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SLSA: PRG 1373/24/19

The iron ship 'The Douglas', 1428 tons, moored in an unidentified port(1), was built 1869 by T. Royden and Sons, Liverpool. she was built as an auxiliary screw steamship but her engine was removed after a short time.

Owned by W & R Wright, she was registered in Liverpool and visited New Zealand occasionally under charter to Shaw Savill and/or New Zealand Shipping.

 

The DOUGLAS departed London on 2 July, 1874 and arrived in Wellington on 22 October, 1874. Captain Wilson was in command.

Note:
1. Probably a UK port - the two iron paddle tugs visible are Cambria and Punch.

2. There was also a barque named Douglas of 380 tons, built 1862

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