Yard Number 1 was named BLANCHE when launched on Wednesday 08/04/1863 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow for H L Seligmann Glasgow
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)
H L Seligmann, Glasgow
1864 M Langlands & Sons, Glasgow
1872 Joseph Weatherley, John Mead & Edward Hussey, London
1889 Furness Withy.
1892 Osborn & Wallis.
Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Steam simple 2Cy 40nhp 1scr ......... 1893 New engine installed by T. Wingate
She was wrecked on 15/07/1891
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