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Name: OPAL
Type: Lighter
Launched: 08/09/1894
Completed: 1894
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 693
Dimensions: 239grt, 125.0 x 21.1 x 9.2ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104795
History:
1894 Wm Cory & Son, London
1896 Owner renamed Wm Cory & Son Ltd
1896 Henry Gamman, London
11/1896 Sank
Comments: 1894: Built as a steel sea-going jury towing lighter for the Goole trade
1899: For use as a coaling lighter
11/1896: Foundered whilst in tow in the North Sea.
See TURQUOISE 1894 for a description of this vessel


OPAL at Palmer's West Jetty