ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ESMERALDA
Type
STEAMER
Date
1874
Official Number
70438
Description
Yard Number: 194

Description: 2 decks, 2 masts, brigantine rigged, elliptical stern, clencher built, no galleries or figurehead, iron frame.
Subscribing Owner: Thomas Russell, engineer (64 shares).
Registration cancelled March 1876, vessel transferred to Hong Kong.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

Dundee Courier, 13/11/1874:
A finely modelled steamer, the ESMAERALDA, was launched at Footdee yard of Hall Russell & Co. She is classed A1 at Lloyd's and has compound surface condensing engines 110 horse power nominal. She has been built to order of Messrs. Peele, Hobble and Co., Manila, and is intended for trading in the China seas.

Lloyd's Register, 1882-3:
Master Talbot, Owner F.C. Parker, port belonging to Hong Kong.

Glasgow Herald, 18/3/1884:
ESMERALDA, British steamer, for Amoy, has put back to Hong Kong leaky, having been ashore.

Lloyd's Register, 1884-5:
Master G. Wright, owners China and Manila Steamship Co. Port belonging to Hong Kong.

[Glasgow Herald, 22/4/1891:
Reported launch on Clyde of screw steamer ESMERALDA to order of China and Manila Steamship Co., so presumably previous ESMERALDA had been wrecked or sold by 1890.]
Owner
F C Parker, Hong Kong
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 185 3/6' x breadth 26 1/12' x depth 12 1/6'
Gross Tonnage: 638 ton

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