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Name: ROCHEFORT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/06/1878
Completed: 1878
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 371
Dimensions: 874grt, 443nrt, 220.0 x 30.2 x 15.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (22.5 & 52 x 33ins), 122nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79382
History:
1878 J Cory, Cardiff
1881 J Cory & Sons, Cardiff
1892 Rochefort SS Co Ltd (T Jack Jr), Cardiff
1898 Shamrock Shipping Co Ltd (T Jack), Belfast
1912 Clarkson Brothers, Middlesbrough
23/11/1912 Sank
Comments: 23/11/1912: Sank after a collision with a trawler off Orfordness on a voyage
from Hamburg to Rouen with a cargo of wheat