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Name: ROCK SCORPION
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 1839
Completed: 05/1839
Builder: John Adams
Yard: North Shore, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 93tonsb, 63.8 x 17.3 x 10.7ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Schooner
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 5181
History:
22/05/1839 John Thomas Carr, Newcastle
03/02/1844 Thomas Isemonger, Littlehampton
27/03/1844 John Clark & Charles Dunn, Newcastle
09/03/1846 Unknown owner; registered at Hastings
by 1865 CT How, St Leonard's, Sussex
No later history known
Comments: Lloyd's Survey names builder as John Adams & Irwin, Newcastle
07/01/1867: Driven ashore at Lowestoft during a gale
15/01/1867: Sold at auction for £120 as she lays on the beach
Purchased by M Ward of Lowestoft
14/02/1867: Pulled from the beach and towed into harbour
22/02/1867: Hull & stores sold at auction for £85
Purchased by Mr Butterworth of Yarmouth
28/02/1867: Towed to Yarmouth by the tug MINNETT
26/04/1867: Advertised for sale at Sunderland


Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 26/04/1867