ps TYNWALD

ps TYNWALD
built by Robert Napier Govan,
Yard No 19
Engines by Robert Napier, Govan
Propulsion: Steam paddle wheels 280hp
Launched: Tuesday, 28/04/1846
Built: 1846
Ship Type: Iron paddle steamer
Tonnage: 700t (1866: 527grt 277nrt)
Length: 188.2 feet
Breadth: 28.0 feet
Draught: 15.9 feet depth
Owner History:
Isle of Man Steam Packet Co, Douglas
1866Edward Gawn, Thomas Bridson & Alexander Spittal, Douglas
Status: Scrapped - 1868

Remarks:
ON 21921
She cost the Steam Packet Company 21,000.
Her huge figurehead was of a Manx Scandinavian King in armour.
In the winter of 1850 she was chartered to go to the Mediterranean and calls included Gibraltar, Genoa and Leghorn; she made the round trip in 30 days.
In 1866 she was sold to Clyde shipbuilders Caird & Co for 5000 in part payment for the Tynwald (II) which they were building.
Broken up at Liverpool

Photo supplied by Stuart Cameron
Previous update by Colin Campbell

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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