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Name: PILOT
Launched: 05/1871
Completed: 1871
Builder: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 91grt, 18nrt, 89.3 x 17.8 x 9.4ft
Engines: SL1cyl (32.5 x50ins), 35nhp
Engines By: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 63003
History:
1871 George Smith and other South Shields pilots (manager George Smith)
1879 RA Harrison, South Shields
1882 JHW Culliford, Sunderland
1883 Anthony Irwing, Sunderland; renamed SILKSWORTH
1885 JHW Culliford, James Irwing et al Sunderland
04/1906 Broken up
Comments:


SILKSWORTH heading up river. Photo courtesy of Eddie Frost