SS Derwent (1888)

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History
 United Kingdom
Name: SS Derwent
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: William Dobson and Co, Walker Yard[1]
Yard number: 24
Launched: 12 June 1888
Completed: 1888
Out of service: 1931
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 830 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 230 feet (70 m)
Beam: 30.7 feet (9.4 m)
Draught: 14.7 feet (4.5 m)
Propulsion: 1 x screw, T3cyl (19, 33.5 & 54 x 33ins), 185nhp

SS Derwent was a passenger and freight vessel built for the Goole Steam Shipping Company in 1888.[2]

History[edit]

The ship was built by William Dobson and Company in Walker Yard for the Goole Steam Shipping Company and launched on 12 June 1888.[3] The engines were manufactured by the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, and she was constructed under the supervision of Mr Sisson, the inspecting engineer for the Goole Company.[4]

On 19 September 1898 she was hit by her sister ship Dresden which was inward bound to Goole.[5]

In 1905 she was acquired by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

In October 1908 she was in collision with the British brigantine Enterprise of Folkestone, and caused her to sink. All hands on the Enterprise bar one were lost.[6]

On 28 August 1912 she was anchored midstream in Goole waiting to enter the lock, when a strong southerly wind caused her to sheer into her sister ship Ralph Creyke which was outbound with a full cargo of coal. Derwent’s anchor chain became caught in Ralph Creyke’s propeller and her engines were stopped. The accident required Ralph Creyke to be drydocked to remove the chain.[7]

In 1922, Derwent was acquired by the London and North Western Railway and one year later by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. She was scrapped in 1931 by T Young in Sunderland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SS Derwent (1888)". www.tynebuiltships.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons,.
  3. ^ "Lloyds Shipbuilding Returns". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. 9 July 1888. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ "Launch at Low Walker". Shields Daily Gazette. England. 13 June 1888. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ "Collision in the Ouse". Hull Daily Mail. England. 20 September 1898. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Two vessels sunk". Gloucestershire Echo. England. 28 October 1908. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  7. ^ "Remarkable Shipping Accident". Gloucestershire Citizen. England. 30 August 1912. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).