Name: PACTOLUS
Launched: 09/1870
Completed: 1870
Builder: CW Dodgin & Co, North Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 93grt, 17nrt, 87.2 x 17.9 x 9.6ft
Engines: SL1cyl (32.5 x 48ins), 38nhp
Engines By: TR Scott & Co, North Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 60561
History:
13/08/1870 Thompson J Newton, Elijah Brooks, William & Tom Softley and Jane Barlow
13/08/1870 Registered at North Shields
02/1874 John F Common, William F Pitter & James Dodds, North Shields and Matthew Hall, London
08/1874 John Somers, Dublin; registered at Dublin
10/1876 Robert C Andrews, Belfast; registered at Belfast
1878 Hugh Andrews, Warkworth, Northumberland
18/11/1885 Registered at North Shields
10/1892 Anthony Irwing, Sunderland
02/1893 Anthony & Susannah Irwing, Sunderland
02/1905 Broken up
Comments: 22/03/1877: Paddle shaft broke in Belfast Lough and one paddle wheel lost.
22/11/1877: Again broke a paddle shaft
1878: Hugh Andrews was clerk to Warkworth Harbour Commissioners
Thanks to David Asprey for the above details

     PACTOLUS tows a caisson down the River Wear on the 11th June 1900.

     It had been built at the Doxford yard for the construction of the Port's South Breakwater.

     Photos courtesy of Eddie Frost.



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