St. George Steam Packet Co
1837 Regular voyages advertised from London to Plymouth, Falmouth, Cork, also to Exeter, Boston and Stockton
1838 The Sirius completed the first steam-powered crossing of the Atlantic
1843 Advert for sale of machinery, engines, etc on the premises, Williams Street, Clarence Dock: 'the property of the St. George Steam Packet Co who are giving up doing their own repairs. The Machinery and Tools consist of a Four-horse Ream Engine, with Boiler, &c., a Planing Machine, with eight feet bed; Slide Lathe, with 2 feet 6 inches Faceplate, two smaller Lathes, all with Iron Beds; Slide Rest, excellent Drilling Machine, Double-geared Screwing Machine, Ditto, two large and powerful Punching- presses, with Taps and Dies, Rivet and Plate Furnace, a large new Double-geered Crane, two Smithy Cranes, great variety of excellent Smithy and Boilermakers’ Tools, Smiths' and Boiler-makers' Hearths, Smithy Bellows, valuable Blowing Machine, with Pipes, Valves, .... new Hardware in Locks, Bolts, Hinges, Patent Deck Lights, Muskets, Pistols, Cutlasses, Ship and Cabin Stores, of light Canvas, Sailmakers' and other Needles, Thimbles, some new and second-hand Plated Articles, a great number of second-hand Blankets and Sheets, Hair Mattresses and Cushions. At the same time will be Sold Two Valuable Marine Engines ; one of Two Seventy-five and one of Two Thirty-five Horse Power, complete. .... '
Sources of Information
- The Times Aug. 26, 1837
- Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 19 January 1843