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Name: SWARTHMORE
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 11/01/1853
Completed: 02/1853
Builder: Coutts & Parkinson
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 1900tonsb, 215.0 x 32.0ft (*)
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 25991
History:
12/02/1853 J Thompson; registered at Liverpool
29/01/1859 Wrecked
Comments: (*) Dimensions are from the press report so probably overall
Designed to be an Australian emigrant ship
29/01/1859: Wrecked on Gingerbread Ground near Eastern Isaacs
On a voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans in ballast


Newcastle Guardian & Tyne Mercury, Saturday, 15/01/1853