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Oscar Townsend (Propeller), U19385, burnt, 1 Nov 1883

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The propeller OSCAR TOWNSEND caught fire last night at 9 o'clock, caused by explosion of a lamp in an alleyway near the engine. She is pretty badly burnt between decks aft the smoke stack. The captain says that from $50 to $75 will cover all the loss. The Tug ADAMS rendered very effectual assistance. - Inter-Ocean
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

Steam screw OSCAR TOWNSEND. U. S. No. 19385. Of 1037.91 tons gross; 835.50 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1873. Home port, Cl;eveland, Ohio. 192.0 x 33.4 x 14.4 Of 458 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $75
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Oscar Townsend (Propeller), U19385, burnt, 1 Nov 1883