ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
EARL OF ABERDEEN
Type
STEAM SCHOONER, PASSENGER, CARGO
Date
1889
Official Number
94527
Description
Yard Number: 249

Registered at Aberdeen 22 January 1889, managing owner William Skirving

Engines One set tri-compound made by Hall Russell & Co. 200horsepower, speed 12.5 knots.

Master A. Dove (until circa. 1915)

Sold 15 October 1915 to the Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Company Ltd., 16 Bernard Street, Leith. Renamed "Britannia". James Currie manager.

19 October 1917, torpedoed by UC.75 off Portland Bill. when carrying cargo of pig iron from Middlesburgh to St Malo, 22 crew members were lost, there were three survivors (ref: Wrecksite)


Owner
Aberdeen Newcastle & Hull Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 210' x breadth 30'2" x depth 14'8"
Gross Tonnage: 765 ton

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