Broughton Fact File

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Owner: T.H. Ismay & Co.

Ship Details


Vessel Type: Sailing ship

Official No: 60054

Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Queen's Island, Belfast

Yard No: 44

Laid down: n/r

Launched: 25 January 1868

Handed over: January 1868

Port & Date of Registry: Liverpool, February 1868

Managing Owner & Address: Thomas Henry Ismay, 10 Water Street, Liverpool


Number of Decks: 1 (and 1 partial)

Number of Masts: 3

Rigged: Barque

Stern: Elliptical

Build: Clencher

Framework & Description of Vessel: Iron

Number of Bulkheads: 2

Number of water ballast tanks: -


Length: 166.0 ft

Breadth: 26.5 ft

Depth: 18.3 ft

Gross Registered Tonnage: 584


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Engine Type: -

Cylinders: -

Stroke: -

Nominal Horse Power: -


Description: -

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Iron or Steel: -

Pressure when loaded: -

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Signal Letters: H. W. D. T.


Broughton was the first vessel built by Harland & Wolff for T. H. Ismay (founded White Star Line); predating the order for Oceanic (Yard No. 73) by almost two years. A half-share in the vessel was taken up by Edward J. Harland, Gustav W. Wolff and his uncle Gustav C. Schwabe, whose home Broughton Hall in West Derby, the sailing ship was named after.

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