Yard No. 1
ss BLANCHE

built by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow in 1863

(BLANCHE)

ss BLANCHE

Yard Number 1, was named BLANCHE when launched on Wednesday, 08/04/1863 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow , for H L Seligmann, Glasgow.

Her main engines were built by shipbuilder , she was powered by Steam simple 2Cy 40nhp 1scr ......... 1893 New engine installed by T. Wingate

She was wrecked on 15/07/1891

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1863
Ship Type: Iron steamship
Ship's Role: Collier.
Tonnage: 246grt (1872: 234g 145n)
Length: 121 feet (1872: 146.1 feet)
Breadth: 20 feet (1872: 20.1 feet)
Draught: (Depth) 12 feet (1872: 12.0 feet)
Owner History:
H L Seligmann, Glasgow
1864 M Langlands & Sons, Glasgow
18xx (foreign)
1872 Joseph Weatherley, John Mead & Edward Hussey, London
1889 Furness Withy.
1892 Osborn & Wallis.

Additional Information: O.N. 45963.
Completed May 1863
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph.

Wrecked on the Isle of Tudy on passage from Cardiff to Quimper, Brittany.

The original dimensions are taken from "Clyde and Other Coastal Steamers" by Duckworth & Langmuir, who quote the construction year in the fleet list as 1853 although correctly in the text as 1863. The builders are also incorrectly given as Tod & McGregor.
Further data from Ian Buxton.
Previous update by Bruce Allan