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Name Official number Flag IMO
STIRLING CASTLE  85108  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1882  21/01/1882   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
John Elder & Co., Govan Fairfield Yard  257 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4826 grt / 2497 nrt / 418.6 ft  50.0 ft  30.8 ft   
Engine builder John Elder & Co., Govan
Engine detail
1-screw, C2cyl (63 & 90 x 72in), 1500nhp, 15 knots

1900 re-engined T3cyl, 13 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thos. Skinner & Co., London  London   
Other names
1883 NORD AMERICA - 1885 STIRLING CASTLE - 1886 NORD AMERICA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1882 Stirling Castle Steamship Owners Ltd. - T. Skinner & Co.
1883 Matteo Bruzzo & Co, Genoa
1884 La Veloce Linea di Navigazione a Vapore, Genoa
1885 J. W. Adamson, Malta
1886 La Veloce Navugazione Italiana, Genoa
 
Vessel history
1885 Hired by British Government a troopship for the Sudan campaign
1900 rebuilt by Palmers & Co with less powerful engines  
Remarks
China tea trade.
On a record-breaking run from Hankow to London, carried extra firemen, a total of 111.  
End year Fate / Status
1913  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
05/Dec/1910 ran aground at Cape Spartel, near Arzila, with a cargo of horses on passage River Plate for Naples and Genoa. Broken up at Genoa three years later. 
 

 



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