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Name: THOMAS LEA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/03/1864
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 146
Dimensions: 630grt, 487nrt, 179.7 x 28.1 x 17.2ft
Engines: 2cyl (36 & 36 x 30ins), 80hp; (1875: 26 & 51 x 30ins), 80nhp)
Engines by: JB Palmer & Co, Jarrow; (1875: Victoria Dock Engineering Works Ltd, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 48725
History:
1864 R Cory & Co, London
1876 J Fenwick & Son, London
26/10/1882 Sank
Comments: 26/10/1882: Sank after a collision with SILKSWORTH near Southend
whilst on a voyage from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal