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Name Official number Flag IMO
GOVAN  63878  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1872  12/1871   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
J. & R. Swan, Dumbarton Upper Woodyard   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
525 grt / 311 nrt / 173.7 ft  25.2 ft  13.7 ft   
Engine builder Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow
Engine detail
85hp. 1-Screw.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
William Dixon, Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1872 J. M. Thomson, Glasgow. 
Vessel history
Laid down for William Burrell & Sons, Glasgow. William Dixon, a broker, sold the vessel to J M Thomson.
29.7.75 stranded. On return to Leith she had seven plates damaged, her plate twisted and needing 300 rivets replaced. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1876  Missing  
Disposal Detail
Vessel missing and supposed to have been lost in September 1876, off the coast of France.
27.9.1876 had sailed from Ardrossan for Rochefort.
A glass container was later found at Newry with the message "Ship Govan - steering apparatus gone - no hope - dreadful gale on coast of France Sep 29 - God help us" 
 

 



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