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It moved its facilities downstream on the River Wear to Pallion in 1857. ) states that the vessel was then owned by 'Mac Kenzie & Mann' of Montreal (I had read that in 1907, the vessel was owned by Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co.
Pallion, is, I understand, upstream of the present rail & road bridges in central Sunderland, the shipbuilding yard being located (or I should say located since all shipbuilding ended there in 1988) on the south side of the river close to (west of) the Queen Alexandra Bridge - about 3 miles from the mouth of the river. The vessel was too long to be able to transit the St. Ltd., a subsidiary of 'Mackenzie & Mann', & chartered to 'Inverness Railway and Coal Company' of Port Hastings).
Initially I had though that this referred to the 'Ship Factory' but that would seem to have been a rather later reorganisation. Cloncurry was chartered, from 1885 to 1888, to British India Steam Navigation Company. 3, 1890, the vessel was in collision with Maple Branch, (built at Sunderland by Bartram & Haswell, & Maplebranch) in Suez Bay. In 1905, it was sold to 'Itaya GK' of Japan & renamed Yoneyama Maru. Of interest is the fact that Mitchell did A 4-masted steel barque. to launching, p.78), 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Built for William Edward Jones (1844/1910), ('Jones') (or maybe W. Jones & Co.), of Caernarvon, Wales (but owned by 'Richard Hayward Ship Company Limited' of which Jones was the managing owner. Williams of Treborth, Bangor, & cost 15,750 or 15,850. 11, 1885, the vessel left Sunderland on her maiden voyage, under the command of Captain Joseph G. In 1899, the vessel was re-rigged as a 4-masted barque. Magnusdal, the vessel was sunk by German submarine U-151, while en route from Buenos Aires to New York with linseed oil. U-151 was commanded by Korvettenkapitn Heinrich von Nostitz und Jnckendorff. Per 1 (Marine Engineer 1887/88, at p.66 & 144, image at left), 2 (Far East service, thanks to Richard N. Wright ['Richard Wright']), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). long perpendicular to perpendicular (67.1 metres), single screw. Built for James Whittall (maybe Whittal), Esq., of London, it would seem to the order of the Governor of Formosa. Taiwan, (at Tamsui, northern Taiwan) with mainland China [at Sharp Peak (Foochow or Fuzhou) at the entrance to the Min river] & similarly connected Formosa with Pescadore islands located 30 miles to the west of Formosa, then occupied by the French. So close indeed that he could have thrown a stone into her and could almost have spoken to the men on board. 20, 1900, carried 280 horses contributed by Indian princes, to Durban ex Bombay. The vessel's topmast could be lowered in case it used the Manchester Ship Canal.
The earlier one, which took place over a ten year period, was intended to and apparently did achieve its objective of increasing productivity, while providing better working conditions for shipyard workers & effecting general efficiencies. Hodgson, depicting the incident was published in a 1904 edition of Illustrated London News. Per 1 (Mc Ilwraith Mc Eacharn, Cloncurry), 2 (an 1884/85 Cloncurry arrival in Australia), 3 (article re the arrival of Cloncurry at Brisbane on Aug. Green watercolour), 6 (image, Cloncurry, ex Trove), 7 & 8 (data re Sir Malcolm D. ), of London, & later Melbourne perhaps, whose fleet, known as 'Scottish Line' ('Scottish') carried cargo & immigrants to Queensland, Australia. The vessel was wrecked at Kinkazan (near Sendai, in Tohuku, Japan) on Jan. The vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Registers of 1887/88 & 1889/90. Richardson (1828/1885) ('Richardson'), bound for Singapore with a cargo of coal - from the Dudley Pit of Cramlington Colliery, 11 miles N. The vessel must have passed Cape of Good Hope & was last seen by Great Surgeon, an American barque, on Sep. At or about 38S/35E in the Indian Ocean, about 600 miles SE of the South African coast. Ltd.', of Liverpool, William Thomas & Co., also of Liverpool, the managers & probably the managing owners. 'Went in 1899 from Flamborough to Rio in 39 days.' The vessel was sold, in Jul. Knudsen)' of Christiansand, Norway, for 7,500 & renamed Kringsjaa. The entire Kringsjaa crew were picked up, 'one day out of Bermuda', by USS Patterson & landed at Cape May Naval station. The vessel was fitted as an armed cruiser (2 Armstrong 6 in. '..expected to sail shortly for the China station under the command of Captain Lugar'. Was at one period armed with 'two Armstrong 6in BL (breech loading guns), mounted on bow & stern' - but the guns were too heavy for the vessel & were surely removed. Per 1 (Norway-Heritage), 2 (#16), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). The keeper was surprised the ship was not in more open water since there are hundreds of submerged rocks along the coast, the scene of many a shipwreck. Used to transport Indian indentured labourers to Fiji (4 such trips, 1901 thru 1906 listed at 2 with passenger load of each trip indicated). The webmaster has just 2 editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. Limited', of London, with Beyts, Craig & Co., also of London, the managers. Newman in command, a crew of 35 all told & five passengers, Hestia left Glasgow for Saint John, New Brunswick, & onwards to Baltimore, Maryland, with, I have read, a cargo of sugar.
The years 19 found Doxfords with the highest production of any yard in the world, and 1906 was practically a ship a fortnight, which was an achievement only surpassed many years afterwards.' The City of Sunderland advises us (a 'pdf' file) that 'In 1904 the East Yard was built, and the 3 extra berths helped Doxford's to win the blue riband in 19 for the highest production rate in the world.' The webmaster had thought that the term 'blue riband' was reserved for the vessel which achieved the fastest passage between Europe & North America - but it would seem that the term had other usages. It would have been good to have been able to include the document on site. Marine engine building had commenced at Doxfords in 1878, but I read that in 1909 the first prototype of the Doxford Marine Diesel Engine, an opposed piston, airless injection oil engine, was built, design work having commenced some three years earlier. The Doxford family ownership connection with the yard & engine works ceased in January 1919, I read, when the company was sold to the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company (the only vessel I have so far seen referenced to 'Northumberland' is Success built 1919. In this case we have 'Robert Thomas & Co.' as 'managing owner'. 16, 1885, the vessel first sailed from London to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) & Brisbane. 1885 through May 1889 would be unlikely if a collier & it was probably a general cargo vessel. of Green Cape Lighthouse, Disaster Bay, New South Wales. In 1890, or maybe a little earlier since the vessel is listed as a barque in the 1889/90 edition of Lloyd's Register, the vessel was re-rigged as a four-masted barque. And can anybody ensure that I have the correct vessel images at left - there were a number of vessels named Mamari. Per 1 (Spanish page, Septiembre, image), 2 (link 1 translated), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). In 1903, the vessel was sold to 'Elders & Fyffes Shipping Ltd.' (of Avonmouth?
Perhaps at that point the company would have become 'W. Robert (1851-1932) & Charles (1856-1935), two younger sons also followed into the firm. And sold for the last time, in 1926, to 'Maura y Aresti', of Bilbao, Spain, & renamed Sodupe. ), 6 ('uboat.net' re Kwasind), 7 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Peterson it would seem operated as 'Turret Steam Shipping Co. The vessel lay there for the better part of 3 long years.
The reorganisation was in progress as ships were continuously being built. A postcard image of that artwork, ex e Bay, can be seen at left. Refrigeration machinery was added to the vessel in 1905. Mc Eacharn), 9 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). The vessel was christened by Miss Mc Ilwraith, daughter of Sir Thomas Mc Ilwraith, ex Premier of Queensland. 29, 1884, the Scottish Line vessel left Glasgow for Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton & Brisbane, all Queensland, with 265 immigrants & a varied cargo that included 5 locomotives. Fire probably due to 'spontaneous combustion' of the cargo. ) that Richardson lost his life as a result of the fire, as did Henry, his 19 year old son. breech loaders & 4 small Armstrong guns in the 'tween decks) & cable vessel (cable-layer), & attained an average speed of 12.8 knots at its trials at Whitley (North Tyneside). Her service at Formosa ended when the island was ceded to the Japanese in 1895. Per A (e-Bay image, Golconda), 1 (extensive data, ship's bell, Golconda, Christies 2006 auction), 2 [British India, Golconda (2)], 3 (data, image link), 4 ('uboat.net', Golconda sinking, image), 5 (Nulli Secunda engraving ex Engineering Vol. Uner A/B, also of Norrkping, with no change of vessel name. Anyway, the vessel went missing, & is understood to have foundered on Mar. If so, may also have had accommodation for 12 passengers in 1st Class & 1,650 Deck Class. In 1893, the vessel was sold to Donaldson Bros, of Glasgow, Scotland, & renamed Hestia. However the cargo would seem to have been, in fact, most varied & included carpets, fabric, rope, horses, tombstones, 900 tons of iron, Scotch whisky & pickles. 4 of the 5 passengers were young boys from Glasgow tending farm horses.
The flow of steel was improved using flow-line principles & a new steel stockyard was constructed. And in 1909, the vessel was on the Australia, Japan & China service. 1910, the vessel picked up 78 lascars from the wreck of Satara, wrecked on Apl. Much of the above was provided by Mori Flapan, of Sydney, Australia (thanks! The webmaster has a couple of editions of Lloyd's Registers, ex Google Books, available to him, see left. long, schooner rigged, signal letters JPWS, crew of 51 (carrying passengers, I presume). It seems that the crew of 26 had taken to the boats, were not heard from again & all lost their lives. Indeed 7 men from the village of Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, were serving aboard Richard Hayward & lost their lives. A 4 masted iron vessel, rigged with double top & topgallant sails. 14, 1918), 3 ('uboat.net', sinking Kringsjaa, image) 4 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). She was used to transport disbanded soldiers ex Formosa. Alan Scarth, Curator of Ship Models at 'Merseyside', advises, however, that the Fee Cheu model is not on public display. ) the splendid photographs available at left, both of which are 'Copyright of National Museums Liverpool'. 42, Jul/Dec 1886), 6 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). In the 3rd quarter of 1934, the vessel was broken up at Oskarshamn, Sweden. 21, 1901 in the area between Gabo Island & Ram Head & Point Hicks, both of which points are on the Victoria coast. 5 lifebuoys, & a portion of the hatches, cabin fittings etc., I read, washed ashore on Gabo Island. Per 1 [British India, Fultala (1)], 2 (Wikipedia, Fultala), 3 (clearly involved with Boer War), 4 & 5 (artwork by E. Probably primarily for their Glasgow, to Quebec & Montreal, Canada, service. It is thought that the vessel misidentified a navigation light - regardless, the vessel was off course when, at a.m. 25, 1909, during a heavy north-easterly gale, the vessel ran ashore at Old Proprietor Ledge, off Seal Cove, Grand Manan Island, Bay of Fundy. Rigged with royal sails over double top & topgallant sails. Per 1 (data), 2 (ref., 50% down), 3 (plans available), 4 & 5 (1901 articles re loss), 6 (image, State Library of Victoria), 7 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access).
Then with the fee rules changed, & bigger vessels being needed, the design was discontinued. Per 1 (data Celaeno, 90% down), 2 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). (about 95 metres) long, speed of 8 knots, single screw.
I can do no better than next quote text from George Graham's site (here): 'In 1902, the yearly tonnage output had reached 44,000 tons, but two years later, the capacity was more than doubled by the completion of the East yard. Brief Description of Patent: This invention relates to the construction of engines. I thought that I had read that he and other family members had resigned from the company in 1919 when ownership changed. Built for 'Hudig & Veder's Stoomvaart Maats' (Hudig & Veder, managers), of Rotterdam, Netherlands, & Rotterdam registered.
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A larger site there was purchased, I read, in 1870, known as the 'West Yard'. Lawrence & Welland canals without being 'cut down' in size. 2, 1906, (then registered at Newcastle), the vessel ran into one of the worst storms ever in the Gulf of St. Turret Bell, en route from Montreal to Port Hastings, Cape Breton, to load a cargo of coal, was driven ashore at Cable Head, St. She ended up upright, 150 yards offshore, on a rocky ledge. 11, 1917, when en route from Bilbao, Spain, to Hartlepool with a cargo of iron ore, Kwasind hit a German mine, laid by German minelaying submarine UC-4, off the E. Have read near Southwold, Suffolk but have also read near Southend, Essex, both U.