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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1846  10/07/1846   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Napier, Govan Old Yard  20 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
791 grt / 432 nrt / 197.7 ft  26.2 ft     
Engine builder Robert Napier & Sons, Govan
Engine detail

First owner First port of register Registration date
Dublin & Glasgow Steam Packet Co, Dublin   Dublin  06/11/1846 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
Vessel history
For Glasgow-Dublin-Cork service
13/11/1846 arrived Dublin from Glasgow

18/1/1848 caught fire near Corsewall Lighthouse, Loch Ryan (Glasgow for Dublin) - overheated flue in passenger cabin - and whole of afterpart destroyed down to the iron hull. Arrived Loch Ryan and passengers disembarked. 19/1 returned to Greenock for refit. 12/2/1848 returned to service.

She was chartered in 1850 to test the viability of running a service from Galway to New York via Halifax, possibly by the promoters of the later Galway Line.
She left Galway 1st June 1850 arrived at Halifax on the 11th and then to New York, on the return Journey, New York to Halifax she was lost. 
Sister of the 1843-built Vanguard. 
End year Fate / Status
1850  Wrecked 24/06/1850 
Disposal Detail
Grounded on an island outside Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia on the 24/06/1850, passengers and cargo landed safely. She later became a total wreck and written off as a total loss - insurance was paid out in Dublin in late July 1850. 


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