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Yard No. 24

Yard Number 24 was named TOWN OF DROGHEDA when launched on by William Simons & Co Greenock for Saint George Smith & others (Drogheda Steam Packet Company) Drogheda

Ship Particulars:
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

Her main engines were built by Scott, Sinclair & Co, Greenock. , she was powered by Steam. Paddle. 110 nhp

TOWN OF DROGHEDA finally foundered on 1849

Additional Information:
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