Name: UNITED STATES
Launched: 09/03/1864
Year: 1864
Builder: WH Eltringham, South Shields
Yard Number: 1
Dimensions: 137grt, 23nrt, 106.0 x 18.9 x 10.0ft
Engines: SL1cyl (37 x 48ins), 70nhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 44416
History:
1864 J Dawson et al, Queenstown; registered at Cork
1867 M Morgan, Cork
1867 R Seaton et al, Queenstown
1869 MA Seaton et al, Queenstown
1882 Queenstown Towing Co, Cork
1886 Clyde Shipping Co (George J Kidston manager), Glasgow
1886 JM & C Rennoldson,South Shields
1888 George Smith et al, North Shields
24/02/1888 Registered at North Shields; renamed STORM KING
1900 F Palmer, Great Grimsby
1902 Broken up
Comments: 24/02/1888: Allocated fishing registration number SN36 at North Shields
1902: Broken up at Boston, Lincolnshire

     Newcastle Journal, Monday, 11th July 1864

     BUT the decision was overturned. The following document is the Appeal from the High Court of Admiralty, dated 29th April 1864.

     On page 5 the OTTER is totally to blame. However in a handwitten note (page 13) dated the 9th February 1865 the decision is overturned.

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     My thanks to David Asprey for sending me the above documents.

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