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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1856  1856/05  7/1856 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Tender  Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Napier & Sons, Govan Lancefield  75 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
494 grt / 220 nrt / 173.0 ft  30.0 ft  17.5 ft   
Engine builder Robert Napier & Sons, Govan
Engine detail
2cyl 60",60"x54" diagonal oscillating 300nhp c1500ihp 13kn 1-screw

1887 re-engined C2cyl (31, 57 x 36in) 130nhp by J Dickinson, Sunderland
from wrecked steamer FYLGIA (Sunderland 1879) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Francois Baby, Quebec (contracted to the Trinity House Commissioners of Quebec)  Quebec  08/10/1856 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1860 Provincial Government (Commissioner of Public Works), Quebec
1876 Canadian Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa - reg Ottawa 
Vessel history
7/1856 sailed Greenock via Le Havre and Cork with equipment for new lighthouse in Straits of Belleisle, New Brunswick
by1875 495grt 212nrt; 1881 749grt 509nrt 
150 passengers (when used as a tender) 
End year Fate / Status
1890  Wrecked 18/10/1890 
Disposal Detail
Stranded at the entrance to Little Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in a gale of wind, and her hull was considered a total loss. All passengers and crew saved.

Engine removed and sold at Halifax 


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