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Name Official number Flag IMO
PEARL  31021  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1857  09/07/1857   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 3 masts Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
Denny & Rankin, Dumbarton Victoria Yard  122 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
441 grt / 366 nrt / 455 om 160 ft  24 ft  11.6 ft  103.5 ft 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2cyl? direct-acting 30"x24" 60nhp 9½kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Government of Ceylon  Colombo  02/08/1858 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1868 John Dixon & John L Scott, Bombay
1869 Eduljee Soorabjee Patel, Bombay - reg Bombay
by1875 Cooverjee Cowasjee Jussavalla, Bombay
1883 Kutch Navigation Company Ltd, Bombay.
 
Vessel history
Probably built "on spec"; launched without name
8/1857 for sale by shipbuilder, laid up in East India Harbour, Greenock
2/1858 purchased for Ceylon colonial postal service and named PEARL
3/1858 put at disposal of David Livingstone for the outward leg of his 1858 expedition to the Zambesi; sailed from Liverpool for Africa and thence to Ceylon.
 
Remarks
20 x 1st class passengers
 
End year Fate / Status
1883  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1883 reported to be broken up at Bombay 
 

 



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