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Name Official number Flag IMO
ORPHEUS  86210  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1882  23/06/1882   
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster General Cargo  Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co, Campbeltown Trench Point  18 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
346 grt / 199 nrt / 155.0 ft  24.1 ft  10.8 ft   
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
C2cyl (20 & 38 x 30in), 70nhp 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Francis B. Johnston, Liverpool  Liverpool  11/08/1882 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1887 South Wales & Liverpool S.S. Co. - R. Gilchrist & Co., Liverpool
25/10/1900 Registered to Henry M. Grayson, (Shipbuilder) Liverpool as WATCHFUL.
13/11/1900 Watchful Steamship Co. Ltd (Alfred H. Read of F.H. Powell and Co., managers), Liverpool.
10/04/1906 George Couper, Helmsdale.
20/02/1908 Adam, John and George Couper junior, Helmsdale.
14/12/1922 Alexander W. Moir (John R. Dickson, manager), Glasgow.
19/01/1923 Bretby Shipping Co. Ltd. (John R. Dickson, manager), Glasgow.
18/08/1926 James S. Sutherland, Stromness, Orkney.
13/12/1937 British Register closed consequent of sale to Dutch owners.
Vessel history
28/06/1900 Sunk in collision with the Norwegian steamer VIGSNAES (688/1877) which was at anchor near Rock Ferry in the River Mersey, whilst on a voyage from Llanelly to Liverpool with a cargo which included tinplate. Six of her crew were lost. Later raised and abandoned to the underwriters.

02/07/1900 Register closed.

Q1/1927 converted to a coal hulk 
End year Fate / Status
Disposal Detail
No trace after 1937 sale as hulk to Netherlands owners



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