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Name: MATTHEW CAY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/11/1872
Completed: 1872
Builder: Readhead, Softley & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 86
Dimensions: 1355grt, 870nrt, 241.9 x 31.6 x 17.4ft
Engines: C2cyl (29 & 55 x 36ins), 120nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63021
History:
1872 Hall, Cay & Co, South Shields
1881 Cay, Hall & Co, South Shields
23/09/1887 Wrecked
Comments: 23/09/1887: Wrecked about 2 miles north of Cape Finisterre on a voyage from
Troon to Genoa with coal and pig iron.