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Name: VIOLET
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/01/1871
Completed: 20/03/1871
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 68
Dimensions: 1282grt, 976nrt, 798dwt, 219.6 x 30.1 x 25.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (25 & 49 x 31ins), 110nhp
Engines by: Clark, Watson & Gurney, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63822
History:
1871 Richard Ovington & Co.
1871 Baird & Co, Glasgow
1874 Baird & Brown, Glasgow
1874 John Charles Robinson, Grangemouth
13/12/1874 Sank
Comments Built “on spec” and named after launch
Contract Price £17750; Profit £1445-9s-6d
13/12/1874: Foundered off the Lizard when on passage from Nicolaeff to Bergen