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Name Official number Flag IMO
LEVIATHAN  7834  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1849  06/02/1849   
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Rail  Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Napier, Govan Old Yard  28 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
417 grt / 301 nrt / 157.6 ft  32.9 ft  8.4 ft   
Engine builder Robert Napier, Govan
Engine detail
Twin 1cyl simple 210nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Edinburgh & Northern Railway Co, Edinburgh  Leith   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1849 Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway Co, Edinburgh
1862 North British Railway Co, Edinburgh
1876 reg Granton
1890 William T MacLellan, Glasgow
1891 The Bank of Vera Cruz Ltd, London
1892 George Hume Ltd, London
1892 Thomas Craigie Glover, Edinburgh  
Vessel history
1849 World's first purpose-designed train ferry.
c1877 altered: 399grt 251nrt, 167.0 x 34.6 x 8.5ft

1890 laid up on completion of the Forth Bridge
1890 sold by NBRC for scrapping at Bo'ness, but attempted resale to Mexico failed.  
Remarks
Built for freight service between Granton and Burntisland. Double-ended; hand-operated bow and stern rudders. Two rail tracks 
End year Fate / Status
1892  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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