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Name: VILLE D'ANVERS
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 26/06/1869
Completed: 1869
Builder: Readhead, Softley & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 45
Dimensions: 468grt, 423nrt, 153.0 x 27.6 x 16.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Barque
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1869 Oostendorp & Co, Antwerp
1882 CHH Winters, Elsfleth, Germany; renamed BESSEL
1891 Fr Hilken, Vegesack, Germany
1899 A/S I/S Bessel (Nicolay Olsen), Tvedestrand
28/10/1912 Wrecked
Comments: 28/10/1912: Stranded in the entrance to Port Audierne after anchors fail in a storm
On a voyage from Aruba to Nantes with a cargo of phosphate
29/10/1912: Abandoned vessel carried by the tide onto the harbour pier
24/11/1912: Tugs attempt to refloat the vessel but only succeed in blocking the entrance
03/1913: Wreckage dispersed with explosives


Above photo as BESSEL courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BESSEL courtesy of Photoship