Wooden paddle steamer Maid of Galloway built Tod & MacGregor, Glasgow, 1836

223grt, 127 nrt, 116.5 x 17.4 x 11.5 ft, Engines two of 55hp each

First owner Glasgow & Stranraer Packet co., Glasgow.

She was advertised for sale in 1849 at Liverpool, with tubular boilers fitted 1845

Voyage Liverpool to Goole in ballast, Captain Liddermore

31 March 1850, boiler explosion off Holyhead, then ran ashore at Balbriggan

All aboard saved, wreck advertised for sale as it lay on the beach.

From Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal - Saturday 06 April 1850

Steamer on Shore at Balbriggan - On Sunday morning last [31 March 1850], at ten o'clock, the Maid of Galloway steamer, Liddermore, master, from Liverpool to Goole, in ballast, came on shore under the Martello Tower, Balbriggan, and it is feared will become total wreck. The cause of the disaster was leakage in her boilers, and they would not generate steam, by which means the vessel became unmanageable, and owing to the severe gale of Saturday and Sunday, she became leaky, and they threw overboard her chains, anchors, etc, etc, to lighten her, so as to prevent her from sinking. (Since the foregoing was put in type, the wreck has been advertised for sale - Ed)

From Sun (London) - Wednesday 03 April 1850

The Maid of Galloway steamer, not the Galway Maid as yesterday reported, which left Liverpool 29th ult., burst her boilers off Holyhead, became very leaky and unmanageable, and drove on the rocks north of Balbriggan harbour, where she now lies very badly; her keel is gone and bottom bilged, and it is feared that she has parted abaft her paddle box. Every thing that could be got out of her has been brought on shore.

From Freeman's Journal - Friday 05 April 1850

To be sold by auction for account of whom it may concern, on the beach at BALBRIGGAN, on THIS DAY (Friday), 5th of April, 1850, at Twelve o'Clock, the Hull, Machinery, Cabin Fittings and Furniture, and materials of the Steamer Maid of Galloway, as she now lies wrecked at Balbriggan, on the north side of the harbour. The Maid of Galloway is 127 tons per register, and her Engines, two of 55 horse power each. The Engines will be offered for sale at Half-past Two o'Clock.