History
England
NameWindsor Castle
BuilderWilliam Pile, Sunderland.
In service1857
FateWrecked 1884
General characteristics [1]
Tons burthen1075
Length195.5
PropulsionSails

Windsor Castle was a passenger/cargo ship built by William Pile in Sunderland, in 1857 for Richard Green.

This ship sailed between England and Australia. The Queensland Migrant Shipping records show passenger travel activity between 1877 and 1881.

After being extensively overhauled in July 1882, the vessel was sometimes engaged by the government to transport troops to Zanzibar and Sydney.

In 1876, Windsor Castle was captained by N. Harrison.[1]

She foundered at Algoa Bay in 1884.

A Royal Navy service record showing time served on the transport Windsor Castle
A Royal Navy service record showing time served on the transport Windsor Castle

References

  1. ^ a b The Brisbane Courier. 20 May 1876.