Launched: 1864
Completed: 07/1864
Builder: JT Eltringham, South Shields
Yard Number: 2
Dimensions: 95grt, 28nrt, 90.0 x 17.8 x 9.2ft
Engines: SL1cyl (36 x 48ins), 65nhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 48946
1864 Clyde Shipping Co Ltd (George J Kidston, manager); registered at Glasgow
08/1879 JP Rennoldson, South Shields
19/08/1879 John Wilkinson, Sunderland; registered at Sunderland
1888 Samuel & Swinton Stoddart, Sunderland
22/04/1897 Swinton, William & John Stoddart, Sunderland
06/02/1898 William & John Stoddart, Sunderland
13/04/1899 Thomas Cook, Sunderland
04/03/1907 George Godfrey, Liverpool
1908 Broken up.
Comments: 19/07/1867: Sank in the Clyde. Raised the next day & repaired.
08/1879: Purchased as a part exchange for the new FLYING SCOTSMAN
13/01/1880: Ran ashore near Marsden, Co Durham in thick fog
Later refloated but with considerable damage
23/04/1881: In collision with Scarborough coble JANE & ANN
29/04/1881: Ordered by a Scarborough court to pay 65 damages to the owners of the JANE & ANN in way of compensation.
19/10/1895: Assisted by paddle trawler BLACK WATCH (SN 1452) towed the seriously damaged DIAMOND into the Tyne; DIAMOND had previously collided with the AJAX some 15 miles off Souter Point, Co Durham. The AJAX sank and her crew were rescued by the DIAMOND except for the stewardess, Matilda Ericksen, who was asleep in her bunk.
04/03/1907: Converted to a barge
Thanks to Andrew Hall for the above news items
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