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Offline Gwen in gozo

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ss Northenden ship 1895 Grimsby to Hamburg
« on: Tuesday 28 March 17 08:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Im looking to find out more about the ss Northenden ship in 1895.
My 2nd G Grandfather George William Codd age 25 from Grimsby was a ships carpenter and was killed by the breaking of a wire rope that snapped when docking in the Royal Dock in 1895. I have all the press cutting from the Grimsby and hull newpapers from the British archives about the inquest (but too large to post here as a attachment.) However I want to find out more about the ship itself. He worked for the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway company and the boat had just returned from Hamburg.
I'm interested to know what kind of ship it was what would they have been doing and what would a ships carpenter do as a job. The ships captain was George Osborne of Grimsby.
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Gwen


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Re: ss Northenden ship 1895 Grimsby to Hamburg
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 14:46 BST (UK) »
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Re: ss Northenden ship 1895 Grimsby to Hamburg
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 15:05 BST (UK) »
so a passenger cargo ship what would that have meant? a ship that took passengers across to Hamburg, not a fishing vessel. A posh one or just a cargo ship that also took people. would it have had different classes of passengers etc ('m thinking of the titanic type thing)
an what would the ship's carpenter have done.
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Gwen