Clan Buchanan (1)

2,968 gross tons, length 330.3ft x beam 40.1ft, single screw, speed 10 knots, accommodation for 40-1st class passengers.

Launched by A. McMilland & Co., Dumbarton on 22nd Feb.1882 and entered service for the Clan Line (Cayzer, Irvine & Co.) in May 1882.

Used on the Glasgow - Liverpool / Birkenhead - Suez Canal - Bombay / Calcutta service. 1899 converted to triple expansion engines by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Barrow.

1904 sold to Essajee Tajbhoy (Shah Steam Nav. Co.), Bombay and renamed SHAH ALLUM. 10th Jun.1909 inbound Rangoon to Bhavnagar, India, wrecked on Piram Cogho Island, Gogra.

[Merchant Fleets, vol.33 by Duncan Haws]

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