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PSNCo mystery steamer ECUADOR
Posted by: Andreas von Mach (IP Logged)
Date: March 19, 2018 06:27AM

Somebody could think that PSNCo company is well known,
and such a large steamer has perfect history

1) Not registered in Great Britain
2) Note mentioned in LLoyd & other Registers
3) Clyde ships side listed her as built by Wingate

but other yard lists (WSS, Clyde Lists) jhave as #76
a small tender buit for PSNCo. 56t bm, 80x12ft

4) That ship evidently existed as in 1870 many nespapers mentioned her as sank on 24 Jun 1870.

Glasgow Evening Citizen - Friday 29 July 1870

THE EXPLOSION BOARD THE ECUADOR. The following details the accident to the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.’s vessel Ecuador have been received letter from the port of Supe, dated June —** On Tuesday, at 1 p.m., the English steamer Ecuador left this port with 26 deck passengers, considerable number of barrels of rum, and having in tow the launch About three hours after her departure, was informed that the boilers of the Ecuador had exploded when the vessel was about six miles off. Taking all the boats I could obtain, I proceeded towards the place accident: but, owing to the high wind and sea, did not arrive alongside the steamer until she was just sinking. The greater number the passengers had been transferred to the above-named launch. the twentysix passenger* who left in the steamer, only nineteen have returned. Among these one (scalded) had died; one had his leg fractured; the captain was severely injured; the boatswain was wounded, and had a leg fractured; the first engineer was scalded, and five passengers slightly injured. Of the crew, the second engineer, the oook, and three firemen perished. From later information we learn that the captain was expected recover, but doubts were expressed to the chief officer, Mr. Shaw, who was in the hospital Callao. On receiving the news, the screw-steamer Bogota, with medical ana other aid, was sent the scene of the disaster, among those on board being the marine superintendent, the superintendent engineer the company, and the chief surgeon the United States war snip Kearsa-re. The lid. of the missing on the arrival of the launch Chaucav Supe is given as follows:—Henry Ayliff, second neor; Claudio Olivero, Castio Cerda, and Ale*. Moreno, firemen; and one Chinese passenger. Tks wounded the crew areCapt. Stamm, chief engineer Shaw, the quartermaster, anti some other passengern whose names are unknown. The Ecuador was employed in trading in the intermediate line on the West Coast.”

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