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Name Official number Flag IMO
GLASGOW CITIZEN  31661  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1852  5/1852  10/05/1852 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
John Barr, Glasgow Kelvinhaugh   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
173 grt / 108 nrt / 156.9 ft  16.1 ft  8.3 ft   
Engine builder John Barr, Glasgow
Engine detail
1cyl steeple 75nhp  

First owner First port of register Registration date
John Barr, Glasgow   Glasgow   
Other names
1854 THE CITIZEN (unofficial) 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1853 Duncan Hoyle, Greenock
1853 R Little & Co, Greenock - reg Greenock
1854 James Cowie & others (Geelong Steam Navigation Co) - mng James Cowie, Geelong
1857 reg Geelong
1861 T Woodhouse, Melbourne - reg Melbourne
1861 T Norton, Melbourne
 
Vessel history
Built for Glasgow-Helensburgh/Rothesay trades
24/8/1854 arrived Australia and for sale
1854 commenced on Geelong-Melbourne service.
1861 refitted for Queenscliffe-Schnapper Point trade 
Remarks
80-100 passengers
Colloquially known in Australia as THE CITIZEN 
End year Fate / Status
1862  Missing 15/10/1862 
Disposal Detail
15/10/1862 sailed Melbourne for Dunedin loaded with passengers for the New Zealand goldfields but was not seen again (later claimed that she had been unseaworthy due to thin plating)

British register remained open until 1882. 
 

 



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