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Name Official number Flag IMO
BANSHEE  50333  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  06/1864   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Paddle Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
627 grt / 437 nrt / 252.6 ft  31.2 ft  11.2 ft   
Engine builder James Aitken & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
2cyl 250ihp 18kn 

First owner First port of register Registration date
John T. Lawrence, Liverpool  Glasgow  10/08/1864 
Other names
1866 STOCKPORT - 1871 EIDERSTEDT 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1864 Anglo-Confederate Trading Co, Liverpool
1866 Edward Bates, Liverpool
1866 Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Company - reg Grimsby
1871 Tönning & London Cattle Co, Germany - reg Tönning, Germany 
Vessel history
Blockade runner. Ran blockade successfully four times to Wilmington NC and Galveston TX.
1866, after alterations (20 passengers), on Grimsby-Hamburg service.
1868 used as a reserve ship, then laid up at Grimsby.
1871 converted by Messrs Hadfield at Grimsby to a livestock carrier (500 cattle, 3000 sheep, 980grt 617nrt); operated between Tönning and London
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1872  Stranded 16/10/1872 
Disposal Detail
16/10/1872 driven ashore on Covehithe Beach, 10 miles south of Lowestoft after became leaky in heavy weather and attempting to put back to London, engine stopped (London for Tönning in ballast); crew and 7 passengers saved.
31/10/1872 wreck for auction as lies ashore
 
 

 



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