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Princess Alice in Dundee Harbour

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"Princess Alice" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0888

The "Princess Alice" was a single screw iron steamship, built in 1866 by Todd and McGregor, of Glasgow, for M Langlands and Sons of Liverpool and Glasgow, which maintained a regular service between the east and west coasts.

The stay sails are furled on each mast in this Alexander Wilson photograph. There are planks hoisted beside each of the masts, too, which were used as portable gangways when the vessel was at sea.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0873

The "Nile" was a four masted barque with a gross tonnage of 2163 and measuring 283.5 feet in length. She was built in 1886 by Russell and Co., of Port Glasgow, for the Glasgow company, W Douglas.

The "Nile" visited Dundee at least twice according to the Dundee Yearbook. She arrived on 31st March 1888 and 22nd July 1889 with cargoes of jute from Calcutta. It has clearly recently been repainted after a voyage.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0872

The four masted barque, the "Nile" was built by Russell and Co., of Port Glasgow, in 1886 for W Douglas, of Glasgow. She had a gross tonnage of 2163 and measured 283.5 feet in length.

The "Nile" visited Dundee on at least two occasions. On 31st March 1888, she brought a full load of raw jute from Calcutta for Fleming, Douglas and Co., W and W Watson, A and J Adie, Peter Matthew, James Malcolm and Son, and W Cleghorn's mills.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0874

With a gross tonnage of 2163 and measuring 283.5 feet in length, the "Nile" was an iron four masted barque, built by Russell and Co., Port Glasgow, for W Douglas of Glasgow.

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the "Nile" two weeks after arriving from Calcutta with a cargo of jute for processing in Dundee's mills. According to the Dundee Advertiser, six companies purchased the raw material from this load.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0875

The "Nile" was an iron four masted barque, built in 1886 by the Port Glasgow company, Russell and Co., for W Douglas of Glasgow. At 283.5 feet in length, she had a gross tonnage of 2163.

The "Nile" visited Dundee twice, once in March 1888 and then in July 1889. Both times her cargo consisted of raw jute from the plantations in India, via Calcutta, which was the main point of export.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0876

The "Nile" was an iron four masted barque, with a gross tonnage of 2163 and measuring 283.5 feet from bow to stern. She was built in 1886 by the Port Glasgow company, Russell and Co., for the Glasgow company, W Douglas.

This photograph by Alexander Wilson was taken about three weeks after the "Nile" had arrived from Calcutta with a load of raw jute for Dundee's jute mills. The voyage had lasted 163 days.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0877

An iron four masted barque with a gross tonnage of 2163 and measuring 283.5 feet in length, the "Nile" was built by Russell and Co., of Port Glasgow, in 1886 for the Glasgow company, W Douglas.

Alexander Wilson, a jute calender manager, took this photograph some three weeks after the "Nile" had arrived in Dundee from Calcutta (after a 163-day voyage) with a full load of raw jute.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0878

Russell and Co., Port Glasgow, built the "Nile" for W Douglas, of Glasgow, in 1886. A four masted iron barque, she had a gross tonnage of 2163 and measured 283.5 feet in length.

The photograph (taken by a Dundee-based amateur, Alexander Wilson) shows the "Nile" after she'd been repaired and re-painted, following a voyage from Calcutta, which had lasted for 163 days.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0879

The "Nile" was an iron four masted barque, built in 1886 by Russell and Co., of Port Glasgow, for W Douglas, of Glasgow. She measured 283.5 feet in length and had a gross tonnage of 2163.

This photograph was taken by Alexander Wilson some three weeks after the "Nile" had arrived from Calcutta with a cargo of jute. The voyage (the second the "Nile" made on that route) lasted 163 days.

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Nile in Dundee Harbour

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"Nile" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0880

With a gross tonnage of 2163 and measuring 283.5 feet in length, the "Nile" was an iron four masted barque. She was built by Russell and Co., of Port Glasgow, in 1886 for the Glasgow company, W Douglas.

The "Nile" came to Dundee on two occasions. She arrived from Calcutta on 31st March 1888 with a full load of raw jute from Calcutta, after a voyage of 154 days. On 22nd July 1889, she arrived from the same port with a the same cargo.

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