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Built by:Randolph, Elder & Co. Govan.
Yard:Old Yard.
Yard No.:14
Launched:3rd December 1861
Length:249' 7"
Breadth:30' 8"
Depth:19' 2"
Machinery:Compound steam 2 cyl. 200hp. Engine No. 33. Built by Randolph, Elder & Co.
Built of:Iron.
Type:Screw Steamer, Passenger - Cargo vessel.
Registered:1862 in London.
Official No.:44006
Other info:
History:24th August 1862. Sailed from Benin.
30th August 1862. Sailed from Cameroons.
2nd September 1862. Sailed from Old Calabar.
5th September 1862. Sailed from Bonny.
13th September 1862. Sailed from Accra.
14th September 1862. Sailed from Cape Coast.
21st September 1862. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
30th September 1862. Sailed from Tenerife.
2nd October 1862. Sailed from Madeira.
10th October 1862. Arrived at Liverpool.
24th December 1864. Sailed from Benin.
29th December 1864. Sailed from Fernando Po.
31st December 1864. Sailed from Cameroons.
2nd January 1865. Sailed from Old Calabar.
5th January 1865. Sailed from Brass River.
7th January 1865. Sailed from Bonny.
10th January 1865. Sailed from Lagos.
12th January 1865. Sailed from Accra.
14th January 1865. Sailed from Cape Coast Castle.
16th January 1865. Sailed from Cape Palmas.
21st January 1865. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
25th January 1865. Sailed from Bathurst.
30th January 1865. Sailed from Teneriffe.
2nd February 1865. Sailed from Madeira.
9th February 1865. Arrived at Liverpool with a valuable cargo, 2,767 ounces of gold in specie, and 26 passengers.
11th March 1865. Aground and in a dangerous position near the mouth of the Gambia but saved by the barque ‘Albreda’.
27th March 1865. Sailed from Benin, trade tolerably good, and the place healthy.
1st April 1865. Sailed from Cameroons.
3rd April 1865. Sailed from Old Calabar.
5th April 1865. Sailed from Fernando Po, trade dull.
7th April 1865. Sailed from Bonny, trade with the natives had been brisk. There was no sickness in the river.
10th April 1865. Sailed from Lagos, trade was improving, and the place healthy.
14th April 1865. Sailed from Accra and arrived and sailed from Cape Coast. Trade moderate and health good.
16th April 1865. Sailed from Cape Palmas. The port healthy, and a moderate trade doing.
22nd April 1865. Sailed from Sierra Leone. Trade was declining. In consequence of the intense heat of the weather the African fever was very prevalent. Great dissatisfaction was felt by the European population inconsequence of legal cases, whether criminal or civil actions, being brought before coloured juries, who invariably give verdicts in favour of persons of their own colour, frequently in direct opposition to both evidence and justice.
13th May 1865. Arrived at Liverpool, Captain R. F. Lowry, with the West African mails, 1559 ounces of gold gust, and about £4,000 in specie, and a full complement of passengers.
24th May 1865. The Queen’s Birthday in Liverpool was duly observed. While steaming down the Mersey, on her outward voyage to Africa, presented one of the most beautiful displays that have for some time been seen on the Mersey. The vessel was decked from truck to rail with brilliant bunting – in fact, as she moved slowly down the river she looked like a mammoth bouquet.
25th October 1865. Sailed from Benin.
30th October 1865. Sailed from Cameroon.
1st November 1865. Sailed from Fernando Po.
4th November 1865. Sailed from Brass River.
8th November 1865. Sailed from Lagos.
10th November 1865. Sailed from Accra.
12th November 1865. Sailed from Cape Coast.
14th November 1865. Sailed from Cape Palmas.
19th November 1865. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
23rd November 1865. Sailed from Bathurst.
29th November 1865. Sailed Teneriffe.
2nd December 1865. Sailed from Madeira.
9th December 1865. Arrived at Liverpool.
27th September 1866. While at Bonny, Dr. Oakley, of the ship, attended the last three days of his illness, King Pepple, who died on the 30th.
16th December 1867. Sailed from Madeira for Africa.
6th January 1868. Sailed from Benin.
10th January 1868. Sailed from Cameroons.
14th January 1868. Sailed from Bonny.
18th January 1868. Sailed from Lagos.
20th January 1868. Sailed from Jellia Coffee.
22nd January 1868. Sailed from Accra.
25th January 1868. Sailed from Cape Palmas.
29th January 1868. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
5th February 1868. Sailed from Teneriffe.
7th February 1868. Sailed from Madeira.
15th February 1868. Arrived at Liverpool, Captain Hamilton, with a full cargo, £600 in specie and eight passengers.
4th October 1868. Sailed from Lagos for Benin.
1870. Lengthened to 291’ 0” & 1,311 tons.
13th December 1871. Became a total wreck after hitting a rock in Corisco Bay. The crew, passengers, mail, and specie were saved, but the ship, cargo, and baggage were a complete loss. The wreck, which lay about eleven miles from Elobery, and completely covered at high water, was sold as it lay for £500., and the stores for £146 . 10s.

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