Yard Number 64 was named ASSAYE when launched on Thursday 06/08/1868 by Robert Steele & Company for J & W Stewart Greenock
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: Eastern and Colonial service
Tonnage: 1351 grt / 1281 nrt
Length: 227.4 feet
Breadth: 35.9 feet
Depth: 24 feet
J. & W. Stewart, Greenock
ASSAYE's final end is not entirely clear, except that she is recorded as having gone missing after 16/03/1890
Additional Information: O.N. 62060.
31/08/1868: Registered at Greenock.
Sister to the PARSEE, also built as a ship by Robert Steele in 1868.
Reduced to barque in the eighties.
16/02/1890: Left London for Wellington.
16/03/1890: Last spoken near the equator. Early in September, wreckage from her was found on the Chatham Islands.
Picture at above webpage
Previous updates by Bruce Biddulph, Stuart Cameron