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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1830s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1830 (data so far has been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1 Allen (a brig)

240

Unknown to webmaster

Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by J. Crawhall, of Newcastle & 4 others.

3761

2

Commerce (a schooner)

89/76

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only. Stated to be owned by Massam & Co. of Boston, Lincolnshire, for service from London to Konigs (Königsberg later renamed Kaliningrad, Prussia, now Russia). LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I note in passing that Massam & Co. of Boston later owned a snow named Clio, built at Sunderland in 1839, for service from Sunderland to Pillau with J. Massam her captain. Pillau is now Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland. Can you tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

3

Cyrus (a snow or brig)

233

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1831 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter. Its initial owner, thru 1833, was 'Hubbard', likely of Sunderland, with 'Bell' or J. Bell' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1834, per LR, Wilkinson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, thru 1843/44, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, thru 1835/36, ex Sunderland from 1836/37 to 1838/39 & from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany, from 1839/40 thru 1843/44. Throughout such period of Wilkinson ownership, LR lists 'Nicholson' as the vessel's captain. It seems likely that Hubbard & Wilkinson were, in fact, business partners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Wilkinson, Hubbard & Co., of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owners of the 233 ton brig. As per line 1717, here, on Sep. 7, 1852 the 233 ton square stranded near Hartlepool, while on a voyage from Hamburg to Sunderland. No cargo is indicated. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Wilkinson. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

4 Dorothea (a snow, later a brig)

178
later
161

Unknown to webmaster

I often, in these listings, advise what Lloyd's Register ('LR') has to say about the particular vessel. In this case, however, the LR coverage is to be polite about it 'underwhelming'. I suspect that I may truly not understand what LR in the 1800s was trying to achieve. The vessel is LR listed from 1830/31 thru 1833/34, initially owned by Vint & Co., likely of Sunderland, for service from Hull to Hamburg, Germany, & then as a Topsham, Devon, coaster. LR in 1834/35 took a giant step in its listings, alas a step backwards! The vessel may be LR recorded from 1834/35 thru 1838/39, first listed as Sunderland registered and then as Whitby registered. May be registered? There is a vessel of the name of 178 tons listed with virtually no data whatsoever, not even where the vessel was built, a giant step backwards from the data of say LR of 1833/34. Such limited coverage is however better than that after 1838/39 where LR is totally silent about the vessel - for the next 34 years! It was an average sized vessel, it would seem, but it apparently merited, for whatever reason, zero LR coverage. What do we know? Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel, a brig, as registered at Whitby & owned by W. Walker of Runswick & R. Porritt, of Hinderwell, both Yorkshire, with W. Walker her captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names as meaning William Waller & Robert Porritt. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 98) & 1870 both record William Waller, of Runswick, as her then owner. Signal letters NLQF. On Dec. 11, 1872, per line 3166 here, the 161 ton square foundered ESE of the Humber, while en route from Middlesboro' to London with a cargo of coal tar pitch. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Francis Waller. Anything you can add? Y

22474

5 Elizabeth

249/227

Unknown to webmaster

P. Bains

3680

6

Harlington (a brig ot square)

198

Kirkbride & Partners

The available data re this vessel is most modest. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 to 1838/39 only, & not thereafter. To say it was 'listed' is a bit of an exaggeration. Thru that period, LR does not state when it was built, its rig, who owned it nor its routing. They just listed the vessel as being of Sunderland, being of 198 tons & the captain's name (T. Thirkell). Fortunately, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a brig, as built in 1830 & then owned by J. Penman of Bishopwearmouth. It would seem, as per this newspaper cutting, that in Feb. 1850 or maybe a slightly earlier date, the vessel foundered in a gale when off Lowestoft, Suffolk. Such data is now essentially confirmed. On Feb. 7, 1850, per line 523 on this page, the 198 ton square was lost at sea while en route from Sunderland to Southampton with a cargo of coal. No loss location is referenced. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Isabella Penman. Of interest, perhaps, is that LR of 1851/52 lists a 249/255 ton snow named Harlington built at Sunderland in 1851 & owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland. Presumably a replacement vessel. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

7

Heber

226

William Gales

John White

 

8

Hutton (a snow)

174

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

9

James (a snow)

235

William Gales

George Thompson

 

10 John Barry (a snow)

236
later
229

Reed & Young or T. Reed

The webmaster has not yet researched this vessel. The vessel was launched on Jun. 7, 1830, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded in 1834, then owned by John Barry (presumably her initial owner) of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. Owned by A Dixon & E. Hick, of South Shields, in 1856.

24447

11 Mersey

222

Philip Laing

 

 

12

Neva

230.5

William Gales

Tanner & Beckwith

 

13

Nurna

372

William Gales

For own account

 

14

Olive (a snow or brig)

192
later
193
later
186
later
171

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel seems to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1831 to 1841/42 only & not thereafter. It would seem likely that it was always registered at Sunderland. It was initially owned, per LR, by Oliver & Co., however from 1834 LR records Olive & Co., of Sunderland as her owners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 (image soon), lists the 186 ton brig as owned by Dodd, Bird & Dove, of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the 171 ton snow as then owned by M. Selby & J. Johnson, both of Seaham-harbour. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists just J. Johnson of Seaham Harbour. On Oct. 27, 1862, per line 2835 here, the 171 ton snow foundered at Yarmouth Road, while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have then been owned by Geo. Wate. Anything you can add? Y

25558

15

Paragon (a schooner)

113
later
113/107

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1843/44, and not thereafter. From 1834 thru 1837/38, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Saint & Co. of Newcastle, for service from London to Sligo, Ireland. During most of that period, from part way thru 1834, J. Saint was listed as the vessel's captain. From 1838/39 thru 1843/44, the vessel was, per LR, owned by G. Johnson of Newcastle, for service from Newcastle to France in 1838/39 & for service thereafter as a Newcastle coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists John Johnson & Co., of Newcastle, as the owner of the Newcastle registered vessel. Is it possible that you can tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

16

Platina (a barque)

303

Moses Wilkinson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1852/53. Platina? The word would seem to mean either platinum, a rare metal, or an alloy of platinum & other metals. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1834, by 'Potter' of London, for service from London to India. The vessel clearly went to Australia, however, under Potter ownership, as follows:- 1. The vessel left London on Jul. 25, 1831, under the command of W. S. Wilson, via Portsmouth, for Hobart, Tasmania, where she arrived on Dec. 11, 1831. With a general cargo & about 20 passengers. She went on to Sydney & left Sydney for Liverpool on May 18, 1832 with colonial produce (incl. black & sperm oil, wool & timber). 2. On Apl. 9, 1833, Platina (Wilson) left London for Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW') via Rio de Janeiro, arriving at Sydney on Oct. 10, 1833. It left for Manilla, Philippines, in ballast on Dec. 14, 1833. On Apl. 24, 1834, the vessel was at Singapore when the shipment of tea to the U.K. became permitted. Troughton, a barque, took the first tea chest aboard & fired a celebratory 7 gun salute, which Platina answered with a salute of 13 guns. The vessel left Singapore on Jun. 13, 1834 for London, en route putting into Cape of Good Hope ('CGH') on Oct. 7, 1834 for repairs.
In 1835/36, the vessel was acquired by R. Brooks of London, who owned it thru 1848/49, for service from London to Sydney, thru 1838/39, for service ex London to NSW thru 1843/44, & for service to Launceston, Tasmania, from 1844/45 thru 1847/48. During the period of 'Brooks' ownership, the vessel, per LR, had just two captains i.e. G. Parker thru 1839/40 & 'Wychely' thereafter.
Some details as to the vessel's 'Brooks' voyages to Australia. A. The vessel left London for Sydney on Oct. 14, 1835, under the command of G. H. Parker, with cargo & 22 passengers. It left Sydney on May 23, 1836 for London with a cargo of colonial produce incl. wool. If I read the words correctly, the vessel went around Scotland on its return voyage & was hit by a hurricane in the North Sea in the month of Nov. 1836. The vessel was saved by cutting away all of her masts when nine miles below the Nore (a sandbank at the mouth of the Thames estuary). I thought that I also read that the damage was incurred on the Lincolnshire coast - clearly the data needs to be clarified. B. The ship was chartered to carry female convicts to Hobart Town, Tasmania. On May 3, 1837 the vessel left the Downs in the command of R. (Robson) Coltish. It hit tempestuous weather en route & as a result was detained at Cape Town for 12 days. There were great concerns for the vessel's safety due to its late arrival. Vessel described as 'proverbially a bad sailer'. It eventually arrived at Hobart on Oct. 22, 1837, with 113 (1 and 2) female convicts, after a voyage of 172 days. I note that included in its cargo were the revolving lights for the Iron Pot & Launceston Lighthouses. It returned to London on or about Feb. 20, 1838. C. On Sep. 29, 1838, the vessel left Gravesend, London, for Adelaide, South Australia, under the command of Captain Wellbank. The vessel arrived at Adelaide on Feb. 9, 1839 with 99 passengers, mostly emigrants in steerage. There were complaints as to passenger treatment - 9 died en route including all of the 3 children of Mr. & Mrs. Reid. The vessel arrived back at Gravesend, on Nov. 19, 1839, ex Batavia. D. On Feb. 23, 1840, the vessel left the U.K., under the command of Captain Mitchell, for Port Nicholson (Wellington), New Zealand ('NZ'), chartered by the New Zealand Land Company to carry much needed foodstuffs. It arrived on Jul. 6, 1840. This book states that M. Wycherley was rather her captain & that the vessel was the first British merchant vessel to enter the port of Auckland. On Dec. 15, 1840 the vessel left Hokianga (NW N. Island, NZ) for Sydney, under the command of Captain Wycherly, with a cargo of timber. The vessel went on to Melbourne & left on her return voyage to London on May 23, 1841 with apparently a very large cargo. E. On Apl. 5 or 6, 1842, the vessel left London for Melbourne, arriving there on Jul. 22, 1842. It went on to Sydney to land passengers & soon, on Sep. 3, 1842, left for India in ballast. F. In mid Jan. 1844 the vessel arrived at Melbourne after a voyage which seems to have originated at Leith, Scotland, via Adelaide & Geelong. It returned to London, arriving there on Jun. 7, 1844. There clearly were more voyages, but I am out of both space & enthusiasm. I invite you to research such later voyages for yourself at the fine Trove, Australia, website.
In 1848/49, the vessel was acquired by 'Gillespy' of London - initially Gillespy, but from 1850/51 T. Gillespy, for service in 1848/49 & 1849/50 from London to Coquimbo, Chile, & in 1850/51 & 1851/52 for service to Honduras. LR of 1852/53 names T. Gillespy as her owner but offers minimal other detail, which suggests that the vessel may have been sold or lost. It would seem, however, that the vessel was late in life registered at Fowey, Cornwall, the owner's name being yet unknown to the webmaster. A puzzle indeed is this report ex this Google Book which advises that on Nov. 24, 1852, Platina a barque, bound from Cardiff to Portsmouth, was abandoned at sea about 23 miles S. of Ushant (a small rocky island in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, near Brest, France), having lost her sails & being in a leaky condition. The entire crew were rescued by Gondar, a ship, & landed at Charleston, U.S.A. There was only one vessel named Platina LR listed at the time, but, there may well have been other vessels of the same name, not registered in the U.K. I also read that on Apl. 20, 1855, Platina arrived at Quebec, Canada, ex Bristol, under the command of Captain Richards with 10 passengers & a general cargo. I read that Platina, Richards her captain, of and from Fowey, foundered after being in contact, on Sep. 18, 1855. At 46N/54W which is on the Grand Banks, S. of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The detail circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Were any lives lost? I have read she was 92 ft. 11 in. long, signal letters HVST. Clearly she had guns, presumably to ward off pirates. Can you add anything? Y

3809

17

Queen Adelaide (a snow or brig)

279

J. Burdon or Burden

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1830 & also in 1832 & 1833, and, so far as I can see, not thereafter. Per LR of 1830, it was owned by J. Burden, its builder, for service from London to Shields. The vessel suffered a great indignity when on her second voyage (if I interpret the words correctly), & 3 months after her launch. As per this contemporary newspaper cutting, the vessel was at Rotherhithe, London. It had just unloaded its cargo of coal & was awaiting the imminent loading of ballast. The vessel's head lines broke, the vessel swung around with the tide. And amazingly  turned upside down! No lives were lost - the crew clung to the sides of the ship & were rescued by the Thames river police. It clearly was re-floated but was not listed in LR of 1831. The vessel was still owned by J. Burden in 1832 & 1833. In 1832 it still served London ex Shields & in 1833 served Quebec, Canada, ex Dublin, Ireland. I cannot tell you what later happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1833. Is it possible that you can tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

18

Reform

110

William Gales

Matthew Baldwin

 

19

Royal William (a snow)

298.5

William Gales

John Hall of Liverpool

 

20

Saint Lawrence (a snow, later a brig)

240
later
237
later
238

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel seems to have been first recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') in 1832/33, owned by T. Blair (her captain) of Sunderland for service to Hamburg & Quebec ex Sunderland or London. In 1840/41 thru 1844/45, Elliott & Co. of Newcastle were her owners for service from Shields to London. The vessel is next LR recorded in 1854/55, owned by J. Cooper of Shields for service to the Baltic & to France incl. Bordeaux. Turnbull's Register lists the vessel in 1856 as owned by R. & J. Cooper of South Shields. On Oct. 8, 1860, per line 364 here, the 238 ton brig was wrecked at Bornholm (a Danish island in the Baltic), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. 7 of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by Joseph Dunn. LR of 1862/63 advises LOST. Y

3672

21

Sarah (a snow)

194/212

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832/33 thru to 1838/39. Initially owned by Gale & Co. (i.e. for own account or builder owned until a purchaser was found) for service from Liverpool to the Humber. For many of those years the data is cryptic indeed - no owner name indicated, Anderson the captain. Then many years of LR silence. It is LR recorded again from 1860/61 thru 1869/70, owned by Jameson & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. During those years, J. Just (see below) was the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Jameson, J. W. Just, both of Sunderland, & M. Turnbull of Fatfield as her then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning William Jameson, James W. Just & Matthew Turnbull. 79.3 ft. long, signal letters NLJF. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel, on page 344, as owned by W. Jameson of Sunderland. On Sep. 30, 1871, per line 1556 here, the 195 ton snow foundered at Schonwen, (i.e. Schouwen, an island in Zeeland, The Netherlands, located SW of Rotterdam), while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Jameson. Y

22414

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1830? Do please advise me if you know.

1831 (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

Beatitude (a snow)

188

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1840/41, however the LR data of 1834 & 1835 is cryptic, just registered at Sunderland, of 188 tons, with Spraggon her captain - that is all. In 1836/37, & thru 1840/41, the vessel is LR listed as owned by 'Barnard &' of Whitby, Yorkshire, for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1841/42 lists no owner name but states that T. Lamb was then the vessel's captain. Now the LR data from say 1840/41 is suspect. Why do I say that? Because in 1839 Peter Austin built another vessel of the name & Barnard of Whitby were the vessel's initial owners. It is likely that 'Barnard' sold this Beatitude in 1839 when the later vessel was acquired. It would seem that the Barnard family were deeply religious, hence the vessel name I presume, particularly so perhaps Elizabeth, who died at age 33 in 1839. She was the wife of Beatitude's captain Christopher Barnard. I cannot yet tell you what happened to this vessel in or about 1842. Can you tell us?

 

2

Castor (a snow or brig)

203

Philip Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52, with the exception of 1842/43. Thru 1846/47, per LR, the vessel was owned by P. Laing of Sunderland, for service from Liverpool to 'St. Dom' (Santo Domingo?) thru 1841/42 & from Sunderland to Jamaica from 1843/44 thru 1845/46. In 1846/47, P. Lambton of Sunderland acquired the vessel, thru 1849/50, & 'Lambton' served as her captain thru 1848/49 (note that LR of 1849/50  lists her then owner as B. Lambton). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 202 ton Sunderland registered brig as owned by Peter Lambton of Bishopwearmouth. Under Lambton ownership the vessel served from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, thru 1847/48, & ex Sunderland in 1848/49 & 1849/50. In 1850/51, LR states that Leonard & Co. of Stockton owned the vessel for service from Hartlepool to London (in 1850/51) & for service from Stockton to the Baltic in 1851/52. On Jun. 6, 1851, per line 876 here, the 203 ton snow was wrecked at Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), while en route from Malmo, Sweden, to England with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by G. Lennard. Can you tell us more? Y

 

3

Earl Grey

229

William Gales

Andrew White

 

4

Eleanor

 215

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

5

Guiana

256

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

6

Ianthe

253

William Gales

Robert Ord

 

7

John Frederick (a schooner)

152

William Gales

For own account

 

8

Lavinia

?

Peter Austin

Unknown to webmaster

 

9

Lord Brougham

253

Allison

Peacocks in 1834/35 - J. Peacock & T. Elliott in 1856

2186

10

Naiad (a snow, later a brig)

254

W. Chilton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832/33 thru 1866/67, however with no ownership detail etc. after 1861/62. Thru 1859/60 the vessel was owned by the Hunter family of Sunderland, initially Hunter & Co but from 1845/46 J. Hunter. For service including London to Halifax, Sunderland to America, Gloucester to the Mediterranean & Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Hunter & W. H. Watson, both of Sunderland as her then owners. Data clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which lists John Hunter & Wm. H. Watson. LR of 1860/61 lists Newton & Co., also of Sunderland, as her new owner but they may well have only owned the vessel for a short time. Signal letters HDSL. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as registered at West Hartlepool & owned by Thomas Smallwood of that city. On Jan. 11, 1870, per line 12 here, the 250 ton brig was stranded at Calais, France, while en route from Hartlepool to Calais with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Smallwood. Y

667

11

Osbert

329

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

12

Red Rover (a brig, later a snow, later a brigantine)

125
later
125/123
later
115

Rowntree

The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. From 1835/36 the vessel was owned by Richardson of Sunderland for service from Stockton to Riga, Latvia. In 1843/44, LR records Waters & Co. of Sunderland as her new owner for service ex Sunderland to London. A. Waters was her captain. Signal letters MCDB. Was registered at Colchester, Essex, for many years. On Sep. 25, 1860, per line 776 here, the 115 ton brigantine sank off Lowestoft while en route from Shields to Rochester, Kent, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 6 were lost. Blackett Greenwell was her then owner. Y

16576

13

Redwing (a snow)

232

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

14

Renovation (a brig)

268

William Gales

Young

 

 

Reward (see here)

 

15

Robert Raikes (a snow)

225

Peter Austin

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which was, however, owned by Thos. Speeding. Is first recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') in 1834. LR of 1842/43 notes that the vessel, still owned by Speeding of Sunderland, had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel?

 

16

Robert Taylor

252

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown, J. Ingo in 1839/40, Cumming in 1845/46

maybe 3504

17

Rose

106

William Gales

John Thompson of Bishopwearmouth

 

18

Royal Mint (a barque)

310

W. Adamson

Bell & Co. of no stated location, later (1836/37 thru 1844/45) J. B. Yates, later (1846/47 & 1847/48) Jones & Co., both of Liverpool, later (from 1848/49) Spence of Dundee. Lloyd's Register of 1851/52 notes that the vessel was then in service from London to New Brunswick, Canada, & that she had been 'Abandoned'. On Jun. 21, 1851, per line 890 here, the 309 ton barque was abandoned at sea, at 53N/32W, in mid North Atlantic about 1650 miles ENE of St. John's, Newfoundland, while en route from Dundee, Scotland, to Quebec, Canada. Its cargo is not indicated. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by David Spence. Can you tell us more? Y

 

19

Sedgefield (a snow, later a brig)

206
later
207
later
207/227

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1833/34 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period, per LR, by T. Reed of Sunderland. For initial service from Hull to Sunderland, soon Sunderland to London and, from 1839/40, for service from Sunderland to Pillau (now Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland), and, from 1842/43, Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Sedgefield? A village in County Durham. On the night of Dec. 5, 1845, Sedgefield was in contact with William and Richard, also of Sunderland, when off Coalhouse Point, near Tilbury, Essex - William and Richard sank as a result. A little later, in 1847, T. & G. Reed of Sunderland are listed as the vessel's owners. It seems likely that the vessel was sold in or about 1847/48. 'Along the way' the vessel was registered at Stockton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by Wm. Morrell & Matthew Gordon. On Oct. 27, 1862, per line 2465 here, the 227 ton brig sank in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by William Morrell. Now The Nautical Magazine of 1863 (a Google book) states that Sedgefield was rather abandoned at sea on Oct. 20, 1862 - indeed a telescope was awarded to H. Wilton, master of the Oldenburgh galiot Immanuel for his services to the captain & crew of Sedgefield, presumably their rescue. The vessel was indeed lost on Oct. 20, 1862. Arthur Ryan advises (thanks Arthur!) that Thomas Sanderson (1812/?), Arthur's GG grandfather, was then her captain. In a handwritten account, Thomas Sanderson states that the vessel left Sunderland for Hamburg on Oct. 18, 1862. On the evening of the next day the winds began to increase in force. By midnight, a terrible storm from the west hit the vessel - high winds, lighting, thunder, hail & huge seas which caused enormous damage to the vessel. The pumps failed ('choked') & the vessel, lying deep in the water, had to be abandoned - on Oct. 20, 1862. One boat was launched but lost, however the entire crew were able to leave the vessel in a longboat. That crew, it would seem, was 7 in number including the captain. The Immanuel (or Emmanuel), which rescued them, was a 45 ton galiot with a crew of 3, bound for Hamburg from London with a cargo of cement. On Oct. 24, 1862, the crew of Sedgefield were landed at Cuxhaven, at the mouth of Elbe river, Germany. It would appear that Sedgefield may have sunk at a point about 22 miles NNE of Borkum reef (East Frisian Islands of NW Germany) but Heligoland, much further to the NE, is also mentioned. The general location is however far from Sunderland & the various dates are difficult to reconcile. Y

19481

20

Sharp (a snow)

230

J. Watson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42 - owned by C. Sharp, who was initially of Sunderland, but from 1839/40 was of Stockton & in 1841/42 was of Hartlepool. For service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia (thru 1838/39), from Hartlepool to Archangel, Russia (in 1839/40), & from Hartlepool to London thereafter. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

21

Theodosia (a snow)

273

L. Crown

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel is confusing. Theodocia (with a 'c') was listed in LR of 1832 & 1833, owned by H. Metcalf for service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1832 & from London to Mauritius in 1833. From 1834 to 1838/39, LR lists Theodosia (with an 's') in a skimpy fashion, with no place or year of build, no rig or routing & no owner name. Just Theodosia of Newcastle, of 274 tons, with V. Ryan her captain. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1839/40 & 1841/42, however, from 1841/42 thru 1851/52 (with the exception of 1845/46) Theodosia is LR listed as owned by Bowerly (1841/42 thru 1844/45) & Bourley (from 1846/47 thru 1851/52), both of North Shields. Bowerly was stated to be the vessel's captain from 1841/42 thru 1844/45. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by Robt. Bourley & Co. of North Shields. Under 'Bourley whatever' ownership, the vessel, which would seem to have earlier served London ex Newcastle, served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Shields thru 1844/45. In 1846/47, the vessel served Quebec, Canada, ex Newcastle, served America ex Shields (in 1847/48 (likely) & in 1850/51 & 1851/52) & the Baltic ex Shields (in 1848/49 & 1849/50). Per this site, on Jun. 18, 1847, the vessel arrived at Quebec ex Westport (County Mayo, Ireland?) with cargo & 12 passengers - captain B. Creigh in command. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Apl. 4, 1851, per line 825 here, the 273 ton square, stated to have been built at Monkwearmouth, was abandoned at sea while en route from Carthagena (maybe Cartagena, SE Spain), to Quebec, Canada. Its cargo is not indicated, not the location of the abandonment. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Bowilly. Can you tell us more? Y

 

22

Thomas Ferguson (a snow)

203

William Potts

 

 

23

Thomas & Hannah (a snow)

243
later
226

W. Gales

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1832/33 thru 1844/45 - owned by Longstaff of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America, later Bristol to Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). The vessel seems not to have been later LR recorded. In 1856, per Turnbull's Register, the 225 ton snow was owned by R. Robinson of Sunderland. On Oct. 20, 1860, per line 395 here, the 226 ton snow foundered at sea while en route from Sunderland to Niewe Diep (Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. The entire crew of 7 lost their lives. The vessel was then owned by Richard Robinson. Y

2717

24

Thomas & Joseph
or
Thomas and Joseph
(a snow or brig)

238
later
239
later
219

William Gales at South Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1832/33 thru 1838/39, from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, from 1847/48 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. In the first of such periods, the vessel was owned by Parkin & Co., likely of Sunderland, for service ex Liverpool - but the LR data is skimpy. A 'William Gales' build list available here indicates, however, that Thos Nesbitt was the initial owner of the vessel. From 1841/42 thru 1864/65, per LR, the vessel was owned by Wright of North Shields or of Shields - A. Wright (1841/42) became Wright & Co. (1847/48), became E. Wright (1855/56). For service from Leith to London, service as a Newcastle coaster, from Shields/Newcastle to the Baltic & also to the Mediterranean. LR data is modest for many of those years, however. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the then owner as being A. T. Wright of North Shields, which data is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Anthony T. Wright of South Shields. 85.2 ft. long, signal letters HMRD. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 states, on page 380, that John Hunter of South Shields was then the owner of the 219 ton vessel. On Dec. 31. 1870, per line 1051 here, the 219 ton brig was stranded at Caister Shoal, S. of Caister, Norfolk, while en route from Yarmouth to Shields in ballast. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Jas. Young. Y

2088

25

Willey (a snow, later a schooner, a brig & a square)

196
later
179

L. Crown

The vessel, a snow, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. During such period the vessel was owned by M. Willey of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 confirms that ownership but adds no additional data. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists S. & T. Nesfield & Co., of Whitby, as the then owners of the Whitby registered schooner, with T. Nesfield the vessel's captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) lists the vessel as 'Willy', a 179 ton brig, owned by Sarah & Thomas Nesfield of Sleights, North Yorkshire. On Oct. 26, 1862, per line 2459 here, the 179 ton square was abandoned at sea. No data is provided as to exactly where or the vessel's routing. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Sarah Nesfield. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

23780

26

William Henry (a snow)

223

Harrison & Oliver

This vessel came to the webmaster's attention via line 166 here, where William Henry, a snow of 223 tons built in 1831, was lost between the rivers Elbe & Weser, in northern Germany (Hamburg is on the Elbe river) on May. 7, 1860, while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. None of the 8 man crew was lost, it would appear. The then owner was George Reed. I cannot find the vessel recorded in any edition of Lloyd's Register. The vessel was Mercantile Navy List listed at Sunderland in 1857 & 1860. Y

16079

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1831? Do please advise me if you know. I have seen a list of vessels built in 1831 - it contains 100 vessel names.

1832 (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

Active

260

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Anglicania

248

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster, Rudd in 1855/56

2144

3

Anne a snow)

234

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1833/34 thru 1845/46, owned for that entire period, it would seem, by W. English or 'English' of Lynn, Norfolk. W. English was her initial captain. For service from Lynn to Archangel, Russia, later ex Lynn to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), from Sunderland to America, & from London to the Baltic. The vessel's captain from 1842/43 was named English. LR of 1845/46 states 'wrecked'. No detail as to the circumstances of her loss have yet come to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

 

4

Anne (a snow, later a brig)

250
later
254

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1861/62. Its owner thru 1844/45 was probably J. Straker, likely of Newcastle, however LR records 'J. Streaker' initially & 'J. Strake' in 1832. Was first registered at Newcastle which became North Shields from 1842/43. For initial service from London to Quebec, Canada, which became Cork to Quebec in 1833 & Liverpool to Africa in all the years from 1834 thru to 1841/42. It would seem that the vessel served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Liverpool, in the period of 1842/44. Part way thru 1844/45, T. Ward, of Hull, became the vessel's owner for service from Hull to Greenland, except for 1857/58 in which year the vessel served the Baltic ex Hull. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, lists the Hull registered vessel as owned by Thomas Abbey, Wm. Young  & 11 others, (but no 'Ward') as you can read here. The data provided in LR of 1859/60 thru 1861/62 is limited - T. Ward is still listed as the owner but with little other detail. Which suggests that there may have been a change of ownership. On Jul. 17, 1861, per line 1289 here, the 254 ton brig was lost in the Davis Straits while en route from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to the Davis Straits. Crew of 45, none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Young. Now Davis Strait or Straits, located on the W. side of Greenland, was a well known whaling ground. It seems likely that the vessel had served the whaling fleet in all the previous years where Greenland is referenced. When it was lost, it probably was serving as a mother ship for whaling activities, hence the large number of crew. A puzzle has emerged. Line 1433 on this page reports what would seem to be the loss of the same vessel, under the same circumstances - but on Nov. 6, 1861, rather than on Jul. 17, 1861. Anything you can add? Y

18555

5

Buchanan

264

William Gales

Hunter & Elliot

 

6

Caesar (correctly Cæsar)

265

Unknown to webmaster

J. Colling

25422

7

Cobrera

171

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

8

Dorothy Forster

328

Philip Laing

Forster & Co.

 

9

Egeria (a brig)

236
later
236/233

William Gales

The vessel would appear to be (the data is cryptic) Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1839/40 only. In LR of 1839/40, C. Vaux, of Sunderland, presumably Cuthbert Vaux, is stated to be the vessel's owner for service from Dublin, Ireland, to Newport, Wales. And, during the years from 1834 thru 1838/39, LR notes i) that C. Vaux was the vessel's captain, & ii) that the vessel belonged to Sunderland. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add anything additional?

 

10

Elvira

240

Unknown to webmaster

Chicken - J. Parkin, J. Newman & J. Wilson in 1856

24625

11

Emblem Ferguson (a brig)

221

William Potts

Purdy & Co.

 

12

Fortitude (a brig, later a barque, a snow & a brig)

256
later 248

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

This vessel, initially a brig, is Lloyd's Register listed from 1834 thru 1844/45, from 1846/47 thru 1848/49 & from 1856/57 thru 1862/63. It was owned thru 1841/42 by J. Wilson of London, possibly but not necessarily the original owner, for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), in 1836/37 for service from London to Mauritius, in the 1838/1840 period for service from the Clyde to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, & from 1840/41 for service from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia. In 1841/42, the vessel, now a barque, was owned by Ryan & Co. of London, for continued service from London to Hobart Town. 'Crewlist.org' states (insert 26211) that the vessel was registered at Hobart Town in 1840 (maybe from 1840), which data appears to be in conflict with LR. The LR data re 1848/49 is minimal. In 1856/57, LR relisted after a break of 7 years, the vessel, now a snow, was owned by Metcalf & Co. of Shields for service from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by T. Metcalfe, jun., of North Shields. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Thomas Metcalfe. Metcalf & Co. are LR listed as the vessel's owners thru 1861/62 but the data from 1857/58 is limited which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold along the way. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Sep. 29, 1862, per line 2377 here, the 248 ton brig was stranded at Archangel Bar, while en route from Archangel, Russia, to London with a cargo of deals (timber). Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by John Harcus. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

26211

13

Gowlands (a brig or snow)

180
later
161

J. Bell

The vessel, a brig of 180 tons, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1838/39 (with data in 1834 thru 1838/39 almost non-existent), a gap of 2 years, then from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, a gap of 4 years & finally in 1849/50 & 1850/51. It was initially owned by Gowlands, of Sunderland it would seem, thru 1844/45 at least. Its service data is most limited - for initial service from Bristol to Newcastle, in 1832 & 1833, & from Newport, Wales to Rotterdam from 1841/42 thru 1844/45. The vessel became first LR listed at 161 tons in 1841/42. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 161 ton brig as then owned by Gowland & Cockerill, of Sunderland. In 1849/50, J. Paul of Lynn, Norfolk, became the vessel's owner & captain for service from Sunderland to Lynn & in 1850/51 for service as a Stockton coaster. On Oct. 7, 1850, per line 357 here, the 161 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at 55W/3E in the North Sea, while en route from 'Stetzin' (i.e. Stettin or Szczecin, NW Poland). to London. Crew of 7 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Paul. The 'London Express' of Oct. 17, 1850 stated that the vessel was abandoned in a sinking state with its pumps choked, during a heavy storm - further that the crew were all saved. At 65N/3E per that report. Can you add anything? Y

 

14

Hippogriff (a snow)

231
later 231/212
later
196

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1845/46 with one missing year - 1842/43. And from 1856/57 thru 1868/69 & not thereafter. Owned by R. French of Sunderland thru 1836/37 for service from Sunderland to Hamburg. In 1836/37, Glaves & Co., also of Sunderland, became her owner for service thru 1841/42 from Sunderland to London. Peacock of Yarmouth became her owner in 1841/42. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, T. Brown of Sunderland was the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. From 1856/57 thru 1862/63, Kay & Co. of Sunderland was her owner, initially for service as a Sunderland collier & later for service ex Sunderland to France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Thomas Kay & Robert Elwin of Sunderland & William Wilson & William Hardcastle, of Stockton, as essentially does Turnbull's Register of 1856. No owner name is recorded from 1863/64 thru 1868/69. 81.7 ft. long, signal letters HPRN. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as registered at Whitby & owned by Thos. Mill of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. On Mar. 2, 1870, per line 92 here, the 196 ton brig was stranded at Scroby Sands (from Caister to Great Yarmouth, 4 miles off the Norfolk coast), while en route from Newcastle to Calais, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 25 - none lost - an extraordinarily high crew number. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Mills. Y

2575

15

Jane Ayre (a snow)

225

Halls

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1836/37 only, owned throughout by Ayre & Co. of Sunderland with R. Ayre the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1836/37 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more?

 

16

Jane & Mary

201

Peter Austin

Will Thompson?

 

17

John Thompson (a snow or brig)

223
later
208

Halls

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 with a couple of exceptions (1845/46 & 1846/47) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1837/38, by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. However this site advises that the vessel, under the command of Oswald (T. Oswald it would seem) arrived at Quebec, Canada, ex Honfleur, France, on Jun. 21, 1834. In 1838/39, per LR, Gaden & Co. of Poole, Dorset, became the vessel's owner, thru 1844/45 at least, for service from Poole to Sunderland. From 1847/48, the vessel, now per LR a brig, was owned by W. Adey of Poole, for service from Poole to Quebec, Canada. The LR data of 1849/50 & 1851/52 re the vessel is limited. crewlist.org (insert 5017) lists the vessel thru 1857 at least. What finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1857, is not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened to her or otherwise add anything? Y

5017

18

Laurel

223/212

Unknown to webmaster

J. Clennell, Embleton from 1840/41, W. Turner from 1845/46 also in 1856

 

19

Lilburn (a snow)

299

J. Bell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1854/55, owned, thru 1852/53 by Gray & Co. of Newcastle. For initial service, thru 1836/37, from Liverpool to Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada?). In 1836/37 the vessel served London ex Newcastle, which became that same year Newcastle to Jamaica. For some reason the vessel is recorded twice in LR of 1836/37 including in the supplement. The main entry has some editorial words that I have never spotted re any vessel in any edition of LR - 'wants repair'. In 1839/40 the vessel maybe served from Newcastle to Barbados & then (thru 1841/42) served from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. It later served America ex Sunderland (in 1842/43) & ex Newcastle (in 1843/44 thru 1845/46). It served ex Liverpool (in 1846/47 & 1847/48). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists A. Gray of Newcastle as her then owner. The vessel served the Mediterranean ex Newcastle (1848/49 thru 1850/51), ex Shields (1851/52) & in 1852/53 served Quebec, Canada, ex Gloucester. In 1853/54, G. Russell, also of Newcastle became, per LR, the vessel's new owner for service ex Newcastle to America (1853/54) & to France (1854/55). It would seem the vessel must have been lost in 1854 - it was not issued an Official Number in 1855. David Watts has advised (thanks!) that Lilburn was indeed lost in 1854 as per the following news report dated May 31, 1854:- The LILBURN [Capt. T. Ellison ?] struck an iceberg on the Newfoundland Banks. Her bottom was knocked in, the rudder unshipped, masts went by the board. With eleven feet of water in the hold, her crew took to the longboat & skiff, & soon after she sank. On the following day the crew were picked up by the Portuguese schooner ESPARDARTE [Capt. Francisco Rogue Nanos] who later transferred them to the NICARAGUA of Gloucester, bound from Quebec to her home port. Can you add anything? Y

 

20

Manico

237

George Frater & Co.

H. Punton

 

21

Maria (a snow)

236
later
238

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1851/52, with the exception of 1836/37. It was initially owned, per LR, by 'Thompson' for service from Hull to Sunderland which became, in 1834, service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. I have previously indicated in this spot that her initial owner was Turner Thompson of Bishopwearmouth. In 1837/38, Jones & Co. of Cardiff, Wales, acquired the vessel, now of 238 tons, & owned it thru 1846/47. For service ex Liverpool, from Limerick, Ireland, to London in 1839/40, ex Cardiff, from Liverpool to Quebec, Canada, in the period of 1842/43 thru 1845/46 & for service from Cardiff to Belfast, then Ireland, now Northern Ireland, in 1845/46. LR notes that J. Jones was the vessel's captain from 1837/38 until part way thru 1842/43. In 1846/47, per LR, D. Lewis, also of Cardiff, became the vessel's owner for the balance of the ship's lifetime. For service to Quebec from the Clyde thru 1848/49 & from Cardiff in 1850/51 & 1851/52. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Apl. 25, 1851, per line 839 here, the 238 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at a point 250 miles W. of Cape Clear Island, County Cork, the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland, while en route from Cardiff to Quebec with a cargo of coal. No crew data is provided, however the vessel is stated to have then been owned by Jenkin Jones. I have to wonder whether Jones & Lewis were business partners. Can you tell us more? Y

 

22

Mary Hudson (a brig or snow)

261
later
304

J. M. Gales of South Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1844/45, & from 1847/48 thru 1856/57. It was launched on Aug. 27, 1832 for Matthew Hudson of Whitehill Point, South Shields. Built of English & African oak. Per LR, Hudson of Newcastle was the vessel's owner thru 1848/49, for service from Liverpool to Charleston, likely North Carolina, U.S.A., (1834 thru 1838/39), from Shields to the Mediterranean (1839/40 & 1840/41) & to London (in 1841/42 thru 1844/45 & also in 1847/48). In 1848/49, R. Brewis became the owner of the vessel now registered at Hartlepool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Robert Brewis of Hartlepool & Jas. & Wm. Brewis of Newcastle as the vessel's then owners. While Turnbull's Register of 1855 simply says Brewis & Co. of Hartlepool. For service as a Cardiff coaster (in the period of 1848/51), from Hartlepool to London (1851/52), service as a London collier (1852/53) & for service to the Mediterranean ex Hartlepool (1853/56) & Newcastle (1856/57). The vessel became of 304 tons in 1851/52. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1857? Y

23092

23

Ocean (a brig, or snow)

230
later
222

Tiffin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 (the applicable page in the 1833 edition is missing) thru 1848/49, ex 1845/46. It was owned, really for its entire lifetime, by Dodd or Dodds - J. Dodds of Newcastle then of South Shields thru 1840/41 then Dodds & Co. of South Shields thru 1847/48, then Bell & Co. of North Shields. J. Dodds was, per LR, the vessel's captain until part way thru 1839/40. For service from London to Archangel, Russia, thru 1838/39, then ex Shields - i) to the Baltic in 1839/40, ii) to Archangel again from 1840/41 thru 1844/45, iii) to London in 1846/47. In 1848/49 service from Newcastle to Holland is referenced. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, then a snow of 222 tons, as owned by R. Bell & Jane Dodd, both of North Shields. LR of 1848/49 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

24

Pelion (a snow, later a brig)

232/230
later
208

John Burdon

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42, from 1844/45 thru 1854/55, & not thereafter. It was launched on Jan. 18, 1832 for Caleb Wilson & Sons of Sunderland. Maybe, if 'Caleb Wilson' indeed acquired the vessel they soon sold it. Per LR in 1836/37, in the supplement, the vessel was owned by Graydon of Sunderland with Graydon the vessel's captain, for service from Sunderland to London. In the second listing period, Craven & Co. of Whitby is recorded as her owner initially for service ex Whitby but principally for service from Newcastle to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records G. Craven of Whitby as the then owner of the 230 ton vessel. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (Whitby) records George Craven as owner of the 281 ton vessel. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as owned by George W. Halfpenny of Lower Shadwell, Middlesex, (River Thames, East End of London) & registered at London. Signal letters JLSR. On Sep. 16, 1870, per line 394 here, the 208 ton brig foundered in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by G. W. Halfpenny. Y

5952

25

Raby Castle ( a snow, later a brig)

228
later
229
later
209

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1862/63 with the exception of 1853/54 & possibly 1840/41 (page missing). Raby Castle? A 14th century castle with much Royal history, located at Staindrop, County Durham. The vessel was initially owned by Dixon & Co. for service from Cork, Ireland, to New York & from 1834, now owned by J. Dixon, for service from Sunderland to America. In 1836/37 'Morrison', initially of or registered at Newcastle, later of South Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London thru 1845/46, for service from Shields to the Baltic in 1846/48, & from Newcastle to London in 1848/1850. Later, it would seem, where destinations are referenced, to Holland (in 1851/52) & to the Baltic again (in 1856/58). Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. Moorson, jun. of South Shields as the then owner of the 228 ton snow. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records Robert Morrison, of Jarrow, as the then owner of the 228 ton brig. The vessel registered at Shields in both cases. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1861/62 & 1862/63, which might indicate that the vessel had, at about that time, been sold. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Mar. 13, 1862, per line 2707 here, the 209 ton brig trading 'coastwise' with a cargo of coal was lost at Kentish Knock (a dangerous shoal lying about 32 miles E. of the Essex coast, in the Thames Estuary). Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Bell. Anything you can add? Y

3775

26

Reward (a brig, later a brigantine, a schooner & a brigantine)

157
later
158
later
157/151
later
141

J. Hall

It is likely that this vessel was first registered in 1831, however I include it as 1832 since Lloyd's Register ('LR') so records it from 1841/42. The vessel is LR listed from 1832 thru 1838/39, from at least 1841/42 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Parker & Co. for service as an Exmouth coaster. From 1833 thru 1841/42, the vessel was owned by R. Treat of Exeter for service as a Topsham coaster. R. Treat or Treatt was likely the vessel's captain during that entire period & for many years to come thru 1844/45. From 1841/42 thru 1845/46, Sercombes, of Exeter, became the owner of the vessel, now a brigantine, for service from Exmouth to Dordt (Dordrecht, Holland, maybe). In 1845/46, Burry & Co. ('Burry') of Shoreham became the owner of the vessel, now a schooner, for service as a Shoreham coaster, later as a Blyth coaster & in 1856/57 as a Swansea coaster. Per LR, Burry continued to own the vessel thru 1862/63. The detail in LR from 1858/59 is cryptic indeed. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 (on page 326) both record the vessel as then owned by John Golden of Brighton, Sussex. On Feb. 4, 1872, per line 2281 here, the 141 ton brigantine (stated to be 1831 built) was stranded at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, while en route from Shields to Rouen, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Samuel Stracey. Anything you can clarify or add? Y

22407

27

Shannon (a snow, later a brig, certainly from 1841/42)

313 later 312

Unknown to webmaster

Initial owner unknown, 1834/35 thru 1838/39 Horns & Co. of Sunderland, 1841/42 (now a brig) & 1842/43 C. Walton & Co. of London, from 1843/44 U. Rowe of Plymouth. Not in Lloyd's Register after 1846/47 however Gary Hicks advises registered at Portsmouth in 1847

 

28

Sunderland

230

William Gales

Andrew White of Bishopwearmouth

 

29

Suphenius (a snow)

275

William Gales

For own account

 

30

Themis (a brig)

262 later 263

Unknown to webmaster

I. Tiffin - S. Skee in 1854/55 - E. K. Skee in 1856

3679

31

Thomas Kennion (a snow)

241 later 228

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which was, in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists C. Taylor of Seaham & S. & A. Taylor of Earsdon as being the then owners of the Newcastle registered square, listed, incorrectly, as being Thomas Kenion (i.e one 'n'). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies that C. Taylor meant Chas. Taylor & lists T. J. Taylor of Earsdon as co-owner. LR of 1865/66 advises that the vessel, now of 228 tons, was owned by J. & J. Wait of Shields for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. Which owner name is recorded as J. & J. Waite in the Maritime Navy List of 1867 (on page 379). LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. 85.2 ft. long. Anything you can add?

2685

32

Thornley

237

Peter Austin

Wm. Speeding

 

33

Tyneside (a snow)

223

Philip Laing

T. Blackett or Blackett, Forster & Co. - Harper&c in 1854/55 - W. Hetherington, W. Harper & R. H. Weightman in 1856

2214

34

Tyrer (a ship, then a barque, a ship & a barque again)

334

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel would seem to have been based at Liverpool for her entire lifetime. First owned by Tyrer & Co. of Liverpool for service to Calcutta, India. From 1834/45 thru 1855/56 the vessel was owned by Worrall of Liverpool for service to, in succession, Lintin i.e. Hong Kong, Canton, Calcutta, Bombay, Singapore, Valparaiso, Australia & S. America. In 1857/58, Gardner of Liverpool became her owner for service to the West Indies. On Apl. 24, 1860, per line 155 here, the 334 ton barque foundered at the Lizard, S. coast of Cornwall, while en route from Aux Cayes, Haiti, to the Clyde with a cargo of logwood. None of the crew of 16 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being James Gardner. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel was last listed in Lloyd's Register in 1864/65 with the notation LOST. Y

14773

35

Useful (a brig)

227 later
214
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register listed from 1834/35 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. Owned by Thompson of Newcastle for service from Leith to St. Petersburg, Russia. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, then a square of 214 tons registered at Newcastle, was owned by T. (Thomas) Adams, J. Young & G. Metcalfe, all of South Shields. As confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Later was registered at South Shields. On May 28, 1860, per line 704 here, the 201 ton brig was lost at Scroby Sand (2.5 km. off the coast at Great Yarmouth). Crew of 8, all were lost. Then owned by James Young. Y

22579

36

Vesper (a snow)

252

William Potts

The vessel was initially owned by H. Hutton & Co. of Sunderland with R. Hutton her captain.

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1832? Do please advise me if you know. I have seen a list of vessels built in 1832 - with 101 vessel names recorded in it.

1833 (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

Amelia Thompson (a barque)

477

Philip Laing

The vessel, stated to be a ship, was launched with great fanfare on Aug. 1, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel was named after the lady & daughter of Thompson, a Sunderland Alderman. The 'Laing' build list on page 145 lists J. Pirie & Co. as her initial owner. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter, owned throughout that period by J. Pirie, later Sir John Pirie, of London. The LR data in 1834 & 1835/36 is skimpy indeed. In 1836/37, per LR, the vessel served Trinidad ex London, & in 1837/38 & 1838/39 served Launceston, Tasmania, ex London. The vessel served Sydney, Australia, ex London in 1839/40. From 1840/41 thru 1843/44. LR records the vessel as serving New Zealand ex the Clyde. Some details of the vessel's voyages to Australia & New Zealand ('NZ'). On Apl. 30, 1836, the vessel left London, Gravesend, for Launceston with 312 immigrants aboard, 238 of them female, mainly free females. It arrived at Launceston (I think), in late Aug. 1836, went on to Sydney & left on Dec. 2, 1836, in ballast, for Canton, China. On Jul. 1, 1838, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex Plymouth (left Mar. 28, 1838) with about 20 cabin passengers & 238 emigrants. The vessel had to be placed in quarantine at Sydney for about 3 weeks due to a major typhus fever outbreak. It left Sydney on Aug. 13, 1838 (I believe), for Sourabaya, Java, in ballast. It later (Nov. 2, 1838), left Java for Amsterdam with a cargo of rice. On Sep. 28, 1839, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex Plymouth (left Jun. 11, 1839) with about 30 passengers & 209 Bounty Emigrants. I read that the vessel arrived in NZ on Sep. 19, 1841 having left Plymouth on Mar. 25, 1841 with 22 cabin passengers & 161 emigrants in steerage. Can that possibly be correct? This page tells us that the vessel in fact arrived at New Plymouth, NZ, on Sep. 3, 1841 after stops in Brazil & at Wellington - with 187 Devonshire immigrants. And I also read that the vessel sat off the NZ coast for 5 weeks before landing its passengers. This page tells us that on the vessel's way back to England it was discovered that her back had been broken & further that such break was known before the ship was even launched. Wow! LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On May 23, 1843, the vessel encountered rough weather when about 80 miles E. by S. of Madras (now Chennai), India. A sudden squall forced her onto her beam ends. The captain (William Dawson) & 15 of the crew took to a ship's boat & after 2 or 3 days were rescued by a native vessel & landed at Coringa, Andhra Pradesh, India. 7 crew members were lost - they were unable to reach the boat & drowned. As per these accounts (1 & 2 ex 3 & 4). I have not read the routing of the vessel's final voyage, nor if she carried cargo. Anything you can add? Y

 

2

Anne (a brig)

179
later
176
later
176/160
later
180

An unknown Hylton builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1846/47, from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. In the first of such periods, thru 1840/41, the vessel was owned by Ray & Co. of London, for service from London to Oporto, Portugal. In 1840/41 the vessel became owned by Dryborough, also of London, for similar service. Dryborough was preciously, it would seem, the vessel's captain. In 1850/51, the vessel became owned by Harley & Co. of Cork, Ireland, with A. Harley her captain. For service as a Cork coaster. Signal letters KCJP. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Edward Scott, of Cork, as the then owner of the 180 ton vessel. On Dec. 24. 1870, per line 1042 here, the 180 ton square was stranded at Ballycotton, County Cork, located about 25 miles E. of Cork City, while en route from Cork to Newport, Wales. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Edward Scott. Y

8484

3

Ann Gales

303.5

William Gales

For own account

 

4

Arve (a snow)

278

Joseph Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded only in 1838/39 & 1839/40. In both of such years, the vessel was owned by H. Moon, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to France. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. In 1840, H. Moon owned a replacement vessel of the same name, also built at Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. Anything you can add? Y

 

5

Baltic

217.5

William Gales

Robert Young

 

6

Brandywine Packet (a snow or brig)

155

J. W. Collingwood

The vessel was launched on Jun. 5, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting - for Collingwood of Sunderland, who likely were also in the wine & spirits business. The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1837/38 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that period by Collingwood of Sunderland, for consistent service, per LR, from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. What happened to the vessel? It seems likely that the vessel was lost with all hands on an unknown winter Sunday in 1838 off Gorran Haven, Cornwall. It was apparently carrying 400 casks of brandy at the time & those casks washed ashore when the vessel was wrecked. The locals dashed to the scene with their wagons & wheelbarrows (imagine the scene!) but, alas, the customs officers were there ahead of them. We thank Colin Wilson & 'The Telegraph' for that interesting story - in the 6th paragraph commencing 'They still remember' Can you add anything? The date & the full circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps. The vessel's captain was likely 'G. Duck'. Y

 

7

Calypso

286

Philip Laing

Wilkinson

 

8

Comet

214

George Frater & Co.

'Scurfield &' or maybe Beenfield

 

9

Credo (a snow)

257
later
242
later
257/242
later
242

J. M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1872/73. It was initially owned, for a short time only, by J. M. Gales of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Bathurst (likely Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada). From 1836/37 to the vessel's loss in 1872, the vessel would seem to have been registered at Aberystwyth, Wales, & owned by the Jones family of Aberystwyth, initially Jones & Son, & from 1861/62 T. Jones. For service during almost that entire period, to 1869/70, from Aberystwyth to Quebec, Canada & thereafter ex Aberystwyth. 87.0 ft. long, signal letters RBVG. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 86) & 1870 record Thomas Jones of Aberystwith as the then owner of the 242 ton vessel. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel was 'abandoned'. On Jul. 31. 1872, per line 2534 here, the 242 ton snow was abandoned at sea, while en route from Darien (likely Georgia, U.S.A.) to Aberystwith with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Thos. Jones. Detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

32854

10

David Barclay (a barque)

360

William Gales

Barclay Bros.

 

11

David Witton (a brig)

271

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1839/40, owned throughout by 'Wittons' of London. For service, in 1835/36, from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, from London to Honduras in the period of 1836/38, & from London to South Australia in 1838/39 & 1839/40. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'Condemned', an unusual notation, perhaps, for such a young vessel. Trove, Australia advises that on Dec. 3, 1838, David Witton, under the command of Arthur Wright, arrived at Adelaide, South Australia, from London with 4 passengers & a varied cargo. The vessel went on to Melbourne, Victoria, & on Feb. 20, 1839, left Melbourne for Adelaide (arrived Mar. 3, 1839) with 1,100 sheep & 5 passengers, having been chartered by Duncan Macfarlane for that purpose. I have read that on Mar. 11, 1839 the vessel left Adelaide for Melbourne again, but ran aground on a reef near Holdfast Bay, St. Vincent's Bay, Adelaide, at 3 a.m. on the morning of Mar. 19. 1839 (such dates seem not to make much sense). The tides receded & left her high & dry. No lives were lost. It would appear that the vessel in due course became a total wreck. Now it is possible that attempts were made to get her off but her damages were such that repair was not possible. That might explain the use by LR of the term 'Condemned'. As per these (1 & 2) rather confusing newspaper cuttings. Can you tell us more? Y

 

12

Egbert (a brig)

252
later
251

H. Dobbinson of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1846/47, then a LR silence of 14 years. It is again listed from 1861/62 to 1862/63 only. It was initially owned, thru 1843/44 at least, by Walton & Co., of London, for service (1834/1836) from London to Bermuda, for service ex London, in the period of 1840/42 for service from London to Montserrat (Caribbean), in the period of 1842/44 for service from London to Havana, Cuba. No owner name is LR indicated re the 1844/47 period where the vessel was referenced as being a London collier. The vessel would seem to have been registered at London during the years in which the vessel was not LR listed. In 1861/62, when LR listing resumed, the vessel was owned by A. Strong, of Shields, for service from Shields to London. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Jun. 19, 1862, per line 2273 here, the 251 ton brig stranded in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltics, the gulf that lies between the E. coast of Sweden & the W. coast of Finland), while en route from Bjorneborg, Finland, to Wisbeach. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Anthony Strong. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

23321

13

Elizabeth Taylerson, later Elizabeth Taylorson (a snow, later a schooner, later a brig)

243
later
236

John Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel, completed on Feb. 11, 1833, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1838/39 (I think), from 1843/44 thru 1845/46, & from 1847/48 thru 1873/74. I say 'I think' re the first such period because a vessel named Elizabeth Taylerson (with an 'e') is listed with virtually no detail other than it was registered at Newcastle & was of 243 tons, the recorded tonnage of this vessel in every edition of LR. I would presume that the vessel was first owned by Taylerson of Newcastle. It first became LR listed as Elizabeth Taylorson (with an 'o'), then a snow, in 1843/44, owned by Taylorson of Newcastle for service from Shields to St. Petersburg, Russia. However, I am advised that from Apl. 14, 1843 'til Feb. 12, 1844, the vessel was owned by Sheppard Skee of South Shields. In Feb. 1844, the vessel was acquired by James & Thomas Young, (40 & 24 shares of 64, respectively) but Mary Young soon became the owner of the 24 shares when her husband died. James Young, of South Shields became the sole owner on Mar. 19, 1847, & is listed as the vessel's owner from 1847/48 thru 1862/63, for service ex Shields to a variety of destinations - to the Baltic, to London, to France, to the Mediterranean, to Havana, Cuba, & for service as a Shields coaster. It became LR listed as a schooner in 1847/48. On Aug. 3, 1848, while en route from the Tyne to London, probably with a cargo of coal, the vessel touched Middle Sand, Thames Estuary, & her hull was damaged by an anchor which resulted in her leaking badly. To save her, she was driven ashore at Maplin, Essex, & later was re-floated and moved to Wivenhoe near Colchester, presumably to effect urgent repairs. The vessel became, per LR, a snow in 1851/52. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Young, of South Shields, as the then owner of the vessel, now a 242 ton brig. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Cuthbert Young, of South Shields, as her then owner. Between 1863/64 & 1867/68, per LR, C. Young of South Shields is listed as her owner, for service ex Shields to Vigo, Spain, to London & to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). That was presumably Cuthbert Young who died on Dec. 1, 1866. James Young became the vessel's sole owner again on Nov. 2, 1867 & from 1867/68 onwards, J. Young is again LR recorded as her owner for service ex Shields to the Mediterranean & to Port Said, Egypt. On Nov. 9, 1969, the vessel ran into Jessie, at anchor in Yarmouth Roads, carrying away Jessie's bowsprit, jib-boom & cathead. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists James Young, of South Shields as her then owner. 85.5 ft. long, signal letters HVNM. On Dec. 24. 1872, per line 2816 here, the 236 ton brig was abandoned off the Scilly Islands while en route from Shields to Malaga, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by James Young. It was abandoned, I am advised, at a point 32 miles SSE of Bishop Rock. A significant part of the data above originates in the Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships, whose author we thank. Anything you can add? Y

3744

14

Guardiana, later Guadiana (a snow or brig)

218
later
218/204

William Gales

The record for this vessel is rather confused. I have previously advised that the vessel was built by the builder for his own account. I believe that this contemporary newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Jun. 4, 1833. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1843/44 as Guardiana. From 1844/45 thru 1850/51, it is LR listed as Guadiana. The LR data is almost non-existent thru 1838/39, however in 1839/40 Gale & Co. of Sunderland is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Rotterdam. In 1842/43, per LR, Thompson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service thru 1843/44 from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, then ex Sunderland in 1844/45 & 1845/46 & in 1846/47 & 1847/48 for service from Liverpool to St. Petersburg. Per LR the vessel served ex Sunderland in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 contradicts the above data. It states that Guadiana was then owned by A. Gales & Co. of Ford Lodge (South Hylton, I believe). Maybe Gales & Thompson were business associates? I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1850. If you know what happened, do consider so advising the webmaster. Y

 

15

Herald

257

Tiffin

The vessel was launched on Oct. 29, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting.

 

15

James & Ann

255

Harrison & Oliver

J. Brown - W. Hunter in 1856

22578

16

John Hardy

179

Philip Laing

P. Laing - J. Ellison in 1856

2182

17

Lamb

248

Peter Austin

George Lamb

 

18

London (a barque)

239
later
243
later
203?

J. Storey

The vessel was initially owned by C. Lamb of London, for service from London to Cape of Good Hope. From 1842/43 M. Tait, of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Singapore. In 1843/44, Bannerman of Glasgow became her owner for service ex the Clyde to Africa, Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada?), Marseilles, Demerera (Guianas) & W. Indies. From 1851/52, J. Mitchell of Glasgow became her owner for service to Singapore & S. America. Taylor & Co. of Shields owned her from 1859/60 for service from Shields to Holland. On Aug. 31, 1860, per line 280 here, the 203 ton barque was wrecked at Oesel island (Saaremaa), Estonia, while en route from Liverpool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of salt. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Richard Taylor. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel continued to be Lloyd's listed thru 1867/68. And is Mercantile Navy List listed in 1870, owned by Richard Taylor. Did the vessel, in fact, survive the 1860 wreck? Y

2093

19

Lord Stormont (a snow)

265

G. Frater

The vessel was launched on Jan. 21, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel was there stated to be a brigantine (Lloyd's Register ('LR') states a snow) for 'Noble of Hebburn Office, & partners' (LR lists J. Noble as the vessel's initial captain but not her owner. It would seem that the vessel had a very short life. LR lists the vessel in 1834 & 1835/36 only, owned by 'Greenwel', presumably Greenwell, & registered at Newcastle, for service ex Liverpool. I did not know what happened to the vessel. But David Watts has now advised (thanks!) that the vessel was wrecked on the NW coast of Langley Island, Newfoundland, on Jul. 4, 1835. All of her crew were saved. She may well have been under the command of Capt. George McDougall. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

20

Marina (a brig)

274

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. I have previously advised, in this spot, that the vessel, per the Austin build list on site, was built for the account of the builder. That is true for a short period however LR, for the entire period of its listing of the vessel, records Alexander, of Bristol, as the vessel's owner for service from Bristol to i) Tobago (to 1837/1838), ii) St. Vincent (1838/40), iii) Falmouth in 1840/41, iv) the Mediterranean (1844/46) & for 3 years from 1841/42 simply ex Bristol. LR of 1845/46 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Since creating the above listing, I have seen, via 'Google Books', a splendid volume entitled 'Records of Bristol Ships 1800-1838', published by the Bristol Records Society in 1950. Its listing re Marina is most informative. It advises that 'Alexander' meant Abraham Alexander, William Wolfe Alexander and Joseph Frankel Alexander, collectively trading as J. F. & A. Alexander, of Bristol, owners of 34 shares in the vessel & that William Escott owned the remaining 30 shares. 'Escott' was the vessel's initial captain & served in that capacity to part way through 1840/41. The listing states that the vessel was lost at Girgenti on May 13, 1845. Girgenti is the name by which the city of Agrigento on the SW coast of Sicily is known. Can you tell us what specifically happened to her? Y

 

 

Resolution (a brig) - See here

217

W, Gales

 

 

21

Robert & Margaret (a snow, later a brig) 1

242

James Leithead

Lloyd's Register ('LR') seems to list the vessel from 1834 but not until 1838/39 was the name of the vessel's owner recorded. From that date thru 1852/53, the vessel was owned by R. Calvert of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland (or Hartlepool) to London (or Newhaven). On May 11, 1851, when owned by R. Calvert, the vessel grounded on Escuiminac Point (New Brunswick, Canada), resulting in an insurance claim - see link at left. LR of 1853/54 records Dodds & Co., also of Sunderland, as her new owner for service to America. From 1856/57, A. Whitfield of Sunderland was the vessel's owner, confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856. On May 28, 1860, per line 699 here, the 242 ton brig was wrecked at Scroby Sand (2.5 km. off the coast at Great Yarmouth). Crew of 9, no loss of life. Then owned by Allison Whitfield. Y

2651

22

Robert Gray (a snow)

253

William Gales

The vessel was launched on Jun. 4, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. It was built for Messrs. White (means John White, I believe) & named to honour Robert Gray (1787/1838) (1 & 2), Rector, of Sunderland. The vessel would seem to have had a short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1840/41 only & not thereafter. No owner names were, however, LR listed until 1836/37 when the owner changed from Thompson to Parker & Co., both of Sunderland. Always for service from Sunderland to London. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1840. If you know, do consider advising the webmaster. Y

 

23

Sherlock (a snow, later a brig)

216
later
199

J. Burdon

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834/35 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire if short period by J. Wake of Sunderland, the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Portsmouth, in 1839/40 for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, & from 1841/42 for service from Sunderland to London. Alas after 1844/45 LR is silent - for 28 years of the vessel's lifetime. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, lists the vessel as still owned by J. Wake of Sunderland. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as then meaning Jane Wake. Was registered at Sunderland for much of its lifetime. But ... the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 352) & 1870 record John Paul, jun., of Lynn, Norfolk, as the then owner of the vessel, now registered at Lynn. Signal letters MCSD. On May 4, 1872, per line 2430 here, the 199 ton brig foundered off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route from Sunderland to 'N. Diep' (Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by John Crossley. Can you add anything? Y

16742

24

Sir William Chaytor

243

S. & P. Mills at Deptford

Unknown - T. (Thomas) Tindle & A. (Ann) Hodgson in 1856

2057

25

Sisters

unknown

Peter Austin

I believe that this vessel was launched on Jun. 4, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting, with the purchaser being of Aberdeen rather than the vessel being named 'Sisters of Aberdeen'. So far I have not located any credible data about the vessel, which accordingly must best be termed 'owner unknown to webmaster'. An educated guess might be that the vessel, of rig unknown, was of 177 tons, captained by J. Tullock & was lost in or about 1838 - LR recorded from 1834 thru 1838/39. But I might prove to be quite wrong.

 

26

United Kingdom (a snow)

240

Hall or Halls of Monkwearmouth

This vessel was launched on Jun. 5, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting - for Messrs. White (of Sunderland). The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1840/41 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that period by Whites of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Is it possible that you can tell us exactly what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything? Y

 

27

Veracity (a schooner, a brigantine & a schooner again)

157
later
157/141
later
142

J. Storey

The vessel was Lloyd's Register recorded from 1834 thru 1848/49, from 1851/52 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. Owned thru 1844/45 by Anderson & registered at Sunderland & then at Montrose (N. of Dundee), Scotland. Anderson was her captain in 1838/39. For service from Montrose to the Baltic, from Liverpool to Trinidad, from Montrose to Havana, Cuba, & again from Montrose to the Baltic. From 1844/45 thru 1848/49, the vessel was owned by D. Duncan, also of Montrose, for service from Montrose to Archangel, Russia. In 1851/52, J. Leslie of & certainly registered at Aberdeen, owned the vessel for service as an Aberdeen coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, then a 'hrm' (see below) & registered at Sunderland, as owned by J. Dixon of Seaham Harbour. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Dixon - the vessel is listed as an 'hermph', also see below). The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records J. Dixon of Sunderland as her then owner. Signal letters NLKD. On Mar. 1, 1872, per line 2307 here, the 142 ton vessel (defined as a 'Her', presumably a Hermaphrodite brig - a two masted vessel, related to the brig & the brigantine, with the foremast square-rigged & its mainmast fore-and-aft rigged) was stranded at Nieuwezand (near Schouwen, Netherlands coast), while en route from Sunderland to Dordt (i.e. Dordrecht, The Netherlands), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by John Davison. Can you add anything? Y

22428

28

Vigilant (1833-10)

226

J. Carr

Unknown - J. Wilson in 1836/37 - R. Wilson & J. B. Purvis in 1856

7852

29

Volant (a snow)

166 became 166/148

J. M. Gales

Unknown - J. M. Gales in 1835/36 - H. Debord in 1840/41 - Brown & Co. in 1844/45 - Lough&C in 1850/51 - R. & R. Lough jun., J. Cooper, W. Milburn & W. Briggs in 1856

2441

30

Wandering Shepherd

227

T. Bell

G. Surtees in 1834/35 - R. Pears'n in 1854/55 - R. J. & M. J. Pearson in 1856

24856

31

Waters (a snow)

196
later
174

J. Burdon

So far as I can see, the vessel was Lloyd's Register recorded from 1834/35 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. Owned for that period by Waters of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg - presumably G. Waters who was her captain for that entire period. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists G. Moore of Sunderland as the then owner of the 181 ton snow registered at Sunderland. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Martin Moore. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Peter Rayne of Whitby, Yorkshire, as her then owner. Then registered at Whitby. On Aug. 27, 1871, per line 1488 here, the 174 ton snow was stranded at Middleplaat (I think a shoal on the Netherlands coast, SW of the approaches to Dordrecht), while en route from Shields to Dordt (i.e. Dordrecht, The Netherlands), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Peter George Rayne. Y

13840

32

William

291

Byers

T. Crozier in 1835/36 - G. Surtees in 1834/35 - S. Hall in 1856

 

33

William Ash (a snow, later a brig)

253
later
254

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1850/51 by W. Ash, presumably William Ash, of Exeter. For most varied service over the years - from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, Cardiff to London, Shields to London, Liverpool to Quebec, Canada, & Hartlepool & Newport to the Mediterranean. In 1851/52, Fenwick & Co. of London became the vessel's owner, for service from London to the Mediterranean, to Cape of Good Hope & to Quebec. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records, on page 413, Robert Harrowing of Whitby, Yorkshire, as her then owner. Signal letters JMRG. On Jan. 23, 1871, per line 1183 here, the 254 ton brig was stranded at Corton Sand (a shoal located NE of Corleston, Norfolk, & S. of Great Yarmouth), while en route from Shields to Dunkirk, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Harrowing. Y

7085

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1833? Do please advise me if you know.

1834 (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

Alfred (a schooner)

125

J. Hall

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in 1834. Initially owned by Eno & Co. of Wisbech, for service from Sunderland to Wisbech, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834.

 

2

Agility (a snow)

196
later
181

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1841/42. & not thereafter. Owned for that period by R. Liddle of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London, but from 1836/37 for service as a Plymouth coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the snow as owned by T. Ord of North Shields, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (a brig) clarifies means Thomas Ord. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Thomas Ord of North Shields as the then owner of the 181 ton vessel. Signal letters HNCB. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1870 here, the 181 ton snow was stranded at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Ord. 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

2176

3

Alderman (a brig) 1

197

Kirkbride & Partners

The vessel has not been researched. It seems likely that the vessel referenced (in blue) in this newspaper cutting & launched Aug. 5, 1834, was Alderman, stated to be for John Thompson. However Turnbull's Register of 1856 has the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by J. Lawson of Newcastle & J. White of Harton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as built in 1834 & owned by J. Lawson & W. D. White. Lloyd's Register of1865/66 records C. A. Wawn of Shields as the then owner for service from Shields to London. 82.4 ft. long.

2236

4

Allendale (a snow)

260/237
later
260
later
260/237

J. Chipchase

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42. & not thereafter. LR of 1836/37 advises us that J. & T. Dryden of North Shields in that year acquired the vessel from Sims & Co. of Newcastle. Further that when owned by 'Sims' the vessel had served France ex Shields & under Dryden ownership served America ex Shields. It is curious therefore that LR of the next year, i.e.1837/38, lists Sims & Co. as still the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France. From 1838/39, thru 1841/42, J. & P. Dydn, presumably meaning Dryden, of North Shields, owned the vessel for service from Shields to America. G. Elliott was the vessel's captain throughout. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened and when? Y

 

5

Athelstan

293

Unknown to webmaster

Brown & Co.

24968

6

Augusta Jessie (a barque)

385
later
410
later
411

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1855/56, from 1858/59 thru 1860/61 & not thereafter. It was owned in 1834 & 1835/36 by 'Chambrln', Chamberlain I presume, of London, with 'Chambrln' the vessel's captain. For service ex Sunderland. However, on Jan. 22, 1835 the vessel arrived at Hobart Town (Hobart), Tasmania, with 207 convicts & extensive guard personnel, having left Plymouth, Devon, on Sep. 29, 1834. The vessel later  left for Madras (now Chennai), India, on Mar. 1, 1835. From 1836/37 thru 1846/47, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Pirie & Co., also of London, for continued service ex Sunderland, possibly for service from London to Sydney, Australia, in 1839/40, from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India in the period of 1841/42 thru 1843/44, & thereafter ex London. It is now clear that the vessel indeed sailed frequently to Australia - can I suggest you access Trove Australia for detail. But ... the vessel left London on Apl. 16, 1836 for Sydney (arrived Aug. 23, 1836) & later left for Mauritius. The vessel left Portsmouth on Jun. 15, 1837 for Sydney with 250 emigrants aboard. On Dec. 3, 1838 the vessel arrived at Hobart with 210 convicts & on Nov. 11, 1839 left Dublin, Ireland, for Hobart with 154 convicts, went on to Norfolk Island & on May 8, 1840 left Sydney for London. There are probably other similar voyages, do check at Trove. It takes time to figure out the exact voyage dates but I think the above is substantially accurate. (3 convict voyages with names). There are lots of Google references to the vessel. In 1846/47, per LR, 'Toulmin' of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1850/51, for service from London to Mauritius & in the 1848/1850 period for service from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). From 1851/52 to 1854/55, the vessel was owned by 'MidlDkCo', presumably Middle Dock Company, of Newcastle, for service ex Shields - to the Mediterranean in 1851/52, to Spain in 1852/53 & to the Black Sea in the period of 1853/55. In 1855/56, J. Ingo of Newcastle is LR recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Callao, Peru. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records Jno. Ingo, Jno. Hopper, both of Newcastle, & Thomas Soulsby of Bedlington as the vessel's then owners. As does Christie's Shipping  Register of 1858, which records the barque as being of 880 tons. In 1858/59, the barque, now of 410 tons, was owned, per LR, by W. Coppin of Londonderry, Ireland, for service ex Londonderry. On Jan. 3, 1862, per line 2963 here, the 411 ton barque went missing, while en route from New York to the U.K. with a cargo of grain etc. Crew of 12 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Thos. Parker. Can you add anything? Y

12316

7

Boadicia (a barque)

427

J. Leithead

I believe that this vessel, launched on Jul. 22, 1834, unnamed in the announcement, was in fact Boadicia. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1847/48, owned initially, thru 1837/38, by Faucus & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1838/39, J. Somes of London acquired the vessel for service as a London transporter, thru 1844/45 in which year & in 1845/46 also the vessel's service became from London to the West Indies. In 1845/46, per LR, F. Warland of London, became the vessel's owner thru 1847/48, with F. Warland her captain. For service from London to Singapore thru 1846/47. The LR data in 1847/48 is limited, suggesting that the vessel may have been sold or more likely lost at about that time. Is there anything that you can add? Y

 

8

Canton (a ship, sometimes referred to as a barque)

507

William Gales

I believe that this vessel, launched on Sep. 5, 1834, was Canton. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1849/50, owned initially by Pirie & Co. of London for service from London to China, which service became London to Sydney, Australia, in 1839/40. On Sep. 22, 1839, the vessel left Portsmouth for Hobart, Tasmania, with 238 male convicts. The voyage, under the command of captain Mordaunt, took 112 days & arrived on Jan. 12, 1840 (1 & 2). It left for Sydney, in ballast, on Jan. 29, 1840, arrived there on Feb. 8, 1840  & left for India, in ballast, on Mar. 29, 1840. In 1840/41, Gould & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for continued service to China thru 1843/44, from London to Quebec, Canada, in 1844/45, ex London thru 1847/48 & from London to Sydney in 1848/49 & 1849/50. On Jun. 12, 1848, the vessel, captain David Friend in command, arrived at Sydney ex London & Plymouth (left Feb. 3 & 20 respectively) with merchandise, 236 immigrants  & a few cabin passengers (1 & 2). It later left for Hong Kong on Sep. 3, 1848. On Oct. 4, 1848, during a very heavy gale, the vessel ran into the island of Tinian in the Marion Group (14.58N/145.50E) & within 10 minutes was a total wreck. Just one boat was successfully launched with a handful of crew aboard & after 10 hours it reached shore. The survivors later make their way to Manila. The vessel's cargo included livestock. It would seem that the captain was amongst those lost (1 ex 2). Can you add anything? Y

 

9

Cartaretta or Carteretta (a snow or brig)

134
later
127

W. Adamson, of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45, a gap of two years, then from 1847/48 thru 1850/51. There would seem to have been confusion as to the vessel's name. LR thru 1844/45 lists the vessel as Carteretta, a 134 ton snow. But from 1847/48 LR rather lists the vessel as Cartaretta, a 127 ton brig. This launch announcement called the vessel Carteretta. Anyway, every LR listing records R. Alsop of Liverpool as the vessel's owner, for service from Liverpool to Newfoundland. Per LR, the vessel had only two captains. J. Warren thru until 1844/45 & 'Prideaux' from 1847/48. On Mar. 21, 1846, at a ceremony held in Newfoundland, Thomas Prideaux, of Shaldon, Devon, the master of Cartaretta, married Mary Ann Collings of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. On Jul. 10, 1850, per line 253 on this page, the 127 ton brig (named Cartaretta), stranded near Barbadoes (Barbados) while en route from Newfoundland to Barbadoes. No detail is provided as to exactly where she was lost nor her exact routing. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Cartaret Alsop. A 'Google' snippet advises us, however, that the vessel stranded & was wrecked in Consett's Bay (maybe Conset Bay), Barbados. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

10

Cubana

203

Philip Laing 

P. Laing

 

11

Curlew (a snow)

240

William Potts 

The vessel was launched on Aug. 6, 1834 per (in red) this newspaper cutting. Owned by William Potts of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. 

 

12

Duchess of Northumberland (a ship)

541

Philip Laing

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned by Parkin & Co. of London, for service ex Sunderland, as per Lloyd's Register of 1836/37.

 

13

Eamont

272

Unknown to webmaster

Abbott & Co. - J. Morrison in 1856

 

14

Enterprise (often referenced as Enterprize) (a schooner)

100
later
100/81
later
81

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42, from 1845/46  thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. Always LR listed as Enterprize (with a 'z'). The vessel would seem to have been listed in the Mercantile Navy List, from 1847 thru 1860 at least, under the name Enterprise. The vessel was for the first LR period owned by Fenwick of Whitby for service from Whitby to London. From 1845/46 thru 1857/58, per LR, the vessel was owned by Whitby & London Shipping Co., of Whitby, for continued service from Whitby to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records Whitby Shipping Company, of Whitby, as the then owners of Enterprise (with an 's'), a Whitby registered 81 ton schooner. Such data is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon). On Nov. 3, 1862, per line 2852 here, Enterprise, an 81 ton schooner, foundered at 55N/2E (North Sea about 125 miles due E of Shields), while en route from Whitby to an unstated destination with a cargo of ironstone (a rock which contains a high proportion of iron). Crew of 4 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by Whitby Shipping Company. Can you add anything? The circumstances of her loss, perhaps? Y

506

15

Eucles (a barque)

327

William Gales

William Gales i.e. for his own account, of Liverpool

 

16

Eurus

272/292

Unknown to webmaster

W. Byers - H. Mayors & T. Reed in 1856

24866

17

George Lockwood (a snow or brig)

290
later
290/239

Jas. Johnson

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1834, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1845/46, then a gap of 4 years, & finally in 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1837/38, by G. Estill of Newcastle for service from London to Quebec, Canada. On Dec. 23, 1837, the vessel, carrying timber from Quebec to London under the command of captain Robson, struck rocks at the Scilly Islands, became water-logged, & was brought into Penzance, Cornwall. In 1838/39, the vessel became owned by Middleton of Scarborough, for continued service from London to Quebec. In 1841/42, per LR, the vessel became owned by McKenzie, also of Scarborough, for service from Hartlepool to Bordeaux, France. LR of 1850/51 reports her then service as being Shields to the Baltic. The vessel became listed at 290/239 tons in 1842/43. McKenzie is LR recorded as being the vessel's captain for the entire period from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & again in 1850/51. On Oct. 22, 1850, per line 378 on this page, the 290 ton snow stranded near the banks at Newfoundland, while en route from Quebec to the U.K. with a cargo of timber. A major loss of life. Crew of 9 - 8 were lost. Then stated to be owned not by McKenzie but rather by John Middleton. It would seem, however, that the vessel was not lost on Oct. 22, 1850 but rather was lost in early Sep. 1850. On Sep. 8, 1850 the vessel, lying to, was struck by a heavy sea which carried away both masts, the vessel's bowsprit & bulwarks & killed most of her crew. Before Sep. 13, 1850 all hands were lost or dead except for Geo. Jarvis, 2nd mate, who was rescued by Solway, a barque & landed at Quebec. On Sep. 15, 1850, Choctaw, a brig, passed the wreck of George Lockwood, en route to New York. All as per this page in 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal' (a 'Google' book) of Dec. 1850 & Jan. 1851. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

18

George Marsden (a barque, later a brig)

277
later
300

George Frater & Co.

The vessel was launched on Aug. 4, 1834 per (in red) this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1841/42, by H. Panton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, later (1840/41) for service from London to Quebec. In 1841/42, the vessel, now a brig, became, per LR, owned by P. Dannut of Hull. Always for service ex Hull, later (1848/49) to New York & thereafter to the Baltic. LR of 1855/56 advises that T. Morley, also of Hull, had become the vessel's owner (thru 1860/61) for continued service ex Hull, later, from 1858/59, for service from Hull to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) notes that her then owner was Thomas William Morley, of Hull. In 1861/62, LR states that Boutel & Co. of London was the then owner of the brig, now of 300 tons, for service from Ramsgate to New York. LR of 1861/62 also notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. On Jan. 10, 1862, per line 2051 here, the 301 ton square is stated to have been abandoned at sea. No detail is provided as to exactly where it was lost nor the vessel's routing. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by E. J. Hayward - a name not LR referenced. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

4629

19

Gosforth (1834-11)

234

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown, Hogget & Co. in 1835/36, J. & T. Young in 1856

3694

20

Governor (a barque)

281

Storey

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned, certainly thru 1838/39, by Storey & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, as per Lloyd's Registers of 1834 thru 1838/39.

 

21

Hampshire (a barque)

298
later
328

Halls

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1849/50, by Beatie & Co. of Portsmouth for initial service from London to Montreal, Canada, but soon, in the period of 1836/38 for service from London to Quebec, Canada. The vessel continued to serve ex London - to Malta is referenced in 1840/41. The vessel served Alexandria, Egypt, ex Liverpool in the period of 1841/45. thence London to the Mediterranean, ex Portsmouth in 1847/48 & from Hartlepool to India in the period of 1848/1850. For a brief time, in 1848/49 & 1849/50, LR advises that 'Beatie' was the vessel's captain. In 1850/51, the vessel became, per LR, owned by Clark & Son, also of Portsmouth, for service from Southampton to Quebec (1850/51), from Swansea to the Mediterranean (1851/53) & from Liverpool to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (1853/55). H. Cross, of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner in 1855/56 for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean, later ex Sunderland. In 1860/61, per LR, Rogers of Sunderland became the owner of the now 328 ton barque, for service from Sunderland to Quebec. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On May 13, 1861, per line 1226 here, the 328 ton barque was lost at Rudjobking (where is it? possibly misspelled), while en route from the Baltic to the E. coast of U.K. Crew of 10 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by William Rogers. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

24235

22

Henry Tanner (a barque)

388

W. Cornforth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1858/59 & not thereafter - registered at Sunderland thru 1836/37 but thereafter registered at London. I am advised that on Apl. 5, 1834, the vessel's owners were George Fawcus & Robert Pow, 32 shares each, both shipowners of South Shields. Which data changed on Apl. 9, 1834 to four Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, owners, i.e. Henry Tanner, William Beckworth, Henry Ferguson & Robert Beckworth. The first reported owners of the vessel, per LR, were Tanner & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia. Details about the vessel's voyages 'down under' during such period, thanks to 'Trove, Australia'. i) On Jul. 1, 1834, Henry Tanner left London for Sydney, NSW, under the command of Captain Henry Ferguson (often spelled Fergusson, i.e. with two letters 's') with 220 male convicts (or 218) & related guards. I gather that 2 convicts died during the voyage, which presumably accounts for that difference in the numbers. It arrived at Sydney on Oct. 26, 1834 (117 days), & left on Jan. 1, 1835 for Madras (now Chennai), India, with, amongst its cargo some Indian military officers & 35 to 40 horses intended for the cavalry needs of The East India Company. Or perhaps intended for resale? It arrived at Madras on May 13, 1835 & presumably later left for London. ii) On Dec. 21, 1836, the vessel left London for Sydney with cargo & 18 passengers. Later, on Jul. 9, 1836, it left Sydney in ballast for Madras (have also read for Guam). It certainly did later arrive in India because on Sep. 23, 1836 it left Bombay (now Mumbai) for Calcutta (now Kolkata). iii) There was, it would seem, a third voyage from London to Sydney, a voyage notable for the fact that the vessel, early in 1837, sailed over the top of an under-water volcanic eruption, though there were no smoke or ashes above the surface of the water. In 1838/39, per LR, Thomson, of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1848/49, mainly for service from London to Jamaica but in 1840/41 only, for service from London to Calcutta. The vessel had, on Apl. 22, 1838, been transferred from the Sunderland to the London registry. In 1848/49, LR advises that Bews & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Bermuda in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & for service from London to Port Natal, South Africa in 1850/51. Paul Raw (see below) advises that Henry Tanner left London on Jun. 25, 1849 for the colony of Natal, South Africa (Durban), with about 150 emigrants. This website refers extensively to the voyage. From 1851/52 thru 1853/54, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Lightfoot of London, (F. Lightfoot the captain in 1852/53 & 1853/54 per LR) for further service from London to NSW. But earlier, per Paul Raw, on May 30/31 1851 the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, with passengers under the command of Thomas Lightfoot. Just one Australian voyage that I can see. On Mar. 16, 1852, the vessel, under the command of W. Lightfoot, left London for Adelaide with cargo & 20 passengers. It later arrived at Adelaide on Jul. 14, 1852, under the command of George Vaggers. En route, on May 24, 1852, Captain Lightfoot had died 'in a fit of apoplexy' & Vaggers, the vessel's chief officer, had taken command. It spent many months refitting at Adelaide & only left there on Mar. 18/19 1853 for London, arriving in England in mid Aug. 1853. This site (search for Henry Tanner) states, however, that the vessel could rather not get a crew, its sailors having become prospectors during the Australian Gold Rush of 1852. During the balance of the vessel's life, the vessel, per LR, was owned (& captained thru 1857/58), by R. Peter of London. Under 'Peter' ownership, (where indicated by LR), the vessel served from London to California, U.S.A., in 1854/55, (left California Sep. 25, 1854 for Callao, Peru) from London to Ascension Island in 1856/57 & from Newcastle to Aden in 1858/59. The vessel was last recorded in LR in 1858/59. Of interest perhaps. On Oct. 24, 1975, Christie's of London sold at auction an oil on canvas painting of the vessel by English artist J. Murday. A puzzle because the work is apparently dated 1835 & the artist (said to be 1830/1870) would seem to have then been just 5 years old when it was painted! No image of the work seems to be WWW available. I do not yet know what finally happened to the vessel. References are made above to Mr. Paul Raw. We hope that we will soon be able to provide Paul's research study re the vessel, which, in 1849, carried two of Paul's ancestors as immigrants to the colony of Natal. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1859? Or otherwise add anything? Y

24673

23

Jane White (a snow)

203

James Johnson

The vessel was launched on Aug. 7, 1834 per (in green) this newspaper cutting. Launched for Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London.

 

24

Jubilee

243

Peter Austin

Thomas Speeding

 

25

Lintin (a ship later a barque) 1 & 2 Note

558

William Cornforth, jun., of Deptford Note

It would seem likely that this vessel was launched in Jun. 1834 as Amphitrite, as per these two contemporary newspaper cuttings, but renamed Lintin by the time of its registration. Per Lloyd's Registers, as Lintin, Porter from 1835/36 (supplement) thru 1839/40, then a silence, from 1846/47 thru 1847/48 Barton & Co., 1848/49 thru 1852/53 Kendall, all of Liverpool, 1853/54 thru 1856/57 J. Smith of Sunderland, 1857/58 to Bennett & Co. of Hartlepool, 1859/60 to P. Smith & Co. of Plymouth (more accurately Arthur Pardew, Peter Smith & 2 others). In Aug. 1862 TF to London, thereabouts the end

17090

26

Mars (a barque)

317

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was launched in Dec. 1834. It was owned, per LR, thru such entire period, by Battersby of Liverpool. Initially for service from Sunderland to New York thru 1839/40 (& also in 1840/41). From 1839/40 it mainly served the Far Est. The vessel served Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from London in 1839/40, & from Liverpool in 1841/42 thru 1843/44. In & from 1844/45, the vessel served Singapore ex Liverpool. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. So far no data is at hand that tells us what happened to the vessel in or about 1846. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

 

27

Mary Ann (a barque)

290

Ogden & Simey

The vessel was launched on Jul. 21, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by G. Sparks of Sunderland. For service, thru 1839/40, from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. From 1840/41 the vessel served ex London. LR of 1844/45 indicates that service from London to Quebec, Canada, had changed to London to Brazil. LR of 1845/46 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Is there anything you can add - details as to the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

 

28

Mary Laing (a barque)

317
later
316

Philip Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, thru 1850/51 by P. Laing of Sunderland (from 1845/46 Laing & Co.). For service to North America & to the Caribbean as follows. In 1834 for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service to Honduras ex London, in 1839/40 for service to the West Indies ex Sunderland. The vessel served Jamaica ex London in 1841/42, served St. Thomas ex Bristol in the period of 1842/43 thru 1844/45, served Honduras ex London in 1845/46, served Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana) ex Sunderland in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & served Honduras ex Swansea, Wales, in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 316 ton barque as being then owned by P. Laing of Bishopwearmouth & F. Ridley of London. The LR data in 1850/51 is limited suggesting that the vessel may have been sold. In 1851/52, LR lists W. Pearson of Sunderland as her new owner, for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1851/52 also notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. On Apl. 30, 1851, per line 844 here, the barque foundered off the Eddystone, located in Devon but 9 miles SW of Rame Head, Cornwall, while en route from Sunderland to Quebec with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Hy. Pearson. Anything you can add? Y

 

29

Mary & Dorothy (a brig, later a snow)

241
later
234
later
299

T. Reed

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by T. Ridley of Sunderland, for initial service, thru 1838/39, from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, & thereafter ex Sunderland, mainly to London. It seems likely that the vessel was always registered at Sunderland. The detail available in LR of 1846/47 is limited suggesting that the vessel might have been sold at about that time. But apparently it was not sold. The North of England Maritime Director of 1848/49 lists T. Ridley of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Ridley of Sunderland as still the owner of the vessel, then a snow of 234 tons. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the owner's name as being Thomas Ridley. On Mar. 19, 1862, per line 3006 here, the snow, stated to be of 299 tons, went missing while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Joseph Thompson - a name not LR referenced. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

23554

30

Nautilus (a snow)

156

Austin

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned by G. Prest of Wisbech, for service from Sunderland to Wisbech, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834.

 

31

Olga (a barque)

318

Jas. Johnson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1849/50, always owned by T. Hunter of Sunderland. For initial service, thru 1838/39, from Sunderland to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, from Sunderland to America in 1839/40 & 1840/41, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1841/42 thru 1843/44, from Sunderland to America, again, from 1844/45 thru 1846/47 & from Sunderland to N. America in 1847/48 & 1848/49. LR of 1849/50 provides limited detail. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Hunter of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. On May 14, 1850, per line 182 on this page, the 318 ton 'square' stranded at Long Island, New York, while en route from Newhaven, East Sussex, to Connecticut, U.S.A. Crew of 14 - none lost. Stated to have then been owned by Thos. Hunter. The detail circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

32

Ophelia White (a snow)

259

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1839/40, by A. White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London & in the period of 1836/39 for service from Sunderland to 'SeLeon' which I presume means Sierra Leone, then, as now, a source for African timber. On Aug. 23, 1835, the vessel left Bristol for Quebec, Canada, arriving there on Oct. 2, 1835. In 1839/49, per LR, Wright & Co., of South Shields became the vessel's owner, thru 1849/50, with G. Wright the vessel's captain for most of those years (to 1847/48). It would seem that on Oct. 9, 1840, the vessel ran down a schooner named Leipsic Packet, built at Leith, Scotland, in 1818, commanded by Captain Wilson, of Blyth. As per, I understand, an article in the 'Northern Liberator' newspaper of Oct. 10, 1840. Leipsic Packet may well have survived the incident - it was still listed in LR thru 1844/45. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 259 ton snow as owned by G. Y. Wright of South Shields. Under 'Wright' ownership the vessel consistently served ex Shields - to America (thru 1841/42) to London (1842/43 thru 1844/45), to America again (to 1847/48) & thereafter to London. On Oct. 10, 1848, the vessel would seem to have foundered on Oland Island (likely Oeland/Öland island, Baltic Sea, Sweden), & become keel upwards - as per an article that was published in The Newcastle Journal of Nov. 4, 1848. Can anybody provide me with both of the articles referred to above? Alan Craxford earlier advised (thanks!) that the vessel plied the trade in wood from Riga in the Baltic & Quebec in Canada as well as carrying coal. Alan seeks a deck plan of a vessel such as this & any available additional information. Anything you can add? See also Ophelia & Anne re A. White & Co. of Sunderland. Y

 

33

Ophelia & Anne (a snow)

277

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. It was first listed (just in 1834) as Ophelia & Ann, i.e. with no letter 'e'. It was initially owned, thru 1837/38, by A. White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London & in 1837/38 for service from Sunderland to 'SeLeon' which I presume means Sierra Leone, then, as now, a source for African timber. A. White acquired two vessels at least in 1834 - this vessel & Ophelia White (above). Who was Ophelia I wonder? His wife, perhaps? In 1838/39, per LR, J. Fenwick, of North Shields, later (from 1840/41) of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1847/48. Under 'Fenwick' ownership the vessel served from Sunderland to Trinidad (in 1838/39) from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India (in 1839/41) & maybe from London to Odessa, Ukraine (in 1839/40), from 1841/42 just ex London & from 1845/46 ex Shields. In 1848/49, G. Coxon of North Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Cork, Ireland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 277 ton snow as then owned by George Coxon of Tynemouth. In 1850/51, F. Oxford of Bridgwater, Somerset, acquired the vessel for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. LR of 1851/52, however, lists F. Axford, of Bridgwater, as her owner for service from Bristol to Quebec. But see below re that owner name. LR of 1851/52 also notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Apl. 20, 1851, per line 834 here, the 277 ton snow, foundered at sea, at 45N/45W, in the North Atlantic about 600 miles SE of St. John's, while en route from Cardiff to Quebec with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Frederick Oxford. Anything you can add? Y

 

34

Orus (a snow)

271

Peter Austin

Richard Greenwell

 

35

Paragon (a brig or snow, late in life a lighter)

223
later
213

Rowntree

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting refers to the launch of Paragon, on Sep. 9, 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1844/45 & is not recorded in LR of the following 6 years. Was owned by Hodgson of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London. I was expecting to find detail of the vessel's loss in or about 1845. Why particularly? Because from 1841/42, LR records Hodgson of Sunderland as owning a snow of the identical name for service to London, however a vessel built at Sunderland in 1842. It seemed logical to presume that the 1834 edition had been lost & that its owner had replaced the vessel in 1842. It was a surprise therefore to learn that this Paragon lasted until 1895 & ended up with over 60 years of service. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 as owned by E. Coxon of Westoe & registered at Newcastle. The vessel is LR recorded from 1851/52 thru 1854/55, a LR silence of 4 years, then from 1859/60 thru 1894/95, with a succession of owners from Shields & Whitby. In 1851/52 & 1852/53, LR records the vessel as owned by Robson & Co. of Shields for service from Shields to Rotterdam. LR of 1853/54 & 1854/55 lists the vessel but with minimal data. However, in 1856, the vessel was registered at Shields & owned by G. Robson, R. Bell & C. Bennett, all of South Shields. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean George Robson, Robert Bell & Charles Bennett. While the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 records George Robson, as her then owner (page 294, image soon), Robson & Co. continued to own the vessel, thru 1868/69, for service ex Shields & as a Shields coaster. Strangely maybe, LR records the vessel as being a barque from 1860/61 thru 1864/65, likely in error. From 1868/69 thru 1874/75, LR lists W. Bedlington of Shields as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Baltic. However, from 1876/77 thru 1882/83, LR lists M. Storm, of Whitby, as the vessel's owner, while the MNLs of 1870 & 1880 both record Matthew Storm, of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, as the then owner of the vessel registered at South Shields & Whitby respectively. Could it be that Bedlington & Storm were business associates? Of 199 tons in 1880. LR from 1883/84 thru 1888/89 records C. Marwood, also of Whitby, as the vessel's owner. MNL of 1890 records the vessel as a lighter, registered at Whitby & owned by Hy. Macdonnell of Stockton-on-Tees. While from 1892/93 thru 1894/95, LR lists Appleton, French & Scrafton Ltd., of Whitby, as the vessel's then owners. LR of 1895/96 is not available to the webmaster - the vessel is not recorded in LR of 1896/97. 83.9 ft. long, signal letters HTGR. Per crewlist.org (insert 3432) the vessel came off register in 1895. Is there anything that you can add? Y

3432

36

Persian (a snow)

257

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1846/47, ex 1842/43. It was initially owned by Hunter & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. For a short period only, however. In 1836/37, Parker & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, Liddell & Co. of Sunderland owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In 1845/46, B. Parker of Sunderland (related to the previous Parker, I wonder?) became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

 

37

Resolution (a brig)

217

William Gales

The vessel  was launched on Oct. 29, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. 'Of Stockton'. It would seem, however, that even though it was launched in Oct. 1833 is was not registered until Feb. 1834. Hence the vessel's inclusion in 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Langley & Co. of Stockton with Langley the vessel's captain thru 1835/36. For service from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, but from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service from London to Algoa Bay, South Africa. In 1839/40, Batten & Sons of Penzance, Cornwall, became the vessel's owner for service from Penzance to Quebec, Canada, thru 1846/47 except for 1843/44 in which year the vessel served New York out of Newport, Wales. The LR data in 1847/48 is limited which suggests that the vessel, still referenced Batten & Sons, may have been lost or sold. Likely lost since it is not later LR recorded. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's likely loss, perhaps? Y

 

38

Robert & Ann or Robert & Anne (a snow)

191
later
168

S. & P. Mills

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting refers to the launch of Robert & Ann, on Sep. 10, 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1842/43 only, and not thereafter. Owned by R. Robson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists not Robert & Ann but rather Robert & Anne, a 191 ton brig built in 1834 then owned by R. Robson of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel, now of 168 tons, as registered at Sunderland & owned by F., J., S., G., & A. Robson & T. Moon, all of Sunderland. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Francis, Jane, Sarah, George & Anne Robson & also Thos. Moon. crewlist.org (insert 23614) records the vessel thru 1860. Is it possible that you can tell us what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything?

23614

39

Saint George (a barque)

226

J. Carr

The vessel was launched on Jul. 21, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1854/55. It was initially owned by Crawford & Co. of Greenock, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Trieste, Italy, ex Gloucester in the period of 1836/39, ex London & Gloucester, then from the Clyde to Mauritius in the period of 1844/45 thru 1848/49, then from London to Berbice (Guyana). 'Crawford' is LR listed as the vessel's captain thru 1840/41. 'W. Crawford' is the listed owner from 1846/47. The LR data in 1850/51 is most limited. From 1851/52, Patterson of Port Glasgow (E. of Greenock) is LR listed as the vessel's owner with J. Patterson her captain. For service from the Clyde to St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) which service in 1851/52 became Waterford, Ireland, to the West Indies. Later served ex London. The vessel would seem not to have been given an official number, so may have been gone before 1855. Can anybody tell us tell us what happened to the vessel? Y

 

40

Sarah (a snow)

218

Peter Austin

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in 1834. Initially owned by Stephens of Wisbech, for service from Sunderland to Wisbech, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834.

 

41

Senator (a barque, later a brig)

277

Adamson & Co.

The vessel was launched on Jul. 24, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1855/56. It was initially owned by Adamson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, however, also in 1834 the vessel became owned, for the balance of its lifetime per LR, by the Grindlay family of Liverpool - initially W. Grindlay, W. Grindly from 1835/36, H. Grindly from 1844/45, Grindly & Co. from 1851/52. 'Grindley' or 'Grindly' was the vessel's captain thru 1839/40. For service from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thru 1835/36, from London to Cape of Good Hope ('CGH'), South Africa, in the period of 1836/37 thru 1838/39, to Rio ex Liverpool in 1839/40, & London to CGH in 1840/41, ex London (1841/42 & 1842/43, from Liverpool to Batavia, i.e. Jakarta, Indonesia, (1843/44 thru 1845/46), ex the Clyde from 1846/47, from the Clyde to CGH in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The vessel, per LR, became a brig in 1849/50. In 1850/51 the vessel served ex London, in 1851/52 served from London to Singapore & in 1852/53 served California, U.S.A. ex Liverpool. The LR detail in 1854/55 & 1855/56 is minimal. The vessel would seem not to have been given an official number, so may have been gone before 1855. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel? Y

 

42

Socrates (a snow)

283

John Gales

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned by J. Gales, of Sunderland, the vessel's builder, but in 1834 became owned by Newton, also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834 & 1835/36.

 

43

Syria (a barque)

319

Leithead

The webmaster believes that (in blue) this newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Aug. 6, 1834.  For Woods & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

44

Swallow (a snow, later a brig, maybe later a barque)

249
later
261
later
233

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1857/58, ex 1839/40, & may well have been listed in 1834 also. It was owned, per LR, thru 1838/39, by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Rotterdam. In 1840/41, the vessel, now a 249 ton brig, was owned by H. Castle of London but later in that year, thru 1843/44, became owned by Berryman, her captain, for service from London to Mauritius. In 1843/44, Smith & Co. of London became her owner for service ex London. In 1845/46, thru 1847/48, the vessel became owned by Watt & Co. of South Shields for service ex Sunderland & Shields. From 1848/49, LR records A. Dixon, of South Shields as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London, later from Shields to the Baltic & from 1855/56 for service ex the Clyde. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Dixon & Wall of South Shields as the then owner of the Newcastle registered 247 ton snow. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists A. Dixon of South Shields as the then owner of the 261 ton snow, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Alexander Dixon. On Jun. 15, 1861, Swallow was en route from the Tyne to Havre-de-Grâce (as Le Havre, France, was then known) with a cargo of coal. The vessel collided with Lord Raglan (likely a steamer, ON 22802, built in 1855 at Dumbarton), which was en route from Rotterdam to Newcastle. At midnight, in foggy conditions off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Swallow, it would seem, was hit by Lord Raglan, in a collision scarcely felt by Lord Raglan's passengers, & sank close to Lord Raglan's bow a few minutes after the collision. Three Swallow crew members were thrown into the sea as a result of the collision. Only two of them were recovered. As per 2 sources:- Line 1748 here, which tells us that Swallow had a crew of 8 & one life was lost in the collision, further that George Gibson (likely of South Shields) was then her owner. And this account of the collision ex here (a Google book). A puzzle perhaps - line 1748 lists Swallow as a barque of 233 tons, rather than a brig of 261 tons. Can you tell us more? Y

2063

45

Vigilant

297

George Frater & Co.

'Hunter &', maybe Hunter Elliot

 

46

William (a schooner)

91

William Gales

Will Hetherington of Monkwearmouth

 

47

William Henry Angus (a snow)

254

Jos. Helmsley

The vessel  was launched on Sep. 6, 1834. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1864/65, owned initially, thru 1846/47  by Angus & Co. of London, for service from London to Granada (thru 1835/36), ex London (to 1838/39), from London to Honduras (from 1839/40 thru 1842/43) & thereafter ex London. In 1846/47, the vessel became owned by W. Hogge of Lynn, for service, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Hartlepool to the Baltic, in 1848/49 & 1849/50 for service from Lynn to the Baltic, from Hartlepool to Lynn in 1850/51, thereafter ex Lynn & ex London, & from 1856/57 for service again from Lynn to the Baltic. In 1858/59, G. Prest of Wisbech became the vessel's owner for continued service from Lynn to the Baltic. While the vessel is LR listed from 1859/60 thru 1864/65, the data provided is minimal. I suspect that the vessel was lost earlier rather than later in that time period. It would seem that the vessel was advertised in early 1853 to be sailing to Port Philip, Melbourne, Australia, but I cannot spot that it actually made any such voyage. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

14430

48

William Metcalf or William Metcalfe or William Mitcalfe or William Mitcalf or William Metcalfe (much name confusion) (a ship, later a barque)

447

James Leithead

At a time when the name of a ship could not be changed once it was registered, this vessel is a puzzle. It is LR recorded as William Metcalf (to 1835/36), William Metcalfe (1836/37 thru 1838/39), William Mitcalfe (1839/40 thru 1855/56), William Mitcalf (1856/57 & 1857/58) & last but not least, William Metcalfe again in 1858/59. The owner's surname is similarly confused, variously recorded as Metcalf, Mitcalf & Mitcalfe. The vessel would seem to have been owned by such family for its entire lifetime, with W. Mitcalfe replacing H. Mitcalfe as owner from 1857/58. It would seem to early in life have been the William Metcalf as per this 1835 newspaper cutting. That cutting would seem to be inaccurate also. Per Trove Australia, the vessel left Portsmouth on May 23, 1834 for Hobart, Tasmania, & arrived there on Sep. 3, 1834 with 240 male convicts & necessary guards etc. Even then there was confusion as to the vessel's name - most references are, indeed, to William Metcalfe! The vessel went on to Sydney & left for London on Feb. 7, 1835 arriving Jun. 17, 1835 with colonial produce which would seem to mainly mean wool. On Oct. 17, 1836 the vessel left London for Hobart (arrived Jan. 24, 1837) with 275 emigrants described as 'free women'. The vessel went on to Sydney & on Mar. 16, 1837 left Sydney for Madras (now Chennai), India. On May 2, 1838 the vessel left Gravesend & via Plymouth arrived at Sydney on Aug. 31, 1838 with 220 emigrants. It left on Oct. 2, 1838 for Java, in ballast. The vessel later left Manila for London. On Mar. 7, 1839 the vessel left Gravesend via Plymouth for Melbourne where it arrived on Nov. 15, 1839 with emigrants. The vessel went on to Sydney, returned to Melbourne & on Mar. 9, 1840 left for Madras & Calcutta, India, in ballast. On May 21, 1840 the vessel left Cork, Ireland, for Melbourne with 230 emigrants - the voyage originated at London. It later, on Oct. 13, 1840, left for Manila. There are probably more voyages to Australia if you check at Trove. LR records the vessels voyages as being ex London to 1837/38, from London to Sydney, Australia, in 1838/39 & 1839/40, ex London thru 1842/43, London to Sydney in 1843/44, Shields to New York, or maybe London to Quebec in 1846/47 & 1847/48, ex Newcastle in 1848/49, from Cork to Philadelphia in 1849/50 & 1850/51, ex Shields thereafter to the Mediterranean (1851/52 & 1852/53), to Quebec (1853/54 & 1854/55) to the Mediterranean (1855/56 thru 1857/58) & to Spain in 1858/59. The vessel would seem to have been registered at London thru 1847/48, at Newcastle thru 1850/51 & at Shields thereafter. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (Shields) lists W. Metcalfe of London & J. R. Kelso & J. Fenwick, both of North Shields as the vessel's then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Henry Mitcalfe of Tynemouth & Wm. Mitcalfe of Combe Lodge as the then owners of William Mitcalfe. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? Y

4986

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1834? Do please advise me if you know.

1835 (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

Abbotsford

266

S. & P. Mills

Taylorson

 

2

Admiral Roshnoff

407

Unknown to webmaster

Taylorson

 

3

Africa (a barque, later a brig)

277

Byres

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built by Byres in Feb. 1835 for Messrs. White of Sunderland - i.e. A. & R. White. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1847/48, & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1836/37, by Whites of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America which became in 1836/37 service from Liverpool to Canton, China. In 1837/38, but for that year only, the vessel was owned by Bold & Co. of Liverpool for continued service from Liverpool to Canton. From 1838/39 to 1847/48, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Sadler of London  with Sadler the vessel's captain in 1838/39 & from part way thru 1843/44 to part way thru 1845/46. For some varied service. Initially from Liverpool to Amsterdam. The vessel may have served Havana, Cuba, from Liverpool but became London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1839/40. The vessel served Aden ex London in 1840/41 & 1841/42, then ex London for 2 years & from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1844/45 & 1845/46. Then ex London. LR data in 1847/48 is limited. The vessel is LR recorded as a brig from 1846/47. Can you add anything? What finally happened to the vessel, perhaps? Y

 

4

Allandale (a barque)

257

Alcock

It would appear that this vessel had a very short life indeed. Lloyd's Register of 1835/36 lists the vessel as owned by J. Alcock of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1836/37 advises that the vessel served ex London but also notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened and when?

 

5

Ann Louisa (a snow)

242
later
238

J. Carr of Southwick

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 13, 1835 by J. Carr of Southwick for W. Nicholson. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1860/61, except for 1848/49, & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1838/39, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland for service thru 1835/36 of Sunderland to Bathurst (New Brunswick, Canada?) & thereafter ex Sunderland. From 1839/40 thru 1847/48, Just & Co. of Dundee owned the vessel, initially for service from Sunderland to Dundee, then, in 1842/43, for service from Liverpool to Charleston (South Carolina? There is a Charleston near Dundee, but it looks to be inland), ex Liverpool in 1843/44 & from Dundee to St. Johns (maybe St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador) from 1844/45 thru 1847/48. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1848/49. From 1849/50, Ness & Co. of Shields owned the vessel for service from Shields to London & from 1851/52 thru 1860/61 for service from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by R. Ness of South Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Ness. The vessel became of 238 tons in 1860/61 & maybe earlier, in 1859/60, where the LR page is missing. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

3716

6

Aratus (a snow or brig)

214

H. Dobbinson or maybe H. Dobson

I have not researched this vessel, which, however is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, launched in Aug. 1835 & owned by Bnknghm soon Buknghm (Buckingham, perhaps) of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. With J. Minto its captain. It is last recorded, it would seem, in LR of 1842/43. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

7

Asia (a barque)

328

John M. Gales

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built in Feb. 1835 for A. & R. White of Sunderland. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1837/38, per LR, by Whites of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1838/39, but only in that year, the vessel was owned by Panton of Sunderland for service ex London. From 1839/40 thru 1847/48, LR records J. Hunter of Sunderland as the vessel's owner . Maybe initially for service from Sunderland to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, which service became London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. From 1840/41 thru 1843/44 the vessel served Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ex Leith, Scotland thru 1842/43 & ex London in 1843/44. I invite visitors to check for themselves the record at Trove, Australia, to confirm for themselves that the following data is accurate - that on Aug. 21, 1841 Asia arrived at Hobart, Tasmania, from Greenock, Scotland, maybe ex Portsmouth, with 258 male prisoners. It went on to Sydney with 70 troops & related of the 96th regiment, the guard on the voyage to Hobart. See also this reference which seems to be in conflict. On Nov. 18, 1843, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex the Downs (left Jul. 10, 1843) with a general  cargo. It left for Launceston, Tasmania, & on Mar. 28, 1844 left Launceston for London. In Sep. 1844 the vessel may have been bound for Calcutta with 198 troops. From 1843/44 to 1847/48, LR advises that the vessel served Cuba ex Sunderland. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

 

8

Berzelius

209

Joseoh Helmsley

Vint & Co.

6311

9

Blacket or Blackit (a brig)

173

Kirkbride & partners

Data about this vessel is particularly scarce. It is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed at all as Blacket thru 1851/52. It seems to be LR listed re years 1836/37 thru 1838/39 as Blackit, but the data is minimal - just name, tonnage & being of Sunderland. No rig, year of build, owner name etc. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which records Blackit, a 173 ton brig built at Sunderland in 1835, then owned by Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. I came across the vessel having seen a reference to the vessel's loss in 1850 - on Feb. 9, 1850, per line 529 on this page, the 173 ton square stranded at 'C. Grinez' (Cap Gris Nez, a cape located N. of Boulogne & SE of Calais, both France), while en route from Southampton to Sunderland. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Mathhew Blacket. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. There are later references (1854 & 1858) to Matthew Blackit of Sunderland owning Miriam, a 198 or 182 ton snow, built at Sunderland in 1837. This listing is modest. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

10

Border Chieftain (a snow or brig)

175
later
174

Alcock (i.e. John Thomas and Charles Alcock)

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Nov. 19, 1835 by Messrs. Alcock for J. W. Collingwood. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1857/58, & as far as I can see not thereafter. It was owned thru 1851/52 by Collingwood of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to France & from 1848/49 for service from Sunderland to Charente, also France. In 1851/52, per LR, it served ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a 174 ton brig, as owned by J. W. Collingwood, of Bishopwearmouth. In 1857/58, per LR, Robinson & Co. of Stockton acquired the vessel thru 1854/55 for service from Stockton to the Baltic. No service is, however, advised in LR of 1854/55. In 1855/56, W. Swales of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. Though Turnbull's Register of 1856 rather advises that J. Smales, of Hartlepool, was the vessel's then owner. 'Smales' per LR, also owned the vessel in 1856/57 & 1857/58, though the LR data is minimal - which suggests that the vessel may have been lost. However, the vessel would seem not to have been lost. It is listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1855 as owned by James Graham, William Booth & John Watt, all of Hartlepool. And is listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 49) & 1870 as owned by P. G. Rayne of Whitby. I wonder why the vessel was not LR recorded after 1857/58? Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel & when? Or otherwise add anything? Y

5214

11

Camillus (a barque)

295

J. Mills

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Nov. 7, 1835 by J. Mills of Monkwearmouth. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1869/70, with the exception of 1852/53, & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1860/61 by J. Colling of London for service from London to Demerera (South America, now Guyana) thru 1847/48, from London to Barbados from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & from London to the West Indies in 1853/54 thru 1858/59. 'Collings' is LR listed as the vessel's captain for much of the period from 1836/37 thru 1840/41. The vessel may have been registered at Dublin in 1861 (insert 603 here). In 1861/62, Brown of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner thru 1869/70, for service from London to the Mediterranean. 82.5 ft. long. The vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 & it is likely that the vessel had by then been lost. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

603

12

Commerce (a schooner)

180

James Leithead

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 13, 1835 for 'the Clarence shipping company'. Alas, I can tell you nothing more about the vessel which would seem never to have been listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). Maybe it was lost so early in its life, that it never made LR. Can you tell us anything more about the vessel?

 

13

Derwent 1 Note

366

Laing & Simey

Heish & Co.

 

14

Dorothy (a snow)

208

H. Dobbinson.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1835/36, thru 1841/42 only. It was launched in Mar. 1835 & owned thru that brief lifetime by J. Tully of  Sunderland, with J. Tully the captain. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

15

Duchess of Kent (a barque)

342

George Frater & Co.

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1850/51. It was owned, thru 1837/38, per LR, by 'White' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. I earlier, in this spot, referenced Andrew White. In 1838/39, the vessel, per LR, became owned by J. Hoskin of London, which name was later LR recorded, from 1839/40 thru 1842/43, as J. Hosking. In 1838/39, 'Hoskin' (with no letter 'g') is LR stated to be the vessel's captain, & from 1839/40 rather R. Newby. For service ex London & especially, in 1838/39 & in the 1841/43 period for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Some detail re the vessel's voyages to Australia:- i) On Aug. 4, 1837, the vessel left London for Sydney, via Cape of Good Hope ('CGH'), South Africa, under the command of Captain R. H. Newby, with merchandise & about 31 passengers, many of whom were immigrants. On Apl. 8, 1838 it left for London with wool & oil & arrived at Gravesend, London, on Aug. 23, 1838. ii) In Nov. 1838 the vessel left London for Sydney via Portsmouth (left Nov. 11, 1838) with merchandise & 19 passengers. It arrived at Sydney on  Mar. 12, 1839 & left for London on Jun. 19, 1839. iii) On Jan. 17, 1840 the vessel left Gravesend for Melbourne, Australia, via Plymouth, went on to Sydney (arrived Aug. 27, 1840) & on Sep. 27, 1840 left Sydney for Moulmain (now Mawlamyine, Burma (Myanmar), located 300 km SE of Yangon), in ballast. It presumably went onwards to London. iv) On Mar. 22, 1842, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex London, via CGH, with merchandise & about 48 passengers. Newby in command. On May 27, 1842, the vessel left Sydney for Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in ballast. The vessel left Calcutta on Sep. 24, 1842, under the command of Charles Britton, for Hobart, Tasmania, via Madras, India, went on to Sydney again arriving there on Jan. 3, 1843. It would seem that the vessel was detained for a while at Sydney. Captain Britton was charged & found guilty of smuggling tobacco. He was fined £2,430 & if he did not pay was to be imprisoned at Sydney for a six month period. The vessel went on to Calcutta, with horses, under the command of Captain Simpson. It maybe left Sydney on Apl. 13, 1843. LR of 1843/44 & 1844/45 lists no owner name but lists her service as Liverpool to Calcutta. In those two years, LR notes that the vessel 'wants repair'. From 1845/46 thru 1849/50, Hood & Co. of Newcastle is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service ex London & with 'Dockerill' her captain. In 1850/51, C. Wilson of Newcastle became the vessel's owner with J. Wilson the vessel's captain. For service from Shields to CGH. On Dec. 12, 1850, per line 462 on this page, the 342 ton barque foundered at sea, while en route from Saldanha B. (Saldanha Bay, NW of Cape Town, South Africa), to Cork, Ireland. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Charles Wilson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

16

Eden (a snow or brig)

248

H. Dobbinson or maybe H. Dobson

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting records the launch of Eden, a brig, on Apl. 15, 1835 - built, however, by H. Dobbinson rather than by H. Dobson. The vessel, it would seem, had a very short life. It is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, as launched in Apl. 1835 & owned by E. Graham of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It is recorded also in LR of 1836/37, with identical ownership data, noted as having been 'SUNK'. 'Graham' is listed in both years as being the vessel's captain. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

 

17

Elizabeth Huddleston (data is most limited)

96

J. Huddleston

Not known to webmaster. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Guernsey, then (briefly, 1849/50) at Plymouth, then Fowey & from 1853 at Waterford, Ireland

13094

18

Fero (a snow or brig)

255
later
249

Wiiliam Gales

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched in Feb. 1835 for John Robinson, I believe of Bishopwearmouth. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1845/46, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & so far as I can see not thereafter. It was owned throughout that period by Robinson of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London, from 1840/41 for service from Liverpool to 'Dordt' (Dordrecht, South Holland, I presume) & from 1848/49 ex Sunderland. The LR data in 1850/51 is minimal. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as owned by D. A. & G. Robinson of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by D. Robinson of Sunderland, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Dowell Robinson. Signal letters HRJG. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

2960

19

Fidelity (a schooner)

116
later
116/95

Unknown to webmaster

Have not researched this vessel which was, however, launched in Jul. 1835 for Bigger & Co. of Banff, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36 (in the supplement). I note that LR of 1846/47, records the vessel, still owned by Bigger & Co. of Banff, then in service as a Banff coaster, as having been 'LOST'. Can you tell us more? What specifically happened to the vessel, maybe?

 

20

Gem

342

Peter Austin

George Hudson

 

21

George William (a snow or brig)

264

William Potts

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 14, 1835 for George Wood. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') G. Wood, of Sunderland, owned the vessel only in 1835/36, for service from Sunderland to 'Mrimc' (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). From 1836/37 thru 1839/49, per LR, Hutchinson of Sunderland owned the vessel, initially for service ex Sunderland & in 1839/40 for service from London to Shields. From 1840/41, 'HplOShC' (Hartlepool O? Ship Co.) of Sunderland owned the vessel, thru 1842/43, for continued service from London to Shields. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, PhoenixSC (Phoenix Shipping Co.?) of Hartlepool owned the vessel for service from Hartlepool to France. In 1845/46, J. Cleugh of Newcastle, later of Shields acquired the vessel, for service from Hartlepool to London, later from Hartlepool to France & to Hamburg (in 1848/49 & 1849/50) & to Spain (in 1850/51). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as owned by J. Cleugh of South Shields. From 1851/52 the vessel may have served from Hartlepool to London but thereafter served from Shields to the Mediterranean. W. Cleugh is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46 to 1853/54 in which year the LR data is minimal. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1854/55. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1854 or otherwise add anything? Y

 

22

Glenalva (a schooner, later a brigantine, later a schooner)

119
later
119/94
later
95

Halls of Bridge Yard (see text at right),  Monkwearmouth

This vessel would seem to have been registered at Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for its entire lifetime. It was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1848/49, from 1850/51 to 1851/52, from 1854/55 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1846/47 by Banff & London Shipping Co., of Banff, for service from Sunderland to Banff & from 1840/41 for service from Banff to London. In 1846/47, per LR, T. Collie, of Banff, became the vessel's owner for continued service from Banff to London, & in 1850/51 & 1851/52, now a brigantine, for service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1854/55, per LR, Watt of Banff owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The LR data of 1855/56 & 1856/57 is limited. It seems likely that the vessel was sold in or about 1855. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists her then owner as being John Forsyth, of Lower Shore, Banff, while the equivalent list of 1870 lists Robert Leask, also of Banff, as her then owner. Signal letters NHBD. On an unstated date in Dec. 1872, per line 3197 here, the 94 ton schooner foundered at sea. No vessel routing or place of loss is indicated. Crew of 6 - all lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by John Forsyth. Can you add anything? David Watts has now advised (thanks!) that the vessel was launched on Sep. 7, 1835 at the Bridge Yard of Dorothy Hall, the widow of the late James Hall. David additionally adds that the schooner foundered off Northumberland in position 55.46N/01.55W, near Berwick it would seem, whilst on a voyage from Banff to Sunderland in ballast. 'Elder' was her then captain & G. Forsyth, of Banff, was her then owner. Y

21602

23

Hebe

148

W. Adamson

G. Shotton - T. Ellis in 1856

2027

24

Ino (a schooner)

163
later
163/140

J. M. Gales

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned during that entire period by Clark & Co (Clarke & Co., i.e. with an 'e', from 1844/45) with S. Clark serving as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1845/46. The vessel became of 163/140 tons in 1841/42. I suspect that Clark & Co. were of Shoreham, Sussex, though the vessel would appear to have been Sunderland registered thru 1840/41 & thereafter registered at Shoreham. For initial service, from 1836/37 thru 1839/40, of Shoreham to Newcastle, from Shoreham to Hartlepool in 1840/41, from London to Gibraltar in 1841/42, from London to the Baltic from 1842/43 thru 1844/45, from Shoreham to Hartlepool again in 1845/46 & 1846/47 & also 1848/49 & 1849/50. 'Woolver' it would seem 'R. Woolver', became the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46, per LR. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1850/51 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel had been either lost or sold. On Feb. 10, 1850, per line 54 here, the 140 ton schooner stranded off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route, in ballast, from Whitstable, Kent, to Bremen, Germany. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Gann, a name not LR referenced. The detailed circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

25

Isabella Penman (a snow)

278

Kirkbridge

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built in Sunderland in Feb. 1835 by Kirkbridge. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1837/38, owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. A vessel of the name is recorded in LR of 1838/39 - registered at Sunderland & of 165 tons. The data is minimal & likely is in error. So far as I can see the vessel is not later LR recorded. Can you add anything?

 

26

Jabez (a snow or brig)

249

James Leithead

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting records the launch of Jabez, a brig, on Apl. 15, 1835, for Woods & Spence. The vessel, it would seem, must have had a very short life. It is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, as owned by Woods & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with J. Graham the captain. It is not recorded in any later edition of LR. Can you add anything at all to this modest history?

 

27

Jamesons (a snow, later a 'square')

250
later
259
later
251

J. Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel would seem to have been owned, for its entire lifetime, by Jameson - in 1835/36 by J. Jameson of Newcastle, in 1856 by J. (Jno.) Jameson of Wallsend, in 1860 by John Jameson. For service, where Lloyd's Register ('LR') indicated, from Sunderland, later Shields to the Baltic and/or America. The vessel is LR listed from 1835/36 thru 1851/52 but not thereafter. On Oct. 6, 1860, per line 351 here, the 251 ton square was stranded near Norden, while en route from Newcastle to Brake (both northern Germany) with a cargo of coal. None of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by John Jameson. Y

3751

28

Janet Willis (a barque)

311

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1853/53, ex 1840/41. It was owned, thru 1850/51, by Willis & Co. of London. Which, per this site means John Willis & Co. 'J. Willis' was LR listed as the vessel's captain to part way thru 1841/42 & 'Willis' was her captain again for parts of 1844/45 & 1845/46. The image of John Willis (1817/1899), known as 'White Hat Willis' is here along with details re his company, which is notable, perhaps, for having owned the Cutty Sark from 1869 to 1895. Per that page, the company was dissolved in 1899. Back to the barque - it initially traded from Sunderland to Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana), later ex London, from 1839/40 for service from London to Demerera, in the 1845/48 period from London to the West Indies, & from 1848/49 for service from London to Barbados. In Jul. 1846, the vessel arrived at Georgetown, Guyana, with 162 Portuguese immigrants ex Madeira. In 1851/52, Robinson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for continued service to Demerera, now ex Sunderland. It would seem that the vessel was abandoned, 'at the entrance of the Channel', on Oct. 10, 1852. How vague! Can you tell us more about her loss or otherwise add anything? Of interest, John Willis & Co. later owned a 2nd vessel of the name, a ship built in Sunderland in 1850, as you can read here. Y

 

29

Louisa Munro (a barque)

300

Tiffin

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched in Feb. 1835 by Tiffin. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1857/58 with the exception of 1855/56. Owned thru 1837/38 by J. C. Munro of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America. The vessel's captain throughout such period of ownership was J. Munro. On Jun. 26, 1835, the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, ex Sunderland. From 1838/39 thru 1850/51 at least, Finlay (or a different spelling of the name) of London was recorded as the vessel's owner. Initially for service from London to Mauritius, soon Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) & ex London. The owner's name was recorded as Findlay from 1840/41 & as T. Finlay in both 1849/50 & 1850/51 where service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean is referenced. On Jun. 7, 1845, the vessel left Colombo, Ceylon, for London but returned to port since Captain T. H. Pritchard was sick. Captain Pritchard died on Jun. 13, 1845. No owner name is LR recorded from 1851/52 thru 1854/55. In 1856/57, J. Cross of Liverpool is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Falmouth to the Mediterranean. In early Dec. 1856, the vessel, Captain Richardson in command, was approaching the U.K., en route from Malta to Cardiff, Wales. The vessel ran into bad weather, a terrific gale. On Dec. 6, 1856, the vessel  was lost on Menlow Sands (cannot locate them, likely near Milford, Pembrokeshire, Wales). Captain Richardson, the ship's mate & 7 crew members were drowned while 4 crew members were saved. As per this contemporary newspaper article. A watercolour painting of the vessel exists, it would seem. Can you add anything? Y

1238

30

Maida (a snow)

240
later
231

An unknown Deptford builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter i.e. for the next 30 years. I wonder why that was so? Was owned thru 1841/42 by B. Walker of Scarborough, for service initially from Sunderland to London but from 1838/39 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. It would seem that the vessel was always registered at Scarborough. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Thomas B. Walker, Isabella Fowler & others, of Scarborough. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 240) & 1870 record Alexr. Tindall of Falsgrave, Scarborough, as her then owner. On Oct. 7, 1872, per line 2616 here, the 231 ton snow sank in the North Sea, while en route from Sunderland to Bremen, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Alexander Tindall. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

23848

31

Marina (a snow)

215

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter. I have previously advised, in this spot, that the vessel, per the Austin build list on site, was built for the account of Samuel Austin, one of its builders. LR, for the entire period of its listing of the vessel, records Austin & Co. of Sunderland, as the vessel's owners for consistent service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what specifically happened to her? Y

 

32

Melona (a snow, later a brig)

249

Joseph Helmsley of Southwick

The vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by Smallwood of South Shields/Newcastle. For service ex Shields to St. Petersburg, to the Mediterranean, to Lisbon etc. On Sep. 14, 1860, per line 302 here, the 247 ton brig stranded at Strens Rar (where is it?), while en route from South Shields to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Jno. Hart Smallman. Y

2291

33

Morayshire (a barque)

316

Laing & Simey

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched by P. (Philip) Laing on Nov. 18, 1835. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1855/56 & was initially owned, thru 1842/43, by Masson & Co. of London. Maybe for service from Sunderland to Jamaica which became London to Bordeaux, France, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39, & then for service from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1838, the vessel struck an uncharted rock entering the port of Herradura, Chile. It fortunately suffered little damage. In 1842/43 the vessel became owned by D. (Duncan) Dunbar of London, who owned it for about 11 years thru 1852/53. Under Dunbar ownership the vessel initially served ex London, but from 1844/45 served Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, out of London. which service became London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, & then, thru 1852/53, for service from London to Moulmein, Burma (now Mawlanyine, Myanmar), where many Duncan owned ships were built. Some detail about the vessel's voyages to Australia. On Aug. 31, 1843 the vessel arrived at Sydney ex the Downs (left Apl. 6, 1843) with a few passengers & a cargo that included a set of 8 church bells for St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. It later left for London via Melbourne (left Feb. 17, 1844) with a cargo of wool. It suffered a fire off Rio de Janeiro but the fire would seem to have been modest, in a single bale of wool, it would seem. On Sep. 3, 1844 the vessel left the Downs for Sydney & arrived there on Dec. 30, 1844. It later left for Manila in ballast, & on Aug. 2, 1845 arrived back at Sydney with a cargo of sugar. It left for Hobart Town, Tasmania, & eventually arrived at London, Gravesend, on Jul. 16, 1846. In its final voyage to Australia, the vessel left London on Sep. 3, 1846 for Port Philip, Melbourne, went on to Launceston, Tasmania, with 400 sheep & left Launceston on Mar. 25, 1847 for London with a cargo of wheat in bulk. It soon suffered a leak & had to return to Launceston to clear its pumps which were clogged with grain. It eventually left for London on May 7, 1847 & arrived at Gravesend on Oct. 24, 1847. We thank Trove, Australia, for all of that detail. In 1853/54, but only in that year, the vessel was owned by J. Laing of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland. In 1854/55 & 1855/56, per LR, T. Froud, of certainly registered at London, owned the vessel for initial service from London to Suez. The LR data in 1855/56 is modest which suggests that the vessel may by then have been lost. Indeed it may well have been lost prior to 1855 since the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

 

34

Morning Star (a snow)

266
later
245

Jas. Johnson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 (fragmentary data), & from 1841/42 thru 1859/60 ex 1848/49. It was owned, per LR, for its entire lifetime by Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland, from Sunderland to America (1844/47), London (1849/50), Quebec, Canada (1850/52), Bordeaux, France (1852/53) & to the Baltic (1853/55). Later, where indicated, ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists T. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. David Watts advises that Marwood's Directory of 1854/55 lists Turner Thompson of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner with James Smith the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Thompson of Sunderland as the then owner of the 248 ton snow, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Turner Thompson. In 1856/57 per LR. the vessel became of 245 tons. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1859 or otherwise add anything? Y

2956

35

Orator

321

Peter Austin

J. (John) Allan

 

36

Palestine (a snow)

198

H. Dobbinson.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1836/37, thru 1840/41 only. It was launched in Oct. 1835 & owned thru its brief lifetime by Penman & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to London. Of interest, perhaps, is that LR of 1841/42 records a later vessel also named Palestine built in Sunderland in Feb. 1841, & owned by Penman of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

37

Pensher 1

236

J. M. Gales

M. Elliott

 

38

Pilot

246

Laing & Simey

R. Pearson - also in 1856 & 1858 (Robert Pearson)

22580

39

Prince George (a barque)

322

Frater & Co., of Ayre's Quay

A vessel that had a very short life. The webmaster believes that this contemporary announcement records the launch of the 'remarkedly handsome' barque on Nov. 19, 1835. Built for Panton and Son of Sunderland. The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed in 1836/37 only, owned by 'Panton &' for service ex Sunderland. The webmaster has not yet learned what happened to the vessel. Can you help in that regard or otherwise add anything?

 

40

Princess Victoria (a snow, later a brig)

251
later
256
later
257

George Frater & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1858/59 & from 1862/63 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, thru 1841/42, by H. Panton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. From 1841/42 thru 1847/48, the vessel was owned by Wise & Co. of Ayr, Scotland, for service from the Clyde to Quebec, later from the Clyde to North America. From 1848/49 thru 1858/59, the vessel was owned by Paul & Co., also of Ayr, for service from Ayr to Quebec, later from the Clyde to the Mediterranean & ex the Clyde. From 1862/63 to 1863/64, the vessel, now a brig, was owned by 'E. S. Robrts' for service from Ayr to Quebec and/or London to Liverpool. In 1863/64, P. Hick of Sunderland became owner of the brig, now of 256 tons, for service ex Liverpool but soon (1864) ex Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 list Pantland Hick, of Scarborough, Yorkshire as the then owner of the Scarborough registered vessel. 88.5 ft. long, signal letters NPJF. On Dec. 17, 1871, per line 2108 here, the 257 ton brig was stranded at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Harwich, Essex, to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to have been owned, however, by George Barnes. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

22894

41

Ring-Dove (a snow)

243

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

42

Rosalind (a barque)

305

W. Chilton

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched by Messrs. Chilton on Apl. 16 1835 for T. Blair. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, per LR, thru 1838/39, by T. Blair of Sunderland for service initially from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal, but from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. T. Blair was the vessel's captain thru the 'Blair' ownership period. Of interest, a 289/327 ton snow, also named Rosalind, was launched at Sunderland in Mar. 1840 for T. Blair, presumably to replace the vessel which had been sold as follows. In 1839/40, the vessel was acquired, per LR, by J. Harding of Liverpool. For initial service in 1839/40, maybe, from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, which became service ex Bristol, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44 for service from London to Bombay, in 1844/45 for service from Liverpool to Berbice, Guyana, from 1845/46 thru 1847/48 for service from Portsmouth to Jamaica, & in 1848/49 service maybe from Newcastle to the Mediterranean which became Liverpool to Madeira. The LR data of 1850/51 is minimal. It seems likely that the vessel was lost in or about 1850. Can you tell us what specifically happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

43

Thomas (a schooner, later a brigantine)

68
later
64

Unknown to webmaster

Only limited data is available re this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1836/37 thru 1840/41. Then owned by Murphy & Co. of Wexford, (County Wexford, near SE tip of Ireland), for service as a Dublin coaster. With J. Murphy her captain. The 1840/41 entry lists the vessel, by mistake I believe, as built in 1832. There is a vessel listed with minimal data in only the 1855/56 edition of LR. It may well relate - of 68 tons owned by Crehan & Co. of Limerick (SW Ireland) for service as a Limerick coaster. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 378) & 1870 both record the 64 ton vessel as registered at Dumfries (near Solway Firth, Scotland) & owned by Thomas Carswell of nearby Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright. Signal letters MDCP. On Apl. 7, 1872, per line 2998 here, the 64 ton brigantine stranded at Little Burbo (near Liverpool), while en route from Runcorn (River Mersey, E. of Liverpool), to Waterford (SE Ireland) with a cargo of salt. Crew of 4 - 1 lost. Then owned by James Carswell. Can you tell us anything additional? The circumstances of the vessel's loss perhaps. Y

16824

44

Thornley (a snow or brig)

237
later
242
later
232

T. Ogden

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43, from 1846/47 thru 1856/57 & from 1860/61 thru 1869/70. Now the LR listings of 1836/37 & 1837/38 are skimpy indeed in that they list no owner name, rig, routing, year & place of build etc. So the vessel's initial owner is not provided by such listings. It would seem, however, that the vessel's initial owner was Messrs Nesbitt and Parkin as per this contemporary announcement of the launch of the vessel on Nov. 19, 1835. From 1838/39 thru 1842/43, the vessel was owned by 'Hartlpl Gn Sh. Co.' (Hartlepool General Shipping Co.?), registered at Stockton, for service from Stockton to London. In 1846/47 & 1847/48, T. Sharer was her owner for service from Hartlepool, where registered, to London - Thomas Sharer as per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. In 1848/49, Longstaff of Sunderland became her owner, thru 1856/57, for service to London ex Sunderland & Shields & ex London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 both record, however, her owners in those years as being Barker & John C. Fairley of Sunderland & John D. Clark of Ilderton. From 1860/61 B. Fairley of Sunderland is her LR recorded owner, spelled B. Fairly from 1863/64, for service from Sunderland to London. 86.7 ft. long. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records John Appleby of Seaham Harbour, County of Durham, as her then owner. On Aug. 29, 1870, per line 331 here, the 232 ton snow was stranded at Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland) while en route from Seaham Harbour to Nieuwe Diep. (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by John Appleby. Y

2812

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1835? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 98 vessels & 26,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 98 vessels & 26,134 tons.

1836 (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

Adolphus

279

T. Reed

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Berkshire

587
later
539

William Gales of Hylton

Initial owner not known to webmaster. Per Lloyd's Register of 1838/39, the then owners were Clarkson of London, later (1860/61) 'Toulmn & Co.' of London, later (from 1861/62) P. Smith of Plymouth. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel was wrecked, on Aug. 31, 1864, at Gallows Point, Belize.

13695

3

Cambyses

305

Laing & Simey

Wilkinson

 

4

Cove (a snow or brig, later a barque)

264/325
later
273/353

J. Carr of Southwick

The Cove was launched in 1836 per this contemporary launch announcement (in green), apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1847/48. It was initially owned by G. Palmer of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (from 1836/37 thru 1838/39), from London to Mauritius (in 1839/40 & 1840/41) & thereafter, thru 1846/47, for service from Newcastle to the East Indies. 'Palmer, jun.' was the vessel's captain until part way thru 1841/42. LR reports the vessel as becoming of 273/353 tons in 1841/42 & a barque in 1845/46. By LR of 1848/49. Snowdon of South Shields had become the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a ship owned by J. Snowdon & Co. of South Shields. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1850/51 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel may have been lost. I now know what happened to the vessel & when. On Jan. 9, 1850, per line 7 here, the 353 ton barque was stranded near Girgenti (the name by which the city of Agrigento on the SW coast of Sicily is known). No data is, however, provided re the vessel's routing, cargo or exact location of loss. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John Snowdon. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

5

Defence (a snow or brig)

271

Oliver, either F. or T. Oliver

A vessel named Defence is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') for 3 years only, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39, &, so far as I can see, is not recorded thereafter. LR states that the vessel was built in Mar. 1836 & was owned by Oliver of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac. Merimac? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A. It seems likely that this (in green) contemporary newspaper cutting relates in some way. However the unnamed vessel there marked in green would appear to have been launched in Aug. 1836. A master build list in the possession of the webmaster has 'F. Oliver' building only one vessel is 1836 - Defence of 271 tons. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you add anything additional?

 

6

Defender (a barque)

325/354
later
327
later
336

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1869/70 (ex 1863/64) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by J. Storey of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland to London, to Bordeaux, France (1838/40) to America (from 1840/41) & to London again. In 1846/47, J. Patton, of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to America & for some varied service in the following years - from Stockton to London, from Shields to America, from Leith to Newcastle, ex Cork & from Shields to France. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Patton of Tynemouth, W. Elliott of North Shields & W. Gray of Newcastle, as the then owners of the Shields registered 327 ton vessel, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records John Snowdon of South Shields - a name not LR referenced - as her then owner. From 1857/58 thru 1862/63, J. Patton is still LR recorded as the vessel's owner however the data is cryptic & clearly is incorrect. The vessel is first LR recorded at 327 tons in 1864/65 in which year Metcalf & Co., of South Shields, is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. But ... the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 rather records Alexr. Fairweather, of Sunderland, as her then owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 does however record Thomas Metcalfe, of Westoe, South Shields, as her then owner. 95.8 ft. long, signal letters LVWF. On Aug. 31, 1872, per line 2552 here, the 336 ton barque was stranded at Havre aux Matton (likely in Magdalen Islands, maybe means Havre aux Maisons), while en route from South Shields to the Magdalen Islands (a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec, Canada) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Metcalfe. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

16069

7

Empress (a snow, later a brig)

282/302
later
289

J. Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1848/49, by 'Hutchnsn' of Sunderland, presumably Hutchinson, mainly for service ex Sunderland to i) the Mediterranean (in 1838/1840), ii) Montreal, Canada (in 1841/42), with service ex Dublin to Montreal noted in 1840/41 & service ex Gloucester in 1844/45. In all the years of 'Hutchnsn' ownership, Hodgson is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. Why do I note that? Because in 1848/49, thru 1851/52, Hodgson of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner with Hodgson her captain thru 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records the vessel as then registered at Sunderland & owned by C. Hodgson of Bishopwearmouth. Under Hodgson ownership, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland. In 1851/52, 'Summrs' & Co. of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to some quite varied destinations - to Cadiz, Spain, in 1851/52, to America in 1853/55 & in 1857/58, to London in 1856/57, to the Baltic in 1858/59 & to Quebec, Canada, in the period of 1859 thru 1861. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records M. Sumers & M. Blues, of South Shields, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Matthew Summers & Margaret Blues. LR of 1860/61 lists the vessel as a brig of 289 tons. Signal letters HMST. On Dec. 7, 1861, per line 1503 here, the 289 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Shields to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). No cargo is listed. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Matthew Summers. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss & where the vessel was abandoned are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

2113

8

Esther (a snow, later a brig)

228/225
later
209

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48, by Main & Co. of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London, from Shields to London, in 1839/1842 for service from London to Quebec, Canada, in 1843/43 for service from Stockton to the Mediterranean, in 1843/46 for service from London to Petersburg, Russia, & also service as a London collier. In 1848/49, per LR, C. & F. Reay of South Shields became the vessel's owner with C. Reay the vessel's captain, at least thru 1856/57 per LR. Initially, maybe, for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, for a number of years from Hull to the Baltic & in 1854/55 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The LR data re 1855/56 & 1856/57 is limited. Which might lead one to think that the vessel had been sold at about that time. But it would seem that vessel was not in fact sold. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records F. & C. Reay, of South Shields as the vessel's then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records F. & C. Hay, as her owner, surely a typographical error. On Mar. 7, 1862, per line 2149 here, the 209 ton brig was stranded at Heligoland (a small German archipelago located in the North Sea, 46 km. off the mouth of the Elbe) while en route from Newcastle to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Francis Reay. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

2084

9

Fawn (a schooner)

76

Stephenson & Stuart

Lloyd's Register ('LR') seems to record the vessel only from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 and again from 1847/48 thru 1848/49. In the first period owned by Stephenson of Sunderland for service from Lyn. (where is it? Maybe they meant King's Lynn, Norfolk) to Scotland. Stephenson is still the owner in the later period where the vessel is recorded as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1848/49 records the vessel as LOST.

 

10

Galatea

258

Peter Austin

J. Ness

 

11

Gateshead Park (a snow)

291/336

J. Crown

So far as I can see, this vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register in one year only, i.e. 1838/39. Owned by Abbott & Co., registered at Newcastle, for service ex Sunderland, with G. Gray her captain. I have seen a 'snippet' reference to the vessel, Gray in command, arriving from or departing for Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), in Jan. 1837. Maybe at London? What happened to her, I wonder? This page (search for Gateshead Park) likely answers that question (thanks!) & provides the data source. It advises that a 'ship' of the name was driven ashore on Apl. 3, 1839, 4 miles E. of Marsala, Sicily, while en route from Odessa, to Cork, Ireland. Her crew were rescued. The page does not provide sufficient detail to confirm that the lost vessel was in fact this vessel but it seems likely to have been so. Readers may find it of interest to note that Gateshead Park was the name of a very large iron forge / iron works / brass founder, located  in Gateshead & owned by J. Abbott & Co. (Limited) - as per this 1869 report. The J. meant John. They manufactured a vast array of items including pipes, chains & anchors. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists a later vessel of the same name, a barque built by Doxford in 1841 - owned by J. Abbott & Son of Gateshead. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

12

George & Mary (a snow)

220/219

W. Wilkinson

Lloyd's Register of 1840/41 records the vessel as owned by Morrison of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states G. Morrison, G. & Jno. Foreman of South Shields. As also does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

3704

13

Globe (a barque)

376/438
later
380/438

James Leithead

The Globe was launched in 1836 per this contemporary launch announcement (in red), apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43 only, owned in 1836/37 & 1837/38 by W. Ord of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1838/39, J. Allan of London, per LR, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1838/39 & from London to New South Wales, Australia in the following years thru 1842/43. So far as I can see, the vessel made just two voyages to Australia. In Mar. 1840, the 18th maybe, the vessel arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ex London (left Nov. 5, 1839) with 7 passengers & a general cargo. It later left for India, in ballast, on May 3, 1840. On Aug. 28 or 30, 1841, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex London & the Downs (left Apl. 27, 1841) with 38 passengers 24 of whom were in steerage & a general cargo. It later, on Oct. 20, 1841, left Sydney for Guam in ballast. In Dec. 1841 the vessel was spoken to when en route from Bordeaux, France, to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. LR of 1842/43 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. I have found this article ex here which tells us that in early Jun. 1842, Captain Stuart (R. Stuart was Globe's captain), along with a pilot, two officers & 10 hands arrived arrived at Calcutta aboard Assam? a steamer. Presumably Globe had been wrecked shortly prior. Do you know what exactly happened to the vessel and when? If so, do consider advising the webmaster. Y

 

 

Gordon (a snow) See here

217

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

14

Harmony (a snow)

253

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1836/37 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR thru 1840/41, by Watson & Co., of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1840/41, the vessel was owned by 'Stk.Gen.Sh.C.', which I presume means the Stockton General Ship Co., for service from London to 'Mrimc' - maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A. That is all I can find. Except for a reference that might well be re the same vessel. The North of England Maritime Directory, of 1848/49, lists a 254 ton snow named Harmony, built at Sunderland in 1836 & registered at Newcastle, then owned by H. Lawson of South Shields. More data is clearly needed. Can you add anything?

 

15

Hartley (a barque, later a snow & a brig)

300/322
later
300

E. Brown

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel leaves much to be desired. It is LR recorded from 1836/37 thru 1846/47, from 1849/50 thru 1855/56 & from 1866/67 thru 1871/72. The vessel was owned, thru 1839/40, by J. Panton, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40, Laurie & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner for service, where indicated, of London to Africa. Their period of ownership was short however - in 1843/44, Hamilton of London became the vessel's owner, for continued service from London to Africa. Then some LR silent years. In 1849/50 & 1850/51, it would seem that Holderness of Liverpool was the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool. Sleddon & Co., also of Liverpool, owned the vessel in 1851/52 & maybe in 1852/53 also, for service from Liverpool to California, U.S.A. Dunbar & Co., of Glasgow, is LR reported as the vessel's owner in 1853/54 for service from Liverpool to Valparaiso, Chile. They may well have owned the vessel in the 2 following years also. Then many years of LR silence. However, Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, a snow, was then owned by R. J. Brown of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records John Fleming, of London, as the then owner of the 300 ton snow. The vessel was first LR listed as a brig (previously a barque) of 300 tons in 1866/67, where the owner's name was listed as Shearer & Co. of Ardrossan (Ayrshire, Scotland), but the name is deleted through, so presumably they were the prior but not the then current owners of the vessel. For service ex the Clyde it would seem. The LR record of 1867/68 thru 1871/72 is cryptic indeed, with no owner's name listed nor the vessel's dimensions then routinely recorded for all vessels. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by Hugh Boyd of Ardrossan & registered there. Signal letters HQFG. On Oct. 11, 1872, per line 2626 here, the 300 ton brig was stranded at Marstrand (N. of Gothenburg, Sweden), while en route from Sunderland to Copenhagen, Denmark, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned, not by Hugh Boyd but rather by John Peterson. Can you add anything? Y

2689

16

Hepsa

257/250

Unknown to webmaster

J. Watson - J. Paxton in 1856

25402

17

Honduras (a barque)

382
later
368

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1866/67. It would seem that throughout its lifetime, the vessel was registered at London, then at Dundee & finally at Southampton. From 1836/37 thru 1855/56, the vessel was owned by Weller or Weller & Co. of London. For many years, thru 1844/45, 'Weller' is LR listed as having been the vessel's captain. The vessel initially served Honduras ex London, in 1838/39 served from Yarmouth to the Mediterranean & then for many years, thru 1851/52 with one exception, served Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ex London. In one year, i.e. in 1844/45, the vessel served from London to Jamaica. From 1856/67 thru 1862/63, Pryde & Co. of Dundee, Scotland, owned the vessel for some quite varied service - from London to India, ex London, from Leith to South America, from the Clyde to Archangel, Russia, & from Dundee to India. The LR editions of 1863/64 thru 1866/67 state no owner name. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867, however, records her then owner to be John Ransom of Southampton. Signal letters LDWF. The 1866/67 edition of LR notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Is it possible that you can tell us about the circumstances of her loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

12948

18

James Cooke

204

Laing & Simey

Spaight & Co.

 

19

Jessie (a snow, later a brig)

174
later
167

Unknown to webmaster

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel leaves much to be desired. It is LR recorded from 1839/40 thru 1847/48, from 1849/50 thru 1851/52, from 1854/55 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. So, following 1857/58, there is a LR silence of 15 years since the vessel was lost in late 1872. The vessel was owned, from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, by Wood & Co. of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland, particularly (from 1840/41 thru 1842/43) for service to Holland & then from Sunderland to London. In 1844/45, S. Sharp of Stockton was the vessel's owner for service from Stockton to London. The LR data of 1847/48 is limited - it is likely that the vessel was sold at about that time. In 1849/50 'Broklb'nk', presumably Brocklebank, of London, owned the vessel, now a brig, for service from Hartlepool to London. The LR data of 1851/52 is limited. In 1854/55, 'Broklb'nk', per LR, owned the vessel for service from London to France. In 1855/56, Smith of London is listed as the vessel's owner for service as a London collier. Two more years of limited data (1856/57 & 1857/58) & then many more years of LR silence. It would seem that from 1854 at least, the vessel was registered at London. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 202) & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by William Sheridan of Seaham, Durham. Signal letters PBLF. On Nov. 4, 1872, per line 2661 here, the 167 ton brig foundered at Egmond (i.e. Egmond aan Zee, coast of North Holland), while en route from Seaham to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - 2 lost. Then owned by Wm. Sheridan. Can you add anything? Y

24588

20

Jubilee (a snow)

235

William Gales

The webmaster has not yet researched this vessel. Gales & Co. of Sunderland, Will Anderson (Anderson was her captain). It would seem, as per this newspaper cutting, that in Feb. 1850 or maybe an earlier date, the vessel was wrecked on Brest Rocks (Firth of Clyde) while en route to Smyrna, Turkey. The vessel was then owned by Anderson and Clay of Sunderland. Such loss is essentially confirmed by line 48 here which states that the 235 ton square was stranded at Girvan (S. of Brest Rocks, South Ayrshire, Scotland), on Feb. 6, 1850 while en route from Troon, also South Ayrshire, to Smyrna with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. Anderson. Anything you can add? Y

 

21

Keldy Castle (a snow or brig)

269/276
later
253/276

Alcock

The vessel was launched on Jun. 27, 1836 for Robert Liddell of Bishopwearmouth, as per this contemporary launch announcement. The vessel is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1837/38 in a skimpy fashion, without the year & place of its build, its rig, who owned it, nor its routing. Just listed as being of Sunderland, of 276 tons & the captain's name. Subsequent LR listings are also difficult but it is LR listed from 1841/42 thru 1851/52. From 1841/42 thru 1845/46 it was, per LR, owned by Liddle & Co. & registered at Hartlepool. For service ex Hartlepool, from Liverpool to Smyrna, Turkey, & ex Shields. The Liddell family, it would seem were of both Sutton House, & Keldy Castle, both in Yorkshire. In 1845/46, per LR, Sharer & Co., of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) thru 1847/48, & from Newcastle to the Mediterranean in 1848/49. And later ex Shields. Sharer & Liddell were clearly business partners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 276 ton brig as being registered at Stockton & owned by Thomas Sharer of Hartlepool & Robert Liddell of Monkwearmouth. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Burnt'. Yes indeed! On Jun. 25, 1851, per line 894 here, the vessel burnt when at 19S/25W (in the South Atlantic about 1,300 miles ENE of Rio de Janeiro) while en route from Liverpool to Montevideo, Uruguay, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Sharer. It would be good to learn exactly what happened to the vessel & how the crew was rescued. Y

 

22

Kent (a snow, later a brig)

195/186
later
169

Peter Austin

The vessel was initially owned by Austin & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1840/41 the owner became Crawford & Co., also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Chatham, later to Rochester. The vessel is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded after 1848/49. In 1856, the vessel was owned by J. Crawford, J. M. Smith & G. Childs, all of Sunderland. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1848/49 but not thereafter. On Oct. 5, 1860, per line 345 here, the 169 ton brig was 'derelict' on the north side of Scaw, (N. tip of Denmark) while en route from the Baltic to the east coast with timber. None of the 7 man crew were lost, it would appear. The vessel was then owned by John Crawford. It would be good to learn more as to what happened to her. Y

23653

23

Leadbitter

273

George Frater & Co.

Leadbitter

 

24

Lipton (a snow)

276/289

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

25

Malta (a snow or brig)

243/236

J. & G. Mills

Malta was launched in 1836 per (in red) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. Launched for Andrew & Richard White. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43 only, owned throughout that brief period, per LR, by White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us what, in fact, happened to the vessel?

 

26

Maria Hardy

194

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

27

Mary

116

Laing & Simey

 

 

28

Mary & Catherine (a barque, later a ship, later a barque)

385
later
345/366
later
365

An unknown Deptford builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1846/47, from 1848/49 thru 1857/58, & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by 'Arthur' of North Shields, for service from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. From 1838/39, the vessel traded out of London to, where a destination is indicated, Hobart Town, Tasmania & to Madras (now Chenai), India. The vessel seems not to be recorded in the North of England Maritime register of 1848/49. In or around 1847/48, when the vessel was not LR listed, the vessel likely was sold - LR of 1848/49 advises that the vessel, now a ship of 366 previously 345 tons, was sold by C. Davies of Auckland, New Zealand, to H. Nathan of London. Her service from London to New Zealand became service from London to Sydney, Australia. Trading detail is limited but it would seem that the vessel later (in 1853/54) traded again to New Zealand. In 1852/53 the vessel reverted to being a barque. On Nov. 24, 1862, per line 2531 here, the 365 ton barque was stranded at Gibraltar Bay while en route from Vianna (where is it, I wonder) to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of staves. Crew of 14 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Fleming. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not to hand. Can you tell us more as to what happened to her. Y

17530

29

Mayor (a snow)

238/225
 

T. & W. Dixon

I cannot tell you very much about this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1840/41 only & not thereafter. It was owned for that brief period by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1841?

 

30

Mayoress (a schooner perhaps, later a  brigantine)

131
later
149/132

T. Reed

This vessel was launched in Aug. 1836 per (in blue) this contemporary launch announcement, stated to be schooner built for Mr. Mallaburn of Sunderland. It may well have been initially a schooner owned by Mallaburn. The vessel is, however, not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed until 1838/39 when it was reported as being a brigantine owned by Jameson of Sunderland for service from Cardiff to Newcastle. In 1842/43, W. Cook of Sunderland became both the owner & the captain of the vessel, now recorded as being of 149/132 tons, for service as a Sunderland coaster. Thru 1845/46 that is, that being the last year in which the vessel was LR recorded. As per line 1703 here, on Aug. 25, 1852 the 131 ton schooner was wrecked at Niding Reef (off the Swedish coast, S. of Gothenburg), while en route from Wifsta Wharf (near Sundsvall, Sweden) to Dover. No cargo is specified. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Cooke. Can anyone add anything additional? Y

 

31

Meg Merriles (a ship, later a barque)

315
later
289

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not yet tried to research this vessel. He notes that Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1839/40, lists the ship as owned by J. Nixon of London for service from London to Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town, South Africa). Maybe was registered at Greenock. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records the 289 ton vessel as Meg Merrilies (i.e. with an extra 'i'), then registered at Hartlepool, as owned by John Loveday of Scarborough. As does the same register of 1870. Signal letters NVGS. LR of 1869/70 lists Meg Merriles, a 289 ton barque, as 'wrecked' - then owned by Loved'y & Co. of Hartlepool for service from Belfast to South America.

24073

32

Midge (a schooner)

88
later
87

Jas. Leithead

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1843/44 only. The vessel initially was registered at Sunderland with 'Leithead' her captain but LR provides no detail. In 1838/39, the vessel became both owned & captained by J. (Joseph) Brough of Arbroath, Scotland, for service from London to the Baltic. It would seem that Brough lived at nearby Forfar. Part way thru 1839/40, the vessel became owned by Blanch & Co. of Margate, Kent, with E. Hewett serving as her captain. For service as a London coaster. Blanch & Co. still owned the vessel in 1843/44 from which date LR is silent about the vessel. It would seem (insert 5283) that from 1850 the vessel was registered at Rye, East Sussex. On Sep. 13, 1861, the 87 ton schooner was en route from Hartlepool to St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, with a cargo of coal. It was wrecked at St. Leonards. As per line 1785 here, which tells us that Midge had a crew of 6 (none lost), & was owned by S. Pullard. The available data is modest. However, this (Hastings Chronicle) site tells us that on Sep. 20, 1861, 'the large schooner Midge, 130 tons, was wrecked off the Saxon Hotel by a sudden storm'. Saxon Hotel was a family hotel on the Grand Parade at St. Leonards. It surely relates. Can you tell us more? Y

5283

33

Milvill (a brig, later a barque, later a snow)

235
later
213

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1857/58, initially owned by Burrell of Portsmouth for service ex London, Liverpool, Gloucester & Sunderland to such places as Naples & Trieste, Italy, & Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey. LR of 1854/55 reports A. Haisman of Rochester as the vessel's new owner for service ex Stockton to the Baltic & ex Hartlepool. Was then a barque. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel, then a snow, as owned by William Burton of Sunderland & advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost. Y

20036

34

Palmer (a snow, later a brig)

283

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1840/41, except for 1837/38. It was owned by G. Palmer of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to New York, but in 1840/41 for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa, near the southern tip of Africa). LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add to this most limited knowledge of the vessel?

 

35

Pallas

263

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - L&NShC became Dale & Co. in 1844/45 - P. Dale & D. Dryden in 1856

3613

36

Pomona

284 became 253

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - Glaholm in 1839/40, then Dixon& Co. in 1849/50, Tose Co. in 1854/55 & R. Jolly in 1856/57

2251

37

Radical

251

T. Cairncross

R. French

 

38

Rocket (a snow)

274

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1839/40 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, thru that brief period by R. Ord of Sunderland, for service initially from Sunderland to 'Mrimac' (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), but from 1837/38 ex Sunderland. LR data of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what specifically happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional?

 

39

Sarah Nicholson

286/300

George Frater & Co.

Nicholson, maybe William Nicholson

 

40

Sceptre (a snow or brig, maybe later a brigantine)

210/193
later
181

J. M. Gales, at Hylton

This vessel had a very long life but its data record is a bit  fragmentary. It was launched in 1836 per (in red) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1843/44, from 1848/49 thru 1854/55, & from 1874/75 thru 1882/83. It was initially both owned & captained by 'Mitches'n' of Sunderland, thru 1843/44 at least, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, except for 1838/39 in which service ex London is indicated. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the brig as being then owned by Mitchinson & Gales of Bishopwearmouth. From 1848/49 thru 1854/55, LR lists the vessel as owned by 'Hutchnsn' of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, lists E. Taylor & C. Elliott, both of Sunderland as the then owners of the 181 ton snow. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Elizabeth Taylor & Chris Elliott. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists C. Elliott of Sunderland as her then owner while the equivalent list of 1870 lists James Saunders of Seaham Harbour as her owner. LR of 1874/75 thru 1882/83 lists the vessel as owned by the Saunders family (J. Sanders (no 'u') to 1876/77, J. Saunders from 1878/79 at least thru 1881/82 & Mrs. D. Saunders in 1882/83). The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists James Saunders of Seaham Harbour as her owner & records the vessel as then being a brigantine. LR of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 82.8 ft. long, later 82.7 ft., signal letters HPSN. Can you tell us how she was lost & where & when? Y

2590

41

Thomas Hunter (a barque)

349
later
350

W. Wilkinson

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by T. (presumably Thomas) Hunter of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by "R. & G. B'nn" also of or registered at Sunderland, but from 1841/42 the ship at least was registered at Liverpool. For consistent service, from 1839/40 thru 1848/49, from Liverpool to Africa. 'B'nn' as the owner's surname is LR listed is an unfortunate name contraction (could mean Benn or Binn) but would seem to mean Benn - read on. Under B'nn ownership the vessel's captains, per LR, were Ward (W. Ward in 1845/46 & part of 1846/47) & from 1846/47 'Crichton'. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1849/50 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel had been lost. I now know what happened to the vessel & when. On Feb. 10, 1850, per line 53 here, the 350 ton barque stranded near Calabar Flats (Bonny & Calabar rivers, Calibar, SE Nigeria), while en route from Africa to Liverpool with a cargo of produce. Crew of 10 - none lost. I have read that the vessel ran ashore crossing Calabar Flats & that the cargo was also saved. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Benn. The detailed circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

42

Triton (a snow, later a brig)

255
later
255/260

Kirkbride & partners

This vessel had an amazingly long life. Triton? A god of the sea in Greek mythology. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1874/75 at least (LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster). It was initially owned, thru 1839/40, by 'Fenwick' of London, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by D. Davies of Cardigan, Wales (Davies & Co, from 1850/51) & it would appear that 'Davies' owned the vessel for the next 35 years, until, it would seem, the day she was lost in 1874. In all of the years of 'Davies' ownership, the vessel, per LR, had only three captains - D. Rees from 1839/40 until part way thru 1846/47, D. Davies from 1846/47 thru until partway thru 1872/73 (about 26 years), & James or D. James thereafter. Under 'Davies' ownership, the vessel served from Cardigan to Quebec, Canada (1839/40 to 1843/44, 1857/58 & 1861/62), from Milford, Wales, to Valparaiso, Chile (1844/45), from Milford to Quebec (1845/46), from Newport, Wales, to the Mediterranean (1846/47, 1847/48 & 1858/59), from Liverpool to the Mediterranean (1851/52 & 1852/53), from Cardigan to the Mediterranean (1853/54, 1862/63 thru 1867/68 & 1869/70 thru 1871/72), from Cardigan to Swansea, Wales (in 1855/56), from Newport to the Mediterranean (1858/59), from Swansea to Quebec (1872/73), from Swansea to France (in 1873/74) & for a while served as a Cardigan coaster. The vessel became, per LR, a brig in 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 385, image soon) & 1870, both list D. Davies of Cardigan as the vessel's then owner. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters RBVM. On Apl. 16, 1874, Triton was abandoned at sea while en route from Swansea to Quebec with a cargo of 350 tons of coal. Abandoned at 50.22N/8.7W in the North Atlantic about 50 miles NW of the Scilly Islands. Crew of 10 - none lost. The name of her owner, at the time of loss, is not stated in the attached wreck list, but would seem to have been D. Davies & Co. The vessel encountered a string of heavy gales, suffered extensive damage & sprang a leak. It tried to make the port of Milford. The pumps were manned but soon failed. The vessel had to be abandoned, in a sinking condition, when there was 7 ft. of water in the holds. A fire broke out in the cabin & deck house & the vessel soon sank. The crew were rescued by Divitte (an Italian 3-masted schooner en route from Newport to Genoa, Italy), & landed at Scilly. All as per these pages (1 & 2). Is there anything you can add? Y

32859

43

Ulysses (a barque)

290/312

J. Watson

This vessel was launched in 1836 per (in green) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. Launched for Thomas Pratt of Sunderland. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1849/50, owned for that entire period by, per LR, T. Pratt of Sunderland. For some varied service. From Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1837/38, from Newcastle to Malta in 1838/39, from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) in 1839/40, from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44, from Sunderland to Malta in 1844/45 & from Sunderland to Cartagena, SE Spain, from 1845/46 thru 1848/49. J. Pratt was the vessel's initial captain, thru 1837/38, & 'Pratt' was her captain in the period of 1845 thru 1847. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel  as Sunderland registered & owned by T. & M. Pratt of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. The LR data re 1849/50 is minimal. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1850. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

44

Vernal (a snow)

239/233
later
205

J. M. Gales

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1843/44, owned by Potts & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. I cannot spot the vessel in any later LR edition. On May 29, 1860, per line 199 here, the 205 ton snow was abandoned  off Texel (Frisian Islands, off the N. Netherlands coast), while en route from Sunderland to Niew Diep (likely Nieuwediep, N. Holland, inland but connected by canal) with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 7 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being John Tully. Y

2790

45

William Watson (a snow, later a brig)

259
later
283

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1845/46, & from 1856/57 thru 1869/70. It would seem owned by the Watson family for most of its lifetime. It was initially owned by Watson of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Her initial captain was named Watson. Turnbull's Register advises that W. Watson, of Hartlepool, was her owner in 1855. Which data is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. When LR listing resumed in 1856/57, Watson of Hartlepool, (W. Watson) was her owner for service, where indicated, of Hartlepool to the Baltic. G. Storrow was her captain in 1857/58. While the vessel's other dimensions were LR indicated from 1863/64, its length was not stated, signal letters PJSG. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists George Younghusband, of Hartlepool, as her then owner. On Apl. 28, 1870, per line 183 here, the 259 ton brig was stranded at Aland (presumably the Åland Islands, Finnish, at the mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia), while en route from Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) to Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden) in ballast. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The owner was stated to be Geo. Younghusband. Y

26105

46

Wisbeach (a snow or brig)

221/232

Peter Austin

This vessel, completed in Jul. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51. It was owned thru such entire period by Stevens & Co. of Wisbeach (now Wisbech, Cambridgeshire). For initial service, thru 1839/40 from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, for service as a Newcastle coaster from 1840/41 thru 1843/44, & from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1844/45 & 1845/46. The vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland from 1846/47 thru 1848/49 & ex Shields in 1849/50. For a great many years, from partway thru 1840/41 to 1849/50, LR lists W. Buffon as the vessel's captain. LR of 1850/51 references service from Newport, Wales, to the U.S.A., with J. Rufham her captain. On Jun. 5, 1850, per line 209 on this page, the 232 ton brig (listed as Wisbech) foundered at sea. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by William Stevens. That wreck listing does not state where the vessel was lost. As luck would have it, in searching for data about other ships, I found this snippet of data (in blue) re 'Wisbick', which surely means Wisbeach. It does not tell us much but it does tell us the vessel was struck by a heavy sea & sank in the middle of the Atlantic. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1836? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 110 vessels & 27,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 114 vessels & 27,703 tons.

1837 (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

Adrastus

305

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Air

73

Laing & Simey

A. Laing

 

3

Alderman

278

Unknown to webmaster

Hill & Co. in 1840/41

 

4

Ann Elliot (a snow)

265/279

J. Carr

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1845/46, by M. Elliot of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London (thru 1840/41), ex Newport, Wales (in 1841/42 & 1842/43) & from Plymouth to Paimboeuf (Paimboeuf is on the S. bank of the Loire river, near Saint-Nazaire, France) in 1843/44 & 1844/45. In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by T. Meeson of London for (I think - Montra & Montrl) service from London to Montreal, Canada, in 1845/46) & ex London thereafter. In 1850/51, Summers of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London, with 'Strauchan' LR referenced as the vessel's captain. On Nov. 2, 1850, per line 394 on this page, the 265 ton snow stranded off Hogland (Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of St. Petersburg, Russia), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to London with a cargo of oats etc. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Summers. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

5

Arab (a snow, later a brig)

175/166
later
155

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, & not thereafter. During that period it was, per LR, owned by Ripley & Co. of Whitby for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that J. Ripley and R. Falkinbridge, both of Whitby, were her then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (soon) as meaning Jno. Ripley & Ripon Falkinbridge. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 29) & 1870 both list David Baxter, of Whitby, as her then owner. Signal letters JFWK. On Mar. 29, 1872, per line 2989 here, the 155 ton brig stranded at Aberlay (a sandbank at Dundee), while en route from Shields to Dundee with a cargo of coal, None of the crew of 6 were lost. Her owner was then David Baxter. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

5031

6

Atkin (a snow)

256/278
later
268
later
273

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1838/39 thru 1854/55, & from 1858/59 thru 1866/67. It was initially owned by J. Atkin of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. In 1843/44, Hunter & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London, soon Sunderland to Canada. It would seem that 'Moore' owned the vessel briefly. However in 1848/49, the vessel became owned by J. Wilks of Faversham for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, soon from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, & then for service as a London collier. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that J. Parkin of South Shields & J. Wilson of Whitby were her then owners. Those owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which names James Parkin & John Wilson. In 1858/59, when LR again lists the vessel, J. Parkin of Shields owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic then ex Sunderland. 86.7 ft. long. LR of 1866/67 states 'wrecked'. On Apl. 21, 1866, the 273 ton vessel foundered in bad weather near Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden), while en route from the Tyne to Gefle, probably with a cargo of coal. The crew were saved & landed at Gefle. As per this contemporary newspaper article. The then owner was stated to be Mr. Parkin of South Shields. Y

24694

7

Braganza

195

Peter Austin

Gray & Co.

 

8

Cornelius

266/287

W. Potts

W. Potts of Sunderland

 

9

Dorothy (a snow, later a brig)

235/245

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned for that period by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. This listing comes about as a result of receiving a tiny newspaper article of unusual content. It would seem that since Oct. 2, 1849, John Beswick had been the brig's master, that the ship was from Shields & may have been owned by Addison Burnicle (is that what the text means? - such text usually would indicate that Addison Burnicle was rather her master). Anyway, dated at Dunkirk, France, on Jan. 8, 1850, a mahogany writing desk was found floating at sea containing some ship's papers including the ship's register of brig Dorothy. How very interesting! It would seem that Dorothy likely was lost at sea in late 1849. Can you add anything? Y

 

10

Elizabeth and Catherine (a snow)

257

J. & G. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1843/44 &, so far as I can see, was not recorded thereafter. Owned for that entire if brief period by Potts & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. This newspaper cutting announces the launch of a brig on May 18, 1837 but does not tell us its name. I believe the announcement most likely is re this vessel. Can you add anything at all to this brief listing?

 

11

Emerald

285

Peter Austin

Austin & Co.

 

12

Emma (a snow, later a brig)

250/258
later
228

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was built, most likely, for Dunford & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. In 1840/41 Scarlett & Co., also of Newcastle, became her owner for Newcastle to London service. In 1845/46 Brown & Co. of Newcastle became her owner - for service to Spain or the Mediterranean ex Liverpool or Newcastle. W. Baxter of Shields owned her from 1852/53 for service ex Shields to Spain, the Mediterranean & later to Holland. In 1856, Turnbull's Register records her as owned by W. Baxter & R. Brown of North Shields. On Oct 13, 1860, per line 378 here, the 228 ton brig was abandoned at 57N/7E (W. of northern Denmark) while en route from Wyburgh (Vyborg, Russia, NW of St. Petersburg) to Ipswich, Suffolk, with a cargo of deals. None of the crew of 9 were lost. Her owner was then William Baxter. Y

2001

13

Flora (a schooner)

145/135
later
136

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, owned by P. Welch of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France. I cannot spot the vessel in any later LR edition. On May 31, 1860, per line 201 here, the 136 ton schooner was lost on Rysum Shoals (approaches to Emden, Germany), while en route from Emden to Shoreham (West Sussex), with a cargo of oats. None of the crew of 6 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Pattison Welch. Y

23640

14

Friendship (a snow, later a brig)

254/247
later
228

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1837/38 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. The vessel was owned thru 1842/43 by Lamb & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1842/43, 'HplU.S.C' (Hartlepool United Shipping Company perhaps? Can you clarify?), of Stockton, soon of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner - for service which included Hartlepool to London & to Archangel, Russia. In 1846/47, Tate & Co., also of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner, while in 1848/49, Lisle & Co. became her owners for service from Hartlepool to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Lisle & Co., of Hartlepool, as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, however, lists Robert Harrowing as owner of the vessel, now registered at Whitby. The Mercantile Navy list of 1870 lists (on page 149), Henry Roberts, of Whitby, as the vessel's then owner. Signal letters JGNS. On May 17, 1871, per line 1365 here, the 228 ton brig foundered off Dagerort (Hiiumaa Island, Estonia, located W. of Tallinn), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 8 were lost. The owner was recorded as being Henry Roberts. Y

5172

15

Gem (1837-12)

273

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown, Douglas & Co. in 1838/39, J. Pippett in 1856

23711

16

George Welsford (a barque)

280

J. Rogerson

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Built in Jul. 1837, the vessel was owned, thru its lifetime, by Welsford of Weymouth, for service initially, thru 1840/41, from Sunderland to Weymouth & thereafter for service ex Weymouth. I read here (thanks) that on Oct. 4, 1838, when at Plymouth at the end of a voyage from Quebec, Canada, the vessel was run into by Her Majesty's ship Jupiter, & lost main & mizzen top masts. LR of 1844/45 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when or otherwise add anything? Y

 

17

Gilbert Henderson

518

Laing & Simey

Henderson

 

18

Glencoe (a snow)

276/275

Peter Austin

A vessel that had a very short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1840/41 only, owned, per LR, by 'Cambell' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR indicates that 'Cambell' was the vessel's captain throughout such period. I have previously indicated the owner to have been John Campbell, of Monkwearmouth, as recorded on the Austin on-site build list. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. David Watts advises (thanks!) that on Dec. 1, 1840, the vessel, under the command of Captain Keith, was driven ashore to the W. of Waterford, Ireland, at 52.10N/06.58W, while en route from Glasgow to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. The vessel became a total wreck. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

19

Gordon (a snow)

217

Unknown to webmaster

I am really not sure in which year this vessel was first registered. Lloyd's Register ('LR') lists the vessel in its 1841/42 edition as built in 1836 & launched in Dec. of that year. Two other sources instead state 1837. Regardless, the vessel is poorly listed in LR being first listed in 1838/39 with no year & place of build, owner name, rig, etc. just that the vessel was of 217 tons, registered at Stockton & that 'Woodruff' was her captain. It is LR listed again from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 only & not thereafter, owned by Gen.S.Co. (General Ship Co.?), registered at London & captained by 'Woodruff'. For service from Newcastle to Toulon in southern France. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 fortunately lists the 216 ton snow, then owned by M. Robson of South Shields, as registered at Newcastle & built in 1837. On Jun. 17, 1851, per line 888 here, the 217 ton square foundered off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route from Newcastle to Schiedam (Rotterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Robson. Can you tell us more? Y

 

20

Houghton-le-Skerne (a square or brig)

278

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, no vessel of the name was listed in Lloyd's Register in the applicable time period. On Feb. 3, 1842, under the command of G. Proud, the vessel left England for the Swan River Colony at Fremantle/Perth, Western Australia ('WA'). En route, it was detained for 5 weeks at the Cape of Good Hope & arrived at Fremantle on Jul. 17, 1842 with a varied cargo that included a church bell for the new Perth church then under construction. With 7 passengers in steerage & 4 in cabin, including John Gilbert, noted naturalist & explorer. On Oct. 10, 1842, the vessel left Fremantle for Leschenault, Bunbury, WA, arrived back about 2 weeks later a little damaged by a severe gale & on Nov. 3, 1842 left for Albany, WA. (King George's Sound). On Dec. 17, 1842, the vessel arrived back at Swan River but left for London on Jan. 15, 1843 with a cargo that included 350 bales of wool, whalebone, & kangaroo skins. And with 9 passengers. On Jul. 20, 1850, per line 268 on this page, the vessel was wrecked at Red Island (located in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland), while en route from Port Talbot (near Swansea, Wales), to Quebec, Canada. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by William Nicholson. This data (in red) extracted from 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal Vol. 22/23' (a 'Google' book) states that the vessel came ashore on the E. end of Red Islands in Jul. 1850. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

21

Houghton-le-Spring (a barque)

353/405

T. & W. Dixon

The barque, completed in May 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was initially listed, thru 1839/40, as Houghton le Spring (no hyphens) but the hyphens were added in from 1840/41. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1838/39 per LR, by R. Brown of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR notes that R. Brown served as the vessel's captain. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by Green & Co. of London. I note in passing that having sold this vessel, R. Brown acquired another vessel of the name built at Sunderland in 1939. Green & Co. became, per LR, Greene & Co. in 1845/46 & in 1846/47 became Blyth & Co. clearly a related entity to Greene. Under 'Greene/Blyth' ownership  the vessel served from London to the West Indies in 1839/40, from London to Jamaica from 1840/41 thru 1843/44, ex London thru 1847/48 & from London to St. Kitts in 1848/49. LR of 1848/49 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. No detail as to her loss is yet to hand. A word about Benjamin Greene, who clearly is the owner LR listed as Green & Co. or Greene & Co. of London. There is lots of data WWW available about him & his family including this volume. Benjamin Greene was a Bury St. Edmunds brewer who acquired sugar estates in the islands of St. Kitts & Montserrat in the 1820s, I have read in 1823. In the following years, his sons Benjamin Buck Greene, Charles Greene & William Greene managed those estates, which by the 1830s accounted for about 1/3 of the entire sugar exports of the island of St. Kitts. In 1836, Benjamin Greene moved to London & established Benjamin Greene & Son, a merchant & shipping company which specialized in the importation of sugar into the U.K. Blyth & Co., also of London, maybe Blyth & Greene, is clearly a company related to Benjamin Greene & Son.
This listing was first created having seen a reference to a barque named Houghton-le-Skerne, built in Sunderland in 1837, which was wrecked on Jul. 20, 1850 at Red Island, while en route from Port Talbot (near Swansea, Wales), to Quebec, Canada. Per line 268 on this page. I did think that such reference to Houghton-le-Sterne was in error & that it was 'Houghton-le-Spring' which was so wrecked. But I am surely quite wrong about that. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

22

Indus (a snow, later a brig)

294/332
later
331
later
307

An unknown to webmaster Monkwearmouth builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1854/55, & not thereafter. It was owned, for that entire period per LR, by Walker & Co., of Scarborough. For initial service ex Sunderland (thru 1840/41), maybe for service from London to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea, in 1841/42), for service from Liverpool to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey, in 1842/43), from Sunderland & London to the Mediterranean, ex Hartlepool incl. to the Mediterranean (in the period of 1848/1851), & for service ex Gloucester (from 1851/52). The LR data of years 1863/54 & 1854/55 is limited. 'Walker' is stated by LR to have been the vessel's captain thru 1845/46 - 'T. Walker' for part of 1846/47. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists as the then owners of the Scarborough registered 331 ton brig, Thomas B. Walker, & William B. and Isabella Fowler, all of Scarborough. On May 24, 1861, per line 1241 here, the 307 ton brig was stranded at Heligoland (North Sea off the mouth of the Elbe river), while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by Hy. Fowler. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

5176

23

Jane and Ann (a snow, later a brig)

221/211
later
194

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45, a missing year, then from 1846/47 thru 1848/49 (where the data is cryptic), & not thereafter. Thru 1844/45 the vessel was owned by Hodgson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, per LR, Surtees & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, for similar service. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists as owners of the then Hartlepool registered brig, Edward Ridley & Thomas Wardle of Hartlepool. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists (on page 198) Edward Ridley of East Hartlepool as her then owner. Signal letters JGPH. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1881 here, the 194 ton brig was stranded at Middleton Beach (Hartlepool, I believe), while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Edward Ridley. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? The loss likely relates to a major gale that hit the NE coast of England on Feb. 10, 1871 & destroyed a great many ships including Jabez. Y

5180

24

John Botcherby

217/209

Unknown to webmaster

Botchrby - D. Miller & M. Richardson in 1856

22603

25

John George

433/494

Unknown to webmaster

Abbott & c - G. & T. Metcalfe in 1856

6485

26

Lawsons (a snow)

253/258

William Gale

Lawson & Co. (Gales & Lawson) - G. & N. Gray in 1856

22910

27

Lord Mulgrave (a snow, later a square)

212/211
later
197

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned by Foster & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Signal letters HRDT. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that the then owners were Henry Taylor, John Tully, John Tully junr., all of Sunderland & M. Wallace of Grewell. On Jan. 13, 1860, per line 552 here, the 197 ton square sank at Sherringham Shoals, (off Sheringham on the Norfolk coast) while en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by John Tully Junr. Y

2923

28

Mandane (a barque)

300/360

Laing & Simey

The vessel, launched on Jun. 19, 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1843/44. It was owned, per LR, thru that entire period, by Wilkinson of Sunderland. For some varied service. From Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, thru 1840/41, from Sunderland to the East Indies in 1841/42, from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1842/43, from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, in 1844/45, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1845/46, ex Liverpool for 4 years then from London to St. Vincent in 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the then owners of the 360 ton barque as being J. Wilkinson of Bishopwearmouth and other family members from Bedlington, namely M., M. J., E. P. & J. H. Wilkinson & M. Wilkinson, Jun. On Aug. 20, 1850, per line 296 on this page, the 300 ton barque was stranded at the Island of Coll (W. of Mull in the Inner Hebrides), while en route from the Clyde to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America). Crew of 15 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Wilkinson. The vessel had left the Clyde on Aug. 14, 1850 with a cargo of cotton, cloths & linen, under the command of Captain Hutchison. While the exact location of her loss is tentative it would seem to have occurred in Crosspol Bay, either on the W. or SE side of Coll, perhaps just 60 yards off shore. This article advises that the vessel was driven onto the rock or islet of Ellenore, close to the Island of Coll, by a violent hurricane & within a few minutes was ground to pieces. Maybe Ilanmore. When she struck, her masts snapped off. Ship's boats had been earlier launched but were swamped, drowning all aboard. There were no survivors of the crew of 18 & at least one passenger. In the conditions it was not possible to assist the vessel in any way. The article expresses surprise that Mandane was at Coll so many days after leaving the Clyde. Aug. 19, 1850 is frequently stated as an alternate date of loss - the crew number is confusing. Detailed data sources are noted here. Can you add anything? Y

 

29

Margarets

264/269 became 254/263

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - HplUShC in 1839/40 - J. T. Wawn & W. Bolden in 1856 - John T. & Chas. N. Wawn in 1858

3581

30

Mary (a snow)

197/182

Joseph Helmsley

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only. Owned by Middleton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you add anything to this brief history?

 

31

Miriam (a snow, later a square)

198
later
183

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists H. Penman of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland as the vessel's then owner while the 1854 edition lists the vessel as then owned by Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states her then owner to also be Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. On Jan. 26, 1860, per line 592 here, the 183 ton square came ashore at Robin Hood's Bay (SE of Whitby) when in ballast. None of the crew of 7 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Matt. Blackit. Y

19601

32

Ocean (a snow or brig)

193/185
later
185

J. Crown

A vessel which had a very long life, but is a big-time puzzle so far as its Lloyd's Register ('LR') record is concerned. The vessel, which was completed  in Oct. 1837, is LR listed from 1838/39 thru 1854/55 & later, after a 19 year LR silence, from 1874/75 thru 1880/81. It was initially owned by 'Richardson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London with T. Farrer serving as the vessel's captain. But Richardson owned the vessel for a brief period only. In 1839/40 the vessel became owned by Tose & Co. of or registered at Whitby, for initial service from Shields to Ulster (I think that is what it says) but from 1840/41 thru 1846/47 for service from Stockton to London. 'Tose' is LR noted as being the vessel's captain from 1839/40 thru 1847/48. The LR data in 1847/48 is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. LRs of 1848/49 thru 1854/55 list 'Stonehouse' of Whitby as the vessel's owner for continued service from Stockton to London. It may well be that Stonehouse & Tose were partners. I say that in view of the vessel's later history & the fact that S. Tose is LR listed as the vessel's captain from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 i.e. when Stonehouse owned the vessel. Then the 19 year gap. But ... the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1870 records the vessel as then registered at Whitby but owned by T. C. Tose, of West Hartlepool. LR of 1878/79 is the first to list S. Tose as owner of the Whitby registered vessel (rather than T. C. Tose). LR of 1879/80 & 1880/81 both record W. Watson as the vessel's then owner. As is confirmed by MNL of 1880 which lists William Watson of Seaham Harbour as the owner of the Whitby registered vessel. LR of 1880/81 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked' - on Oct. 29, 1880 I have read. 75.8 ft. long. Detail as to where she was lost & the circumstances are not yet to hand. Can you tell us about it? Y

23778

33

Ocean Bride (a snow)

291/329

Reed Denton & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. The vessel was launched on May 18, 1837 as per this newspaper cutting. It was owned, thru 1847/48 by Gales & Co. of Sunderland for some varied service. Initially from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1840/41 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, in the period of 1841/43 from Liverpool to Mauritius, in 1843/44 from Sunderland to Mauritius, from Liverpool to Africa & to Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana) in 1844/45 & 1845/46 respectively, & from London to St. Vincent in the period of 1846/48. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records her then owners as being G. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth & A. Gales of Hylton. LR of 1848/49 lists Thompson of Sunderland as her then owner, thru 1849/50, for service from London to the West Indies. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1850. Y

 

34

Prospect (a snow)

264/267

J. & G. Mills

It would seem that this vessel had a very short life indeed. It is Lloyd's Register listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only, owned by R. Surtees of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to i) London in 1838/39 ii) America in 1839/40. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything?

 

35

Queen

275

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - Mease in 1840/41, S. Mease in 1856

3540

36

Ralph Wylam (a snow, later a brig)

254/276

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. Owned by Wylam & Co. of Newcastle for initial service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40 the vessel served Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) ex Bristol & then served out of Newcastle, to, where destinations are referenced, London & America. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

 

37

Sarah (a schooner)

99

T. & W. Dixon

So far as I can see, this vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1842/43 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was for that short period owned by Graham & Co. of Newcastle for initial service as a Sunderland coaster & from 1845/46 for service from Newcastle to France. 'Graham' served as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1845/46. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, then registered at Newcastle, as owned by Sarah Graham of Newcastle. The LR available data re 1847/48 is limited, suggesting that the vessel may have been sold at about that time. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records W. Hair of Newcastle & G. Wilkinson of North Shields, as the then owners of the Newcastle registered 99 ton schooner. Such owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Wm. Hair & George Wilkinson. On Dec. 21, 1862, per line 2912 here, the 99 ton schooner was abandoned at Bridlington (E. Yorkshire), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by William Hair. Can you add anything? The circumstances of her loss, perhaps? Y

3762

38

Sarah (a schooner)

132/110
later
109
later
105
later
106

Jas. Leithead

A comprehensive list of vessels built at Sunderland lists 2 vessels named Sarah that were built at Sunderland in 1837. The data that follows is re  Sarah, listed as being of 110 tons & built by Jas. Leithead. So far as I can see, this vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, from 1848/49 thru 1849/50, from 1851/52 thru 1856/57, from 1859/60 thru 1869/70 & from 1874/75 thru 1886/87. The vessel was initially owned by Walford & Co., of Wisbech, with 'Walford' the vessel's captain, for initial service from Liverpool to Libau (i.e. Liepaja, Baltic Sea, Latvia), in 1840/41 for service from London to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania) & thereafter ex London. In 1848/49, the vessel served ex Lynn, Norfolk. From 1851/52 to 1853/54, per LR, the vessel was owned & captained by J. Spark of Scarborough, for service from Hartlepool to France (where service is indicated). From 1854/55 thru 1856/57, per LR, the vessel was owned & captained by M. Fitt of Scarborough for service ex Youghal (County Cork, Ireland). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) lists Matthew Fitt as the then owner of the Scarborough registered 109 ton schooner. From 1859/60 thru 1869/70, A. Harley of Cork, Ireland, is LR listed as both the owner & the captain of the 105 ton Cork registered schooner. From 1874/75 thru 1886/87, LR lists the 106 ton schooner as owned by J. Smith of Maldon, Essex. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 (page 343) lists the vessel as registered at Liverpool, while the 1880 equivalent lists the vessel as registered at Maldon, Essex, in both cases owned by John Smith of Burnham, Essex. 64.5 ft. long, later (from 1874/75) 71.6 ft. long, signal letters NDBW. LR of 1886/87 notes that the vessel had been 'broken up'. Can you add anything? Y

20895

39

Sarepta (a snow)

297/330

Kirkbride & partners

A vessel which was completed in May 1837. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1863/64. It was owned thru 1845/46 by 'Nicholson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Montreal, Canada, with 'Anderson' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1845/46, per LR, D. Francis of Swansea, Wales, became the vessel's owner for consistent service over many years ex Swansea - to St. Jago, Cape Verde Islands (1845/46 thru 1847/48), to the West Indies (1848/49 thru 1850/51), to Quebec, Canada (1851/52 & 1852/53) & to the United States in 1853/54). The LRs of 1855/56 & 1856/57 still list 'Francis' as the owner but provide minimal other data. In 1857/58, LR records Nicholson of Sunderland as again the vessel's owner for service from Swansea to Quebec. LRs of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 still list Nicholson & Co. as the vessel's owner but provide only minimal other info. The vessel had many captains - T. Stephens or Stephens thru 1847/48, Hammett thru 1850/51, Richardson briefly in 1850/51, R. Pennell in 1852/53, J. Williams from 1853/54 thru 1856/57. And thereafter Hares is LR listed as the vessel's captain. To add to the confusion, I suspect that even though LR listed the vessel until 1862/64 it likely was wrecked in or about 1857 or 1858. It was not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1860. 94.5 ft. long.
The above data has some puzzles. Firstly that 'Nicholson' of Sunderland would seem to have owned the vessel from 1837 thru 1845/46 & again from 1857/58. Could it be that Nicholson & Francis were business partners & that both served as the vessel's  managing owner. Were that to be so, Nicholson may well have been involved in the vessel's ownership throughout. Secondly I must note that another vessel named Sarepta was built at Sunderland in 1839. So what? It was owned by Nicholson of Sunderland during its entire 4 year lifetime! On the face of it, Nicholson owned 2 vessels of identical name. Can you help in unravel this puzzle? Sarepta the name? An ancient Phoenician city located on the coast of today's Lebanon about 8 miles S. of Sidon. Biblically known as Zarephath.

6498

40

Sir John St. Aubyn (a steamer)

 

Unknown to webmaster

Not recorded in Lloyd's Register that I can see. Gary Hicks advises that the vessel, previously registered at Sunderland, was registered at Plymouth from 1837 to 1839, then registered at Portsmouth

 

41

Star (a schooner, later a brigantine)

176/171
later
157
later
158

Geo. Worthy

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1847/48, & not thereafter. It was owned throughout the above period by Ord & Co. of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster, but from 1844/45 as a Hartlepool coaster. It would appear that the vessel was registered at Sunderland, but later at Faversham, north Kent. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the 157 ton schooner as owned by M. Atkinson, W., T. B., and E. B. Ord, T. Davison, and others, all of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Matthew Atkinson, William, Thomas B., and Errington B. Ord, Thomas Davison, and others. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 362, image soon) & 1870, however, both record the now 158 ton vessel as registered at Faversham & owned by Chas. Lawson of Whitstable, Kent. On Jan. 11, 1872, per line 2923 here, the 158 ton brigantine was stranded at Hasboro' (Hasborough Sands, near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route from Seaham to Whitstable with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Charles Lawson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened?
We do have a puzzle re this vessel. A number of ships were lost during a major storm in early Dec. 1863. This newspaper cutting states (in red):- The brigantine Star of Sunderland, Capt. A. W. Hall, and belonging to Messrs. Ord & Co., has also perished in the storm. She was a ship of 157 tons, and of the estimated value of £1000. The crew were rescued by the Margate lugger Lively and landed at Whitstable. The detail seems to match with this vessel. Can anyone explain? Y

23657

42

Syren (a snow) Note

356

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - W. Davison in 1856

 

43

Tar (a schooner, later a brigantine)

93/84
later
94/84

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1847/48 with the exception of 1843/44. Its initial owner, thru 1842/43 at least, was J. Storey of Sunderland, i.e. her builder, with G. Gamble serving as the vessel's captain. For consistent service from Sunderland to Southampton. In 1844/45, the vessel, now a brigantine of 94/84 tons, was, per LR, owned by Hopper & Co. of Whitby, for service as a Whitby coaster. With A. Walker serving as the vessel's captain thru 1845/46 & J. Skerry thereafter. LR of 1847/48 lists 'Hopper' as the vessel's owner but provides minimal other detail. As per line 1721, here, the 84 ton schooner was wrecked at Longsand (Thames estuary, Essex), on Sep. 12, 1852, while on a voyage from Shields to S. Valery with a cargo of coal. S. Valery? May well mean St. Valery-en-Caux, Normandy, France. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by George Hopper. Such loss report states, I believe in error, that the vessel was built in 1838. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

44

Warwick

247/248

Unknown to webmaster

Scurfield in 1838/39 - J. Spence in 1856

3461

45

Wave

220/221

Unknown to webmaster

Richardsn in 1838/39 - R. Jolly in 1856

 

46

Westminster

611

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

47

William Gales (a barque)

311/344

William Gales

Gales & Co., Thos. Gales, of Sunderland

 

48

William Thompson (a snow)

218/227
later
202

W. Wilkinson

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1845/46, & not thereafter. I wonder why that was so. It was owned thru 1845/46 by 'HtlplS.C.' which I believe means Hartlepool Ship Co., of Stockton. For initial service from Sunderland to London, which service became Hartlepool to Algiers from 1841/42. Many years of LR silence followed. It would appear that something happened to the vessel in 1856 - "The William Thompson" was evidently repaired at Alexandria and refloated for in 1856 she .... From a data snippet in the Durham University Journal of 1940 attributed, maybe, to an unknown edition of 'Monthly Chronicle'. I cannot tell you what had happened, alas. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by W. Jameson, J. Hutchinson and J. W. Just, all of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William Jameson, John Hutchinson and James W. Just. On Oct. 28, 1861, per line 1411 here, the 202 ton snow was abandoned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Jameson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

2696

49

William & Catherine

196

W. Doxford

William Doxford

 

50

William & Jane (a snow or square)

232/228
later
214

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1852/53, & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1844/45 by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France. In 1844/45, per LR, 'Hutchinsons' of Sunderland became the vessel's owners for service ex Sunderland, in the period of 1845/47 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists G. Hutchinson & Co., of Bishopwearmouth, as her then owners. LR of 1848/49 & 1849/50 records service from Sunderland to 'Pambf', whatever that contraction means. In 1850/52, LR references service from Sunderland to the Baltic & in 1851/52 service from Sunderland to London. The LR data of 1857/58 is minimal. From 1850/51 thru 1852/53 'Hutchinson' is LR listed as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by P. Hutchinson of East Bolden, J. Hutchinson of Elswick & T. Briggs of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Peter Hutchinson, John Hutchinson & Thomas Briggs. On Oct. 21, 1862, per line 2437 here, the 214 ton square foundered off the Dudgeon (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Briggs. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

2552

51

Wilsons

238/223

Unknown to webmaster

Hunter in 1838/39 - Smith in 1854/55 & 1855/56 but R. Blumer in 1856 in Turnbull's

24531

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1837? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 128 vessels & 32,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 128 vessels & 32,343 tons.

1838 (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

Abbotsford

328/407

Unknown to webmaster

Chambers

 

2

Advena

246/254

William Potts

W. Potts

5443

3

Ann (a snow, later a brigantine)

194/175
later
153

Unknown to webmaster

I usually provide data in essentially time sequence. But I change that pattern re this vessel & start with 'good' data from late in the vessel's life. It would first seem that the vessel was always registered at Shoreham, Sussex. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 23) records the vessel as then owned by Wm. H. Hardwick of Southwick, Sussex. Whilst the equivalent list of 1870 records (on page 22) the vessel, still Shoreham registered, as owned by Alfred Simey of Sunderland. Signal letters LHRN. On Oct. 30, 1872, per line 2649 here, the 153 ton vessel, a brigantine, was abandoned off Yarmouth, while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was not then owned by Alfred Simey, rather it was owned by John Hudson. The vessel's earlier history? In all of the editions of Lloyd's Register from 1837/38 thru 1872/73, I could only find one vessel named Ann built at Sunderland in 1838. That vessel was LR listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. From 1839/40 thru 1841/42, such vessel, a snow, was owned by Middleton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Shoreham. From 1841/42, Garringe of Shoreham became the vessel's owner for service ex Shoreham & from 1844/45 for service from Shoreham to Hartlepool. It is likely that such vessel is the correct Ann, but the data is limited. Subsequent to 1846/47? A LR silence for the next 26 years. It would seem, however, that extensive data about the vessel is held in the West Sussex Record Office. But that record suggests the vessel was rather built in 1833. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

13614

4

Ann Emma

265

Unknown to webmaster

Hartlepool U. Ship Co.

3487

5

Anne Laing

392

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

6

Arcturus (a snow or brig)

228/223
later
212
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1861/62, with the exception of 2 years - 1852/53 & 1853/54. Arcturus? The brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere. It was owned, thru 1847/48 by Given & Co., of London, for service to Riga, Latvia, ex London & maybe ex Sunderland also, service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India (in 1840/41), from London to Laguna (where is it?) in the period of 1842/45 & from London to the Mediterranean. In 1848/49, J. Wilson of Dundee, Scotland, acquired the vessel - mainly for service ex Dundee to the Baltic & to the Mediterranean, & also, but only in 1857/58, for service from Belfast to the Baltic. J. Wilson is always LR listed, from 1848/49, as the vessel's captain. The vessel became, per LR, of 212 tons in 1857/58 & 201 tons in 1858/59. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as registered at Dundee & owned by J. Wilson, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean James Wilson. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. On May 2, 1861, per line 1208 here, the 210 ton brig, sank in the North Sea, while en route from Inverkeithing (Fife, Firth of Forth, Scotland) to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. No location is indicated for the vessel's loss. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James Wilson. Anything you can add? Y

24973

7

Arrietta

223

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

8

Barnard Castle

267

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Stockton & London Shipping Co.

 

9

Beacon (a snow)

246/227
later
210

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1867/68, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1865/66 at least, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to London, from 1846/47 for service from Sunderland to St. John (I wonder which one), ex Sunderland, from Sunderland to i) America (1854/55), ii) Charent (Charente-Maritime in western France?) (1855/57), iii) America again (1857/1860) & then iv) ex Sunderland again. In reviewing the many editions of LR, it was hard not to notice that in all the years from 1838/39 thru 1867/68 the vessel, per LR, only had two captains, R. Ritchie to part way thru 1846/47 & W. Turner after that date. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by T. Nicholson of Sunderland, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Thomas Nicholson. The vessel became of 210 tons in 1857/58. LRs of 1866/67 & 1867/68 list no owner names, however the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 40) still lists T. Nicholson of Sunderland as her then owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the vessel was then owned by Richard Bellass, of Sunderland. 81.0 ft. long, signal letters RCBD. On Dec. 18, 1872, per line 3291 here, the 210 ton snow, proceeding 'coastwise' went missing. No routing data is provided. Crew of 6 - all lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James W. Ellemer. Anything you can add? Y

32881

10

Benjamin Greene (a barque)

318/405

Laing & Simey of Southwick

The barque, launched on Nov. 1, 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1847/48 per LR, by 'Greene' of London (initially Greene & Co., from 1843/44 Greene & Son). For initial service, thru 1843/44, from London to St. Kitts, & from 1844/45 for service from London to the West Indies. On Aug. 21/22, 1848, the vessel was at St. Kitts when the area was hit by a major hurricane which caused extensive damage - and dismasted Benjamin Greene. A word about Benjamin Greene - lots of data is WWW available about him & his family including this volume. Benjamin Greene was a Bury St. Edmunds brewer who acquired sugar estates in the islands of St. Kitts & Montserrat in the 1820s, I have read in 1823. In the following years, his sons Benjamin Buck Greene, Charles Greene & William Greene managed those estates, which by the 1830s accounted for about 1/3 of the entire sugar exports of the island of St. Kitts. In 1836, Benjamin Greene moved to London & established Benjamin Greene & Son, a merchant & shipping company which specialized in the importation of sugar into the U.K. In 1848/49, per LR, Blyth & Co. (from 1849/50 Blyths & Co.) also of London, became the vessel's owner for continued service from London to the West Indies. It seems likely that Blyth or Blyths & Co., maybe Blyth & Greene, was a company related to Benjamin Greene & Son. On Jul. 12, 1850, per line 258 on this page, the 398 ton square stranded at St. Kitts, while en route from London to St. Kitts. No actual loss location or detail as to the circumstances is provided or otherwise yet to hand. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by Benjamin Greene. Henry Laws, the vessel's captain for most of its lifetime, was likely her captain at the time of the loss. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

11

Brandon (a snow or brig)

225/209

G. Thompson

The record for this vessel is a puzzle. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 only. Its initial owner, thru 1844/45, was 'Alderson' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London, with Blackburn serving as her captain. In 1844/45, T. Bell of South Shields became her owner for service as a Shields coaster in 1844/45 & for service from Shields to the Mediterranean thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. & E. Bell, of South Shields. as the vessel's then owner of the 209 ton brig. Two captains are recorded during the period of Bell ownership - R. Mays to 1846/47 & T. Spencer thereafter. As per line 1714, here, the 209 ton brig was lost on Sep. 5, 1852, as I interpret the data, in the Gulf of Bothnia, while on a voyage that commenced at Umea, Sweden. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Bell. The puzzle? Though apparently lost in 1852, the vessel is recorded in i) Turnbull's Register of 1856, as a schooner of 208 tons registered at Newcastle & owned by T. & E. Bell of South Shields, ii) Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which lists the brig's then owners as being Thomas & E. Bell, of South Shields. The vessel is not recorded in LR from 1850/51 thru 1859/60 (I checked) & no Official Number would seem to have been issued for the vessel. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

12

Britannia (a snow or brig)

203/205
later
181

T. B. Simey

The vessel is, so far as I can see, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 & from 1854/55 thru 1864/65. Its initial owner, per LR, was 'Millbro&Lon.Co.' of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1840/41, however, LR lists the owner as being 'Mid&LonShCo.', also of Stockton, for service from Stockton to London & from 1841/42 for service from Stockton to Algiers. Can a site visitor tell us the full correct names of 'Millbro&Lon.Co.' & 'Mid&LonShCo.'? The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 states that the brig, then registered at Newcastle, was owned by Mary Ferguson & Co., of Blyth. From 1848/49 thru 1855/56, the vessel would seem to have been owned by Watts & Co. of Blyth, for service ex Blyth to such destinations as London, Copenhagen (Denmark), & the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by G. & W. W. Smith & W. Reavely, all of Blyth. LR of 1856/57 thru 1864/65 lists the snow as owned by Smith & Co. of Blyth, with G. Smyth listed as the vessel's captain throughout. The LR data is most limited after 1857/58. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered brig at 181 tons only & owned by George Smith, Wm. H. Smith & Wm. Revely, all of Blyth. So far as I can see the vessel is not LR recorded after 1864/65. However the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 53, image soon) & 1870 both record G. Smith of Blyth as the vessel's then owner. So the vessel would seem to have survived until 1870 at least. 81.7 ft. long, signal letters HMTP. No data is yet to hand to tell us what finally happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us more? Y

2125

13

British Oak (a snow or brig)

236/229

R. Bell

What a fine name for a British ship! So far as I can see this was the only Sunderland built ship with the name. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1849/50 by J. Bell of Sunderland, (builder related perhaps) with 'Taylor' serving as the vessel's captain up to part way thru 1844/45 & 'Humphrey' thereafter. For service from Sunderland to London thru 1843/44, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1844/45 & 1845/46, & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean from 1846/47 thru 1849/50. In 1850/51, Oliver of Sunderland is LR listed as the vessel's new owner, with 'Grey' her new captain, either C. Grey or G. Grey. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Oliver & Mills, of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owner of the 229 ton brig. Under 'Oliver' ownership the vessel, per LR, served ex Sunderland in 1850/51, from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, in 1851/52 & as a Sunderland coaster in 1852/53. Clearly that last data is suspect. As per line 1682 here, on Jul. 21, 1852 the 229 ton square stranded at Mount Desert, while en route from New York to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. No cargo is referenced. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Richard Oliver. Mount Desert is a large (108 square mile) island located off the coast of Maine, U.S.A., S. of Hancock, Maine. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

14

Caledonia (a snow later a brig)

227

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel's initial owner was 'Mid. & Lon. Sh. Co.' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Jas. Brown of Blyth & Jno. Walton of Middlesbro

51758

15

Caroline (a snow)

247/260
later
300
later
274

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1869/70, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1846/47 by T. Rowell of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Oliver of Sunderland became the owner of the vessel, now of 300 tons, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg (Russia), later from Sunderland to America (or maybe Almeria, Spain) & to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel twice - it lists R. Oliver as the owner of the vessel of 300 tons & W. Thompson, J. Tully jun., J. Tully & G. Duncan, all of Sunderland, as owners of the vessel of 273 tons. LR of 1857/58 lists Thompson of Sunderland as her owner for service to the Baltic ex Sunderland & for use as a Sunderland coaster. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William Thompson, John and John Tully jun., Geo. Duncan as the then owners of the 277 ton vessel. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises, on page 61, that the vessel was owned by John Tully, jun. of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Signal letters PHND. On Dec. 12, 1871, per line 1725 here, the 274 ton snow was stranded on Haacks (near Texel Island, North Holland), while en route from Sunderland to N. Dieppe (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Tully, Junr. That report lists an incorrect official number. Y

25818

16

Carrs (a snow, later a brig)

287
later
287/319
later
296
later
298

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1861/62, & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Carr & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. But only for a short period. Carr & Co. sold this vessel & acquired instead a second vessel named Carrs built at Sunderland in 1939. In 1840/41, Leslie & Co. of North Shields, later of Shields, later (from 1850/51) J. Leslie of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to America, from 1841/44 for service from Newcastle to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America), in 1845/46 for service from Liverpool to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy), & thereafter for service from Shields to the Mediterranean - except for 1851/52 when it served ex Liverpool. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by J. Leslie of North Shields. From 1857/58 thru 1861/62, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Armstrong' of Shields. Per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 that would seem to mean John Armstrong & Robert Mills, both of North Shields. From 1857/58, LR advises that R. Mills was the vessel's captain. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'abandoned'. On Feb. 19. 1862, per line 2109 here, the 297 ton brig foundered at 43N/12W, in the North Atlantic about 240 miles due W. of the NW tip of Spain, while en route from Shields to Cadiz, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Robert Mills. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

12895

17

City of Rochester

257/271

Bartram & Lister

Hayman & Co.

 

18

Crown

234/231

Bartram & Lister

William Thompson

 

19

Deva (a snow or brig)

230/238
later
244

A Hylton shipbuilder - unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1854/55 with the exception of 1849/50. And not thereafter. Initially owned by Morris & Co. of Aberdeen for service from Sunderland to Gibraltar, ex London, from Liverpool to Madras, India, & from London to Ceylon. In 1848/49 T. Smith of London became the vessel's owner for service ex London including to Oporto, Portugal. From 1853/54 LR provides little detail. Signal letters QVSW. The Mercantile Navy list of 1870 lists Alexander Smith, of Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, as owner of the 244 ton vessel. It would seem that the vessel was Australian registered, at Melbourne (certainly in 1860) & at Newcastle, NSW, since the late 1850s. On Dec. 11, 1870, per line 591 here, the 244 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from New Caledonia (Noumea, French, 750 miles off Australian E. coast) to Newcastle, NSW. About 30 miles off Port Macquarie (E. coast of Australia, N. of both Sydney & Newcastle). Then owned by Alexander Smith. What happened to the vessel? The vessel, then owned by Henderson & Smith of Newcastle, was engaged in the coal trade from Newcastle, NSW, to New Caledonia. In about mid Nov. 1870 the vessel ran aground on a reef at New Caledonia, damaging her keel & planking. The vessel leaked as a result. There were no facilities at New Caledonia to repair the vessel so they sailed in ballast for Newcastle to presumably have the vessel repaired there. The vessel leaked badly on its voyage to Newcastle such that the crew could not keep up with the inflow of water. On the afternoon of Dec. 4, 1870 the whole crew (Captain Peter Davies or Davis & 9 crew) took to two boats rowing for Port Macquarie about 30 miles distant. The crew safely made land on Dec. 5, 1870. All as you can read here. On Dec. 15, 1870, Diamantina, arrived at Sydney with the entire crew of Deva. Y

32370

20

Eagle

258/257

Unknown to webmaster

Walker & Co., later (1858) Thomas B. Walker, Isabella Fowler, & others

24858

21

Eleven (a snow, later a brig)

263/275
later
245

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1859/60. Her initial owner was London & Newcastle Shipping Co. of London for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia & London to Alexandria, Egypt. In 1842/43 Hunter & Co. of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from London to Newcastle, from Waterford to the Mediterranean, ex Liverpool, & from Shields to the Mediterranean. On Jan. 18, 1850, the vessel was offered for sale at Newcastle. In 1850/51 Thompson of Shields became her owner mainly for service ex Shields to Spain & the Mediterranean - per Turnbull's Register of 1856 J. L. Thompson of South Shields. LR of 1859/60 records her owner as being Chatt of Sunderland. On Feb. 13, 1860, per line 615 here, the 245 ton brig sank at Bawdsey Sands, (off Orford Ness, Suffolk) while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Leonard Chatt. Y

7498

22

Elizabeth Adnett

258/267

Unknown to webmaster

T. Farrell - E. Young in 1856

12758

23

Elizabeth Holmes

237

Robert Thompson (JLT)

William Holmes

 

24

England

267

George Frater & Co.

Thompson, maybe William Thompson

 

25

England's Queen (a snow)

220/234

T. Lanchester

The vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47, owned throughout that period by Alcock & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London thru 1841/42 & ex Sunderland thereafter. Was launched in Sep. 1838. The LR data re 1846/47 is minimal which suggests that the vessel had by then been lost. This page advises that a Sunderland brig of the name was wrecked in 1847 at St. Paul's & that the crew were all saved. St. Paul's doubtless means St. Paul Island, a small uninhabited island located 15 miles NE of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the scene of countless shipwrecks & nicknamed the 'Graveyard of the Gulf'. It seems surely to have been this vessel. This site says that the loss was on May 11, 1847, while this page (ex here) tells us that the vessel struck the rocks one foggy night after a five week voyage from Sunderland en route to Quebec. The crew had to be conveyed in boats to the island & after trans-shipping arrived at Boston. We thank all of those sites. Can you add additional data about her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

 

26

England's Queen (a snow, later a brig)

283/314
later
283
later
315

Tate & Taylor

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1860/61, except for 1850/51. Was launched in Jun. 1838. It would seem that the vessel's initial owner, thru 1845/46 per LR, was 'NwcGSh' of Newcastle (Port of Newcastle General Shipping Company?) for service from Shields to Quebec, Canada, thru 1841/42 & ex Shields thereafter. M. Hudson & Co. of North Shields briefly owned the vessel, in 1845/46, however in 1846/47 the vessel became owned by S. Mease of North Shields (Shields after 1851/52) for service, in the following years, to such places as the Baltic, America, Quebec, Spain & France. The vessel became of 283 tons in 1851/52 & 315 tons in 1859/60. In 1856, Turnbull's Register records her as owned by S. Mease of North Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Solomon Mease. On Oct 29, 1860, per line 406 here, the 315 ton brig was stranded near Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, while en route from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, to Sunderland. None of the crew of 14 were lost. Her owner was then stated to be Solomon Mease. Is there anything you can add? Y

2100

27

Equitable (a barque)

276/320

Unknown to webmaster

Graham & Co. of London for service Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. Lloyd's Register of 1839/40 states wrecked

 

28

Fanny (a snow)

238/245

Rowntree

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45 only, owned for that entire period by R. Robson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1843/45 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. That is all I can find. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you add anything?

 

29

Flower of Ugie

350/402

Luke Crown

J. Bruce & Co.

 

30

Harp (a schooner)

117/106

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1851/52 and not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1842/43, by Shotton & Co., of Dublin, Ireland, for service from Sunderland to France. During such period of 'Shotton' ownership, 'Fletcher' was LR stated to be the vessel's captain. I mention that because of the unusual later history. From 1842/43 thru 1848/49, LR records the vessel as being owned by 'Captain & Co.', with Fletcher still the vessel's captain. For service from Dublin to Bordeaux, France. And in 1848/49, G. Shotton, of Dublin, became the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Bordeaux, but with W. Brown the new captain. It would seem likely that Shotton & Fletcher may have been co-owners of the vessel for many years. Can anybody advise what later happened to the vessel? Y

 

31

Hart (a snow, later a brig)

214/231
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45, from 1847/48 thru 1848/49 & from 1855/56 thru 1864/65. And not thereafter. I wonder why that all is so? The vessel was initially owned by Hartlepool U. Ship Co., of Hartlepool, for service from Sunderland to Merimac (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), later from Hartlepool to London. In 1847/48, Wright & Co., of South Shields  became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France, later Shields to both London & to the Baltic. 84.5 ft. long. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. & W. Wright, of Newcastle, as her then owners, which names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Robert & William Wright. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records (on page 170), Thomas Young of South Shields as her then owner. On Oct. 8, 1870, per line 910 here, the 212 ton brig stranded near Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Young. Y

3779

32

Henry Cotes

211/177

Unknown to webmaster

Cotes & C - T. Soulsby & G. Murray in 1856

26956

33

Indus (a snow or brig)

304/310

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that entire period by H. Moon of Sunderland for initial service from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France (thru 1842/43), from Sunderland to America (thru 1846/47), & thereafter for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, a 310 ton brig, as owned by H. A., G., & C. S. Moon & T. B. Ord, all of Bishopwearmouth. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel or add anything additional?

 

34

James & Elizabeth

251/249

Unknown to webmaster

Harrison - L. Eden in 1856

2054

35

John Rickinson (a snow or brig)

158/147

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have had a long life with just a single family as her owner. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1863/64, but not thereafter, owned throughout by Rickinson of Whitby, with Rickinson the vessel's captain until 1854/55. For service as a Sunderland coaster thru 1843/44, thereafter ex Whitby in 1844/45 & 1845/46, from Whitby to the Baltic from 1846/47 thru 1851/52. The vessel linked Whitby & Hartlepool in 1851/52 & 1852/53, served as a Hartlepool coaster in 1854/55 and served ex Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, in 1855/56 & 1856/57 and to the Baltic in 1857/58. Turnbull's Register of 1856. lists 'Jon Rickinson', a 147 ton barque supposedly, as owned by W. & M. V. Rickinson of Robin Hood's Bay. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) rather lists 'John Richardson', as owned by Mary, Matthew, Valentine & William Rickinson, of R. H. Bay. The LR data of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 is limited. And from 1864/65 until 1873/74 LR does not reference the vessel at all. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 207, image soon) & 1870 both record, however, the vessel's then owner as being Matthew Rickinson of West Hartlepool. The vessel was lost in 1873. I read here (item #13) that the vessel left London for Hartlepool, in ballast, on Jan. 26, 1873 & was never heard from again. With a crew of five, all lost of course. Then owned by M. Rickinson of West Hartlepool. This page advises (line 183) 'Jacob Mills, master mariner, age 23, son of John and Elizabeth, lost with all hands in the brig John Rickinson January 1873'. 82. 5 ft. long, signal letters HDGW. Is there anything you can add or clarify? Y

540

36

Kelloe

235/243

Peter Austin

Austin & Co.

 

37

Lark (a snow, later a square)

226/229
later
204

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Owned by Baker & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. T., J., and W. Bell of Sunderland as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists W. T. and J. Bell of Sunderland and C. W. and W. M. Bell of Newcastle as her owners. On Dec. 2, 1860, per line 892 here, the 204 ton square was involved in a collision and sank at the Humber river, while en route from Grimsby to London. One of the 7 man crew lost his life. The vessel is stated to have been owned by Wm. T. Bell. Y

2899

38

Lively

271/299

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - P. (Peter) Coats in 1856

24451

39

Mabel (a snow, later a brig)

274/284
later
261

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1862/63 though there is little data listed in the later years. And not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by Grey & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac (Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A., maybe), later from London to Quebec, Canada, & Bristol to Montreal, also Canada, then Sunderland to London. In 1848/49, J. Robson of Hartlepool was listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Sicily and to the Mediterranean. From 1851/52, L. Blumer (recorded as Bloumer in 1852/53) of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner, for service from Hartlepool to Quebec, from Gloucester to 'Rchbto' (likely Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada), & from Hartlepool to France. Signal letters NKSP. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists L. Blumer, of Hartlepool, as her then owner, which name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Luke Blumer. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Robert C. Black of Hartlepool as the then owner of the 261 ton vessel. On Oct. 24, 1870, per line 976 here, the 261 ton brig foundered in the North Sea while en route from Hartlepool to Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Robert C. Black. Y

22270

40

Martindale (a snow)

232/233
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, from 1847/48 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by Hartlepool & Durham Com. Sh. Co., of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1847/48, Durham & Com. Sh. Co., of Hartlepool, were the vessel's owners, for service initially as a Hartlepool coaster & then from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. Signal letters JGRS. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. S. Bulmer & Co., of Hartlepool, as her then owner, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 names as her then owners J. S. Bulmer, Peter Watt, J. Smith & Thomas Carter. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Peter Watt of Hartlepool as owner of the 212 ton vessel. On Jan. 29, 1871, per line 1204 here, the 212 ton snow foundered near Cuxhaven (mouth of river Elbe, Germany), while en route from Hartlepool to Pagensand  (river Elbe, W. of Hamburg, Germany), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Peter Watt. Y

5217

41

Mary Ann, likely, later in life, Mary & Ann (a snow)

215/224
later
215
later
232

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1838 & was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1839/40, was maybe initially owned by Forster & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. With W. Forster her captain. Why do I say maybe? There were many vessels named Mary Ann at the time & sorting out one from the other generally proves to be relatively easy provided the vessel is LR listed in the first place. There would seem, per LR, to have been only one vessel named Mary Ann built at Sunderland in 1838. But ... per this contemporary newspaper cutting, a vessel named Mary Ann, of 216 tons or thereabouts (number is difficult to read), said to have been built in the spring of 1838, was offered for sale in Feb. 1839. 'Robert Hepple' is stated to have been the  master of the Newcastle registered vessel & since no owner is named may well have been her owner also. So just possibly the initial owner of Mary Ann was not Forster & Co. as noted above. In 1840/41, T. Elliott, also of Sunderland, became her owner for service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. Graydon, also of Sunderland, owned the vessel from 1847/48 for service ex Sunderland to the Baltic. The vessel is not LR listed after 1850/51. On Jun. 4, 1860, per line 737 here, Mary Ann, a 232 ton snow, built in Sunderland in 1838, sank off Gibson's Hole (river Thames, near Woolwich, I think) while carrying coal ex Seaham. No owner is named nor is an ON recorded. Now I may prove to be wrong but the vessel would seem to have been renamed Mary & Ann in 1851/52. A vessel of such name was then LR listed as owned by T. Burnet of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. And from 1853/54 by J. Noble of Seaham for service from Seaham to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records a 215 ton snow of the name owned by J. Noble of Seaham Harbour. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. But ... Mary & Ann is LR listed until 1862/63. A puzzle. Can you help unravel it? Y

maybe
23713

42

Mary Brack, later Heinrich (a snow or brig)

305/323
later
294

Unknown to webmaster

I have not researched this vessel. The vessel was initially owned, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') by J. Cooper of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to 'Rchbct' (Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada, I presume), which service soon became Sunderland to the Mediterranean & Bristol to Barbados. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by J. Parkin of South Shields & J. Wilson of Whitby, which names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean James Parkin & John Wilson, along with Dorothy Crofton of Monkwearmouth. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 256) & 1870 both record Jno. Yeoman of Whitby as the then owner of the 294 ton vessel. I spotted the vessel in LR of 1868/69 but not thereafter. 94.5 ft. long, signal letters HMNB. Niels Hald-Andersen advises (thanks!) that in 1872 the vessel was sold to W. H. Ode of Hamburg, Germany, & renamed Heinrich. And that in Apl. 1874, the vessel was further sold, to P. Brown Jr. of Copenhagen, Denmark. Neils adds that on Oct. 21, 1876 the vessel was lost in the North Sea while en route from Newcastle to Gothenburg, Sweden, with a cargo of coal. The entire crew were saved by Harrington, a British barque. Anything you can add? Y

2041

43

Mary Coxon (a snow)

275

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/42 only, owned for that brief period by Coxon & Co. of North Shields with G. Coxon serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Newcastle to London. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had foundered. Can you tell us anything more?

 

44

Matthew (a snow, later a brig & a square)

244/248
later
226
later
227

Peter Austin

The vessel, a snow, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. During such period the vessel was owned by Matthew of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, service ex London, service from Liverpool to Marseilles, France, & ex London again. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists G. Matthew of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 248 ton brig. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. T. Alcock & J. Fleming, both of Sunderland, as owners of the vessel, now a 226 ton snow. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the owner names as meaning John T. Alcock & John Fleming. On Oct. 24, 1862, per line 2453 here, the 227 ton square stranded near Tolstrup (cannot locate, likely Denmark), while en route from Wyburg (Vyborg, Russia, NW of St. Petersburg) to Shoreham, West Sussex, with a cargo of laths & deals (timber). Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then owned by John T. Alcock. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

2889

45

Musica

201/217

Peter Austin

Austin & Co.

 

46

North Briton (a snow)

240/257

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. Initially owned by Hay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1843/44 lists H. Barrick, of Whitby, as her new owner, for service from London to Amsterdam. LR of 1856/57 records the new ownership of J. Allen of Newcastle, for service from Newcastle to the Baltic, later Newcastle to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. Robinson & J. Brown, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies - Richard Robinson & John Brown. On May 27, 1860, per line 1017 here, the 257 ton snow went missing. The available data does not state where. The entire crew of 8 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by John Brown. Y

2832

47

Oberon

267/278

Unknown to webmaster

Garbutt & - S. Osborn in 1856

3673

48

Old England (a ship)

423/523
later
470

Unknown to webmaster

First owned by Rowlinson of Liverpool for Liverpool to London service & then to the East Indies. In 1843/44, T. Ripley, also of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner. Her service is sparsely indicated but China is mentioned. In 1853/5, Brown of Liverpool became her owner for service from Liverpool to Aden. In 1857/58, J. Lynam of Dublin became the vessel's owner for service initially to the Mediterranean & then to Australia. On Apl. 18, 1860, per line 144 here, the 470 ton ship was abandoned, at 47N/32W, in mid North Atlantic, while en route from Pensacola, Florida, to Queenstown, Ireland. None of the crew of 16 were lost, it would appear. The then owner is recorded as being James Lynam. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel continued to be Lloyd's Register listed for 10 more years, thru 1869/70, owned by J. Lynam, for service Dublin to Australia. The vessel was also recorded in the Merchant Navy List of 1870, owned by Jas. Lynam of Dublin. Did it did not sink in 1860? And was recovered & returned to service. I cannot spot any arrivals of the vessel in Australia. Y

23096

49

Ophelia & Mary (a snow or brig)

251/250

T. & N. Davie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, a gap of two years, then from 1847/48 thru 1850/51 - & not thereafter. Owned thru 1844/45, per LR, by White & Co., of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland. In 1847/48, 'Newbigin' of South Shields is LR listed as the vessel's owner, for service from Shields to London - with J. Cleat stated to have been the vessel's captain. In the next year, i.e. in 1848/49, per LR, J. Cleet of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania). Per LR, J. Cleet continued to own the vessel thru 1850/51, though the available data in 1850/51 is limited. J. Cleet is LR listed as being the vessel's captain in both 1848/49 & in 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by John Cleet of South Shields. What later happened to the vessel? This site tells us (thanks!) that on May 12, 1855, the vessel was stranded in hard weather on a ground off Torekov (SW coast of Sweden) on a voyage from Shields to Svinemünde (now Świnoujście, NW Poland), with a cargo of coal. Also that J. W. Clet was the vessel's then owner & G. S. Ohlson was her then Master. Can anybody add anything? Y

3482

50

Orion (a snow, later a brig)

201/200
later
186

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1854/55 (except for 1846/47 & 1847/48), but not thereafter. It would seem to have been always registered at Whitby & owned for its entire lifetime by 'Peacock' (from 1848/49 Peacock & Co.). But not only for the years to 1854/55, but also for about 20 years additional until she was lost in early 1874. 'Peacock', per LR, was, the vessel's captain thru 1854/55. Under 'Peacock' ownership, the vessel served ex Sunderland thru 1845/46, served from Whitby to the Tees from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, & served from Whitby to the Baltic in 1851/52 & 1852/53. The data in the 1853/54 & 1854/55 LR editions is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. It would seem not, however. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 290, image soon) & 1870, both list Matthew Peacock, of Fyling, Thorp (Thorpe?), Yorkshire as her then owner. Signal letters NQHC. On Apl. 15, 1874, the vessel, stated to be a brig, foundered, while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. On the morning of Apl. 15, 1874, when 38 miles off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), the brig encountered heavy seas & began to leak badly. The leak could not be controlled & the vessel had to be abandoned in a sinking condition. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Mrs. Peacock, of Fyling, Thorpe. As per item 254 on this page ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

23117

51

Orphan's Friend (a snow later a square)

211/213
later
193

H. & W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed for most years from 1839/40 thru 1852/53, and not thereafter. Owned by Sharp of Sunderland (her captain) for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. (Richard) & W. (William) H. Sharp as her then owners. Also per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Sep. 6, 1860, per line 767 here, the 193 ton square foundered off Land's End while en route from Cardiff to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 7 were lost. The then owner was Richard Sharp who would seem to have owned the vessel for its entire lifetime. Y

2767

52

Paragon (a snow)

253/254

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50, and not thereafter. Owned by U.Sh.Co. of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London thru 1840/41, from Liverpool to Genoa, Italy, from 1841/42 thru 1845/46, & thereafter, thru 1848/49, for service from Stockton to London. Per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, U.Sh.Co. means Union Shipping Company, of Stockton. The vessel is LR listed in 1849/50 but with minimal detail. It would seem that the vessel was not lost in or about 1850. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by R. Burdon of Shields. Which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Burdon. crewlist.org (insert 24483) records the vessel thru 1860. Is it possible that you can tell us what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything? Y

24483

53

Patriot

165/152

Unknown to webmaster

Patterson - J. G. & J. Turnbull & W. Hughes in 1856

5111

54

Percival Forster (a snow or square)

206/197
later
207/191
later
181

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 as 'Perceval Forster'. From 1843/44 thru 1846/47 & from 1849/50 thru 1850/51, the vessel is LR listed as Percival Forster, which name seems likely to be the correct name. The vessel is not LR listed after 1850/51. It was owned, it would seem thru 1846/47, by 'Hpl&DurCom.Sh.Co.' i.e. Hartlepool & Durham Commercial Shipping Co. of Stockton, from 1840/41 of Hartlepool, for initial service from Sunderland to London but from 1840/41 for service from Stockton to London. The vessel, in Jan. 1845, was in collision off Yarmouth with 'Ann' of Blyth. When LR coverage resumed in 1849/50, LR lists the vessel as owned by 'Hpl&DurSh.Co.', likely the same company as before, of Hartlepool, for service ex Hartlepool. See here re detail re that company, which apparently was dissolved in 1851. On Apl. 15, 1851 Percival Forster (& 11 other company vessels), was sold at auction, likely to new owners from Colchester, Essex. The detail available in LR of 1846/47 & 1850/51 is limited. 78.5 ft. long, signal letters PFKV. On Oct. 23, 1862, per line 2824 here, the 181 ton square, trading 'coastwise', was abandoned at sea. No detail is provided at that link as to where it was abandoned or the vessel's routing. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Mann. This site tell us, however, (thanks!), that the vessel foundered off the Dudgeon Light (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), & that 'Jane' of Newcastle took off the crew & landed them at Gravesend. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

25304

55

Petrel (a snow or brig)

231/237

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed  in Mar. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1849/50 only. The vessel was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1846/47, by 'Watson & Co.' of Sunderland with 'Bell' serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1838/39 & thereafter for service from Liverpool to Genoa, Italy. In 1846/47, per LR, 'Wilkinson' of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner with 'Champling' serving as her captain. For service from Hartlepool to Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 231 ton Hartlepool registered brig as owned by Thomas Wilkinson of Hartlepool. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

56

Premium

239

Jas. Leithead

NwcShC - J. Emery & J. Robson in 1856

2128

57

Queen (a snow or brig)

203/205
later
203/235
later
191

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1843/44 & from 1853/54 thru 1862/63. It was owned for its entire lifetime, it would seem, by 'Penman' of Sunderland, initially Penman & Co. & from 1853/54 J. Penman. For service from Sunderland to Shoreham, West Sussex, in the period of 1853/55 for service as a Sunderland coaster & in the 1855/57 period for service from Sunderland to France. The available LR data from 1857/58 is limited, but J. Penman is still listed as the vessel's owner. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Penman of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 205 ton brig. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Penman of Sunderland as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Penman. On Oct. 22, 1862, per line 2822 here, the 193 ton snow foundered off the Dutch coast, while en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 8 were lost. The then owner was John Penman, The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

19613

58

Rainbow (a snow or brig)

245/259

George Frater & Co.

The vessel, completed in Apl. 1838, is probably Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48. I say that because its listing page in LR of 1840/41 is missing. It was owned, thru that entire period by Speeding of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, thru 1844/45, from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1845/46 & Sunderland to Marseilles, France, in 1846/47. No destination data is provided in LR of 1847/48. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists lists the 259 ton brig as owned by T. Speeding & Co. of Monkwearmouth. On May 23, 1850, per line 194 on this page, the 259 ton brig foundered at sea. Alas with no indication as to where she was lost & her route at the time. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Speeding. Greater detail re her loss is not yet to hand. I note in passing that Thomas Speeding must have liked the name Rainbow. In 1851 he acquired a replacement vessel of the name, also built at Sunderland. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

59

Reward (a snow)

263/262
later
248
later
243

Allcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1839/40 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, thru 1845/46 by Scurfield of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Thereafter the vessel was owned by Dodds & Co., also of Sunderland, mainly for service ex Sunderland, to London or to the Mediterranean, however from 1859/60 LR records service ex Llanelly, Wales. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Dodd, Bird, & Co. of Bishopwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records B. Dodd, B. Bird & J. Henderson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Benjamin Dodd, Benjamin Bird & James Henderson. It would seem that the vessel survived for some years after 1864/65. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 325 image soon) lists the vessel as being of 243 tons, registered at Sunderland & owned by Joseph Donaldson of Bishopwearmouth. The equivalent list of 1870 (on page 326) records Joseph Donaldson of Sunderland as her then owner. 91.0 ft. long, signal letters HQLV.  Anything you can clarify or add? Y

2759

60

Robert Henderson (a barque)

321/368

Unknown to webmaster

The barque, completed in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru its entire lifetime, per LR, by 'Henderson' of Liverpool. For initial service from Sunderland to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), from 1840/41 thru 1842/43 for service from Liverpool to Batavia (i.e. Jakata, Indonesia), from 1843/44 thru 1846/47 for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, & ex London thereafter. So far as I can see, the vessel made two voyages to Australia. As follows:- i) On Aug. 24, 1839, under the command of Captain McFarlane, the vessel left Liverpool for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, arriving there on Jan. 13, 1840. The vessel left for Guam in ballast on Mar. 4, 1840 but returned to Sydney on Mar. 22, 1840 having been unable to pass thru the Torres Straits due to headwinds & heavy weather. It finally left Sydney on Mar. 29, 1840, for Guam (but possibly for India - both are mentioned). ii) On Aug. 16, 1849, the vessel left London for Adelaide, South Australia, via Plymouth, with 15 passengers. The vessel was then chartered by 'a Joint-stock Company of Gold-diggers' to sail to San Francisco, California, via Tahiti, with many passengers. The number of passengers is confusing. Have read 8 cabin & 150 in steerage. Have also read 199, 165 & other numbers too. Soon before arrival at San Francisco on Jun. 23, 1850, the vessel, in fog, ran aground on one of the Farallon (or Farallones) Islands (located 30 miles off San Francisco). 27 passengers jumped off the ship but were recovered - the vessel was got off with no material damage. The vessel stayed at San Francisco for about 26 days & then left to return to Sydney. The data I have read is again quite confusing. I have read that the passengers were all landed, however only a portion of the ship's cargo of timber could be sold at San Francisco so when she left much of it was still aboard. Aboard also, it would seem, were most of the passengers that had been brought from Sydney. I have not read yet why they did not stay in the U.S. Anyway, on Jul. 11, 1850, per line 257 on this page, the 321 ton barque was lost at San Francisco, while en route from San Francisco to Sydney. Crew of 16 - none lost. No lives were lost period. Then stated to have been owned by George Henderson. This page dates her loss on Ocean Beach as being on Jun. 11, 1850, which date is, I believe, in error. Per this data (in red) extracted from 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal Vol. 23/24' (a 'Google' book) the vessel, under the command of captain Toohig, left San Francisco on Jul. 11, 1850 but overnight was driven ashore 3 miles S. of the Heads & was expected to become a total wreck. It 'missed stays' & encountered 'a gale of wind'. It was indeed wrecked & the wreck was sold for just $170. There are many references to the matter at Trove, Australia (thanks!) as you can see. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

61

Robert Henry Allan (a snow or brig)

250/269
later
269

G. Frater

The vessel, which was completed in Nov. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51, with the exception of 1847/48 & 1848/49, & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1846/47 by Hartlepool & Durham Commercial Shipping Company ('H&DCSC'), of Stockton., for service thru 1842/43 from Sunderland to London, & from 1843/44 thru 1845/46 for service as a Bristol coaster. LR of 1846/47 has limited detail which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. When, however the vessel was again LR listed, from 1849/50, H&DCSC were again listed as the vessel's owner, now of Hartlepool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 269 ton brig, registered at Hartlepool, as owned by H&DCSC. On Oct. 7, 1850, per line 356 here, the 269 ton brig (incorrectly named Robert Henry Allen) stranded at Hogland, (Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of St. Petersburg, Russia), while en route from Hartlepool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by William Lisle. Can you add anything? Y

 

62

Romance

285/316

J. M. Gales

J. M. Gales - T. Atkinson in 1856

40658

63

Sapphiras (a snow)

277

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by A. Brown of Whitby with 'Brown' (from 1847/48 'W. Brown'), the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to London (thru 1840/41), from Cardiff, Wales, to London from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, & from Stockton to Montreal, Canada, thereafter. This page tells us (thanks!) that the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, on Jun. 12, 1847 with coal ex Stockton - it had left Stockton on Apl. 8, 1847. On Nov. 6, 1850, per line 406 on this page, the 275 ton snow stranded at Hornum Gds. (Grounds?), while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Hörnum is located at the southern tip of the German island of Sylt, located N. of the mouth of the river Elbe. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by A. Brown. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

64

Schiedam (a snow, later a brig)

223/227
later
220
later
201
later
200

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 (ex 1853/56) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1843/44, by 'HplOShCo' of Stockton, for service ex Sunderland. In 1843/44, Phoenix Shipping Co. of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to London. From 1845/46 thru 1865/66 (ex 1853/56) G. Bell & Co., later G. Bell, of London, became the vessel's owner for service as a London collier, for service from Shields to the Baltic & to Hamburg, Germany, later (in 1861/62 & 1862/63) for service from Shields to Oporto, Portugal, & from 1863/64 for Shields to the Baltic. From 1866/67 thru 1869/70, no owner name is LR recorded. However the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records G. W. Halfpenny, of Middlesex (London), as the then owner of the 220 ton vessel registered at London. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Robert Robinson of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, as the owner of the 201 ton vessel now registered at Middlesbrough. 82.5 ft. long, signal letters PFTD. On Jun. 28, 1872, per line 2490 here, the 200 ton brig was stranded at Pagan (where is it?), while en route from Middlesbrough to Cuxhaven, Germany (at mouth of Elbe River estuary). Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Robinson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

25398

65

Scio

288/286

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

66

Seven

253/256

Unknown to webmaster

Lon&NwcShCo - J. Young & E. Richardson in 1856

 

67

Shepherd (a snow, later a square)

214/207
later
188

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Owned by Wilkinson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Wilkinson, G. Sheppard, W. Snaith & W. Mitcheson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Shepherd, Wm. Snaith & William Mitcheson (all of Sunderland) & George & Matthew Wilkinson (of Hartlepool) as her owners. On Dec. 26, 1860, per line 914 here, the 188 ton square was stranded at Middleton Sands (off Hartlepool, I believe) while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by George Wilkinson. Y

23762

68

Sheraton Grange

261

James Carr

Thomas Sharer

 

69

Shincliffe (a snow or brig)

216/215
later
197

Rowntree

I list the vessel as Shincliffe rather than Shincliff. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Always LR listed as Shincliff, i.e. without the 'e' at the end. The snow was owned thru 1845/46, per LR, by Hodgson of Sunderland, for continued service from Sunderland to Portsmouth. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists 'Shincliffe', owned by W. Hodgson of Sunderland & R. Brack of Shincliffe, a village located SE of the city of Durham. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Hodgson of Sunderland as Shincliffe's then owner, which owner name is clarified  by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean William Hodgson. On Nov. 1, 1861, per line 1418 here, the 197 ton snow stranded at Petten (located on the Dutch North Sea coast), while en route from Sunderland to N. Dieppe (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. The vessel had likely been sold - it is stated to have been then owned by John Fleming. Anything you can add? Y

2636

70

Six

294/301

Unknown to webmaster

Lon.Nwc&SShlShCo - J. Rowntree & M. Dawson in 1856

3437

71

Skipton (a snow)

263/279

J. Crown or maybe Walker & Crone, of Southwick

The vessel, which was completed  in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 only. Skipton? A market town in North Yorkshire. The vessel was, per LR, initially owned by 'Nwc.Sh C' (Newcastle Shipping Company?) of Newcastle with 'Scott' serving as the vessel's captain. For service thru 1843/44 from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea). In 1844/45, per LR, 'Thomson' of Shields became the vessel's owner with 'Johnson' & then 'Middleton' serving as her captains. For service from Shields to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1844/45 & from 1845/46 thru 1847/48 for service from Shields to Naples, Italy. It would seem that Thomson was a LR contraction of the owner's name. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 279 ton Newcastle registered snow as owned by A. Thompson & Co. of South Shields. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

72

Sovereign

260/272

Unknown to webmaster

Linskill& - P. Dale in 1856

2042

73

Spring (a snow)

261/275
later
243

J. & G. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1862/63 with the exception of 1852/53. It was initially owned by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, however in 1839/40, Hoggett & Co., of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service to St. Petersburg, Russia i) in the 1839/42 period ex Liverpool & ii) in the 1842/46 period ex the Clyde. From 1846/47 thru 1848/49 the vessel is referenced as serving America ex Newcastle, still, per LR, owned by 'Hoggett'. Note however that the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as then owned by W. Mather & Co., of Newcastle, a name not LR referenced. In 1850/51, J. Morrison, of Newcastle (from 1856/57 of Shields), became the vessel's owner, thru 1858/59 it would seem, for service out of Shields to America, to London, to France (1856/57) & to Lisbon, Portugal (1857/59). In 1853/54 the vessel served Quebec out of Newcastle. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Morrison, of North Shields, as the Newcastle registered vessel's then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as now registered at Shields & owned by John Atkinson of Newcastle, Robt. Morrison of South Shields, & Edw. Oliver & John Morrison, both of North Shields. In 1859/60, the vessel, now of 243 tons, became owned by M. Martin of Shields, thru 1862/63, for service from Shields to the Baltic. Per LR, 'Martin' served as the vessel's captain during such period. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. On Oct. 6, 1862, per line 2789 here, the 243 ton snow foundered off Cromer, Norfolk, while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by Michael Martin. Can you tell us anything additional?  Y

22588

74

Stephen Watson (a snow)

235/240

Unknown to webmaster

Watson & Co. This site deals with the history of the vessel. It states that 'According to newspaper reports she ran aground at Gunfleet Sand on the 13th December 1863. Apparently bound for London carrying coal. One newspaper gives the owners as Messrs. A. Watson and S. Grieves. Whilst a second gives Alexander WATERS as owner. One or both reports may be correct as ownership was in 64ths.' The Gunfleet Sands have claimed many ships over the centuries - they lie 7 km. off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters HCQK. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being A. Waters & R. Grieves, both of Sunderland. Grieves was her captain, certainly in 1858/59 & in 1863/64. The vessel seems not to be recorded in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, though she would seem to have then been registered at Sunderland. Y

2661

75

Tasso (a brig)

282/310

Unknown to webmaster

Cropper& in 1839/40 - Cropton& in 1854/55 - J. (Joseph) Gray in 1856 & 1858

26802

76

Thirteen (a brig)

280/297

Unknown to webmaster

L'n&NwcShCo in 1839/40 -Taylor in 1854/55 & 1855/56 but W. (William) Brown, W. (William) Davis & R. (Ricahrd) Thisband in 1856 & 1858

2805

77

Thomas Oliver (a brig)

229/234

J. Stobart

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/43 & not thereafter. It was owned, for its brief lifetime, by R. Oliver of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In late Nov. 1839, the vessel (captain Wanless) arrived at the Mumbles, Swansea, Wales, after a 36 day voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada, for Neath (near Swansea). LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had 'SUNK'. On a Thursday early in 1842, I believe on Jan. 26, 1842, the vessel was en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal, with John Mills in command. The vessel struck on Bath House Sand, off Lowestoft, Suffolk, during a gale from the south, 'the most awful sea ever witnessed by the oldest inhabitants of this town' (Lowestoft). The sea was braking over the vessel's top gallant masts & her crew were in great danger. A couple of attempts were made to effect a rescue but were unsuccessful. The Lowestoft life-boat succeeded in reaching the brig & were able to save 7 crew members by hauling them aboard thru the raging surf. It had to leave the scene lest it founder also & returned to Lowestoft leaving a final Thomas Oliver crew member still aboard. He was rescued by the Pakefield life-boat which had stood by while the 7 were saved. All as per this contemporary article ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

78

Triton (a snow, later a brig)

228/212
later
194

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & from 1849/50 thru 1869/70. Owned thru 1846/47 by 'Com.ShC.' of Stockton, (what is the proper name?) initially for service from Sunderland to London soon Stockton to London. From 1849/50 to 1869/70, LR records the vessel as being owned by S. Pring of Cowes, Isle of Wight. For a variety of service over the years - from Sunderland to Cowes, from Harwich to Sunderland & service as a coaster ex Yarmouth, ex Sunderland, & ex Cowes. But ... The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the 212 ton vessel was then owned by Walter Woodnut of Newport, Isle of Wight. A name not LR referenced. 83.5 ft. long, signal letters MCFW. On Dec. 3, 1871, per line 1692 here, the 194 ton brig was stranded on Sunk Sand while en route from Sunderland to Niewe Diep (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. There would seem to be two Sunk Sands, one in the Thames Estuary and the other in the Humber estuary. I don't know which one it was. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was then owned, per that last link, by Robert Mushens. Can you add anything? Y

16605

79

Undaunted (a snow)

246/257

Unknown to webmaster

Hillyard of Portsmouth. Richard Swan & Co. of Newcastle, in Jul. 1848 (ex Google)

 

80

Venture (a snow or brig)

290/316

F. Oliver

The vessel, which was completed in May 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru that entire period by T. Oliver of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, ex Newport, Wales, from 1840/41 thru 1845/46, & from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1846/47 & 1847/48. LR of 1848/49 refers to service from Shields to the Mediterranean becoming Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a brig of 316 tons, as then owned by T. Oliver & Co. of Monkwearmouth. In 1849/50 & 1850/51 the vessel, per LR, served London ex Sunderland. At an unspecified date in Sep. 1850, per line 347 here, the 290 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at about 44N/49W in the N. Atlantic SE of Newfoundland, while en route from Quebec to Sunderland with a cargo of timber. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by Henry Eggleston. The Sailor's Magazine & Naval Journal, Vol. 23 (a Google book) advises us that on Sep. 9, 1850, Venture was hit by a gale & thrown on her beam ends. The masts were cut away & the vessel righted itself, full of water. The crew stayed aboard the hull for 6 days until they were rescued by Gertrude, a British brig, which landed them at St. John's, Newfoundland, on Sep. 16, 1850. On Sep. 19, 1850, Eliza Ann, a Quebec barque, boarded the still floating hull of Venture. Of course they found no one aboard. Can you add anything? Y

 

81

Vest

227/211 became 214/227

Unknown to webmaster

Young&C - H. Lawson in 1854/55 - Bowman & in 1855/56 - G. (George) Bowman, Thos. Drummond, James Tate. Elizabeth Wilson & Catherine Robson in 1858

16707

 

82

Viscount Lambton (a snow, later a brig)

218/223
later
202

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1840/41, by Forster & Co., of Sunderland, for service between Sunderland & London. From 1840/41 thru 1846/47, 'RchstrShCo' (Rochester Ship (or Shipping) Co. perhaps), acquired the vessel for service from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent. The above data is, as indicated, ex LR. This Rochester Registration document tells a very different story. If I understand the document correctly, the vessel was registered at Rochester on Sep. 13, 1839, owned by Robert Clements, Edward Wickham & Thomas Mickenden, all of Kent, with 22, 21 & 21 shares of the vessel respectively. Edward Wickham died in 1855. On Nov. 30, 1859, his 21 shares were transferred to 3 joint owners (names in the document if you need to know them). On Jan. 6, 1860 all 64 shares in Viscount Lambton were transferred to Frederick Furrell of Rochester. Now 'Furrell' would seem to have required financing to acquire such shares - on Jan. 14, 1860 he borrowed the sum of £600 at 5% interest secured by the 64 shares in the vessel. How very interesting. And how different a history from that presented in LR. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 401) & 1870 both advise that the 202 ton vessel was then owned by F. Furrell, of Rochester. Signal letters MVLQ. On Mar. 23, 1872, per line 2981 here, the 202 ton brig was stranded at Yarmouth Reach while en route from Rochester to Sunderland. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Fred. Furrell. Can you add anything? The circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

20051

83

Wear

257/273 became 257/272

Unknown to webmaster

White &C in 1839/40 - P. Dale in 1854/55 -  P. (Peter) Dale & M. or Wm. Metcalfe in 1856 & 1858

2254

 

84

Welcome

241/243

Unknown to webmaster

Thomps'n in 1839/40 - J. Gibbon in 1854/55 - also in 1856

3747

 

85

William Pitt

275/309

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. - P. W. Palmer

 

86

Xanthus

267

Robert Thompson (JLT)

George, Cuthbert & Elizabeth Richardson

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1838? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 180 vessels & 43,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 180 vessels & 43,512 tons.

A copy of Lloyd's Register for 1838 sold in late Oct. 2009 for GBP 54.85 or U.S. $90.01.

1839 (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

Accord

253/246

T. S. Dixon

White & Co.

2045

2

Achilles

263

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

3

Agricola (a barque)

472/564

William Adamson

William Adamson

14695

4

Alexander Wise (a snow later a brig)

278/298

S. & P. Mills

Wise & Co. of Ayr for service ex Sunderland & Liverpool to Quebec, Canada. Paul & Co., also of Ayr, became the owner in 185051 for service Clyde to the Mediterranean. In 1854/55 Skinner & Co. of Glasgow  for Clyde to West Indies. From 1857/58 T. Williams of London for service from London to the Mediterranean.  On Jan 30, 1860, per line 49 here, the brig of 299 tons, stranded at Cape Fear, North Carolina, U.S.A., while en route from Marseilles, France to New York. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Charles Dennis

15663

5

Amazon (a barque)

321/390
later
354

J. M. Gales of Hylton

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel was initially owned by J. M. Gales of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac (maybe Merrimac, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). But soon, in 1839/40, became owned by Kirby & Co. of Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Bombay, India. The webmaster has not yet researched the vessel's record thru the many years of Lloyd's Registers. Later owned by Law & Co. of London for service from the Clyde to Rio de Janeiro. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that J. Pippet of South Shields was the vessel's then owner. Was registered at Newcastle - in 1860 at South Shields. The vessel seems to have last been LR recorded in 1859/60, stated to be then owned by J. Pippett, of Shields. Thanks to the kindness of a site visitor, I am able to show you an 1853 painting, by J. Scott, of the vessel off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The painting's plaque states the vessel to have been built by Laing. While that seems to be unlikely, I cannot yet document who actually did build her. Some months after the above was written, a contemporary newspaper cutting has come to hand that confirms (in red) that the vessel was indeed built by J. M. Gales. Can you tell us what happened to her?

24701

 

Arab (a snow) See here

265/287

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

6

Argyra (a snow)

282/309

Rodham & Todd

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1849/50. It was owned, thru 1843/44 by Tanner & Co. of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) in 1840/41 & for service from Liverpool to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, from 1840/41 thru 1842/43. In 1843/44, J. Towse of London became the vessel's owner for service ex London thru 1847/48 & for service from Liverpool to Cape of Good Hope in 1848/49 & 1850/51. P. Rees was, per LR, the vessel's captain from part way thru 1846/47. On May 28, 1850, per line 199 on this page, the 309 ton snow was lost at Vista Reef, while en route from London to Cape of Good Hope with a general cargo. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned, by J. Beckwith Towse. However, a brief mention in Illustrated London News Vol. 17, (a Google book), more particularly the Oct. 26, 1850 issue, states as follows:- The ship Heber, Captain Derent, arrived from Marseilles, has brought a chronometer, a sextant, and a telescope, out of the ship Argyra, Captain P. Rees, wrecked off Buena Vista, on her voyage to Suez from the port of London. So where exactly was Argyra wrecked, i.e. where is Vista Reef or Buena Vista? There are many places named Buena Vista but only one which might possibly relate - a reef in Sri Lanka. The Suez canal did not exist in 1850. Is that likely? Data re Heber seems not to help any. Heber was a 132/128 ton schooner, also built at Sunderland in 1839. In 1849/50, per LR, Heber was i) owned by Decent & Co. of Brixham, Devon, 2) W. Decent was her captain, & c) the vessel served as a Dartmouth coaster. But clearly Heber had traded into the Mediterranean. Need help! Is there anything you can add? Y

 

7

Athens (a snow, later a brig)

250/252
later
230

W. Adamson

The vessel's first owner was Adamson, initially  of Sunderland, later of Liverpool & maybe even later of Leith, for service to London. From 1850/51 the vessel was owned by J. Kidman of Shields for service from Shields to many destinations - to Southampton, to London, to Hamburg & to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Kidman of South Shields as the vessel's then owner. On Jan. 28, 1860, per line 598 here, the 230 ton brig went ashore at Robin Hood's Bay (SE of Whitby) while en route from London to Shields in ballast. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Elizabeth Kidman.

3405

8

Beatitude (a snow or brig)

191/208
later
177

Peter Austin

The vessel, completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. Which is a puzzle - read on. It was owned, thru 1851/52 per LR, by Barnard (Barnard & Co. from 1847/48) of Whitby, Yorkshire. (Which family owned an earlier vessel of the same name, built in 1831, also by Peter Austin). It would seem that the Barnard family were deeply religious, particularly perhaps Elizabeth, the wife of Christopher Barnard, captain of Beatitude (surely the 1831 version), who died at age 33 in 1839. For initial service as a Sunderland coaster, from Sunderland to Colchester, Essex, from 1840/41 thru 1844/45, ex Whitby in 1845/46, from Whitby to the Tees in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Whitby to the Baltic from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & as a Whitby coaster in 1851/52. In 1852/53, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Flkngbrg' of Whitby for service as a Whitby coaster. LR lists 'Barnard' as the vessel's captain thru 1851/52 & 'J. Barnard' thereafter. LRs of 1853/54 thru 1855/56 list 'Flkngbrg' as the owner but provide limited other detail. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 tells us that 'Flkngbrg' means Falkingbridge. Per such directory, the vessel was then owned by John, Christoph., and John Barnard jun., and Geo. Falkingbridge, all of Whitby with Jo. S. Barnard, her captain. As is mainly confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 which lists C., J. and J. Barnard jun. & G. Falkingbridge as her then owners. And Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1856/57 & 1857/58. In late Sep. 1858, 'it blew a gale in Mount's Bay', Cornwall. Mount's Bay is a giant bay on the S. coast of Cornwall, noted for St. Michael's Mount - Penzance sits upon it. Several vessels entered harbour (Penzance or Newlyn perhaps) for safety reasons. Glencoe, a brig, & Mary, a schooner, parted their anchors & were driven ashore & wrecked. Also wrecked was Beatitude, en route from Rouen, France, to Swansea, Wales, in ballast, under the command of Thomas Boyes. Beatitude was driven onto rocks near Porthoustock & soon became filled with water. The crew left the vessel in a jolly boat, which upset, resulting in the loss of three crew members. Captain Boyes & John Haselman, a crewman, were saved. Now Porthoustock is not even in Mounts' Bay. It is much to the E. of Mount's Bay on the E. side of the Lizard peninsula a way S. of Falmouth. Here is a newspaper article that talks of the loss of Beatitude. Carole Nowell, in a guestbook message, tells us that Edward Ealden, aged 37, one of Carole's ancestors, was one of the three aboard Beatitude who were lost in 1858. He is buried at St. Keverne, Cornwall. Manacles Rocks are near Porthoustock. Can you add to or correct any of the above? Y

15734

9

Belford (a snow later a brig) Note

186/166

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson of Sunderland for service Sunderland to London. On Feb. 13, 1860, per line 73 here, the vessel, then a brig of 166 tons, stated to have been built in 1838, struck & was lost at Lands End, while en route from France to Cardiff in ballast. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Farquhar

13909

10

Betsey & Janes (a snow later a brig)

156/147

W. Doxford

The vessel's initial owner was Delaval & Co. of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Jno. Nixon & Jno. Strachan, both of Newcastle

3627

11

Brockett (a snow or brig, later a barque)

290/297
later
372
later
334

H. & W. Carr of Hylton

The vessel was completed in Aug. 1839 & per this contemporary announcement, (this too, in blue), was launched on Aug. 10, 1839 for the Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Company ('Gateshead'). The vessel was intended 'for the Southern trade'. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1857/58 & would appear to have been always registered at Newcastle. Gateshead owned the vessel, per LR, until 1847/48 with C. Nixon serving as her captain thru 1844/45 or 1845/46, then J. Donkin until ownership changed. For service initially from Sunderland to the Black Sea, which became Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1840/41 & 1841/42 & Shields to S. America in 1842/43 & 1843/44. From 1844/45 thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel served Mirimac or 'Mrimac' (Mirimachi, New Brunswick, Canada, likely) ex Liverpool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a 372 ton snow owned by John Ingo of Newcastle. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became a barque owned by J. Ingo of Newcastle, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The reported tonnage increased to 372 tons - was the vessel rebuilt, or partially rebuilt, I wonder? In 1851/52 the vessel may have served from Newcastle to Quebec, Canada, which service became later that year Shields to the Mediterranean again. LR of 1853/54 records limited detail however the North of England Maritime Directory of 1854/55 comes to our rescue listing John Ingo & Jos. Hopper, both of Newcastle, as the then owners of the 372 ton barque. In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel served from Waterford, Ireland, to Quebec, in 1855/56 served from the Clyde to Quebec & in 1856/57 & 1857/58 served the Mediterranean ex Shields. The vessel had, per LR, a number of captains under 'Ingo' ownership - Morrison thru 1850/51, W. Moring thru 1855/56, R. Gacoigne in 1856/57 & G. Gibb in 1857/58. Signal letters PGFR. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1858. Can you tell us what exactly happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything additional? Y

25496

12

Canova

233

R. T. Andrews

Lindsay & Co. - said to be J. & J. W. Purvis in 1856

3703

13

Carrs (a snow)

214/205

H. & W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Carr & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London &, in the 1841/45 period, for service from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia. Of interest, Carr & Co. had acquired this vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1838. But soon sold it to rather acquire this 1839 built vessel. In 1845/46, thru 1850/51, per LR, Nicholson of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to St. Petersburg, in 1848/49 for service from Shields to the Baltic. During such period of Nicholson ownership, 'Nicholson' is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. The LR data re 1850/51 is limited - it seems likely that the vessel was sold or maybe lost at about that time. Can you tell us what did happen to this vessel or otherwise add anything?

 

14

Champion (a snow or brig)

229/236

Kevin & Sanderson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1846/47 by 'Doxford' of Sunderland, with 'Richardson' serving as the vessel's captain. For continued service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, the vessel per LR became owned by M. Douglas, also of Sunderland, which owner name is LR recorded from 1847/48 thru 1852/53 as 'Douglass'. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records Martin Douglas, Jun., of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owner of the 236 ton brig. Under Douglas, whatever, ownership, the vessel per LR served always from Sunderland - to Bordeaux, France, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, to London in 1848/49 & 1849/50, to the Baltic in 1850/51, & to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea) in 1851/52 & 1852/53. With 'Philliskirk' as the vessel's captain thru 1847/48 & D. James in 1851/52 & 1852/53 (no captain's name is recorded in LRs of 1848/49 thru 1850/51). As per line 1712 here, on Sep. 2, 1852 the 229 ton square stranded near Jonesport, Maine (a little to the W. of the New Brunswick, Canada. border) while en route from Boston to St. Andrews in ballast. There is a St. Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada & another in Fife, Scotland. The first seems to be the more likely destination, but that is really just my guess. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Martin Douglas, junr. The total loss of the vessel is recorded here. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

15

Circassian (a snow, later a brig)

298/317
later
285

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed in Sep. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1864/65. Owned thru 1854/55, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Wm. Nicholson of Bishopwearmouth. For some varied service. Initially, maybe, from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) then from Sunderland to New York, from 1841/42 as a Sunderland coaster, then, in 1847/48 for Cuba ex Sunderland & from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 for Cuba ex Swansea, Wales. In 1853/54, LR records service from Swansea to Adelaide, South Australia. On Feb. 10, 1852 the vessel left Swansea for Adelaide, arriving there on Jul. 9, 1862 with 378 tons of patent fuel. The vessel made a number of voyages to & from Port Lincoln, also South Australia, & I spotted one voyage to Newcastle, New South Wales, in ballast, to eventually take on board a cargo of 472 tons of coal for Adelaide. On Dec. 22, 1853 the vessel left Adelaide for Swansea with a cargo of 318 tons of copper ore. From 1855/56  the vessel, per LR, was owned by W. Watt of Shields for service out of Shields to the Mediterranean (in the period of 1855/58), to the Baltic (1858/59) to the Mediterranean again (in the period of 1859/61) & to the Baltic again, from 1861/62. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being W. Watt & W. Mould, both of South Shields, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William Watt & William Mould. The vessel became of 285 tons in 1859/60, per LR. 93.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. It was lost rather earlier, however. On Apl. 29, 1861, per line 1202 here, the 285 ton brig was abandoned near Sonderhoe (Sønderho, S. tip of Fanø island, SW Denmark), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Wm. Watt. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything?

33098

16

Cleadon (a snow, later a brig)

247/238
later
212

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & from 1860/61 thru 1866/67. Owned for the first period by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. For 14 years thereafter the vessel is not LR listed. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists, however, the vessel's then owners as being W. T., J., & W. Bell, all of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William T., & John Bell, both of Sunderland, & Charles W. & William M. Bell, both of Newcastle, as her then owners. LR, from 1860/61 thru 1866/67 lists W. Bell of Sunderland as the vessel's owner, for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 84.3 ft. long. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything?

2769

17

Clio (a snow)

213/204

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Launched in Jun. 1839. It was owned thru 1847/48, per LR, by Massam & Co., of Boston, Lincolnshire, for service, thru 1841/42, from Sunderland to Pillau (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland). In 1842/43, the vessel served Santa Martha (could it mean Santa Marta, Columbia?) ex Liverpool & served ex Liverpool in 1843/44 & 1844/45. From 1845/46 thru 1847/48, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex London. Thru the entire period from 1839/40 thru 1847/48, J. Massam is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. In 1848/49 & 1849/50, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland, then said to be owned by Masham & Co. of Boston with J. Masham the captain. The vessel was LR stated to be a barque in 1841/42 & 1842/43 - a snow before & after those dates. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything?

 

18

Coldstream (a snow)

214/190

Austin & Mills

The vessel, which was completed in Oct. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51, with the exception of 1848/49. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1843/44, was Smith & Co., of Blyth, for service from Sunderland to London, with 'Ferguson' LR stated to be the vessel's captain. In 1843/44, G. Virtue of London became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (1843/44), service ex London (1844/45 thru 1847/48), & from the Clyde to the West Indies (in 1849/50 & 1850/51). R. Short was, per LR, the vessel's captain for most of the years of Virtue ownership, thru 1847/48 at least. In 1849/50 & 1850/51, LR lists R. Galetly as her captain. On Feb. 5, 1850, as per line 44 here, the 191 ton snow  was wrecked at Havana, Cuba, while en route from Liverpool to Havana. The vessel's cargo is not identified. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then owned by George Virtue. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

19

Columbine (a barque)

327/407
later
420
maybe ? later
514

J. Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70. It is a puzzle that the vessel was listed thru to such a late date, since the vessel was lost in late 1861. The vessel was owned, thru 1850/51, by Gee & Co. of Hull, maybe initially for service from Hull to Hamburg, Germany, more certainly from 1840/41 thru 1844/45 for service from Hull to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 1845/46 her service is recorded as being rather from Hull to Montreal, Canada, which service became Hull to the Mediterranean from 1845/46 thru 1850/51. In 1851/52, in which year the vessel became of 420 tons, Thompson & Co. of Hull became the vessel's owners, for service from Hull to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, thru 1854/55. Later simply ex Hull & from 1857/58 ex London. While Thompson is still listed as the owner in LR data of 1860/61, the available data is limited suggesting that the vessel had likely been sold. In 1861/62, C. Heaven, also of Hull, is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Hull to the Mediterranean, Such ownership & service data continues thru to 1869/70. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists 'Thomas, Benjamin Jarvis and John Thompson' as the vessel's then owners. On Dec. 30, 1861, per line 1552 here, the 514 ton square was abandoned at sea, at 39N/54W in the North Atlantic, about 1400 miles E. of New York, while en route from New York to Queenstown, Ireland. Crew of 12 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Charles Heaven. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? 

5367

20

Conservator (a snow)

280/298

Robert Thompson (JLT)

The vessel, completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by A. Brown of Whitby, with A. Brown serving as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1846/47. For initial service, in 1839/40, from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), for service from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, from 1840/41 thru 1845/46, from Stockton to Montreal in 1846/47 & ex Stockton thru 1849/50. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel served from Limerick, Ireland, to Liverpool. On Jun. 8, 1850, per line 214 on this page, the 280 ton snow was lost at Bird Islands, while en route from Liverpool to Montreal with a general cargo. The Bird Islands are located about 4 km. off Cape Dauphin, NE Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned, by Addison Brown. What exactly happened? First a word of thanks to the folks at Google (others too, I know) for their scanning of obscure books & making them widely available. Without such scanned books, this site would be much more modest in its detail. Anyway, per The Spectator Vol. 23 of 1850 (a Google book) we learn that Arctic ice came unusually south in 1850 & ice was the cause of the loss not only of Conservator but also of many other vessels. As per this 'Spectator' extract. Conservator surely was crushed & destroyed by the sea ice. But, I wonder whether the vessel may have been lost near a different Bird Islands, though I have not found one that 'fits'. This article ex Trove, Australia tells us as follows:- 'Two other vessels from Liverpool - the Conservator and the Acorn - were both lost near the same time. The former was on her passage to Montreal. She got pinched by the ice within three days after losing sight of land, and filling, immediately went down; the crew were lucky enough to save the ship's boats, in which they were picked up.' It is the underlined words that concern me. Cape Breton would not be 3 days after leaving Ireland. Acorn was lost on May 13, 1850 incidentally. It would be good to learn which vessel saved the Conservator crew. Is there anything you can add? A modest puzzle is that the R. Thompson build list on site page 151 refers to Isaac Newton as being the vessel's initial owner. Maybe he was. Maybe Brown bought the vessel early on from Isaac Newton? Y

 

21

Corinna (a snow later a brig)

290/324
later
301

William Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1862/63. It was initially owned by W. Pott, soon W. Potts, of or registered at Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Odessa, Ukraine, soon for service from Liverpool to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. From 1842/43, the vessel was registered at Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Sydney (likely New South Wales, Australia), & in 1844/46 for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. In 1845/46, Faulkner of Liverpool became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Madras (now Chennai) India, from 1848/49 for service ex Shields, in 1850/51 for service from the Clyde to Batavia (today Jakarta, Indonesia) & in the period of 1851/1855 for service from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile. In 1856/57, the vessel, now of 301 tons, became owned by Brewis & Co. of Newcastle for service from 'Rms' (could it mean Ramsgate?) to the Mediterranean, soon for service from Shields to the Mediterranean or to Spain, in 1860/61 for service from Bristol to France & from 1861/62 for service from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being G. Brewis & J. Pattinson, both of Newcastle, such data being confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Sep. 24, 1862, per line 2373 here, the 302 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Quebec, Canada, to Llanelly, Wales, with a cargo of timber. Abandoned at 49N/26W, roughly in mid North Atlantic. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Isaac Pattinson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?

24739

22

Cornopia (a snow or brig)

223/228

An unknown Southwick builder

The vessel, completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1851/52, initially, thru 1841/42, listed as Cornucopia, a snow. Such name was presumably in error, which error was noted & from 1841/42 the vessel was listed as Cornopia, a brig. The vessel's initial owner was Middleton, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1841/42, the vessel became owned by Wilburn of London, with Wilburn stated to be the vessel's captain until part way through 1846/47. Under 'Wilburn' ownership, the vessel served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex London in 1841/42, served from Sunderland to London from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, served from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1846/47 thru 1848/49. No destination is noted in LR of 1849/50. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel served Hamburg, Germany, ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 rather lists the 228 ton brig as then registered at Sunderland & owned by M. Wilburne of Monkwearmouth. On Jul. 1, 1850, per line 238 on this page, the 223 ton square was stranded at Eyreland Grounds while en route from Sunderland to Amsterdam with a cargo of coal. I believe that Eyreland Grounds & Eierland Reef are likely one & the same, located between Texel & Vlie Islands off the coast of North Holland. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Wilburne. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

23

Cowan

241/239

Woods & Spence

Woods & Co. - J. Young in 1856

2016

24

Cubana

207/213

H. Panton

Ord & Co.

 

25

Czar (a barque)

320

H. & W. Carr of Southwick.

I can tell you virtually nothing about this vessel, which was launched on Jan. 16, 1839 as per this contemporary launch announcement (in green). Launched for J. T. Carr of Newcastle. So far as I can the vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') which I checked thru 1866/67. No vessel named Czar that fits was issued an Official Number. I cannot find any references whatsoever to the vessel elsewhere. Need help!

 

26

Delta (a snow, later a brig)

226/238
later
212

Alcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. The snow was owned, thru 1844/45, by 'WearShC.', Wear Shipping Company?, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1844/45, per LR, Watson & Co. of Whitby became the vessel's owner for service ex Whitby. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, now a 239 ton brig, as owned by W. Wright & Co. of Whitby. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Jas. Mutter, sen., & Thos. Forrest, both of Whitby. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists Thomas Forrest of Whitby as her then owner. On Feb. 11, 1871, per line 1912 here, the 212 ton brig was stranded at Bridlington, while en route 'coastwise' with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by Thomas Forrest. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? The loss may well relate to a major gale that hit the NE coast of England on Feb. 10, 1871 & destroyed a great many ships including Jabez. Y

23842

27

Douro 1 Notes A, B

253/256

Halls

H. Moon in 1840/41

 

28

Dove (a snow, later a brig)

180/163
later
143

Stafford of Deptford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1870/71 with a few exceptions (1847/48 thru 1848/49). The vessel was initially owned by Lamb & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Southampton. In 1842/43, Curson & Co., of Lynn, became her owner for service as a Lynn coaster. In 1849/50 the owner is listed as A. Curson, & from 1853/54 R. Curson. In 1864/65, LR records Swatman & Co. of Lynn as her new owner but in the very next year, i.e. 1865/66, the owner, per LR, became Coates & Co., of Lynn. 71.0 ft. long. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists Francis John Swatman, of King's Lynn, Norfolk, as her then owner. LR of 1870/71 states 'wrecked'. On Jul. 5, 1870, per line 837 here, the 143 ton brig was involved in a collision & sank at Huntcliff Fort (near Saltburn, N. Yorkshire), while en route from Newcastle to Lynn with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - 3 lost. Then owned by F. J. Swatman. Can you provide detail as to the collision circumstances? And tell us with which vessel she collided? Y

12454

29

Eagle

289/292

Hull & Sikes

W. Elliott - W. Elliott plus six others in 1856

32891

30

East London

335/409

Unknown to webmaster

Mitchnsn in 1840 - J. L. Thompson in 1856

26711

31

Elizabeth Rowell

288/320

Bartram & Lister

Hartlepool Ship Co.

 

32

Eliza Jane (a snow or brig)

201/195
later
222

J. H. Robson of Claxheugh

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. It was launched on Jan. 15, 1839 as per this contemporary launch announcement (in green) which seems to record an incorrect tonnage. Per LR, W. Dunn, of Southampton, Hampshire, owned the vessel thru 1841/42 for service from Sunderland to Southampton, with J. Scott her captain. In 1841/42, W. Catt of Littlehampton, West Sussex, owned the vessel for service from London to Marseilles, France, with 'Putland' serving as the vessel's captain, thru 1846/47 it would appear. In 1843/44, in which year the tonnage, per LR, became of 222 tons, Hane & Co. of Shoreham, West Sussex, owned the vessel for service from Shoreham to Archangel, Russia (thru 1844/45) & for service as a London Collier in 1845/46. The name Hane & Co. may well prove to be imperfect - in 1846/47, Horne & Co, of Shoreham was replaced as owner by Buckwell, also of Shoreham, for service from Shoreham to New York (thru 1847/48), for service from Shoreham to Hartlepool (in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & also 1852/53 & 1853/54), for service ex Shoreham in 1850/51, & from Shoreham to the Baltic in 1851/52. LR of 1854/55 & 1855/56 report Buckwell as the vessel's owner but otherwise provide only limited detail. During the period of Buckwell ownership, C. Chessel  or Chessell (or from 1852/53 C. Chissel) served as the vessel's captain. I am not yet aware of what happened to the vessel in or about 1855. Can you tell us? Y

 

33

Emlyn (a snow, maybe later a schooner)

117/100

H. & W. Carr

Peacock of Sunderland, a Sunderland coaster. Lloyd's Register notes voyages to Rouen, France & Gijon, Spain. From 1854/55 the vessel was owned by G. Robson of Sunderland. On Feb. 20, 1860, per line 84 here, the vessel, listed as an 86 ton schooner, stranded at the mouth of Treport H. (harbour?), while en route from Sunderland to Treport with a cargo of coal. Treport is NE of Dieppe, France. None of the crew of 4 were lost, it would appear. The then owner is recorded as being George Robson. Y

23619

34

Epsilon

207/217

E. Brown

WearShC - R. Soulsby, E. Atkinson & J. Young in 1856

2409

35

Equivalent (a snow)

227/242
later
220

T. Lanchester

The vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & again from 1855/56 thru 1858/59. For its entire lifetime, the vessel was owned by R. (Richard) Walker of Sunderland, the vessel's captain thru 1846/47 at least. For service from Sunderland to London & for 1855/57 for Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register lists the vessel in 1856, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost.

2716

36

Era (a snow)

213/192

G. Thompson of Pallion

The vessel which was completed in Aug. 1839, was launched on Aug. 26, 1839 as per this (in red) contemporary announcement. Launched for Wm. Nicholson & Sons ('Nicholson'), of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/49 thru 1846/47 only. It would seem to have had quite a short life. Nicholson owned the vessel only briefly. In 1840/41, 'Kent Sh.C', Kent Shipping Co. perhaps?, of Rochester, Kent, became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to Rochester. D. Dixon is LR recorded as the vessel's captain throughout the vessel's entire lifetime. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? Or otherwise add anything? Y

 

37

Erin (a snow, brig or square)

244/247

J. Rogerson

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51. It was owned, thru such entire period, by 'Richardson' of Sunderland. For service, thru 1846/47 from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1846/47 & 1847/48, & for service from Sunderland to London thereafter. The vessel's initial captain, per LR, thru 1846/47, was 'Davidge'. W. Todd is listed as the vessel's captain in a part of 1846/47 & in 1847/48, while from 1848/49, 'Younger' is listed as her captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the Sunderland registered brig as owned by G., C., E., & M. A. Richardson of Monkwearmouth & also G. Hunter of Pensher. On Feb. 23, 1850, per line 547 on this page, the 247 ton square stranded at Thisted (NW Jutland, Denmark), while en route from London to Sunderland. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by C. Richardson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

38

Europe (a snow, later a brig, later a snow again)

206/189
later
168

J. Rogerson

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 (ex 1852/53) & from 1865/66 thru 1873/74. This Apl. 1839 launch announcement (in blue) likely was re this vessel, though the tonnage does not match. It was initially owned, thru 1845/46, by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Chatham, north Kent. For a very short period, about a year, the vessel became owned by J. Denton, also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Daisley & Co. of Lynn, Norfolk, became the vessel's owner for service from Lynn to Archangel, Russia, from Lynn to the Baltic (in 1848/50), from Stockton to London (1850/52), later for service as a London collier & ex Ramsgate. The vessel became listed as a brig in 1853/54. The LR data re 1855/56 is limited, usually a sign that the vessel had been sold. However, when LR coverage resumed in 1865, after 9 years with no LR listing, the vessel was owned by T. Daisley of Lynn for service as a Lynn coaster. Per LR, T. Daisley owned the vessel thru 1871/72. However the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 129) & 1870, both state that the vessel's then owner was Thomas Howard of Daisley, King's Lynn. In 1865/66 the vessel had been again listed as a snow - of 168 tons. In 1871/72, Sutton & Co. became the vessel's owner. Now the listing data in 1872/73 & 1873/74 is most limited. It may well have again been sold, in or about 1872. On Dec. 9, 1872, per line 3289 here, the 169 ton snow went missing while en route from Newcastle to Whitstable, north Kent. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by Sophia Fairbrass. Is it possible that you can provide detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

24585

39

Exile (a snow or brig)

265/290

Edward Brown

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 only. It was initially owned by 'Lamb' of Sunderland for whom it was launched as per this (in green) contemporary launch announcement. Lamb owned the vessel thru 1846/47 for consistent service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France, with J. Wake serving as the vessel's captain. In 1846/47, the vessel became owned by R. Watson, also of Sunderland, for service from Cardiff, Wales, to Barcelona, Spain, with J. Fordyce serving as her captain. Such ownership is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which lists R. Watson of Monkwearmouth as the then owner of the 290 ton brig. LR of 1848/49 provides only limited detail & notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. I cannot tell you the circumstances in which she was lost. Can you tell us what happened & when? Y

 

40

Exquisite (a snow or brig)

221/219

R. Taylor & Co.

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1839, was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 and not thereafter. It was owned thru such entire period, per LR, by Baker of Sunderland, for service, thru 1843/44, of Sunderland to London, & thereafter ex London. 'Morrow' is LR named as her sole captain. The LR listing re 1847/48 has limited detail which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists G. Sheraton, of Sunderland, as the then owner of the 213 ton brig. On Mar. 2, 1850. per line 76 here, the 219 ton brig sank at The Skaw, (i.e. Skagen Odde, a sandy peninsula in Jutland, Denmark, the northernmost tip of Denmark), while en route from Sunderland to Elsinore (Helsingør, Denmark) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by George Sheraton, a name not LR referenced. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

41

Fancy (a snow)

243/273

Noble

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/42 only, owned for that entire but brief period by Noble & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. That is all I can find. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you add anything?

 

42

Fleece

260

Bartram & Lister

Lamb & Dobin

 

43

George Bell (a snow)

225/228

W. Petrie

The vessel, completed in Aug. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by Gibbon & Co. of London, with J. Gibbon serving as her captain thru 1849/50 except for a part of 1848/49. For initial service, thru 1842/43, from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1843/44 thru 1845/46 for service from Shields to London, ex Shields in 1846/47 & 1847/48, & from Shields to the Baltic in 1848/49. No destination is listed in LR of 1849/50, however in 1850/51 service from Shields to the Baltic is referenced. On Jul. 11, 1850, per line 255 on this page, the 225 ton snow (Geo. Bell) foundered at sea, while en route from Shields to St. Petersburg with a cargo of coal. No loss location or detail as to the circumstances is provided or otherwise yet to hand. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by George Bell. LR indicates that J. Mann was likely her captain at the time of the loss. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

44

Hampden (a snow or brig)

295/310

F. Oliver

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 only. It was owned throughout, per LR, by 'Atkinson' of Sunderland for whom it was launched as per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Atkinson & Blackshaw of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owners of the 310 ton brig. The vessel's service, thru 1843/44, was from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, from Shields to Africa in 1844/45 & from Sunderland to America from 1845/46 thru 1848/49. J. Gibson, per LR, served as her captain throughout. LR of 1848 notes that the vessel had 'Stranded'. I cannot tell you the circumstances in which she was stranded & presumably lost in or about 1848. Can you tell us what happened to her & when? Y

 

45

Hannah

260/266

Harrison & Oliver

Union SC in 1840/41 - G. Bird in 1856

25918

46

Harmony (a snow)

211/197

J. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45 &, so far as I can see, not thereafter. For such a short period of time it had many owners! It was initially owned, thru 1841/42 by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1841/42, Curtis, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service as a London collier. In 1842/43 the vessel reverted to the ownership of 'Thompson', for more service from Sunderland to the Baltic. And in 1843/44, J. Stafford of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. That is all I can find. Can you add anything?

 

47

Harraton (a snow or brig)

213/214

J. H. Robson

The vessel, completed in Aug. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. It was owned for that period, per LR, by J. Robson of Sunderland,  for service from Sunderland to London thru 1841/42 & for service from Cardiff, Wales, to London from 1842/43 thru 1845/46. From part way thru 1842/43 until 1845/46, LR notes that G. Robson was the vessel's captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 214 ton brig as registered at Sunderland & owned by J. H., & T. Robson & Co. of Claxheugh. On Jun. 29, 1850, per line 235 on this page, the 214 ton square stranded off Frederickshamn (Frederickshavn, E. coast of Northern Denmark), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Frederickshamn. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned, by Wm. Lumsden. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

48

Harriet Note

251/270

T. S. Dixon, of Southwick

N. & S. Shl Sh Co. (webmaster's guess North & South Shields Shipping Co. of Shields) - G. H. Clarke (or Clark) in 1856. In Sep. 1860 the vessel became Plymouth registered. Lloyd's Registers of 1859/60 thru 1863/64 state 'Clark' of no fixed address!

25443

49

Harvest (a snow)

237/260

W. Wilkinson

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1849/50. It was owned thru 1848/49, per LR, by Wilkinson of Sunderland, for initial service, thru 1841/42, from Sunderland to London, ex Sunderland from 1842/43 thru 1844/45, & from Sunderland to America from 1845/46 thru 1847/48. LR of 1848/49 has limited detail. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. B. Wilkinson & G. Brantingham, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. LR of 1850/51 lists Brantingham of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner for service from Milford to Cardiff, both Wales. LR of 1851/52 provides little detail. On Jun. 5, 1850, per line 210 on this page, the 261 ton square was lost at Cape Negro (a village near the southern tip of Nova Scotia) while en route from Sunderland to St. Andrew's, New Brunswick, Canada, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. It would seem that the vessel may not have been lost on Jun. 5, 1850. Rather on May 9, 1850. Per this data (in red) extracted from 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal' (a 'Google' book) the vessel struck on Half Moon Rock, near Cape Negro, on May 9, 1850 & became a wreck. Thompson was her then captain. That tiny article states that she left Hull rather than Sunderland, Then owned, by G. Brantingham. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

50

Heber (a schooner)

132/128
later
116
later
117

M. Reed or Reed & Banfield

A modest vessel, both launched (in green) & completed in Apl. 1839, that had a very long life indeed. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1870/71 at least, a gap of a few years, & then from 1874/75 thru 1882/83. For many of those years, i.e. the years thru 1870/71, the vessel was owned by Decent & Co. of Brixham, Devon. While J. Smith was, per LR, her initial captain, members of the Decent family served as her captain from 1842/43 thru 1862/62 - W. Decent 'til 1858/59 & J. Decent thereafter, with T. Cobley serving as captain from 1862/63 thru 1870/71. The vessel saw a variety of service under 'Decent' ownership - from Sunderland to Oporto, Portugal, in 1839/40, from Plymouth to London in 1840/41 & 1841/42, service as a Cardiff, Wales, coaster in 1842/43 & 1843/44, as a Dartmouth, Devon, coaster from 1844/45 thru 1850/51 & as a London coaster in 1851/52. The vessel served Rotterdam ex Dartmouth in 1853/54, served the Mediterranean ex Newcastle in 1854/55 & 1855/56, served Spain ex Dartmouth in 1856/57 & in 1859/60. It served ex Bristol in 1858/59 in which year the vessel became listed at 116 tons. After 1860/61, thru 1869/70 the vessel, per LR, served again as a Dartmouth coaster. The LR data of the late 1860s seems to be in doubt however. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNl') of 1867 (page 172, image soon), records Thomas Rogers of Penryn, Cornwall, as the then owner of the Falmouth registered vessel, while the 1870 equivalent lists Richard Hosken junr., also of Penryn. When LR listing of the vessel resumed in 1874/75, S. Jolly, was LR listed as the then owner of the 117 ton Falmouth registered vessel, as is confirmed by MNLs of 1875 & 1880 listing Stephen Jolly of Penryn as her owner (also her captain from 1876/77 thru 1879/80). LR of 1879/80 lists J. Pearce as her new owner confirmed by MNL of 1882 as meaning Joseph Pearce of Mylor (near Falmouth), Cornwall. LR seems to advise that in 1882/83 C. F. Bishop became her owner soon followed by W. Pengilly, with J. Pengilly serving as her captain. LR of 1882/83 further notes that the vessel was built by W. Briggs (surely incorrect) & that the vessel had been involved in a collision. 71.5 ft. long, signal letters JCPT. I cannot tell you with which vessel Heber collided in or about 1882 nor where it occurred. Can you tell us about the circumstances? Y

4468

51

Helene Hardy

258/283

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co. - R. M'Kellop in 1856

22950

52

Henry Benness (a schooner, later a snow or brig)

203/185
later
167
later
155

W. Chilton, of Pallion

Another modest vessel which had a very long life. The vessel was completed in Jun. 1839 & per this (in blue) contemporary launch announcement, was launched on Jun. 29, 1839. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1869/70, a gap of 4 years, & then (a few LE editions are not available to the webmaster) likely from 1874/75 thru 1880/81. It was, per LR, initially owned by H. Seard, of Southampton, Hampshire, for service from Sunderland to Southampton, with J. Fisher serving as the vessel's captain. The owner's name may have been Scard. In 1840/41, the vessel became owned by 'MarineIn.C', Marine Insurance Co. perhaps?, of London, for service ex London. In 1841/42, the vessel became owned by the Hillman family (& always registered at Newhaven, Sussex), which family owned the vessel for the next 35 years - initially 'Hillman', J. Hillman, jun. in 1874/75, H. Hillman, in 1876/77. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 175, image soon), 1870 & 1875 (page 272) all list John Hillman, jun., of Lewes, Sussex, as the owner of the Newhaven registered 168 ton vessel. While the equivalent register of 1876 lists Robert Hillman, also of Lewes. The vessel was re-rigged as a snow in the mid 1840s, perhaps in 1846/47. Per LR it became of 167 tons in 1863/64 & 168 tons in 1874/75. Throughout its service for the Hillman family, the vessel served as a coaster ex London, Shields, London again, Newhaven & Sunderland & in 1856/57 would seem to have served ex Harwich, Essex. LR lists 5 captains from 1841/42 thru 1869/70, W. Jones thru 1847/48, 'Jacques' for a part of 1848/49, K. Stevens from 1848/49 thru 1854/55, S. Sargent from 1855/56 to part way thru 1861/62 & H. Mockett thereafter to 1869/70. No captain's name is LR recorded after that date. However George Fabian was the vessel's captain in 1878 & 1879. A crew of 6 in 1878. LR of 1878/79 lists W. Winter as the vessel's new owner of the vessel still registered at Newhaven. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1879 & 1880 clarify such name both listing Wm. Winter, of Newhaven, as the owner of the snow, now of 155 tons. 80.5 ft. long, later 77.3 ft. (1874/75, maybe a typo), later 77.8 ft. (from 1876/77), signal letters MQFN. LR of 1880/81 advises that the vessel had 'Foundered'. Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that on Oct. 8, 1880, the brig was struck by a heavy sea about 15 miles (24 km) off the Longships (Longship Rocks, 1 1/4 miles off Land's End, Cornwall), & began to take on water. The crew abandoned ship at about 2 a.m. the following morning & the ship sank 30 minutes later off the Three Stone Oar. The crew were picked up by Progrès & landed in Penzance, a day later. The above may need to be refined or clarified. 'Three Stone Oar' seems to refer to rocks in the Bristol Channel located N. of Pendeen, Cornwall, which seems to be a rather long distance from Land's End. Can you add anything additional? Y

19014

53

Hexham (a snow or brig)

225/223

Rowntree

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1845/46, by Gourlay of Sunderland for service in 1839/40 from Sunderland to London & thereafter from Sunderland to Leghorn (Livorno), Italy. In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by J. Crowe, also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London in 1845/46 thru 1847/48 & also in 1850/51, & for service from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Crowe of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 225 ton brig. Emmerson was, per LR, the vessel's captain for most of the period of 'Crowe' ownership, however in 1850/51, E. Robinson became LR listed as her new captain. On Oct. 31, 1850, per line 392 on this page, the 225 ton snow stranded at Fischers, while en route from Wyburg (Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, NW of St. Petersburg) to Hull. A major loss of life. Crew of 10 - 9 were lost. Then stated to be owned by John Crowe. I have not been able to yet determine where 'Fischers' is located, though I gather that the London Daily News of Nov. 14, 1850 refers to the vessel being stranded there & drifting full of water & with her bottom out. Need help! It would seem that J. Crowe owned a later vessel of the same name, built at Sunderland in 1851. Such later vessel, per LR, was captained by E. Robinson, so it seems likely that Robinson was the sole survivor of the wreck of this Hexham. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

54

Homer

262/274

E. Brown

Moore & C - T. & F. Reay & W. Selkirk in 1856

2049

55

Houghton-le-Spring (a snow or brig)

283/305

Wilson Chilton of Pallion

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1839, was launched on Aug. 26, 1839 as per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45 only, owned for that entire, if brief, period by R. Brown of Sunderland. R. Brown also served throughout as the vessel's captain. For initial service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany (in 1839/40 & 1840/41) but thereafter from London to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR of 1844/45 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything? Y

 

56

Indus (a snow, or brig)

227/230
later
265/230
later
265
later
247

H. & W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1863/64. What a lot of owners! The vessel's first owner was Nicholson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1841/42 Blumer & Co. of Harwich became her owner for service from Harwich to Newcastle. In 1842/43, Coultard of London became her owner soon to be owned (1844/45) by Bentley & Co. of London for service Sunderland to London & London to Archangel, Russia, later Newcastle to the Baltic. In 1846/47, D. Cloves of Weymouth became her owner & in 1848/49 Thompson of Sunderland for service from Newcastle to London. Per Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1856, however, P. O. Scott of Willington (TR states Witlington), M. Thompson of Dent's Hole & R. Watson of Howdon were the vessel's owners. Per LR, in 1857/58, ownership changed again becoming Scott & Co. of Newcastle, initially for service from Newcastle to the Baltic & then for service as a Newcastle coaster. Per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, J. O. Scott of Willington & M. Robson of Dent's Hole were the vessel's then owners. In 1860/61, Nixon & Co. of Newcastle, became her owners for service as a Newcastle coaster. LR of 1863/64 states 'LOST'. Rather earlier, in fact! On Feb. 9, 1861, per line 1096 here, the 247 ton brig was lost at the mouth of the Tyne, while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Nixon. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

25302

57

Iodine

246/246

G. Frater

Speeding - J. Parkin, J. ewens, J. Wilson & J. Robinson in 1856

3464

58

Iveston, later Ivestone (a snow, later a brig)

248/244
later
226
later
221

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, as Iveston, from 1839/40 thru 1846/47. It is first recorded as Ivestone in 1847/48 & is so recorded thru 1874/75 at least - LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster. The vessel was owned, thru 1849/50, by J. G. Black, of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London but for 1846/47 & 1847/48 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. From 1850/51 thru 1866/67, Simms of Lynn, Norfolk, owned the vessel, initially Simms, soon Simms & Co., mainly for service to or from Lynn, including Sunderland to Lynn, Lynn to the Baltic, Lynn to Hartlepool & service as a Lynn coaster. For almost all of that Simms ownership period, I. Simms, later Simms, was the vessel's captain, indeed Simms continued as her captain, per LR, after ownership changed in 1866/67. He served as her captain thru 1871/72 it would seem. From 1866/67 thru 1870/71, Holmes & Co., also of Lynn, owned the vessel for service from Lynn to the Baltic. From 1870/71, thru 1874/75, J. Paul, or J. Paul & Co. was, per LR, the vessel's owner for continued service from Lynn to the Baltic, in 1873/74 for service from Sunderland to Copenhagen, Denmark. The vessel became of 226 tons in 1863/64 & 221 tons in 1871/72. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867, on page 191, lists Thomas Holmes of King's Lynn, Norfolk, as her then owner as does the Mercantile Navy List of 1870. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters HPMQ. I have read, here, (insert 2530) that the vessel was abandoned on Oct. 22, 1874. On Oct. 22, 1874, Ivestone, a brig, was lost at sea while en route from Kotka (Finland, Baltic), to Lynn with a cargo of deal timber. As per this page. The vessel was lost at a point 12 miles SE of Sands Beacon, Skagerack (Skagerrak is the strait that  connects the North Sea & the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea). Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by J. Paul of Lynn. 'A Court of Inquiry found that vessel was abandoned, waterlogged, and dismasted, owing to damage sustained from the severity of the weather. Also that, while the deck cargo contributed to the loss, it was not, in reality, a heavy load'. Can you add anything? How the crew were rescued, perhaps? Y

2530

59

James Bailes

261

R. Dixon

W. Briggs - J. Downie in 1856

34875

60

Jay (a snow)

244/262

Jolly & Turnbull

The vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1839/40 thru 1855/56, initially owned by Dobbin & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Middleton of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, later Sunderland to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as Jane, registered at Shields & owned by J. Felstead of South Shields.

2038

61

John & Isabella (a snow)

184/207

Bartram & Lister

J. (John) Penman of Sunderland.

19628

62

John & Isabella (a brig or snow)

197

Atkinson & Pile, of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1841/42 thru 1846/47 & from 1848/49 thru 1850/51. And not thereafter. Owned by Heppel & Co. of Newcastle for service from Shields or Newcastle to London. From 1848/49, per LR, Jobling & Co. of Newcastle owned the vessel for service from Newcastle to London or to Hamburg, Germany. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the Newcastle registered 186 ton brig as owned by W. Jobling & J. Carr both of Newcastle. While Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the 196 ton snow as owned by Daniel M'Dearmid of South Shields with John M'Dearmid her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records D. M'Dearmid, of South Shields, as the vessel's then owner. On Jan. 27, 1860, per line 595 here, the 197 ton brig sank at Sizewell Bank (NE of Thorpness, Suffolk). None of the crew of 8 were lost. The vessel was then owned by J. M'Dearmid. Y

22459

63

Lady Howden (a snow or brig)

294/318

J. Storey

The vessel, completed at Monkwearmouth in Sep. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, by J. Parkins of Stockton for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), however almost immediately, in 1839/40, Martin & Co. of Greenock, Scotland, became the vessel's owner - thru 1846/47. For service from the Clyde to Hobart Town, Tasmania from 1839/40 thru 1841/42, from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile in 1842/43, from Liverpool to Manila, Philippines in 1843/44 & 1844/45 & from the Clyde to Singapore in 1845/46 & 1846/47. On Mar. 20, 1840, Lady Howden, Captain McEacharn in command, left Greenock for Hobart Town with a varied cargo. It arrived at Hobart on Jul. 8, 1840, went on to Sydney, New South Wales, & on Sep. 7, 1840 left Sydney for Batavia (today Jakarta, Indonesia). In 1846/47, Souttar & Co. of London, became the vessel's owner for service ex London. The vessel made 2 voyages to Australia under Souttar ownership. i) On Jan. 29, 1847, under the command of W. Storie, the vessel left Gravesend, London, for Hobart, where it arrived on May 27, 1847. It left Hobart for Manila, on Jun. 26, 1847 (arrived there on Aug. 17, 1847), left Manila for Hobart on Sep. 30, 1847 & was back at Hobart on Jan. 8, 1848. It finally left Hobart for London on Apl. 11, 1848, arriving in London on Aug. 21, 1848. ii) On Apl. 6, 1849, now under the command of G. Chalk, the vessel left London for Hobart, arriving there on Aug. 8, 1849. It went on to Sydney & on Nov. 7, 1849 left Sydney for San Francisco, California, arriving on Feb. 21, 1850 with 115 passengers (1 & 2). On Apl. 4, the vessel left San Francisco for Sydney in ballast. It never made it! On Jul. 31, 1850, per line 276 on this page, the 319 ton square was stranded at Fiji. No detail is there provided as to exactly what happened. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Rd. (Richard?) Coombes Souttar. It would seem that the above date of loss in inaccurate. I suspect that the vessel was wrecked on Jun. 22, 1850, though this report states May 28, 1850 at 3.00 a.m. The vessel ran onto a coral reef off the Feejees, all hands being saved. Per this report the vessel ran onto a reef at Ongea Islands on May 21, 1850. Ongea is described as one of the windwardmost islands of this group, and the master informed me that an indiscriminate plunder of the vessel ensued by a body of natives, as he stated "not heathen". It would seem likely that the crew ended up at a couple of Fiji Islands. On Aug. 19, 1850, H.M. Schooner Bramble is stated to have arrived at Sydney with the captain & crew of Lady Howden, however it appears that other crew members arrived there via the Coquette. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

64

Lady Williamson (a snow or brig)

255/255
later
232

George Frater & Co. or maybe Jas. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & from 1852/53 thru 1863/64. During the first such period, the vessel was owned by J. Vint of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, then registered at Newcastle, as owned by Thomas Vint of South Shields. During the entire second period of LR listing, the vessel was, per LR, owned by T. Vint of Shields, for service, in the few times where service is referenced, from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records T. Vint, of South Shields, as owner of the Shields registered 232 ton brig. Such owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Thomas Vint. The LR listed data in the years from 1858 thru 1864 is most limited, but T. Vint is listed as the vessel's owner. On Dec. 21, 1862, per line 2909 here, the 232 ton brig stranded near Skipsea (E. Yorkshire, 10 miles S. of Bridlington), while en route from Shields to an unstated destination with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - 4 lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by John Stephenson. Can you add anything? The circumstances of her loss & how the 5 survivors were rescued, perhaps? Y

6692

65

Lucerne (a snow, later a brig)

263/273
later
243

J. & J. Laws

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1864/65, except for 1852/53. Always listed as built in 1839. Launched in September. It was initially owned, per LR, by Elliott & Co. of Sunderland (from 1845/46 of Whitby), for service from Sunderland to Quebec. Per LR, in 1844/45 the vessel became a Liverpool coaster & from 1845/46 thru 1847/48 served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex London. In 1848/49, the vessel, now listed as a brig, became owned by Nesfield & Co. of Whitby. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Whitby registered vessel as owned by S. Nesfield & Co. of Whitby, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Sarah Nesfield & Dorothy Wilson, of Whitby, as her then owners. Both lists advise that the vessel was built in 1840. 'Christie's' lists her tonnage as 243. Under Nesfield ownership the vessel saw some varied service - from Whitby to the Baltic from 1848/49 thru 1851/52, from Whitby to Hartlepool in 1853/54, from Hartlepool to America in 1854/55, from Shields to Spain in 1855/56 & for service as a Yarmouth coaster in 1856/57 & 1857/58. LR of 1858/59 thru 1864/65 provide minimal detail, which suggests that the vessel may have been lost or sold. The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1864 but not that of 1867. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. 89.0 ft. long. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us  about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything. Y

2461

66

Lydia Jane (a snow or brig)

229/227

Reed Denton & Co.

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1856/57. It was, per LR, owned thru that entire period by J. Ritson of Sunderland, as is confirmed by The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which gives Ritson's residence as Bishopwearmouth. For initial service, thru 1843/44 from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1844/45, from Sunderland to the Mediterranean from 1845/46 thru 1849/50 & from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1851/52 & 1852/53. A 'snippet' ex 'Sea Breezes', Vol. 8, tells us that 'Ritson' employed Lydia Jane, & Mary Alice, also built at Sunderland, in the Baltic, Mediterranean & South America trade. The data listed in LR from 1853/54 is minimal, which suggests that the vessel may by then have been either sold or lost. However the Mercantile Navy List of 1860 records the 211 ton vessel as then registered at Sunderland. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when? Or otherwise add to or correct the above? Y

2900

67

Maidstone (a snow, later a barque)

233/248
later
281/290

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1840/41 by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, with J. Bell serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent, In 1841/42, the vessel, now of 281/290 tons, per LR became owned by Hayman's of Rochester, Hayman & Co. from 1842/43, with 'Clark' serving as her captain thru 1844/45, 'Haisman' from 1844/45 thru 1846/47 & 'Winterton' thereafter. Under Hayman, whatever, ownership, the vessel per LR served ex Newport, Wales, from 1841/42 thru 1843/44, as a Sunderland coaster in 1844/45 & 1845/46, from the Clyde to Rochester in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Hartlepool to Rochester in 1848/49. Later LR data is fragmentary. In 1850/51, LR lists the vessel as a London coaster. The vessel became recorded as a barque in LR of 1844/45. There are some difficult to read hand-written notations in LR of 1851/52, which note that the vessel has been 'Lost', indicate, I think, that 'Mothersill' was her captain. Further that she served, I think it reads, North America. As per line 1738 here, on Sep. 23, 1852 the 281 ton barque was wrecked at Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. With a cargo of railway materials. No vessel routing is listed. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by William Hayman. There were two vessels wrecked at Cape Breton that day per the above wreck listing, the second being Dryope. The wreck of both of these vessels is noted here. Both were wrecked at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Maidstone, Mothersill in command, was en route to Quebec, Canada. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

68

Malton (a snow or brig)

295/315

John Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel, which was completed in Sep. 1839, was launched on Aug. 31, 1839 as per this contemporary newspaper article. Launched for Newcastle General Shipping Company ('NGSG') of Newcastle. A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1841/42 only, owned throughout by NGSG & registered at Newcastle with 'Crass' listed as her captain. For initial service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), which became, from 1840/41, Sunderland to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened & when or otherwise add anything? Y

 

69

Margaret (a snow)

206/203
later
183

unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was owned, for that portion of its life by Bell & Co., of Guernsey, with W. Eilley serving as the vessel's captain. Under 'Bell' ownership, the vessel served from Sunderland to Guernsey thru 1842/43, as a Guernsey coaster from 1843/44 thru 1845/46, as a Sunderland coaster in 1846/47  & as a Shields coaster in 1847/48 & 1848/49. LR of 1849/50 lists 'Bell' as the owner but provides limited other detail. Which suggests that the vessel may have been sold or lost at about that time. But crewlist.org (insert 14831) indicates that the vessel, now of 183 tons, was still registered at Guernsey in 1860. On Feb. 9, 1861, while proceeding coastwise, the vessel was wrecked at Hartlepool, as per line 1662 here. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. Guilbert. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss in 1861, or otherwise add anything? Y

14831

70

Maria Whitfield (a snow or brig)

241/244

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1848/49, by Whitfield of Sunderland & 'Whitfield' served as her captain for most of those years, until 1846/47 when G. Munro became her captain. A couple of 1844 references. i) On May 26, 1844 the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, under the command of Urskins, with a cargo of coal & glass. ii) On Nov. 22, 1844 the vessel, under the command of 'Wood', arrived at Carmarthen, Wales, from Pugwash (Nova Scotia, Canada, I believe) with timber, deals & lathwood. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 tells us that the 244 ton brig was then owned by A. Whitfield of Sunderland & B. Rutter of East Harrington (East Herrington, Sunderland?). Under 'Whitfield' ownership, the vessel served ex Sunderland to London thru 1845/46 & to New York thereafter. In 1848/49, the vessel became owned by 'Foreman' of Shields, thru 1856/57 per LR, for service ex Shields to, where a destination is listed, Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1848/49 & 1849/50, to the Baltic in 1850/51 & to London from 1852/53 thru 1854/55. With J. Stoker her captain thru 1849/50 & R. Stoker thereafter. While Foreman is still listed as the vessel's owner in LRs of 1855/56 & 1856/57, the available data is modest. I think because the vessel, from 1854 it would seem, had become registered at Southampton, though the name of her new owner is unknown to the webmaster. In Jun. 1855 the vessel sailed from Newport, Wales, to Elsinore, Denmark, with a cargo of coal. The vessel was listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1860, however it would seem that the vessel had by then been lost - off the Scilly Islands on Nov. 19, 1858. I read that the vessel had been bound for Southampton from Cardiff, Wales, further that the crew was saved & landed at Falmouth. Signal letters LJVQ. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

13901

71

Marsingale (a snow or brig)

247/251

James Reed

The vessel was completed in Aug. 1839 & per this contemporary announcement, was launched on Aug. 10, 1839 - for Wilkinson of Whitby, Yorkshire. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 only & would appear to have been always registered at Whitby. Owned throughout that entire period, per LR, not by Wilkinson but rather by Wright & Co. of Whitby. With, per LR, 'Bedlington' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1846/47 & 'Shaw' thereafter. For service from Sunderland to London thru 1845/46 & from Stockton to London in 1846/47 & 1847/48. LR of 1848/49 lists Wright & Co. as the owner but provides minimal other data. Do the names of Wilkinson (in the news cutting) & Wright relate in some way? They may very well do so. I happened to spot that Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists a 176 ton brig named Wright, registered at Whitby & built there in 1839. It was owned by Thomas & Richard Wright & James Mutter, both of Whitby, & W. Marsingale Wilkinson of Manchester. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel likely in or about 1858. Can you tell us what exactly happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

72

Martha (a snow or brig)

262/262

Leithead

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 only, so far as I can see. It was owned throughout that brief period by Leithead of Sunderland, for, per LR, service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1839/40 & 1840/41 & for service from Sunderland to London in 1841/42 & 1842/43. By a process of deduction, the webmaster concludes that this (in red) contemporary launch announcement of a 270 ton snow in Apl. 1839 is re Martha. W. Reed served as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1841/42 & J. Pounder served thereafter. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Hopefully such data will later emerge. Can you add anything additional?

 

73

Mary Alice (a snow or brig)

234/233

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 with the exception of 1847/48. It was, per LR, owned thru that entire period by J. Ritson of Sunderland, as is confirmed by The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. For initial service from Sunderland to Bathurst (New Brunswick, Canada?) in 1839/40 & 1840/41), from Liverpool to Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1841/42, & from Sunderland to Algiers, Algeria, from 1842/43 thru 1846/47. In 1848/49, still, per LR, owned by 'Ritson' the vessel is listed as a Cork, Ireland, coaster. The data listed in LR of 1849/50 is minimal, which suggests that the vessel may by then have been either sold or lost. A 'snippet' ex 'Sea Breezes', Vol. 8, tells us that 'Ritson' employed Mary Alice & Lydia Jane, also built at Sunderland, in the Baltic, Mediterranean & South America trade & also advises that in about 1849 Ritson sold Mary Alice. Presumably to an owner from Ireland. Can you tell us who acquired the vessel in or about 1849, & tell us also what happened to the vessel & when? Or otherwise add to or correct the above? Y

 

74

Mary Charlotte Weber (a barque)

287/316

Thomas Gales & partners, at Hylton

The vessel was completed in Jun. 1839 & per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement, was launched on Jun. 27, 1839. The reported tonnage in that announcement is way off! The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1848/49 only. It was, per LR, owned throughout that entire period by Thompson of Sunderland, however the 'Gales' build list on site here indicates that the vessel was initially owned by her builder & then sold to George Thompson. Per LR, the vessel always served from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. I suspect however that it did not return to Sunderland & rather served exclusively in Indian & Far Eastern waters, in particular carrying labourers from India to Mauritius to serve in the sugar cane plantations. It surely traded with Port Louis (Mauritius), Singapore, Penang (Malaysia), Amoy (China) & the Indian ports of Bombay, Calcutta & Madras. LR names just one captain throughout i.e. J. Mearns. It would seem that there were many other captains - including G. W. Harding (1844). Jno. Taverner (1845), Smith (1848) & Wilkins (1850). On Mar. 13, 1841 the vessel left Calcutta for Mauritius & on Oct. 13, 1843, left Madras for Mauritius with 153 Indian labourers. On Jun. 27, 1845 the vessel left Penang for Amoy with a valuable cargo of rice, tin, camphor, bird-nests, piece-goods & silver coin. It may have visited Adelaide, Australia, in 1846 with rice ex Arracan (N. Burma). I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel which would seem not to have been issued an Official Number & could not have existed on Jan. 1, 1855, unless then owned by non U.K. interests. That seems likely, however, since if I read the texts correctly, on Dec. 1, 1853 the vessel was registered at Saint Louis & (in 1844 at least) at Calcutta. A crew of 32 it would seem. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

75

Marys (a snow or brig)

262/266
later
240

Reed & Banfield

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1860/61 with the exceptions of 1851/52 thru 1853/54. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48 per LR, by Tanner & Co. of Sunderland, with H. Bravey serving as her captain. For service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, thru 1842/43 & ex Sunderland thereafter. In 1847/48, LR advises that Alcock & Co., also of Sunderland, had become her owners, with Ridley serving as her captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the then owners of the 266 ton brig as being J. T. Alcock & J. Fleming, both of Bishopwearmouth. For service from Sunderland to London. The vessel was not listed for a 3 year period. In 1854/55, LR lists Pawsons of Sunderland as her owner for, where indicated, service as a Sunderland coaster in 1854/55 & 1855/56, & from Swansea, Wales, to the Mediterranean in 1857/58 in which year the vessel is first recorded at 240 tons. G. Wilson is LR listed as her captain thru 1856/57 & Wilkinson thereafter. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists Henry Pawson as the snow's owner with John B. Atkinson her captain. In 1860/61 per LR, A. Whitfield of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, with H. Turnbull her captain, for service as a Sunderland coaster. On Feb. 9, 1861, while proceeding from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal, the vessel was wrecked at Redcar Rocks, N. Yorkshire. as per line 1663 here. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Alison Whitfield. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss in 1861, or otherwise add anything? Y

24984

76

May

233

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Smith & Co.

 

77

McLeod (a snow or brig)

293/325
later
293
later
294

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is, with a couple of missing years, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1860/61 - listed as M'Leod at the beginning of the M's - thru 1848/49 owned by Gtsh&TySh.Co (Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co.?) of Newcastle for service initially from Sunderland to Odessa, Ukraine, then Liverpool to Singapore, then ex Shields. In LR of 1848/49, Lawson of Shields, later H. Lawson & Lawson & Co., became her owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, to Barcelona, Spain, & to France. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records H. Lawson as her then owner. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Henry Lawson Jun. of Shields as her owner. On Dec. 17, 1860, per line 909 here, the 294 ton snow was lost on Hasborough Sand (near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. None of the 10 man crew was lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by Henry Lawson. Y

2122

78

Messenger

216/212

George Frater & Co. or W. Wilkinson

Thompson, maybe William Thompson

 

79

Middlesex

575

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

80

Monarch 1 Note

269/321

J. & J. Laws

R. Dauson - T. Brown (or R. Brown see Note), in 1851 - E. Simpson in 1856 - George Simpson in 1858

2012

81

Myrene

225/244

Halls

Hall & Co. - G. (George) N. White in 1856

 

82

News (a snow or brig)

231/234
later
211

W. Wilkinson

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1860/61 with the exception of 1847/48. It was initially owned, thru 1850/51, by P. Scott of Sunderland with 'Cook' serving as her initial captain (thru part way thru 1844/45), then 'G. Laing' (thru 1846/47 at least), & finally 'Dobson' (from 1848/49 thru 1850/51). For service always ex Sunderland to London (until 1843/44) to Archangel, Russia (from 1844/45 to 1846/47 at least) & then to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 231 ton brig  as registered at Sunderland & owned by P. Scott of Bishopwearmouth. In 1851/52, the vessel became owned by R. Taylor, of Shields, thru 1860/61, with W. Watson serving as her captain for that entire period. Always for service ex Shields - to Lisbon, Portugal (in 1851/52), to Brest, France (in 1852/53), to the Baltic (in 1853/54), to Hamburg, Germany (in 1854/55 & 1855/56), to France (in 1856/57 & 1857/58) & ex Shields thereafter. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists Robert Taylor of S. Shields as owner of the 231 ton snow, with William Watson her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 confirms the Robert Taylor ownership. On Feb. 28, 1861, while proceeding coastwise, the 211 ton snow was involved in a collision at Whitby, Yorkshire. And sank. As per line 1699 here. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Robert Taylor. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss in 1861, & with which vessel it collided? Y

2148

83

Pollock (a snow or brig)

276/311

J. H. Robson of Clax Haugh (Claxheugh)

The vessel was completed in Jul. 1839 & per this (in blue) contemporary launch announcement, was launched on Jul. 4, 1839 (or maybe a week prior) for the Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Company ('Gateshead'). The reported tonnage in that announcement is way off! The vessel had a very short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/42 only & was registered at Newcastle. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Was owned by Gateshead for service from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), with 'McAll' the vessel's captain. Can you tell us what exactly happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

84

Protector

211/207

R. Young

Thompsn - J. Duncan, R. Davis, D. Mackenley & T. Brown in 1856

2843

85

Quebec (a snow)

261/275

T. & N. Davie

The vessel was launched in Apl. 1839 as per per this (in blue) contemporary launch announcement & was completed in the same month. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1843/44 only. Per LR of 1839/40, the vessel's initial owner was White & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with 'Pounder' serving as the vessel's captain. But later in such year, S. & P. Mills ('Mills') of Sunderland acquired the vessel for service from Sunderland to London, with 'Gill' the vessel's new captain. Mills owned the vessel thru 1843/44, in which year LR notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'. I cannot tell you the circumstances in which she was lost. Can you tell us what happened & when? Y

 

86

Radford (a snow or brig)

271/272

John Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by 'Gateshead and Tyne Shipping Company' ('G&T'), & registered at Newcastle, as is confirmed by this contemporary launch announcement (launched Feb. 28, 1839). G&T owned the vessel thru 1845/46 for initial service from Sunderland to London, which service became Shields to London in 1841/42, with 'Rennison' always serving as the vessel's captain. The vessel's later ownership per LR is rather confusing. LR of 1845/46 advises that 'Downie', of North Shields, had become the vessel's owner with ? (initial illegible) Downie her captain. LR of 1846/47 lists Dowie Coats & Co. as her then owner with Dowie her captain. LR from 1847/48 thru 1852/53 lists Coats & Co. of Shields as the vessel's owner with Dowie as her captain. Later editions of LR lists W. Downie as her captain. In clarification?, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Peter Coates of North Shields as the then owner of the 272 ton brig. The vessel continued to serve London ex Shields thru 1847/48 & from 1848/49, per LR, served the Baltic ex Shields. As per line 1739 here, on Sep. 23, 1852 the vessel stranded W. of Alt. Skagen (Skagen is the northernmost peninsula of Denmark), while en route from Shields to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Peter Coats. Can you tell us anything additional?

 

87

Raven (a snow, later a brig)

263/283
later
283/263

William Potts

The ownership of this vessel is confusing. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 & from 1849/50 thru 1869/70. During the first listing period, the vessel was owned by W. Potts of Sunderland, the vessel's builder, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1849/50 thru 1852/53, Simms & Co. of London were her listed owners for service from Southampton to the Mediterranean, ex London & from Liverpool to California, U.S.A.. From 1853/54 thru 1858/59, G. Nichols of London were her owners for service, where indicated, from Hull to London & from Milford (Milford, Hampshire, maybe), to the Mediterranean. From 1859/60 thru 1869/70, LR lists J. Smith of London as her owner mainly for service as a London coaster. However, the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 320, image soon) & 1870 record the 255 ton London registered vessel as owned by William Sheridan of Seaham Harbour, County of Durham. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters HTQB. On Sep. 8, 1870, per line 373 here, the 283 ton brig foundered in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - 7 lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by yet another name - Jno. D. Brown. Can you add anything?

3526

88

Restless (a snow or brig)

192/201
later
177

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1839, is likely Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1857/58 - & not thereafter. It was initially owned, by Thompson of Sunderland with Liddell serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Liebau (means Libau, the English name for Liepaja, an ice-free Latvian port on the Baltic Sea). The necessary page in LR of 1840/41 is missing in my available copy. LR of 1841/42 lists Hudson & Co., thru 1853/54, as her new owner. With D. Blacklaw serving as her captain thru 1849/50 at least & J. Burch in 1852/53 & 1853/54. Hudson was of Sunderland thru 1846/47 & of Stockton thereafter. For, in the first few years, service from London to Stockton, from London to Sunderland, service as a London coaster, & service from London to Hartlepool. In 1847/48 & 1848/49 the vessel served from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean, in 1851/52 from Hartlepool to France & ex Dublin in 1852/53 & 1853/54. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Stockton & owned by R. Hudson of Stockton & by David Blacklaw & Robt. H. Hudson, both of Sunderland. In 1854/55, per LR, Adamson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service, where indicated, as a Sunderland coaster. LR of both 1856/57 & 1857/58 provide limited detail. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists Robt. Adamson of Sunderland as owner of the 191 ton snow, with Alex. Cruickshank her captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 confirms the Robert Adamson ownership. On Mar. 15, 1861, while proceeding coastwise, the vessel was involved in a collision at Palling. (Where is Palling? I believe it means Sea Palling on the Norfolk coast, SE of Cromer.) And sank. As per line 1712 here. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Robt. Adamson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss in 1861, & with which vessel it collided? Y

2930

89

Rover (a snow, or brig)

271/267
later
253

George Worthy

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1865/66 & not thereafter. Was owned thru 1858/59 by Laing & Co. of Stockton, initially for service from Sunderland to London, then London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Shields to Malta & Stockton to Alicante (Mediterranean coast of Spain). Also from the Clyde to Montreal, Canada, & to the Mediterranean ex both Stockton & Cardiff. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Laing & Co. of Stockton as the then owner of the 281 ton brig. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states Thomas Wake & Wm. Mitcheson, of Sunderland, to be her then owners. LR of 1859/60 lists Walker & Co. of Sunderland as her owner for service from Sunderland to New York, U.S.A. Unfortunately, from 1860/61, LR lists no owner name. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the 253 ton Sunderland registered vessel as owned by Henry Thompson of Sunderland. 89.0 ft. long, signal letters PNVC. On Sep. 16, 1870, per line 393 here, the 253 ton snow stranded at Egmond-sur-Mer (i.e. Egmond aan Zee, coast of North Holland) while en route from Sunderland to Amsterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - all lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Henry Thompson.

27092

90

Sarah Scott (a barque)

328/382
later
383

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1853/54, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1844/45 by Scott & Co. of Sunderland. For service ex Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. In 1844/45, Dunbar & Co. of London became the vessel's owner for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, but from 1845/46 her service is simply listed as ex London. On Dec. 14, 1844, the vessel arrived at Sydney with general cargo & 8 passengers, having left the Downs on Aug. 2, 1844. She left Sydney on Jan. 17, 1845 for Port Phillip (Melbourne) to load a cargo of wool for London. En route to Port Phillip however, the barque, on Jan. 24, 1845, ran onto a sandbank at Corner Inlet, 200 km SE of Melbourne. Her chief officer & 4 crew members left by boat to seek assistance at Melbourne where they arrived on Feb. 1, 1845. It would seem that assistance was denied at Melbourne due to an insurance issue & help had to be obtained from Sydney. Her cargo was, in due course off-loaded onto Agenoria, a brigantine, & the vessel, undamaged as a result of her grounding, was towed to Sydney by Vesta, a steamer. Sarah Scott then proceeded not to Melbourne but rather to Hobart Town, Tasmania, to load cargo. She must have returned to Sydney because she left that port for London on May 18, 1845, now under the command of Captain A. Butcher, with Captain Bain one of her 18 passengers. In 1853/54, per LR, H. Cross of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Despite the vessel being listed as late as 1853/54, the vessel in fact was lost in late 1852. On Nov. 23, 1852, per line 2244 here, the 383 ton barque went missing while en route from Sunderland to Constantinople with a cargo of coal. Crew of 15 - all lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Henry Cross. Can you add anything?

 

91

Sarepta (a snow)

259/266

J. Crown

A vessel which was completed in Feb. 1839 & had a very short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 only. Owned for that entire if brief period by 'Nicholson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. 'Buck' served as her captain throughout. LR of 1842/43 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. So far I have found no detail as to exactly what happened to the vessel & when. Can you help in that regard?
There is a puzzle re this vessel that I should mention. During the entire lifetime of this vessel & in fact both before & after that period, another vessel named Sarepta, also built at Sunderland (in 1837) was owned by Nicholson of Sunderland. Were there perhaps two ship owners named Nicholson in Sunderland at that time? I presume that that likely was so. Sarepta the name? An ancient Phoenician city located on the coast of today's Lebanon about 8 miles S. of Sidon. Biblically known as Zarephath. Y

 

92

Schiedam (a snow, later a brig)

216/207
later
208
later
188

Unknown to webmaster

Only limited data is available about this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1846/47, a gap of a few years & then from 1849/50 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter that I can see. LR recorded as first registered in 1839. It would seem to have been always registered at Stockton. It was initially owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Schiedam (i.e. Rotterdam, The Netherlands). From 1849/50 thru 1852/53, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Meck & Co. of Stockton, for service ex Stockton to the Baltic, to London & for service as a Stockton coaster. The LR data of 1853/54 & 1854/55 is cryptic, with no owner name being indicated. During the entire 1849/50 thru 1854/55 period, Meck, or R. Meck is recorded as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1855 records R. Meek & Co. of Middlesbro', Yorkshire, & R. Meek as owner & captain respectively of the 208 ton Stockton vessel, stated to be first registered in 1840. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Richard Meek & Robt. Robinson of Middleboro', Robt. Robinson of Stockton & Matth. Blakeston of Driffield - & similarly lists the vessel as built in 1840. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records Chas. Stewart of Middlesboro' as the then owner of the 188 ton vessel, while the 1870 equivalent lists the vessel as owned by Alfred Simey of Sunderland. Signal letters JNBS. Can anybody advise us what later happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything?

6252

93

Sea Bird (a snow)

263/278
later
253

R. T. Andrews

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 except for 1848/49. And from 1856/57 thru 1859/60. Owned by Parker & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, in northern Russia. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. W. B. Calvert & J. R. Rankin, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. From 1856/57, per LR, Calvert & Co. of Sunderland, for service which included Sunderland to Hamburg & to the Mediterranean. In 1859/60 LR records R. Jobling of Shields as the vessel's owners for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. On Jan. 10, 1860, per line 548 here, the 253 ton snow sank while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. As to where it sank, the record states 'Filey brig', whatever that is supposed to mean. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Roger Jobling.

23670

94

Spray

262/253

J. Hutchinson

Hutchnsn - T. Tindle in 1856

23841

95

Storm King (a barque, later a snow, later a brig)

303/334
later
300

Jas. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1871/72. It was owned, maybe thru 1853/54 (no owner's name listed re 1854/55 & 1855/56) by Rowlinson of Liverpool, initially for service from Sunderland to the West Indies, from 1840/41 for service from Liverpool to Jamaica & from 1846/47 for service from Liverpool to Vera Cruz (possibly Veracruz in Mexico, formerly known as Vera Cruz). For a few years, from 1848/49, service is recorded from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. Likely about 1854/55, ownership changed - & in 1856/57 R. Wright of Shields is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the then owner as being R. Wright of South Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Wright. W. Wright became the owner, per LR, in 1860/61, for continued service from Shields to the Mediterranean, and, for a few years from 1862/63, for service from Shields to Cadiz, Spain. Per LR, the vessel became a snow in 1861/62. From 1866/67 thru 1871/72, Rogers & Sons, of Shields is LR listed as the vessel's owners for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867, however, lists R. S. Crosthwaite of South Shields as the then owner of the 300 ton vessel. While the 1870 equivalent records John S. Rogers of North Shields as her then owner. 98.0 ft. long. On Mar. 9, 1872, per line 2320 here, the 300 ton brig foundered off Whitby, Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire), while en route from Shields to Morril (where is it, I wonder), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John S. Rogers.

25638

96

Swan (a snow, later a brig)

267/259
later
236

J. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1845/46, & from 1850/51 thru 1863/64 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1845/46, by Greenwell of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. From 1850/51 thru 1855/56, per LR, D. Park, also of Sunderland, owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to London, Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, & for service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1856/57, N. Coward of Sunderland is LR listed as the vessel's owner, thru 1863/64, but the data from 1858/59 is suspect. It likely was sold early in that period. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the then owners as being N. Cawood (not Coward) & D. Stephinson, both of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as now registered at Shields & owned by the Barker family, i.e. Thomas, Thomas B., and Christopher Barker, all of North Shields. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 370) & 1870 record Christopher D. Barker, of North Shields, as her then owner. Signal letters HCFQ. On Sep. 27, 1872, per line 2595 here, the 236 ton brig was abandoned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Shields to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by T. B. Barker. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss?

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97

Taylor (a snow)

265/274

H. & W. Carr

The vessel, completed in Jun. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1847/48. It was owned, thru 1846/47 at least, by Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co. of Newcastle, for initial service, thru 1843/44, from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, & from 1844/45 thru 1846/47 at least for service as a Shields coaster. In 1848/49, LR lists J. Pippet of South Shields as the vessel's new owners for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, which service became Shields to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 261 ton snow as owned by J. & T. Pippet of South Shields. LR of 1849/50 & 1850/51 lists J. Pippett (with an extra 't' at the end) as her owner for service from Shields to Hamburg in 1849/50 & from Shields to the Baltic in 1850/51. On Jun. 7, 1850, per line 213 on this page, the 261 ton square sank at Filsand, (or Vilsandi, a small island off the west coast of Saaremaa Island, Estonia, the Baltic), while en route from Newcastle to the Baltic with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Pippet. The circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand, however, I have read that the vessel struck a rock near Filsand, filled with water & sank. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

98

Thomas Rowell (a snow)

267/290

G. Frater

Hpl&DurComShCo in 1839/40 - C. Wawn in 1854/55 - J. (John) T. Wawn & E. (Elizabeth) Wawn in 1856 & 1858

14181

99

Thunder (a snow or brig)

270/288

J. Watson (I think) of Offerton Haugh (near Hylton)

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Nichol & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) (thru 1840/41) & from London to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), in 1841/42 & 1842/43, with T. Small serving as her captain. In 1843/44, Rayne & Co., also of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean (in 1843/44, & in 1846/47 thru 1848/49) & for service ex Shields in 1844/45 & 1845/.46. Under 'Rayne' ownership, 'Atcheson' served, per LR, as the vessel's captain. There would seem to have been confusion, at the time of the vessel's launch, as to the intended name of the vessel & its tonnage. It would seem to have been intended that the vessel be named Thunderer rather than Thunder & was reported as being of 317 tons rather that 288 tons. As per this contemporary Jan. 15, 1839 launch announcement (in red). So far, I have found no other references to the vessel & particularly no data as to what happened to her, in or about 1848. Need help! Y

 

100

Viola (a snow or brig)

233
later
238

H. & W. Carr

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. But presents here such data as has come to his attention. It would seem that from 1870 & probably from much earlier, the vessel was registered at West Hartlepool. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as owned by John Clark of West Hartlepool. While the equivalent lists of 1875 & 1876 record the vessel as owned by John Wm. Stanley, of Wisbeach - J. W. Stanley per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1874/75, the first LR reference to the vessel that I could quickly locate. LR of 1877/78 is not available to the webmaster however the 1878/79 LR edition rather lists W. Watson as owner of the vessel which it notes had been 'Wrecked'. In early Nov. 1877, the 238 ton Viola was en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg), Russia, to King's Lynn, Norfolk, with a cargo of wood. Under the command of G. Atmore & owned by W. Watson of King's Lynn. As per an entry on this page, on Nov. 5, 1877, the vessel was lost in the Baltic, at Rohne Reef, Gotland Island, Sweden, 5 miles SW of the Naisholms Light. 87.7 ft. long, signal letters RGQS. Is there anything you can add? Y

33377

101

Violet (a snow, later a brig)

247/249
later
228

Lister & Bartram

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. Throughout that period, the vessel was owned by T. Walker of Scarborough, initially for service ex Sunderland but from 1841/42 for service from Hartlepool to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1856 (image soon) advises that the owners of the 249 ton brig were then Thomas B. Walker & J. Bentley, both of Scarborough. It would seem likely that the vessel was always registered at Scarborough. On Nov. 10, 1862, per line 2501 here, the 228 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Montrose, Scotland (about 38 miles N. of Dundee), with a cargo of deals. At 57N/2E, about 155 miles due east of Aberdeen. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Henry Walker. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?.

5237

102

Washington (a barque)

303/336

Reed, Denton & Taylor or Reed, Denton & Co.

The vessel was completed in Jul. 1839 & per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement, was launched on Jul. 2, 1839. The reported tonnage in that announcement is way off! The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1854/55 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1842/43 by Hull Shipping Company of Hull, Yorkshire, maybe for initial service from Sunderland to New York, U.S.A,  more certainly from 1839/40 for service from Hull to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. With W. Walker her captain. In 1843/44, per LR, the vessel became both owned & captained by 'Westlake' of Scarborough, N. Yorkshire. Thomas Westlake served as her captain thru 1854/55. For, per LR, some quite varied service. Ex Hull in 1843/44, from London to Malta from 1844/45 thru 1846/47, from Shields to the Mediterranean & ex London in 1848/49, from Scilly Islands to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1851/52 which service became later that year London to Manila, Phillipines, thru 1852/53. On May 12, 1845, the vessel left the Downs for Malta & Mauritius (an unusual routing). I read in a 'Google' book snippet, that Washington left London on Apl. 18, 1849 for Port Natal, South Africa, with 76 emigrants aboard, arriving there on Jul. 18, 1849. Per Trove Australia, (thanks!) on Oct. 19, 1852 the vessel arrived at Adelaide, South Australia, via Melbourne, Victoria, with a cargo of 11,737 bags of sugar ex Manila. From then until Jul. 24, 1854, the vessel would seem to have stayed in Australian waters - at Melbourne, Sydney & at Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'). It arrived at Newcastle, on both Mar. 14, 1853 & on Sep. 28, 1853, presumably to load coal for those other Australian cities. It is referenced as having carried 470 tons of coal. I referred above to the date of Jul. 24, 1854. On that date the vessel left Melbourne in ballast for Moulmain (now Mawlamyine, Burma (Myanmar), located 300 km SE of Yangon), where it arrived on Sep. 26, 1854. The LR recorded data in 1853/54 & 1854/55 is modest. However the vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854/55, registered at Scarborough & owned by John & Thomas Westlake of Scarborough. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel which would seem not to have been issued an Official Number & could not have existed on Jan. 1, 1855, unless then owned by non U.K. interests. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

 

Water Witch (a snow) See here

260

Alcock

 

 

 

William (a snow or brig)

268/282

W. Henzell, or Henzell & Sons, of  Seaham Harbour

The vessel was launched on Aug. 26, 1839 as per this (in blue) contemporary newspaper article. The documentary record for this vessel is a puzzle, indeed. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, a brig of 282 tons, registered at Newcastle & owned by S. Allen & Co. of S. Shields. So far as the webmaster can see, the vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1850/51 thru 1856/57 & not before or after those dates. It was, per LR, owned in 1850/51 & 1851/52 not by 'Allen' but rather by Briggs & Co. of Newcastle for service ex Sunderland with 'Chisman' serving as her captain. In 1852/53, per LR, 'Foreman' of Shields became both the vessel's owner & her captain, thru 1856/57, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean at least thru 1854/55. LR of 1855/56 & 1856/57 list Foreman as owner & captain but have limited other detail. The vessel would seem to have been issued Official Number 2304 & is listed in 1860 at S. Shields. All most strange. Can you help with any additional data?

2304

103

William Chapman (a snow or a brig)

220/207
later
209
later
194

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, from 1847/48 thru 1850/51, from 1854/55 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. In the first such period, the vessel was owned by Hartlepool Com. Sh. Co. of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London. In 1847/48 & 1848/49, the vessel was owned by Garrick of Hartlepool for service ex London & from Hartlepool to the Baltic. In 1849/50 & 1850/51 the vessel was owned by Hartlepool & Durham Sh. Co., initially for service from Hartlepool to the Baltic. From 1854/55 to 1861/62, the vessel's owner was Drysdale of Hartlepool for service from Hartlepool to the Baltic soon Hartlepool to the Mediterranean. LR data is modest for many of those years. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the then owner as being T. T. Drysdale of Hartlepool. The vessel may well have been sold to owners from Colchester in or about 1858. Signal letters JFVD. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 states, on page 413, that Mary Worthington of South Shields was then the owner of the 194 ton vessel. On Nov. 19, 1870, per line 997 here, the 194 ton brig was stranded at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, while en route from London to Seaham in ballast. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Appleby. A couple of the above links refer to the vessel being built in 1840 but LR consistently records 1839.

5013

104

William Gowland 1 (ex page 2 Supp)

227/233

Joseph Helmsley

Gowland

 

105

Woolsington (a snow or brig)

282/297

G. Thompson, or Thompson & Wilkinson, of Pallion

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was launched on Jan. 16, 1839 by Miss Isabella Robson - for J. Robson of West Chirton (a village near N. Shields) & registered at Newcastle, as per this contemporary launch announcement (in red). Per LR, J. Robson, from 1840/41 of North Shields, owned the vessel for its entire, if brief, lifetime, for service from Sunderland to London (thru 1840/41), from Shields to London (from 1841/42 thru 1844/45), from Shields to the Mediterranean (1845/46 thru 1847/48) & for service from Cork, Ireland to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America) in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The vessel, per LR, had many captains in its short lifetime, in sequence Pearson, W. Dowie, Kelty, J. Cole, C. Nixon & J. Walmsley. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 297 ton brig as owned by John Robson of Chirton. I am not yet aware of what happened to the vessel in or about 1850. Can you tell us? Y

 

106

Zenith (a snow or brig)

253/247
later
225

Harrison & Oliver

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1854/55 (with the exception of 1851/52), & from 1861/62 thru 1869/70. Thru 1846/47, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Oliver & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1846/47, 'Pegg' of Sunderland acquired the vessel & owned it, per LR, thru 1865/66 - W. Pegg in the period of 1846/48, J. Pegg in 1848/49, S. & J. Pegg in the period of 1849/51 & Pegg & Co. thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 247 ton brig as then owned by J. Pegg & Co. of Monkwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being J. Pegg of Sunderland & S. Pegg of London. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Josh & Samuel Pegg. For service under 'Pegg' ownership from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany (thru 1847/48), from Sunderland to London in the period of 1848/49 thru 1852/53, & service as a Sunderland coaster from 1861/62. LR lists no owner name in 1866/67 & later editions. 83.5 ft. long, signal letters HRLC. The 225 ton vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 422, image soon), owned by Hill Parker of Sunderland. The vessel is not recorded in the equivalent list of 1868. Line 18 on this page (ex here) records the stranding of the 225 ton brig at Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire, Wales, on Jan. 8, 1867, while en route from Swansea, Wales, to Southampton with an unknown cargo. All 9 of her crew lost their lives in her wreck. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?.

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What were the official build numbers for 1839? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 248 vessels & 60,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 247 vessels & 59,441 tons.

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