Name: IRON KING
Launched: 1854
Completed: 1854
Builder: Thomas Potts, St Anthony's, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 172grt, 79nrt, 123.0 x 18.3 x 10.8ft; (1884: 169grt, 42nrt, 124.7 x 19.4 x 10.8ft)
Engines: L2cyl (36 & 36 x 48ins), 100nhp; (1864: L2cyl (36 & 36 x 48ins), 86nhp)
Engines By: W Scott & Co, North Shields; (1864: Marshall & Co, South Shields)
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 7030
History:
11/03/1854 Henry John Ward, John R Murphy & John Griffiths; registered at Liverpool
1855 Trading as St Georges Steam Tug Co, Liverpool
1884 Henry J Ward & John Griffiths, Liverpool
1890 George Henry Ward, Liverpool
1896 Arthur B Cook, Appledore
1896 Broken up
Comments: 15/11/1856: Boiler exploded.
In a subsequent enquiry the design of the boiler was blamed
The boiler had been proven on land, but not in a salt water environment
1864: Re-engined by Marshall & Co, South Shields
1896: Broken up at Bideford
Thanks to David Asprey for the above details

     Liverpool Mercury, Monday, November 17, 1856

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