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Robert A Young lost his life at sea when the Newcastle cargo steamer Edith sailed from Shields on 26/02/1869 for Bergen. Missing presumed sunk with all 15 hands.
 

SUPPOSED LOSS OF THE SCREW STEAMER EDITH OF NEWCASTLE.
It is almost a matter certainty that the screw steamer EDITH, belonging to Newcastle, and which sailed from Shields on the 26th February last for Bergen, has been lost and all hands with her.
On the night the EDITH sailed a strong gale came on, and it is supposed that her fires had been put out and that she had gone down. The owner is Mr Schlesinger, of Wallsend. She was under the command of Captain Cavill, who was making his first voyage in her, her late commander being unable to sail that voyage. Captain Cavill was a married man, and his wife is residing in North Shields. There were 15 hands all told in the vessel, including the master. Nearly all the crew were married.

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