|Owner:||J.G. Potter & Company, Liverpool|
|Builder:||William Simons & Company, Renfrew|
|Launched:||29 August 1874|
|Acquired:||Nourse Line, 26 November 1880|
|Fate:||Wrecked 23 March 1893|
|Class and type:||Iron-hulled sailing ship|
|Tons burthen:||1,589 tons|
|Length:||80.1 m (263 ft)|
|Beam:||12.3 m (40 ft)|
|Draught:||7.0 m (23.0 ft)|
Allanshaw was a 1,589 ton, iron sailing ship with a length of 80.1 metres (263 ft), beam of 12.3 metres (40 ft) and draught of 7.0 metres (23.0 ft). She was built by William Simons & Company of Renfrew for the J.G. Potter & Company of Liverpool and launched on 29 August 1874. She was bought by the Nourse Line on 26 November 1880. She was a fast ship, making the run from London to Sydney in 65 days. On 2 October 1882 she arrived in Australia with new immigrants.
She was primarily used for the transportation of Indian indentured labourers to the colonies. Details of some of these voyages are as follows:
|Destination||Date of Arrival||Number of Passengers||Deaths During Voyage|
|Guyana||23 August 1888||unknown||unknown|
|Fiji||17 June 1890||573||n/a|
|Trinidad||13 December 1890||658||4|
|Trinidad||12 October 1892||636||5|
- Perry, F. W. (1991). Nourse Line. World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-62-2.
- Lubbock, Basil (1981). Coolie ships and oil sailors. Brown, Son & Ferguson. ISBN 0-85174-111-8.
- "Indian Immigrant Ship List". rootsweb.com. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- "Nourse Line". The Fleets. The Ships List. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
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