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Name: AMERICA
Launched: 27/12/1890
Completed: 01/1891
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Yard Number: 127
Dimensions: 244grt, 42nrt, 131.8 x 22.6 x 10.6ft
Engines: L1cyl (41 x 60ins), 98nhp, 425ihp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 98610
History:
1891 Clyde Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow
1928 J & L Vercammen, Burght, Belgium
1928 Anchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd, Glasgow; renamed SEAMORE
1935 Anchor Line (1935) Ltd, Glasgow
1936 Company restyled as Anchor Line Ltd
1945 Broken up
Comments: 13/09/1915 to 1918: Hired to Admiralty as a harbour tug
1918 to 1919: Operated as a minelayer
1928: Sold to J & L Vercammen, Burght, for demolition
1935: Reformed after liquidation as Anchor Line (1935) Ltd
12/11/1945: Sold to BISCO & allocated to Smith & Houston, Port Glasgow


Above photo shows SEAMORE at the breakers. Photo courtesy of Richard Cox