ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NORWOOD
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1895
Official Number
104500
Description
Yard Number: 286

One set of triple expansion inverted direct acting Boilers 2 of three.
Pressure when loaded 170lbs. Made by Hall Russell & Co, Aberdeen in 1895.
Diameter of Cylinders 21”, 34.5” and 56”
Length of Stroke 36”
Number of Horsepower NHP 200 / IHP 1200

1898-99 Master C. Michie
1914-15 Master J. H. Clark

Registered at Aberdeen 19 April 1895 with William Skirving appointed as manager. Ralph Cunningham Couper appointed manager 23 December 1910.

Missing on a voyage from Middlesbrough to Aberdeen. Left Middlesbrough on 8 February 1917 and last seen 11 February by ST ROGNVALD. Crew of eighteen were lost.

Leeds Mercury: 25/5/1895:
The new steamer NORWOOD built for the coasting and passenger service between Hull and Aberdeen was on view in the Princes dock, Hull, large number of people having been invited by directors of Aberdeen, Newcastle and Hull Steamship Co. Ltd. Her 1st class passenger saloon is richly furnished and at night time will be lit by 6 powerful electric lights. The berths are lofty and airy and promenade space is more extensive than on any other steamer sailing out of Hull. Will accommodate 150 passengers. Contract speed was 13 knots, but on measured mile reached almost 14 knots. So constructed as to carry large cargo on a light draught. Master is Capt. Michie.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19/4/1896:
Collision in Aberdeen harbour between Aberdeen, Newcastle and Hull Shipping Co.’s. Steamer NORWOOD and schooner YDEN of Marstal (Denmark). Leaving for Hull, the steamer crashed against the schooner. Cat's head and bulwarks of YDEN were carried away. NORWOOD had no damage and proceeded.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 17/7/1896:
Tradesman's holidays - NORWOOD will leave Regent Quay 7am Monday for trip to Firth of Forth. Excellent band will be in attendance. [21/7/1896: Part of about 50 enjoyed a pleasant voyage.]

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 8/2/1900:
Aberdeen, Newcastle and Hull Co.’s. Steamer NORWOOD, Michie master, left Aberdeen for Hull 7 Feb.

Leeds Mercury, 2/7/1900:
Short sea trips, sea and river passage about 20 hours, Hull to Aberdeen and back. New screw steamer NORWOOD with splendid passenger accommodation is intended to sail on Saturdays from Hull, Tuesdays from Aberdeen. WM Skirving, manager, Regent Quay, Aberdeen.
Shipowner
Aberdeen, Newcastle & Hull Steam Navigation Co., Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 220' 8" x breadth 30' 2" x depth 15' 1"
Gross Tonnage: 798 ton

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