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Posted: 1446280142000
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I realise this is an old thread and you may have this info by now but i'm currently researching shipwrecks in Northumberland and have this: Built as yard number 129 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Company in Middlesbrough, the 525 ton Steam collier had IMO number 73273 and call sign P-T-Q-R. She was launched on the 8th June 1876 as the S.S. Redcar but the name was quickly changed to S.S. Gwendoline. The iron vessel measured 50.5m x 7.6m x 4.4m and was owned by Herbert A. Swan (later Swan Brothers) of Middlesbrough. Her 70 horse power two cylinder compound engine, single boiler & screw were engineered by Blair & Company of Stockton-on-Tees. On the 20th November 1893 she was travelling from Bo'ness to Hull with a cargo of coal and a crew of 13 under the command of Captain Mallett when she sank offshore of Bamburgh. The body of the master was washed up near Seahouses and another casualties included Thomas Miller of Falkirk, chief engineer who had previously been a master for the Carron Line, John Allan of Grangemouth (the steward), Jonathon Coombs of Middlesbrough (first mate) & Thomas Aiston, Donkeyman. The wreck-site is in approximate position 55°36'25,8"N, 01°35'25,8"W, although I don't think its been found. Hope this helps, Barry.
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