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Name: PRINCIPIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/11/1881
Completed: 12/1881
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 448
Dimensions: 2749grt, 1790nrt, 316.7 x 39.2 x 26.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (38 & 70 x 48ins), 300nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 85089
History:
12/1881 SS Principia Co Ltd (Newton Brothers & Co), London
1891 Arrow Shipping Co Ltd (Dent & Co), London
20/11/1895 Sank
Comments: 20/11/1895: On fire 140 miles north of Cape Wrath
Struck a rock & sank while heading for the Faroes
On a voyage from Dundee to New York with general cargo


Above photo copyright of Peter Newall