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Name: MOTOR
Type: Barge
Launched: 31/01/1907
Completed: 03/1907
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Company Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 794
Dimensions: 314grt, 217nrt, 138.0 x 26.0 x 9.1ft; (1910: 312grt, 182nrt)
Engines: Oil engine, 4cyl (11 x 14ins), 130ihp; (1910: C2cyl (12 & 16 x 16ins), 30nhp)
Engines by: Griffin Engineering Co, Bath; (1910: WVV Lidgerwood, Coatbridge)
Propulsion: Sail & auxilliary engine; (1910: 1 x Screw)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 117973
History:
03/1907 The Jarrow Tug & Lighter Co Ltd (GW Todd, manager); registered at North Shields
16/01/1915 Sank
Comments: 1910: Converted to steam driven cargo ship
16/01/1915: Foundered at the entrance to the River Tees
On a voyage from Port Mulgrave to Jarrow with a cargo of ironstone
6 crew died