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Mourne. I know the ship but where is she? Built by Fullerton, Paisley for £4,000 in 1894 for the Newry & Kilkeel S.S.Co. Ltd; Joseph Fisher, Newry. Lost 17th Dec. 1898 following a collision in Penarth Roads with the Norwegian barque Morgensench. Raised and sold in 1899 to Mourne S.S.Co.Ltd;

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I could put this photo and Q of MOURNE in Newry Journal and maybe get you some answers if you give me permission
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By all means bmac, I've no idea who took the photo or who owns the negitive, I got it in a book shop on the Isle of Man a few years ago, Please do,Thank you, Charley
 

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An excellent photo Charley. I'd be interested in learning more about the vessel at the quay and the method of discharge. Regards, Alan.
 

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Great Sean, well done. But what is the discharging barge inside her. Also what is the name over the door on the left ---S.CO---- or SCO---- & S-- ?? (S.COOPER & SONS ?) What is the turret visable over her bow ? (SANDS MILL ?) I guess that is the hoist over Elliotts with .J.O'Rourkes office next door visible over the carts on the left. I was never really sure but now you have confirmed the location, it's the discharging barge that made me doubt it was Newry. Don't you have another photo showing shipping at this berth ? All the best, Charley.
 

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turrets definitely Sand Mill Will ask John Fisher if he knows the other locations. Can I email the shot to him?

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I also think if shes this far up shes not discharging coal, probably grain or salt. I think shes in Ferris's colours. He also owned the Newry Salt works I think so she could be discharging salt
 

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Yes of course you can pass it on to John Fisher Sean. She is registered in Chester so is in Coppack ownership, this also led me to think it might not have been Newry. There also seems to be a lot of lettering on the structure under the funnel on the barge. The hopper on the quay looks new or freshly painted and as you say there is no sign of coal and that elavator would suit either grain or salt but I doubth it would handle coal. Charley
 

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I'm nearly sure its Newry, just below Sugar Island where there was a swing bridge. she could be discharging into a lighter to carry part of her cargo up the inland canal. She then would have turned in the "Swinging Basin(now a car park )and headed seaward
 

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