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Name Official number Flag IMO
VESPER  53416  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1866  18/05/1866   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  154 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
135 grt / 67 nrt / 173.8 ft  16.6 ft  7.7 ft   
Engine builder John Barr, Glasgow
Engine detail
steeple 75nhp ex the EXPRESS 

First owner First port of register Registration date
J. & R. Campbell, Kilmun  Glasgow  25/07/1866 
Other names
1867 LEITAO CUNHA (intended) 
Subsequent owner and registration history
7/12/1866 Bahia Steam Navigation Co, London 
Vessel history
3/1/1867 sailed Clyde for Bahia but laid up at Holyhead for a fortnight on account of weather.  
Remarks
The company intended to deploy the vessel in river traffic in Province of Bahia, Brazil.
LEITÃO CUNHA would have been the spelling.
Still named VESPER at time of loss. 
End year Fate / Status
1867  Foundered 19/01/1867 
Disposal Detail
Broke in two without warning (at one third length from stern) off St Ives and 50nm off Scilly Isles, on delivery to Bahia under sail, and foundered. Three crew died, but remainder, as well as two passengers, saved by Danish steamer VIGILANT. 
 

 



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