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Name Official number Flag IMO
COUNTY OF ABERDEEN  80446  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1879  24/03/1879   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Iron Sailing Vessel 4 Masted Ship
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  288 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1865 grt / 1943 nrt / 281.0 ft  40.4 ft  24.1 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robert & John Craig, St Vincent Street Glasgow  Glasgow  19/04/1879 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
1883 Ran down and sank 3 masted BRITISH COMMERCE on 24/04/1883 in English Channel. Only Master and one seaman survived from BRITISH COMMERCE, 24 lost.
COUNTY OF ABERDEEN to blame for collision. 
Remarks
Claim - letter to 'The Times' to the effect writer saw COUNTY OF ABERDEEN off Cape of Good Hope on 18/02/1885 and after parting they he experienced a cyclone.  
End year Fate / Status
1884  Missing 28/12/1884 
Disposal Detail
Sailed from Cardiff 22/12/1884 with 2790 tons coal, and 30 hands for Bombay.
Master of COUNTY OF INVERNESS recalls sailing in company with 'ABERDEEN' off the Western Isles on 28/12/1884. Not since heard from.
See remarks. 
 

 



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