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Name: W D C BALLS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/02/1878
Completed: 1878
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: Lawe Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 138
Dimensions: 1251grt, 1028nrt, 225.0 x 33.1 x 19.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (28 & 52 x 36ins), 125nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 76656
History:
1878 WDC Balls & Co, North Shields
11/06/1882 Wrecked
Comments: 11/06/1882: Wrecked on Exallo Rock off Cabo de Gata on a voyage from the
Tyne to Livorno with coal.