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Name Official number Flag IMO
ONEIDA  7416  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1855  20/03/1855   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Sons, Greenock Westburn East   

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2285 grt / 1372 nrt / 306.8 ft  38.9 ft  19.2 ft   
Engine builder Scott, Sinclair & Co., Greenock
Engine detail
3cyl simple 530nhp 10kn 1-screw

1858 re-engined by A & J Inglis: 500nhp

(removed c1874) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Canada Ocean Steam Ship Co, Montreal - mng Walter Buchanan & James Galbraith, Glasgow  Greenock  28/04/1855 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1856 Eastern & Australian Royal Mail Co, London
1858 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London - reg London
1874 William Walker, Liverpool
1875 Charles F Ellis, London
by1878 Henry Ellis, London
1878 Edward Davies, Plymouth
c1880 Henry Ellis, London
c1886 Ship 'Oneida' Co Ltd - mng Harry Chaplin, London
1895 Waldrons & Wood Ltd, London
c1902 The Patagonian Sheep Farming Co Ltd - mng W G Waldron, London
19xx Braun & Blanchard, Punta Arenas 
Vessel history
5/1855-6/1856 chartered by British Government as Crimean War transport No.222
19/10/1856 sailed Southampton for Australia as new mail steamer
1/1857 sailed Melbourne for Suez with mails, but broke down in Indian Ocean and returned to Australia.
5/5/1857 sailed Sydney for England as engine could not be repaired in Australia
26/8/1857 arrived Southampton, principally under sail
2/1858 arrived Clyde for new engine and boiler from A & J Inglis, Glasgow and refit
8/1858 sailed Clyde for Southampton to carry troops to Bombay
c1875 engine removed and converted into a three-masted ship-rigged sailing vessel
1895 reported converted to a hulk for freezing of meat and cold-store at Punta Delgada, Magellan Strait, Chubut Province, Argentina
Later moved to Punta Arenas 
c1875 2161nrt 
End year Fate / Status
1928  Deleted 13/08/1928 
Disposal Detail
Caught fire at Punta Arenas, just prior to intended scuttling in Magellan Strait.
Burned hulk drifted to the shore of Tierra del Fuego, where she stranded near Porvenir, Chile.


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