SAMUEL PLIMSOLL

SAMUEL PLIMSOLL WAS BUILT IN 1873 FOR THE ABERDEEN LINE IN ABERDEEN BY WALTER HOOD & CO.SHE WAS A IRON  VESSEL OF 1,520 TONS.

 THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY - GEORGE THOMPSON  -  NAMED THIS VESSEL AFTER SAMUEL PLIMSOLL ( HE OF THE FAMOUS PLIMSOLL LOAD LINE FOR VESSELS )  BASICALLY FOR THE KIND COMMENTS MADE BY PLIMSOLL I.E THAT THE ABERDEEN LINE UNLIKE ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES DID NOT LOAD THEIR VESSELS DEEPLY.

IN 1875 WHILE IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL SHE COLLIDED WITH THE ENRICA AND SANK HER, SAMUEL PLIMSOLL WAS NOT DAMAGED .SHE WAS ON VOYAGE TO MELBOURNE WITH 361 EMIGRANTS ONBOARD

IN 1880 SHE WAS DISMASTED DURING A STORM HER TOP FOREMAST BREAKING.HER RIGGING WAS CUT AWAY AND THROWN OVERBOARD AND SHE CONTINUED INTO SYDNEY

 IN 1899 SHE CAUGHT FIRE WHILE AT ANCHOR IN THE THAMES, SHE WAS SCUTTLED TO PUT THE FIRE OUT.

LATER SHE WAS RAISED, REPAIRED AND SOLD TO SHAW SAVILL & ALBION IN 1900

SHE WAS USED ON  THEIR NEW ZEALAND RUN.

IN 1902 SHE LEFT GLASGOW FOR DUNEDIN ENCOUNTERING  HEAVY WEATHER AND SUSTAINED A LOT OF DAMAGED AND BEING DISMASTED AGAIN WITH THE MAIN & MIZZEN MASTS GOING OVER THE SIDE

SHE WAS TAKEN INTO TOW BY THE "OMAPERE" AND TAKEN TO GISBORNE ROADS. LATER THE "HAWEA" TOWED HER TO PORT CHALMERS.

 SHE WAS CONSIDERED AS NOT BEING WORTH REPAIRING. SHE WAS TOWED TO AUSTRALIA, WHERE SHE WAS USED AS A COAL BARGE. 

SAMUEL PLIMSOLL  

SAMUEL PLIMSOLL  WITH HER FORETOPMAST MISSING AND THE RIGGING MISSING HAVING BEEN CUT AWAY AND THROWN OVERBOARD AFTER THE VESSEL WAS DISMASTED IN 1880

 

SAMUEL PLIMSOLL  

SAMUEL PLIMSOLL BEING TOWED INTO GISBOURNE ROADS ? AFTER BEING DISMASTED AGAIN IN 1902 POSSIBLY DUE TO HER BEING PUSHED TO HARD BY HER NEW MASTER ( THE SECOND TUGS FUNNEL IS VISIBLE MIDSHIPS )

 

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