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Name Official number Flag IMO
MELITA  1891  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1853  27/03/1853   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  28 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1060 grt / 749 nrt / 232.6 ft  29.0 ft  19.0 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2cyl oscillating, 180hp, 1 screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Alexander Denny and William Denny & Brothers, Port Glasgow  Port Glasgow  05/05/1853 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
9/1853 The British & Foreign Steam Navigation Company, Glasgow
1861 William Denny & Brothers (in part exchange for SIDON and MOROCCO)
12/1861 Peter Denny, J.McAusland & T.S.Begbie, Dumbarton & London - reg Glasgow
3/1862 Samuel & Saul Isaac, London - reg London
11/1863 Charles E Dixon, Liverpool
1865 reg Liverpool 
Vessel history
5/1853 sailed Clyde and Liverpool for Constantinople
c1860 lengthened: 1255grt 853nrt, 246.0 x 30.3 x 25.6ft
3/1862 claimed blockade runner in American civil war but apparently made only one round trip carrying Confederate cargo between UK and Nassau. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1868  Burned 05/09/1868 
Disposal Detail
On fire 800 miles from Queenstown on passage Boston for Liverpool and sank. 
 

 



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