ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SEAGULL
Construction
STEEL
Type
PADDLE STEAMER
Date
1885
Official Number
49348
Description
Yard Number: 239

Launched 23 March 1885 by Miss Scott, daughter of Mr Scott, secretary of the company. Built for passenger and goods to East India. Captain Steins.

2 triple expansion diagonal engines of 4 cylinders - 310 H.P.
Single deck of steel and part-shaded deck.

1898-99 Registered at Calcutta, Master T. W. Richards.

Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1910/11 gives the information that the vessel is now a hulk but a Capt. marsh was Master from 1906. Probably used for storage in the port of Calcutta.

No further mention of this vessel.

Dundee Courier, 5/5/1885:
The handsome steamer SEAGULL, launched 6 weeks ago from shipbuilding yard of Hall Russell 7 Co., left harbour for a trial trip in the bay. The steamer is the property of the Indian General S.N. Co., secretary of which is Mr. Scott, Bayview. She is commanded by Capt. Staines and manned by natives of Calcutta. After loading cargo of coals she will leave for Calcutta direct. After run of about 2 hours in the bay she returned to harbour sooner than was first expected due to hazy weather and heavy sea not being favourable for an extended trial. Speed attained about 14 knots and trial of capability of vessel in every way satisfactory.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19/5/1885:
Paddle steamer SEAGULL passed Beachy Head.

Glasgow Herald, 28/5/1885:
Malta, 27 May - steamer SEAGULL, Aberdeen for Calcutta, has arrived.

Glasgow Herald, 6/7/1885:
Steamer SEAGULL, from Aberdeen, arrived Calcutta 3 July.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 29/4/1886:
Model of paddle steamer SEAGULL displayed by Hall Russell at Edinburgh International Exhibition.
Owner
India General Steam Navigation Co., Calcutta
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 228' 7" x breadth 30' 6" x depth x 12' 9"
gross tonnage: 710 ton

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