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Name Official number Flag IMO
ATRATO  13926  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1853  26/04/1853   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Cartsdyke West  26 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3466 grt / 2260 nrt / 350.0 ft  42.0 ft  34.7 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
SL2cyl 800ihp 10kn (made 1852)

1870 converted to single screw

1872 re-engined by James Watt & Co, London. C2cy 350nhp
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London   London   
Other names
1880 ROCHESTER 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1870 J Morison & Co, London
1879 Henry T Horn, Sidcup, Kent.
1880 James W Adamson (Adamson & Ronaldson), London - reg Rochester 
Vessel history
First iron ship for RMSPCo
1870 1970nrt
1872 3184grt 2051nrt, 335.9 x 42.4 x 31.9ft
1872 chartered to Thompson's Aberdeen Line for single voyage London-Plymouth-Cape-Port Philip
1874 on London-Cape-Port Chalmers-Lyttelton service
1880 3169grt 2034nrt 
Remarks
Original engine intended for DEMERARA, built William Paterson but lost en route to Clyde for installation.
Passengers: 224 
End year Fate / Status
1884  Stranded 25/06/1884 
Disposal Detail
25/6/1884 stranded on Stag Rock, Spring Bay, Patagonia.  
 

 



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