Kate Thomas

A four-mastad fullrigged iron ship built in 1885 by William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, under special inspection by Lloyd's surveyour. Official number: 91233. Dimensions: 78,63×12,00×7,03 meters [258'×39'5×23'1], moulded draught 24'5". The poop was 36' and the forecastle 33'. Tonnage 1748 GRT, 1693 NRT, and 1635 under deck tonnage. Built with one deck and two tiers of beams. Rigged with royals over single topgallants and double topsails.

1885 June
Launched at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, and delivered to the Kate Thomas Sailing Ship & Co, Liverpool. Managing owner was William Thomas & Co., Liverpool.
1888 November
Surveyed in Cardiff by Lloyds for 100A1.
According to Lloyd's Register the master was Captain T. Williams.
Sank the steamer Blanefield in a collision off Beachy Head. Also in a collission with the steamer Pyrgos the same year.
1910 April 4
Sunk by the steamer India off Pendeen Light, Lands End, while under tow from Antwerpen to Port Talbot.

Updated 1997-01-25 by Lars Bruzelius.

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