ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BALMORAL
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1878
Official Number
77442
Description
Yard Number: 209
Iron screw steamer Brigantine rigged

Registered at Aberdeen 27 February 1878

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, brigantine rigged, eliptical stern, clench built, iron frame. 2 inverted direct acting compound surface condensing engines made by Hall Russell & co. Aberdeen.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

Initial owners: James Davidson and Alexander Davidson, merchants, Aberdeen (jointly).
20 September 1878: very small packages of shares sold to 22 individuals with Davidsons owning 23 shares jointly.
21 October 1878: 5 shares sold by Davidsons to 3 individuals.
24 March 1879: Davidsons sold 2 shares to William Hunter, draper, Forfar.
25 September 1879: Davidsons sold 4 shares
14 October 1879: Davidsons sold 1 share, Davidsons now with 11 shares remaining.

1878-79: Master C. Davidson
1881-82: Master W. Watson, surveyed at Shields
1883-84: Master J. Steel
1884-85: Owners Davidson Steamship Co. Ltd., Master J. Steel

26 June 1884: Ran ashore 60 miles north of Tromso, Norway while on passage from Archangel to UK and became a total loss.

Glasgow Herald, 01/07/1884:
The British steamer BALMORAL, Captain John Hill, of Aberdeen, is reported by telegraph to have gone ashore at Nordbolu, about 60 English miles from Tromso, and will probably be a total wreck. She overhangs forward nine feet. The tide flows in and out of her. Assistance has been sent to her from Tromso.
Owner
J & A Davidson, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 220' 7" x breadth 29' 1" x depth 16'
Gross Tonnage: 979 ton

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