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Name Official number Flag IMO
FLYING METEOR  50352  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  02/09/1864   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow Castle Yard  65 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
127 grt / 47 nrt / 111.5 ft  18.6 ft  9.7 ft   
Engine builder Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow
Engine detail
L1cyl (40” x 56”) 65nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
John & George Kidston and Thomas Whyte, Glasgow, and Graham Brymner, Greenock (Clyde Shipping Co), Glasgow  Glasgow  26/10/1864 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1869 Clyde Shipping Co, Glasgow 
Vessel history
Price £4,200.
1869 127grt 28nrt  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1874  Exploded 13/03/1874 
Disposal Detail
Whilst towing the barque RAVENSBOURNE (397g./1862), suffered an engine/boiler explosion and sank off the Calf of Man. Her crew was rescued by the barque. 
 

 



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