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SV Tornado

Looking for any information on the origin of the sailing vessel Tornado. emoticon

The SV Tornado departed Liverpool on [sign in to see URL] and arrived Auckland on [sign in to see URL]. The master Capt James Aitkin was relived of his command in Auckland before the vessel departed for Callao and Lima in Peru. This was the first of a new monthly service by the White Star Line between Liverpool and New Zealand.

Where was the vessel built?? Any information on subsequent wreck and sinking in Straits of Magellan on [sign in to see URL]??

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As Tornado was part of the original White Star company, I don't know anything about her.

Robin Gardiner's, The History of the White Star Line, says that Tornado was built in 1852 by J Williams, of Williamsburgh, New York; was sold to Hutchinson and Partners in 1867, and in 1875, caught fire at New Orleans but in 1880, the ship was still afloat, probably as a hulk.

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