Wooden paddle steamer Abbey, built Grayson & Leadley, Liverpool, 1822
89 nrt, 76 x 17 x 7.5 ft, 60hp engines by Dove & Co.
First owner: Tranmere Ferry (Mersey)
Subsequently owned at Wexford from 1834 and then at Newcastle from 1837.
Voyage Newcastle to Liverpool with general cargo, Captain Pugh
On 30 March 1839 was leaky and run on shore near Kilchoman in Machir Bay, Islay
Broke up - some wreckage still visible, below the high tide line, at 55°46.89N, 6°27.49W.
Local information is that this wreckage is of a paddle steamer with square boiler, lost 1840s - so a close fit.
Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 11 April 1839
Islay, 30 March The Abbey, (steamer) Pugh, from Newcastle for Liverpool, was run on shore in Kilchoman Bay yesterday, making a quantity of water, and it is feared will not be got off.