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Name Official number Flag IMO
NORTHMAN  1232  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1847  05/06/1847   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Denny Brothers, Dumbarton  
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
182 grt / 120 nrt / 185 om, 200dwt 100.0 ft  20.6 ft  12.1 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl inverted 28nhp with reversing gear 11kn, 1-screw
(1850: 2cyl,44nhp) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Orkney Steam Navigation Co, Kirkwall.  Kirkwall   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
25/4/1851 Alexander Laird and Sons (Glasgow & Dublin Screw Steam Packet Co), Glasgow - reg Glasgow
12/1854 William Cameron and John Bell, Glasgow
1857 John Orrell Lever, Liverpool - reg Liverpool
1858 H T Watson - reg Hull 
Vessel history
30/8/1847 sailed Kirkwall on maiden weekly sailing to Fraserburgh and Leith (in winter fortnightly, but with direct calls at several Orkney islands)
1848 weekly service Kirkwall-Wick-Leith
8/1850 for sale at auction as service was unprofitable
4/1851 on Glasgow-Dublin service
1852 181grt 129nrt;
12/1854 sold for Melbourne-Adelaide passenger trade, but advertised sailing (under canvas) from Glasgow was cancelled
3/1855 trading Glasgow-London and for sale
5/1855 intended for Liverpool-Aberystwyth-Portmadoc-Bristol service of North Wales Steam Packet Co, Liverpool but cancelled
6/1855 sailed Liverpool for Balaclava, Crimea
30/9/1855 arrived Falmouth (Cephalonia for Liverpool) under canvas, engines disabled
11/1855 began weekly service between Liverpool and Westport, Ireland
1858 206grt 175nrt, 103.5 x 20.7ft
1859 lengthened: 257grt 213nrt, 143.5 x 22.1 x 11.9ft 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1859  Collision 22/02/1859 
Disposal Detail
Sunk in collision with the American ship UNION in Vlissingen Roads (Antwerp for Goole with corn and fruit); her master was lost, crew saved. 
 

 



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