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|Built by:||Thomas Wingate & Company, Whiteinch, Glasgow.|
|Launched:||22nd July 1853|
|Length:||222 feet 4 inches|
|Breadth:||27 feet 6 inches|
|Depth:||19 feet 1 inch|
|Machinery:||200 hp. 2 Steeple Engines. 13 Knots.|
|Type:||Paddle-Wheel Steamship. Passenger/Cargo/Livestock.|
|Registered:||8th October 1853 in Lowerstoft by W. S. Andrews.|
|Other info:||Completed - September 1853|
|History:||Built for W. S. Andrews, London, for The North of Europe Steam Navigation Company.|
September 1853. Completed.
15th October 1853. Sailed on her first voyage to Tonning the engineer received a severe cut on his head and was immediately conveyed to an Infirmary.
21st October 1853. Arrived at Lowestoft after her first voyage with 312 Oxen, 300 sheep, 150 casks of butter, besides passengers.
15th February 1854. In service of the Government between Portsmouth and the Black Sea.
12th April 1854. Arrived at Gibraltar with troops on charter to the Government.
14th November 1854. Assisted in the rescue of the survivors from the ill-fated vessel ‘Prince’ at Balaklava.
June 1856. William Rivers was presented with a silver salver for risking his own life at Balaklava while assisting in the rescue of the survivors from the General Screw Steam Shipping Company’s ship ‘Prince’ during the storm on the 14th November 1854.
28th July 1856. Sailed from Lowestoft for Tonning.
18th August 1856. Safely taken out of Lowestoft dock.
12th September 1856. Arrived at Lowestoft, Captain W. Russell, from Tonning with a cargo of 227 head of cattle, 329 sheep, and sundry other articles.
20th September 1856. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning, with a cargo of 311 head of oxen, 190 sheep, 665 lambs.
21st September 1856. Sailed from Lowestoft for Tonning.
26th September 1856. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning, after a very rough passage, with a cargo, consisting of 295 oxen, 247 sheep, 68 lambs, one case of eggs, and 21 geese.
29th September 1856. Sailed from Lowestoft.
24th October 1856. Arrived at Lowestoft with 262 oxen, 113 sheep and Lambs.
15th November 1856. Arrived at Lowestoft with 196 head of cattle, 84 sheep, and 17 lambs, Captain John Russell.
2nd December 1856. Intend to leave Tonning and put to sea, leaving part of her cargo behind. There was much ice in the river Eider, and the danger for steamers is considerable. The frost during the night reached 10c. The river is full of floating ice; and should the frost continue as severe as it is the navigation will be interrupted.
8th August 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning, Captain Jno. Russell, with a cargo of 316 head of oxen, 411 sheep, and 184 lambs.
10th August 1857. Sailed from Lowestoft for Tonning.
14th August 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning with 281 head of oxen, 287 sheep, 224 lambs, and nine passengers.
29th August 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft with 330 beasts and 1,000 sheep and lambs, 30 casks of honey. This was the largest cargo ever landed at Lowestoft.
4th September 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft with 306 beasts and 689 sheep.
11th September 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft.
18th September 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft, Captain Russell, with 263 beasts and 531 sheep.
19th September 1857. Thomas Gallant, Wm. Golder, Chas. Bullen, Wm. Blake, Thos. Thrower, Edward Peak, and John Smiter, seamen; Thos. Huggins, and Alfred Mackintosh, lads; Peter William, butcher; Jargan Mumm, Thos. Matin, Christian Hans, and Hans Pieter, cattlemen, were charged with being on board when 180 packages, containing 115 lbs. of tobacco, were found by the customs officers on searching her.
24th September 1857. At the Petty Sessions the case against the two lads was not proceeded with. With Christian Hans and Thomas Martin (Danes) had been convicted of a like offence on the 14th September, 1854, and had to pay a penalty of £100 each. For the rest, the case was dismissed.
28th September 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft with 330 beasts and 990 sheep.
10th October 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft, from Schleswig with 322 beasts and 266 sheep.
17th October 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning with 319 oxen, 53 sheep, 195 lambs, and several casks of honey.
23rd October 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning with 325 head of oxen, 227 sheep, and 165 lambs.
31st October 157. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning with 297 head of oxen, and 190 sheep and lambs.
7th November 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft from the Duchy os Schleswig with 312 beasts and 323 sheep.
14th November 1857. Arrived at Lowestoft, Captain Russell, from Tonning with a cargo consisting of338 head of oxen, 195 sheep, 29 lambs, 30 sacks of wheat, and 20 sacks of potatoes.
1858. Registered by The North of Europe Steam Navigation Company. 7th June 1858. The North of Europe Steam Navigation Company’s board proposed the purchase of three ships, ‘Tonning’, ‘Cit of Norwich’, and the ‘Hamburg’ by Sir S. M. Peto for the sum of £28,000.
16th July 1858. Arrived at Lowestoft from Tonning, Captain Russell, with a cargo of 140 head of cattle, 277 sheep and lambs being the first importation by the new company and of the season.
1860. Registered by J. Houck.
3rd November 1860. Sailed from Tonning for London.
4th November 1860. When only 50 miles from Yarmouth, the boiler exploded, with several fatalities. Later towed into Yarmouth.
5th November 1860. Towed from Yarmouth to Lowestoft.
1875. Registered by George Russell.
1878. Owned by John A. Stockwell.
1883. Broken up.
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