Star of Albion
Ship Number
29
Vessel Type
Sailing Ship
Built
Belfast
Launch Date
20 July 1864
Delivered
July 1864
Owner
J.P. Corry & Co.
Weight
999 grt
BP Length
Breadth
32 feet
No. of Screws
Speed (approx)
Propulsion
Sail
Official No.
49713
Registered
Belfast
Fate
Wrecked
 Star of Albion

She completed her best passage time to Calcutta of 83days in 1876. On 29th September 1886 the ship had arrived in the Hooghli Delta with a cargo of coal. Having encountered storm clouds for several days it had not been possible to obtain a position fix and the ship inadvertently sailed to the west of Long Sands. She put about hoping to see the pilot brig which should have been on the east side but she was lost when she grounded as she crossed the shallows. In a subsequent enquiry the master was deemed to have hazarded his ship and had his certificate suspended for six months.
 
Was wrecked on the banks of the Hooghly River in 1886.