Harland in Dundee Harbour

"Harland" in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0837

The "Harland" was an iron three-masted full-rigged ship, which was built in Stockton by Richardson, Duck and Co., in 1885 for the London company, W. Land.

She had a gross tonnage of 1742 and was 250.8 feet long. In 1889, she was bought by Stuart Bros., of Glasgow. On 9th May of that year, the "Harland" arrived in Dundee with a cargo of raw jute from Calcutta. The voyage had lasted 126 days.

This photograph, which was taken by the Dundee amateur, Alexander Wilson, shows the "Harland" on the south side of the city's Victoria Dock, undergoing her No. 1 Special Survey (according to Lloyd's Register).

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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