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Name: MANCHESTER MERCHANT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/12/1899
Completed: 02/1900
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 743
Dimensions: 5657grt, 3636nrt, 452.0 x 52.2 x 28.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 50 & 81.5 x 54ins), 642nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 108849
History:
02/1900 Manchester Liners Ltd, Manchester
15/01/1903 Scuttled
Comments: 15/01/1903: Scuttled in Dingle Bay to try and extinguish a fire in the fwd holds
On a voyage from New Orleans to Manchester with cotton, lumber & maize
She became a total loss


Above photo copyright of National Maritime Museum

The Scotsman, Friday, 16/01/1903