Clyde (ship)

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Name: Clyde
Owner: Nourse Line
Builder: Russell & Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland
Launched: 25 July 1894
General characteristics
Class and type: Iron hulled sailing ship
Tons burthen: 1,840 tons
Length: 270.9 ft (82.6 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draught: 22.5 ft (6.9 m)

The Clyde was a 1,840-ton, iron sailing ship with a length of 270.9 feet (82.6 m), breadth of 39 feet (12 m) and depth of 22.5 feet (6.9 m). She was built by Russell & Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland, for the Nourse Line, and named after the River Clyde flowing through Glasgow, and launched on 25 July 1894. The Clyde was the last ship built for the Nourse Line. 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
Fiji 1 June 1897 670 n/a
Trinidad 16 February 1902 574 4
Suriname 14 December 1904 n/a n/a

On 9 March 1906 she ran aground at Cape Hatteras, en route from Barbados to New York. She was refloated on 9 May 1906 and taken to New York for repairs. On 31 July 1906 she was sold to M & G.R. Clover of London. She was resold a number of times to different Norwegian owners and broken up in 1924.

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