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Re: [TSL] Calcutta based steamer
marj@uwaterloo.ca on 08/23/2013

David

Checked out the London Times and found May 21, 1867:

The Steamer Sir William Peel.-A telegram received from New York, via  
the Atlantic Cable, was posted yesterday afternoon at Lloyd's  
Underwriting Room, announcing that the Supreme Court at new Orleans  
had decreed "that the British steamer Sir William Peel, captured by  
the United States' cruisers during the war with the South in 1863, be  
restored, with the cargo, to her owners."

The steamer in question was built at Northfleet in 1855, and in 1863  
became the property of Mr. T.A. Corry and Mr. R. Laycock, merchants,  
in Manchester, who despatched her from London for Liverpool, whence  
she sailed for Matamoras on the 4th of May, 1863, with an assorted  
cargo of merchandise....

Cannot be sure it is the same vessel but it may well be.

Regards..

Marj


Quoting David Railton <railton.david@btinternet.com>:

> I have seen a marriage record from 1869 Calcutta which refers to the father
> of the groom as being of the 'H.M. str. Sir William Peel'. I assume that
> this is an abbreviation for Her Majesty's steamer 'Sir William Peel'. I know
> that this would have been a Calcutta based vessel probably owned by the
> Government of Bengal and probably operating on the River Hooghly.
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> Can anyone give me any information about this ship?
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> David
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