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Name: MERRY ANDREW
Launched:
Completed: 02/1853
Builder: Thomas & William Smith, North Shields
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 156grt, 65nrt, 109.6 x 18.6 x 10.1ft
Engines: 100nhp
Engines By: Armstrong
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number:
History:
19/02/1853 Charles J Bastard, Gosforth, Newcastle
28/03/1855 The Admiralty; renamed BUSTLER
1893 Unknown owner
Comments: 28/03/1855: Purchased for the Crimean War. Cost 5,500
Based at Chatham until sold in 1893
Thanks to David Asprey & Andreas von Mach for the above details