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Percival Forster - a general history

Built at Sunderland. Official No. 25304: Code Letters PFKV.

Masters: 1838-42 Johnson; 1843-47 William Hall; August 1847 James Garrick; April 1848-50 William Fowler; April 1851 James Cole; 1852-57 Lee; 1859-61 Broom; 1862 Turner.

With the dissolution of the Hartlepool & Durham Shipping Co an auction was held on 15 April 1851 at the Wheat Sheaf Inn at Hartlepool to sell all 12 of their vessels including the Percival Forster.

Voyages: 2 September 1841 arrived at Gravesend from Pillau; 1842-45 Stockton-on-Tees for London; January 1845 in collision off Yarmouth with the Ann of Blyth; 21 April 1862 arrived London.

Percival Forster foundered off the Dudgeon Light on 23 October 1862. The Jane of Newcastle took off the crew & landed them at Gravesend.

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