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Name: WILLIAM BALLS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/09/1883
Completed: 09/1883
Builder: John Readhead & Co
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 198
Dimensions: 1612grt, 1058nrt, 259.0 x 37.0 x 17.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 58 x 35ins), 150nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 84886
History:
09/1883 WDC Balls & Son, North Shields
04/07/1893 Sank
Comments: 04/07/1893: Sank after a collision with ELBA (which also sank) off the
Humber on a voyage from Shields to Smyrna with a cargo of coal.