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Name: RUBY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/1873
Completed: 1873
Builder: John Softley & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 94
Dimensions: 245grt, 149nrt, 130.2 x 20.0 x 11.1ft
Engines: C2cyl (16 & 30 x 24ins), 40rhp
Engines by: Wilson & Hall, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 68479
History:
1873 Young & Brodie, North Shields
1874 Wee Bin & Co (Wee Boon Tek), Singapore
1903 Eng Toon Ghee, Singapore
1909 Tan Kah Kee, Singapore
1912 Unknown owner, China
No later history known
Comments: 06/1873: Launched as JAMES TAYLOR, delivered as RUBY
22/09/1888: Wee Boon Tek died & Lim Ho Puah named as executor
Understood to be lost during WW1 (1914 - 1918)