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Name: WILLIAM J TAYLOR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/08/1879
Completed: 12/1879
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 117
Dimensions: 393grt, 251nrt, 523dwt, 155.0 x 22.2 x 12.6ft
Engines: CI2cyl (18.5 & 36 x 24ins), 55nhp
Engines by: RJ Marshall, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 80557
History:
29/12/1879 WJ Taylor & Co; registered at Newcastle
1881 G Bazeley & Son, Penzance
11/04/1881 Registered at Penzance
28/09/1881 Sank
Comments: Also seen listed as WM J TAYLOR
Contract Price 4570, Loss 656-17s-3d
31/12/1879: Sank after collision with H P STEPHENSON at the mouth of the Tyne
H P STEPHENSON had also been built by Wigham Richardson, in 1871
She was partially refloated and then beached to recover her cargo
25/03/1880: Aft (and major) part of the ship taken to Wallsend Slipway
30/03/1880: Foreward part of ship taken to Wallsend Slipway
Hull parts aligned and joined together at Wallsend Slipway
28/09/1881: Sank after collision with PLOVER 2.5nm W of the Mouse Light, Thames
On a voyage from Penzance to London carrying general cargo


The damaged ship on the slip at Wallsend Slipway. Above photo is courtesy of William Embleton

The damaged ship on the slip at Wallsend Slipway. Above photo is courtesy of William Embleton

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 31/12/1879