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Name: SHIELDRAKE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/08/1899
Completed: 27/09/1899
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 358
Dimensions: 1406grt, 690nrt, 2024dwt, 260.0 x 34.7 x 18.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 39ins), 195nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.4knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109504
History:
27/09/1899 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
16/04/1905 Beached
Comments: Contract price 27300; Profit 2192
16/04/1905: In collision with SAINT MATTHIEU off Dunkirk & beached to avoid sinking
Subsequently declared a constructive total loss
On a voyage from Liverpool to Antwerp with general cargo


Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 29/08/1899