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Blythswood, Indore, Euterpe

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"Blythswood", Indore", "Euterpe" in Dundee Docks - Ref:WC0819

The "Blythswood" was an iron three-masted full-rigged ship, built by R. Duncan and Co., of Port Glasgow in 1875 for R. Shankland and Co., Greenock. She had a gross tonnage of 1691 and was 259.8 feet in length.

The "Indore" was an iron three-masted full-rigged ship, built by Richardson, Duck and Co., of Stockton on Tees in 1885 for the Liverpool company, Eyre, Evans and Co. Her gross tonnage was 2146 and she was 279 feet long.

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Euterpe, Ardencraig, Blythswood and Nile in Dundee Docks

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"Euterpe", "Ardencraig", "Blythswood" and "Nile" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0820

Four of the five vessels in this Alexander Wilson photograph are recognisable from other views in his collection. The "Euterpe", the "Ardencraig", the "Blythswood" and the "Nile". The fifth is a full-rigged three-masted ship, probably the "Indore"

The "Ardencraig" was an iron three-masted full-rigged ship, built by Russell and Co., of Greenock in 1886 for Edmiston and Mitchells of Glasgow. Her gross tonnage was 2153 and she was 277.7 feet long.

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Excelsior and Commodore in Dundee Harbour

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"Excelsior" and "Commodore" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0821

The "Excelsior" was an iron paddle steamer, built in London in 1866. According to Lloyds Reigsterm, she was owned from 1887-92 by F. Warren of North Shields. With a gross tonnage of 105 and measuring 90.5 feet in length she was used as a tug.

The "Commodore" was an iron paddle steamer, built by J. T. Eltringham of South Shields in 1875. Originally called "Flying Meteor", she was re-named "Gladstone" in 1887 (when owned by J. McKean of Leith).

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Fairweather in Dundee Harbour

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"Fairweather" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0822

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the tug "Fairweather" towing an unidentified brig-rigged sailing ship into the Tidal Harbour of Dundee at the approach to the King William Dock (one of three in the city at that time).

The "Fairweather", a wooden paddle steam tug, is listed in the Dundee Yearbook of 1888 as having been sold to an Aberdeen company that year.

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Fairweather in Dundee Harbour

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"Fairweather" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0823

The "Fairweather" is the tug at the foreground of this photograph by the Dundee-based amateur Alexander Wilson. The brig-rigged sailing ship she is towing into Dundee's Tidal Harbour at the King William Dock entry is unidentified.

The Dundee Yearbook of 1888 lists the "Fairweather" as a 14 ton (register) wooden paddle steam tug, and adds that she was sold that year to an Aberdeen company.

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Dundee in Dundee Docks

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"Dundee" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0809

The "Dundee" was a D. P. & L. single-screw steamer which did the London to Dundee route. Her gross tonnage was 1305, and she was 270 feet in length. She was built in 1885 by Gourlay Bros. And Co., of Dundee.

After a collision on 3rd December 1909 with the S. S. "Thames", she ran aground, took on water and capsized. After salvage, she was towed to Felixtowe and was broken up.

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Discovery in Dundee Docks

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"Discovery" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0807

Built specifically for the National Antarctic Survey of 1901, the "Discovery" is one of Dundee's most famous attractions, forming as it does the focal point of one of the city's museums, Discovery Point.

One of the last three-masted wooden ships built in the country, she was launched by the Dundee Shipbuilding Company on 21st March 1901. After the voyage, Robert Falcon Scott made very precise reports on the performance of various aspects of the vessel.

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Discovery in Dundee Docks

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"Discovery" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0806

This Alexander Wilson photograph shows one of Dundee's most famous ships, the "Discovery" on the fitting berth in the city's harbour two months after she was launched on 21st March 1901. The covered slipway upon which she was built is immediately behind.

The vessel was built for the National Antarctic Survey, which in the event last from 1901 until 1904, as she became stuck in pack ice. The "Terra Nova", a Dundee whaler, and the "Morning" effected a rescue by blasting the ice and cutting a path through.

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Dundee in Dundee Docks

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"Dundee" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0810

A single-screw steamer, the "Dundee" was built in 1885 by Gourlay Bros. And Co., Ltd., of Dundee for the Dundee, Perth and London Shipping Company for their Dundee to London service.

She had a gross tonnage of 1305 and was 270 feet long. She was involved in a collision with the S. S. "Thames" in 1909, ran ashore and, taking on quantities of water, capsized. She was salvaged but broken up at Felixtowe.

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Eclipse in Dundee Docks

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"Eclipse" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0811

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the "Eclipse", a wooden 3-masted full-rigged ship, built at Aberdeen in 1867. She was bought by James Mitchell of Dundee in around 1892 from David Gray of Peterhead.

The "Eclipse" is seen berthed in the north-east corner of Dundee's Earl Grey Dock, with the Royal Arch immediately to the left and north. The long boats which can be seen at the foremast are stacked there presumably to save space.

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