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Loading at the Jetty

Loading at the Jetty

Seen here, the SS Northgate at Skinningrove jetty with the cranes busy at her side.

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  • Terry Shaw

    Name: SS Northgate
    Official Number: unknown
    Flag: GBR
    Year Built: 1888
    Date Launched: 26/05/1888
    Date Completed: 1888
    Vessel Type: Coaster
    Vessel Description: General Cargo Steel Screw Steamer
    Builder: Turnbull Thomas & Sons, Whitby
    Yard No: 103
    Tonnage: 2354grt
    Length: 289.3 feet
    Breadth: 38.3 feet
    Depth Draft: 20.6 feet
    Engine Builder: Blair & Company, Stockton- on -Tees
    Engine Detail: 3 cylinder steam reciprocating
    First Owner: Turnbull, Scott & Company, London

    End Year: 1897
    History: The SS Northgate was the first steel tramp fitted with triple expansion engines, she was launched at Whitby on 26th May 1888 by Frances, wife of Reginald Turnbull, and was taken on her maiden voyage to the Black Sea, however the ship gave only nine years service before going ashore at Sharpness.

    Fate/Status: SS Northgate was on passage from Sulina, Romania to Gloucester, U.K. with a cargo of barley when she went aground on a sandbank at Sharpness on 22nd December 1897 and subsequently breaking her back, the SS Northgate was declared a total loss.

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