The Schooner ‘Shearwater’

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Map showing the approximate location where the vessel was thought to have been lost, or the last known position.

Vessel Details for Shearwater

Official Number:20995
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Vessel Name:Shearwater
Type:SchoonerInfo
Built:
Tons:116
Length:78
Beam:20.8
Depth:11.7
Owners:
  • Colverson 1869
  • John Banks Snr of Howden Hall 1875
  • William Cass of Surrey 1880
Masters:
  • J Askam 1869
  • W Dawson 1870
Ports:
  • Goole 1860
  • London 1870
Construction:Iron bolts. Some repairs 1870.
Trade:Goole Baltic trade.
Fate:Lost on Cross Sand off Yarmouth, 4th Feb 1888. From Hull to Dunkirk with oil cake. Crew saved by Caister Lifeboat, landed at Yarmouth.

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