Category:William Cory (ship, 1857)

English: William Cory was built under yard No 28 as a steel hullede cargo vesselby the yard of C. Mitchell & Co., Newcastle for William Cory and John Nixon, Cardiff. Launched 23 May 1957. Tonnage: 1.578 GRT.1.238 NRT. Dimensions: 244.5 × 35.2 × 17.8 ft (74.5 × 10.7 × 5.4 m). Powered by 2 steam engines 180hp. Three masts, schooner rigged. Her registered owner was H.Taylor. The William Cory was built for the purpose of developing the South Wales trade, in which Wm Cory Jr. had taken an interest with John Nixon. Carried two thin funnels abreast, right aft. She was chartered by Glass Elliot & Company for cable work, later by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company. May 1900 Sold to Dutch shipbreakers and broken up in Dordrecht, Netherland.[1]
  • 1858 Laid Cable between Suffolk and the Netherlands, and from Cromer to Helgoland, Germany.
  • 1861 From Algiers to Toulon, and from Otranto to Corfu in the Mediterranean.
  • 1866 Landed the eastern end of the new Atlantic cable at Valentia, Ireland, and the Lowestoft to Norderney section from the Indo-European cable.
  • 1869 The French Atlantic cable from St Pierre et Miquelon to Duxbury, Mass. USA.
  • 1870 Carried part of the red Sea cable for the Indo-European cable, Marseille to Bona together with CS SCANDERIA.
  • 1870 Laid the cable between Penang and Singapore.
  • 1882 Her registered owner is given as J.Fenwick & Son, London.
  • 1888 Her registered owner is given as R. Jobson and Co., West Hartlepool.
  • 1896 Transferred to Wm. Cory and Son Ltd.

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