ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BALNACRAIG
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1883
Description
Yard Number: 228

Sold to Grampian Steamship Co. Ltd Aberdeen in February 1886.

11 December 1886 - sank off North Foreland, Kent after a collision with CATO (?) while on passage from Antwerp to London. Sister ship the BALLATER was lost in collision with the CATO in August 1886.

Newcastle Courant, 14/9/1883:
South Shields - John Shivas, steward of screw steamer BALNACRAIG, from Roven, fined £1.12s.6d for having smuggled 3 3/4lbs of Cavendish tobacco.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 13/12/1886:
BALNACRAIG, steamer, of Aberdeen, Antwerp for London, sank at 5 o'clock Friday evening 15 miles ENE of North Foreland after collision with KARO (Official #68921), steamer, of Sunderland, St. Petersburg for Batom with iron. Crew & passengers were saved. BALNACRAIG had been chartered from the Grampian Steamship Co. (Adam & Co., Aberdeen, managers) by Prescott & Weston, London, for the Mediterranean trade. During past few months she had been engaged in that trade and was bound for Mediterranean after London. She was built as cost of £26,000, is insured for £16,000 and was commanded by Capt. Purves. KARO arrived Gravesend early Saturday with port bow very severely damaged and fore compartment full of water.
Owner
J & A Davidson, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 250 7/12' x breadth 34 1/12' x depth 25 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 1629 ton

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