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Name Official number Flag IMO
WILLIAM HUSKISSON    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1826  10/07/1826   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Sons, Greenock Westburn East   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
350 grt / 212 nrt / 137.9 ft  23.8 ft  14.5 ft  9.5 ft 
Engine builder Scott, Sinclair & Co., Greenock
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Mersey & Clyde Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool.  Liverpool  23/09/1826 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
c1832 John Watson (J Watson & Co), Liverpool
1832 City of Dublin Steam Packet Co, Dublin - reg Dublin. 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1840  Foundered 12/01/1840 
Disposal Detail
Sprang a leak in heavy gale off Holyhead (Dublin for Liverpool, 120 passengers and cattle). Ship HUDDERSIELD (Capt Clegg) made three passes under the stern of the sinking steamer and gallantly rescued 94 (73 passengers and 21 crew) from WILLIAM HUSKISSON, though others were drowned in seeking to reach the HUDDERSFIELD. WILLIAM HUSKISSON was abandoned in a sinking state.

Capt Clegg and his crew were considered heroes and received several awards in Dublin, Liverpool and elsewhere. 
 

 



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