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GARELOCH

GARELOCH WAS A IRON  VESSEL OF 1,177 TONS BUILT IN 1873 AT GLASGOW

SHE WAS  OWNED BY DOBIE OF GLASGOW ( MAYBE NOT THE FIRST OWNERS P RINTOUL PROBABLY WERE ) SHE HAD BEEN REGISTERED IN GLASGOW AND HAD BEEN LAUNCHED IN 1873.HER SHIPS MASTER WAS CAPTAIN W GREENWOOD

 SHE WAS CHARTERED BY SHAW SAVILLE & ALBION IN 1874, SAILING FROM GRAVESEND TO PORT CHALMERS.SHE ALSO VISITED NEW ZEALAND IN 1880 AND 1882, PRESUMABLY UNDER A SHAW SAVBILLE & ALBION CHARTER.

 AROUND THIS TIME THERE WAS ANOTHER VESSEL WITH A SIMILAR NAME ENGAGED ON THE IMMIGRANT TRADE A STEAM VESSEL CALLED GAIRLOCH, WHICH TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE WAS NEVER CHARTERED BY SHAW SAVILLE & ALBION.


 

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