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Name Official number Flag IMO
ORION    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1847  19/12/1846   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Cartsdyke West  14 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
899 grt / 460 nrt / 210.6 ft  27.1 ft  18.2 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
Side paddle, 2 Cylinder side lever engine 14" x 81", 460nhp, 1120inp
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
G & J Burns Ltd Glasgow - Glasgow & Liverpool Steam Shipping Co.      
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1850  Wrecked 18/06/1850 
Disposal Detail
18/6/1850 Stranded on a reef near Portpatrick. 41 lives lost including Dr John Burns, a brother of the owners and Regius Professor of Medicine at Glasgow University. Thomas Henderson of later Anchor fame was the master.  
 

 



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