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Name Official number Flag IMO
WINDSOR CASTLE     GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1838    08/11/1838 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow Mavisbank  20 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
151 grt / 90 nrt / 128.9 ft  10.5 ft  8.0 ft   
Engine builder Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow
Engine detail
steeple 80nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
R Finlay, J Watson & A Miller (Castle Steam Packet Co), Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1842 Glasgow Castle Steam Packet Co, Glasgow
7/1844 A & P Grieg and T Barclay, Newhaven (Edinburgh & Dundee Steam Packet Co, Edinburgh) 
Vessel history
8/11/1838 builder's certificate
1838 Glasgow-Inveraray service
1839 Glasgow-Rothesay service
1/8/1844 sailed Glasgow for Leith
8/1844 Granton-Dundee thrice-weekly service 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1844  Wrecked 01/10/1844 
Disposal Detail
1/10/1844 scheduled voyages changed to round-trip excursion on from Granton to accompany on her return the departing Royal Yacht and squadron from the Tay to the Isle of May. With 250 passengers, in calm conditions, struck the North Carr Ledge and the fixed beacon (between St Andrew's Bay and the Firth of Forth) in daylight. Leaking badly as put ashore at Kilminning, near Crail. All on board were saved despite the steamer having only a jolly-boat (with one oar) for six people.
2/10/1844 by next day the ship had broken her back and gone to pieces on her side in a gale.
By 11/10/1844 all remains disappeared 
 

 



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