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Name Official number Flag IMO
COLONSAY  18656     
Year built Date launched Date completed
1837     
Vessel type Vessel description
   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan, Greenock Cartsdyke East   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
694 grt / 395 nrt / 560 bm 175 ft  26 ft  17 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
280nhp

1842 re-engined 

First owner First port of register Registration date
North British Steam Navigation Co     
Other names
1837 URGENT - 1850 LEVANT 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1837 Admiralty, London
15/12/1850 Mr Hall 
Vessel history
1837 Admiralty packet service, based Holyhead and Liverpool
1842 based Liverpool 
Remarks
There is lots of confusion about this vessel, with dates of build in secondary sources given variously as 1827 and 1834. But these seem to be confusions with the GLASGOW built by Wood & Ritchie in 1829. 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
The London ship registers show the LEVANT as being broken up in 1854, but it continues in the Parliamentary lists until at least 1861. It may have gone back into government service in the late 1850s since it was described as "Her Majesty's steam Levant" in 1860. 
 

 



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