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Name: TYNE launched as MAREOTIS
Type: Military Transport
Launched: 19/01/1878
Completed: 1878
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 354
Dimensions: 2141grt, 1392nrt, 320.0 x 34.0x 24.6ft
Engines: C2cyl (35 & 70 x 48ins), 250nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Armament: 2 x 24pdr guns
History:
08/03/1878 The Admiralty; renamed TYNE
15/11/1920 Sank
Comments: Ordered by Moss Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
08/03/1878: Purchased by the Admiralty
15/11/1920: Foundered in a gale off Sheerness whilst awaiting sale


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 12/06/1878