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The list of ship launches in 1880 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1880.

January

13 January

  • Tregenna ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): launched by John Readhead & Sons, South Shields for the Hain Line of St Ives, Cornwall.[1]

26 January

February

24 February

  • Columbia ( United States): coastal passenger liner launched by John Roach & Sons, Chester, Pennsylvania for the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. She was the first commercial usage of Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb.[2]

March

9 March

10 March

19 March

  • Name unreported ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): P & O 3,000 ton steel, screw-steamer, built by William Denny and Brothers and launched at Dumbarton.[4]

27 March

  • Bayard ( France) Bayard-class battleship launched for the Marine Nationale.

June

9 June

25 June

August

3 August

25 August

28 August

  • Henry Chisholm ( United States): Steamship launched by Thomas Quayle & Sons at Cleveland, Ohio for Alva Bradley.

September

29 September

30 September

  • Tordenskjold ( Denmark): Barbette ironclad launched at the Naval Dockyard, Copenhagen for the Kongelige Danske Marine.

October

5 October

  • HMS Wasp ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Banterer-class gunboat launched by Barrow Shipbuilding Company for the Royal Navy.

November

8 November

December

4 December

Exact date unknown

  • Annie ( United States): Sandbagger sloop launched by David O. Richmond, Mystic, Connecticut.
  • ARA Almirante Brown ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Central-battery ironclad launched by Samuda Brothers, London for the Armada de la República Argentina.
  • Confidence ( United States): Paddle steamer launched by William Cramp and Sons at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Hope Haynes ( United States): Schooner launched at Wiscasset, Maine.
  • Lily ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Paddle steamer launched by Cammell Laird for the London and North Western Railway.
  • HMS Meda ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Schooner launched by William Westacott Ship Building Co at Barnstaple for the Royal Navy.
  • Montauk ( United States): Trawler launched at Kennebunk, Maine.
  • Newnham ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Steamship launched by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Newcastle upon Tyne for J Temperley & Co.
  • Toro Submarino ( Peru): Submarine for Marina de Guerra del Perú.
  • Violet ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): Paddle steamer launched by Cammell Laird for the London and North Western Railway.

References

  1. "Launch Of A Steamer". The Cornishman. 22 January 1880. p. 5. 
  2. Jehl, Francis Menlo Park reminiscences : written in Edison's restored Menlo Park laboratory, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Whitefish, Mass, Kessinger Publishing, 1 July 2002, page 564
  3. "Naval". The Cornishman. 11 October 1880. p. 6. 
  4. "Messrs W Denny and Co". The Cornishman. 25 March 1880. p. 7. 

See also

Ship events in 1880
Ship launches: 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885
Ship commissionings: 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885
Ship decommissionings: 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885
Shipwrecks: 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885

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