Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,113 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

PS Berenice

From Graces Guide

Launched 1836. Built for the Honourable East India Company, London by Wood & Co, Port Glasgow. Engine by Robert Napier, Glasgow. destroyed by fire 1866 [1]

1838 'Napier is sadly annoyed at the breaking of the Berenice's engine. A new shaft was despatched this morning by a Steamer to Falmouth where it is to be put on board the Semiramis in time to admit of her starting on or about the time announced for her sailing. ...'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Caledonian Maritime Research Trust
  2. Bombay Gazette - Friday 23 March 1838