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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?

2607

2

Adamant

244

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

3

Admiral

274

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

4

Alderman Thompson

293

Laing & Simey

Hill & Co.

 

5

Amphitrite

281/298

Unknown to webmaster

Headley

2066

6

Amulet

208/206

Unknown to webmaster

S. & P. Mills

2431

7

Ancona (a snow, later a brig)

243/243
later
243
later
222

Unknown to webmaster

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, also 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 List of 1870 lists 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?

5229

8

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

9

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?

maybe
2697

10

Arve (a snow, later a brig)

281/310
later
285

Unknown to webmaster

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?

25734

11

Bee's Wing

155

W. Doxford

Jn. Robson, Jn. Crossby & Wm. Walker

 

12

Concord (a snow, later a brig)

276/287
later
269

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

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?

34804

13

Cove (a snow) Note

201/200
later
172

Unknown to webmaster

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

2437

14

Dundee

288

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

15

Earl Durham (a barque)

233/323
later
350

Unknown to webmaster

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

16

Earl Talbot (a snow)

180/176
later
156

Unknown to webmaster

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. Continued to be recorded in Lloyd's Register - the 1864/65 edition states LOST

3725

17

Eleanor

269

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

18

Elizabeth Hunter

220/212

Unknown to webmaster

T. (Thomas) Hunter, of Sunderland

 

19

Falcon

253/252

Unknown to webmaster

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

3721

20

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.

 

21

Hector (a schooner)

191/157
later
140
& 141

Unknown to webmaster

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?

3757

22

286/307

Peter Austin

Hunter & Co (Thomas Hunter)

 

23

Jane

157/149

Unknown to webmaster

P. Madden - J. Cleet in 1856

25123

24

Jane & Isabella

204

W. Doxford

Christopher Elliot, Robert Reed & Thomas Smith

 

25

John Line

696

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

26

Johns (a snow, later a brig)

301/329
later
299
later
300

Unknown to webmaster

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?

33083

27

Juventus

242/257

Unknown to webmaster

Speeding - J. Parkin & W. C. D. Balls in 1856

24472

28

Lady Mary

259/249

Bartram & Lister

Kirkaldy or Alex Kirkaldy & Robt. Cameron

 

29

Maid of Athens

213/205

Unknown to webmaster

G. Forster

 

30

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.

2103

31

Mary Ann Cook

254/245

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

32

Mary Bartram

264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison

 

33

Mary Ridley

399

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

34

Mayborough

247/260

Unknown to webmaster

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

23495

35

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?

2050

36

Minstrel

321

George Frater & Co.

Ord & Co., maybe J. B. Ord

 

37

Nestor

217/216

Unknown to webmaster

S. & T. Mills - J. White & R. Storey in 1856

24408

38

Oak

160

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

39

Olinda

266/281

Unknown to webmaster - built at Claxhaugh

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

2097

40

Pallas (a snow, later a square)

253/254
later
223

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

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.

22561

41

Parsee (a barque)

324/390
later
324/394

Unknown to webmaster

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?

 

42

Persian (a barque)

302/347
later
316

An unknown Southwick builder

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?

20960

43

Pet (a barque)

303
later
281

Unknown to webmaster

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.

24412

44

Placid (a snow)

221/234

Unknown to webmaster

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.

 

45

Princess Royal

296

Bartram & Lister

S. Mease

 

46

Pytho

200/191

Wm. Byers

S. & P. Mills

 

47

Raymond

414/498

Peter Austin

Ward & Co.

 

48

Robert & Ann

275

W. Doxford

Clay & Co.

 

49

Rolla

292/309

Unknown to webmaster

Hutchnson - G. (George) Avery in 1856

25846

50

Royal Consort

423/529

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

51

Sedulous

226/230

Unknown to webmaster

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

24654

52

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

199/181
later
160

Unknown to webmaster

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.

5200

53

Sirocco (a snow)

227/226
later
208

Unknown to webmaster

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.

24853

54

Stokesley (a snow)

261/277
later
252

Unknown to webmaster

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.

2110

55

Swallow

185

W. Doxford

John Thompson

 

56

Tyro (a snow, later a brig)

236

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

57

Vanguard (a schooner)

191/176
later
163
& 160

Unknown to webmaster

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!

13830

58

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

247/255
later
256

Unknown to webmaster

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.

23767

59

Veracity (a snow, later a brig)

257/272
later
247

Unknown to webmaster

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.

3531

60

Veronica (a snow, later a brig)

249/257
later
232

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel's 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.

5131

61

Wansbeck

246/250

Unknown to webmaster

Carr& Co. - J. Richardson in 1856

2169

 

 

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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

Unknown to webmaster

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.

699

3

Amelia Mary

238

Joseph Doxford

Joseph Culliford & John Wolstenholme

 

4

Belle Creole

265/269

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

5

Bosphorus

312/344

Unknown to webmaster

Parker & Co.

3676

6

Bride of Alydos

230/250

Peter Austin

Crozier

 

7

Brunette (a barque)

285/326
later
293

Unknown to webmaster

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?

2708

8

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.

22247

9

Chance

249/264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison & Thompson

 

10

Charlotte (a snow, later a brig)

290/309
later
289

Unknown to webmaster

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.

26744

11

Dahlia

73

Unknown to webmaster

? - J. Spence in 1856

 

 

Diadem - Go here should you seek Diadem built in 1841

 

 

 

 

12

Elizabeth

195

Unknown to webmaster

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

23408

13

Fifeshire

587

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

14

Gateshead Park

271
later
357

W. Doxford

Abbott & Co. - Wm. Rennison & Wm. Rennison, jun. in 1856

33078

15

Gazelle (a snow)

311/338

Unknown to webmaster

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.

 

16

Good Intent (a sloop)

32

Unknown to webmaster

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. 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?

15421

17

Good Intent (a schooner)

115/110

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 have been sold or alternatively may have been lost in or about 1856. Can you add anything?

 

18

Hants

285/309

Bartram & Lister

Burrell

 

19

Integrity (a snow)

248/256
later
262
later
228

Unknown to webmaster

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.

2005

20

Isabella Wood (a snow, later a brig)

265/285

Unknown to webmaster

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.

 

21

Lady Gray 1

285/323

Unknown to webmaster

Wingrave

 

22

Lady Margaret

264/284

Unknown to webmaster

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

23790

23

Lucy Note

233

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - M. (Matthew) Aisbitt in 1856

2230

 

Marsden (a brig) See above

278/296

An unknown Hylton builder

T. Gibson of Newcastle from 1843/44

2103

24

Mornington

230/231

Unknown to webmaster

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

22648

25

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

2690

26

New Zealand

455

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

27

Ohio

239/248

Unknown to webmaster

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

2146

28

Palestine (a snow, later a brig)

196/174
later
176
later
161

Unknown to webmaster

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?

5050

29

Pilot (a snow, later a brig)

224/220
later
202

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

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.

5084

30

Priscilla

279/319

Peter Austin

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

10185

31

Tasmania

412/502

Unknown to webmaster

Heish & Co.

 

32

Two Sisters (a snow, later a brig)

287/305
later
269

An unknown Hylton Ferry builder

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?

13987

33

Tynemouth Castle (a snow, later a brig)

280/302

An unknown Hylton Ferry builder

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

 

34

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

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

4

Arietta or Arrietta

336

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

5

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?

6119

6

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.

2076

7

Excavator

157/137

Unknown to webmaster

W. Cowan - C. Barker in 1856.

22617

8

Hewson

237/233

Unknown to webmaster

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

15419

9

Isabella

220/223

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

10

Judith Allan

505

George and John Mills

John Allan

 

11

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?

13633

12

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.

4680

13

Norval

230

Unknown to webmaster

Greenwell

 

14

Pansy

197/171

Unknown to webmaster

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

16736

15

Prince Oscar

289/296

Unknown to webmaster

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

32943

16

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?

14149

17

Robinson (a brig, later a snow) 1

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. 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.

5174

18

Sabina

252/290

Unknown to webmaster

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

23927

19

Saint Helena

220/222

Unknown to webmaster

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

22634

20

Stag

543/678

Unknown to webmaster

R. Green

 

21

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

 

22

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.

14184

23

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?

20578

24

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?

5262

25

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.

22556

26

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.

15704

27

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.

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) 1 Note

287/308

Unknown to webmaster

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 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 coal. It would seem that 2 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. Vessel then stated to be owned by Francis Ritson.

23740

2

Arthur (a schooner)

87

Unknown to webmaster

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, 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 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

4690

4

Cressy

720

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

5

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

6

Ebenezer

209/204

Unknown to webmaster

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

24647

7

Elizabeth

225/214

Unknown to webmaster

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

23421

8

Ferret

113

Laing & Simey

P. Laing

 

9

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.

25877

10

Isabella

228/234

George Barker Note

T. Crozier

 

11

John & Ann (a schooner)

108/90
later
83

Unknown to webmaster

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.

3527

12

Leda (a snow, later a brig)

185/164
later
138

Unknown to webmaster

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

13

Newbottle

225/249

Unknown to webmaster

Burnett & - W. Watt in 1856

27067

14

Pallas

226/226

Bartram & Lister

Henley

 

15

Thorndale (a snow)

241/246

Bartram & Lister

W. Burnett of Sunderland

22444

16

Vertumnus (a barque)

282/315

Unknown to webmaster

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 Petersburg, Russia. LR of 1846/47 states 'LOST'

 

17

Zephyr

299/303

Unknown to webmaster

Lumsdon - M. Robson in 1856

2264

18

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

669

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

83

2

Alacrity

211/295
later 184

likely Peter Austin

Austin & Co. became Ward & Co, in 1848/49

5444

3

Alverton (a barque)

343/409

Unknown to webmaster

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

298/335

Unknown to webmaster

J. Twizell

12351

6

Caroline, later Lina & Johanna (a barque)

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

Unknown to webmaster

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?

2688

7

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.

24618

8

Courier

281/329

Unknown to webmaster

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

10176

9

Crown

192/190

Unknown to webmaster, but likely J. Crown

J. Crown - T. & T. C. Alder, W. Chambers, J. Driscoll & T. V. French in 1856

24052

10

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

14405

11

Edmundsbury

523

Peter Austin

J. Allan

 

12

Eleanor (a snow later a brig)

268

Unknown to webmaster

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

13

Eliza Sharp

409

James Laing

J. Laing

 

14

Emerald (a snow)

275/291

Unknown to webmaster

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

15

Energy

221/221

Peter Austin

Benson & Co. (Kirton referenced also)

 

16

Exertion (a schooner or a brig)

143

Unknown to webmaster

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

17

Favourite (a snow)

210/202
later
186

Unknown to webmaster

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?

2894

18

Fawn (a schooner)

97
later
94

Unknown to webmaster

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.

2585

19

Gem (a schooner)

62

Unknown to webmaster

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

20

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

21

Jane

85/95

Bartram & Lister

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

 

22

John Edward

323/376

Peter Austin

J. Munro

 

23

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

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

Initially owned by Erskine & Co. of Dundee for service from London to Calcutta, India. 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, Sydney, Cape of Good Hope & into the Mediterranean. 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 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

39571

24

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?

10517

25

Margaret (a schooner or maybe a brig)

116
later
104

An unknown to the webmaster Deptford builder

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.

22632

26

Northumberland (a snow or brig)

212/222
later
196

Unknown to webmaster

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?

5299

27

Perseverance

97

Bartram & Lister

Winter (& Co.)

 

28

Scindian

535/650

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allan

15840

29

Sir George Seymour 1 (ref. to vessel) 2 (oil painting by W. T. Howard)

724

Unknown to webmaster

J. Somes or Somes Brothers

 

30

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.

6075

31

Victoria

293/310

Bartram & Lister

Matthew Smith

 

32

William Nicholson (a barque)

349/425
later
391

Unknown to webmaster

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

33

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.

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

4

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

5

Bannockburn, soon Ramilies (a barque)

635757

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

6

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?

25930

7

Borderer (a barque)

421/357

Wm. Byers

J. (John) Willis of London

270

8

Brenda

280/307

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson

 

9

Caractacus (a barque)

330

Peter Austin

Pow & Co. - Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that R. Pow, J. & M. Fawcus & G. Davison all of North Shields, owned the vessel.

2222

 

Cassibelaunus (a barque) See here

498/534

Peter Austin

 

 

10

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.

14167

11

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.

 

12

Clarissa (a snow later a barque)

320/354

Unknown to webmaster

W. Potts of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. Became Potts Brothers in 1852/53. Butcher & Co. of Yarmouth was her owner from 1854/55 thru 1856/57. From 1857/58 W. Farrer of Sunderland re service to America, however the name is suspect - owner recorded as W. Farrow in 1859/60. 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 in ballast. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Farrow

8295

13

Coverdale

286

Unknown to webmaster

Johnson

 

14

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?

4691

15

Fairy (a barque)

328

Unknown to webmaster

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

16

Frances

193

James Laing

G. Milne

 

17

Free Briton

290

Unknown to webmaster

J. Roxby in 1846/47 - R. H. Weightman & J. S. Harper in 1856

24765

18

Hawthorn

277

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford in 1846/47 - J. Paxton in 1856

26286

19

Isabella 1 Note

235

Unknown to webmaster

Ayre & Co.

 

20

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?

2026

21

Jessie

194

Unknown to webmaster

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

4977

22

John Elliotson

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

T. Brown

 

23

John Hutchinson 1 Note

332/367

Unknown to webmaster

likely R. Hutchinson

 

24

Keepsake

287/311

Unknown to webmaster

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

6995

25

Lord Nelson

308/349

Unknown to webmaster

Donkin & - J. Donkin & J. Sims in 1856

 

26

Mary

311

Unknown to webmaster

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

6496

27

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?

2942

28

Mary Lawson

271

Unknown to webmaster

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

2242

29

Mayda

486/582

Unknown to webmaster

G. Lyall, Jr.

 

30

Medora (a snow, later a brig)

227/231
later
201
or 202

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1858/59, & not thereafter. Why is that so, I wonder? 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.

6146

31

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. Did the vessel survive the stranding to explain the later listings in Lloyd's Register? Probably a Lloyd's listing error.

25514

32

Pascoe Grenfell

368

James Laing

Ridley & Co.

 

33

Polynesia

350/367

Unknown to webmaster

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

4984

34

Primula

406

J. & J. Rodham

Rodham, soon Holme

 

35

Promise

284/270

Unknown to webmaster

Brown & c - E. Archer in 1847/48 - P. (Peter) Dale & J. (John) B. Dale in 1856 & 1858

2406

36

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?

1511

37

Ramilies

635/737

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar

 

38

Rokeby

365/430

William R. Abbay

Hodgson of Newcastle

 

39

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, to Constantinople & 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

23414

40

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.

2213

41

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

24417

42

Templar (a barque)

278/285

Wm. R. Abbay

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

 

43

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

739
later
717

James Leithead

Duncan Dunbar of London.

23080

44

William

313

Unknown to webmaster

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

27065

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Aboukir

817

James Laing

J. Laing

 

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 & 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

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.

 

4

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?

16894

5

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?

12936

6

Bellona

296/302

Unknown to webmaster

Nicholson

2811

7

Blue Bell

222

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

8

British Queen

314/344

Unknown to webmaster

Kelso, J. R. Kelso in 1856

5303

9

Bubona 1 Note

212

Unknown to webmaster

Wallace & Co.

 

10

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?

22587

11

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?

26545

12

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).

1996

13

Cleaver (a snow)

239
later
223

Unknown to webmaster

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 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. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when?

2516

14

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 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.

25843

15

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.

12961

16

Danube

332 later 301

Unknown to webmaster

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

10491

17

Demerara, later Chorister Note

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

5716

18

Earl of Ripon

343

Peter Austin

Mitcheson

 

19

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?

 

20

Glide

222

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

21

Henry's

310

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

22

Jemima (a snow)

326
later
319
later
303

Unknown to webmaster

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. 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. 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?

23184

23

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?

 

24

John French

291/303

Bartram & Lister

French & Co.

 

25

Kate

478/600

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

26

Kezia Page (a schooner)

168

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Richard Page of London

 

27

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?

23576

28

Mary Ann

177/180

Unknown to webmaster

A. Ray in 1847/48 - T. A. Smith in 1856

2426

29

Mary Graham

464

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

30

Messenger

300/330

Unknown to webmaster

T. (Thomas) Coxon in 1847/48 - also in 1856

15587

31

Minna

377
became
344

Unknown to webmaster

Thomps'n became Richardson in 1846/47 - J. Crisp in 1856

2308

32

Pacific

361

Unknown to webmaster

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

2074

33

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?

11594

34

Pearl

319

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

R. M. Williams (or Watson?)

 

35

Philip Laing

547

James Laing

Laing & Ridley

 

36

Pym (a schooner)

180/163

William R. Abbay

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

 

37

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

38

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?

2810

39

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

40

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 Registers 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. In the equivalent 1890 edition, the vessel, now a lighter, is owned by John B. Bushell of South Shields. That last page refers to the vessel having the foreign name of Marie Brandt. 99.0 ft. long, signal letters JSRG. The register for the vessel was closed in 1896. Can you add anything?

7385

41

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

42

Sea

297

Peter Austin

John Barry

 

43

Subraon

430/510

Unknown to webmaster

Arthur & Co. of London.

 

44

Themis (a snow, later a barque)

273/278
later
343/278
later
299

Unknown to webmaster

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.

1342

45

Traveller (a snow)

273

William Doxford & W. Crown

P. Dale - also in 1856

33773

46

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?

5222

47

Vesper

216

Unknown to webmaster

Moore & c - R. Crawford in 1856

2447

48

Vibilia (a snow)

249/261

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Robinson - Margt. Robinson? of Monkwearmouth

 

49

Woodman

336/370

Bartram & Lister

Wm. Doxford

 

50

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?

23181

51

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 pine timber. As per this page. 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?

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

340

T. & B. Griffin

Drydens

12346

2

Abet

129

W. & J. Pile

 

 

3

Ada Mary

210

Buchanan & Gibson

 

 

4

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.

8970

5

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'.

14787

6

Alpha Note

142/102

Sanderson, Peverley & Wallace (Thomas Sanderson, William Peverley)

Pearce & Thackray of Sunderland, later John & William Davies of Plymouth

5633

7

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

8

Ann

146

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

9

Anna Mary

302

W. & J. Pile

 

 

10

Anne

141

R. Lister

 

 

11

Ann Proud 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

257

J. Rodgerson

T. Stainton

5568

13

Anns

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

2574

15

Artemisia 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

497

Unknown to webmaster

Anthony Ridley

 

16

Aspern

70

G. W. & W. J. Hall

Moore, Hall & Co.

 

17

Astoria (a barque)

401/463

W. R. Abbay

Collison of London

 

18

Australasia

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?

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?

26269

21

Blessing (a snow, maybe later a brig) 1

308/345

Lister & Bartram of North Hylton

Lister & Co. of Sunderland for service Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. 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. 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.

25720

22

Brierley Hill

275

Austin & Mills

S. & J. Pegg

 

23

Britannia

345

R. H. Potts & Brothers

 

 

24

Bubona

212

W. Petrie

 

 

25

Cairongorm

103

W. Petrie

Wm. Petrie

 

26

Cambria

344

W. Byers

Lumsdon & Parker

 

27

Camperdown

993

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

23436

28

Caroline Agnes

570

J. Stobart

 

 

29

Caroline Frances 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

 

30

Challenger

305

H. Carr

 

 

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

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. 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. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel was LOST.

11934

33

Confidence

164

G. W. & W. J. Hall

F. Pank & W. Burton

 

34

Conqueror

257/249

J. Rodgerson

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

2081

35

Constance

364

Sykes & Co.

 

 

36

Cornhill (a barque)

357/369

W. H. Pearson

Sundius & Co. of London 

 

37

Cotfield

604

H. Hutchinson

 

 

38

Curlew

225

R. H. Potts & Brothers

R. H. Potts & Brothers

 

39

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

2013

40

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?

2596

41

Egypt

341

W. Naizby

J. Thompson, H. Parker, Austin, Brown, T. Parker, Ritson, Clay, & Tyzack ..

 

42

Eleanors

175

W. Carr

 

 

43

Elizabeth

176

Lister & Bartram

Wetherly (Robt.?), J. Cantor

 

44

Eliza Robson

286

William Doxford & W. Crown

H. Taylor, M. Grey, H. Taylor & S. E. Patterson, J. Robson

 

45

Emma Sarah

202

W. Sanderson

J. Barry & J. Hemsley

 

46

Empress 1 & 2

267

R. Greenwell

Richard Newman of Scilly Islands

 

47

Empress

405

J. Watson

Roddam &

 

48

Endeavour (a barque)

330/356

W. H. Pearson

The vessel's initial owner was Glaholm of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 references J. Glaholm, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states James Glaholm. I previously referenced T. Glaholm, J. Glaholm & J. Smith of Newcastle (have also read Sunderland)

26937

49

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?

15835

50

Eustace

299

L. T. Wang

 

 

51

Fancy

217

R. Wilkinson

J. Tully & N. Coward

 


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

52

Fanny Mitcheson

329

W. Byers

Mitcheson

 

53

George Hudson

233

J. Barkes

S. G. Morton

 

54

Gipsy

391

G. Worthy

 

 

55

Helena

299/324

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Thompsn or maybe Turner Thompson & Orton

 

56

Herald (a barque)

349/407

W. R. Abbay

J. Lidgett of London

 

57

Hibernia

215

Sykes & Co.

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

58

Hindoo

387

J. Candlish

J. Hay

 

59

Honor

365

Todd & Brown

 

 

60

Hope

353

R. Wilkinson

 

 

61

Horatio

239

J. Candlish

 

 

62

Imperial

201

W. Robinson

 

 

63

Industry

260

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Huntley

 

64

Isabella & Jane

136

J. Barkes

 

 

65

Isadora

164

J. Rodgerson

J. Charleton

 

66

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

67

James Watt

450/531

L. T. Wang

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

7710

68

Jane 1

336

Lawson Gales

? of North Shields (possibly Davison)

 

69

Jenny Lind

342

B. Hodgson & Co.

 

 

70

Jessie

114

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Ogle & Douglas

 

71

John Bull

486

G. W. & W. J. Hall

 

 

72

John Harrison

185

G. Rowell

G. D. Rowell

 

73

John Murray

143

J. Murray & Brothers

J. & P. L. Murray & Co.

 

74

Juliana 1 (probably)

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

75

Julinder

530

J. Crown

 

 

76

Kate

174

W. Carr

 

 

77

Kent

815

John Watson

 

 

78

Kezia

205

Forrest & Co.

J. Hay

 

79

King Fisher

342

Austin & Mills

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

4323

80

Labuan

547

Sykes & Co.

W. Brass, J. Stanes

 

81

Lady Peel Note

240

Edward Brown

H. & W. Eggleston & R. Ayre

 

82

Limehouse

376

W. Byers

Mitcheson 

 

83

Loch-na-gar

380

W. & J. Pile

 

 

84

Lord Dalhousie

912

T. Gales

 

 

85

Louisa

205

W. Naizby

W. Legender

 

86

Madalina Grenfell

341

W. Reed

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

87

Mangosteen

421

J. Watson

 

 

88

Margaret West

509

R. Wilkinson

 

 

89

Mariner

334

R. H. Potts and Brothers

 

 

90

Mary

161

H. Carr

 

 

91

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.

6069

92

Mary Ann

180

Todd & Brown

 

 

93

Mary Ann

55

J. Hardie & M. Clark

M. (Mary) Bamborough

 

94

Mary Ann

98

T. Sanderson

W. Harty

 

95

Mary Bentley

171

W. Carr

 

 

96

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?

 

97

Mary Jane (a schooner)

82

Unknown to webmaster

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.

2713

98

Mary Stewart (a barque)

339

Unknown to webmaster

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

25693

99

Mary & Jane

96

Gibson & Chambers

J. Gibson & J. Proud

 


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

100

May Queen

355/407

L. T. Wang

Not known - Chodwick in 1848/49

 

101

Mead

198 became 170

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

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

26526

102

Minden

321/346

T. Stonehouse

Woods & c likely Woods, Spence, & Co. - R. (Robert) & G. (George) Cleugh & C. Wilson in 1856

2085

103

Minden

321

James Laing

Not known - Woods & Co. in 1848/49

 

104

Mount Etna (or Aetna)

234

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

105

Nerbudda

378/428

Austin & Mills

Crawford 

 

106

New Commercial

204

Peter Austin

T. Wilson  

 

107

Nizam

412

J. Mearns

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

 

108

Nymph (a snow, later a brig)

212
later
212/186
later
186

W. 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.

24831

109

Ocean (a barque)

360 became 319?

W. H. Pearson

Dryden in 1847/48 of Newcastle - E. (Enoch) D. Thompson in 1856 

2305

110

Olivia

149

W. Sanderson

 

 

111

Parthian (a snow)

318

Buchanan & Gibson

 

11594

112

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.

14080

113

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.

23998

114

Pym

163

W. R. Abbay

 

 

115

Rapid

237

Peter Austin

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

 

116

Rebecca

338

W. Wilkinson

Scott & Wilkinson

 

117

Ripley

130

J. R. Robson

 

 

118

Rival

227

W. & J. Pile

 

 

119

Rose

81

W. Robinson

P. Stubbs & Co.

 

120

Salonica

247

R. Thompson

Anderson, or Stephen Huntley & Sons

25628

121

Salus (a snow)

313
later
292

Wilson Chilton

Per Lloyd's Register of 1848/49, T. Hunter of Sunderland owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Chisholm of North Shields as the then owner of the 292 ton vessel, now registered at Shields.

24038

122

Salvia

223

J. T. Alcock

 

 

123

Santa Maura

325

Candlish & Co.

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

124

Sarah

267

John & J. P. Murray

 

 

125

Saxon

339/359

Lister & Bartram

Corrigall (have also read Robt. Brown)

 

126

Scythian

122

W. & J. Pile

 

 

127

Sea Nymph

246

Austin & Mills

Austin, Mills, & Co.

 

128

Secret

377

R. Hutchinson

R. Hutchinson

 

129

Shealtiel

169

J. Rodgerson

W. Heasman & Co.

 

130

Simon Magnus

243

W. Carr

 

 

131

Siren

346

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Ogle & Douglas

 

132

Sir Edward Parry

575

J. Stobart

 

 

133

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.

23392

134

South Esk

170

W. & J. Pile

 

 

135

Sprite

329

R. Hutchinson

B. Dodd, & P. Scott  

 

136

Steadfast

584

G. W. & W. J. Hall

 

 

137

Surat

501

W. Wilkinson

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

138

Syrophenician (a barque)

350/398

G. Worthy

T. Hansell 

 

139

Syria

429

W. Petrie

J. Hay

 

140

Thankful

101

W. Carr

McDonald & Gale

 

141

Thomas

314

W. Spowers & Co.

 

 

142

Thomas Chodwick 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

359

J. Robinson

 

 

144

Union 1

384

J. Mearns (or maybe Murren)

Hick of Scarboro

 

145

Victory 1

239

Wm. Wilkinson

Nichol & Co. of Aberdeen.

 

146

Victory

579

J. Leithead

 

 

147

Walter Morrice

666

L. Gales

 

 

148

Water Kelpie

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

149

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?

23023

150

William & Jane

210

H. Carr

 

 

151

Unknown name

310

L. Gales

 

 

152

Unknown name

743

J. Leithead

 

 

153

Unknown name

565

J. Crown

 

 

154

Unknown name

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 went missing while en route from Shields to Dronthein (i.e. Trondheim, Norway, on the S. shore of Trondheimsfjord), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by Jas. O. Renton. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything?

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?

23510

4

Bernicia

549

James Laing

Brodie & Co.

 

5

Brilliant

285/296

Unknown to webmaster

Matthew

 

6

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?

25216

7

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.

26945

8

Cresswell

203

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Stephen Eltringham

 

9

Economy 1 Note

138

Unknown to webmaster

Chapman

 

10

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

23072

11

Elijah Packer

127

James Laing

Packer

 

12

Elizabeth

254

Unknown to webmaster

Hindmarsh - L. Hindmarsh in 1856

22859

13

Expert

395/428

Unknown to webmaster

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

5423

14

Fairfax (a snow)

270

William R. Abbay

J. Delsen of Jersey

 

15

Garland

264/271

James Laing

J. Laing - T. White in 1856/57

3619

16

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.

26913

17

Glide

355

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford

 

18

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.

33429

19

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?

14058

20

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?

27053

21

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?

26455

22

Iceni

135

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

J. Hay

 

23

Jane Heward (a snow, later a schooner)

194/186
later
171

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1865/66 & not thereafter. Owned thru 1855/56 by B. Heward of Sunderland, for service from London to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea). It would seem that the vessel was early registered at Liverpool. The vessel became of 171 tons in 1856/57. In that year also, Vallance, of Shoreham, became the vessel's owner for service ex Ramsgate. Was registered at Shoreham. The vessel is not LR recorded after 1865/66. All is not lost however. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 198) & 1870 (on page 197) both record John Harland, of Thorpe, Yorkshire, as the then owner of the Whitby registered vessel. 82.0 ft. long, signal letters NWKD. On Apl. 10, 1872, per line 2388 here, the 172 ton schooner was involved in a collision & sank off Gull (likely off Falmouth, Cornwall), while en route from Hartlepool to Caen, France, with a cargo of coal. If my location of Gull is correct, they would appear to have been way off course! Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by John Harland. Details as to the circumstances of her loss & the name of the vessel with which she collided are not yet to hand. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything?

24348

24

Jessie

227

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

R. Surtees or William Hay

 

25

John Myers (a schooner)

75

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1855/56 & from 1861/62 to 1870/71. During the first period, the vessel was owned by Milner of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1861/62, LR advises that the vessel was owned by Williamson of Lynn, for service as a Lynn coaster. From 1863/64 thru 1870/71, per LR, the vessel was owned by the Burgess family - W. Burgess, later (1867/68) J. Burgess, both of Lynn, for the same service i.e. as a Lynn coaster. J. Burgess was the vessel's captain for the duration of such family ownership. 63.0 ft. long, signal letters JGQH. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists J. Burgess, of Lambeth, London, as her then owner. LR of 1870/71 states 'SUNK'. On Oct. 30, 1870, per line 983 here, the 75 ton schooner was involved in a collision & sank - near Gravesend, Kent. While en route from Middlesbrough to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 3 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by W. C. Bray. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances? And tell us with which vessel she collided?

5195

26

John & Isabella

225

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

John Curry also in 1856

24737

27

Lavinia

255

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

28

Lucy (a snow)

211

Unknoiwn to webmaster

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1850/51 thru 1856/57, owned by Harper & Co. of North Shields for service from Shields to the Brazils, later Shields to Spain. LR of 1857/58 records Swan & Co. of Newcastle as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 reports the vessel as owned by R. Swan & R. Taylor, both of Newcastle.

23129

29

Mary Matthew

330/358

Peter Austin

George Matthew

 

30

Minden

742

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

31

Mistley

190

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thomas Green

 

32

Mora

225

Peter Austin

S. Austin i.e. for own account

 

33

Negotiator (a barque, later a ship)

477/587
later
544

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period, per LR, by Lonie & Co. of Sunderland. For initial service, maybe, from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, soon ex Liverpool including (1851/52) to Calcutta (now Kolkata) India, ex London, in 1854/56 from Sunderland to India, service as a Sunderland coaster, in 1857/58 from London to Australia, from 1860/61 for service from Sunderland to China. Per LR, the vessel became a ship in 1851/52 & became of 544 tons in 1860/61. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports M. Lonie of Sunderland, as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Martin Lonie. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. On Mar. 15, 1862, per line 2168 here, the 544 ton ship sank when 70 miles south of Scilly (off Land's End, Cornwall) while en route from Sunderland to Genoa, Italy, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 18 - none lost. Then owned, per such listing, by Martin Lowe. Details re the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything?

27111

34

Pilot

247

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

George Potts

 

35

Phoenix (a steamer)

54/79

Unknown to webmaster

It would appear (i) that the vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register & (ii) that it was initially registered at Newport, Wales, & later at Bristol. 54/79 tons (net/gross), signal letters KPMR, 20 (or maybe 50) HP. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists Charles Hall, of Newport, Monmouthshire, as the then owner of the 36 ton, 50 HP vessel. The equivalent list of 1870 lists John Payne of Vauxhall Iron Works, Bristol, as the then owner of the vessel, now registered at Bristol. On Oct. 21, 1871, per line 2140 here, the 54/79 ton 20 HP steamship was stranded at Nash Point, Glamorgan (at the entrance to the Bristol Channel), while en route from Porthcawl (W. of Cardiff & SE of Swansea) to Bristol with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by John Payne. Can you tell us about the circumstances under which she was lost?

10691

36

Phoenix (a snow)

186

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1848/49 thru 1858/59 & not thereafter, owned for that entire period, per LR, by Patterson of Banff, Scotland. Initially for service from Sunderland to America, from 1852/53 ex Liverpool, & from 1857/58 for service from Banff to the Mediterranean. I have not so far found out what happened to the vessel in or around 1858 or 1859. Can you tell us?

8469

37

Prima Donna (a snow)

227
later
208
later
196

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Owned thru 1860/61, it would appear, by the Cropton family of Sunderland - initially 'Cropton', & in 1860/61 R. Cropton. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1854/55 for service ex Liverpool, from 1857/58 for Sunderland to London & service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports R. Cropton & G. Mallam, both of Sunderland, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Robert Cropton & Geo. Mallam. Became of 208 tons in 1857/58. LR of 1861/62 advises no owner name, however, from 1862/63, J. Hall of Sunderland is listed for service from Sunderland to both France & London. No owner name is recorded in LR's of 1865/66 thru 1869/70. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records R. D. Clark of West Hartlepool, a name not LR referenced, as the then owner of the West Hartlepool registered vessel, while the 1870 equivalent records James Hall, of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, as owner of the Whitby registered vessel. 88.0 ft. long, signal letters JPCD. On May 3, 1872, per line 2428 here, the 196 ton snow was stranded at Lokken (Løkken, NW Denmark), while en route from Newcastle to Jonkoping (Jönköping, southern Sweden), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by James Hall. Details re the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us or otherwise add anything?

6497

38

Prince Albert (a snow, later a brig)

267
later
245

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter, owned thru 1852/53 by Clarke & Co. of Shoreham, West Sussex, for service ex Sunderland. From 1853/54 thru 1857/58, the owner became Sanders, also of Shoreham, for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. In 1858/59, Clark & Co. (with no 'e'), again of Shoreham, became her owner for service ex Shoreham. I often note if a vessel's owner was also her captain. This vessel is quite confused in that regard. W. Clarke was her captain thru 1851/52, W. Clark in 1852/54 & 1853/54, J. Clarke from 1854/55 thru 1857/58, & J. Clark in 1858/59 & 1859/60. In 1860/61, Pickersgill of Gloucester became her owner for service ex Gloucester with J. Wilburn her captain. From 1861/62 thru 1863/64, J. Wilburn of Sunderland is LR listed as her owner for service ex Liverpool. In 1863/64, T. Reay, also of Sunderland, became her owner for service ex Liverpool, with J. Wilburn still her captain (thru 1869/70 per LR). No owner name is LR listed re the years from 1867/68 thru 1869/70. However the vessel, then registered at South Shields, was per the Mercantile Navy List, in 1870, then owned by John Eason, of South Shields. 92.6 ft. long, signal letters PHJB. On Nov. 18, 1871, per line 2222 here, the 245 ton brig went missing while proceeding 'coastwise', it would seem to Rochester. Crew of 8 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by John Esson. Can you tell us about the circumstances under which she was lost? Or otherwise add anything.

25756

39

Relief (a sloop)

41

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. Owned by Brodie & Co. of Sunderland, a Sunderland coaster.

 

40

Roman Empress (a snow)

282
later
235

Unknown to webmaster

Have not researched this vessel yet. But ... it would seem to have been initially owned by Lesslie & Co. of North Shields for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Per Turnbull's Register of 1856, (incorrectly listed as Romance Empress) & per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, it was owned, in those years, by James Lesslie of North Shields. In both 1867 and in 1870 it was owned by Thomas Tindle, jun. of South Shields. In researching other vessels, I came across the fact that this vessel was later (certainly in 1876/77) owned by I. Whitfield, which means Isaac Whitfield, of Sunderland. 98.0 ft. long, signal letters LDHG. The vessel was, apparently, lost in 1879. As per this extract from page 3 of this wreck report, Isaac Whitfield, by 1885, had owned in whole or greater part 11 vessels. Nine of such vessels had been lost. Some of them would appear to have been over insured. Who says that history is uninteresting!

12784

41

Rose

222

Lister & Bartram

J. Walker (or H. B. Walker)

 

42

Secret

273

Unknown to webmaster

Kelso in 1849/50 - J. R. Kelso in 1856

4609

43

Senegal

441

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

J. or William Hay

 

44

Serenader

319

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Thompson - Turner Thompson

 

45

Swallow (a schooner)

74

Unknown to webmaster

Wright & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Lloyd's Register of 1862/63 notes 'LOST'. Was then still owned by Wright & Co.

7770

46

Syrian (a barque)

349/395

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1849/50 thru 1857/58, initially owned by Clay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later Newport to New Orleans. Per LR of 1853/54, Doxford & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's new owners  for service, where indicated of Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. (John) Doxford, R. (Richard) W. Bowman & A. (Alexander) Fullerton 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.

26618

47

Thomasine

333/364

Wm. Byers

Parker & C

 

48

Tryphena (a snow)

240
later
217

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1866/67,  initially owned by Clay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1851/52, Smith & Son, also of Sunderland, became her owners, for service, initially, from the Clyde to Natal (South Africa or maybe Brazil), then Sunderland to London - in 1857/58 to Oporto, Portugal. Was registered at Sunderland. 86.0 ft. long. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists A. Smith of Sunderland & E. Morris of Seaham as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies - Alexander Smith & Elizabeth Morris. On Dec. 4 or 5, 1860, per line 1004 here, the 217 ton snow went missing while en route from Sunderland to Amsterdam with a cargo of coal. The entire crew of 9 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Alexr. Smith. LR of 1866/67 notes LOST. How is it that the ship was still LR listed 6 years after it went missing?

10116

49

Wanderer

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

Parker & Co.

 

50

Waterloo (a ship)

796/898

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

23276

51

Weir

121

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thomas Weir

 

52

William and John (a snow)

187
later
174

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. Owned by Meadley & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. It seems likely that the vessel was sold in or about 1855/56. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. S. & J. Wake, of Sunderland, as her then owners, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists John, Surtees, & Jane Wake. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, records the vessel (on page 416) as then owned by John Wake of Monkwearmouth. On Nov. 1, 1870, per line 508 here, the 174 ton snow was stranded off Ostend (on the Belgian coast) while en route from Sunderland to Bruges (northern Belgium) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - 2 lost. Vessel stated to be then owned by John Wake.

2534

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1848? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 142 vessels & 38,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 142 vessels & 37,878 tons.

1849 (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

Alice (a schooner)

103
later
92
later
98

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel's initial owner was J. Woods of Lowestoft, a Sunderland coaster, soon for service from Liverpool to Oporto, Portugal, & later from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. Was registered at Yarmouth. From 1858/59, W. Jones of Portmadoc (Gwynedd, Wales) was the vessel's owner, registered at Caernarfon. On Feb. 25, 1860, per line 628 here, the 98 ton schooner stranded at Lisconnor (Liscannor, County Clare, S. of Galway, Ireland), while en route from Liverpool to Galway with a cargo of guano. None of the 6 man crew were lost. William Jones is stated to have been her then owner.

1910

2

Anglia

570

James Laing

Prowse 

 

3

Aurora (a barque)

338

Unknown to webmaster

Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Wm. Bengall, R. Cleugh, J. Hopper & Jno. Ingo

797

4

Barrowgate

256

Pile

Pegg & Co. 

17365

5

Branch

103

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Adamson

 

6

Bywater (a snow, later a brig)

250/259
later
243

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1864/65, & not thereafter, owned for that entire period by Greenwell of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later from Sunderland to the West Indies. 90.5 ft. long, signal letters NSDQ. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Greenwell of Sunderland as her then owner, which Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Josh. Greenwell. The vessel must have been sold. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the vessel, now Hartlepool registered, was owned by Isaac Bedlington of West Hartlepool. On Mar. 3, 1870, per line 746 here, the 243 ton brig was wrecked on Hasborough Sand (near Cromer, Norfolk) while en route from West Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Isaac Bedlington.

23561

7

Canada (a barque)

403
later
415

Unknown to webmaster

Was initially owned by J. Hay of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Montreal, Canada. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being J. Wilkin of Newcastle & G. Stainton of South Shields

4699

8

Captain (a snow)

265
later
239

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1869/70, owned thru 1860/61 by Graydons of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. Few destinations are listed, later ex Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owners to be M. W. & T. Graydon, of Sunderland. This 'Sunderland Echo' Jun. 1981 article by 'Blue Peter' references (in columns 4 & 5), Edward Graydon & Martin W. Graydon as each being 50% owners of the vessel. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Geo. Hastie & Eleanor Menham. From 1860/61, LR lists Walker & Co., of Sunderland, as the vessel's owners for service as a Sunderland coaster. The Merchant Navy List of 1870 lists Jane Patience Hastie of Sunderland as her then owner. 92.5 ft. long, signal letters PNTQ. On Mar. 20, 1871, per line 1291 here, the 239 ton snow was stranded near Norderney (one of the East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany), while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 -  none lost. Then said to be owned by Miss Annie Hastie.

27086

9

Caspian

199/189

Lister & Bartram

Lumsden or Edward Lumsden & Sons

 

10

Ceylon

289

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

11

Choice (a snow)

254
later
225

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Initially owned by 'Dauson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Philadelphia, U.S.A.. From 1854/55 the vessel was owned by M. Duke of Newcastle, for service ex Shields, Cork, Liverpool or the Clyde to the Mediterranean, Hamburg & West Indies. On Sep. 26, 1860, per line 322 here, the 225 ton show was stranded at Oesel (Saaremaa), Estonia, while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with coal. It would seem that none of the 8 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Michael Dukes

5429

12

Cockerills (a barque)

377

William Robinson

Anthony Cockerill. Detail & sinking on Nov. 14, 1859 here

16011

13

Cornelia

397

Unknown to webmaster

J. Dryden

 

14

Crichton (a snow, later a barque)

282

William R. Abbay

Abbay & Co. of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owner as being William Lawrence of Liverpool

26223

15

Cromwell (a snow)

234

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

John Cockerill & Burton Brown

 

16

Effort

188

Unknown to webmaster

Robinson - H. Harrison & E. Shotton in 1856

21022

17

Egbert

286

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

18

Elizabeth

213
later
190

Unknown to webmaster

W. Turner - P. Dodds, W. & G. Smith & W. Reavely in 1856

2060

19

Emperor

371

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Adamson

7308

20

Escape

248

Unknown to webmaster

Not known - Huntley in 1852/53 maybe Simon Reuter earlier

 

21

Favourite

330

Unknown to webmaster

T. Coxon - also in 1856

4995

22

Friendship (a sloop)

33

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is not listed in Lloyd's Register. Was registered at Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Burdes & W. Smith of Sunderland as then then owner of the 30 ton sloop. Which likely carried lime from the Burdes lime kilns located on the N. bank of the river Wear W. of the bridges. in central Sunderland. Signal letters JNBD. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records John Marlee & Thomas Granger as her then owners, while the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, on page 149, Matthew Adamson of Seaham as her owner. On Nov. 25, 1870, per line 1004 here, the 33 ton sloop foundered off Longstone Light, Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast, while en route from Shields to Fisherrow, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by Matthew Adamson.

6242

23

Gipsy Queen

290

Unknown to webmaster

Kirk & Co. - P. Young & R. White in 1856

18403

24

Greta

262

Unknown to webmaster

Wilsons in 1850/51 - J. Gibson in 1856

8588

25

Horatio

265

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

H. Taylor

 

26

Iceni

330/354

Peter Austin

Stevens

 

27

Isabella Walker

254/262

Samuel Peter Austin

T. Walker of Sunderland

 

28

John Phillips (a barque)

345/368
later
368
later
341

An unknown Hylton shipbuilder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1851/52 thru 1872/73, owned thru 1856/57 by J. Phillips of London. For initial service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, ex London, in 1854/55 to Australia & from 1855/56 to New Zealand. In 1857/58, Wilson & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service from Plymouth to Mauritius, later (from 1860/61 ex London. In 1862/63, Denniston, likely R. Denniston, of Glasgow became the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to St. Helena (maybe this St. Helena), from 1864/65 for service from the Clyde to the West Indies, & from 1871/72 for service to the West Indies ex Alloa, Scotland. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 207) & 1870, both advise that Robert Denniston was the then owner of the vessel, now registered at  Glasgow. 109.6 ft. long, signal letters LPJS. On Jun. 9, 1872, per line 2478 here, the 341 ton barque stranded off the Scilly Islands (28 miles SW of the western tip of Cornwall), while en route from Ardrossan (SW Scotland) to Demerera (a region on N. coast of South America, now part of Guyana), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Denniston. That last reference reports the vessel as having been built at Hylton in 1850. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything?

14742

29

John Twizell

195

Unknown to webmaster

Twizell & - J. Twizell & J. Redford in 1856

2440

30

Lydia (a ship)

541

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1850/51 thru 1862/63, owned by Sharp & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to Calcutta, India, later London to Sydney, Australia, & to India ex Liverpool & London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 reports the vessel as owned by Jno. Sharp of Gateshead & Robert Sharp of Sunderland. LR of 1862/63 records Henderson & Co. of Glasgow as her new owner for service from the Clyde to Quebec, Canada.

4579

31

Maria (a snow, possibly later a brig)

227
later
228

Unknown to webmaster

Shaw & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to the West Indies. In 1851/52 the owner became Bambrough of Stockton for service from London to Trieste, Italy, later Clyde to the Mediterranean. In 1859/60 E. Barnes, also of Stockton, became the owner for service 'Bng" (? meaning, maybe Bangor) to the Mediterranean. On Apl. 8, 1860, per line 137 here, the 228 ton brig was stranded near Bastia (NE Corsica) while en route from Genoa, Italy to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in ballast. None of the crew of 10 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being E. Barnes

749

32

Marthas

172

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thompson & Co.

 

33

Mary & Ellen (a snow, later a brig or square)

303/316
later
316

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1849/50 thru 1861/62, owned, thru 1857/58, by E. Oliver of North Shields for service from Sunderland to New York, in 1852/54 for service from Shields to the West Indies, from 1854/55 for service from Shields to Spain, & from 1856/57 for service from Shields to the West Indies. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records E. Oliver of North Shields as the vessel's then owner. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Edward Oliver. In 1858/59, per LR, S. Stokoe of North Shields, later of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, in 1860/61 for service from Shields to the Baltic & in 1861/62 for service from Shields to Spain. The vessel became, per LR, of 316 tons in 1861/62 but it was of that tonnage from 1856 at least, it would seem. On Mar. 11, 1862, per line 2161 here, the 316 ton square was abandoned in the Bay of Biscay while en route from Shields to Alicante (Mediterranean coast of Spain), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Samuel Stokoe. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything?

7277

34

Maxwell (a snow, later a brig)

299
later
309

Unknown to webmaster

Per Lloyd's Register the vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by Dryden of North Shields, for service to the Mediterranean ex Sunderland soon ex Shields. Per Turnbull's Register, in 1856, J. Dryden, per Christie's Register in 1858, John & Thomas Dryden. On Nov. 25, 1860, per line 448 here, the 309 ton brig foundered off Lisbon, Portugal, while en route from Taganrog (Rostov Oblast, Russia, Sea of Azov, Black Sea) to the U.K. with a cargo of grain. None of the crew of 12 was lost. The owner was recorded as being John Dryden

22891

35

Mystery (a barque)

300/322
later
301

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Owned thru 1858/59 by 'Davisons' of North Shields for service ex Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later Shields to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records her then owners as being W. & J. Davison of North Shields, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Thomas Davison of North Shields as her owner. From 1859/60 thru 1863/64, LR records Watkins & Co., of Sunderland, as her owner for service from Sunderland to Cadiz, Spain, & into the Mediterranean. In 1863/64, E. Baxter, of Middlesbrough, became her owner for service from Stockton to Hamburg, Germany, later ex Hartlepool. 99.5 ft. long. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Elliott Baxter of Middlesboro', Yorkshire, as her then owner. On Mar. 21, 1870, per line 1090 here, the 301 ton barque went missing while en route from the Tyne to Swinemunde, (now Świnoujście, NW Poland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - all lost. Then owned, per that report, by Elliott Vaxter.

2037

36

Nile (a ship, became a barque in 1876/77) 1, 2 Note

658/763
later
716/763
later
708

Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel was built by
?Arnold Leithead as per a registration of the vessel at London on Mar. 27, 1849. To the best of the webmaster's knowledge there was no Arnold Leithead but there surely were shipbuilders named Arrow & Andrew Leithead as set out here. A list of ships built by the Leithead family is on site. They built ships for major ship owners & at least two other ships for Duncan Dunbar.

Duncan Dunbar of London thru 1862/63. In 1863/64 the vessel's ownership changed from Duncan Dunbar to James Moore of Plymouth (maybe of East Stonehouse, Devon). In 1876/77 the owner became Moore & Rawle, also of Plymouth. On Nov. 22, 1880, the vessel capsized & was abandoned about 40 miles SSE of Bird Rocks, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, while en route from Quebec City to Cardiff with a cargo of timber. 10 lives were lost including that of the captain

10726

37

Nizam

349/412

Wm. Byers

Blair & Co.

 

38

Ocean (a snow, later a brig, later a snow)

279
later
249

George Barker Note

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1864/65 & from 1869/70 thru 1873/74 & not thereafter. The vessel was owned during the first period by Bell of South Shields, initially by 'Bell', later, from 1854/55, by R. Bell. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, but from 1854/55 for service to the Mediterranean ex Shields. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel, then a brig, as owned by R. Bell & J. Anderson, both of South Shields, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 again lists her as a brig owned by Robert Bell & Joseph B. Dodds, of South Shields. LR from 1869/70 thru 1873/74 records Bedlington of Whitby as her then owner for service from Shields to the Baltic & from 1871/72 for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. 93.0 ft. long, signal letters SPWH. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 285) & 1870, however, both still record R. Bell of South Shields, as her owner. On Nov. 11, 1872, per line 2683 here, the 249 ton snow stranded at Lysekihl (W. coast of Sweden, N. of Gothenburg), while en route from Helsingborg (Helsinki, Sweden), to London with a cargo of oats. Crew of 9 - 4 lost. Then owned, per that report, by Matthew Storm. Detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you add anything?

39591

39

Ocean Queen (a snow)

189

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1859/60, and so far as I can see, not thereafter. Was owned thru 1857/58 by Haley & Co. of Wisbeach for service ex Sunderland, & from 1855/56 for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. In 1858/59, J. Buckley, also of Wisbeach, is listed as the vessel's owner for service to the Mediterranean ex Sunderland. The vessel's call letters are listed as PLTR in the 1864 edition of the Merchant Navy List - at the third item. So it would seem likely to have survived until that year at least. Can you tell us tell us what happened to her?

26607

40

Ocean Wave

230

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

41

Paradise

450/521

William Wilkinson at Deptford

'Miller & C' of Newcastle

720

42

Pelham

324/354

Unknown to webmaster

Kirtley & thru 1857/58 at least, however this page states M. and M. Cay, jun. in 1856 - Christie's has Matthew & Matthew Cay Jun. in 1858

16951

43

Penelope (a barque)

303
later
305 & 311

John Watson Note

Ellis & Co. of Plymouth thru 1856/57, then J. Beynon, later (from 1859/60) T. Beynon, both of Newport, later, from 1866/67, Hutchinson (Robert) of West Hartlepool ('WH'). By 1876/77 M. P. Lund, also of WH. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 reports John Furness of WH as the vessel's then owner

19433

44

Princess (a barque)

369
later
342

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1873/74. The vessel was owned thru 1856/57 by Wheatley of North Shields, for service to the Mediterranean, initially from Sunderland but from 1855/56 ex Shields. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records H. Wheatley of North Shields. From 1857/58 thru 1873/74, per LR, J. Lennard of North Shields owned the vessel, now of 342 tons & registered at Stockton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being John Mowat Lennard, John Alexander Manners & Christopher Eskerche Armstrong, all of Middlesboro', Yorkshire. For service from Falmouth to the Mediterranean, later (1861/62 & 1862/63) from Cardiff to the Mediterranean, ex Gloucester, from Stockton & Gloucester to the Mediterranean, ex Lynn (in 1870/71) & from 1871/72 for service from Hull to Norway. 103.0 ft. long, signal letters LNRQ. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (on page 309) & 1870, both record John M. Lennard of Middlesbro', as her owner. On Nov. 15, 1872, per line 2703 here, the 342 ton barque stranded at Kjoge Bay (just S. of Copenhagen, Denmark), while en route from Gefle (now Gävle, Gulf of Bothnia, 92 miles NNW of Stockholm, Sweden), to either London or Sunderland with a cargo of 'woodgoods' i.e. deals & iron. Crew of 10 (maybe 9) - none lost, saved by ship's boats. Then owned  by John M. Lennard. The vessel's loss was surely weather related - 'stress of weather' per this page - 3 other vessels also stranded that day at Kjoge Bay, including Brunette, built at Sunderland in 1841 & Amaranth built at Sunderland in 1846. Can you add anything additional?

14576

45

Raleigh

288

William Doxford & W. Crown

S. Alcock - J. C., A., & J. C. Sibbald in 1856 - James C. Alexander, James C. Sibbald in 1858

15252

46

Randolph

761

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

47

Royal Rose

268

Unknown to webmaster

Allan - J. Dobson, J. Mills, R. Nicholson, J. Robinson & J. Donaldson in 1856

14576

48

Saint Michaels, later Saint Michael (a barque)

344/377
later
352

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1870/71, initially listed, thru 1852/53, as Saint Michaels, after that date Saint Michael. Owned thru 1853/54 by J. Dart of London for service from London to New Zealand. In 1854/55, Blythe & Greene of London became her owner for service from London to the West Indies. The owner would appear to have become Greene alone in 1861/62. Briefly, in 1863/64, J. Boyd of Bute, Firth of Clyde, was the vessel's owner. From 1863/64 Gourlay of Glasgow became her owner for service from Liverpool to the W. Indies, later ex the Clyde, from Belfast to the W. Indies & from Liverpool to India. 103.0 ft. long. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Thomas Gourlay of Glasgow as her then owner. LR of 1870/71 notes 'wrecked'. On Jun. 26, 1870, per line 254 here, the 352 ton barque was abandoned at Acheen Head (NW tip of the island of Sumatra), while en route from Cocanada (now Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, E. coast of India) to London with a cargo of produce. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Gourlay.

39958

49

Sea Flower

158

Unknown to webmaster

Potts & C. - J. Shotton, J. H. & J. Barry & R. Green in 1856

14576

50

Sisters (a schooner)

116

William Pile, of North Shore

Benson & Co. of Sunderland

 

51

Solon

177/194

Wm. Byers

Nicholas Smirke & Son

 

52

Stephen & Elizabeth

167

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Farndell

 

53

Swift (a barque)

306/316

Unknown to webmaster

G. Coxon in 1850/51 - also in 1856

2162

54

Tancred (a brig) Note

268

William R. Abbay

W. Abbay of Sunderland

 

55

Thankful (a snow)

301

Lister & Bartram

Lister & C. thru 1854/54 - Leslie & C in 1854/55 - L. Leslie, T. Elliott & J. Peacock in 1856

 

56

Thomasine

333/364

Wm. Byers

Parker & C

 

57

Vigilant

110

Potts at low yard

'Cumine &' of Fraserburgh

803

58

William Richardson (a snow, later a brig)

329
later
304

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1851/52 thru 1870/71. Owned thru 1865/66 by Richardson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland to India, to the Baltic & to the Mediterranean, also in 1858/59 for the Clyde to South America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Richardson of Sunderland as her then owner, clarified in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean William Richardson. In 1865/66, J. H. May became her owner but only for a short time. The next year, i.e. 1866/67, G. Innes of Sunderland became her owner and also her captain. For service from Sunderland to France & Sunderland to the Black Sea. 98.0 ft. long, signal letters HFTJ. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, records the vessel as then owned by George Innes of Sunderland. LR of 1870/71 states 'wrecked'. On Dec. 8, 1870, per line 582 here, the 304 ton brig was stranded at Ethie Head while en route from Quebec, Canada, to the U.K. with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel stated to be owned by George Innes. As you can read here, the brig, under the command of Captain Theodosen, was en route to Inverness. She grounded upon a bank in the Moray Firth, about 4 miles from Rosemarkie & was abandoned shortly after she struck. The crew landed at Port George.

920

59

William Skee

243

Unknown to webmaster

Shepherd in 1850/51 - E. K. Skee in 1856

2079

60

Zuleika (a barque)

314/331

Peter Austin

Walker & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to the East Indies, later from Bristol, later Sunderland to S. America. On Jan. 24, 1860, per line 40 here, the 331 ton barque was lost on Cap Spartel, NW tip of Morocco, while en route from Sunderland to Athens, Greece, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Williamson

23749

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1849? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 150 vessels & 44,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 155 vessels & 44,333 tons.

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