SAXON (1) was built in 1854 by J. D'A Samunda at Poplar in London with a tonnage of 491grt, a length of 174ft, a beam of 24ft 6in and a service speed of 9 knots.

Master

From

To

Balston

1855

1858

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Saxon (1)

1854

490

594

Samuda Bros

Poplar

Samuda Bros

Poplar

Compound Steam

50 NHP

1

Career Summary

Sister of the Briton she made one voyage, Poplar - Smyrna - Constantinople - Malta - Southampton, before being chartered to the French Government for use in the Crimean War.

1857 Used as a feeder ship for The Southampton to Brazil Service

In 1858, because she was smaller than 530grt as required by the 4th September mail contract, she was sold to Bremner, Bennett & Bremner of London without a name change. Sold again in 1896 to J. Ballantyne of Limerick she was converted into a grain elevator and was still in service, without any motive power, until 1912 when all trace of her was lost.

Saxon (1)

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