ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BANCHORY
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1877
Official Number
70460
Description
Yard Number: 204
Date of Build/Launch: March 1877

Renamed: GOMES VII (1891)

Port of Registry - Aberdeen.
Surveyed March 1880 ... Shields?

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, iron frame, 2 compound inverted direct acting engines built by Hall Russell & Co., Aberdeen.
(Source: Aberdeen Shipping Register (Aberdeen City Archives))

Lloyd's Register:
1881-2: Master R. Bissett
1883-4: Master G. Dawson
Feb 1883: Surveyed.
1884-5: Master as before, Owner as before.

February 1886: Sold to Grampian Steamship Co. Ltd.
March 1891: Sold to A Gomes, Lisbon and renamed GOMES VII.
1 March 1893: Ran ashore on Oporto Bar, while in bound from Lisbon and later broke in two.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12/1/1880:
In Aberdeen J.P. Court John Wilson, fireman, was charged with having smuggled 1lb 6oz of cigars from steamer BANCHORY, which arrived from Libau (Russia). When discovered on the quay, accused endeavoured to resist the officer. Fined £1.17.6 with 9s expenses or 14 days.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 28/7/1880:
To herring merchants & curers - the fast sailing Aberdeen steamer BANCHORY will sail from Aberdeen 31 July or 2 August, taking cargo for Stettin and Danzig. J & A Davidson, Provost Blakie's Quay. [Identical advertisement A.W.J., 4/8/1885].

The Star (St. Peter Port), 27/4/1882:
A valuable binocular glass was presented at Aberdeen to Robert Sissett, late master of steamer BANCHORY & gold chronometer watch to John Scroggie, mate, gifts of the German government in recognition of saving crew of German ship ALMAINE during storm of 27 July 1881.

York Herald, 12/1/1883:
BANCHORY, steamer, trading between Liverpool, Stromness, Aberdeen and Leith, stranded near Stromness yesterday, but afterwards floated and arrived Stromness apparently undamaged.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 27/8/1886:
BANCHORY, steamer, of Aberdeen, whilst being laden in river Tyne, took ground aft and heeled over. Cabin ports being opened, she filled. Water was speedily pumped out and vessel got once more afloat, but her cargo of coal had to be discharged. No further damage beyond interior being flooded with water. Commanded by Capt. Keith.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19/12/1887: BANCHORY, steamer for Swansea, returned to Plymouth with end of shaft broken.

Northern Echo, 5/1/1889:
BANCHORY, steamer, for Havre & EMILY, schooner from Runcorn, damaged in collision at Swansea - former returned to port.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 31/5/1889:
Death of Capt. Reid, well known master of Grampian Line steamer BANCHORY, at Hebburn on Tyne in his 51st year. Had been in indifferent health for some weeks. Previously skipper of SLOOPS SPEED & ROB ROY. Body conveyed to Aberdeen on board steamer EARL OF ABERDEEN. Much loved by his friends and his seamen unanimous in expression of sorrow and sympathy with his widow and family.

Northern Echo, 20/3/1890:
London - steamer BANCHORY, beached in long reach last Saturday, after collision, has been refloated.

Glasgow Herald, 12/3/1891:
Iron screw steamer BANCHORY, owned by Messrs Adam & Co. of Aberdeen, has just changed hands at price of £6500.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
J & A Davidson
Dimensions
length 174.8' x breadth 26.1' x depth 14.5'
gross tonage 372 tons

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