Gomes VI 1905-1909:SS
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:
John Elder and Company, Govan Yard number:
20 May 1876 Out of service:
4 February 1909
General characteristics Tonnage:
603 gross register tons (GRT) Length:
185.2 feet (56.4 m)
27 feet (8.2 m)
SS was a passenger and cargo vessel built for the Barnsley Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1876.
History [ edit ] Barnsley was built by John Elder and Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on 20 May 1876 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 . 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 Gomes VI .
Lobito sank on 4 February 1909 at Ilha do Maio in the Cape Verde Islands while on passage from São Vicente for Cape Verde.
References [ edit ]
Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
. "Launches - Govan" Glasgow Herald. Scotland. 22 May 1876 . Retrieved – via 11 November 2015 British Newspaper Archive.