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River Nile Steamers

Post by wreckmaster » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:37 pm

I have the attached article from an 1838 magazine re steamers for the Nile.
I don't see any thing on the current lists matching these, could any one shed light on it ?.
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Re: River Nile Steamers

Post by AAvM » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:31 pm

Saturday 15 September 1838
Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser

Two IRON STEAMERS, destined to ply on the river Nile, Egypt, are at present building by Scott and Sinclair, engineers, Greenock. The models of these steamers are at the most approved .description, and, when ready for plying, will draw from twenty- two to twenty-four inches of water


Thursday 27 September 1838
Bradford Observer
EGYPT Two iron steamers have arrived to navigate the Nile.

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Re: River Nile Steamers

Post by AAvM » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:21 am

A list published by British Parilimentary Papers
On 22 May 1844
On the Nile was small iron steamer No.2
re-assembled at Alexandria 1839
90ft x 113ft x 2ft 2in (water draft)
1 English engineer , engine 24nhp
Proccured from Enggland in pieces by Capt Lyons, R.N.
at the request of the Pacha

A steamer No.4 of same data was on the stocks at Boulac in 1844.

One small iron steamer was lost 1846.
That i will trace later.

PS. Note that there was als a little larger steame No.1 built as L'EGYPTIENNE by Laird.

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Re: River Nile Steamers

Post by wreckmaster » Fri May 15, 2020 9:11 am

Only spotted your reply now, thank you I will follow it up.

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