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Name Official number Flag IMO
FLYING METEOR  44797  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1862  28/06/1862  04/09/1862 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Composite Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow Castle Yard   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
118 grt / 40 nrt / 111.6 ft  18.6 ft  9.1 ft   
Engine builder Blackwood & Gordon, Paisley
Engine detail
L1cyl (39” x 56”) 60nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Kidston & Whyte (Clyde Shipping Co) - mng J P Kidston, Glasgow   Glasgow  04/09/1862 
Other names
1864 ATHLETE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
10/1863 Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Paris, France - reg St Nazaire 
Vessel history
25/10/1863 arrived St Nazaire from the Clyde - reportedly the first tug owned by CGT and the first tug at Nantes/St Nazaire
11/1864 British registry closed 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
  Unknown  
Disposal Detail
No details found post 1890. 
 

 



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