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Name Official number Flag IMO
TRISTRAM SHANDY  48783  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  01/1864   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
345 grt / 211 nrt / 222.5 ft  23.1 ft  9.6 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2cyl 160nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Matthew Isaac Wilson, Liverpool  Liverpool  24/02/1864 
Other names
1865 BOXER - 1868 FIRE FLY 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1864 optd Anglo-Confederate Trading Co, Liverpool
1864 US Navy
1868 United States & West Indies Fresh Meat & Fruit Co - mng John Middleton, Philadelphia PA - reg Philadelphia 
Vessel history
Blockade runner
15/05/1864 captured by USS KANSAS trying to run the Union blockade outwards off Wilmington NC.
12/08/1864 purchased by US Navy as a gunboat and commissioned at Boston.
21/06/1865 renamed BOXER.
Late summer of 1865 laid up at Philadelphia.
01/09/1868 sold for mercantile service (635grt, 6ft draft)
Reported stranded 1874 off Havana, Cuba, but remained in American Lloyd's Registers until 1883 (noting a survey in 1877) and in other US registers until 1896. 
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