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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1820s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1820 (data was initially built up from elsewhere in the site but has since been added to from other sources. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Albion (a brig)

53

J. Hepton

J. Hepton

 

2 Albion (a brig)

93

Hall & Co.

Hall & Co.

 

3 Carley (a sloop)

23

An unknown South Shore, Durham, builder

The vessel is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed. The vessel seems not to have been registered at Sunderland in 1826 nor at Newcastle in 1830. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists E. Burdes, of Southwick, as her then owner, which name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Edward Burdes. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 also records Edward Burdes as her owner. On Sep. 15, 1870, per line 896 here, the 23 ton sloop burned at Hartlepool, while en route from Sunderland to Hartlepool with a cargo of lime. Crew of 2 - none lost. Then owned by Edw. Burdes. This page (scroll to 2472) refers to the vessel being broken up, on Nov. 23, 1870, I think it says. The vessel is interesting in that it would have carried lime from the Burdes/ Burdis lime kilns located on the N. bank of the Wear at Sunderland - lime kilns which still exist today & are referred to here. 'Carley' was, in fact, the name of the quarry from which the limestone was extracted, hence presumably the vessel's name. Is there anything you can add? Y

2472

4 Helen (a snow or brig)

124
became
176/191

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster tries, in these pages, to record, as accurately as he can, the available data re each vessel. In this case that is most difficult to do. Let me first state that the vessel is, I believe, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1820 thru 1852/53. For all of that period, with the exception of 1852/53, the vessel was owned by Balantine or Ballantine, or Ballantyne or a name close to that, likely of Anstruther, Fife, Scotland. The owner's name is, as you may surmise from my words, LR spelled in many different ways. The owner would seem also to have been the vessel's captain thru 1825. LR also spelled the vessel's name in a number of different ways. As Helens & Helen's, as well as Helen. Perhaps the greatest puzzle re the vessel is that the vessel is recorded twice in LR of 1836/37, firstly as Helen, built in 1820 of 124 tons & secondly, in the supplement, as Helens, completed or registered in Mar. 1837, of 176/191 tons. LR reverted to 'Helen' in & from 1838/39 but the new tonnage & the 1837 year of build stayed for the balance of the vessel's LR lifetime.
How can all that be so? I do not recall another vessel that when repaired did not retain its original build date. Could it be that the vessel suffered damage & was de-registered. And was re-registered when both repaired & enlarged. Merely my guesses until good data emerges!
Unusual also is the LR record re her captains. In 1826, but briefly, J. Miller became her captain. From that point onwards, all the way thru to 1851/52 per LR, some 26 years, T. Taylor is stated to have been her sole captain.
For some most varied service. From London to Hamburg, Germany (in 1820 thru 1821), from London to St. Petersburg, Russia (in 1822 thru 1824), ex Dundee in 1825 & 1826 including to the Baltic, from Liverpool to Riga, Latvia (in 1827), ex Leith, Scotland (from 1828 thru 1833, including to the Baltic in 1827), from Sunderland to Riga (in 1836/37 & 1837/38), from London to Pernambuco, Brazil (in 1838/39 & 1839/40), from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro (in 1840/41), ex London from 1841/42 thru 1851/52 including to Bahia, Brazil (from 1844/45 thru 1851/52). In 1852/53, J. Sugars of Lynn, Norfolk, became the vessel's owner with Whitmore serving as the vessel's captain. For service from London to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea). The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1853/54 or, so far as I can see, later editions. Ian Whittaker has advised (thanks) that the 70 ft. long vessel was registered at Anstruther in 1820 & in 1825.I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel & when. Can you provide that data or otherwise to or correct the text above? Y

 

5 Hinde

192 became 188

Unknown to webmaster

R. Hall the Captain in 1836 - John Hunter & John Emeley in 1856 & 1858

17706

6

Johns (a snow)

242

William & John M. Gales

J. M. Gales of Hylton. Lloyd's Register of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been wrecked.

 

7

Newby (a snow)

200

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

8

Pauline (a snow)

154

William & John M. Gales

John Grimshaw

 

9

Reaper (a brig)

139

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

  Sea Flower Note

205 became 212

Unknown to webmaster

B. Robson

 

10

Sericca (a brig)

103

William & John M. Gales

William Nicholson of Sunderland

 

11 Taragona, later Taregon (in 1824), Taragon (a snow)

218

Tiffin

Tiffin  in 1820-1821 with W. Tiffin her captain (Taragona) - T. Tiffin in 1822 with Wm. Tiffin her captain (Taragon) - Cooper & C in 1840/41 - Couper&C in 1854/55 - R. Couper & L. Couper in 1856 - Robert Cooper & Lancelot Cooper in 1858

3664

12 Thisbe

318

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

13

Vulcan (a snow)

176

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Young of Bishopwearmouth

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1820? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1821 (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

Albany (a schooner)

67
later
67/50
later
53

R. Spearman

A tiny schooner which had a very long life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830 thru 1845/46 only, with the exception of 1837/38. An 1826 list of ships registered at Sunderland includes Albany, a 67 ton sloop, owned by T. Baker & captained by G. Ditchburn. In 1830, the vessel, briefly LR listed (just that year) as a sloop, & said to be 7 years old, was owned & captained by A. Baker for service from Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Sunderland, & from 1831 thru 1833 for service as a Yarmouth coaster. LR data in 1834 thru 1836/37 is fragmentary, however the vessel was then registered at Sunderland & captained by A. Laws. Ian Whittaker advises (thanks!) that the vessel was stranded & on fire at Pultneytown (Wick, Caithness, far N. of Scotland) on May 23, 1836 where it stated 'may repair'. Per the 'Edinburgh Courant' & 'Lloyds List'. Ian adds that this probably accounts for the LR gap and the vessel's subsequent reappearance at Banff.
From 1838/39 thru 1845/46, the vessel, now listed at 67/50 tons, was owned by 'Hossack' of Banff, Scotland, for service, in 1838/39 from Banff to Bristol, from 1839/40 to 1840/41 from Banff to London, & from 1841/42 as a Banff coaster. With J. Findlay & then F. Barker (from part way thru 1841/42) serving as her captains. LR from 1838/39 lists the vessel as built in 1821. LR is silent re this vessel after 1845/46. 'crewlist.org' (insert 3249) would seem to indicate that from 1854 to 1860 the vessel was registered at Aberdeen, Scotland. However the vessel is not listed in the Aberdeen section of Turnbull's 1856 shipping register. On Aug. 28, 1861, per line 1777 here, the 53 ton schooner, proceeding coastwise was stranded (cannot tell you where). Crew of 2 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Geo. Dunton. Is there anything you can add? Y

3249

2

Cecrops (a ship)

320

Philip Laing

Cecrops? A mythical king of Attica (Athens), indeed the first king of what is now Athens. Cecrops named it Cecropia. In Greek mythology, Cecrops is half-man half dragon. The vessel, which was launched in Aug. 1821, was owned by Fletcher Bros. As per the cryptic data on line 900 on this page, Cecrops, a 325 ton ship with a crew of 13, was lost on Jun. 29, 1851, at Roman River. Then stated to be owned by Joseph Fletcher. Now there is a Roman River in Essex, that flows into the Colne river just below Colchester. The lower part of such river is, I read, tidal. I am not suggesting, however, that that is the correct Roman River.

 

3

Ford (a snow)

147

William & John M. Gales

Thos. Allen

 

4

Lady Francis (a snow)

222.5

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

5

Lady Louisa (a snow)

163.5

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

6

Nepos

222

Philip Laing

Trader & Co.

 

7

Sisters (a snow)

269

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

8 Susan (a snow or brig, later a brigantine)

119
later
118

An unknown to the webmaster, Southwick builder

A vessel which had a very long life. But some puzzles in the data. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1822 (stated to be one year old) thru 1833 (stated to be 12 years old) & then thru 1838/39 &, so far as I can see, not thereafter. The vessel's initial owner was 'Clark' for service from London to Malta in 1822 & 1823 & from London to Naples, Italy, in 1824. It would seem that Clark was likely T. Clark, who was the vessel's captain, per LR, in 1823 & 1824 - just 'Clark' in 1822. In 1825, Duke & Co. became the vessel's owner, thru 1831, with T. Clark continuing to serve as her captain thru part way thru 1827 & W. Waters thereafter. For service from Liverpool to Trieste, Italy, thru 1827, ex Cowes, Isle of Wight, in 1828 & 1829, & from London to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1830 & 1831. In 1832, Scott & Co. became the vessel's owner for service ex Cork, Ireland, with J. Williams or Williams serving as her captain thru 1833 at least. The LR data in years 1834 thru 1838/39 is cryptic indeed. But is better than the long LR silence thereafter. On Feb. 21, 1861, per line 1696 here, the 118 ton brigantine, en route from Newport, Wales to Cork with a cargo of coal, was lost at Dungarvon (located on the SE coast of Ireland 1/2 way between Cork & Waterford). Crew of 6 - 4 lost. Then stated to be owned by George Scott. The loss of the vessel is referred to on this page (search for Susan) as being at Ballinacourty which is I learn near Dungarvon. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss?
I referred above to puzzles in the data re this vessel. It would seem that ship-owner Scott was of Cork, Ireland. I was surprised to notice, in checking the many editions of LR, that in 1846/47, Scott & Co. of Cork, owned a 168 ton barque built at Ayr (earlier LR spelled Ayre), in 1814. They would seem to have owned it thru 1854/55, the last year in which the vessel is LR listed. The puzzle? That barque was named Susan. Such barque is clearly not our Susan rebuilt & re-rigged perhaps, since the 1814 Susan was LR listed certainly from 1822. On the face of it, 'Scott' seems to have owned two vessels of identical name at the same time, unless they sold our Susan in the 1840s & later reacquired it. Can you help unravel this little mystery? Y

18359

9

Sylph (a brig)

104
later
102
later
112

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1824 thru 1828 only. It was, per LR, owned in both 1824 & 1825 by Adamson, the vessel's builder, for service from Leith, Scotland, to Sunderland, with J. Middleton serving as the vessel's captain. In 1826 per LR, & thru 1828, J. Davidson became the vessel's owner & in 1826 & in part of 1827 was her captain also. D. Bennett followed in that role thru 1828. Per LR, under 'Davidson' ownership, the vessel traded from Plymouth to Oporto, Portugal (in 1826 & 1827), & served from London to Derry, Ireland (in 1828). Ian Whittaker advises (thanks!) that the 64 ft. long vessel was registered (at 102 tons) at Sunderland in 1821 & was later registered at Leith in 1825. Ian also advises that the vessel was lost on Nov. 1, 1827 at Norderney (East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany) while en route from Hull to Hamburg, Germany. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

10

Vasic (a snow)

187

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

11

Zeno

85

Philip Laing

Murray

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official numbers for 1821? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1822 (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

Advena (a snow)

197

W. Potts

Was owned by W. Potts. Some malicious damage in Mar. 1830, when owned by Mr. Hodgson.

 

2

Anne (a brig)

102

Unknown to webmaster

Christies Maritime Register of 1858 states that James Storm of South Shields was the vessel's then owner.

26959

3

Argo Note

225

William & John M. Gales

Horn & Co. or Scott & Horn

25325

4

Asia

111

Philip Laing

 

 

5

Boreas Note

223

James Johnson

 

 

6

Doris (a snow)

200.5

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

7

Fame

194

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - J. R. Anderson in 1856

24759

8

Herald

236

Philip Laing

Pirie & Co. of London

 

9

Hylton Castle (a snow)

214.5

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

10

Kingston (a ship)

296
later
295

William & John M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1822 thru 1836/37. It was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1826, by Pirie & Co., likely of London, with D. Luckie serving as the vessel's captain. For service from London to Demerera (South America, now Guyana), except for 1823 when service from London to 'CdeV' (where is it?) is indicated. From 1827 thru 1829, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Binney, soon Binney & Co., with B. or J. Binney serving as the vessel's captain. For service from London, to Halifax, Canada in 1827, from Liverpool to St. Thomas in 1828 & ex London in 1829. This advertisement tells us that on Aug. 13, 1829, the 294 ton vessel, than at West India Dock in London, was offered fro sale at a public auction held in London. B. Baynton is therein stated to be her then commander. In 1830, per LR, the vessel became owned by Thompson, (in  1834 Thomson of London) for service from London to Jamaica, with J. Baynton (B. Baynton in 1834) serving as the vessel's captain. 'Thompson/Thomson', per LR, owned the vessel thru 1835/36. The vessel is LR recorded at 295 tons from 1834. In 1836/37, per LR, the vessel became owned by B. R. Brown (maybe R. R. Brown), for service from London to Honduras. LR of 1836/37 also indicates that R. Winter was then the vessel's captain & that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. So far I have not read exactly what happened to the vessel nor when & where. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

11

Malta (a snow)

162

William & John M. Gales

John White

 

12

Mina (a snow)

232

William & John M. Gales

Boulby of London

 

13

Phaeton (a sloop)

67

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

14

Pyramus

350

Philip Laing

Richardson

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official numbers for 1822? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1823 (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

Auspicious Note

245

Unknown to webmaster

E. B. Ord & Co., later owned by Wilson & Co.

2147

2

Charles Henry (a snow or brig)

224
later
233
later
201

L. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1824 thru 1861/62, & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by Lees & Co. for service ex London. In 1827, the vessel, now a brig, became owned per LR by Dobson & Co. for service from Liverpool to Le Havre, France. In 1834, a snow again, Walker & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London - thru 1841/42 in which year T. Brown of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (to 1842/43) from Sunderland to Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia (thru 1845/46), from Sunderland to London again (1846/48) & Sunderland to the Baltic (1848 thru 1851). The LR data after 1850/51 is most limited though T. Brown is still listed as the owner thru 1861/62. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. & R. Brown & R. McGregor, both of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owners of the 233 ton brig. Note that LR lists R. McGregor as the vessel's long-term captain - serving in that capacity from 1839/49 thru to 1854/55. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Brown & R. McGregor, both of Sunderland as the then owners of the vessel, then a 201 ton snow, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists only Robert McGregor as her then owner. On Jan. 15, 1861, per line 1593 here, the 201 ton snow was abandoned at the Humber river while en route from Sunderland to Plymouth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - 2 lost. Then stated to be owned by George Wood. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more?

25342

3

Columbine (a barque later a brig)

256

Unknown to webmaster

In 1939/40 the vessel was owned by A. Brown of Peterhead for service from London to Cape of Good Hope. Christies Shipping Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by Thos. A. Barnes of South Shields

 

4

Diadem

240

Philip Laing

Scaling

 

5

Echo (a snow)

114
later
114/97
later
131
later
118

William & John M. Gales

A Gales build list in these pages states that the vessel was built for the builder's own account - presumably until it was sold. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1827/28 thru 1844/45, from 1846/47 thru 1848/49, & from 1855/56 thru 1869/70. Thru 1837/38, the snow was owned by C. Balfour, of Montrose, for service from Leith to both Pillau (now Baltiysk, Russia), & to the Baltic, from Liverpool to Cadiz, Spain, & to Riga, Latvia, from London to Riga, ex Belfast & London to the Grand Canary Islands. G. Balfour was the vessel's captain for the period from 1829/30. LR had some unusual comments re the vessel for the 3 years from 1835-36 - 'wants repairs'. From 1838/39, Pegg & Co. of London is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London. From 1846/47 to 1848/49, S. Stokoe of South Shields is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to London. Coltman of Shields is listed, briefly (in 1855/56), as the vessel's owner for service as a Shields coaster. From 1856/57 thru to 1869/70, Howard & Co. of Lynn, Norfolk, is listed as owner of the Lynn registered vessel for service as a Lynn coaster. J. Howard was her captain for that entire period. It would seem that at some point in its lifetime the vessel was also registered at Dover (Kent), & later at Maldon (Essex). The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Samuel Hawkes of Maldon as the then owner of the 118 ton vessel. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1868 here, the 118 ton brig was stranded at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, while en route from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Samuel Hawker. On that day, i.e. Feb. 10, 1871, many ships were lost or damaged by a terrific gale which affected the NE coast of England. An extensive account of the loss at the Tyne of Jabez, another Sunderland built ship, can be read here. Can you add anything? Y

16741

6

Effort (a snow)

242

Unknown to webmaster

I have not researched the vessel thru Lloyd's Register. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by J. (John) Hutchinson of Sunderland. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost.

2568

7

Henry (a snow)

213

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Young & others of Bishopwearmouth

 

8

Henry Seton

286

Philip Laing

 

 

9

Hope (a snow, later a brig, later a snow)

190
later
157
later
187
later
188
later
188/150
later
180/150

An unknown Southwick builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1825 thru 1861/62 with a couple of exceptions - 1845/46 & 1850/51. The vessel was initially owned by 'Ormiston' for service from London to the Humber, with 'J. Ormston' being LR recorded as the vessel's captain to part way thru 1827 & Ormston in 1829 & 1830. In 1832, T. Ayre, of Lynn, Norfolk, became the vessel's owner for continued service from London to the Humber later for service from London to Shields. From 1836/37 thru 1838/39, per LR, 'Ceison & Co.' of Lynn became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to Lynn, with 'A. Ceison' the vessel's captain. Now it seems to me to be likely that the references to 'Ceison' were in error & should have read 'Curson' - from 1839/40, Curson & Co. of Lynn is listed as the vessel's owner with A. Curson the vessel's captain. It would seem that the Curson family owned the vessel for the rest of its lifetime, LR listing Curson & Co. as above, later A. Curson, later Curson, later R. H. Curson, all of Lynn, as the vessel's owners. Similarly with the vessel's captaincy - A. Curson, Curson, A. Curson & R. Curson. In the period of 1839/45, the vessel served both Archangel, Russia, & Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Lynn, later for service as a Lynn coaster, in 1848/49 for service from Lynn to the Baltic, in 1855/56 for service as a Hartlepool coaster, & later for service ex Lynn. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Apl. 3, 1862, per line 2190 here, & on Apl. 4, 1862 per line 2720 here, while trading 'coastwise', the 188 ton snow foundered off Rockcliff, Whitley Bay, then Northumberland now Tyne & Wear. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by R. H. Curson or R. H. Curzon. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

23704

10

Hylton (a brig, later a snow)

260
later
232
later
231

William & John M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1826 thru 1863/64. The 260 ton brig was initially owned, thru 1831, by Gales & Co, presumably the vessel's builder, for service from Cork - with service to Quebec, Canada, referenced in 1826. The vessel became of 232 tons in 1834. From 1832 to 1852/53, the vessel, per LR, was owned by J. & G. Reay, initially of Newcastle but from 1836/37 of South Shields. For service from Liverpool to Wyborg (Vyborg, NW of St. Petersburg), Russia, in 1832/33, & in later years from Newcastle or Shields to the Baltic, from Hull to St. Petersburg (in 1839/40), from Shields to London, from Newcastle to the Mediterranean, & from Shields to Sweden (in 1852/53). The North of England Maritime Directory of Jul. 1848 lists J. C. Reay of South Shields, as her then owner. In LR of 1853/54 only, S. Stokoe, of Shields, is listed as her owner for service from Shields to London. From the next year, i.e. 1854/55 to 1863/64. Scott & Co, of Shields, is LR listed as the vessel's owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Scott of South Shields as her then owner. The available LR data from 1858/59 is limited - suggesting that the vessel may well have been sold. Indeed Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Robert Morrison of South Shields as her then owner. 86.0 ft. long. On Oct. 20, 1862, per line 2830 here, the 231 ton snow was abandoned at sea while trading 'coastwise'. Crew of 8 - 2 lost. The location where the vessel was lost & its routing is not referenced - Robert Morrison is stated to have been her then owner. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

25440

11

Paragon (of unknown rig)

28

Unknown to webmaster

A sailing ship clearly, but of rig unknown. Which, though tiny in size, had a very long life. It will not be a surprise to learn that the vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register, presumably due to its modest tonnage. A surprise perhaps is  that anything at all can be said about so tiny a vessel.
Now I cannot tell you who built Paragon or the name of her initial owner, but note that the vessel is not included in the list of vessels registered at Sunderland in 1826. The first reference to the vessel I can find is in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, where the vessel, a sailing vessel, is stated to be 'Unrig.' (does that mean rig not advised?), & was owned by J. & J. Todd of Bishopwearmouth. In the equivalent register of 1854, John & James Todd are stated to be the vessel's owners with James Todd her captain. Such data is repeated in Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 while TR of 1856 has J. & J. Todd, of Sunderland as the vessel's then owners. The vessel would seem not be have been granted an Official Number so I presume it no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855. But, that said, the vessel is still listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, still owned by John & James Todd. That is all I can tell you about this wee vessel. Y

 

12

Pero (a brig, later a barque, later a snow or brig)

184
later
217
later
225/247

J. Hall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1823 thru 1855/56 with the exceptions of 1843/44, 1844/45 & 1847/48. The 184 ton brig was initially & for a great many years owned by W. Rutter. I cannot tell where the vessel was initially registered but later Rutter was of Hull (certainly from 1834) & London (from 1835/36). Per LR, 'Rutter' owned the vessel thru 1840/41 for a variety of service. Ex London to i) Trieste, Italy, in 1823, ii) Rio de Janeiro in 1824, iii) Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1825, iv) Cape of Good Hope ('CGH') in 1826 & 1827, v) the Baltic in 1828, vi) St. Helena from 1829 thru 1831. Service from Hull to 'Str'ts' is indicated in 1832. The vessel served CGH again, from London, during the period of 1836 thru 1941. 'Rutter' captained his own vessel for many of those years - from 1823 thru 1836/37 except for a year or so when J. Roberts was her captain. J. or J H. Palmer served as the vessel's captain from 1836/37 thru 1840/41. The vessel first became LR listed at 217 tons in 1831 & from 1835/36 thru 1842/43 was listed as a barque rather than as a brig. In 1840/41, per LR, Boase & Co. of Penzance, Cornwall, became the vessel's owner , thru 1842/43, for service from Penzance to Merimac (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A. or more likely Miramichi, New Bruswick, Canada - read on). With C. Collense serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1842/43 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. A list of 1842 shipwrecks at Wikipedia, records Pero as abandoned in Dec. 1842 while en route from Miramichi to Penzance. The crew was rescued by a vessel named William and Mary. It was not LR listed in 1843/44 & in 1844/45 & the webmaster thought that must surely be the end of the vessel's history. It would seem not!
The vessel was again LR listed in 1845/46, now a snow of 225/247 tons, owned by Scott & Co. of Cork, Ireland, (Scott & Son from 1849/50). Was it recovered & rebuilt? For service from Cork to Quebec, Canada, in 1845/46 & 1846/47. In 1848/49 service from Newcastle to U.S.A. became service from Cork to Boston, Massachusetts (thru 1852/53). Service from Cork to Quebec is noted in LR of 1853/54. LRs of 1854/55 & 1855/56 list Scott & Son as the owners but provide minimal other detail. Per LR, the vessel was captained by 'Meredith' in 1845/46 & 1846/47 & by 'H. Wheler' (Wheeler?)  from 1848/49 thru 1855/56.
Now this vessel was first site listed as a result of reading that a vessel of the name, built in 1823, had been sold for £2,300 at an auction held in Liverpool on Dec. 7, 1854. A part of the estate of Edward Oliver of Liverpool (who died in Oct. 1854). See here for the data source. The webmaster believes that such Pero is this vessel.
So far I have not spotted any documentation that otherwise evidences the 'Oliver' ownership, but note that the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') records the vessel as first registered, as ON 12677, at Liverpool on Jan. 16, 1855 (scroll to 12677). As indicated above, the vessel is not LR listed after 1855/56 for reasons unknown. It would seem that the vessel continued in service until 1872 or thereabouts. MNL of 1864 has the vessel registered at Newcastle, while MNLs of 1865 thru 1872 list the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by John Morris, of Pelaw Main, County Durham. In 1870, MNL lists the vessel at 232 tons, a brig (in 1872). The vessel is not MNL listed in 1875. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel. The vessel was by then very old & may well have been broken up. Can you tell us what happened to her? Y

12677

13

Plutus

205

Philip Laing

 

 

14

Rebecca (a brig, later a snow, later a square)

169
later
185

J. Storey

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1824 thru 1832, is cryptically listed from 1834 thru 1837/38. & from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by Storey & Co., surely of Sunderland, for service ex London. From 1825 thru 1832 at least, J. Ridley & Co. owned the vessel for service as a Plymouth coaster - J. Ridley was listed as the vessel's captain for that period & in fact, in 1824 also. From 1838/39 thru 1841/42, J. Ritson of Sunderland owned the vessel, now a snow, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1841/42, Hudson of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service as a London collier. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel's then owners as being G. W. & R. M. Hudson of Sunderland. It would appear that the vessel was later registered at Shields. However in 1858, per Christie's Shipping Register, the vessel was registered at Stockton & owned by William and Matthew Scrafton, John Smith & Ann Evamy, all of Middlesbro'. On Mar. 6, 1861, per line 1131 here, the 185 ton square stranded at Dunkirk, France, while en route from Middlesbro' to Dunkirk. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Scrafton. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional?

22630

15

Russell (a snow)

210

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

16

Sons of the Wear (of unknown rig)

21 or 81

T. Elliot

The webmaster seeks help in unraveling the data about this vessel, which is listed, in a master list of Sunderland built ships, at 81 tons, built by T. Elliot in 1823. So far as I can see, it is Lloyd's Register listed only in years 1834 thru 1837/38. There recorded at 81 tons, registered at Sunderland & with R. Lister her master & with no other data. It is, however, listed many times elsewhere. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848, Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, Turnbull's Shipping Registers of 1855 & 1856, & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, all record T. or Thomas Gale, of Sunderland, as owner of the 21 ton only vessel (unrigged or no rig stated) with Thos. Gale her master in 1854 & 1855. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865, 1867, 1868 & 1870 all list Thos. Gale, of Sunderland, as the owner of the 22 ton vessel. This page (scroll to 2463) seems to indicate, if I read the text correctly, that the vessel went out of register on Mar. 22, 1871. Now an Official Number, 2463 in this case, is a unique number. Crew lists, such as they would be for such a tiny vessel, are available here for, amazingly, years from 1896 thru to 1913. The vessel seems not to be MNL listed in 1872 or later years. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel nor when. Can you add anything to unravel this modest mystery? Y

2463

17

Starling (a snow, later a brig, later a schooner)

110
later
111
later
102
later
95

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1824 thru 1841/42, in 1849/50 & 1850/51, & not thereafter. During the first noted period the vessel was, per LR, owned by Bruce & Co., later at least of Aberdeen, Scotland, (stated in LR of 1834/35) later of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (LR of 1835/36 & later). For some varied service - from Liverpool to Palermo, Italy, in 1826 thru 1830 from Cowes to Malta, from Leith to Riga, Latvia, ex Hull, from London to Str'ts (Straits of Gibraltar, maybe?), from Peterhead to Gibraltar & for many years, from 1836/37, for service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It became a brig of 111 tons in LR of 1834/35. In 1849/50 & 1850/51, the 102 ton brig was owned by 'Gravenor' for service from Dover, Kent, to Hamburg, Germany. The data in LR of 1850/51 is limited - the vessel was likely sold at about that time. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists William Bussey of Dover as the then owner of the Dover registered 95 ton vessel. The equivalent list of 1870 lists John Tuthill, of Dover, as her then owner. Signal letters HVBR. On Feb. 3, 1872, per line 2951 here, the 95 ton schooner stranded at Filey ((Yorkshire now N. Yorkshire), while en route from Sunderland to Yarmouth, Norfolk, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 5 were lost. Her owner was then John Tuthill. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened?

3612

18

Thorny Close (a snow)

242

J. Watson

So far as the webmaster can see, the vessel is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed until 1833. It is, however, listed in the 'Sunderland Shipping List' of 1826 (a Google book) with the vessel owned by 'A. White and Co.' of Sunderland with J. Ayre her captain. The vessel is LR listed from 1833 thru 1840/41, owned thru 1838/39 by White & Co. (from 1834 A. White and Co.) for service in 1833 as an Exmouth, Devon, coaster & from 1834 for service from Sunderland to America. J. Ayre is listed as still her captain in 1833, while in 1834 W. Cooper & then Donaldson are listed as her captains. Donaldson would seem to have continued as the vessel's captain even under new ownership in 1839/40 when Day & Co., of Shields, became her owner - for service ex London. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had gone 'Missing'. Is there anything that you can add? Y

 

19

Unity (a snow, later a brig)

244
later
229
 

Oswald Partis

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1824 thru 1833, & possibly, with fragmentary data, in the period from 1834 thru 1838/39. During the first such period, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Havelock' for service from Exmouth, Devon, to 'StJhn' or 'StJohns' (possibly St. John's, Newfoundland), from 1828 for service from Liverpool to Narva (Baltic Sea, Estonia, perhaps), & from 1829 for service ex Cowes, Hampshire, from 1830 to 1833 from Cowes to Quebec, Canada. For a period in 1828, per LR, J. Havelock was the vessel's captain. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Scarborough thru 1857 & later at Shields. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by Alexander Main of South Shields & John Wm. Doust, of Greenwich. On Dec. 20, 1862, per line 2902 here, the 229 ton brig stranded at Herne Bay (S. shore of Thames estuary, Kent), while en route from London to Yarmouth, Norfolk, with a general cargo. Crew of 10 - none lost. Her owner was then stated to be Alexander Main. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

5041

20

Vesper

310

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

21

White (a snow)

217

William & John M. Gales

John Robinson of Sunderland

 

22

XL (a snow)

166

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1823? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1824 (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

Agenoria (a brig)

174
later
170

An unknown North Hylton builder

Lloyd's Register data yet to be researched. On Nov. 15, 1860, per line 427 here, the 170 ton brig foundered at Dudgeon Sand (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from Sunderland to Niew Dieppe (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 6 was lost. The owner was then Thomas Cooper

16611

2

Brack

221

Unknown to webmaster

J. Cropton

3463

3

British Tar (a barque, later a brig or snow)

383
later
395

An unknown Hylton Ferry builder. Note

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1826 thru 1863/64. The vessel was owned, thru 1850/51, by the Forrest family - T. Forest, became F. Forest in 1827, just 'Forrest' from 1834 & T. Forrest again from 1846/47. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland (in 1834 & 1835/36) then at London, however the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 records the vessel as owned by T. Forrest of London, & registered at Sunderland. For service out of London thru 1843/44, initially, in the period of 1826/29 to Jamaica, in 1830/32 to Quebec, Canada, in 1833 to Virginia, U.S.A., in the period of 1834/38 to Africa & in 1840/44 to Quebec. And in 1844/46 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, soon from Sunderland or Shields to America, & ex London in 1850/51. The vessel, initially LR listed as a barque, became, from 1830, listed as a brig. It was briefly recorded, an error perhaps, as being of 333 tons in 1849/50 & 1850/51.In 1851/52, per LR, T. Forsyth, of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service ex Shields to such destinations as Quebec, America, & to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records T. Forsyth, of South Shields, as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Thos. Forsyth. In 1860/61, per LR, the brig, now of 395 tons, became owned by Wilson & Co. of Shields for service from Shields to America & from 1861/62 to Spain. LR of 1863/64 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Nov. 25, 1862, per line 2534 here, the 395 ton brig was abandoned while en route from Newcastle to Spain with a cargo of coal. Way off course it would appear - it was abandoned at Barbados. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Joseph Wilson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

4979

4

Columbus

216

Unknown to webmaster

G. Wood

2195

5

Cynthia (a snow or brig)

231
later
212
later
202

J. Allison

The vessel, which was launched in Oct. 1824, is only modestly listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). LR only records the vessel from 1834 thru 1841/42, and much later again from 1856/57 thru 1859/60. Fortunately the vessel is listed in other available registers to permit a reasonable summary of the vessel's ownership history to be established.
During the first LR period, i.e. from 1834 thru 1841/42 the vessel was owned by Allison & Co., of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder, with W. Turner stated to be the vessel's captain. For consistent service from Sunderland to London. It is clear that 'Turner' was the vessel's captain from a date much earlier that 1834. The vessel is listed in the Sunderland Annual Shipping List for 1826, with W. Turner her then captain & W. & J. Allison, of Sunderland, her then owners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, now of 212 tons, owned by John Moor of Bishopwearmouth. The vessel would seem to have been later sold. Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists Wm. H. Watson, John Gray, Robt. D. Crofts & Edward Graydon, all of Sunderland, as her then owners - Crofts being the vessel's then captain. TR of 1856 lists W. H. Watson, R. D. Crossford & E. Graydon as her then three owners, the vessel now stated to be of 202 tons. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William H. Watson, Robert D. Crofts, Edward Graydon & Richard Sheraton as her then owners. It would seem that the vessel was lost, circumstances & date unknown, at an early date in 1959. See the notation re the vessel at left on this page (scroll to #2842). No crew lists are available for the vessel. Is there anything that you can add to the above. Or correct? Y

2842

6

Daphne

165

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

7

Ellice

311

Philip Laing

Ellice & Co.

 

8

Gratitude (a snow)

213

William & John M. Gales

J. M. Gales

 

9

Jane

250

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - R. (Robert) Poppelwell in 1857 & 1858

3512

10

Jane (a snow or brig)

233

J. Hall

Unknown - Per Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856, the vessel was then owned by T. A. Soulsby of South Shields. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 specifies T. Atkinson Soulsby to be the vessel's then owner.

7829

11

Jane

232

Philip Laing

G. Smith

 

12

Mandalena

104.5

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Cockerill of Sunderland

 

13

Nereus

203

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

14

Ocean Note

268
later 239

Unknown to webmaster

G. Wylam

 

15

Osprey (a snow)

224
later 233
later 233

Unknown to webmaster

T. B. Simey (her captain) possibly of Hull. From 1829/30 thru 1837/38 the vessel was owned by H. Tanner. Next Lloyd's listed in 1846/47, then owned by W. Cooke of Sunderland, a Sunderland coaster. Next Lloyd's listed 1853/54, owned by J. Reed of Sunderland, a Sunderland collier. On Mar. 10, 1860, per line 101 here, the 206 ton snow foundered in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with coal. None of the crew of 7 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Thomas Reed.

2670

16

Perfection (a snow or brig)

238
later
240

J. Burdon

The vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1824, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1826 thru 1838/39 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by 'Butcher &' for service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 'Ncholson', presumably Nicholson, her captain. Nicholson continued as her captain in 1828/29 & in 1830 during which years the vessel was, per LR, owned by Frye & Co. for service from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1832 & 1833, LR lists H. & W. Hrt' (Hart maybe?), as the vessel's new owner, for service from Greenock, River Clyde, Scotland, to Archangel, Russia, with J. Ward her captain. The LR data from 1834 thru 1838/39 is cryptic indeed. The vessel, now listed at 237 tons, was owned at London with W. Smith her captain - with no other data whatsoever. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 240 ton brig as then registered at Newcastle & owned by G. & T. Guildford of North Shields.
On Dec. 28, 1852, the vessel was en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal & a crew of 10. This U.K. Government wreck list tells us that the vessel was abandoned in the North Sea due to stress of weather, further that her crew were all saved. This Wikipedia page reports the vessel as lost on an unknown date in Dec. 1852, per an article in the London Times, 'The Christmas Gale', of Jan. 11, 1853.
Now researching this vessel does have its puzzles. Let me first say that the vessel was not granted an Official Number which was mean that the vessel did not exist on Jan. 1, 1855. It is strange then to find the vessel listed in Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1855, owned by T. Boorn of North Shields with C. Jowsey her then captain. The vessel is recorded also in the 1856 edition of such register, stated to be owned by T. Brown of North Shields. And is listed again in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, stated to be owned by Thomas Boorn of North Shields. Y

 

17

Return (a snow)

194

William & John M. Gales

H. Magra? of Bishopwearmouth

 

18

Sisters (a barque)

308

William & John M. Gales

William Gales

 

19

Triton ( a snow or brig, later a barque)

248
later
242/237
later
336

L. Crown

A vessel which had a very long life. And changed, late in life, from a 248 or so ton snow or brig to an apparently much larger 336 ton barque.
The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1824 thru 1854/55. It was owned, thru 1835/36 by Denton & Co., from 1834 B. Denton, who were most likely of Sunderland. I say that because the vessel is listed as  registered at Sunderland in 1826 as you can read here, then owned by J. P. Denton & Co. of Sunderland. Under 'Denton' ownership, the vessel served i) ex Lynn, Norfolk, for many years (1824 thru 1829) & from Lynn to Quebec, Canada, in 1831. Also ii) from Exmouth, Devon, in 1830 to 'S.And' (meaning unknown to webmaster), iii) as an Exmouth coaster in 1832 & 1833, & iv) from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, in 1834 & 1835/36. With J. Denton her captain, per LR, thru 1830 or 1831, then G. Henderson thru 1833 & J. Clark from 1834 thru 1835/36. The 1826 reference above lists P. Lumsdon as her then captain, a name not LR referenced.
From 1836/37 thru 1852/53, LR lists the vessel as owned by Coulson & Co., of Penzance, Cornwall, with a single captain throughout most of that period - i.e. 'Wakham' thru 1848/49 & 'Scovey' from 1850/51 thru 1852/53 at least. Mainly for service to North America it would seem - i) from Penzance to Philadelphia, U.S.A., from 1836/37 thru 1838/39, ii) from Penzance to Quebec in 1839/40 & 1840/41, also from 1844/45 thru 1847/48 & in 1850/51, iii) from Penzance to Sierra Leone, West Africa, in 1851/52. LR of 1846/47 first lists the vessel at 336 tons, LR of 1850/51 first lists the vessel as a barque.
LR of 1852/53 lists no owner name. It would seem likely that the vessel was then in process of being sold. LR of 1853/54 lists the vessel as then owned by 'Getty' of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to Africa. While Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the Liverpool registered vessel as owned by Robert Ballantyne & Co., with Alex Stewart her then captain.
It would seem that the vessel was not issued an Official Number, which likely means that the vessel was not in existence on Jan. 1, 1855. I cannot now, with certainty, tell you what happened to the vessel & when. But Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that a barque of the name was lost in the North Atlantic on Oct. 14, 1854, while en route from Glasgow, Scotland, to Boston, U.S.A. She foundered at 44.54N/45.05W, about 600 miles SE of St. John's, Newfoundland. Further her crew were rescued by an American Clipper named North Wind. Was it 'our' Triton, I wonder? It is possible that 'The Morning Chronicle' of London, in the wording of its Oct. 27, 1854 report, may contain clues as to the identity of the Triton that was lost. There is a good chance that it was 'our' Triton. A 2nd barque of the name, recorded in LR of 1854/55, did continue to be later LR listed.
With a similar problem as to identity, Wikipedia also tells us that a British vessel named Triton, at an unknown date in Aug. 1852, rescued the crew of Waterville, in the waters off Cape Horn. Waterville, an 183 ton barque built at Bideford in 1835, & Wigtown, Scotland, owned, was in fact lost on Oct. 18, 1852. Triton may have been captained by 'Dall'. Need help with identifying which Triton it was!
Is there anything you can add to the above? And/or correct? Y

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1824? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1825 (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

Advance (a snow)

241

Tiffin

R. Scurfield in 1826 with J. Baker her captain. T. Tynemouth & Co. in 1848 & 1856

2207

2

Alert (a snow or brig)

243

J. Brunton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR';) listed from 1834 (cryptically) thru 1840/41 & not then prior to 1834. The 'Sunderland Shipping List' of 1826 (a Google book) lists, however, the vessel with W. Herring of Sunderland her then owner & J. Cuthbertson her captain. From 1835/36, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Herring', of Sunderland, likely 'W. Herring' as was referenced in LR of 1835/36. For service ex Gloucester from 1835/36 thru 1838/39 & in 1840/41 & specifically to Archangel, Russia, in 1835/36. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel served Merimac (maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) ex Sunderland. In that period the vessel would seem to have had 4 captains, Cuthbertson (thru 1835/36), W. Coulson (thru 1836/37), J. Good (from 1836/37) except for a part of 1839/40 where LR indicates that J. Gregson served as her captain. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. Yes indeed with major loss of life. On 3 days in Nov. 1840 (Nov. 12 thru 14), massive storms swept the British Isles, with violent winds, including hurricane force winds, & high seas causing massive damage to British shipping everywhere. This page amazingly lists over 50 vessels (including Alert) which were lost on Nov. 13, 1840 alone. It refers to the loss of Alert as follows - On Nov. 13, 1840, the ' 'brig foundered in the Bristol Channel between Padstow, Cornwall and Lundy Island, Devon with the loss of eight of her nine crew. The survivor was rescued by the smack Four Friends.' This article sets out in detail what happened to Alert & lists the names of those who were lost. Alert was en route from Hoyle, N. coast of Cornwall, to Shields, under the command of John Gregson, with a crew of 10 all told (per the article), with a cargo of copper ore & mundie (what is mundie, I wonder?). It encountered the storm, became leaky & the crew manned the pumps. Suddenly, without warning it would seem, the vessel foundered at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 13, 1840. The sole survivor was an apprentice named Winchester, who was found clinging to a deck plank by Four Friends, a Fowey, Cornwall, smack, & landed at the Mumbles. Additional detail re the storm can be read here, the source of that article. Can you add to or correct the above or tell us anything additional? Y

 

3

Amaranth (a brig, later a snow)

286
later
202

J. Allinson (or Allison)

The webmaster has not researched this vessel which was completed in Mar. 1825. He notes, however, that the vessel was registered at Sunderland in 1826 with M. Robson, Jun. her then owner & J. Smith her then captain. As per the 1826 list of vessels registered at Sunderland. By 1848 the vessel was registered at Newcastle, owned by T. Lindsley of Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. Turnbull's Shipping Registers of 1855 & 1856 spell the owner's name as T. Linslay. With W. Grieve her captain in 1855. as is confirmed by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854. The spelling of the owner's name (Linslay) may or may not be clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which lists Timothy Linsley of Seaton Sluice as the then owner of the Newcastle registered vessel.
Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1864/65 notes that the vessel, then owned by T. Linsley, (of Seaton Sluice in 1859/60) had been 'Wrecked'. It was then LR listed as a 'screw' but I think the listing is in error, rather it meant a snow. A puzzle is that this page (scroll to #3796) notes that the vessel had been lost on Sep. 30, 1858. Wikipedia reports (thanks!) that a vessel of the name departed from Cuxhaven for the River Tyne in mid Sep. 1858 & was never seen again. It is presumed that the vessel had foundered - with the loss of all twelve people on board. But which Amaranth was it? I suspect that it was not 'our' Amaranth since MNL & LR both listed 'our' vessel 6 years later in 1864. 84.5 ft. long. No crew lists seem to be available for the vessel. Can you help unravel this little mystery? I still need to research the Lloyd's Register listings for the vessel. Y

3796

4

Amethyst (a brig or snow)

227

Unknown to webmaster

Most of the available data re this vessel states it was built in 1825. Certainly Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1842/43 so indicate (with one exception). But the webmaster has a niggling concern. It was only in or about 1834 that LR listed the year of a vessel's build. Before that year, LR rather indicated where the vessel was built & how old the vessel was in the particular year. I mention this because LRs of 1830 thru 1833 all record the vessel as built at Monkwearmouth in 1828 - to be exact, LR of 1830 lists the vessel as being 2 years old & built at Monkwearmouth. So the webmaster must keep an open mind about the matter.
It seems clear that from 1830 thru 1842/43 the vessel was owned by R. Fenwick of London, though the spellings of the owner's name are confused - Fenick, R. Fenwck, R. Penwck included. During that period, LR records 4 captains - A. Metcalf in 1830 & a portion of 1831, R. Bell thru 1833, W. Fowls until part thru 1837/38 & Maughan from 1838/39 thru 1842/43. For service in 1830 & 1831 from Exmouth, Devon, to Archangel, Russia, in 1832 & 1833 as an Exmouth coaster, from Sunderland to London from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 & ex London from 1839/40 thru 1842/43. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then registered at Sunderland & owned by W. Richardson & T. Armstrong, both of Sunderland.
On line 969 on this page, Amethyst, said to be a 227 ton barque with a crew of 8, foundered E. of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, on Sep. 1, 1851, while en route from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, with a cargo of coal. Wm. Richardson is there stated to have been her then owner. Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that on Aug. 31, 1851, the brig foundered in the North Sea 40 miles E. of Flamborough Head. Further that her crew were rescued by the French lugger Albert. Wikipedia confirms her routing as above indicated. Can you tell us anything additional? Y 

 

5

Ann

230

William & John M. Gales

Joseph Parkin of Sunderland

 

6

Bywell (a snow)

222

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

7

Ganges (a brig or snow)

263

G. H. Boulby or Bowlby

Listed initially just to note that 'The Shipping & Mercantile Gazette' reported on Sep. 25, 1846 (in blue). that the vessel, ex Newcastle with 'Turpie' in command, had gone aground at the Southern Shore, Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sep. 13, 1846, but, it would appear, got off without damage.

 

8

George Canning

 

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Young of Bishopwearmouth

 

9

Glory (a snow)

222

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

10

Henry & Harriott, or Henry & Harriet, or Henry & Harriot (a snow, later a brig)

231
later
217

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

The Mercantile Navy List (insert 3603) associates three spellings of the name to this vessel hence the 3 names at left. Was the vessel Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed? I think it was, in years 1834/35 thru 1838/39 only, but the data, re Henry & Harriott & Henry & Harriet, is cryptic. The vessel was listed as being of 231 tons, registered at Newcastle and with a captain named H. Lawson. No owner name or other data. Turnbull's Register of 1856. lists H. & H. Lawson of South Shields as her then owner, data clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Harriot & Harriot Lawson jun., of South Shields. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Henry Lawson of Gatherby Castle, near Richmond, York, as the then owner of the 217 ton Henry and Harriot. On Jan. 8, 1870, per line 687 here, Henry & Harriott, a brig, foundered off Cromer, Norfolk, while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - 2 lost. Then owned by Henry Lawson. Y

3603

11

Humility (a brig)

175
later
159
later
147

William & John M. Gales

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1826 thru 1847/48, with a few exceptions, i.e. 1834 thru 1836/37 & 1845/46, & not thereafter. It was initially, per LR, owned by Gales & Co., presumably her builder - I have previously indicated in this space William Gales - for service in Devon, as an Exmouth coaster & from 1828 as a Plymouth coaster. In 1833, Lefevre & Co. were the vessel's owners for service as an Exeter coaster. From 1837/38 thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel, now of 159 tons, was owned by J. Tizard of Weymouth, initially for service from Jersey, Channel Islands, to London, & from 1840/41 for service from Weymouth to Sunderland. From 1837/38 to part way thru 1840/41, J. Tizard was the vessel's captain. Only limited data is provided by LR of 1847/48. It becomes clear that J. Tizard owned the vessel for a great many more years than is so far indicated. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records John Tizard of Weymouth as her then owner, while the equivalent listing of 1870 names Samuel Webb, of Weymouth, to be her then owner. References to John Stanton, the vessel's captain from 1861 thru 1867, & George Parsons, the vessel's mate in 1863. Signal letters NGPK. On Nov. 11, 1872, per line 3116 here, the 147 ton brig sank near Borth, Cardiganshire, while en route from Poole, Dorset, to Runcorn (River Mersey, E. of Liverpool), with a cargo of clay. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by James W. Board. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

21502

12

James

236

Philip Laing

Lawson - H. & H. Lawson, jun. in 1856

3401

13

Legatus (a brig, later a ship, a snow & a brig again)

263
later
266
later
244

Unknown to webmaster

Lloyd's Register ('LR') sure is a puzzle at times! The vessel is LR listed from 1829 thru 1844/45, then a gap of 7 years, then in 1851/52 & in 1852/53 only & not thereafter. Following 1852/53 there is another listing gap of 19 years, from 1853/54 thru 1872, when the vessel was lost. Can anybody explain who such 'puzzles' exist in early editions of LR? The vessel, a brig, was, in 1829/30, owned by Taylorson, for service from Bristol to Montreal, Canada. In 1834/35, the brig now of 266 tons, was owned by H. Stother of London, for service from London to Quebec, Canada, but from 1836/37 simply for service ex London. From 1838/39 thru 1844/45, the vessel is LR recorded as a ship. On Jul. 30, 1850, a vessel named Legatus struck but was got off. Don't know where. Maybe this vessel? In 1851/52, the vessel, now a snow, was LR listed as being owned by A. Strother of London for service from Shields to London. The LR listing of 1852/53 is of limited content - the vessel was likely sold at about that time. While LR is silent as to later ownership, the Mercantile Navy List of 1867, lists the vessel as then owned by Thomas Hodgson of South Shields. As does the 1870 equivalent. Signal letters PCQF. On Nov. 9, 1872, per line 2674 here, the 244 ton brig stranded at Cattegat (Kattegat, the sea area N. of the Danish straits islands, that lies between Denmark & Sweden), while en route from Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden), to England with a cargo of deals. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Margaret Hodgson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

24873

14

Lord Gambier (a barque, later a square)

406
later
407

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1828 thru 1838/39 & not thereafter, though for many of those years, i.e. from 1834 thru 1838/39, the LR data is cryptic indeed, with no owner name or service indicated. The vessel was initially owned by T. Bateson, from 1829 T. Batson, likely of Newcastle. for service from Liverpool to Quebec, Canada, & from 1830 for service from Liverpool to New York. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Kirkaldy, at least from 1853. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as being of 466 tons, registered at Kirkaldy, & owned by Kirkaldy Whale Fishing Company. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, lists the 406 ton vessel as still registered at Kirkaldy, & still owned by Kirkaldy Whale Fishing Co. On Jul. 5, 1862, per line 2288 here, the 406 ton square was lost in the Davis Straits (the strait on the W. side of Greenland) while whaling. A crew of 50 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Patrick Don Swan. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?

18559

15

Ocean

239

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - W. (William) Forrest from 1834/35 & in 1856

24494

16

Pembroke

76

William & John M. Gales

Thomas Craig of Sunderland

 

17

Perserverance

354

Philip Laing

 

 

18

Spring Flower (a brig, later a brigantine)

225
later
196

Lumsden

A pleasant name for a ship, or so it seems to the webmaster. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. In 1834, per LR, the vessel was owned by Brown & Co. of certainly registered at Padstow, Cornwall, for service from Padstow to America, which service became Padstow to North America in 1839/40. T. Brown served as captain of the vessel, which, LR notes, 'wants repair' in both 1839/40 & 1840/41. In 1841/42, the vessel became owned by Avery & Co., also of Padstow, with a number of captains thru 1852/53 - J. Symons thru 1843/44, E. Key thru 1844/45, N. Reynolds or Reynolds thru 1847/48 & T. Richards thereafter thru 1852/53. For some varied service. From Exeter, Devon, to North America thru 1842/43, from Padstow to Quebec in 1843/44, from Padstow to N. America thru 1845/46, from Limerick, Ireland to New Orleans, U.S.A. in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Dartmouth, Devon, to Quebec thru 1849/50 & from Topsham, Devon to Quebec thru 1851/52. The LR data in 1852/53 is limited, which suggests that the vessel may well have then been sold. As indicated above, the vessel was not LR listed after 1852/53. It would seem however, per the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL'), that the vessel continued to be Padstow registered thru to 1859. From 1860 it was registered at Shields & MNL from 1865 thru 1868 indicates that the vessel was owned by Thomas Pickering of North Shields. Line 22 on this page tells us that on an unstated date in Nov. 1868, the 196 ton brigantine, (incorrectly listed as Spring Flowers - with an extra 's' on the end), went missing while en route from North Shields to London with a cargo of coal. The vessel had a crew of 6, all lost of course. The listing does not specify, even roughly, where the vessel was when she went missing, stating simply that it was lost 'On voyage'.
I would be remiss if I did not refer to the vessel's many sailings to eastern Canada with Cornish emigrants ex Padstow. I have spotted, via a Google search, references to such voyages in the years from 1830 thru to 1842. I read that from 1831 to 1860, 6,200 persons emigrated from Cornwall to Quebec & that in 1841 Padstow (when 600 so emigrated) was the 3rd most important U.K. emigrant port. Typically, it would seem, the vessel would sail to Quebec City with emigrants & return later to the U.K. with a cargo of lumber. Generally the vessel carried in the range of 25 to 57 passengers, but there would seem to have been two voyages in 1832 under captain T. Brown & one of them is said to have carried 128 passengers. One Google 'snippet' seems to refer to a Spring Flower voyage with no less than 180 passengers aboard. Notable perhaps is an Apl. 1842 voyage under captain Key which left Padstow with 30 passengers, encountered a major storm in mid Atlantic which set her on her beam ends & caused the loss of her masts & rigging. The vessel was able to successfully limp back to Padstow. Some of the many links that I visited - 1, 2, 3, 4. I thank them all.
Can you add anything additional? Y

12517

19

Talbot

173

Philip Laing

Rutherford

 

20

Tweed

239

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

21

Utility

239.5

William & John M. Gales

J. M. Gales

 

22

Valiant (a snow, later a brig)

214

Unknown to webmaster

T. Walker & Co. (Walker was the captain). Not in Lloyd's Register ('LR') 1834/35 thru 1838/39. Then from 1839/40 thru 1843/44 T. Walker of Sunderland. Cannot see later recorded in LR. However Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, then a brig, was owned by R. (Robert) Morrison, jun., of North Shields & the vessel, then 194 tons, is Mercantile Navy List recorded in 1860. On Oct. 17, 1860, per line 387 here, the vessel, a brig, foundered off the Humber while carrying coals from Shields to Nieu Diep (Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam). 6 of the 7 man crew were lost. Then owned by Robert Morrison.

3776

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1825? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1826 (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

Anns

95

William & John M. Gales

John Cook of Hylton

 

2

Argus (a brig)

188

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which however, was first listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1827, owned by P. Percand for service ex Plymouth. I include it having spotted a reference to the 189 ton brig being 'LOST' in LR of 1848/49. It was then stated to be owned by Perchand of Jersey for service from Cork, Ireland, to Gaspée. (Gaspé & Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada).

 

3

Autumn (a snow or brig)

214
later
215
later
194

Rowntree

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1827 thru 1845/46, then an LR silence of three years, & again in 1849/50 & 1850/51 & not thereafter. For all of those years, the vessel would seem to have been owned by Hening or Herring of Sunderland. Thru 1833 LR lists W. Hening as the owner, from 1834 thru 1845/46 they list Herring of Sunderland, & in the final two years of LR listing, W. Hering. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 may clarify the owner's name when it lists W. Herring, Jun. of Monkwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. Under Herring whatever ownership, the vessel, per LR, had 4 captains. R. Brough from 1827 thru 1839/40, Logan thru to 1841/42, D. Wilkie thru to 1845/46. And in 1849/50 & 1850/51, LR records Blacket as the vessel's then captain. For service ex Yarmouth thru 1833, from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, from 1834 thru 1839/40, ex Sunderland thereafter including to London in 1839/40 & 1840/41. LR of 1849/50 records service again to Archangel ex Sunderland. LR of 1850/51 records minimal detail which suggests that the vessel may well have then been in process of sale. In that regard, Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by T. Ellenor sen., W. Watson & J. W. Ellenor, all of Seaham Harbour. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 specifies Thomas Ellemore, Sen., Wm. Watson & James W. Ellemore, all of Seaham Harbour as the then owners of the vessel, now of 194 tons. On Mar. 7, 1860, per line 640 here, the 194 ton snow stranded at West Rocks, Harwich, while en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6, none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Ellsnor sen. - likely means Ellenor or Ellemore. Can you tell us anything more? Y

2883

4

Bell

207.5

William & John M. Gales

Turner Thompson of Sunderland

 

5

Briton (a barque)

369

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

6

Captain Cook

158

J. Storey

Fleck & Co. - J. Straker & G. W. Morrison in 1856

2112

7

Ceres (a snow)

173
later
174
later
155
later
149

Unknown to webmaster

A vessel that had a very long life indeed. Ceres is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1828 thru 1838/39, then a 14 year LR silence, then from 1853/54 thru 1867/68. The vessel was first owned (1828 thru 1833) by W. Bagge & Co. for service as a Lynn, Norfolk, coaster. After 1833 the LR data is cryptic indeed - Bagge likely continued to own the vessel throughout that period since 'Plowright', his captain from 1828, continued as her captain thru 1838/39. In 1853/54, per LR, the vessel, now of 155 tons, was owned by Minns of Lynn with J. Minns her captain (thru 1855/56). J. Minns was her owner until part way thru 1865/66. The vessel mainly served as a Lynn coaster, however, from 1861/62 thru 1865/66 the vessel served as a Sunderland coaster. In 1865/66, her service reverted to coasting duties ex Lynn, now owned by J. Owen of Lynn thru until part way thru 1867/68 with J. Owen her captain. In 1867/68, now of 149 tons, the vessel became owned by J. Simpson, and is noted in LR to have been 'Wrecked'. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists her then owner as being James Simpson of King's Lynn, Norfolk, as does the equivalent register of 1868. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1868 or otherwise add anything?

12455

8

Charles Kerr

463

Philip Laing

Pirie & Co.

 

9

Dragon (a steam tug)

43
later
19
later
51

R. Watson & Waters

The webmaster has not researched this vessel but reports such data as he has 'come across' re the vessel. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 advises that the vessel, then stated to be of 19 tons, was registered at Hartlepool, owned by Benjamin Huntley of Hartlepool with Benjamin Renwick her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 essentially confirms such data, as does TR of 1856. TR of 1856 also lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by R. Swan of North Shields. I cannot see that the vessel is listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') has the 51 ton, 35 HP vessel registered at Shields from 1858 thru 1863, but does not list the vessel in 1864. MNL notes that a certificate re the vessel's loss was dated Oct. 30, 1863 (scroll to #2129). Can you add anything? Y

2129

10

Elbe

210

Unknown to webmaster

Maughan - H. G. & G. G. Johnson in 1856

24415

11

Eliza Dick

297

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

12

Hymen (a barque)

343
later
344

E. & R. Lumsden

Hymen? The god of marriage ceremonies in Greek mythology. The vessel, which was launched in May 1826, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1826 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. I note that the LR data from 1834 thru 1837/38 is most cryptic! In those years, LR did not indicate even an owner name. The vessel was initially owned, per LR, by Lumsden, its builder, with J. Hall her captain, replaced, later in 1826 by 'Edrington', for service ex London. From 1827 thru 1833, per LR, the vessel was owned by Nelson & Co., port of registry not indicated, with Edrington continuing to serve as her captain thru 1829, 'Hodnatt' in parts of 1829 & 1830 & Lotherington (I think) from 1830 thru 1837/38. Under 'Nelson' ownership, the vessel served Quebec, Canada, ex Cork, Ireland, in 1827, served Jamaica, ex London, in 1828 & in the period of 1831 thru 1833, served Bombay (now Mumbai), India, ex London in 1829, & served St. Vincent ex London in 1830.
When the LR listings became more comprehensive again, in 1838/39, C. Walton & Co. of London is stated to be her owner & they, per LR continued to own the vessel thru 1854/55. With 'Digby' serving as the vessel's captain from 1838/39 thru 1841/42, 'Dunn' so serving from 1841/42 thru 1843/44 & 'Mainland', from part way thru 1843/44 until 1854/55. Under 'Walton' ownership, per LR, the vessel always served ex London, i) to Jamaica in 1838/39, ii) maybe to Honduras in 1841/42, iii) to Bermuda in 1841/42 & 1842/43, & iv) to Valparaiso, Chile, in all the subsequent years thru to 1854/55. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, lists the Liverpool registered vessel as then owned, not by 'Walton', but rather by James Johnson, with Alexander Ruxton her captain. It would seem that the vessel had become Liverpool registered on Feb. 23, 1854 (scroll to #1416).
Now Hymen was clearly not a common name for a ship. Wikipedia advise (thanks!) that on May 14, 1856, a vessel of the name, surely this vessel, was attacked by Moorish pirates off the coast of Morocco (then known as Barbary), while en route from Liverpool to Ancona, E. coast of Italy. With a cargo of 600 tons of coal. She was beached on the Riff Coast, a few miles E. of Cape Quilate (Cabo Quilatès, NE Morocco, located E. of Al Hoceima), where she was pillaged or plundered & wrecked. Her fifteen crew were taken prisoner, except four who escaped. Per newspaper articles in the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Jun. 14 & 16, 1856. It would be good to be able to include those articles here. The circumstances are described in The Nautical Magazine of 1856, as you can read here. Hymen, becalmed for two days, was carried to within 15 miles of the coast by the prevailing currents. At 11 a.m. on May 14, 1856, 11 boats put out from the shore, each with 17 to 25 men armed with muskets, pistols & dirks (daggers). They boarded the vessel, plundered her & then returned to land with the vessel's owner & crew. 20 days later such 'prisoners' were rescued by H.M. steamers Ariel & Retribution. Hymen? It had been abandoned & drifted ashore 2 days later. The Spanish authorities tried to get her off but were not successful. The vessel soon broke up on the Moroccan coast. Later that year, the Sultan of Morocco agreed to pay the owner of Hymen the sum of 16,000 dollars (£3,278) related to the loss of his ship & cargo (valued at £3,651). James Smith was, per U.K. Parliamentary Papers Vol. 27, published in 1857, the vessel's captain at the time of her loss. But was not also her owner. I have WWW read, in 'Titanic Captain. The Life of Edward John Smith', by Gary J. Cooper, that Hymen had left Liverpool on Apl. 23, 1856. That Hymen's owner was aboard the vessel as a passenger & that only two, rather than 11, boats of pirates initially approached & boarded the vessel but were soon followed by another 9 boats. Also that 4 of the crew were later released as a result of assistance of Morobito, the chief of the Benesaid tribe. Further that the 'prisoners' were force marched into the interior of the country 'almost barefoot and under a blazing sun' & subsisted on a meagre diet until their later rescue. The whole subject is covered in such volume because Joseph Hancock, Edward Smith's half brother, was 2nd mate aboard Hymen on that voyage. I have not spotted, in all of the references to the incident, the name of Hymen's then owner. The name may well have been reported in articles published in the 'London Times'. LR listed at 344 tons from 1834. Is there anything you can add ? No crew lists seem to be available for the vessel. Y

1416

13

Manchester (a snow, later a brigantine)

150
later
150/136

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1827 thru 1858/59 (with the exception of 1852/53) & is not LR recorded thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by McCulloch, the vessel's captain until part way thru 1830. For service from Bristol to Liverpool. In 1828, Moss & Co. became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy). In 1829, LR tells us, the vessel was owned by Richardson for service ex Dublin, Ireland. Moss & Co. were, per LR, again the vessel's owners from 1830 thru 1833 for service in 1830 from Liverpool to Buenos Aires, Argentina, & from London to 'Strts', (whatever that means -Straits of Gibraltar, perhaps?) thru 1833. Swanston, of Liverpool, owned the vessel from 1834 thru 1838/39 for service as a Liverpool coaster. In 1839/40, Cram & Co., also of Liverpool, became the vessel's owners, thru 1857/58 it would seem, for service from Liverpool to Bristol in 1841/42 & 1842/43 & otherwise for service as either a Liverpool or a Bristol coaster. In 1840/41 the vessel became of 150/136 tons, & in 1846/47 the vessel became a brigantine. Per LR of 1858/59, Powell of Liverpool was then the vessel's owner for continued service as a Liverpool coaster. Powell acquired the vessel rather earlier than 1858/59. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 tells us that the Liverpool registered vessel (a herm. i.e. a hermaphrodite or brigantine) was then owned by Frederick Hillman Powell, with Jn. Aitkin her then captain. The vessel is not LR recorded after 1858/59. Crewlist.org (insert 24374) indicate that the vessel was, in 1860, registered at Dublin. On Feb. 5, 1861, per line 1614 here, the 133 ton brigantine (stated to have been built at Monkwearmouth) was lost at Strangford Light, near Strangford Lough, County Down, Ireland, while en route from Whitehaven, Cumbria, to Dublin with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Meaze. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

24374

14

Paley (a snow)

175
later
178

J. Hall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1827 thru 1841/42, and not thereafter. From 1827 thru 1838/39, the vessel was, per LR, owned by the Hall family, of Sunderland (LR from 1834) - initially Hall & Co., later Halls - with Meldrum the vessel's captain thru that entire period. Initially for service, thru 1831, from Leith to St. David's, both Scotland, in 1832 & 1833 for service from Leith to Archangel, Russia, & from 1834 for service from Sunderland to London. From 1839/40 to 1841/42, no owner name is LR recorded, however the captain was stated to be R. Ayn. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1841 or otherwise add anything?

 

15

Pleiades 1 Note

213

Rowntree

Hogg & Co.

 

16

Priscilla

92.5

William & John M. Gales

John Craig of Sunderland

 

17

Rachel, later Rachael (a brig, a schooner & then a brig again)

109
later
109/90

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder Note

Withel & Co. (her captain) of ?, then H. Wallis (her captain), likely of London, later, from 1830/31 E. Hawkins & Co. (her captain), likely of Plymouth then Dartmouth, from 1836/37 to end Hawkins, of Dartmouth (to 1838/39) & then Exeter. In Mercantile Navy List in 1860

22355

18

Renown (a snow)

231

William & John M. Gales

Peter Jackson of Liverpool

 

19

Sarah (a schooner)

81

J. & R. Lightfoot

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1826, seems not to be recorded in Lloyd's Register - I checked from 1826 thru to 1841/42. It is recorded here, registered at Sunderland in 1826, owned by B. Dunnington with T. Elliot noted to be her then captain. Thanks to a friend of the site, I can tell you that in Jul. 1829 the vessel, then lying at New Crane Stairs, Wapping, London, with George Clark her captain, was offered for sale. That is, alas, all that I know about the vessel. Can you tell us anything more? Y

 

20

Sylvanus (a snow)

263

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

21

Thetis (a brig) Note

217 or 218/210

Tiffin

Hardy & Co. of Newcastle in 1834/35 - M. (Mary) A. (Ann) Bell in 1856 & 1858

2208

22

Vintage (a snow or brig, later, much later, a brigantine)

138

E. & R. Lumsden

The webmaster finds it to be amazing that this modest vessel, built in 1826, survived for 55 years. The vessel, which was launched in Feb. 1826, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed as follows - from 1827 thru 1838/39 (though the data is fragmentary re the last 5 of such years), from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, from 1855/56 thru 1869/70, & finally from 1874/75 thru 1881/82. The vessel's initial owner would seem, per LR, to have been Simmons, with 'D Simmns', presumably D. Simmons, her captain thru 1833. For service ex London, as a Leith, Scotland, coaster, from London to 'Chrnt' likely Charente, France, & as a Plymouth coaster. From 1834 thru 1838/39 the vessel is, I believe LR listed but the only data provided was that she was of 138 tons, registered at Sunderland & her captain was J. Dixon. From 1841/42 way thru to 1875/76, the vessel was owned by the Osborne family of South Shields or Shields. Her service data, per LR, is modest - ex Shields, for a number of years from Shields to the Baltic.
Fortunately ownership data is available from other sources to fill in some of the LR data 'gaps'. I firstly note that the vessel is not in the list of vessels registered at Newcastle in 1830. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 reports the Newcastle registered vessel as owned by W. Osborne & Co., of North Shields. The equivalent list of 1854 lists John W. Osborne and W. Osborne, jun., both of South Shields as her then owners with J. Osborne her captain. Turnbull's Shipping Registers ('TR') of 1855 & 1856 & also Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, all list W. & W. Osborne, jun. (both named William) as the owners of the vessel, now registered at Shields. LR of 1855 has J. Osborne her captain. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1872 (1870) all list William Osborne of South Shields as the vessel's presumably managing owner. TR of 1874 has the vessel registered at North Shields & owned by James (not William), Osborne, Isabella Cottew & Ann Cottew, all of South Shields, with, respectively, 42, 16 & 6 shares in the vessel. MNLs of 1874 & 1875 both list James Osborne as her presumably managing owner. LR of 1876/77 records J. Cottew of Shields as her new owner, the owner name being listed as John Cotton of South Shields in MNL of 1876.
One final ownership change it would appear. LRs of 1877/78 thru 1881/82 all list G. Judson of Shields as the vessel's owner, such name being clarified by MNLs of 1878 thru 1881 which list George Judson of Seaham Harbour, Durham, as her owner.
Her captains over the years? LR records J. Osborne as the vessel's captain in 1855/56, G. Bell from 1856/57 thru 1858/59 & J. Osborne again from 1859/60 thru 1869/70. From 1874/75 thru 1880/81, T. Pearson is listed as the vessel's captain. 65.6 ft. long, 70.0 ft. long from 1874/75 per LR, signal letters PLCB. LRs from 1878/79 & MNLs of 1878 thru 1880 report the vessel as rigged as a brigantine, previously a snow or brig. LR of 1881/82 notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'.
In mid Oct. 1881, the vessel was en route, in ballast, from Rye, Sussex, to Seaham, under the command of T. Appleby & with a crew of 4. On Oct. 14, 1881 the vessel was lost on Scroby Sand, Norfolk, with three of her crew members losing their lives. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by G. Judson of Seaham Harbour. As per page 108 of the U.K. Parliament's 'Accounts and Papers', Vol. 63, published in 1883, WWW available here. Many crew lists thru 1881 are available here. Can you tell us more? Or correct the above? Y

26416

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1826? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1827 (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

Acorn (a snow or brig)

201
later
187

James Leithead

A vessel which had a very long life indeed. It still existed in 1873, sold I read, to a foreign buyer. The vessel was essentially owned, for its entire long lifetime, at least thru 1873, by Wilkinson & Co. of Sunderland & later of Hartlepool. There is splendid extensive data about Wilkinson & Co. of Hartlepool here at the 'Hartlepool History Then and Now' website. It is not often that I find, elsewhere, detail about modest vessels such as Acorn, built so very long ago. So I am delighted to see that they also provide extensive detail about Acorn. Do drop by both pages.
The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1828 thru 1838/39 only & no later (I checked thru to 1874/75). With, per LR, serving as her captain, Wilkinson thru 1829, J. Orwin briefly, Wardell or T. Wardell from 1830 thru 1838/39. In 1828 thru 1830, the vessel was owned by Wilkinson & Co. LRs of 1831 & 1832 list Andrews & Co. as the vessel's owners. Which became Wilkinson & Co. again, of Sunderland, in 1833 & 1834. LRs of 1834 thru 1838/39 are cryptic - of 201 tons, Wardell the captain, registered at Sunderland, but with no other data whatsoever. M. Wilkinson, of Hartlepool, later owned the vessel from 1865 thru 1872 at least. Andrews & Co.? To the webmaster at least, it seems unlikely that one would sell a vessel to a third party & buy it back later. It seems to me likely that Andrews & Co. were business associates of 'Wilkinson' in some way. Fortunately the gaps in the LR coverage are in part covered off by other north-east shipping registers.
The vessel's routing per LR? Thru 1829, the vessel served Cowes, Isle of Wight, ex Sunderland. It served London ex Sunderland in 1830. In 1831 & 1832 the vessel served Elsinore (Helsingør Denmark), ex Hull. In 1833 it again served Cowes ex Sunderland.
The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel's then owners to be 'J. Ranson, J. Andrews & Co.' of Sunderland. The vessels is recorded at 201 tons in the equivalent directory of 1854, registered at Hartlepool & owned by Thomas Wilkinson of Hartlepool & also John Ranson, Wm. Grimshaw & Matthias Newton, all of Sunderland. With Wm. Abbot said to be her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (1855 data) lists C. Abbott as the captain of the 261 ton snow, registered at Hartlepool & owned by T. Wilkinson & Co., of Hartlepool (the 261 tons would seem to be in error, probably a mistyped 201 tons). The vessel is recorded at 187 tons only in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, then owned by George & Matthew Wilkinson, J. and M. Newton, & William Grimshaw, all then said to be of Hartlepool.
MNL indicates that from 1858 thru 1872 the 187 ton vessel was registered at Hartlepool. Owned, from 1865 thru 1872 by M. Wilkinson of Market Place, Hartlepool.
The Acorn page, referred to above, available here, adds data I could not find elsewhere, including extensive ownership data & that the vessel was 79.8 ft. long, & signal letters JGKF. It also tells us that in 1863, the vessel was owned by George & Matthew Wilkinson & that in 1869 Matthew inherited George's shares in the vessel, on George's deathbed. Further that Miles was the vessel's captain in 1873. Also that on Sep. 27, 1873 the vessel was sold, at Brake, to a foreign buyer. Brake is, I believe, in northern Germany. If you have later detail, about the vessel, or corrections to the above text, do consider being in touch with the webmaster, for inclusion here. Y

5119

2

Adahlina or Adahline (a snow)

265

William & John M. Gales

W. Gales

 

3

Adams

294

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

4

Amelia (a schooner, later a 'square')

231
later
234
later
217

Unknown to webmaster

An 'Amelia', a schooner of 231 tons, is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1828/29 as being 1 year old & owned by Wilkinson. Have not yet checked LR re later years. On Sep. 26, 1860, per line 323 here, a 'square' of the name, of 217 tons & built in 1827, foundered off Dogger Bank (a large shallow area in the North Sea) while en route from Hartlepool to Altona (probably means Hamburg, Germany) with a cargo of coal. It would seem that none of the 8 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James Swan

5220

5

Aquila

100

William & John M. Gales

John Craig of Sunderland

 

6

Catherine & Hannah (a snow or brig)

238
later
237

James Leithead

A vessel which had a long, 48 year, life. The vessel was intermittently recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR'), being listed from 1828 thru 1838/39 (data is fragmentary from 1834), from 1840/41 thru 1844/45, a 6 year gap then from 1851/52 thru 1854/55, a 19 year gap, & finally in 1874/75 & 1875/76. For many of those years, there is confusion as to whether the vessel was named Catharine (with an 'a') & Hannah or Catherine (with an 'e') & Hannah. The latter seems to have been correct. LR advises that thru 1833 at least the vessel was owned by W. Dunn (per Corder William Dunn, of Sunderland), with 'Lumsden' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1833. For service from Cork, Ireland, to 'Plhlly' (presumably Pwllheli, Wales), from Lynn (Norfolk) & Cork to Wybr' (presumably Vyborg, Germany) & from Exmouth to Mrmc, (presumably Merrimac. Massachusetts, U.S.A.) From 1834 thru 1838/39, LR data is limited - of 239 tons, captained by G. Wright, & registered at Sunderland. From 1840/41 thru 1844/45 per LR, the 238 ton vessel, was owned by Longstaff of Sunderland, with B. Purday serving as her captain, for service from Sunderland to London. Such ownership is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which lists Thomas Longstaff, of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. LRs of 1851/52 thru 1854/55 still list Longstaff, with 'West' serving as the vessel's captain. For service ex Sunderland where service is referenced. However Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 rather lists the vessel as now registered at Shields, owned by Edward Robson, & captained by Robt. Robinson. Such 'Robson' ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 & by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. I cannot tell you when the vessel was sold again. But the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865, 1870 & 1875 all list J. R. Walker of South Shields as the owner of the 357 ton vessel as do LRs of 1874/75 & 1875/76. 87.8 ft. long, signal letters unknown to webmaster. Per line 453 on this page, the vessel was, in Oct. 1875, en route from South Shields to Stadt (i.e. Stade, N. of Hamburg) on the River Elbe in Germany, with a cargo of about 360 tons of coal. Under the command of an uncertified master, with a crew of 9 all told & owned by J. R. Walker of South Shields. The vessel began her voyage leaky, the leak became worse & in due course the vessel sank on Oct. 14, 1875 when 30 miles E. by S. of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. A Court of Inquiry, held into the vessel's loss, determined that the vessel would likely have been able to get safely to port had the vessel's pumps been properly used. The report of that Court of Inquiry is available here ex here. It indicates that the vessel left South Shields on Oct. 12, 1875, that James R. Walker was then the vessel's owner & Robert Laing was then her master. The vessel, stated to be en route to Branshausen (cannot locate, presumably near Stade) became leaky & two of the vessel's pumps which were put into action became clogged with coal. Little effort was made to clear such pumps or use the possibly available forward pump. Nor were more sails employed to permit her to sail to safety more speedily. Catherine, a smack, kept the vessel company until she was abandoned by her crew. She sank at 6:15 p.m.. The crew were taken aboard Catherine & later landed at Great Grimsby. Had the captain had a certificate, the Court would apparently have suspended it. The captain was fined £5 towards the Court's costs. Many crew lists are here. Is there anything you can add to the above history? Y

2078

7

Cheviot

218

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

8 Content (a snow or brig)

187
later
188
later
166
later
165

William & John. M. Gales

A partial 'Gales' build list, on site here, indicates that the vessel was built for the builder's own account. So far as I can see, the vessel was listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') only from 1834 thru 1838/39 & that identification is tentative. LR states that Content, a vessel of 188 tons, was registered at Sunderland with J. Jackson her captain i.e. no year or place of build or owner name was indicated. It was not later recorded in LR, thru to 1861/62. I list it here because the vessel was listed in U.K. Parliamentary Papers re the Plimsoll Inquiry, stranded in late 1861. The vessel is recorded in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49, an 188 ton brig then owned by T. Longstaff of Sunderland. When listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, the vessel, now of 166 tons, was owned by Richd. Sharp, Wm. Farrow & Geo. Hutchinson, all of Sunderland, with Jas. Barrett serving as the vessel's captain. It was still owned by those three partners in 1856 (Turnbull's Register) & in 1858 (Christie's Shipping Register) with the latter listing the owner names as Richard Sharp, William Farrow & George Hutchinson. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1858, 1859, 1860 & 1861 all list the vessel as still registered at Sunderland. Signal letters HPRV. It must have been sold after 1858 & before Dec. 1861. On Dec. 13, 1861, stated to be then owned by Thos. Minikin, the 155 ton snow stranded at Dunwich, Suffolk, while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. As per line 1899 on this page. Can you add anything additional? Y

2579

9

Crown

208

Unknown to webmaster

T. Scaling - T. Rippon in 1856

22647

10

Curlew

216

Unknown to webmaster

W. Potts - A. Elliott in 1856

25311

11

Hawthorn (a snow)

200
later
179
later
168

T. Ogden

The vessel is poorly listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). It was LR recorded from 1830 thru 1833, is cryptically recorded from 1834 thru 1838/39, a 2 year silence, is listed from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, a 9 year silence, & listed again from 1854/55 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. LR of 1830 thru 1833 advises that the vessel was then owned by T. Ogden, i.e. by her builder, for service ex London in 1830 & 1831 & from Leith to Sunderland in 1832 & 1833. With T. Taylor serving as the vessel's captain. From 1834 thru 1838/39 LR lists the vessel at 201 tons, registered at Sunderland with 'Doughty' serving as her captain. With no other detail not even the owner's name. From 1841/42 thru 1844/45, LR lists the vessel as owned by Robinson of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. With T. Grey serving as her captain. In such years LR incorrectly recorded the vessel as built in 1824. I hoped that the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 would have recorded the vessel but if it does I have not yet spotted the entry. From 1854/55 thru 1856/57 the vessel is again LR listed as built in 1824, now owned by Farrow & Co. of Sunderland with 'Souter' her captain. For service in 1854/55 from Sunderland to London. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists John Robinson & Wm. Farrow, both of Sunderland, as the then owners of the vessel, now of 179 tons, with Edw. W. Souter her captain. Such ownership data is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 (as Hawthorne) & by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. I note that the data LR provided in 1855/56 & 1856/57 is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. Some ten years later, in 1865, the Mercantile Navy List records the vessel, now of 168 tons as owned by R. Gibson of Sunderland. Signal letters HPRC. What happened to the vessel? It would seem, per this page (scroll to 2567) that the vessel was lost in 1867, likely perhaps in Oct. 1867. The circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? Y

2567

12

Henry

140

Philip Laing

Laing & Christie

 

13

John and Ann (a brig or snow)

137
later
138
maybe
later
155

J. Dryden

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1828 thru 1841/42, a gap of 6 years, then from 1848/49 thru 1854/55. During the period thru 1841/42, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Collingwood of Sunderland, with J. Curry, Wood, 'Wardrppr', and Almond serving as the vessel's captains. For service i) initially from London to Cadiz, Spain, ii) from 1830 thru 1833 for service from Cowes, Isle of Wight, to Bilbao, Spain, & iii) from Sunderland to France thereafter. I can next track the vessel in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 where the 137 ton snow is listed as registered at Newcastle & owned by George Younghusband of South Shields. From 1848/49 thru 1854/55, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Coltm'n', clearly Coltman, of South Shields with J. Tullock, J. Coltman & A. Morrison serving as her captains. For service ex Shields to such ports as London, Boulogne & Rouen (both France) & Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea). The LR data re years 1853/54 & 1854/55 is minimal, which suggests that the vessel may well then have been sold. The North of England Directory of 1854 lists Cuthbert Forster of Newcastle as the vessel's owner with W. Forster the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Shipping Registers of 1855 & 1856 confirm such data, the 1856 edition advising that her Official Number ('ON') was 3789. Now the data in such register has proved over the years to be amazingly reliable, but I suspect that the recording of ON 3789 may have been in error, even though ON 3789 was also a vessel named John and Ann. Which number was not in use in 1861 per the Mercantile Navy List. Our 'John & Ann' seems not to be listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which covers much of the NE.
There are no later editions of LR to assist us in our search for data. We do know that on Oct. 27, 1868 a 155 ton brig of the name, stated to be 39 years old & registered at Sunderland, was wrecked at Denmark while en route from Riga, Latvia, to Antwerp, Belgium, with a cargo of timber. Such vessel apparently had a crew of 6, one of whom lost his life in the stranding. Which was at place called Ferring (on the Danish Jutland west coast). As per line 35 on this page. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 thru 1868 list John Colling of Sunderland as the then owner of such vessel which had an ON of 28798. Which vessel would seem to have been registered at Sunderland from 1861.
Do the above paragraphs cover two vessels or only one? Until more detail emerges, I cannot tell you definitively. But I think it is only one. Need help! Hans Peter Kjær has kindly been in touch (thanks so much!) to advise that the crew member who was lost in Oct. 1868 was Branagan her master. Hans has provided a link to a Danish Wikipedia page thru which 2 Danish contemporary newspaper articles are available. Skipper Branagan was apparently washed overboard & drowned. The other crew members were rescued using a rocket apparatus. On Dec. 8, 1868, a public auction was, I read, held on the beach - salvaged furniture was sold along with some of the vessel's cargo of oak & pine. Some crew lists are available re ON 28798 - here. Y

3789
or
28798

14

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

260
later
260/287

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been first Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded in 1830/31, a brig 3 years old, owned by J. Storey for service which included to Quebec, Canada. In 1836/37, the vessel became owned by Ridley & Co. of Sunderland. From 1839/40 the owner became Tredwen of Padstow for service from Padstow to Quebec. W. Henry of Quebec owned the vessel briefly. In 1847/48 Jessimin of Dundee owned the vessel for service ex Liverpool. The vessel seems not to be LR recorded from 1848/49. What happened to her, I wonder? Need help!

 

15

Justinian ( a snow)

275

Kirkbride & Co.

Unknown - T. Salmon became J. Eden in 1836/37 - J. Young in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2198

16

Latona

202.5

William & John M. Gales

W. Gales

 

17

Liddell

247

William & John M. Gales

R. Scurfield

 

18

Lord Farnham

 

William Gales

John White

 

19

Mary Hall

 

Unknown to webmaster

Cannot spot in Lloyd's Registers. Registered at Exeter (1833/36?) & from 1836 at Plymouth. Gary Hicks advises that the vessel, a schooner, was lost on Dec. 28, 1836 about 150 miles W. of Scilly.

 

20

Matilda (a snow, later a square)

160
later
134

Unknown to webmaster

While Lloyd's Register still needs to be researched re this vessel, the 1839/40 edition lists the vessel as being owned by Dowell & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Southampton. Was registered at Arundel, West Sussex. On May. 28, 1860, per line 696 here, the 134 ton square was abandoned at Gunfleet (7 km. SE of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), while en route from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6, none lost. Then owned by John Heward.

2984

21

Oak

234

James Leithead

Dawson & Co. (William?)

 

22

Ocolus? (a snow)

209

William & John M. Gales

For own account

 

 

Partisan (a snow) see here

231

L. Crown

J. Dale of Newcastle

 

23

Vesta

209

William & John M. Gales

George Thompson of Bishopwearmouth

 

24

William

339

Philip Laing

Rann

 

25

William & Isabella (a snow)

218
later
204

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. Owned by T. Crozier of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises she was still owned by the Crozier family - by J. Crozier of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists John, William, and William Eggleston Jun. & George H. Longridge, all of Sunderland, as her then owners. On Dec. 14, 1860, per line 904 here, the 204 ton snow foundered off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire, while en route from Sunderland to London. Can that routing be correct? St. Abb's Head is far to the north of Sunderland. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by William Eggleston.

23624

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1827? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1828 (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

Anacreon (a brig)

238

Unknown to webmaster

Hunter & Co. Christies Maritime Register of 1858 states that Geo. T. Fox of Durham & R. Dawson of South Shields were the vessel's then owners.

23833

2

Benton

187

Unknown to webmaster

T. M'Cree

3738

3

Brilliant Star

220

William Gales

George Thompson of Bishopwearmouth

 

4

Caspian 1 Note

260

Unknown to webmaster

Andersons from 1836/37

 

5

Clarinda (a barque)

246

W. Adamson & Sons

Have not researched this vessel. Was initially Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed as Clorinda of 243 tons. Recorded at 246 tons from 1831 & became listed as Clarinda in 1834. Owned by McGeary, of London, for service from London to Honduras thru 1833 except in 1832 where service from Liverpool to Jamaica is listed. J. Antram, per LR, served as the vessel's captain thru 1834 except for a period in 1830 & 1831 where 'Anthony' is referenced.

 

6

Diamond (a snow or brig)

196
later
170
later
161

T. Reed

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. LR of 1830 advises that the vessel was then owned & captained by W. Crosby, for service as an Exmouth coaster. J. Midgley became the vessel's captain in 1831, per LR thru 1833. In 1832, per LR, J. Riston became the vessel's owner for service as a Leith coaster in 1832 & 1833. Was the owner's name correctly so listed? I cannot tell you, but advise that in both 1834 & 1835/36, LR lists J. Retson of Sunderland as the vessel's owner, with G. Miller serving as the vessel's captain, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1836/37, J. Baker became the vessel's owner & captain for continued service from Sunderland to London. Fortunately the vessel, no longer listed in LR after 1841/42, is listed in a number of shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, now of 170 tons, as owned by 'Richardson & T. C. Potts' of Sunderland. The equivalent directory of 1854 clarifies such names to mean Wm. Richardson & Thomas C. Potts, both of Sunderland. With Chas. Oliver her captain. The vessel must later have been sold at a date which is unknown to the webmaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, now of 161 tons only, as owned by J. Taylor of Sunderland. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies to mean John Taylor. it would seem (scroll to 24437) that the vessel was lost in 1860 though detail as to what happened & when is not yet to hand. Can you add to or correct the above? Maybe tell us what finally did happen to her. Y

24437

7

Duke of Clarence (a snow or brig)

259
later
260
later
229

William Gales

The 'Gales' build list on site page 144 lists the vessel as having been built for the builder's own account. Which seems not to be correct. The vessel is Lloyds's Register ('LR') listed, (as a 259 ton snow thru 1834 & a 260 ton brig thru 1842/43), from 1828 thru 1842/43, a gap of 4 years, then from 1847/48 thru 1850/51 (then a snow of 229 tons). Per LR, Fenwick (of London per LR of 1834 & after), was the vessel's owner from 1828 thru 1842/43 for service from London to Trinidad (in 1829), from London to Bermuda (in 1830), from Cowes, Isle of Wight, to Hamburg, Germany, (in 1831 & 1832), from Greenock, Scotland, to Havana, Cuba, (in 1833), from London to Mauritius (in 1834 & 1835/36), ex London (in 1836/37 & 1837/38) & from London to Demerera, (Guyana, N. coast of South America), from 1838/39 thru 1842/43. LR notes that Fenwick was the vessel's captain from part way thru 1830 to part way thru 1834. From 1847/48, when the vessel is again LR listed, J. Hall of South Shields in listed as her owner for service from Shields to Hamburg thru 1848/49 & from Shields to the Baltic in 1849/50 & 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. L. Hall of South Shields as the then owner of the 229 ton snow. On Aug. 26, 1850, per line 299 on this page, the vessel sank at Sandy Island (Seaton Sluice, Northumberland) while en route from Shields to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Lawrence Hall. I have read that the vessel got on shore on the outer rocks of Sandy Island during a gale & foundered. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

8

Fanny (a barque, later a brig)

200
later
198
later
197

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1829 thru 1852/53, owned thru 1837/38 by 'Donaldsn', presumably Donaldson, likely of London (per LR of 1837/38). For service from London to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, thru 1836/37 & from 1836/37 for service from London to Jamaica. In 1838/39, per LR, the vessel became owned by Ewing & Co. of Glasgow, mainly for service ex the Clyde to i) Jamaica in the period of 1838 thru 1841, ii) St. Kitts in 1841/42, iii) the West Indies in the periods of 1842 thru 1846, & 1847 thru 1850, iv) to Demerera, British Guiana, in 1846/47, & in 1850/51 for service from London to the West Indies. The vessel became a brig in 1848/49. In 1851/52, per LR, Grange of Ayr, Scotland, became the vessel's owner with A. Grange her captain. For service in 1851/52 from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile. The LR data re 1852/53 is limited which suggests that the vessel may have been sold or may have been lost. I cannot see the vessel listed in LR later than 1852/53 but do not know what happened to the vessel. Can you add anything?

 

9

Gem (a schooner)

98
later
83

Allison

The vessel would seem to have been registered for its entire lifetime at Lynn, Norfolk, for service from Lynn to London or for service as a Lynn coaster. It is, the webmaster believes, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1829 thru 1861/62 with some exceptions - the vessel is not listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 nor in 1852/53 & 1853/54. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1833 at least, was 'T. Guy' for service from Lynn to London with 'T. Twidale' serving as the vessel's captain. The LR data from 1834 thru 1837/38 is cryptic indeed. It would seem to have still been of Lynn, of 99 tons with 'J. Chilvers' serving as her captain. In 1840/41, the vessel, per LR, was acquired by 'W. Clifton' of Lynn with 'H. Harris' (thru 1843/44) & then 'Smith' serving as her captains. From 1846/47 it would seem that the vessel was owned by 'Dennis' of Lynn, later 'Dennis & Co.'. With quite a number of captains - 'Giles' thru 1848/49, 'Simms' thru 1851/52, 'R. Dennis' from 1854/55 thru 1856/57, 'Simms' (again?) thru 1861/62, & finally 'J. Mendam' in 1861/62. Signal letters LBSN. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been abandoned. On Nov. 25, 1861, while en route from Lynn to Leith, Scotland, with a cargo of barley, the vessel was abandoned in the North Sea. No indication as to where in the North Sea nor detail as to the circumstances. As per line 1872 on this page. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Dennis. Can you add anything additional? Y

12429

10

Glenalvon (a barque, later a brig)

213
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1829/30 thru 1846/47 except for 1839/40. It was initially a barque, owned by Holmes & Co., for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa near the southern tip of Africa). In 1832, the vessel, now a brig of 212 tons, is noted as sailing to St. Helena (a tiny & remote island in the S. Atlantic, about 1,250 miles off the coast of southern Angola, surely not a destination rather a stop on the sailing route) ex London. In 1833/34, Horn & Co. are LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope. The LR entries from 1833 thru 1838/39 are cryptic indeed, with no owner name, vessel rig or routing indicated, etc. From 1840/41 thru 1846/47, F. Barnes of London is listed as the vessel's owner for service ex London to Trinidad (1842/43) to the West Indies (1843/44 thru 1845/46) & thereafter for service from Hull to London. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Anything you can add?

 

11

Hilton

202

William Gales

For own account

 

12

Jane Note

109/93

Unknown to webmaster

Early ownership is unknown to webmaster, later, in 1840/41, J. Bell of Exeter, becoming, in 1841/42 T. Stevens of Plymouth. Lloyd's Register of 1842/43 states missing 

 

13

Jane Lockhart (a barque)

250

An unknown Southwick builder, likely John Brunton (see text at right)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1828 thru 1833, a gap of 4 years, & from 1838/39 thru 1850/51. The vessel was initially owned by 'Dalrymple' for service from London to the island of Dominica (eastern Caribbean) thru 1830, from Falmouth to Denmark in 1831 & 1832, & from London to Demerera, Guianas, in 1833. Its port of registration was not LR stated. It may well be that the vessel was not U.K. registered in the missing 4 years - LR of 1838/39 states 'Continued 1837'. From 1838/39 thru 1846/47, the vessel was still owned by 'Dalrymple', now registered at Dominica, for service from London to Dominica in 1838/39, to Trinidad in 1839/40, to the West Indies in 1840/41, & to Dominica again from 1841/42 thru 1845/46. In 1846/47, J. Brown & Co. (J. Brown in 1850/51) of London became the vessel's owner for service from London to Archangel, Russia, with J. Brown serving as the vessel's captain. However, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 rather lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by J. Brown of Sunderland. LR of 1849/50 has limited detail. LR of 1850/51 lists J. Brown as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London. On May 18, 1850, per line 188 on this page, the 250 ton 'square' foundered off Alboran Island, (an island in the middle of the western Mediterranean, about 50 km. N. of the coast of Morocco & 90 km. S. of the Spanish coast), while en route from Adra (Mediterranean coast of Spain, W. of Almeria) to New York, U.S.A. Crew of 11 - none lost. Stated to have then been owned by Joseph Brown. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. The webmaster ìnitially did not reference the name of the vessel's builder above because the vessel is not listed in the available Sunderland build lists for 1828. It seems likely, however, that the vessel was built by John Brunton & is the vessel referred to in this John Brunton 1828 advertisement. And this Dec. 1845 advertisement, (in which Jane Lockhart, said to then be a snow, built for its late owners in 1828, is offered for sale), seems to 'fit' with the detail data stated above. It seems most likely that John Brunton was indeed her builder. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

14

Jean Young

191

Philip Laing

 

 

15

John Pirie

279

Philip Laing

John Pirie & Co.

 

16

Lord Durham

199

William Gales

For own account

 

17

Lucretia

372

Philip Laing

Hall & Co.

 

18

Marys

89

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

19

Partisan (a snow)

231
later
232
later
232/224

L. Crown of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1830, from 1832 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter. It was earlier listed as built in 1827 but from 1838/39 LR lists the vessel as 1828 built. I do not know which of the two years is correct. Was owned, thru 1838/39 per LR, by J. Dale, of Newcastle in 1834 & of North Shields thereafter. For service from Hull to Hamburg, Germany, thru 1833, & from Newcastle to Quebec, Canada, from 1834 thru 1837/38. In 1838/39 service from Shields to London is recorded. From 1839/40 thru 1843/44, LR lists M. Morris, of North Shields, as the vessel's owner, for service from Shields to London. On May 12, 1850, per line 177 on this page, the 224 ton 'square' sank at Hogland (Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of Saint Petersburg, Russia). Crew of 8 - none lost. Stated to have then been owned by Thomas Wilkinson. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

20

Rhoda (a brig)

220

Unknown to webmaster

So far as the webmaster can see, this vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. It is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, then owned by Richardson, Frost & Co. of Sunderland. On Aug. 29, 1850, per line 304 here, the 220 ton brig was abandoned in the North Sea when 85 miles from Tynemouth. While en route from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The stated to be owned by John Frost. Is there anything you can add to this modest listing?

 

21

Ryhope (a snow, later a brig)

198

William Gales

For own account. Lloyd's Register of 1882/83 advises that the vessel, then a brig of 172 tons owned by R. Lynn of Hartlepool, had been lost.

22469

22

Thomas and Mary (a snow)

235
later
208/234
later
205

T. Tiffin

The vessel was, I read, launched in Sep. 1828. The vessel is only minimally listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). It is, I believe, LR listed from 1834 thru 1838/39, of 235 tons, registered at Newcastle, with G. Bulman her captain, but with no other data whatsoever provided. It is also listed, as a 'Liverpool Committee' vessel, in LRs of 1845/46 & 1846/47, of 208/234 tons, registered at Newcastle, owned by Bulman & Co. with J. Gilbert her captain. For service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany in 1845/46 & from Sunderland to Hamburg in 1846/47. It is more cryptically listed in LR of 1847/48 (Liverpool), still owned by Bulman & Co. with 'Gilbert' her captain. So far as I can see, the vessel, which survived until 1869 or thereabouts, is not listed in any later edition of LR. Fortunately the vessel is listed in other north-east shipping directories & in many editions of the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL').
The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, of 208 tons, registered at Newcastle & owned by Geo. Bulman & Co. of South Shields. Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists W. Lucock as her then captain with G. Bulman & J. Robson, both of South Shields, her then owners. Such ownership is confirmed by TR of 1856.
The vessel was registered at Newcastle in both 1858 (still owned by Geo. Bulman & J. Robson per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858) & 1859 & at South Shields from 1861 thru 1863, both per MNL. From 1865 at least thru 1868 the vessel was registered at Southampton, Hants, owned in 1865 & 1866 by Hill & Nephews, & in 1867 & 1868 by William Hill, all of Southampton. In 1869, the vessel was registered at Sunderland, owned by Isaac Whitfield of Sunderland. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1870. Signal letter HVGD. Crew lists, thru 1869, are available here. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1869. Can you provide that data or otherwise add to or correct the above? Y

3663

23

Zelina (a schooner)

92

W. Adamson & Sons

Have not researched this vessel, just sufficiently to add the name into the list. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') was initially owned by 'Alexander', with J. Allen her captain, for service as an Exeter coaster. In 1834, per LR, the vessel became owned by A. Wales of Aberdeen with G. Wales serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Aberdeen to London.

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1828? Do please advise me if you know.

1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829.

1829 (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

Adelaide

325

William Gales

For own account

 

2

Agenoria

220

John & Philip Laing

Unknown to webmaster

 

3

Armata

288

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

4

Aurora (a brig)

218

Alex. Adamson & William Bell

Brown & Co. of Sunderland

 

5

Brothers (a snow, later a brig)

183
later
221
later
224/221
later
200

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, the vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1846/47 & also from 1850/51 thru 1865/66. Owned thru 1846/47 by P. Stokill & Co. (or variations on the name), of Whitby, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. P. Stokill was the vessel's captain. In 1839/40 LR refers to Stockell & Co, in 1845/46 to Stokel & Co. From 1850/51, the vessel was owned by M. Ligo of Whitby for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists P. Stokill & E. Pearson, both of Whitby, & M. Ligo, of Sutton-bridge, as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 has a long list of then owner names - John Harrison, W. Thompson & Alice Waugh of Whitby, Wm. McKenzie of East Row & Edward Moorsum of Robin Hood's Bay. E. Moorson was the vessel's captain in 1856 though not referenced in LR. On Sep. 25, 1867, per line 57 here, the 200 ton brig was lost at Oldenburg, while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with an unstated cargo, probably of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Oldenburg is a bit of a puzzle. It is in northern Germany but while relatively close to Bremen is most definitely inland. Perhaps there is another Oldenburg en route to Hamburg. Anything you can add? Y

705

6

Carlisle (a snow, later a brig)

222
later
202
later
190

Tiffin

The vessel may have been recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1834/35 thru 1838/39 with no detail other than that she was of 222 tons & registered at Sunderland. The correct vessel? Not later LR listed. In 1856, per Turnbull's Register, the 202 ton snow was owned by E. T. Wawn of South Shields. On Oct. 8, 1860, per line 365 here, the 190 ton brig was stranded near Borkum island (NW Germany) while en route from Shields to the Baltic with a cargo of coal. The entire crew of 7 lost their lives. The vessel was then owned by George Inman

5016

7

Crescent (a snow or brig)

136
later
134

An unknown Hylton builder

A vessel which had a long life, many owners & a great many captains. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830 thru 1863/64 with the sole exception of 1849/50. It was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1832, by Howden & Co. for service from London to Smyrna, Turkey, in 1830 & 1831 & ex Dublin in 1832. With Roxby or W. Roxby serving as the vessel's captain. In 1833, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Lescerne' for service from London to Sierra Leone, West Africa. With a captain whose name caused some LR confusion - a name recorded as T. Sergeant, T. Sergent & Serjeant. From 1834 thru 1838/39, LR records T. Burgin, of London, as the vessel's owner for service from London to the Mediterranean with Serjeant, W. Martin & Collard serving as the vessel's captains. In 1839/40, just in that year, T. Fooud, of Newcastle, was LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) with 'Jordeson' her new captain. In 1840/41, Thompson & Co. of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from Gloucester to Pillau (now Baltiysk, Russia) with 'Thompson' serving as the vessel's captain. LR records Thompson as continuing to be the vessel's captain thru 1848/49. From 1841/42 thru 1844/45, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Davis & Co. of Newcastle. For service from London to the Baltic (in 1841/42 & 1842/43), & from Leith to 'Trav'md', Travemünde, Lubeck, Germany? Re such ownership, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Cuthbert Davies & Co. of Newcastle as the then owner of the vessel, now of 134 tons. Ownership reverted to Thompson in 1845/46 for service from London to Carthagena, Spain, in 1845/46 & from Shields to the Mediterranean thru 1847/48. In 1850/51, LR records Clark & Co. of Newcastle as the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. With J. Faddy the vessel's captain. From 1851/52 thru 1854/55 LR lists W. Harkas, of Sunderland, as the vessel's owner for service thru 1852/53 ex Sunderland. With 'Fouache' serving as the vessel's captain. LR data in 1853/54 & 1854/55 is minimal which suggest that the vessel may well have then been sold. Indeed. LR of 1855/56 & later lists Barnes of Sunderland as the vessel's owner with W. Bull her captain thru 1856/57 & J. Carrol thereafter. It is clear that the sale to Barnes was rather earlier than 1855/56. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Geo. Barnes of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner with Alex. Picken her then captain. Such ownership data is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the owner names to mean George Barnes & James D. Randall, both of Sunderland. Now even though the vessel is modestly listed by LR thru 1863/64, it would seem (scroll to 24988) that the vessel in fact was lost in 1860 though detail as to what happened & when is not yet to hand. Can you add to or correct the above? Maybe tell us what finally did happen to her. Y

24988

8

Dorothy

215.5

William Gales

Christopher Grey of Bishopwearmouth

   

9

Euphemia (a schooner)

71
later
97

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He merely notes that Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 records the vessel as 'Wrecked'. Then owned by J. Crossley of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. A few earlier LR references, however. In 1856/57, then of 71 tons, the vessel was owned by S. Paxton of Berwick for service as a Berwick coaster. In 1862/63, per LR, the vessel then of 97 tons was owned by Morton & Co. of Ipswich for service as an Ipswich coaster. Hopefully the vessel will soon be better identified.

7741?

10

Gazelle (a snow or brig)

221
later
219
later
210

James Leithead

So far as I can see, the vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1829, is listed in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1829 thru 1844/45 only. During such entire period the vessel is stated to have been owned by W. Robson, W. Nealands Robson, I understand. With Leverson her captain thru 1833, N. Lister for a portion of 1834, S. Cole from 1834 thru 1840/41 or 1841/42, & J. Potts thereafter thru 1844/45. For initial service, per LR, in 1829 & 1830 from London to Archangel, Russia, from Greenock, Scotland, to Dantz (Dantzig, i.e. Gdańsk, Poland, perhaps) from 1831 thru 1833 & then ex Sunderland including i) to the Baltic in 1834 thru 1835/36 & ii) to London in 1839/40. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 221 ton Sunderland registered vessel as owned by W. W. Robson of Monkwearmouth. Marwood's equivalent register of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel, now of 219 tons, as owned by Kenneth & Cumberland Adamson, of Sunderland, with David Stormonth her then captain. In 1855, per Turnbull's Register ('TR'), the vessel was owned by Kenneth Adamson of Sunderland, James Groves  & Wm. B. Groves, of Newport, Isle of Wight, & T. G. Cooper, of Wooten, Isle of Wight - with D. Stormont serving as her captain. TR of 1856 lists the same shareholders but notes that the two 'Groves' were rather of Newport, S. Wales. The last register available to the webmaster i.e. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records Kenneth Adamson as the 210 ton vessel's owner along with Jas. Groves & William B. Groves, stated again to be of Newport, Isle of Wight. No crew lists for the vessel are available. The vessel was last registered at Sunderland in 1863. This page states, as I read the text (scroll to #23664), that a certificate respecting the vessel's loss was received on Sep. 9, 1863. No data has yet come to hand to tell the webmaster what happened to the vessel & when. Is there anything you can add? Y

23664

11

Grange (a snow later a brig)

219
later
213

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, the vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1831/32 thru 1841/42 only & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period by Greenwell of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. Was later registered at Scarborough. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her owners as  being T. B. Walker, and 3 members of the Fowler family i.e. W.B., Wiiliam, & Isabella Fowler. On Oct. 16, 1860, per line 836 here, the 213 ton brig sank at Corton Sand (N. of Lowestoft, Suffolk) while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by Henry Walker.

23795

12

James Johnson

241

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - E. (Elias) Stephenson in 1856 & 1858

3645

13

Londonderry (a brig)

229
later
230
later
221
later
215

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830/31 thru 1838/39, 1845/46 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. Owned during the first period thru 1833/34 by Tanner & Co., & listed as a Lynn coaster. The vessel was likely sold in or about 1834/35. In the second period, the vessel was owned by J. Towse of London for service ex London & for London to the Baltic. Likely was sold in or about 1848/49. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists Jackson & Co. of Hartlepool as her then owners, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William George, Robert H. Jackson & William Kilvington, all of Hartlepool, as her then owners. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by William Gibson of Hartlepool. Signal letters JGQN. On Nov. 16, 1870, per line 539 here, the 215 ton brig was stranded at Suderoog (Süderoog, sands & an islet on the W. coast of N. Germany, N. of the river Elbe) while en route from Hamburg to Hartlepool in ballast. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel stated to be then owned by Peter Watt. Y

5199

14

Medina

204

James Leithead

Thos. Wilkinson & Co.

 

15

Medora

382

Philip Laing

Henderson

 

16

Moore (a snow or a brig)

206
later
206/187
later
187

Alex. Adamson & William Bell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830 thru 1841/42 & from 1857/58 thru 1864/65. It would appear that the vessel was always registered at Sunderland. During the first LR period, thru 1833, the vessel was, per LR, owned by S. Moore, for service as a coaster ex, in successive years, Topsham, Exmouth & Teignmouth, all Devon. From 1834 thru 1841/42, the vessel is listed as owned by Moore & Co. of Sunderland, consistently for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 206 ton brig as then owned by G. W. Hall & C. & W. Moore, all of Monkwearmouth & S. Moore of Southwick. During the period from 1857/58 thru 1864/65, the vessel was, per LR, again owned by Moore & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Holland (in 1857/58), service as a Sunderland coaster (1858 thru 1860), & from 1860/61 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. If one were to assume that, in the period of LR silence, i.e. from 1842/43 thru 1856/57, C. Moore was the vessel's captain, C. Moore was, amazingly, the vessel's captain for its entire lifetime of about 33 years. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists G. W. Hall & C. Moore, both of Sunderland & E. & S. Moore, both of Southwick, as the vessel's then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George W. Hall & William Moore, both of Sunderland, & Sarah Moore of Southwick as the vessel's owners. 82.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Dec. 19, 1862, per line 2890 here, the 187 ton snow foundered near the Dudgeon (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from an unstated port to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by John Johnson, a name not LR referenced. Anything you can add? Y

23635

17

Navus (a snow or brig)

221

J. Storey

Have not researched this vessel - some data snippets only. The vessel's initial owner is unknown to the webmaster. It was owned, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') by A. Dixon in 1834 & also in 1855/56. The vessel, in 1834 & 1840/41 at least, per LR, provided service from Newcastle to London. The vessel seems to be listed in Turnbull's Register of 1856 not as Navus but rather as Nevis, registered at Shields. It is listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as Navus, a 220 ton brig, owned by Alex Dixon of South Shields. I am advised that the Newcastle Courant of Jan. 29, 1858 reports that Navus (which according to Turnbull's Annual Register was built in the Wear in 1829, & owned by A. Dixon of South Shields with a captain named Dixon), was lost on the Ridge Sand. No date of the loss was provided. There is a Ridge Sand, located close to Princes Channel, in the Thames Estuary on the Kentish shore. Is it the correct Ridge Sand? Need help.

3462

18

Susannah (a snow)

217
later
198

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1838/39, but is listed most cryptically with just the captain's name (S. Howe or S. J. Howe) & the tonnage (217). It is also listed from 1839/40 thru 1843/44 owned by Howe & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It is again listed from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, but not thereafter, still owned by Howe & Co. for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists S. J. Howe of Sunderland as her then owner, which Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Sanderson J. Howe. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel, now of 198 tons, as then owned by Wm. Watson of Seaham. Signal letters HPMT. On Feb. 8, 1870, per line 718 here, the 198 ton snow was stranded at Black Middens (rocks at the mouth of the Tyne, covered at high water) while en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal. They would appear to have been off course. Crew of 5 - none lost. Vessel then owned by William Watson.

2533

19

Thomas Gales (a snow, later a brig)

226
later
224
later
199

William Gales

A 'Gales' build list on site states that R. Scurfield was the vessel's first owner. The vessel is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1834, thru 1838/39, but is listed most cryptically with just the captain's name (T. Darnton), its tonnage (226) & its port of registry (Sunderland) stated. After a 3 year listing absence, the vessel was again listed from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, now of 225 tons, owned by W. Green of Hartlepool for service from Hartlepool to London. Another gap in LR coverage & then the vessel was listed, now 224 tons, from 1849/50 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. Owned during such period by R. Oates of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to either the Baltic or to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Oates of Sunderland & J. Adamson of Deptford (also Sunderland) as the then owners of the vessel, now a 198 ton snow, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states Robert Oates alone. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 379) & 1870 both record the vessel, now of 199 tons, as being owned by John Steel of South Shields & registered there. Signal letters HQTW. At an unknown date in Dec. 1872 (I think that is what the text means), per line 3293 here, the 199 ton brig went missing while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - all lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John Harland. Anything you can add? Y

2850

20

Young (a brig, or snow)

184
later
158

T. & W. Dixon

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1830 thru 1838/39, but is listed most cryptically after 1833. It is listed again from 1851/52 thru 1865/66 again with modest detail - not even a tonnage is listed. It was initially owned by W. Dixon, for service as an Exmouth, Devon, coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the Sunderland registered 170 ton brig as then owned by W. Wilson of Sunderland. From 1851/52, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Turner of Lynn, Norfolk, for service ex Lynn. The vessel's captain during such period was also 'Turner'. In its later years, the vessel would seem to have been registered at Lynn & then at Yarmouth. 73.6 ft. long. On Oct. 21 1862, per line 2819 here, the 158 ton brig foundered off Yarmouth, while en route from Shields to Lowestoft with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then owned by James Dawbarn. Y

12488

 

 

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