SS Blanche (1863)

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Name: SS Blanche
Owner:
  • 1863 H L Seligmann, Glasgow
  • 1864 M Langlands & Sons, Glasgow
  • 18xx (foreign)
  • 1872 Joseph Weatherley, John Mead & Edward Hussey, London
  • 1889 Furness Withy.
  • 1892 Osborn & Wallis
Builder: A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Scotland
Yard number: 1
Launched: Wednesday, 8 April 1863
Fate: Wrecked on 15 July 1891
General characteristics
Type: Iron steamship - collier
Tonnage: 246grt (1872: 234grt, 145net)
Length: 121 feet (1872: 146.1 feet)
Beam: 20 feet (1872: 20.1 feet)
Draught: (Depth) 12 feet (1872: 12.0 feet)
Propulsion: Steam

SS Blanche was the first ship built at A and J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow and launched in 1863 with Yard No 1. She was initially owned by H L Seligmann, Glasgow, who sold her in 1864 to M Langlands & Sons, Glasgow. She was wrecked on 15 July 1891 on the Isle of Tudy on her passage from Cardiff to Quimper, Brittany.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Asprey, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Biddulph and Bruce Allan Shipping Times: Launched 1863: SS Blanche.