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Yard No. 087

Yard Number 087 was named LOCH ARD when launched on Saturday 11/01/1873 by Charles Connell & Company Scotstoun for Aitken Lilburn & Co Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1873
Ship Type: 3 masted Ship
Tonnage: 1693 tons
Length: 262.7 feet
Breadth: 38.3 feet

Owner History:
Aitken Lilburn & Co Glasgow

She was wrecked on 01/06/1878

Additional Information: An extremely unlucky ship! She lost her masts twice
one her maiden voyage and then on her second voyage starting January 26th 1874. Her third proved to be even more unlucky and her last. She departed Gravesend under Captain Gibb bound for Australia. After ninety days sailing she wrecked at Curdles Point, 27 miles from Cape Otway, Victoria on the above date between five and six o'clock in the morning. Only two people were saved out of 52 aboard. A miss Carmichael who was saved by an apprentice Thomas Pearce.
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