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Name Official number Flag IMO
FLAMBEAU    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1840  13/04/1840   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan, Greenock Cartsdyke East   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
180 grt / 80 nrt / 139.2 ft  19.2 ft  10.2 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
80nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
J Miller & Co and J Thomson     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1842 Caird & Co, Greenock
1847 reg Greenock
1847 Samuel Howes Jr, Liverpool - reg Liverpool
1847 Samuel Howes Jr, John Crippin & Samuel Fryer, Liverpool 
Vessel history
initially Glasgow-Arran service
1841 Glasgow-Rothesay service
1842 ??
1847 tug (and excursion steamer) on Mersey 
Remarks
Some sources have iron hull (unlikely) 
End year Fate / Status
1847  Collision 19/12/1847 
Disposal Detail
Sank after collision in River Mersey with ferry WIRRAL in River Mersey, off Canning Dock, while seeking a tow.
The Inquiry held that the master of WIRRAL was at fault for not keeping a proper lookout from the bridge betweeen the paddle-boxes.

Register not closed until 1851 as "lost"
Also reported as broken up in 1851. 
 

 



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