ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ABERDOUR
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1883
Official Number
84370
Description
Yard Number: 229
Registered at Aberdeen 13th March 1883

Subsequent Names: NIOBE

1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged
Engines 2 compound surface condensing 150 Horsepower, speed 9.5 knots, 2 steel boilers.
Crew space upper forecastle; poop - chief mate, 2nd mate, chief engineer, 2nd & 3rd engineer, engineer's messroom, steward.

Original owners: John Birnie Adam of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Adam Jnr., of Aberdeen, Alexander Chivas Adam of 17 Grace Church Street, City of London.
Thomas Adam Jnr., appointed managing owner 22/08/1884, subsequent sale of small shares to John Cardno Couper of Craigiebuckler (shipowner), Alexander Davidson of Desswood (advocate), Alexander Hall Wilson, Aberdeen (shipbuilder), Thomas Adam, Aberdeen (banker), Alexander Hepburn, Newcastle upon Tyne (consulting engineer), Francis Clarence Rechab Baker, Sligo (lieutenant, Royal Navy), George Collie, Aberdeen (advocate).

1885-86: Lloyd's Register of Shipping, master A. Taylor
1890-91: Master W. Wilson
1894-98: Master W. Keith
1899: Renamed NIOBE, owner Lauritzen, Esbjerg, Denmark
6 December 1909: As NIOBE, lost in collision off Cuxhaven on voyage Bremen-Seaham Harbour in ballast.

Daily News, 27/11/1883:
Lloyd's agents at Ferrol telegraphs 24 November that ABERDOUR, British steamer from Shields to Greece, put into Ferrol with machinery slightly deranged.

Standard (London), 26/6/1885:
Adam Brothers' steamer ABERDOUR arrived Millwall dock, London, from Smyrna. (Ismir, Turkey)

Western Mail, 29/9/1885:
Steamer ABERDOUR returned to the Tyne with machinery slightly deranged.

Dundee Courier, 8/11/1887:
South Shields - screw steamer ABERDOUR, of Aberdeen, arrived in Tyne from Lisbon. Chief mate reports their captain, Alexander Taylor, belonging to Aberdeen, took suddenly ill and died.

Standard, 6/1/1888:
London dock - Adam Brothers' steamer ABERDOUR arrived from Patras (Greece).

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12/3/1888:
ABERDOUR, steamer from Smyrna, when going up Cattewater at Plymouth to discharge, got propelled on a coal hulk's mooring chain, but was eventually cleared & now safely berthed.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 22/3/1889:
A Smyrna telegram states that the British steamer ABERDOUR, for London with general cargo, is ashore at Saint Jack's spit on a muddy bottom. Assistance has been sent. Another states that an ineffectual attempt has been made to tow her off & she must lighten 400 to 600 tons.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7/3/1898:
A Salonica (Greece) telegram says British steamer ABERDOUR, from Ergasteria (near Piraeus) in ballast, stranded last night in river Vardar mouth opposite Cape Kara. Salvage steamer gone to her assistance.
Owner
Adam & Company, Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 250 7/12' x breadth 34 1/12' x depth 17 5/6'
Gross Tonnage: 1519 ton
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