ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SPEY
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER
Date
1877
Official Number
77436
Description
Yard Number: 207

Date of Build/Launch: July 1877

Description: 2 masts, 1 deck, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, iron frame.
(Source: Aberdeen Shipping Register (Aberdeen City Archives))

1878: Master Gordon.
1880: Not on list of ships owned by Adam & Co.

'Shipwreck of the British Isles' Volume 3:
Flamborough Head, Offshore (5-6m)
Voyage London - Sunderland. Cargo - ballast.
This steamship foundered following collision with the Newcastle registered S.S. REDEWATER, in wind conditions NNW Force 2.
Captain G. McBain.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 16/11/1878:
Capt. McBain, S.S. SPEY, reports on arrival at Aberdeen very severe gale during voyage. Left Sunderland 1am, Friday and several hours later strong gale from NW began to blow. In afternoon heavy sea was shipped and part of port bulwarks and of bridge were stove in, as well as binnacle, port gangways and rails. Captain was caught by waves while on bridge, but was able to hold on. Mate was at the wheel and was struck by ladder of pole compass, which was carried away. Had slight bruises on left arm. Became perfect hurricane between 10 and 12 o'clock, during which foresail was carried away.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal 16/12/1878 + Morning Post, 17/12/1878:
SPEY, bound for Sunderland in ballast, was in collision in dense fog off Flamborough Head. She was struck on fore part of port side by steamer REDWATER, of Newcastle, SPEY foundered soon after, crew saving themselves by getting aboard REDWATER.
Owner
Adam & Company, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 125 1/3' x breadth 20 7/12' x depth 10 3/6'
Gross Tonnage: 280 ton

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