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Name: VIOLA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/10/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: Tyne lron Shipbuilding Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 20
Dimensions: 1963grt, 1270nrt, 280.0 x 35.0 x 24.7ft
Engines: CI2cyl (33 & 63 x 39ins), 180hp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79226
History:
1879 Joseph Robinson & Co, North Shields
04/09/1895 Transferred to Stag Line Ltd
1900 Montauk Steam Ship Co Ltd (W Coupland & Co, managers), Newcastle
19/09/1903 Wrecked
Comments: 1879: Cost 28,000
19/09/1903: Wrecked in thick fog 7 miles S of Kettleness Point, near Whitby
On a voyage from Carthagena to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore
Two weeks later the vessel broke in half


Photo courtesy of Clive Ketley