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Name Official number Flag IMO
NORTHERN YACHT    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1835  1835  05/1835 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Barclay, Glasgow Stobcross Yard   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
81 grt / 28 nrt / 99 om, 39 nm 116' 7"  16' 8"  9' 2"   
Engine builder Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow
Engine detail
Engine No.5 (see Remarks) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas & Robert Barclay, Glasgow  Glasgow  30/05/1835 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1836 Thomas Barclay, Glasgow
1838 Shields & Newcastle Steam Navigation Company (John Beckington, Henry Metcalf & Thomas Marshall, Newcastle) - reg Newcastle  
Vessel history
Glasgow-Millport service
1836 Newhaven-Dundee service.
by1838 81grt 28nrt, 114.0 x 15.2 x 8.7ft
1838 Newcastle-Hull/Leith services 
Remarks
Other sources claim that the engine was built by Robert Napier but there is no evidence to support that. 
End year Fate / Status
1838  Lost 11/10/1838 
Disposal Detail
11/10/1838, passed Farne Islands (Newcastle for Leith) but then missing. Presumed foundered in gale. All 22 (13 crew, 9 passengers) on board lost. Possible sighting of her foundering that evening off Spittal, Berwick Bay.
29/11/1838 some wreckage, probably of NORTHERN YACHT, washed up at Eyemouth. 
 

 



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