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Name Official number Flag IMO
DUMBARTON CASTLE    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1815  20/02/1815   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Archibald McLachlan, Dumbarton Woodyard   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
108 grt /  / 87.0 ft  16.5 ft  7.7 ft   
Engine builder Duncan McArthur, Glasgow
Engine detail
SL2cyl 32"x36" 30nhp  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Glasgow Castle Steam Packet Co, Glasgow  Glasgow  16/06/1818 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Initially, Alex Hamilton, Alex Denny, Walter McKinlay, and about forty-eight others, together (probably) as the Glasgow Castle SP Co
5/1819 Edinburgh, Glasgow & Leith Shipping Co, Leith
12/10/1826 J Wilson, J Gardner, H Reid and Duncan McArthur (engineer), Glasgow (by Admiralty Court)
1830 Malcolm Campbell, Glasgow - reg Glasgow
1831 J McAlly, Glasgow
1833 Lancaster Quiggins? McAuley and others?, Liverpool
12/12/1834 J Shevlin and J James, Sligo - reg Sligo
10/1836 J Adair, Dublin - reg Dublin 
Vessel history
First steamer on Glasgow-Rothesay service, and later to Inveraray
6/1819 on Grangemouth-Leith/Newhaven-Dysart service
1820 service extended to Kirkcaldy
1823 reported sold at Dumbarton; on Glasgow-Stranraer service
29/10/1824 struck on rocks near Gourock (Stranraer for Greenock) and filled; passengers rescued on following day (later refloated)
31/10/1826 Stranraer for Glasgow, in collision with un-named brig off Cumbrae
18/9/1827 ran down an anchored fishing vessel off Kempock Point killing one fishermen; the captain was imprisoned for culpable homicide
8/9/1829 boiler exploded near Dumbarton, but no serious consequences
10/1829 on Newry-Glasgow service
12/11/1829 went aground in fog on Dunglass Dyke, River Clyde and broke her back (Glasgow for Stranraer and Newry).
29/1/1830 certificate given up
1830 repaired by James Lang, Dumbarton?
1832 rebuilt as a schooner: 98t, dr 8ft
28/1/1834 wrecked at Portavade, near Sligo in violent gale (Norway for Ballyshannon)
1/9/1834 salved and arrived Sligo
1835 rebuilt at Sligo: 98om 85nm
21/1 & 18/8/1836 for auction at Whitehaven
31/10/1836 at Beaumaris, dismasted
1836 on Dublin-West Indies voyages 
Remarks
Launch date uncertain - 13th or 20th 
End year Fate / Status
1838  Foundered 17/02/1838 
Disposal Detail
12/2/1838 dismasted in Atlantic (Trinidad for London)
15/2/1838 crew and passengers taken off by brig PERICLES
17/2/1838 foundered
15/3/1838 British registry closed 
 

 



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