Star of India

A wooden full-rigged ship built in 1861 by Alexander Stephen, Dundee. Dimensions 190'4"×34'2"×22'1" and tonnage 1102 GRT, 1040 NRT and 934 tons under deck.
1861 July
Launched at the shipyard of Alexander Stephen, Dundee, for Joseph Somes. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 43925 and signal TRBH.
Sailed from Dundee to Calcutta under command of Captain H. Morris.
1873 September 23 - January 1
Sailed from London to Lyttleton in 97 days. In the South Atlantic the Isabella Kerr, which was on fire, was assisted with provisions and medical health.
1874 July 31 - November 10
Sailed from London - Wellington in 102 days.
Owner: Merchant Shipping Company, London; Captain H.D. Roe [LR 1879-1888].
Sold to Captain Michelsen, Sandefjord, Norway.
Was abandoned in mid-Atlantic. The floating wreck was sighted south of the Equator by the barque Criffel on voyage from Cardiff to Tquique.


Updated 1998-06-23 by Lars Bruzelius

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