ss CITY OF GLASGOW

ss CITY OF GLASGOW
built by Tod & McGregor Glasgow,
Yard No 57

Propulsion: single screw speed 9 knots
Launched: Thursday, 28/02/1850
Built: 1850
Ship Type: Passenger liner
Ship's Role: Liverpool - Philadelphia route
Tonnage: 1609 grt
Length: 227 feet
Breadth: 34 feet
Owner History:
Tod & McGregor, Glasgow.
1850: Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia (Richardson Bros & Partners mgt).
Status: Went Missing After - 01/03/1854

Remarks:
1850: Completed April.
Built as a speculation to demonstrate the benefits of screw over paddle. After watching the progress of the CITY OF GLASGOW which the builders were running themselves between Glasgow and New York, Inman purchased the ship as he realised its great advantages. William Inman assumed sole control in 1854. 52, 1st and 85, 2nd class passengers when built, increased to 130, cabin and 400, 3rd class in 1852.
The ship went missing after sailing from Liverpool on the 1st March 1854 carrying emigrants to Philadelphia. 480 lost.

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
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Last updated: by Bruce Allan from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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