ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
Name Tons Year
ADELAIDE - iron scew steamer-
1,859 1852 Millwall
Im 1853, made one return voyage
In 1854, taken by the Government as a
transport in the Crimean War. in 1860
the vessel was sold.
"The new screw steamer Adelaide."
ILN, Vol. 21 1852(Jul-Dec), pg. 504
AMAZON - wooden hull paddle steamer , 2,256t 1851 Blackwall
Destroyed by fire early in her
maiden voyage to the West Indies in
January 1852. Of
163 on board only 59 survived, This
tragedy led to
acceptance of iron hull vessels for the carriage of mail.
"The Royal Mail Packet
Company ship Amazon Burnt on
ILN, Vol.20. 1852
ANTELOPE - iron auxiliary scew steamer -
600t 1846 Liverpool.
The first of a projected
eight vessels for the
Brazil trade. In 1852, with
the Australian gold
rush at its height the vessel
was purchased by a
Liverpool Partnership for
the Australian trade
She made a return vvoyage
to Melbourne in
1853. The Lloyds Register
has her in the
Australian trade up to 1858
"The Antelope Australian steam-shp"
ILN, Vol. 22, 1853(Jan-Jun), pg.96
ARGO- iron screw steamer
1,815t 1853 London.
In 1853 and 1854,
the vessel made two
Southampton-Melbourne-Sydney. In 1855
became a Crimean War
transport. In 1859
she was wrecked in
"The steam-ship Argo
in a cyclone off
the Island of
ILN, Vol. 23, 1853 (Jul-Dec), pg. 400
BOSPHOROUS - iron screw steamer -
445t 1849 Blackwall, In 1854 made one return
to Melbourne and
Sydney returning via the Cape
for the General
Screw Steam Shiiping Co.
She was sold in 1859'
and was wrecked in 1867
at the Cape Colony.
screw propeller steam
ILN, Vol. 15, 1849(Jul-Dec), pg. 156
CLEOPATRA - iron screw steaner -
1,500t 1852, Dumbarton. In 1852, made a
voyage from Liverpool to Adelaude, .
Melbourne and Sydney.
"The new Australian steam ship Cleopatra."
ILN, Vol. 21, 1852(Jul-Dec), pg. 181
CROESUS - iron screw steamer -
1853 Blackwall. In 1854,
made one return
Southampton to Melbourne and Sydney
General Screw Steam Shipping Co. Became
trooptransport in the Crimean War, and in
destroyed by fire in the
Gulf opf Genoa.
"The Croesus leaving
Portsmouth harbour with
the Wiltshire Militia onboard."
ILN Vol.26, 1855(Jan-Jun), pg. 276
ERL KING - iron auxiliary screw steamer -
'The auxiliary screw steamer Erl
Glasgow for theAustralian and China trade."
ILN, Vol. 48, 1866(Jan-Jun), pg. 104
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GREAT BRITAIN - iro screw steamer
Britain steam-ship to be
Bristol next Wednesday July 10."
ILN, Vol.. 3, 1843(Jul-Dec), pg. 95.
GREAT BRITAIN 22,500t 1843 Bristol
(1852, with four masts)
"The Great Britain
steam ship "
ILN Vol. 20, 1852(Jan-Jun), pg.165.
GREAT EASTERN - iro paddle and screw steamer
"Shipping the Atlantic telegraph
on board the Great Eastern."
46, 1865(Jan-Jun), pg
GREAT VICTORIA -iron screw steamer
"The screw steamer Great
Victoria one of a line of
steam-clippers to Australia established by Messrs. Baines
Co, of Liverpool."
ILN, Vol. 43, 1863(Jul-Dec), pg. 393.
HELENA SLOMAN - 1850 Hull
Owned by Robert Sloman of Hamburg
She was put in the Haburg- Hull service.
She was abandoned at sea on her third
voyage in this service.
Tne Helena Sloman
ILN, Vol. 17, 1850(Jul-Dec), pg.53
HIMALAYA- iron screw steamer
3438t 1853 Blackwall
Himalaya steam ship."
ILN, Vol. 24, 1854(Jan-Jun), pg. 48
HIMALAYA- as a troop-ship in in 1860
Taken by the Government as a
the Crimean War she was subsequently
purchased by the Admiralty and used as
troop-ship, with the
Armstrong batteries for China"
ILN, Vol. 36, 1860(Jan-Jun),
IBERIA - wood hull paddle steamer --
516t 1836 London. In 1837
a monthly mail serice London-Oporto-
"The steam ship Iberia
'Cuningham's patent topsail'."
ILN, Vol 18,
1851(Jan-Jun), pg. 207
JOHN ELDER - iron steamer
Glasgow - Named as a tribute
for Elder's development of the compound
engine and its
importance to steam navigation.
"The steam-ship John Elder for the
and Valparaiso Line"
1871(Jan-Jun), pg. 249
MELBOURNE (ex-HMS GREENOCK)
iron screw steamer -
illustrations of the ship's
a hospital ship. After 1858,
converted to a sailing vessel.
ILN, Vol. 36, 1860(Jan-Jun), pg. 53
MOOLTAN - 2,152t 1861 London
Peninsular and Oriental Company's
ILN, Vol. 39, 1861(Jul-Dec),
- iron screw steamer
528t 1851 Dumbarton
"The Nile, scew steam ship wrecked
off Godeevy Point."
ILN, Vol.25, 1854 (Jul-Dec),
NORTHUMBERLAND - iron screw steamer
1.898t 1871 London - 1882 sold to Shaw Savill
& Albion Co and converted to sail
"The Northumberland Money Wigram
London to Melbourne."
ILN, Vol.. 60, 1872(Jan-Jun), pg. 121
ORIENT - iron screw steamer -
5,386 1879 Glasgow
steam ship Orient ot the
Navigation Company's line for Australia."
ILN, Vol. 75, 1879(Jul-Dec), pg. 317
ORMUZ -steel screw steamer
"The Orieni Line steam-ship Ormuz."
ILN Vol. 90, 1887(Jan-Jun), pg. 559
PRINCE - iron auxiliary screw steamer
2,710t 1854 Blackwall
Chartered on completion as a transport ffor
the Crimean War.. Lost in agale in the
in November 1854
"The screw stean-ship Prince, wrecked
off Balaclava harbour."
1854(Jul-Dec), pg. 612
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
- iron screw steamer -
1,825t 1852 Blackwall - Built for the Australian trade. Made
voyage in 1854 to Melbourne and Sydney. Sold
and renamed in
1859 and resold and renamed twice more.
1861, converted to sail
by thelast owners. 1885 wrecked.
"The General Screw
Steam Ship Company's new vessel
Vol. 20, 1852(Jan-Jun), pg. 413
QUEEN OF THE THAMES
-iron screw steamer
2,617t 1870 Glasgow. Devitt & Moore's
1871, wrecked off the
Cape Colony in the return lourney
from her maiden
"The new steam-ship Queen of the Thames."
ILN, Vol. 57,
ROYAL CHARTER -
auxiliary iron screw steamer --
2,719t 1855 Chester - In 1859,returning from a
second voyage to Melbourne, she anchored in a
gale off the coast of Anglsey. Ihe cables parted
and she was
"The Liverpool and
Company's new steam-clipper Royal Charter."
1855(Jul-Dec), pg. 765
- auxiliary iron screw steamer -
2342t 1967 Blackwall. From 1867 t0 1880, on the
London to Melbourne
and Sdney run. 1881, sold ,
conveted to sail.
"The auxiliary screw
iron ship Somersetshire,
for the Australian trade.".
ILN , Vol. 51,
1867(Jul-Dec), pg. 200
SYDNEY - iron screw steamer -
1,391t 1852 Dumbarton .nt. In 1852 and 1853 made
1854 taken up as a
transport for the Crimean War. 1857,
sold to the East India
Company, 1863 sold to the British
Indis S.N. Co. I866,
sold to the Egyptian Government...
steam-ship Sydney built for the
Australian Royal Mail Steam Navigatopn Company.:
ILN, Vol. 22,
1871 London. built by
R & H
Creen for the compamy's shipping
their India service. The ship
The vessel foundered
after being abandoned
on a voyage
Orleans to Bremen in Dec.
1885. It was
carrying a cargo of
cotton and maize.
"The screw steam-ship Viceroy for the Suez Canal"
ILN, Vol. 59,
1871(Jul-Dec), pg. 368
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