british SS John Knox (+1887)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2069  grt
dimensions 85.6 x 11.3 x 7 m
material iron
engine compound engine
power 230  h.p.
speed  
yard no. 507
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons foundered
date lost 01/05/1887  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.29rank: 618
about people
builder
Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
owner
Mclean N. & Co.
captain John Henry Brolly
no. of crew 29
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Miramar Ship Index
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 27/10/2010
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 19/01/2011
 
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Vleggeert Nico27/10/2010The British steamship John Knox, on passage Glasgow to Quebec, stranded 4 miles E of Cape Ray,Nfl. and was totally wrecked.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.


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