1881 UK Census - Ships at sea

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1881 UK Census - Ships at sea

Post by Hughie » Fri May 24, 2019 11:31 pm

Had this from way back during my family research days. Thought it might help other researchers as it contains details on local seamen. The vessel is the Iberia and it was enroute to South Africa?

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Re: 1881 UK Census - Ships at sea

Post by wmh » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:42 pm

IBERIA 1873
was a 4,689 gross ton ship, length 433.4ft x beam 45ft, two funnels, three masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw and a speed of 14 knots. Accommodation for 100-1st, 150-2nd and 340-3rd class passengers. Built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow, she was launched for Pacific Steam Nav. Co's Valparaiso service on 6th Dec.1873. Her maiden voyage from Liverpool to South America started on 21st Oct.1874, her completion having been delayed by strikes. On 12th May 1880 she started her first London - Suez - Melbourne - Sydney voyage for the joint Orient Line/PSNCo service. In 1883 she was used as a Government Transport in the Egyptian Campaigns and on 25th Jan.1883 was placed on regular Australia sailings. She reverted to Liverpool - Valparaiso sailings on 11th Jun.1890 and in 1893 was fitted with new engines, and her sailing rigging removed. Scrapped at Genoa in 1903. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.8, Pacific Steam Navigation Co]

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Re: 1881 UK Census - Ships at sea

Post by Scott's » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm

1 July 1875 aboard "Jane" age 29 Alexander Bannatyne 127 Glasgow St,Ardrossan

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