ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
PETREL
Construction
IRON
Type
SCREW STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1876
Official Number
73742
Description
Yard Number: 203
Date of Build/Launch: December 1876
Port of Registry: London

Lloyd's Register:
1877-78: Master A. Hurst; Machinery by Hall Russell 99H.P.
1880-81/1883-84: Master G. Taylor.
1898-99/1899-1900: Master J. Campbell (since 1897).
1910-11: Master J. Phillips (since 1906).
1914-15: No reference.

Daily News, 20/02/1880:
Telegram from OPORTO states that River Douro has overflowed... The General Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer PETREL was off the river on 18th Feb., but there would be no opportunity for her to enter this week.

Northern Echo, 15/08/1889:
The steamer PETREL, for Hamburg, returned to Gravesend, machinery defective.

Daily News, 06/01/1893:
Steamers in collision in the Thames - steamer CORMORANT belonging to General Steam Navigation Co. and bound from Hamburg to London, has sunk off the middle buoy in the Thames, the crew are on board steamer PETREL, which vessel has the stem broken.

Glasgow Herald, 12/02/1897:
Danish schooner MARIE HARSEUS, was run down between Beachy Head and The Wight by steamer PEARL. Crew saved and landed at Portland by steamer PETREL.

Northern Mail, 13/12/1900:
PETREL, steamer, of London, proceeding down Gallion's Reach, Thames, collided with Cory's barge Roads, sinking one of the barges laded with coal. PETREL had bows considerably damaged and returned up river.

WESTERN MAIL, 26/12/1900:
Forehold and contents of steamer PETREL, lying off Rotherhithe, have been severly damaged by fire.
Shipowner
General Steam Navigation Company, London
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 216 3/6' x breadth 28 1/12' x depth 13.8'
Gross Tonnage: 841 ton

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