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Name: SPITZBERGEN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/03/1870
Completed: 10/05/1870
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 66
Dimensions: 104grt, 71nrt, 120dwt, 105.3 x 16.9 x 8.5ft
Engines: 2cyl (16 & 16 x 14ins), 20nhp
Engines by: Clark, Watson & Gurney, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 7.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1870 August & Albert Mohr, Bergen
1891 Renamed SPITZBERGER
1911 A Nygaard & Co, Boda
1922 A/S Storfjord (CG Knudsen, manager)
23/05/1923 Wrecked
Comments: Built for the White Sea trade, carrying 700 barrels of herring & 5 cattle. 14 fishermen
Contract Price 2375; Profit 191-17s-0d
23/05/1923: Wrecked at Lister when on passage between Nakskov and Stavanger