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Name: WALTER GERVASE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/04/1912
Completed: 05/1912
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 276
Dimensions: 365grt, 149nrt, 119.7 x 25.2 x 12.2ft
Engines: CI2cyl (16 & 34 x 24ins), 50nhp
Engines by: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 127129
History:
08/1912 Hill & Wenborn, North Shields
04/08/1912 Sank
Comments: 04/08/1912: Capsized near Chequer Buoy, Spurn Point
On a voyage from Goole to Exeter with a cargo of coal
Specifically designed to navigate the Exeter Canal and fitted with
a self discharging system requiring two large & heavy winches
which were installed 7ft above the main deck.
She was described as a very "tender" ship & liable to list
Probable cause of capsize due to water entering hold.
Cost of vessel to owners was 6,948