- Ownership Notes
- Built in England, assembled in Kingston; plates & frames shipped from Limehouse by Fairbain, 1841.
- British Admiralty stated "First iron war ship in the world".
- 19' 6"
- 9' 10"
- Tonnage Old Style
- 150 or 174
History and Notes
- 1846, May 14 Lengthened 30' at Fowler & Hood Marine Railway, Kingston, ONT.
- 1851 Owned T.F. Parke, Amherstburg, ONT.
- 1852-53 Rebuilt with upper deck cabins, Amherstburg.
- 1855 Owned Captain Tom Chilvers, Detroit, MI, for Detroit River Ferry Service.
- 1862 Rebuilt as ferry at Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit; 123 x 20 x 9', 204 60/95 tons; owned George J. Tellers, Detroit.
- 1862 Owned Hinckley, Chicago, IL; US16465.
- 1864 Owned E.B. Ward et al, Detroit.
- 1865 Rebuilt.
- 1865 Owned Jewel & Co., Detroit.
- 1866 Owned J. Craig, Detroit; steamer; 213.65 gross tons.
- 1868, Apr 6 To be converted to propeller; 2 small engines.
- 1868, May 15 Origional machinery removed to convert to propeller, Toledo, OH.
- 1868 Owned John P. Clark, Detroit.
- 1870 Listed as barge.
- 1870, Oct 30 Parted tow line to tug CLEMATIS in gale off Point Aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron.
- 1871 Owned at Detroit; renamed SIR JAMES KEMPT.
- 1875, Nov 20 Burned, Buffalo, NY.
- 1884, Jul 6 Blown up at Kingston, ONT to celebrate Dominion Day.
- W.R. Williams
- Newspaper Clippings
- National Archives
- List of Merchant Vessels of the United States
- Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- F.E. Hamilton
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Donald V. Baut
- David T. Glick
- David Swayze Shipwreck
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- 2008-02-22 23:28:08