SS Barnsley (1876)

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  • 1876-1889:SS Barnsley
  • 1889-1905:SS Gomes VI
  • 1905-1909:SS Lobito
  • 1876-1889:Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
  • 1889-1898:A Gomez, Lisbon
  • 1898-1905:Empreza de Navegação por Vapor para o Algarve e Guadiana, Lisbon
  • 1905-1905:J Soares Franco, Lisbon
  • 1905-1906:João Fonseca e Sá, Lisbon
  • 1905-1909:Empreza Nacional de Navegação, Lisbon
Port of registry:
  • 1876-1889:United Kingdom
  • 1889-1909:Portugal
Builder: John Elder and Company, Govan
Yard number: 200
Launched: 20 May 1876
Out of service: 4 February 1909
Fate: Sunk
General characteristics
Tonnage: 603 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 185.2 feet (56.4 m)
Beam: 27 feet (8.2 m)

SS Barnsley was a passenger and cargo vessel built for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1876.[1]


Barnsley was built by John Elder and Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on 20 May 1876[2] By Miss Jamieson. She was intended for the services from Grimsby, England, to Hamburg, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium.

In 1889 she was sold to A Gomez, Lisbon, Portugal, and renamed Gomes VI. She was sold again in 1898 to Empreza de Navegação por Vapor para o Algarve e Guadiana, Lisbon, and then in 1905 through J Soares Franco, João Fonseca e Sá, to Empreza Nacional de Navegação, all in Lisbon. She was renamed Lobito.

Lobito sank on 4 February 1909 at Ilha do Maio in the Cape Verde Islands while on passage from São Vicente for Cape Verde.


  1. ^ Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. ^ "Launches - Govan". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. 22 May 1876. Retrieved 11 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.