Yard No. 19

built by Russell & Co Port Glasgow in 1879



Yard Number 19, was named CROMARTYSHIRE when launched on Wednesday, 06/08/1879 by Russell & Co Port Glasgow , for Thomas Law & Co, Glasgow..

She was wrecked on 24/10/1906

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1879
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: Cargo.
Tonnage: 1554 grt
Length: 248.8 feet
Breadth: 38.1 ft
Depth: 22.8 ft
Owner History:
Thomas Law & Co, Glasgow.

Additional Information:
Official Number 82253.
29/08/1879 Registered Glasgow.

04/07/1898 Collided with and sank the CGT liner LA BOURGOGNE off the Newfoundland Banks, resulting in the loss of 571 passengers and all the officers of the liner.

01/09/1901 On a voyage from Leith to Port Elizabeth, she was abandoned on fire off Mossel Bay, but subsequently retrieved.

22/10 /1906 Leaving Antofagasta to load at Iquique, on the 24th she went ashore and was wrecked at Tetus Point on Printabu Island.

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph.