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Name: VIDAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/03/1871
Completed: 10/05/1871
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 71
Dimensions: 304grt, 206nrt, 132.5 x 20.3 x 15.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (16 & 32 x 24ins), 50nhp
Engines by: Clark, Watson & Gurney, Gateshead
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.9knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 65654
History:
10/05/1871 EM de Bussche, London (for Captain Wulf, Bergen)
1872 Syed Masin Bin Sallay Al Jooffree, Singapaore
1892 J Craig, Singapore
1895 Chua Ju Kay, Penang
1902 Khaw Goo Tok, Penang
1903 Kae Guan Co, Penang
1907 Eastern Shipping Co, Penang
1912 Condemned
Comments Built for the passenger services on the Norwegian fjords
Between 08/1887 and 01/1888, the author Joseph Conrad was the Chief Officer, along with three other Europeans,12 Malayans and one Chinese Engineer, plus 82 other Chinese for loading/unloading.
The ship’s trade was working amongst the islands of the Malayan archipelago, carrying gutta-percha, rattans, pearl shell, beeswax, dammar and sea cucumbers.