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'COURIER'

Built by:T. Wingate & Company, Glasgow.
Yard:East Yard.
Yard No.:4
Launched:11th December 1849.
Tonnage:373 grt
Length:178 feet 6 inches
Breadth:27 feet 4 inches
Depth:12 feet 1 inch
Machinery:Built by W. Simons, Glasgow. Steam simple 2 cly. 135 hp. 50 hp.
Decks:
Built of:Iron.
Type:Paddle-Wheel Steamer.
Registered:22nd June 1850 in Leith by T. Barclay.
Official No.:5305
Other info:
History:Built for Hull & Leith Steam Packet Co.
1850. Sold to The Wilson Line. Registered by Thomas Wilson, Sons & Co, Hull.
24th September 1851. Registered by C. H. Wilson.
20th June 1853. Isaac Witheat, Robert (or Henry), and Thomas Drysdale, were charged with absconding from the vessel at Hull.
1854. Sold to and registered by Wm. S. Andrews. for The North of Europe Steam Navigation Co. London.
28th April 1857. Lying alongside the sheds of Lowestoft Dock undergoing repairs.
1858. Registered by John Scott Russell, Robert Ford & Thomas Jackson, London. Tonnage 374g 279n.
1864. Registered by Thomas Jackson. Neyland.
1867. Registered by Wm. Simons & Andrew Brown, Glasgow. Re-engined 2cyl simple, by William Simons & Co. Converted to a screw tug.
1871. Owned by T. Adam, Aberdeen.
7th October 1875. Wrecked near Holy Island, Northumberland and sank shortly after.
18th October 1875. Sold for scrapping as she lay.


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