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Built by:Laurence Hill & Company, Port Glasgow.
Yard No.:10
Launched:17th July 1855
Length:194' 2"
Breadth:24' 8"
Depth:10' 0"
Machinery:80 hp. 2cyl. Built by Neilson & Co Glasgow. 1 screw.
Built of:Iron.
Type:Screw Steamer. Passenger Cargo Vessel.
Registered:1855 in London.
1859 in Aberdeen.
Official No.:26622
Other info:
History:August 1855. Ship completed.
9th October 1855. Sailed from Fernando Po.
12th October 1855. Sailed from Lagos.
14th October 1855. Sailed from Accra.
15th October 1855. Sailed from Cape Coast.
19th October 1855. Sailed from Liberia.
23rd October 1855. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
27th October 1855. Sailed from Bathurst.
28th October 1855. Sailed from Goree.
2nd November 1855. Sailed from Tenerife.
4th November 1855. Sailed from Madeira.
11th November 1855. Arrived at Plymouth, Captain Rolt, bringing the usual mails from the west coast of Africa. She has a general cargo and 1600 ounces of gold.
31st October 1856. Sailed from Old Calabar, trade was not very good owing to disputes between the native chiefs.
2nd November 1856. Sailed from Cameroons.
3rd November 1856. Sailed from Fernando Po with 1206 oz of gold and a quantity of palm oil, mahogany, ivory, cotton, shins, tapioca, arrowroot, beeswax, cochineal, wine, and oranges.
6th November 1856. Sailed from Bonny.
8th November 1856. Sailed from Lagos.
10th November 1856. Sailed from Accra.
11th November 1856. Sailed from Cape Coast.
15th November 1856. Sailed from Liberia.
20th November 1856. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
24th November 1856. Sailed from Bathurst.
25th November 1856. Sailed from Goree.
30th November 1856. Sailed from Tenerife.
2nd December 1856. Sailed from Madeira.
8th December 1856. Arrived at Plymouth with the usual mails and 11 passengers. Trade was in a tolerable state.
1857. Suffered broken main shaft entering Bathurst, delaying voyage by six weeks.
25th March 1857. Sailed from Liverpool for Plymouth to embark the mails for the west coast of Africa.
26th March 1857. Returned to Liverpool after coming into collision with the ship ‘Scotland’, from Savannah, inward bound. The ‘Gambia’ sustained considerable damage, and the ‘Scotland’ lost her bowsprit, cutwater, etc. Fortunately no lives were lost by the occurrence.
5th May 1857. Put into Plymouth, bound for Hamburg, with machinery damaged.
27th July 1857. Sailed from Cameroons.
29th July 1857. Sailed from Old Calabar.
30th July 1857. Sailed from Fernando Po.
5th August 1857. Sailed from Bonny.
7th August 1857. Sailed from Lagos.
11th August 1857. Sailed from Accra.
12th August 1857. Sailed from Cape Coast.
15th August 1857. Sailed from Liberia.
19th August 1857. Sailed from Sierra Leone. The rains were breaking, but the season has been very unhealthy.
25th August 1857. Sailed from Bathurst and arrived and sailed from Goree.
1st September 1857. Sailed from Tenerife.
3rd September 1857. Sailed from Madeira.
10th September 1857. Arrived at Plymouth, Captain Tult, from the west coast of Africa. She brings 2096 oz. of gold, and her cargo includes 486 casks of palm oil.
16th October 1857. 40 miles to the westward of Monrovia at 1a.m.
3rd November 1857. Sailed from Fernando Po, Captain Tutt.
6th November 1857. Sailed from Bonny.
9th November 1857. Sailed from Lagos.
11th November 1857. Sailed from Accra.
12th November 1857. Sailed from Cape Coast.
17th November 1857. Sailed from Liberia.
21st November 1857. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
24th November 1857. Sailed from Goree.
1st December 1857. Sailed from Tenerife.
3rd December 1857. Sailed from Madeira.
11th December 1857. Arrived at Plymouth with £4,000 in specie, 2,000 ounces of gold dust, a general cargo, and 13 passengers.
24th December 1857. Sailed for Madeira and the west coast of Africa, Captain Tutt, with a full cargo of merchandise, a small quantity of specie, and 26 passengers.
1st April 1858. At Sierra Leone for repairs. Main shaft broken.
5th April 1858. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
29th April 1858. Arrived at Liverpool from the west coast of Africa.
1859. Sold to B. Moss & Co, Liverpool.
1861. Sold to Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co.
6th January 1870. Sailed from Wapping under command of Captain A. Turriff. Later a serious leak was discovered.
7th January 1870. Sunk in gale between the Dudgeon and Spurn light vessels, London for Aberdeen. Crew and passengers, 55 in number, rescued from the boats by Russian barque ‘Solon’ and landed at Shields.

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