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Name Official number Flag IMO
ALASKA  84158  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1881  15/07/1881   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Elder & Co., Govan Fairfield Yard  247 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7142 grt / 3579 nrt / 500.0 ft  50.0 ft  38.0 ft   
Engine builder John Elder & Co., Govan
Engine detail
C3cyl (68, 68 & 100 x 72in), 1800nhp 10000ihp 18kn, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Stephen B Guion (Guion Line), Liverpool  Liverpool  25/10/1881 
Other names
1896 MAGALLANES - 1898 ALASKA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1884 Richard Pearce, Govan
c1885 William G Pearce, London
1888 Guion Steamship Co Ltd, London - reg London
1899 Thomas W Ward, Sheffield
1900 Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd., London 
Vessel history
For Liverpool-New York service
13/7/1881 launching ceremony held but ship stuck halfway down the ways.
4/1882 won the Blue Riband, and subsequently beat own record three times; in 1883 was first to exceed 17kn average speed.
1884 Guion Line was in financial difficulties and vessel taken over by Richard, and then William, Pearce - the owners of Elders shipyard
1888 6932grt 3554nrt; 1897 7152grt 3752nrt
1893 laid up in the Gareloch
1896 after a trooping charter for Compania Trasatlantica, Spain, laid up again
1900 shipyard workers' hostel at Barrow. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1902  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
9/1902 broken up at Preston by T W Ward Ltd. 
 

 



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