TOWN OF DROGHEDA
built by William Simons & Co Greenock,
Yard No 24
Engines by Scott, Sinclair & Co, Greenock.
Propulsion: Steam. Paddle. 110 nhp
Launched : 1826
Built: 1826
Ship Type: Paddle steamer, wood.
Ship's Role: Passenger service.
Tonnage: 185 tons (1835: 234t)
Length: 124 feet (1835: 139ft 2in)
Breadth: 23 feet
Owner History:
Saint George Smith & others (Drogheda Steam Packet Company), Drogheda
1848 ??, Greenock
Status: Foundered - 1849

Remarks:
There is some confusion over the name of this vessel and she has been referred to as DROGHEDA at some time.
Opened the Drogheda to Liverpool service 26 November 1826.
Sold in 1848 and converted to sail.
Foundered and abandoned about 100 miles east of Gibraltar.

Additional data from Bill Harvey and Ian Buxton.
Previous update by Bruce Allan

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




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