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Name: NEWSTEAD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/08/1894
Completed: 10/1894
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 688
Dimensions: 2836grt, 1827nrt, 315.0 x 43.0 x 20.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 36.5 & 61 x 42ins), 245nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104265
History:
10/1894 Newcastle Steamship Co Ltd (JJ & CM Forster), Newcastle
1907 Queenstown Dry Dock, Ship Building & Engineering Co Ltd
1910 Shipping Syndicate Ltd, Newcastle
1911 Alban Steamship Co Ltd (Frisken, Miller & Co), Glasgow
03/03/1917 Sank
Comments: 18/03/1907: Stranded near Cuckmere, Sussex
On a voyage from Novorossiysk to Hamburg
Subsequently refloated, but declared a constructive total loss
Sold and repaired
03/03/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U49, 150 miles WNW of Fastnet
On a voyage from Barry to Naples with a cargo of coal