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Name Official number Flag IMO
GERTRUDE  45767  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1863  25/11/1862   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow   100 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
278 grt / 191 nrt / 164.4 ft  21.2 ft  11.1 ft   
Engine builder Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl oscillating 32"x36" 100nhp, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas Stirling Begbie, London  London  10/01/1863 
Other names
1866 GUSSIE TELFAIR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1863 United States Navy
1/1866 J T Wright Jr, New York
by1870 California & Mexico Steamship Co, San Francisco - reg San Francisco
1879 F Barnard & Co, San Francisco 
Vessel history
American civil war blockade runner
3/1863 made one round trip from Nassau to Charleston
16/4/1863 captured by USS VANDERBILT ner Bahamas on second run from Nassau
6/1863 commissioned as USS GERTRUDE and allocated to the Western Gulf Squadron, off Mobile AL 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1880  Wrecked 25/09/1880 
Disposal Detail
Went hard aground at Rocky Point, Coos Bay (Portland OR for Marshfield/Coos Bay OR, with coal and 20 passengers. All on board saved and coal cargo later removed, but GUSSIE TELFAIR became a total wreck. The reason for the original grounding is not known. 
 

 



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