ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALERT
Construction
WOOD FRAME, CARVEL BUILT
Type
SCREW STEAMER
Date
1872
Official Number
65087
Description
Date of Build/Launch: May 1872
Owner: Presslie & Co.

2-masted steamer
Aberdeen coaster

Description:
1 deck, 2 masts, fore and aft rigged, round stern, carvel built, no galleries or figurehead, wood frame, screw steamer. 2 engines, condensing made by Presslie and Leys of Aberdeen. Diameter of cylinders 14", length of stroke 1'2". 35hp.
Subscribing Owners:
James Presslie, engineer and John Gash, metal broker, both Aberdeen, joint owners of 64 shares.
(Source: Aberdeen Shipping Register (Aberdeen City Archives))

1873: Master Bissett.
1874/75: Master N. Sloan; Owner J. Whitney; Voyage Aberdeen - Liverpool.
1876/77/78: Owner E. Hanson; Registered Liverpool.
1880/81: Owner E. Hanson; Registered Liverpool.
1882/83/84: Not listed in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
1903: Re-engined and re-boilered.
1913: Registered in Falmouth 1890, rebuilt, new depth 8.6'; net tonnage 43 tons; gross tonnage 90 tons; Owner Walter Forster, 64 Malvern Road, Beestonhill, Leeds. In August 1913 Mr Walter Foster of Leeds sold the ALERT.
Shipbuilder
HUMPHREY
Dimensions
length 81' x breadth 19 3/6' x depth 9 1/3'
Registered Tonnage: 95 ton (70 ton according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

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