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Name Official number Flag IMO
MENAI    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1830  1830   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Wood & Ritchie, Port Glasgow East yard   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
263 grt / 136 nrt / 132.2 ft  20.6 ft  12.8 ft  10 ft 
Engine builder Robert Napier, Govan
Engine detail
1cyl beam 110nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas Assheton Smith, Vaynol Hall, Caernarvonshire  Beaumaris  10/08/1830 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1834 London & Edinburgh Steam Packet Co, London - reg London
1836 General Steam Navigation Co, London
 
Vessel history
Built as a steam yacht to replace 175t cutter yacht (built Hastings 1826)
1834 converted to steam packet, and after a London-Oporto sailing, operated on London-Newcastle service
From 1837 on various mail services from London to Calais, Ostend, Rotterdam, Le Havre
1844-1848 on Shoreham-Brighton-Dieppe-Le Havre services in cooperation with London & Brighton Railway Co
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1854  Wrecked 09/02/1854 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked on back of West Pier, Calais attempting to enter from London during a gale. Passengers and crew were able to evacuate the ship at low water, but ship reported lost (engine and boilers were being removed).
Later reported refloated (and broken up?) 
 

 



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