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Built by:Randolph, Elder & Co., Govan.
Yard No.:44
Launched:2oth October 1865
Length:262' 3"
Breadth:32' 4"
Depth:19' 3"
Machinery:Compound Steam. 275 hp. 2 cyl. Engine No. 67. Built by Randolph, Elder & Co.
Built of:Iron.
Type:Screw Steamer. Passenger Cargo. Barque rigged.
Registered:1866 in London.
Official No.:54599
Other info:Launched by Miss Campbell, of London, daughter of the secretary of the company.
History:24th February 1866. Sailed from Benin.
28th February 1866. Sailed from the Cameroons, owing to the incessant quarrels amongst the natives, trade was very dull.
2nd March 1866. Sailed from Old Calabar.
3rd March 1866. Sailed from Fernando Po.
7th March 1866. Sailed from Brass and arrived and sailed from New Calabar, plus, arrived and sailed from Bonny.
11th March 1866. Sailed from Lagos.
13th March 1866. Sailed from Accra.
14th March 1866. Sailed from Cape Coast Castle.
17th March 1866. Sailed from Cape Palmas.
22nd March 1866. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
26th March 1866. Sailed from Bathurst.
31st March 1866. Sailed from Teneriffe.
2nd April 1866. Sailed from Madeira.
9th April 1866. Arrived at Liverpool, she brings 10,300 francs, 1978 ounces of gold dust, 1585 dollars, and 400 sovereigns. Captain R. F. Lowry.
30th August 1868. Sighted the barque ‘Oceanica’ off Holyhead, which was rapidly sinking, but by the prompt action of Captain Lowry, he brought the vessel alongside and every person belonging to the ill-fated vessel were saved.
26th February 1869. Sailed from Old Calabar.
27th February 1869. Sailed from Cameroon.
1st March 1869. Sailed from Fernando Po.
4th March 1869. Sailed from Bonny.
5th March 1869. Sailed Benin.
7th March 1869. Sailed from Lagos.
8th March 1869. Sailed from Jella Coffee.
9th March 1869. Sailed from Accra.
10th March 1869. Sailed from Cape Coast Castle.
12th March 1869. Sailed from Cape Palmas.
13th March 1869. Sailed from Monrovia.
16th March 1869. Sailed from Sierra Leone.
19th March 1869. Sailed from Bathurst.
24th March 1869. Sailed from Teneriffe.
25th March 1869. Sailed from Madeira.
1st April 1869. Arrived at Liverpool with 28 passengers, 1563 oz. Of gold dust, and £300 in specie.
1872. Sold to Hornstedt & Garthorne, Hull.
1873/4. Lengthened by 33’ 4” and re-engined by J. & J. Thompson, Glasgow. 1578 tons.
1876. Sold to Atlas Steamship Company, Liverpool. Re-engined with compound C2cy. 180 h.p. by J. & J. Thompson. Renamed ‘Alps’
1901. Sold to Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt AG, Hamburg. (Hamburg America Line).
1904. Sold to Wilhelm Kohlmann, New Orleans.
1907. Sold to S d’Antoni (mng Vaccaro Brothers Steamship Co), Glasgow.
December 1907. Wrecked on coast of Spanish Honduras.

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