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Re: [TSL] Calcutta based steamer
"David Railton" <railton.david@btinternet.com> on 08/23/2013

Thanks Mark but that is a different ship of the same name. The one I am
interested in was a river steamer that operated on the Rivers Hooghly and
Irrawaddy.

David

-----Original Message-----
From: marj@uwaterloo.ca [mailto:marj@uwaterloo.ca] 
Sent: 23 August 2013 19:38
To: David Railton
Cc: THESHIPSLIST@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [TSL] Calcutta based steamer

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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