Official Number
Yard Number: 235
Rig: Schooner

Completed in 1884
Launched January 1884

Description: One deck, two masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, no gallery, iron framework.

July 1891: Stranded at Saltscar. Refloated and repaired at West Hartlepool.
June 1893: Sold to H Burden Junior & Co, Poole.
October 1900: Sold to London, Isle of Wight & Poole SS Co. Ltd, Poole.
December 1900: Sold to R Jobson & Co, West Hartlepool.
May 1902: Sold to the Cape of Good Hope SS Syndicate Ltd (E T Chaddock, Mgr.) Cape Town.
6 February 1905: Wrecked on Possession Island while on passage from Cape Town to Angra Pequina, SW Africa with general cargo.

Aberdeen Journal 17 January 1884:
Launched January 1884
Commanded by Captain J. Smith
for Baltic and Coastal trade
Change of owner to H. Burdin Jnr. & Co. by 1898-99.

Last mention in Lloyd's Register 1898-99.

Engine Details: Steam, screw, one pair compound, inverted, direct acting, 20"x39" with 27" stroke, 70 H.P. by HR.
Boiler: Steel, diameter: 11'6", length 9', heating area 1045 square feet. 3 pf 36" furnaces, 90psi.
Cast iron propeller, 10'3and a half" diameter, solid 4 bladed.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 11/8/1886:
To herring merchants and curers - the splendid fast sailing screw steamer DEE, 100A1 at Lloyds & specially constructed with tween decks for carrying herring cargoes, will go on berth to load this week for Danzig. Particulars from George & William Davidson, Regents Quay, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21/2/1887:
Buckie, Saturday - steamer DEE, of Aberdeen, is loading 1000 crans of herrings for Ireland.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 11/8/1887:
To herring merchants & curers - steamer DEE now on berth at Aberdeen loading herrings for Stettin. For lastage and rate of freight apply G&W Davidson.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 30/7/1888:
Peterhead - steamer DEE left here Friday with cargo [of herrings] for continental markets.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 16/3/1891:
Aberdeen shipping dispute - a few of the Liverpool labourers who were employed on board steamer DEE, which has now been discharged, were paid & sent home.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 9/7/1891:
Steamer DEE, of Aberdeen, from Danzig to Hartlepool with timber, is ashore on Redcar rocks, may float later. [Later Edition] Lloyd's telegrams - Vessel got off at high water and proceeded to Hartlepool. Is owned by G&W Davidson.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25/7/1891:
Official enquiry at Hartlepool, RE: stranding of steamer DEE, of Aberdeen, near Tees Bay on 8 July, James Smith (master) & Charles Birnie (Chief Officer) were found to be in default and their certificates suspended for 3 months. Mr A.H. Walker, manager of ship repairing firm, testified cost of repair would be £1,000. Court held master did not sufficiently verify vessel's position at 7am. His instructions to the chief officer when he left the bridge were insufficient. The chief officer was not justified in altering course without calling the master. Neglect of the lead was unjustifiable, court held that after 7am. The vessel was not navigated with proper and seamanlike care.
G & W Davidson, Aberdeen
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
length 160 5/12' x breadth 23 7/12' x depth 12 3/12'
Gross Tonnage: 472 ton

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