Despatch LH

Built 1862  Barclay Curle & Co Ltd,   Glasgow  (Iron)
Yard No 95
Owner at New Robert Barclay / John  Inkster & Alexander Blackwood, Leith Edinburgh (Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co)
ID no 44953
Launch Date 05.1862
Completed 06.1862
Gross Tons 63
Nett Tons 20
Engine 30 hp Side Lever  L.1-cyl by Barclay Curle & Co Ltd,   Glasgow
Length 76.3ft
Breadth 15.6ft
Depth 7.3ft


06.1862 Registered at Leith
Pre1875 Owned by Thomas Buchanan / Alexander Blackwood & Donald Currie, Leith Edinburgh. (Donald Currie owner/manager)
09.10.1876 Advertised for sale by private bargain in the Scotsman (passenger certificate included).
1876 Owned by Henry Burrel & Hans Fischer, Grangemouth.
1879 Owned by James Henry Ward Culleford & Others , Sunderland (Joseph Siddell,manager)
19.11.1879 Sunk by S.S. "J.M. Lennard"  (400g/1875) while trawling off Seaham. One man drowned (Dixon). Skipper Benjamin Swinhoe and five other crewmen rescued by "J.M. Lennard".  At the subsequent Board of Trade inquiry the First mate of the "J.M. Lennard" was found to be negligent and his certificate was suspended for 6 months.