ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ARDMELLIE
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER
Date
1884
Official Number
88861
Description
Yard Number: 234

Registered 2 August 1884
1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, no gallery, no figurehead, iron framework.
Engines 2 compound surface condensing, estimate horsepower 180.
Crew space: forecastle port & starboard, Bo'sun & carpenter, 1st officer, 2nd officer, 1st engineer, 2ns & 3rd engineer, engineer's mess, steward cook & engineer's steward.

Original owners: John Birnie Adam, Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Adam Jnr., Aberdeen (listed as managing owner), Alexander Chivas Adam, London. Subsequent small shareholders; George Fyfe, Aberdeen, (merchant), David Arnot, Carnoustie (merchant), John Cardno Couper, Craigibuckler (shipowner), Samuel Aitken, Arbroath, (gentleman), Thomas Adam, Aberdeen (banker), Charles Cook, Aberdeen, (shipowner).

Article in Aberdeen Journal, 6th August 1884:
Regarding a very successful trial trip around Aberdeen Bay. Reported that there was a large company on the trial trip including ladies entertained in the saloon. Attendees included Captain Scott, Mr Ramage of Ramage & Ferguson, Shipbuilders Leith, Messers Wilson and Scott of Hall, Russell & Co. and Mr William Hall, shipbuilder.

"Captain Cook commands the vessel. ARDMELLIE will now sail to South Shields and take in cargo there for a Mediterranean port. The result of the trial trip was highly satisfactory. Engines worked smoothly and attained mean speed of 10 and three-quarter knots. Large company, including a number of ladies, were entertained by Mr Thomas Adam in the saloon of the steamer. Guests included Mr Geo. Nicol, inspectors for Messrs Adam."

1885-86: Lloyd's Register Master given as A. Cook.
1890-91: Master G. Russell.
1894-95: Master O. Rowsell.
1897-1900: Master A Mowatt.
1900: Renamed NAJADEN, owners L. Lauritzen, Esbjerg, Denmark.
11 February 1905: As NAJADEN cut through and sunk by ice in Reval Roads on voyage Bremerhaven - Reval (now Tallinn) with general cargo.

Engine details:
Steam ship by a screw, two, compound, surface condensing, 30"x59" with 36" stroke, 180H.P., by HR. 685 i.h.p. and 10 and three quarter knots on trial.
Boiler: Diameter 12'3", length 9'6", heating area 2305 ft. squared, 6x37 and one half inch furnaces, 100 ps.i.
Propeller: Diameter 14'8", 4 bladed.


Owner
Adam & Company, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 250 7/12' x breadth 34 1/12' x depth 17 5/6'
Gross Tonnage: 1518 ton

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