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Name: MAGNET
Launched: 18/07/1868
Completed: 1868
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co , Low Walker
Yard Number: 47
Dimensions: 67grt, 29nrt, 80.3 x 17.1 x 8.0ft
Engines: 2cyl (22 & 22 x 15ins), 30hp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1868 Bremerhaven Towing Co (FW Wenke)
01/1873 Thomas Miller, Queenstown
18/01/1873 Sank
Comments: Miller commissioned brokers James & Alfred Watkins of London to purchase the tug
at Bremen and to arrange insurance and delivery to Cork
They failed to insure the tug and she foundered in the North Sea in bad weather
Six of the crew drowned, the master and three crew were rescued
Miller sued Watkins for the 2800 purchase price
Thanks to David Asprey & Ian Rae for the above details