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Yard No. 148

Yard Number 148 was named LOCH LONG when launched on Monday 20/11/1876 by J & G Thomson Clydebank for General Shipping Co (managers Aitken Lilburn & Company) Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1876
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: Wool clipper
Tonnage: 1261 g | 1203 nrt
Length: 228.5 feet
Breadth: 35.8 feet
Draught: 21.3 feet depth

Owner History:
General Shipping Co (managers, Aitken, Lilburn & Company), Glasgow

She was wrecked on 29/04/1903

Additional Information:
ON 76726.
1876: Completed December.
1903: Sailed for the Clyde from New Caledonia on 29th September with a cargo of nickel ore, but failed to arrive.
Presumably wrecked on Chatham Islands as wreckage which might have came from her was later found there. All hands lost including Capt. J Strachan.

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Photo supplied by Green Collection – State of Victoria Library