[New York Herald, 12 June 1882] ">

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Name Official number Flag IMO
GRIFFIN  52606  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1865  09/05/1865   
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale  11 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
242 grt / 150 nrt / 315 tm 155.2 ft  21.0 ft  12.5 ft   
Engine builder James Aitken & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
C.2cyl (36.25 & 45 - 30") 90hp. 1screw.
1874 New engine 90nhp by David Rowan, Glasgow.
1880 New engine by J T Young, Ayr. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
John Baird, Cambusdoon, Ayrshire  Glasgow   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
Vessel history
End year Fate / Status
1882  Wrecked  
Disposal Detail
4/5/1882 British Consul at Corfu wrote stating vessel wrecked there.

"The English steam yacht GRIFFIN was recently lost on the way from Corfu to Malta. There were thirty persons on board at the time, including Sir Charles and Lady Strickland and their three sons and three daughters. The yacht had only steamed 25 miles and was about to put on sail, when she struck a sunken rock and remained fast, notwithstanding all that was done to float her off. Fortunately the accident happened in daylight. Sir Charles Strickland and party were quickly got into the lifeboat and taken back to Corfu. The crew for the most part remained by the yacht until it was found to be unsafe to do so. A steamer was sent to pull the GRIFFIN off, but this was ineffectual, and soon after the attempt was made the yacht fell over the rock, and going down stem first disappeared in deep water. There were no lives lost."
[New York Herald, 12 June 1882] 


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