Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joe Kerr

Gladstone LH 1053

Built 1875      J. T. Eltringham & Co Ltd, South Shields (Iron) as "Flying Meteor"
   
Yard No 50
   
Owner at New Clyde Shipping Co Ltd,  Glasgow (George J. Kidston manager)
   
ID no 73787
   
Launch Date 1875
   
Completed 10.1875
   
Gross Tons 125
   
Nett Tons 24
   
Engine 95hp   Side Lever L.2-cyl by  J P Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Length 116.8ft
   
Breadth 19.4ft
   
Depth 10.2
   
Owners  
1875 Registered at Glasgow
Undated Converted to Trawler. 
1882 Owned by William A. Watson, Sunderland (owner/manager)
1882 Glasgow registry closed.
1882 Registered at Sunderland SD 28
22.03.1883 Stranded East Side of Granton East Breakwater in heavy snow.  
03.04.1883 Refloated and salvaged by Mr Armit, Dundee (East Coast Salvage Co), two steam centrifuge pumps were used to keep her afloat until she reached Leith, where she will be docked for repairs.
1883 Owned by Joseph Henderson & J. McKean, Leith Edinburgh.   (1075)
07.07.1883 Ran a trial trip after her extensive repairs.
1883 Sunderland registry closed.
1883 Renamed "GLADSTONE".
1883 Registered at Leith 1053.
1890 Owned by Francis Warren North Shields (owner/manager)
1890 Leith registry closed.
1890 Renamed  "COMMODORE" and used as a tug in Dundee & then used as a pleasure steamer.
1890 Registered at Dundee.
11.12.1896 Wrecked after stranding on the Burn Stool Rock in St Andrews Bay
22.12.1896 Wreck put up for auction  (where she lies) by Richard Irvin, North Shields