Crofton Hall

A four-masted iron ship built in 1883 by W.H. Potter & Co., Liverpool. Dimensions 91,91×11,90×7,16 meters [301'7"×39'1"×23'6"] and tonnage 2127 GRT and 2074 NRT. Rigged with skysails and royals above double top- and single topgallant sails.

1883 April
Launched at the shipyard of W.H. Potter & Co., Liverpool, for Herron, Dunn & Co., Liverpool. The first master was Captain Kilvert.
Sold to Globe Shipping Co. (Chas. G. Dunn & Co.), Liverpool.
1889 July 26
Left Penarth for Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and back to Le Havre under command of Captain T.H. Lyons.
1891 September - mid-January
Sailed from New York to Calcutta with kerosene.
1892 June 3
Left Calcutta for Hull with a cargo of linseed, but had to put back to Calcutta with six crew-members dead from food poisoning.
1892 July
Resumed the voyage to Hull.
1898 April
Wrecked at Sable Island on voyage from Dundee to New York.


Updated 1996-12-30 by Lars Bruzelius.

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