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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1840s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849

1840 (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 (a schooner, later a snow & a brig)

184/172
later
161
later
149

Peter Austin

A modest vessel that had a very long life, it would seem. The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1847/48, a gap of 18 years, then from 1866/67 thru 1876/77. Have read that John Fisher of Monkwearmouth was the initial owner. LR states that it was owned, from 1844/45, by Fisher & Co. of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. & H. Fisher, both of Sunderland, as the then owners of the Sunderland registered vessel, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John & Henry Fisher. LR of 1866/67 records J. Muras as the the owned of the Sunderland registered vessel for service from Blyth to France. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 states her then owner to indeed be John Muras - of Amble, Northumberland. From 1867/68 to 1876/77, per LR, J. Smith of Blyth (in 1876/77 of North Shields), was the vessel's owner for continued service from Blyth to France. Note that J. Smith served as her captain during such period. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists John Smith of Waterloo, near Blyth, Northumberland, as her then owner. 77.6 ft. long, signal letters HPTR. LR of 1876/77 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Oct. 10, 1872, per line 2624 here, the 161 ton brig stranded near Eckro (likely Ekerö, Sweden), while en route from Lubeck, Germany, to Gefle (now Gavle, Sweden, Gulf of Bothnia). Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by John Smith. Since the vessel was lost in 1872, it is puzzle that the vessel was still LR recorded in 1876/77. It would seem, however, that the vessel must have survived the stranding in Oct. 1872, since, if you enter 2607 here, you will see that the register for the vessel was not closed until 1915. So far as I can see, having checked LR editions available to the webmaster, the vessel is not LR recorded after 1876/77 thru 1899/1900. Can anybody add anything? Y

2607

2

Achilles (a snow)

263/271

T. & N. Davie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru such entire period by Weatherly & registered at Newcastle. With T. Scott her captain thru part way thru 1844/45, J. Farmer until part way thru 1848/49, & thereafter E. Ditcham. For initial service from Sunderland to London, ex London from 1844/45 thru 1847/48 & from London to the Black Sea from 1848/49 thru 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists R. Weatherley of Howden (Yorkshire) as the owner of the 275 ton snow. The 1851/52 edition of LR lists 'Weatherly' as her owner but has some handwritten additions. Which partially state that G. Flintoff of Whitby owned the vessel for service ex Whitby, with G. Turnbull the vessel's captain. As per line 1675 here, on Jul. 17, 1852 the 263 ton snow was lost at Machias, while en route from Shields to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Samuel Flintoft. Machias would seem to be located on the SE coast of Maine, U.S.A. - another vessel, Argo, (not built in Sunderland) was also lost there that same day. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

3

Adamant

244

J. Henderson

Unknown to webmaster

 

4

Admiral

274

Reed & Banfield

Unknown to webmaster

 

5

Agnes (a snow)

251/267

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed  in Apl. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 only. It was, per LR, owned thru such entire period by 'Henderson' of Liverpool, with 'Seatle' serving as her initial captain. Her later captains were, per LR, 'Green' & 'Thompson'. For service from Sunderland to India (thru 1841/42), from Liverpool to Jamaica (in 1842/43 & 1843/44), from Liverpool to Bahia, Brazil (in 1844/45), & from Bristol to India (from 1845/46 thru 1847/48). I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

6

Alderman Thompson

293

Laing & Simey

Hill & Co.

 

7

Amphitrite ( a snow or brig)

281/298

Reed & Banfield

Was completed in May 1840 & initially owned by Headley of Newcastle for service from London to Mauritius, with 'Ansell' her captain. The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He notes however that Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 indicates that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Then owned by W. Davison of Shields with J. Lander her captain. For service from Shields to London. 93.0 ft long.

2066

8

Amulet

208/206

J. M. Gales

S. & P. Mills

2431

9

Ancona (a snow, later a brig)

243/243
later
243
later
222

Noble

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1849/50. Was initially owned by G. Noble of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Soon however, in 1842/43, Woods & Co., of Sunderland became her owner, for service from Sunderland to the West Indies. In 1846/47, Hutchinson of Sunderland became her owner (maybe Hutchinson Dixon & Co. - LR data is hard to read - for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1850/51, LR lists Lisle of Hartlepool as the vessel's owner, soon W. Lisle, for service mainly ex Hartlepool to destinations over the years such as London, France, Hamburg & the Baltic, although for 2 years, i.e. 1854/55 & 1855/56, the vessel is described as being a Yarmouth coaster. LR of 1869/70 advises that the vessel was LOST. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters JGSN. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists W. Lisle of Hartlepool as the owner of the Hartlepool registered vessel, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies means William Lisle. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 20, image soon) & 1870 both list Robert Hutchinson, of West Hartlepool, as the vessel's then owner. On Mar. 4, 1870, per line 760 here, the 223 ton brig foundered at sea while en route from Hartlepool to London. Crew of 8 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Robert Hutchinson. All a bit of a puzzle since Hutchinson would seem to have sold the vessel back in 1850/51. Can anybody clarify? Chris Roche, in touch via the guestbook in May 2016, tells us that he has been researching the history of the vessel for many years. It would appear that the brig was lost off the coast of Norfolk. Hopefully additional info will become available soon. Y

5229

10

Anne (a snow, later a brig)

193
197/193
later
170

Bartram & Lister

Built (193 tons) for R. Hutchinson & Thompson of Sunderland. Whose period of ownership may have been brief. But ... I may well be confusing two different vessels. Lloyd's Register from 1844/45 thru 1849/50 (& not thereafter) records a vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1840, a snow of 197/193 tons owned by Merrix & Co. of Shoreham, West Sussex, for service from Sunderland or Hartlepool to Shoreham. Seems to have been owned by 'Merrix' for much of its lifetime. On Jun. 2, 1860, per line 728 here, a 170 ton brig of the name, in ballast, went ashore W. of Seaford, East Sussex. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Merrix.

maybe
2697

11

Arab (a snow)

265/287
later
267/287

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 with the exception of 1844/45. For the first 3 of such LR listings, the vessel was listed as first registered in 1839. Commencing with LR of 1842/43 the vessel is listed as being an 1840 vessel as I have chosen to list it in these pages. It was initially owned, thru 1841/42, by W. Brown, of Dundee, for service from Sunderland to Dundee. From 1841/42 thru 1842/43, Thoms & Co., also of Dundee, became the vessel's owner for service ex London. In 1842/43, Dunsford of London became the vessel's owner for service from London to Valparaiso, Chile. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1845/46, however E. Cooke, of Newcastle, is listed as her owner in LR of both 1846/47 & 1847/48, for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. From 1848/49, Thomson of Glasgow is LR recorded as her owner. Maybe for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean, soon for service from the Clyde to Havana, Cuba, & from 1850/51 for service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel? Y

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2697

12

Arve (a snow, later a brig)

281/310
later
285

J. Stobart

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 (except for 1853/54) & not thereafter. Was owned, thru 1852/53, by H. Moon of Sunderland. Who had owned a vessel of identical name that LR of 1839/49 advised had been wrecked. For initial service from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, then, in 1842/43 & 1843/44, from Hartlepool to 'Maurits' (Mauritius?), from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1844/45 & thereafter for service from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean. From 1854/55 to 1869/70, per LR, the vessel was owned by Merryweather of Hartlepool, for continued service from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean, then for service ex Liverpool, in 1857/58 for service from Hull to the Baltic, later ex Liverpool & Hartlepool, in 1861/62 & 1862/63 for service from Swansea to the Mediterranean & thereafter for service from Hartlepool to France. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists Merryweather & Co., of Hartlepool, as the then owners of the 316 ton brig. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the owners of the 285 ton brig to be William Merryweather, Thomas Gray & Edward Waddingham, all of Hartlepool. Became of 285 tons, per LR, in 1861/62. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 33) & 1870, both list J. B. L. Merryweather, of Hartlepool, as her then owner. 95.0 ft. long, signal letters PHFN. On Nov. 16, 1872, per line 2707 here, the 285 ton brig was abandoned in the Baltic, while en route from Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden), to Hartlepool with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. B. L. Merryweather. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

25734

13

Autumnus (a barque)

323/362

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, if briefly, by S. & P. Mills, its builder, for service from Sunderland to Merimac (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). The vessel thereafter was always registered at Liverpool. In 1840/41, White & Co., likely of Liverpool, became the vessel's owners & remained so to the day the vessel was lost in 1861. W. White served as the vessel's captain until 1848/49. For almost all of its lifetime under 'White' ownership, the vessel traded out of Liverpool, maybe to Jamaica (in 1843/44), to Bombay (now Mumbai), India (1843/44 thru 1847/48), maybe to Montevideo, Uruguay (in 1848/49), to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, (in 1848/49 thru 1850/51), to Australia (in 1851/52 & 1852/53), to India (1854/55 thru 1857/58), to Australia (1859/60), to America in 1861/62. Also, in 1853/54 LR records an intended voyage to Hobart Town, Tasmania ex London. The webmaster has checked at Trove, Australia, for voyages 'down under' & spotted 6 such voyages as follows:- 1) The vessel left Liverpool on Apl. 6, 1841 for Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, arriving there on Aug. 2, 1841. It later left on Sep. 7, 1841 for Guam & India. 2) On Jan 23, 1845, the vessel arrived at Sydney from Hong Kong via Manila with a cargo of sugar. It left on Apl. 26, 1845 for London with a cargo of wool. 3) On Mar. 1, 1847, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex Hong Kong with a cargo of tea. It left on May 16, 1847 for London, arriving at Gravesend on Oct. 19, 1847. 4) On Jun. 3, 1851, the vessel left Oporto, Portugal, for Sydney with a cargo of Sandeman & Co. port wine. It left on Feb. 6, 1852 for London. 5) The vessel left London on Aug, 23, 1852 for Hobart Town & arrived there on Dec. 29, 1852. On Feb. 21, 1853 it left for Aracan or Arracan (Burma, Bay of Bengal) in ballast. 6) On May 6, 1859 the vessel left Liverpool for Sydney arriving there on Aug. 19, 1859. It made two side voyages to & from Kaipara, N. Island, New Zealand. It finally left Sydney on May 1, 1860 for Newcastle, NSW, to take aboard a cargo of coal for Valparaiso, Chile - arriving there on Aug. 4, 1860. On Oct. 5, 1861, per line 1385 here, the 362 ton barque was abandoned off Cape Horn (S. tip of South America), while en route from Swansea, Wales, to Valparaiso, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by W. White. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

25887

14

Bee's Wing

155

W. Doxford

Jn. Robson, Jn. Crossby & Wm. Walker

 

15

Bithon (a snow)

222/226

W. Sutherland

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only in 1839/40 & 1840/41. It was owned by B. Denton of Sunderland with R. Patton serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to London & maybe from Hartlepool to London in 1839/40 & from Sunderland to London in 1840/41. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Can you tell us what exactly happened to her? Y

 

16

Britannia (a snow)

237/234

Jos. Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by Kemp of Lynn, Norfolk, initially J. Kemp & from 1847/48 Kemp & Co. J. Kemp was the vessel's captain thru 1844/45 & per LR was her captain for portions of 1845/46 & 1846/47 also. The vessel initially served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Sunderland, served from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1841/42 & ex London from 1842/43 thru 1847/48. LR of 1848/49 references service from Hartlepool to the Baltic & also from Plymouth to the Mediterranean, which latter service is noted also for 1849/50 & 1850/51. On May 11, 1850, per line 174 on this page, the 237 ton snow sank at a place called Hoft - in Norway perhaps? Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by John Sugars. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

17

Camilla (a snow or brig)

217/207

W. Chilton

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Foster & Co., of Sunderland, thru 1846/47, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Bell & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owners for the same service, thru 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 207 ton brig as then owned by W., W.T., & J. Bell, all of Bishopwearmouth. The detail is modest in LR of 1849/50, while LR of 1850/51 lists the vessel's then owner as being Bellas & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. On Nov. 8, 1850, per line 409 on this page, the 207 ton snow stranded at Schaarhorn (sands located at the mouth of the German river Elbe), while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned, not by Bellas & Co., but rather by Margaret Jewitt. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

18

Commerce (a barque or brig maybe)

254

Unknown to webmaster

So far as the webmaster can see, this vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') - thru 1853/54 at least. I include the vessel having seen a reference to its loss in a U.K. Government report. But maintain an open mind that the modest data may later prove to be incorrect in some way. On Nov. 4, 1850, per line 400 on this page, the 254 ton square stranded at Branno (Brännö, one of a group of islands located off Gothenburg/Göteborg, Sweden), while en route from Wick, (probably of Caithness, N. Scotland), to Stettin (Szczecin, Poland, on the Baltic). The listing referenced is unusually limited in its content - with no crew numbers or owner name indicated. I cannot find a tidy definition of 'square' but is seem to mean a vessel with square sails typically a barque or a brig. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

19

Commodore (a snow)

278/292
later
259

G. Thompson, maybe of  Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1846/47 at least, by Thompson of Sunderland. For initial service from Sunderland to London, but from 1840/41 for service from London to Cuba. No owner name is stated in LR of 1847/48. In 1848/49, it would seem that the vessel changed hands twice - to 'Passenger' of London for service from London to Sunderland, & then to 'Nicholson' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Cuba. Nicholson, per LR, owned the vessel thru 1855/56 i) for continued service from Sunderland to Cuba, ii) in the period of 1850/1853 for service from Sunderland to Madeira, iii) in 1853/54 for service from Quebec, Canada, to Sunderland, & iv) thereafter from Swansea, Wales, to Cuba. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Nicholson, W. Nicholson, jun., & J. Nicholson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners. In 1856/57, H. Cross of Sunderland became, per LR, the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & in 1857/58 & 1858/59 for service from Sunderland to the Black Sea. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Henry Cross as her then owner. While H. Cross is LR stated to be the vessel's owner thru 1864/65, only limited data is provided from 1859/60 with no indication of routing nor of the vessel's registration port. The lack of detail is not surprising since the vessel was clearly lost in 1861 - read on. 89.0 ft. long. On May 5, 1861, per line 1215 here, the 259 ton snow stranded at Garrucha (Almeria, Mediterranean coast of Spain) while en route from Villaricos (also Almería, Spain) to Sulina (Romania, Black Sea, at the mouth of Sulina branch of the Danube River). No cargo is indicated. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Jas. Edwards, a name not LR referenced. Can anybody add anything? Y

14103

20

Commodore Napier (a snow)

281/291

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1845/46, by Law & Co. of Dundee, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Dundee. In 1841/42 the vessel would seem to have served Havana, Cuba, ex both Newcastle & Dundee. It continued to serve Havana ex Newcastle thereafter. Until, in 1845/46, per LR, T. Neish, also of Dundee, became the vessel's owner for service from Dundee to St. Petersburg, Russia, thru 1847/48 & then ex Dundee. Can anybody add anything?

 

21

Concord (a snow, later a brig)

276/287
later
269

Tiffin of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Was owned, thru 1850/51, by T. Shotton of Newcastle (but from 1846/47 of North Shields). For some varied service - from Shields to France, from Liverpool to Constantinople (now Istanbul) & to Icheboe (a tiny island then noted for its penguin guano, located off the W. coast of Namibia), from Shields to the Mediterranean, to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) & to Barcelona, Spain. In 1851/52, G. Shotton of North Shields was her owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. From 1853/54, Kirkwood of Sunderland owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Only for a short time, however. In 1855/56, Gallon & Co. of Shields became the vessel's owner, thru 1860/61 it would appear, for service ex Shields to America, to London & to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. & T. Gallon & J. Firbank, both of South Shields, as her then owners. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William & Thomas Gallon & John Firbank. Became of 269 tons in 1859/60. From 1862/63 thru 1869/70, LR records Proctor & Co., of Hartlepool, as the vessel's owner for service as a Hartlepool coaster. J. Proctor per the Mercantile Navy List of 1867. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, however, lists (on page 80) John McDowall, of Hartlepool, as her then owner. 91.0 ft. long, signal letters RMBG. On Oct. 2, 1872, per line 2607 here, the 269 ton brig foundered near Spurn (a sand spit at the mouth of the Humber river), while en route from Sutton Bridge (Lincolnshire, near The Wash) to Lubeck, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John McDowall. Can anybody add anything? Y

34804

22

Cossack (a snow)

241/233

Jas. Leithead

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51, with the exception of 1848/49, & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1847/48 by J. (John) Webster of Sunderland for initial service from Sunderland to London, but from 1842/43 for consistent service from the Clyde to Newfoundland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then registered at Newcastle & owned by J. & W. Allen of High Felling. LRs of 1849/50 & 1850/51 list the vessel as owned by Allen of Newcastle, for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. On Jun. 11, 1850, per line 219 on this page, the 241 ton snow went aground & became wrecked at Wester Till (approaches to the Elbe river) while en route from Newcastle to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. During 'thick weather' & a strong westerly wind. LR lists Bradshaw as the vessel's then captain but I read that the captain was in fact named Smith. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by John Allen. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

23

Cove (a snow)

201/200
later
172

Jolly & Turnbull

The vessel was Lloyds Register recorded in 1840. Not thereafter recorded until 1854/55 thru 1859/60. Soulsby of Blyth, for service Sunderland to London & later Blyth to France, later to Denmark. On Jan. 10, 1860, per line 19 here, the 172 ton snow sank at Filey Bridge, near Filey, Yorkshire, while en route from Blyth to Dieppe, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Rob. Soulsby Y

2437

24

Dundee (a barque)

288

T. Ogden

Unknown to webmaster

 

25

Earl Durham (a barque)

233/323
later
350

Austin & Mills

The vessel was initially owned by Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Calcutta, India. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records Thomas Davison of Howden as her then owner

11584

26

Earl Talbot (a snow)

180/176
later
156

J. M. Gales

Thompson of Sunderland, thru 1846/47, a Sunderland coaster. From 1850/51, Richardson (M. Richardson) of Shields. Few details about her voyages but Schiedam (Rotterdam), was noted. From 1857/58, G. Simpson of Shields  became her owner for service Shields to the Baltic. On May 29, 1860, per line 198 here, the 156 ton snow was stranded near Egmont (cannot establish where it is), with a cargo of coal. It would seem that 1 of the 6 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by George Simpson. The vessel continued to be recorded in Lloyd's Register & the 1864/65 edition states 'LOST'. Y

3725

27

Eleanor

269

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

28 Elizabeth & Sarah (a snow or brig)

201/175
later
159

Jas. Leithead

The vessel, which was completed in Sep. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1863/64, with some exceptions - the vessel is not LR listed from 1847/48 thru 1849/50 nor in 1853/54. The vessel's initial owner was Leithead of Sunderland, i.e. the vessel's builder, thru 1846/47 at least per LR, with 'Adamson' serving as the vessel's captain. For service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1850/51 lists Dawson of Sunderland as her then owner, for service from Sunderland to Sweden in 1850/61 & 1851/52, with Allen serving as her captain. It is clear, however that Dawson acquired the vessel in the 3 year period of LR silence. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848 lists W. Dawson, of Hylton, as her then owner. LR of 1852/53 lists Dawson as the vessel's owner but provides limited detail, which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. For maybe a brief period of time, the vessel was owned by Thos. C. Potts of Sunderland, with Geo. Willoughby her captain. Witness the listing in Marwood's North of England Register of 1854. LR of 1854/55 indicates that J. Murray of Hartlepool had become the vessel's owner, with Bartols her captain, for service from Hartlepool to the Baltic in 1854/55 & 1855/56 & from Hartlepool to France in 1856/57 & 1857/58. Now LR continues to list 'Murray' & 'Bartols' as the vessel's owner & captain thru 1863/64 but with minimal detail. Such listings are surely in error. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the brig, now of 159 tons, as registered at Whitby, Yorkshire, & owned by Marshall Granger of Rochester, Kent. 80.0 ft. long. On Mar. 2, 1861, per line 1705 here, the 159 ton snow, proceeding coastwise, was lost at sea. Alas not detail is provided as to the vessel's routing & where it was lost. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Marshall Granger. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Y

26130

29

Elizabeth Hunter

220/212

J. Hunter

T. (Thomas) Hunter, of Sunderland

 

30

Eston Nab (a snow or square)

179
later
162

J. Stobart

So far as I can see, this vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. Why, I wonder? I cannot therefore advise you who initially owned the vessel. It would appear, however, that the vessel was always registered at Stockton. Eston Nab? A rocky outcrop that overlooks Eston, N. Yorkshire (River Tees). Turnbull's Register of 1855 advises that R. Brown of Middlesbro' then owned the 179 ton snow, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) to mean Richard Brown - the vessel in 1858 was of 162 tons. Signal letters NLMC. On May 16, 1862, per line 2736 here, the 162 ton square sunk in a collision at sea, while trading 'coastwise'. There is no indication of where the vessel was lost or with which vessel she collided. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Richard Brown. But .... this page tells us that the vessel collided with Boreas, a steamship built at Stockton in 1856 & owned by General Steam Navigation Company - when off Yarmouth, Norfolk. Nick Johnson advises that some of his relatives were aboard Eston Nab at the time & lost their lives. The page references a number of contemporary newspapers where the collision was reported. Is there anything you can add? Y

22442

31

Euclid (a schooner)

87/74

W. Pringle

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1840/41 & 1841/42 only. Owned by Pringle of Sunderland, i.e. its builder, for service as a Sunderland coaster. With W. Wood LR referenced as the vessel's captain. I note that because Wood was in command when, in mid Nov. 1840, as per this article (in blue), the vessel was en route from Sunderland to Rouen, France, with a cargo, probably of coal, & put into Lowestoft, Suffolk, with significant damage. The vessel had been hit by a heavy sea, forced onto her beam ends & had her bulwarks & boat stove in. The article refers also to Zephyr whose crew stated they had been hit by a hurricane at about the same time. LR of 1841/42 notes that Euclid had 'Foundered'. Likely at a later date than Nov. 1840, however, but detail re her loss is not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

32

Falcon

253/252

W. Wilkinson

Thompson - G. Armstrong, N. Elliott & N. Armstrong & Co. in 1856

3721

33

Gazelle (a snow)

144/114

Robert Thompson (JLT)

The vessel was owned by R. Thomas of Sunderland (her captain), for service ex Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1842/43 states wrecked.

 

34

George and Elizabeth (a snow or brig)

205/192
later
174

Jas. Robinson

Lloyd's Register ('LR') is of limited help in researching this vessel. Which was launched in Mar. 1840 & listed in LR from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 only, then a 26 year LR silence thru 1874/75 at least. LR of !875/76 & 1877/78 are not available to the webmaster. The vessel is however recorded in LR of 1876/77 & 1878/79. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1848/49 maybe by G. Shevill of Sunderland, with 'Shevill' the vessel's captain thru such entire period. For consistent service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Todd of Southwick & T. Burdes of Sunderland as the then owners of the 174 ton vessel - which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Todd & Thos. Burdes. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 156, image soon) & 1870 both list Thos. Burdes of Sunderland as her then owner. LR of 1876/77 & 1878/79 both list L. A. V. Rudolphi, of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. Which name is clarified by MNLs of 1875 & 1876 as meaning Leopold Anton Victor Rudolphi of East Sunniside, Sunderland. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 80.3 ft. long, signal letters HRGM. On Jul. 4, 1878, per item 863 here, the 174 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Sunderland to Caen, France, with a cargo of 280 tons of gas coal. The vessel sprang a leak in fine weather. The water gained rapidly & the vessel had to be abandoned 6 miles NE of the Hasborough Light in the North Sea (near Cromer, Norfolk). Crew of 7 plus 1 passenger - none lost. Then stated to be owned by L. A. V. Rudolphi of Sunderland. Can anybody tell us more? Y

2948

35

Good Design (a schooner)

121/100
later
92

Atkinson & Pile of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1862/63 (except for 1850/51) & not thereafter. It was initially listed as  being of 95/86 tons, which may have been a mistake. The vessel, which was launched in Sep. 1840, was owned initially by Hoseason of Arbroath, Scotland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. But only for a short time. In 1842.43, the vessel became owned, per LR, by Teasdell & Co. of Yarmouth, Norfolk, for service as a Yarmouth coaster. In 1852/53, the vessel served as a Liverpool coaster. In 1853/54 the vessel became owned, per LR, by Brereton of Yarmouth for service as a Newcastle coaster. Now LR indicates that Brereton was the vessels captain from as early as 1848/49, thru 1862/63. The available data re LR editions of years 1857/58 thru 1862/63 is minimal. The vessel was not lost in or about 1863 when LR listing ended. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 161, image soon) & 1870 both list Benjamin Brereton, of Yarmouth, as the vessel's then owner. Signal letters HBCT. On Jun. 10, 1874, the 92 ton schooner foundered 5 miles E. of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from West Hartlepool to Chatham with a cargo of 100 tons of coal. 5 crew - no lives lost. The vessel sprang a leak. The pumps were manned but the water levels in the hold gained at the rate of 4 in. per hour. Then a pump failed. The crew abandoned the vessel when she had 6 ft. of water in her holds. Then owned by J. W. Studd of Wivenhoe, Essex. The text says 'Foundered, probably from unseaworthiness'. All as per this page ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

16608

36

Harmony (a snow)

238/245
later
225

W. Spowers & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, briefly, just thru 1842/43 per LR, by Thomson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. In 1842/43, Croudace & Co. or a name close to that, became the owner of the vessel, now registered at London, thru 1848/49, for service as a London collier. In 1848/49, W. Stobart of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner, maybe for service from Beaumaris, Scotland to Cardiff, more certainly for service from Sunderland to London. 'Stobart' is LR indicated to have been the vessel's captain, thru 1852/53 in which year the LR data is most limited. Which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Harper of Sunderland as her then owner - while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Kirton, also of Sunderland. On Nov. 2, 1861, per line 1425 here, the 225 ton snow was wrecked at Barrow Sand (Essex, approaches to Thames Estuary, N. shore),  while en route from an unstated port to London. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by George Kirton. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

23625

37

Hector (a schooner)

191/157
later
140
& 141

Noble

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & then a gap of many years. Owned by Hudson & Co. of Sunderland for service to London ex Sunderland. It was again LR listed from 1856/57 thru 1872/73 - owned by Fenwick, sen. of Newcastle for service initially to France & then as a coaster. Signal letters HVPK. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Fenwick of Hebburn as her owner - Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Wm. Fenwick of White Hill Point, apparently Northumberland. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 172) & 1870 both name John Fenwick of White Hill Point as her then owner. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been wrecked. On Dec. 10, 1872, per line 3162 here, the 140 ton schooner was stranded at Palling (where is it? I believe it means Sea Palling on the Norfolk coast, SE of Cromer), while en route from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel then owned by Wm. Fenwick. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

3757

38

(a snow)

286/307

Peter Austin

Hunter & Co (Thomas Hunter)

 

39

Jane

157/149

J. M. Gales

P. Madden - J. Cleet in 1856

25123

40

Jane (a snow)

211/204

J. Crown

A vessel, completed  in Jul. 1840, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1855/56 & so far as I can see, not thereafter. It was initially owned by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London with 'Bowman' serving as the vessel's captain. But Thompson owned the vessel for a brief period only. Later in 1840/41 the vessel became owned by Griffiths & Co. of or registered at London, for service from London to Genoa, Italy (in 1840/41 & 1841/42), from London to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy) (in 1842/43 & 1843/44), from the Scilly Islands to London (from 1844/45 thru 1847/48), from London to the Mediterranean (in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & also in 1851/52 & 1852/53), & ex Liverpool in 1850/51. With 3 captains while Griffiths & Co. owned the vessel - J. Peters thru 1848/49, Sargeant thru 1851/52 & Smith (in 1851/52 & 1852/53). In 1853/54, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Akersten', of or registered at London, for service from London to Portland Bill, Dorset. While Akersten is still listed as the owner in LRs of 1854/55 & 1855/56, the detail provided is minimal which suggest that the vessel may well have been sold. The vessel is, I note, recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1860 & 1864, registered at Scilly. It is not recorded in MNL of 1867. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel, likely in the mid 1860s. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

26922

41

Jane & Isabella

204

W. Doxford

Christopher Elliot, Robert Reed & Thomas Smith

 

42

John Line

696

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

43

Johns (a snow, later a brig)

301/329
later
299
later
300

G. Moore

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1869/70 (except for 1851/52) & not thereafter. During the vessel's lifetime, it would seem to have been registered at Shields, at South Shields & at Whitby. Its initial owner was Elliott & Co. of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, from 1843/44 for service from London to Quebec, Canada, & from 1848/49 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. LR of 1850/51 has limited detail & the vessel is not listed in 1851/52 - surely the vessel was sold at about that time. From 1852/53 thru 1862/63, the vessel was owned by F. Reay of Shields, for service from Shields to Hamburg, to the Mediterranean, to America & to Spain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists F. Reay of South Shields as owner of the Shields registered vessel, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Francis Reay. In 1858/59 the vessel became of 299 tons. From 1862/63, Fairweather of Shields owned the vessel for service from Shields to Lisbon, Portugal, & to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 (page 209) lists Alexander Fairweather, of North Shields, as her then owner. The LR editions of 1867/68 thru 1869/70 list no owner name & the vessel is not later listed at all. The 1870 edition of MNL (on page 208) lists Grenville Robinson of Mickleby, Yorkshire, as the then owner of the 300 ton vessel, now registered at Whitby. 95.0 ft. long, signal letters RCTL. On Dec. 12, 1872, per line 2794 here, the 300 ton brig stranded at North Sand (probably Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent), while en route from Soderham (Söderhamn, Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden) to London, with a cargo of timber & iron. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Grenville Robinson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

33083

 

Juliet (a schooner) see here

178

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

44

Juventus (a snow, later a brig)

242/257
later
233

Benj. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. During such period the snow was owned by Speeding of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to 'N.Brns' (New Brunswick, Canada, possibly?) & from 1848/49 for service ex Sunderland. Juventus? A Latin word meaning 'youth'. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists T. Speeding of Monkwearmouth, J. Robinson of Dewsbury & J. Wilson & J. Watson, both of Whitby, as the vessel's then owners. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Parkin of South Shields & W. C. D. Balls, of North Shields, as the then owners of the Shields registered vessel, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists James Parkin alone as the owner of the 233 ton brig. On Nov. 9, 1862, per line 2497 here, the 233 ton brig foundered at 55N/5E (about 110 miles off the Netherland's coast), while en route from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then owned by James Parkin. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

24472

45

Lady Mary

259/249

Bartram & Lister

Kirkaldy or Alex Kirkaldy & Robt. Cameron

 

46

Louisa (a snow or brig)

216/203
later
216/190
later
173/174

An unknown to the webmaster, Ayre's Quay builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1855/56 (with the exception of 1850/51), & in 1874/75. LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster. The vessel would seem to have been always registered at Shoreham (West Sussex, near Brighton). It was owned initially, to a date in 1846/47, by Lechen & Co. of Shoreham, for service from Sunderland to Shoreham, with B. Wade the vessel's captain. In 1846/47, Ratcliffe & Co., also of Shoreham, became the vessel's owner for service from Shoreham to Hartlepool, & in 1848/49 & 1849/50, for service from London to Bremen, Germany. The vessel became of 216/190 tons by 1851/52. In 1852/53 & 1853/54 the vessel served Newcastle ex Shoreham. With B. Wade continuing to serve throughout as the vessel's captain. The data in LR of 1854/55 & 1855/56 is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold or lost at about that time. It would seem, however, that is not the case even though the vessel for many years was not LR listed. The vessel was offered for sale on Nov. 1, 1871 as per this newspaper cutting. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 234, image soon) & 1870 (page 235) record the vessel, now of 173 tons, as owned by Benjn. Wade, of New Shoreham. In LR of 1874/75, the vessel's owner is recorded as W. White of Shoreham, while the vessel is noted as having been built at Ayre's Quay in 1840. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1875. It would seem that for 30 or so years B. (Benjamin) Wade either captained or owned the vessel. 80.0 ft. long (per LR of 1874/75), signal letters NTCV. Can you tell us more? Y

23789

 

Lucerne (a snow) see here

263/273

J. & J. Laws

Elliott & Co. of Sunderland

2461

47

Maid of Athens

213/205

Stothard

G. Forster

 

48

Mariner's Hope (a snow or brig, later a barque)

324/362

W. Petrie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. It was owned initially, to a date in 1842/43, by Petrie & Co. of Sunderland, presumably the vessel's builder, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. This page refers to a brig of the name arriving at Quebec in late Aug. or early Sep. 1840, from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, with 73 immigrants, mainly labourers & farmers. But the vessel is not identified sufficiently to know if it was 'our' Mariners' Hope. In 1842/43, M. Lonie, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner, thru 1848/49 per LR, for service i) ex Sunderland, ii) in the period of 1844/47 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, & iii) from 1846/47 thru 1847/48 for service from Hull to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 363 ton brig as owned by M. Lonie & M. Hudson, both of Bishopwearmouth. In 1848/49, thru 1855/56 per LR, the vessel became owned by Hudson of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland & from 1851/52 for service from Sunderland to Quebec. 'Hudson' was, per LR, the vessel's captain during the entire period of 'Lonie' ownership & thereafter to a date part way thru 1851/52. LR records the vessel as a snow except for years 1842/43 & 1843/44 & 1854/55 & 1855/56 during which years LR lists the vessel as a barque. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the 363 ton snow, Mariners' Hope, as owned by M. Lonie, of Sunderland. The vessel seems not to be listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. My suspicion is that the vessel was lost earlier rather than later & likely before 1854. Can anybody add anything? Y

 

49

Marsden (a brig)

278/296
later
258

An unknown Hylton builder

The vessel is first recorded, in Lloyd's Register ('LR') in 1843/44 when owned by T. Gibson of Newcastle for service ex London, later Hartlepool to Hamburg & Liverpool to the Cape of Good Hope. Turnbull's Register of 1856 specifically lists as the then owners R. (Robert) Forth, G. (Geo.) Eskdale, J. (Jas.) Eskdale & S.S. & A. (Adamson) Bulman. LR from 1857/58 records Forth & Co. of Shields, as her owner for service Shields to the Mediterranean & to the Baltic. On Oct. 8, 1860, per line 366 here, the 258 ton brig was wrecked at Nidden (now Nida, Lithuania) while en route from Shields to the Baltic with coal. It would seem that none of 11 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Forth. Both of the above links reference the brig as built in 1841. LR consistently states 1840. Y

2103

50

Mary Ann Cook

254/245

Unknown to webmaster

W. Cook - also W. (William) Cook in 1856 & 1858

 

51

Mary Bartram

264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison

 

52

Mary Ridley

399

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

53

Matthew (a snow, later a brig)

206/195
later
206/165

G. Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1850/51 (ex 1847/48) & not thereafter. It was owned initially, or in 1841/42 at least, by Thompson of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1846/47. From 1848/49 thru 1850/51 LR records the vessel as owned by Tully & Co. of Sunderland, for possible service in 1848/49 from Sunderland to the Baltic, thereafter for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Tully & Embleton, of Monkwearmouth, as the then owner of the 195 ton brig. On Jan. 26, 1850, per line 500 on this page, the 195 ton square stranded at Wisbeach (now Wisbech), Cambridgeshire, while serving coastwise out of Sunderland. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Tully. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can anybody tell us more? Y

 

54

Mayborough

247/260

Austin & Mills

Gtsh & Ty Sh. Co. (Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co.?) - G. Dryden in 1856

23495

55

Mayor (a snow or brig)

238/232
later
211

C. Taylor

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1846/47, from 1849/50 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by J. R. Tuer of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. R. Tuer, of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owner of the 233 ton brig. In 1849/50, after a 2 year LR silence, the vessel is reported as being owned by Buchanan of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London & in 1850/51 just ex Sunderland. From 1851/52, LR lists the vessel as owned by 'Merrym'n', of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland. The available data in LR of 1855/56 & 1856/57 is minimal but 'Merrym'n' is still listed as the owner. Now Turnbull's Register of 1856 records W. G. Merriman, of Sunderland, as the vessel's owner, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean William G. Merriman. On Jan. 17, 1861, per line 1596 here, the 211 ton snow was wrecked at Swin Middle Sand (I believe on the N. side of the Thames estuary near Southend), while en route from an unnamed port to London. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. George Merriman. While the circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand, it may be of interest to know that a second vessel was also wrecked there that day, i.e. Zephyr, built at Sunderland in 1844. Can you tell us more? Y

2917

56

Mazeppa (a snow or brig)

236/247

H. Dixon

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by J. Webster of Sunderland, for continued service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Webster of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. LR references 'B'mb'r'gh' (Bambrough) as the vessel's captain from 1848/49. On May 22, 1850, per line 193 on this page, the 247 ton brig foundered 'off the Banks' (presumably the Grand Banks off Newfoundland) while en route from Sunderland to New York. Crew of 10 - 3 lost. It would seem that the vessel may not have been lost on May 22, 1850. The vessel left Sunderland for New York on Mar. 10, 1850 & when on the Grand Banks was on Mar. 31, 1850 hit by a heavy sea which totally dismasted the vessel & washed 3 crew members overboard. It would seem that the vessel continued to float. Bambrough, the vessel's captain, her first officer & other crew members were rescued on Apl. 5, 1850 by Jean Bart, a French brig & landed at Saint Pierre & Miquelon. All as per this page in 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal' (a 'Google' book) of Jul. 1850. Maybe the vessel finally sank on May 22, 1850? Then owned, not by J. Webster but rather by John F. Gales. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

57

Meg Lee (a brig)

204/197
later
185
later
175

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1841/42 thru 1867/68 (with a few missing years - i.e. 1853/54 & 1854/55) & not thereafter. Its initial owner was J. & W. Carr of London, for service from London to Genoa, Italy. The very next year however, in 1842/43, Murray & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner maybe for service as a Dublin coaster but soon ex London & from Liverpool to both Cartagena, Spain & to the Mediterranean. From 1855/56, J. G. Swan of Shields is listed as the vessel's owner, per LR thru 1867/68, for service from Shields to Rotterdam & to the Mediterranean, but mainly from Shields to Hamburg, Germany. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. G. Swan of South Shields as owner of the Shields registered vessel, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning James G. Swan. Both references incorrectly advise the vessel's ON. 'Swan' was still the vessel's owner in 1867 per the Mercantile Navy List. In the 1870 edition of such list, William Russell of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, was listed as the owner of the now Whitby registered 175 ton vessel. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters HMNQ. On Dec. 22, 1871, per line 2116 here, the 175 ton brig was involved in a collision & sank off Sizewell (Sizewell Bank. NE of Thorpness, Suffolk), while en route from Hartlepool to Rochester, Kent, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then owned by William Russell. The circumstances of the vessel's loss & particularly the name of the vessel with which Meg Lee collided are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

2050

58

Minstrel (a snow)

321

George Frater & Co.

Ord & Co., maybe J. B. Ord

 

59

Nestor (a snow or brig)

217/216

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel's initial owner, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1840/41 was S. & T. Mills of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, then registered at Shields as being owned by J. White of North Shields & & R. Storey of Newcastle, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean John Wight & Robert Storey.

24408

60

Nestor (a barque)

378/458

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1853/54, by Crawford of Greenock, with 'Crawford' the vessel's captain thru 1847/48. For initial service, per LR, from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. In 1840 (Jan. & Mar.), William Crawford solicited cargo for an intended voyage to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India in Mar. 1840. Her service became Leith, Scotland, to Calcutta, India, in 1840/41 & 1841/42 & Liverpool to Calcutta in 1842/43 & 1843/44. The vessel served Madras (now Chennai), India, from 1844/45 thru 1847/48, & then served ex London for the next 2 years. The vessel served Australia in the 1850/1854 period, specifically from the Clyde to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1850/51 & from London to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1851/52 thru 1853/54. In 1854/55, Bennett & Co., of certainly registered at London, became the vessel's owner for, per LR, service ex London in 1854/55 & 1855/56. It seems likely that the vessel was lost prior to 1855 since the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number. Is there anything that you can add? Y

 

61

Oak

160

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

62

Ocean (a snow)

250/257

R. Dixon

Very little data is available about this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 only. It was owned, thru 1843/44 by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France. In 1843/44, Hopper & Co. of London became the vessel's owner, for service as a London coaster. Can you add anything additional?

 

63

Olinda

266/281

J. H. Robson of Claxhaugh

Allhusen - W. & J. Robson in 1856 - Matthew & Jane Robson in 1858

2097

64

Pallas (a snow, later a square)

253/254
later
223

T. Elliot of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1841/42 thru 1859/60 with a couple of missing years. Was initially owned by T. Jackson, her captain, of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later Shields to Quebec, Canada, & Shields to the Mediterranean. From 1853/54 per LR, the vessel was registered at Newcastle & owned by Swan & Co., for service from Newcastle to London, & from Shields to the Baltic, later to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Robert Swan of Gateshead as the vessel's then owner. On Jan. 24, 1860, per line 577 here, the 256 ton square was sunk on Sizewell Bank (NE of Thorpness, Suffolk) while en route from Shields to London with coal. 5 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Richard Swan. There was a heavy gale when the vessel struck Sizewell Bank at about midnight. The captain & 4 crew members took to a ship's boat which soon capsized drowning all of its occupants. The remaining three crew members clung to the ship's rigging until dawn when they were rescued by the Thorpness lifeboat. As you can read here - in the section marked B. Y

22561

65

Parsee (a barque)

324/390
later
324/394

Rodham & Todd

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was owned, for that entire period, per LR, by Hunter & Co. of Greenock, Scotland. Initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, but in the following years from Sunderland to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, From Liverpool to Bombay, from the Clyde to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata) India, & from the Clyde to Ceylon. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

 

66

Persian (a barque)

302/347
later
316

Jos. Helmsley of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1862/63. It was owned, thru 1850/51, by R. Bell of Newcastle, initially for service from Sunderland to New South Wales, Australia, in the period 1843/46 for service from Shields to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, & later from Shields to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, & to the Mediterranean. The North of England Directory of 1848 lists Richard H. Bell, of South Shields, as the vessel's then owner. From 1851/52 thru 1856/57, the vessel was owned by T. Steel, initially of Dartmouth but later of Torquay, (both Devon) - registered at Teignmouth, Devon, it would seem. For service from Plymouth to Aden, in 1853/54 for service from Torquay to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1854/56 for service from London to Honduras & in 1856/57 for service from Teignmouth to Montevideo, Uruguay. The vessel became of 316 tons in 1857/58 in which year Barter & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), from 1858/59 for service ex London & from 1861/62 fro service from Penzance, Cornwall, to the West Indies. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Jun. 9, 1862, per line 2265 here, the 316 ton barque was wrecked at the SE point of Barbadoes (Barbados) while en route from Cardiff to Bermuda. Crew of 11 - no lives lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by William Barter. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

20960

67

Pet (a barque)

303
later
281

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1860/61. Initially owned by Dobinson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland to Quebec or New Brunswick, both in Canada. In 1842/43, per LR, T. Hick of Scarborough became the vessel's owners for service for many years to Trieste ex Liverpool, later Liverpool to Barbados. Scott & Co. of Newcastle became her owner in 1853/54 for service ex Newcastle - to the Baltic & to London are mentioned. In 1858/59, per LR, R. Tulley of Shields became her owner for service from Shields to France. However, Turnbull's Register of 1856 records John Tully as her then owner, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states Robert Tully, both of Shields. On Nov. 20, 1860, per line 874 here, the 281 ton barque was stranded at Whitburn (between Sunderland & Shields) while en route from London to Shields. Crew of 10 - no lives lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Robt. Tully. Y

24412

68

Placid (a snow)

221/234

Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1853/54 & not thereafter. Initially owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, soon Liverpool to St. Petersburg & to Genoa, Italy, & Cardiff to Hamburg, Germany. In 1848/49, per LR, R. Benson of Sunderland became the vessel's owners for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. From 1852/53, Smurthwaite of Sunderland became her owner for service ex Sunderland.

 

69

Poultons (a brigantine, later a schooner)

109/95
later
86

Unknown to webmaster

A tiny vessel that I did not expect to find listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). It is, however, LR listed - from 1843/44 thru 1846/47 but not thereafter. During that brief period the vessel was owned by 'Morrice' of Southampton for service ex that port. The limited LR data in 1846/47 suggests that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. crewlist.org.uk (insert 2676) indicates that the vessel was listed in the Mercantile Navy List as both Poulton & Poultons & in 1860 would seem to have been registered at Sunderland. On Jan. 21, 1862, per line 2658 here, the 86 ton schooner stranded at 'Pt. (port?) of Ness', while en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Geo. Ridley. This 'pdf' page tells us rather differently - that the schooner was wrecked at Ness, Tankerness, Orkney, on Jan. 22, 1862, while en route from Sunderland to Portsoy (Aberdeenshire, Scotland), rather than to Portsmouth. Can you add anything additional? Y

2676

70

Prince Albert (a snow)

284/301

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel, completed in Apl. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru that entire period by 'Glendnng' of Exeter thru 1844/45 & of London (Stamford Hill) thereafter. i.e. Fryer Glendening or maybe Glendenning. For initial service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, (thru 1840/41), ex London from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, from London to Mauritius from 1845/46 thru 1847/48, & ex London thereafter. On Oct. 25, 1850, per line 386 on this page, the 302 ton square was burnt at 'Pts. Delgrada' (means Punta Delgarda, Straits of Magellan, Chile), while en route from London to California (via Newport, Wales) with a general cargo (which cargo would seem to have truly been of coal). Crew of 17 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Fryer Glendening. The vessel's captain, at the time of her loss, was J. Rossiter, her captain, per LR, from part way thru 1845/46. Prince Albert had been sent to San Francisco to recover Gloucester, (a 297 ton barque built at Gloucester in 1833, also owned by Glendenning), which had been held there as security for some outstanding debts. See below as to what happened to Gloucester. On or about Oct. 2, 1850, Prince Albert went aground at Delgrava Point (I think means Punta Delgarda) in the Straits of Magellan. To get her free, 50 tons of coal were jettisoned & soon, afloat again, the vessel encountered a storm or hurricane, tried to make Gregory Bay (San Gregorio) but ended up high & dry on the beach at Barraneo Point. On the next day (cannot tell you the specific date) the vessel was surrounded by local Patagonians who overpowered & threatened to murder Captain Rossiter. The locals ransacked the ship, murdered two crew members (names available) & seriously wounded Hoskins, an apprentice. It would appear that the entire crew, with the exception of Hoskins & the ship's mate, were able to escape, perhaps while the locals were intoxicated, & after 6 difficult days at sea reached Sandy Point (Punta Arenas), 150 miles W. of the wreck site. Rossiter returned to the scene aboard 'Wilson G. Hunt', an American war steamer commanded by Captain Hunt, which upon arrival fired shots to scare off the locals. They found the mate (Badstock) still alive & the apprentice (Hoskins) barely so. The vessel had in the interval been stripped of its stores indeed everything of value. There was no possibility of getting the vessel off, so 'Wilson G. Hunt' returned to Sandy Point & later landed crew members at Valparaiso, Chile. With her departure, the locals again took possession of the wreck & set it on fire completely destroying it. The disposition of the crew is confusing - it would appear that 'Nuevo Pacifico' took three crew members to Rio de Janeiro & en route, on Oct. 25, 1850, passed by the burning wreck of Prince Albert. 'Wilson G. Hunt' maybe landed just Rossiter & one crew member at Valparaiso. Other crew members stayed at Sandy Point awaiting a passage to Valparaiso. All as per these contemporary newspaper reports (1, 2, 3).
Per this fine page, it would seem i) that Gloucester had arrived at San Francisco on May 28, 1850 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, via New Zealand, with 158 passengers. And ii) that Starkey Brothers of San Francisco, had became the owner of Gloucester as a result of legal action. On Nov. 19, 1850, during a gale, Gloucester, then a Starkey Brothers stores-ship, careened over with the force of the wind, filled, & sank in San Francisco Bay.
It would seem to the webmaster that article 2, when it references both Gloucester & Prince Albert leaving San Francisco for the U.K., is in error. That Gloucester never left San Francisco & that Prince Albert never arrived there. That would account for Prince Albert carrying coal, presumably from Newport, at the time of her loss. Do be in touch if you can improve or correct my words or otherwise add anything? Y

 

71

Prince of Wales (a barque)

308/358
later
315

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1861/62. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48 per LR, by Bell & Co., & registered at Newcastle & then (from 1843/44) at South Shields. Its initial service was from Sunderland to Liverpool, which service became from Shields to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in the period of 1843/46. The vessel then served ex Newcastle. In 1848/49, the vessel became owned by Marshall of London, for service ex London & particularly, in the period of 1850/53, for service to Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, & from 1853/54 thru 1855/56 simply for service to Australia. Hopefully some day I will find the time to check with Trove, Australia, re its Australian voyages. In 1856/57 & 1857/58, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Aitken & Co., of Glasgow, for service ex London. In 1858/59, the barque now of 315 tons, became owned by Stephens & Co., also of Glasgow, for, where service is indicated, service from the Clyde to South America & from Hull to South America. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Aug. 1, 1861, per line 1304 here, the 315 ton barque was wrecked near the Rio Grande, Brazil, while en route from the Clyde to Montevideo, Uruguay. A crew of 18 and 1 passenger - all of them lost. Then owned by Robt. P. Stevens.
The above would seem to be a poor description of what happened. The vessel, said to have had 4 masts, owned by R. P. Stephens of Glasgow & under the command of John McKinnon of Whitley Bay, was en route from Glasgow to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a general cargo (coal, ceramics, textiles, oil & wine). With 14 aboard rather than 19, it would appear. It was wrecked, likely during a violent gale from the S.S.E., on the beach at Albardão, about 70 miles S. of Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. Most if not all of those on board made it safely to shore with their possessions intact, & much of the cargo came ashore too. It would seem that the survivors were not lost as a result of the wreck, but likely were hunted down & murdered by the local inhabitants who also plundered or ransacked both the survivors' possessions & the ship's cargo. The evidence for the plunder seems most clear. The evidence for the murder is circumstantial but to my mind the collective actions & inactions of the Brazilian authorities would lead most readers to that conclusion. Injuries as a result of the wreck would seem not to explain the facts on the ground. Ten bodies including two females, one of them a girl, were found & 6 were buried far from the scene of the wreck. The Captain & his wife were among the 10. H. P. (Henry Prendergast) Vereker, then the British Consul at Rio Grande, was in the forefront of the investigations. Two inquests were held, both into only 4 of the 10 bodies. No inquest was held into the other six bodies whose gravesite location was never disclosed. The inquests were considered to be unsatisfactory to the British authorities. There were many months of diplomatic correspondence between the Governments of England & Brazil which correspondence was both presented to the U.K. Parliament & published in 1863 in the form of a 390 page book - available here. A summation of the events can be read in this 30 page 'pdf' file. A Brazilian diving webpage covers the wreck in Portuguese here, which page, Google translated into English, is here. Such page provides what looks to be an artist's rendering of the wrecked vessel on the beach at Albardão. The Admiralty, it would seem, seized 5 Brazilian merchant vessels in seeking satisfaction & redress. But ... it would appear to have acted unreasonably in such action since the seizures were effected before the ink was dry on their demands. I am not clear what finally happened. Perhaps a more diligent reading of the books would supply an answer. Corrections invited. Can you add anything additional? Y

26598

72

Princess (a snow or brig)

220/220

Spencer & Todd

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & from 1853/54 thru 1857/58. And it would seem, not thereafter. It was launched in Dec. 1840. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by 'Hutchnsn' (Hutchinson I presume) of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Thompson, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1846/47, from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, in 1847/48 & for service ex Gloucester in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The available data in LR of 1850/51 is limited. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owner as being J. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth. In 1853/54, LR records Hicks & Co. of Newcastle as the vessel's then owner for service (where indicated) from Newcastle to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, (which they state was built in 1851), as then owned by W. Hicks of Newcastle & E. Wilkinson of Bill-point, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names as meaning Wm. Hicks & Edward Wilkinson (of Bill Point). Per this newspaper cutting, the brig was lost in mid Nov. 1861 on the Barnard Sand (Norfolk, near Lowestoft). Then stated to be owned by William Hicks & Edward Wilkinson. Is there anything you can add? Y

3623

73

Princess (a snow or brig)

234/225
later
207

H. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1840/41 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. It was launched in Mar. 1840. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by Panton & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, H. Tanner, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1849/50. For many years, particularly from 1853/54 thru 1857/58, the LR data is minimal. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owner as being H. Tanner of Bishopwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, registered at Sunderland & owned by J. M. Smith of Sunderland, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner name as meaning Josh. M. Smith. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel & when. It was however listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1861, still registered at Sunderland. Is there anything you can add? Y

317

74

Princess Royal

296

Bartram & Lister

S. Mease

 

75

Prospect (a snow)

254/258

Byers, maybe Wm. Byers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1841/42 thru 1848/49, owned for that entire if brief period by Thompson of Sunderland, For consistent service from Sunderland to Holland. It seems likely that the vessel was lost in or about 1847 - the LR data re 1848/49 is limited & the vessel is not recorded in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49. Can you add anything additional?

 

76

Pytho

200/191

Wm. Byers or Reay

S. & P. Mills

 

77

Raymond

414/498

Peter Austin

Ward & Co.

 

78

Reflector (a barque, later a square)

338/378

An unknown Southwick builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1840/41 thru 1851/52. It was initially owned by Walker & Co., of London, for service from Sunderland to London, soon ex London. In 1842/43, T. Morgan, also of London, became the vessel's owner (also her Captain it would seem) for service, in 1863/64 & 1864/65, from London to Sydney, Australia, in 1844/45 ex London, & in the period of 1845 thru 1848 for service from London to Honduras (Central America/ Caribbean). Via Trove, Australia:- i) The vessel left the Downs on Feb. 14, 1843, & arrived at Sydney on Jun. 30, 1843 with a general cargo (her cargo) & 13 passengers. The cabin passengers held a dinner to honour Captain Withycombe's (maybe Wittycombe's) care during the voyage. On Dec. 3, 1843 the vessel left for London with a cargo that included wool, tallow, sperm oil, bones etc. It put into Rio de Janeiro on Mar. 1 or 2, or maybe on Mar. 31, 1844, 'leaky'. ii) In Aug. 1844 the vessel left Gravesend, London, with government stores for Ascension Island. iii) The vessel may have left London for Sydney on Jan. 6, 1846. iv) On Jul. 25, 1848, the vessel put into Table Bay, South Africa, while en route from London to Madras (now Chennai), India, via Cape Town. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Apl. 17, 1851, per line 830 here, the 374 ton square was stranded at St. Helena Bay, N. of Cape Town, South Africa, while en route from Cape Town to Hull with a cargo of wool etc. Crew of 16 - none lost. Then owned by Thos. Morgan. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss, or otherwise add anything? The cargo (wool) suggests that the voyage may have originated in Australia but maybe the wool was transshipped in Cape Town. Y

 

79

Robert & Ann

275

W. Doxford

Clay & Co.

 

80

Rolla

292/309

J. Hutchinson

Hutchnson - G. (George) Avery in 1856

25846

81

Rosalind (a snow)

289/327

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, thru that brief period by Blair & Co. of Sunderland for service initially, in 1839/40, from Sunderland to New York, which service thereafter became Newcastle to London. T. Blair was the vessel's captain until part way thru 1840/41 when 'Cockerill' became the vessel's captain. Of interest, T. Blair owned a 305 ton barque named Rosalind, from Apl. 1835 thru 1838/39 as per this listing. LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what specifically happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

82

Royal Albert (a barque)

334/407

Reed Denton & Co.

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. It was owned initially, thru 1842/43, by Briggs of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac (maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). In 1844/45, Kincaid & Co., of Greenock, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service ex the Clyde to China in 1843/44 & 1844/45 & to Singapore in 1845/46 thru 1847/48. In 1848/49, Whiteside of 'Whtv'n' (Whitehaven, Cumberland) became the vessel's owner with Whiteside the vessel's captain. For service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. On Jun. 25, 1850, per line 229 on this page, the 407 ton barque stranded at Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, while en route from Cape of Good Hope to Mauritius. Crew of 16 - none lost. Then owned by John Whiteside. Detail circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand, however I have spotted references to the vessel riding at anchor at Table Bay when the area was hit by a north-wester. There are many WWW references to an oil on board painting of the wreck by Thomas William Bowler (1812/1869), including auction prices. The image at left is thanks to 'Ellerman House', a distinguished Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, hotel which features a splendid collection of artwork. Most particularly this image of the work in a 'pdf' available here. Thank you so much, Ellerman House! I hope some day to have more detail of the loss likely from contemporary South African newspaper sources. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

83

Royal Consort

423/529

Jas. Leithead

H. Metcalf of Newcastle. Lloyd's Register of 1846/47 states Burnt

 

 

Schiedam (a snow, later a brig) - likely this vessel

 

 

 

 

84

Sedulous

226/230

M. Whitefield

Nesbet & c in 1842/43 - T. Knox & R. Fair in 1856

24654

85

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

199/181
later
160

W. Petrie

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel's initial owner was Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France. In 1849/50, Tizzard & Co. of Weymouth became the vessel's owner for service ex Weymouth. Now a brig, registered at Weymouth. Seems not to be LR listed after 1850/51. On Jun. 6, 1860, per line 742 here, the 160 ton square was wrecked at Chichester, Sussex. All her 7 man crew were lost. Then owned by John Tizzard. Y

5200

86

Sirocco (a snow)

227/226
later
208

Byers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1863/64 & not thereafter. Its initial owner was W. Byers of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, soon Liverpool to Stettin (Szczecin, Poland, on the Baltic) &, from 1845/46, Sunderland to America & to Montreal, Canada. In 1850/51 Weath'rlt (Weatherilt?) of North Shields became her owner for service ex London but soon ex Shields to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea) & Taganrog (Rostov Oblast, Russia, Black Sea). LR of 1854/55 to 1863/64 records Black & Co. of Blyth as the vessel's owner & T. Black her captain, for service from Blyth to London & Blyth to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (where listed as Serocco), also Christie's Shipping Register (Shields) of 1858 lists T. (Thomas) H. Heppell of North Shields or Blyth, T. (Theodore) Black of North Shields, & T. (Thomas) Peacock & J. Wood, both of Ashton-under-Line as her then owners. LR detail is scanty from 1859/60. 85.0 ft. long, no signal letters indicated. In 1870, per the Mercantile Navy List, (on page 356) Thomas Anderson of Sunderland was her owner. On Oct. 20, 1870, per line 480 here, the 208 ton snow foundered in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Ostend, Belgium, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thos. Sanderson. Y

24853

87

Stokesley (a snow)

261/277
later
252

Jas. Barkess

Page & Co. of Stockton for service Stockton to London. In 1852/53 the vessel's owner became T. Robson of Shields, & in 1854/55 Robertson of London, both for Shields to London service. From 1856/57 G. & J. White of Shields for Shields to the Baltic. Became J. White in 1860/61 for service Shields to Spain. On Jun. 3, 1860, per line 204 here, the 252 ton snow was abandoned near the Banks of Newfoundland, while en route from Corunna, Galicia, Spain, to Quebec, Canada. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew were lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John White. Y

2110

88

Swallow (a snow, later a brig)

198/184
later
167

W. Doxford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48, from 1850/51 thru 1851/52, & from 1857/58 thru 1861/62. It was owned thru 1847/48, per LR, by 'Thompson', likely John Thompson, of Sunderland. In 1850/51 & 1851/52 the vessel was, per LR, owned by Gutch & Co. of Poole, Dorset, for service from Poole to Sunderland. Then a 5 year LR period of 'silence'. During the period from 1857/58 thru 1861/62, the vessel, now a 167 ton brig, was, per LR, owned by G. Bramble of Hull (G. Brambles from 1860/61) for service from Hull to the Baltic (thru 1858/59), & for service ex London thereafter. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. (image soon) lists G. Brambles of Bridlington Quay as the vessel's then owner. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1861 or otherwise add anything? Y

19668

89

Syria (a snow)

195/210

J. Crown

A vessel which had an incredibly short life - just one day! It was launched on Nov. 12, 1840 & is recorded in Lloyd's Register once only, so far as I can see, in LR of 1840/41, in the supplement. It was owned, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London, with 'Minnikin' serving as her captain. That service was clearly her 'proposed' service. The LR entry notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I learn that Syria, launched on Nov. 12, 1840, was lost on the following day. The circumstances? On 3 days in Nov. 1840 (Nov. 12 thru 14), massive storms swept the British Isles, affecting much of the country including the Channel, east & north east coasts. Violent winds, including hurricane force winds, & high seas caused massive damage to British shipping everywhere. This page amazingly lists over 50 vessels which were lost on Nov. 13, 1840 alone, the day on which Syria was destroyed. It refers to the loss of Syria as follows - On Nov. 13, 1840, the 'ship, which had been launched the previous day, was driven ashore and wrecked on the North Beacon Rock, off Sunderland, with the loss of four of her seven crew. Survivors were rescued by the Sunderland Lifeboat.' This article sets out in detail what happened to Syria - it is sad reading indeed. One crew member tried to reach shore & drowned in the attempt. The remaining crew were swept off the ship by the violence of the sea, in full sight from shore it would seem. Three of the crew were plucked from the raging seas by the brave crews who manned the Sunderland lifeboats, but four were lost including Minnikin, the captain. Additional detail re the storm can be read here, the source of that article. The article concludes with optimism that Syria might be saved from going to pieces, but it would seem that Syria ended up wrecked. Can you add to or correct the above or tell us anything additional? Y

 

90

Thorney Close (a snow or brig)

249/260
later
233

Cuthbert Potts

Thorney Close? A suburb of Sunderland, to the SW of the city centre. A vessel which was completed in Aug. 1840 & had a life of over 39 years. It looks as though it was always named Thorney Close. Why do I say that? Because Lloyd's Register ('LR') only recorded the vessel as Thorney Close from 1867/68 & in earlier years listed it as Thorny (without the 'e') Close. The vessel is LR listed, then, as Thorny Close, from 1840/41 thru 1856/57, a silence of 4 years, & again from 1861/62 thru 1866/67. It is LR listed as Thorney Close in 1867/68 & 1868/69, a gap of 5 years, & from 1874/75 thru 1876/77 at least (LR of 1877/78 is not available to the webmaster). It was initially owned, per LR by T. Young of Sunderland, thru 1852/53 it would appear, with E. Warden serving as her captain thru 1846/47, then J. Horan, & from part way thru 1848/49 to 1856/57 by Young or W. Young. For service from Sunderland to Leghorn (Livorno), Italy, thru 1845/46, from Stockton to America in 1846/47 & 1847/48, & from Sunderland to America in 1848/49 & 1849/50. In 1850/51 & 1851/52, per LR, the vessel served from Limerick, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada. (A court case, reported in the Irish Jurist of 1853 , a 'Google' book, related to the vessel's sailing, in 1850 & 1851, from Sunderland to Limerick with coal, from Limerick to Quebec with passengers & returning to Limerick with a cargo of timber. With Thos. B. Young then the vessel's owner). The North of England Register of 1848 lists T. B. Young, of Bishopwearmouth, as the owner of the vessel, misspelled 'Thornley Close'. From 1853/54 thru 1865/66, the vessel would seem to have been owned by Kish & Co. of Sunderland for service (where LR indicated) from Sunderland to London, service as a Sunderland coaster, & from 1863/64 thru 1865/66 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Marwood's North of England Register of 1854 lists Wm. Kish of Sunderland as the vessel's owner, (confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1858) with R. Agar her captain. LR lists R. Agar as the vessel's captain from 1853/54 thru 1856/57, then 'Crawford' from 1861/62 thru 1863/64 & J. Booth from 1863/64 thru 1868/69. Charles Mew was the vessel's captain in 1864 per these 'Mew' documents, thanks to Chris Caines. There would seem to have been at least 5 later owners. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 lists T. Nicholson, jun. of Sunderland as her then owner. In 1866/67 & 1867/68, per LR, J. Robinson owned the vessel, confirmed by MNL of 1867 (image soon) as being John Robinson of Deptford. J. J. Clay is LR recorded as her owner in 1867/68 & 1868/69 as is confirmed by MNL of 1868. MNL of 1870 tells us that Thomas King of West Hartlepool was her then owner, thru 1875/76 per LR. Which in 1876/77 lists R. D. Clark as owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. 87.7 ft. long, signal letters HQTG. Crewlist.org (insert 2840) tells us that the vessel, stated to be registered at West Hartlepool rather than at Sunderland, was lost on Dec. 31, 1877. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & where. Crew lists for many years are on file at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Can you add to or correct the above or tell us anything additional? Y

2840

91

Tyro (a snow, later a brig)

236

Walker

G. Foster of Sunderland. Thos. Bell of South Shields, in Jul. 1848 (ex Google)

 

92

Vanguard (a schooner)

191/176
later
163
& 160

Noble

The vessel's is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1855/56. Have not spotted the vessel after that date. Its initial owner was Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland, later London to Hamburg, Germany. LR advises, in 1849/50, that Willerton of Sunderland had become her owner for service which included Sunderland to Hamburg & also to Galatz (maybe Galați, Danube River, Romania). The vessel may later have been owned by J. & W. Swinhoe of Sunderland per Turnbull's Register of 1856. And maybe even later, in 1870, per the Mercantile Navy List, by Charles Joseph Riches of Sunderland. Need help! Y

13830

93

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

247/255
later
256

Rodham & Todd

The vessel's initial owner was Clark & Co. of London, for service ex London to 'Brbice' (Berbice, Guyana?), Mauritius, the Mediterranean & to Bahia, Brazil. Lloyd's Register of 1848/49 reports Bedlington (her captain) of Whitby as the vessel's new owner for service which included Shields to the Mediterranean, London to the Baltic & Stockton to Bordeaux, France. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her owners as being J., R. & J. Bedlington jun., all of Whitby. The vessel also served Hartlepool. On May 3, 1860, per line 676 here, the 256 ton square was wrecked at Thorpness, Suffolk, while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9, none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Isaac Bedlington. Y

23767

94

Veracity (a snow, later a brig)

257/272l
later
247

Hull & Sikes

The vessel's is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1848/49. from 1852/53 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. Its initial owner was Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland to North America. In 1846/47, the owner became Croudace of London, for service from Newport, Wales, to the Mediterranean. In 1852/53, LR lists G. Davison of Shields as her owner for service from Shields to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Davison of South Shields as her then owner. Signal letters HTQJ. In 1870, per the Mercantile Navy List, William A. Davison of South Shields was the recorded owner. On Oct. 9, 1870, per line 446 here, the 247 ton brig foundered off Yarmouth, while en routes from Shields to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. A. Davison. Y

3531

95

Veronica (a snow, later a brig)

249/257
later
232

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1848/49 & from 1860/61 thru 1869/70 - and not thereafter. During the first period, the vessel was owned by B. Walker of Scarborough, for service from Sunderland to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being T. R. Walker, William, Benjamin, and Isabella Fowler, of Scarborough. From 1860/61 thru 1869/70, M. Clough of Whitby is LR recorded as the vessel's owner for service initially as a Whitby coaster but from 1861/62 service from Hartlepool to the Baltic. 86.5 ft. long. In 1870, per the Mercantile Navy List, Harrison Allison of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, was the recorded owner of the Whitby registered vessel. On Sep. 27, 1871, per line 1547 here, the 233 ton brig foundered at Dogger Bank, while en routes from Hartlepool to Wilhelms Hn. (where is it?), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Harrison Allison. Y

5131

96 Wansbeck (a snow or brig)

246/250
later
227

Lightfoot

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1863/64, with the exceptions of the period from 1855/56 thru 1858/59. The vessel's initial owner was Carr & Co. of Sunderland, thru 1842/43, with G. Porteus & then A. Hay, serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, thru 1841/41 & for service from Leith, Scotland, to Stockholm, Sweden, in 1841/42. In 1842/43, the vessel became owned by S. Hewson, of Newcastle in 1842/43 but of N. Shields thereafter, for service from Shields to London (thru 1847/48) & from Shields to America in 1848/49 & 1849/50. Per LR, three captains served while Hewson owned the vessel - T. Cowan, J. Todd & J. Esson. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Hewson of Tynemouth as the owner of the Newcastle registered 250 ton snow. Per LR, In 1850/51, 'Richardson', of N. Shields or Shields became the vessel's owner & owned it thru 1863/64. For service, where indicated, from Newcastle to the Baltic in 1850/51, from Shields to London in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & from Newcastle to Hamburg, Germany, from 1859/60 thru 1863/64. LRs of 1853/54 & 1854/55 provides limited detail & LR is silent for 4 years from 1855/56. The vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Register of 1854, registered at Shields, owned by John Richardson of N. Shields with Jno. Richardson serving as her captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 confirms John Richardson's ownership. LR lists J. Richardson as the vessel's captain thru 1854/55 & Richardson (no initial) thereafter. LR first listed the vessel at 227 tons in 1859/60. 84.5 ft. long. Crewlist.org, (insert 2169), references its tonnage at 228. On Feb. 14, 1861, per line 1686 here, the 227 ton brig, proceeding coastwise, was wrecked at Hartlepool. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Richardson. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss?  Y

2169

97

Water Witch (a snow or brig)

228/223
maybe
later
204

Alcock

A Sunderland build list available to the webmaster lists two vessels named Waterwitch (all one word) built by Alcock of Sunderland, one in 1839 of 260 tons & the 2nd in 1840 of 223 tons. Now Water Witch, a 260 ton brig, was surely launched in Apl. 1839, as per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement. It was not however, ever recorded, that I can see, in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). What is LR listed is Water Witch (two words), a snow, completed in Aug. 1840, of 228/223 tons. It is the webmaster's belief that the two vessels are one and the same, that the vessel was not completed in 1839 because it maybe could not be sold & that in 1840 Allcock completed the vessel and operated it himself for about 8 years. Such at least is how I read the available data.
Water Witch is LR listed from 1840/41 thru 1852/53, a gap of 2 years, & from 1855/56 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. Per LR, the vessel was owned, thru 1847/48 by C. Alcock of Sunderland, with R. Dunn serving as her captain. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1840/41 & for service from Liverpool to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy) from 1841/42 thru 1847/48. In 1848/49, 'Brown', per LR, became the owner of the Sunderland registered vessel, which was re-registered at Whitby by 1851/52. Per LR, the Brown family owned the vessel thru 1864/65, initially Brown, Brown & Co. in 1851/52 & S. Brown from 1855/56. Per LR, family members served as the vessel's captain for many years - 'Brown' from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, T. Brown in 1851/52, 1852/53 & from 1856/57 thru 1864/65, S. Brown in 1855/56. Under Brown ownership the vessel served from Stockton to London in 1848/49 & 1849/50, & for service from Stockton to the Baltic in both 1851/52 & from 1855/56 thru 1857/58. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Liddle & Co., of Monkwearmouth, as her then owner. It would seem likely that 'Liddle' & 'Brown' were partners. I say that because Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Whitby based vessel as owned by John Liddle of Monkwearmouth & Mary Brown of Staithes (near Whitby I believe). A real puzzle is the Turnbull's Register of 1856 which advises that W. Brown & Co. of Staithes owned Water Witch a 23 ton sloop built at Sunderland in 1841. How odd! The vessel's ownership is further made confusing by the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 which lists (on page 406, image soon) George Wright, of Clifton, Yorkshire, as the then owner of Water Witch now of 204 tons. LRs of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 offer only minimal detail. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters NLPQ. The vessel is not recorded in MNL of 1870 so the vessel may have been lost in the period between 1867 & 1870. I am not yet aware of what happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? Y

22465

98 Welcome Home (a snow)

222/211
later
187

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. The vessel's initial owner was Booth & Co. of Sunderland, thru 1844/45, with Booth serving as the vessel's captain. For service ex Sunderland. In 1844/45, the vessel became owned by Merriman of Hull, thru 1851/52 per LR, with Booth continuing to serve as her captain. For initial service from Sunderland to London (thru 1845/46) & thereafter for service from Hull to the Baltic. In 1852/53, R. Taylor of Shields acquired the vessel for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. With W. King serving as her captain. In 1854/55, per LR, Frost & Co. of Shields  became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France, with M. Charlton serving as the captain. Marwood's North of England Maritime Register of 1854 lists John & Joseph Frost, of N. Shields, as her then owners with Michael Charlton her captain. LRs of 1856/57 & 1857/58 list Frost & Co. as her owners but provide limited other detail. The vessel was lost in 1861 & it seems likely that the vessel had, perhaps in 1855, been sold to owners from London, (crewlist.org, insert 24849), which references its tonnage at 187. On Feb. 9, 1861, per line 1671 here, the 187 ton snow, en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal, sank at West Hartlepool. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by James Thomas Smith. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss? There were a number of vessels lost that day near Hartlepool, the result of a disastrous gale that hit the Tees River area. Y

24849

99

William Thompson (a snow or brig)

223/206

W. Wilkinson

The available data for this vessel is both limited & unusual. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1847/48 but not thereafter - listed as a snow owned by 'Thomps'n' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, as a brig owned by H. Allcock of Bishopwearmouth. 'Allcock' would seem to have still owned the vessel in both 1856 per Turnbull's Register & in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register with the owner indicated to be H. Allcock & Henry Allcock respectively. Neither source refers, however, to an Official Number. It would seem, however, that the vessel was not issued an Official Number which would seem to indicate that the vessel could no longer have even existed in 1856 or 1858. No data as to what happened to the vessel has yet come to hand. Can you add anything? Y

 

100

Yacht (a snow, later a schooner)

190/200
later
172

Kevin & Sanderson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter - initially listed as a snow owned for that entire period by J. Ayre of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London (to 1844/45). In 1845/46, the vessel became listed as a schooner for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, as a schooner owned by Ayre, Kilvinton & Co. of Bishopwearmouth. While J. Ayre is still listed as the vessel's owner in LR of 1847/48, very little other data is provided - which suggest that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the schooner, now of 172 tons, as registered at Sunderland & owned by W. Dobson of Seaham, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean William Dobson. On Feb. 9, 1861, per line 1622 here, the 173 ton schooner stranded at Hartlepool, while en route from Seaham to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. Dobson. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss is not yet to hand. Can you add anything? Y

2905

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1840? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 251 vessels & 64,446 tons. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

1841 (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

Aden

357

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexander (a snow, later a brig)

123
later
230
later
212

E. T. Thompson & J. Teasdale

The record for this vessel is unusual. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1842/43 thru 1844/45. And from 1846/47 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. During the first such period, the vessel was a 123 ton snow, owned by A. Scott of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Riga, Latvia. Described as being 'very slightly built', words I have not spotted before re any listing. When LR listed in 1846/47, the vessel is of 230 tons, owned by Taylor & Co. of Hartlepool for service from Hartlepool to London, later Hull to the Baltic. From 1850/51 thru 1857/68 she was owned by Mills & Co. of Whitby for service from Whitby to the Tees. J. Mills was her captain. Service detail is minimal but her use as a Stockton & Hartlepool coaster is referenced. Christies' Shipping Register of 1858 lists Isaac & John Mills & William Levitt, all of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, as her then owners along with William Ranfield of Harwich. The similar reference in Turnbull's Register of 1856 includes J. & J. Mills. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 states (on page 13) that Isaac Mills of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, was her then surely managing owner. Signal letters HDVN. The vessel was lost in 1870 but the data is confused. On either Mar. 3, 1870 (per line 95 here), or on Apl. 3, 1870 (per line 145), the 212 ton brig was involved in a collision & sank at Heligoland (North Sea, 29 miles off the mouth of the Elbe River), while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. No collision detail. Crew of 8 - none lost, Then owned by Isaac Mills. Need help. Y

699

3

Amelia Mary

238

Joseph Doxford

Joseph Culliford & John Wolstenholme

 

4

Ann Eliza (a schooner, later a snow)

82/62

Jas. Barkes

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1848/49. It was owned thru 1847/48 at least, per LR, by J. Hay of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 62 ton schooner as owned by J. Cogle of Sunderland. LR of 1849/50 records Cogle as both the vessel's owner & her captain, for continued service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1850/51 provides limited detail but does list the vessel as now rigged as a snow. On Aug. 9, 1850, per line 288 here, the 82 ton snow was stranded at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, while en route from the Clyde to Stettin (then Germany now Poland). Crew of 5 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John Cogle. Can you add anything? Y

 

5

Asiatic (a barque)

404/503
later
406/503

Reed Denton & Co.

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, it would seem, by Munro & Co. but Allan & Co. of London became her owner later in 1840/41. Allan & Co. owned the vessel thru 1849/50, for service always from London. To Bombay (now Mumbai), India in 1840/41 & 1841/42, to Hobart Town, Tasmania, in 1842/43 & 1843/44, to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa ('SA'), in 1846/47, to India in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & in the 'missing' years, the vessel served ex London. So far as I can see, the vessel made only two voyages to Australia:- i) On May 23, 1843, the vessel, under the command of captain G. Barlow (her captain thru 1849/50), left Sheerness, Kent, for Hobart Town, Tasmania, with 186 male prisoners along with a guard comprising 71 personnel of the 99th regiment. It arrived at Hobart on Sep. 23, 1843, left in ballast for Sydney on Oct. 8, 1843 & on Nov. 19. 1843 left Sydney for Hong Kong, again in ballast. I spotted a reference to the vessel having 4 guns. ii) On Aug. 22, 1849, under the command of A. S. Waddell, the vessel left London, via Plymouth (left Sep. 5, 1849) for Melbourne via Adelaide. It arrived at Adelaide on Dec. 26, 1849 with 152 passengers (list of names at Trove). So far as I can see the vessel did not go on to Melbourne. On Mar. 20 or 21, 1850, the vessel left Adelaide for London with a cargo valued at £22,000 comprising 300 tons (5,110 bags) of copper ore, 100 bales of wool, & other cargo including wheat. See lower down for what happened en route. Per LR, in 1850/51, R. Brooks of London became the vessel's owner for service from London to Pt. Philip, Melbourne. On Jun 9, 1850, per line 216 on this page, the 504 ton barque was wrecked at Algoa Bay, E. coast of SA, about 425 miles E. of Cape of Good Hope. Crew of 26 - none lost (proves to be untrue). Then stated to be owned by Robert Brooks. As stated above, Asiatic left Adelaide for London on Mar. 20 or 21, 1850. On Jun. 1, 1850, when about 100 miles W. of Algoa Bay, the vessel encountered a 'furious tempest', which lasted 4 days, carried away sails, bulwarks, boats etc. & stove in the stern. The seas broke continuously over the vessel; the pumps often clogged with grain. Many of the crew were injured & one crewman was washed overboard. Captain Waddell decided to try to make Algoa Bay & arrived there on Jun. 9, 1850 in a sinking state. A port steamer provided 4 crewman to help the vessel drop anchors, which should have held the vessel but did not. The vessel drifted ashore, apparently dragging her anchors, at about 7:30 p.m. on Jun. 9, 1850 & in due course became a total wreck. During that night, 2 of the 4 steamer men & another Asiatic crewman were drowned. It was subsequently discovered that the vessel did not drift ashore dragging her anchors. Rather a defective link, a total break in the anchor chain, caused her to drift ashore. It would seem that the copper ore in her cargo may well later have been recovered. All as per this most extensive contemporary newspaper article ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

6

Barbara (a snow or brig)

258/266

W. Robinson

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1841/42 thru 1850/51, with the exception of 1848/49 & 1849/50. Throughout that entire period, per LR, the vessel was owned by M. Robson, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to America thru 1844/45 & from Sunderland to Hamburg, thereafter thru 1847/48. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Matthew Robson of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. LR of 1850/51 has minimal detail but does note that 'Robson' was then the vessel's captain. On Nov. 6, 1850, per line 403 on this page, the 266 ton square stranded at Bornholm (a Danish island in the Baltic), while en route from Wyborg (Vyborg, NW of St. Petersburg), Russia, to London. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned not by Robson but rather by Wm. Thompson. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

7

Belle Creole

265/269

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

8

Bosphorus (a barque or ship but mainly a barque)

312/344
later
304

H. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, always as a barque, from 1840/41 thru 1852/53, from 1854/55 thru 1857/58, & in both 1859/60 & 1860/61. Thru 1849/50, per LR, the vessel was registered at Newcastle & owned by Parker & Co. Now the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists A. Parker & Co., of Gateshead, as the then owners of the 344 ton ship. Under 'Parker' ownership, the vessel served Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada, ex Sunderland (in 1840/41 & 1841/42), from Newcastle to the Black Sea (in 1842/44), from Liverpool to the Mediterranean (in 1844 thru 1848) & from the Clyde to the Mediterranean (in 1848/49). From 1850/51 thru 1852/53, LR reports Shields & Co., of Newcastle, as the vessel's then owners for service ex Newcastle. From 1854/55 thru 1860/61 (except for 1858/59) T. Glover of Shields is LR listed as the vessel's owner, for service, where any service is indicated, from Shields to France (in 1854/55 & 1855/56) & from the Shields to the Baltic (in 1859/60 & 1860/61). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being T. Glover & T. Reavely, both of South Shields & W. Dalgleish of Walton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies those names as meaning Terrot Glover & Thos. Reavely of South Shields & W. Dagliesh of Watton. The vessel became of 304 tons in 1859/60. On Feb. 9, 1861, per line 1634 here, the 304 ton barque was stranded at Hartlepool while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Terrol Glover. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

3676

9

Bride of Alydos

230/250

Peter Austin

Crozier

 

10

Brunette (a barque)

285/326
later
293

T. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned, into 1842/43, by Gales & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Montevideo, Uruguay. Might Gales & Co. have been the vessel's builder? From 1842/43 to 1854/55, Cousins of London owned the vessel for service, thru 1848/49, from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), & from London to both Puerto Rico & the West Indies. The vessel served Ceylon again, ex London, from 1851/52. B. Cousins would seem to have been the vessel's captain during the entire period of 'Cousins' ownership. The LR record for 1854/55 is limited, likely indicating a change of ownership. From 1855/56, Dawson of Sunderland is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The LR detail after 1859/60 is most limited, however. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. & C. Thompson & R. Dawson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners. Which data is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Jas. Thompson, Caleb Thompson & Robert Dawson. 100.0 ft. long, signal letters HQGM. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 56) lists S. Tose of West Hartlepool as the then owner of the West Hartlepool registered vessel while the 1870 equivalent records Andrew Banks of West Hartlepool as her owner. On Nov. 15, 1872, per line 2706 here, the 293 ton barque stranded at Kjoge Bay (just S. of Copenhagen, Denmark), while en route from Sweden to Hartlepool with a cargo of timber. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Andrew Banks. But ... that data seems to be modestly in variance with data on this page which states that the vessel was rather lost on Nov. 13, 1872, at Kjoge Bay, while en route from Skipwick (Where is it? There is a Skipwick in Argyleshire, Scotland, but surely it is not the correct Skipwick) to West Hartlepool with a cargo of deals & iron. Crew of 9 - none lost, all saved by ship's boats. The vessel's loss was due to the 'current & thick weather'. Do note that 3 other vessels were also stranded on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay, including Amaranth, built at Sunderland in 1846 & Princess built at Sunderland in 1849. Can you add anything additional? Y

2708

11

Catherine or Catharine (a schooner)

75

Unknown to webmaster

So far as the webmaster can see, the vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Register. On Jan. 14, 1860, per line 556 here, Catharine, a 75 ton schooner stranded near Rattray Head, (Buchan, Aberdeenshire) while en route from Newcastle to Bonnar Bridge (Sutherland, Scotland), with a cargo of coal. None of the 5 man crew were lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by James Sharp junr. Per the Mercantile Navy List, ON 22247 was a 75 ton sailing vessel named Catherine, registered at Inverness. Need help. Y

22247

12

Chance

249/264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison & Thompson

 

13

Charlotte (a snow, later a brig)

290/309
later
289

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1868/69, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1848/49 by A Grey of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town, South Africa). In 1848/49, Thompson of South Shields, later of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service ex Shields & from 1851/52 for service from Newcastle to California. In 1853/54, Middleton of Shields became her owner, initially for service from London to Launceston, presumably in Tasmania. 'Middleton' was the vessel's captain during such period of ownership. From 1857/58, J. Watt of South Shields  was her owner for service from Waterford, Ireland, to the Mediterranean, from Newport, Wales, to Quebec, Canada,  & subsequently ex Shields. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Watt of South Shields as her then owner. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Watts. The vessel must have later been sold. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists John Blenkinsop of Newcastle as her then owner. 94.0 ft. long, signal letters PMJV. On Dec. 6, 1871, per line 1704 here, the 289 ton brig was abandoned at Lynn Well Light (near Hunstanton, Norfolk), while en route from Tyne Dock to Spezzia (La Spezia, SE of Genoa), Italy, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Blenkinsop. Y

26744

14

Cornelius (a brig)

237/247

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that period by Thompson of Liverpool. Initially for service ex London, from 1846/47 thru 1849/50 for service from Liverpool to Constantinople, in 1851/52 for service from Liverpool to Australia & in the 1852/54 period from London to Adelaide, Australia. T. Clarke was, per LR, the vessel's captain from 1851/52 thru 1854/55. From 1850 the vessel made a number of voyages to Australia. On Jul. 23, 1850 the vessel left Liverpool for Hobart Town, Tasmania, with a general cargo. It arrived at Hobart on Oct. 30, 1850, left on Dec. 9 or 10, 1850 for Portland Bay, Victoria, Australia, & on Feb. 2, 1851 left Portland Bay for its return voyage to London, where it arrived on May 20 or 22, 1851. 'Clarke', I believe T. H. Clarke, was the vessel's captain. The vessel left London, Gravesend, for Hobart in Jul. 1851, went on to Portland Bay again & returned to England, likely with a cargo of wool. There were later voyages in 1852 & 1853. Clarke was her captain certainly thru Apl. 1854. The vessel was offered for sale at an auction at Sydney, Australia, on May 5, 1854 but was withdrawn. But a little later in 1854, the vessel was sold, apparently to W. H. Clarke, of Portland Bay, the vessel's previous captain. On Aug. 15, 1854, the vessel left Sydney for Guam or maybe for Calcutta, India, or for Singapore, under the command of captain John Merritt. At 3 a.m., on Sep. 3, 1854, the vessel was driven onto a reef & wrecked on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef off the far NE coast of Australia at a point about 4 miles N. of Raine Island. As per these articles (1 & 2) ex here & here. The sea was breaking over the stranded vessel & the crew had to abandon ship. They made it, with difficulty, in the vessel's long boat to Sir Charles Hardy Island where they found Hamlet, a barque, at anchor - Hamlet took the crew to Anpanam (Indonesia, I think), Anything you can add? Y

 

15

Dahlia (a schooner)

73
later
62

H. Dobbinson

The vessel, which was in service for 20 years, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only in 1848/49 & 1849/50. Other than those two years, LR is silent about the vessel. We do however have some knowledge of her ownership from other sources. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 73 ton schooner as registered at Newcastle & owned by Laverick & Son of Newcastle. LR of 1848/49 & 1849/50 lists T. Brown of Newcastle as her then owner for service in 1848/49 as a Newcastle coaster. Marwood's North of England Register of 1854 lists the vessel as owned by James Spence of Bedlington (inland, on River Blyth, Northumberland) with George Davis her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 also lists J. Spence of Bedlington as her owner. Those registers all list the vessel as a schooner of 73 tons. The vessel may well have been owned by a Sunderland owner from 1855 to 1860 at least per crewlist.org, (insert 2503), which references its tonnage at 62 tons only in 1860. Now Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel twice, once still owned by Spence & a 2nd time registered at Sunderland & owned by James Aiken & James Clark. On Feb. 13, 1861, per line 1682 here, the 63 ton schooner, en route from an unknown port to London with a cargo of potatoes, sank at Fern Islands, (islands off Bamborough, Northumberland, also known as Farne Islands). Crew of 3 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by James Aiken. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss or add anything additional? Y

2503

 

Diadem - Go here should you seek Diadem built in 1841

 

 

 

 

16

Elizabeth

195

T. Elliot

P. Watson - P. Dodds, F. S. Nelson, E. Dodds & J. Dixon in 1856

23408

17

Ewart (a schooner)

125/100

Bell & Cairncross

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1841, was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 and not thereafter. It was owned thru 1848/49 by J. Ewart of Sunderland with W. Tunnell (or Tunnel) her captain. For consistent service from Sunderland to Lynn, Norfolk. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became owned by W. Dallas (in 1849/50 & 1850/51 W. Dalas) of Nairn (Moray Firth, 16 miles E. of Inverness, Scotland) for service from Banff, Aberdeenshire, to the Baltic. With D. Paterson her captain. On Feb. 18, 1850. per line 66 here, the 125 ton schooner stranded at 'Eyerlandsche Grnd' (Texel, an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route from Ostend, Belgium, to Goole, Yorkshire. The vessel's cargo is not identified. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Cogle, a name not LR referenced. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

18

Fifeshire

587

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

19

Gateshead Park (a barque)

271
later
357

W. Doxford at Southwick

Abbott & Co. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Abbott & Son, of Gateshead, as the then owner of the vessel, stated to be a 316 ton barque. Owned by Wm. Rennison & Wm. Rennison, jun. in 1856

33078

20

Gazelle (a snow)

311/338

Byers

The vessel's initial owner was Robinson, of Newcastle soon of South Shields for service ex Shields. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states J. and J. Robinson jun. & George Paul to be her owners. As essentially does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 - Jno. and Jas. Robinson & George Paul.

 

21

Good Intent (a sloop)

32

Edward T. Thompson & John Teasdale of Monkwearmouth (maybe Edward & Thomas Thompson etc.)

This vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Berwick, later at Borrowstounness, & later still at Alloa, all in Scotland. David Watts advises that the vessel was launched in May 1841. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as owned by D. Adamson & registered at Borrowstoness. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 states that the vessel, then still registered at Borrowstoness, was owned by David Adamson of Limekilns, Fife. The 1870 equivalent reports the vessel as registered at Alloa & owned by James Latta, of Alloa. On Jul. 31, 1872, per line 3035 here, the 32 ton sloop was stranded at Scoughall (East Lothian, Scotland), while en route from Dunbar (28 miles E. of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland) to Scoughall. Crew of 2 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Benjamin G. Sinclair. Can you add anything? Y

15421

22

Good Intent (a schooner, later a brigantine)

115/110
later
126

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by R. Glaves of Scarborough, for service as a Sunderland coaster, later a Scarborough coaster or collier. Thru 1853/54, R. Glaves was the vessel's captain. LR of 1856/57 & 1857/58 state no owner name. The vessel may well have been sold at about that time. It would seem to have been registered at Bridport, Dorset, in 1857. On Mar. 5, 1862, per line 2694 here, the 126 ton brigantine was stranded at Mixen Reef (off Selsey Bill, West Sussex), while en route from Newcastle to Bridport with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by James Templeman. There was, I read, a heavy SW gale at the time of the brigantine's loss. Two pilot gallies came to her rescue & per this page (Note) saved 6 crew members. Can you add anything? Y

 

23

Grindlay (a barque)

329/386

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by Grindlay of Liverpool, likely Walter Grindlay. 'Grindlay' served as the vessel's captain thru 1843/44 & also, per LR, for portions of 1844/45 & 1845/46. So far as I can see, the vessel always operated out of Liverpool, initially to Rio de Janeiro in 1840/41 & 1841/42. It was at Rio when events caused the vessel to make a slight detour! India, a 406/493 ton barque built at Greenock, Scotland, in Aug. 1839, had left Greenock on Jun. 4 or 5, 1841 for Pt. Philip, Melbourne, Australia, with 186 bounty emigrants. Disaster struck India when in the S. Atlantic, at 16S/33W, about 500 miles off the Brazilian coast. The 3rd mate & a boy were drawing off spirits, at 1 p.m. on Jul. 29, 1841, & they spilled a little rum. A modest enough event, you would think. The two of them had a lighted candle & it fell over onto the rum. A fire thus started, a fire which spread quickly such that the vessel soon became a blazing inferno from stem to stern. In sight but 9 miles distant was Roland, a French whaling vessel. It made its way to the blazing India. An India boat was readied to get passengers away from the burning ship, but everyone pushed & shoved to get aboard, the boat became overloaded & capsized resulting in the loss of many lives. Passengers aboard India were driven by the flames to the boat's bowsprit from which they dropped into the sea, many of them with little clothing many indeed quite naked. India's mate was able to escape the capsized boat & was able to pick up all of the survivors in a 2nd India boat & take them to the awaiting boats from Roland which had by then arrived but would not come close. 17 lives had been lost including one India crew member. Roland made for Rio de Janeiro with the India survivors & upon arrival there on Jul. 24, 1841, they were housed on a small island in the bay of Rio de Janeiro. All as you can read here. There is more to the India story. When a few degrees N. of the Equator, before all of the events described above took place, India was approached by an 8 gun Spanish pirate ship, a brig built in Cuba. India was not attacked. Her Majesty's brig Acorn, 10 guns, disguised to look like a merchantman, fought a 4 hour battle with the pirate ship, captured her & delivered 63 of her crew to prison in St. Helena. Should you wish to learn more, you can read about the matter here. Now Grindlay was at Rio when Roland arrived. The vessel was engaged by the British Consul to carry the India survivors to Melbourme, after necessary modifications were made to the vessel. So Grindlay the barque, commanded by Grindlay the captain, left Rio on Aug. 22, 1841 & safely arrived at Melbourne on Oct. 22, 1841 with most (maybe 159) of the India emigrants. One young girl, however, accidentally fell overboard & was lost. On Nov. 7, 1841, the vessel left Melbourne for Calcutta, (now Kolkata), India, & presumably Liverpool. The vessel continued to serve ex Liverpool, to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1842/43 & 1843/44, to Montreal, Canada, in 1844/45, to Madras (now Chenai(), India, in 1845/46, to China in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & ex Liverpool thereafter.  On Jun 9, 1850, per line 217 on this page, the 339 ton barque grounded & was abandoned at C. Recieffe (i.e. Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth, South Africa). Crew of 18 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Walter Grindlay. And likely captained by R. Perkins. The circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you add anything? Y

 

24

Hamsterly Hall, later Hamsterley Hall (a snow or brig)

202/186
later
165

G. Thompson

This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1869/70 with a couple of exceptions (1851/52 & 1855/56), if you look through the spelling of the vessel's name. It is LR recorded as Hamsterly Hall (one 'e') thru 1860/61 & thereafter as Hamsterley Hall (two letters 'e'). Hamsterley Hall? An 18th century country house located in the village of Hamsterley, County Durham. The vessel was owned, thru 1845/46 by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Schiedam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). In 1846/47, Dawson & Co. of Blyth, Northumberland, became the vessel's owner for service from Blyth to such places as London, the Baltic, & France. It served in 1856/57 as a Blyth coaster. 'Dawson' served as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Hamsterley Hall, a brig, registered at Newcastle, & owned by G. & I. Dawson of Cowpen. Turnbull's Register of 1856 is here. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by Geo. R. Dawson of Blyth & John Dawson of Newbiggin. The vessel became of 165 tons in 1859/60. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 185) records the vessel as then registered at Shields & owned by G. R. Dawson of Blyth, as does the 1868 edition of that list. 80.0 ft. long, signal letters HPCG. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. David Watts advises (thanks!) that he has learned that the vessel 'was stranded and lost on Haile Sand, Grainthorpe Bay, Lincolnshire, on Oct. 19, 1869 in position 53.31.30N/00.03.30E., wind conditions at the time were N by W force 12. She was on passage from Cronstadt to Hull with a cargo of wood (unspecified) and a crew of six, one of whom was lost. Her master was Capt. J. Wallace and owners are listed as Dawson & Co., port of registry Blyth.' Can you add anything additional? Was the vessel always, correctly, Hamsterley Hall? Y

2419

25

Hants

285/309

Bartram & Lister

Burrell

 

26

Harriet (a snow or brig)

270/292

Stothard

The vessel, completed in Mar. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1840/41 thru 1850/51. Thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel was owned by Stothard of Sunderland, i.e. by the vessel's builder, for service from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania). In 1848/49, 'Dryd'ns &' Co. of North Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists G. Dryden & Co. of Newcastle as the then owner of the 292 ton Newcastle registered brig. LR of 1850/51 has minimal detail. 'J. Hildrith' is LR listed as the vessel's captain during the period of Dryden ownership & may well have been her captain at the time of her loss. On Nov. 2, 1850, per line 396 on this page, the 270 ton snow stranded at Faro Light, while en route from Naples, Italy, to the Black Sea. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by George Dryden. So far I have not been able to establish where 'Faro Light' is located - 'Faro' seems to be a Spanish almost generic term for a lighthouse. It might possibly mean a lighthouse at Faro on the coast of Sicily, Italy (Strait of Messina). Is there anything you can add? Y

 

27

Integrity (a snow)

248/256
later
262
later
228

Joseph Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1870/71, initially owned by Helmsley of Shields for service from Shields to St. Petersburg, Russia. Later in 1841/42, T. Jobling of North Shields became her owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, later to the Mediterranean ex Shields, Bristol & Limerick, Ireland & in 1857/58 from Shields to Spain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records T. Jobling of North Shields as the then owner of the 262 ton vessel. In 1858/59, P. Dale of Shields is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, later Blyth to Archangel, Russia. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owner to be Peter Dale of North Shields. LR of 1865/66 records J. Dupear, as both her captain and her new owner for service from Shields to the Baltic, later to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as owned by John Dupear of South Shields & registered there. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters HMJQ. LR of 1870/71 states 'wrecked'. On Sep. 15, 1870, per line 388 here, the 228 ton brig was stranded off Texel, an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland, while en route from Shields to Nieuwe Diep (likely Nieuwediep, N. Holland, inland but connected to the sea by canal) with coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John Dupear. Y

2005

28

Isabella Wood (a snow, later a brig)

265/285

T. Ogden

The vessel seems to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1851/52 but not thereafter. Initially owned by 'HtplU.ShCo.' (Hartlepool United Shipping Company perhaps? Can you clarify?) for service from Sunderland to Constantinople (now Istanbul). LR of 1854/55 advises Jopling of Newcastle as her new owner for service to such West Indies places as Demerera (Guianas), Puerto Rico & Honduras & earlier to Valparaiso, Chile. LR records her owner's name consistently as Jopling with a 'p'. However, Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises J. Jobling. And Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, John Jobling. Have not spotted an official number.

 

29

Juliet (a schooner)

178
later
160

W. Chilton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1851/52 but not thereafter - a brigantine from 1848/49, always listed as a vessel first registered in 1840. Yet I include it here, as an 1841 vessel, because the available data seems to so indicate. For the entire period of the vessel's LR listing, Ord & Co., of Sunderland, is listed as the vessel's owner, for service as a Sunderland coaster thru 1847/48 & for service from Hartlepool to London thereafter. However the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 178 ton schooner (1841) as then owned by Ward & Co. of Bishopwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that W. Ord & Co. & C. G. Matteson, both of Sunderland, were the then owners of the 160 ton (1841) schooner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, lists William Ord and Company & C. G. Matteson, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's (1841) owner. On Oct. 19, 1862, per line 2806 here, the 160 ton (1841) schooner was stranded on the Gunfleet (7 km. SE of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Davison. Can you add anything? Y

2860

30

Lady Gray (a snow)

285/323

W. Naisby

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, by Wingrave of Newcastle, initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, but from 1841/42 for service to Australia. In 1843/44 from London to New South Wales ('NSW'), & thereafter from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania.  The captain is always LR stated to have been William Gray. David Conn advised here that her first voyage was, in fact, to Nova Scotia, Canada. Subsequently it made voyages to Australia incl. Tasmania. On Sep. 8, 1842, the vessel left Gravesend for the Swan River Colony at Perth, Western Australia, & arrived there on Jan. 4, 1843 under the command of John C. Hawkes, with 22 passengers & an extensive cargo of supplies. It would seem that Hawkes continued to be her Captain thereafter. On Feb. 19, 1843, she left for Singapore. On Feb. 24, 1844, the vessel sailed from London for Hobart, went on to Sydney, NSW, & on Aug. 18, 1844 left Sydney for Batavia in ballast. It did however carry some cargo mainly 90 tons of copper ore, 30 tons of manganese & 8 1/2 tons of flax. On Sep. 1, 1844, no detail yet as to what exactly happened, the vessel was lost in Torres Strait, which lies between northern Queensland & Papua New Guinea. Specifically at Alli Reef which I cannot yet locate on a map. She had a crew of 14 and at least one passenger, Mr. Norrie, who was lost in the disaster. The Captain & the entire crew were rescued by HMS Fly. It would seem that they were landed at Port Essington, Northern Territories, but they may have rather been landed at Seurabaya, Indonesia. A closer reading of the texts at 'Trove' might clarify the detail. Wherever it was, they then obtained passage back to England. This data was all found at the fine 'Trove Australia' newspaper archive site. Y

 

31

Lady Margaret

264/284

R. Kater

R. Naters - J. Newham & T. Bennett in 1856

23790

32

Lucy (a brig)

233/339
later
209

Alcock

This newspaper cutting (in green) records the launch of the vessel on Jan. 26, 1841 for Matthew Aisbitt of South Shields. Lloyd's Register is a puzzle re this vessel. Though built in 1841, it was first LR listed in 1847/48 & then only for 3 years thru 1849/50, with limited detail in that last year. For service from Newcastle to London. It is not later LR listed - I checked thru to 1869/70. You might think it likely, as I did, that the vessel had met its maker in or about 1850. But you would be wrong as I was! Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by M. Aisbitt, of South Shields, which owner name, per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, still means Matthew Aisbitt. The vessel, now of 209 tons, was later recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 236, image soon) & 1868 owned in both years by Ralph Mallaburn of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Signal letters HNGQ. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel & when. It was not recorded in MNL of 1870. Can you tell us more? Y

2230

 

Marsden (a brig) See above

278/296

Hull & Sykes, of Hylton

T. Gibson of Newcastle from 1843/44

2103

33

Mornington

230/231

W. Sutherland

J. R. Tuer - J. (Joseph) Cubey in 1856

22648

34

Nestor (a snow)

280/288

W. Doxford

R. Metcalf of Newcastle thru 1843/44. Then no owner name recorded in Lloyd's Registers. From 1848/49 thru 1854/55 Barnes & Co. of London for Hull to Mauritius & London to Demer (Demerera, Guianas perhaps?) From 1855/56 Elliott & Co. of Sunderland for service Sunderland to Hamburg. On Feb. 26, 1860, per line 92 here, the 273 ton snow foundered at 49N/4W, NE of Brest, France, while en route from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Jane Elliott Y

2690

35

New Zealand

455

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

36

Ohio

239/248

Austin & Mills

Pow & Co. - R. (Robert) Pow, J. (John) & M. (Margaret) Fawcus & G. (George) Davison in 1856

2146

37

Orator (a barque)

369/440

Noble

The vessel, which carried, I read, 4 guns, was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1851/52. It was initially owned by J. Hay of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1842/43 however, the vessel became owned, for the balance of the vessel's lifetime, by Tayt & Co. of London with 'Tayt' (from 1849/50 'W. Tayt'), the vessel's captain. For service ex London, from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1843/44 & 1844/45, ex London thru 1847/48, from London to Cape of Good Hope ('CGH'), South Africa, which service became London to Adelaide, Australia, in 1848/49, from London to CGH in 1849/50 & for service from London to Adelaide in 1850/51. LR of 1851/52 provides minimal detail. Despite the many references to Australia, so far as I can see at Trove, Australia, the vessel made only two voyages to Australia:- i) On Aug. 12, 1843, the vessel left Dublin, Ireland, for Hobart Town, Tasmania, with government stores & 169 male prisoners along with a contingent of guards of the 50th regiment & their families. The vessel went on to Sydney with such guards (arrived Dec. 11, 1843) & on Jan. 6 or 7, 1844, left Sydney for Valparaiso, Chile, in ballast, with 74 emigrants. ii) On Jun. 10, 1849 the vessel left London for Adelaide, via Plymouth, with 116 (surely many more) passengers (list). It arrived at Adelaide on Oct. 2, 1849, in due course went onwards to Sydney (arrived Nov. 10, 1849) with part of the original cargo (maybe rather in ballast) & with 31 passengers. On Jan. 27 or 28, 1850, the vessel left Sydney for San Francisco, California, U.S.A., with many passengers (have not spotted an exact number). I did see a reference to the vessel later arriving at San Francisco on or about Jun. 1, 1850. On Sep. 5, 1850, per line 310 here, the 443 ton square was condemned when at San Francisco. Then owned by Wm. Tayt. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

38

Palestine (a snow, later a brig)

196/174
later
176
later
161

J. H. Robson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1846/47 and not thereafter. Owned by Penman of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Whitby at least from 1848. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R., C., and J. Wright of Whitby as the then owners of the 176 ton Whitby registered brig. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names as meaning Richard, Charles & John Wright, all of Whitby - the vessel then being of 161 tons. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 293) & of 1870 both list William Steel of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire as the then owner of the 161 ton vessel. Signal letters JGBQ. On Nov. 11, 1872, per line 3118 here, the 161 ton brig was stranded at Scarborough while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Steel. Anything you can add? Y

5050

39

Pilot (a snow, later a brig)

224/220
later
202

Greenwell & Sacker of Monkwearmouth

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 and not thereafter. Owned by J. Parkin of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London. In 1848/49, J. Parkin is listed as being of Hartlepool for service from Hartlepool to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Parkin & Co. as the owner of the Hartlepool registered vessel. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as owned by John Kell. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, on page 304, John Kell of Seaton Carew, Durham, as the then owner of the 202 ton vessel. Signal letters JGDV. On Feb. 8, 1870, per line 716 here, the 202 ton brig  was stranded near West Hartlepool while en route from London to West Hartlepool, in ballast. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by John Kell. Y

5084

40

Portly (a barque)

312/356

Thompson & Person

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1850/51 and not thereafter. It was owned thru 1848/49 by Reed of London (initially 'Reed', from 1846/47 'Reed & Co.'), with Reed her captain ('Reed'  thru 1845/46, 'F. Reed' thereafter). For initial service from Sunderland to France, but thereafter, thru 1848/49, for service from London to Mauritius. In 1848/49, the vessel became both owned & captained by T. Jackson of London for service from London to Montreal, Canada, in 1848/49 & 1849/50, & from Liverpool to Montreal in 1850/51. On Feb. 9, 1850. per line 48 here, the 357 ton square foundered S. of Sapienta Island, while en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to the Clyde. So far I have not figured out where Sapienta Island is - perhaps Sapientza or Sapienza Island located S. of the Peloponnese, Greece? The vessel's cargo is not identified. It most likely was wheat. Crew of 15 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Thomas Jackson. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

41

Priscilla

279/319

Peter Austin

John Campbell - R. Chapman & T. Young in 1856 & 1858

10185

42

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

109

J. Todd

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 and not thereafter. Owned for that brief period by Todd & Co. of Sunderland, presumably her builder, for service from Sunderland to Margate, Kent. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, then a 109 ton snow registered at Newcastle, as owned by J. Campbell of North Shields - who would seem to have owned the vessel for the rest of its lifetime. I cannot spot the vessel in Turnbull's Register of 1856, however Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered 109 ton brig as owned by John Campbell of North Shields. On Nov. 23, 1862, per line 2866 here, the 109 ton schooner  was stranded at Sizewell Bank ((NE of Thorpness, Suffolk), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by John Campbell. Y

3488

 

43

Risk (a snow)

215/209

J. M. Gales

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He notes, however, that Lloyd's Register of 1844/45 reports the vessel as 'Lost'. Then owned by Gales & Co. of Sunderland. Then in service as a Sunderland coaster.

 

44

Tasmania (a barque)

412/502

James Stothard & Co. of Monkwearmouth

This newspaper cutting (in red) records the launch of the vessel on Jan. 23, 1841 for F. Heisch and Co. of London for the Sydney & Australia trade. The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from from 1840/41 thru 1848/49 only, owned throughout that period, per LR, by Heish & Co., of London, for service from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44 & in 1848/49, & for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the period from 1844 thru 1848. Her voyages 'down-under'. 1) On May 12, 1841, the vessel left Gravesend, London, for Melbourne, Victoria, with 22 cabin passengers & 40 or 50 emigrants in steerage (with Hobart as their destination). It went on to Hobart on Oct. 7, 1841, with 43 passengers mostly in steerage. It may have gone onwards to Sydney but more reliably it left Hobart on Feb. 22, 1842 for London with a general cargo & arrived at London on Jun. 26, 1842. 2) The vessel left Gravesend on Sep. 9, 1842 for Hobart, arriving there on Jan. 6 1843 with about 40 passengers. It left on Apl. 1, 1843 to return to London with a cargo of oil & wool & with invalids from various regiments. 3) The vessel left London on Sep. 16, 1843 for Hobart arriving there on Dec. 31, 1843 with 14 or so passengers mostly in steerage. The vessel went on to Launceston, Tasmania, & left that port on Mar. 24, 1844 for London. 4) Details re maybe 3 more voyages, hopefully soon but you can access for yourself via Trove, Australia. LR of 1848/49 notes that the vessel had been 'Condemned'. I read that the vessel left Sydney for London on Sep. 24, 1848. 2 days out the vessel became leaky & the captain tried to put into Port Nicholson (i.e. Wellington, New Zealand) for repairs. That proved to be impossible due to a gale so the vessel continued its voyage. Soon after rounding Cape Horn the vessel was taking in 22 inches of water an hour! It put into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 20, 1848 & was there found to be in such poor condition (hull decay) that it would have taken 2 or 3 months to effect repairs. It would seem that the vessel was rather condemned. The valuable copper which was contained in her cargo was surely saved for shipment on to the U.K. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

45

Two Sisters (a snow, later a brig)

287/305
later
269

H. Carr of Hylton Ferry

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1861/62 (ex 1855/56) and not thereafter. Owned thru 1848/49 by Davison of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. 'Davison' was also the vessel's captain. In 1848/49, J. Clay of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service ex Shields to the Mediterranean, in 1851/53 possibly ex Ramsgate ('Rms') to the Mediterranean, from 1856/57 for service from Shields to the Baltic. In Jul. 1848 (ex Google) John Clay, of East Bolden, was recorded as the vessel's then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Clay of East Bolden as the then owner of the 308 ton snow. In 1858/59, per LR, Hopper & Co. of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Spain or to France, in 1861/62 ex Newcastle. The vessel became of 269 tons in 1858/59. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as then owned by J. Hopper & W. Harrison, both of Newcastle, & Thos. Soulsby, of Bedlington. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Mar. 29, 1862, per line 2183 here, the 269 ton brig was stranded at Ariena, Rugen, (Rügen is a German Baltic island, located NW of Świnoujście, Poland) while en route from Newcastle to Swinemunde, (now Świnoujście, NW Poland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by John Ingo, a name not LR referenced. Anything you can add? Y

13987

46

Tynemouth Castle (a snow, later a brig)

280/302

J. M. Gales of Hylton Ferry

'Coppock' of Newcastle, for service to St. Petersburg, Russia. Ann Coppick & Co. of Newcastle, in Jul. 1848 (ex Google)

 

47

Vicar of Bray

374

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1841? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 141 vessels & 40,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 141 vessels & 40,396 tons.

1842 (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

Adele

259

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexandrina

318/380

Unknown to webmaster

Blair & Co.

2185

3

Ann (a schooner)

111/87

Austin & Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was owned, for that brief period by Ogle & Co. of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. I have no other data but note that Ogle & Co. acquired a second vessel of the name, perhaps after this vessel was lost. LR of 1846/47 records Ogle & Co. as owning two vessels of the name, the 2nd being a snow of 164 tons, built at Sunderland in 1845 - with 'Lawson' the captain of both of the vessels. The later vessel for service from Sunderland to Boulogne, France.
This listing was created after the webmaster read this interesting guestbook message from Ebbe Hove of Denmark. Thanks Ebbe! About a Sunderland vessel named Ann, that 'foundered off Skagens Rev (North Jutland) on Nov. 28, 1846. Local fishermen saved the crew of six. The wreck was bought by a local man, but when a period of calm weather arrived - about half a year later - the hull was taken ashore and found to be nearly intact. Possibly it was repaired and sailed again. The Danish painter Martinus Rørbye portrayed the work on the ship in 1847, and I just uploaded the picture at Wikipedia Commons here'. I invite you to view that image! And the delightful sketch that is available at page bottom. Ebbe has now kindly provided some additional information from this Danish web page (a giant list of wrecks near Denmark) - that Ann was sailing from Stettin (Szczecin, on the Baltic, then in Prussia) to London with a cargo of barley & that Robert Johnson was Ann's master or captain. How remarkable that the hull was not destroyed by many months of pounding seas! Now Lloyd's Register lists seven vessels named Ann, registered at Sunderland in the period from 1843/44 thru 1848/49. Six of the 7 seem for a variety of reasons definitely not to 'fit'. This Ann seems close to fitting. But be warned. LR is an unreliable source for data at that point in time. Witness the many vessels recorded in these pages that were i) never LR listed at all, ii) were listed for a period only or were intermittently listed or iii) LR listed with data that clearly is incorrect. There are many examples of such matters. Until new data emerges, such as a contemporary newspaper article about the North Jutland wreck, we need to keep an open mind. Can you add anything that might advance the resolution of this interesting puzzle? Y

 

4

Anna Robertson (a barque) 1 ex 2 Note

309/317
later
283

Unknown to webmaster

Robertson of London, became Hutchison in 1845/46, Scott in 1846/47 & Mosey & Co. of Scarborough in 1848/49. Clearly, see Note at left, Richard Mosey was her captain in 1849. Became owned by Mayors & Co, also of Scarborough in 1861/62. Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 states that the vessel was wrecked.

5949

5

Arrietta or Arrietta

336

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

6

Cassandra (a snow or brig)

202/215
later
190

Lightfoot

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1854/55 only. It was initially both owned & captained, per LR, by T. Potter of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Part way thru 1843/44, however, the vessel became owned by J. Hay of Sunderland, with Potter continuing to serve as her captain. For service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1846/47 lists no owner name but does reference that Popplewell had become her captain. It looks as though Popplewell, of London, both owned & captained the vessel from part way thru 1846/47 thru 1852/53, & maybe thru 1853/54 also, for some varied service. From Hull to the Baltic in 1846/47, from Gloucester to Hamburg, Germany, in 1848/49, ex Liverpool thru 1850/51 & from Newcastle to the Mediterranean in 1851/52 & 1852/53. Now LRs of 1853/54 & 1854/55 still list Popplewell as her owner & captain but has limited other detail. I suspect that the vessel had been sold at about that time to James Swales of Hartlepool. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists James Swales as the then owner of the vessel, now a 190 ton brig. On Sep. 5, 1861, per line 1783 here, while proceeding coastwise with a cargo of coal, the vessel stranded at Gunfleet (7 km. SE of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex). Crew of 7 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by James Swales. Can you tell us more, perhaps about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

25861

7

Castle Eden (a ship)

760/930
later
930

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1868/69 & not thereafter. I wonder why it took until 1846/47 to list a prominent ship that was built in 1842? The vessel was owned, thru 1862/63, by Somes of London, initially J. & F. Somes, & from 1852/53 by Somes Bros. For service ex London to, where destinations are listed, New Zealand (1851/52 thru 1853/54), Australia (1854/55 & 1855/56) & Bermuda (1856/57 & 1857/58). Became of 930 tons in 1863/64, in which year Kitto of London became the vessel's owner. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1864/65, but from 1865/66 thru 1868/69, J. H. Cox is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from London to India. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 confirms Jos. Hamilton Cox, of London, as the then owner of the London registered vessel, while the 1870 equivalent (on page 62) lists the vessel, now registered at Rangoon, Burma, as owned by Cheena Meera Lebbey. 142.2 ft. long, signal letters JMLV. On May 6, 1872, per line 2435 here, the 930 ton ship sank at Rangoon. Then stated to have been owned by Cheena Meera Libbey. No detail is provided as to the circumstances of her loss. Can you tell us more about her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

6119

8

Commodore (a snow or brig)

223

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1855/56 with the exception of 1851/52. The vessel was owned, thru 1846/47, by Hay & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1846/47, per LR, Haddock & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to Barcelona, Spain. From 1852/53, John Hay is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea). The above ownership changes may well merely be changes in the vessel's managers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 (image soon) lists the vessel as a 223 ton brig then owned by R. Robinson, W. Haddock, J. Hay & W. Sanderson, all of Bishopwearmouth. 'Robinson' is LR listed as the vessel's captain from 1841/42 thru 1850/51. While John Hay is stated to be the vessel's owner in 1855/56, no other detail is provided, suggesting that the vessel had been sold or lost. Lost seems to be more likely - I suggest that since the vessel does not seem to have been given an Official Number when they were first introduced in 1855. Detail as to what happened to the vessel is not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

9

Diadem (a snow, later a brig)

232/227
later
210

Unknown to webmaster

There is 'confusion' as to the date of build of this vessel. I have chosen to include the vessel as built in 1842, as Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded it from 1843/44 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1848/49 & 1849/50. See below for the 'confused' data. Was initially owned by T. Brown of Sunderland for service listed as Sunderland to London but which immediately became Liverpool to Dordt - which I presume means Dordrecht, the Netherlands. In 1850/51, LR records H. Mayers of Shields as her owner, for service ex Shields in the following years to London, Rotterdam & Hamburg. In the LR edition of 1856/57, J. Huggett of South Shields is her owner (& also her captain) for service ex Shields to France, London & to the Baltic. 83.5 ft. long, signal letters HMQJ. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Huggitt & J. Fenwick of South Shields as the owners of the Shields registered vessel, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies means John Haggett & John Fenwick. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, however lists Charles Salter of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. The confusion? The Turnbull & Christies data sources & the next following source all state that the vessel was built in 1841. On Mar. 4, 1870, per line 761 here, the 211 ton brig stranded in the Swin (seems likely to be the Swin channel in the Thames estuary) while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Charles Salter. Y

2076

10

Dublin (a barque)

380/429

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1852/53 only. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48, by Deaker & Edmonds, of Dublin, Ireland, for initial service from London to Australia but from 1843/44 for service ex London. 'Duniam', per LR, served as the vessel's initial captain until part way thru 1843/44 when 'Jones' assumed command. 'Wakefield' was the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46 to 1846/47. So far I have spotted 3 Dublin voyages to Australia. a) The vessel, under the command of George B. Duniam, left Dublin maybe in Jun. 1842, & arrived at Melbourne on Dec. 13, 1842, with free emigrants amongst its passengers. It went aground, on or about Jan. 11, 1843, departing Melbourne for Sydney but suffered no damage. It arrived at Sydney on Jan. 20, 1843 with 26 passengers, plus 48 is steerage & much of its original cargo. It would seem that the vessel stayed quite a while at Sydney. It left on Aug. 28, 1843 for London via Melbourne with a cargo of colonial produce. b) the vessel left London in early Jul. 1844 (Downs on Jul. 5, 1844), under the command of Captain Jones, for Sydney via Plymouth & St. Jago (Cape Verde islands). It left for London on Jan. 14, 1845. c) the vessel left London for Sydney, maybe via Tasmania, on Aug. 1, 1845, under the command of Captain Wakefield & arrived at Sydney on Dec. 15, 1845. On Apl. 14, 1846, the vessel left Sydney for Hull & was reported off Plymouth on Sep. 12, 1846. I have not checked for later voyages. In 1848/49, LR lists Edmonds alone as her then owner, still of Dublin, for continued service ex London. In 1850/51, per LR, Brooke & Co., of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, with 'Robinson' serving as the vessel's captain. As per line 1673 here, on Jul. 16, 1852 the 380 ton barque foundered at Sandheads (an area of shoals about 130 miles SE of Calcutta), while en route from Calcutta to London with East Indies produce. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John S. Dawson, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

11

Elizabeth (a barque)

355/435
later
355/438

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1852/53 only. It was initially listed as built in 1843, but the year was corrected (I presume) in LR of 1848/49 to make her year of build 1842. The barque was owned, thru 1847/48, by Lawson & Co. of London, for initial service ex London & from 1845/46 thru 1847/48, per LR, for service from London to the Swan River Colony, Western Australia (Perth). D. Morrice served as the vessel's captain throughout the period of Lawson ownership. LR of 1848/49 records the vessel as first owned by Scott & Co., of Glasgow, Scotland, (with F. Cowen the captain) for service from London to Newcastle, & then Lang & Co., of Greenock, Scotland,  with J. Carlyle or J. Carlisle (looks to be correct) serving as her captain thru 1852/53, for service from London to Adelaide, South Australia, thru 1850/51 & from 1851/52 for service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. So far I have spotted only 2 Elizabeth voyages to Australia. a) The vessel, under the command of Captain Morrice, left London on Dec. 7, 1843 via Cork (left Jan. 1, 1844) & after a voyage of 119 days ex Cork arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Apl. 29, 1844 with 220 bounty emigrants from both cities. This is the first of many pages which seem to record the names of the emigrants (am I correct in that?) The vessel must have soon gone on to Manila, the Philippines, because it left Manila on Sep. 28, 1844, arrived back at Sydney on Jan. 1, 1845, & later, on Mar. 5, 1845, left Sydney for London with a cargo of colonial produce, mainly wool, & a few passengers. b) It would seem that in Sep. 1845 the vessel must have left London for Swan River, from which it later departed, on Jan. 17, 1846, for Angier, i.e. Anyer, East Java, Indonesia. LR (above) referred to the vessel sailing to Adelaide, Australia. I saw a reference at Trove, Australia, to the vessel being laid on for Adelaide & Melbourne, with an expected departure date from Liverpool of Mar. 29, 1849. I could not spot, however, that the voyage actually took place. As per line 1725 here, on Sep. 18, 1852 the 438 ton barque was wrecked at the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, while en route from Akyab (now Sittwe, Myanmar), to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of rice. Crew of 25 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. Lang. A Google book data 'snippet' (ex 'Seamen All', Edward Chatterton, 1924) seems to state that the vessel struck a reef in the Duncan Passage in the southern end of the Andamans. And broke in two. The crew took to a ship's boat & suffered many hardships in the following 45 days. Can you tell us anything additional. Or add to or correct the above? A scan of the data in 'Seamen All' perhaps. Y

 

12

Excavator

157/137

Unknown to webmaster

W. Cowan - C. Barker in 1856.

22617

13

Grace (a schooner)

105/84
later
78

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1846/47, from 1849/50 thru 1854/55, & not thereafter. The vessel was owned thru 1846/47 at least (and captained), by T. Dixon of Sunderland. For service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1849/50, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Ness & Co. of Scarborough, for service as a Scarborough coaster. The LR data in 1853/54 & 1854/55 is limited but it would seem that the vessel was not further sold. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) has the vessel registered at Scarborough & owned by Francis Ness. On Mar. 6, 1862, per line 2701 here, the 78 ton schooner stranded at Lowestoft, Suffolk, while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Frank Ness. Can you add anything? Y

3548

14

Hewson

237/233

Unknown to webmaster

Hewson & - D. A. Hewson & G. T. Robson in 1856.

15419

15

Isabella

220/223

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

16

Judith Allan (a ship)

505

George and John Mills

John Allan

 

17

Kirtons (a brig, later a square)

196/181
later
165

An unknown to the webmaster Hylton builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1849/50 thru 1852/53. In 1849/50 & likely from the beginning, the vessel was owned by C. S. Kirton of Shoreham, West Sussex. For service as a Hartlepool coaster. The data in LR of 1852/53 is cryptic - I suspect the vessel was sold about then. Always registered at Shoreham it would seem. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Jno. E. Brown of Shoreham as her then owner. On Jan. 5, 1871, per line 1821 here, the 165 ton square was stranded at Brigg End, Filey, North Yorkshire, while en route from Sunderland to Shoreham with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by William Allen. Can you add anything? Y

13633

18

Mary (a schooner)

80/67
later
61

Unknown to webmaster

With a couple of missing years (1848/49 & 1849/50), the vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1863/64 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Buchanan of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1844/45, Foreman of London became her owner for similar service. From 1850/51 C. Harvey of Fowey, Cornwall, is recorded as her owner for service to Seville, Spain, ex both Cardiff & London, ex Falmouth & in 1857/58 from the Clyde to France. For many years the Registers contain no ownership data, however the vessel would seem to have been registered at Fowey or at Weymouth, Dorset. 55.0 ft. long, signal letters JDMW. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists (on page 255), Roberts & Co. of Weymouth as the then owner of the 62 ton, Weymouth registered vessel. On Oct. 23, 1870, per line 972 here, the 61 ton schooner was abandoned off Aldboro', N. Yorkshire. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by William Smith. Y

4680

19

New Zealand (a barque)

378/455

T. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned thru that entire period by P. Laing of London for service thru 1843/44 from London to New Zealand, from 1844/45 thru 1847/48 for service from London to Jamaica, & from 1848/49, for service from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Per LR, 'Sughrue' was the vessel's captain from part way thru 1844/45 thru part way thru 1848/49. From which point, per LR, 'Smith' became the vessel's master. On Jul. 11, 1850, per line 256 here, the 455 ton barque was burnt at 14S/26W (in the South Atlantic, about 900 miles off Bahia, Brazil) while en route from Bombay (now Mumbai), India to London with a cargo of cotton etc. Crew of 17 - none lost. Then owned by Philip Laing. Little detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss are yet to hand. However it would seem that the crew took to ship's boats, were rescued by a French vessel & were landed at Le Havre, France. Can you add anything? Y

 

20

Norval

230

Unknown to webmaster

Greenwell

 

21

Pansy

197/171

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allcock - J. P. & H. Duxfield in 1856 - John Pape & H. Duxfield in 1858

16736

22

Paragon (a snow)

248/238
 

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Hodgson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London thru 1843/44, service as a Liverpool coaster  from 1844/45 thru 1847/48, & then for service from Sunderland to London again thru 1850/51. In 1851/52, per LR, W. Downie of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Baltic. So far I have not spotted any later references to the vessel. Could it have been wrecked in or about 1852? Is there anything that you can add? A puzzle perhaps. Hodgson of Sunderland is recorded in LR of 1834 thru 1844/45 as owning Paragon, a brig built at Sunderland in 1834. Maybe it was another person named Hodgson?

 

23

Prince of Wales (a snow or brig)

245/249

Thompson & Pearson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1841/42 thru 1848/49. For that entire, if  short, period, the vessel, per LR, was owned by White & Co., of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London. The data provided in LR of 1848/49 is limited which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. In that regard, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 (image soon) lists R. Pearson of South Shields & W. Briggs, of Sunderland as the then owners of the 249 ton brig. LR of 1848/49 also notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Detail as to exactly what happened to the vessel is not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

24

Prince Oscar

289/296

Unknown to webmaster

Lawsons' - J. H. Lawson & A. R. Oxley in 1858

32943

25

Princess (a brigantine, later a schooner)

138/132

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1844/45, by W. Briggs of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland. In 1844/45, Hutton & Son, of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Africa. LR of 1845/46 notes that the vessel had been re-rigged as a schooner. In 1850/51, T. Hayton of London became both the vessel's owner & her captain, for service, per LR, from Milford, Wales, to Waterford, Ireland. On Oct. 9, 1850, per line 362 here, the 138 ton schooner was wrecked on Fideltring, while en route to St. Petersburg, Russia, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by Thomas Hayton. The vessel's port of departure is unknown to the webmaster as also is the location of Fideltring. Can anybody tell us where Fideltring is located? It may well be an island. The loss of the vessel was noted in the London 'Morning Chronicle' of Oct. 22, 1850 which stated that the vessel had been stranded by a heavy gale from the NNW, that the vessel had gone to pieces & that the crew had been saved. Can you add anything? Y

 

26

Rambler (a brig, later a brigantine)

176/154
later
143

An unknown Hylton builder

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1845/46 advises that the vessel was then owned by G. Webb, of Llanelly, Wales, for service as a Llanelly coaster. Was registered at Llanelly, later, perhaps at Swansea, Wales. Signal letter LKWF. On Feb. 1, 1873, per this page, the 145 ton brigantine, then registered at Cork, Ireland, was lost about 15 miles S. of Goar Head (I think, S. Wales), while en route from Newport, Wales, to Cork with 200 tons of coal. 'The "Rambler" sprang a leak during a gale. The leak was probably caused by stress of weather'. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by T. Travers of Courtmacsherry, County Cork, Ireland. Can you add anything? Y

14149

27

Robinson (a brig, later a snow)

241
later
214

Unknown to webmaster

In 1848/49, when Robinson seems first to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded, the vessel was owned by Robinson of Sunderland, soon of Hartlepool, for service ex either city to London. From 1852/53 thru 1855/56, when last LR recorded, the vessel was owned by Lisle, later T. Lisle, of Hartlepool, for service which included service from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. On Oct. 6, 1860, per line 350 here, the 214 ton snow was abandoned on the coast of Jutland, Denmark. As is confirmed by these two contemporary newspaper cuttings. None of the 8 man crew were lost - all were saved by the Eleanor of Aberystwyth. The vessel was then owned by William Lisle. Wreckage came ashore, it would appear, at Strömstad, West Sweden. Y

5174

28

Sabina

252/290

Unknown to webmaster

H. Allcock in 1843/44  - R. Whalton in 1856 - Robert Walton in 1858

23927

29

Saint Helena

220/222

Unknown to webmaster

Rountree in 1843/44  - W. (William) Mallaburn in 1856 & 1858

22634

30

Stag

543/678

Unknown to webmaster

R. Green

 

31

Sylph (a snow)

281/320

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - J. M. Gales in 1844/45 - J. Dale in 1855/56 - J. B. Dale & C. Cram in 1856

 

32

Underley (a barque)

310/333
later
304
later
297

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to Jamaica, later Swansea to the West Indies, most particularly to Cuba. In 1855/56, F. Ridley of London became her owner for service which included Swansea to the Mediterranean. From 1859/60, R. Crick of Sunderland owned her for service from Sunderland to the Cape of Good Hope & to Ceylon. On Dec. 28, 1860, per line 497 here, the 297 ton barque foundered near Cape Agulhas, between Agulhas & Quoin or Queen Point, (Western Cape, South Africa) while en route from Sunderland to Galle (SW tip of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka) with a cargo of coal. None of the 14 man crew were lost. Then owned by Richard Crick. Y

14184

33

Utility (a brig, later a brigantine)

157

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1854/55 thru 1856/57 & the data for the last two of those years is cryptic. Then owned by G. Gibbs of London, for service ex Yarmouth it would appear. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 indicates that the vessel, then of 150 tons, was owned by Joseph Bovill of Whitby - the vessel was registered at London for much of its life & later registered at Whitby. Signal letters NBRT. On Jan. 22, 1871, per line 1842 here, the 150 ton brigantine was involved in a collision & sank at Bull Light (mouth of the Humber). No route information is provided rather just the word 'coastwise'. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Joseph Bovill. Can you tell us the name of the vessel with which Utility collided or otherwise add anything? Y

20578

34

Venus (a schooner)

88/66
later
78

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1855/56 & from 1864/65 thru 1873/74. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Dover & later at Folkestone, both in Kent. It was initially owned by Page of Dover, thru 1855/56, mainly for service as a Hartlepool coaster, but in 1844/46 & in 1847/48 for service from Sunderland to Dover. During such period of 'Page' ownership, a 'Page' was the vessel's captain, initially 'Page' & from 1851/52 'T. Page'. The LR data re 1855/56 is limited - the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. From 1864/65 thru 1873/74, per LR, the vessel, now  of 78 tons, was owned by W. Bateman of Folkestone, for service as a Rye coaster. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 395) & 1870 (on page 395) both indicate that the 78 ton vessel was owned by William Bateman of Sandgate, Kent. 68.3 ft. long, signal letters JGVR. LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. On Dec. 8, 1872, per line 3152 here, the 77 ton schooner, sailing 'coastwise', foundered at sea. No route information & no location is provided - just the word 'coastwise'. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by W. Bateman. Can you tell us where she was lost or otherwise add anything? Y

5262

35

Verbena (a snow)

223/247

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was owned it would seem, for almost its entire lifetime, by Anderson of Newcastle, for service initially from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, later Shields to the Mediterranean, Newport to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, & Newcastle to the Mediterranean. In Jul. 1848 (ex Google) the vessel was owned by M. & T. Anderson. On Nov. 28, 1860, per line 454 here, the 247 ton snow was abandoned NE of Sicily while en route from Cardiff to Barcelona with a cargo of coal. (such routing seems not to make sense). None of the 8 man crew were lost. Then owned by Louis J. Livingston. Y

22556

36

Watson (a schooner)

53

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see the vessel, which was registered at Boston, Lincolnshire, was never listed in Lloyd's Register. On Feb. 28, 1860, per line 635 here, the 53 ton schooner was abandoned at Dimlington (N. of the mouth of Humber River). Crew of 3, no loss of life. Then owned by William Tointon. Y

15704

37

William Packet (a snow)

201/218
later
186

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register listed only from 1849/50 thru 1851/52, owned by Barber & Co. of Sunderland for service from Hartlepool to the Baltic & then Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as J. Proudfoot & T. Robson, of Sunderland. Data confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, which also advises (at page bottom) that the vessel had been lost. Y

2754

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1842? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 107 vessels & 26,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 107 vessels & 26,837 tons.

1843 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Ann Mills (a snow, later a brig)

287/308

H. Carr

The vessel was owned by J. Ritson of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In later years the vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded as being used  on such routes as Sunderland to Genoa, Italy, Liverpool to Venice, Italy, Bristol to South America, & Plymouth to U.S.A. On Aug. 3, 1850, the vessel was struck by a sea & put into Valparaiso, Chile, resulting in an insurance claim. As you can read here. On May. 3, 1860, per line 162 here, the 287 ton brig was wrecked at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, while en route from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with a cargo of coal. It would seem that 2 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. Vessel then stated to be owned by Francis Ritson. Y

23740

2

Arthur (a schooner)

87

Ralph Hutchinson

Turnbull's Register of 1856 records her then owners as being James Potts, R. Storey & G. Middleton. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

17603

3

Aurora (a barque)

425/536

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by Ryan of London. For service (where Lloyd's Register indicated) from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. On Sep. 19, 1860, per line 312 here, the 425 ton barque was wrecked in the Auckland Channel (Hooghly River, Calcutta, West Bengal), while en route from Madras (now Chennai) to Calcutta, both India. It would seem that none of the 16 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Valentine Ryan. Y

4690

4

Bzyb (a barque)

323/396

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1849/50 &, so far as I can see, not thereafter. It was owned throughout that entire, if brief, period by Carr & Co. of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), with J. Brunton, per LR, her sole captain. Bzyb? A river & a settlement in Abkhazia, Georgia (Black Sea). I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1850. Can you tell us anything additional?

 

5

Countess of Bective (a barque)

329/380

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned throughout such period by Nicholson of Sunderland, initially for service ex Sunderland, then from Sunderland to Cuba (from 1843/44 thru 1845/46) & from Newport, Wales, to Cuba (from 1846/47 thru 1850/51). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Nicholson & Sons as owner of the 380 ton vessel, registered at Sunderland. LR lists only two captains for the vessel, Forbes thru 1846/47 & Pinnock thereafter. On May 29, 1850, per line 203 here, the 380 ton barque was abandoned when about 10 (or 19) miles W. of Lundy Island (12 miles N. of the Devon coast in the Bristol Channel), while en route from Cuba to Swansea, Wales. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then owned by William Nicholson. I read that Countess of Bective, under the command of captain Davies, was en route to Swansea with Cuban copper ore valued at £8,000, & that there were 17 rather than 12 aboard her. At about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, 1850, Glenlyon, a barque built at Sunderland in 1845, en route from Newport to San Francisco with a cargo of coal, ran into Countess of Bective. They hit bow to bow. Glenlyon was under the command of captain C. Flack. The impact was so great that Glenlyon's three masts fell down & her bowsprit & figurehead were lost. The Glenlyon crew jumped on board Countess of Bective which soon proved to be in a sinking condition. It sank about 1 1/2 hours after the collision. Glenlyon was towed to Ilfracombe by 4 pilot boats. There was no loss of life in either vessel. The cargo of Countess of Bective was insured but it is said that the vessel itself was not insured. All as per these (1 & 2) contemporary newspaper cuttings. I understand that an image of the vessel, at Swansea in or about 1845, is contained in 'Women under Sail', by Basil Greenhill, published in 1970 & 1972. It may well prove to be this image in which Countess of Bective may possibly be the vessel at right. Click the image to see it in a larger size. 'Nicholson' became the owner of a later vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1853. Can you add anything? Y

 

6

Cresswell Packet (a schooner, later a smack)

71/47
later
46
later
40

J. Bell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was owned & captained thru such period by J. Bell of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 clarifies the owner name as meaning James Bell. J. or James Bell's ownership is also confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Jan. 19, 1862, per line 2657 here, the 40 ton smack stranded in the river Tay, while en route from Sunderland to Broughty Ferry (Firth of Tay, just E. of Dundee, Scotland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 3 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Geo. Bell. Can you add anything? Y

8942

7

Cressy (a ship)

720

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

8

Crown (a snow)

181/162

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was owned by J. Crown of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder, thru 1844/45, with 'Stothard' serving as the vessel's captain. For service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1844/45, per LR, the vessel became owned by Horton & Co. of Dover, Kent, for service as a London collier. With 'Pickett' serving as the vessel's captain. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel, in or about 1849. Can you tell us what happened & where?

 

9

Dido (a brig)

268/274

Unknown to webmaster

Burrell - Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel was then owned by R. Potts, A. Swap & A. Gunn, all of South Shields

26454

10

Ebenezer

209/204

J. Todd

R. Oliver - W. Winship, J. Turnbull, G. Mitchell & G. dobson in 1856

24647

11

Elizabeth

225/214

W. Chilton

W. Chilton - Wood & Co. i.e. J. Wood, J. Newman & J. Radford in 1856

23421

12

Ferret

113

Laing & Simey

P. Laing

 

13

George & Richard (a snow)

206/198

J. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by J. Hay of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Very soon, however, in 1844/45, H. Weston of London became, per LR, the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Honduras. In 1846/47 'M. Fawkner' of London, became both the vessel's owner & her captain for continued service from Liverpool to Honduras & from 1847/48 for service ex London. On an unstated date in Oct. 1850, per line 393 on this page, the 206 ton snow stranded near Montevideo, Uruguay. While on a voyage that would appear to have originated in Patagonia. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Michael Fawckner. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

14

Golconda (a barque)

367/418
later
317

An unknown Southwick builder

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by Richardson of Swansea, initially for service from Swansea to Valparaiso, Chile, later Bristol to New York, but mainly Swansea to the West Indies, most particularly to Cuba. On Dec. 15, 1860, per line 476 here, the 371 ton square was stranded at Acckin's Island (i.e. Acklins Island, Bahamas outer islands), while en route from St. Jago de Cuba (S. coast of Cuba, now Santiago de Cuba, once considered the island's capital) to Swansea with a cargo of copper ore. None of the 16 man crew was lost. The vessel then stated to be owned by J. C. Richards. A puzzle perhaps is that the vessel continued to be Lloyd's Register recorded thru 1867/68. Y

25877

15

Henry & Ann (a snow)

266/276

H. Dixon

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. The vessel was both owned & captained thru 1848/49 by 'Longstaff' of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London. In 1848/49, the vessel became owned, per LR, by 'Copeland' of Newcastle, for service ex London & with Copeland her captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a 276 ton snow, owned by Copeland & Monkhouse of North Shields. On Nov. 22, 1850, per line 434 here, the 276 ton snow was stranded at Carlisle Point (Cork Harbour, Ireland), while en route from Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of grain. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Henry Rowe Monkhouse. This site tells us (thanks!) that on Nov. 16, 1850 (rather than the 22nd) the vessel left Cork Harbour during a heavy gale but soon put back to Cork in the face of the bad weather. She ran aground on Carlisle Point & became a total wreck. The 'cargo of maize was largely saved, along with the spars and rigging'. The site confirms there was no loss of life. This site reports that the 'Henry & Anne' was lost at Fort Camden, now Fort Meagher, Cork harbour. Can you add anything? Y

 

16

Isabella

228/234

George Barker Note

T. Crozier

 

17

John & Ann (a schooner)

108/90
later
83

H. Carr

With a couple of missing years, the vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1860/61, owned thru 1855/56 by S. Fletcher of Newcastle, later of South Shields, initially for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France, later Leith to London, Shields to Caen or Bordeaux, both France, & ex Hartlepool. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records S. Fletcher as her then owner. LR of 1857/58 lists Boutland of Newcastle as her owner for service ex Newcastle. LR of 1859/60 lists W. Simpson, of Whitby, as her then owner for service from Newcastle to Rotterdam. However, Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (Whitby) lists William Simpson of Whitby as her then owner. On Dec. 17, 1860, per line 908 here, the 82 ton schooner sank at Barber Sand (off Caister, Norfolk), while en route from Whitby to Littlehampton, West Sussex, with a cargo of stone. None of the 5 man crew was lost. The vessel then stated to be owned by William Simpson. Y

3527

18

Leda (a snow, later a brig)

185/164
later
138

Jas. Robinson

The vessel's initial owner was Errington of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records William Briggs of Blyth as her then owner. In 1870, per The Mercantile Navy List, James Turnbull of Blyth, was her owner.

3736

19

Newbottle

225/249

W. Wilkinson

Burnett & - W. Watt in 1856

27067

20

Pallas

226/226

Bartram & Lister

Henley

 

21

Queen of the Tyne (a snow or brig)

258/258
later
233

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1869/70. Always as a vessel built in 1842. But 1843 seems to be correct. It was owned, thru 1866/67, per LR, by the Wright family - R. Wright initially, & W. Wright from 1860/61. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848/49 lists W. Wright of South Shields as the then owner of the Newcastle registered vessel. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel at Newcastle, owned by R. Wright, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Wright. For initial service from Sunderland to London, ex Liverpool in 1845/46 & 1846/47, ex Shields thereafter, i) to the Baltic in the period of 1848/1855, ii) to London in the period of 1855/57 & iii) to the Mediterranean in the period of 1857/59. In 1860/61 the vessel served Rotterdam ex Shields & thereafter served the Baltic ex Shields. In 1866/67, per LR, Oliver & Co., of North Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists (on page 316, image soon), Edward Oliver of North Shields as the then owner of the 233 ton, North Shields registered vessel. Which became of 233 tons in 1866/67. 87.8 ft. long, from 1866/67 90.3 ft. long. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. The wreck would appear to have occurred in the first half of 1869 because awards were paid out in that period re the rescue of her crew by lifeboat. Can you tell us more? Y

3443

22

Sprite (a snow)

167/167

J. M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1851/52 except for 1849/50. It was owned, thru 1847/48, per LR, by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London, however in 1845/46 service to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy) ex London is referenced. With Kennedy her captain except for a brief period in 1845/46 when P. Brown is so listed. In 1848/49, the vessel became owned by Tizard & Co. of Weymouth, for service as a Weymouth coaster. With G. Parsons, her captain. I note that re another Sunderland built vessel listed on this page, I have referred to 'Tizzard' of Weymouth, i.e. with two letters 'z' so the spelling of the owner's name is in doubt. LR of 1851/52 lists the vessel with Tizard & Co. still her owner but with minimal other detail. I can now see why that might have been. On Oct. 5, 1852, while en route from Hartlepool to Weymouth, the vessel was assisted into port at Yarmouth, leaky, having damaged her bowsprit & lost her anchor and chain. Having been 'in contact', whatever that means. The listing refers to Parsons. As per this page, in red. I have indicated above that the vessel was last recorded in LR in 1851/52. It is not LR recorded from 1852/53 thru 1862/63 - I have checked. I am surprised then to find that a vessel of the name, a snow of 146 tons built at Sunderland in 1843, was sunk at Hartlepool while proceeding coastwise on Feb. 9, 1861, as per line 1669 here. Major loss of life - a crew of 8 with all of the 8 lost. Then stated to be owned by Jno. Tizzard. It surely is the same vessel even though the tonnage has changed in the interval. Can you tell us more, perhaps about the circumstances of the vessel's loss in 1861? Y

21501

23

Swallow (a snow)

218/213

G. Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1855/66,owned thru 1850/51, per LR, by Thompson of Sunderland. The vessel was always registered at Sunderland, it would appear. Initially, thru 1845/46, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, thereafter for service from Liverpool to Ancona, Italy. Note, however, that the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Hunter, of Seaham, as the vessel's then owner. In 1851/52, per LR, Wilburn, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service ex Sunderland, to London or as a Sunderland coaster. From 1852/53, LR indicates that M. Wilburne (with an extra 'e') was the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Wilburn of Sunderland as her then owner. The vessel is not listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Had something happened to her? Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

25735

24

Thorndale (a snow)

241/246

Bartram & Lister

W. Burnett of Sunderland

22444

25

Vertumnus (a barque)

282/315

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1846/47. S. Mills was the vessel's initial owner for service from Sunderland to London. However, later in 1843/44, Shelshear of London became her owner for service from London to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR of 1846/47 states 'LOST'

 

26

Zephyr (a snow)

299/303

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1856/57. 'Lumsdon', of Sunderland, is LR listed as her initial owner, thru 1855/56, for service from Sunderland to London (thru 1845/46) & thereafter for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1856/57, per LR, M. Robson of Shields became the vessel's owner for service ex Shields. Such ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 - M. Robson of South Shields. What finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1857? Can you tell us?

2264

27

Zior

61/91

Peter Austin

Blackett (have also read Austin, Watson Blackett)

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1843? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 85 vessels & 20,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 85 vessels & 21,377 tons.

1844 (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

Agincourt (a ship)

669

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

83

2

Alacrity (a snow or brig)

211/295
later
211/195
later
184
later
177

Austin & Mills

From the tonnages at left, it would seem that the vessel shrank as it got older! The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1874/75 at least (LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster). It was initially owned, until part way thru 1848/49 per LR, by Austin & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. In 1848/49, per LR, Ward & Co. of Blyth (in 1853/54 G. Ward of Shields), became the vessel's owner for service from Blyth to London thru 1850/51, from Shields to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea) in 1851/2 & 1852/53, & from Clyde to the Mediterranean in 1853/54. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel at 195 tons, owned by G. Ward of Blyth. The vessel's tonnage, per LR, became 211/195 in 1853/54. In 1854/55, per LR, T. Taylor (from 1860/61 Taylor & Co.) of Blyth became the vessel's owner thru 1873/74. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by J. Taylor of Morpeth, J. Robson of Wideopen, J. Sample of Blyth & T. Gallon of Fenrother. Which owner names are clarified & revised by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean John Taylor, John Robson, Thomas Gallon & John Wigham of Morpeth (rather than J. Sample, who per LR served as the vessel's captain from 1854/55 thru 1857/58). For consistent service under 'Taylor' ownership ex Blyth - to the Mediterranean (in 1854/56), to Stettin (Szczecin, Poland, on the Baltic) (in 1856/58), to the Baltic in 1858/59, to London (in 1859/60), to the Baltic again in 1860/61, to Lisbon, Portugal (in 1861/63), to the Baltic (in 1863/65), a Blyth coaster in the period of 1865/67, & from Blyth to the Baltic in the period of 1867/73. Per LR the vessel became of 184 tons in 1858/59. Note, however, that the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 & 1870 do not list 'Taylor' as her then owner - both rather list Thomas Duxfield of Gosforth, Northumberland, as the vessel's owner. On Jan. 26, 1874, the vessel was offered for sale. In 1873/74, per LR, H. Gibson of Whitby, became the owner of the vessel, now of 177 tons, for service ex Newcastle with H. Gibson her captain. The MNL of 1875 (select Sail) lists the vessel as owned by Hansel Gibson of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1876. 81.0 ft. long, signal letters JHQV. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel. Can you help in that regard? Y

5444

3

Alverton (a barque)

343/409

H. Ferguson

Fergusson of London for service Sunderland to Ceylon & then Liverpool to New York. From 1848/49 thru 1856/57 J. Towse of London for service London to China. From 1857/58, J. Lennard of Middlesbrough, or maybe of Stockton, for service Sunderland to Mediterranean & then to Quebec, Canada. On Feb 15, 1860, per line 108 here, the 344 ton barque was wrecked at San Sebastian, Spain, while en route from Cardiff to Spain with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - 9 lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by J. M. Leonard

15695

4

Ann-Batens Note 1, 2

329

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

5

Ariadne (a barque)

298/335

Lightfoot of Hylton

I have not researched this vessel. It was, however, first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1844/45, owned by J. Twizell of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to Quebec which became Clyde to Malta. With H. Twizell her captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as built at Hylton, in 1843 rather than 1844, registered at Shields & owned by John Twizell.

12351

6

Brilliant (a snow)

262/272

Joseph Helmsley

The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Feb. 7, 1844, even though I can see no Lloyd's Register ('LR') reference to Edward Graham of Newcastle. LR of 1844/45 lists 'J. Hemsly' of Sunderland as her owner for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR of 1845/46 reports that Barrick & Co., of London, had acquired the vessel for service from Cork, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada.

 

7

Caroline, later Lina & Johanna (a barque)

330/370
later
340/370
later
341/370
later
410

Geo. Worthy

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1874/75 at least. Thru 1854/55, the vessel was owned by W. Ash of Exeter for service from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, soon from London to Halifax, Canada. From 1855/56 thru 1860/61, LR lists Peverel & Co. of Sunderland as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records G. Peverall, J. H. Brown, W. C. Fairley & T. Phillips, all of Sunderland, as her then owners, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Peverall and David Davison only. From 1861/62, Clark & Co. of Great Yarmouth is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. In 1865/66, R. Steward, also of Great Yarmouth, became the owner of the barque, now of 410 tons, for service from London to the West Indies, soon Shields to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, on page 62, Robert Steward of Southtown, Suffolk, as then owner of the Yarmouth registered vessel. LR of 1871/72 advises that the vessel, renamed Lina & Johanna, had become owned by E. J. Boks & Sons of Amsterdam for service from Amsterdam to Riga, Latvia, later for service ex Amsterdam to the Baltic. 122.0 ft. long, signal letters HQFD. Can you tell us what happened to her? Y

2688

8

Claudia (a barque)

336/398
later
364

An unknown to the webmaster Southwick builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1871/72. Owned thru 1862/63 by Colling & Co. of London for service from London to Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana) or from London to the West Indies, with one exception - London to Bombay, India, in 1845/46. In 1862/63, Thomson & Co. of London became her owner for service from London to Demerera. In 1869, per LR, Anderson & Co., also of London became her owner for similar service. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, however, still listed Thomson & Co. of London as her then owner. 103.0 ft. long, signal letters PBNF. On Dec. 6, 1871, per line 1708 here, the 364 ton barque was stranded at Ulna River, Honduras. Crew of 14 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by James Anderson. Y

24618

9

Courier

281/329

Unknown to webmaster

Taylor & Co. - W. C. & J. Allen & T. Winn in 1856

10176

10

Crocus (a snow)

185/201

W. Petrie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1847/48 only. Owned for that brief period by A. Alcock of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. I presume that the vessel was then lost - since T. Alcock, likely related, acquired a new vessel of the same name, another snow built in Sunderland in 1849. Can you tell us anything additional?

 

11

Crown (a snow or brig)

192/190

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1863/64 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by J. Crown of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder, thru 1853/54, with 'Stothard' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51 & C. McDonald thereafter. Stothard had been the captain of the 1843 built Crown until it was sold in 1844/45. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists "J. & L. Crown" of Monkwearmouth as the then owners of the 190 ton brig registered at Sunderland. For initial service as a Sunderland coaster, from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1850/51 & to the Mediterranean in 1851/52, & from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, to the Mediterranean in 1852/53 & 1853/54. In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel became owned by Alder & Co. of Blyth, for service from Blyth to the Baltic thru 1859/60 & ex Blyth thereafter. With J. Clinton serving as her captain initially but from 1855/56 J. Driscoll (or Driscoll or Driscol). Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the vessel as then registered at Shields & owned by John C. Alder, Thomas Elder & John C. Clinton, all of Blyth. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 rather lists T. & J. C. Alder, W. Chambers & J. Driscoll, all of Blyth, & T. V. French of Newcastle. LR of 1863/64 notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'. 80.0 ft. long. I cannot yet tell you exactly what happened to the vessel, in or about 1863. Can you tell us what happened & where? Y

24052

12

Edmund Pear (a brig)

146

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem never to have been recorded in Lloyd's Register. On Oct. 6, 1858, the vessel was in collision with Martha, a galiot (a single-master sailing vessel used for fishing or for the coastal trade) off Whitby. On Oct. 7, 1860, per line 352 here, the 146 ton brig stranded at Windaw (Denmark?) while en route from Wisbeach to the Baltic. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Richard Young. Y

14405

 

Edmundsbury (a barque) the vessel is listed below - as an 1845 vessel.

523

Peter Austin

J. Allan of London

24976

13

Eleanor (a snow later a brig)

268

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel's initial owner was Storey & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, the vessel was then owned by R. Storey, J. Taylor & W. Sawyer, all of Newcastle.

3628

14

Eliza Sharp

409

James Laing

J. Laing

 

15

Emerald (a snow)

275/291

J. Hutchinson

The vessel's initial owner was White & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that the vessel was then owned by Ann, Isabella & George White, all of South Shields.

26948

16

Energy

221/221

Peter Austin

Benson & Co. (Kirton referenced also)

 

17

Exertion (a schooner or a brig)

143

H. Dixon

The Lloyd's Register record re this vessel is still to be researched. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel's then owner to be J. B. & J. Morton, junr. & G. Arnott, of Howden. Lloyd's Register of 1855/56 records Arnott & Co. of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to Le Havre, France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that the vessel was then owned by J. Johnson of St. Peter's & E. Topping of Newcastle.

22569

18

Favourite (a snow)

210/202
later
186

Joseph Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. Thru 1849/50, the vessel was owned by Hemsley of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Dantzic, i.e. Gdańsk, Poland. In 1850/51, J. Ewart, also of Sunderland, became her owner for service ex London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Fenwick and E. Rowntree of Sunderland as her then owners, which names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Fenwick & Edw. Rowntree. Signal letters HRBV. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, however, lists John Hardcastle, of Whitby, as owner of the vessel, then registered at Whitby. On Sep. 13, 1870, per line 894 here, the 186 ton snow was involved in a collision & sank at the Swin Middle Light (I believe on the N. side of the Thames estuary near Southend) while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Robt. Harrowing. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances? And tell us with which vessel she collided? Y

2894

19

Fawn (a schooner)

97
later
94

Stephenson & Stuart

Lloyd's Register seems to record the vessel only in 1849/50 thru 1850/51 and again from 1855/56 thru 1857/58. In the first period owned by Stephenson of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. Kirkwood of Sunderland is the recorded owner in the second period for similar service. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, records the vessel as owned by Thomas Riley of Sunderland, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, which also advises (at page bottom) that the vessel had been lost. Y

2585

20

Gem (a schooner)

62

J. Henderson

Lloyd's Register of 1845/46 records the vessel as owned by H. Man of Nairn, a Leith coaster. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that the vessel was then owned by R. Huntley, R. Redhead, both of Haworth, and W. Ives of Pensher.

23717

21

Gratitude (a snow)

303/309

William Potts

The launch of the vessel, on Feb. 6, 1844, is announced in this newspaper cutting. W. Potts of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to America.

 

22

Industrious

283/306
later
283/274

Thomas Tiffin, jun. & Benjamin Tiffin Note

Thru 1850/51 Restarick of Plymouth, then (1851/52 thru 1857/58) Davy of Exeter, then (1859/60 thru 1865/66) Marchbank of Shields. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 states lost

39574

23

Jane

85/95

Bartram & Lister

Smith & Co. or Geo. Ayre & Jas. Smith

 

24

John Edward

323/376

Peter Austin

J. Munro

 

25

Juliet Erskine (a barque - is listed at Dundee as a brig, per this 'pdf') 1, 2

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1860/61, always listed as an 1845 vessel. I include it here as built in 1844 since the available data other than LR seems to confirm such date. It was initially owned by Erskine & Co. of Dundee for service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. It would seem that Thomas Erskine died - in 1846/47 the vessel (1844) was, per the 'pdf' link at left, owned by the heirs of Thomas Erskine - but LR continued to state Erskine & Co. On Mar. 3, 1848, the vessel was in collision, at night, with Rosebud (not Roseland), a 90 ton schooner, off the coast of Spain. Note Rosebud suffered damage as a result. At Admiralty Court, Juliet Erskine was found to be at fault. In 1848/49, J. Hunter of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle, Sunderland & London to Calcutta (India), Sydney (Australia) & Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) & into the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Hunter & Co., of Newcastle, as her (1844) then owner. I cannot track any arrivals in Australia. In 1855/56, Foley & Co. of Cork, Ireland, soon Daley (or Daly) & Foley, became her owners for service ex Liverpool, Cork & the Clyde to the Mediterranean & to the West Indies. On Jul. 6, 1860, per line 229 here, the 277 ton (1844) barque was stranded at the Gaspar Straits (Indonesia) while en route from Singapore to Mauritius with a cargo of planks. It would seem that none of the 11 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Richard Foley. Can anybody add anything? Y

39571

26

Lanchester (a barque)

283/333

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1865/66 (ex 1858/59). It was initially owned, thru 1848/49, by Mitcheson of London, initially for service from London to Sydney, Australia, from 1846/47 for service from the Clyde to Berbice, Guyana. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became owned by Ivey & Co., of Yarmouth with 'W. Ivey' her captain. For service from London to the Mediterranean, in the 1851/1853 period for service from Gloucester to Ascension (Ascension Island in the S. Atlantic), in 1853/54 for service ex Liverpool. From 1854/55, Teesdale of Yarmouth owned the vessel for service from the Clyde to the Mediterranean. In 1859/60, per LR, W. Waters of Yarmouth owned the vessel for service from Liverpool to the West Indies. For only a brief period, however. In 1860/61, J. Williams, of Cardiff became, per LR, the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to China. No owner name is referenced after that LR edition even though the vessel was listed for many later years. 98.0 ft. long. LR of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Not recently, however! On Feb. 14, 1862, per line 2106 here, the 283 ton barque foundered at sea while en route from Newcastle to Matanzas, Cuba, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by John Cory, a name not LR referenced. Can anybody add anything? Y

10517

27

Margaret (a schooner or maybe a brig)

116
later
104

W. Micklam & T. Newton, builders of Deptford

So far as I can see, the vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Bennet of South Shields as the then owner of the 116 ton Shields registered schooner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as a brig & names Thomas Bennett as her owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel (on page 244), as registered at Ipswich & owned by William Howard of Ipswich. Signal letters NMGS. On Feb. 9, 1871, as per line 1857 here, the 104 ton schooner was stranded at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, while en route from Seaham to Ipswich with a cargo of coal. Crew of 5 - 4 lost. Then owned by William Howard. Y

22632

28

Northumberland (a snow or brig)

212/222
later
196

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1849/50 & from 1851/52 thru 1871/72. It was initially owned by Ogle & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1851/52 to the vessel's loss in 1871, the vessel was owned by Storm & Co. of Whitby for service from Hartlepool to London, as a Whitby coaster, from Hartlepool to Le Havre, France, ex Sunderland to France & to London, from Whitby and/or Newcastle to the Baltic. Per LR, E. Storm was her captain for years 1851/52 thru 1858/59 except for a single year, 1857/58, when C. Hubbard was her captain. Hubbard continued to serve as her captain thru 1867/68, when R. Walker took command. Became 196 tons in 1856/57. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists E. & M. Storm & Co. of Robin Hood's Bay ('RHB'), Yorkshire, as owners of the Whitby registered brig, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Edward, Coultous, & M. Storm, Thomas Newton, all of RHB. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Edward Storm of RHB as her then owner. 82.0 ft. long, signal letters JHCG. LR of 1871/72 states 'wrecked'. On May 17, 1871, per line 1366 here, the 196 ton snow foundered off Hango Head, (Hanko, SW tip of Finland at entrance to Gulf of Finland), while en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Edward Storm. Can anybody add anything? Y

5299

29

Perseverance

97

Bartram & Lister

Winter (& Co.)

 

30

Scindian (a ship)

535/650

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allan

15840

31

Simlah (a barque)

500/597

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1851/52, by E. Arthur, of or registered at Newcastle, with 'C. Cowley' (thru 1846/47) & then 'Taylor' (thru 1851/52) serving as her captains. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the Newcastle registered vessel as then owned by E. R. Arthur & Co. of North Shields. For initial service from Sunderland to India (thru 1845/46) & thereafter ex London, including to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1850/51. In 1851/52, per LR, C. Tebbut, of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to New Zealand ('NZ') thru 1853/54 & ex London thereafter. With 'Dewar' & 'J. Turnbull' serving as her captains. I have read that on Oct. 28, 1854, when the vessel left London, Gravesend, for Wellington, NZ, the vessel was owned by Willis & Co., of London. See this 1852 page (ex here) re the Henry H. Willis Line of Packets that served New Zealand. But did C. Tebbut retain ownership & rather charter his vessel to Willis?
Some details as to the vessel's voyages to Australia & NZ, as best I can figure it out from the Australian & NZ newspapers. i) On Aug. 30, 1849 the vessel left London, via Plymouth, for Adelaide, South Australia, with I read 162 passengers aboard. It arrived at Adelaide on Dec. 22, 1849. Her captain on such voyage? Now that is confusing. His name is variously recorded as C. F. Tibbs, or Fibbs & one article specifies Charles Frederic Gibbs. I suspect that Charles Frederick Tibbs is correct. The vessel went on to Melbourne on Feb. 13, 1850, delayed for some days by the master being intoxicated. It then went on to Sydney (arrived May 6, 1850) & on Aug. 4, 1850 left for London, via Rio de Janeiro, with Captain Dewar in command. It arrived back at Gravesend on Jan. 5, 1851. ii) On Apl. 25 or 26, 1851 the vessel left London for Auckland, NZ, with about 120 passengers & under the command of Captain Charles Robertson. It put in at Hobart, Tasmania, en route to deal with 5 crew members charged with assault & plunder. It arrived at Auckland on Sep. 3, 1851 & went on to Wellington & Port Chalmers (Dunedin), NZ. Have not so far seen when it left to return to the U.K. iii) Early in 1853 (Feb. perhaps) the vessel sailed for Auckland with about 27 passengers & Captain James Turnbull in command. Arriving on Jun. 10, 1853, it went on to Taranaki (New Plymouth). iv) On Oct. 28, 1854 the vessel left London for Wellington, NZ, (arrived Feb. 12, 1855) under the command of Captain Allan & with about 27 passengers. During that voyage, between 5 & 6 a.m. on Jul. 4, 1855 (that date seems to be in error), the vessel very nearly collided with an iceberg at 40S/40E. It went on to Dunedin & on Apl. 30, 1855 left Dunedin, Otago, for Moulmain (now Mawlamyine, Burma (Myanmar), via Booby Island, Queensland.
A puzzle re this vessel. It would seem that the vessel was not issued an Official Number in Jan. 1855. It would seem that the vessel still existed in Aug. 1856. Can that lack of a number truly be so? I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it? Y

 

32

Sir George Seymour (a ship)

724
later
851
later
782

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Rather I have just tried to partially address the questions raised by Ted Hill in his guestbook message. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1867/68, owned, per LR, thru 1859/60, by Somes of London, initially J. Somes (J. Soames is referenced in 1851/52), from 1851/52 Somes Bros. Correctly Joseph Somes, it would appear. For service initially from London to Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, soon London to NSW, London to Port Philip (Melbourne, Australia), for many years from London to Sydney, & from 1856/57 for service from London to India. I did, however, check upon the vessel's maiden voyage which left London on Nov. 21, 1844 for Hobart Town, Tasmania, with a few passengers but mainly with 344 male prisoners, with a guard of 30 members of the 58th regiment together with their wives & children & 2 Guard's officers. The vessel went on, I believe to Adelaide but maybe or also to Melbourne, with a portion of the prisoners, returned to Hobart & left on Jun. 29, 1845 for Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, with 132 horses, 9 passengers & 6 grooms. The vessel safely reached Calcutta but 28 of the horses had died en route. As stated I have not researched the vessel's history. There would surely be extensive data about the vessel at Trove, Australia, & at PapersPast. There are brief references on site here & here to small portions of the vessel's later history. No owner name is stated in LR of 1860/61 which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. From 1861/62, thru 1865/66, Higgin & Co. of London is, per LR, the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to India, ex London & from 1864/65 ex Bristol. Per LR the vessel became of 851 tons in 1861/62 & 782 tons only from 1863/64. LR of 1867/68 lists D. Laws of Glasgow as the vessel's then owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 354, image soon) lists the vessel as registered at Glasgow & owned by David Law of that city. LR of 1867/68 also notes that the vessel had been 'BURNT'. 141.0 ft. long, signal letters NRGH, equipped with 4 guns apparently. I read that in Oct. 1867, the vessel, was en route from Birkenhead to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, with a cargo of coal. And burned as a result of the spontaneous combustion of its cargo. A splendid oil painting of the vessel, by W. T. Howard, can be seen here. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

23345

33

Sultan (a barque)

275/292

J. Crown

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1843/44 only, owned by Watkins of London, with Watkins & then T. Houghton serving as her captains. For service from Sunderland to London which became Sunderland to the Mediterranean. That sole LR entry notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

34

Thalia (a barque)

296/351
later
309

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1864/65, owned initially by Booth & Co. of Aberdeen, for service from Sunderland to Icheboe (a tiny island then noted for its penguin guano, located off the W. coast of Namibia). In 1846/47, J. Booth Jun. was listed as her owner for service ex Aberdeen & London including to Hobart, Tasmania. Thalia arrived (ex Trove) at Hobart on Jan. 18, 1847 with a general cargo & 5 passengers, & later left for London on Apl. 10, 1847. There was a later voyage to Melbourne in 1850. And another to Hobart in 1851 later departing for California. Maybe there were more - check at Trove, Australia. In 1854/55, W. Duthie of London became her owner for service from London to Mauritius. LR of 1860/61 lists G. Clark of Shields as her then owner for service from Newcastle to America. On Oct. 2, 1860, per line 989 here, the 309 ton barque went missing while en route from Hartlepool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). The entire crew of 11 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Geo. Hy. Clark. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel was missing. Y

6075

35

Victoria

293/310

Bartram & Lister

Matthew Smith

 

36

William Nicholson (a barque)

349/425
later
391

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1858/59, owned for that entire period by Nicholson of Sunderland. The vessel served Cuba for its entire lifetime, ex Sunderland & Newport & then for many years ex Swansea. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel's then owners as being William, William Jun. & John Nicholson, of Sunderland, as does Turnbull's Register of 1856. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost.

14156

37

Zealous (a barque)

339/410

Peter Austin & Sons, per this site

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1857/58, & not thereafter, owned for that entire period by Collinson of London. 106.0 ft. long. The vessel is stated to have initially served from London to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On May 26, 1848, however, the vessel arrived at Adelaide, South Australia, ex London (left Feb. 9, 1848), with 32 passengers and a varied cargo (1 ex 2, where the cargo list is available). John Wilson, the vessel's captain, was charged with failing to deliver the mail pronto - he took 10 hours to deliver it to the authorities. He was assessed a fine of £1 plus costs. The vessel left Adelaide on Jul. 23, 1848, for Liverpool. From 1848/49 the vessel served California ex Liverpool. On Aug. 11, 1851, the vessel arrived at San Francisco from Lisbon, Portugal, with a cargo which included wine. Later, on or about Sep. 21, 1851, the vessel was scheduled to depart San Francisco for Valparaiso, Chile. From 1853/54 the vessel is recorded as serving Callao, Peru, ex Leith. On Mar. 14, 1856, the 339 ton barque was in the Black Sea, in the vicinity of Kustendje, between Varna & the mouth of the Danube river. A terrible storm, that lasted 48 hours, hit the area & wrecked no less than 21 ships - including Zealous. The vessel would seem to have been then under the command of Captain Collinson, a name never listed by LR as her captain. The entire crew were saved. A contemporary newspaper article. Y

 

38

Zephyr (a snow)

247/272
later
260
later
237

Halls

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1857/58, & so far as I can see not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by Davidson of London, though LR needed a few tries to get the name correct - 'Davison' initially, then 'Davinson' & from 1847/48 'Davidson'.  For initial service from Sunderland to the West Indies, ex Liverpool in the period of 1845/48, ex London & from Liverpool to Ancona (E. coast of Italy) in 1850/51. LR of 1851/52 lists Leathem of London as the vessel's then owner for service from London to 'Domnc', Dominica in the Caribbean, I presume. From 1852/53, Scrutton & Co., also of or registered at London, is listed as the vessel's owner for service from London to the West Indies. The vessel appears not to be LR listed in the period of 1859/61. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon), however, lists the 260 ton vessel as registered at Stockton & owned by Thomas Pigg & John Watson of Stockton & Emma Foss of Norton. Signal letters PCNL. On Jan. 17, 1861, per line 1597 here, the 237 ton snow was wrecked at Swin Middle Sand (I believe on the N. side of the Thames estuary near Southend), while en route from an unnamed port to London. Crew of 9 - 1 lost. Then stated to be owned by Thos. Pigg. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand, but it may be of interest to know that a second vessel was also wrecked there that day, i.e. Mayor, built at Sunderland in 1840. Can you tell us more? Y

24863

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1844? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 100 vessels & 27,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 100 vessels & 27,181 tons. Have also read 27,131 tons.

1845 (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

Actuaria

226

Bartram & Lister

Lister & Co. or Lister & Bartram

 

2

Alicia

349/410

Wm. Wilkinson

Jenkins & Co.

 

3

Alliance (a schooner)

62

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is not, so far as I can see, ever recorded in Lloyd's Register. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) reports that 'Urquhart' of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, was then both her owner & her captain. On Feb. 26, 1862, per line 2690 here, the 62 ton schooner stranded at Peterhead, while en route from Peterhead to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Urquhart. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

19523

4

Allport (a snow)

243
later
218

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He has noted, however, that Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1845/46 lists Smith & Co. of Newcastle as the vessel's then owner for service from Sunderland to London. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 16) & 1870 both list John Riseborough, of Sunderland, as her then owner. 86.5 ft. long, signal letter SPVL. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel, then owned by J. Riseborough of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster, had been 'BURNT'.

39579

5

Ann (a snow or brig)

299/319
later
290

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1860/61. It was owned, thru 1849/50, per LR, by C. Humble of Sunderland with 'Thompson' serving as the vessel's captain, for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, rather lists Philip Kearney of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. Were they partners, I wonder? In 1850/51, per LR, J. Palmer of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service ex London, with 'T. Griffiths' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1855/56, Thompson of Sunderland (J. Thompson in 1859/60) became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the West Indies in 1855/56 & ex London in 1856/57 & 1857/58. With 'Robinson' her captain in 1855/56 & 'H. Purse' from 1856/57 thru 1859/60. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists 'Thos Thompson' of Sunderland as the then owner of the 319 ton snow, with Edward Robinson her then captain. Now Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 lists Ann as registered at Sunderland & owned by B. G. Gray of London. The vessel is listed in the 1857 & 1859 Merchant Navy Lists ('MNL') - registered at London. The vessel was not recorded in LR of 1860/61. In 1861/62 per LR, Temple & Co., of Blakeny (presumably Blakeney, North Norfolk) became the owner of the vessel, now of 290 tons, for service from Newcastle to the Baltic & thereafter for service as a Hull coaster. With T. Starling her captain. It would seem that there are crew lists re 1863 & 1864 in the files of Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. The MNL of 1865 lists (on page 22) the vessel of 291 tons as registered at Wells (presumably Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, a little to the W. of Blakeney) & owned by David Thomas of Blakeney. The vessel is not recorded in MNL of 1867. 96.0 ft. long, signal letters JSNL. There are some anomalies in the above data as to owner names & dates, for many of which, I suspect, there are logical explanations. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel or when. But maybe in or about 1866 Can you tell us about it? Y

7343

6

Aurora (a schooner)

120
later
130

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was possibly owned for its lifetime by Simpson of Banff, Scotland. Initially A. Simpson, later (from 1852/53) J. Simson, later (from 1855/56) A. Simpson again. For service initially of Sunderland to Stettin, Poland, later ex Banff to the Baltic or Mediterranean. Also ex Newcastle to Mediterranean. But ... maybe it was owned by George Walker of Inverness (105 tons) in 1870. Last recorded in Lloyd's Register in 1870/71

?24940

7

Bannockburn, soon Ramilies (a barque)

635757

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

8

Boadicea (a barque)

310/346
later
326
later
325

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1861/62, initially owned by Parker & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Marseilles, France. Such ownership was short lived, however. In 1845/46, the vessel became owned by J. Pollock, of Glasgow, for service i) ex the Clyde to Singapore, ii) in 1846/48 from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, iii) in 1848/51 from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile, iv) in 1851/54 from the Clyde to Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, v) in 1854/56 from the Clyde to Penang, Malaysia. In 1856/57, per LR, Dunlop & Co., of Greenock, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service from Clyde to the West Indies. Became of 326 tons in 1861/62 in which year LR notes that the vessel had been 'BURNT'. On Jan. 19, 1862, per line 2069 here, the 325 ton barque burnt in Demerara Harbour when en route from Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America), to the Clyde with a cargo of sugar etc. Crew of 14 - 1 lost. Then owned by R. Dunlop. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

25930

9

Borderer (a barque)

421/357

Wm. Byers

J. (John) Willis of London

270

10

Brenda (a snow)

280/307

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson

 

11

British Tar (a barque)

282/309

John Gales of Hylton

This vessel was launched on Mar. 8, 1845 for the account of her builder, to be taken to London for sale. It was initially, accordingly, owned by Gales & Son of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1845/46, the vessel, per LR, became owned by Stewart & Co., of London, for service from London to Bernice (Guyana), later for service from the Clyde to the Mediterranean in the period of 1846/48, & thereafter for service from London to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. On Sep. 29, 1850, the vessel, carrying a general cargo, was wrecked at Back Beach also known as Addington Beach, Durban, South Africa, during an easterly gale. At 29.51.80S/31.03.00E (a 'pdf' file, #13). The vessel was at anchor when the storm struck, the vessel's cables parted & the rudder broke. The vessel had been engaged in the carriage of 102 Wesleyan immigrants to Natal from London via Plymouth. 83 of the immigrants were already ashore when the storm struck - the rest waded ashore - so there was no loss of life. The vessel's bow ended up buried in the dunes & she became a total wreck. Our thanks go to both of the above sources. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

12

Caractacus (a barque)

330
later
303

Peter Austin

This vessel was launched on Mar. 10, 1845 for Pow & Fawcus of North Shields. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1863/64, owned throughout that entire period, per LR, by Pow & Co. Such ownership is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which lists the 326 ton vessel as registered at Newcastle. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, mis-referenced as Caractus, was then owned by R. Pow, J. & M. Fawcus & G. Davison all of North Shields, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (re a mis-spelled Caractaus) to mean Robt. Pow, Mary & John Fawcus & G. Davison. Per LR, the vessel was registered at Newcastle thru 1854/55 & at Shields thereafter. Initially, thru 1847/48, for service from Sunderland to Valparaiso, Chile, then, thru 1854/55 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. In 1855/56 the vessel is listed as serving India ex Newcastle, & thereafter served the Mediterranean ex Shields except for 1859/60 & 1860/61 in which years the vessel served Lisbon, Portugal, ex Shields. The vessel became of 303 tons in 1858/59. 101.0 ft. long. LR of 1863/64 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss & where & when it occurred? Y

2222

 

Cassibelaunus (a barque) See here

498/534

Peter Austin

 

 

13

Catherine Jenkins (a barque)

340/399

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1855/56, initially owned by Jenkins & Co. of Swansea for service from Sunderland to Cuba. Which service soon became Swansea to Coquimbo, Chile. LR of 1853/54 advises that Ord & Co. of Sunderland had become the vessel's owners for the same service. But soon ex Liverpool. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Ord & Co., R. (Robert) Ord & G. (George) Moon as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 has similar data while here advising, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost. Y

14167

14

Chance (a snow)

183

J. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned initially, thru 1849/50, by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rotterdam. In 1850/51, J. Clarkson, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service ex Sunderland. The vessel's captain, thru 1849/50, is listed as W. Davis, while the captain in 1850/51 was listed as C. Davis. On Feb. 6, 1850, per line 516 on this page, the 183 ton snow sank at Harwich. No additional data is there provided - no owner name, routing, or crew data. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can anybody tell us more? Y

 

15

Choice (a barque)

280/309

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was owned by Hick & Co. of Scarborough, initially for service from Sunderland to London, later from the Clyde to Montreal, Canada, & later ex Liverpool. Lloyd's Register of 1851/52 states that the vessel was abandoned.

 

16

Clarissa (a snow or brig, later a barque)

320/354

William Potts

The brig, built by Wm. Potts for his own account, & adapted for the American trade, was launched on Mar. 10, 1845. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, always as a snow, from 1845/46 thru 1859/60 & not thereafter. It was initially owned accordingly by W. Potts (from 1852/53 by Potts Brothers), of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada thru 1851/52 & from Sunderland to America in 1852/53 & 1853/54. It would seem to have become a barque along the way. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a barque owned by William Potts. In 1854/55, Butcher & Co. of Yarmouth became the vessel's owner, thru 1856/57, for service ex Yarmouth. In 1857/58, per LR, W. Farrer of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to America, however such owner name is suspect since LR of 1859/60 records her then owner as being W. Farrow. And Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the 324 tons barque's owners as being William, and William Farrow, jun., John Dobbing & James Barrett, all of Sunderland. On Jan. 8, 1860, per line 14 here, the 324 ton barque stranded at Western Beach (Gibraltar?) while en route from Malaga, Spain, to Cardiff, Wales, in ballast. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Farrow. Is there anything you can add - the circumstances of her loss, perhaps? Y

8295

17

Coverdale

286

Unknown to webmaster

Johnson

 

18

Dolphin (a snow)

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1862/63. It was owned, thru 1847/48, by Culliford of Sunderland, which seems to mean J. Culliford & Co. For service from Sunderland to America. From 1848/49 thru 1862/63, the vessel was, per LR, owned by the Anderson family of Sunderland - J. Anderson thru 1853/54 & T. Anderson thereafter. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as then being owned by T. Anderson of Sunderland, which owner name, Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Thomas Anderson. Initially for service from Yarmouth to the Baltic, in 1853/54 for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, soon from Sunderland to America, in 1855/56 thru 1857/58 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & in 1858/59 for service from Sunderland to France. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been LOST. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

4691

19

Edmundsbury (a barque)

523

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1857/58 & so far as I can see, not thereafter. Always listed as an 1845 vessel. It was owned, for that entire period, per LR, by J. Allan of London. For service ex London, particularly to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in the period of 1845/1848 & thereafter just ex London. These pages (1 & 2, ex here) tell us that John Allen was the vessel's owner when the vessel was chartered to provide transport services re the Crimean War from Mar. 24, 1854. Edmondsbury [sic] 'Conveyed a portion of the 17th Lancers, with 40 horses, to Constantinople and Varna ; afterwards employed conveying cavalry & bât horses in the Black Sea ; sailed for England (touching at Malta for 'return stores" on the 27 June), arriving 14 September ; sailed again 19 October, with navy provisions, and arrived at Constantinople 10 December, where she remained as a naval store-ship.' I have read that on May 16, 1858, the vessel arrived at Madras (now Chennai), India, having left London on Jan. 16, 1858. On Aug. 31, 1861, the vessel was dispatched from an Indian port to Mauritius. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 106, image soon) lists the vessel as then owned by John H. Allen of London. While the vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1868, it is recorded in an 1869 book re maritime flags & signals. Signal letters PDCB. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel nor when it occurred. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel - or otherwise add anything? Y

24976

20 Elizabeth (a schooner)

88
later
78

M. Storey

So far as I can see, this modest vessel, which was lost in 1861, was never listed in Lloyd's Register. There are a few other sources, however, for data about the vessel. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848 lists the 88 ton schooner as registered at Sunderland & owned by Harty, Storey & Broad of Monkwearmouth. While Marwood's North of England Shipping Registry of 1854 records the vessel, now registered at Stockton, as owned by John Joseph Smith of Stockton & William Wilson of Whitby, with 'Wilson' serving as the vessel's captain. It is clear (crewlist.org insert 12649) that from 1855 to 1860, the vessel was registered at Maryport (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth) & most likely was owned by local owners. On Apl. 6, 1861, per line 1722 here, the 78 ton schooner, proceeding coastwise, was stranded at Laxey Bay - on the E. coast of the Isle of Man, I see. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Melmore. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Or add anything additional. Y

12649

21

European (a schooner or brigantine)

119

L. T. Wang

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. The vessel, listed as a schooner thru 1847/48, was owned thru 1847/48 by J. Denton of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London and with 'Rowntree' her captain. In 1848/49, the vessel, now listed as a brigantine, became registered at Newcastle & owned by G. Liddle of Newcastle, for service from Stockton to the Baltic. Or at least that is what was so per LR. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists the vessel as a Newcastle registered schooner owned by G. Little & Co. of Gateshead. 'Little' (rather than Liddle), seems likely to have been correct. Under Little ownership, Marshall was, per LR, her captain. On Jan. 4, 1850, per line 3 here, the 119 ton brig was stranded on the W. coast of Morocco. No data is provided re the vessel's routing, cargo or exact location of loss. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by George Little. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

22

Fairy (a barque)

328

W. Thompson

S. Allcock thru 1854/55 initially for service Sunderland to Rochfort, (Rochefort, France?) then Liverpool to Odessa & later Singapore. Later to Mediterranean. From 1855/56 G. Maltby (G. R. Maltby) of North Shields for service initially to Mediterranean. On Jan. 21, 1860, per line 32 here, the 328 ton barque  stranded near Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, while en route from Llanelly, Wales, to Dieppe, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Francis Ritson

2003

23

Fairy Queen (a schooner)

159/200

W. & J. Pile

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1854/55, per LR, by Walker & Co. of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W. Walker & Co. of Sunderland as her then owner. During the entire period of Walker ownership, i.e. thru 1854/55, the vessel served London ex Sunderland. In 1855/56, per LR, Martin of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to Rotterdam. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists Walter H. Martin of Sunderland as the 146 ton schooner's then owner. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel nor when it occurred. Can you tell us what happened & when - or otherwise add anything? Y

2816

24

Fairy Queen (a barque)

319

John Watson

Fairy Queen, a barque, was launched on Mar. 11, 1845. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65. I wonder why it was not listed earlier? It was owned, from 1848/49 at least, thru 1852/53, per LR, by Foxall & Co. of Dublin, Ireland, for service from Dublin to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. In 1853/54, per LR, Macdonald of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for continued service from Dublin to Calcutta thru 1855/56 & for service from Liverpool to Australia in 1856/57 & 1857/58. In 1858/59, LR notes that McPherson, also of Liverpool, had become both the vessel's owner & her captain for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. The LR data of 1859/60 & the following years thru 1864/65 is most limited, with no port of registry or routing indicated. Which suggests that the vessel had probably been lost or sold. The vessel would seem to have been listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1860, however, maybe then of 328 tons. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1860. Or otherwise add anything? Y

7037

25

Frances

193

James Laing

G. Milne

 

26

Free Briton (a snow or brig)

290
later
271

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1850/51 by J. Roxby of Newcastle, who is recorded from 1845/46 as being of South Shields. For initial service from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), in the period of 1845/48 for service to the Mediterranean ex Sunderland or Shields, from 1848/49 for service ex Liverpool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. W. Roxby, of Newcastle, as the then owner of the Newcastle registered 290 ton brig. In 1851/52, per LR, Weightman & Co. of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London & from 1853/54 for service as a Newport coaster. The detail provided by LR of 1854/55 & 1855/56 is limited, however Weightman & Co. is still listed as the then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the Shields registered vessel as then being owned by R. H. Weightman & J. S. Harper, both of South Shields. The vessel does not seem to be listed at all in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Oct. 20, 1862, per line 2809 here, the 271 ton brig, 'coastwise' with coal, was sunk off Cromer, Norfolk.  Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Henry Wrightman (with an 'r'). Can you tell us the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

24765

27

Glenlyon (a barque)

348

Buchanan & Gibson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was owned throughout such period by Cropton, of Sunderland initially but from 1846/47 of London - T. Cropton from 1850/51. For initial service, perhaps, from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, which service became London to Sincapore in 1845/46 & thru 1847/48. Sincapore? Would seem to mean today's Singapore. In 1848/49 & 1849/50 the vessel, per LR, served the Mediterranean ex Liverpool. From 1850/51 thru 1855/56, per LR, the vessel served North America ex Londonderry, Ireland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Cropton of London as owner of the 348 ton barque, registered at Sunderland. Clearly a significant event in the vessel's history took place in late May 1850. On May 29, 1850, per line 203 here, Countess of Bective, built at Sunderland in 1843, was abandoned when about 10 (or 19) miles W. of Lundy Island (12 miles N. of the Devon coast in the Bristol Channel), while en route from Cuba to Swansea, Wales. Such vessel was carrying a cargo of Cuban copper ore. At about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, 1850, Glenlyon ran into Countess of Bective. They hit bow to bow. Glenlyon, under the command of captain C. Flack, was en route from Newport to San Francisco with a cargo of coal, The impact was so great that Glenlyon's three masts fell down & her bowsprit & figurehead were lost. The Glenlyon crew jumped on board Countess of Bective which soon proved to be in a sinking condition & sank about 1 1/2 hours after the collision. Glenlyon was towed to Ilfracombe by 4 pilot boats. There was no loss of life in either vessel. All as per these (1 & 2) contemporary newspaper cuttings. LR of 1856/57 lists the vessel as owned by T. Cropton but with limited detail. I suspect that the vessel came to the end of its life prior to Jan. 1, 1955, since the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number. Can you add anything? Y 

 

28

Grange (a snow)

304/323
later
289

Austin & Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1871/72 & not thereafter. It was owned, for that entire period, by G. Hudson of Sunderland. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (thru 1848), from Liverpool to 'Miramc', presumably Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada (1848/50), ex Sunderland, ex Gloucester (1858/60), from the Clyde to the West Indies (1860/61), from Sunderland to the Mediterranean ((1861/63), thereafter from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. The vessel became of 289 tons in 1856/57. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the Sunderland registered vessel as then being owned by G. Hudson & J. Ade, both of Sunderland. It would appear that J. Ade was the vessel's captain from 1845/46 thru 1859/60 though the name is spelled in a number of ways - Aid to 1847/48, J. Aid to 1851/52 & J. Ade thereafter. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the owner names as being George Hudson & John Ade. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists George Hudson of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. 97.0 ft. long, signal letters KCSH. What finally happened to the vessel? Can you tell us? Y

8585

29

Hawthorn

277

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford in 1846/47 - J. Paxton in 1856

26286

30

Isabella 1 Note

235

Unknown to webmaster

Ayre & Co.

 

31

Jabez (a snow)

217
later
187

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1852/53, a missing year, then from 1854/55 thru 1856/57. Owned initially by S. Evans of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1850/51, Thompson of Sunderland became LR listed as the vessel's owner for service ex Sunderland. In 1854/55, Booth & Co. of Sunderland is listed as the vessel's then owner for service from Newry (northern Ireland), to Sunderland. The LR data for 1855/56 & 1856/57 is cryptic - it may be that the vessel was further sold at about that time. In that regard, Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel, now registered at Shields, as being owned by D. and T. Belford of South Shields, which owner names, Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning David and Thomas Belford. One might expect, since the vessel was not LR recorded after 1856/57, that the vessel was lost soon thereafter. That seems not to be so - the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel, now Whitby registered & of 187 tons, as owned by Nathan Hewson of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. Signal letters HMLB. The vessel was wrecked early in 1871. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1860 here, the 187 ton snow was stranded at the Spanish Batteries. Crew of 6 - 4 lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Nathan Hewson. On Feb. 9, 1871, Jabez had left the Tyne with a cargo of coal bound for London. She made it safely as far as Flamborough Head, but a terrific gale arose & she tried to return to thr Tyne to seek refuge from the mountainous seas & high winds. On the afternoon of Feb. 10, 1871 a number of vessels were similarly trying to reach the safety of the port. Five of them, including Jabez, ended up as total wrecks, while others did make it to safety though considerably damaged. Jabez ran onto the rocks at the E. end of the Black Middens, below the Spanish Battery. Just 50 yards from shore. Lifeboats could not approach the vessel, so rescue rockets were successfully fired. However the Jabez crew apparently did not know how to use the apparatus - to pull a rope to the ship, to affix it to an upper mast & be pulled to safety one by one. Of the crew of six, two were swept overboard, clung to wreckage & made it to shore. The other 4 were not so lucky - they drowned before the eyes of the throng of would-be rescuers. You can read the entire story here or at true pages 120 thru 124 of this fine Google volume. Can you add anything? Y

2026

32

Jessie

194

Unknown to webmaster

Woods & C in 1846/47 - J. Ostens in 1856

4977

33

John Elliotson

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

T. Brown

 

34

John Hutchinson 1 Note

332/367

Unknown to webmaster

likely R. Hutchinson

 

 

Juliet Erskine (a barque) See here

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

Erskine & Co. of Dundee, Scotland

39571

35

Keepsake

287/311

Unknown to webmaster

Hutchnsn in 1847/48 - R. S. Frost & W. Robinson in 1856

6995

36

Lord Nelson (a snow or brig, but possibly a schooner)

308/349

Tiffin

Lord Nelson, stated to be a brig in this launch announcement, was launched on Mar. 10, 1845 for Mr. Donkin of Shields. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1856/57, but not thereafter so far as I can see. LR lists the vessel not as a brig or snow but rather as a schooner thru 1854/55 & as a snow thereafter. It was owned throughout that entire period, per LR, by Donkin & Co. (of Newcastle initially but from 1846/47 of North Shields). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the brig as registered at Newcastle & owned by Donkin & Sims of North Shields. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the brig, then registered at Shields, as owned by J. Donkin & J. Sims. Per LR the vessel's service was, thru 1845/46, for service from Sunderland to Canada, & in 1846/47 & 1847/48 for service from Shields to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea). In the period of 1848/49 thru 1856/57 the vessel served the Mediterranean ex a) Liverpool (to 1852/53), b) the Clyde (in 1853/54 & 1854/55) & c) Shields (in 1855/56 & 1856/57). I do not know what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1856. Can you tell us? Or otherwise add anything? Maybe somebody might confirm the ON number at right? Y

17432?

37

Mary

311

Unknown to webmaster

Davison in 1846/47 - W. (Wm) & J. (Jane) Davison in 1856

6496

38

Mary Clarke, later Mary Clark (a schooner, later a snow)

190
later
177

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel (Mary Clarke) is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, always as a schooner, from 1846/47 thru 1864/65 (ex 1853/54), & not thereafter. It was initially owned by T. Clarke of Sunderland - for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, which maybe changed to Sunderland to the Mediterranean. T. Clarke only owned the vessel for a short time. From 1848/49 thru 1852/53 the vessel was owned by J. Taylor of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Note that during those 'Taylor' years, 'Humble' was the vessel's captain. From 1854/55 thru 1864/65, per LR, the vessel was owned by R. Humble of Sunderland, also for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Humble, J. Morgan & G. Brown, all of Sunderland, as the then owners of the 190 ton snow. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (vessel now a 177 ton snow) as meaning Richard Humble, John Morgan & George Brown. Became of 177 tons in LR of 1858/59. A puzzle is the recording of ON 2942 to two vessel names i.e. Mary Clarke as so far, and also Mary Clark. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 record Mary Clark (and not Mary Clarke) as owned by George Rivers of Lowestoft. 83.0 ft. long, signal letters HRGC. On Dec. 17, 1871, per line 2107 here, Mary Clark, a 177 ton snow, foundered N. of Dudgeon Light (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from Portsmouth to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by E. C. Coombs. Anything you can add? Y

2942

39

Mary Lawson

271

Unknown to webmaster

Lawson in 1846/47 - H. Lawson in 1856 - Henry Lawson & Geo. B. Stoddart in 1858

2242

40

Mayda (a barque)

486/582

Unknown to webmaster

G. Lyall, Jr.

 

41

Medora (a snow, later a brig)

227/231
later
201
or 202

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1858/59, & not thereafter. Why is that so, I wonder? Since the vessel was lost in 1870. The vessel was initially owned by J. Hay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, later ex London. It would seem that the vessel was registered at London. In 1854/55, T. Clarke of London is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Australia. LR records no ownership data in 1858/59. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (Whitby) records her then owners as Robert Simpson & Ann Adamson & Frances Kindell Robinson. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by Constable Cassap of Whitby & registered there. Signal letters JMPR. On Sep. 5, 1870, per line 359 here, the 201 ton brig was stranded at Oesel (island (Saaremaa), Estonia) while en route from Hartlepool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of goods (how descriptive!). Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Constable Cassap of Whitby. Y

6146

42

Medusa (a snow or brig)

294/310

Tiffin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. The vessel was owned thru that entire period by G. Spark of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a 310 ton brig, owned by G. Spark of Bishopwearmouth. The vessel, per LR, had only one captain - Woodworth. On Nov. 20, 1850, per line 422 here, the 310 ton snow was wrecked at Dingle Bay (County Kerry, Western Ireland), while en route from Marianople (now Mariupol, Ukraine, Sea of Azof, Black Sea) to Limerick, Ireland, with a cargo of grain. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by George Spark. A puzzle is this reference to a vessel named Medusa, partially lost between Dunsmore Head (NW end of Dingle Bay) & Loop Head (further north at the mouth of the Shannon, for Limerick) but also stated as being at Limerick Harbour. On Nov. 19, 1850. Said to be of 310 tons carrying grain, crew of 11 - one life lost & 67 years old. Ex here. This page (insert Medusa & then select) advises that the vessel was lost on Nov. 23, 1850, at Smerwick Harbour near the old church during the 'Great Storm' (data per Edward J. Bourke). And advises also that the vessel was en route from 'Marionple' to Limerick with grain under the command of Captain Woodworth, further that the wreck was auctioned off. All clearly the same vessel. Can you clarify matters? Or otherwise add anything? Y

 

43

Mehemet Ali, later Asia (a barque)

305/351
later
314
later
269

John Alcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1881/82, & not thereafter. The vessel was launched on Apl. 26, 1845, as per this contemporary launch announcement. Mehemet Ali? Go here. The vessel was initially registered at London by H. Alcock, her captain until part way thru 1848/49. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by Henry Alcock of North Shields. The vessel saw initial service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, which service became London to Odessa, Ukraine, Black Sea, in 1845/46 & 1846/47. The vessel served the Mediterranean ex London in the 1848/49 to 1850/51 period, then served Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ex Liverpool in 1851/52 & 1852/53. It served from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1853/54, ex London, later ex Sunderland & in 1860/61 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Per LR, The vessel was London registered thru 1852/53, Newcastle registered from 1853/54 thru 1856/57 at least, registered at Sunderland in 1858/59 & 1859/60 & Newcastle registered again in 1860/61. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Newcastle registered vessel as owned by Henry Alcock of North Shields, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. The vessel became of 314 tons in 1858/59. In 1861/62, for that year only, the vessel was, per LR, owned by J. Hawkins of or registered at London. In 1861/62, the vessel was acquired by F. Juchter of Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania) & renamed Asia. And registered at Memel. F. Juchter owned Asia thru 1881/82 & was the vessel's captain thru 1876/77. The vessel became of 269 tons in 1862/63. (An anomaly perhaps. LR of 1864/65 notes that in that year F. Juchter became the owner of the vessel previously owned by J. Juchter, a name not previously LR referenced). Under 'Juchter' ownership the vessel initially served from London to the Mediterranean, served in 1862/63 from Bristol to the West Indies, from 1863/64 served from Cardiff, Wales, to the Mediterranean, & from 1866/67 thru 1873/74 served from Cardiff to Dantzig (Gdańsk, Poland). 99.5 ft. long, signal letters HBJW. I have not spotted what finally happened to the vessel. Is there anything you can add? Y

23747

44

Niagara (a barque)

314/336
later
327/336
later
307

Unknown to webmaster

Temperley of London for service to Montreal, Canada, ex Sunderland & then London. In 1845/46 the owner became Henderson of Glasgow for service Clyde to Valparaiso, Peru, & later Clyde to Singapore. In 1853/54 the owner became Skinner & Co., also of Glasgow, for a London to Australia service. From 1856/57 Metcalfe, i.e. T. (Thomas) Metcalfe of Shields became the owner for service Shields to the Mediterranean & to the West Indies. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 states that the vessel was lost, however line 81 here, advises that of Feb. 19, 1860 the 307 ton barque was stranded 20 miles N. of Ayr while en route from Troon to Syra, Greece, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Baxter. The Ayr lifeboat succeeded in saving the entire crew as you can read here - D. Did the vessel survive the stranding to explain the later listings in Lloyd's Register? Probably a Lloyd's listing error. Y

25514

45

Ocean (a snow, or brig)

258

J. Barkes

Very little data is available about this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1849/50 only. It was owned, for that entire brief period, by J, Barry of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 confirms such then ownership. Can you add anything additional?

 

46

Ophelia (a snow or brig)

196
later
174
later
197

J. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1861/62. It was initially owned by A. White, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1848/49, thru to 1861/62, Jones & Co. of Whitby became the vessel's owners with T. Jones the vessel's captain thru 1859/60. For service from Whitby to Shields (in the period of 1848/51), ex London, from Whitby to the Baltic (in the period of 1854/60) & from 1860/61 for service as a Newcastle coaster. The vessel, per LR, became of 174 tons in 1858/59. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists B., T., & H. Jones, of Whitby as the then owners of the 196 ton brig registered at Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, now registered at Whitby, as owned by T. and H. Jones, of Whitby, which owner names are clarified in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) to mean Thomas & Harriett Jones. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Sep. 25, 1861, per line 1373 here, the 197 ton brig was abandoned at 55N/3E (in the middle of the North Sea, roughly E. of Newcastle), while en route from Gefle (now Gavle, Sweden, Gulf of Bothnia) to Stockton with a cargo of wood & iron. Crew of 7 - 1 lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Jones. Anything you can add? Y

23302

47

Pascoe Grenfell

368

James Laing

Ridley & Co.

 

48

Polka (a schooner)

125

Ralph Hutchinson

This vessel was launched on Mar. 8, 1845 for Ogle and Douglas of Deptford, Sunderland. And what a launch! 'This launch was of a remarkable character, the vessel being precipitated from a stand 100 feet above the level of the river, and having to go over the roofs of two houses in its course to the water'. The spectacle was watched by upwards of 20,000 people. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1849/50, amongst the vessels classed by the Liverpool Committee. I have not spotted the vessel in later editions of LR & the vessel seems not to be recorded in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when? Y

 

49

Polynesia

350/367

Unknown to webmaster

Hansell - R. (Robert), R. (Richard) & J. (James) B. Hansell in 1856 & 1858

4984

50

Primula (a barque)

406

J. & J. Rodham

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 51/52. It was initially owned by Rodham of Sunderland, i.e. her builder, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In 1845/46, 'Holme' of Liverpool became the vessel's owner (J. Holme in 1850/51) for service ex Liverpool thru 1847/48, for service from London to Jamaica in 1848/49 & 1849/50, & ex Liverpool thereafter. On Aug. 12, 1850, per line 289 here, the 406 ton barque foundered at C. (Cabo or Cape) Corrientes, while en route from Cardiff, Wales, to Panama with a cargo of coal. Under the command of Thomas Armitage Jackson. There are many places named Cape/Cabo Corrientes. The one in question is near Mar del Plata, S. of the mouth of the River Plate in Argentina. The vessel sprang a leak when in latitude 55S, tried to make Montevideo but foundered off Cape Corrientes. As per these sources (1 & 2). The crew took to ship's boats & suffered considerable hardship before making landfall 50 miles to the westward of Montevideo. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

51 Promise (a snow or brig)

284/270

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1864/65, with the exception of 1851/52. I have previously indicated in this spot that the vessel's initial owner was Brown & Co., but the source of such data, is lost to me. The vessel was owned from 1846/47 thru 1850/51 at least, per LR, by E. Archer of London for service ex Sunderland. With N. Wilson serving as her captain. In 1852/53, the vessel is LR recorded as both owned & captained by J. Graham of London, for service from Hull to the Baltic in 1852/53 & from Shields to Quebec, Canada, in 1853/54 under new captain W. Dixon. In 1854/55 Dale & Co., of Shields, per LR, became the vessel's owners & are so recorded thru 1864/65. For service from Shields to London (in 1854/55), from Shields to the Mediterranean (in 1855/56, 1856/57 & from 1859/60 to 1864/65), & from Shields to France (in 1857/58 & 1858/59). With D. (Donald) Stewart her captain thru 1859/60 & Wilkinson thereafter. Marwood's North of England Shipping Directory of 1854 lists Peter & John Broderick Dale, both of N. Shields as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered brig as owned by Peter Dale of N. Shields & John B. Dale of S. Shields. As essentially also does Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856. 99.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 states 'LOST'. Which is a puzzle because it would seem that the vessel was, in fact, lost back in 1861. On Feb. 9, 1861, per line 1666 here, the 284 ton brig, en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal, was lost at Seaton Sands (mouth of the Tees, S. of Hartlepool). Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John B. Dale. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Y

2466

52

Queen (a schooner)

69
later
66

Unknown to webmaster

The only 'where built' data I have found re the vessel states that it was built 'S. Shore, Durham', which I presume means at Sunderland. The vessel appears not to be listed in Lloyd's Register. The vessel was apparently registered at Falmouth, Devon. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records the 66 ton Liverpool registered vessel as being then owned by William Tattersall of Sabden, Lancashire. The 1870 equivalent records Thomas McVay of Annalong, County Down, Northern Ireland as her then owner. On Oct. 17, 1871, per line 2061 here, the 66 ton schooner was involved in a collision at Liverpool & sank, while en route from Garston (river Mersey, Liverpool) to Belfast. Crew of 4 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by J. Fagan. The circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand, nor the name of the vessel with which it collided. Anything you can add? Y

1511

53

Ramilies

635/737

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar

 

54

Rokeby

365/430

William R. Abbay

Hodgson of Newcastle

 

55

Rover's Bride (a snow, later a brig)

315
later
277

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by Fenwick of London. Initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec. Canada, & to the Mediterranean. Later, mainly from London & Liverpool, but also from Gloucester, to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine), to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). & to the Mediterranean. On May 21, 1860, per line 183 here, the 277 ton brig was abandoned off Newfoundland while en route from Cadiz, Spain, to Newfoundland. It would seem that none of the 10 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Charles R. Fenwick. Y

23414

56

Sir Henry Webb (a snow, later a brig)

222
later
202

Unknown to webmaster

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel was initially owned by T. Browne of Newcastle, soon of Warkworth, Northumberland, for service from Sunderland to Warkworth. In 1852/53, per LR, the owner was Tomlin & Co. of London for service ex London. In 1857/58, per LR, W. Jameson of Whitby owned the vessel for service from Shields or Sunderland to London. Signal letters HNFM. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states the then owners to be William Jameson & Richard Mate, both of Whitby. On Jan. 25, 1860, per line 583 here, the 202 ton brig was abandoned on Dudgeon Shoal (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. None of the 8 man crew lost their lives. The vessel was stated to be then owned by Wm. Jameson. Y

2213

57

Sir John Rennie (a snow)

204/202
later
186

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was initially owned by Brown & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, the owner became T. Browne of Warkworth, Northumberland, for the same service then for London to the Baltic. I have read that in 1847/48, E. Archer was the vessel's owner - not recorded in Lloyd's Register so far as I can see. Certainly from 1855/56, J. Harper & Co. of Blyth owned the vessel for service from Blyth to London & Shields to Spain. Note specifically that J. Harper & J. Harper jun. owned the vessel in 1856 & 1858. In 1859/60, Bowman & Co. of Blyth became her owner for service from Blyth to Denmark & to the Baltic. On Oct. 12, 1860, per line 375 here, the 186 ton snow was abandoned in the North Sea, while en route from Riga, Latvia, to England with a cargo of sleepers. It would seem that 2 of the 7 man crew lost their lives. The vessel was then owned by George Bowman. Y

24417

58

Sisters (a snow or brig)

260
later
234

T. Ogden

The vessel is first listed in Lloyd's Register in 1844/45, owned by Nicholson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Have not researched this vessel, rather added it into the site to note that the brig was offered for sale at auction in May 1861 as per this announcement.

25666

59

Stagshaw (a snow or brig)

258

Alcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. The vessel, always LR listed as a snow, was owned thru such entire period by T. Alcock of Sunderland, i.e. her builder, for consistent service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Per LR, Hobbs would seem to have been her only captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a Sunderland registered brig owned by T. C. Alcock & Co. of Sunderland. On Jan. 29, 1850, per line 30 here, the 258 ton snow sank near Dover, while en route from Sunderland to Havana, Cuba, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas C. Alcock. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

60

Templar (a barque)

278/285

Wm. R. Abbay

W. Abbay of Sunderland. But soon (1845/46) G. Walters, also of Sunderland

 

61

Trafalgar (a 3 masted barque, later a ship & even later a barque again)

739
later
717

James Leithead

Duncan Dunbar of London.

23080

62

William

313

Unknown to webmaster

Riley & C. in 1846/47 - A. D. Hewson in 1856

27065

63

William & Ann (a snow or brig)

264/270

W. Naisby of Hylton

It is the webmaster's belief that this launch announcement evidences the launch of William & Ann on Mar. 11, 1845. The announcement states that Mary Ann was launched by Naseby at Hylton for Mr. Walker, a wharfinger. So far as I can see, Naseby, i.e. Naisby, launched just one vessel in 1845 - a vessel named William & Ann. And it, per LR, was initially owned by 'Walker'. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1850/51, but not thereafter so far as I can see. LR lists the vessel as a snow always owned by Walker of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Bayonne, France, which service became Sunderland to the Mediterranean in and after 1846/47. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W. Walker & Co., of Sunderland, as the then owner of the 270 ton brig. On Oct. 15, 1850, per line 371 on this page, the 270 ton brig (referred to as William and Ann) sank at Östergarnsholm (an uninhabited island near Katthammarsvik, Gotland, Sweden), while en route from Sunderland to the Baltic. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned not by 'Walker' but rather by John Smurthwaite. Can you add anything? Y

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1845? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 130 vessels & 38,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 131 vessels & 38,260 tons.

1846 (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

Abet (a schooner)

129

W. & J. Pile

The vessel was initially owned by J. Mussen of Inverness, for service as a Sunderland coaster.

17942

2

Acadia (a ship, apparently later a barque)

419/519
later
489

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was owned, thru 1857/58 by C. Walton of London for service, ex Sunderland, to Halifax, but soon ex London to Halifax & later to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) & to Singapore. In 1858/59, the vessel's owner became J. Campbell, also of London, for service from Clyde to India & later to the West Indies. On May 28, 1860, per line 195 here, the 489 ton barque foundered 'in the Western Ocean', while en route from Demerera, now Guyana, to London, with a cargo of sugar, etc. It would seem that none of the 17 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James F. Campbell. Y

20331

3

Agnes King (a barque)

278

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter, owned thru 1848/49 by T. King of London. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic & from London to the Mediterranean. In 1848/49, Woodhouse of South Shields became her owner for service into the Mediterranean ex Liverpool & from 1851/52 ex Shields. On Mar. 14, 1856, the 278 ton barque was in the Black Sea, in the vicinity of Kustendje, between Varna & the mouth of the Danube river. A terrible storm that lasted 48 hours hit the area & wrecked or damaged no less than 21 ships - including Sunderland built vessels Zealous (wrecked), Agnes King, & Snaresbrook (damaged). Agnes King was under the command of Captain H. Gray, her captain since 1851/52. The entire crew were saved. A contemporary newspaper article. Y

 

4

Allison (a barque)

266/297
later
268/297

Unknown to webmaster

I have not yet researched this vessel, which is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1845/46, then owned by Robson & Co., of London, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. It seems to be last recorded in LR of 1866/67, then owned by B. Gray (no registration port stated) with J. Gay stated to be the vessel's captain. 94.0 ft. long. I have not spotted an Official Number for the vessel, which is a puzzle. Can you add anything additional?

 

5

Amaranth (a barque)

331/370
later
312

An unknown Monkwearmouth shipbuilder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. The vessel was, thru that entire period, registered at Scarborough, Yorkshire, & owned by 'Walker' - initially, thru 1854/55, by B. Walker, then, from 1855/56, by T. Walker. For some varied service indeed - from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean, in 1853/54 & 1854/55 from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania, in 1855/56 & 1856/57 from the Clyde to Australia, from London to Launceston, Tasmania, from London to St. Hel'n (St. Helena? - a tiny & remote island in the South Atlantic, about 1,250 miles off the coast of southern Angola), from London to Cape of Good Hope & from Shields to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Thomas B. Walker, jun., W. B. Fowler, J. H. Coulson, Isabella Fowler, & others, all of Scarborough, but that seems to be in error re Thomas B. Walker, at least. 102.0 ft. long, signal letters MDSG. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 18) & 1870, both record Thomas B. Walker of London, as her then owner. On Nov. 19, 1872, per line 2717 here, the 312 ton barque stranded on the Danish coast while en route from Stockholm, Sweden, to the U.K. Crew of 10, none lost. Then stated to be owned by Henry Fowler. But ... that data seems to be modestly in variance with data on this page which states that the vessel was rather lost on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay (just S. of Copenhagen, Denmark), while en route from Skutskar (Skutskär, near Gävle, Gulf of Bothnia, NNW of Stockholm, Sweden), to Newcastle with a cargo of deals & iron. Crew of 10 - none lost, all saved by ship's boats. The vessel's loss was due to 'stress of weather'. I note that 3 other vessels were also stranded on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay, including Brunette, built at Sunderland in 1841 & Princess built at Sunderland in 1849. Can you add anything additional? Y

16894

6

Amy Robsart (a barque)

332/348
later
316

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1864/65. Amy Robsart? Amy Dudley (née Robsart) (1532/1560), was famous indeed in British history. The vessel was owned initially, but for only a short time, by E. Bell of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to 'Mirmci' (Miramichi. Canada?) & in 1847/48 for service from Bristol to Hong Kong. Soon, from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, E. Graham of Newcastle owned the vessel for service from London to India & Newcastle to Mauritius. From 1853/54 to 1855/56, the vessel was owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists Taylor & Co. of Hartlepool as the then owner of then Hartlepool registered vessel. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being E. S. Jobson, G. Bravey, Thos. Lillo, J. P. Denton, J. H. and C. A. Taylor, all of Hartlepool. LR, from 1856/57 thru 1864/65, records Taylor & Co. as the vessel's owner with G. Bravey as her captain. For continued service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, service ex Liverpool & Gloucester & from 1859/60, for service from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean. The vessel became of 316 tons in 1861/62. 99.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 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 to her? Y

12936

7

Allison (a barque)

266/297
later
268/297

Unknown to webmaster

I have not yet researched this vessel, which is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1845/46, then owned by Robson & Co., of London, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. It seems to be last recorded in LR of 1866/67, then owned by B. Gray (no registration port stated) with J. Gay stated to be the vessel's captain. 94.0 ft. long. I have not spotted an Official Number for the vessel, which is a puzzle. Can you add anything additional?

 

8

Anne (a schooner)

141

R. Lister

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1851/52 only, always owned by Eltringham of Sunderland. For service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848 lists Stephen Eltringham of Monkwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. It would seem, as per this modest & rather hard to read newspaper cutting, that in Feb. 1850 or maybe a slightly earlier date, the vessel foundered of St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire, Scotland. Yes indeed! On Feb. 3, 1850, per line 41 here, the 141 ton schooner was abandoned at St. Abb's Head, while en route from Wolgast, Germany, to Leith, Scotland. The report does not reference her cargo. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Stephen Eltringham. Can you tell us more exactly what happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything? Y

 

9

Bellona

296/302

Unknown to webmaster

Nicholson

2811

10

Blue Bell

222

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

11

British Queen

314/344

Unknown to webmaster

Kelso, J. R. Kelso in 1856

5303

12

Bubona (a snow or brig or square)

212

W. (William) Petrie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1850/51. Owned thru 1849/50, per LR, by Wallace & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the Sunderland registered brig as owned by Wallace and Dormond, of Sunderland & confirms that it was built by W. Petrie. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel became owned by Nattras & Co., likely Nattrass & Co., also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. N. Nattr'ss is LR stated to have been the vessel's then captain. On Mar. 24, 1851, per line 813 here, the 212 ton square was sunk off Arcona (a cape on the island of Rügen, Germany), while en route from Sunderland to Stettin (Szczecin, then Germany now Poland). Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel is there stated to have then been owned by Wm. Thompson. Such loss is confirmed by this insurance related document which indicates that the vessel was, at the time of its total loss on Arcona reef, owned by Nattrass & Co. or Thompson & Nattrass. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

 

13

Cactus (a snow, later a brig)

225
later
203

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1882/83. Owned thru 1854/55 by J. Allcock of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1855/56 & 1856/57, per LR, the vessel was owned by W. Tose of Shields for service from Shields to the Baltic. Such ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 which lists W. Tose of South Shields as being her then owner. From 1857/58 thru 1873/74 the vessel was owned by Watts & Co. of Blyth, Northumberland, initially for service from Blyth to Archangel, Russia, but thereafter, thru 1868/69, to the Baltic ex either Blyth or Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Edmd. H. Watts, Jno. and Robt. Manners & R. Lough, all of Blyth, as the then owners of the Shields registered vessel. In 1869/70 & 1870/71 the vessel served from Blyth to France & then as a Blyth coaster. The vessel became of 203 tons in 1858/59. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists E. H. Watts, jun. of Blyth, as the then owner of the Shields registered vessel. In 1873/74, Manners of Blyth, later of North Shields, became her owner - initially J. Manners & Co. but in 1880/81 R. L. Manners. In 1873/74 for service from Blyth to Lisbon, Portugal. The 1870 edition of the Mercantile Navy List reports the vessel, Shields registered, as then owned by John Manners of Blyth. As does the 1880 equivalent, the vessel then being registered at North Shields. In 1881/82, T. Marwood & Sons, of North Shields, became the vessel's owner. 87.0 ft. long, signal letters NMCS. The register for the vessel was closed in 1884 after a shipwreck. Can you tell us what happened to her & the circumstances of her loss? Y

22587

14

Caspar (a barque)

403

J. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1856/57 only. It was owned initially by W. Eldred, of London, for service ex London, with W. Eldred serving as her captain. 'Eldred' continued to be the vessel's captain when ownership changed in 1851/52, with H. Drew, also of London, becoming the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Liverpool. The record for this vessel is modest indeed. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & the circumstances of her loss? Or add anything additional?

32410

15

Cassibelaunus (a barque)

498/534
later
535
later
520

Peter Austin

The record for this vessel is unusual - unusual because for the first 8 years of its life, from 1845/46 thru 1852/53, the vessel was listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') as having been first registered in 1845. But in all subsequent years it is LR listed as being first registered in 1846. Cassibelaunus? A British tribal chief, whose territory was N. of the Thames, who led an alliance of tribes against the Romans during Caesar's 2nd expedition to Britain in BC 54. Often spelt Cassivellaunus - spelled in a number of ways. The vessel is LR listed from 1845/46 thru 1869/70 &, per LR, was owned for that entire time by Pow & Co. of North Shields. For service from Sunderland to Aden, from 1854/55 for service to India ex either London, Shields or Sunderland, from 1859/60 for service from Shields to the East Indies, later from Shields to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being R. Pow, J. & M. Fawcus & G. Davison, all of North Shields. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies those owner names to mean Robert Pow, George Davison & Margaret and John Fawcus. Became of 535 tons in 1861/62. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 63) & 1870 (on page 62) both however list the 521 ton vessel as then owned by William Johnson, of North Shields. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters PLNQ. On Nov. 26, 1872, per line 2729 here, the 520 ton barque foundered at Lyme Regis while en route from Newcastle to Genoa, Italy, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 14 was lost. Her then owner was stated to be William Johnson. Is it possible that you can provide details as to the circumstances of her loss? Y

26545

16

Challenger (a snow)

296/305
later
306

Hylton Carr of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. It was owned, throughout that entire period, per LR, by J. Rodham of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1848/49 thru 1851/52 for service from Liverpool to California, from 1852/53 thru 1854/55 for service ex Liverpool, & in 1855/56 & 1856/57 for service from Cork, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada. The detail in LR of 1857/58 is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have by then been lost. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, as owned by J. & J. Rodham, of Hylton. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owner as being J. Rodham of Hylton. The vessel is not recorded in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel, in or about 1857, or otherwise add anything? Y

14347

17

Christian Charlotte (a snow)

161
later
145

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1846/47 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. Owned by Smith of Blyth for service as a coaster ex Sunderland. From 1850/51, G. Smith of Newcastle became her owner for service from Shields to London or to the Mediterranean. Signal letters HMJB. Turnbull's Register of 1856, lists the vessel's then owner as being J. Dixon of Sunderland, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Feb. 1, 1860, per line 605 here, the 145 ton snow foundered at sea while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. No indication as to exactly where it foundered. None of the crew of 6 was lost. Her then owner was stated to be John Dinon (presumably means Dixon). Y

1996

18

Cleaver (a snow or brig)

239
later
223

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1866/67 & not thereafter. Owned initially, thru 1857/58, by Walker of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). Later, from 1850/51, the vessel served the Baltic ex Sunderland & in 1857/58 served France ex Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owner as being J. Walker of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Wm. Farquhar & Francis Foster, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. From 1858/59, the vessel, now of 223 tons, was, per LR, owned by 'Farquhr' & Co. of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, in 1859/60 for service from Leith to the Baltic, from 1860/61 for service ex Sunderland to Spain & to France, in 1862/63 for service from Liverpool to France, from 1863/64 for service from Ramsgate to France & from 1865/66 for service as a Swansea, Wales, coaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists William Farquhar, of Bishopwearmouth, as her then owner. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. 87.7 ft. long, signal letters HPLR. Phil Irwin has been kindly in touch (thanks!) to tell us that Cleaver, under the command of Peter Farquhar & with a crew of eight all told, left Swansea on Mar. 7, 1867 for Passages, Spain, (Pasajes or Pasaia in Northern Spain) with a cargo of patent fuel (a briquette type coal product). The vessel soon started to take on water, a great deal of water. The pumps were brought into action but soon there was 5 1/2 ft. of water in the ship's well & the vessel became totally unmanageable. At 1:30 p.m., that day, just 6 1/2 hours after leaving Swansea, the crew had to take to the boats & did so just as the vessel foundered. The boats drifted for 2 1/2 hours, were then spotted by Ada, a Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, barque & the crew along with their skiff was taken aboard Ada. Early the next morning, the crew left Ada, at anchor in Bideford Bay, & made it safely in their skiff to Appledore, Devon. The sinking took place, it would seem, about 20 miles E. of Lundy Island. The above as extracted (hopefully correctly) from these contemporary newspaper cuttings (1 & 2). Can you add anything additional? Y

2516

19

Clymene (a barque)

402/465

Unknown to webmaster

Lloyd's Register of 1850/51 lists the vessel as owned by J. Mitchell of Glasgow - for service Cardiff to South America. Later Clyde to Calcutta, India, & London to Valparaiso, Chile. In 1854/55 the owner became J. Hercus, also of Glasgow for service from thr Clyde to California. In 1857/58, the owner became Flintoft of Whitby. On Feb. 23, 1860, per line 91 here, the 402 ton barque is stated to have been abandoned at sea while en route from Gravesend to Genoa, Italy, with a cargo of coal. No indication as to exactly where it was abandoned. None of the crew of 14 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Thomas Harrison. Y

25843

20

Confidence (a snow)

164

G. W. & W. J. Hall

F. Pank & W. Burton

 

21

Conquering Hero (a snow)

296/319
later
292

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel's initial owner was T. Barnes of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. From 1850/51, Temperley of London was the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Port Natal (Durban, South Africa) & also to California. Allen & Co. of South Shields became the vessel's owners in 1855/56 for service from Whitby to the Black Sea. More exactly perhaps, per Turnbull's Register of 1856, the vessel was owned by R. R. & R. S. Briggs, W. C. Allen & T. Winn. In 1860/61, Russell & Co. of South Shields owned the vessel for service from Shields to France. On Oct. 18, 1860, per line 391 here, the 292 ton snow is stated to have been abandoned in the North Sea. No indication as to exactly where it was abandoned nor its routing. None of the crew of 10 was lost, it would appear. The then owner was Thomas Russell. Y

12961

22

Danube

332 later 301

Unknown to webmaster

J. Hay - T. Cropton in 1850, W. N. Clark in 1856

10491

23

Demerara, later Chorister

260/277

Wilson Chilton

J. Panton of London, later (Chorister, Lloyd's 1847/48 thru 1856/57) Haycroft of Plymouth, later (Lloyd's 1857/58) R. Girvin of Liverpool. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel was condemned as unseaworthy, dismantled & sold by public auction at St. Domingo (Dominican Republic?) in early 1857.

5716

24

Devonian (a snow or brig)

333/328
soon
corrected to
293/304
later
285

W. Chambers of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. It was launched, on May 30, 1846, for Caleb Wilson of Sunderland as per this newspaper cutting. It was owned, for the entire period stated above, per LR, by Wilson Bros. of Sunderland. For initial service from Sunderland to America (thru 1848/49), from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (in the periods of 1848/51 & 1854/59), & ex Liverpool (in 1851/54). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by J., H., C. and C. S. Wilson, of Sunderland, which names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Joshua, Henry, Charles & Caleb S. Wilson, all of Sunderland. However in late data changes to that 1858 data the vessel, still registered at Sunderland, would appear to have become owned by Addison Brown, Margaret Hodgson & Ann Unthank, all of Staithes. Strangely perhaps, the vessel is included a third time in that Christie's register as registered at Whitby (image soon) & owned by 'Addison Brown Margaret Hodgson & Ann Unthank'. Details as to what finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1862, are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

23319

25

Earl of Ripon

343

Peter Austin

Mitcheson

 

26

Esther Ann (a barque)

255/266

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. Owned for that brief period by Crabtree & Co. of Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Pernambuco, (now Recife), Brazil, in 1851/52 for service ex Liverpool with no destination referenced. LR of 1851/52 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

 

27

Fancy (a snow)

297/321

Ralph Hutchinson

C. Allcock of Sunderland

 

28

Florinda (a barque, but maybe a ship)

354

W. Spowers & Co.

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1850/51 and not thereafter. It was owned thru 1847/48 by T. Barnes of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), with 'Hodgson' her captain. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became owned by Brooks & Co., also of Newcastle, for service ex London (in 1848/49 & 1849/50) & for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean in 1850/51. 'T. Forster' is LR stated to be the vessel's captain in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & 'Harvey' in 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 354 ton vessel as a ship owned by J. C. Brooks & Co. of Carville (NE of the City of Durham). On Feb. 15, 1850. per line 59 here, the 354 ton barque was abandoned in the Bay of Biscay, while en route from Newcastle to Algiers, Algeria. The vessel's cargo is not identified. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then owned by John Cross Brooks. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

29

Glide

222

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

30

Halifax (a barque, later a square)

361/397
later
397

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1858/59 & not thereafter. It would seem that the vessel was always registered at London. Owned thru 1853/54 by Bell & Co. of London, for initial service from Sunderland to London but soon from London to Halifax (Canada?), in the 1851/53 period for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, & in 1853/54 for service from London to Madras (now Chennai), India. In 1854/55, per LR, G. Smith & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to the West Indies. LR of 1858/59 provides no then owner name. Which suggests that the vessel may have been sold at about that time. That register does, however, indicate that the vessel was trading out of Plymouth, Devon. On Jan. 21, 1861, per line 1055 here, the 397 ton square stranded off Cuba, while en route from Cardiff, Wales, to the West Indies with a cargo of coal. Crew of 14 - none lost. The vessel is then stated to be owned by John Garnet Tyrie, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Y

24881

31

Henry's

310

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

32

Hindoo (a barque)

387

J. Candlish

J. Hay

 

33

Indian Chief (a barque)

349/410

J. Crown

Wemyss of Fraserburgh, Scotland

26364

34

Isabella & Jane - (a schooner)

136

J. Barkes

 

 

35

Jemima (a snow)

326
later
319
later
303

R. H. Potts and Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1867/68. Owned thru 1853/54 by W. Potts of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, later ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists W. Potts of Sunderland as her then owner. From 1854/55, per LR, Potts Brothers, of Sunderland, became her owners for service from Cork to Quebec, soon Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later for service as a Sunderland coaster. However, both Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 list respectively W. Potts & William Potts as being her then owners. Became of 319 tons in 1861/62. From 1862/63, LR does not list an owner name. I conclude that Potts Brothers must have sold it at about that time. Why do I suggest that? Because Potts Brothers became the owner in 1863 of a new vessel named Jemima, a barque of 323 tons built by Potts of Sunderland. Also the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 reports the vessel as then owned by James Wilson of Newcastle. The matter is now addressed. On Jan. 8, 1863, the vessel was offered for sale as per this announcement. On Jul. 22, 1867, the vessel went ashore near Lappen (near Helsingør, Denmark - in English Elsinore), but was towed off & found to be undamaged - source. iLR of 1867/68 reports our vessel as 'wrecked'. 97.0 ft. long, signal letters NQML. On Oct. 1, 1867, per line 26 here, the 303 ton snow, now registered at Newcastle, was lost near Thisted (NW Jutland, Denmark), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to London with a cargo of deals. Crew of 9 - all lost. It may be that one man in fact was saved & that the loss was rather on Oct. 2, 1867 - source. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Y

23184

36

John Bull (a barque, later a ship, later a barque again)

436/486

G. W. & W. J. Hall.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1859/60. Owned for that entire period by Temperley & Co. of London, initially for service from London to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which service became London to Quebec (City) in 1851/52 & London to North America in 1858/59. Per LR the vessel became rigged as a ship in 1852/53 & reverted to a barque again in 1859/60. J. Duffill was her sole captain until 1859/60 when 'James' assumed command. Thanks to Samuel Côté, I am able to advise you not only who built her (see left) but also what finally happened to her. On Nov. 19, 1859, when on the St. Lawrence river nearing Quebec, the vessel, under the command of Captain J. James, went ashore during a gale - at a point a little to the west of the church of the Parish of St. Jean, on Île d'Orléans (Island of Orleans). A survey advised that 'her deck has burst up, and floated off and that the cargo was washed out; the beach being strewed with it. She had a valuable cargo consisting of wheat, peas, potash, teas and some flour, a great part of which will, no doubt, be totally lost.' The wreck, as it lay on the beach, was sold at public auction on Nov. 26, 1859 at the Quebec Exchange - for £100 to Mr. F. X. Turcotte. Temperley bought a replacement vessel in 1860 of identical name. Samuel Côté seeks the vessel's dimensions. Can you provide those or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

37

John French

291/303

Bartram & Lister

French & Co.

 

38

Kate

478/600

Unknown to webmaster

H. Mitcalf - H. & W. Metcalfe in 1856

 

39

Kezia Page (a schooner)

168

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Richard Page of London

 

40

Leo (a snow)

189
later
172

Brown, maybe Edward Brown of North Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1857/58 & from 1864/65 thru 1872/73. Thru 1847/48, the vessel, per LR, was owned by W. & J. Hay of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Southampton. From 1848/49 thru 1850/51, the vessel was owned by Headley of Newcastle for service from Yarmouth to France. The North of England Register of 1848 reports, however, the vessel as then being registered at Newcastle & owned by W. Hedley of Rothbury. From 1851/52 thru 1857/58, the vessel was, per LR, owned by C. Morgan of Sunderland, for continued service, thru 1852/53, from Yarmouth to France & from 1853/54 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records, C. & J. Morgan, of Sunderland, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Charlton & John Morgan. The vessel then of 172 tons. The LR data of 1858/59 is limited & there is no LR data at all from 1858/59 thru 1863/64. From 1864/65 thru 1872/73, C. Morgan of Sunderland is LR listed as her owner, for service from Sunderland to France. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870, both list C. Morgan, of Sunderland, as her then owner. Signal letters NSFQ. LR of 1872/73 advises that the vessel had gone 'missing'. On Dec. 7, 1872, per line 3259 here, the 172 ton snow went missing while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by Charlton E. Morgan. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances of her loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

23576

41

Mary Ann (a snow)

177/180

Todd & Brown of Hylton

Per Lloyd's Register of 1848/49, the vessel was initially owned by A. Ray of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. While the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owners as being J. Wright & A. Ray, both of Deptford, Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then registered at Shields & owned by T. A. Smith of Blyth.

2426

42

Mary Graham (a barque)

380/464

William Doxford & W. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1854/55, owned for that entire period by E. Graham of Newcastle. For initial service from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), in 1851/52 for service from Shields to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1851 thru 1853 for service from London to New Zealand, & from 1853/54 for service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. On Nov. 22, 1854, the vessel was wrecked on the Stone Rocks, Sunderland. She was to commence her voyage from Sunderland to Constantinople with a cargo of coal, had been towed out & anchored off the port. A gale sprang up, the vessel was driven ashore & went to pieces. 23 of the 24 men aboard lost their lives. As per this page ex this Google Book. Anything you can add? Y

 

43

Messenger (a snow or brig)

300/330
later
295

W. Carr

This vessel would seem to have been mostly registered at Shields. It was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1846/47, then owned by T. Coxon & registered at Newcastle. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Coxon of North Shields as her then owner, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Thomas Coxon. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 267, image soon), however, lists James Somerville, of South Shields, as her then owner, while the 1870 equivalent (on page 268), lists William Elder of Seaton Sluice, Northumberland. LR of 1874/75 lists S. Nichols of South Shields as her then owner. 96.5 ft. long, signal letters KTGL. On Apl. 18, 1877, the 295 ton brig was lost, at 40.52N/9,04W, in the Bay of Biscay, while en route from South Shields to Carthagena (Mediterranean coast of SE Spain), with a total cargo of 276 tons of coal & coke. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel's owner, stated to be S. Nichols of South Shields, attributed the loss of the vessel to stress of weather - there was no shifting of the cargo apparently. Presumably it had encountered a storm. As per this wreck listing page. The vessel was still LR listed in 1876/77. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

11587

44

Minna (a barque)

377
later
344

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1861/62. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, soon Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1846/47, Richardson, of Swansea, Wales, became the vessel's owner, maybe for service from Newport, Wales, to Cuba, more certainly from 1848/49 thru 1855/56, for service from Swansea to Cuba. In 1856/57, J. Crisp of Shields became the owner of the barque, now of 344 tons, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, & in 1860/61 for service from Shields to Lisbon, Portugal. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Crisp, of South Shields, as the barque's then owner. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Joseph Crisp. In 1860/61, Somerville of Shields became the vessel's owner for continued service from Shields to Lisbon. LR of 1860/61 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Nov. 17, 1861, per line 1456 here, the 344 ton barque, was stranded at Pashallavik (where is it? Possibly Sweden?), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to London with a cargo of deals. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Jas. Somerville. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Y

2308

45

Naomi (a brigantine, later a schooner)

170/137
later
123

E. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, so far as I can see, from 1847/48 thru 1855/56, then a gap of many years, & then from 1874/75 thru 1876/77 (though LR of 1875/75 is not available to the webmaster). The vessel was initially owned by S. Evans of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France. In 1848/49, Saunders, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1851/52 thru 1855/56, the vessel was, per LR, owned by J. Pyle of Sunderland, with J. Pyle serving as the vessel's captain. It would seem that the vessel was registered at London in 1857 & 1860 & at Shields in 1867. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 276, image soon) & 1870 both report that the vessel, now of 123 tons, was registered at Colchester, Essex, & owned by W. E. Denton of Wivenhoe, Essex. LR of 1874/75 confirms the vessel as owned by 'Denton'. MNL of 1875, however, lists the vessel, now a schooner, as owned by Friend Lamb of Sunderland & registered there. LR of 1876/77 notes that the vessel then owned by G. Lamb & Sons of Sunderland, had been 'Wrecked'. 77.4 ft. long, signal letters NWQS. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you help in that regard or otherwise add anything? Y

24418

46

Pacific

361

Unknown to webmaster

H. White in 1847/48 - H. & T. Henderson & J. E. Henderson in 1856

2074

47

Parthian (a snow or brig)

291/318
later
284

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1868/69. Thru 1851/52, the vessel, per LR, was owned by C. Allcock of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The puzzle with that data is that the North of England Register of 1848 reports the vessel as then being owned by A. Forster & S. Cole of Sunderland. From 1851/52 thru 1858/59, the vessel was, per LR, owned by A. Foster or Forster of Sunderland, for service thru 1854/55 from Sunderland to Odessa, Ukraine, Black Sea, then from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records, however, A. Foster & S. Cole as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Ann Forster & Samuel Cole. Became of 284 tons in 1858/69. From 1859/60 thru 1867/68, M. Simpson of Sunderland is LR listed as her owner, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. W. Simpson, possibly related, was her captain during such years. The owner's name is clarified by the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 as meaning Mary Simpson of Sunderland. In 1867/68, Morgan & Co., also of Sunderland, became her owners for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. 94.5 ft. long, signal letters KTGV. LR of 1868/69 notes 'abandoned'. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances of her loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

11594

48

Pearl (a snow)

227

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

R. M. Williams (or Watson?)

 

49

Philip Laing (a barque)

547

James Laing

Laing & Ridley

 

50

Plover (a snow)

199

R. H. Potts & Bros.

Potts Brothers

 

51

Prospect (a schooner)

145

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1860/61, (ex 1853/54) & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1852/53, by Burton & Co. of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists W. Burton of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. From 1854/55 thru 1860/61, per LR, the vessel was owned by R. Simpson of Berwick for service ex Blyth to i) in 1854/55, Archangel, Russia, ii) in the period of 1856/58, London, iii) in 1859/60, Denmark & iv) in 1860/61, France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (image soon) lists Robert Simpson of Berwick & George Potter of Alnmouth as the vessel's then owners. I note that G. Potter is LR listed as the vessel's captain in 1854/55 & 1855/56. On Jan. 1, 1861, per line 1026 here, the 145 ton schooner foundered at Coquet Roads (Amble, Northumberland) while en route from Amble to Boulogne, France, with an unstated cargo. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel is then stated to be owned by George Potter. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

15416

52

Pym (a schooner)

180/163

William R. Abbay

W. Abbay of Sunderland, but soon (1846/47) Gourlay & Co. also of Sunderland.

 

53

Raleigh, later Aboukir (a barque)

663/816

James Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, as Raleigh, in 1845/46 & 1846/47 only, owned by J. Laing of Sunderland (her builder) for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1846/47 records the vessel a second time, renamed Aboukir & owned by D. Dunbar of London. The vessel is LR listed as Aboukir from 1856/47 thru 1853/54, always owned by D. Dunbar of London (i.e. Duncan Dunbar), for service ex London to, where destinations are referenced, Calcutta (now Kolkata) & Bombay (now Mumbai), both India. In late May 1847, the vessel left London (via Plymouth) for Adelaide, South Australia, & arrived there on Sep. 4, 1847 after a voyage of 95 days from Plymouth. With 4 cabin passengers & 302 immigrants in steerage (immigrant list here). The vessel left Adelaide for Hong Kong on Oct. 23, 1847 having been delayed due to difficulties in finding seamen to make up her crew - with a cargo that included 150 tons of copper ore. In 1849, the vessel carried troops ex Gravesend, London, for deployment in India. And on Dec. 9, 1851 the vessel left Gravesend, via Plymouth, for Hobart, Tasmania, with 279 convicts aboard. It arrived at Hobart on Mar. 19, 1852. Such shipment of convicts to Hobart was strongly opposed by the established settlers of Tasmania. On Mar. 27, 1853, the vessel was at Madras (now Chennai), India, when a terrific hurricane hit the whole area. 25 vessels, including 14 English & French vessels & many local vessels, ended up as total wrecks including Aboukir, Serampore (with the loss of 22 lives) & Lutchmi (built at Jersey in 1850). Aboukir was violently driven by wind & sea into Serampore, which immediately sank. Aboukir, it would appear, soon ran aground & a split opened up in the ship's hull into which two crew members fell - alas to be instantly crushed when the hull parts came together again. I read that only 3 of Aboukir's crew survived the disaster. I have also read that Aboukir lost 5 crew members. Such data is clearly incomplete. Now I was under the impression that at that period in history, the initial names of vessels could not, by law, be later changed except under rare & unusual circumstances - such as a war prize ship. Yet this vessel did, apparently, have her name changed from Raleigh to Aboukir. Can anybody explain? Y

 

54

Rebecca (a snow, later a schooner)

155/128
later
129
later
115

J. M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1857/58 but not thereafter that I can see. I checked thru 1874/75 for reasons that are apparent below. It was owned, thru 1847/48, per LR, by Baldwin of Sunderland (M. Baldwin per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49), for service from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent. 'Baldwin' would seem to have sold the vessel & acquired another vessel of identical name, built at Sunderland in 1849. In 1848/49, per LR, Peacock of Arbroath, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service from Arbroath to the Baltic but from 1854/55 (in which year the vessel became listed as a schooner), for service from Arbroath to the Mediterranean. From 1854/55 thru 1857/58, LR lists the vessel as owned by W. Ruthven of Dundee, Scotland, which owner name is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856. For service from Arbroath to Australia. A search at Trove, Australia, shows that the the vessel left Dundee on Jul. 26, 1854 & arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 24, 1855. En route, she had to throw overboard a portion of her cargo of slates to avoid her foundering in a storm off the Cape of Good Hope. She went on to Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW') with a cargo which included 1278 tram rails & 156 cases of gin. She carried 205 tons of coal from Newcastle, NSW, to Melbourne, was later at Launceston, Tasmania & at Adelaide, South Australia. On Dec. 30, 1855 she left for Mauritius to soon return to Melbourne, on Apl. 25, 1856, with a cargo of sugar. There is probably more data at Trove - I ran out of time. Now LR of 1857/58 records the vessel as owned by W. Ruthven but with no other detail, which suggests that the vessel may have been sold at about that time. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 321, image soon) tells us that the vessel was then registered at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia & owned by John Waddell of Sydney, while the 1870 equivalent (page 322) lists John Warburton of Sydney as her then owner. Signal letters QSDN. On Sep. 12, 1869, Rebecca, then owned by J. C. and W. Warburton, had just left Sydney for Newcastle in ballast, when she ran aground near Kirribilli Point, quite close to where the Sydney Harbour Bridge now stands. She was floated off & taken in tow by Breadalbane, a ship, hoping to safely reach nearby Darling Harbour. She suddenly sank, bow first in 9 fathoms of water. The vessel was insured & the owners abandoned the vessel - the insurers, it would seem hoped to have J. (John) Cuthbert raise the vessel. Cuthbert, apparently, had only recently extensively overhauled & repaired the vessel. All as per this newspaper cutting. But this article states that she was rather arriving from Newcastle with a cargo of coal. The vessel was soon raised by Cuthbert with the assistance of divers. I have not yet spotted, however, if she was repaired & re-launched & returned to active service. Can you tell us more? Y

31720

55

Regina (a snow)

239

Austin & Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1852/53 but not thereafter that I can see. The vessel, per LR, was initially owned, thru 1847/48, by Austin & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1848/49, Bourke of Ballina (County Mayo, NW coast of Ireland), became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Africa. In 1850/51, Campbell, also of Liverpool, owned the vessel for service ex Liverpool & from 1851/52 for service from Liverpool to Jamaica. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1852. Y

 

56

Rienzi (also recorded as Rienza & Rienzie)

211
later
188

Unknown to webmaster

Denniston, later Mills & Co., both of Sunderland, later J. Storm of Whitby. Lloyd's Register of 1867/68 states wrecked

2772

57

Robert and Mary (a snow)

228
later
207

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1870/71. Thru 1849/50, the vessel was owned by R. Surtees of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1850/51, Taylorson, also of Sunderland, became her owner for similar service. From 1854/55, H. Penman of Sunderland was her owner for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records H. Penman as her then owner, which name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Henry Penman. It would seem that from 1859/60 to 1870/71 the vessel was owned by Richardson of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster - no owner name is recorded, however, from 1864/65 thru 1866/67. 88.0 ft. long. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists, on page 330,  James Richardson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. On Sep. 1, 1870, per line 867 here, the 207 ton snow was involved in a collision & sank off Whitby Lights, while en route from Sunderland to Southampton with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by James Richardson. Can you provide detail as to the collision circumstances? And tell us with which vessel she collided? Y

2810

58

Royal Consort

133
later 121

Hall of Monkwearmouth

Thru 1857/58, Banff & London Shipping Co., later (1870) James Wood, both of Banff. Note From 1874/75 J. & W. Henderson, later (1880 to 1882/83) Wm. Henderson, both of Aberdeen. Lloyd's Register of 1882/83 states wrecked

500

59

Sailor, later Marie Brandt, later Sailor (a snow, later a brig, later a lighter)

333
later
304
later
295

Unknown to webmaster

Have not researched this vessel. Some snippets of data. Was initially owned (Lloyd's Register of 1845/46) by G. Hudson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists G. Hudson & G. Crozier, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being George Dixon & James Sanderson, both of South Shields. Was later registered at either Shields or South Shields, it would appear. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 336), 1870 & 1880 all list the then owners of the 304 or 301 ton vessel to be Geo. Dixon of South Shields. Niels Hald-Andersen advises (thanks!) that from Nov. 1880 thru Sep. 1883, the vessel, renamed Marie Brandt, was owned by Harry Thorvald Brandt, of Copenhagen, Denmark. In the Mercantile Navy List of 1890, the vessel, now a lighter, is owned by John B. Bushell of South Shields. That last page refers to the vessel having had the foreign name of Marie Brandt. 99.0 ft. long, signal letters JSRG, later NSPL. The register for the vessel was closed in 1896. Can you add anything? Y

7385

60

Sarah (a snow)

267

Murray Bros., i.e. John & J. P. Murray

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1850/51 by Ray & Co., of Sunderland,  for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, thru 1849/50 & ex Sunderland in 1850/51. 'Bennett' was, per LR, her captain thru 1849/50 & 'Potts' in 1850/51. In 1851/52, T. Jackson of Shields became the vessel's owner with J. Smith serving as her captain. For service from Shields to the Mediterranean. As per line 1735 here, on Sep. 21, 1852 the 267 ton snow sank off Cape Clear (Cape Clear Island, County Cork, the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland), while en route from Ibrail (now Brăila, eastern Romania, Black Sea) to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of grain. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Jackson. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

61

Scottish Maid

140
later 118

William Wilkinson

Rose & Co. (J. Rose of Monkwearmouth), later, from 1857/58, R. Alderson of Bishopwearmouth. Lloyd's Register of 1867/68 states wrecked. The vessel hit sunken rocks & foundered on the Goodwin Sands on Nov. 4, 1867 while en route from Sunderland to Gravelines, northern France. Master & crew saved.

2135

62

Sea

297

Peter Austin

John Barry

 

63

Subraon (a barque)

430/510

J. Crown

Arthur & Co. of London.

 

64

Surat (a barque)

426/501

W. Wilkinson

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

65

Themis (a snow, later a barque)

273/278
later
343/278
later
299

Richard Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1857/58, initially owned by T. & G. Reed soon Reed & Co., both of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR records the vessel as a barque from 1853/54. Later service data is limited but the vessel would seem to have served ex Liverpool & Cardiff. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. & G. Reed as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her owners as Thomas Reed & George Reed. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost. I am advised that the Newcastle Courant of Jan. 29, 1858 states that the vessel was lost while on passage from Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) to London. No date of loss was provided, however. Y

1342

66

Traveller (a snow)

273

William Doxford & W. Crown

P. Dale - also in 1856

33773

67

Vedra (a snow, later a brig)

189
later
167

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. In 1846/47 was owned by Grayden (or Graydon) & Co., of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. LR of 1855/56 provides limited detail, which may well mean that the vessel had new owners. The vessel would seem to have then been Colchester registered. Signal letters JGSC. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists (on page 394) James Penney of Wivenhoe, Essex, as her then owner. On Feb. 15, 1870, per line 729 here, the 167 ton brig stranded at Fern Island (islands off Bamborough, Northumberland, also known as Farne Islands) while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by James Penney. I earlier had indicated, via, I believe, a World Ship Society list, that Ogle & Douglas, of Sunderland, were the ship's initial owners. It may well have been so, perhaps for a short period before Grayden/Greydon & Co. acquired the vessel. Can anybody clarify? Y

5222

68

Vesper

216

Unknown to webmaster

Moore & c - R. Crawford in 1856

2447

69

Vibilia (a snow)

249/261

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Robinson - Margt. Robinson? of Monkwearmouth

 

70

Wards (a snow, brig or square)

188
later
175
later
161

Austin & Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70 & (I think) from 1874/75 thru 1882/83. I say I think because I do not have access to all of the LR editions in that sequence. The vessel was first recorded, in 1846/47, as owned by 'Ward' of Newcastle then of Blyth, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic which became Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The vessel was launched at Southwick, on May 30, 1846, for Gilbert and Benjamin Ward, as per this newspaper cutting. In 1847/48, W. Ward of Blyth was the LR listed owner with 'Ward & Co.' thereafter from 1848/49 thru 1860/61. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by Ward & Sidney, of Blyth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Newcastle registered vessel as owned by G. Ward of Blyth & J. F. Sidney of Cowpen-hall. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered vessel as owned by Gilbert Ward of Blyth. During the period of 'Ward' ownership, the vessel served ex Blyth, Shields or the Clyde to the Mediterranean (many years), to Archangel, Russia (in 1859/60) & to the Baltic (in 1860/61). The vessel became of 175 tons in 1860/61. From 1861/62 thru 1869/70 the vessel is LR recorded with no owner name stated, always for service from Blyth to the Baltic. The vessel was offered for sale, by public auction, on Mar. 5, 1862, as per this newspaper cutting. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 405, image soon) & 1870 both record the vessel as then registered at West Hartlepool & owned by John Bedlington of Whitby, Yorkshire. In late 1867, Wards, at anchor in Yarmouth Roads while en route from Hartlepool to Dieppe, France, with a cargo of coal, was run into by Karen Anne Sophia, a Danish galliot. Both vessels suffered minor damages - both were towed into Lowestoft. LR, from 1874/75 likely thru 1882/83 (not all editions are available) lists R. Bedlington as the vessel's captain. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1880 & 1882 both list the brig, now of 161 tons, as registered at Whitby & owned by John Bedlington of South Stockton, Yorkshire. 86.0 ft. long, later 86.8 ft. (from 1874/75), signal letters LMSB. LR of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Thanks to a the kindness of a site visitor, I can now advise you that in late Oct. 1882, Wards left West Hartlepool for London with a cargo of coal & was not heard from again. The vessel went missing, on or about Oct. 20, 1882, with the loss of the entire crew of 6, including Robert Bedlington, her long-term captain. As per these advices, 1 & 2 (image soon). Can you add anything? Y

14341

71

William & Jane (a snow)

210

H. Carr

Teignmouth of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London.

 

72

Woodman

336/370

Bartram & Lister

Wm. Doxford

 

73

Zarah (a barque)

310
later
347

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. The vessel was owned, thru 1850/51, by Burrell of Portsmouth for initial service from Sunderland to India, soon from London to the Mediterranean & in 1850/51 for service from Liverpool to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The vessel became of 347 tons in 1850/51. From 1851/52, Pellier, of Jersey, owned the vessel for continued service from London to Ceylon, in 1854/55 for service from Liverpool to Buenos Aires, Argentina, & in 1855/56 for service ex Jersey. Can you tell us later happened to the vessel? Y

23181

74

Zarah (a barque, later a ship, later a barque)

357/383
later
365

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1873/74. It would seem that the vessel was always registered at Glasgow. The vessel was owned, thru 1849/50, by Ramsey & Co., initially for service from Sunderland to Suez, then for service ex London. From 1850/51 to 1854/55, A. Fraser was her owner for service from the Clyde to Singapore but from 1851/52 for service from the Clyde to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. From 1855/56 to 1856/57, Fell & Co. owned the vessel for service to India ex the Clyde. From 1857/58 thru 1864/65, Adams & Co. owned the vessel for service ex the Clyde including service to the West Indies. In 1857/58 & 1858/59 the vessel is LR listed as a ship, reverting to a barque in 1859/60. It became of 365 tons in 1865/66. From 1865/66 thru 1872/73 at least, Longford & Co. owned the vessel for service from Falmouth to Quebec, Canada, service ex Dartmouth, Devon, service from Liverpool to North America & also from Swansea to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867, on page 422, lists Robert Longford of Padstow, Cornwall, as her then owner as does the Mercantile Navy List of 1870. 104.0 ft. long, signal letters KTCM. LR of 1873/74 advises no owner name but notes that the vessel had been abandoned. On Jan. 21, 1874, Zarah was abandoned at sea while en route from Pensacola, Florida, U.S.A., to Swansea with a cargo of 450 tons of pine timber with none on deck. As per these (1 & 2) pages. At 47.20N/27.30W in mid North Atlantic, about 1,300 miles SW of Ireland. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by E. O. Broad of Padstow. 'The vessel met with a succession of gales, became leaky, and was subsequently abandoned waterlogged'. Can you add anything? How the crew were rescued, perhaps? Y

11543

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1846? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 131 vessels & 42,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 133 vessels & 41,835 tons.

1847 (Just a start. But a good start thanks to the 'North of England Maritime Directory, Shipping Register, and Commercial Advertiser', of 1848/49, published, it would seem, in Aug. 1848, (a 'Google' book). It provides a list of the vessels built at Sunderland in 1847. Which is the principal (but not the sole) source for the data that follows. To save you searching for that list, (not easy to find), the pages are here:- 1, 2, 3. Do please advise me if you have additional data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

Note that the above directory also contains a list of ships registered at Sunderland, Newcastle, & other places. Such lists are the prime source for the 'built for' data, (not yet complete), on the assumption that there was not a sale so soon after a vessel was built. There are, however, anomalies in the data contained in the different lists.

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abeona (a barque)

340

T. & B. Griffin

Drydens

12346

 

Abet (a schooner) see here

129

W. & J. Pile

J. Mussen of Inverness. 

17942

2

Ada Mary (a snow)

210

Buchanan & Gibson

 

 

3

Aid (a sloop)

35

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, the vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Register. However it is recorded in Turnbull's Register of 1856 - owned by Loughton & Scott, of Sunderland. And is listed also in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, then owned by Thos. Chapman of Haverton Hill. On Mar. 31, 1860, per line 655 here, the 35 ton sloop went ashore at Penny Steel Rocks (Staithes Nab, Yorkshire), while carrying coal ex Sunderland. 2 crew members - neither lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Chapman. Y

8970

4

Aid (a snow)

291
later
248

G. W. & W. J. Hall

The vessel's owner thru 1852/53, per Lloyd's Register ('LR'), was Surtees & Co. of Sunderland. In 1853/54, G. Wilkin, also of Sunderland, became her owner. As confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 and by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. The vessel would appear to have operated out of Gloucester & later still from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. LR in 1863/64 records the vessel as 'wrecked'. Y

14787

5

Alfred (a snow)

164/191

Unknown to webmaster

Baker & Co. of Arundel, Sussex, for service from Sunderland to Arundel.

 

6

Allandale (a barque)

293/301

Unknown to webmaster

W. Lindsay of London for service from London to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

 

7

Alpha (a schooner)

142/102
later
97

Sanderson & Co., i.e. Sanderson Peverley & Wallace (Thomas Sanderson, William Peverley)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. The vessel, at least after 1853, would seem to have been registered at Plymouth, Devon. The vessel was owned, thru 1854/55, per LR, by Pearce & Co., of Sunderland. For initial service from Leith, Scotland, to London, in 1850/51 for service from London to Valencia, Spain, & thereafter for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Pearce & Thackray of Sunderland as the then owners of the 102 ton schooner. In 1855/56, per LR, Davies of Plymouth, became the owner of the vessel for service as a Plymouth coaster. During the period of 'Davies' ownership, W. Davies is listed as being the vessel's captain. While Davies is stated to be the owner thru to 1862/63, the available LR data is limited usually suggesting that the vessel might have been sold. But not so in this case. On Nov. 10, 1862, per line 2854 here, the 97 ton schooner stranded on the N. part of Longsand (Thames estuary, Essex), while en route from Newcastle to Plymouth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 5 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by John Davies. Now Gary Hicks advises (thanks Gary!) that the vessel was lost, on Nov. 8, 1862, on the Long Sand, near Harwich, while en route from Newcastle to Plymouth. The vessel was abandoned & all 5 crew members were rescued by Pheasant & landed at Bridlington. Gary further advises that the vessel was then owned by John Davies (a coal merchant) & William Davies of Plymouth. Can you add anything additional? Y

5633

8

Amana (a barque)

392/408
later
375

J. Candlish

Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1850/51 lists Thomas Oliver of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner for service from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel was then still owned by T. Oliver of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland & also notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. 110.5 ft. long.

23742

9

Ann (a snow)

146

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

10

Anna Mary (a baqrue)

302

W. & J. Pile

 

 

 

Anne (a schooner - See here

141

R. Lister

 

 

11

Ann Proud (a snow) 1

216

Wilson Chilton

Purdey & Co., i.e. Purdey, Proud, & Muir of Sunderland thru 1852/53, the last year in which Lloyd's Register listed

2788

12

Ann Stainton (a snow)

257

J. Rodgerson

T. Stainton

5568

13

Anns (a schooner)

143

J. Davison

 

 

14

Arno (a barque)

377
later
354

W. Wilkinson

The vessel was owned, per Lloyd's Registers ('LR') thru 1856/57 by Moon & Co. of Sunderland. It seems not to be LR recorded after 1856/57. For service ex Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, later to Valparaiso, Chile, & to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records H. A. Moon, C. S. Moon, T. B. Ord & G. Moon as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being R. Watson, J. Storey, Isabella Jamson, W. Mattison & A. Fairweather. On Nov. 22, 1860, per line 442 here, the 354 ton barque stranded S. of Shields Bar (mouth of Tyne river), having sailed from Carthagena (SE Spain?) to Newcastle with a cargo of lead and ore. None of the crew of 14 was lost. The owner was recorded as being Robert Watson. Y

2574

15

Artemisia (a barque, also stated to have been a barquentine)

492/558

Richard Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. For that entire period, LR records the vessel as owned by A. Ridley of London with J. Ridley serving as the vessel's captain thru 1852/53. A. Ridley means Anthony Ridley, I understand. The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Oct. 11, 1947. Then named England's Queen. LR lists the vessel as a barque however contemporary texts state that she was a barquentine. To the webmaster's unskilled eye she would seem to have been a 3-masted vessel with fore & aft sails on the rear mast only & therefore a barque. (A barquentine). What would seem to have happened is that the vessel was completed in Sunderland, moved to London's East India Dock to find a buyer & along the way became registered as Artemisia. Per LR, the vessel consistently served ex London, to New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, thru 1852/53, to China in 1853/54 & to Australia again in 1854/55. In 1848, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia was, I read, 'a remote outpost' with just a few hundred inhabitants. Artemisia was chartered by the Colonial Land & Emigration Commissioners - the first immigrant vessel sent from the U.K. to Moreton Bay (Brisbane). It left London, on its maiden voyage, with 209 immigrants, & took on 31 more at Plymouth. It left Plymouth on Aug. 18, 1848, under the command of John Prest Ridley & arrived at Moreton Bay (via Launceston, Tasmania, & Sydney) on Dec. 13, 1848. I direct you elsewhere for extensive detail re that voyage. (1 (Wiki), 2, 3 ex 4, 5 ex 6 (on page 3) & 7, (voyage details), 8, 9, 10 & 11 (Illustrated London News coverage). I have not so far found a list of passenger names. The vessel was too large to cross the bar at the mouth of the Brisbane River so the immigrants were taken aboard Raven for the short journey to shore. On Jan. 10, 1849, the vessel left Moreton Bay for Sydney, & left Sydney for London on Mar. 15, 1849 with a cargo that included 1479 bales of wool. Later voyages to southern waters. i) On Sep. 5, 1849, Artemisia left London, via Plymouth, for Sydney where it arrived on Dec. 27, 1849. It almost immediately left for Port Stephens (Newcastle, NSW), & landed there iron & machinery for a new Australian Agricultural Company coal mine along with 40 U.K. immigrant miners. On Feb. 7, 1850 it returned to Sydney but soon left for the Auckland Islands & for Wellington, New Zealand ('NZ') which it departed on May 19, 1850 for San Francisco ("SF") (arrived Aug. 5, 1850 after a voyage of 74 days). It left SF for Sydney (arrived Dec. 12, 1850) with timber from NZ still in its cargo, via Honolulu, & on Mar. 16, 1851 left Sydney for SF, again via Honolulu. On Jul. 20, 1851 it left SF for Sydney (arrived Sep. 20, 1851) with a few passengers & 23 in steerage. On Dec. 19, 1851 the vessel left Sydney for Mauritius, en route, I presume, for London. A gap of a couple of years. ii) The vessel arrived at Auckland, NZ, on Apl. 4, 1854 ex London & left for Guam on Jun. 5, 1854 in ballast. That last voyage may rather have been for Singapore. At an unknown date during such voyage, it 'bilged' (grounded?) on the E. side of Kangean Island, Java Sea, Indonesia, & likely became a total wreck, plundered by the locals. Captain S. Banes, along with his wife & 23 crew safely arrived at Sourabaya, East Java, in a ship's boat on Jul. 30, 1854. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

16

Aspern (a schooner)

70

G. W. & W. J. Hall

Moore, Hall & Co.

 

17

Astoria (a barque)

401/463

W. R. Abbay

Collison of London

 

18

Australasia (a barque)

512

James Laing

Riddell & Co.

 

19

Automatia (a snow, later a brig)

260
later
244

J. Barkes

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1848/49 thru 1867/68 & not thereafter. For that entire period, LR records the vessel as owned by Blyth of Sunderland, with R. Blyth her captain. For initial service from Sunderland to (maybe) Archangel, Russia, later, also ex Sunderland, to the Mediterranean & to Hamburg. To the Mediterranean ex Shields from 1864/65. Christie's Shipping Register (Sunderland) of 1858 lists Margaret J. Blyth as her then owner. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 36) & 1870 both record Henry Burton of Whitby as her owner. 87.5 ft. long, signal letters PDBC. On Oct. 21, 1870, per line 484 here, the 245 ton brig stranded at Ljusne (E. coast of Sweden), the destination, it would seem, of its voyage. Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Henry Barton. Anything you can add? Y

24961

20

Azoff (a snow, later a brig)

249
later
235

J. Rodgerson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1846/47 thru 1872/73. The vessel was, it would seem, registered first at Newcastle & then at Lowestoft. Thru 1857/58, per LR, the vessel was owned by Anderson (of Newcastle thru 1852/53 & of Sunderland, thereafter). For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, then, in 1851/52 & 1852/53, for service from Hull to Newcastle, & thereafter for service from Falmouth to Limerick, Ireland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being M. Anderson & L. J. Livingston, both of Newcastle, & T. Anderson of London. The 1858/59 LR data is limited indicating a likely change of ownership. The vessel became of 235 tons in 1858/59. From 1858/59, the vessel was owned, per LR, by Cringle & Co. of Lowestoft for some varied service. From Newcastle to Hamburg, Germany, from London to Dantzig (Gdańsk, Poland), ex Lowestoft, from Liverpool or London to the West Indies, from the Clyde to the West Indies. W. Cringle was the vessel's captain thru 1860/61. LR from 1865/66 to 1872/73 lists no owner name for the vessel, then on service from Sunderland to the West Indies. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 37) lists John Rounce, of Lowestoft, as her then owner while the 1870 equivalent records William Dixon of Weybourne, Norfolk. 89.0 ft. long, signal letters PKLF. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been wrecked. On Nov. 19, 1872, per line 2716 here, the 235 ton brig stranded at Faxo Bay (Baltic, S. of the Island of Moen, I think Danish). Crew of 8 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. Dixon. Anything you can add? Y

26269

21

Blessing (a snow or brig)

308/345

Lister & Bartram of North Hylton

The vessel was launched on Jun. 28, 1847 as per (in red) this newspaper cutting. Was initially owned by Lister & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. Though the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 345 ton brig as owned by Lister & Bartram of Hylton. From 1850/51 thru 1857/58, Lonie & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owners for service from Sunderland to Hmbro (Hamburg) & later to the Mediterranean. This article ex Trove, Australia, tells us that Blessing saved the crew of Acorn, destroyed by ice on May 13, 1850 when 30 or so miles from St. John's Newfoundland. On Feb. 16, 1860, per line 77 here, the 345 ton brig foundered in the Bay of Biscay while en route from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 12 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Martin Lonce. A puzzle perhaps is that the vessel seems not to have been Lloyd's Register recorded after 1857/58 - strange for a vessel said to have foundered in 1860. Y

25720

22

Brierley Hill (a snow)

275

Austin & Mills

S. & J. Pegg

 

23

Britannia (a barque)

345

R. H. Potts & Brothers

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article (in blue) records the launch of Britannia on Jun. 15, 1847. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1847/48 & 1848/49 only, owned for that brief period by Potts Bros. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. It would seem likely that the vessel was soon lost - just 2 years later, in 1849, R. H. Potts & Brothers built another vessel of the name. As per this newspaper article, the barque ran aground on the Kentish Knock (a dangerous shoal lying about 32 miles E. of the Essex coast, in the outer Thames Estuary), on Sep. 19, 1848. 'Egglestone' was in command with a crew of 13 all told. The vessel was en route from Shields to Naples, Italy. Two Margate fishing smacks tried to get her off but had no success. On the next day, i.e. Sep. 20, 1848, the vessel had to be abandoned having too much water in its holds. Nelson, a Margate lugger, safely landed the entire crew at Margate. Can anybody tell us more? Y

 

24

Brother & Sister (a schooner, later a sloop)

85
later
32

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. For that brief period, LR records the vessel as owned & captained by Forsyth of Inverness. For service as a Sunderland coaster. crewlist.org.uk (insert 2677), however, seems to indicate that the vessel was always of 32 tons & always was registered at Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists A. Thompson, of Sunderland, as the then owner of the 32 ton Sunderland registered sloop. Which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Alexander Thompson. On Apl. 19, 1862, per line 2727 here, the 32 ton sloop was abandoned at sea, N. of St. Abb's Head (Berwickshire, Scotland). While en route from Blyth to Port Douglas (Isle of Man?) with a cargo of iron. Crew of 3 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Alexander Thompson. Anything you can add? Y

2677

25

Cairngorm (a schooner)

103
later
95

W. Petrie

It would seem that this vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Was it later excluded because of its being under 100 tons? It was LR named 'Cairongorn' in the years thru to 1852/53 and recorded in other places in strange spellings also as stated below. It was owned, thru 1852/53, per LR, by W. Petrie of Sunderland, i.e. the vessel's builder, for service from Sunderland to Konings (Where was it? Maybe Königsberg, Germany?). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Wm. Petrie of Southwick as her then owner. In 1853/54, per LR, R. Mudie of Dundee became the vessel's owner, thru 1865/66, for service as a Dundee coaster, & later, from 1863/64, for service as a Dundee collier. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists 'Cairngorum' as registered at Dundee & owned by R. A. Mudie of Dundee. While Christie's Shipping Directory of 1858 lists the vessel as 'Cairngorn' owned by R. A. Mudie. It became of 95 tons in 1857/58. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1866/67 thru 1869/70. The 1867 edition of the Mercantile Navy List, records Robert Aitken Mudie, of Dundee, as her then owner. The vessel would seem to have survived much later that 1869/70. It is recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1870 & 1880 as registered at Sunderland & owned, at both dates, by Leonard Woodford of Sunderland. Signal letters JRTC. Can you tell us what later happened to the vessel & when? Y

7157

26

Cambria (a snow)

344

W. Byers

Lumsdon & Parker

 

27

Camperdown (a ship)

993

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

23436

28

Caroline Agnes (a ship)

570

J. Stobart

 

 

29

Caroline Frances (a snow) 1 (probably)

148

Edward Brown of North Hylton

Thomas Wood of Sunderland, thru 1853/54, the last year in which the vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register

 

 

Challenger (a snow) - see here

305

H. Carr

 

 

30

Clarinda (a snow)

235/229

J. Robinson

Ogle & Co. of Sunderland.

 

31

Collingwood (a barque)

637/743
later
682

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel was initially owned by Duncan Dunbar of London for service from London to Calcutta, India. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Jno. A. Woods, T. H. Henderson & A. McLeod, all of Newcastle

24513

32

Colonist (a barque)

390
later
358

W. Naizby of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1862/63, owned initially by Coulson of Scarborough for service to Hobart, Tasmania, initially ex Sunderland but later ex London. Also to Sydney, Australia. Colonist left Sunderland on Jun. 3, 1847 & arrived at Hobart Town on Oct. 1, 1847 with 265 tons of coal & a general cargo which included earthenware & glass. It later left for London on Jan. 1, 1848 with 4 passengers. It arrived at Hobart again, ex Liverpool, on Nov. 9, 1848 with 28 passengers & later (Jan. 20, 1849) left for Auckland, then to Hokianga, both New Zealand, to load timber for Hobart. More voyages to the area, returning via U.S.A. - check at Trove, Australia. LR of 1854/55 lists Page & Co. of London as her new owner, also for Australia. But soon for the Clyde to S. America. LR of 1856/57 records the brief ownership of Smith & Co. of London. In 1857/58, W. Shout of Shields became her owner for service to the Mediterranean ex Shields & ex Cork, Ireland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 confirms William Shout of Shields. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel was LOST. But rather earlier! On Nov. 16, 1860, per line 997 here, the 358 ton barque went missing while en route from Taganrog (Rostov Oblast, Russia, Sea of Azov, Black Sea) to the U.K. with a cargo of wheat. The entire crew of 12 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by William Shout. Anything you can add? Y

11934

 

Confidence (a snow) - see here

164

G. W. & W. J. Hall

F. Pank & W. Burton

 

33

Conqueror (a snow)

257/249

J. Rodgerson

J. Charleton (or Charlton) - C. Wilson & G. Cleugh in 1856

2081

34

Constance (a barque)

318/364

Sykes & Co.

 

 

35

Cornhill (a barque)

357/369

W. H. Pearson

Sundius & Co. of London 

 

36

Cotfield (a barque, later a ship, later a barque)

543/604
later
571
later
543

H. Hutchinson or Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1865/66, owned thru 1853/54 by E. Graham & registered at Newcastle, for service initially from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1850/51 for service from Shields to India & thereafter from London to Calcutta. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as then owned by E. Graham of Gateshead. In 1854/55, the vessel, now per LR a ship, was owned by H. Dobbin of London for service from Bristol to Australia. Cotfield left Bristol for Adelaide, South Australia, on Aug. 1, 1853 with a general cargo & many passengers. It arrived at Adelaide on Nov. 30, 1853, went on to Melbourne & then left for Callao, Peru. The vessel ran into severe weather off the coast of Chile & put into an island 200 miles S. of Talcahuano, Chile, 'having lost all sails, and otherwise disabled and short of provisions, the passengers having, for the previous forty days, lived on two ounces of flour per man'. As you can read here ex here. In 1856/57, 'Thompson' became the owner of the vessel, now a barque again, registered at Sunderland & from 1858/59 registered at London. For service ex Sunderland (in the period of 1856/58), from Plymouth to India (in the period of 1858/61) & thereafter for service from Sunderland to North America. 123.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Rather earlier in fact! On Jan. 26, 1861, per line 1063 here, the 543 ton barque was abandoned in the North Atlantic, at 42N/42W (about 1,000 miles SE of St. John's Newfoundland), while en route from Quebec, Canada, to London with a cargo of timber. Crew of 19 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Robert Thompson, Junr. Anything you can add? Y

23163

37

Curlew (a snow or brig)

225
later
204

R. H. Potts & Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1866/67, owned thru 1857/58 by Potts & Co. of Sunderland, for consistent service ex Sunderland, initially, thru 1850/51, as a Sunderland coaster, to Bordeaux, France from 1851/52 thru 1853/54 & to Hamburg, Germany in 1854/55 & 1855/56. The vessel was launched on Oct. 11, 1847 per this launch announcement. Owned per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 by R. H. Potts & Brothers of Sunderland. The LR registers of 1856/57 & 1857/58 have limited data, which suggest that the vessel may well have been sold. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Greenwell of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. It would seem that the vessel was driven on shore at Yarmouth in early Jan. 1857 during what must have been an enormous storm. And 2 months later, on Mar. 5, 1867, was wrecked at Yarmouth Haven. As per these two newspaper cuttings. While I can find no reference to Reay being the vessel's then captain, there was only one Sunderland built vessel named Curlew listed in LR in both 1856/57 & 1857/58. The only explanation that comes to mind is that the damaged Curlew was not in fact wrecked but rather was so seriously damaged as to be thought to be wrecked. But was repaired, put back into service, and survived for 15 more years. Any thoughts? Both Mar. 1857 newspaper cuttings surely look compelling & authentic in every way. From 1858/59 thru 1866/67, LR records Fellows & Co. of Yarmouth as the owner of the vessel for service from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1858/59 & 1859/60 & ex Gloucester thereafter. Per LR, the vessel became of 204 tons in 1860/61. As stated above, the vessel is not LR listed after 1866/67. However, the Mercantile Navy lists of 1867 (page 87, image soon), 1868, & 1870 (on page 87) all record John Mann of Colchester, Essex, as the then owner of the 205 ton vessel registered at Colchester. It would seem that the vessel was registered, in its lifetime, at Sunderland, Yarmouth & Colchester. 86.2 ft. long, signal letters HCPD. On Nov. 12, 1872, per line 2690 here, the 205 ton brig was involved in a collision & sank, near Sandehammer (where is it? Likely in Sweden). While en route from Sundswall (Sundsvall, Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden), to Newcastle with a cargo of boards. Crew of 8 - 1 lost. Then owned by Benjamin Beckwith. Can anybody tell us the name of the vessel with which Curlew collided & tell us more about the circumstances of her loss? Y

377

38

Derwent (a snow later a brig)

271

William Doxford & W. Crown

The vessel's initial owner was R. Storey of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being R. Storey plus five others, all of Newcastle

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39

Economy (a snow, later a brig)

231
later
204

W. Spowers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, & from 1856/57 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Would seem to have always been registered at Sunderland. Was owned initially by Hopper of Sunderland, i.e. W. & J. Hopper, for service ex Sunderland. In 1856/57, per LR, Baxter of Sunderland is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. Baxter would seem to have been the owner thru 1862/63 & during such entire period of ownership, J. Baxter is stated to have been the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being J. Baxter of Sunderland & F. Longstaff of Stepney, London, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Josh. Baxter & Francis Longstaff. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 105) & 1870 list Joseph Baxter as the then owner of the 204 ton vessel. Signal letters HPTB. On Sep. 20, 1872, per line 2587 here, the 204 ton brig was lost in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Joseph Baxter. Anything you can add? Y

2596

40

Effort (a barque)

382/446

Elliott & Newton

Collinson of London for service from Sunderland to Aden.

 

41

Egypt (a barque)

307/341

W. Naizby of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1857/58. It was owned, thru 1854/55, per LR, by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) thru 1850/51 & ex Liverpool thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her many then owners as follows - J. Thompson, H. Parker, Austin, Brown, T. Parker, Ritson, Clay, & Tysack, all of Monkwearmouth. In 1855/56, per LR, J. Michael, of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1857/58, for service ex London. The available data in LR of 1857/58 is limited, which suggests that the vessel may by then have been lost. A puzzle, perhaps, is that the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number, which should mean that it was no longer in existence on Jan. 1, 1855. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel and when? Y

 

42

Eleanors (a snow)

145/9175

W. Carr

 

 

43

Elizabeth (a schooner)

87

W. & J. Robinson

Harrison of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster.

 

44

Elizabeth (a snow)

176

Lister & Bartram

Wetherly (Robt.?), J. Cantor

 

45

Eliza Robson (a snow)

286
later
262

William Doxford & W. Crown

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article (in blue) records the launch of Eliza Robson on Jun. 15, 1847. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63. It would seem to have always been registered at Sunderland, at least thru 1860. Was owned initially by Gray & Co., LR stated to be registered at London, however the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by H. Taylor of London, M. Gray, H. Taylor & S. E. Patterson, all of Blyth & J. Robson of Newcastle. 'Taylor' served as the vessel's captain thru 1852/53. For a variety of service under 'Gray' ownership - initially from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, to Rio de Janeiro i) from London in the 1851/53 period & ii) from Blyth in the 1853/56 period, thereafter from Hartlepool to North America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being M. & R. Gray of Blyth & H. Taylor of London. I cannot spot the vessel in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, at any port. LR of 1858/59 thru 1860/61 lists Thurlbeck of Sunderland as the vessel's owner for service ex Sunderland & in 1860/61, from Sunderland to Antwerp, Belgium. In 1860/61 the vessel, per LR, became of 262 tons, In 1861/62, per LR, W. Davis of Shields became the vessel's owner, with J. Davis her captain, for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany & to Copenhagen, Denmark. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Alas I cannot tell you much about what happened to her, however on Dec. 23, 1862, per line 2918 here, t6e 262 ton snow en route from an unstated port to London, was wrecked at the entrance to the Thames river. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by William Davis. Anything you can add? Y

11580

46

Ellen Simpson (a barque)

290/310
later
297

Lawson Gales of Hylton

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. I note, however that the vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1846/47 thru 1848/49, owned by Newman of London for initial service from London to Limerick, Ireland, & in 1848/49 for service ex Liverpool. The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 118, image soon), registered at Melbourne, Australia, & owned by Alexander Dove of Melbourne. In the equivalent registers of 1870 & 1880, the Melbourne registered vessel was owned by John Poole, jun. of Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. Signal letters TDPQ.

41441

47

Emily (a schooner)

103

Forrest & Co.

Smurthwaite of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster.

 

48

Emma Sarah (a snow)

202

W. Sanderson

J. Barry & J. Hemsley

 

49

Empress (a snow, later a brig) 1 & 2

267
later
248

R. Greenwell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1858/59, & not thereafter. While the LR data in one edition, that of 1856/57, is limited, for the entire period stated above, LR reports the vessel as owned by Newman of Scilly Islands. Which I read means Richard Newman of St. Mary's, one of the Scilly Islands. It is clear, however, that Newman was not the original owner though he did acquire the vessel in 1847. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, & in the period of 1851/1856 for service from London to Algoa Bay, South Africa. In 1857/58 & 1858/59, the vessel served, per LR, ex London. In all of the editions of LR, 'Newman' is stated to be the vessel's captain & the vessel is always stated to be registered in the Scilly Islands. Do note however that crewlist.org.uk (insert 24815) references the vessel as owned at Adelaide, Australia in 1853 & 1857 & at London in 1860. Now it would appear that there were two persons named Richard Newman, i.e. Richard Newman the father who lived in Scilly & Richard Newman the son who, in Jul. 1850 at least, lived in London. The father was the vessel's initial captain. The son became her captain on Jul. 20, 1850. What happened next is a bit complicated. The son captained the vessel to Algoa Bay & thence to Australia. There he later represented himself as being both the vessel's master & its sole owner & on Mar. 8, 1853 sold the vessel to Robert Charles Venn (or maybe Richard Venn), of Port Adelaide, Australia, who registered the vessel at Adelaide. The son advised his father in a letter that he had sold the vessel & would seem to have intended to transfer the proceeds of sale (£2,000) to his father. But he did not do that. Rather he used the funds to buy another vessel in Australia. It would seem that his later activities did not work out well for him. On Jul. 6, 1855, Empress visited London & in Aug. 1855 the ship was there arrested 'in a cause of possession by Richard Newman, her original owner'. To cut a long story short, it would seem that the sale to 'Venn' was held to be nul & void & fraudulent & Richard Newman, the father, regained possession of his vessel. All as set out in the two sources linked at left. On Dec. 9, 1862, per line 2583 here, the vessel was lost at Gull Stream (Goodwin Sands, 6 miles off the coast at Deal, Kent), while en route from Hartlepool to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Cook, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything to this interesting history? Y

24815

50

Empress (a barque)

436/405
later
399

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 & also in 1874/75. LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster - the vessel is not listed in LR of 1876/77. Was owned initially, per LR, by Roddam & Co. of Sunderland, soon (corrected?) to Rodham & Co. of Sunderland, from 1857/58 of Scarborough. For initial service ex London, in the 1851/55 period for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, in 1855/57 ex Bristol, in the period of 1857/61 from Sunderland to Aden, later to the Mediterranean ex Bristol & Gloucester, & in 1864/65 from London to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owner as being J. Rodham of Hylton, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as registered at Scarborough & owned by J. Roddam. In 1857/58 the vessel became of 399 tons. No owner name is LR indicated in the 1866/70 period. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 123, image soon), however, lists Alfred Simey of Sunderland as her then owner while the equivalent list of 1870 (page 123) lists Edward Robinson of Sunderland as her owner. As is confirmed by LR of 1874/75. 124.0 ft. long, later (1874/75) 123.0 ft., signal letters MFGN. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything? Y

17093

51

Endeavour (a barque)

330/356
later
330

W. H. Pearson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65. It was owned, for that entire period, per LR, by 'Glaholm' of Newcastle for initial service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848/49 lists T. Glaholm & Co., of Newcastle, as her then owners. Turnbull's Register of 1856 references J. Glaholm, of Newcastle, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning James Glaholm. I have previously referenced in this spot T. Glaholm, J. Glaholm & J. Smith of Newcastle & have also read of Sunderland. In 1856/57, the vessel, per LR, served Callao (Lima, Peru) ex Shields, & later served ex Newcastle or Shields to the Mediterranean - except for 1858/59 in which year it served the West Indies ex Newcastle. 101.5 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Rather earlier than 1864/65 it would seem! On Jun. 1, 1861, per line 1254 here, the 330 ton barque foundered at Europa Point (southernmost point in Gibraltar), while en route from Sulina (Romania, Black Sea, at the mouth of Sulina branch of the Danube River), to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of maize. Crew of 12 - 2 lost. Then owned by John Glaholm. Anything you can add? Y

26937

52

Euphrosyne (a barque) 1 (probably)

447/437

John Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1861/62. Was owned initially by Barras & Co., of London, thru 1853/54, for service ex London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, & to China. During such period J. Barras is LR referenced as being the vessel's captain. In 1854/55, per LR, Blyth & Co. of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Mauritius (the only place that is specifically mentioned). Part way thru 1861/62, T. Berwick of Liverpool became the vessel's owner for service from Newport, Wales, to 'UStts', U.S.A. I presume, with W. Berwick the captain. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'BURNT'. On Jan. 3, 1862, per line 2033 here, the 437 ton barque was burnt when 40 miles W. of Porto Santo (North Atlantic island, NE of island of Madeira), while en route from Newport to Fernando Po (Fernando Pó, an Equatorial Guinea island, now called Bioko, located 32 km off Cameroon on the W. coast of Africa). No cargo is stated. Crew of 16 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Berwick. Anything you can add? Y

15835

53

Eustace (a snow)

299

L. T. Wang

 

 

54

Fancy (a snow)

217

R. Wilkinson

J. Tully & N. Coward

 

55

Fanny (a barque)

407

Wm. Harkass of North Sand

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article records the launch of Fanny on Jun. 15, 1847. There stated to be built for Ralph Hutchinson & intended for the East India trade. The only other reference I have so far spotted that relates to the vessel is in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 - which lists Fanny, a 407 ton brig (a listing error I presume) registered at Sunderland & owned by R. H. & E. Hutchinson, of Sunderland. The vessel may well have had a very short life. I cannot see that it was ever Lloyd's Register listed.

 


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

56

Fanny Mitcheson (a snow)

329

W. Byers

Mitcheson

 

57

George Hudson (a snow)

233

J. Barkes

S. G. Morton

 

58

Gipsey or Gipsy (a barque)

349/391

G. Worthy

 

 

59

Gulterus (a snow)

333

J. Barkes

Ledbitter of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to India.

 

 

Happy Return (a schooner)

120/99

W. Henzell of Seaham

Hensall of Seaham for service from Sunderland to Rochester.

 

60

Helena (a barque)

299/324

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Thompsn or maybe Turner Thompson & Orton

 

 

Henry & Ann (a schooner)

44

E. Potts at Seaham

W. Mackie of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Peterhead.

 

61

Herald (a barque)

349/407

W. R. Abbay

J. Lidgett of London

 

62

Hibernia (a snow)

215

Sykes & Co.

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

 

Hindoo (a barque) - see here

387

J. Candlish

J. Hay

 

63

Honor (a barque)

337/365

Todd & Brown of Hylton

The vessel's initial owner, per Lloyd's Register of 1848/49, was Weare & Co. of St. Ives, Cornwall, for service from St. Ives to Quebec, Canada & in 1848/49 for service ex London..  

 

64

Hope (a barque)

340/353

R. Wilkinson

 

 

65

Horatio (a snow)

239

J. Candlish

 

 

66

Imperial (a snow)

201

Wm. Robinson

 

 

67

Industry (a snow)

260

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Huntley

 

 

Isabella & Jane - see here

136

J. Barkes

 

 

68

Isadora (a snow or brig, later maybe a schooner)

168

J. Rogerson of Hylton Ferry

A vessel that had a very short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1851/52 only. Was owned initially, per LR, by Charleton of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. As per this newspaper article the vessel was launched at Hylton Ferry on Oct. 11, 1847. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the brig as then owned by J. Charleton of Sunderland. LR of 1851/52 advises that the vessel, now a schooner & owned by 'Coll'dge & Co.' of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland, had been 'LOST'. As per line 974 on this page (image soon) Isadora, a square. was lost on Sep. 6, 1851, at Sunk Sand, while en route from Shields to Santander, Spain, 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. Then owned by Thos. Colledge. Can you add anything? Y

 

69

James Dowell (a schooner)

47
later
46
& 41

Unknown to webmaster

Would seem to be Lloyd's Register listed from 1856/57 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Owned by M. Redhead with R. Redhead as her captain, a Newcastle coaster registered at Newcastle. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. & M. Redhead of Felling (Gateshead) as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists G. Redhead of Felling Shore & G. Gent of Newcastle, as her then owners. 

18015

70

James Lumsden (a barque)

378

W. & J. Pile

Potter & Co. of Glasgow for service from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. 

 

71

James Watt (a barque)

450/531

L. T. Wang

Waite & C. - J. &. J. & J. & J. Wait, jun. & J. Rhind in 1856

7710

72

Jane (a snow)

310/336

Lawson Gales of Hylton

The vessel was launched on Jun. 28, 1847 as per (in red) this newspaper cutting. Built for Davison of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean.

 

73

Jenny Lind (a barque)

368/342

B. Hodgson & Co.

 

 

74

Jessie (a schooner)

114

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Ogle & Douglas

 

 

Jessie (a snow or brig) - see here

227

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

This vessel is variously recorded as first registered in both 1847 & 1848.

 

 

John Bull (a barque) - see here

436/486

G. W. & W. J. Hall

 

 

75

John Harrison (a snow or brig)

185

G. Rowell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 only. It would seem to have been owned, thru its brief lifetime, by Rowell & Co. of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder. For service, per LR, from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 185 ton brig as then owned by G. D. Rowell of Monkwearmouth. On Aug. 23, 1850, per line 298 here, the 185 ton brig capsized when at Swinemunde (now Świnoujście, NW Poland), while en route from Swinemunde to London. Crew of 8 - one life was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by George Dodds Rowell. The circumstances of her capsizing are, alas, not yet to hand. I read, however, in a report dated Aug. 31, 1850 at Swinemunde, that the vessel had been raised and brought into the harbour. I cannot see the vessel later LR listed, at least thru 1854/55. Can you add anything? Y

 

76

John Murray (a schooner)

143
later
134

J. Murray & Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1881/82. Was owned initially, per LR, by Murray & Co. soon 'Murray', both of Sunderland, for service as a Cardiff coaster & possibly initially for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by J. & P. L. Murray & Co. of Sunderland. In 1853/54, per LR, Smurthwaite of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Smurthwaite of Sunderland & R. J. West of Newcastle as her then owners, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping register of 1858 to mean John Smurthwaite & Robert C. West. The vessel became, per LR, of 134 tons in 1860/61 in which year W. Parker became the owner of the Exeter, Devon, registered vessel, thru 1874/75 at least, for service as a Newport, Wales, coaster, from 1862/63 for service as a Stockton coaster & from 1865/66 for service as a Falmouth coaster. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 206) & 1870 both list William Parker of Exmouth, Devon, as the then owner of the Exeter registered vessel. 'W. Parker' is LR listed as the vessel's captain from 1860/61 thru 1881/82. In 1876/77, per LR, W. Watson became the owner of the Exeter registered vessel. 81.5 ft. long, signal letters HQPG. It would seem that the above summary contains errors of fact. Why do I say that? On Oct. 21, 1875, per this page, the vessel under the command of J. Steward & owned by W. Watson of Seaham, stranded at a point 1/4 mile N. of Muchals Coastguard Station near Aberdeen, Scotland. The crew of 4 was all lost. While en route from Chatham to Seaham in ballast - and a long way off course it would appear. I wonder why the vessel was still LR registered as late as 1881/82? The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Anything you can add? Y

2795

77

Juliana (a barque) 1 (probably)

342/366

Buchanan & Gibson of Ayre's Quay

Clay & Co. (J. Clay & F. Rowe) of Sunderland thru 1857/58, the last year listed in Lloyd's Register

? 23698

78

Julindur (a ship, later a barque)

450/530

James Crown at Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, always as a barque, from 1848/49 thru 1860/61 & not thereafter. Julindur? The 3rd largest city in Punjab State, NW India, ceded to the British in 1846 - many English spellings of the name including Jalandhar & Julinder. The 3-masted vessel was initially owned, per LR, by E. Arthur of Newcastle, for service from London i) to Sydney (1848/49) & ii) to Adelaide (period of 1850/53), both in Australia. Maybe it initially traded from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, which may relate to its name. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as a 530 ton ship then owned by E. R. Arthur & Co., of North Shields. In 1853/54, per LR, Hyde & Co. of London became the vessel's owner for consistent service ex London thru 1860/61, mainly to Australia but in 1856/57 to China. A quick search at Trove, Australia, provides detail re 4 voyages to Australia. 1) The vessel left London on Dec. 10, 1848 & Plymouth on Dec. 28, 1848, for Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW') with 211 immigrants. It arrived at Sydney on Apl. 4, 1849 (1 & 2) & later left for London on Jun. 13, 1859. 2) On Jan. 6, 1850, the vessel left Plymouth for Adelaide with 139 passengers & cargo, arriving at Adelaide 'in a very filthy condition' on Apl. 16, 1850 (1 & 2). It went on to Melbourne, Sydney & Newcastle, NSW, & later departed Newcastle for San Francisco with a cargo of coal. 3) The vessel it would seem arrived at Port Phillip (Melbourne) for nearby Geelong on Feb. 8, 1854. 4) The vessel left London on Mar. 11, 1858 for Melbourne, arriving there on Jul. 18, 1858. It later left for Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). What finally happened to the vessel? On Apl. 16, 1861, per line 1184 here, the 530 ton barque stranded near (35 miles N. of) Jedda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, E. coast of Red Sea), while en route from Newcastle to Suez with a cargo of coal. Crew of 18 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Matthew J. Wilson, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us more about the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

23386

79

Kate (a snow)

174

W. Carr

 

 

80

Kent (a ship) - ? an 1846 vessel

660/815

John Watson

 

 

81

Kezia (a snow)

205

Forrest & Co.

J. Hay

 

82

King Fisher (a barque)

342

Austin & Mills

W. Snowball - E. R. Skee & M. Swinbourne in 1856

4323

83

Labuan (a barque)

456/547

Sykes & Co.

W. Brass, J. Stanes

 

84

Lady Peel (a snow)

240

Edward Brown

H. & W. Eggleston & R. Ayre. On Nov. 29, 1851, when owned by Eggleston or R. Ayre & W. Eggleston, the vessel was wrecked on Scroby Sand, resulting in an insurance claim.

 

85

Limehouse (a barque)

376

W. Byers

Mitcheson 

 

86

Loch in Dahl (a schooner)

89

W. & J. Pile

Lawson of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster.

 

87

Lord Dalhousie (a ship)

764/912

T. Gales

 

 

88

Louisa (a snow)

205
later
192

William Naizby of Hylton Ferry

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article (in blue) records the spectacular launch of Louisa on Jun. 14, 1847. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65, then, after a long absence, the vessel is listed in 1874/75 & in 1876/77 at least. I had previously indicated in this spot that W. Legender was the vessel's initial owner but it looks to have been Thompspn for a short period at least- but LR is a bit confused about the matter. The data in LR of years 1859/60 thru 1864/65 is minimal. Anyway, from quite early, W. Legender of Sunderland owned the vessel thru 1857/58. For service ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W. Legender of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. W. Legender was the vessel's captain thru 1857/58. In 1858/59, per LR, Walton, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service as a Sunderland coaster. No destination data is reported in LRs after 1858/59. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Sunderland registered 192 ton vessel as owned by J. Walton & E. W. Ranson, both of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as then owned by Charles Smart of Little Hampton (I suspect that means Littlehampton in Sussex). I note that the vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') from 1859 as registered at Arundel, Sussex. Such registers of 1867 (page 234, image soon), 1868 & 1870 all list William Smart of Houghton, Sussex, as her then owner. LR of 1874/75 lists W. Smart of Arundel as her then owner. The MNL lists of 1875 & 1876 (page 342) report the vessel registered again at Sunderland & owned by John McKeeth of Sunderland. LR of 1876/77 lists J. Mckeeth of Sunderland as her then owner. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1879. 122.0 ft. long, later (per LR of 1874/75 & 1876/77 of 83.0 ft. only) - neither number looks to be correct. Signal letters HQMC, much later WSVJ. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything? Y

2762

89

Madalina Grenfell (a barque)

314/341

W. Reed

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

90

Mangosteen (a barque)

421/383

J. Watson

 

 

91

Margaret West (a barque)

413/465
509

R. Wilkinson

 

 

92

Mariner (a barque, later a ship)

312/334
later
342
later
312/342

R. H. Potts and Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. Crewlist.org.uk suggests (insert 26222) that the vessel was always registered at Rochester. It was initially owned by Shotton & Co., & registered at Newcastle & then at Shields. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848/49 lists the vessel as owned by 'Shotton & Huggup' & registered at Newcastle. For initial service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), & from 1848/49 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. 'Huggup' served as the vessel's captain during the period of Shotton ownership, i.e. thru 1851/52. In 1851/52, W. Huggup became the owner of the barque now of 342 tons & registered at Greenock, Scotland, for service from the Clyde to the West Indies. 'Huggup' continued to serve as the vessel's captain thru 1852/53. On Jul. 28, 1852, the vessel was offered for sale at Greenock. From 1853/54 thru 1856/57, Lindsay & Co., of Leith, owned the vessel for service from Southampton to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1857/58, per LR, 'Haisman' became the owner of the vessel now registered at Rochester, Kent, initially for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, but then, in the period of 1858/1860, for service from London to the West Indies & later ex Sunderland. On Feb. 23, 1861, per line 1120 here, the 342 ton ship foundered off Cape Finisterre (NW corner of Spain), while en route from Newport, Wales, to Gibraltar, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 19 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Abel Harsman. Can you tell us more about the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

26222

93

Mary (a snow)

187/161
later
149

Hylton Carr of Hylton

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article (in red) records the launch of Mary on Jun. 12, 1847. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1863/64 & not thereafter. However the data in LR of years 1858/59 thru 1863/64 is minimal. The vessel was owned throughout, per LR, by 'Rickens'n' (later Rickinson) of Whitby, for service initially from Sunderland to Dantzig (Gdańsk, Poland), from 1853/54 thru 1855/56 for service from Whitby to Hartlepool & in 1856/57 & 1857/58 for service as a Whitby coaster. No destination data is reported in LRs after 1857/58. Rickinson was the vessel's captain, per LR, thru 1855/56. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Whitby registered vessel as owned by C. Wilson & T. Rickinson, both of Whitby. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel at 149 tons & states that her owners were then Thos. Rickinson & Chas. Wilson. I note that the vessel is still listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1868 but is not there listed in 1870. 77.5 ft. long. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything? Y

22477

94

Mary (a barque)

363

G. Spowers

The vessel was owned, for almost its entire lifetime, by H. Smith of Scarborough, for service (where Lloyd's Register indicated) from Sunderland to Cape of Good Hope, London to the Swan River Colony in Western Australia ('WA') & ex Liverpool. (The vessel arrived at Perth, WA, on Mar. 26, 1852 with 122 immigrants & left at the end of Apl. 1852 for Adelaide & Mauritius.) On Sep. 20, 1860, per line 314 here, the 364 ton barque was lost at Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, while en route from London to Quebec, Canada, in ballast. It would seem that 9 of the crew of 14 lost their lives. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Smith. Y

6069

95

Mary Ann (a schooner)

55

J. Hardie & M. Clark

M. (Mary) Bamborough

 

96

Mary Ann (a snow)

98

T. Sanderson

W. Harty

 

 

Mary Ann (a snow) - see here

177/180

Todd & Brown

 

97

Mary Bentley (a snow)

160/171

W. Carr

J. Reed of Aberdeen for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Lloyd's Register of 1848/49 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'.  

 


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

98

Mary Clarke (a snow)

180

J. Hardie & M. Clark

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. For such period, the vessel was owned by Clarke & Co. of Liverpool for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. It would seem that the vessel was not given an official number so the vessel may have been lost before 1854. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel?

 

99

Mary & Jane (a schooner)

96

Gibson & Chambers

J. Gibson & J. Proud

 

100

Mary Jane (a schooner)

82

W. Yule & Bros.

The vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel, registered at Aberdeen, as owned by Andrew Wood, with 'Wood' her captain. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Alexander Eason of Aberdeen as the then owner of the 82 ton vessel. On Feb. 2, 1870, per line 702 here, the 82 ton schooner was wrecked at Hawxley Head, near Amble, Northumberland, while en route from the Tyne to the Firth of Forth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Alexander Esson. Y

2713

101

Mary Stewart (a barque)

339

Unknown to webmaster

Was owned by W. Lindsay of London thru 1854/55 for service London to Singapore or Penang. From 1855/56, Aitkin & Co. of Greenock, for service Clyde to Surinam later to Cuba & South America. On Jan. 9, 1860, per line 16 here, the 328 ton barque was lost at Hog Stien (near Brest, France maybe?) while en route from Jérémie, Haiti, to Plymouth. Crew of 14 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by A. Aitken. Y

25693

102

May Queen (a barque)

355/407
later
355

L. T. Wang

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70. It was initially owned by Wang & Co. or per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49, L. T. Wang, its builder, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1848/49, Chodwick of London became the vessel's owner for service to Australia - to New South Wales in the period of 1848/50, to Portland Bay, Victoria, Australia, in the period of 1851/54, & to Hobart Town, Tasmania, in both 1854/55 & 1866/56. In 1856/57, Vickerman & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service ex London including, in 1856/57, service to Australia. I tried to check at Trove Australia re the vessel's Australian voyages. There are so many references to the vessel, I ran out of time. However (I hope my detail is accurate):- 1) On Apl. 17, 1848, May Queen left Gravesend, London, for Hobart, Tasmania. It turned back a day later as a result of insufficient deadweight, effecting stability, I believe. Anyway it left again on Apl. 26, 1848, arrived at Hobart on Aug. 20, 1848, & stayed there while needed repairs were effected. It left Hobart for Sydney on or about Oct. 24, 1848 arriving at Sydney on Nov. 4, 1848. Then on to Auckland, New Zealand, then Hong Kong, maybe en route to Valparaiso, Chile. 2) The vessel left Portsmouth for Hobart on Feb. 24, 1850 arriving there on Jun. 23, 1850. On to Adelaide with timber, back to Hobart, on to Portland Bay, to load wool for London. 3) It would appear that for a number of years the vessel arrived at an Australian port, Hobart or maybe Sydney, went on to Portland Bay & took aboard a cargo of wool for London. It would seem to have left Portland Bay at around the 23rd or 24th of Jan. in 1852, 1853 & 1854 & in early Apl. in 1855. The vessel left Melbourne for London on Apl. 26, 1856. There probably are more Australian voyages. Do check at Trove Australia for detail. In 1859/60, per LR, T. Scott of Sunderland became the barque's owner for service ex Sunderland  including from 1861/62 service to India. 107.0 ft. long. The puzzle is that the vessel continued to be LR listed thru 1869/70. Why do I say that? On Jun. 26, 1861, per line 1275 here, the 355 ton barque was condemned at Algoa Bay (E. coast of South Africa), while en route from Bombay (now Mumbai), India, to Hull with a cargo of cotton etc. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Scott. Can you add anything additional? Y

26342

103

Mead (a snow)

198
later
170

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Corner & Co. in 1848/49 - R. (Robert) Thrift & J. (James) Clinton in 1856

26526

104

Mercury (a snow)

193

Todd & Brown of Hylton

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article records the launch of Mercury on Jun. 29, 1847. Per Lloyd's Register of 1848/49 the vessel was initially owned by Pounder & Co., of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, rather lists the Sunderland registered brig as owned by R. Brown of Sunderland. Maybe Pounder & Brown were business partners? Since Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by M. Pounder of Sunderland.

2521

105

Minden (a snow)

321/346

T. Stonehouse

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1848/49, the vessel was owned by Woods & Co. likely Woods, Spence, & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In that same year, per LR,  the vessel became owned by R. Cleugh of Shields for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. Per Turnbull's Register of 1856, the vessel was then owned by R. & G. Cleugh & C. Wilson, both of North Shields, which names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert & George Cleugh & C. Wilson.

2085

106

Mount Etna (or Aetna) (a snow)

229/234

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

107

Nerbudda (a barque)

378/428

Austin & Mills

Crawford 

 

108

New Commercial (a snow)

204

Peter Austin

T. Wilson  

 

109

Nizam (a barque)

349/412

J. Mearns

T. Blair, G. Spark, & T. Ogden

 

110

Nymph (a snow, later a brig)

212
later
212/186
later
186

Wm. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65, & not thereafter. Owned initially by T. Austin of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. I have previously indicated here that the vessel was rather owned by S. P. Austin & S. Leader. I do not remember the source of such data, but note that 'Leader' was the vessel's then captain. From 1850/51 thru 1864/65, per LR, the vessel was owned by Storm of Whitby for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, later service as a Sunderland coaster. 'Storm' was the vessel's captain throughout that period. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as Edward, Coultous & M. Storm & Thomas Newton, all of Robin Hood's Bay ('RHB'), Yorkshire. From 1859/60 the LR data is minimal. The Merchant Navy List of 1870 states, on page 286, that Coultous Storm, of RHB, was the vessel's then owner. 81.5 ft. long. On Aug. 28, 1871, per line 1492 here, the 186 ton brig was stranded near Lysekihl (W. coast of Sweden, N. of Gothenburg), while en route from Wyburg (Wyburgh, St. Petersburg, Russia), to England with a cargo of deals. Crew of 7 -  1 lost. Then owned by Coultous Storm. Y

24831

111

Ocean (a barque)

360
later
319

W. H. Pearson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in both 1846/47 & 1847/48, then a silence of 8 years, then again LR listed from 1856/57 thru 1861/62. It was owned initially by Dryden of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea). In 1856/57, LR records the barque as being owned by Thompson of Shields for service from Shields i) to the Mediterranean (in the period of 1856 thru 1858), to Spain (in the period of 1858/1860), to the Black Sea (in 1860/61) & to the Mediterranean (in 1861/62). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists E. D. Thompson, of South Shields as the vessel's then owner which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Enoch D. Thompson. LR of 1861/672 notes that the barque had been 'Abandoned'. On Nov. 21, 1871, per line 1466 here, the 319 ton barque was abandoned at sea, while en route from Sulina (Romania, Black Sea) to Queenstown (Ireland), with a cargo of grain. The location where she was abandoned is not noted. Crew of 11 -  none lost. Then owned by Enoch D. Thompson. Can you add anything additional? Y

2305

112

Olivia (a snow)

149

W. Sanderson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. The vessel, at least after 1855, would seem to have been registered at Colchester, Essex. The vessel was owned, thru 1854/55, per LR, by Wilson & Co. of Banff, Scotland, with 'Wilson' the vessel's captain for all of those years except for 1854/55. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, to the Baltic i) ex Leith in 1847/48 & ii) ex Hull in the 1848/1854 period, then for service from London to the Mediterranean. In 1855/56, per LR, Goodman & Co., of Colchester, became the owner of the vessel for service from Shields to the Mediterranean at least to 1857/58 - the LR data from 1858/59 is limited with no routing detail provided. 'W. Goodman' is LR listed as the vessel's captain thru 1862/63. LR of 1862/63 also notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Dec. 9, 1862, per line 2879 here, the 149 ton snow sank at 'Swin Middle Light' (Thames estuary near Southend, Essex, I think), while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by William Goodwin. Can you add anything additional? Y

16522

 

Parthian (a snow) - see here

291/318

Buchanan & Gibson

Owned by C. Allcock, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean.  

11594

113

Pearl (a barque)

325/358
later
338

L. T. Wang, or maybe Lightfoot of South Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1870/71, owned for that entire period, per LR, by Ord & Co. of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to Cuba & then, for about 10 years, ex Swansea for Cuba later to the West Indies. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owner to be W. Ord & Co., of Sunderland, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William Ord & Co. It would seem that the vessel served ex Sunderland again from 1860/61, to South America or to Quebec, Canada, where a destination is recorded. The Merchant Navy List of 1870 states that W. Barber, also of Sunderland, was then the vessel's owner. 100.0 ft. long, signal letters LKQP. LR of 1870/71 states 'Wrecked'. On Feb. 27, 1871, per line 1259 here, the 339 ton barque was stranded at Hammond's Knowl (near Hasborough Sand, Cromer, Norfolk), 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 11 -  none lost. Then owned by Thomas Davison. Y

14080

114

Platoff (a snow)

204/180

Wm. Robinson

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1848/49, the vessel may have initially been owned by R. Wood of Sunderland, but in that year it became owned by Dunn & Co. of Stockton for service as a Sunderland coaster. 

 

115

Precursor (a snow)

269
later
250

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1848/49 thru 1858/59, initially owned by Culliford (Joseph Culliford) of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1851/52, Moore & Co. of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Lagu'yr (Laguayra, Venezuela, likely for coffee). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. (Martin) Moore & J. (John) F. Rutledge or Routledge (her captain) as the vessel's then owners. Data confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, which also advises (at page bottom) that the vessel had been lost. Y

23998

 

Pym (a schooner) - see here

180/163

W. R. Abbay

 

 

116

Railway King (a snow)

168

W. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 only. It was, per LR of 1848/49, initially owned by R. Brown of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. As is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which lists R. Brown as her then owner. In 1848/49, however, per LR, Kidd & Son of Arbroath, Scotland, became the vessel's owner for service from Arbroath to the Baltic thru 1851/52, for service from Dundee to Montreal, Canada, in 1852/53 & 1853/54, & for service from Shields to Southampton in 1854/55. The vessel likely had a short life. It would seem that it was not issued an Official Number so must have been lost before Jan. 1, 1855. Is there anything you can add? What happened to her, perhaps? Y

 

117

Rapid (a snow)

237

Peter Austin

Crosby & Co. (J. Crosby, & J. Hazard - I previously had J. Maynard?)

 

118

Rebecca (a barque)

338
later
303

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1865/66, owned thru 1859/60, per LR, by Scott & Co. of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 records Scott & Wilkinson, of Bishopwearmouth, as her then owners. For service initially from Sunderland to Odessa, Ukraine (thru 1850/51), ex Sunderland (1851/52), from Newport, Wales, to the Mediterranean (in 1852/53 thru 1854/55) then ex Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owners to be P. Scott & W. Wilkinson, both of Sunderland, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Peter Scott & William Wilkinson. In 1860/61, per LR, J. Shield of Newcastle owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to India. In 1861/62, per LR, W. Pippet of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Baltic. 99.0 ft. long. A puzzle, perhaps, is that the vessel was LR listed as late as 1865/66. On Oct. 24, 1861, per line 1405 here, the 303 ton barque was lost near the island of Gudoro (where is it, I wonder - Italy perhaps), while en route from Sulina (Romania, at the mouth of Sulina branch of the Danube River, Black Sea), to England, with a cargo of grain. Crew of 10 -  none lost. Then owned by Wm. Pippet. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

6420

119

Ripley (a schooner)

130

J. R. Robson

 

 

120

Rival (a barque)

227

W. & J. Pile

 

 

121

Rose (a schooner)

81

Wm. Robinson

The webmaster believes that this newspaper article (in red) records the launch of Rose on Jun. 12, 1847. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 only, always owned by Kirkwood of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists P. Stubbs & Co. of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. The vessel likely had a short life. It would seem that it was not issued an Official Number so must have been lost before Jan. 1, 1855. Is there anything you can add? What happened to her, perhaps? Y

 

122

Salonica (a snow or brig, later a schooner, later a snow)

247
later
218

R. Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1859/60, & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, for that entire period, by Anderson of Newcastle. For service initially from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), from 1851/52 for service from Newport, Wales to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1853/54 for service from the Clyde to the Mediterranean, from 1854/55 for service from Beaumaris (Isle of Anglesey, North Wales), to the West Indies, & from 1856/57 for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. LR records the vessel as a schooner from 1857/58. I have previously noted in this spot that Stephen Huntley & Sons were possibly the vessel's owners. I have no idea where that data came from, but it does not seem to be accurate. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Matt. Anderson & Co. of Newcastle as the brig's then owner. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owners to be M. Anderson & L. J. Levington, both of Newcastle & T. Anderson of London. The later LR data seems to contain errors of fact. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records the vessel, now of 218 tons, as then registered at Sunderland & owned by William & Ralph Annison of Sunderland. On Oct. 17, 1862, per line 2413 here, the 218 ton snow was involved in a collision off Yarmouth & sank. Crew of 5 - none lost. No routing is indicated. Then stated to be owned by William Annison. The circumstances of the vessel's loss & the name of the vessel with which she collided are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

25628

123

Salus (a snow or brig)

313
later
292

Wilson Chilton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1861/62, & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by J. Alcock of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1849/50, per LR, T. Hunter, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner, thru 1856/57, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic (in 1849/50 & 1850/51) & from 1851/52 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Hunter of Sunderland as the brig's then owner, as does Turnbull's Register of 1856 (listed as a snow). In 1857/58, the vessel became of 292 tons, now owned by 'R. Chshlm' of Shields for service from Swansea, Wales, to South America (in 1857/58 & 1858/59) & from 1859/60 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by Robert Chisholm of North Shields. On Jan. 1, 1861, per line 1578 here, the 292 ton snow was wrecked near Pembrey, Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire, Wales, while en route from Cardiff to London with a cargo of coal. The crew of 12 seems to be unusually large in size - 8 of them lost their lives. Then stated to be owned by Robt. Chisholm. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

24038

124

Salvia (a snow)

223

J. T. Alcock

 

 

125

Santa Maura (a barque)

325

Candlish & Co.

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

 

Sarah (a snow) - per LR an 1846 vessel - see here

267

John & J. P. Murray

Was initially owned by Ray & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean.

 

126

Saxon (a barque)

339/359

Lister & Bartram

Corrigall (have also read Robt. Brown)

 

127

Scythian (a schooner)

122

W. & J. Pile

Per Lloyd's Register of 1848/49 the vessel was owned by Burrell & Co. of Portsmouth for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & then from Newport, Wales, to the Mediterranean.

 

128

Sea Nymph (a snow)

246

Austin & Mills

Austin, Mills, & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic.

 

129

Secret (a barque)

377

R. Hutchinson

R. Hutchinson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Suez, Egypt.

 

130

Shealtiel (a snow)

169

J. Rodgerson

W. Heasman & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London.

 

131

Simon Magnus (a snow)

247/243

W. Carr

Magnus & Co. of Rochester for service from London to Berbice (Guyana). 

 

132

Siren (a barque)

330/346

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Per the 'Thompson' build list on page 151, Siren, a barque, was launched on Jun. 12, 1847, the only vessel launched by Thompson on that day. This newspaper article must somehow relate, even though it rather refers (in red) to a 220 ton brig. Ogle & Douglas

 

133

Sir Edward Parry (a barque)

455/575

J. Stobart

Gilmore & Co. of London for service ex London. 

 

134

Sir Thomas Gresham - early recorded in Lloyd's Register as Sir Thos. Gresham (a ship)

513/593

T. Gales

Sir Thomas Gresham would seem to have been owned for its entire brief lifetime by Lidgett & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to Bombay. It would seem to have later serviced Mauritius, Madras  & Australia. So far as I can see the vessel made a single voyage to Australia, to Adelaide from Plymouth arriving in 101 days on Mar. 9, 1858 with 237 immigrants. She later left in ballast for Madras. On Apl. 19, 1860, per line 147 here, the 593 ton ship sank at 31N/93E (coordinates clearly incorrect) while en route from Madras to Gobalpore (now Gobalpur, NE India). None of the crew of 18 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being John Lidgett. Y

23392

135

South Esk (a snow)

206/170

W. & J. Pile

Lindsay & Co. of Montrose, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. 

 

136

Sprite (a snow or brig)

329
later
303

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1860/61, & not thereafter. Was always registered at Sunderland, it would appear. It was initially owned, per LR, by W. Briggs of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to New York. In 1848/49, per LR, Dodds & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner - for service to the end of its lifetime of Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 records B. Dodd & P. Scott, both of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owners of the 329 ton brig. Became of 303 tons in 1856/57. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owners to be B. Dodd, R. Brown & W. C. Stewart, all of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Benjamin Dodd, Robert Brown & William C. Stewart. On Feb. 13, 1861, per line 1106 here, the 303 ton snow foundered near the Lizard (S. coast of Cornwall), while en route from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Benjamin Dodd. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

7312

137

Steadfast (a barque)

444/584

G. W. & W. J. Hall

Temperley of London for service from Sunderland to India. 

 

 

Surat (a barque) - see here

426/501

W. Wilkinson

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

138

Syrophenician (a barque)

350/398

G. Worthy

T. Hansell 

 

139

Syria (a barque)

401/429

W. Petrie

J. Hay

 

140

Thankful (a schooner)

101

W. Carr

McDonald & Gale

 

141

Thomas (a snow)

314

W. Spowers & Co.

Standering of Goole for service from Hull to the Baltic. 98.5 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1863/64 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Then, per LR, owned by Standring of Goole for service from Goole to North America with T. Croft her captain.

5431

142

Thomas Chodwick (a barque) 1 (probably)

461

Ralph & Wm. Hutchinson of Panns

T. Chodwick of London, thru 1854/55, the last year in which Lloyd's Register listed

 

143

Times (a barque)

340/359

J. Robinson

Thompson of Hull for service from Hull to the Baltic. 

 

144

Union (a barque)

352/384

J. Mearns (or maybe Murren)

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. It was launched on Jun. 29, 1847 as per (in green) this newspaper cutting. Which states that Murren were the vessel's builders (likely in error). Was initially owned by Hick of Scarboro for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean.

 

145

Victory (a barque)

239

Wm. Wilkinson

The vessel was launched on Jul. 1, 1847 as per (in blue) this newspaper cutting. Was initially owned by Nichol & Co. of Aberdeen for service from Sunderland to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa..

 

146

Victory (a barque)

579

J. Leithead

Was initially owned by Fenwick & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to India, soon (1848/49) for service from London to New Zealand. 

 

147

Vision (a schooner)

72

R, Wright

Was initially owned by Wright of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. 

 

148

Walter Morrice (a barque) 1 ex 2

552/666

Lawson Gales of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70, owned, thru 1853/54 per LR, by Halket & Co., of London. For initial service from Sunderland to New York, in the period of 1848/50 for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia & from 1850/51 for service from London to California. On Oct. 25, 1848, the vessel left Plymouth, Devon, for Sydney, with 14 cabin passengers & 252 immigrants in steerage & arrived at Sydney on Feb. 12, 1849 (top of next column to the right) after encountering a 6-day heavy gale en route. It later left for Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, on Apl. 15, 1849. 4 years later, on Jun. 8, 1853, the vessel again left Plymouth for Sydney with 10 passengers & 78 miners - for employment in coal fields at Port Stephen, NSW (1 & 2). Her captain (D. Morrice) was fined for having delayed for 24 hours the delivery of 67 letters from the U.K. to the Sydney postal authorities after the vessel arrived there on Sep. 22, 1853. The vessel later left for Hong Kong but returned to Sydney on May 1, 1854 with 294 Chinese immigrants. After a side voyage to Melbourne, the vessel left Sydney for London on Aug. 10, 1854 with many passengers & a cargo that included gold dust. The service to California was, per Dr. Sam Davidson & Bonhams - 'Following the discovery of gold in California in 1849, she transferred into the American Pacific Coast trade to take advantage of the 'gold rush' and thereafter sailed regularly to San Francisco for several years before reverting to her former Australian run in 1853'. Now there must be a reason for the vessel's name. Though owned by Halket & Co. (or perhaps Halkett & Co.), D. (David) Morrice was the vessel's captain for the entire period of 'Halket' (or 'Halkett') ownership. Was a 'Morrice' a principal in Halket(t) & Co., I wonder? Anyway, in 1853/54, per LR, David Morrice bought the vessel & continued to serve as her captain at least, per LR, thru 1869/70. In 1853/54, accordingly, Morrice & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner for service consistently from London - to Australia (in 1853/54 presumably the voyage referenced above), to the West Indies (in 1854/56), & from 1859/60 to India. Andreas von Mach advises (thanks Andreas!) that the vessel was, at an unknown date in or about 1861, purchased for 40,000 rupees by the Indian Navy for use as a troop transport ship or maybe as a stores ship. As is referred to here, the vessel lay at Port Blair, in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, from May 1 to Oct. 5, 1862 (I think that is the correct year), & then left Port Blair for Calcutta with 62 members of the Indian Naval Brigade & 24 discharged convicts. The vessel was then put out of commission & was transferred to the Master Attendant's Department of the Indian Naval Brigade. In view of this data, the LR vessel listings from 1862/63 to 1869/70 appear likely to be incorrect. 126.0 ft. long. Can you tell us what eventually happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything? Y

10776

149

Water Kelpie (a snow)

280/253

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Briggs & C i.e. Will Briggs - J. Dixon, J. Hansen, S. Bergen, S. W. Button & W. Quack in 1856

2433

150

Wellington (a barque)

480/588
later
533
later
487

J. Leithead

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1846/47 & from 1848/49 thru 1873/74, owned, thru 1858/59, by Fenwick of London. For initial service from Sunderland to London, but from 1848/49 ex London mainly to Hobart Town, Tasmania. In 1859/60, Simpson & Co. of London became her owners for service from London to Australia, soon London to India. In 1862/63, per LR, Suart & Co., also of London,  became her owner mainly for service to India ex London. In 1866/67, Simpson of London became her owner (for the 2nd time?) for service ex London, & from 1869/70 from London to the West Indies. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, on page 409, William Simpson of London as the then owner of the 527 ton vessel. 122.0 ft. long, signal letters NPVS. Despite the LR listing thru 1873/74, the vessel was lost in late 1871. On Dec. 15, 1871, per line 1732 here, the 487 ton barque was abandoned off Madeira (one of 4 islands off the NW coast of Africa, an autonomous region of Portugal), while en route from Shields to Guadaloupe (southern Caribbean, French) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Josh. Robinson, Junr. Note that line 1732 incorrectly lists the vessel as being built in 1857 & records an incorrect official number. This site advises that on Oct. 19, 1871 the vessel had been acquired by Joseph Robinson the Younger, further that the vessel was abandoned in heavy weather. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

23023

 

William & Jane (a snow) - see here

210

H. Carr

Teignmouth of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London.

 

 

Unknown name. See Ellen Simpson

310

L. Gales

 

 

151

Unknown name

743

J. Leithead

 

 

152

Unknown name

565

J. Crown

 

 

 

Unknown name. See Artemisia

558

R. Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1847? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 148 vessels & 48,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 148 vessels & 46,901 tons.

1848 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Ann & Isabel

262/256

Unknown to webmaster

J. Robson

26915

2

Anne (a snow)

229
later
213

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70, owned thru 1851/52, per LR, by Willerton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland either to the Baltic or to the Mediterranean. From 1852/53 thru 1856/57, C. Rayner of Sunderland owned the vessel for service ex Belfast, but from 1854/55 for service from Quebec, Canada, to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, rather lists T. J. Reay & S. W. Rackley, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners. From 1857/58 thru 1869/70, LR lists J. Renton of Sunderland as the vessel's owner for service ex London, but soon ex Shields & from 1861/62 for service from Shields to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1868 records James O. Renton of Sunderland, as her then owner. In all of those LR 'Renton' years, J. Renton is recorded as the vessel's captain. Became of 213 tons in 1861. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both list James Ogilvie Renton, of Bishopwearmouth, as owner of the 213 ton vessel. 87.5 ft. long, signal letters KTSC. On Mar. 8, 1871, per line 2158 here, the 213 ton snow left Shields for Dronthein (i.e. Trondheim, Norway, on the S. shore of Trondheimsfjord), with a cargo of coal. And went missing en route. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by Jas. O. Renton. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

11717

3

Beatitude (a snow)

222
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1849/50 thru 1869/70, owned thru 1856/57, per LR, by Bird & Co. of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London, but from 1850/51 for service ex Sunderland with no destination indicated. From 1857/58, M. Bowey, also of Sunderland owned the vessel for service ex Sunderland, later as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Bowey as her then owner, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Marshall Bowey. Became of 201 tons in 1863. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 40) lists, however, John Bowey of Sunderland as her then owner. 85.0 ft. long, signal letters NRWG. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

23510

4

Bernicia (a schooner, later a brigantine)

135
later
125
later
111
later
125/111

R. Thompson

A tiny vessel that had both an amazingly long life & very few owners. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, that I can see, from 1848/49 thru 1892/93, with at least a couple of exceptions, in 1873/74 & 1874/75. But the LRs available to the webmaster re the later years is limited. Crewlist.org.uk (insert 24352) states that the vessel was always (mainly?) registered at Maryport (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth). The vessel's initial owner was, per LR, Hay & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1851/52, per LR, Wilkinson of Maryport became the vessel's owner, thru 1863/64, for service as a Newport or Maryport coaster, with, however service from Hull to the Mediterranean indicated in 1857/58 & 1858/59. 'Wilkinson', per LR, served as the vessel's captain from 1851/52 thru 1855/56 & again in 1860/61. The vessel became a brigantine, of 125 tons, in 1856/57. In 1863/64 Monaghan & Co., of Maryport became the vessel's owner with G. Monaghan the vessel's captain until ownership changed again in 1885/86. Under Monaghan ownership the vessel served, where service is indicated, as a Maryport coaster. The vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List ('MRL') of 1867 but is listed in the 1870 equivalent as owned by George W. Monaghan, of Maryport, Cumberland. MNL of 1880 lists John Johnston, of Maryport, as her then owner - Johnston is a name not LR referenced. In 1885/86, R. Curry, also of or registered at Maryport, became the vessel's owner & also her captain. Such ownership is confirmed by MNL of 1890 which lists Robert Curry of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, as her then owner. LR of 1886/87 first states that the vessel was built by R. Thompson. From 1886/87 the vessel is listed as 125 tons gross & 111 tons net. 75.0 ft. long. Can anybody clarify what finally happened to her or otherwise add anything? Y

24352

5

Bernicia (a barque)

471/548
later
506

James Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1850/51 by Brodie & Co., of London, for service from London to New Zealand ('NZ'). In 1851/52, per LR, Pirie & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Australia, which service became from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania, from & after 1855/56. I have only spotted one voyage to NZ. The vessel left the Downs on Jul. 10, 1848 bound for Wellington, NZ, via Taranaki (New Plymouth) & Nelson, South Island, with 150 immigrants & a few passengers. The immigrants were destined for Nelson, Wellington & Otago. There would appear to be many references to voyages to & from Australia, but do check with Trove Australia to confirm my dates & details. 1) The vessel left London on May 14, 1850, via Plymouth, for Adelaide arriving there on Sep. 8, 1850 & then on to Port Philip (Melbourne) & later to Sydney, with 64 passengers for the three Australian ports. She left Sydney on Nov 21, 1850 for Coco's Island (maybe the Myanmar islands in the NE Indian Ocean?) in ballast. 2) The vessel sailed to Melbourne in 1852. Could not quickly spot the dates. 3) The vessel left Gravesend on Oct. 14, 1854 for Hobart, Tasmania, arriving there on Jan. 30, 1855. The vessel later left for Mauritius arriving there on Apl. 11, 1855. It then returned to Melbourne, presumably with sugar, went on to Sydney & left there on Aug. 8, 1855 for Guam. 4) The vessel arrived at Adelaide from Hong Kong in Jan. 1857, & in Feb. 1857 left for Guam & Mauritius. I read that on Apl. 20, 1859, the vessel rescued the captain & crew of Victor Emilie, a French vessel that foundered at 34.28S/28.4E (near East London, South Africa ('SA') & landed them at Cape Town. On Jun. 16, 1861, per line 1269 here, the 506 ton barque was wrecked at Robben Island (a small island in Table Bay, Cape Town, SA, noted particularly for its prison - where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years), while en route from London to Cape of Good Hope (SA) with a general cargo that included mahogany, spirits & beer. Many lives were lost. Crew of 16 - 1 lost. 13 passengers - 6 lost, four of whom were children. Then stated to have been owned by William Vaughan, a name not LR referenced.
I read that the vessel had left U.K. on Mar. 25, 1861. 15 minutes before midnight on Jun. 16, 1861, in darkness of course & in heavy rain, the vessel ran aground near Shell Bay on the NW point of Robben island. The captain (have not spotted his name) had thought his vessel to be 50 miles off shore. 10 minutes after the vessel struck, she broke into two pieces, with the fore-part of the barque with 4 sailors being driven onto the reef. Much of the cargo was also driven ashore including spirits & the 4 sailors soon were drunk on the beach. The main part of the ship with the passengers, captain, mate, steward etc. was stranded off shore & continuously battered by immense seas & howling winds. It soon heeled over. Fortunately, timber in the cargo formed a kind of a raft or platform under the lee of the wreck & the survivors huddled & clung there awaiting dawn. Many did not make it. Children were snatched from their mothers' arms by the pounding seas. The vessel continuously broke up. Once dawn arrived, with no help in sight, & the sailors ashore unable, in their condition, to provide any assistance, the captain & mate swam to shore & were able to secure help from Robben Island's Dr. Minto with whose assistance the surviving passengers, many of whom were naked, made it to safety. One passenger was rescued by rope by a fellow named McKenna, described as a 'lunatic convict', at his great personal risk. The wreck would seem to be covered in a number of books, but an account of the disaster is on this page. Can anybody add anything? Y

27782

6

Black Friar or Blackfriar (a barque or a ship - see right)

514/621
later
565

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1870/71. It was, per LR, initially listed as a barque. became a ship in 1851/52 & became a barque again in 1856/57. A similar issue exists re the vessel's name. LR lists the vessel as Black Friar thru 1866/67 & Blackfriar thereafter. However, the Mercantile Navy List records the vessel as Blackfriar at least from 1858 it would seem. Anyway the vessel was initially owned by Greenwell of London, thru 1861/62. For initial service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1848/49 & 1849/50, from London to China in 1850/51 & from London to Sydney, Australia, in the period of 1851/52 thru 1854/55. It served ex London in 1855/56, and served India ex London from 1856/57 thru 1858/59. Then it served from Sunderland a) to Suez in 1859/60 & b) to the Mediterranean in 1861/62. The vessel became of 565 tons in 1861/62 in which year the vessel was acquired by Betts & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1861/62, from Newcastle to North America from 1862/63 thru 1866/67 & from Shields to the Mediterranean thereafter. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 46, image soon) lists T. K. Betts of Newcastle as the vessel's then owner, while the equivalent list of 1870 lists Elizabeth Betts of Newcastle as her then owner. Presumably Elizabeth's husband, T. K. Betts, had died in the interval. 124.5 ft. long, signal letters RBDT. LR of 1870/71 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Oct. 16, 1870, per line 467 here, the 565 ton barque, incorrectly listed as built at South Shields, was abandoned at sea at 48N/34W (about 1050 miles due E. of St. John's, Newfoundland), while en route from Quebec, Canada, to Grangemouth, Firth of Forth, Scotland, with a cargo of timber. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by Elizabeth Betts. Is there anything you can add or clarify? Y

32668

7

Branch (a snow)

177

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1855/56 by Austin & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. In 1856/57, Gray & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for continued service from Sunderland to the Baltic, at least thru 1858/59. The LR data re 1859/60 thru 1864/65 is limited but does continue to list Gray & Co. as the vessel's owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Gray & C. G. Gilbey, both of Sunderland, as her then owners, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 references only John Gray. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 (on page 50) advise that the vessel, still Sunderland registered, was then owned by John Gray. 82.5 ft. long. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything? Y

2707

8

Brilliant (a snow)

285/296
later
275

Byers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1856/57 by Matthew of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean thru 1850/51 & for service from Cork to Quebec, Canada, thereafter. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by G. Matthew of Bishopwearmouth & J. Woodworth of Sunderland. In 1857/58, per LR, T. Kish of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, thru 1860/61 at least, for service from Sunderland to France thru 1859/60 & for service from Sunderland to Spain in 1860/61. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by William Kish. The vessel became of 275 tons in 1861/62. LR of 1861/62 & 1862/63 list no owner names - the available data seems to indicate that the vessel may have been in service, during those two years as a Sunderland coaster & then from Shields to the Baltic. The vessel is listed in the 1867 Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') (page 52, image soon) as owned by James Fielder of Sunderland & is listed also in the equivalent register of 1868 with John Sanderson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. The vessel is not listed in the MNL list of 1870. Signal letters PMGB. D. E. Allen has kindly provided a contemporary newspaper cutting which reports that on Aug. 12, 1869, a ship of the name, en route from Nieuwendam to Underland (must mean Sunderland) went ashore near Zandvoort. The whole crew was saved. Zandvoort is on the W. coast of the Netherlands, near & due W. of Amsterdam. It was surely this Brilliant. Is there anything that you can add? Y

26701

9

British Empire, later Fin (a barque)

475/546
later
503
later
491

G. W. & W. J. Hall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1873/74 &, so far as I can see, not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1861/62 by Hall & Co. of London for some varied service. Initially (in 1849/50) from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), in the period from 1850/51 thru 1853/54 for service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1854/55 thru 1856/57 for service from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, from 1857/58 thru 1859/60 for service from London to Australia, & in 1860/61 ex London. Brief details of the vessel's voyages to Australia. On May 14, 1857, British Empire left Plymouth for Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland, under the command of Thomas Haines, with 226 Government emigrants. It arrived at Moreton Bay on Sep. 9, 1857 after a passage of 111 days. Later, on Oct. 13, 1858, the vessel left Plymouth again for Moreton Bay, Haines in command, with 232 Government emigrants. It arrived on Feb. 5, 1859. I have not tracked its return voyages but it would seem to have soon left to return to London. In 1861/62, Temperley & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1863/64, for service from London to Bermuda. I read that J. C. Cooper & others were also partners within Temperley & Co. In 1863 & in LR of 1863/64, J. Bulley of Dartmouth, Devon, is reported as the vessel's owner but for a short time only. For service from Dartmouth to Quebec, Canada. In 1864/65, the vessel, now of 503 tons, became owned by 'Ashford, jr.', also of Dartmouth - it became of 491 tons in 1865/66. For service from 1867/68 thru 1870/71 from Cardiff, Wales, to Quebec. The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of both 1867 (page 72, image soon) & 1870 as owned by William Ashford, jun. of Dartmouth. In 1870/71, J. Hore, of Exeter, Devon, became both the vessel's owner & its captain, for service from Shields to the Baltic. And for service from London to the United States in 1872/73 & 1873/74. LR of 1873/74 lists no owner name while the prior year, i.e. 1872/73 listed J. Hore but then lined out the name. I now learn why. On Dec. 31, 1873, the vessel was acquired by Wilh. Wilhelmsen, of Tønsberg, Norway, for 16,291.95 speciedaler (then, thru 1875, the currency of Norway) & renamed Fin. I read that the vessel ended its days at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1887, condemned due to ice damage. 122.0 ft. long, signal letters JDMK. We thank 'Wilh. Wilhelmsen, 1861-1994' for a portion of the above data. Is there anything that you can add? Y

4671

10

Caledonia (a barque)

336/358

R. H. Potts and Brothers

Potts Brothers

 

11

Calphurnia (a barque)

645/722
later
679

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1866/67, owned thru 1853/54 by Toulmin of London, for service from London to Australia & service ex London. On Dec. 10, 1848, the vessel left London for Adelaide, South Australia, under the command of James Nicholson. It arrived at Adelaide on Apl. 3, 1849 with 6 passengers, 289 emigrants in steerage & a general cargo. It left on Apl. 28, 1849 for Madras, India, in ballast. On Mar. 30, 1852, she arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, from London via Plymouth, with 6 passengers & 278 emigrants. It had left Gravesend, Kent, on Jan. 21, 1851. It would appear to have stayed a while - it later left for London on Oct. 11, 1852 & arrived at Gravesend on Jan. 17, 1853. On Aug. 13, 1853, the vessel again arrived at Melbourne from London via Plymouth, this time under the command of G. Green (means G. Geere I believe) - with 22 cabin passengers & 185 other passengers in intermediate & steerage. On Sep. 10, 1853 she lost her three top-masts in a severe squall off Port Phillips Head, Melbourne, but arrived safely at Sydney, New South Wales, on Sep. 17, 1853. She later left for Singapore in ballast on Nov. 21, 1853. In 1854/55, LR lists F. Wilson of Lynn as her owner for continued service ex London. From 1858/59 thru to 1866/67 the vessel, now of 679 tons, is recorded as owned by G. Gardner of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to India - until 1862/63 from which date London to Australia is indicated. There were more voyages to Australia - you might check at Trove, Australia. Such voyages include the 1862/63 voyage referenced here, during which the captain (Boddinar) died on board the vessel at Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). 133.0 ft. long. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel was 'abandoned'. Likely with no loss of life. Can anybody clarify the detailed circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

25216

12

Caroline (a snow, later a brig)

284
later
249

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65, & not thereafter. Initially owned by W. Carling of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1853/54 for service from Sunderland to America. In 1853/54 & 1854/55, 'Carling' was her captain. In 1855/56, M. Foreman of Shields became her owner - for service ex Shields to a number of destinations - to London, to the Mediterranean, to Hamburg & to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Foreman of South Shields as her then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Mark & George Foreman, Phillis Morrison & R. Stoker, all of South Shields, as her then owners. 'Stoker' had been the vessel's captain in 1855/56 & 1856/57. The vessel must have later been sold, likely in the period after 1864/65 when the vessel was not LR listed. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises, on page 61, that the vessel, then Scarborough registered, was owned by James Dodds of Scarborough. 92.0 ft. long, signal letters PNGH. On Dec. 12, 1871, per line 1723 here, the 249 ton brig foundered at sea while en route from South Shields to Nieu Diep (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. A major loss of life - the entire crew of 10 were lost. The vessel was then owned by James Dodds. Y

26945

13

Charlotte Whitmore (a barque)

360

T. Stonehouse

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 only. It was owned for that entire, if brief, period by Nicholson of Sunderland, with 'Jamieson' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51 & 'J. Thompson' thereafter. . For service to Cuba ex Sunderland thru 1850/51 & ex Swansea, Wales, thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 (page cxviii) lists the 360 ton Sunderland registered barque as owned by 'W. Nicholson & Sons' of Bishopwearmouth. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

14

Cresswell

203

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Stephen Eltringham

 

15 Culloden (a ship)

588/726

H. Ferguson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1855/56, owned throughout that period by 'Ferguson' & registered at London. During such period, 'Ferguson' was LR stated to be the vessel's captain - presumably a member of the shipbuilder's family. LR indicates that the vessel initially served Aden ex Sunderland. In 1850/51 & 1851/52 the vessel served Port Phillip (Melbourne, Australia) ex London, & from 1852/1854 served Bombay (now Kolkata), India ex London. In 1854/55 & 1855/56 her service is stated to be as a London Transport which seems to mean service to the military re the Crimean War. These pages (1 & 2, ex here) tell us that Henry Ferguson was in 1854 the vessel's owner, that Culloden was chartered to provide services related to the Crimean War from Apl. 3, 1854, & particularly that Culloden 'Conveyed 13th Dragoons to Constantinople and Englishman's Bay, and camp equipage to Eupatoria where she was wrecked 3 December 1854.' Eupatoria, now Yevpatoria, is on the W. coast of the Crimean peninsular. I have not read where exactly Englishman's Bay was - presumably on the Crimea, however. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

16

Economy 1 Note

138

Unknown to webmaster

Chapman

 

17

Edith (a snow, later a brig)

319

Unknown to webmaster

Thru 1859/60, the vessel was owned by Bamfield of Plymouth, for service from Liverpool or London to (I think it reads) Cartagena, Columbia, St. Maarten & Cape of Good Hope. In 1860/61, the owner became Pyman & Co. of West Hartlepool for service Whitby to the Baltic. On May 28, 1860, per line 191 here, the 301 ton brig was stranded near Oesel (Saaremaa), Estonia, while en route from Hartlepool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by George Pyman. Y

23072

18

Elijah Packer

127

James Laing

Packer

 

19

Elizabeth (a snow, later a brig)

254
later
236

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1864/65, owned thru 1860/61 by Hindmarsh of Shields. Initially for service from Sunderland to 'Mrmci' (presumably Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada), but from 1854/55 ex Liverpool, to the Mediterranean from 1855/56. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists L. Hindmarsh of Alnwick as the brig's then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Luke Hindmarsh. In 1860/61, W. Hine & Co., of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner, possibly for service from Gloucester to Spain, certainly for service from Liverpool to the West Indies. 89.5 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Dec. 9, 1862, per line 2561 here, the vessel was abandoned near Cape Pine (Avalon peninsula, Newfoundland), while en route from Montreal, Canada, to Liverpool with a cargo of grain. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by William Hy. Nicholson, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

22859

20

Expert

395/428

Unknown to webmaster

Waite Bros. - J. & J. Wait in 1856

5423

21

Fairfax (a snow)

270

William R. Abbay

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 only. The vessel, always LR listed as a snow, was owned initially by W. Abbay, its builder, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1848/49, however, per LR, J. Delaen, of Jersey, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Africa. LR of 1850/51 identifies her owner as being J. DeCaen of Jersey. J. Cornelius was per LR the vessel's captain under DeCaen ownership. On Jan. 31, 1850, per line 31 here, the 270 ton snow stranded at Ballyteague Bay, County Wexford, Ireland, while en route from Sierra Leone to Liverpool. No cargo or crew data is provided, however I understand that the crew were all safely landed. Vessel then stated to be owned by J. De Caen. As further confirmed by this page. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

22

Garland

264/271

James Laing

J. Laing - T. White in 1856/57

3619

23

Gem (a snow)

206
later
217
later
192

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1867/68, owned for that entire period by Schofield of Whitby. She would seem to have served out of a number of ports, initially from Sunderland to London, then from London to Swansea & later to the Mediterranean, from Whitby to the Mediterranean, ex Liverpool, & from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters PNDF. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists J. Schofield & Co. of Whitby as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists John Schofield & J. Fletcher - J. Fletcher was the vessel's captain from 1854/55 thru 1867/68 & 'Fletcher' was her captain thru to 1853/54. The vessel must have been sold. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the vessel, then London registered, was owned by Thomas Duck Hopper, of London. On Mar. 2, 1870, per line 745 here, the 192 ton snow stranded at Cross Sand, Yarmouth, while en route from London to Sunderland in ballast. The entire crew of 7 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Thos. D. Hopper. Y

26913

24

Glide

355

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford

 

25

Golden Grove (a snow)

184
later
171

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period by the Brough family of Sunderland - initially Brough, later J. Brough & from 1857/58 R. Brough. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, later from Clyde to the Baltic & from 1857/58 Sunderland to Algiers, Algeria. Little detail is LR recorded from 1859/60 - the vessel may well have changed hands at about that time. Was registered at Sunderland. Signal letters RFHN. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Brough & J. Roach, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Robert Brough & John Roach. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists R. Lonsdale of Seaham as her then owner. On Nov. 16, 1870, per line 991 here, the 171 ton snow foundered at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Whitstable, Kent, to Seaham in ballast. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by Wm. Lonsdale. Y

33429

26

Henrietta (a barque)

349/399
later
370

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1865/66, owned for her entire lifetime by Ord & Co. of Sunderland. & serving Cuba, also for her entire lifetime, initially from Sunderland but mainly ex Swansea, Wales. Was registered at Sunderland. 107.5 ft. long. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. B., E. B. and W. Ord jun., all of Sunderland, as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Thomas B., Errington B., & William Ord jun. as her owners. On Nov. 7, 1860, per line 994 here, the 370 ton barque went missing while en route from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, to Swansea. The entire crew of 15 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Thos. B. Ord. How is it that the ship was still LR listed 5 years after it went missing? Y

14058

27

Henry Lawson (a barque)

347/393
later
357
later
346

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 (except for 1858/59) & not thereafter. Owned thru 1867/68, it would appear, by the Lawson family of South Shields - initially 'Lawson', & from 1853/54 H. Lawson. For service from Sunderland to Carthagena, Spain, from 1850/51 for service from London to the Mediterranean, from 1853/54 for Shields to Spain, from 1859/60 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports H. Lawson as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Henry Lawson. LR of 1868/69 & 1869/70 advise no owner name - the vessel was likely sold at about that time. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 175) records H. Lawson, jun. of South Shields as her then owner, while the 1870 equivalent records George Best Stoddard, of South Shields, as her owner - the vessel being registered at South Shields in both cases. 105.0 ft. long, signal letters PNRK. On Apl. 20, 1872, per line 2395 here, the 346 ton barque was stranded at Motril, Spain, while en route from the Tyne to Motril with a cargo of coal. Crew of 18 (an unusually large number, perhaps?) - none lost. Then owned by George Best Stoddart. Motril is often referenced in these pages as a loading port for cargoes of esparto grass. Details as to the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything? Y

27053

28

Henry Morton (a snow)

230
later
207

Likely Hugh Morton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1859/60 & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1854/55, it would appear, by J. Todd of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1855/56, per LR, Hutton & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owners for service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports T. G. Hutton of Sunderland & G. Wilson of Hutton Rudby (a North Yorkshire village) as the snow's then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Thomas G. Hutton & George Wilson - the vessel being then listed as a 207 ton snow. What happened to the vessel? While detail is limited, I learn that the vessel foundered, at night, on Sizewell Bank (NE of Thorpness, Suffolk) on Dec. 10, 1859. The Thorpess lifeboat went to her rescue & saved 8 of her crew. Within an hour of the rescue, the vessel sank in 6 fathoms of water. All as you can read here - A. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

2725

29

Hope (a snow, later a brig)

284/311
later
284

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1872/73. Owned thru 1857/58, by W. Herring of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1855/56, the vessel served Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, ex the Clyde & thereafter served ex Sunderland again. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports W. Herring, jun. as her then owner. From 1858/59 thru 1872/73, the vessel was owned by T. Black of Shields - in the first 3 years, to 1860/61, T. Black was listed as being the vessel's captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered vessel's owners as being Theodore Black of North Shields, Josh Wood of Ashton-under-Lyne & Chas. Baldwin of Manchester. The vessel initially served the Mediterranean ex Shields, served as a Blyth coaster & ex Blyth to the Baltic, & from Newcastle, Blyth & Shields to the Baltic. It would seem, per LR, that the vessel became registered at Blyth from 1868/69 but that seems not to have been the case. In 1868/69, the vessel served Lisbon, Portugal, ex Ramsgate. From 1875/76 the vessel again served the Baltic ex Blyth. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 181) & 1870 (on page 180) record Theodore Black, of Blyth, as the then owner of the 285 ton vessel registered at Shields. 94.0 ft. long, signal letters PLFQ. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel 'stranded'. On Dec. 8, 1872, per line 2781 here, the 284 ton brig foundered at Freshwater Bay, western Isle of Wight, while en route from the Tyne to Lisbon, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - all lost. Then owned by Theodore Black. Details as to the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything? Y

26455

30

Iceni

135

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

J. Hay

 

31

Isabella Muston (a schooner)

132

W. & J. Pile

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned throughout by 'Atkinson', initially of Newcastle, from 1851/52 of Shields. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1850/51, & therefater from Shields to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea). The vessel's captain, per LR, was 'Landells' thru 1850/51 & T. Reed, thereafter. As per line 1726 here, on Sep. 18, 1852 the 132 ton schooner was abandoned at sea, at 49N/16W, (in the N. Atlantic, about 500 miles SW of Ireland) while en route from Galatz to the U.K. with a cargo of grain. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Atkinson. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

 

Isabella Walker - see here

254/262

 

 

 

32

Isis (a barque)

390/453
later
416

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1849/50 thru 1867/68, always listed as a 390/453 ton barque first registered in 1849. It seems likely that 1848 is correct. The vessel was owned thru 1856/57, per LR, by Shellsh'ar & registered at London. For initial service from Sunderland to the Baltic but from 1850/51 always ex London to i) the West Indies in the period of 1851/54 & ii) to Australia in the period of 1854/57. In 1857/58, per LR, the vessel became owned by Peacock Bros., of Sunderland, for continued service from London to Australia, in 1858/59 for service from Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the Mediterranean & thereafter ex Sunderland. The webmaster tried to quickly check re the vessel at Trove, Australia. He only spotted one voyage that left London on Mar. 15, 1854, arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, on Jul. 19, 1854 & likely in late Aug. 1854 left for Callao, Peru. Turnbull's register of 1856 lists the 416 ton barque as owned by R., B., J., & J. Peacock & Co. of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Reginald, Bligh, James and William Peacock, also Margaret & Robert Jewitt, all of Sunderland, & Thomas Stokoe & Fenwick Hunnan, both of Newcastle, as her then owners. On Feb. 10, 1861, per line 1099 here, the 416 ton barque stranded at West Hartlepool. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. Smurthwaite, a name not LR referenced. Details as to the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

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