ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
THE QUEEN
Construction
WOOD, PADDLE STEAMER, IRON CLENCH, SHOONER
Type
SHIP
Date
1844
Description
Rig: SHIP
Yard Number: 145

Built for William Simpson & Co.

Launched by Mrs George Thomson for the Aberdeen, Leith & Clyde Shipping Co.
Referred to as an iron steamer.

Master 1844: William Campbell.

Description: 1 deck and a half poop deck, 3 masts, schooner rigged, propelled by steam with an engine room 66ft long, standing bowsprit, square stern, iron clench built, imitation galleries, female figurehead.

Subscribing Owners: Robert Catto, Alexander Brown, George Thomson, all merchants in Aberdeen.

Other Shareholders: William Catto, merchant, Aberdeen, Leith & Clyde Shipping Co. (64 shares)

Vessel measured at Leith to ascertain weight, April 1856. Net tonnage 327.91 tons.

Certificate cancelled, vessel lost May 1857.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

19/4/1857: ‘THE QUEEN’ 1844, struck Carr Rock, beached at Crail and broke up 25/4/1857. Captain Murray. Described as a steam ship, paddle, wooden.

(Source: ‘Off Scotland’ Ian Whittaker)
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 186' x breadth 47' x depth 16'
Gross Tonnage: 614

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