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Name: ROYAL ARCH
Launched: 1862
Completed: 1862
Builder: Marshall Bros, Willington Quay
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 169grt, 77nrt, 121.2 x 19.8 x 10.8ft; (1869: 53nrt); (1871: 79nrt)
Engines: 2 x SL1cyl (33 x 48ins), 70nhp
Engines By: Marshall Bros, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 44711
History:
1862 John & Edward Prendiville (Mersey Original Steam Tug Co); registered at Liverpool
1871 Renamed KNIGHT OF THE CROSS
1882 Henry Woodger, Scarborough; registered at Scarborough
1888 Charles C Duncan, Middlesbrough; registered at Middlesbrough
1893 JH Andressen Successors, Porto, Portugal; renamed AGUIA
1915 Admiralty
03/1922 JH Andressen Successors, Porto, Portugal
No later history known
Comments: 1915: Purchased by The Admiralty & based at Mudros
1920: Portuguese source has her wrecked on the bar of the River Douro at Porto while towing the frigate ATLĀNTICA in February 1920
1922: Other report suggests a sale to the French Army


Above: AGUIA at Porto (Oporto, Portugal). Photo courtesy of David Asprey