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Name Official number Flag IMO
ROB ROY    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1818     
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Denny, Dumbarton Castle Green   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 88 om 80' 11"  15' 8"  9' 0"   
Engine builder David Napier, Glasgow
Engine detail
SL 32nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
David Napier, Glasgow  Glasgow  10/06/1818 
Other names
1822 HENRI QUATRE / HENRI IV - DUC D'ORLEANS? 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1821 David Napier & Thomas Boyd,, Glasgow and John Craig, Dublin
14/6/1822 French Government, Post Office
 
Vessel history
10/06/1818 certificate of William Denny and reg same day.
18/6/1818 sailed Glasgow on maiden Glasgow-Dublin service (first seagoing regular steamer service); also served Arrochar
1818-1820 also on Belfast-Glasgow service
1819 altered by Robert Nicoll
5/1821 engine room enlarged and hold reduced by William Lockie, Glasgow
6/1821 first regular steamer on the Dover-Calais service.
26/6/1821 struck pier arriving at Calais and badly damaged - later repaired at Dover
6/1822 reported seized at Calais due to contraband on board and take over by French Post Office
7/1822 after refurbishment continued Calais-Dover service as first French steam packet
9/1830 replaced by new steamer LE COURRIER 
Remarks
David Napier designed the hull.
Claims that HENRI QUATRE was renamed DUC D'ORLEANS in 1824 appear mistaken - HENRI QUATRE is reported in service Calais-Dover until at least 2/1829, and probably 1830. 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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