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Name: PANDORA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/08/1892
Completed: 01/1893
Builder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 165
Dimensions: 210grt, 82nrt, 116.0 x 23.1 x 7.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (13 & 26 x 16ins), 35rhp
Engines by: Hedley & Boyd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 90948
History:
01/1893 Leith & Montrose Shipping Co, Montrose
28/02/1941 Admiralty; renamed HMS ICEWHALE
10/1947 Merchiston Steamship Co, Leith; renamed PANDORA
22/10/1951 Sank
Comments: Launched for a London firm but first registered at Montrose
This change of ownership may explain the long time between launch & registration
28/02/1941: Purchased by the Admiralty for use as an anti-submarine & air target
22/10/1951: Foundered off Staithes, north of Whitby in severe weather. 6 crew lost


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 31/08/1892