Glasgow Herald, January 25, 1873

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Name Official number Flag IMO
XANTHO  7802  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1848  1848   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  11 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 / 44 nm / 114.8 ft  17.8 ft  8.4 ft   
Engine builder Thomas Wingate & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail

1871 re-engined by John Penn & Son (made 1861)
horizontal 60nhp 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Anstruther & Leith Steam Shipping Co, Anstruther  Anstruther  01/11/1848 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1859 S Bailey and others.
1860 William Spong - reg Scarborough
1864 James Anderson - reg Wick.
1865 Norman Buchanan
1866 John McGaan, Glasgow
1870 Robert Stewart, Glasgow - reg Glasgow
1872 C E Broadhurst, Perth, Western Australia 
Vessel history
by1867 97grt 61nrt, 106.8 x 16.8 x 8.4ft
1871 changed to screw propulsion. Xantho's stern and figurehead were altered and the ship was lengthened: 110grt, 116.3ft
End year Fate / Status
1872  Foundered 17/11/1872 
Disposal Detail
Foundered near Port Gregory, Western Australia.
"Her hull is weatherbeaten and worn out. . . . The vessel was simply swamped through her unfitness from age, service and other causes to carry the freight with which she was laden."
Glasgow Herald, January 25, 1873

1984 Engine raised for preservation 


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