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Name Official number Flag IMO
MENAI    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1851  08/05/1851   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  16 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
258 grt /  / 165.0 ft  19.9 ft  9.0 ft   
Engine builder Campbell, Macnab & Clark, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl steeple 150nhp 15½kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
H Price, H Case, J McCosh and others, Liverpool     
Other names
1859 MENAY - 1859 CORONEL DORREGO - 1859 MENAY - 1864 CHACABUCO 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1854 South American General Steam Navigation Co
1856 G C Dickson, Montevideo
1859 Government of the Argentine Confederation
1859 Compañía Oriental de Navegación (Salteña), Salto, Uruguay
1862 Argentine Government
1864 Argentine Navy
 
Vessel history
4/7/1851 arrived Liverpool from the Clyde, for Liverpool-Menai Straits service
10/4/1854 sailed Liverpool for River Plate
1854 on Montevideo-Buenos Aires service
9/1855 transported the remains of Uruguay's Liberator, José Artigas, from Asunción, Paraguay to Montevideo
1859 purchased for forces of Argentine Confederation against the State of Buenos Aires. Used as a transport, named CORONEL DORREGO.
1859 sold to Salteña company and repaired
1862 captured and taken to Buenos Aires - used as a buoy maintenence vessel
8/1862 leased to Manuel Soriano, Buenoa Aires for coastal service in River Plate
1864 on Argentine Navy service in Paraguay War, armed with canon, as transport and ambulance ship
 
Remarks
Cost c£9000 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
No information after 1868
1869 deleted from Lloyd's Register 
 

 



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