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Name: START
Launched: 30/11/1868
Completed: 02/1869
Builder: T Hepple & Son, Low Walker
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 87grt, 10nrt, 87.4 x 18.2 x 9.7ft
Engines: SL1cyl (32 x 48ins), 35nhp
Engines By: T Hepple & Son, Low Walker
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 60507
History:
1869 Charles Octavius Young et al, Cardiff; registered at North Shields
1877 J Chisholm, North Shields
1877 John Cunningham, South Shields
1881 John Dodds, North Shields
19/12/1885 Sank
Comments: 19/12/1885: Sank after hitting the Bass Rock in fog.


Aberdeen Weekly Journal, Saturday, 26/12/1885