Category:Darling Downs (ship, 1852)

ShipEdit

  • Type: Barque rigged screw steamer, converted to sail
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: C.J. Mare & Co, Blackwall
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date:
  • Date of completion: 1852
  • Length over all: 78.8 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 12.2 m
  • Draught: m
  • GRT: at various times as 2,080, 2,242, 2,428, 1634 and 1,715 tons.
  • DWT:
  • NET:
  • Sail area:
  • Main engine: Steam, by Maudsley, Sons & Field 300 horse-power engine. But converted from steam to sail
  • Speed: 10.5 kn
  • TEU:
  • Reefer points:

HistoryEdit

  • 1852 Named: CALCUTTA for the General Screw Steamship Company Services to the Mediterranean, India, Australia and the USA Flag: United Kingdom
  • 1854 Made a single round voyage between Southampton, Port Phillip and Sydney
  • 1857 Transferred to the South America service
  • 1859 Sold to the Anglo-Luso-Brazilian Royal Mail Steam Nav. Co., Renamed: PORTUGAL Employed on the Milford Haven(later Liverpool) - Lisbon - South America service. Flag: Portugal
  • 1861 Sold, Renamed: CALCUTTA. Engines removed and re-rigged as a ship (square rigged on each mast).
  • Sold to Taylor, Sons & Co (formerly Taylor, Bethell & Roberts), London. Renamed: DARLING DOWNS
  • 12.05.1887 Collision near the Nore lightship and sank.

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