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what date and nationality and company?

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what date and nationality and company?

hi

all i know is that he was serving on the duke of cornwall from 1904 till it changed names to the iron juke

thanks :)

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Are you certain the Cornwall was renamed to Iron Duke ? I have quickly scanned the net for the two names and arrived at the two listed below, both very different ships.

So far I have not come about the name changing event.

It would appear that Duke of Cornwall was renamed Rushen Castle, not sure what date and was eventually scrapped in 1948.

SS Duke of Cornwall

(LYR/LNWR Joint: 1898-1922 - 1,540 grt)

(LNWR: 1922)

(LMS: 1923-1928)

Duke of Cornwall was built by Vickers for the joint LYR/LNWR Fleetwood-Ireland services in 1898.

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/IOM_RushenCastle.html

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SS IRON DUKE

built by T Wingate & Company Glasgow, Yard No 30

Propulsion: 2cy 100nhp paddle .. re engined 1879 2cy hp inverted 38nhp 1scr Avonside Engine Works, Bristol (made 1872)

Built: 1857

Ship Type: Paddle Tug

Tonnage: 121grt 48nrt (1879 91nrt; 1883 140grt 95nrt)

Length: 112.2ft (1879 108.3ft)

Breadth: 18.9ft (1879 19.2ft)

Owner History: Cardiff Steam Towing Co, Cardiff 1864

Cardiff & Penarth Steam Towing Co Ltd, Cardiff 1889 ??, Bristol

Remarks: rebuilt and converted to screw in 1879

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Duke of Cornwall was hired as an Armed Boarding Steamer 1914-1919 armed with 1-4inch and 1-12 pounder.
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Are you certain the Cornwall was renamed to Iron Duke ? I have quickly scanned the net for the two names and arrived at the two listed below, both very different ships.

So far I have not come about the name changing event.

It would appear that Duke of Cornwall was renamed Rushen Castle, not sure what date and was eventually scrapped in 1948.

SS Duke of Cornwall

(LYR/LNWR Joint: 1898-1922 - 1,540 grt)

(LNWR: 1922)

(LMS: 1923-1928)

Duke of Cornwall was built by Vickers for the joint LYR/LNWR Fleetwood-Ireland services in 1898.

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/IOM_RushenCastle.html

post-15884-1172992672.jpg

SS IRON DUKE

built by T Wingate & Company Glasgow, Yard No 30

Propulsion: 2cy 100nhp paddle .. re engined 1879 2cy hp inverted 38nhp 1scr Avonside Engine Works, Bristol (made 1872)

Built: 1857

Ship Type: Paddle Tug

Tonnage: 121grt 48nrt (1879 91nrt; 1883 140grt 95nrt)

Length: 112.2ft (1879 108.3ft)

Breadth: 18.9ft (1879 19.2ft)

Owner History: Cardiff Steam Towing Co, Cardiff 1864

Cardiff & Penarth Steam Towing Co Ltd, Cardiff 1889 ??, Bristol

Remarks: rebuilt and converted to screw in 1879

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yes it was the rushen castle

do you know where i could get the crew lists for it please

thank you

cathrinelou

The Maritime History Archive at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Have Crew Lists:

http://www.mun.ca/mha/index.php

Click on top right Section - Online crew Lists.

You need the Official Number to Search their holdings.

I've found:

DUKE OF CORNWALL ON. 92237 built 1888 Registered Falmouth Gross Tonnage 1718 Net 1090

The year of build does not agree with the info. on the site:

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/IOM_RushenCastle.html

The Maritime History Archive have crew lists for DUKE OF CORNWALL ON. 92237 for years 1891 to 1926 with some years missing.

Cornwall Record Office have 1888: 1889: 1890:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=307

It may be worth contacting Cornwall first to check it is the ship ON. 92237 that became Rushen Castle.

A search of the National Archives Catalogue has 2 Passenger Lists:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/

BT 26/657/73

Liverpool: SS Duke of Cornwall (R B Chellow Esq) travelling from Bathurst to Liverpool.Embarking at Bathurst.Official Number: 92237.List of passengers disembarking at Liverpool. 1919 Oct 19

BT 26/666/81 1920 Oct 14

Kath.

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cathrinelou

The Maritime History Archive at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Have Crew Lists:

http://www.mun.ca/mha/index.php

Click on top right Section - Online crew Lists.

You need the Official Number to Search their holdings.

I've found:

DUKE OF CORNWALL ON. 92237 built 1888 Registered Falmouth Gross Tonnage 1718 Net 1090

The year of build does not agree with the info. on the site:

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/IOM_RushenCastle.html

The Maritime History Archive have crew lists for DUKE OF CORNWALL ON. 92237 for years 1891 to 1926 with some years missing.

Cornwall Record Office have 1888: 1889: 1890:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=307

It may be worth contacting Cornwall first to check it is the ship ON. 92237 that became Rushen Castle.

A search of the National Archives Catalogue has 2 Passenger Lists:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/

BT 26/657/73

Liverpool: SS Duke of Cornwall (R B Chellow Esq) travelling from Bathurst to Liverpool.Embarking at Bathurst.Official Number: 92237.List of passengers disembarking at Liverpool. 1919 Oct 19

BT 26/666/81 1920 Oct 14

Kath.

thank you kath

how do i go about finding the crew lists of the ship

ive been on the sites but i dont understand what to do

thanks

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Cathrinelou

There were two Duke of Cornwall's. The one that was renamed Rushen Castle in 1928 had the ID No. 1109661.

Regards

John

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Cathrinelou

There were two Duke of Cornwall's. The one that was renamed Rushen Castle in 1928 had the ID No. 1109661.

Regards

John

John,

It would be interesting to know your source for this.

Thanks,

Kath.

(There was also DUKE of CORNWALL 14589 Caernarvon 15 tonnage !!)

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John,

It would be interesting to know your source for this.

Thanks,

Kath.

(There was also DUKE of CORNWALL 14589 Caernarvon 15 tonnage !!)

Hello Kate

The Official Number for Duke of Cornwall / Rushen Castle is 109661. The ID No. includes an extra 1.

Duke of Cornwall

( I can never seem to get the URL on the page )

Regards

John

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