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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Alcedo   British  Black Head Co Antrim  1892 

Alcedo : 
Owner John Milne & Sons, Montrose 
Flag British  Builder Scott & Co, Bowling 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1891 
Official No 98686  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 164 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 105 | 20 | 8.7
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location Gobbins Cliffs Islandmagee Black Head Co Antrim 
Date Lost 07/01/1892  Captain  
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position 54.48 N / 05.41W  Passengers Lost   
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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 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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