ss englishman 65

borderreiver
3rd May 2010, 23:49
My wife grand father was on the NW fronter wars in the late 1800 he sailed to India on the Englishman 65. on his return he went from Queens town to Cape town on the same ship for the 2 nd boar war.
any one heard of the vessel please and any details.

BillH
4th May 2010, 10:04
My wife grand father was on the NW fronter wars in the late 1800 he sailed to India on the Englishman 65. on his return he went from Queens town to Cape town on the same ship for the 2 nd boar war.
any one heard of the vessel please and any details.
Curious at the given name.

Should it be ENGLISHMAN built 1865 or is 65 actually part of the name?

BillH
4th May 2010, 10:27
Curious at the given name.

Should it be ENGLISHMAN built 1865 or is 65 actually part of the name?
Further to my last I cannot locate in my usual sources an ENGLISHMAN prior to 1899 other than a tug.

That does not say there was not one as my source only shows steamships so perhaps your vessel was a sailing vessel S.V. rather than S.S. Steam Ship as quoted.

The one steamer I have located fits the period of the second Boer War (11 October 1899 - 31 may 1902) and the basic details extracted from the Mirimar database are below.

ENGLISHMAN
O.N. 99359. 6357 tons 131.1 x 14.3 x metres
Two triple expansion engines.
31.10.1891: Launched as IONIA by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast (Yard No. 242) for D.& C.MacIver
12.1.1892: Completed
1892: To Elder Dempster - renamed MONTEZUMA
1898: To Union SS Co – renamed SANDUSKY
1899: To Harland & Wolff Ltd – renamed ENGLISHMAN
24.3.1916: Sunk by submarine torpedo 30nm NE Malin Head

borderreiver
9th May 2010, 13:47
Many thanks
if any pics would be greatfull.