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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 10.06.1859 and arrived Auckland on 24.06.1859. 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 04.06.1860??

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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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