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Name: CONDUCTOR
Launched: 1879
Completed: 01/1880
Builder: Joseph T Eltringham, South Shields
Yard Number: 87
Dimensions: 150grt, 31nrt, 117.6 x 19.6 x 10.3ft; (1892: 165grt, 10nrt); (1914: 165grt, 63nrt)
Engines: 2 x SL1cyl (30.5 x 54ins), 90nhp; (1892: 62nhp, 11.5knots)
Engines by: Hepple & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 81606
History:
17/01/1880 William Hepple, South Shields; registered at London
01/1880 John Mitchell, Gravesend
07/1880 Frederico G Burnay, Lisbon; registered at Lisbon
19/05/1892 Sunshine Steam Tug Co (Adolph Gottschalk & Joseph Stuart managers), Liverpool
19/05/1892 Registered at Liverpool
03/1901 The Steam Tug Conductor Ltd (Adolph Gottschalk & Joseph Stuart managers), Liverpool
03/1914 Joseph John King & Sons Ltd, Garston
06/1914 William Cooper & Sons Ltd, Widnes
1929 Broken up
Comments: 1881: Stationed at Lisbon, Portugal
29/12/1899: Beached at Egremont, Wallasey, on the Wirral, following a collision
02/01/1900: Refloated and placed in Clover’s Dry Dock at Birkenhead
01/1923: Converted to a dumb dredging barge (151grt, 131nrt)


Above photo is copyright of FC Gould