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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.) A copy of Lloyd's Register re 1840/41 was sold via eBay on Nov. 29, 2018, for GBP 68.00 or approx. U.S. $87.00.

#

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 would seem to have had a very long life. The vessel was initially owned by Fisher & Co. of Sunderland, i.e. John & Henry Fisher. At least 2 later owners. Was stranded in 1872 but would seem to have survived the incident. Out of register in 1915.

2607

2

Achilles (a snow)

263/271

T. & N. Davie

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

 

3

Adamant

244

J. Henderson

Unknown to webmaster

 

4

Admiral (a snow)

274/292

Reed & Banfield

The vessel, which was first registered in Sep. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1846/47 only. Owned for that entire if brief period by Panton & Co. of Sunderland. For consistent service from Sunderland to London with Snowden her captain throughout. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Ian Whittaker indicates (thanks!) that a Sunderland registered vessel of the name, with a cargo of coal, was wrecked at Portskerra, Pentland Firth, on or about Mar. 23, 1846. It seems likely that it was this Admiral. Pentland Firth is not in fact a firth (which generally means a small inlet), rather the strait which separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness in the N. of Scotland. Can anybody add anything? Y

 

5

Advice (a schooner)

63/45

Unknown to webmaster

A modest vessel, launched in Aug. 1840, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1846/47 only. The vessel was, per LR, owned & captained thru 1845/46 at least by 'Garbutt' of Whitby, for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1846/47 provides limited detail which would seem to mean that the vessel was then in process of being sold. I say that because the North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 records the vessel, now registered at Sunderland, as owned by E. Burdes of Monkwearmouth. Marwood's equivalent directory of Mar. 1854 records Edward Burdes, of Sunderland, as both the vessel's owner & captain. As does Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855. The vessel is not recorded in TR of 1856 which covers Sunderland & other ports in the north-east. It would seem that the vessel was not granted an Official Number which means that the vessel was not in existence on Jan. 1, 1855 or in the short period thereafter. I am not aware of what happened to the vessel & when. Y

 

6

Agnes (a snow)

251/267

J. Crown

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

 

7

Aid (a snow or brig)

264/285

T. & N. Davie (or Davies)

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1856/57. LR of 1840/41 indicates that its first owner was Dobbing of Sunderland, followed by Thompson, G. Thompson it would appear, of South Shields, later (from 1850/51) of Newcastle. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 has, however, the vessel then registered at Newcastle & owned by G. Thompson of Newcastle. Thompson remained the vessel's owner, per LR, thru 1853/54, with Tillman serving as the vessel's captain thru 1845/46, Sanderson from 1845/46 thru 1852/53 & C. Searle in 1853/54. The brief service under Dobbing ownership was, per LR, from Shields to North America, which became from Shields to France thereafter thru 1844/45, from Leith, Scotland to 'Mirmci' (presumably Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada) in 1845/46, & from Shields to the Mediterranean, thereafter. In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel became owned by W. Cliff, of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to the West Indies with A. Collie serving as the vessel's captain. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the Liverpool registered vessel as owned by William Cliff of Liverpool, with John Cook her then captain. It seems likely that Cliff in fact had acquired the vessel in Apl. 1853 since the vessel was first registered at Liverpool on Apl. 13, 1853 (scroll to #24684).
Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that Aid was abandoned in the North Atlantic on Sep. 4, 1856, while en route from Black River, Jamaica, to Liverpool. No loss of life re her crew though I cannot tell you any greater detail including how they were rescued. It may very well be that the report in 'The Morning Post' of London of Oct. 7, 1856, provides greater detail. No crew lists are available for the vessel. Can anybody add anything? Y

24684

8

Alderman Pirie (a snow or brig)

296/322
later
299

Kirkbride & Carruthers

I think I have read that Alderman Pirie was elected Lord Mayor of London - in 1841 perhaps.
The vessel, which was launched in Aug. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1859/60. To the webmaster an unusual vessel history - unusual since for the vessel's entire lifetime, per LR, the vessel was owned by a single owner i.e. by Ord & Co. of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists William Ord & Co., of Bishopwearmouth, as the vessel's then owner. As does Marwood's equivalent register of Mar. 1854, with George Gardiner stated to be her then captain. Confirmed also by Turnbull's Shipping Registers of 1855 & 1856, with the 1855 edition listing C. Richards as her then captain. Per LR the vessel had 4 captains - G. S. Pirie thru 1846/47, J. Egan from 1846/47 thru 1855/56, C. Richards from 1856/57 thru 1858/59 & 'Jamieson' in 1859/60.
Christie's Annual Shipping Register of 1858 tells us lots more about her then ownership. That she was then owned by William Ord, Thomas B. Ord, Errington B. Ord, Robt. Ord, Henry A. Moon, Thomas Davison & George Moon. With a reference to Hartlepool that is of a meaning unclear to me.
LR records the vessel's service as being from Sunderland to Cuba in 1840/41 becoming later in the year & thru 1845/46 from London to Cuba. From 1846/47 thru 1858/59, the vessel served the West Indies ex Swansea, Wales. In 1859/60, per LR, the vessel served Quebec, Canada, ex Sunderland.
A little operational history. On or about Mar. 4, 1842, the vessel, Penrose (James Penrose) in command, arrived at Milford, Wales, ex Cuba in 42 days, making 18 inches of water in her holds per hour. Had boarded an abandoned & waterlogged brig en route - name of brig unknown. It would seem that the vessel often carried copper ore ex Cuba. I read ('pdf') that on Jul. 26, 1843 a pilot boarded the vessel arriving at Swansea ex Cuba. On the vessel's voyage from Cuba some of the vessel's crew had died of yellow fever. The pilot, who left the vessel on Jul. 27, 1843, suffered the same fate. He  died on Jul. 28, 1843 with symptoms of yellow fever.
Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that on an unknown date in Jun. 1859, the vessel, en route from Sunderland to Quebec City, Canada, was abandoned in the North Atlantic. Further that the crew were rescued by Siam, a British vessel. Per the 'Daily News' of London on Jun. 30, 1859 (would be good to be able to make such report available). Now LR of 1859/60 lists only one British vessel named Siam, a 743 ton ship built at Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1855 & Newcastle owned at the time of the rescue. It would be good to locate more detail as to the circumstances of what happened. No crew lists seem to be available for the vessel. Can anybody add anything additional? Y

14095

9

Alderman Thompson (a barque)

272/293
later
271

P. Laing or Laing & Simey

The vessel, which was launched in Oct. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1863/64. It was initially owned, thru 1852/53 at least, per LR, by P. Laing of Sunderland (Laing & Co. from 1848/49). The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 tells us that the vessel was then owned by P. Laing of Bishopwearmouth & F. Ridley of London. Per LR, 'Darling' was her initial captain thru 1847/48 except, possibly, for a period in 1846/47, F. Hudson for that possible period in 1846/47 & in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & J. Porter from 1851/52 thru 1853/54.
The LR 1853/54 edition has limited data which suggests that the vessel may then have been in process of sale. LRs of 1854/55 & 1855/56 report W. Cooke of Sunderland as the vessel's new owner, for service from Hartlepool to the Baltic, with W. Simpson serving as the vessel's captain - in fact all the way from 1854/55 thru 1863/64. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 records William Cooke of Sunderland as the vessel's owner with Thos. M. Smith her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 essentially confirms such data but spells the owner's surname as Cook. TR of 1856 reports the vessel, now of 271 tons, as owned by W. Cooke. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (William Cooke).
In view of the number of shipping registers noted above that reference Cooke as the vessel's owner, it is puzzling to see that LRs of 1856/57 thru 1861/62, list W. Gooke (with a 'G') of Sunderland as the vessel's owner for service ex Ramsgate. With W. Simpson her captain.
Some operational detail. On or about Apl. 21, 1843, the vessel, Darling in command, arrived at Swansea, Wales, with copper ore ex Cuba. And soon left for Cuba again, in ballast. On Sep. 14, 1843, the vessel (Darling) again arrived at Swansea ex Cuba with copper ore. On Feb. 28, 1853, per Wikipedia, the vessel was driven ashore at Hartlepool. At midnight on Oct. 15, 1855, while the vessel was proceeding, in ballast, from Portsmouth to Sunderland, it was in collision, off Dover, with Ericsson an American almost 2,000 ton paddle steamship. Ericsson, proceeding at 10 knots without a proper look-out, also failed to offer assistance after the collision. Ericsson was held at the High Court of Admiralty to be at blame for the collision. Again per Wikipedia, on Oct. 14, 1862, the vessel ran ashore at Cardigan, Wales. Glen Johnson kindly tells us here (search for Alderman Thompson), that the vessel was driven onto Cardigan Bar attempting to enter Cardigan with a cargo of timber from Quebec for John S. Williams. Further that her crew were saved, & 'there was some hope of salvaging the vessel'.
LR of 1863/64 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I have tried, without success, to find out when the vessel was wrecked & the circumstances. I note that the vessel was last listed in the Mercantile Navy List for 1863 & the wreck may well have been in that year. Can anybody tell us what happened & when? But ... could it be, I wonder, that it proved impossible to salvage the vessel after its grounding at Cardigan? No crew lists are available re the vessel. 92.0 ft. long. Y

24663

10

Alyth (a snow or brig)

206/199
later
206

J. M. Gales

The vessel was initially owned at Sunderland, by Panton & Sons, but for many years from 1841/42 became Liverpool owned (by Norman & Co. & then by John Pakhett) & later owned, by C. K. Coulthard, at Hartlepool. The vessel foundered on Sep. 28, 1856 in the N. Atlantic, while en route from Barcelona, Spain, to Swansea, Wales.

22376

11

Amphitrite ( a snow or brig)

281/298

Reed & Banfield

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

2066

12

Amulet

208/206

J. M. Gales

S. & P. Mills

2431

13

Ancona (a snow, later a brig)

243/243
later
243
later
222

Noble

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1849/50. Was initially owned by G. Noble of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Soon however, in 1842/43, Woods & Co., of Sunderland became her owner, for service from Sunderland to the West Indies. In 1846/47, Hutchinson of Sunderland became her owner (maybe Hutchinson Dixon & Co. - LR data is hard to read - for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1850/51, LR lists Lisle of Hartlepool as the vessel's owner, soon W. Lisle, for service mainly ex Hartlepool to destinations over the years such as London, France, Hamburg & the Baltic, although for 2 years, i.e. 1854/55 & 1855/56, the vessel is described as being a Yarmouth coaster. LR of 1869/70 advises that the vessel was LOST. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters JGSN. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists W. Lisle of Hartlepool as the owner of the Hartlepool registered vessel, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies means William Lisle. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both list Robert Hutchinson, of West Hartlepool, as the vessel's then owner. On Mar. 4, 1870, per line 760 here, the 223 ton brig foundered at sea while en route from Hartlepool to London. Crew of 8 - all lost. And also per line 12 on this page which states that the vessel was lost near Yarmouth & further states that the crew, all lost, was 7 persons only. Then stated to be owned by Robert Hutchinson. All a bit of a puzzle since Hutchinson would seem to have sold the vessel back in 1850/51. Can anybody clarify? Chris Roche, in touch via the guestbook in May 2016, tells us that he has been researching the history of the vessel for many years. It would appear that the brig was lost off the coast of Norfolk (as is now confirmed at line 12). Hopefully additional info will become available soon. Y

5229

14

Ann Carr (a schooner, later a brig)

197/199

G. W. & W. J. Hall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1853/54, listed as a schooner thru 1842/43 & thereafter as a brig. Per LR, the vessel was owned by R. Carr of Sunderland thru 1850/51, with R. Carr her initial captain (thru 1842/43), Reed her captain from 1842/43 thru 1848/49, Harrison from 1848/49 thru 1849/50 & F. Davies from 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the brig's then owners as being R. Carr & R. Carr, respectively of Monkwearmouth & Cork, Ireland. For initial service from Sunderland to London, for service from Bristol to Ancona (E. coast of Italy) in 1840/41 & 1841/42, from London to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy) from 1842/43 thru 1847/48, from Waterford, Ireland, to New York, in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & from Cork to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1850/51. In 1851/52, per LR, Watson & Co. of Dublin, Ireland, became the vessel's owner for service from Dublin to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America) - with F. Davies continuing to serve as the vessel's captain. LR of 1853/54 lists the owner's name with no other detail which suggests that the vessel may have been lost. The vessel was not issued an Official Number so presumably was lost before Jan. 1, 1855. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

15

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.

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2697

16

Arab (a snow)

265/287
later
267/287

Unknown to webmaster

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

maybe
2697

17

Arve (a snow, later a brig)

281/310
later
285

J. Stobart

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

25734

18

Autumnus (a barque)

323/362

S. & P. Mills

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

25887

19

Beaver (a snow or brig)

244/254
later
239

J. Carr

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1865/66, owned for that entire period, per LR, by 'Fairlamb' of Sunderland. With Burn serving as the vessel's initial captain, thru 1843/44, then Shields or J. Shields thru 1860/61, & T. Crawford from 1861/62 thru 1865/66. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Fairlamb & Thompson, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners, which names the 1854 edition clarifies meant Geo. Fairlamb & Peter Thompson, with John Shields her then captain. Such data is essentially unchanged in Turnbull's Register of 1856 & in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Under 'Fairlamb' ownership, the vessel; per LR, always served out of Sunderland to London, to America (1843/44 thru 1847/48 & in 1855/56), to the Baltic (in the 1852/54 period), to Quebec, Canada (in 1854/55) & to France (in 1856/57 & 1857/58). A Sunderland coaster from 1861/62. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters HRKF. The vessel is not recorded in the Mercantile Navy List of 1865. It is noted in LR of 1865/66 that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The webmaster cannot tell you definitively what happened to the vessel & when. But, this page tells us (in red) as follows:- The "Beaver" of Sunderland, official number 2974, laden with deals, ran aground on Stammo. After having been abandoned by her crew, and the cargo having been discharged into lighters, she drifted off and was towed into Fredrikshamn where she will be repaired. No date was mentioned but the report which contained the words was re 1864. Fredrikshamn (the Swedish name for Hamina) is in southern Finland - I have not yet located Stammo. It seems likely that the vessel was so damaged that it could not be repaired. Can you add to or correct the text above? Y

2974

20

Bee's Wing

155

W. Doxford

Jn. Robson, Jn. Crossby & Wm. Walker

 

21

Bithon (a snow)

222/226

W. Sutherland

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

 

22

Britannia (a snow)

237/234

Jos. Helmsley

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

 

23

Camilla (a snow or brig)

217/207

W. Chilton

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Foster & Co., of Sunderland, thru 1846/47, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Bell & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owners for the same service, thru 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 207 ton brig as then owned by W., W.T., & J. Bell, all of Bishopwearmouth. The detail is modest in LR of 1849/50, while LR of 1850/51 lists the vessel's then owner as being Bellas & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. On Nov. 8, 1850, per line 409 on this page, the 207 ton snow stranded at Schaarhorn (sands located at the mouth of the German river Elbe), while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned, not by Bellas & Co., but rather by Margaret Jewitt. Is there anything you can add?
A site visitor has kindly brought to my attention some unexpected data re the vessel. The vessel would appear to have been registered in Devon, in 1842 I am advised, as per this page (search for Camilla). Then owned by Jacob Bell. The webmaster does not know how that 'fits' with the above data.

 

24

Commerce (a barque or brig maybe)

254

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

25

Commodore (a snow)

278/292
later
259

G. Thompson, maybe of  Monkwearmouth

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

14103

26

Commodore Napier (a snow)

281/291

possibly G. Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1845/46, by Law & Co. of Dundee, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Dundee. In 1841/42 the vessel would seem to have served Havana, Cuba, ex both Newcastle & Dundee. It continued to serve Havana ex Newcastle thereafter. Until, in 1845/46, per LR, T. Neish, also of Dundee, became the vessel's owner for service from Dundee to St. Petersburg, Russia, thru 1847/48 & then ex Dundee. Ian Whittaker has been in touch (thanks Ian!) to advise that The Daily News of Oct. 13, 1849 reports that the vessel, commanded by captain Hay, struck on a reef 6 miles S. of Cross Island on Sep. 20, 1849 and filled. En route to Archangel. As per this newspaper article. Cross Island seems likely to be an island in the Beaufort Sea. Can anybody add anything additional? Y

 

27

Concord (a snow, later a brig)

276/287
later
269

Tiffin of Monkwearmouth

The vessel was initially owned by T. Shotton of Newcastle.

34804

28

Cossack (a snow)

241/233

Jas. Leithead

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

 

29

Cove (a snow)

201/200
later
172

Jolly & Turnbull

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

2437

30

Dundee (a barque)

288

T. Ogden

Borrie of Dundee

 

31

Earl Durham or Earl of Durham (a barque)

233/323
later
350

Austin & Mills

The vessel was initially owned by Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co. of Newcastle.

11584

32

Earl Talbot (a snow)

180/176
later
156

J. M. Gales

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

3725

33

Eleanor

269

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

34 Elizabeth & Sarah (a snow or brig)

201/175
later
159

Jas. Leithead

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

26130

35

Elizabeth Hunter

220/212

J. Hunter

T. (Thomas) Hunter, of Sunderland

 

36

Eston Nab (a snow or square)

179
later
162

J. Stobart

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

22442

37

Euclid (a schooner)

87/74

W. Pringle

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

 

38

Falcon (a snow)

253/252

W. Wilkinson

Thompson - G. Armstrong, W. Elliott & N. Armstrong & Co. in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. The vessel is listed a second time in that same register, registered at Newcastle & owned by  G. Armstrong & Co. of Hartley. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 also lists the vessel, then registered at Shields & owned by Geo. & Nicholas Armstrong, Isabella Wardle, Margaret and Ann Hudson & Mary Ann Elliott.

3721

39

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'.

 

40

George and Elizabeth (a snow or brig)

205/192
later
174

Jas. Robinson

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

2948

41

Glide (a snow)

224

Austin & Mills

A vessel which had a very short life. It was launched in May 1840 & per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1840/41, it had 'Foundered'.

 

42

Good Design (a schooner)

121/100
later
92

Atkinson & Pile of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1862/63 (except for 1850/51) & not thereafter. It was initially listed as  being of 95/86 tons, which may have been a mistake. The vessel, which was launched in Sep. 1840, was owned initially by Hoseason of Arbroath, Scotland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. But only for a short time. In 1842/43, the vessel became owned, per LR, by Teasdell & Co. of Yarmouth, Norfolk, for service as a Yarmouth coaster. In 1852/53, the vessel served as a Liverpool coaster. In 1853/54 the vessel became owned, per LR, by Brereton of Yarmouth for service as a Newcastle coaster. Now LR indicates that Brereton was the vessels captain from as early as 1848/49, thru 1862/63. The available data re LR editions of years 1857/58 thru 1862/63 is minimal. The vessel was not lost in or about 1863 when LR listing ended. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 & 1870 both list Benjamin Brereton, of Yarmouth, as the vessel's then owner. MNL of 1872 lists her then owner as being James Scott of Yarmouth. Signal letters HBCT. On Jun. 10, 1874, the 92 ton schooner foundered 5 miles E. of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from West Hartlepool to Chatham with a cargo of 100 tons of coal. 5 crew - no lives lost. The vessel sprang a leak. The pumps were manned but the water levels in the hold gained at the rate of 4 in. per hour. Then a pump failed. The crew abandoned the vessel when she had 6 ft. of water in her holds. Then owned by J. W. Studd of Wivenhoe, Essex. The text says 'Foundered, probably from unseaworthiness'. All as per line 280 on this page ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

16608

43

Harmony (a snow)

238/245
later
225

W. Spowers & Co.

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

23625

44

Hector (a schooner)

191/157
later
140
& 141

Noble

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

3757

45

(a snow)

286/307

Peter Austin

Hunter & Co (Thomas Hunter)

 

46

Jane

157/149

J. M. Gales

P. Madden - J. Cleet in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

25123

47

Jane (a snow)

211/204

J. Crown

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

26922

48

Jane & Isabella

204

W. Doxford

Christopher Elliot, Robert Reed & Thomas Smith

 

49

John & Ann (a snow or brig)

209/189
later
198
later
182
later
198

H. Ferguson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1847/48 per LR, by J. Ray of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. With Dobinson serving as the vessel's captain. In 1848/49, per LR, C. Morgan of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for continued service from Sunderland to London, with Baxter as her new captain. Even though the vessel is not LR listed after 1850/51, the 'Morgan' ownership is well documented. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists C. & J. Morgan of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. As does Turnbull's Register of 1856. The 1854 edition of the North of England Register clarifies the owner name to mean Charlton & John Morgan, of Sunderland, with Wm. Cole her then captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 also lists such owner names. Certainly from 1856 the vessel is listed at 182 tons. The vessel would seem to have been still registered at Sunderland thru 1861, now at 198 tons. From 1862 it was registered at Whitby, Yorkshire, with, per the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 thru 1868, George Wright of York as her new owner. Signal letters HQTJ. The vessel would seem to have been lost in early 1869, though I am unable, at this time, to tell you what happened to her & exactly when. It would seem likely that there was no loss of life related to her loss. Is there anything you can add? Y

2841

50

John Line

696

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

51

Johns (a snow, later a brig)

301/329
later
299
later
300

G. Moore

The vessel's initial owner was Elliott & Co., of Sunderland, thru about 1850/51. There were three later owners. On Dec. 12, 1872, the vessel stranded at North Sand while en route from Söderhamn, Sweden, to London, with a cargo of timber & iron. No lives were lost.

33083

 

Juliet (a schooner) see here

178

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

52

Juventus (a snow, later a brig)

242/257
later
233

Benj. Brown

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

24472

53

Lady Mary (a snow or brig)

259/249
later
226
later
225

Lister & Bartram or Bartram & Lister

A vessel which is LR noted to have been built at Biddick, i.e. Biddick Ford near Hylton (W. of Sunderland), County Durham. The vessel, which was. I read, launched on Oct. 26, 1839 (some doubt about that, LR reports launched in May 1840) is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1857/58 with the exception of 1851/52 & 1852/53. And is later LR listed - read on.
The vessel, per LR was owned from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 by 'Kirkaldy' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London with G. Mason serving throughout as her captain. Now the Bartram build list in these pages, a list which was provided by the Bartram family, rather lists Alex. Kirkcaldy & Robt. Cameron as the vessel's initial owners. In 1848/49, thru 1850/51 per LR, the vessel became owned by J. Dixon of Sunderland, with Dixon serving as the vessel's captain, for continued service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 confirms J. Dixon of Sunderland to be her then owner. The data provided in LR of 1850/51 is limited which suggest that the vessel may well then have been sold.
The vessel is not listed in LRs of 1851/52 & 1852/53. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') tells me that on Mar. 1, 1853 the vessel was registered at Belfast, then Ireland. In the 1853/54 edition of LR, the vessel is listed as owned by G. Heyn, of Belfast, for service from Belfast to 'Mrmci', which I believe means Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. With A. Parke her captain in that year (no captain's names LR listed thereafter thru 1857/58). In 1854/55 & 1855/56, service from Liverpool to the West Indies is LR noted. As earlier re 'Dixon', the LR data provided in LRs of 1856/57 & 1857/58 is limited - but G. Heyn is still listed as her then owner.
When the webmaster saw that the vessel was not listed in the years following 1857/58 & seeing the fragmentary LR data of 1857/58, he thought it likely that the vessel must have been lost. How wrong he was! After a 16 year LR silence, the vessel was again LR listed in 1874/75, of 226 tons (225 tons from 1876/77) registered at Shields & owned by G. D. Dowey. MNL essentially confirms such data. It records the vessel as Shields registered from 1858 thru 1885, owned, from 1865, by George Dawson Dowey of N. Shields (though MNL recorded his name incorrectly from 1865 thru 1871 (1870) in reporting George Dawson, of Dowey, N. Shields). LR lists the vessel thru 1885/86 in which year the vessel was noted to have been 'Lost'.
88.6 ft. long, signal letters NPJD. Only an 1863 crew list is available.
The webmaster has seen no references to who owned the vessel from 1858/59 thru 1873/74. It would seem not to have been owned in the North East during those years.
So far, the webmaster has seen no references either to the loss of the vessel in or about 1885 or 1886. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when? Or correct anything stated above? Y

22893

54

Lady Raffles (a barque)

253/299

J. M. Gales

The ship was named for Sophia Raffles (1786/1858), the 2nd wife of Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781/1826), later Sir Stamford Raffles, a British colonial administrator noted for being the founder of Singapore. Not the only ship so named! Lady Raffles, built at London in 1817, is noted for having sailed from London & Portsmouth (departed Dec. 2, 1840) to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), landing 327 convicts there on May 2, 1841.
'Our' Lady Raffles, I have read, was launched on Jun. 29, 1840, however Lloyd's Register ('LR') indicates that it was rather launched in 1840 month 7, i.e. in Jul. 1840. The vessel is LR listed from 1840/41 thru 1855/56 & was always registered at Liverpool. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1843/44, was Osborne of Liverpool, with J. Osborne, correctly Jonathan C. Osborne, serving as the vessel's captain. Maybe for initial service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, but her service for most of Osborne's ownership was from Liverpool to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. As follows:-
On Jan. 19, 1841 the vessel, under the command of captain Osborne, left Liverpool for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with 11 passengers & a general cargo. It arrived at Melbourne on May 30, 1841 & on Jun. 23, 1841 went on to Sydney (arrived Jul. 1, 1841). The vessel made two round-trip voyages from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand, and intended to make a third such voyage, but that plan was changed & the vessel, loaded with colonial produce, was almost ready to depart for London on Apl. 7, 1842. When disaster struck as per these contemporary newspaper articles (1, 2). At 7 a.m. in the morning of that day, as the vessel was being moved into the stream, fire broke out in the vessel's holds, a fire later determined by an investigatory team to have started by the spontaneous combustion of a damp bale of wool. The captain was not aboard at the time - the vessel was under the control of Mr. Crook (maybe Cook), of the Harbour Master's office. Vessels in the harbour came to her assistance & many of them helped tow the vessel to Carabella Point, at the entrance to Neutral Bay. There they tried to pump water into the vessel but that proved ineffective - the water was not able to penetrate the cargo quickly enough to put out the fire. So to extinguish the fire, they cut three or four holes in the ship's hull, let the water rush in, & in that manner scuttled her in three fathoms (18 ft.) of water. 'Before the vessel sank, her sails, yards, upper spars & shrouds were got safe off' along with a portion of her cargo. Several attempts were made to raise the vessel in the following weeks but it took a while. Only on May 21, 1842 was the vessel raised & towed to Campbell's Wharf & soon thereafter refitting of the vessel began. By Aug. 20, 1842, the vessel was being loaded for the renewal of its voyage to London. Captain Osborne was her captain through this entire period, but on Sep. 1, 1842 a new captain was newspaper reported to be in command of the vessel, one James Weller, previously, it would seem, the captain of the barque Honduras, built in Sunderland in 1836. On Oct. 20, 1842, the vessel left Sydney for London, Weller in command, & on Mar. 14, 1843 Lady Raffles arrived at Gravesend, London.
LR of 1843/44 reports that Rose & Co., of Liverpool, had become the vessel's new owners with 'Craige' her new captain. 'Rose' owned the vessel thru 1845/46, per LR, for service from London to Barbados in 1843/44 & then ex Liverpool to 'Se Leon' which I presume means Sierra Leone, West Africa.
In 1845/46, per LR, Wilson of Liverpool became the vessel's owner with 'Eden' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1848/49, J. Martin thereafter thru 1840/41 & then, thru 1855/56 per LR, 'Marienbrg'. The vessel was at Carlisle Bay, Barbados, from Mar. 26, 1847 to Apl. 16, 1847 loading sugar & molasses. And on May 19, 1853 was at Hong Kong, Marienberg in command, soon to depart for San Francisco. Her service was mainly ex Liverpool with service to Singapore noted from 1851/52 thru 1855/56. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists William Wilson as the vessel's then owner, with J. Marenbury reported to be her then captain.
LR of 1855/56 still records Wilson as the vessel's owner but the data provided is most limited which suggests to the webmaster that the vessel had been lost. I say that because the vessel was not issued an official Number, which means that the vessel no longer could have existed on Jan. 1, 1855. But ... this vessel may be an exception to that rule. 'The Welshman' of Jan. 12, 1855 reported upon a major storm or hurricane which devastated a large area of the North Sea coast of Germany & into the Baltic on Jan. 1, 1855. And resulted in many vessels becoming wrecked with many more dismasted or otherwise damaged. The article reports that Lady Raffles was one of the affected vessels, in the following words:- 'The English barque Lady Raffles, Captain Marienberg, is gone on shore near Bremerhafen, in the Weser, and is expected to become a wreck'. A similar report in the 'Monmouthshire Merlin' of Jan. 12, 1855, spelled the captain's name 'Marienburgh'. Wikipedia advises (thanks) that on Jan. 1, 1855 Lady Raffles was driven ashore in the Eider (a German river that runs into the Baltic). As per reports in 'The Standard of London of Jan. 4, 1855 & the Liverpool Mercury of Jan. 12, 1855. (Such data looks, to the webmaster, to be suspect - the vessel would not seem to have been in the Baltic at the time). Further that she was re-floated on Apl. 21, 1855 & taken in to the Guste. 'Guste', I think, must mean 'Geeste', a modest river that flows into the Weber at Bremerhaven, located on the E. bank of the River Weber near to it entering the North Sea. Is there anything you can add to the above? Or correct? Y

 

55

Louisa (a snow or brig)

216/203
later
216/190
later
173/174

An unknown to the webmaster, Ayre's Quay builder

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

23789

 

Lucerne (a snow) see here

263/273

J. & J. Laws

Elliott & Co. of Sunderland

2461

56

Maid of Athens

213/205

Stothard

G. Forster

 

57

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

324/362

W. Petrie

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

 

58

Mark Palmer (a ship)

291/348

Austin & Mills

Palmer & Co. of Sunderland

 

59

Marsden (a brig)

278/296
later
258

An unknown Hylton builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1860/61 with the exceptions of 1848/49 & 1856/57. It was initially owned by T. Gibson of Newcastle, thru 1855/56 per LR, for service ex London (thru 1847/48), later, (in 1850/51 & 1851/52) for service from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. In 1853/54, service from Liverpool to Cape of Good Hope is referenced. Under 'Gibson' ownership the vessel would seem to have had at least 3 captains. 'Hardwck' in 1849/50, S. Pethey from 1850/51 thru 1852/53, & J. Pearson from 1853/54 thru 1855/56. No captain's name is LR referenced in the years thru 1847/48. I cannot spot the vessel in the North of England Maritime Directories of 1848 (which is a puzzle) nor that of 1854.
It would seem that the vessel, a part of the estate of Edward Oliver of Liverpool (who died in Oct. 1854), was sold for £2,400 at an auction held in Liverpool on Dec. 7, 1854. See here for the data source. Such ownership may well explain the service ex Liverpool noted above.
The vessel was not listed in LR of 1856/57. When LR listing continued, in 1857/58, the vessel, now of 258 tons, is listed as owned by Forth & Co. of Shields, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1857/58 & from Shields to the Baltic, thereafter. With G. Eskdale serving as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 specifically lists as the then owners R. (Robert) Forth & G. (Geo.) Eskdale, both of North Shields, J. (Jas.) Eskdale of South Shields, & A. (Adamson) Bulman of Whitby. As is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. 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 which the webmaster believes is correct. Y

2103

60

Mary Ann Cook

254/245

Unknown to webmaster

W. Cook - also W. (William) Cook in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register & in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register, both listed as built in 1841.

 

61

Mary Bartram

264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison

 

62

Mary Nixon (a barque)

319/399

T. Gales

The vessel, which was launched on Mar. 19, 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1856/57 with the exception of 1851/52. The LR data for its first 4 years is rather confusing. In 1840/41, LR lists J. Nixon of London as her initial owner with 'Rickaby' her captain, for service ex London, but then indicates 'Feild' had become her new owner. LR of 1841/42 lists J. Nixon as her owner with 'Feild' her captain. LR of 1842/43 has unchanged data but then indicates that T. Snook had become her owner. While LR of 1843/44 has T. Snook of London as her owner, for service from London to Sydney, Australia, with 'MacDonnell' replacing 'Feild' as her master.
This is probably a good place to note that the webmaster can only report, in these pages, what the contemporary records say, when all too frequently those records can be proven to be incorrect. I say that, in this case, having researched the vessel's history as it is documented at Trove Australia. A 'best efforts' recap, therefore, of the vessel's voyages to Australia:- i) On Nov. 30, 1841, (long before LR references Australia) the vessel, under the command of James Field (not Feild) arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, having left London certainly via Cork, Ireland, & maybe also via Plymouth, in a voyage that likely commenced on or about Aug. 30, 1841. The vessel had a few (3) cabin & intermediate passengers. At Cork, however, the vessel took on board 154 bounty immigrants (the 1841 immigration summary states 150 only). The vessel made a side voyage to nearby Geelong, arriving there on Jan. 11, 1842 to load wool. She then returned to Melbourne & on or about Feb. 9, 1842, arriving at her anchorage, went on shore at Fort Drake, suffering probably minimal damage. On Jun. 7, 1842, the vessel left Melbourne for London with 9 passengers & a cargo that included 971 bales of wool along with tallow, hides, horns & bark. It later arrived back at Gravesend on Nov. 17, 1842. ii) The vessel was reported to be returning to Australia, to Adelaide & Melbourne, under the command of captain C. G. Cowley. However on Dec. 8, 1843 the vessel left the Downs, under the command of W. R. MacDonnell, bound for Sydney where it arrived on Apl. 16, 1844 having suffered continued adverse winds en route. On May 25, 1844 the vessel left Sydney for Bay of Islands, New Zealand ('NZ') with 28 passengers. As it left Sydney, after the pilot had left the ship, Mary Nixon had to anchor in deep water to avoid being driven onto the rocky shore by the currents & sea swell. It was rescued from its position, 3 hours later, by Thistle, a steam tug. On Jun. 7, 1844, the vessel arrived at Taranaki, NZ, (far from Bay of Islands) & soon left for Valparaiso, Chile.
Back to LR. From 1844/45 thru 1850/51 at least, MacDonnell of London was both her owner & her captain - for continued service from London to Sydney in 1844/45 & ex London thereafter. Only re 1848/49 is a destination LR referenced - to Aden in that case. In 1852/53, but only in that year, 'R. & S. S'uttr' presumably 'Sutter', of London is LR referenced as her owner for service ex London with 'Winter' her captain.
From 1853/54 thru 1855/56, LR lists Brice & Co., of Liverpool, as the vessel's new owner for service, in !853/54 & 1854/55, from Liverpool to Arica (Pacific coast of northern Chile). LRs of 1853/54 thru 1855/56 list R. Winter as her captain. Both owner & captain names are clarified by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 which lists the Liverpool registered vessel as then owned by Brice, Friend & Co., with Rob. Winter her then captain. The LR data re 1855/56 lists 'Brice' as the vessel's owner, but has limited detail. Which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold.
What would seem to be the final vessel owner was, per LR in 1856/57, Fairley & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. With 'A. Kirk'ldy' serving as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being B. & M. S. Fairley, W. Holmes, T. Walker & J. H. Brown, all of Sunderland, along with F. Welford of Newcastle & J. T. Clark of Ilderton, Northumberland.
What finally happened to the vessel? I note that a certificate re the vessel's loss was, I think, (a little difficult to read), dated Dec. 31, 1856 (scroll to #1889). But so far, the webmaster has not read what finally happened to the vessel & when. No crew lists are available for the vessel. Can you add to and/or correct the above? Y

1889

63

Mary Ridley

399

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

64

Matthew (a snow, later a brig)

206/195
later
206/165

G. Thompson

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

 

65

Mayborough (a snow or brig)

247/260

Austin & Mills

Was owed by Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Co. of Newcastle thru 1845/46 & thereafter by G. Dryden of North Shields.

23495

66

Mayor (a snow or brig)

238/232
later
211

C. Taylor

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

2917

67

Mazeppa (a snow or brig)

236/247

H. Dixon

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

 

68

Meg Lee (a brig)

204/197
later
185
later
175

Unknown to webmaster

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

2050

69

Minstrel (a snow)

321

George Frater & Co.

Ord & Co., maybe J. B. Ord

 

70

Nestor (a snow or brig)

217/216

Cuthbert Potts

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

24408

71

Nestor (a barque)

378/458

J. Watson

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

 

72

Oak

160

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

73

Ocean (a snow)

250/257

R. Dixon

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

 

74

Olinda (a barque)

266/281

J. H. Robson of Claxhaugh

Allhusen - W. & J. Robson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register - Matthew & Jane Robson in 1858, still registered at Shields, per Christie's Shipping Register.

2097

75

Pallas (a snow, later a square)

253/254
later
223

T. Elliot of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1841/42 thru 1859/60 with a couple of missing years. Was initially owned by T. Jackson, her captain, of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later Shields to Quebec, Canada, & Shields to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Jackson, of South Shields as her then owner. From 1853/54 per LR, the vessel was registered at Newcastle & owned by Swan & Co., for service from Newcastle to London, & from Shields to the Baltic, later to London. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Robert Swan of Gateshead as the vessel's then owner. On Jan. 24, 1860, per line 577 here, the 256 ton square was sunk on Sizewell Bank (NE of Thorpness, Suffolk) while en route from Shields to London with coal. 5 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Richard Swan. There was a heavy gale when the vessel struck Sizewell Bank at about midnight. The captain & 4 crew members took to a ship's boat which soon capsized drowning all of its occupants. The remaining three crew members clung to the ship's rigging until dawn when they were rescued by the Thorpness lifeboat. As you can read here - in the section marked B. Y

22561

76

Parsee (a barque)

324/390
later
324/394

Rodham & Todd

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

 

77

Persian (a barque)

302/347
later
316

Jos. Helmsley of Southwick

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

20960

78

Pet (a barque)

303
later
281

H. Dobbinson

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

24412

79

Placid (a snow)

221/234

Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1853/54 & not thereafter. Initially owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, soon Liverpool to St. Petersburg & to Genoa, Italy, & Cardiff to Hamburg, Germany. J. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. 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.

 

80

Poultons (a brigantine, later a schooner)

109/95
later
86

Unknown to webmaster

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

2676

81

Prince Albert (a snow)

284/301

Kirkbride & partners

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

 

82

Prince of Wales (a barque)

308/358
later
315

J. Watson

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

26598

83

Princess (a snow or brig)

220/220

Spencer & Todd

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1840/41 thru 1850/51 & from 1853/54 thru 1857/58. And it would seem, not thereafter. It was launched in Dec. 1840. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by 'Hutchnsn' (Hutchinson I presume) of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Thompson, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1846/47, from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, in 1847/48 & for service ex Gloucester in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The available data in LR of 1850/51 is limited. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owner as being J. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth. In 1853/54, LR records Hicks & Co. of Newcastle as the vessel's then owner for service (where indicated) from Newcastle to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, (which they state was built in 1851), as then owned by W. Hicks of Newcastle & E. Wilkinson of Bill-point, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names as meaning Wm. Hicks & Edward Wilkinson (of Bill Point). Per this newspaper cutting, the brig was lost in mid Nov. 1861 on the Barnard Sand (Norfolk, near Lowestoft). Then stated to be owned by William Hicks & Edward Wilkinson. Such loss is 'sort of' confirmed by line 1867 on this page. Which states that Princess, a 194 ton barque with an Official Number of 24728, stranded on Barnard Shoal on Nov. 20, 1861. While en route from Shields to London with coal. Crew of 10 none lost. Then stated to have been owned by Robt. L. Morton. I say 'sort of' because, if you look at line 1868 on that same page, it would seem that two vessels named Princess, both stranded on Barnard Shoal on the same day i.e. Nov. 20, 1861. One of them is the Princess next listed below. There was, it would appear, a 3rd vessel named Princess with the ON of 24728. I have not yet figured it all out! Is there anything you can add? Y

3623

84

Princess (a snow or brig)

234/225
later
207

H. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1840/41 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. It was launched in Mar. 1840. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by Panton & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, H. Tanner, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1849/50. For many years, particularly from 1853/54 thru 1857/58, the LR data is minimal. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owner as being H. Tanner of Bishopwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, registered at Sunderland & owned by J. M. Smith of Sunderland, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner name as meaning Josh. M. Smith. It was listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1861, still registered at Sunderland. I can now tell you what happened to the vessel & when. On Nov. 20, 1861, the vessel sank on Barnard Shoal (Norfolk, near Lowestoft), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. As per line 1868 on this page. Then listed as a snow of 207 tons. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Joseph Emerson. But see the last words re the vessel named Princess listed immediately above. it would seem that two vessels named Princess, both stranded on Barnard Shoal on the very same day i.e. Nov. 20, 1861. I have not yet figured it all out! Is there anything you can add? Y

317

85

Princess Royal

296

Bartram & Lister

S. Mease

 

86

Prospect (a snow)

254/258

Byers, maybe Wm. Byers

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

 

87

Pytho

200/191

Wm. Byers or Reay

S. & P. Mills

 

88

Raymond (a barque, later a ship, later a barque)

414/498

Peter Austin & Son

The vessel was owned, per Lloyd's Register thru 1846/47 by Ward & Co. of Hull & from 1847 by Hart & Co., of London. It made 4 voyages to Australia & New Zealand. Later became Liverpool owned.

 

89

Reflector (a barque, later a square)

338/378

An unknown Southwick builder

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

 

90

Robert & Ann

275

W. Doxford

Clay & Co.

 

91

Rolla

292/309

J. Hutchinson

Hutchnson - G. Avery in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. George Avery per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

25846

92

Rosalind (a snow)

289/327

J. Watson

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

 

93

Royal Albert (a barque)

334/407

Reed Denton & Co.

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

 

94

Royal Consort

423/529

Jas. Leithead

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

95

Sedulous

226/230

M. Whitefield

Nesbet & c in 1842/43 - T. Knox & R. Fair in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

24654

96

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

199/181
later
160

W. Petrie

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

5200

97

Sirocco (a snow)

227/226
later
208

Byers

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

24853

98

Sons of Commerce (a barque)

366/431

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in May 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1840/41 thru 1851/52, always owned by 'Mitcheson' of London. Per LR, R. Peter was the vessel's captain in 1840/41, followed by 'Mainland' for a part of 1841/42. From 1841/42 thru 1850/51, Williams, E. Williams per LR of 1841/42 only, served as the vessel's captain. G. Wells, also per LR, served as the vessel's captain in 1851/52. The vessel, per LR, had some most varied service. Initially for service from London to Madras (now Chennai), India, after, perhaps, service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. From 1841/42 thru 1845/46 the vessel, per LR, served Australia, incl. from London to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1841/42 & 1842/43 & to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1844/45 & 1845/46. The vessel would seem to have served from London to Bermuda in 1846/47 & 1847/48, then it served ex London. In 1851/52 the vessel served Aden ex Sunderland.
Some operational detail. On Sep. 19, 1842 the vessel arrived at Sydney with a general cargo & 19 or 20 passengers, Williiams in command, having left the Downs on Apl. 29, 1842. On Oct. 22, 1842 the vessel was cleared for departure. in ballast, for Singapore. To, in due course, return to London. On Mar. 5, 1845, the vessel left London for Hobart Town, Tasmania, again with Williams in command, with a general cargo, mainly Government Stores. It arrived at Hobart on Jul. 5 or 8, 1845 & on Sep. 25, 1845 left for London with a full cargo of colonial produce plus a number of passengers. It arrived at Gravesend, London, on Feb. 4, 1846. Some related interesting data ex 'Trove', Australia - i) the captain's full name was Edwin Crouch Williams, ii) the vessel had 2 guns, iii) on Feb. 12, 1846, Williams was charged in a London Court with assaulting Rev. Thomas Wigmore, a passenger on the voyage from Hobart. Captain Collins, also a passenger, spoke to the gentlemanly conduct of Williams. The case was dismissed. Per Wikipedia (thanks!) a) at an unknown date before Oct. 2, 1846 , the ship was driven onto rocks off Bermuda while en route from Belize City, British Honduras to London. She was re-floated on Oct. 12, 1846 & resumed her voyage. b) at an unknown date in 1847 (at page bottom), the vessel was driven ashore near Alexandria, Egypt, while en route from Alexandria to Cork, Ireland. The vessel, I read, was re-floated, & put into Malta in a leaky condition on Nov. 26, 1847.
LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. As is confirmed at line 938 on this page, where we are advised that the 366 ton barque, en route from Sunderland to Aden with a cargo of coal, had been wrecked near Aden on Aug. 15, 1851. Then owned by Wm. Mitcheson. A crew of 16, none of whom were lost, or so the listing indicates.
There is much more to the story. Per this newspaper article, (ex The Northern Star of Aug. 23, 1851) Sons of Commerce's cargo was coal for the East India Company's Depot at Aden. The weather was very rough when the vessel neared Aden. 'Unusually boistered' in the quaint words of the article. Sons of Commerce grounded on Aug. 11, 1851, (in the evening I gather) at a place named Gebel Seylan 12 or 15 miles to the E. of Aden. The next day the crew left the ship with such valuables as they could muster, in two boats, a cutter under the command of the captain & a launch under the command of the chief mate, intending to make Aden by sea. In rough seas, however, the mate determined to land, hoping to save the life of a crewman named Murphy who was so sick that it was thought he would not survive the journey. The captain was not happy with this situation but in order not to separate the crew he agreed to land also, at a spot close to the wreck site. The captain, with 4 men, soon took off for Aden to seek assistance - on the way they were stopped by some armed Arabs, but made it safely to Aden at 8 in the evening. A few hours later crew members who had been left on the beach arrived at Aden also, saying that they had been attacked by a party of Arabs, further that the chief mate had been murdered 'in a most inhuman manner'. As had the sick Murphy. Elphinstone, a sloop of war, was sent to the wreck scene on the Sunday & was fired upon by the Arabs 'assembled in great numbers on the beach'. There being no possibility of re-floating Sons of Commerce, Elphinstone could only return to Aden. The wreck complete with its cargo was put up for auction & sold for 2.450 rupees to one of the principal Arabs of Aden. The situation is further referred to here ex here & in many other books. The Arabs who attacked were of the Abdalee tribe. In Oct. 1851, Sultan Ali of the Abdalee tribe wrote (same source) to advise that the murderer of the mate & seaman of Sons of Commerce had been executed in the court-yard of the Sultan's house, on the evening of Oct. 22, 1851, with the very weapon with which the murders had been committed - which statement was almost certainly untrue as I read the texts. The facts as recounted above may not be perfect - other accounts do describe the events somewhat differently. Some texts refer to troops being sent to the site & returning with Sons of Commerce crew members. I wonder whether G. Wells was, in fact, the vessel's captain at the time? The available articles seem not to refer to the captain's name. Can you add to or correct the above or tell us anything additional? Y

 

99

Stokesley (a snow or brig)

261/277
later
252

Jas. Barkess

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

2110

100

Swallow (a snow, later a brig)

198/184
later
167

W. Doxford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48, from 1850/51 thru 1851/52, & from 1857/58 thru 1861/62. It was owned thru 1847/48, per LR, by 'Thompson', likely John Thompson, of Sunderland. In 1850/51 & 1851/52 the vessel was, per LR, owned by Gutch & Co. of Poole, Dorset, for service from Poole to Sunderland. Then a 5 year LR period of 'silence'. During the period from 1857/58 thru 1861/62, the vessel, now a 167 ton brig, was, per LR, owned by G. Bramble of Hull (G. Brambles from 1860/61) for service from Hull to the Baltic (thru 1858/59), & for service ex London thereafter. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Brambles of Bridlington Quay as the vessel's then owner. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1861 or otherwise add anything? Ian Whittaker has kindly been in touch to advise that on Dec. 24, 1862, Captain Fraser in command, the vessel left Sunderland for Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, with a cargo which included coal. The vessel was never heard from again. Y

19668

101

Syria (a snow)

195/210

J. Crown

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

 

102

Thorney Close (a snow or brig)

249/260
later
233

Cuthbert Potts

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

2840

103

Tyro (a snow, later a brig)

236
later
221

Walker

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 only, owned for that entire period by G. Foster of Sunderland, with Manning serving as the vessel's captain. For consistent service from Sunderland to London. The vessel is listed in a number of later shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, now a brig of 221 tons, as registered at Newcastle & owned by Thos. Bell of South Shields. The equivalent register of 1854 lists Tyro as a square owned by T. Bell of South Shields & captained by L. B. Bell. Turnbull's Register of 1856 also lists the vessel, still Newcastle registered & still owned by T. Bell. So far as I can see, the vessel was not issued an Official Number on Jan. 1, 1855, as were all then existing U.K. registered vessels, so I wonder whether the Turnbull's 1856 entry is in error & the vessel had been lost or whatever at a date before calendar 1855. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel, maybe in or about late 1854, or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

104

Unity (a snow, later a square)

179/193
later
162

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1840, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only, owned for that entire period by Bedlington of Whitby, Yorkshire, with Bedlington serving as the vessel's captain. For service as a Sunderland coaster thru 1845/46, as a Whitby coaster from 1846/47 thru 1849/50 & as a Whitby collier thereafter thru 1851/52. LR of 1852/53 still records Bedlington as the vessel's owner & captain but offers minimal other detail. With such an LR entry one might expect that the vessel was then sold or lost, however in this case likely lost since it is not listed in any later edition of LR. But that assumption would be incorrect. Marwood's North of England Maritime Registry of 1854 lists the 179 ton Whitby registered brig as owned by Matt. Bedlington & Isaac Storm, both of Robin Hood's Bay (located 5 miles S. of Whitby), with John Bedlington her captain. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Bedlington & Co. as her then owner. Christie's Annual Shipping Register of 1858 lists Bedlington's co-owner as being Isaac Horn rather than Storm, but Storm, a well-known shipping family of Robin Hood's Bay as per this fine 'pdf' study, is surely correct. The 'Bedlington' family was clearly the vessel's principal owner for its entire lifetime, until 1861, that is, when it was lost. On Nov 2, 1861, per line 1835 here, the 162 ton square was wrecked at Mabelthorpe, Lincolnshire, while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7, none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Mat. Bedlington. Signal letters JGSV. Is there anything you can add? Y

5234

105

Vanguard (a schooner)

191/176
later
163
& 160

Noble

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

13830

106

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

247/255
later
256

Rodham & Todd

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

23767

107

Veracity (a snow, later a brig)

257/272l
later
247

Hull & Sikes

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

3531

108

Veronica (a snow, later a brig)

249/257
later
232

Cuthbert Potts

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

5131

109 Wansbeck (a snow or brig)

246/250
later
227

Lightfoot

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

2169

110

Water Lily or Waterlily (a snow)

228/225

Atkinson & Pile

This vessel would seem to require further research. Two build lists of vessels built at Sunderland refer to Water Lily, of 225 tons, built by Atkinson & Pyle or Atkinson & Pile in 1840. One of such lists indicates the vessel was launched in Aug. 1840. I see that Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed a vessel named Water Lily in 1840/41 (in the supplement) but thereafter listed Waterlily - of 228/225 tons built at Sunderland in Aug. 1840. Owned throughout its brief life, per LR, by S & P. Mills. For service from Sunderland to London with T. Usher always the vessel's captain. LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'.
A complication is that Keith Cockerill, whose family owned ships at that time, indicates that per his family records the vessel was owned by Anthony Cockerill & Henry Longstaff from 1841. A further complication seems to be that S. & P. Mills, LR stated to be the vessel's owner, built many ships at Sunderland and was actively building thru 1843. It would seem unlikely that S. & P. Mills would choose to own a vessel not built by them. The data is confusing. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? Y

 

111

Water Witch (a snow or brig)

228/223
maybe
later
204

Alcock

A Sunderland build list available to the webmaster lists two vessels named Waterwitch (all one word) built by Alcock of Sunderland, one in 1839 of 260 tons & the 2nd in 1840 of 223 tons. Now Water Witch, a 260 ton brig, was surely launched in Apl. 1839, as per this (in red) contemporary launch announcement. It was not however, ever recorded, that I can see, in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). What is LR listed is Water Witch (two words), a snow, completed in Aug. 1840, of 228/223 tons. It is the webmaster's belief that the two vessels are one and the same, that the vessel was not completed in 1839 because it maybe could not be sold & that in 1840 Allcock completed the vessel and operated it himself for about 8 years. Such at least is how I read the available data.
Water Witch is LR listed from 1840/41 thru 1852/53, a gap of 2 years, & from 1855/56 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. Per LR, the vessel was owned, thru 1847/48 by C. Alcock of Sunderland, with R. Dunn serving as her captain. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1840/41 & for service from Liverpool to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy) from 1841/42 thru 1847/48. In 1848/49, 'Brown', per LR, became the owner of the Sunderland registered vessel, which was re-registered at Whitby by 1851/52. Per LR, the Brown family owned the vessel thru 1864/65, initially Brown, Brown & Co. in 1851/52 & S. Brown from 1855/56. Per LR, family members served as the vessel's captain for many years - 'Brown' from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, T. Brown in 1851/52, 1852/53 & from 1856/57 thru 1864/65, S. Brown in 1855/56. Under Brown ownership the vessel served from Stockton to London in 1848/49 & 1849/50, & for service from Stockton to the Baltic in both 1851/52 & from 1855/56 thru 1857/58. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Liddle & Co., of Monkwearmouth, as her then owner. It would seem likely that 'Liddle' & 'Brown' were partners. I say that because Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Whitby based vessel as owned by John Liddle of Monkwearmouth & Mary Brown of Staithes (near Whitby I believe). A real puzzle is the Turnbull's Register of 1856 which advises that W. Brown & Co. of Staithes owned Water Witch a 23 ton sloop built at Sunderland in 1841. How odd! The vessel's ownership is further made confusing by the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1869 all list George Wright, of Clifton, Yorkshire, as the then owner of Water Witch now of 204 tons. LRs of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 offer only minimal detail. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters NLPQ. The vessel is not recorded in MNL of 1870 so the vessel may have been lost in or about 1869. I am not yet aware of what happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? Y

22465

112 Welcome Home (a snow)

222/211
later
187

J. Watson

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

24849

 

William Chapman (a snow or brig) See here.

220/207

E. Milburn & W. Miller

5013

113

William Thompson (a snow or brig)

223/206

W. Wilkinson

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

 

114

Yacht (a snow, later a schooner)

190/200
later
172

Kevin & Sanderson

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

2905

 

 

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

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

1841 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Aden

357

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexander (a snow, later a brig)

123
later
230
later
212

E. T. Thompson & J. Teasdale

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

699

3

Amelia Mary (a snow)

237/237
later
215

Joseph Doxford

The vessel, which was launched in Aug. 1841 & first registered at Sunderland on Aug. 16, 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1856/57 (ex 1853/54) - & not thereafter thru 1859/60 at least. LRs of 1842/43 thru 1847/48 lists 'Culliford' of Sunderland as the vessel's owner, for service from Sunderland to London with 'Wandlass' serving as the vessel's captain. I note, however, that site page 143, a list of vessels built by 'Doxford', records Joseph Culliford & John Wolstenholme as the vessel's initial owners.
LRs of 1848/49 thru 1852/53 all record 'Wistenhlme' or a slightly varied rendering of that name, as the vessel's owner. With G. Leng her captain. While LRs of 1854/55 thru 1856/57 list 'Wolstnhlm' as her then owner, with J. May her captain. For continued service (where LR noted) from Sunderland to London thru 1849/50, from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1854/55. The owner's name is clarified by a number of shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists John Wolstenholme of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. The equivalent directory of 1854, i.e. Marwood's, lists John Wolstenholme of Sunderland with Jas. H. May her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 lists John Wolstenhome (no 'l') with W. Weares her captain, while TR of 1856 lists J. Wolstenholm. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel, now of 215 tons, as owned by John Wolstenholme.
What finally happened to the vessel? The Mercantile Navy List notes that a certificate re the vessel's loss was dated Mar. 8, 1859 (scroll to #11536) & last lists the vessel in 1859. Per Wikipedia (thanks!) at an unknown date (before Feb. 18) in Feb. 1859, a vessel named Amelia and Mary was abandoned in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg. Further that her crew were rescued. Per the 'Newcastle Courant' of Feb. 25, 1859, I read. It seems likely that such report was re 'our' vessel, with the name incorrectly spelled.
I have not so far spotted any ship register listings for any vessel of the period named Amelia and Mary. Which does not mean that such a vessel did not exist. I note however, (1 & 2), that on Apl. 4, 1855, a vessel stated to be named Amelia and Mary ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, while en route from Newcastle to Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey. The vessel is reported as being re-floated the next day & taken into the Downs. I note the matter here since it just possibly may relate in some way to Amelia Mary. 
Is there anything you can add? Y

11536

4

Ann Eliza (a schooner, later a snow)

82/62

Jas. Barkes

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

 

5

Asiatic (a barque)

404/503
later
406/503

Reed Denton & Co.

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

 

6

Barbara (a snow or brig)

258/266

W. Robinson

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

 

7

Belle Creole

265/269

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

8

Bosphorus (a barque or ship but mainly a barque)

312/344
later
304

H. Carr

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

3676

9

Bride of Alydos

230/250

Peter Austin

Crozier

 

10

Brunette (a barque)

285/326
later
293

T. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned, into 1842/43, by Gales & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Montevideo, Uruguay. Might Gales & Co. have been the vessel's builder? From 1842/43 to 1854/55, Cousins of London owned the vessel for service, thru 1848/49, from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), & from London to both Puerto Rico & the West Indies. The vessel served Ceylon again, ex London, from 1851/52. B. Cousins would seem to have been the vessel's captain during the entire period of 'Cousins' ownership. The LR record for 1854/55 is limited, likely indicating a change of ownership. From 1855/56, Dawson of Sunderland is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The LR detail after 1859/60 is most limited, however. Turnbull's Shipping 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 Lists of 1865 thru 1869 all list S. Tose of West Hartlepool as the then owner of the West Hartlepool registered vessel while the 1870 thru 1872 equivalent lists all record Andrew Banks of West Hartlepool as her owner. On Nov. 15, 1872, per line 2706 here, the 293 ton barque stranded at Kjoge Bay (just S. of Copenhagen, Denmark), while en route from Sweden to Hartlepool with a cargo of timber. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Andrew Banks. But ... that data seems to be modestly in variance with data on this page which states that the vessel was rather lost on Nov. 13, 1872, at Kjoge Bay, while en route from Skipwick (Where is it? There is a Skipwick in Argyleshire, Scotland, but surely it is not the correct Skipwick) to West Hartlepool with a cargo of deals & iron. Crew of 9 - none lost, all saved by ship's boats. The vessel's loss was due to the 'current & thick weather'. Do note that 3 other vessels were also stranded on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay, including Amaranth, built at Sunderland in 1846 & Princess built at Sunderland in 1849. Can you add anything additional? Y

2708

11

Catherine or Catharine (a schooner)

75

Unknown to webmaster

So far as the webmaster can see, the vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Register. Ian Whittaker advises that Catherine, built 1841, was registered at Inverness in 1856. 62 ft. long. 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. Grieve was her captain (per the 'Daily Courant' via Ian Whittaker). Per the Mercantile Navy List, ON 22247 was a 75 ton sailing vessel named Catherine, registered at Inverness. Need help. Y

22247

12

Chance

249/264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison & Thompson

 

13

Charlotte (a snow, later a brig)

290/309
later
289

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

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

26744

14

Cornelius (a brig)

237/247

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

 

Croxdale (a snow or brig) See here for data

263/294
later
271

Hull & Sikes

H. Dixon of Sunderland.

14122

15

Dahlia (a schooner)

73
later
62

H. Dobbinson

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

2503

 

Diadem - Go here should you seek Diadem built in 1841

 

 

 

 

16

Elizabeth (a snow or brig)

195
later
170

T. Elliot

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1841, was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1848/49, then a gap of 4 years, & again from 1853/54 thru 1868/69. It was, per LR, owned thru the first such period by P. Watson of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London with J. Crick serving as the vessel's captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists P. Watson of Hetton, as her then owner. When LR coverage continued in 1853/54, the vessel was owned by Dodds & Co. of Blyth, Northumberland, with P. Dodds her captain. For service as a Sunderland coaster (in 1853/54), for service from Newcastle to the Baltic (in 1854/55) & service from Blyth to the Baltic in the years from 1855/56 thru 1857/58. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 reports her then owners to be Philip & Eleanor Dodds & Francis Smith Nelson, all of Blyth, along with Joseph Dixon of North Shields. Philip Dodd (with no 's' on the end), is listed as her then captain. Such ownership data is essentially confirmed by Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856. In 1858/59, in which year LR first lists the vessel at 170 tons only, Dodds & Co. are listed as being from Shields rather than from Blyth, with 3 captains during the remaining years of 'Dodds' ownership thru 1864/65. i.e. J. Adams briefly, W. Dixon from 1859/60 thru 1860/61 & R. Dodds from 1861/62 thru 1864/65. Mainly for service to the Baltic ex Shields, Blyth or Newcastle. The actual ownership would seem to have changed - Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Philip Dodds, Wm. W. Smith, G. Smith & W. Reaveley, all of Blyth. In 1864/65, the vessel became registered at Lowestoft, Suffolk, owned, per LR, by D. Yallop. With D. Yallop serving as the vessel's captain thru 1867/68 & J. Annis from 1867/68. The 'Yallop' ownership is confirmed by the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865, 1867 & 1868 to mean Daniel Yallop, a resident of North Shields. For service from Newcastle to Rotterdam (1864/66) & to the Baltic (in 1866/67) & from Shields to Rotterdam in 1867/68 & 1868/69. 81.0 ft. long, signal letters NRLK. What finally happened to the vessel? We can now tell you essentially what happened. Per line 44 on this page, the 171 ton snow foundered in Oct. 1868, no exact date specified, while en route from 'Petchora', Russia, to the U.K. with a cargo of wood. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 8, all of whom lost their lives. The vessel specifically foundered at Pechora River, Russia, presumably near its mouth, which river is a very long river in NW Russia (1,809 km. long), that flows north into the Barents Sea, Arctic Ocean, at Pechora Bay. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

23408

17

Ewart (a schooner)

125/100

Bell & Cairncross

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

 

18

Fifeshire

587

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

19

Friends (a snow or brig)

264/269

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1841, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1852/53 & not thereafter. The vessel would seem to have been owned for its entire lifetime by the Brown family of Whitby, Yorkshire, for service from Sunderland to London in 1840/41, from Stockton, River Tees, County Durham, to London from 1841/42 thru 1846/47 & from Stockton to Hamburg, Germany thereafter. With 'Brown' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1849/50 ('Brown' thru 1846/47 & 'A. Brown' thru 1849/50), with J. Hodgson her captain from 1850/51 thru 1852/53. The vessel seems not to be listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. It is recorded in the equivalent registry of 1854, registered at Whitby & then owned by Thos. Brown & Jno. Hodgson, both of Hinderwell (N. Yorkshire, N. of Whitby), Rich. Brown  of Lofthouse (W. Yorkshire), & Jno. Smith of Stockton. With John Hodgson stated to be her then captain. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1853 or 1854. Can you tell us about it? Jaap Bakker has kindly been in touch to advise that a 'Bruun Rasmussen' of Copenhagen, Denmark, online auction, held on Dec. 10, 2018, included a Dirk Antoon Teupken Jr. (1828/1859) painting believed to be of the Sunderland brig Friends, at Amsterdam in 1846. In two positions I believe. Described as a 'drawing ink and watercolour on paper mounted on passepartout'. With 'visible size' 46.5 x 68 cm. We thank 'Bruun Rasmussen' for the quality of the images they have provided, which images are just splendid. See left. The auction estimate was 8,000-10,000 Danish krone or about U.S.$1,200-1,500. It sold, I now see, for 5,500 Danish krone. Y

 

20

Gateshead Park (a barque)

271
later
357

W. Doxford at Southwick

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

33078

21

Gazelle (a snow)

311/338

Byers

The vessel's initial owner was Robinson, of Newcastle soon of South Shields for service ex Shields. Turnbull's Shipping 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.

 

22

Good Intent (a sloop)

32

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

This vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Berwick, later at Borrowstounness, & later still at Alloa, all in Scotland. David Watts advises that the vessel was launched in May 1841. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as owned by D. Adamson & registered at Borrowstoness. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 states that the vessel, then still registered at Borrowstoness, was owned by David Adamson of Limekilns, Fife. The 1870 equivalent reports the vessel as registered at Alloa & owned by James Latta, of Alloa. On Jul. 31, 1872, per line 3035 here, the 32 ton sloop was stranded at Scoughall (East Lothian, Scotland), while en route from Dunbar (28 miles E. of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland) to Scoughall. Crew of 2 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Benjamin G. Sinclair. Ian Whittaker tells me that per Lloyd's List, Good Intent had been working on the wreck of the British Prince stranded at South Carr Rocls on Feb. 3, (1872, I presume). Further that Richardson was Good Intent's then captain. Can you add anything? Y

15421

23

Good Intent (a schooner, later a brigantine)

115/110
later
126

Unknown to webmaster

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

15815

24

Grindlay (a barque)

329/386

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

25

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

202/186
later
165

G. Thompson

This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1869/70 with a couple of exceptions (1851/52 & 1855/56), if you look through the spelling of the vessel's name. It is LR recorded as Hamsterly Hall (one 'e') thru 1860/61 & thereafter as Hamsterley Hall (two letters 'e'). Hamsterley Hall? An 18th century country house located in the village of Hamsterley, County Durham. The vessel was owned, thru 1845/46 by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Schiedam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). In 1846/47, Dawson & Co. of Blyth, Northumberland, became the vessel's owner for service from Blyth to such places as London, the Baltic, & France. It served in 1856/57 as a Blyth coaster. 'Dawson' served as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Hamsterley Hall, a brig, registered at Newcastle, & owned by G. & I. Dawson of Cowpen. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 is here. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by Geo. R. Dawson of Blyth & John Dawson of Newbiggin. The vessel became of 165 tons in 1859/60. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 thru 1869 all record the vessel as then registered at Shields & owned by G. R. Dawson of Blyth. 80.0 ft. long, signal letters HPCG. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. David Watts advises (thanks!) that he has learned that the vessel 'was stranded and lost on Haile Sand, Grainthorpe Bay, Lincolnshire, on Oct. 19, 1869 in position 53.31.30N/00.03.30E., wind conditions at the time were N by W force 12. She was on passage from Cronstadt to Hull with a cargo of wood (unspecified) and a crew of six, one of whom was lost. Her master was Capt. J. Wallace and owners are listed as Dawson & Co., port of registry Blyth.' I have since found a reference to the loss, at line 36 on this page. Such listing says that a pilot was also aboard the vessel when she was lost. The location of loss is stated to be 'Sand Hale, near Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire'. Cronstadt is effectively St. Petersburg, Russia. Can you add anything additional? Was the vessel always, correctly, Hamsterley Hall? Y

2419

26

Hants

285/309

Bartram & Lister

Burrell

 

27

Harriet (a snow or brig)

270/292

Stothard

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

 

28

Integrity (a snow)

248/256
later
262
later
228

Joseph Helmsley

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

2005

29

Isabella Wood (a snow, later a brig)

265/285

T. Ogden

The vessel seems to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1851/52 but not thereafter. Initially owned by 'HtplU.ShCo.' (Hartlepool United Shipping Company perhaps? Can you clarify?) for service from Sunderland to Constantinople (now Istanbul). LR of 1854/55 advises 'Jopling' of Newcastle as her new owner for service to such West Indies places as Demerera (Guianas), Puerto Rico & Honduras & earlier to Valparaiso, Chile. LR records her owner's name consistently as Jopling with a 'p'. However, Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 advises J. Jobling. And Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, advises John Jobling. Have not spotted an official number. Perhaps it was lost before ON's were issued in Jan. 1855 & was listed in 'Christie's' in error.

 

30

Jane Frances (a barque)

327/390
later
346

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was first registered in May 1841 & carried 2 guns, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1852/53. It was, per LR, owned thru 1854/55 by 'Fenwick' of London, initially for service from Sunderland to London, but thereafter for service ex London, including, where a destination is indicated, to Hobart, Tasmania, from 1844/45 thru 1847/48, & to Launceston, Tasmania, in 1850/51 & 1853/54. Under 'Fenwick' ownership, the vessel had three captains - W. Crosby essentially thru 1847/48, 'Brown' (Colin Brown I now see), for a brief period in 1846/47 & from 1848/49 thru 1851/52, & T. (Thomas) Denkin in 1853/54. In 1855/56, per LR, the vessel became owned by Rose & Co. of London for some varied service. From London to Port Phillip, Melbourne, Australia, in 1855/56, ex Bristol in the period of 1856/58, ex Liverpool in 1860/61 & ex London in 1861/62. 'J. Rose' served as the vessel's captain during the period of 'Rose' ownership, indeed, per LR, he served as captain for many later years, thru 1866/67. The vessel was first LR recorded at 346 tons only in 1860/61. From 1862/63 thru 1864/65 the vessel was owned, per LR, by 'Gurney' of London for service ex Southampton, Hampshire. In 1864/65, the vessel became, per LR, owned by W. Craven of Sunderland, for further service ex Southampton & also from London. From 1867/68 until 1869/70, per LR, the vessel was owned by Brown & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, with D. Sheret & M. Johnson serving as the vessel's captain. In 1869/70 LR reports Wilkinson & Co. of Sunderland as her then owner & Cummings her new captain for service from Sunderland to the Baltic & notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') record the vessel's ownership rather differently. MNL of 1865 lists John Mills, of Regent's Park, London, a name not LR referenced, as her then owner while MNLs of 1867, 1868 & 1870 all record W. H. Craven, of Sunderland, as her then owner. 103.0 ft. long, signal letters KPNG.
Some best efforts details re the vessel's many voyages to Australia, thanks to Trove, Australia. i) The vessel left London on Aug. 17, 1842 bound for Hobart with Crosby in command. It arrived at Hobart on Dec. 13, 1842, left for London on Apl. 10, 1843 & arrived at Deal on Jul. 22, 1843. ii) The vessel left London on Sep. 5, 1843 & arrived at Hobart on Dec. 17, 1843. It left Hobart for London on Feb. 17, 1844 with 4 passengers & a cargo that included wool & oil. iii) The vessel left London on Jul 29, 1844  for Hobart (arrived Nov. 16, 1844) with a general cargo & 19 passengers. It left Hobart on Jan. 12, 1845 for London with 894 bales of wool, whale bone & 13 passengers arriving at the Downs on May 8, 1845. iv) The vessel left London on Jul. 14, 1845 for Hobart, arriving on Nov. 5, 1845 with a general cargo & 16 passengers. It left for London on Jan. 12, 1846 & arrived at the Downs on May. 8, 1846. A poem (The song of the ship) was written during such voyage to Hobart that is worthy of your interest. v) The vessel left London on Jul. 8, 1846 for Hobart where it arrived on Nov. 10, 1846. With cargo & 9 passengers. vi) The vessel, now with Colin Brown her captain, left London on Jun. 17, 1847 & arrived at Hobart on Oct. 15 or 16, 1847. The vessel went on to Adelaide, South Australia, picked up 225 tons of copper, returned to Launceston (via Sydney maybe) on Jan. 26, 1848 & on Mar. 11, 1848 left Launceston for London with a general cargo & 9 passengers. Off Falmouth on Jul. 29, 1848. vii) In Aug. 1848 the vessel again left for Launceston with cargo, arriving on Dec. 7, 1848. viii) On Jan. 12 or 13, 1849 the vessel arrived at Launceston with cargo & 11 passengers. In late Mar. 1849 or early Apl. 1849 it left for London with 14 passengers. It was off Falmouth on Sep. 6, 1849. ix) On Feb. 5, 1850 the vessel arrived at Launceston having left London in mid Oct. 1849. The vessel was scheduled to return to London but instead was reconfigured to carry cart horses to San Francisco. It left on Apl. 19, 1850 with horses (have not read how many) & 40 passengers, ran into trouble, had to discharge part of her cargo at Bryan's Bay & returned to Launceston. It eventually arrived at San Francisco on Aug. 30, 1850 after a voyage of 180 days. (Poor passengers & horses!). On May 3, 1851 the vessel was laid up at San Francisco awaiting orders & on Jun. 11, 1851 left for Sydney with F. A. (Francis Alexander) Levin now her captain & 8 passengers. It suffered damage during a squall on Aug. 4, 1851. On Feb. 2, 1852 it left for London, Captain Craib in command, with 5 passengers & a cargo that included gold. Off Plymouth in mid Jun. 1852. x) The vessel left London on Aug. 19, 1852 for Launceston with 26 passengers & Thomas Denkin in command. It arrived, jury-rigged, on Jan. 19, 1853 & had difficulty entering the port. On Mar. 8, 1853, it left for London with 1031 bales of wool, etc. & 8 passengers. At Gravesend, London, on Jul. 30, 1853. xi) In its last such voyage, the vessel left London  on Jul. 19, 1854 for Launceston arriving there on Nov. 23, 1854 with John Rose her captain.  On Jan. 3, 1855 the vessel left for Madras (now Chennai), India, en route to the U.K.
The 1st line 9 on this page, tells us that on Nov. 16, 1869, the vessel, stated to be a 28 year old 346 ton barque, foundered at Hanse Towns, while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with an unknown cargo. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 10, 8 of whom lost their lives in the disaster. 'Hanse Towns' is not very explicit as to where the vessel foundered, the term referring to a number of German cities, remnants of the earlier Hanseatic League. Hopefully in due course, detail will emerge as to the circumstances & location of the vessel's loss. Go here for available crew lists. Is there anything you can add? Y

10700

31

Juliet (a schooner)

178
later
160

W. Chilton

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

2860

32

Lady Gray (a snow)

285/323

W. Naisby

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

 

33

Lady Margaret (a snow)

264/284

R. Kater

R. Naters - J. Newham & T. Bennett in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

23790

34

Lady Mary (a snow or brig)

223/253

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1856/57 & not, so far as I can see, thereafter. Its initial owner was 'Greenwell' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London, with 'Millar' her captain. In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by Tomlinson of Dublin, Ireland, with 'Scott' serving as the vessel's captain from 1845/46 thru 1849/50 & J. Spence from 1850/51 thru 1853/54. For service from Liverpool to Trinidad from 1846/47 thru 1847/48 & then ex London, including to the West Indies in 1849/50 & 1850/51. In 1854/55 & thru 1856/57, LR lists the vessel as owned by H. Moss of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to Africa in 1854/55. It is interesting to see that Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 records the vessel as then registered at Liverpool & owned by James Ray Tomlinson of Dublin, Ireland, & Henry Elias Moss of Liverpool, with James Dunlop her then captain. Clearly Tomlinson & Moss were partners in some way in the ownership of the vessel. While the vessel is LR listed in 1855/56 & 1856/57, stated to be owned by H. Moss, no captain or intended voyages are referenced.
The above data does not mention Australia in any way. It was a surprise, therefore to read of the vessel's Australian history thanks to 'Trove', Australia, as follows:-
On Dec. 22, 1853, the vessel left Liverpool for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, under the command of Captain Sewell. It arrived at Melbourne on Mar. 23, 1854 with 6 passengers & likely a general cargo. On Aug. 30, 1854, the vessel, stated to have been 'newly overhauled since her arrival from Liverpool', was advertised for departure to Auckland, New Zealand, via Sydney, New South Wales. The vessel clearly never made New Zealand. It did leave Melbourne on Oct. 2, 1854 & arrived at Sydney on Oct. 10, 1854. Soon, likely because no cargo was available, the vessel, on Oct. 27, 1854, was cleared for departure to Batavia (today Jakarta, Indonesia) in ballast. On Feb. 13, 1855, the vessel left Batavia & arrived back at Sydney on May 1, 1855 after a rough passage of 77 days, with Sewell still in command. With a cargo that included sugar. Is this all about this particular Lady Mary you may ask? Yes indeed. I say that because there were two cases commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, re the Lady Mary. The first, dated Jun. 28, 1855 was commenced by one Robert Thomas Ford against Henry Elias Moss & James Ray Tomlinson (see above) to recover almost £612 for work done & moneys paid on their behalf. The second case, on Jul. 12, 1855 was a similar action against different plaintiffs, i.e. Henry Elias Moss & Joseph Whitaker, to recover almost £939 similarly expended. Joseph Whitaker would appear to have taken over Tomlinson's interest in the vessel. It would seem that 'Ford', of Bridge-street, Sydney, was a shipping agent & the sum outstanding likely related to Ford's payment, on behalf of Lady Mary's owners of the vessel's earlier overhaul. Lady Mary, in port at Sydney, under the command of Sewell (specifically William Farmer Sewell), would seem to have been garnisheed as security for the debt. Alas, I have not so far read what later happened. What I did find, however, was that on Aug. 23, 1855, the interest of Moss & Whitaker in Lady Mary was offered for sale at public auction. I cannot confirm that the interest was sold but it likely was. The vessel was regularly reported to be still in port at Sydney until at least May 21, 1856. I did not spot when she later left Sydney, which suggests to the webmaster i) that the debt was not paid, ii) that Ford may have taken over the vessel & had her sold, & iii) at that time the vessel may well have been renamed. That would account for the vessel no longer being in port or departing. That is my conjecture at any rate based upon the data I have so far found. But I have not found any references to the vessel being offered for sale at public auction. The vessel's final disposition is not known to the webmaster. I do hope that someone in Australia with better research skills than I, can tell us more about what did happen to the vessel, to complete this most interesting saga. Y

32646

35

Lucy (a brig)

233/339
later
209

J. (John) & C. (Charles) Alcock

There is extensive data about shipbuilder 'Alcock' in Chapter 3 of this fine Bill Swift 'pdf' file. This newspaper cutting (in green) records the launch of the vessel on Jan. 26, 1841 for Matthew Aisbitt of South Shields. Lloyd's Register ('LR') is a puzzle re this vessel. Though built in 1841, it was first LR listed in 1846/47 & then only for 4 years thru 1849/50, with limited detail in that last year. Owned by 'M. Aisbitt' of South Shields with 'Robinson' the captain. For service from Newcastle to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Matthew Aisbett (with an 'e') of South Shields. It is not later LR listed - I checked thru to 1869/70. You might think it likely, as I did, that the vessel had met its maker in or about 1850. But you would be wrong as I was! The North of England Register of 1854 lists Matthew Aisbitt of South Shields as her then owner with J. Stephens her captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by M. Aisbitt, of South Shields, which owner name, per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, means Matthew Aisbitt. The vessel, now of 209 tons, was later recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 & 1868, owned in both years by Ralph Mallaburn of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Signal letters HNGQ. Line 29 on this page tells us that on an unstated date in 1867, (but likely late in the year), Lucy, a 208 ton brig, stranded in or at Holland while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Dieppe (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with an unknown cargo. Likely coal. The vessel had a crew of 7, all lost. The listing does not specify, even roughly, the circumstances of the vessel's loss. So I cannot yet tell you exactly what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us more? Y

2230

36

Margaret (a schooner)

130/120
later
100

Kirkbride & partners

It is the webmaster's belief that this vessel was built in 1841, even though Lloyd's Register ('LR') consistently lists the vessel as built in 1842. The vessel is LR listed from 1842/43 thru 1869/70, always registered at Sunderland. It was initially owned, thru 1852/53 by Blair & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster except in 1852/53 where service from Dublin, Ireland, to Dunkirk, France, is referenced. D. Blair, who served as the vessel's captain, is confirmed to be the vessel's owner by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. From 1853/54 thru to 1855/56, the vessel again served as a Sunderland coaster, both owned & captained by W. Darnton of Sunderland. Which means Wm. Darnton as is confirmed by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854. From 1856/57 thru 1861/62, LR advises that Park & Co. of Sunderland were the vessel's owners with J. Haskett maybe J. Heskette (in 1860/61 & 1861/62 only) serving as the vessel's captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, corroborated by Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856, lists W. Stothard and Duncan McB. Park of Sunderland as the then owners of the 110 ton brigantine. In 1861/62, J. Painter, of Sunderland, became both the owner & the captain of the vessel for service from Sunderland to France. 72.0 ft. long, signal letters NSPV. The 2nd line 11 on this page tells us that on an unstated date in Mar. 1868, Margaret, listed as a 114 ton schooner, went missing while en route from Sunderland to Aberdeen, Scotland, with a cargo of coal. The vessel had a crew of 5, all lost of course. The listing does not specify, even roughly, where the vessel was when she went missing, stating simply that it was lost 'On voyage'. A modest puzzle is that the vessel seems not to be listed in the Mercantile Navy List after 1864. Can you add anything additional? Y

23684

 

Marsden (a brig) See above

278/296

Hull & Sykes, of Hylton

T. Gibson of Newcastle from 1843/44

2103

37

Mornington (a snow)

230/231

W. Sutherland

J. R. Tuer - J. (Joseph) Cubey in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

22648

38

Nestor (a snow)

280/288

W. Doxford

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

2690

39

New Zealand (a barque)

455

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

40

Ohio (a snow)

239/248

Austin & Mills

Pow & Co. of Newcastle - R. (Robert) Pow, J. (John) & M. (Margaret) Fawcus & G. (George) Davison in 1856 registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

2146

41

Orator (a barque)

369/440

Noble

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

 

42

Palestine (a snow, later a brig)

196/174
later
176
later
161

J. H. Robson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1846/47 and not thereafter. Owned by Penman of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It would seem that the vessel was registered at Whitby at least from 1848. Turnbull's Shipping 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 & 1870 both list William Steel of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire as the then owner of the 161 ton vessel. Signal letters JGBQ. On Nov. 11, 1872, per line 3118 here, the 161 ton brig was stranded at Scarborough while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Steel. Anything you can add? Y

5050

43

Pilot (a snow, later a brig)

224/220
later
202

Greenwell & Sacker of Monkwearmouth

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

5084

44

Portly (a barque)

312/356

Thompson & Person

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

 

45

Priscilla (a barque)

279/319

Peter Austin

John Campbell - R. Chapman & T. Young in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register. And in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

10185

46

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

109

J. Todd

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

3488

 

47

Risk (a snow)

215/209

J. M. Gales

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

 

48

Tasmania (a barque)

412/502

James Stothard & Co. of Monkwearmouth

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

 

49

Templar (a snow)

251/261

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 only. Owned thru such period by Wilson & Co., initially of London but from 1843/44 of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, in 1841/42 & 1842/43 & from 1843/44 for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. With 'Orfeur', F. Orfeur in 1844/45, always serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1844/45 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The webmaster is not aware of exactly what happened to the vessel & when. Can you add anything. Y

 

50

Two Sisters (a snow, later a brig)

287/305
later
269

H. Carr of Hylton Ferry

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

13987

51

Tynemouth Castle (a snow, later a brig)

280/302

J. M. Gales of Hylton Ferry

'Coppock' of Newcastle, for service to St. Petersburg, Russia. Ann Coppick & Co. of Newcastle, in 1848 per the North of England Maritime Directory.

 

52

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.

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

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.)

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Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Adele

259

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexandrina

318/380

Unknown to webmaster

Blair & Co.

2185

3

Ann (a schooner)

111/87

Austin & Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1843/44 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter, owned, for that brief period by Ogle & Co. of Sunderland.

 

4 Ann and Mary (a schooner)

61
later
85/61
later
62

J. Teasdale

The vessel was listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1844/45 thru 1846/47 & also, it would seem, from 1851/52 thru 1863/64. In such first period, the vessel is LR stated to be owned & captained by B. Green of North Shields for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49, agrees, recording the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by B. W. Green of N. Shields. In both 1851/52 & 1852/53, per LR, the vessel was owned by A. Walton, of Newcastle, for service as a Scarborough coaster, with B. Green continuing to serve as the vessel's captain. From 1853/54 to 1863/64, per LR at least, the vessel was owned by W. Wood of & registered at Whitby, Yorkshire, for service (where indicated), as a Whitby coaster. With G. Barnet (thru 1855/56) & then T. Lyth serving as the vessel's captain. When listed in Marwood's North of England Directory of 1854, the vessel, is stated to be owned by William Wood of Whitby with G. Barnett the vessel's captain. It is similarly listed (now of 62 tons) in 1856 (Turnbull's Shipping Register) but with G. Burnett noted as being her captain. It seems certain that 'Wood' did not own the vessel thru 1863/64 as LR advises. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Whitby vessel as owned by Matthew Trattles & Thomas Rodham of Staithes (near Whitby, I believe). 57.0 ft. long, signal letters HVFM. At a date presently unknown, the vessel was lost at sea proceeding coastwise. A sad event, all 3 crew members being lost. As per line 1919 on this page, which indicates that the vessel (incorrectly recorded as being ON 3663), was then owned by Matthew Trattler, & was lost in 1861. 'Trattles', I think the correct name, may have been of Middlesboro'. I note, however that the Mercantile Navy List still records the vessel in 1863 & LR lists the vessel thru 1863/64. So the actual date of loss of Ann and Mary may well have been later than 1861 but is at present unknown to the webmaster. Can you add anything additional? Y

3653

5

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

6

Arrietta or Arrietta

336

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

7

Cambridge (a snow or brig)

175 later 160

J. Storey

A vessel that was most difficult to track. The vessel, which was launched in Aug. 1842, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1847/48 only, owned thru that brief period by J. Storey of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to London with 'Field' serving as the vessel's captain. One might reasonably presume that the vessel was lost in some way soon after 1847/48, but such an assumption would be wrong. I believe that the vessel was lost in late 1869, but in all of the years from 1848/49 thru 1869/70, LR is totally silent. Fortunately there is a little data about the vessel available from other sources. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as now registered at Newcastle & owned by W. Downie of North Shields. The equivalent list of 1854 lists the Sunderland registered vessel as owned by Robt. Barwick of Sunderland with Geo. Bell her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1855 lists R. Barwick, of Sunderland as her then owner with J. Dunbar her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms R. Barwick to be her then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel, now of 160 tons, as owned by G. Atkinson, of Seaham Hall Farm.
On Nov. 20, 1869 it was reported that a vessel named Cambridge was abandoned off Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada, while en route from Quebec, Canada, to Sunderland. After research, it is the webmaster's belief that the 'Cambridge' in question was this vessel. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history, particularly, perhaps, about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

3451

8

Cassandra (a snow or brig)

202/215
later
190

Lightfoot

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

25861

9

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 lists the vessel, now registered at Rangoon, Burma, as owned by Cheena Meera Lebbey. 142.2 ft. long, signal letters JMLV. On May 6, 1872, per line 2435 here, the 930 ton ship sank at Rangoon. Then stated to have been owned by Cheena Meera Libbey. No detail is provided as to the circumstances of her loss. Can you tell us more about her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

6119

10

Commodore (a snow or brig)

223

W. Wilkinson

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

 

11

Croxdale (a snow or brig)

263/294
later
271

Hull & Sikes

The webmaster has chosen to list this vessel as first registered in 1842 as advised by the NE maritime directories referenced below & by a master list of Sunderland built ships. Lloyd's Register ('LR') however, consistently lists the vessel as built in 1841.
The vessel is LR listed from 1842/43 thru 1868/69 with the exceptions of 1850/51, 1851/52 & 1860/61. It was initially owned, thru 1849/50 at least per LR, by H. Dixon of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London thru 1847/48 & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1848/49 & 1849/50. With A. Hall serving as the vessel's captain thru 1848/49 & Douglass serving thereafter thru 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 294 ton brig built in 1842 as registered at Sunderland & owned by Hugh Dixon of Bishopwearmouth. The vessel is not listed in LRs of 1850/51 & 1851/52. When LR coverage continues in 1852/53, the vessel now a brig (previously a snow) was owned by Graham & Co. of Hartlepool for service from London to North America in 1852/53 & 1853/54, for service from Stockton to the Mediterranean from 1854/55 thru 1857/58 & from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean in 1858/59 & 1859/60. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 reports the vessel as registered at Hartlepool & owned by George Graham & Robert Bruce, both of Hartlepool. With George Graham her then captain. Both Turnbull's Register of 1855 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 list the Hartleppol registered snow as owned by George Graham. Note that Christie's listed the vessel at 271 tons only. G. Graham served as the vessel's captain thru 1855/56, T. Dodds so served in the period of 1856/58 & McDonie in 1858/59 & 1859/60. LR of 1860/61 does not list the vessel. However LR does list her from 1861/62 (now of 271 tons) thru 1868/69, owned by J. Gibbon of Shields. For service ex Shields to the Baltic (in 1861/62 & 1863/64), to London in 1862/63 & to the Mediterranean in 1864/65 & 1865/66, otherwise ex Shields. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 & 1867 both have the vessel as registered at South Shields & owned by J. Gibbons of South Shields. The MNL of 1868 lists Wm. Gibbon of South Shields as her then owner. 90.0 ft. long, signal letters LKTJ. LR of 1868/69 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. On an unknown date in Oct. 1868, per line 42 here, the 272 ton brig went missing while en route from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 10 - all lost of course. The report does not state where the vessel was when she went missing simply that she was lost 'On voyage'. Hopefully a newspaper article, in due course, will provide greater detail. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss or add anything additional? Y

14122

12

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. And also per line 11 on this page which states that the vessel was lost near the Middle Sand, Essex. Y

2076

13

Dublin (a barque)

380/429

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1852/53 only. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48, by Deaker & Edmonds, of Dublin, Ireland, for initial service from London to Australia but from 1843/44 for service ex London. 'Duniam', per LR, served as the vessel's initial captain until part way thru 1843/44 when 'Jones' assumed command. 'Wakefield' was the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46 to 1846/47. So far I have spotted 3 Dublin voyages to Australia. a) The vessel, under the command of George B. Duniam, left Dublin maybe in Jun. 1842, & arrived at Melbourne on Dec. 13, 1842, with free emigrants amongst its passengers. It went aground, on or about Jan. 11, 1843, departing Melbourne for Sydney but suffered no damage. It arrived at Sydney on Jan. 20, 1843 with 26 passengers, plus 48 is steerage & much of its original cargo. It would seem that the vessel stayed quite a while at Sydney. It left on Aug. 28, 1843 for London via Melbourne with a cargo of colonial produce. b) the vessel left London in early Jul. 1844 (Downs on Jul. 5, 1844), under the command of Captain Jones, for Sydney via Plymouth & St. Jago (Cape Verde islands). It left for London on Jan. 14, 1845. c) the vessel left London for Sydney, maybe via Tasmania, on Aug. 1, 1845, under the command of Captain Wakefield & arrived at Sydney on Dec. 15, 1845. On Apl. 14, 1846, the vessel left Sydney for Hull & was reported off Plymouth on Sep. 12, 1846. I have not checked for later voyages. In 1848/49, LR lists Edmonds alone as her then owner, still of Dublin, for continued service ex London. In 1850/51, per LR, Brooke & Co., of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, with 'Robinson' serving as the vessel's captain. As per line 1673 here, on Jul. 16, 1852 the 380 ton barque foundered at Sandheads (an area of shoals about 130 miles SE of Calcutta), while en route from Calcutta to London with East Indies produce. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John S. Dawson, a name not LR referenced.
Now we know that the vessel was lost in 1852, it is a puzzle that Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel as registered at Liverpool, owned by Brook and Worthington & captained by W. H. Robinson. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

14

Elizabeth (a barque)

355/435
later
355/438

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

15

Elizabeth Thompson (a barque)

249/288
later
289

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1852/53 and, I initially thought, was not later LR listed. It in fact WAS later LR listed, from 1890/91, after an LR silence of 37 years. Whoever built the vessel must have built it well, because it would seem to have survived for almost 75 years, thru until 1916. Anyway for the entire period first stated, i.e. thru 1852/53, the vessel was per LR owned by 'Thompson' of Liverpool, with 'Betts' soon T. K. Betts always, per LR, her captain. For initial service ex London, then from Liverpool to Sydney in 1844/45 & 1845/46, from Cork, Ireland, to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, from 1846/47 thru 1849/50, & from London to Launceston, Tasmania, from 1850/51 thru 1852/53. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, lists the vessel as a ship, owned by George Henry Thompson of Liverpool, with C. George Rolfe her then captain.
This Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') page (scroll to #31766) tells us why it ceased to be LR listed as above. It became registered at Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, on Jun. 29, 1854. Purchased, as below, by George Tully. MNLs of 1865 thru 1916 (1870, 1915) all list Geo. Tully, of Newcastle, NSW, as the vessel's owner. It would seem that in the vessel's entire lifetime the vessel had only the two owners!
Some operational detail, thru 1854 at least. i) On Jul. 5, 1845, the vessel, Betts in command. left Liverpool for Melbourne, Australia, with a general cargo & 10 passengers. It arrived at Melbourne on Nov. 13, 1845 & left for London on Feb. 16, 1846, with 9 passengers & a cargo that included 1674 bales of wool, hides & bark. It arrived at the Downs on Jun. 25, 1846. ii) On May 27, 1847, the vessel left Liverpool for Hobart (arr. Sep. 24, 1847), Thomas K. Betts in command with 5 passengers. The 'K' means 'Kemp'. It left Hobart on Oct. 19, 1847 for Adelaide, went on to Melbourne & on Feb. 25, 1848 left Melbourne for Liverpool (arr. Jul. 15, 1848) with a cargo that included 1169 bales of wool & 1712 bags of copper ore. iii) On Sep. 3, 1848, the vessel left Gravesend, London, Betts in command, for Hobart (arr. Jan. 4, 1849) via Plymouth. It went on to Launceston & on Mar. 29, 1849 left Launceston for London. iv) On Sep. 21, 1849, the vessel left Gravesend for Launceston where it arrived on Jan. 15, 1850 'after a splendid run' of 92 days. It left Launceston on Mar. 9, 1850 & arrived back at Gravesend on Jul. 3, 1850. v) The vessel left Gravesend on Sep. 11, 1850, again for Launceston, where it arrived on Jan. 7, 1851. It left on Mar. 3, 1851 for San Francisco ('SF'), via Oahu, Hawaii, & arrived at SF after a voyage of 92 days. It returned to Launceston (left SF late Jul. 1851, arr. Launceston Oct. 22, 1851) & later, on Jan. 1, 1852, left Launceston for Gravesend where it arrived on May 27, 1852. vi) On Aug. 12, 1852, the vessel left London for Melbourne via Cape of Good Hope, with Charles George Rofe in command. It arrived at Melbourne on Feb. 7, 1853, went on to Newcastle, NSW, in ballast, maybe via Sydney. On Nov. 16, 1853 both Elizabeth Thompson & Arrogant departed Newcastle at the same time. Elizabeth Thompson, under the control of a pilot, was struck on the starboard quarter by Arrogant & Elizabeth Thompson required repairs as a result. Am not clear where the repairs were effected but on Mar. 30, 1854, the vessel, then at Melbourne & repaired, was offered for sale. Clearly no purchaser was found, so on Apl. 13, 1854 the vessel was offered for sale at public auction. Again no buyer it would seem. A month later, on May 18, 1854, the vessel was sold, for £750, to George Tully & Dr. Bowker. 'Rofe' certainly was the vessel's captain thru Dec. 31, 1854 but the vessel did leave Melbourne on May 29, 1854 for Newcastle with J. Aldred, temporarily it would seem, in command. Research into the vessel's movements etc. for all the years from late 1854 thru 1916 must await another day (or week!).
90.4 ft. long, signal letters QSHP. Can you add anything? Y

31766

16

Excavator (a schooner)

157/137

J. Haswell

W. Cowan - C. Barker in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

22617

17

Grace (a schooner)

105/84
later
78

T. S. Dixon

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

3548

18

Hewson (a snow)

237/233

Unknown to webmaster

Hewson & - D. A. Hewson & G. T. Robson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

15419

19

Isabella

220/223

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

20

Judith Allan (a ship)

505/608

Austin & Mills

John Allan of London

 

21

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, or maybe actually of Hove. For service as a Hartlepool coaster. It would seem that Begg, Grimes, Grenaway & Carpenter were some of her captains. On Feb. 26, 1853, the Shoreham registered Kirtons was off Cromer, Norfolk, en route, in ballast, from Shoreham to Hartlepool, under the command of G. Grimes. At about 8 p.m. on the stormy night, Fairy, also of Shoreham, en route to Shields in ballast, ran into Kirtons which suffered damage in consequence. Kirtons sued the owners of Fairy to recover the repair cost. The Court was made aware of the fact that neither vessel had showed a light. The Court determined that the accident was caused by such omissions, concluded that both vessels were at fault & denied the Kirtons claim. All as per this report of the case. It would seem that the collision was more significant that that report implies. The London Morning Post on Mar. 3, 1853, published a report dated Feb. 28, 1853 stating that Kirtons, Grimes in command, was on shore at Winterton, derelict & abandoned in a sinking state, the crew having been landed at Hollesley Bay (Ipswich). The report added, however, that the vessel was not much damaged & that should the weather moderate she might be got off. The data in LR of 1852/53 is cryptic - I suspect the vessel was sold about then, likely as a result of the abandonment. Always registered at Shoreham it would seem, certainly from 1853. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 lists Wm. Hudson of Brighton, Sussex, as the vessel's then owner while the MNL edition of 1870 lists Jno. E. Brown of Shoreham as her owner. Signal letters LHST. 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. Many documents respecting the vessel are on file at the West Sussex Records Office. Can you add anything additional? Y

13633

 

Margaret (a schooner) see here

130/120
later
110

Kirkbride & partners

Blair & Co. of Sunderland. 

23684

22

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 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. This page (scroll to 4680) seems to disagree as to the date of loss. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

4680

23

New Zealand (a barque)

378/455

T. Gales

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

 

24

Norval

230

Unknown to webmaster

Greenwell

 

25

Pansy

197/171

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allcock - J. P. & H. Duxfield of Blyth in 1856, listed as Pansey & registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register. Owned by John Pape & H. Duxfield in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

16736

26

Paragon (a snow)

248/238
 

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

27

Prince of Wales (a snow or brig)

245/249

Thompson & Pearson

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

 

28

Prince Oscar (a snow)

289/296

J. Mackey

Lawsons' - J. H. Lawson & A. R. Oxley in 1856 registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

32943

29

Princess (a brigantine, later a schooner)

138/132

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

30

Rambler (a brig, later a brigantine)

176/154
later
143

An unknown Hylton builder

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

14149

 

Revenge (a brig)

144

An unknown Seaham builder

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1847/48, the vessel was then owned by T. Jervis of Lymington, for service from Seaham to Lymington, with T. Lonie her captain. LR of 1848/49 notes that the vessel, then captained by J. Laing, had foundered.

 

31

Robinson (a brig, later a snow)

241
later
214

R. Robinson

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

5174

32

Sabina (a barque)

252/290

R. Hutchinson

H. Allcock in 1843/44  - R. Whalton in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register. Owned by Robert Walton in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

23927

33

Saint Helena (a snow)

220/222

T. Rountree

Rountree in 1843/44  - W. Mallaburn in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register. William Mallaburn in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

22634

34

Stag

543/678

Unknown to webmaster

R. Green

 

35

Sylph (a snow)

281/320

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - J. M. Gales in 1844/45 - J. Dale in Lloyd's Register of 1855/56 with G. Cram the vessel's captain - J. B. Dale & G. Cram in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

 

36

Templar (a ship, later a barque)

440/565

Francis Oliver

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1856/57. It was, per LR, initially owned by Ingleby & Co., of Liverpool, for service from both Sunderland & Liverpool to Sydney, Australia, in 1842/43, & from London to Sydney in 1843/44 & 1844/45. With 'Brown' serving as the vessel's captain, indeed, per LR, 'Brown' was the vessel's sole captain thru the vessel's entire lifetime.
In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by Browne & Co. (per LR with the extra 'e'), also of Liverpool. for service ex Liverpool thru 1852/53 to i) Port Adelaide, South Australia, in 1845/46, ii) from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & also in 1851/52 & 1852/53, & iii) from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51. From 1854/55 thru 1856/57, per LR, the vessel served Australia ex London. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, records the Liverpool registered vessel as owned by 'Thomas and Richard Harrison, J. Brown & others' with R. Harrison her then captain. I read, here, that Templar was part owned by Thos. & Jas. Harrison of Liverpool, which company was formed in 1853 when such brothers, previously partners in the firm of 'George Brown and Harrison', took over the company on the death of George Brown & renamed it 'Thos & Jas. Harrison'.
A 'best-efforts' summary of the vessel's many voyages to Australia, etc.. i) On Nov. 2, 1842, the vessel, under the command of W. E. (William Evans) Brown, left Liverpool for Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW') via Cape of Good Hope, with a general cargo & 80 passengers. Which passengers included the Most Rev. Dr. Polding, the returning (Catholic) Archbishop of Sydney & many priests. It arrived at Sydney on Mar. 9, 1843 & on May 14, 1843 left Sydney in ballast for Madras (now Chennai) & Calcutta (arriving on Aug. 8, 1843), both India. It arrived at Dover on Feb. 20, 1854. ii) On May 2, 1844, the vessel (Brown) left London for Sydney (arrived Aug. 27, 1844), via Cork, Ireland (left May 16, 1844), with 242 emigrants & 10 passengers. On Jan. 5, 1845 the vessel left Sydney for London with colonial produce & 28 or so passengers, arriving at London, Gravesend, on May 7, 1845. iii) On Jul. 25, 1845 the vessel (Brown) left London for Adelaide with 109 passengers & a general cargo. Arriving at Adelaide on Nov. 24, 1855, it loaded copper ore & went onwards on Jan. 14, 1856 to Sydney intending to load wool there (436 bales) to complete its cargo. On Apl. 20, 1846, the vessel Sydney left for London, arriving at London, Gravesend, on Aug. 15, 1846. iv) On Jan. 18, 1849, the vessel (Brown) was en route from Liverpool to Calcutta. v) On Mar. 21, 1852, the vessel (Brown), now a barque, arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia, ex Calcutta & Madras with varied cargo incl. 19 convicts for landing at Launceston & some horses. It went on to Launceston & then to Sydney. On Jul. 9, 1852, the vessel left Sydney, in ballast, for Newcastle, NSW, & there loaded 600 tons of coal & other cargo for Melbourne. It returned to Sydney & on Mar. 9, 1853 left Sydney for London with a cargo of wool, tallow, hides etc. It arrived at London on Jul. 7, 1853. vi) On Nov. 16, 1853 the vessel, 'Barrett' now in command, left London for Sydney, arriving there on Mar. 17, 1854. On Jun. 9, 1854 the vessel left Sydney for London with a cargo mostly of wool but also with gold & 5 passengers. It arrived at London, Gravesend, on Oct. 18, 1854. I have not spotted any later Templar voyages to Australia.  
115.8 ft. long. Signal letters JTGM. No crew lists for the vessel are available.
I have read, here (scroll to #7508), that the vessel was lost on Nov. 27, 1855. Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that the vessel was indeed lost on that day - at Maranhão (seems to be also known as 'Maranham'), NE Brazil, while en route from Cardiff, Wales, to Maranhão. With no loss of life. As reported by 'The Standard' of London, on Jan. 12 & 14, 1856. I read that Lady Sale (LR lists 4 vessels of the name - cannot tell you which one) sailed from Maranham on Jan. 10, 1856 & landed the crew of Templar at Liverpool on Feb. 15, 1856. A modest portion of the above data is thanks to a WWW site that requests no credit or links. Y

7508

37

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

14184

38

Utility (a brig, later a brigantine)

157

Cuthbert Potts & Brothers

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

20578

39

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 & 1870 both indicate that the 78 ton vessel was owned by William Bateman of Sandgate, Kent. 68.3 ft. long, signal letters JGVR. LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. On Dec. 8, 1872, per line 3152 here, the 77 ton schooner, sailing 'coastwise', foundered at sea. No route information & no location is provided - just the word 'coastwise'. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by W. Bateman. Can you tell us where she was lost or otherwise add anything? Y

5262

40

Verbena (a snow)

223/247

J. Barkes

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 the vessel was owned by M. & T. Anderson of Newcastle. In 1858, the vessel was owned by Matthew & Thomas Anderson per Christie's Shipping Register. On Nov. 28, 1860, per line 454 here, the 247 ton snow was abandoned NE of Sicily while en route from Cardiff to Barcelona with a cargo of coal. (such routing seems not to make sense). None of the 8 man crew were lost. Then owned by Louis J. Livingston. Y

22556

41

Victory (a barque)

352/426
later
352/385

Benjamin Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1841/42 thru 1867/68. It was initially owned, thru 1845/46, by Brown & Co. (presumably its builder) of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland with 'Legender' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1845/46, per LR, Dixon & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool. With 'Smith' or in 1848/49 'A. Smith' her captain.
In 1848/49, the vessel was listed twice in LR & two changes of owners are noted. Firstly to 'Hutchinsn', presumably Hutchinson, possibly of Liverpool, & secondly to Moss & Co. also of Liverpool. Service from Cork, Ireland to Aden was referenced, changed to ex Liverpool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by W. Hutchinson of Sunderland. 'Moss', per LR, owned the vessel thru 1853/54, with 'Bulkley' serving as her captain thru 1852/53 & 'Chnowith' in 1853/54, for service i) from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India thru 1850/51, ii) ex Liverpool in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & iii) from London to Mauritius in 1853/54. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 records the Liverpool registered vessel as then owned by Wm. Miles Moss with Richd. Chenoweth serving as the vessel's captain.
It seems likely that 'Moss' actually sold the vessel in 1853 since it was clearly first registered at Bristol in 1853 (scroll to #14367). Owned, per LR, by King & Co., of Bristol in 1854/55 & from 1855/56 thru 1862/63 by R. & W. King of Bristol. For service from Bristol to Africa. Such ownership data may well later prove to be incorrect - the LR data in editions of 1859/60 thru 1862/63 is most limited, really just the owner name is provided. Even less data was provided in LR of 1863/64 - with no owner name stated. I can tell you that the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 records the 385 ton Bristol registered vessel as then owned by Wm. Pickford, of Newport, Wales. It gets confusing! LR of 1864/65 lists Miller & Co. of Bristol as her owner, with her owner later in that year becoming W. Graham of North Shields ('NS'). Which ownership is confirmed by MNLs of 1866 thru 1868, all of which list Wm. Graham of NS as the owner of the now 354 ton vessel. For service ex Gloucester. T. Dyer would seem to have been, per LR, the vessel's captain from 1854/55 thru 1862/63 at least.
105.5 ft. long, signal letters LMTR. Some Victory crew lists are available.
Now LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. I am, so far at least, quite unable to identify when & where 'our' Victory was lost.
This page, as I read the detail (scroll to #14367), states that a certificate re the vessel's loss was received on Jan. 21, 1868. Wikipedia, possibly comes to our assistance (thanks!). On Nov. 27, 1867, a British vessel of the name foundered in the Mediterranean, 290 miles E. of Malta, her crew being rescued by the Austro-Hungarian barque Vohm. Per both the 'Times' & 'The Standard' London newspapers of Dec. 4, 1867. Was it 'our' Victory?
Of interest also:- On Jul. 21, 1868 a British vessel named Victory ran aground in the River Avon while en route from Africa to Bristol. She was re-floated and found to be leaky. As per the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Jul. 22, 1868. And on Sep. 5, 1868 a British vessel named Victory was run down in the Bristol Channel by Princess Royal, a steamship.
Need help! Can you help resolve this little mystery? Y

14367

42

Watson (a schooner)

53

Benjamin Hodgson

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

15704

43

William Packet (a snow)

201/218
later
186

John Ray & John Riseborough

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 Shipping Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as J. Proudfoot & T. Robson, of Sunderland. Data confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, which also advises (at page bottom) that the vessel had been lost. Y

2754

 

 

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

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

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

Alert (a snow, later a schooner)

163/145
later
133

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1857/58, then an LR silence of 16 years, & again from 1874/75 thru 1878/79. The vessel was, per LR, owned thru 1854 by Stevens & Co., of Wisbech or Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire, for service as a Sunderland coaster thru 1845/46 or thereabouts & as a Lyn (presumably Lynn, Norfolk), coaster thereafter. With 'Cooper' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1846/47 & 'Lowe' from 1845/46 thru 1854/55. I say 'thru 1854' above because the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') records the vessel as becoming registered at Sunderland (rather than at Wisbech) in 1854. And also because Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, records Sam. P. Austin, of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner with Wm. Milburn her then captain.
LR of 1855/56 lists 'Thurlb'ck' of Sunderland as the vessel's new owner, for service from Sunderland to London. Such owner name is clarified by Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 which lists Michal (no 'e') Thurlbeck, of Sunderland, as the vessel's owner with G. Robinson her captain. And by TR of 1856 which lists the vessel at 132 tons only, owned by M. Thurlbeck.
During the years of LR silence, MNL comes to our rescue. It reports the vessel as registered at Maldon, Essex, in all the years from 1858 thru 1878, & specifically advises that from 1865 thru 1876 the 133 ton vessel was owned by Edward Tovee, of Heybridge, Essex. I note that MNL of 1872 first recorded the vessel as a schooner rather than a snow. LRs of 1874/75 thru 1877/78 also state E. Tovee to be the owner of the vessel, now listed as a schooner.
One last change of ownership to report. LR of 1877/78 records H. G. Warwicker as in that year becoming her new owner - confirmed by MNL of 1878 which specifies Henry G. Warwicker of Maldon, Essex.
75.7 ft. long, signal letters HPMR. No crew lists are reported as being available.
LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'Broken Up'. Can you tell us anything additional? Perhaps data about her operational history? I note, in that regard, that Wikipedia references a brig of the name which on Oct. 2, 1856 was in collision with a barque & foundered in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire, her crew being rescued. It is not impossible that that was 'our' Alert - LRs of 1856/57 & 1857/58 offered most limited detail which might indicate she was not then operational for some reason. Y

2531

2

Anemone (a snow)

217/228

Rodham & Todd

Cropton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Operto, Portugal.

26958

3

Ann Mills (a snow, later a brig)

287/308
later
281

H. Carr

The vessel, which was launched in Apl. 1843, was owned by J. Ritson of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In later years the vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded as being used on such routes as Sunderland to Genoa, Italy, Liverpool to Venice, Italy, Bristol to South America, & Plymouth to U.S.A.
The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists John Ritson as her then owner. As does Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 with Jas. Ramsay her then captain. Data essentially confirmed by Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 while TR of 1856 has J. Ritson & the vessel at 281 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Alice Ritson, John R. Ritson, Thos. Ritson & William Snowball.
On Aug. 3, 1850, the vessel was struck by a sea & put into Valparaiso, Chile, resulting in an insurance claim. As you can read here. On Nov. 20, 1857, per Wikipedia (thanks!), the vessel ran aground at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, while en route from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to Berwick. On May 3, 1860, per line 162 here, the 287 ton brig was wrecked at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, while en route from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with a cargo of coal. It would seem that 2 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. Vessel then stated to be owned by Francis Ritson. Y

23740

4

Arthur (a schooner)

87

Ralph Hutchinson

Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of 1854, records James Potts, Geo. Middleton & Robert Storey, all of Newcastle, as the vessel's then owners, with Nath. Hudson her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 also records her owners as being James Potts, R. Storey & G. Middleton. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

17603

5

Aurora (a barque)

425/536

Unknown to webmaster

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

4690

6

Bzyb (a barque)

323/396

J. Crown

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

 

7

Countess of Bective (a barque)

329/380

J. Crown

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

 

8

Cresswell Packet (a schooner, later a smack)

71/47
later
46
later
40

J. Bell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was owned & captained thru such period by J. Bell of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 clarifies the owner's name as meaning James Bell. J. or James Bell's ownership is also confirmed by Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Jan. 19, 1862, per line 2657 here, the 40 ton smack stranded in the river Tay, while en route from Sunderland to Broughty Ferry (Firth of Tay, just E. of Dundee, Scotland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 3 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Geo. Bell. Ian Whittaker informs me, however (thanks!), that per the Edinburgh Courant, the vessel was rather wrecked on Jan. 9, 1862 on Gaa Sands at the entrance to the Tay. And that Aikins was then the vessel's master. Can you add anything? Y

8942

9

Cressy (a ship)

720

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

10

Crown (a snow)

181/162

J. Crown

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

 

11

Dido (a brig)

268/274

Unknown to webmaster

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

26454

12

Ebenezer (a snow or brig)

209/204
later
178

J. Todd

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which however would seem to have been initially owned by R. Oliver of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London with J. Pattison serving as her captain. In 1854, per the North of England Maritime Directory, the vessel was owned by 'Wm. Winship, Jas. Turnbull, Geo. Mitchell, Geo. Dobson, Blyth' with George Mitchell her then captain. In 1856, the vessel was still registered at Shields & owned by W. Winship, J. Turnbull & G. Mitchell, all of Shields & G. Dobson of Blyth. 80.5 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 notes that the vessel, then owned by Winship & Co. of Blyth, for service from Blyth to the Baltic, a 178 ton snow captained by G. Mitchell, had been 'Wrecked'.

24647

13

Elizabeth (a brig)

225/214

W. Chilton

W. Chilton - Wood & Co. i.e. J. Wood, J. Newman & J. Radford in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

23421

14

Ferret (a schooner)

113

Laing & Simey

P. Laing

 

15

George & Richard (a snow)

206/198

J. Brown

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

 

16

Golconda (a barque)

367/418
later
317

An unknown Southwick builder

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

25877

17

Henderson (a snow)

185/168
later
140/143
later
149

Stafford & Forster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1842/43 thru 1851/52, a gap of 3 years, from 1855/56 thru 1857/58, a gap of 5 years, & from 1863/64 thru 1873/74.  It was owned, thru 1849/50 per LR, by Milne & Co. of Sunderland with T. Milne serving as the vessel's captain. For service thru 1849/50 from Sunderland to Palermo, Sicily, & thereafter for service from Sunderland to London. In a guestbook message, Jan Robinson kindly advises that T. Milne means Thomas Milne, Jan's GG grandfather, & that 'Henderson' was the maiden name of his wife, Christian Henderson. Jan's further research indicates that the vessel's captain was, in fact, John Stavers from Aug. 22, 1846 thru Aug. 13, 1849 & that the vessel was then registered at London. The vessel seems not to be listed in the North of England Shipping Register of 1848, & prior to Jan's advice it seemed possible, perhaps even likely, that Milne & Co. sold the vessel earlier than LR indicates. Jan, however, further advises that in 1851, Thomas Milne's wife was a widow, date, reason & place of death unknown, & her husband's passing may have precipitated the sale of the vessel. From 1850/51 thru 1857/58 at least, despite the lack of LR listings for many of those years, the vessel was owned by H. Lawson of London, with J. (John) Stavers serving as the vessel's captain (per LR in 1850/51 & 1851/52) & T. Wilson (from 1855/56 thru 1857/58 when LR listing recommenced). Little detail is LR recorded re the vessel's service during the period of 'Lawson' ownership - ex Limerick, Ireland, in 1850/51 & in service as a Blyth coaster in 1855/56. The vessel was registered at London thru 1862 & at Lynn, Norfolk, from 1863, per the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL'). LRs from 1863/64 thru 1873/74 record the vessel, now of 140 tons (143 tons from 1865/66), as both owned & captained by G. Potter of Lynn, Norfolk. For service as a Lynn coaster it would seem. The 'MNLs' of 1865, 1867 & 1868 all report the vessel, now of 149 tons, being owned by George Potter of King's Lynn, Norfolk. 77.0 ft. long, signal letters PDBL I should note that the vessel is not recorded in MNLs of either 1870 or 1872, further that the LR listings never record an Official Number for the vessel. Some crew lists, thru 1868, are here. My tentative conclusion is that the vessel was probably lost in or about 1868 or 1869 & that the LR listings thru to 1873/74 are likely in error. But we must await further clarification of the matter & definitive detail as to what did happen to Henderson & when. Can you add anything to this rather confusing listing? Y

24967

18

Henry & Ann (a snow)

266/276

H. Dixon

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

 

19

Isabella (a snow)

228/234

George Barker Note

T. Crozier

 

20

Jane Alice (a snow)

277

W. Potts

Initially owned by J. Potts of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register recorded from 1843/44 thru 1854/55, owned by J. Potts thru 1851/52 then W. (Wm.) Potts of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to America thru 1847/48 then Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1850/51 & thereafter from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. 'Steward' (possibly correctly Stewart) listed as the vessel's captain thru 1848/49 then G. Waugh thru 1851/52 then R. Belline. Also per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 & Marwood's equivalent directory of 1854 - with Robt. Beleine stated to be her captain in 1854. Y

 

21

John & Ann (a schooner)

108/90
later
83

H. Carr

With a couple of missing years, the vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1860/61, owned thru 1855/56 by S. Fletcher of Newcastle, later of South Shields, initially for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France, later Leith to London, Shields to Caen or Bordeaux, both France, & ex Hartlepool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists Stephen Fletcher of South Shields as the vessel's then owner with Jas. Oliver her captain. Turnbull's Shipping 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. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William Simpson of Whitby as her then owner. On Dec. 17, 1860, per line 908 here, the 82 ton schooner sank at Barber Sand (off Caister, Norfolk), while en route from Whitby to Littlehampton, West Sussex, with a cargo of stone. None of the 5 man crew was lost. The vessel then stated to be owned by William Simpson. Y

3527

22

Leda (a snow, later a brig)

185/164
later
138

Jas. Robinson

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

3736

23

Mary Queen of Scots (a barque)

245/256

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1855/56, always, per LR, owned by 'Fairfield' of Liverpool, with 'Kelley' serving as the vessel's captain from 1843/44 thru 1849/50, 'Wilcox' from 1850/51 thru 1852/53 & E. Graham from 1853/54. For consistent service ex Liverpool, per LR, to Pernambuco, NE Brazil, from 1843/44 thru 1849/50 & in 1853/54 & 1854/55. And from Liverpool to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, from 1850/51 thru 1852/53. The vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, registered at Liverpool & owned by Thomas Sleddon, with Joseph Henry Short her then captain.
Some operational detail. Wikipedia advise (thanks!) that on Jan. 26, 1844, the vessel ran aground off Pernambuco. Further that she was refloated several days later & taken into the Rio Grande. As per, I read, a report in the 'London Times' of Mar. 18, 1844. I do not presently understand that report. Pernambuco (a Brazilian State) is located far, far to the north of the Rio Grande port. While the Rio Grande is a river in the interior of Brazil. Better data seems to be needed. The exact text of the 'Times' article might help clarify matters.
The vessel was not issued an Official Number which normally means that the vessel no longer existed at Jan. 1, 1855. That would seem not to be so in this case, however, the vessel being lost early in 1855.
LR of 1855/56, though it still lists Fairfield as the vessel's owner, offers limited detail, which suggest that the vessel may have been lost or sold. Both in fact. As advised above, Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, lists the Liverpool registered vessel as owned by Thomas Sleddon, with Joseph Henry Short her then captain. And the vessel was lost. This page (scroll to vessel name) briefly reports that on Feb. 7, 1855 the vessel went ashore in a gale off Port Gregory (now Gregory), Western Australia ('WA'). Truly extensive data about the vessel's loss can be found here.
A 'best-efforts' summary of the events surrounding her loss. I have not read how the vessel came to be in Australian waters. But in Jan. 1855, the vessel arrived at Fremantle, WA, with a cargo of guano ex Shark Bay (located on the far north WA coast just S. of Carnarvon), where guano had been extracted from islands there for many years. At 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 1855, the vessel, under the command of Captain W. Buxey, left Fremantle for Singapore via Port Gregory - via Port Gregory to pick up 40 tons of lead ex the nearby Geraldine lead mine. Its cargo included goods for delivery to Port Gregory & 12 horses to be sold in Singapore, the property of Thomas Sleddon, the owner of the vessel. He, in fact, was on board the vessel as a passenger. Sleddon tells us, in a lengthy account, (or here) that there were 48 aboard the vessel, which would seem to have been a crew of 12 (incl. Buxey), Sleddon, 5 passengers, 2 ostlers, 12 'ticket of leaves', 15 prisoners & a constable in charge of them. Anyway the voyage to Port Gregory was routine & the vessel arrived & anchored in an area outside of the main harbour area. The anchor dragged as did a 2nd anchor & the vessel touched a sand bank. It was got off safely, in large part due to the assistance of Captain Henry A. Sanford (in charge of the Port Gregory Lynton convict depot) & a whaleboat. The vessel anchored again for the night. Heavy winds sprang up at 10 p.m. & by 11 p.m. it had become a gale with raging waters & high winds. I read that 'Other vessels in the port left for the open sea, but Captain Baxey remained despite local advice to leave'. The anchors again dragged & the vessel found itself on a sandbank, bumping heavily in the turbulent seas & now taking on water. The next morning it was realised that the vessel had broken her back & the vessel could only become a total wreck.
With 8 ft. of water in the hold, the horses were hoisted up on deck and then put overboard - to hopefully swim safely to shore - 11 of them made it. The persons aboard? I cannot tell you exactly how they all made it to shore but they surely did so. Seven landed by means of a quickly built raft. The others were rescued, again with Sanford's help. The whaleboat, with Sanford aboard, tried to help but could not get close & went back to shore. To the astonishment of Buxey & Sleddon, Sanford dived into the raging waters & swam to the vessel, nearly losing his life in so doing. He then helped direct the rescue. The whaleboat tried to help a second time & a 'Mary Queen of Scots' crew member swam to the whaleboat & returned with a line. It was via that line that the others made it to shore via a ship's boat. I have read that Sleddon, the Captain, the first officer and Sanford were the last to leave the ship. And, though I have not found it, I understand that an inquiry was held into the vessel's loss. A portion of the cargo, incl. many timbers, was later recovered. Other items just came ashore - including a 5 gallon keg of gin! I read that 'the vessel was not fully insured, and Thomas Sleddon lost heavily, including having to pay duty on the keg of gin that washed ashore'. Insult added to injury, alas!
I read that the vessel had three masts & was 94.7 ft. long. With a figurehead of a woman, 'presumably of the queen after whom the vessel was named'. This page shows, I believe, an image of what such a vessel would typically have looked like. The ship’s bell was found lying on the beach in 1960 & today hangs in the Northampton District High School, Northampton, WA, (SE of Gregory). (I tried to WWW find an image of the bell, so far without success). Can you add to and/or correct the above? Y

 

24

Newbottle (a snow)

225/249

W. Wilkinson

Burnett & - W. Watt in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

27067

25

Pallas (a barque)

226/226

Bartram & Lister

Henley

 

26

Queen of the Tyne (a snow or brig)

258/258
later
233

Kirkbride & partners

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

3443

27

Sprite (a snow)

167/167

J. M. Gales

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

21501

28

Swallow (a snow)

218/213

G. Thompson

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

25735

29

Thorndale (a snow)

241/246

Bartram & Lister

W. Burnett of Sunderland

22444

30

Till (a snow)

247/285

Austin & Mills

Pow & Co. of North Shields

 

31

Vertumnus (a barque)

282/315

S. & P. Mills

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

 

32

Zephyr (a snow)

299/303

W. Wilkinson

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

2264

33

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.

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

1844 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Agincourt (a ship)

669

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

83

2

Alacrity (a snow or brig)

211/295

Austin & Mills

Initially owned by 'Austin & Co.' of Sunderland, from 1848/49, Ward & Co. of Blyth.

5444

3

Alverton (a barque)

343/409

H. Ferguson

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

15695

4

Ann-Batens, later Buon Principio 1, 2

329

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster. György Ákos seeks data about this vessel which later became Buon Principio owned in Trieste. I provide, at left, a page from Annuario Marittimo of 1856 & a New York Register listing with available data. Both re Buon Principio. The webmaster will gladly pass on to György any data that is received.

 

5

Antioch (a schooner)

129/102
later
94

G. Thompson

Antioch? A famous & ancient Greek city, whose ruins are located near today's city of Antakya, Turkey. The vessel of the name, which was launched in May 1844, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1863/64 (ex 1849/50), then, after an LR silence of 4 years, from 1868/69 thru 1880/81.
LR indicates that her initial owner, thru 1848/49 at least, was Thompson of Sunderland, (her builder perhaps) for service as a Sunderland coaster with 'Pettigrew' serving as her captain. Such LR data seems to have been partially in error. I say that because the North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists Robt. Adamson of Deptford, Sunderland, as already then her new owner. Now LR reports Adamson of Sunderland as being the vessel's owner from 1850/51 thru 1863/64 at least. With 'Robinson' her captain in 1850/51, & T. Smithson her captain from 1851/52 all the way thru to 1863/64. But ... per Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 Robert Adamson was then her owner with John Robinson her captain - data which is confirmed by Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855. The 'Adamson' ownership is further confirmed by TR of 1856 & by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. I note that the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') records Adamson as the vessel's owner from 1865 thru 1867.
When LR coverage resumed in 1868/69, the vessel, now stated to be of 93 tons, was owned by Palk & Co. & registered at Teignmouth, Devon, but from 1869/70 registered at Paignton, Devon, for service as a Torquay, Devon coaster. With W. Mitchel (always spelled with one 'l') serving as the vessel's captain (thru 1880/81). The webmaster though it possible that the vessel was referenced at Welsh Newspapers Online. Really not so but I did spot the vessel as arriving at West Bute Dock, Cardiff, Wales, on Mar. 2, 1874 with a cargo of elm ex Torquay - with 'Mitchell' noted as being her captain. MNLs of 1868 thru 1871 (1870) all record Charles Palk, of Paignton, as the owner of the 94 ton Sunderland registered vessel, while MNLs of 1872 thru 1876 all record the vessel as Charles Palk owned but registered at Teignmouth. LRs of 1876/77 thru 1880/81 list A. W. Palk & Co. as owner of the Teignmouth registered vessel. Which owner name is clarified by MNLs of 1878 thru 1880 which list the vessel as Teignmouth registered & owned by Arthur Wellesley Palk of Peignton. I note that LR recorded the vessel at 94 tons from 1875/76.
69.7 ft. long, signal letters HBSP, many crew lists are available here.
LR of 1880/81 notes that the vessel had been 'Broken up'. Is there anything you can add? Y

2581

6

Ariadne (a barque)

298/335

Lightfoot of Hylton

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

12351

7

Brilliant (a snow)

262/272

Joseph Helmsley

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

 

8

Camilla (a barque)

283
later
261

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1864/65 only. In 1845/46 & part of 1846/47, the vessel, per LR, was owned by 'Croudace' of London for service from London to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, with 'Wright' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1846/47, again per LR, the vessel became owned by Currie & Co. of Liverpool, 'Currie & B' from 1848/49, for consistent service ex Liverpool to i) Lima, Peru, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, ii) Vera Cruz, Mexico, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & iii) Guatemala (likely to Puerto Barrios), Central America, from 1851/52 thru 1853/54. With W. Fox serving as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51 & 'Tweddle' thereafter thru 1853/54. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 records the Liverpool registered vessel to be then owned by 'Currie & Newton' of Liverpool, with James Tweddle her captain.
From the 1854/55 thru 1864/65 editions of LR, the vessel is stated to be owned by J. Michael of London, for service ex London including to Australia from 1854/55 thru 1856/57. With R. Milne her captain thru 1857/58 (no captain name stated thereafter).
Some operational detail. In early Oct. 1853, Camilla left London for Launceston, Tasmania, under the command of Robert Millan (not Milne), but on Oct. 5, 1853, had to put back to Deal, Kent, as a result of a 'fearful gale'. The vessel later arrived at Launceston on Feb. 12, 1854 with a general cargo & 8 passengers. The vessel stayed at Launceston for a very long time - almost 16 months. When arriving in Feb. 1854, Camilla had apparently struck on the Hebe reef at the entrance to the Tamar river. The vessel had to be extensively repaired, with the approval of Jacob Michael's local agents & spent many months in dock. I have not tried to understand the complete history, but the £2,339 repair bill did not get paid, Millan was arrested for non-payment of the bill & was gaoled in Launceston. On Nov. 9, 1855, Millan filed legal action against Jacob Michael for £328 re unpaid wages & for his disbursements on behalf of the ship. The ship's agent, Du Croz & Co., filed action against Jacob Michael for the £2,339 repair bill which I presume that they must have later settled. The matter would seem to have been resolved in favour of Du Croz & Co. because on Apl. 24, 1856 the vessel was offered for sale at Launceston by public auction to settle their claim. It was likely sold but have not read, if so, who purchased her. At least one legal article refers to Camilla's captain as McMillan. On Jun. 7, 1855, the vessel left for Mauritius, in ballast, under the command of J. W. Buchanan with a handful of passengers. The vessel returned to Launceston (arr. Oct 25, 1855) with a cargo of sugar, having left Mauritius on Sep. 4 or 6, 1855. It was then laid up for about 9 months until Jul. 9, 1856, when it left Launceston for London with a cargo of local produce (tallow, sperm oil, mimosa bark, sheep skins etc. etc.), with Buchanan again her captain. It arrived back at London on Nov. 22, 1856. Likely lots more to learn about!
LR does not list the vessel at all after 1864/65 (I checked) & finding nothing, I assumed that the vessel must have been lost or sold to 'foreign' owners in or about 1865. But that is surely not so. Further, it becomes clear that much of the above LR data is incorrect. The vessel was registered at London, I read, only thru 1860 & then became registered at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, from 1861 thru 1868.
The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1867 list Jas. Ure, of Russell, Melbourne, as owners of the barque, now of 261 tons. MNL of 1868 has Edward Tonner, also of Melbourne, as the vessel's then owner. From that point on the vessel was rather registered at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with George Hamilton her owner in 1869 & Alexander Stuart from 1870 thru 1872, both of Sydney. The vessel's final owner was probably Herbert B. Montefiore, also of Sydney, her owner per MNLs of 1874 thru 1880. Somewhere in or about 1880 or 1881 the vessel must have been lost or maybe was broken up. I say that because the vessel is not listed in MNL of 1882. Hopefully I will be able to learn what did happen to her via Trove, Australia.
97.0 ft. long, signal letters QVFL. No crew lists for the vessel seem to be available, in the U.K. or Canada, at least. Is there anything you can add? Y

32213

9

Caroline, later Lina & Johanna (a barque)

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

Geo. Worthy

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

2688

10

Claudia (a barque)

336/398
later
364

An unknown to the webmaster Southwick builder

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

24618

11

Courier

281/329

Unknown to webmaster

Taylor & Co. - W. C. & J. Allen & T. Winn in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

10176

12

Crocus (a snow)

185/201

W. Petrie

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

 

13

Crown (a snow or brig)

192/190

J. Crown

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

24052

14

Duke of York (a barque)

303/332

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel, which was launched in Jun. 1844, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1854/55 only. It was initially owned, per LR, by Burnet & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, with Thompson serving as her captain. 'Burnet' would appear to have sold the vessel in 1845/46 - to Hatton & Co. of Liverpool, who, again per LR, owned the vessel thru 1850/51 for consistent service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. With 'Proudfoot' the vessel's captain thru 1847/48 & then 'Chandler' from 1848/49 thru 1850/51. From 1851/52 thru 1853/54, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Hudson & Co. of Liverpool for consistent service from Liverpool to Pugwash, with L. Hudson her captain. The webmaster does not recall ever before seeing vessels sailing to a place named Pugwash. The only Pugwash I have so far spotted is a tiny community (population 736 in 2016) on the N. coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, almost opposite Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The name is, I read, derived from a 'Micmac' word meaning 'shallow waters'. There may well prove to be another Pugwash elsewhere. Anyway, Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 tells us that Duke of York, stated to be of 350 tons, was then owned by Lancelot Hudson of Liverpool & Martin Lonie of Sunderland. With L. Hudson, maybe Lancelot Hudson, her captain. LR of 1854/55 lists R. Dunlop, of Greenock, Scotland, as the vessel's next & perhaps final owner, for service from the Clyde to the West Indies with T. Laird her captain.
It would seem that the vessel was not granted an Official Number which means that the vessel no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855. Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that a barque of the name, surely this vessel, struck the North and South Rock, in the Irish Sea, on Dec. 16, 1854 & was holed. And that on the next day, the vessel was abandoned off the Isle of Man. A distressing loss of life. A fishing boat rescued six of the crew on Dec. 18, 1854. But the other nine crew members, who had taken to a gig, were never found. South Rock is located, I read, northeast of Kearney, off the coast of County Down, Northern Ireland. A lighthouse was there in 1854 now replaced by a lightship. I presume that North Rock might be nearby? Wikipedia adds that the vessel was en route from Rothesay Bay (Bute Island, Firth of Clyde), Scotland, to the Bay of Bengal (northern Indian Ocean). Data mostly per an article in the 'Glasgow Herald' of Dec. 18, 1854. Can you tell us anything additional? Maybe provide the text of such article or another article from a different source. Y

 

15

Edmund Pear (a brig)

146

Unknown to webmaster

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

14405

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

523

Peter Austin

J. Allan of London

24976

16

Eleanor (a snow later a brig)

268

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel's initial owner was Storey & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Per Turnbull's Register of 1856 the vessel was then owned by R. Storey, J. Wise & J. Taylor, all of Newcastle. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, lists the vessel's then owners as being R. Storey, J. Taylor & W. Sawyer, all of Newcastle.

3628

17

Eliza Sharp

409

James Laing

J. Laing

 

18

Emerald (a snow)

275/291

J. Hutchinson

The vessel's initial owner was White & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the Newcastle registered vessel as then owned by A. J. G. White of Newcastle. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that the vessel was then owned by Ann, Isabella & George White, all of South Shields.

26948

19

Energy

221/221

Peter Austin

Benson & Co. (Kirton referenced also)

 

20

Exertion (a schooner or a brig)

143

H. Dixon

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

22569

21

Favourite (a snow)

210/202
later
186

Joseph Helmsley

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

2894

22

Fawn (a schooner)

97
later
94

Stephenson & Stuart

Lloyd's Register seems to record the vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1844, 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. I note that the vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, there stated to be registered at Sunderland & owned by Stephenson & Potts of Southwick, Sunderland. 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. The Mercantile Navy List advises (scroll to 2585) that a certificate re the vessel's loss was issued on May 24, 1858. It is likely that the vessel was lost a little before such date. Y

2585

23

Gem (a schooner)

62

J. Henderson

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

23717

24

Gratitude (a snow)

303/309

William Potts

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

 

25

Grenfell, later Grenfells (a snow)

268/297

J. Stobart

The vessel has not been researched by the webmaster. Was first recorded in Lloyd's Register of 1844/45, initially owned by Moon & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Cuba with 'Crawley' serving as the vessel's captain. Later, the vessel, now named Grenfells, was owned by Charles Thomas Mitcheson (1802/1864), ship owner of Sunderland. On Feb. 21, 1863, Grenfells ran down & was in collision with Westward Ho off Beachy Head, East Sussex. A court case resulted (1, 2). It would seem that Grenfells was lost on Oct. 26, 1865.

25819

26

Heath (a barque)

257/304
later
282

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster does not know, for certain, in which year the vessel was built, either in 1843 or 1844. Nor does he yet know who built the vessel, which is Lloyd's Register listed from 1843/44 thru 1857/58 only, always LR indicated to have been built in 1844. Hence its inclusion here.
It would seem that her initial owner soon sold the vessel but bought it back 10 years later, an unusual circumstance, I would have thought. LRs of both 1843/44 & 1844/45 report that the vessel, owned by H. Alcock of London, had become owned by 'Blake' of London, with H. Alcock being replaced as captain by 'Whiteway'. For service from London to the Mediterranean. 'Blake', per the following LRs, owned the vessel thru 1852/53 for service from London to Mauritius in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & thereafter for service from Liverpool to Arica, on the Pacific coast of northern Chile. With 'Whiteway' always her captain. In 1853/54, per LR, the vessel, now Liverpool registered, is stated to be owned, by H. Alcock, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, with 'Weightman' now her captain. LRs of 1854/55 thru 1857/58 all list the vessel as again registered at London, owned by J. Ray, for service from London to Natal, South Africa, with 'Weightman' still her captain. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, which lists the vessel as 1843 built, records the vessel as owned by John Ray of London with Wm. Weightman her then captain.
A data 'snippet'. On Sep. 9, 1854, with W. Weightman in command, the vessel left Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), for i) Galle, SW tip of Ceylon, (dep. Sep. 27, 1854) & ii) London, with a cargo of coffee & sundries.
As indicated above, LR last listed the vessel in 1857/58. It is clear, however, that the vessel survived after that date until about 1864. The Mercantile Navy List records the vessel as registered at London from 1858 thru 1864 but does not list the vessel in 1865. This page (scroll to #30022), in a cryptic notation at left, refers to the vessel's loss with a date of Nov. 18, 1864 (as I read it), likely the date on which a certificate was received confirming the vessel's loss. So far I have seen no data which indicates what happened to the vessel & when. Is there anything you can add? Y

30022

27

Industrious (a snow)

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. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists John Marchbank, of South Shields, as the owner of the South Shields registered 274 ton vessel. 92.0 ft. long, signal letters SPVF. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 states 'Lost'.

39574

28

Jane

85/95

Bartram & Lister

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

 

29

Janus

102

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

No data yet.

 

30

John Edward

323/376

Peter Austin

J. Munro

 

31

Juliet Erskine (a barque)

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1860/61, always listed as an 1845 vessel. I include it here as built in 1844 since the available data other than LR seems to confirm such date. It was initially owned by Erskine & Co. of Dundee for service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. It would seem that Thomas Erskine died - in 1846/47 the vessel was, per this 'pdf' link, registered at Dundee, owned by the heirs of Thomas Erskine & with Smith her captain - but LR continued to state Erskine & Co. On Mar. 3, 1848, the vessel was in collision, at night, with Rosebud (not Roseland), a 90 ton schooner, off the coast of Spain. Note Rosebud suffered damage as a result. At Admiralty Court, Juliet Erskine was found to be at fault. As per these two articles - 1 & 2. In 1848/49, J. Hunter of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from Newcastle, Sunderland & London to Calcutta (India), Sydney (Australia) & Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) & into the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Hunter & Co., of Newcastle, as her then owner. While Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 lists J. Thompson & J. J. Hunter, both of Newcastle, as her then owners. 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. Can anybody add anything? Y

39571

32

Lady Pirie (a barque)

332/386
later
356
or 357

Rodham & Todd

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1869/70. It was initially owned, thru 1861/62 per LR, by members of the Cropton family, i.e. J. Cropton thru 1863/54  & T. Cropton thereafter. For service to Cuba or the West Indies from Sunderland in 1845/46 & 1847/48 & from Swansea, Wales, in the other years thru 1857/58. And ex Sunderland thereafter. With G. Parker serving as the vessel's captain thru 1852/53, R. Pennell from 1853/54 thru 1859/60, Legender in 1860/61 & Marshall in 1861/62 & part of 1862/63. Now LR reports the vessel as belonging to i.e. registered at London thru 1857/58 & at Sunderland thereafter. I was surprised to find the vessel as registered rather in Sunderland in 4 NE shipping registers as follows. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records the vessel as owned by T. Cropton of London & R. Cropton of Sunderland. The equivalent register of 1854 clarifies the names to mean Thos. Cropton & Robt Cropton with Robt. Pennell then serving as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms the owner names as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Both of such last registers listed the vessel at 256 tons only, which seems to the webmaster to have been mistaken & should have read 356 tons. In 1862/63, per LR, Alcock.& Co., of Sunderland became the  vessel's owners with W. Ridley serving as her captain. For service ex Sunderland & in 1863 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1864/65, per LR, the vessel became owned by R. Coundon of Sunderland for continued service ex Sunderland to the Mediterranean with Ridley still her captain thru 1866/67 & E. Bunker briefly following. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists Robert Coundon as the vessel's then owner. The vessel's last owner, per LR, was W. Pile of Sunderland, who, per LR, acquired the vessel in 1868/69 with Needh'm (presumably Needham) serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. MNL of 1870 lists William Pile of Sunderland as the vessel's owner. 101.0 ft. long, signal letters to be established. Crew lists are available here. What finally happened to the vessel? This page (scroll to 14194)  notes that a certificate reporting her being condemned (I think that  is what it says) was dated Mar. 30, 1870. Can anybody add to or correct the above. Y

14194

33

Lady Prudhoe (a barque)

323/377

J. Stobart

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1864/65. It was, per LR, owned, thru that entire period by Nicholson of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to Cuba (thru 1850/51), from Swansea, Wales, to Cuba (from 1851/52 thru 1854/55), from Swansea to Coquimbo, Chile, noted for its gold & silver mines (from 1855/56 thru 1858/59) & thereafter ex Swansea to the West Indies (in 1859/60) & to South America (from 1860/61). The vessel is listed in a number of NE Shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W. Nicholson & Sons as her then owners, as also does the equivalent directory of 1854 (with Thos. Moore her then captain). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the owners of the vessel, now of 353 tons, as being W. Nicholson, W. Nicholson, jun., & J. Nicholson, all of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the names to mean William Nicholson, William Nicholson Jun. & John Nicholson. Under 'Nicholson' ownership there were many captains. T. Price thru 1849/50, E. Charlton thru 1851/52, P. Smith thru 1854/55, T. (Thos.) Moore from 1855/56 thru 1858/59, Rousey in 1859/60, E. Thirkell thru 1862/63 & P. Clements from 1862/63. It would seem that some of the vessel's voyages to Cuba, likely with coal, returned to the U.K. with copper ore ex mines at Santiago, Cuba. 100.0 ft. long, signal letters LKQG. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. The vessel was not recorded in the Mercantile Navy List of 1865. I cannot tell you for sure when the vessel was lost nor tell you of the circumstances. But it would seem that the vessel was likely lost on Aug. 3, 1864. The vessel was wrecked & abandoned about 45 miles WNW of the islands of Diego Ramirez, a group of Chilean islands in Drake Passage about 100 miles SW of Cape Horn. It would seem that the captain & crew were rescued by Calypso, an American barque. 4 of the crew members were later transferred to Caledonia, an American ship, & landed at Callao, Peru. The British Government, I read, gave Captain L. S. Andrews, the captain of Caledonia, a sextant to thank him for his taking on board such crew members. As per this report ex Parliamentary Papers Vol. 65. I have not read what happened re the other crew members. Can you confirm the exact date of the abandonment & advise the circumstances? Or otherwise add to this modest effort at recording the vessel's history. Y

14075

34

Lanchester (a barque)

283/333

Unknown to webmaster

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

10517

35

Lucy (a schooner)

93/71

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1844/45 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, always owned by 'Millar & S' (Millar & Sons maybe) of Montrose, Scotland, with Arbuthnot serving as the vessel's captain thru 1849/50 & Alexander thereafter. For service ex London thru 1849/50 & for service as a Montrose coaster thereafter. Alas that is all I have been able to find out about this vessel, which, it would seem, was lost before 1855 & not therefore issued an Official Number. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

36

Margaret (a schooner or maybe a brig)

116
later
104

W. Micklam & T. Newton, builders of Deptford

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

22632

37

Northumberland (a snow or brig)

212/222
later
196

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1849/50 & from 1851/52 thru 1871/72. It was initially owned by Ogle & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1851/52 to the vessel's loss in 1871, the vessel was owned by Storm & Co. of Whitby for service from Hartlepool to London, as a Whitby coaster, from Hartlepool to Le Havre, France, ex Sunderland to France & to London, from Whitby and/or Newcastle to the Baltic. Per LR, E. Storm was her captain for years 1851/52 thru 1858/59 except for a single year, 1857/58, when C. Hubbard was her captain. Hubbard continued to serve as her captain thru 1867/68, when R. Walker took command. Became 196 tons in 1856/57. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists E. & M. Storm & Co. of Robin Hood's Bay ('RHB'), Yorkshire, as owners of the Whitby registered brig, which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Edward, Coultous, & M. Storm, Thomas Newton, all of RHB. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Edward Storm of RHB as her then owner. 82.0 ft. long, signal letters JHCG. LR of 1871/72 states 'wrecked'. On May 17, 1871, per line 1366 here, the 196 ton snow foundered off Hango Head, (Hanko, SW tip of Finland at entrance to Gulf of Finland), while en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Edward Storm. Ilkka Järvinen kindly advises that Northumberland, A. Martin of Whitby in command, sank in 12 minutes after 'driving to ice' 8 miles SW to W of Hanko. Per this contemporary Finnish newspaper. Can anybody add anything addiyional? Y

5299

38

Oak (a snow or brig, later a sloop)

183

Austin & Mills

Just a small start at left (thru 1880) on the history of this modest vessel, which amazingly would seem to have survived until 1907.

19631

39

Orb (a snow or brig)

255/260
later
239
later
226

Tiffin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1852/53, a gap of 21 years, & again is LR listed in 1874/75 & 1875/76. During the first such period, per LR, the vessel was owned by T. Tiffin of Sunderland, i.e. by the vessel's builder. With 'Routlege' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1849/50 & 'Rickley' thereafter thru 1852/53. For initial service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, thru 1849/50 & the ex Sunderland thereafter thru 1852/53. The 'Tiffin' ownership is confirmed by a number of NE shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Tiffin, Sen., of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. The equivalent list of 1854 clarifies such owner name to mean Thomas Tiffin, sen., of Sunderland, with Stephen A. Laws serving as the vessel's then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, now of 239 tons, as owned by B. & T. Tiffin & T. Boyling, all of Sunderland. And those names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which names her then owners as being Benjamin & Thomas Tiffin & Thomas Boyling. The vessel is further recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865, 1870, & 1875, all of which list Thomas Tiffin of Sunderland as the vessel's owner. The LR editions of 1874/75 & 1875/76 also list T. Tiffin as the vessel's owner. It would seem, per LR, that 'Tiffin' owned the vessel for its entire lifetime. But that is not the case. The vessel was sold late in its life. MNL of 1876 lists Henry Tonkinson, of Sunderland, as the new owner of the snow, now of 226 tons. 89.2 ft. long, signal letters NSFM. Crew lists are available (1863 to 1874) here. The webmaster cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel, likely in 1876. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add to or correct this modest vessel history? Y

23574

40

Perseverance

97

Bartram & Lister

Winter (& Co.)

 

41

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

211/201
later
285/263

F. Oliver

The records for this vessel are as confusing as I have come across. Launched in Apl. 1844, it is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. The first 'confusion' is its year of build. I believe that 1844 is correct but LR records the vessel as built in 1843 (from 1844/45 thru 1847/48) & thereafter (thru 1864/65) as built in 1842. The 2nd confusion is its tonnage - LR lists the vessel at 211/201 tons from 1844/45 thru 1853/54, except for 1848/49 in which it is recorded at 263 tons. For all later years, from 1854/55 thru 1864/65, LR lists 285/263 tons. Its ownership history is also most confusing.
The vessel was initially, in 1844/45 per LR, owned by Oliver & Co. of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder, with 'Peverly' its captain. Later in that same year the vessel became owned by Clark & Co. (later Clarke & Co.) of Shoreham, Sussex, with S. Clark, later S. Clarke, the vessel's captain, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1847/48. LR of 1849/50 lists Clarke & Co. of Shoreham as the vessel's owner & S. Clarke her captain for service as a Milford, Wales, coaster. But ... LR of one of the intervening years, i.e. the 1848/49 edition of LR, the two Clarke names, as owner & captain were deleted & not replaced, & service from Newport, Wales to the U.S. is indicated. It would seem that LR should have reported 'Batchelor' as the vessel's then owner.
From 1850/51 thru 1853/54, 'Batchelor' of Cardiff is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Newport to the U.S., with 'Thomas' (James Thomas, I learn) serving as the vessel's captain. I learn also that 'Batchelor' means T. B. Batchelor, a timber merchant & in 1849/50 the mayor of Newport, Wales. On Oct. 25, 1849, the barque Radiant, then owned by Batchelor, was en route to Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A., when it came across Jane, a 350 ton brig, derelict in the N. Atlantic Ocean, 188 miles from Cape Clear (an island off the SW tip of Ireland). Thomas, Radiant's captain, put crew aboard Jane & they brought the vessel safely to Cork, Ireland. The Admiralty Court in Dublin, Ireland, later awarded the total sum of £1,200 to Radiant's owner, captain & crew for their actions. As per these reports (1, 2 & 3).
In 1854/55 & 1855/56, LR lists J. Longton of Liverpool as the vessel's owner, with J. Mason her captain, for service from Liverpool i) to the West Indies in 1854/55 & ii) to V. Crux, presumably Vera Cruz (Veracruz, Mexico), in 1855/56. The vessel was registered at Liverpool on Mar. 14 or 16, 1854 (scroll to #24142). Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 confirms such data. It lists John Longton of Liverpool as the vessel's then owner with John Mason her then captain.
LRs of 1856/57 thru 1859/60 list R. J. Brown, of Sunderland as the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool, with no captain name referenced. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms such data. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 has the vessel still Sunderland registered but introduces a new owner name - John Fleming of London. In 1860/61 & in part of 1861/62, per LR, Hutchinson of Sunderland is stated to have owned the vessel, for service as a Sunderland coaster, with Johnston serving as her captain. Later in 1861/62 & thru 1863/64 perhaps, Bryden & Co. of Blyth is LR listed as the vessel's owner - the vessel was registered at Shields. With W. Hedley thru 1864/65 & then 'Foster' serving as the vessel's captain.
At this point in time, LR's listing of the vessel came to an end. Fortunately the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') come to our rescue. MNLs of 1865 thru 1871 list A. R. Guthrie, of Cowper Quay, Blyth, as owner of the Shields registered 245 ton vessel. MNL of 1872 lists Robt. Tynemouth, of Waterloo, nr. Blyth, as the vessel's then owner. MNL of 1873 is not available. In 1874, per MNL, the vessel was again owned by A. R. Guthrie.
Vessel length not LR indicated, signal letters NVMJ. Many crew lists, thru 1873, are available.
The webmaster has not, so far at least, seen any references to what happened to the vessel, likely in late 1873 or in 1874. Can anybody tell us what did happen to her?
In searching, the webmaster did come across a Wikipedia reference (thanks!) to reports which stated that on Feb. 25, 1860, Radiant, a British brig, was driven ashore at Hadston, Northumberland, while en route from Dieppe, France, to Warkworth, Northumberland. She was re-floated on Mar. 8, 1860 & taken in to Warkworth. May well be quite unrelated but it did occur in the North East where 'our' Radiant would have been operational. Can anybody provide such newspaper reports - they may contain detail which would better identify which vessel named Radiant was involved - i.e. two reports in the Newcastle Courant, dated respectively Mar. 2 & 16, 1860. Can you help any? Y

24142

42

Scindian (a ship)

535/650

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allan

15840

43

Sharp (a barque)

328/373 later 320

Austin & Mills

The vessel was owned throughout the vessel's entire lifetime, roughly until 1869, by the 'Sharp' family of Gateshead & Sunderland.

24377

44

Simlah (a barque)

500/597

J. Crown

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

 

45

Sir George Seymour (a ship)

724
later
851
later
782

Unknown to webmaster

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

23345

46

Sultan (a barque)

275/292

J. Crown

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

 

47

Sultana (a barque)

278/302

J. Watson

The vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1844, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1843/44 thru 1855/56 & so far as I can see not thereafter. Thru 1845/46 the vessel served Montreal, Canada, ex Sunderland, owned by 'Scurfield' of Sunderland, with 'Lambton' serving as the vessel's captain. The vessel would seem to have been in process of being sold in 1845/46, with no owner name being LR recorded. From 1846/47 thru 1848/49, the vessel, per LR, was owned by 'Holland' of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to Montevideo, Uruguay, with 'Longmuir' serving as the vessel's captain. From 1848/49 thru 1850/51, the vessel was, per LR, owned by 'McCullum' of Glasgow, for service from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile, with S. Edington reported to have been the vessel's then captain. G. White, of Liverpool, was, per LR, both the vessel's next owner & captain, for service ex Liverpool, from 1851/52 thru 1854/55. In 1855/56, the last year in which the vessel was LR listed, the vessel was owned by 'Longton' of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to Puerto Rico (Caribbean). With 'M'Bride' (McBride) her then captain. Likely John Longton, a Liverpool ship-broker.
LR does not reference J. Baines as an owner of the vessel. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the 302 ton Liverpool registered vessel as then owned by J. Baines and T. M. Mackay, with James Kiddie her captain. I understand ('Out at Sea' by P. B. Chadfield) that James Baines & Co., Gibbs, Bright & Co., both of Liverpool, & T. M. Mackay & Co., of London, together operated 'Black Ball and Eagle Line' ex Liverpool & that such line served Australia. I have read here that (in part) 'our' Sultana sailed to Australia in Dec. 1854 under Captain David Taylor and again in late 1856, after which she just disappears. But the webmaster is, so far at least, unable to substantiate the info. I did, however, note a report ('Adelaide Times' of Jan. 5, 1854) that on Sep. 13, 1853 the vessel was loading at Liverpool for Adelaide, South Australia, with 'Keddle' her captain. But so far as I can see, the vessel never made such proposed voyage & never made Adelaide, maybe (?) being rather sold & re-scheduled for Puerto Rico. There were, I note, many vessels named Sultana active in Australian waters around that time, but so far as I can see, this Sultana was not active there. I stand to be corrected!
Signal letters HLKP. No crew lists seem to be available.
The webmaster is not able to tell you what finally happened to the vessel, nor when. In that regard he notes some data that looks to be incorrect, i.e. that the vessel had been lost back in 1859 (as I read it) (scroll to #1779). But maybe the vessel was thought to have been lost & later was recovered? The vessel is Mercantile Navy List listed, always registered at Liverpool, from 1858 thru 1864. But not in 1865. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? I would welcome your input. Y

1779

48

Thalia (a barque)

296/351
later
309

Unknown to webmaster

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

6075

49

Victoria

293/310

Bartram & Lister

Matthew Smith

 

50

William Nicholson (a barque)

349/425
later
391

W. Wilkinson

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

14156

51

Zealous (a barque)

339/410

Peter Austin & Sons, per this site

The vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by Collinson of London. Was lost on Mar. 14, 1856, in the Black Sea.

 

52

Zephyr (a snow)

247/272
later
260
later
237

Halls

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

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

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

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 (a snow)

226

Lister & Bartram

The vessel was, per Lloyd's Register, owned thru 1850/51 by Lister & Co. of Sunderland, i.e. essentially by its builder. In 1854 however, the vessel was reported as owned by Richard Davison of Sunderland & Thomas Vint of South Shields. The vessel must have been lost, likely at an unknown date in 1854.

 

2

Advena (a snow)

198

William Potts

The vessel, which was launched in Jul. 1845, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1856/57. It was initially owned, thru 1848/49 per LR, by W. Potts, i.e. by William Potts its builder, for service from Sunderland to London with 'Smith' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Willerton' of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland thru 1851/52 & ex Shields in 1852/53 & 1853/54, to London in the few years where a destination is referenced. With 'Kirkman' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1851/52 & W. Amiss thereafter thru 1853/54. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 clarifies such owner name to mean Robert Willerton of Bishopwearmouth. The following records are confusing. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel as still registered at Sunderland, owned by Thomas J. Reay of Sunderland & Eliza Smurthwaite of Newcastle, with Thomas Holmes (a name not LR referenced) serving as her captain. While LRs of 1854/55 thru 1856/57 lists the vessel as owned by G. Heyn, of Belfast, Ireland, for service from Belfast to the Mediterranean with J. Brenan serving as her captain.
Some operational detail. Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that on Jan. 3, 1854, a brig of the name was driven onto Samson, Isles of Scilly (SW of Land's End, Cornwall), in a SE gale when en route from Galaţi (on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea), to Sunderland. The vessel was, apparently, re-floated at high water after her masts were removed. As per the 'Newcastle Courant' of Jan. 13, 1854 (it would be good to be able to make such report available here). 'Samson', one of the Scilly Islands, & the location of a great many prehistoric archeological sites, was, I learn, sparsely inhabited until 1855 but since then has been uninhabited. I read that 'Holmes' was the vessel's master at the time of the grounding. The vessel's stranding is reported in the 1854 'Admiralty Register of Wrecks & Casualties' (here, in red) which tells us that the vessel was en route from Galatz (Galaţi) to Dublin with a crew of 8 & was carrying a cargo of wheat. The vessel went aground near Samson, was abandoned by its crew, the vessel being got off by its salvors. 
It is difficult to establish, based upon the facts as stated above, whether Advena, at the time of such grounding, was owned by 'Willerton' or by 'Heyn'. Can anybody tell us with certainty?
I cannot at this moment tell you what finally happened to the vessel & when. It is clear, however, that the vessel was not issued an Official Number, which means that the vessel was not in existence on Jan. 1, 1855 or in the few months thereafter. The vessel is noted only once in the 'Admiralty Register ...' of 1854 so there would seem to be no later wreck. The vessel would seem likely to have been repaired virtue 'J. Brenan' being LR reported as captain after Holmes & LRs recording the vessel thru 1856/57. The grounding is referred to at page 81 in 'Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly' by Richard Larn, published in 1999. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

3

Alexander Campbell (a snow)

155/177

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

Winship & Co. of Blyth, for service as a Blyth coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists C. & W. Winship, of Blyth, as the vessel's then owners.

 

4

Alicia

349/410

Wm. Wilkinson

Jenkins & Co.

 

5

Alliance (a schooner)

62

W. & J. Pile

The vessel, which was launched on Oct. 31, 1845, was not, so far as I can see, ever recorded in Lloyd's Register. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists A. Macdonald of Monkwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. While Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Alex Macdonald, of Sunderland, as the vessel's owner with George Gray her then captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 reports that the vessel was then registered at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, further that 'Urquhart' of Peterhead was then both her owner & her captain.
55 ft. long (I cannot remember where I read that).
On Feb. 26, 1862, per line 2690 here, the 62 ton schooner stranded at Peterhead, while en route from Peterhead to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Urquhart. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything?
Ian Whittaker has kindly advised that per the Edinburgh Courant, Alliance, under the command of captain Urquhart, was rather wrecked at the South Head of Peterhead on Mar. 4, 1862. And further that the vessel was first registered at Peterhead in 1854 (though Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 does not record her as then registered there). Wikipedia advise, (thanks!) that Alliance was wrecked at Peterhead on Feb. 26, 1862 (per 2 articles in the Dundee Courier) & that her crew were all saved. Y

19523

6

Allport (a snow)

243
later
218

Sykes & Co.

The vessel, which was launched in Sep. 1845, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1869/70. LR of 1845/46 lists Smith & Co., of Newcastle, as the vessel's then owner, with G. Hunter her then captain, for service from Sunderland to London. Such ownership was short-lived. LR of 1846/47 records T. Oliver of Sunderland as being her new owner, replacing 'Smith', for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean with J. Wake serving as the vessel's captain (thru 1851/52). The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists Thompson Oliver of Sunderland as such owner. Which is essentially confirmed by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 which lists Thomson (no 'p') Oliver, of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner with Christopher Hill her then captain (from 1851/52 thru 1856/57 per LR). Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 confirms such owner & captain data with 'Thompson Oliver' stated to be her owner. During the period of 'Oliver' ownership, the vessel served from Sunderland to the Mediterranean thru 1850/51, ex Sunderland thru 1854/55, & from Sunderland to Malta in 1855/56 & 1856/57.
LR of 1857/58 records J. Walker of Sunderland as the vessel's new owner with E. Cotton her new captain. Walker must have become the vessel's owner earlier than 1857/58, however. I say that since TR of 1856 records J. H. Walker of Sunderland as the then owner of the vessel, stated to now be of 218 tons only. Now while the LR data of 1858/59 thru 1861/62 is cryptic, it does report J. Walker as still the vessel's owner. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 confirms J. H. Walker as being the vessel's owner. Under 'Walker', the vessel served ex Sunderland in 1857/58, from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1861/62 & 1862/63, & as a Sunderland coaster from 1863/64.
LR of 1865/66 reports that 'J. Risebor'gh', of Sunderland, had become the vessel's owner. It would seem, however, that there was another owner between Walker & what proves to be Riseborough. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 lists J. H. W. Clifford, of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. While MNLs of 1866 thru 1870 all 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'. The latest crew list available is for 1868. Wikipedia advise (thanks!) that on Jun. 26, 1868, the vessel, en route from Sines, Portugal, to Riga, Russia (now Latvia), was destroyed by fire in the English Channel 40 miles S. of The Lizard, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued by Alexandra (a British vessel). As per 'The Standard' of London, on Jun.30, 1868. I read, here, that the brig was under the command of James H. Annan & was en route from Sines Bay to Riga with a cargo of corkwood. Fire broke out at 2 a.m. & efforts to extinguish the fire were not successful. The crew took to a ship's boat & were later rescued by Alexandra, a Newcastle barque, & landed at Porthleven, Cornwall. There were, per LR, many vessels named Alexandra in 1867/68 but only one of them was registered at Newcastle - a 407 ton barque built at Sunderland in 1862 & then owned in 'Bckwith' & Co. of Newcastle. Site listed, but not detail listed yet, here. Can you add anything additional? Y

39579

7

Amity (a snow or brig)

262/377

W. Spowers

The vessel, which was launched in Nov. 1845, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1856/57. It was, per LR, owned thru 1854/55 by 'Gourley' of Sunderland, for i) initial service ex Sunderland, for service ii) from Stockton (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) to Bordeaux, France, from 1846/47 thru 1850/51, & iii) from London to Mauritius from 1851/52 thru 1854/55. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 clarifies her owners as then being 'Gourley & Soppit' of Sunderland & A. Blackwood of Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Per LR, 'Bowman' served as the vessel's captain  thru 1846/47, then 'Blacklack' (written as Blacklock in 1846/47) from 1846/47 thru 1850/51, 'Gourley' in 1851/52 & T. Morrison from 1852/53 thru 1854/55.
In 1855/56, LR reports Mills & Co. of Sunderland to be the vessel's new owner for service to the Mediterranean from Cork, Ireland, in 1855/56 & from Cardiff in 1856/57. Now 'Mills' must have acquired the vessel a little earlier than LR indicated. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Wm. Hann and Edmond Mills, both (I think) of Hetton-le-Hole ('Hetton'), as the vessel's then owners with Gilbert Williamson serving as her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 lists her then owners as being Wm. Hann  and E. Mills, of Hetton, with George Hayes serving as her captain. TR of 1856 records W. Hann & E. Mills, of Hetton & J. Goundry of Old Sildon (County Durham, W. of Hartlepool) as being her then owners. LRs of 1855/56 & 1856/57 note G. Hayes as being the vessel's captain.
I have read that in the Feb.27/Mar.13 1856 period, the vessel, Hayes in command, was loading at Bute Docks, Cardiff, Wales, for 'Havanna', Cuba.
What happened to the vessel & when? This page (scroll to #2684) notes that a certificate dated Nov. 17, 1856 (as I read the text) reported the vessel to be lost. Wikipedia (thanks!) notes that at an unknown date in Jun. 1856, a British vessel of the name was wrecked on a reef 30 miles off Saint Domingo, while en route from Cardiff to Havana, Cuba. As reported by 'The Morning Post' of London on Jul. 4, 1856. Was this 'our' Amity? I do not now know. It is possible that the newspaper report just referred to might prove to contain additional data that might identify which vessel named Amity it was. Unfortunately such report is not available to the webmaster. Can you add to and/or correct in any way the above vessel history? Y

2684

8

Ann (a snow or brig)

299/319
later
290

J. Crown

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

7343

9

Athole (a barque)

301/337
later
306

Unknown to webmaster

A vessel that had many owners, seven it would seem, in its lifetime of approx. 28 years. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1873/74, always listed as a barque. Thru 1856/57, per LR, the vessel was registered at Liverpool & owned by 'Barbour' of Liverpool. As is confirmed by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, which states that her then owner was John Barbour & Co. of Liverpool, with Alexander Black her then captain. Note that Athole is there stated to have been a ship. This page (scroll to #26375) states that the vessel was registered at Liverpool on Aug. 21, 1845. LR reported W. Lang the vessel's captain thru 1847/48, followed by 'Brown' thru 1856/57. Her service per LR under Barbour ownership? From Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, in 1845/46, from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, & from Liverpool to Bahia, Brazil, from 1848/49 thru 1856/57.
In 1857/58, & thru 1860/61, per LR, the vessel, now stated to be of 305 tons, became registered at London & owned by Glover, Bros. of London. With W. Davie her captain, for consistent service from Shields to the West Indies. In 1861/62 & 1862/63, T. Philpot of London was her owner & J. Lelean her captain (thru 1865/66 it would appear). For a continuation of the service from Shields to the West Indies. And in 1863/64 & 1864/65, E. H. Watts, of London was her owner for similar service. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 clarifies the owner's name to mean Edward Henry Watts of London, but notes that the vessel is reported to have been sold.
Yes indeed! To R. Hay, of London, but registered at Gloucester. MNLs of 1866 & 1867 state her owner to be Richard Hay of Tottenham, Middlesex, London. With, per LR, W. Francis her new captain. For service ex Gloucester. In 1866/67, per LR, C. R. Tatham of London became the vessel's owner thru 1871/72, for service from London to Algoa Bay (E. coast of S. Africa, about 425 miles E. of Cape of Good Hope). Charles R. Tatham of Holloway, Middlesex, London, per MNLs of 1868 thru 1872 (1870). With J. Gorley, per LR, serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1871/72 advises that R. G. Wood, of Glasgow, Scotland, had become the vessel's final owner for continued service from London to Algoa Bay with J. Gorley still her captain. Robert George Wood per MNL of 1874 which lists the vessel as still registered at London.
Some modest operational matters. i) A modest case in the Courts of India, dating from Nov. 11, 1847, granted to the pilot who brought the vessel into Calcutta extra compensation. In circumstances where Athole's crew had scurvy & were unable to perform their duties - and the pilot & his men provided services above & beyond the duties of a pilot. ii) On Mar. 14, 1850, the vessel, Alexander Black in command, was at Singapore advertising for freight. iii) On Jun. 25, 1851, the vessel (Black) arrived at Honolulu, Hawaii, from San Francisco. iv) In Jun/Jul 1868 the vessel carried a general cargo to Stanley, Falkland Islands. v) On Jan. 30, 1873, (search for Athole) the vessel came too close to the Sevenstones Lightship, located 15 miles WNW of Land's End, Cornwall. The vessel caught her rigging on the lightship's bumpkin causing some damage to Athole, later repaired.
103.5 ft. long, 3 masts, carvel built, figurehead of a woman, signal letters PKVG.
LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Alas, the webmaster has not been able to find out what happened to the vessel & when. The vessel seems not to be included in the extensive 1873 & 1874 wreck data contained within this U.K. Government volume & no references to her loss have been found elsewhere. If you have knowledge of the matter, do consider providing the info to the webmaster, for inclusion here. Y

26375

10

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

11

Bannockburn, soon Ramilies (a barque)

635757

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

12

Boadicea (a barque)

310/346
later
326
later
325

Austin & Mills

The vessel was initially, if briefly, owned by Parker & Co. of Sunderland. J. Pollock, of Glasgow, became the vessel's owner in 1845/46, later Dunlop & Co. of Greenock. Was burnt on Jan. 19, 1862.

25930

13

Borderer (a barque)

421/357

Wm. Byers

J. (John) Willis of London

270

14

Brenda (a snow)

280/307

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson

 

15

British Tar (a barque)

282/309

John Gales of Hylton

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

 

16

Caractacus (a barque)

330
later
303

Peter Austin

The vessel was owned throughout its lifetime by Pow & Co. of Newcastle. It was lost in or about 1864.

2222

 

Cassibelaunus (a barque) See here

498/534

Peter Austin

 

 

17

Catherine Jenkins (a barque)

340/399

Unknown to webmaster

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

14167

18

Chance (a snow)

183 later 163 or 164

J. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter (but now see below!) It was owned initially, thru 1849/50, by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rotterdam. In 1850/51, J. Clarkson, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service ex Sunderland. The vessel's captain, thru 1849/50, is LR listed as W. Davis, while the captain in 1850/51 was listed as C. Davis. On Feb. 6, 1850, per line 516 on this page, the 183 ton snow sank at Harwich, Essex. No additional data is there provided - no owner name, routing, or crew data. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand.
The data above, researched some years ago, seemed to be 'neat and tidy'. Now, in May 2020, I am not so sure. It seems certain, however, that Chance must have been raised after its 1850 sinking & presumably after repairs were effected, continued in service. I say that having by chance (no pun intended!) found data about a vessel named Chance, THIS vessel, wrecked in 1865.
The webmaster clearly did not earlier find that Chance was further LR listed - from 1853/54 thru 1863/64, owned by F. Clarkson of Sunderland thru 1856/57 & by J. Clarkson from 1857/58. For service from Sunderland to Rotterdam in 1853/54 & for service as a Sunderland coaster in 1854/55 & 1855/56. The LR data re 1856/57 & onwards is truly cryptic but the captain's names are listed - C. Davis thru 1856/57, G. Robinson thru 1862/63 & R. Robinson in 1863/64. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists John Clarkson of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner with Charles Davis her then captain. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, now of 163 tons, as owned by J. Clarkson of Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Jno. Clarkson & George Robinson, both of Sunderland, as the then owners of the 183 ton snow. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists Geo. Robinson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. Signal letters HQST, no length etc. data is recorded by LR. Some confusion as to the vessel's date of build - not 1847 as sometimes reported.
On the afternoon of Oct. 19, 1865, Chance was en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal, under the command of Thomas Jowsey. A severe gale was encountered 'at the back of Hasborough Sands' (near Cromer, Norfolk) & the vessel developed a leak, which leak could not be controlled with the pumps. Lord Willoughby, a smack, offered assistance, took Chance's crew aboard & took Chance in tow. But the total conditions made the tow impossible. Chance sank about 35 miles off Lowestoft, Suffolk, on Oct. 21, 1865. Lord Willoughby landed the entire crew at Lowestoft the next morning. All as per this contemporary newspaper article. Note the brig Friends, also reported lost, seems likely to be ON 26734, Lowestoft owned. Crew lists for 1863 & 1864 are available. Can anybody tell us more? Y

2826

19

Charles Richard (a snow or brig)

258
later
233

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1863/64, was first registered, at London, on Oct. 29, 1845 (scroll to #8518). It was, per LR, was registered at London & owned by 'Fenwick', thru 1856/57, with 'Angas' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1848/49, A. Frazer from 1848/49 thru 1853/54 & 'Barrass' thereafter thru 1856/57. Under Fenwick ownership, per LR, the vessel served i) London ex Sunderland thru 1847/48, ii) Barbados ex London from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, iii) from Liverpool to Barcelona, Spain, in 1853/54 & iv) from London to the River Plate (estuary between Argentine & Uruguay, S. America) from 1854/55 thru 1856/57.
Some unexpected operational data in view of the information noted above. In early 1854, the vessel was en route from London to Cardiff, Wales, in ballast & with a crew of 10. On Jan. 3, 1854, caused by bad weather conditions, the vessel stranded on Nut Rock, Saint Mary's Sound, Scilly Islands. It was, I read in the 1854 'Admiralty Register of Wrecks & Casualties' (here, in blue), 'much damaged' as a result. Nut Rock is a small rocky islet, located E. of the island of Samson, in Saint Mary's Sound.
In 1857/58, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Ritsons' of Sunderland, for service, in 1857/58, from Sunderland to the Baltic, with P. Wilson serving as the vessel's captain. The Ritson ownership would seem to have commenced a little earlier than so indicated - Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 lists J. G., T., C., and W. Ritson as the vessel's then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names to mean John G., Thomas, Charles, and William Ritson. Now from 1858/59 thru 1863/64, LR does list the vessel but provides little data other than the owner's name ('Ritsons') & the captain's name (P. Wilson). The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') partially comes to our rescue. It reports the vessel as Sunderland registered from 1858 thru 1866, owned in 1865 by John George Ritson of Sunderland & in 1866 by 'John George Ritson and Bros.', of Sunderland.
88.0 ft. long, signal letters KCMT, some crew lists are available here - including a puzzling 1869 reference. Puzzling because the vessel was lost in 1866.
Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that on May 31, 1866, the vessel was wrecked on Scroby Sands, Norfolk, while en route from Sunderland to London. Per some unexpected sources - the 'Belfast News-Letter' of Belfast & the 'Caledonian Mercury' of Edinburgh, both published on Jun. 2, 1866. It would be good to be able to permit site visitors to read such articles via these pages. Need help in that regard. Wikipedia further advise that the vessel's crew were rescued. The Scroby Sands are a shoal or sandbank, running from Caister towards Great Yarmouth & located about 4 miles off shore. Can anybody tell us more? Y

8518

20

Chaseley (a barque, soon a ship)

460/515
later
486

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1867/68. It was owned initially, thru 1854/55 per LR, by 'Brice & Co.' of Liverpool. For i) initial service thru 1847/48 from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, ii) from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, & iii) in 1853/54 & 1854/55 for service to Port Philip, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ex Liverpool. LR first listed the vessel as a ship (rather than as a barque) in 1848/49. During the period of 'Brice' ownership, the vessel per LR had 3 captains, i.e. Lee thru 1847/48, R. Weyhill from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, & Slaughter in 1853/54 & 1854/55. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists Wm. Brice & Ben. Derbyshire, both of Liverpool, as the vessel's then owners, with Ritchie Brown (a name not LR referenced), her then captain.
Some details re the vessel's voyages to Australia. 1) The vessel left the Downs on Nov. 3, 1847 for Sydney, with 18 passengers & a varied cargo, under the command of Captain Weighill. The vessel, delayed for 18 days by contrary winds in the English Channel, arrived at Sydney on Mar. 10, 1848 with Charles F. Aldrich in command. I have not spotted what happened to Captain Weighill (maybe Weyhill). On Jun. 14, 1848 the vessel left Sydney for London with 18 passengers & a cargo mainly of 608 bales of wool & tallow. It arrived at Deal on Oct. 31, 1848. 2) On Dec. 27, 1848, the vessel left the Downs for Moreton Bay ('MB'), Brisbane, chartered for £1,400 by Dr. John Dunmore Lang, a Presbyterian minister (1799/1878) under the auspices of the Port Philip & Clarence River Company to carry emigrants to MB. One of 3 such vessels. It arrived at MB on May 1, 1849 (passenger list), with 13 cabin passengers & 205 emigrants (112 adult, 86 children under 14, & 7 born en route but numbers are confusing). 'Aldrich' said by some passengers to be harsh, tyrannical & have a violent temper. On Jul. 16, 1849 the vessel left for Sydney in ballast & on Oct. 7, 1849 left Sydney for San Francisco ('SF') with a cargo which included timber & bricks & with 24 passengers. It left SF on Apl. 18, 1850 for Newcastle, New South Wales, where it arrived on Jun. 26, 1850. On Sep. 14, 1850 the vessel left Hobart, Tasmania, for SF under the command of Captain Brown & suffered some damage entering the harbour at SF. 3) On Aug. 21, 1852. stated to be then owned by Messrs Brice, Friend, and Co., the vessel left Liverpool under the command of Captain Slaughter for Melbourne & Sydney  with 4 passengers & 65 emigrants in steerage. The vessel left Sydney on Jan. 10, 1853 for Valparaiso, Chile, arriving there on Mar. 6, 1854.
From 1855/56 thru 1858/59, LR lists 'Bohtlingk' of Liverpool, as the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to India, with J. Shelford serving as the vessel's captain. From 1859/60 thru 1861/62, LR advises that 'Holdrn'ss' (Holderness?) of Liverpool was her owner for service from  Liverpool to South America, with C. Reeves serving as the vessel's captain. In 1862/63, the vessel, now listed at 486 tons only, was owned per LR by 'Coathupe' of London for service as a London coaster. From 1863/64, per LR, the vessel was owned by the 'Fry' family of London, i.e. by S. G. Fry in 1863/64 & W. J. Fry from 1864/65 thru 1867/68. For service to Aden, from Plymouth, Devon, in 1863/64 & 1864/65 & from London in 1865/66 & 1866/67. 'Tadman' is LR recorded from 1862/63 as the vessel's captain. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists W. J. Fry of London as the vessel's then owner, however the equivalent lists of 1867 & 1868 rather list Thomas Loram, of Exeter, as the owner of the London registered vessel. 119.0 ft. long, signal letters KHMR. LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had gone 'Missing'. At an unstated date in Mar. 1867, per line 11 on this page, the vessel, stated to be a 468 ton barque, went missing while en route from Bordeaux, France, to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, with an unknown cargo. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 14, all lost of course. No details are provided as to where the vessel was when she went missing, simply that she went missing 'On voyage'. Hopefully a newspaper article will surface in due course to tell us more about what exactly happened. An 1868 crew list is available here. It would seem that a painting of the vessel, by Thomas Sands (1782/1873) may exist but I cannot access the 'Ancestry' page to confirm such data & obtain an image. Can anybody tell us more? Y

9476

21

Choice (a barque)

280/309

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is not recorded in 2 master lists of vessels built at Sunderland. Which situation often seems to be because the vessel was not initially registered at Sunderland. In this case? It is, however, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1851/52, always registered at Scarborough, Yorkshire, & owned by Hick & Co., with P. Hick her initial captain thru 1845/46 & Robertson her captain thereafter. LR advises that her initial service was from Sunderland to London, which became from the Clyde to Montreal, Canada, in 1845/46, later ex Liverpool thru 1850/51 & ex London in 1851/52. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'.
Per line 929 on this page, the 280 ton barque, owned by Thos. Hick & with a crew of 14, was abandoned at sea on Aug. 5, 1851 while en route from Calingapatam (now Kalingapatnam, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, E. coast of India) to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America). No cargo is there specified. It would seem that there was no loss of life. Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that the vessel sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean & was abandoned on Aug. 5, 1851. Further that 4 of her 13 member crew reached Cayenne, French Guiana, in a jollyboat. The other nine crew took to the longboat & were rescued on Aug. 17, 1851 by French Naval vessel Tartare. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? A contemporary newspaper report, perhaps? What cargo would they have carried from India to Demerera, I wonder? Y

 

22

Clarissa (a snow or brig, later a barque)

320/354

William Potts

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

8295

23

Clio (a barque)

351/385 later 372

Austin & Mills

The vessel was always registered at London & was initially owned by Colling & Co. of London. Was lost in 1876.

24525

24

Coverdale

286

Unknown to webmaster

Johnson

 

25

Dolphin (a snow)

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

4691

26

Edmundsbury (a barque)

523

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1857/58 only. It was owned, thru about 1867, by J. Allan or Allen of London.

24976

27 Elizabeth (a schooner)

88
later
78

M. Storey

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

12649

28 Emma (a barque, later a ship & then a barque again)

376/449
later
405

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1873/74. It was initially registered at Liverpool & its initial owner, per LR thru 1852/53, was Holt & Co. of Liverpool. For service from Liverpool to China with R. Bibby serving as her captain. LR records the vessel as a ship rather than as a barque from 1848/49 thru 1852/53. A website that requests no links or thanks, refers to George Holt & to the name of Lamport & Holt of Liverpool. From 1853/54 thru 1861/62, per LR, the vessel, still Liverpool registered, was owned by Schilizzi, with G. Freeman serving throughout those years as the vessel's captain. For service from Liverpool to i) the Mediterranean thru 1856/57, ii) the Black Sea in 1857/58. And otherwise ex London. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 clarifies the owner name to mean John Pantaleone Schilizzi & her captain's name to be George Freeman.
In 1861/62, per LR, the vessel became registered at Sunderland & owned by J. Smurthwaite for service ex London. With J. Lambie or J. Lamble the vessel's captain. LR of 1863 lists no owner name which suggests that the vessel might have been sold or lost. It was clearly sold. In 1864/65 & part of 1865/66, G. Seymour of London is LR reported as the vessel's owner, for service ex London with J. Lamble her captain. The vessel, per LR, became South Shields registered from 1865/66 & owned by J. Snowdon, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. With A. Lawlan the vessel's captain during the entire 'Snowdon' period of ownership.
I should note that the Mercantile Navy List records the vessel at 405 tons & as being always Liverpool registered from 1858. With, in 1865 & 1866, George Seymour of London her owner & from 1868 thru 1869 John Snowdon of South Shields.
108.0 ft. long, signal letters LSDG.
Even though the vessel was LR listed thru 1873/74 it seems clear that the vessel was lost in 1869. This page (scroll to #15394) tells us that a certificate dated May 8, 1869 so indicated. I am not presently aware of what happened to the vessel nor exactly when. Crew lists thru 1869 are available here. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of her loss? Or add anything additional. Y

15394

29

European (a schooner or brigantine)

119

L. T. Wang

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

 

30

Fairy (a barque)

328

W. Thompson

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

2003

31

Fairy Queen (a schooner)

159/200
later
146

W. & J. Pile

The vessel was initially owned by W. Walker & Co. & later by Walter H. Martin, both of Sunderland. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel, likely in 1864 or 1865.

2816

32

Fairy Queen (a barque)

319

John Watson

Fairy Queen, a barque, was launched on Mar. 11, 1845. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1864/65. I wonder why it was not listed earlier? It was owned, from 1848/49 at least, thru 1852/53, per LR, by Foxall & Co. of Dublin, Ireland, for service from Dublin to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. With 'Richardson' always her captain. In 1853/54, per LR, Macdonald of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for continued service from Dublin to Calcutta thru 1855/56 & for service from Liverpool to Australia in 1856/57 & 1857/58. With 'Richardson' her captain thru 1855/56 & then 'Woodward'. A puzzle, perhaps, is that Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, lists the Liverpool registered vessel's then owners as being 'Ed. Grey, W. Wilson, & others', with H. Richardson her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1855 lists the vessel at Liverpool with Macdonald as the vessel's captain & Richardson her captain. In 1858/59, LR notes that 'McPherson', also of Liverpool, had become both the vessel's owner & her captain for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean. The LR data of 1859/60 & the following years thru 1864/65 is most limited, with no port of registry or routing indicated. Which suggests that the vessel had probably been lost or sold. The vessel would seem to have been listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1860, however, maybe then of 328 tons. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1859. Or otherwise add anything?
I now note that 'Wikipedia' advises us (thanks!), here, that a vessel of the name, en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Liverpool, foundered off Syracuse, Sicily, on Dec. 6, 1858. Her crew were apparently rescued by a vessel named Due Fratelli. As per three Dec. 1858 newspaper articles including one published by the 'Liverpool Mercury' on Dec. 10, 1858. It is possible that such articles contain detail which might clarify whether it was 'our' Fairy Queen which was then lost. Can anyone provide any of those three articles? Y

7037

33

Frances

193

James Laing

G. Milne

 

34

Free Briton (a snow or brig)

290
later
271

Unknown to webmaster

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

24765

35

Glenlyon (a barque)

348

Buchanan & Gibson

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

 

36

Grange (a snow)

304/323
 

Austin & Mills

Per Lloyd's Register the vessel was owned, thru 1871/72, by G. Hudson of Sunderland.

8585

37

Hawthorn

277

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford in 1846/47 - J. Paxton in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

26286

38

Isabella 1 Note

235

Unknown to webmaster

Ayre & Co.

 

39

Jabez (a snow)

217
later
187

Unknown to webmaster

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

2026

40

Jessie

194

J. Barkes

Woods & C in 1846/47 - J. Ostens in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

4977

41

John Elliotson

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

T. Brown

 

42

John Hutchinson (a barque)

332/367

R. Hutchinson

The webmaster has not fully researched this vessel. Which was likely owned by R. Hutchinson & family. On Jan. 2, 1848, a vessel of the name, under the command of R. Leighton, was en route from Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) to the U.K., likely with (my assumption) a cargo of grain. The correct vessel? It would seem that it is the correct vessel. On Jan. 25, 1851, the vessel apparently put into Bahia (Brazil), leaky. Resulting in an insurance claim documented here.
The ownership data available for this vessel is repetitive! The vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854, captained by John Hutchinson & owned by Ralph, Edward & John Hutchinson, jun. Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists the vessel, captained by John Hutchinson, jun. & owned by Ralph Hutchinson, Edwin Hutchinson & John Hutchinson, jun., all of Sunderland. TR of 1856 lists R., E., & J. Hutchinson, jun. all of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names to mean Ralph, Edwin, & John Hutchinson, jun. The vessel seems to be last recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1856/57, owned & captained by 'Hutchnsn'. A puzzle indeed - the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number on Jan. 1, 1855 - which, on the face of it, would seem most unlikely to be true. Maybe the vessel was, in fact, lost before that date? In that regard, though it may not relate to 'our' John Hutchinson, I have read a reference to a vessel of the name which was wrecked on Jan. 1, 1853 south of Buena Ventura, Republic of New Granada, while en route from Liverpool to Panama City. Described as a ship. Clearly detailed research is needed to establish a proper history of this vessel! Y
Since the above was written, I have checked the vessel's listings in LR. It is first listed, that I can see, in LR of 1849/50, classed by the Liverpool Committee of 'Lloyd's', owned by 'Hutchnsn', captained by Leighton, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. It is further LR recorded thru 1856/57, in all cases owned by 'Hutchnsn' with 'Hutchnsn' her captain. For service from Sunderland to Panama in 1850/51 & 1851/52, & for service from Liverpool to Guayaquil (Ecuador) from 1852/53 thru 1855/56. The data above all seems to 'hang together'. It seems likely that the vessel was indeed lost on Jan. 1, 1853 as is stated above. Anything to add or correct?

 

 

Juliet Erskine (a barque) See here

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

Erskine & Co. of Dundee, Scotland

39571

43

Lancaster Lass (a sloop)

5

Unknown to webmaster

I include this modest vessel in the list having read the entry in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, which lists the vessel, registered at Liverpool, as owned & captained by Robert Banton of Liverpool.

 

44

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

308/349

Tiffin

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

17432

45

Marcia (a snow)

246

Austin & Mills

Was owned, for its entire lifetime, thru 1857/58 per Lloyd's Register, by Wake & Co. of Sunderland.

25806

46

Mary

311

J. Hutchinson

Davison in 1846/47 - W. (Wm) & J. (Jane) Davison in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

6496

47

Mary & Sarah (a snow)

197

W. Wilkinson

The snow would seem to have been first registered at Sunderland in 1845 (scroll to #8881) - launched, I read, in Aug. 1845. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1862/63, always owned by 'Wilkinson' of Sunderland. For initial service from Sunderland to Pillau (now Baltiysk, Russia), from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & in 1853/54 & 1854/55, from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1851/52 & 1852/53, & from Ramsgate, Kent, to Bordeaux, in 1855/56 & 1856/57. LR records little detail after 1856/57. Again per LR, Hedley served as the vessel's captain thru 1848/49, Arrowsmith thru 1850/51, G. Thompson thru 1854/55 & J. Robason thereafter. Turnbull's Registers of both 1855 & 1856 & Christie's Register of 1858 all list Thos. B. Wilkinson, of Sunderland as her then owner. Turnbull's of 1855 lists George W. Thompson as her then captain. Signal letters KFBC. Even though LR lists the vessel thru 1862/63, it seems that the vessel was lost rather earlier. Wikipedia reports that on Nov. 15, 1860, a schooner of the name, collided with (British) Tartar off Filey, Yorkshire, & foundered, while en route from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, to Lowestoft, Suffolk. With no loss of life. Was this the correct Mary & Sarah? The vessel name is most rare & I suspect it was 'our' Mary & Sarah', but without further detail I cannot be certain. There were many vessels named Tartar at the time. Wikipedia references, as their source, articles in the Times & Standard newspapers, both of London, on Nov. 22, 1860. It would be good to get access to such articles. I should note that this vessel was first listed having read of an 8 page hand-written manuscript, in French, available via Delcampe in May 2020. The first page of such manuscript. The listing refers to '17 ROCHEFORT collision entre deux navires : la Charente n°1 et le Mary and Sarah (SUNDERLAND) 852; PAP09'. Alas I have no idea whether the manuscript relates. Need help! No crew lists are available. Y

8881

48

Mary Ann (a brig)

238

J. Rogerson (or Rodgerson) of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1850/51, listed not in the main book but rather in the 'Liverpool Book' for most of those years i.e. from 1845/46 thru 1849/50. Always owned by 'Hutchnsn' & registered at Sunderland, with 'Lloyd' the vessel's captain thru 1846/47 & 'Hutchinsn' her captain from 1846/47. For initial service from Sunderland to 'Mirmc' (likely Mirimachi, New Brunswick, Canada) which became, I believe Sunderland to the Mediterranean from later in 1846/47. I say 'I believe' because the intended voyages state 'Sln' to be the departure port, which code does not exist but I think meant Sunderland. I was glad to find the vessel listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, owned by R. Hutchinson of Monkwearmouth & J. Hutchinson, Jun of Sunderland. Per the quite limited data available at line 905 on this page, the brig was abandoned on Jul. 3, 1851 near 45N/49W. Which is in the N. Atlantic Ocean, at the Grand Banks, about 320 miles SE of St. Johns, Newfoundland. No owner name or crew number is there recorded. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

 

49

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

190
later
177

L. T. Wang

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

2942

50

Mary Lawson

271

T. Ogden

Lawson in 1846/47 - H. Lawson in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register - Henry Lawson & Geo. B. Stoddart in 1858

2242

51

Mayda (a barque)

486/582

Unknown to webmaster

G. Lyall, Jr.

 

52

Medora (a snow, later a brig)

227/231
later
201
or 202

J. Crown

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

6146

53

Medusa (a snow or brig)

294/310

Tiffin

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

 

54

Mehemet Ali, later Asia (a barque)

305/351
later
314
later
269

John Alcock

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

23747

55

Mistley Park (a brig, later a brigantine & a lighter)

137
later
120 or 121

Hodgson at Hylton

The webmaster has not researched this vessel & created this listing only having found, at 'Welsh Newspapers Online' extensive coverage of a Board of Trade Inquiry into its grounding, W. of Swansea, Wales, in Sep. 1877. The vessel was first registered, at Harwich, in 1845 (scroll to #2765). It is listed in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') of 1845/46 thru 1849/50, then a brig owned by T. Greene, of Harwich, Essex, for service from Sunderland to Harwich. With 'Spendley' stated to be her then captain. Such listings are the first the webmaster can recall of a Sunderland built vessel not being LR listed in the normal main listing - rather included in the listings of the Liverpool Committee of Lloyd's which committee was formed, I read, in 1844. The vessel seems not to be LR listed for many years after 1849/50 but I have not checked the detail. It is, however, listed in LR of 1874/75, then a brig of 121 tons, owned by W. G. Green of Harwich with S. Cracknell her captain. 72.0 ft. long, signal letters HQMG, built by 'Hodgson' in 1845.
Researching the history of this vessel may prove to be a time-consuming endeavour. The vessel was registered at Harwich until about 1894, became a lighter in that year & became Ipswich registered certainly from 1896. The register for the vessel was closed in 1906.
The 1877 grounding? A modest event in the history of the vessel. On Sep. 5, 1877, the 120 ton brigantine left Harfleur, France, for Swansea, Wales, in ballast & under the command of William Rumsey. With a crew of 5 all told. Then owned by William Brooks of Mistley, Essex. The weather conditions en route has been appalling & the ship was blown significantly off course. At the time of the grounding the conditions were described as thick & squally. At about 11 p.m. on Sep. 11, 1877, the vessel struck Tow Sands, located 3 miles from the west end of Cornel Mawr Sands, near Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. I described the matter as modest above. The vessel was essentially undamaged though it did require caulking as a result of the grounding. The master was charged with having failed to use the lead & otherwise failing to properly ascertain the position of his vessel. He was found guilty & his master's certificate was suspended for a three month period. A major article re the hearing is here. Another can be read here. I have not read all of the related 'Welsh' newspaper articles. The Court's decision is here. Hopefully more data in the future. Many crew lists can be found here. Anything you can add? Y

2765

56

Niagara (a barque)

314/336
later
327/336
later
307

Unknown to webmaster

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

25514

57

Ocean (a snow, or brig)

258

J. Barkes

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

 

58

Ophelia (a snow or brig)

196
later
174
later
197

J. & J. Robinson

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

23302

59

Pascoe Grenfell (a barque)

338/367
later
349

James Laing

The vessel, which was launched on Dec. 22, 1844, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1873/74. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1861/62, was Ridley & Co., of London. Ridley registered the vessel at London thru 1848/49, then at Swansea, Wales, thru 1856/57 & at London again thereafter. For service to Cuba, initially from Sunderland (thru 1847/48) & ex Swansea after that date. It would seem that the vessel was a regular visitor to Santiago, Cuba, & carried Cuban copper ore to tin & copper ore smelters located in Wales & in Cornwall. G. Proud served as the vessel's captain thru 1851/52, R. Odie thru 1855/56, Harrison thru 1859/60, & 'Hartmn' for the brief period from 1860/61 until the vessel was sold. In 1861/62, per LR, Swainston of Sunderland became the vessel's owner  for service from Swansea to South America (in 1861/62 & 1862/63) & to the Mediterranean thereafter ex Sunderland (1863/64) & ex Shields (1864/65 & 1865/66). With Short serving as the vessel's captain thru 1863/64 & Blair thru 1866/67. The name of Swainston was recorded in LR of 1865/66 but struck out, which suggests the vessel had likely been sold. LR of 1866/67 records Dixon & Co. of Sunderland as the then owner of the barque, now of 349 tons, & records such owner name thru 1873/74. But note that the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865, 1867 & 1868 all record Robert Pope of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. The vessel was LR listed at 103.0 ft, which became 102.0 ft in 1865/66, signal letters LMBV. The vessel is another puzzle as to its continued listing in LR. MNL of 1870 does not list the vessel. For good reason it would appear. At an unknown date in Jan. 1869, per line 48 here, the 348 ton 21 year old barque incorrectly listed as 'Pasco Grenfell' went missing while en route from Sunderland to Villa Ricas with a cargo of coal & coke. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 10, all lost of course. The listing does not state, even approximately, where the vessel was when it went missing, stating merely that it went missing 'On Voyage'. It would seem that Villa Ricas, is in Almeria, Spain, & is today known as Villaricos. Is there anything you can add? Y

14174

60

Polka (a schooner)

125

Ralph Hutchinson

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

 

61

Polynesia

350/367

Unknown to webmaster

Hansell - R. (Robert), R. (Richard) & J. (James) B. Hansell in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register. And also in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

4984

62

Primula (a barque)

406

J. & J. Rodham

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

 

63 Promise (a snow or brig)

284/270

Unknown to webmaster

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

2466

64

Queen (a schooner)

69
later
66

Unknown to webmaster

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

1511

65

Ramilies

635/737

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar

 

66

Ribicon

218

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

No data yet.

 

67

Rokeby

365/430

William R. Abbay

Hodgson of Newcastle

 

68

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

315
later
277

Unknown to webmaster

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

23414

69

Sandford (a ship)

519/624
later
626

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1859/60. It was owned, for its entire lifetime, per LR, by Robinson & Co. of Liverpool. Initially for service  in 1845/46 from 'Lld', wherever that is, to Liverpool, then Sunderland to Liverpool, thru 1848/49. From Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1849/50 thru 1856/57, from Bristol to India in 1857/58 & 1858/59 & ex Liverpool in 1859/60. 'Callun' (thru 1850/51) & T. Callan (from 1851/52 thru 1856/57) were LR listed as the vessel's captains, followed by 'Hughes' from 1857/58 thru 1859/60. LR records the vessel at 626 tons from 1857/58. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel, incorrectly listed as 'Sanaxord', as registered at Liverpool, owned by Tho. Robinson, Thomas Callan and James Lawrence with Thomas Callan her then captain.
Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that on Mar. 8, 1859, the vessel was wrecked at Mauritius. Per a report in the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Apl. 7, 1859. It would be good to be able to provide additional detail as to what exactly happened. No crew lists are available for the vessel. Can anybody tell us more? Y

11983

70

Sibella (a barque)

618/721

Unknown to webmaster, but likely by James Leithead

The vessel is first listed upon receiving (thanks!) an e-mail message from Scott Saunders who believes that the vessel was built at Sunderland by James Leithead. It would be good to know what Scott has read which so indicates. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1857/58 only. It was owned, for its entire lifetime per LR, by 'Luscomb' of London. For service i) initially (in 1845/46) from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), ii) in 1846/47 thru 1849/50 from London to India, iii) in 1850/51 thru 1853/54 from London to New South Wales, Australia, iv) in 1854/55 from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & v) ex London in other years. With 'Coleman' (E. R. Coleman, I believe) the vessel's captain thru 1853/54, followed by G. Withers thru 1855/56 & 'Pizzey' thereafter. Note a Joseph B. Pizzey was captain of Clara in 1858. Possibly 'our' Pizzey?
Some 'best efforts' detail re the vessel's voyages to Australia ex Trove:- a) carried troops to India in 1847, b) the vessel left Gravesend, London, on Mar. 26, 1848, Coleman in command, bound for Adelaide, South Australia, via Plymouth (left Apl. 6, 1848), under 'engagement' to the Colonisation Commissioners, with 274 mainly Cornish emigrants. It arrived at Adelaide on Jul. 16, 1848 & rather later, on Feb. 12, 1849, left for Ceylon with a cargo mainly consisting of 500 tons of 'Burra Burra' (copper) ore & 2,300 bales of wool. It arrived back at Gravesend on Jul. 4, 1849. c) The vessel left Gravesend on Oct. 5, 1849, for Adelaide (arrived Feb. 1, 1850) via Plymouth with migrants - 112 in cabin & steerage. It went on to Melbourne & on Mar. 16, 1850 left Melbourne for Ceylon. d) The vessel left Gravesend on Nov. 25, 1851 via Plymouth (left Dec. 4, 1851) & arrived at Adelaide on Mar. 16, 1861 with 257 Government emigrants. It went on to nearby Port Wakefield (N. of Adelaide) to load 612 tons of copper ore, sailed for London on Jun. 17, 1852 & arrived off Swanage, Dorset, on Nov. 3, 1852. 'Coleman' is stated to have become the captain of (London built) Malacca. e) On Apl. 27, 1853, the vessel arrived at Spithead (Solent, Portsmouth) from the Thames to take aboard male convicts for the penal colonies at Hobart, Tasmania. Have not spotted if it ever arrived at Hobart. I did spot one reference to the vessel carrying substantial quantities of gold ex Australia.
In Nov. 1857, the vessel was at anchor at Colombo, Ceylon, 'Pizzey' in command but onshore at the time, with a cargo of 900 tons of coconut oil, coffee & cinnamon, soon to leave for London. A severe gale hit the area on Nov. 20, 1857 & early on the next day, i.e. at 8 a.m. on Nov. 21, 1857, the gale became a hurricane, Sibella's anchors parted & she was driven ashore onto rocks near the lighthouse. At Galle Buck. Within an hour the vessel was totally destroyed, with debris scattered along about 3 miles of the nearby coast. The cargo & vessel are stated to have then been worth £33,000 & £12,000 respectively. The remains, such as there were, were offered at auction & sold for next to nothing. All as per two newspaper reports (A & B). Per the first such report, 4 European lives were drowned & lost. Which seems to suggest that non European crew members may also have been lost. But 4 in total seems to be correct. Can you tell us more? Y

10728

71

Sir Henry Webb (a snow, later a brig)

222
later
202

Todd & Brown

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

2213

72

Sir John Rennie (a snow)

204/202
later
186

E. Brown

The vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1845, was initially owned by Brown & Co. & registered at 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 per Turnbull's Register of 1855, the vessel was then owned by J. & J. Harper, of Hartley, with J. Brown serving as her captain. John Harper & John Harper jun. owned the vessel in 1856 & also in 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. Yes indeed, in awful circumstances, as per this article (in blue). The vessel was then owned by George Bowman. Y

24417

73

Sisters (a snow or brig)

260
later
234

T. Ogden

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

25666

74

Stagshaw (a snow or brig)

258

Alcock

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

 

75

Templar (a barque, later a brig)

278/285
later
263

Wm. R. Abbay

The vessel, for 14 years a barque, was initially owned by its builder but was sold in 1845/46, to G. Walters, also of Sunderland. It became Liverpool owned & later, in 1859, owned  by William Gray of Hartlepool & converted to a brig. The vessel stranded & was lost off the Dutch coast on May 28, 1860 with no loss of life.

1228

76

Trafalgar (a barque)

739
later
717

James Leithead

Duncan Dunbar of London.

23080

77

William

313

Unknown to webmaster

Riley & C. in 1846/47 - A. D. Hewson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

27065

78

William & Ann (a snow or brig)

264/270

W. Naisby of Hylton

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

 

 

 

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

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

1846 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abet (a schooner)

129

W. & J. Pile

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

17942

2

Acadia (a ship, apparently later a barque)

419/519
later
489

Unknown to webmaster

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

20331

3

Agnes King (a barque)

278

W. Byers

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. Two contemporary newspaper articles (1 & 2 in green). Y

 

4

Allison (a barque)

266/297
later
268/297

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

5

Amaranth (a barque)

331/370
later
312

An unknown Monkwearmouth shipbuilder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. The vessel was, thru that entire period, registered at Scarborough, Yorkshire, & owned by 'Walker'. In 1854, per Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, she was owned by Thomas B. Walker sen., Thomas B. Walker jun., Wm Bean Fowler, John H. Coulson & Isabella Fowler, all of Scarbro'. Per LR, 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 & 1870, both record Thomas B. Walker of London, as her then owner. On Nov. 19, 1872, per line 2717 here, the 312 ton barque stranded on the Danish coast while en route from Stockholm, Sweden, to the U.K. Crew of 10, none lost. Then stated to be owned by Henry Fowler. But ... that data seems to be modestly in variance with data on this page which states that the vessel was rather lost on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay (just S. of Copenhagen, Denmark), while en route from Skutskar (Skutskär, near Gävle, Gulf of Bothnia, NNW of Stockholm, Sweden), to Newcastle with a cargo of deals & iron. Crew of 10 - none lost, all saved by ship's boats. The vessel's loss was due to 'stress of weather'. I note that 3 other vessels were also stranded on Nov. 13, 1872 at Kjoge Bay, including Brunette, built at Sunderland in 1841 & Princess built at Sunderland in 1849. Can you add anything additional? Y

16984

6

Amy Robsart (a barque)

332/348
later
316

Todd & Brown, of Hylton

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 would seem to have had many owners. It 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 & from Newcastle to Mauritius. Such ownership is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of Jul. 1848. From 1853/54 to 1855/56, the vessel was owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Robert Thompson & Sons of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner with John Wake her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists Taylor & Co. of Hartlepool as the then owner of then Hartlepool registered vessel with 'Bravey' her captain.. 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.
I have read that on Dec. 29, 1863, the vessel left Cardiff, Wales, for Alicante (Mediterranean coast of Spain), with 500 tons of coal.
The vessel became of 316 tons in 1861/62. 99.0 ft. long. Some vessel crew lists.
LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked', while this page (scroll to #12936) tells us that a certificate re the vessel's loss was dated Jan. 3, 1865. Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that on Nov. 28, 1864, the barque ran aground on the Black Middens, in the North Sea off the coast of Northumberland & was wrecked. On Nov. 23/24, 1864, I believe. Further that her crew were rescued by lifeboats. Having now learned where the Black Middens are, the news reporting seems to me to be a bit misleading - it left me thinking that the Black Middens are far out in the North Sea when in fact they are a cluster of rocks at the mouth of the River Tyne - on the N. side of the river at its mouth, 'abreast of Tynemouth Castle and close to the Spanish Battery'. I read that gales struck the U.K. in late Nov. 1864 - they hit the W. coast around to the English Channel. And then hit the E. coast. There were massive losses of shipping as a result of all of such gales. There are many extensive articles at 'Welsh Newspapers on Line' about the gales from Nov. 25, 1864 thru Dec. 3, 1864. Normally I would try to make selections from such articles available by way of an image. In this case that seems to be impractical. Access this page ('Terrific Storm on the East Coast', etc.) to see what I mean & how extensive the news coverage was. Such page, while it does refer to the Black Middens & the loss of Stanley, does not refer to Amy Robsart. I have read that five ships were lost on the Black Middens during the gales & 34 lives were lost - though I have not spotted a list of the vessels' names. (Maybe i) Stanley a 552/376 ton iron steamer built at Hartlepool in 1859, lost with great loss of life, 25 lives, ii) Friendship, a Colchester schooner, 5 lives lost, iii) Amy Robsart, iv) a barque of unknown name & v) Deptford Packet, a 51 ton schooner built by G. Short at Sunderland in 1858). Clearly Amy Robsart was just one of many shipping casualties around U.K.'s shores that resulted from the violence of those gales.
Wikipedia noted that the source of their data for the data referenced above was 2 newspaper articles - i) 'The Late Gale', published by 'The Times' of London on Nov. 29, 1864 & ii) an article in 'The Standard' of London on Dec. 1, 1864. If any kindly reader has access to such articles they might consider providing them to the webmaster. They both likely would be worthy additions to this vessel history. Can you tell us more? Y

12936

7

Anna (a snow or brig)

326

Austin & Mills

The vessel was owned thru 1864/65 by Thomas Wood of Sunderland & thereafter by Thomas Knox of North Shields.
98.0 ft. long. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked', possibly driven ashore at Tynemouth on Dec. 30, 1869.

4302

8

Anne (a schooner)

141

R. Lister

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

 

9

Anne Cropper (a ship, later a barque)

440/523

J. M. Gales, (have also read J. M. & L. Gales)

There would seem to have been some confusion in the historical recording of the vessel's name - but I believe that Anne Cropper is correct (& not Ann Cropper). The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1854/55 only, always owned by Clint & Co., of Liverpool, with, it would seem D. B. Morton always the vessel's captain. For, per LR, initial service thru 1847/48 from Sunderland to New Orleans, U.S.A., from Liverpool to China in 1848/49 & 1849/50, from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India from 1850/51 thru 1852/53, and from London to Melbourne, Australia, thereafter. The North of England Maritime Register of 1854 lists 'Clint, Tregon ing, & Co.' (transcribed exactly) of Liverpool as the vessel's then owners with D. B. Morton her then captain.
Trove, Australia, informs us that on Jan. 29, 1853 the vessel (variously described as a barque or a ship, per LR a barque from 1853/54), left London for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a general cargo & 119 passengers, mainly 'intermediate' passengers. Via Deal, Kent, left Jan. 31, 1853. After a voyage of 116 days the vessel arrived at Melbourne. The vessel's cargo must have included 25,000 sovereigns - I say that because Captain Morton is stated to have travelled on to Geelong (about 45 miles distant from Melbourne) via Victoria, a steamer, to deliver them to the Bank of New South Wales there. The vessel's agent advertised extensively for cargo but none was available. So on Jul. 13 or 19, 1853, the vessel left Melbourne for Calcutta via Madras (now Chennai), India, in ballast & with no passengers. It arrived safely at Madras on Sep. 10, 1853 & on Sep. 17, 1853 arrived at Calcutta.
The webmaster has not yet found any detailed references to what later happened to the vessel. It would seem, however, that (per The Bombay Calendar and Almanac for 1856) the vessel was wrecked on Sep. 17, 1854 off Sand Heads. Which seems to be referenced as being off the mouth of the Hugli (or Hooghly) River, i.e. the River Ganges at Calcutta. Can you tell us more about what happened to the vessel & the circumstances of her loss. Or otherwise add anything? I gather that an article about the losses of Anne Cropper & also a barque named Maranon, was published in the London Express of Nov. 14, 1854. Y

 

10

Aspasia (a barque)

Hull #7

345/370
or
345/376
later
339

R. & W. Hutchinson

Aspasia? The partner of Pericles of ancient Greek fame. The vessel, which was launched in Jul. 1846, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1859/60. Per LR, owned, thru 1854/55, by Cropton of Sunderland with Chaplin her initial captain thru 1848/49, then Davidson thru 1850/51 & G. Mills thru 1854/55. For initial service from Shields to the Mediterranean, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 for service from Liverpool to Singapore & thereafter, thru 1854/55, for service from Sunderland to South America. Now LR indicates that during the Cropton ownership period, the vessel was registered at Sunderland. I suspect that data is wrong & the vessel was rather registered at Liverpool. I say that because Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the 376 ton vessel as registered at Liverpool, owned by Robt. Cropton of Sunderland, with Patrick McDonald her then captain. Further this page notes (scroll to #24997) that the vessel was first registered at Sunderland on Dec. 5, 1854. Presumably on or prior to Dec. 5, 1854, the vessel was sold to Potts & Co., of & registered at Sunderland. LR s from 1855/56 thru 1858/59 all record Potts & Co. as the vessel's owners with T. Orton her captain. The owners are better identified by Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 & 1856, both of which record her then owners as being T. Potts, G. Potts, T. Stamper & T. C. Potts, all of Sunderland. TR of 1855 names George Potts as the vessel's captain. Christie's Shipping Register ('CR') of 1858 more precisely clarifies the owners names - Thomas Potts, George Potts, Thomas Stamper & Thomas C. Potts. TR of 1856 & the CR entry both list the vessel at 339 tons only. Signal letters PDFL. No crew lists are available for the vessel.
LR of 1859/60 has minimal detail which suggests that the vessel likely had been lost. This Wikipedia page (thanks!) tells us that Aspasia was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 15, 1859, while en route from Sunderland to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Per 3 newspaper articles in Nov. 1859. It also advises that the vessel's crew were rescued by Honour, a British barque. Such name (Honour) may prove to be in error - LR seems, not to record a barque of the name at the time. But possibly Honour was of different rig & was not a barque. Can you tell us more? Y

24997

11

Bellona

296/302

W. Chambers

Nicholson

2811

12

Blue Bell

222

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

13

British Queen

314/344

Benjamin Hodgson

Kelso, J. R. Kelso in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

5303

14

Bubona (a snow or brig or square)

212

William Petrie

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

 

15

Cactus (a snow, later a brig)

225
later
203

J. T. Allcock

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. Per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 by J. T. Alcock, of Sunderland. In 1855/56 & 1856/57, per LR, the vessel was owned by W. Tose of Shields for service from Shields to the Baltic. Such ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 which lists W. Tose of South Shields as being her then owner. From 1857/58 thru 1873/74 the vessel was owned by Watts & Co. of Blyth, Northumberland, initially for service from Blyth to Archangel, Russia, but thereafter, thru 1868/69, to the Baltic ex either Blyth or Sunderland. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Edmd. H. Watts, Jno. and Robt. Manners & R. Lough, all of Blyth, as the then owners of the Shields registered vessel. In 1869/70 & 1870/71 the vessel served from Blyth to France & then as a Blyth coaster. The vessel became of 203 tons in 1858/59. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists E. H. Watts, jun. of Blyth, as the then owner of the Shields registered vessel. In 1873/74, Manners of Blyth, later of North Shields, became her owner - initially J. Manners & Co. but in 1880/81 R. L. Manners. In 1873/74 for service from Blyth to Lisbon, Portugal. The 1870 edition of the Mercantile Navy List reports the vessel, Shields registered, as then owned by John Manners of Blyth. As does the 1880 equivalent, the vessel then being registered at North Shields. In 1881/82, T. Marwood & Sons, of North Shields, became the vessel's owner. 87.0 ft. long, signal letters NMCS. The register for the vessel was closed in 1884 after a shipwreck. Can you tell us what happened to her & the circumstances of her loss? Y

22587

16

Caspar (a barque)

403

J. Crown

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

32410

17

Cassibelaunus (a barque)

498/534
later
535
later
520

Peter Austin

The vessel, per Lloyd's Register, was owned for its entire lifetime by Pow & Co. of North Shields. It was however, later in life, owned by William Johnson, also of North Shields. Was lost in 1872 at Lyme Regis, Dorset, then owned by William Johnson.

26545

18

Challenger (a snow)

296/305
later
306

Hylton Carr of Hylton

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

14347

19

Christian Charlotte (a snow)

161
later
145

H. Carr

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. As per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. From 1850/51, G. Smith of Newcastle became her owner for service from Shields to London or to the Mediterranean. Signal letters HMJB. Turnbull's Register of 1856, lists the vessel's then owner as being J. Dixon of Sunderland, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Feb. 1, 1860, per line 605 here, the 145 ton snow foundered at sea while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. No indication as to exactly where it foundered. None of the crew of 6 was lost. Her then owner was stated to be John Dinon (presumably means Dixon). Y

1996

20

Cleaver (a snow or brig)

239
later
223

Ralph Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1866/67 & not thereafter. Owned initially, thru 1857/58, by Walker of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). Later, from 1850/51, the vessel served the Baltic ex Sunderland & in 1857/58 served France ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists James Walker as her then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owner as being J. Walker of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Wm. Farquhar & Francis Foster, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. From 1858/59, the vessel, now of 223 tons, was, per LR, owned by 'Farquhr' & Co. of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, in 1859/60 for service from Leith to the Baltic, from 1860/61 for service ex Sunderland to Spain & to France, in 1862/63 for service from Liverpool to France, from 1863/64 for service from Ramsgate to France & from 1865/66 for service as a Swansea, Wales, coaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists William Farquhar, of Bishopwearmouth, as her then owner. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. 87.7 ft. long, signal letters HPLR. Phil Irwin has been kindly in touch (thanks!) to tell us that Cleaver, under the command of Peter Farquhar & with a crew of eight all told, left Swansea on Mar. 7, 1867 for Passages, Spain, (Pasajes or Pasaia in Northern Spain) with a cargo of patent fuel (a briquette type coal product). The vessel soon started to take on water, a great deal of water. The pumps were brought into action but soon there was 5 1/2 ft. of water in the ship's well & the vessel became totally unmanageable. At 1:30 p.m., that day, just 6 1/2 hours after leaving Swansea, the crew had to take to the boats & did so just as the vessel foundered. The boats drifted for 2 1/2 hours, were then spotted by Ada, a Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, barque & the crew along with their skiff was taken aboard Ada. Early the next morning, the crew left Ada, at anchor in Bideford Bay, & made it safely in their skiff to Appledore, Devon. The sinking took place, it would seem, about 20 miles E. of Lundy Island. The above as extracted (hopefully correctly) from these contemporary newspaper cuttings (1 & 2). Can you add anything additional? Y

2516

21

Clymene (a barque)

402/465

R. Hutchinson

Lloyd's Register of 1850/51 lists the vessel as owned by J. Mitchell of Glasgow - for service Cardiff to South America. Later Clyde to Calcutta, India, & London to Valparaiso, Chile. In 1854/55 the owner became J. Hercus, also of Glasgow for service from the Clyde to California. In 1857/58, the owner became Flintoft of Whitby. Per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, her then owners were Samuel Flintoft, Isaac Greenbury, Edward Dale, Joseph Barker Dale & Matthew Gray. On Feb. 23, 1860, per line 91 here, the 402 ton barque is stated to have been abandoned at sea while en route from Gravesend to Genoa, Italy, with a cargo of coal. No indication as to exactly where it was abandoned. None of the crew of 14 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Thomas Harrison. Y

25843

22

Colonna (a barque)

352/407

L. T. Wang

The vessel, which was launched in Apl. 1846, is only Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, so far as I can see, in 1846/47 & in 1847/48. Owned by Henderson of Liverpool, with Ferguson her captain. For service from London to Valparaiso, Chile. The vessel was not granted an Official Number & accordingly could not have existed on Jan. 1, 1855. The vessel is however recorded in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, then owned by George Henderson of Liverpool & with James Ferguson her then captain. There listed as being a ship. The webmaster has not spotted any references to the vessel's loss, possibly later in 1854. If you know what happened to the vessel, do consider being in touch with the webmaster for inclusion of the data here. Y

 

23

Confidence (a snow)

164

G. W. & W. J. Hall

F. Pank & W. Burton

 

24

Conquering Hero (a snow)

296/319
later
292

W. Naizby

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. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names to mean Robert R. Briggs, R. S. Briggs, Wm. C. Allen & Thos Winn, of, respectively, Blyth, Sunderland, South Shields & London. In 1860/61, Russell & Co. of South Shields owned the vessel for service from Shields to France. On Oct. 18, 1860, per line 391 here, the 292 ton snow is stated to have been abandoned in the North Sea. No indication as to exactly where it was abandoned nor its routing. None of the crew of 10 was lost, it would appear. The then owner was Thomas Russell. Y

12961

25

Danube (a snow)

332
later
301

W. & J. Robinson

J. Hay - T. Cropton in 1850. The vessel is listed twice in Turnbull's Register of 1856, registered at Sunderland with A. J. Marks of Sunderland her owner, & at Shields with W. N. Clark, of North Shields, her owner.

10491

26

Daring (a snow or brig)

173
later
166

W. Chambers

Just a start on a listing for this vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1846, & survived for over 40 years until it was broken up, in or about 1886. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1864/65, then a 9 year LR 'gap', & again from 1874/75 thru 1886/87. From 1845/46 thru 1854/55, the vessel, per LR, was owned by 'Burdess &' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1845/46 & thereafter, thru 1854/55, from Shields to the Mediterranean. With 'Hmphrey' her captain thru 1846/47 & then E. Hasker from 1846/47 thru 1854/55. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1846 lists the Sunderland registered vessel as owned by Joseph Spence of Bishopwearmouth & by E. Burdes & Co. of Monkwearmouth. In 1855/56, per LR, the vessel became both owned & captained by J. Reid, of Limekilns, Fife, Scotland, for consistent service thru 1864/65, per LR, from Leith, Scotland, to the Mediterranean. The sale to Reid must, however, have been rather earlier than 1855/56. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel as then registered at Liverpool & both owned & captained by John Reid of Limekilns. And, in that regard, the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') notes that the vessel was registered at Liverpool as early as May 10, 1851 (#25603). Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 advises us that the vessel was then registered at Borrowstounness, Firth of Forth, Scotland, & both owned & captained by Reid. Now LR records Reid as the vessel's owner thru to 1864/65. That data may well prove to be incorrect also. I say that because John Reid is quoted in May 1859 as stating that he had owned & captained Daring for an 8 year period only - so probably not thru 1864/65, likely thru 1859 only.
As stated above, LR did not list the vessel in their 1865/66 thru 1873/74 editions. MNL comes to our rescue by telling us that the vessel was registered at Liverpool thru 1859 & was registered at Maldon (Blackwater River), Essex, from 1860. MNL of 1865 lists William Smee of Maldon as the then owner of the 166 ton vessel. William must have died at about that time because MNLs from 1866 thru 1876 (1872) all list Mrs. Lucy Smee of Maldon as the vessel's then owner. While MNLs of 1878 thru 1885 (1880) list Harvey Forster of Gt. Totham, Witham, Essex, as the vessel's owner. Such data is almost certainly more reliable than LRs of 1874/75 thru 1885/86, all of which record Mrs. Lucy Smee as owner of the brig, stated to be of 166 tons & 92.3 ft. long. LR of 1886/87 alone lists H. Forster as her owner & also notes that the vessel had been 'Broken up'. 
95.2 ft. long, 92.3 ft long from 1874/75, signal letters PGQT. Only an 1872 crew list is available for the vessel. Is there anything you can add to the above. Or correct? Y

25603

27

Demerara, later Chorister

260/277

Wilson Chilton

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

5716

28

Devonian (a snow or brig)

333/328
soon
corrected to
293/304
later
285

W. Chambers of Southwick

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

23319

29

Earl of Ripon

343

Peter Austin

Mitcheson

 

30

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'. Per line 916 on this page, the barque, said to be of 225 tons, was wrecked on Jul. 15, 1851 at Hartwell Reef (lies to the NE of Boavista or Bonavista Island, Cape Verde Islands) while en route from Trieste, then Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Pernambuco, now Recife, Brazil, with a cargo of flour. The vessel had a crew of 17 - Captain Hunter was in command - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. Crabtree. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

 

31

Fancy (a snow)

297/321

Ralph Hutchinson

C. Allcock of Sunderland

 

32

Florinda (a barque, but maybe a ship)

354

W. Spowers & Co.

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

 

33

Glide

222

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

34

Halifax (a barque, later a square)

361/397
later
397

Unknown to webmaster

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

24881

35

Henry's

310

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

36

Hindoo (a barque)

387

J. Candlish

J. Hay

 

37

Imperial (a snow or brig)

201

W. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1856/57 only, always LR referenced as being 1847 built. I mention that because the vessel is often listed as having been built in 1846. Indeed, I read that the vessel was launched in May 1846. Hence its inclusion here as 1846 built.
The vessel was owned, per LR, thru 1853/54, by Edwards & Co., of Newport, Wales, with R. Webber serving as the vessel's captain thru all of those years. In 1854/55 & 1855/56, LR lists the vessel as Liverpool registered, owned by 'Brown', for service from Liverpool to Australia. With J. Jordan serving as her captain. Note, however, that Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the Liverpool registered vessel as then owned rather by Andrew Morton, with James Jordan her captain. The LR listing of 1856/57 has minimal data which suggests that the vessel had been sold or lost.
Some 'best-efforts' modest data about the vessel thanks to Trove, Australia. On Apl. 29, 1854 the vessel, J. (James) Jordan in command, arrived at Geelong (near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) ex Liverpool. On Jul. 8, 1854 the vessel, still at Geelong, was advertised as being for sale. The vessel would seem to have traded for some months between Geelong & Sydney with Jordan in command. In or about Mar. 1855, George Skinner became her captain & carried coal (I presume), from Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, to Geelong for some months. By Sep. 19, 1855, Walter Clough, previously of Algerine, had become her captain & on Oct. 1, 1855, Clough in command, the vessel left Sydney for Auckland, New Zealand, & soon to Bay of Islands, New Zealand, with 356 sheep incl. in her cargo. In early 1856, Imperial was at Valparaiso, Chile, Clough in command, & on Mar. 25, 1856 left Valparaiso for Talcahuano, also Chile. 
The vessel was clearly sold though detail must await further research. What I can tell you, per the Mercantile Navy List, is that the vessel was registered at Sydney, NSW, from 1858 thru 1860 & from 1861 thru 1880 was registered at Singapore, owned for all of those years by Wuli Mahomed of Singapore. MNLs of 1865, 1870 & 1880. MNL of 1881 is not available. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1882. Signal letters QVSN. I hope that further data will soon emerge & be recorded here, including what finally happened to the vessel. No crew lists seem to be available. Is there anything you can add? Y

32366

38

Indian Chief (a barque)

349/410

J. Crown

Wemyss of Fraserburgh, Scotland

26364

39

Isabella and Jane - (a schooner)

136
later
119

J. Barkes

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1855/56 only. Per LR, it was owned thru 1849/50 by 'Robinson' of Sunderland, with 'Ratcliff' serving as her captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists G. Robinson & J. Barkes (her builder) as the vessel's then owners. In 1850/51, per LR, W. Downing of Jersey, Channel Islands, acquired the vessel for service ex Sunderland, with 'Wrightson' serving as her captain. In the LR edition of 1855/56 limited detail is provided, which might suggest that the vessel had been sold or lost. Neither is true, however. On Nov. 5, 1861, still owned by W. Downing, the vessel sank at Dungeness, Kent, while en route from Guernsey to London. As per line 1845 on this page. Then listed as a brig of 119 tons. Crew of 5 - none lost. Is there anything you can add? Y

6280

40

Jemima (a snow)

326
later
319
later
303

R. H. Potts and Brothers

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

23184

41

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

436/486

G. W. & W. J. Hall.

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

 

42

John French

291/303

Bartram & Lister

French & Co.

 

43

John Hunter (a snow or brig)

277

W. H. Pearson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1856/57 only, owned thru that entire if brief period by Denton & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic (thru 1850/51), ex the Clyde (from 1851/52 thru 1854/55) & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (in 1855/56 & 1856/57). With Petrie, per LR, serving as the vessel's initial captain, then J. Tulloch from 1851/52 thru 1854/55 & 'G. Matth's' (Matthews?), in 1855/56 & 1856/57. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W. Denton & J. Taylor, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners. Which owner names are clarified by the equivalent directory of 1854 to mean Wm. Denton & Jameson Taylor, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners with John T. Tulloch her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms such ownership. I cannot tell you yet what happened to the vessel but it would seem to have been lost in late 1856 or possibly very early in 1857. Can you tell us more? Y

25667

44

Kate (a barque)

478/600

Unknown to webmaster

H. Mitcalf - H. Metcalfe of Tynemouth & W. Metcalfe of London in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

 

45

Keepsake (a snow)

287/311

J. Henderson

Hutchnsn in 1847/48 - R. S. Frost & W. Robinson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

6995

46

Kezia Page (a schooner)

168

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Richard Page of London

 

47

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

23576

48

Maid of Auckland (a barque)

319
or
320

L. T. Wang

The vessel, which was launched in Jun. 1846, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1856/57. Per LR the vessel was initially owned, thru 1850/51, by 'Anderson' of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), with 'Errington' serving as the vessel's captain. A puzzle, perhaps, is that the 1848 edition of the North of England Maritime Directory does not list the vessel as then Newcastle registered, nor does it list the vessel at other north-east ports covered in that volume.
In 1851/52, per LR, the vessel became Liverpool registered & owned by 'Thompson', for service from London to Adelaide, South Australia, from 1851/52 thru 1853/54, & from London to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, thereafter. With 'Shepherd' the vessel's captain from 1851/52 thru 1853/54 & G. Clarke from 1854/55 thru 1856/57. The owner & captain names in Mar. 1854 are clarified by Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory which states that George Henry Thompson was her then owner & Simon Shepherd her then captain. Such entry also listed the vessel as a ship.
Some operational detail. On Feb. 5, 1848 (I think that is the correct year), near the Scarborough Light, Maid of Auckland, en route from Newcastle to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) with a cargo of coal & a crew of 13, struck the starboard bow of Vine, a 151 ton snow in ballast, en route from Portsmouth to Sunderland. The blow did considerable damage to Vine. Both parties filed claims, each against the other. The Court was not able to determine fault & both of the claims were dismissed. Extensive data is available here.
Some 'best efforts' detail about the vessel's voyages to Australia. Always with Simon Shepherd serving as her captain. i) On May 14, 1850 the vessel left London, via Plymouth, for Adelaide (arrived Sep. 22, 1850) with 5 passengers & a general cargo. On Jan. 21 or 24, 1851, it left on its return voyage with 14 passengers & a cargo that  included wool & copper. It arrived at Gravesend, London, on Jun. 21, 1851. ii) On Aug. 9, 1851 the vessel left London for Adelaide with 19 passengers & a general cargo. And arrived at Adelaide on Dec. 8, 1851. In the following months, the vessel sailed backwards & forwards between Adelaide & Melbourne, Victoria, often or maybe generally with many passengers aboard. On one such voyage, the vessel was cleared out of Adelaide on Feb. 25, 1852 with a very large number of passengers. It encountered head winds & storms en route to Melbourne & when 60 miles off Melbourne, due to having more passengers aboard than had been cleared at Adelaide Customs, the vessel put back to Adelaide & arrived there 10 days after it had departed. A strange episode ensued. The passengers were advised that the vessel would depart on a Wednesday & if they arrived at the ship on the Tuesday prior they would be in time for the 2nd departure. However the vessel left suddenly for Melbourne a day early (on Mar. 9, 1852), leaving 80 passengers stranded. It later arrived at Melbourne on Mar. 17, 1852 with. I read, 133 passengers. Per these articles (1 & 2). Access 'Trove, Australia', for greater detail. In late  Oct. 1852, when at Adelaide, the vessel was briefly on fire. The fire was soon 'subdued'. iii) The vessel finally left Adelaide for London on Jan. 12, 1853, with 21 passengers & a cargo of wool, copper & gold - 21,080 oz. of gold. It put into King George's Sound, Albany, Western Australia, due to the mutinous state of her crew. The vessel soon resumed her voyage & on Aug. 21, 1853 arrived back at Gravesend, London. But ... what a long voyage!
Another 'puzzle' is that while LR lists the vessel thru 1856/57, it seems clear that the vessel was not issued an Official Number - which would indicate that the vessel no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855.
I read that she was 93.3 ft. long. What finally happened to the vessel? So far the webmaster has not seen any references to what happened to the vessel & when. The latest reference he has seen was a report that on Sep. 6, 1854 the vessel left Colombo, Ceylon, for London, under the command of G. A. Clarke. Is there anything you can add to the above text? Or correct? Y

 

49

Mary Ann (a snow)

177/180

Todd & Brown of Hylton

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

2426

50

Mary Graham (a barque)

380/464

William Doxford & W. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1854/55, owned for that entire period by E. Graham of Newcastle. As is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 & Marwood's similar directory of 1854 (with T. Weymouth her then captain). For initial service from Sunderland to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), in 1851/52 for service from Shields to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1851 thru 1853 for service from London to New Zealand, & from 1853/54 for service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. On Nov. 22, 1854, the vessel was wrecked on the Stone Rocks, Sunderland. She was to commence her voyage from Sunderland to Constantinople with a cargo of coal, had been towed out & anchored off the port. A gale sprang up, the vessel was driven ashore & went to pieces. 23 of the 24 men aboard lost their lives. As per this page ex this Google Book. Anything you can add? Y

 

51

Messenger (a snow or brig)

300/330
later
295

W. Carr

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

11587

52

Minna (a barque)

377
later
344

Ralph Hutchinson

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

2308

53

Naomi (a brigantine, later a schooner)

170/137
later
123

E. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, so far as I can see, from 1847/48 thru 1855/56, then a gap of many years, & then from 1874/75 thru 1876/77 (though LR of 1875/75 is not available to the webmaster). The vessel was initially owned by S. Evans of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France. In 1848/49, Saunders, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service as a Sunderland coaster. As is confirmed by the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 (B. Saunders). From 1851/52 thru 1855/56, the vessel was, per LR, owned by J. Pyle of Sunderland, with J. Pyle serving as the vessel's captain. But beware! Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists George Bird of South Shields as the vessel's then owner with Zaccheus Baines her then captain. It would seem that the vessel was registered at London in 1857 & 1860 & at Shields in 1867. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 & 1870 both report that the vessel, now of 123 tons, was registered at Colchester, Essex, & owned by W. E. Denton of Wivenhoe, Essex. LR of 1874/75 confirms the vessel as owned by 'Denton'. MNL of 1875, however, lists the vessel, now a schooner, as owned by Friend Lamb of Sunderland & registered there. LR of 1876/77 notes that the vessel then owned by G. Lamb & Sons of Sunderland, had been 'Wrecked'. 77.4 ft. long, signal letters NWQS. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you help in that regard or otherwise add anything? Y

24418

54

Pacific

361

Todd & Brown

H. White in 1847/48 - H. & T. Henderson & J. E. Henderson in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2074

55

Parthian (a snow or brig)

291/318
later
284

Unknown to webmaster

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

11594

56

Pasha (a barque)

291/328
later
302

Sykes & Co.

The vessel, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1864/65. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1850/51, was Allen & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean with W. Allen serving as the vessel's captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a ship of 328 tons registered at Newcastle & owned by W. C. & J. Allen of South Shields. In 1851/52, per LR, P. Kay (of Liverpool thru 1855/56 & then of London) became the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool until 1856/57 when service from Ramsgate to India is LR referenced. P. Kay, per LR, served as the vessel's captain thru 1855/56 with Thomas her captain in 1856/57 at least. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Peter Kay as owner & captain of the Liverpool registered 328 ton barque. LRs of both 1857/58 & 1858/59 list Peverill of London as the vessel's new owner for service from the Clyde to India in 1857/58 & ex London in 1858/59. And in 1858/59, per LR, the vessel had new owners again with J. Walton of Sunderland becoming the vessel's new owner for service ex Sunderland, specifically to Cadiz, Spain, in 1860/61. With R. Watson serving as captain of the vessel now of 302 tons only. There would appear to be some doubt as to the accuracy of the LR record re Peverill, however. I say that because Christies Register of 1858 lists the vessel as already registered at Sunderland & owned by John Walton & Thomas J. Miller. From 1861/62, per LR, the vessel was owned by Green of Shields (Green & Co. became W. J. Green, became W. Green became J. W. Green) with J. Nicholson & H. Remfry briefly serving as the vessel's captain & T. Thompson from 1862/63 thru 1864/65. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists W. & J. Green, of North Shields, as the vessel's then owner. 93.9 ft. long, signal letters PKNJ. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Detail as to what happened to Pasha is not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything Y

26302

57

Pearl (a snow)

227

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

R. M. Williams (or Watson?)

 

58

Philip Laing (a barque)

547

James Laing

Laing & Ridley

15085

59

Plover (a snow)

199

R. H. Potts & Bros.

Potts Brothers

 

60

Prospect (a schooner)

145

H. Dobbinson

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

15416

61

Pym (a schooner)

180/163

William R. Abbay

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

 

62

Raleigh, later Aboukir (a barque)

663/816

James Laing

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

 

63

Rebecca (a snow, later a schooner)

155/128
later
129
later
115

J. M. Gales

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

31720

64

Regina (a snow)

239

Austin & Mills

The vessel per Lloyd's Register was initially owned by Austin & Co. of Sunderland.

 

65

Reward (later a brig & brigantine

163
later
178
later
176

W. H. Pearson

Consider this to be a work in progress. The vessel seems not to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed for its first 28 years of existence. It is LR listed only from 1874/75 thru 1880/81, as far as to this day I have checked the LR registers. It would seem that the vessel was not registered in the North East as per the 1848 & 1854 editions of the North of England Maritime Directory. When official numbering was introduced in 1855, the vessel was, it would seem, registered at Guernsey. LR records J. H. Guilbert of Guernsey as the brig's owner in 1874/75 & J. H. Guilbert & Co. from 1876/77. The Mercantile Navy Registers ('MNL') of both 1870 & 1872 list John Guilbert, of St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, as the 178 tons vessel's then owner. MNLs of 1880 & 1890 both list John Hy. Guilbert, also of St. Peter's Port, as owner of the vessel, in 1880 a brig & in 1890 a brigantine of 166 tons. National Archives advises that the vessel's UK register was closed in 1897. 89.1 ft. long, signal letters HBLP. Hopefully more data in due course as I search the later editions of LR, etc.. Is there anything you can add to or correct in the above text? Y

99

66

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

67

Robert and Mary (a snow)

228
later
207

W & J. Robinson or J. & J. Robinson

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. R. Surtees & Jopling per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. 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 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. Wikipedia tells us (thanks!) that the vessel was in collision with the British brigantine Sarah and Jane. Further that 2 of her crew were rescued by Sarah and Jane, while the rest reached the shore. It would be good to access the two newspaper reports that Wikipedia reference, i.e. reports in 'The Times' of London & the 'Daily Gazette' of Middlesbrough, both dated Sep. 2, 1870. Can you add to or correct the above?

2810

68

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

69

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

333
later
304
later
295

Austin & Mills

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

7385

70

Samuel (a snow or brig)

287/333

W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1845/46 thru 1849/50 only. It was, per LR, owned throughout by J. Pegg of Sunderland for service, thru 1847/48 from Sunderland to Algiers & thereafter for service ex Gloucester. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Pegg & Co., of Monkwearmouth, as her then owner. Per LR, 'Rutherford' was her captain until part way through 1848/49 & then 'Masson'. In late Nov. 1850, Samuel was en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to London with a cargo of tallow & lathwood. The vessel went ashore at Happisburg Sand, off Horsey, Norfolk, & afterwards ran on the beach. On Nov. 28, (1850 it would seem), the vessel 'got ashore at Yarmouth Bar where she broke up'. A portion of the cargo of tallow was recovered & the salvors were awarded with 1/4 or 1/3 of its value. All as per this law article (in blue). Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

71

Sarah (a snow)

267

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

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1850/51 by Ray & Co., of Sunderland,  for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, thru 1849/50 & ex Sunderland in 1850/51. J. Murray & Co., per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. 'Bennett' was, per LR, her captain thru 1849/50 & 'Potts' in 1850/51. In 1851/52, T. Jackson of Shields became the vessel's owner with J. Smith serving as her captain. For service from Shields to the Mediterranean. As per line 1735 here, on Sep. 21, 1852 the 267 ton snow sank off Cape Clear (Cape Clear Island, County Cork, the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland), while en route from Ibrail (now Brăila, eastern Romania, Black Sea) to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of grain. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Jackson. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

72

Scottish Maid (a schooner, maybe later a barque)

140
later
118

William Wilkinson

Rose & Co. (J. Rose of Monkwearmouth). Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists the 126 ton vessel, stated to be a schooner, owned by George Alderson and R. Alderson, both of Sunderland, with R. Alderson serving as the vessel's captain. TR of 1856 lists R. Alderson as her then owner. I have not yet checked the vessel's listings in Lloyd's Register ('LR') but LR of 1857/58 lists the schooner at 118 tons, owned by R. Alderson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Richard Alderson as the vessel's then owner. LR of 1867/68 lists the vessel as a barque (from 1863/64), owned & captained by R. Alderson. 80.0 ft. long. Such register also notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I read that the vessel hit sunken rocks & foundered on the Goodwin Sands on Nov. 3, 1867 while en route from Sunderland to Gravelines, northern France. Master & crew saved. As per this Wiki page (thanks!).

2135

73

Sea

297

Peter Austin

John Barry

 

74

Sela (a snow or brig)

247
later
230

Stobart & Soppit (John Stobart)

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1846, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1858/59 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1853/54 by J. Stobart of Sunderland, i.e. by her builders. With, per LR, 'Embleton' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1847/48, 'Johns' thereafter thru 1850/51 & 'L. Scott' from 1851/52 not only for the balance of the Stobart ownership but thru 1857/58 under new owners. A Court Report re a modest Oct. 1846 fraud tells us that J. Stobart means John Stobart & 'Embleton' is correctly R. T. B. Embleton. While owned by Stobart, the vessel, per LR, served a) St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Sunderland, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, b) the Mediterranean ex Liverpool from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, c) the West Indies ex the Clyde in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & d) the Mediterranean ex Sunderland in 1853/54. J. Stobart, of Bishopwearmouth, is confirmed as the vessel's owner in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel became owned by Wilkinson of Newcastle - Robert Wilkinson per Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 with L. Scott serving as her captain. Such ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel's then owners as being J. & C. Wilkinson, Sarah and Margaret Ann Wilkinson, all of Newcastle. Under 'Wilkinson' ownership, the vessel, per LR, served the Mediterranean ex Newcastle in 1854/55, served New York ex Newcastle from 1855/56 thru 1857/58 & in 1858/59, with 'Martin' her new captain, served the Baltic ex Shields. In 1858/59, LR records the vessel at 230 tons only. On Mar. 16, 1859 the vessel was reported as having been wrecked 'on the west coast near Frederickshaven' which town (Frederikshavn) is located on the E. coast of northern Jutland, Denmark. The vessel's captain at the time was 'Martin' & her owners were J. & C. Wilkinson, Sarah and Margaret Ann Wilkinson, J. Thompson & J. Fawcus, all of Newcastle. I have not so far read the circumstances of the vessel's loss. It would seem likely that there was no loss of life. Signal letters JSHT. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

7288

75

Subraon (a barque)

430/510

J. Crown

Arthur & Co. of London.

 

76

Surat (a barque)

426/501

William Wilkinson

The vessel was initially owned by Woods & Co., of Sunderland, but soon, in 1848/49, became owned by Shallcross & Co. of Liverpool who owned the vessel for the rest of its life. In Apl. 1859, the vessel left Penang, Malaysia, for London but developed a major leak en route & put into Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, South Africa for repairs. It would seem that the vessel was then condemned, abandoned & moored off shore. On Oct. 3, 1859 the vessel was driven onto the shore & lost in the first of two major storms to hit the area in the month of Oct. 1859.

10507

77

Themis (a snow, later a barque)

273/278
later
343/278
later
299

Richard Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1857/58, initially owned by T. & G. Reed soon Reed & Co., both of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. T & G. Reed per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. LR records the vessel as a barque from 1853/54. Later service data is limited but the vessel would seem to have served ex Liverpool & Cardiff. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. & G. Reed as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her owners as Thomas Reed & George Reed. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost. I am advised that the Newcastle Courant of Jan. 29, 1858 states that the vessel was lost while on passage from Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) to London. No date of loss was provided, however. Y

1342

78

Traveller (a snow)

273

William Doxford & W. Crown

P. Dale - also in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

33773

79

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. Per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, was then owned by M. W. Graydon & Co. of Monkwearmouth. 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 James Penney of Wivenhoe, Essex, as her then owner. On Feb. 15, 1870, per line 729 here, the 167 ton brig stranded at Fern Island (islands off Bamborough, Northumberland, also known as Farne Islands) while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by James Penney. I earlier had indicated, via, I believe, a World Ship Society list, that Ogle & Douglas, of Sunderland, were the ship's initial owners. It may well have been so, perhaps for a short period before Grayden/Greydon & Co. acquired the vessel. Can anybody clarify? Y

5222

80

Vesper (a snow or brig)

216
later
193

W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1846/47 thru 1872/73 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1849/50 per LR, by Moore & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London with M. Vowell serving as the vessel's captain. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Moore, Jun. of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 216 ton brig. In 1850/51, but only for that year, J. Parkin is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to Spain with 'Vowell' still the vessel's captain. In 1851/52, per LR, the vessel became owned by Crawford of Blyth for consistent service ex Blyth thru 1860/61 at least. Initially to Algiers (in 1851/52 thru 1853/54), to the Mediterranean (in 1854/55, 1855/56 & 1859/60), to the Baltic (in 1856/57, 1857/58 & 1860/61) & to France (in 1858/59). With 4 captains per LR - J. Dodds thru 1853/54, then 'R. Whitmn' thru 1855/56, T. Robson thru 1859/60 & W. Burn thru 1865/66. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 records the vessel as registered at Shields, owned by Mary Crawford of Blyth & captained by Robert Whiteman. Turnbull's Register of 1856 also lists the vessel as registered at Shields but rather owned by R. Crawford of Blyth, which Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 tells us means Ralph Crawford. No owner name is recorded in LRs of 1861/62 thru 1864/65, however in 1865/66, & thru 1872/73, LR records A. Guthrie of Blyth as the vessel's owner. With J. Tate always her captain. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1864 has the vessel registered at Shields, owned, per MNLs of 1865 thru 1872 by Aaron Robert Guthrie of Cowper Quay, Northumberland. There listed at 193 tons only. 82.5 ft. long, signal letters HPFC. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I have not yet spotted any detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss. Can you tell us about it? Some 'Vesper' crew lists are