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Name Official number Flag IMO
MEG MERRILIES  87658  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1883  21/04/1883   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  320 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
241 grt / 92 nrt / 210.3 ft  21.4 ft  7.3 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
2cyl diagonal jet-condensing 43"x60" 205nhp

1888 re-boilered, modified to surface-condensing and 2nd funnel removed
1893 re-boilered

1898 engine compounded by A & J Inglis, re-boilered with experimental Haythorn high-pressure boilers
C2cyl diagonal 81nhp.
1900 conventional boilers fitted 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robert Young, Alexander Harvie & George Harrison (North British Steam Packet Co), Glasgow  Glasgow  06/06/1883 
Other names
1902 MAUA/MAUÁ 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1885 Capt Robert Campbell, Kilmun
1888 P & A Campbell, Kilmun
1889 Caledonian Steam Packet Company Ltd, Glasgow
1902 Leopoldina Railway Co, Rio de Janeiro - reg Rio de Janeiro 
Vessel history
For Craigendoran-Rothesay service
1883 returned to builders after first season as too slow. Hull was remodelled.
1884 chartered to Belfast, Bangor & Larne Steamboat Co, Belfast
1885 on Glasgow-Kilmun service (intended renaming to BLAIRMORE not effected)
1889 on Gourock-Dunoon/Rothesay/Kilmun services
29/1/1897 struck from behind by destroyer HMS ELECTRA (on trials on Skelmorlie measured mile) - repaired
21/9/1900 explosion in boiler-room
1902 on Guanabara Bay services
 
Remarks
Final iron-hulled newbuilding Clyde paddle steamer 
End year Fate / Status
1921  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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