|Total Records: 1|
|Alcedo||British||Black Head Co Antrim||1892|
|Owner||John Milne & Sons, Montrose|
|Flag||British||Builder||Scott & Co, Bowling|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||105 | 20 | 8.7|
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style|
|Wreck Location||Gobbins Cliffs Islandmagee Black Head Co Antrim|
|Cause||Ran Aground||Crew Lost|
|Position||54.48 N / 05.41W||Passengers Lost|
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LAUNCHES AND TRIAL TRIPS
On Wednesday the 30th ult The Steamer Alcedo went down the river on her trial trip and at the measured mile on the Gareloch the speed attained was 9 1/4 knots per hour, the vessel is 105 feet long and 20 feet beam with a carrying capacity of 180 tons
She has been built to the order of Messrs Milne & Company, Montrose by Messrs Scott & Company Bowling, and her engines which are of the compound surface condensing type with cylinders 12in and 23in diameter by 18in stroke with boiler made for 120lb pressure have been constructed by Mr William Kemp Glasgow.
During the trial the engines wrought well and Mr Milne who was on board expressed him self highly satisfied as the speed was in excess of that expected. After adjusting compasses the vessel proceeded to the Queens dock Glasgow to load her first cargo for carrickfergus.
Glasgow Herald,January 2, 1892
THE SHIPPING CASUALTY BLACKHEAD.
The effort to raise the steamer Alcedo which went ashore at Blackhead early in January last have proved unsuccessful. The vessel was on a maiden voyage from the Clyde to Carrickfergus with coal when she went ashore in thick weather. The under-writers afterwards disposed of her as she lay, by public auction and the purchasers since spent considerable time and expense in trying to float her.
The operation proved more difficult than was anticipated the stern part of the vessel having been embedded about ten feet in clay.
During the recent easterly winds the hull parted forward and a portion of the deck was carried away. It is to he hoped that the engines may be got out before any serious injury befalls them.
The Belfast Newsletter Wednesday. February 24, 1892
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