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Name: TYNE
Type: Cargo Ship
Keel : 27/03/1863
Launched: 06/06/1863
Completed: 29/07/1863 (trials)
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 21
Dimensions: 612grt, 495nrt, 700dwt, 180.0 x 27.3 x 16.6ft; (1869: 679grt, 536nrt, 210.5ft)
Engines: 2cyl (34 & 34 x 26ins), 80nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 45616
History:
1863 Shields & London SS Co Ltd
1875 G Otto, North Shields
21/12/1876 Sank
Comments: Raised quarter deck type with engines aft and rigged as a three mast schooner
Contract price £11000; Profit £1307
Working as a collier, her typical voyage from the Tyne to Gravesend on the Thames
took 33.75 hours (August 1863)
Approx 1869: Lengthened to 210.5ft, 679grt, 536nrt
21/12/1876: At 6am she struck the outside of South Shields pier in a gale and sank with the loss of all 17 crew
This gale was classed as one of the “Great Storms”, six other ships were lost that night around the entrance to the Tyne