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Name Official number Flag IMO
BEN NEVIS    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1824  1824   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
James Lang, Dumbarton    
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 45 om 82' 9"  13' 3"  9' 2"   
Engine builder Robert Napier, Glasgow
Engine detail
32nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Glasgow & Caledonian Canal Steam Packet Co, Glasgow  Glasgow  04/03/1825 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1829 Duncan McInnes, Glasgow
1829 Robert Stewart & 31 others - mng Ben Nevis Steamship Co, Stornoway - reg Stornoway 
Vessel history
by6/1824 on weekly Glasgow-Inverness service
23/7/1824 grounded on flat rock at near Port Appin; over 100 passengers taken off in boats and taken to Inverness - BEN NEVIS later refloated
4/1826 engine "improved" 
Remarks
Initial owner also given as Glasgow & Caledonian Canal Steamship Co, but owners advertised as "Steam Packet", then as "Steam Boat" in 1825. 
End year Fate / Status
1831  Wrecked 19/08/1831 
Disposal Detail
Wrecked on reef running south from Carskey Bay, Mull of Kintyre (Stornoway for Glasgow) shortly after midnight. All passengers and crew landed by the boat. Luggage also recovered. 
 

 



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