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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHARLES EDWARD  47850  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  09/12/1863   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Archibald Denny, Dumbarton Church Yard  31 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
140 grt / 89 nrt / 129.7 ft  19.2 ft  8.0 ft   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
J Galbraith, Glasgow.   Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Otago Steam Ship Co Ltd, Dunedin NZ
31/8/64 The Gippsland Lakes Nav Co, Melbourne - reg Melbourne
1865 Gippsland Steam Nav Co Ltd,, Melbourne
1868 Otago Steamship Co (N Edwards & Co), Nelson - reg Nelson
1872 John Symons (Anchor Line Steam Packets), Nelson
1879 Mrs Elizabeth Symons, Brighton, UK
1880 Peter Donald (Anchor Steam Shipping Co Ltd), Nelson
1888 Joseph H Cock, Nelson
1901 Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co Ltd, Nelson 
Vessel history
7/1864 put in to Melbourne on delivery voyage in distress, sold by liquidators of Otago SNCo
1867 heavily damaged at entrance to grey River NZ but later salved
1876 Lengthened 185grt 90nrt, 143.0 x 19.2 x 8.5ft
13/7/1877 engine severely damaged and had to be towed to Westport, then Nelson by steamer MURRAY
1882 Re-engined and converted to 2-screw by A Brown, Nelson NZ. 201grt 140nrt.
1890 201grt 123nrt; c1902 245grt 145nrt

11/3/1891 collided in inner harbour, Nelson with cutter IDA, which sank 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1908  Wrecked 15/12/1908 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked on Wanganui River breakwater after crossing the bar (Westport for Wanganui with coal)
Wreck removed as a danger to navigation. 
 

 



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