PEERLESS (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Iron
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbour & Dock Company
Master Carpenter:
James & Neil Currie
Original Owner and Location:
Andrew Heron & Thomas Dick, Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 57 x 70", 200hp direct acting trunk engines by Tulloch & Denny, Dunbarton, Scotland
Dimensions
Length:
175.6'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
478
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cape Hatteras.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
5 Nov 1861
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
In fleet of 48 vessels bound Hampton Roads for Port Royal, she foundered & sank in collision with STAR OF THE SOUTH who was attempting to assist.
History

1852 Prefabricated by Alexander Denny, Dunbarton, Scotland & assembled

Niagara, ONT.

1853, Jan 6 Launched Niagara, ONT; ran Niagara - Toronto, then Toronto - Lewiston.

1857 Taken over by Bank of Upper Niagara during panic of 1857.

1861, May 1 Owned J.T. Wright, New York City.

1861, October 17 Chartered by U.S. Quartermaster, used as transport on Atlantic Coast.

1861, Nov 5 Foundered, Atlantic Ocean.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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