments: Contract Price 26560, Loss 1156-10s-6d
02/06/1901: Lost on the Goodwin Sands, following a collision with ss SETUBAL (Norwegian), near the East Goodwin Lightship. When en-route from the Tyne to Barcelona, with a cargo of coal


Above photo courtesy of John Carlson