|Historic Shipping - facts, pictures, presentations on ships from yesteryear; Robert Wigram, Family and Associates - Shipbuilders and Ship Owners Money Wigram & Company - Shipbuilders and Ship Owners The Plymouth Emigration Depot Plymouth Hulks - the forgotten ships around Plymouth Sound, The General Screw Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. The African Steam Ship Company|
|Built by:||Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.|
|Launched:||16th September 1863 by Miss Hall.|
|Tonnage:||2178 gross - 1285 net|
|Length:||313 . 3 feet.|
|Depth:||26 . 3 feet.|
|Machinery:||Two cylinder compound horizontal engine manufactured by Ravenhill & Co. London. 2286 ihp. 13 knots.|
|Type:||Single screw. Essentially a cargo carrier, but without the capacity to be really profitable.|
|Registered:||London 23.1.1864 & 1870 Substantially altered and passenger accommodation increased. |
|Built for:||P. & O. S. N. Co. Ltd.|
|Other info:||Passengers 12 From 1870 = 226 1st class, 45 2nd.|
Employed on various Eastern services.
|History:||1864. Mail Service, Southampton, Alexandria and Marseilles.|
1866. Mail Service, London to Karachi.
1868. Mail Service, Karachi to Bombay.
1869. Mail Service to Alexandia.
1870 January. The first P. & O. vessel to pass commercially through the Suez Canal.
1879. Laid up at Victoria Docks, London, and used as an accommodation ship for relief crews.
1881 October. Sold for £5,350 to Robert Chambers, Glasgow.
1882. Fitted with new two cylinder compound engine manufactured by Hutson and Corbett, Glasgow.
1883. Sold to Raeburn and Verel, Glasgow.
1891. Sold to Delhi Steam Ship Co. (Lim.)(J.D.Pauling. mgr), Glasgow.
1892. Sold to R.B.Stoker, West Hartlepool.
1894. Sold to T.E.Hawks, Newcastle.
1895. Sold to G.B.Pas & Co., Holland, for demolition.
|Back to Home page | Back to the Money Wigram & Son's - Shipbuilders & Ship Owners Index|
|Copyright © Historic Shipping 2011.|