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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
645 gross 1863 at Newcastle by Wigham, Richardson & Co. Wilson Line, Hull, England 189.1ft x 27.5ft x 16.3ft 
 1863 LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 4050
 1866 Bought by the Wilson Line from foreign ownersAtlantic Journey ID 4051
 1869 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1869 Oct. 24; Lost on passage Constant-Hull, all 18 crew missingAtlantic Journey ID 4052
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

The "Echo" was a 0,787 gross ton vessel bought from foreign owners by Wilson Line of Hull in 1866. She was built by Richardson Low Walker in 1863. Her length was 220,6ft x beam 27,6ft. In October 1869 she was lost at sea, during a severe gale in the North sea.


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