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Name: VIXEN launched as FATCHOY
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched 19/03/1870
Completed: 26/04/1870
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 63
Dimensions: 1675grt, 1086nrt, 268.5 x 36.3 x 23.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (22 & 43 x 30ins), 155nhp;
(by 1890: C2cyl (32 & 61 x 39ins), 150nhp)
Engines by: Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle;
(by 1890: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 9.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63588
History:
1870 RB Durham & J Wigham Richardson
1875 H Burnett, Liverpool
1877 Horatio N Hughes, renamed VIXEN
1880 J Japp, Liverpool
1881 Sala y Vidal, Barcelona; renamed ANA DE SALA
1887 Cie Gantoise de Nav, Ghent; renamed VLAANDEREN
1889 Chuah yu Pung, Penang; renamed NAMCHOW
11/01/1892 Sank
Comments Her foreign name was FATCHOY
Comments 14/05/1870: Maiden voyage was UK - Madras ? Calcutta - China
Accommodation for 24 passengers
Contract Price 30,400; Profit 3030-18s-7d
By 1890: Re-engined
11/01/1892: Broke her propeller shaft and foundered off Cupchi Point, China
The ship was crowded with passengers & the lifeboats could not accommodate everyone
In total 414 lives were lost


Above painting as ANA DE SALA