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Name: ROYAL STANDARD
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/08/1863
Completed: 1863
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 125
Dimensions: 2033grt, 1598nrt, 269.0 x 40.3 x 19.4ft
Engines: 2cyl (45 & 45 x 42ins), 250hp
Engines by: JB Palmer & Co, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw & rigged for sail
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 47558
History:
1863 HT Wilson & Chambers, Liverpool
1867 CM Palmer, Newcastle
10/10/1869 Wrecked
Comments: Designed for voyages to Australia as part of the White Star Line
Rigged for sail so that engines could be used infrequently
04/04/1864: Damaged in a collision with an iceberg. Repaired at Rio de Janeiro
1866: Company changed route to Liverpool to New York
Too slow for the shorter Atlantic crossing as she was underpowered.
1867: Company forced into bankruptcy by the failure of its bankers
1867: Engines removed and converted to sail only
10/10/1869: Wrecked near Cape St Thomas, Brazil


The Newcastle Courant, Friday, August 7, 1863