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Name Official number Flag IMO
NEWSKY  29378  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1861  25/01/1861   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Simons & Co. Ltd., Renfrew London Works  96 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
421 grt / 341 nrt / 172.5 ft  27.1 ft  12.3 ft   
Engine builder William Simons & Co. Ltd., Renfrew
Engine detail
2cyl 70nhp, 1-screw

1874 re-engined by Goole Engineering
C2cyl 23",46"x27" 80nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Zachariah C. Pearson, London.   London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
c1862 Phillips & Co, London
1862 George Graves, London
1874 London & Yorkshire Steam Shipping Co Ltd, London
c1876 reg Goole 
Vessel history
by1862 425grt 338nrt
28/7/1867 stranded near Husvalla, east side of Oland (London for Stockholm) - refloated
4/8/1868 arrived Great Yarmouth in tow with main shaft broken (Stockholm for London) - towed to Blackwall, River Thames; repaired
27/01/1871 Grounded on rocks near the old lifeboat house, Redcar (from Bilbao for Middlesbrough). Refloated next morning by fishermen.
1874 Lengthened and re-engined: 656 grt 487 nrt, 205.0 x 27.1 x 12.3 ft 
Remarks
Reportedly started by Hoby who seems to have failed before completing the vessel.  
End year Fate / Status
1876  Wrecked  
Disposal Detail
7/1876 wrecked on Whitton Sand, River Humber
By 28/02/1877 the wreck was blown up to remove obstruction to navigation. 
 

 



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