ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ROYAL WILLIAM
Construction
WOOD
Type
STEAM PACKET
Date
1831
Description
Rig: SCHOONER

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1832, 1833: Owners Leith, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow Shipping Co.; Master J. Pearson; Steam Packet / Schooner; Single Deck; Destined Voyage Leith - London.
1839: No reference.

Devonport Journal, 30/01/1834:
The ROYAL WILLIAM, steamer, McDougall Master, sailed with troops for Portugal.

Preston Chronicle, 15/03/1834:
The ROYAL WILLIAM, steamer, in the Service of the Queen of Portugal, has arrived at Portsmouth from Lisbon, having performed the passage in 5 days.

Caledonian Mercury, 30/10/1834:
The ROYAL WILLIAM, steamer, has been purchased for the use of the young Queen of Spain and has been armed for the protection of the North Coast of that country.

Belfast Newsletter, 24/03/1835:
Beautiful display of meteor on board ROYAL WILLIAM steamer on her voyage London - Leith.

Caledonian Mercury, 15/07/1837:
The splended steamer ROYAL WILLIAM, Capt. Andrew Richardson, arrived at Leith after pleasant passage 43 hours.

Caledonian Mercury, 30/06/1838:
During celebrations of Coronation of Queen Victoria, sailor named William Smith, of ROYAL WILLIAM, while firing a gun aboard had his left arm so shattered that it was cut off near the shoulder iin Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Caledonian Mercury, 10/01/1839:
Captain and ship's company of ROYAL WILLIAM steamer, on passage London - Leith, saved the lives of 12 seamen belonging to the brig THETIS - happened on a Sunday. Managers, aware one of their vessels is always at sea on Sunday have furnished a bible to each seaman and arranged with Mr. Thomson of the Floating Chapel for Divine Service before sailing.

Aberdeen Journal, 28/01/1846:
ROYAL WILLIAM steamer, after very quick passage from London, struck on the Black Rocks, signals were immediately made to shore and a small steamer brought away the passengers in safety to Leith, leaving their luggage behind.

Morning Chronicle, 31/10/1846:
In a gale from the North East ROYAL WILLIAM, steamer, broke her moorings at Leith and went ashore. The gale moderating, she was got off without damage.

Shipbuilder
DUFFUS
Owner
Leith, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow Shipping Co.
Dimensions
Registered Tonnage: 307 ton

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