ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DOUGLAS
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER
Date
1881
Official Number
84357
Description
Yard Number: 225
Iron Screw Steamer, schooner rigged

Launched December 1881
Registered at Aberdeen 28 February 1882

2 decks plus shelter deck, 2 masts, no figurehead
Engines 1 pair compund inverted direct acting, 240 est. horsepower

Initial Owner: John Steward Lapraik, merchant, Fenchurch Street, London.
18 August 1882: 5 shares sold to Robert Ellis Baker, shipowner, Bayswater
27 September 1882: 5 shares to George Harper, gentleman, Bayswater
19 October 1882: 5 shares to Jamieson Ellis, shipowner, London
3 November 1882: Jamieson Ellis sold 1 share to Eldred Halton, shipowner, London
31 January 1883: Jamieson Ellis sold 4 shares to three merchants jointly, all of 73 Old Broad Street, London.

Master from 1882 to 1886 Captain S. Ashton.
1885 owners listed as Douglas Steamship Co. Ltd, registered at Hong Kong.

11 February 1886 wrecked on the white rocks off Swatow, China on voyage from Amoy to Swatow carrying passengers and cargo, with loss of 16 lives, wreck later scrapped. (source: www.theshipslist.com)

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, 21/02/1886:
Reuters Telegram dated Hong Kong 15 February states "The steamer DOUGLAS has been wrecked off Swaton, one European and 17 Chinese were drowned".
Owner
D Lapraik & Co., Hong Kong
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 250' 7" x breadth 34' 1" x depth 16' 3"
Gross Tonnage: 1566 ton

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