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SHIPS BUILT IN THE 1810s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819.

1810 (data so far has been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Adriatic

193

Booth & Co.

Moon & Co., later Winle & Co., later Rutter

 

2 Ann Elizabeth

140

John & Philip Laing

W. Alexander

 

3 Friendship

250

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown, Bell & Co. in 1850/51, M. Young & F. Young in 1856

3471

4 Jane (a brig or brigantine)

94
later
84

Unknown to webmaster

I include this vessel having read data about the vessel's loss in 1871. Stated to have been built in Durham but with no specific place of build indicated. On Aug. 4, 1871, per line 2017 here, the 84 ton brig was stranded at Mizen Head (SW tip of Ireland), while en route from Dublin, Ireland, to Newport, Wales, with a cargo of propwood. The location of her loss is a puzzle. Mizen Head would seem to be far off course for a voyage from Dublin to Newport. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Barbara Williams. The vessel that was lost would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed at least from 1856/57 thru 1858/59 & from 1860/61 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Owned in the first period by Griffith & Co. of Barmouth, Wales, for service ex Barmouth, & listed as a brig of 94 tons. In the second entire period, LR records the vessel, now a 94 ton barquentine, as owned by G. Jones of Barmouth for service as an Aberystwyth coaster. However the Mercantile Navy List of both 1863 (on true page 196 from the book you can download here) & 1870 (on page 195) list the Carnarvon registered vessel as owned by Barbara Williams of Llanellyd, Merioneth, Wales. 60.2 ft. long, signal letters NQJV.
So far so good. But where was the vessel built? There were many vessel name Jane - LR of 1812 records 202 vessels with the name. That edition also includes a 102 ton brig, built at Sunderland, that would seem to have been built in 1810. With a succession of owners thru 1833/34 when LR's listing of the vessel ceased. W. Barber for service from Yarmouth to Liverpool. In 1817/18, W. Bridge for service from Liverpool to the Azores. In 1818/19, Connell & Co. for service from London to Tenerife, Canary Islands. From 1818/19 to 1826/27 Vinterage for service from Liverpool to Newfoundland. P. Ellis, also the captain of the now 99 ton brig, from 1827/28 for service from London to Bristol, to Ireland & service as a London coaster. I am not 100% sure it is the same vessel that was lost in 1871 but it looks as though it is. Listed at Carnarvon for many years, it would seem. Can you add anything?

23144

5 Luna

98

John & Philip Laing

 

 

6 Sophia

366

John & Philip Laing

Protheroe

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1810? Do please advise me if you know.

1811 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Albuera

177

John & Philip Laing

Saunders

 

2

Alexander (a ship)

338
later
333
later
324

An unknown Hylton builder

The vessel is, the webmaster believes, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1813 thru 1838/39 & not thereafter. The registers are, however, confusing  & interpreting them is difficult, most particularly in this case re the period of 1834/39 where the data is cryptic indeed & is by no means assured. Also, some early editions of LR are not available to the webmaster. The vessel, a 338 ton ship, was initially (LR of 1813) owned by 'M'Gown' for service from Greenock to Jamaica. That listing interestingly refers to the vessel as having 14 guns. In 1815, the vessel, now of 333 tons, was owned by 'Playfair' for service from Greenock to Antigua. From 1818 (& maybe from an earlier date), the vessel was owned by 'Lillie & Co.' for service ex Greenock, including to St. Thomas, to Jamaica & to Honduras & from 1828 for service ex London including to Honduras. The vessel is LR listed at 324 tons from 1825. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Dundee from 1834 but the LR data is cryptic. However, Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as registered at Dundee & owned by Union Whale Fishing Company. Which owner name & port of registry is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon). On Oct. 7, 1862, per line 2397 here, the 324 ton ship was lost in the Davis Straits (the strait on the W. side of Greenland), while whaling. Crew of 50 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by William G. Taylor. Anything you can add?

7248

3

Harvest (a brig, later a snow, later a brig)

213
later
199
later
195

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is, the webmaster believes, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1815 thru 1822, from 1828 thru 1833, from 1845/46 thru 1847/48, & from 1855/56 thru 1869/70. The registers are, however, often confusing  & interpreting them is difficult. The vessel, a 213 ton brig, was initially owned by 'Williamson' for service from London to Jamaica & London to Havana, Cuba. The initial listing, that of 1815, interestingly refers to the vessel having had 5 guns. From 1828 thru 1833 the brig was owned, per LR, by 'Wilkinson' for service as an Exmouth, Devon, coaster. Note the LR listings of such period refer, incorrectly I believe, to the vessel having been built in or about 1821. The LR data from 1834 thru 1838 is cryptic - it may or may not be listed in those years. From 1845/46 thru 1847/48 the vessel, now of 199 tons but soon of 195 tons only, was owned by 'Kersson' of Sunderland for service as a Yarmouth coaster. You should note that the LR listings from 1855/56 thru 1869/70 refer to the vessel having been built in 1812. From 1855/56 thru 1860/61, Thompson of Sunderland owned the 199 ton vessel, now a snow, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, from Sunderland to France, ex Sunderland & for service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1855/56 & 1856/57, T. Thompson was her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Thompson of Sunderland as her then owner. Which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Thomas Thompson. In 1861/62 the vessel was briefly owned by 'R. Crawfrd' of Sunderland. From 1861/62 thru 1869/70, per LR, E. Oliver of Shields is listed as her owner for service as a Newcastle coaster. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 list Edward Oliver of North Shields as the then owner of the 196 ton vessel. 82.8 ft. long. On Nov. 14, 1871, per line 2075 here, the 195 ton brig was stranded at Saltfleet, Lincolnshire, while en route from Rochester, Kent, to Seaham in ballast. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Markham. Such wreck listing incorrectly, I believe, reports the vessel as having been built in 1808. Anything you can add?

23828

4

Majestic

394

John & Philip Laing

Mellish

 

5

Margaret

134

John & Philip Laing

J. Brown & Co.

 

6

Nymph

346

John & Philip Laing

 

 

7

Perceval

261

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - Johnston in 1817/18 - Christopher Simpson, James Morrison & Wm M. Chambers in 1858  

3684

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1811? Do please advise me if you know.

1812 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Cheerful (a brig)

211

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Unknown to webmaster. At Kirkcaldy by 1820. Note

 

2

Clitus

197

John & Philip Laing

Laing & Co.

 

3

Latona (a brig)

172

William & John M. Gales

Rowland Webster

 

4

Leda

133

John & Philip Laing

John Hubbard

 

5

Tay

365

John & Philip Laing

 

 

6

Union (a brig, later a square)

173
later
150/142

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1815 thru 1829/30, later from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, & not thereafter. Owned initially by 'Union.Sh.' for service ex London, soon Gibbs for service from Liverpool to Newfoundland & Cork to Barbados. In 1819/20 J. Ord, her captain, became her owner for service from Liverpool to Brazil - but in 1820/21 Gibbs & Co. for the same service. Kell & Co. of Newcastle were her owners from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 for service from Shields to France. Later registered at Whitby. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. M. & A. Granger of Robin Hood's Bay her then owners with M. Granger her captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (Whitby) states James, Ann and Michael Granger & Thomas Barnard, all of Robin Hood's Bay. On Nov. 14, 1860, per line 866 here, the 141 ton square was involved in a collision near Harwich & sank. Crew of 7 - no lives lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Jas. Granger.

8957

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1812? Do please advise me if you know.

1813 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Amphitrite

274

Unknown to webmaster

Denton & Co.

10199

2

Ann Elizabeth (a snow)

208

William & John M. Gales

James Bruce & others, of Monkwearmouth

 

3

Cadmus

382

John & Philip Laing

Laing & Co.

 

4

Laurel

?

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Unknown to webmaster, initially registered at Aberdeen 1813 & 1814. Note

 

5

Marshall Wellington
(a brig)

294

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

6

Navigator (a brig, later a snow)

118
later
228
I
previously
recorded
235

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1817 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Owned in 1817 by 'Peacock' mainly for service from Cork, later from London, to Quebec, Canada. LR lists the vessel in 1825 as owned by 'McVicar' for service from Leith to the Baltic & in 1831 by Arndale & Co. for service ex Exmouth. In 1834, Bell & Co. of Newcastle became her owner for service from Newcastle to London. Cormick of North Shields became her owner in 1844/45 for service from Newcastle or Shields to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records T. Knight of Blyth as her then owner, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states James Downey of South Shields. On Nov. 3, 1860, per line 849 here, the 228 ton snow went ashore between Wells & Blakeney (Norfolk coast), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - no lives lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James Downey. I had previously recorded that 'Bishop' was her owner in 1822/23 but cannot recall where I read that.

2205

7

Nearchus (a ship, later a barque)

363

William & John M. Gales

John White, of Noring? The vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland - it is recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here), a barque then owned by W. Gales.

 

8

Norina (a brig)

209

William & John M. Gales

John Spence, of Monkwearmouth

 

9

Relief (a brig)

363

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1817/18 (then 4 years old) thru 1824/25 (then 11 years old) & not thereafter. Owned by Moore & Co. for service from Liverpool to (I think - Dort. later Dordt) Dortmund, Germany, (inland but linked to North Sea by canal)

 

10

Sarah

128

John & Philip Laing

Fenwick & Co.

 

11

Thomas & Adah (a brig, later a schooner)

171
later
174/170

Unknown to webmaster

For own account. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland - it is recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here), a brig then owned by J. Wilson & Co. with J. Wilson the captain. Owned by Fidler & Co. of Stockton in 1852/53, then a schooner of 174/170 tons.

 

12

Vittoria (a brig)

178

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

13

Wilna

165

John & Philip Laing

Clarke

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1813? Do please advise me if you know.

1814 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Aboyne

161

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Duke of Wellington

151

John & Philip Laing

Park & Co.

 

3

Grampian

114?

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Unknown to webmaster, initially registered at Aberdeen 1814 to 1824. Note

 

4

Halifax Packet

189

John & Philip Laing

Sanderson

 

5

Hebe

232
later
229

John & Philip Laing

Saunders - Wheatley in 1845/46 - T. & D. C. Barker in 1856 - Francis Edw. Anderson & George Thomas Day in 1858

2224

6

Hilton (a brig)

203

William & John M. Gales

J. H. Henzell of Boldon

 

7

Hylton (a brig)

208

William & John M. Gales

may be a repeat of Hilton

 

8

Kent

195

John & Philip Laing

 

 

9

Leda (a brig)

165

William & John M. Gales

W. Alexander of Monkwearmouth

 

10

London (a brig)

203
later
188

An unknown Hylton builder

Lloyd's Register data yet to be researched. On Dec. 30, 1860, per line 499 here, the 188 ton brig was abandoned & sunk off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire, while en route from Shields to Dieppe, France, with a cargo of coal. Can that routing be correct? St. Abb's Head is far to the north of Shields. None of the crew of 8 was lost. The owner was recorded as being William Wear.

5963

11

Palladium (a brig, later a snow, a schooner, a snow & a brig again)

206
later
207
later
191

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1816, from 1818 thru 1828, from 1832 thru 1844/45 & from 1851/52 thru 1854/55. The vessel was owned, in 1816, by 'Burne & Ci', for service from London to St. Petersburg, Russia. From 1818 thru 1828, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Pattison & Co., initially for continued service from London to St. Petersburg, soon from London to Smyrna (today Izmir, Turkey), & from 1821 for service from London to St. Vincent (there are many places of the name, maybe St. Vincent, S. Portugal?). During the 'Pattison' years thru 1821, 'Pattison' was LR listed as the vessel's captain. Then 'Patterson' for many years - maybe a typo? From 1832 thru 1836/37, Middleton, of Newcastle, later of South Shields, was LR listed as the owner of the 207 vessel, now a schooner (but which became a snow in 1834). 'Middleton' was recorded as the vessel's captain. For service from London to 'Meml' (where is it?), later Newcastle to London. In 1836/37, J. White of South Shields became both the owner & the captain of the vessel, thru 1844/45, for service from Shields to London. From 1851/52 thru 1854/55, J. Young of Shields was, per LR, the owner of the 207 ton vessel for, where referenced, continued service from Shields to London. Now the LR data in 1853/54 & 1854/55 is limited, which suggests that the vessel was sold at about that time. However Turnbull's Register of 1856 records E. Richardson, J. Young & W. Wright, jun., all of South Shields, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Eber Richardson, Jas. Young & Wm. Wright, Jun. And .. the Maritime Navy List of 1867 (page 293) records James Young of South Shields as the then owner of the 191 ton vessel. The equivalent list of 1870, however, lists the vessel as registered at Whitby, Yorkshire, & owned by William Frankland of Whitby. Signal letters NMBF. On Dec. 7, 1872, per line 3260 here, the 191 ton brig went missing while en route from the Tyne to Boulogne, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - all lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Jas. Page. Anything you can add?

22563

12

Peace (a brig)

150

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

13

Polly

284

John & Philip Laing

W. Wheatley

 

14

Relief (a snow or brig or square)

162
or
163
later
148

Unknown to webmaster

I believe this vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1822/23 (then 8 years old) thru 1828/29 (then 13 years old) & not thereafter. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland - it is recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here), a 163 ton brig then owned by H. Moon & Co. Owned by Moon & Co. for service ex London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists E. Richardson of Sunderland as her then owner. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. In late May 1860, per line 1018 here (note - date of build & OM # incorrect), the 148 ton square went missing while en route from Sunderland to London. The entire crew of 6 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Elizabeth Richardson.

2683

15

Royalist

218

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - P. Wood in 1817/18 - W. Wake in 1856

2071

16

Sarah (a snow)

226
later
227
later
219

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, the 226 ton vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1818/19 thru 1830/31, owned by R. Fenwick, for service ex Hull to St. Petersburg, Russia, & Hamburg, Germany, but soon from London to St. Petersburg. From 1836/37 thru 1841/42 the 227 ton vessel was owned by S. Oxley of Newcastle, soon of Hartley, Northumberland, for service from Sunderland to London. I cannot spot the vessel in later LR editions. Christies Register records the vessel in 1858 as owned by George B. Purvis, of North Shields. On Nov. 21, 1860, per line 441 here, the 218 ton snow was lost on the Oester (Netherlands coast?) while en route from Newcastle to Schiedam (Rotterdam) with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 8 was lost. The owner was recorded as being G. B. Purves.

2099

17

Seneca

154

John & Philip Laing

Bell

 

18

Stentor (a ship, a barque, alternating, it would seem)

382
later
384

Jas. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1815 (LR of 1816 & 1817 are unavailable to webmaster), from 1818 thru 1834, from 1836/37 thru 1846/47 & from 1851/52 thru 1861/62. It was initially LR listed as owned by 'Bevorn & Co.' for service ex London. In 1818, Taylor & Co., who presumably acquired the vessel in 1816 or 1817, sold the vessel to 'Beavin & Co.' who owned the vessel thru 1821 - for such service as Liverpool to India, Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from London to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), & London to Baltimore, U.S.A. From 1822 thru 1825, the ship was owned by J. Taylor (related to the previous Taylor I wonder?) for service from London to Bengal (NE India), from London to Quebec, Canada, & for service ex Cork, Ireland. 'Somes' would appear to have owned the vessel from 1826 thru 1838/39 - T. Somes thru 1829 & J. Somes thereafter. For service in 1826 from Liverpool to Africa & thereafter as a transporter? ('Trnsp' or 'Trspt') ex either London or Cork. LR of 1838/39 alone lists the vessel as a barque. From 1839/40 thru part way thru 1843/44, the vessel, a ship again, was owned by 'HullShCo', of Hull for service from London to 'StAnd' (where is it?), from Hull to Africa & for service ex London. In 1843/44, M. Wright, also of Hull, became the owner of the vessel, now a barque again, thru 1851/52, with 'Wright' the captain thru 1846/47. It would seem that the Wright period of ownership was eventful. In 1846/47, LR notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned' - further the vessel was not LR listed in the period of 1847 thru 1851. While I have no detail, this page advises that the vessel went onshore at the Straits of Canso (Nova Scotia, Canada) on Jan. 1, 1847. Clearly the vessel must have been saved & repaired. From 1852/53 thru 1860/61, LR lists W. White, also of Hull, as the barque's owner for service ex Hull, & for service to such places as New York, Archangel (Russia), & Quebec. In 1861/62, Brown & Co. of Hull is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Hull to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. On Sep. 23, 1861, per line 1372 here, the 384 ton barque was wrecked near Prince Edward Island, Canada, (St. Lawrence estuary) while en route from Hull to Miramichi. None of the crew of 15 was lost. The owner was recorded as being Wm. Brown. Anything you can add? Maybe detail re the barque's being onshore on Jan. 1, 1847 & the following events?

33228

19

Thames (a brig)

185

William & John M. Gales

John & Andrew White

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1814? Do please advise me if you know.

1815 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Ann & Dorothy

161

William & John M. Gales

For own account. The vessel would seem to have been, later at least, registered at Sunderland - it is recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here), a 161 ton brig then owned by W. Salisbury & Co.

 

2

Caledonia

411

John & Philip Laing

Laing & Co.

 

3

Elizabeth (a square, later a brig)

280

Unknown to webmaster

Lloyd's Register needs yet to be researched re his vessel. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states that the vessel was then owned by J. Young of South Shields and M. Young of Hastings. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 - J. Young of South Shields and Mary Young of Hastings.

22390

4

Gallant (a snow, later, per LR, a ship, later a snow or brig)

172
later
174

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR'), it would seem, from 1815 thru 1844/45. And listed again, after a gap of 17 years, in a single edition i.e. 1862/63. It was owned, thru 1819, by Blyth & Co., soon Blythe & Co., for service from London to Antwerp, Belgium, & then from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany & Swinemunde (now Świnoujście), Poland. 'JnBlyth' soon J. Blythe was LR stated to be her captain. In 1821 & 1822, 'Scourfield' became the vessel's owner for service from London to Hamburg, with J. Blythe still her captain. From 1822 thru 1829, J. Blythe & Co. again became the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool, to Bremen, Germany (1822) & to Limerick, Ireland (from 1824 to 1829). J. Blythe was stiil her captain. From 1830 thru 1833, per LR, Harrison became the vessel's owner for service out of Cowes, Isle of Wight. The vessel, a 174 ton snow, was however registered at Sunderland in 1826 & owned by G. Harrison, as recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here). From 1838/39 thru 1844/45, per LR, T. Brown of Newcastle owned & captained the vessel from 1843/44 LR listed as a ship, for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 (image soon) lists James Young & Co. of South Shields as the vesel's then owner. Confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856, which lists the vessel, then a 160 ton snow, as owned by J. Young of South Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean James Young. After many years of LR silence, the vessel was LR listed in the single edition of 1862/63, a brig of 160 tons owned by J. Young of Shields for service from Shields to London. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Aug. 5, 1862, per line 2766 here, the 160 ton brig, trading 'coastwise', was sunk on the 'Ballast Grounds'. That does not help me with where she was lost. Does it help you? Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by James Young. Anything you can add?

3619

5

Hero

233

William & John M. Gales

Thos. Railston Cooper

 

6

Isabella

144

John & Philip Laing

Laing & Co.

 

7

James

105

William & John M. Gales

James Sheal of Sunderland

 

8

John and Mary (a brig, later a snow, later a brig again)

213
later
261

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been first Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded in 1822/23, a brig 8 years old, owned by Milbourn. In 1833/34, then aged 17, the vessel became owned by J. Wright of Newcastle possibly for service ex Dublin ('Du'), later service from Newcastle to the Baltic. Porter & Co., of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner in 1840/41 for service to London. The vessel seems not to be recorded in LR from 1845/46 thru 1848/49. From 1850/51, the vessel was owned by Watson & Co. of Sunderland for Sunderland to New York. later to London & South America. In 1858, Turnbull's Register lists the vessel as owned by R. Watson & I. M. Husdell, both of Sunderland. The vessel would seem last to have been LR recorded in 1859/60. What happened to her, I wonder? Need help!

34813

9

Lavinia (a snow)

239

William & John M. Gales

James Bruce of Sunderland

 

10

Sea Flower Note

205
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

B. Robson

 

11

Thyatira (a brig)

138/122

Unknown to webmaster

I still need to research the Lloyd's Register entries re this vessel. However, in the 1817/18 edition, the vessel was owned by R. Kirton for service from London to Antwerp. In the 1839/40 edition, the vessel was owned by W. Clark of Wisbeach. Was registered at Stockton. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the Stockton registered vessel was then owned by J. Burnicle of Middlesboro', her captain. On May 28, 1860, per line 701 here, the 122 ton brig  went ashore at 'Nw. Fall Foot Staithes' (near Whitby, perhaps) while en route from London to Hartlepool. Then owned by W. H. Smith.

6275

12

Unity (a snow)

275

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

13

Widdrington (a brig, later a snow)

120
later
121
later
127
later
155/140
later
122

Unknown to webmaster

A vessel which had a very long life indeed. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1818 thru 1869/70, with a couple of exceptions (1829 & 1834). It it possible that it was, in fact, listed earlier than 1818 - LR editions for such years are not available to the webmaster. The vessel was owned, from 1818 thru 1833 by the Hardy family - Hardy, Hardy & Co, later J. Hardy. For some varied service - from London to Lisbon, Portugal, from Hartlepool to the Baltic & to Hamburg, Germany, from London to Elsinore, Denmark, & to Hamburg, for many years from Falmouth to Amsterdam, from Leith to the Baltic & for service as a Topsham & as a Lynn coaster. In 1835/36, in which year the vessel became a snow of 127 tons, the vessel was, per LR, briefly owned by Swan & Co. of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. From 1836/37 thru 1846/47, the vessel was owned by Carr & Co. of Berwick, Northumberland, for service from Newcastle to Ireland, from Berwick to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, & from Cork, Ireland, to Berwick. The vessel is LR recoded from 1839/40 as being of 155/140 tons. From 1846/47 thru 1858/59, the vessel was owned by G. Wood of Blyth, Northumberland, for service, in 1846/47 & 1847/48 from Blyth to Pillau (now Baltiysk, Russia), but mainly for service as a Blyth coaster. G. Wood served as the vessel's captain during the period of 'Wood' ownership thru to 1855/56. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists G. Wood, of Waterloo, as the then owner of the Newcastle registered vessel, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Wood, now of Blyth, as her then owner. In 1859/60, the vessel became of 122 tons. From 1859/60 to 1869/70, per LR, 'Mack'nzie' of Blyth was the vessel's owner, initially for service from Blyth to France, but from 1860/61 for service from Blyth to the Baltic. For all of such 'Mack'nzie' years, G. Wood again served as her captain. But ... the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 411) & 1870 both record, George Wood of Blyth as the then owner of the vessel, now Shields registered. Signal letters HPCN. On Dec. 8, 1872, per line 2779 here, the 122 ton brig was involved in a collision & sank, at Yarmouth Roads, while en route from Amble, Northumberland, to Boulogne, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Edw. McKenzie. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss & with which vessel she collided?

2424

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1815? Do please advise me if you know.

1816 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Arvales (a brig)

175
later
160
later
163/146

Unknown to webmaster

Was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1823, owned by J. Dove, her captain, for service from Exmouth to Cardiff. In 1825 the brig became owned by Sutherland for service as an Exmouth coaster. Later was a Whitby coaster. LR of 1844/45 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST', then owned by Eno & Co. of Wisbeach for service from Lynn to Seaham.

 

2

Cerberus

371

John Laing & Co.

Blanchard

 

3

Graces (a snow, later a brig)

152
later
197
later
168

John & Philip Laing

A vessel that had a very long life indeed - about 45 years. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1819 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. I cannot tell you the name of her initial owner - in 1819, however, thru 1823, the vessel was owned by Hutton & Co. for service ex London to Hamburg & to Riga, Latvia. F. Hutton was the vessel's captain, thru 1822, when T. Nichols became her captain. From 1824 to 1827 & maybe in 1828 also, T. Nichols both owned the vessel & was her captain. For service to Hamburg, Germany ex Hull or London & in 1828 for service from Hull to Shields. 'Ncholas&' are LR recorded as the vessel's owners in 1828. The vessel was offered for sale in Jan. 1828. Presumably that year, per LR in 1829, W. (likely William) Glover became her captain & her owner also for service as a Topsham, Devon, coaster. T. Young became her captain in 1830. From 1831 to 1833, Young & Co. (Cuthbert Young jun. & Thomas Young) owned the vessel for service as a Hull coaster with F. Young her captain. Youngs of Newcastle are listed as her owners in 1834 for service from Newcastle to London, with T. (Thomas) Young now her captain. The vessel became of 197 tons in 1831, & 198 tons in 1834 in which year the vessel is LR listed as a brig. The vessel lasted for many more years even though not LR listed. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, lists C. & T. Young, of South Shields, as her then owners. In 1856, per Turnbull's Register, F. Young of South Shields owned the Shields registered brig of 197 tons. In 1858, per Christie's Shipping Register, the brig, now of 168 tons & registered at Sunderland, was owned by John Pollard of South Shields & William J. Brown of Seaham Harbour. It would appear, however, that the vessel was sold by Pollard on Sep. 6, 1856 to London owners (name unknown to webmaster). What finally happened to the vessel? Thanks to the kindness of a site visitor, I can advise you that the vessel was driven ashore at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, during a major gale, on Feb. 9, 1861, when under the command of Captain Lackland, & en route from London to Seaham in ballast. As per these contemporary newspaper cuttings. No loss of life - the crew of 7 were rescued by fishing cobles. The gale was a major event in the history of not only Whitby but much of the U.K. east coast. It caused many lives & over 200 vessels to be lost. 81.5 ft. long.
David Watts advises that a portion of the vessel's life (1830 thru 1856, i.e. the Tyne ownership portion of her life) is covered in the 'Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships', by Richard E. Keys, published in 1998. Richard essentially tells us (thanks!), in his extensive data, that the vessel, en route from London towards Seaham in ballast, lost her foremast when hit by a squall off the Yorkshire coast on Dec. 5, 1843. She anchored off Huntcliff Fort near the mouth of the Tees. Pilot, a Middlesbrough 60 HP tug, came to Graces' rescue & towed the vessel to Hartlepool. A court case resulted - Pilot claimed salvage of £350, when Graces' captain expected a tow fee of £3 only. The judge considered the £350 charge to be vexatious & Pilot's owners were awarded £15 only with costs for their tow.
Does this vessel relate to Three Sisters/Graces, built in 1816 & listed below? I don't yet know if it does.

2111

 

Hannah (a square, means a ship?) The data, including the year of build, is suspect.

108

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is included here because on May 28, 1860, per line 190 here, the 108 ton square foundered off Kissingland, (might mean Kessingland, Suffolk) while en route from Middlesbrough to the Baltic. It would seem that none of the 6 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by John Drayson. ON 19920 was Mercantile Navy List listed at Ramsgate in 1857 & 1860. Possibly built in 1836? I say that the data is 'suspect' because I cannot reliably track the vessel in any edition of Lloyd's Register. There was, however, a Sunderland built brig of the name, of 119 tons, listed from 1817/18 thru 1824/25. Need help!

19920

4

Isabella (a brig)

220

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

5

John Baker

124

Unknown to webmaster

Anterby - J. Cook in 1828/29, J. Appleby, G. Bowman & T. Drummond in 1856

18638

6

Marsha & Ann (a brig)

115

William & John M. Gales

Mark Thompson of Sunderland

 

7

Paris

229

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - J. (or M.) Fawcett in 1856 - Nicholas Mould, Jno. L. Taylor in 1858

22646

8

Riseborough

237

John & Philip Laing

Bailey & Co.

 

9

Royal Union

207

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - Mitchel& in 1817/18 - R. Ness & G. M. White in 1856

22551

10

Sisters (a brig)

110

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Unknown to webmaster. At Bo'ness by 1820. Note

 

11

Starling (a snow)

192.5

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

12

Three Sisters/Graces

154

John & Philip Laing

R. Smith

 

13

Union (a snow)

220

William & John M. Gales

Jonathan & Will Canney of Sunderland

 

14

Wanderer (a snow or brig)

147
later
147/114
later
108

W. Potts

The vessel, which likely was always registered at Lynn, Norfolk,  would appear to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1820 thru 1862/63. From 1820 to 1822, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Hubbard' for service as a Lynn coaster. 'Hubbard' was the vessel's captain for a portion of 1821. From 1823 thru 1842/43, the vessel was owned by Self & Co., surely of Lynn, (Seef & Co. of Lynn, per LR, from 1834 to 1837/38), Self & Co. of Lynn from 1838/39. Mainly for service as a coaster ex Lynn over those 20 or so years, but also ex Leith, Scotland (1823 & 1824), from Lynn to Holland (1825), from Lynn to Lubeck, Germany (1827), as a Plymouth coaster (1831), from Lynn to London, Scotland (1838/39) & to the Baltic (from 1839/40). The vessel became of 147/114 tons in 1838/39. In 1842/43, Garland of Lynn, from 1850/51 J. Garland, became the vessel's owner thru 1856/57. For service as a coaster ex Lynn, Newcastle & Hartlepool. In 1857/58, per LR, J. Munford of Lynn became the vessel's owner  for service as a coaster ex Lynn & Hartlepool, 'Munford' or 'J. Munford', or briefly 'Mumford', is LR listed as the vessel's captain for many years - from 1844/45 to 1862/63. He presumably bought the vessel he had captained or at least became its managing owner. The vessel became of 108 tons in 1857/58. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Nov. 4, 1862, per line 2853 here, the 108 ton brig was abandoned N. of Doggerbank (a large shallow area in the North Sea) while en route from Lynn to Hartlepool in ballast. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by John Mumford. Anything you can add?

12436

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1816? Do please advise me if you know.

1817 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Agenor (a brig)

177

William & John M. Gales

Richard Clark of London

 

2

Amphitrite (a snow)

205
later
187

William & John M. Gales

For own account. Christies Maritime Register of 1858 states that A. Hall of North Shields was the vessel's then owner.

24407

3

Aries

144

John & Philip Laing

H. Tanner

 

4

Busy

144

John & Philip Laing

Everard

 

5

Darius (a brig)

165

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Bonner of Monkwearmouth

 

6

Doris

125

John & Philip Laing

J. Laing

 

7

Factor (a brig)

124

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

8

Lyra (a brig)

159

William & John M. Gales

William Guest of Monkwearmouth

 

9

Orient

256

Unknown to webmaster

Unknonwn - G. (Geo.) & T. (Thos.) Metcalfe in 1856 & 1858

3665

10

Proteus

216

John Laing & Co.

Laing & Co.

 

11

Salus (a brig)

162

William & John M. Gales

Judah Cowen of London

 

12

Scotia (a brig)

245

William & John M. Gales

W. Marshall of Monkwearmouth

 

12

Shannon

200

John Laing & Co.

Kendall & Co.

 

14

Thalia

203

John & Philip Laing

J. Felt

 

15

Thomas and Ann (a snow, later a brig & a snow again)

124
later
129
later
129/120
later
112

Unknown to webmaster

A vessel which had a very long life, indeed. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1817/18 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter, with a couple of gaps in the listings - re 1843/44 & 1853/54. Thru 1821/22, the snow was owned by T. Young for service from Liverpool to Le Havre, France, later Hartlepool to the Baltic. From 1822/23 thru 1852/53, the vessel was owned by A. Duncan of Arbroath, Scotland, for some varied service - as a Yarmouth coaster, as a Leith coaster, from Leith to Antwerp, Belgium, & to Riga, Latvia, from Dundee to Riga & to Arbroath, from Arbroath to the Baltic. From 1834/35 thru 1842/43, now, per LR a brig, A. Duncan was the vessel's captain. A snow again from 1844/45. From 1854/55 thru 1856/57 R. Watson of Sunderland owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to Boulogne, France. G. Watson was her captain during that period. It would appear, however, that for many years the vessel was registered at Rye, Sussex. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists (on page 380) Henry Hessell, of Rye, Sussex, as her then owner. Signal letters NQFW. On Mar. 7, 1871, per line 1940 here, the 112 ton snow foundered at sea while en route 'coastwise' from Seaham with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by John Holmes. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?

23100

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1817? Do please advise me if you know.

1818 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Brothers (a snow)

253

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

2

Emulous (a brig, later a snow)

174
later
175
later
179
later
170

Unknown to webmaster

If one only had Lloyd's Registers as a source for data, you would never have expected that this vessel could have survived for so long. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1818/19 thru 1846/47 (& not thereafter) with the exception of 1839/40 & possibly 1834/35 thru 1838/39. Was initially owned by B. Roberts & Co. (her captain) for service from Topsham, Devon, to Sunderland. From 1819/20 thru 1825/26, the vessel was owned by Schofield for service to Sunderland from Dartmouth, Plymouth & Exmouth, all Devon, and for service as an Exmouth coaster. From 1826/27 thru 1833/34, the vessel was owned by R. Starrow for service as a Hull & Dartmouth coaster. It possibly was registered at Scarborough from 1834/35 thru 1838/39. In 1840/41, Stewart of Blyth became her owner for service from Blyth to London, however in 1843/44 Heron jun. of Hartlepool became her owner, thru 1845/46, for service as a Blyth coaster. It would seem that the vessel was later registered at Whitby, Stockton & at Middlesbrough. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists A. Clark of Whitby as both her owner & captain. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Robert Robinson of Middlesbrough as her owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel's then owner to be Robert Robinson of Middlesbrough. Signal letters JGPV. On Mar. 4, 1870, per line 756 here, the 170 ton brig stranded at Cromer while en route from Middlesbrough to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Robt. Robinson.

5189

3

Friends (a snow)

134

Unknown to webmaster, built Monkwearmouth

Likely J. Clyne & Co. At Leith, Scotland, by 1820. Note

 

4

John (a snow, later a brig)

193
later
191
later
187
later
176

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, the vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1818/19 thru 1851/52 with the sole exception of 1834/35 & not thereafter. Was owned by Smith & Co. of Scarborough thru 1847/48 when M. Smith, also of Scarborough, became LR recorded as the vessel's owner. The vessel's initial service was from London to Marseilles, France, but it saw varied service over its long lifetime - from Liverpool to Brazil, ex Bristol, from London to Bahia (Brazil) & from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, also Brazil, from Belfast to the Baltic, from London to Hamburg & Gloucester to Quebec, Canada, also service as a Scarborough coaster. Christie's Shipping Register of 1855 lists Matthew Smith & Wm. Craven as then owners of the Scarborough registered 187 ton brig. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records (on page 204) the vessel as then owned by Daniel Clarke of Scarborough & registered there. On Jun. 9, 1871, per line 1384 here, the 176 ton brig sank near Harfleur, in northern France, while en route from Newcastle to France with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Daniel Clarke.

14028

5

Levant

190

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

6

Lovely Ann (a brig)

156

William & John M. Gales

Samuel Bryan of London

 

7

Luna (a brig)

199

William & John M. Gales

Robert Knox of Scarborough

 

8

Mediterranean (a brig)

114

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

9

New Albion (a brig)

162

William & John M. Gales

John Bishop of London

 

10

Placidia (a snow, later a brig)

198
later
197
later
193

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1818/19 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Initially owned by Oswald for service ex London. Only briefly though, since LR of 1819/20 lists G. Hust as her new owner, for most varied service indeed - to St. Petersburg, Cape of Good Hope, Genoa, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, St. Lucia & Cadiz, ex Bristol, London & Plymouth. LR of 1830/31 records the brief ownership of Hutchinson, with J. Hurst the new owner from 1831/32 - for service from London to Bremen, Germany. Became G. Hurst of London in 1834/35 for service to London ex Sunderland. From 1839/40 thru 1844/45, the vessel's owner was Wawn & Co. of South Shields for service between London & South Shields. On Dec. 29, 1860, per line 1021 here, the 198 ton brig went missing while en route from the Tyne to London. The entire crew of 8 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by G. H. Wawn.

22619

11

Rockingham

427

John & Philip Laing

J. Laing

 

12

Rosetta (a snow)

157
later
191

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1822 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter, at least thru 1859/60. Was initially owned by Ridley & Co. for service from Plymouth, Devon, to Cardiff, from 1825 as an Exeter, Devon, coaster & from 1827 as a Lynn, Norfolk, coaster. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland - it is recorded in the 'Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826' (here), then owned by Thompson & Ridley. In 1830, thru 1833, the vessel was, per LR, owned by T. Thompson for service as a Plymouth coaster. In 1834, Merriman of Sunderland became the owner of the vessel, now of 191 tons, for service ex Sunderland. And later, from 1839/40 for service from Newport, Wales, to London & in 1841/42 for service from Milford, Wales, to London. I am not aware of what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us?

 

13

Thames (a brig)

168

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

14

William Shand

?

Unknown to webmaster, built Monkwearmouth

Unknown to webmaster, initially registered at Aberdeen 1814 to 1825. Such data is recorded thanks to Ian Whittaker. A vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1818, is recorded in the 1818 edition of Lloyds Register, in the supplement. And in 1819. Have not yet checked re later years. 294 tons, a ship, owned by Lumsden & Co. for London to Jamaica service. It does not seem to be Ian Whittaker's vessel, however. 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1818? Do please advise me if you know.

1819 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Anglia

242

William & John M. Gales

Robert Ord of Bishopwearmouth

 

2

Anne

169

Philip Laing

Stephenson

 

3

Aurora (a brig)

158

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Likely 'Smith'. Initial regn.1819 at Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland (to 1825). To Irvine, Scotland, 1839. Note

 

4

Edgar

292

Philip Laing

Fletcher Bros.

 

5

Golden Grove

260
later 318/338

Unknown to webmaster

Brown & Co. in 1820/21, Fenwick & in 1829/30, R. Poppelwell & W. Moore in 1856

14176

6

Heroine (a ship)

316.5

William & John M. Gales

J. & R. Greenwell of Middle Hendon

 

7

Jannet (a brig)

152

Unknown to webmaster,
built Monkwearmouth

Likely 'Hardies'. At Leith, Scotland, by 1820. Note

 

8

Lord Teignmouth

164

Unknown to webmaster

White - A. Esson from 1839/40 - J. Easson in 1856

3424

9

Nereus

139

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

10

Rhoda (a snow)

195

William & John M. Gales

Turner Thompson of Sunderland

 

11

Streatham Castle, later Streatlam Castle (a snow, later a brig, maybe even later a snow again)

235
later
236

Unknown to webmaster

Scarfield, became Thompson & Co. in 1819/20, Brooks & Co. in 1827/28, Penny of London in 1834/35, & Laing & Co. of North Shields in 1840/41. Would seem to be last recorded in Lloyd's Register in 1850/51 still owned by Laing & Co. However Turnbull's Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by W. Moore & W. Cockerill of North Shields. The name of the captain from 1839/40 would seem to have been W. Cockerill.

2119

12

Tour (a snow)

172

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

13

York

476

Philip Laing

Blanchard

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1819? Do please advise me if you know.

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