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1873 Ship was built. She belonged to the Union Steamship Co and was used on the Cape mail service.

1876 Extended by fitting a poop deck

c.1879 Ship foundered due to failure of stern shaft

1880 report of Wreck Commissioner into the loss of the ship[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1880/07/16