Falls of Dee

Falls of Dee.—On April 20th, Messrs. Russell & Co., shipbuilders, Greenock, launched from their shipbuilding-yard a four-masted iron sailing ship of the following dimensions:—Length, 275 ft.; breadth, 41 ft.; depth, 23 ft. 9 in.; and of 1,900 tons registered. She is fitted up with all the latest improvements for facilitating the loading and discharging of cargo, and nothing has been neglected by her builders to make her complete in every respect for the East India trade. The vessel, which is owned by Messrs. Wright & Breakenridge, Glasgow, was, on leaving the ways, named the Falls of Dee, and is a sister ship to the Falls of Afton, recently launched and fitted out for sea by the same firm.”

From Vol. III of The Marine Engineer (1 May 1882)

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2 comments on “Falls of Dee

  1. Catherine says:

    I was wanting to find further info on this ship and was wondering if you would point me in the right direction. My Grandfather’s Uncle was captin of this ship after it was renamed the Teie. The family has a large painting of the ship that was painted by one of the crew and presented to the Captain as a gift.

    • weeboopiper says:

      Hi Catherine,

      It’s great that you have a family connection to the ship!

      What kind of information are you looking for? I’m not sure that I can be of much help to you, as most of what I have is pretty basic.

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