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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMMA  45756  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1862  17/11/1862   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Stobcross Yard  101 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
279 grt / 192 nrt / 164.5 ft  21.2 ft  11.1 ft   
Engine builder Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl oscillating 32"x36" 100nhp 1-screw

(1867) 2cyl 70nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas Stirling Begbie, London  London  24/12/1862 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
9/1863 US Navy
11/1865 ??, USA
23/8/1867 The Quebec & Gulf Ports Steam Ship Co Ltd, Quebec - reg Quebec (ON 55922 given in error)
Vessel history
American civil war blockade runner
Completed three round trips Nassau-Wilmington and one inward to Wilmington from Bermuda.
26/7/1863 captured by USS ARAGO when leaving Cape Fear River, from Wilmington.
9/1863 sold at prize court to US Navy as a blockading gunboat USS EMMA and deployed to North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off Wilmington NC
1/12/1864 destroyed blockade runner ELLA off Old Inlet NC

1867 340grt 232nrt, 164.5 x 21.5 x 11.1ft 
End year Fate / Status
1872  Wrecked 14/06/1872 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked on Miquelon Island 


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