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Name: EPPLETON HALL
Launched: 17/09/1913
Completed: 02/1914
Builder: Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields
Yard Number: 632
Dimensions: 166grt, 27nrt, 100.5 x 21.1 x 10.8ft
Engines: 2 x L1cyl (30 x 51ins), 80rhp, 500ihp
Engines By: Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133548
History:
1914 The Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd; registered at Newcastle
1924 Owners restyled as Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries Ltd
11/1945 France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co Ltd
11/1964 Seaham Harbour Dock Company
11/1967 Clayton & Davie Ltd, Dunston
05/1969 Scott Newhall, San Francisco
1979 San Francisco Maritime Museum
Comments: 11/1967: Clayton & Davie were shipbreakers & they did commence work
05/1969: Purchased by Scott Newhall for 2,500
Repaired & converted to oil firing & sails by RB Harrison & Son, Bill Quay
09/1969: Left Tyne for USA via Lisbon, Madeira, Georetown & Panama
03/1970: Arrived San Francisco
1979: Donated to the National Park Service Maritime Museum
2013: Completed a $400,000 restoration project

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