Official Number
Yard Number: 215
Registered at Aberdeen 21st May 1879

1 deck, 2 masts
Engines: 2 compound inverted surface condensing, estimated horsepower 53

Owner William Leslie, shipbroker, Aberdeen (64 shares).

29 November 1879: 4 shares sold to George Davidson, merchant, Aberdeen and 4 to Richard John William Orton, surgeon major, Naval & Military Club, London.
24 December 1879: 8 shares sold to John Crombie Jnr., manufacturer, Danestone, Aberdeen (of Grandholm Woollen Mill family).
3 January 1880: 8 shares sold to Theodore Crombie of Goval, Fintray. 4 shares sold to John Leslie, Donbank, Aberdeenshire, manufacturers.
26 January 1880: 8 shares sold to John Crombie of Balgownie Lodge, Aberdeenshire, manufacturer.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 22/5/1879:
Steamer GRANDHOLM, which was launched a short time since from Messrs. Hall Russell & Co's. Yard, will probably under go her trial trip in the bay today.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21/7/1879:
To herring curers - direct steam communication with the continent, the splendid new screw steamer GRANDHOLM, A1 at Lloyd's, 60 H.P., specially constructed to carry herrings, will sail from Aberdeen for Stettin and Konigsberg on or about 24th July. P.S. on account of bad weather, GRANDHOLM has been delayed a couple of days.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 30/7/1880:
Steamer GRANDHOLM sails tonight for the Baltic with a full cargo of herrings.

Dundee Courier, 30/6/1882:
Aberdeen steamer GRANDHOLM, which went aground in the river [Tay?], floated off at high water and proceeded shortly after for Aberdeen.

Dundee Courier, 28/11/1882:
Messrs. George Leslie & Co. of Aberdeen received telegram from master of steamer GRANDHOLM, stating steamer had gone ashore in a gale near Wexford harbour. Crew were rescued by the lifeboat. Was bound from St. Malo to Campbeltown with barley, she is ashore on Ballyteigne Burrow near Wexford, has water in all compartments. Hoped to get at cargo today. Steamer likely to drive higher up beach next tide owing to heavy sea and to become total wreck.

Liverpool Mercury, 25/2/1882: Board of trade enquiry into loss of steamer GRANDHOLM on coast of Wexford in November was concluded at Aberdeen. Court suspended Capt. Grant's certificate for 2 months.

23 November 1882: Vessel wrecked near Wexford. Master J. Grant.
W Leslie, Aberdeen
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
length 150' x breadth 22' 1" x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 369 ton

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