Sorabjee Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy
An iron barque built in 1864 by Laird Brothers, Birkenhead.
Dimensions 63,20×10,74×6,77 meters [207'2"×35'2"×22'2"] and 1199 GRT, 1199 NRT and 1136 tons under deck.
- 1864 December
- Launched at the shipyard of Laird Bros, Birkenhead, for J. Parsons, Liverpool.
Assigned the official British Reg. No. 51433 and signal JTSQ.
- Sold to the British Shipowners Co. and was renamed British India.
- Sold to R.W. Leyland & Co., Liverpool.
- Laid up at Leith for a period of time.
- 1893 December 11
- Left Leith with a cargo of coal for Rio de Janeiro under command of Captain Roberts who had replaced Captain Whiteside.
- 1894 January 19
- Abandoned with the coal cargo on fire some 30 miles NW of Madeira. Spontaneous combustion of "channel coal" had never previously been recorded.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Walker, David: Champion of Sail. R.W. Leyland and his Shipping
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1986. 4to, 191 pp, ill.
Updated 1997-05-16 by
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