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AMARAPOORA H59
Built
1895
North Shields Edwards Brothers
Off Number
104235
Length Ft
100.7
Tons Gross
149
Yard Number
496
Breadth Ft
20.6
Tons Net
44
Launched
15.12.1894
Draught
11.0
Hp
48 HP
30/01/1895
Engine Builder
Baird & Barnsley, North Shields
Knots
K
Registered
30/01/1895
Fleetwood FD122
Completed
Feb 1895
Registered AMARAPOORA FD122 Owners 02/1895 - George Beeching - Fleetwood
    Owners 1897 Kelsall Bros & Beeching Ltd. Manchester (John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood, managers).
  AMARAPOORA H59 30/03/1899 Registered Hull
    12/05/1899 Fleetwood registry closed
    08/09/1911 Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
Collision - 04/02/1907 North Sea : Damage to our Port bow rail & stern bent above the deck. Through the ST Burmah of Hull trying to cross our bow.      Official Log.
On February 4th 1907 about 7am we were proceeding to the cutter Martin on starboard tack in the act of taking position for boarding the above cutter, when I observed the Burmah coming up the starboard side of the cutter on the Port tack heading straight for our Port beam. I gave one blast on the whistle him not replying but hard a starboard he endeavoured to cross our head. Striking us on the Port Bow with the bluff of his starboard bow.
Collision - 5/12/10 North Sea : Collision with the ST Teal.
Collision - 30/12/1910 River Humber: No damage to our vessel, the other vessel sunk. Collision with sloop ( Moss Rose ) of Barton. Through him not showing starboard light it was hazy weather at the time of collision
Collision - 11/10/1910 River Humber: whilst proceeding down the Humber abreast of Paull we collided with the Ketch (Edward Osbourne) Striking him on the starboard quarter with our port bow, doing slight damage to same.
FATE : 03/05/1912
The Amarapoora was in Collision in North Sea near the Dogger Bank with the Hull Trawler Martaban H82, the crew of 9 from the Amarapoora were taken aboard the Martaban including Skipper Parkinson
24/05/1912
Hull register closed Lost at sea.
ENGINES : triple 11" 17" 30" x 21" stroke 48nhp/280ihp built by Baird & Barnsley, North Shields and boiler 160psi by J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields.

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
BROOKE JOHN 50 AMARAPOORA H59 Leeds Skipper 1901 Census .
HODGKINSON JO 49 AMARAPOORA H59 Hedon , Hull Mate 1901 Census .
POOLE JOHN 26 AMARAPOORA H59 Bradford Bosun 1901 Census .
BOND C H 42 AMARAPOORA H59 Hastings Chief Engineer 1901 Census .
MELLOR THOMAS 21 AMARAPOORA H59 Liverpool Second Engineer 1901 Census .
MOIR ALBERT 21 AMARAPOORA H59 Deu Trimmer 1901 Census .
ADDER ALEXANDER ( ALEX) 21 AMARAPOORA H59 Russia Fourth Hand 1901 Census British Subject : Listed as Glee Adder
PILSBERG BELIA 21 AMARAPOORA H59 Russia Fifth Hand 1901 Census British Subject
JEFFERY GEORGE 42 AMARAPOORA H59 Faversham Kent Cook 1901 Census .
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BROOKE JOHN . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper 16 Jan 1902 .
BROOKE JOHN . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper 05 Aug 1902 .
BROOKE JOHN . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper 10 Jan 1903 .
BROOKE JOHN . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper 10 Aug 1903 .
BROOKE / BROOKS J . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper 24 Feb 1904 .
FLETCHER ALFRED CROZIER . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper Oct 1904 Witness at enquiry of Russian Outrage 22 Oct 1904
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PARKINSON . . AMARAPOORA H59 . Skipper May 1912 .
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SKIPPER JOHN BROOKE CENTRE / Man to the front left is Alexander Adder ( Estonian )

From family photographs - I believe the man central in the rear is my Gt Gt Grandfather George Jeffery / he was also married to the sister of the skipper