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Name Official number Flag IMO
BALLENGEICH  11547  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1849  26/04/1849   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Wood Sailing Vessel 3 Masted Ship
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay & Curle, Glasgow Stobcross Yard  19 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
477 grt / 477 nrt / 123 ft  25.3 ft  19.4 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
John Tod, Stirling  Glasgow   
Other names
BALLENGIECH 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1854 George Symes & Co, Quebec
185x George Smith & Sons, Glasgow 
Vessel history
4/5/1849 builder's certificate (Robert Barclay & Curle)
9/6/1849 sailed Clyde for Calcutta
5/1850 sailed London on passenger/mail service to Natal (and then Calcutta)
12/3/1851 returned to London form Calcutta
16/5/1851 sailed on passenger/mail voyage to Port Phillip and Adelaide - returned via Calcutta and Akyab
21/8/1852 sailed Southampton for Port Phillip on charter to Wyndham Harding after being fitted out as an "family emigrant ship"
12/12/1854 reported aground in Green Bay near Quebec
1856 returned to Glasgow-Calcutta trade
1858 made UK-Valparaisoe/Iquique round trip
27/12/1858 sailed Glasgow for Calcutta 
Remarks
Registered as BALLENGIECH 
End year Fate / Status
1859  Wrecked 25/04/1859 
Disposal Detail
23-25/4/1859 suffered severe damage during hurricane off Coromandel Coast
25/4/1859 collided with barque MONARCH, in similar situation. MONARCH sank and BALLENGEICH went ashore 10 miles south of Negapatam shortly afterwards. The crew, togehter with five from MONARCH, were all saved in the ship's longboat, though one died ashore from a falling house.
By 27/4/1859 wreck breaking up fast. 
 

 



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