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Name: ORWELL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/07/1864
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 156
Dimensions: 628grt, 486nrt, 179.8 x 28.0 x 17.2ft
Engines: 2cyl (36 & 36 x 30ins), 80nhp; (1876: C2cyl (25 & 48.25 x 30ins), 80nhp)
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co; (1876: Victoria Dock & Engine Works, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 50076
History:
1864 R Cory & Co, London
1876 J Fenwick & Son, London
1896 William Cory & Son, London
1890 E Janssen, Sweden; renamed FORSLIND
1895 F Olsen, Norway; renamed DON
25/06/1895 Sank
Comments: 1876: Engine compounded by Victoria Dock & Engine Works, London
12/1889: Sank after a collision with ss INVENTOR off Gravesend
1890: Raised and reconditioned but did not re-enter company service
1890: Sold to Swedish buyers
25/06/1895: Sank after an explosion off Hantsholm in the Skagerrak
On a voyage from the Tyne to Copenhagen, with a cargo of coal