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Name Official number Flag IMO
VULTURE  50102  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  18/08/1864  10/09/1864 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
482 grt / 335 nrt / 243.2 ft  25.7 ft  10.6 ft   
Engine builder James Aitken & Co, Glasgow
Engine detail
Simple oscillating 2cyl (54 & 60in), 200nhp. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
European Trading Co Ltd, London  London  29/09/1864 
Other names
1866 ROVER - 1868 VULTURE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1865 Samuel Otis Johnson, Nassau - reg Nassau
1866 John Pile, West Hartlepool - reg West Hartlepool
1866 Wm Bennett & Wm Walker, West Hartlepool
1868 Thomas Brown, Glasgow - reg Glasgow
1869 Thomas Hinshelwood, Ibrox
1870 Ford & Thomas T. Jackson, Milford - reg Milford
1873 Great Western Railway Company, London. 
Vessel history
Blockade runner. Made one round-trip Nassau-Wilmington NC1866 altered by Pile and reported fitted out for the cattle trade (786grt 556nrt, 243.2 x 25.7 x 17.3ft)
1868 on Glasgow - London service for Brown (operating with George Burns' ships)
1870 on Milford - Waterford mail service (spare steamer) for Ford & Jackson (793grt 461nrt)
From 1879 operated form Weymouth. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1886  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up in 1886. 
 

 



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