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Name: R W BOYD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/02/1880
Completed: 02/1880
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: Lawe Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 157
Dimensions: 1225grt, 840nrt, 250.0 x 32.6 x 17.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 53 x 33ins), 115nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79232
History:
02/1880 Wilson, Taylor & Co, North Shields
1882 F Rahtkens & Co, Middlesbrough
05/02/1896 Sank
Comments: 05/02/1896: Sank after a collision in the North Sea with ss IDLEWILD of
Sunderland, she was driven across Cross Sands and drifted off and sank
On a voyage from Shields to Bilbao with a cargo of coal