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Name: WHEATFIELD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/05/1879
Completed: 1879
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 386
Dimensions: 1963grt, 1278nrt, 270.0 x 35.3 x 24.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 62 x 42ins), 200nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81552
History:
1879 Hunting & Pattison, London
31/12/1882 Wrecked
Comments: 31/12/1882: Wrecked south of St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight
on a voyage from New York to Leith.


The Newcastle Courant, Friday, June 27, 1879