« « Back

Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1826  28/04/1826   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Denny & Son, Dumbarton Albert Yard   

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
100 grt / 74 nrt / 107' 4"  18' 1"  8' 6"  5' 0" 
Engine builder Duncan McArthur, Glasgow
Engine detail

First owner First port of register Registration date
Dunoon Castle Steamboat Co, Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1831 ??
1832 Castle Steam Packet Co, Glasgow
1842 Glasgow Castle Steam Packet Co, Glasgow
1846 Thomas Brownlie and Glasgow & Liverpool Steam Shipping Co - mng G & J Burns, Glasgow
1851 Michael McLachlan, Glasgow
2/1851 W Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
1851 Glasgow & Lochfine Steam Packet Co, Glagow
1855 Michael McLachlan, Glasgow 
Vessel history
4/8/1826 builder's certificate Denny.
For Glasgow-Rothesay, Lochgilphead, Inverary services
3/2/1831 sold at auction for £2000 (INVERARY CASTLE and TOWARD CASTLE did not sell)
9/1831 collided with steamer CUPID
26/10/1836 caught fire during refit at Hunter's Yard (opposite Govan) and interior severely damaged, though engines were out of vessel
1847 chartered to Glasgow & Stranraer Steam Packet Co - in service Glasgow-Ayr, Girvan, Stranraer, Campbeltown
18/6-7/1850 engaged on rescue and salvage services after loss of Burns' ORION
1852 on Glasgow-Inverary service
1/1855 on Glasgow-Oban service
5/1855 advertised by M McLachlan, Glasgow as starting Glasgow-Stornoway service

On the same day Denny Senior supervised the launch of the DUNOON CASTLE and Junior the BELFAST. 
End year Fate / Status
1856  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
21/2/1856 ship's equipment, paddle wheels and fittings auctioned
8/4/1856 hull auctioned at Glasgow

1864 British registry closed as "wrecked off the West coast of Scotland several years ago" (no evidence for this found) 


« « Back