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Name: PEKIN
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 04/1841
Completed: 05/1841
Builder: T & W Smith
Yard: St Peter's, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 563nrt, 118.0 x 27.2 x 19.7ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Wood
Reg Number:
History:
08/05/1841 Thomas & William Smith, Newcastle
12/06/1841 Thomas & William Smith, Newcastle and Robert Laing, North Shields
23/12/1848 Thomas & William Smith, Newcastle and George Whitby, Guernsey
18/01/1854 William Smith, Newcastle & George Whitby, Guernsey
27/03/1855 John Ingo & John Hopper, Newcastle and Thomas Solesby, Bedlington
19/04/1855 John Ingo & John Hopper, Newcastle; Thomas Solesby, Bedlington and
Thomas Gibson, North Shields
15/11/1856 Wrecked
Comments: 27/03/1855: Sold for 3,000
15/11/1856: Tow parted whilst leaving the Tyne & she drifted onto the Herd Sand
On a voyage from the Tyne to Carthagena with a cargo of coke
By the 28/11/1856 she had settled further into the sand
01/1857: Mostly destroyed by a severe gale. Remains auctioned off


Newcastle Guardian & Tyne Mercury, Saturday, 22/11/1856

Newcastle Journal, Saturday, 10/01/1857