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Name Official number Flag IMO
HECLA  24546  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1855  1854   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  36 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
733 grt / 559 nrt / 1161 displ 206.0 ft  26.7 ft  17.2 ft   
Engine builder Tulloch & Denny, Dumbarton
Engine detail
100nhp 1-screw
Engine No 27 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton  Greenock  18/01/1855 
Other names
1855 WYE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
2/2/1855 William Stephen Andrews, London - reg London
6/1855 Thomas Stirling Begbie, London - reg London
1855 British Government for Crimean Railway
25/6/1855 Admiralty
3/7/1866 sold
by12/1866 Edward Bates, Liverpool - reg Liverpool 
Vessel history
On maiden voyage sailed London 15/2/1855 with railway equipment for Balaclava, Crimea
6/1855 converted at Portsmouth with Grant's patent condensers and distillation as water storage vessel for army in Crimea, and renamed WYE
8/1855 in collision with CAMPERDOWN and new screw required
7/1858 refitted and based at Chatham as distilling ship
6/4/1861 converted to storeship and commissioned at Woolwich, for West Africa and Ascension stations
25/6/1862 detained the slave schooner CONCEPCIO in 6°20'S 12°15'E, which was subsequently condemned by the court at Freetown  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1866  Missing 29/12/1866 
Disposal Detail
29/12/1866 sailed from the Skaw (Danzig for Dublin) and not seen since. 
 

 



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