The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ospray (1848)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
35875
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Glasgow
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
274
Final Disposition
How:
Wrecked By Ice
History

Previous Registration: British (1853)

Later Registration: Newfoundland (1869)

122x23x14 Owned by "Cunard Colonial Line" 1850; Baine Johnston & Co., St. John's Nfld. 1868; S. March, St. John's 1871. Built by Caird, Port Glasgow Scotland 1848. Engine 36x24 by builder. Arrived Halifax from United Kingdom 26/07/48. At first used in Cunard Line feeder service Halifax-St. John's; Newfoundland coastal service and sealing after 1864. Crushed in ice and wrecked on seal hunt 02/04/74, 5 killed. "An old crazy vessel and considered unsafe".

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Ospray (1848)