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IBERIA paddle steamer 1836

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Built as a wooden-hulled paddle-steamer by Curling & Young, Limehouse, London for Brodie McGhie Willcox & Arthur Anderson, London.
02 June 1836 launched as IBERIA named after the Iberian Peninsula.
Tonnage 516 gross, dim. 47.36 x 7.31 x 4.63m, draught 3.8m.
Powered by two-cylinder side-lever steam engines manufactured by Miller & Ravenshill, Blackwall, 180 hp. Speed 9 knots.
Passenger capacity 37 first-class, 16-second class. Crew 41.
Cargo capacity of 290 tons.
1836 Completed, building cost £22,000.

28.09.1836: Registered as Iberia for Brodie McGhie Willcox and Arthur Anderson,
the first steamer built entirely to their order and specifically intended
to press their claims to the Iberian Peninsula mail contract. They
had previously used the name for a sailing vessel built-in 1825.
01.10.1836: Maiden voyage, from East Lane on the Thames to Falmouth,
Oporto, Lisbon, Cadiz and Gibraltar, and thence to Madeira although
this was not a regular call. Her performance had much to do with the
mail contract going to Peninsular Steam in 1837.
09.1840: Management and operation transferred to The Peninsular and
Oriental Steam Navigation Company, London.
05.1841: Ownership transferred to The Peninsular and Oriental Steam
Navigation Company.
1841: Moved to Malta running the mail service to the Ionian islands of
Cephalonia, Zante, Petras, and Corfu.
09.1842: Ionian route closed. Sent on an experimental trip to Constantinople
on her way home.
05.1843: Complete overhaul including larger cylinders and new boilers.
1844: Switched to the Malta/Alexandria service, connecting with
Southampton/Constantinople steamers; in the same year the writer
William Makepeace Thackeray traveled on her for the
Jaffa/Alexandria section of his voyage later described in ‘From
Cornhill to Cairo’, and she also made a six weeks’ round trip taking in
Athens, Smyrna, and Constantinople.
1848: Sailed under Admiralty orders to bring out refugees from France after
the collapse of the July Monarchy on 24th February, and also ran
three return voyages between Southampton and Italy.

Sometime after 1847):
Fitted with Cunningham’s patent topsails which could be reefed from
the deck in a fraction of the time taken to do so by men sent aloft.
03.1856: Sold to North of Europe Steam Navigation Company, but the sale
was not completed and she was resold for £3,500 to G Marks for
demolition at Greenwich. ... 836pdf.pdf
P&O a Fleet History by World Ship Society.

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