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Name: SODIUM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/04/1887
Completed: 23/05/1887
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 5
Dimensions: 146grt, 78nrt, 100.0 x 20.1 x 8.1ft
Engines: C2cyl (13.5 & 24.9 x 18ins), 45nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 92861
History:
23/05/1887 Wilton, Allhusen, Newcastle
13/03/1891 United Alkali Co Ltd (Eustace Carey, Manager), Liverpool
02/03/1906 Thomas Thompson & Son, Newcastle
18/10/1906 Owners re-styled T Steam Coasters Ltd (Robinson, Brown & Co, managers) Newcastle
07/05/1917 John Harrison Ltd, London
24/12/1917 William Darlington, Garston
08/08/1921 Alfred H Connell, Liverpool
20/09/1921 Solway Shipping Co Ltd (T Wilson & Co Ltd, managers) Whitehaven
01/11/1923 Lowden, Connell & Co, Liverpool appointed managers
06/03/1923 Renamed PENTON
16/06/1927 James D Ormiston, Leith
22/07/1927 Alexander Hannah, Leith
04/09/1930 Sandwich Hoy Co (Ernest A Fagg, manager) Sandwich
13/11/1937 Wrecked
Comments: 18/01/37: Wrecked 1nm South of Gorleston Cost Guard Station
10/1937: Refloated and sold for breaking up
13/11/37: Broke tow of QUEENS CROSS & wrecked Kettleness, 4nm North of Whitby


Above photo as PENTON courtesy of East Cleveland Image Archive

Above photo of PENTON by Doran Brothers of Whitby