SS Ralph Creyke (1878)

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History
Name: SS Ralph Creke
Operator: Goole Steam Shipping Company
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Hardcastle and Watson, Pallion, Sunderland
Launched: 22 March 1878
Sponsored by: Miss Creyke
Fate: Foundered 20 February 1879
General characteristics
Tonnage: 553 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 165 feet (50 m)
Beam: 30 feet (9.1 m)
Draught: 12.6 feet (3.8 m)
Depth: 13.6 feet (4.1 m)

SS Ralph Creyke was a passenger and freight vessel built for the Goole Steam Shipping Company in 1878.[1]

History[edit]

The ship was built by Hardcastle and Watson, Pallion, Sunderland for the Goole Steam Shipping Company, named after the former local MP Ralph Creyke, and launched on 21 March 1878 by Miss Creyke.[2] The engines were fitted by Patterson and Atkinson, St. Lawrence Engine Works, Newcastle.

On 20 February 1879, Ralph Creyke foundered in a storm in the Celtic Sea 16 miles southwest of Lundy Island during a voyage from Cardiff, Wales, to Dieppe, France.[3] Her name was used for a replacement vessel, Ralph Creyke, which was delivered later that year,

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. ^ "Ship launch at Pallion". Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette. England. 22 March 1878. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "The wreck of the Steamer Ralph Creyke". Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette. England. 5 March 1879. Retrieved 26 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.