Emma was a two masted schooner of 134 tons and 95 and a half feet long, launched on the 18th of August 1863. She was the first ship built at the Stather yard which became the property of James Fisher of Barrow in Furness, he acquired eight ships from Wray's yard in total.
James Fisher & Sons of Barrow in Furness once owned the largest fleet of coasters in Great Britain. Founded in 1847 for transporting haematite from the Cumbrian hills. The company still exists to this day. Eight of the ships were built by John Wray & Son at Burton Stather, they are as follows:-
The Final Voyage
She left her home port of Barrow on the 13th of October 1880 for Rotterdam under the command of Captain T Hunter with a crew of five and a cargo of pig iron. However the ship never arrived in Holland and was thought to have foundered in a storm.