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Name: MADRID
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/06/1879
Completed: 26/07/1879
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 115
Dimensions: 1961grt, 1270nrt, 2875dwt, 280.0 x 35.2 x 24.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (33 & 66 x 39ins), 200nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.2knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 80547
History:
26/07/1879 Henry Bucknall & Sons, London
16/06/1887 Missing
Comments: Contract price 19400, Loss 1008-16s-7d
16/06/1887: Sailed from Bull River, Norfolk, Virginia, with a cargo of phosphate rock, bound for Dublin, with a crew of 22. Never heard of again.