Iron paddle steamer Edward built Preston 1847,
48 grt, 24 nrt, 80 x 11.5 x 6.8 ft
Owned E Finch, Liverpool, registered Liverpool, used in Ribble as tug.
Owned G S Sanderson from 1851
June 1851, started a service between Derry and Coleraine.
11 July 1851, driven ashore on Coleraine Bar (mouth of river Bann).
Preston Chronicle - Saturday 30 October 1847
QUICK SAILING.-The steamer, Edward, of this port, the property of Mr. Edward Finch, left Lytham for this town on Thursday morning last, returned immediately with a schooner, which it towed to Lytham, and came back to Preston with the same tide, - thus performing three voyages in one tide, a feat never before accomplished by a Preston steamer.
Lloyd's List - Tuesday 15 July 1851
Coleraine, 13th July. The EDWARD (s) of this place, was driven on shore at Barmouth 11th July; crew saved.
Weekly Vindicator - Saturday 19 July 1851
The steamer Edward, which has, for a few weeks past, been plying between Derry, Moville, and Coleraine, left Derry, on Friday sen., for the latter place, and at about eight o'clock in the evening, while attempting to enter the Bann, struck on the bar at the mouth of that river, where she still remains. Owing to the heavy sea which had set in upon the coast, her bulwarks and deck were carried away, and a portion of her cargo suffered considerable damage. We have not heard whether her hull (which is iron) or her machinery sustained any injury.