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Burdon - a general history

Official No. 98535: Code Letters MWLD.

Owners: 1893 West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co, West Hartlepool; 1900 Webster & Barraclough, West Hartlepool; 1901 DG Moraitis, Andros, Greece-renamed Cyclades.

Masters: 1893-94 W Edwards; 1898-99 W Wilson.

Bound from Pensacola for Genoa with a cargo of iron, cotton & timber Cyclades was wrecked off the Berry Islands & sank off Abaco Reef on 13 May 1908. The master & 15 of the crew were landed at Nassau. Four passengers & six of the crew took to a lifeboat & were still missing on 19 May. The vessel was insured for £23,000.

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