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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1840s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

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

1840 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

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

184/172
later
161
later
149

Peter Austin

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

2607

2

Adamant

244

J. Henderson

Unknown to webmaster

 

3

Admiral

274

Reed & Banfield

Unknown to webmaster

 

4

Alderman Thompson

293

Laing & Simey

Hill & Co.

 

5

Amphitrite

281/298

Reed & Banfield

Headley

2066

6

Amulet

208/206

J. M. Gales

S. & P. Mills

2431

7

Ancona (a snow, later a brig)

243/243
later
243
later
222

Noble

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

5229

8

Anne (a snow, later a brig)

193
197/193
later
170

Bartram & Lister

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

maybe
2697

9

Arab (a snow)

265/287
later
267/287

Unknown to webmaster

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

maybe
2697

10

Arve (a snow, later a brig)

281/310
later
285

J. Stobart

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

25734

11

Autumnus (a barque)

323/362

S. & P. Mills

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

25887

12

Bee's Wing

155

W. Doxford

Jn. Robson, Jn. Crossby & Wm. Walker

 

13

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?

14103

14

Commodore Napier (a snow)

281/291

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

15

Concord (a snow, later a brig)

276/287
later
269

Tiffin of Monkwearmouth

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

34804

16

Cove (a snow) Note

201/200
later
172

Jolly & Turnbull

Soulsby of Blyth, for service Sunderland to London & later Blyth to France, later to Denmark. On Jan. 10, 1860, per line 19 here, the 172 ton snow sank at Filey Bridge, near Filey, Yorkshire, while en route from Blyth to Dieppe, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Rob. Soulsby

2437

17

Dundee

288

T. Ogden

Unknown to webmaster

 

18

Earl Durham (a barque)

233/323
later
350

Austin & Mills

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

11584

19

Earl Talbot (a snow)

180/176
later
156

J. M. Gales

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

3725

20

Eleanor

269

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

21

Elizabeth Hunter

220/212

J. Hunter

T. (Thomas) Hunter, of Sunderland

 

22

Eston Nab (a snow or square)

179
later
162

J. Stobart

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

22442

23

Falcon

253/252

W. Wilkinson

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

3721

24

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.

 

25

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?

23625

26

Hector (a schooner)

191/157
later
140
& 141

Noble

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

3757

27

286/307

Peter Austin

Hunter & Co (Thomas Hunter)

 

28

Jane

157/149

J. M. Gales

P. Madden - J. Cleet in 1856

25123

29

Jane & Isabella

204

W. Doxford

Christopher Elliot, Robert Reed & Thomas Smith

 

30

John Line

696

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

31

Johns (a snow, later a brig)

301/329
later
299
later
300

G. Moore

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

33083

 

Juliet (a schooner) see here

178

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

32

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?

24472

33

Lady Mary

259/249

Bartram & Lister

Kirkaldy or Alex Kirkaldy & Robt. Cameron

 

34

Maid of Athens

213/205

Stothard

G. Forster

 

35

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?

 

36

Marsden (a brig)

278/296
later
258

An unknown Hylton builder

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

2103

37

Mary Ann Cook

254/245

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

38

Mary Bartram

264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison

 

39

Mary Ridley

399

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

40

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. Can anybody tell us what finally happened to the vessel?

 

41

Mayborough

247/260

Austin & Mills

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

23495

42

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?

2917

43

Meg Lee (a brig)

204/197
later
185
later
175

Unknown to webmaster

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

2050

44

Minstrel

321

George Frater & Co.

Ord & Co., maybe J. B. Ord

 

45

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

46

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, which service became Leith, Scotland, to Calcutta (now Kolkata), 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?

 

47

Oak

160

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

48

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?

 

49

Olinda

266/281

J. H. Robson of Claxhaugh

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

2097

50

Pallas (a snow, later a square)

253/254
later
223

T. Elliot of Monkwearmouth

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

22561

51

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?

 

52

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?

20960

53

Pet (a barque)

303
later
281

H. Dobbinson

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

24412

54

Placid (a snow)

221/234

Thompson

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

 

55

Poultons (a brigantine, later a schooner)

109/95
later
86

Unknown to webmaster

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

2676

56

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?

26598

57

Princess Royal

296

Bartram & Lister

S. Mease

 

58

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?

 

59

Pytho

200/191

Wm. Byers or Reay

S. & P. Mills

 

60

Raymond

414/498

Peter Austin

Ward & Co.

 

61

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 (image soon), 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 transhipped in Cape Town.

 

62

Robert & Ann

275

W. Doxford

Clay & Co.

 

63

Rolla

292/309

J. Hutchinson

Hutchnson - G. (George) Avery in 1856

25846

64

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?

 

65

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

 

 

 

 

66

Sedulous

226/230

M. Whitefield

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

24654

67

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.

5200

68

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.

24853

69

Stokesley (a snow)

261/277
later
252

Jas. Barkess

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

2110

70

Swallow (a snow, later a brig)

198/184
later
167

W. Doxford

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

19668

71

Tyro (a snow, later a brig)

236

Walker

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

 

72

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!

13830

73

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.

23767

74

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.

3531

75

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.

5131

76

Wansbeck

246/250

Lightfoot

Carr& Co. - J. Richardson in 1856

2169

77

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?

 

78

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?

2905

 

 

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Aden

357

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexander (a snow, later a brig)

123
later
230
later
212

E. T. Thompson & J. Teasdale

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

699

3

Amelia Mary

238

Joseph Doxford

Joseph Culliford & John Wolstenholme

 

4

Belle Creole

265/269

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

5

Bosphorus (a barque or ship but mainly a barque)

312/344
later
304

H. Carr

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

3676

6

Bride of Alydos

230/250

Peter Austin

Crozier

 

7

Brunette (a barque)

285/326
later
293

T. Gales

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

2708

8

Catherine or Catharine (a schooner)

75

Unknown to webmaster

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

22247

9

Chance

249/264

Bartram & Lister

R. Hutchison & Thompson

 

10

Charlotte (a snow, later a brig)

290/309
later
289

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

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

26744

11

Cornelius (a brig)

237/247

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

12

Dahlia

73

H. Dobbinson

? - J. Spence in 1856

 

 

Diadem - Go here should you seek Diadem built in 1841

 

 

 

 

13

Elizabeth

195

T. Elliot

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

23408

14

Fifeshire

587

Laing & Simey

Pirie & Co.

 

15

Gateshead Park

271
later
357

W. Doxford

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

33078

16

Gazelle (a snow)

311/338

Byers

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

 

17

Good Intent (a sloop)

32

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

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

15421

18

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?

 

19

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

202/186
later
165

G. Thompson

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

2419

20

Hants

285/309

Bartram & Lister

Burrell

 

21

Integrity (a snow)

248/256
later
262
later
228

Joseph Helmsley

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

2005

22

Isabella Wood (a snow, later a brig)

265/285

T. Ogden

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

 

23

Juliet (a schooner)

178
later
160

W. Chilton

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

2860

24

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.

 

25

Lady Margaret

264/284

R. Kater

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

23790

26

Lucy Note

233

Alcock

Unknown - M. (Matthew) Aisbitt in 1856

2230

 

Marsden (a brig) See above

278/296

Hull & Sykes, of Hylton

T. Gibson of Newcastle from 1843/44

2103

27

Mornington

230/231

W. Sutherland

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

22648

28

Nestor (a snow)

280/288

W. Doxford

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

2690

29

New Zealand

455

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

30

Ohio

239/248

Austin & Mills

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

2146

31

Palestine (a snow, later a brig)

196/174
later
176
later
161

J. H. Robson

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

5050

32

Pilot (a snow, later a brig)

224/220
later
202

Greenwell & Sacker of Monkwearmouth

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

5084

33

Priscilla

279/319

Peter Austin

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

10185

34

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

109

J. Todd

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

3488

 

35

Tasmania

412/502

Stothard

Heish & Co.

 

36

Two Sisters (a snow, later a brig)

287/305
later
269

H. Carr of Hylton Ferry

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

13987

37

Tynemouth Castle (a snow, later a brig)

280/302

J. M. Gales of Hylton Ferry

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

 

38

Vicar of Bray

374

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

 

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

1842 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Adele

259

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Alexandrina

318/380

Unknown to webmaster

Blair & Co.

2185

3

Ann (a schooner)

111/87

Austin & Mills

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

 

4

Anna Robertson (a barque) 1 ex 2 Note

309/317
later
283

Unknown to webmaster

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

5949

5

Arietta or Arrietta

336

Laing & Simey

Laing & Co.

 

6

Castle Eden (a ship)

760/930
later
930

Unknown to webmaster

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

6119

7

Commodore (a snow or brig)

223

W. Wilkinson

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

 

8

Diadem (a snow, later a brig)

232/227
later
210

Unknown to webmaster

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

2076

9

Excavator

157/137

Unknown to webmaster

W. Cowan - C. Barker in 1856.

22617

10

Grace (a schooner)

105/84
later
78

Unknown to webmaster

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

3548

11

Hewson

237/233

Unknown to webmaster

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

15419

12

Isabella

220/223

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. (P. W. Palmer)

 

13

Judith Allan

505

George and John Mills

John Allan

 

14

Kirtons (a brig, later a square)

196/181
later
165

An unknown to the webmaster Hylton builder

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

13633

15

Mary (a schooner)

80/67
later
61

Unknown to webmaster

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

4680

16

Norval

230

Unknown to webmaster

Greenwell

 

17

Pansy

197/171

Unknown to webmaster

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

16736

18

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?

 

19

Prince of Wales (a snow or brig)

245/249

Thompson & Pearson

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

 

20

Prince Oscar

289/296

Unknown to webmaster

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

32943

21

Rambler (a brig, later a brigantine)

176/154
later
143

An unknown Hylton builder

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

14149

22

Robinson (a brig, later a snow) 1

241
later
214

Unknown to webmaster

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

5174

23

Sabina

252/290

Unknown to webmaster

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

23927

24

Saint Helena

220/222

Unknown to webmaster

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

22634

25

Stag

543/678

Unknown to webmaster

R. Green

 

26

Sylph (a snow)

281/320

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

27

Underley (a barque)

310/333
later
304
later
297

Laing & Simey

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

14184

28

Utility (a brig, later a brigantine)

157

Unknown to webmaster

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

20578

29

Venus (a schooner)

88/66
later
78

Unknown to webmaster

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

5262

30

Verbena (a snow)

223/247

Unknown to webmaster

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

22556

31

Watson (a schooner)

53

Unknown to webmaster

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

15704

32

William Packet (a snow)

201/218
later
186

Unknown to webmaster

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

2754

 

 

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Ann Mills (a snow, later a brig) 1 Note

287/308

H. Carr

J. Ritson of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In later years the vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded as being used  on such routes as Sunderland to Genoa, Italy, Liverpool to Venice, Italy, Bristol to South America, Plymouth to U.S.A. On May. 3, 1860, per line 162 here, the 287 ton brig was wrecked at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, while en route from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with coal. It would seem that 2 of the 10 man crew lost their lives. Vessel then stated to be owned by Francis Ritson.

23740

2

Arthur (a schooner)

87

Ralph Hutchinson

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

17603

3

Aurora (a barque)

425/536

Unknown to webmaster

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

4690

4

Cresswell Packet (a schooner, later a smack)

71/47
later
46
later
40

J. Bell

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

8942

5

Cressy

720

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

6

Dido (a brig)

268/274

Unknown to webmaster

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

26454

7

Ebenezer

209/204

J. Todd

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

24647

8

Elizabeth

225/214

W. Chilton

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

23421

9

Ferret

113

Laing & Simey

P. Laing

 

10

Golconda (a barque)

367/418
later
317

An unknown Southwick builder

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

25877

11

Isabella

228/234

George Barker Note

T. Crozier

 

12

John & Ann (a schooner)

108/90
later
83

H. Carr

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

3527

13

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

14

Newbottle

225/249

W. Wilkinson

Burnett & - W. Watt in 1856

27067

15

Pallas

226/226

Bartram & Lister

Henley

 

16

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?

3443

17

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. In 1848/49, the vessel became owned by Tizard & Co. of Weymouth, for service as a Weymouth coaster. 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'. I have not found any record which indicates what happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1851. Can you tell us more?

 

18

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?

25735

19

Thorndale (a snow)

241/246

Bartram & Lister

W. Burnett of Sunderland

22444

20

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'

 

21

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

22

Zior

61/91

Peter Austin

Blackett (have also read Austin, Watson Blackett)

 

 

 

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Agincourt

669

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

83

2

Alacrity

211/295
later 184

Austin & Mills

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

5444

3

Alverton (a barque)

343/409

H. Ferguson

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

15695

4

Ann-Batens Note 1, 2

329

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

5

Ariadne

298/335

Unknown to webmaster

J. Twizell

12351

6

Caroline, later Lina & Johanna (a barque)

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

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?

2688

7

Claudia (a barque)

336/398
later
364

An unknown to the webmaster Southwick builder

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

24618

8

Courier

281/329

Unknown to webmaster

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

10176

9

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?

 

10

Crown

192/190

J. Crown

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

24052

11

Edmund Pear (a brig)

146

Unknown to webmaster

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

14405

 

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

523

Peter Austin

J. Allan of London

24976

12

Eleanor (a snow later a brig)

268

Ralph Hutchinson

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

3628

13

Eliza Sharp

409

James Laing

J. Laing

 

14

Emerald (a snow)

275/291

J. Hutchinson

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

26948

15

Energy

221/221

Peter Austin

Benson & Co. (Kirton referenced also)

 

16

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

17

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?

2894

18

Fawn (a schooner)

97
later
94

Stephenson & Stuart

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

2585

19

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

20

Industrious

283/306
later
283/274

Thomas Tiffin, jun. & Benjamin Tiffin Note

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

39574

21

Jane

85/95

Bartram & Lister

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

 

22

John Edward

323/376

Peter Austin

J. Munro

 

23

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

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

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

39571

24

Lanchester (a barque)

283/333

Unknown to webmaster

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

10517

25

Margaret (a schooner or maybe a brig)

116
later
104

W. Micklam & T. Newton, builders of Deptford

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

22632

26

Northumberland (a snow or brig)

212/222
later
196

Benjamin Hodgson & Co.

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

5299

27

Perseverance

97

Bartram & Lister

Winter (& Co.)

 

28

Scindian

535/650

Unknown to webmaster

J. Allan

15840

29

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?

23345

30

Thalia (a barque)

296/351
later
309

Unknown to webmaster

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

6075

31

Victoria

293/310

Bartram & Lister

Matthew Smith

 

32

William Nicholson (a barque)

349/425
later
391

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

33

Zealous (a barque)

339/410

Peter Austin & Sons, per this site

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

 

34

Zephyr (a snow)

247/272
later
260
later
237

Halls

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

24863

 

 

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

1845 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Actuaria

226

Bartram & Lister

Lister & Co. or Lister & Bartram

 

2

Alicia

349/410

Wm. Wilkinson

Jenkins & Co.

 

3

Alliance (a schooner)

62

Unknown to webmaster

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

19523

4

Allport (a snow)

243
later
218

Unknown to webmaster

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

39579

5

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

6

Bannockburn, soon Ramilies (a barque)

635757

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

7

Boadicea (a barque)

310/346
later
326
later
325

Unknown to webmaster

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

25930

8

Borderer (a barque)

421/357

Wm. Byers

J. (John) Willis of London

270

9

Brenda

280/307

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson

 

10

British Tar (a barque)

282/309

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1844/45 thru 1850/51 only. It was initially owned by Gales & Son of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Could Gales have, in fact, built the vessel? 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?

 

11

Caractacus (a barque)

330

Peter Austin

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

2222

 

Cassibelaunus (a barque) See here

498/534

Peter Austin

 

 

12

Catherine Jenkins (a barque)

340/399

Unknown to webmaster

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

14167

13

Choice (a barque)

280/309

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

14

Clarissa (a snow later a barque)

320/354

Unknown to webmaster

W. Potts of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. Became Potts Brothers in 1852/53. Butcher & Co. of Yarmouth was her owner from 1854/55 thru 1856/57. From 1857/58 W. Farrer of Sunderland re service to America, however the name is suspect - owner recorded as W. Farrow in 1859/60. On Jan. 8, 1860, per line 14 here, the 324 ton barque  stranded at Western Beach (Gibraltar?) while en route from Malaga, Spain, to Cardiff in ballast. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Farrow

8295

15

Coverdale

286

Unknown to webmaster

Johnson

 

16

Dolphin (a snow)

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

4691

17

Edmundsbury (a barque)

523

Peter Austin

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

24976

18

Fairy (a barque)

328

Unknown to webmaster

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

2003

19

Frances

193

James Laing

G. Milne

 

20

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?

24765

21

Grange (a snow)

304/323
later
289

Austin & Mills

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

8585

22

Hawthorn

277

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford in 1846/47 - J. Paxton in 1856

26286

23

Isabella 1 Note

235

Unknown to webmaster

Ayre & Co.

 

24

Jabez (a snow)

217
later
187

Unknown to webmaster

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

2026

25

Jessie

194

Unknown to webmaster

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

4977

26

John Elliotson

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

T. Brown

 

27

John Hutchinson 1 Note

332/367

Unknown to webmaster

likely R. Hutchinson

 

 

Juliet Erskine (a barque) See here

277/297

Unknown to webmaster

Erskine & Co. of Dundee, Scotland

39571

28

Keepsake

287/311

Unknown to webmaster

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

6995

29

Lord Nelson

308/349

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

30

Mary

311

Unknown to webmaster

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

6496

31

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

190
later
177

Unknown to webmaster

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

2942

32

Mary Lawson

271

Unknown to webmaster

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

2242

33

Mayda

486/582

Unknown to webmaster

G. Lyall, Jr.

 

34

Medora (a snow, later a brig)

227/231
later
201
or 202

Unknown to webmaster

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

6146

35

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.

25514

36

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?

 

37

Ophelia (a snow or brig)

196
later
174
later
197

J. & J. Robinson

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

23302

38

Pascoe Grenfell

368

James Laing

Ridley & Co.

 

39

Polynesia

350/367

Unknown to webmaster

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

4984

40

Primula

406

J. & J. Rodham

Rodham, soon Holme

 

41

Promise

284/270

Unknown to webmaster

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

2406

42

Queen (a schooner)

69
later
66

Unknown to webmaster

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

1511

43

Ramilies

635/737

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar

 

44

Rokeby

365/430

William R. Abbay

Hodgson of Newcastle

 

45

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

315
later
277

Unknown to webmaster

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

23414

46

Sir Henry Webb (a snow, later a brig)

222
later
202

Unknown to webmaster

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

2213

47

Sir John Rennie (a snow)

204/202
later
186

Unknown to webmaster

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

24417

48

Templar (a barque)

278/285

Wm. R. Abbay

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

 

49

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

739
later
717

James Leithead

Duncan Dunbar of London.

23080

50

William

313

Unknown to webmaster

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

27065

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Acadia (a ship, apparently later a barque)

419/519
later
489

Unknown to webmaster

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

20331

2

Agnes King (a barque)

278

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

3

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?

 

4

Amaranth (a barque)

331/370
later
312

An unknown Monkwearmouth shipbuilder

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

16894

5

Amy Robsart (a barque)

332/348
later
316

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1864/65. Amy Robsart? Amy Dudley (née Robsart) (1532/1560), was famous indeed in British history. The vessel was owned initially, but for only a short time, by E. Bell of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to 'Mirmci' (Miramichi. Canada?) & in 1847/48 for service from Bristol to Hong Kong. Soon, from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, E. Graham of Newcastle owned the vessel for service from London to India & Newcastle to Mauritius. From 1853/54 to 1855/56, the vessel was owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists Taylor & Co. of Hartlepool as the then owner of then Hartlepool registered vessel. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being E. S. Jobson, G. Bravey, Thos. Lillo, J. P. Denton, J. H. and C. A. Taylor, all of Hartlepool. LR, from 1856/57 thru 1864/65, records Taylor & Co. as the vessel's owner with G. Bravey as her captain. For continued service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, service ex Liverpool & Gloucester & from 1859/60, for service from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean. The vessel became of 316 tons in 1861/62. 99.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened to her?

12936

6

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?

 

7

Anne (a schooner)

141

Unknown to webmaster

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. Can you tell us more exactly what happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything?

 

8

Bellona

296/302

Unknown to webmaster

Nicholson

2811

9

Blue Bell

222

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

10

British Queen

314/344

Unknown to webmaster

Kelso, J. R. Kelso in 1856

5303

11

Bubona 1 Note

212

Unknown to webmaster

Wallace & Co.

 

12

Cactus (a snow, later a brig)

225
later
203

Unknown to webmaster

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

22587

13

Cassibelaunus (a barque)

498/534
later
535
later
520

Peter Austin

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

26545

14

Christian Charlotte (a snow)

161
later
145

Unknown to webmaster

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

1996

15

Cleaver (a snow or brig)

239
later
223

Ralph Hutchinson

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

2516

16

Clymene (a barque)

402/465

Unknown to webmaster

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

25843

17

Conquering Hero (a snow)

296/319
later
292

Unknown to webmaster

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

12961

18

Danube

332 later 301

Unknown to webmaster

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

10491

19

Demerara, later Chorister Note

260/277

Wilson Chilton

J. Panton of London, later (Chorister, Lloyd's 1847/48 thru 1856/57) Haycroft of Plymouth, later (Lloyd's 1857/58) R. Girvin of Liverpool

5716

20

Devonian (a snow or brig)

333/328
soon
corrected to
293/304
later
285

W. Chambers of Southwick

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

23319

21

Earl of Ripon

343

Peter Austin

Mitcheson

 

22

Esther Ann (a barque)

255/266

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1846/47 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. Owned for that brief period by Crabtree & Co. of Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Pernambuco, (now Recife), Brazil, in 1851/52 for service ex Liverpool with no destination referenced. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything?

 

23

Glide

222

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

24

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?

24881

25

Henry's

310

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

26

Jemima (a snow)

326
later
319
later
303

Unknown to webmaster

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

23184

27

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?

 

28

John French

291/303

Bartram & Lister

French & Co.

 

29

Kate

478/600

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

30

Kezia Page (a schooner)

168

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Richard Page of London

 

31

Leo (a snow)

189
later
172

Brown, maybe Edward Brown of North Hylton

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

23576

32

Mary Ann

177/180

Unknown to webmaster

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

2426

33

Mary Graham (a barque)

380/464

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

 

34

Messenger (a snow or brig)

300/330
later
295

W. Carr

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

11587

35

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?

2308

36

Pacific

361

Unknown to webmaster

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

2074

37

Parthian (a snow or brig)

291/318
later
284

Unknown to webmaster

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

11594

38

Pearl

319

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

R. M. Williams (or Watson?)

 

39

Philip Laing

547

James Laing

Laing & Ridley

 

40

Prospect (a schooner)

145

H. Dobbinson

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

15416

41

Pym (a schooner)

180/163

William R. Abbay

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

 

42

Raleigh, later Aboukir (a barque)

663/816

James Laing

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

 

43

Rebecca (a snow, later a schooner)

155/128
later
129
later
115

J. M. Gales

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

31720

44

Regina (a snow)

239

Austin & Mills

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

 

45

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

46

Robert and Mary (a snow)

228
later
207

Unknown to webmaster

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

2810

47

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

48

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

333
later
304
later
295

Unknown to webmaster

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

7385

49

Scottish Maid

140
later 118

William Wilkinson

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

2135

50

Sea

297

Peter Austin

John Barry

 

51

Subraon

430/510

Unknown to webmaster

Arthur & Co. of London.

 

52

Themis (a snow, later a barque)

273/278
later
343/278
later
299

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1847/48 thru 1857/58, initially owned by T. & G. Reed soon Reed & Co., both of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR records the vessel as a barque from 1853/54. Later service data is limited but the vessel would seem to have served ex Liverpool & Cardiff. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. & G. Reed as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her owners as Thomas Reed & George Reed. Christie's also advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost.

1342

53

Traveller (a snow)

273

William Doxford & W. Crown

P. Dale - also in 1856

33773

54

Vedra (a snow, later a brig)

189
later
167

Robert Thompon & Sons (JLT)

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

5222

55

Vesper

216

Unknown to webmaster

Moore & c - R. Crawford in 1856

2447

56

Vibilia (a snow)

249/261

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Robinson - Margt. Robinson? of Monkwearmouth

 

57

Wards (a snow, brig or square)

188
later
175
later
161

Austin & Mills

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

14341

58

Woodman

336/370

Bartram & Lister

Wm. Doxford

 

59

Zarah (a barque)

310
later
347

Unknown to webmaster

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

23181

60

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

357/383
later
365

Unknown to webmaster

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

11543

 

 

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

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abeona

340

T. & B. Griffin

Drydens

12346

2

Abet

129

W. & J. Pile

 

 

3

Ada Mary

210

Buchanan & Gibson

 

 

4

Aid (a sloop)

35

Unknown to webmaster

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

8970

5

Aid (a snow)

291
later
248

G. W. & W. J. Hall

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

14787

6

Alpha (a schooner)

142/102
later
97

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

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

5633

7

Amana (a barque)

392/408
later
375

J. Candlish

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

23742

8

Ann

146

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

9

Anna Mary

302

W. & J. Pile

 

 

10

Anne

141

R. Lister

 

 

11

Ann Proud 1

216

Wilson Chilton

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

2788

12

Ann Stainton

257

J. Rodgerson

T. Stainton

5568

13

Anns

143

J. Davison

 

 

14

Arno (a barque)

377
later
354

W. Wilkinson

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

2574

15

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

497

Unknown to webmaster

Anthony Ridley

 

16

Aspern

70

G. W. & W. J. Hall

Moore, Hall & Co.

 

17

Astoria (a barque)

401/463

W. R. Abbay

Collison of London

 

18

Australasia

512

James Laing

Riddell & Co.

 

19

Automatia (a snow, later a brig)

260
later
244

J. Barkes

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

24961

20

Azoff (a snow, later a brig)

249
later
235

J. Rodgerson

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

26269

21

Blessing (a snow, maybe later a brig) 1

308/345

Lister & Bartram of North Hylton

Lister & Co. of Sunderland for service Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. From 1850/51 thru 1857/58 Lonie & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owners for service from Sunderland to Hmbro (Hamburg) & later to the Mediterranean. On Feb. 16, 1860, per line 77 here, the 345 ton brig foundered in the Bay of Biscay while en route from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 12 was lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Martin Lonce. A puzzle perhaps is that the vessel seems not to have been Lloyd's Register recorded after 1857/58 - strange for a vessel said to have foundered in 1860.

25720

22

Brierley Hill

275

Austin & Mills

S. & J. Pegg

 

23

Britannia (a barque)

345

R. H. Potts & Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1847/48 & 1848/49 only, owned for that brief period by Potts Bros. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. It would seem likely that the vessel was soon lost - just 2 years later, in 1849, R. H. Potts & Brothers built another vessel of the name. Can anybody tell us more?

 

24

Brother & Sister (a schooner, later a sloop)

85
later
32

Unknown to webmaster

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

2677

25

Bubona

212

W. Petrie

 

 

26

Cairngorm (a schooner)

103
later
95

W. Petrie

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

7157

27

Cambria

344

W. Byers

Lumsdon & Parker

 

28

Camperdown

993

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

23436

29

Caroline Agnes

570

J. Stobart

 

 

30

Caroline Frances 1 (probably)

148

Edward Brown of North Hylton

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

 

31

Challenger

305

H. Carr

 

 

32

Collingwood (a barque)

637/743
later
682

Unknown to webmaster

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

24513

33

Colonist (a barque)

390
later
358

W. Naizby

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

11934

34

Confidence

164

G. W. & W. J. Hall

F. Pank & W. Burton

 

35

Conqueror

257/249

J. Rodgerson

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

2081

36

Constance

364

Sykes & Co.

 

 

37

Cornhill (a barque)

357/369

W. H. Pearson

Sundius & Co. of London 

 

38

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

543/604
later
571
later
543

H. Hutchinson or Ralph Hutchinson

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

23163

39

Curlew

225

R. H. Potts & Brothers

R. H. Potts & Brothers

 

40

Derwent (a snow later a brig)

271

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

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41

Economy (a snow, later a brig)

231
later
204

W. Spowers

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

2596

42

Egypt

341

W. Naizby

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

 

43

Eleanors

175

W. Carr

 

 

44

Elizabeth

176

Lister & Bartram

Wetherly (Robt.?), J. Cantor

 

45

Eliza Robson (a snow)

286
later
262

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

11580

46

Emma Sarah

202

W. Sanderson

J. Barry & J. Hemsley

 

47

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

267
later
248

R. Greenwell

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

24815

48

Empress (a barque)

436/405
later
399

J. Watson

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

17093

49

Endeavour (a barque)

330/356
later
330

W. H. Pearson

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

26937

50

Euphrosyne (a barque) 1 (probably)

447/437

John Watson

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

15835

51

Eustace

299

L. T. Wang

 

 

52

Fancy

217

R. Wilkinson

J. Tully & N. Coward

 


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

53

Fanny Mitcheson

329

W. Byers

Mitcheson

 

54

George Hudson

233

J. Barkes

S. G. Morton

 

55

Gipsy

391

G. Worthy

 

 

56

Helena

299/324

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Thompsn or maybe Turner Thompson & Orton

 

57

Herald (a barque)

349/407

W. R. Abbay

J. Lidgett of London

 

58

Hibernia

215

Sykes & Co.

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

59

Hindoo

387

J. Candlish

J. Hay

 

60

Honor

365

Todd & Brown

 

 

61

Hope

353

R. Wilkinson

 

 

62

Horatio

239

J. Candlish

 

 

63

Imperial

201

W. Robinson

 

 

64

Industry

260

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Huntley

 

65

Isabella & Jane

136

J. Barkes

 

 

66

Isadora

164

J. Rodgerson

J. Charleton

 

67

James Dowell (a schooner)

47
later
46
& 41

Unknown to webmaster

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

18015

68

James Watt

450/531

L. T. Wang

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

7710

69

Jane 1

336

Lawson Gales

? of North Shields (possibly Davison)

 

70

Jenny Lind

342

B. Hodgson & Co.

 

 

71

Jessie

114

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Ogle & Douglas

 

72

John Bull

486

G. W. & W. J. Hall

 

 

73

John Harrison

185

G. Rowell

G. D. Rowell

 

74

John Murray (a schooner)

143
later
134

J. Murray & Brothers

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

2795

75

Juliana 1 (probably)

366

Buchanan & Gibson of Ayre's Quay

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

? 23698

76

Julindur (a ship, later a barque)

450/530

James Crown at Southwick

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

23386

77

Kate

174

W. Carr

 

 

78

Kent

815

John Watson

 

 

79

Kezia

205

Forrest & Co.

J. Hay

 

80

King Fisher

342

Austin & Mills

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

4323

81

Labuan

547

Sykes & Co.

W. Brass, J. Stanes

 

82

Lady Peel Note

240

Edward Brown

H. & W. Eggleston & R. Ayre

 

83

Limehouse

376

W. Byers

Mitcheson 

 

84

Loch-na-gar

380

W. & J. Pile

 

 

85

Lord Dalhousie

912

T. Gales

 

 

86

Louisa

205

W. Naizby

W. Legender

 

87

Madalina Grenfell

341

W. Reed

W. Nicholson & Sons

 

88

Mangosteen

421

J. Watson

 

 

89

Margaret West

509

R. Wilkinson

 

 

90

Mariner (a barque, later a ship)

312/334
later
342
later
312/342

R. H. Potts and Brothers

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

26222

91

Mary

161

H. Carr

 

 

92

Mary (a barque)

363

G. Spowers

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

6069

93

Mary Ann

180

Todd & Brown

 

 

94

Mary Ann

55

J. Hardie & M. Clark

M. (Mary) Bamborough

 

95

Mary Ann

98

T. Sanderson

W. Harty

 

96

Mary Bentley

171

W. Carr

 

 

97

Mary Clarke (a snow)

180

J. Hardie & M. Clark

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

 

98

Mary Jane (a schooner)

82

Unknown to webmaster

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

2713

99

Mary Stewart (a barque)

339

Unknown to webmaster

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

25693


#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

100

Mary & Jane

96

Gibson & Chambers

J. Gibson & J. Proud

 

101

May Queen (a barque)

355/407
later
355

L. T. Wang

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

26342

102

Mead

198
later
170

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

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

26526

103

Minden

321/346

T. Stonehouse

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

2085

104

Minden

321

James Laing

Not known - Woods & Co. in 1848/49

 

105

Mount Etna (or Aetna)

234

B. Hodgson & Co.

Ogle & Douglas

 

106

Nerbudda

378/428

Austin & Mills

Crawford 

 

107

New Commercial

204

Peter Austin

T. Wilson  

 

108

Nizam

412

J. Mearns

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

 

109

Nymph (a snow, later a brig)

212
later
212/186
later
186

W. Robinson

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

24831

110

Ocean (a barque)

360
later
319

W. H. Pearson

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

2305

111

Olivia (a snow)

149

W. Sanderson

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

16522

112

Parthian (a snow)

318

Buchanan & Gibson

 

11594

113

Pearl (a barque)

325/358
later
338

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

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

14080

114

Precursor (a snow)

269
later
250

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

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

23998

115

Pym

163

W. R. Abbay

 

 

116

Rapid

237

Peter Austin

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

 

117

Rebecca (a barque)

338
later
303

W. Wilkinson

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

6420

118

Ripley

130

J. R. Robson

 

 

119

Rival

227

W. & J. Pile

 

 

120

Rose

81

W. Robinson

P. Stubbs & Co.

 

121

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

247
later
218

R. Thompson

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

25628

122

Salus (a snow or brig)

313
later
292

Wilson Chilton

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

24038

123

Salvia

223

J. T. Alcock

 

 

124

Santa Maura

325

Candlish & Co.

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

125

Sarah

267

John & J. P. Murray

 

 

126

Saxon

339/359

Lister & Bartram

Corrigall (have also read Robt. Brown)

 

127

Scythian

122

W. & J. Pile

 

 

128

Sea Nymph

246

Austin & Mills

Austin, Mills, & Co.

 

129

Secret

377

R. Hutchinson

R. Hutchinson

 

130

Shealtiel

169

J. Rodgerson

W. Heasman & Co.

 

131

Simon Magnus

243

W. Carr

 

 

132

Siren

346

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Ogle & Douglas

 

133

Sir Edward Parry

575

J. Stobart

 

 

134

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

513/593

T. Gales

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

23392

135

South Esk

170

W. & J. Pile

 

 

136

Sprite (a snow or brig)

329
later
303

Ralph Hutchinson

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

7312

137

Steadfast

584

G. W. & W. J. Hall

 

 

138

Surat

501

W. Wilkinson

Woods, Spence, & Co.

 

139

Syrophenician (a barque)

350/398

G. Worthy

T. Hansell 

 

140

Syria

429

W. Petrie

J. Hay

 

141

Thankful

101

W. Carr

McDonald & Gale

 

142

Thomas

314

W. Spowers & Co.

 

 

143

Thomas Chodwick 1 (probably)

461

Ralph & Wm. Hutchinson of Panns

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

 

144

Times

359

J. Robinson

 

 

145

Union 1

384

J. Mearns (or maybe Murren)

Hick of Scarboro

 

146

Victory 1

239

Wm. Wilkinson

Nichol & Co. of Aberdeen.

 

147

Victory

579

J. Leithead

 

 

148

Walter Morrice (a barque) 1 ex 2

552/666

L. Gales

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

10776

149

Water Kelpie

280/253

J. Hardie & M. Clark

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

2433

150

Wellington (a barque)

480/588
later
533
later
487

J. Leithead

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

23023

151

William & Jane

210

H. Carr

 

 

152

Unknown name

310

L. Gales

 

 

153

Unknown name

743

J. Leithead

 

 

154

Unknown name

565

J. Crown

 

 

155

Unknown name

558

R. Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Ann & Isabel

262/256

Unknown to webmaster

J. Robson

26915

2

Anne (a snow)

229
later
213

Unknown to webmaster

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

11717

3

Beatitude (a snow)

222
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

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

23510

4

Bernicia (a schooner, later a brigantine)

135
later
125
later
111
later
125/111

R. Thompson

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

24352

5

Bernicia (a barque)

471/548
later
506

James Laing

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

27782

6

Branch (a snow)

177

Unknown to webmaster

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

2707

7

Brilliant

285/296

Unknown to webmaster

Matthew

 

8

Calphurnia (a barque)

645/722
later
679

Unknown to webmaster

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

25216

9

Caroline (a snow, later a brig)

284
later
249

Unknown to webmaster

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

26945

10

Cresswell

203

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Stephen Eltringham

 

11 Culloden (a ship)

588/726

H. Ferguson

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

 

12

Economy 1 Note

138

Unknown to webmaster

Chapman

 

13

Edith (a snow, later a brig)

319

Unknown to webmaster

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

23072

14

Elijah Packer

127

James Laing

Packer

 

15

Elizabeth (a snow, later a brig)

254
later
236

Unknown to webmaster

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

22859

16

Expert

395/428

Unknown to webmaster

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

5423

17

Fairfax (a snow)

270

William R. Abbay

J. Delsen of Jersey

 

18

Garland

264/271

James Laing

J. Laing - T. White in 1856/57

3619

19

Gem (a snow)

206
later
217
later
192

Unknown to webmaster

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

26913

20

Glide

355

William Doxford & W. Crown

Doxford

 

21

Golden Grove (a snow)

184
later
171

Unknown to webmaster

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

33429

22

Henrietta (a barque)

349/399
later
370

Unknown to webmaster

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

14058

23

Henry Lawson (a barque)

347/393
later
357
later
346

Unknown to webmaster

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

27053

24

Henry Morton (a snow)

230
later
207

Likely Hugh Morton

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

2725

25

Hope (a snow, later a brig)

284/311
later
284

Unknown to webmaster

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

26455

26

Iceni

135

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

J. Hay

 

27

Isis (a barque)

390/453
later
416

Unknown to webmaster

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

23387

28

Jane Heward (a snow, later a schooner)

194/186
later
171

Unknown to webmaster

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

24348

29

Jessie

227

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

R. Surtees or William Hay

 

30

John Myers (a schooner)

75

Unknown to webmaster

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

5195

31

John & Isabella (a snow, later a brig)

225

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1874/75 at least - LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster, while the vessel is not listed in LR of 1876/77. Thru 1872/73, the vessel was owned, per LR, by J. Curry, of South Shields, always for service ex Shields, initially to the Baltic, from 1856/57 to Holland, in 1860/61 to France, in 1861/62 to the Baltic again & from 1862/63 for service to Rotterdam. Turnbull's Register of 1856 reports J. Curry of South Shields as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 advises means John Curry. The vessel became of 204 tons in 1861/62. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 208) & 1870 (on page 207) both list John Currie of South Shields as the vessel's then owner. LR editions from 1873/74 unfortunately list no owner name, it seem likely that the vessel was sold at about that time. 87.0 ft. long, signal letters PCDF. This page indicates that on Oct. 21, 1875, the 204 ton brig was stranded & became a total loss near Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire (S. of Stonehaven). The vessel, then owned by G. Wardell of Sunderland, was under the command of Captain Street & had a crew of 7 - all lost. The vessel was en route from Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden, Gulf of Bothnia), for Sunderland with a cargo of timber. As confirmed by this page. One body at least was cast on shore. Can you provide detail as to the circumstances? The wind was moderate at the time, it would appear.

24737

32

Lavinia

255

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Unknown to webmaster

 

33

Lord George Bentinck (a barque, later a square)

592

Unknown to webmaster

Lord George Bentinck (1802/1848)? Extensive biographical data is here, an 1852 book about him by Benjamin Disraeli is here, an 1848 medal (e-Bay) is here. The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1848/49 thru 1860/61, owned for that entire period, per LR, by 'Somes' of London, initially 'J. & F. Somes' & from 1852/53 'Somes Bros.' For service ex London to i) Port Philip (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) in 1849/50, ii) to New Zealand in 1851/52 & 1852/53 (but see below), iii) to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1853/54 & 1854/55, later ex London. Her service to Australia:- On Apl. 1, 1849, the vessel arrived at Melbourne with 342 immigrants. She had left London on Dec. 17, 1848, the Downs on Dec. 19, 1948. She left on May 13, 1849 for Calcutta. On Aug. 22, 1853 the vessel arrived at Melbourne, ex Liverpool, (left Apl. 21, 1853) with 9 passengers, On Mar. 9, 1855 the vessel arrived at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, having left the Downs on Nov. 6, 1854. With 650 tons of iron (rails etc., I presume) & 122 emigrants, mainly navvies, for the Hunter River Railway Company. The vessel later departed for Madras (now Chennai), India. Note - so far as I can see there were no voyages to New Zealand. On Jan. 3, 1861, per line 1032 here, the 593 ton square stranded at Natal (South Africa) while en route from Madras to Natal with a cargo of coolies. Crew of 19 - none lost. Then owned, per such listing, by Joseph Somes. Details re the circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us about her loss or otherwise add anything?

15698

34

Lucy (a snow)

211

Unknown to webmaster

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

23129

35

Mary Matthew

330/358

Peter Austin

George Matthew

 

36

Minden

742

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

37

Mistley

190

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thomas Green

 

38

Mora

225

Peter Austin

S. Austin i.e. for own account

 

39

Negotiator (a barque, later a ship)

477/587
later
544

Unknown to webmaster

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

27111

40

Pilot

247

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

George Potts

 

41

Phoenix (a steamer)

54/79

Unknown to webmaster

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

10691

42

Phoenix (a snow)

186

Unknown to webmaster

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

8469

43

Prima Donna (a snow)

227
later
208
later
196

Unknown to webmaster

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

6497

44

Prince Albert (a snow, later a brig)

267
later
245

Unknown to webmaster

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

25756

45

Prince Charlie (a barque)

443
later
403

J. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by R. Dall, & registered at Alloa, Scotland, initially for service from Sunderland to Aden, then for many years, from 1850/51 thru 1856/57, for service ex London including, in the period of 1851/55 service from London to California, U.S.A. From 1857/58 service is recorded from the Clyde to India. Much of the above LR data is clearly wrong, including the data from 1862/63 onwards. Crewlist.org.uk (insert 6101), indicate that the vessel, of 433 later 403 tons, was always registered at Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by R. Dall, a resident of Alloa. Which data was unchanged in 1856, per Turnbull's Register, & in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register which indicates the owner was Robert Dall. 121.0 ft. long. On Jul. 21, 1861, per line 1293 here, the 443 ton barque was burnt at Penang, Malaysia, while en route from Penang to London. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Robert Dall. Can you tell us about the circumstances under which she was lost? Or otherwise add anything.

6101

46

Relief (a sloop)

41

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

47

Robert & Betsey or Robert & Betsy (a brigantine, later a schooner)

140

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1857/58, always LR listed as Robert & Betsey. It was initially owned by Benson & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, from 1850/51 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records the vessel, named Robert & Betsy, a schooner, as owned by R. Benson & Co. of Monkwearmouth. From 1854/55 to 1857/58, LR records the vessel as owned by Akersten of London, with 'Akersten' the vessel's captain, for service from London to Australia. The vessel was recorded by the Mercantile Navy List as both Robert & Betsy & as Robert & Betsey it would appear. On Aug. 22, 1862, per line 2337 here, the 140 ton schooner was wrecked. No details whatsoever are provided as to the circumstances, however Devitt & Moore are noted as being the vessel's then owners. It would appear that on Jun. 14, 1854, the vessel arrived at Melbourne, Australia, with 3 passengers. It went on to Launceston, Tasmania, & later voyaged in ballast to Mauritius to return with cargo, sugar maybe, to Melbourne. The vessel would seem to have been active in Australian & New Zealand waters from 1854 until she was lost. This article refers to Robert & Betsy, a schooner, having broken her cable in a heavy swell, when at Omaru (Oamaru, N. of Dunedin, S. Island), New Zealand, on Apl. 5, 1862. She was driven on shore & broke up quickly. Can you add anything?

30971

48

Roman Empress (a snow)

282
later
235

Unknown to webmaster

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

12784

49

Rose

222

Lister & Bartram

J. Walker (or H. B. Walker)

 

50

Saint George (a snow)

153
later
182
later
156

W. Wilkinson, most likely

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1894/95 at least, with the exception of the years from 1867/68 thru 1871/72. It was, per LR, initially owned by 'Pinchim' & registered at London, for service from Sunderland to London, from 1850/51 thru 1853/54 for service from London to the Mediterranean & then ex London. From 1857/58 thru 1866/67, the vessel, now of 182 tons & still registered at London, became owned, per LR, by Swanston & Co., for service ex Guernsey, Channel Islands. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 337, image soon) & 1870 both record the vessel as rather registered at Guernsey & owned by Wm. Swanston & Sons of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. When LR listings continued in 1872/73, after an absence of 5 years, the vessel, now registered at Guernsey, is stated to be owned by 'Swanston' thru 1881/82 (Swanston & Co. thru 1874/75 & W. Swanston & Co. thereafter) for service, where indicated, as a Guernsey coaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists Wm. Swanston of Newcastle as owner of the Guernsey registered snow. From 1882/83 thru 1885/86, LR lists J. Hamley of Guernsey as the vessel's owner, however in 1886/87 F. Manuelle, of Guernsey, is listed as the owner replacing J. Hamley & Co., with J. Hamley the manager. In 1889/90, per LR, W. Stranger & Co. replaced A. & F. Manuelle as the vessel's owners, both of Guernsey. The Mercantile Navy List of 1890 lists William Stranger as the managing owner of the Guernsey registered snow, stated to be then of 156 tons only. Note the webmaster does not have a complete set of LR available to him. The last LR edition he has available which records the vessel is that of 1894/95. Crewlist.org.uk (insert 23763) states the vessel to be 'Register closed' in 1895. 78.0 ft. long, signal letters NTBF. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel - did she have an honourable retirement - can anybody tell us?

23763

51

Secret

273

Unknown to webmaster

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

4609

52

Senegal

441

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

J. or William Hay

 

53

Serenader

319

J. Hardie & M. Clark

Thompson - Turner Thompson

 

54

Swallow (a schooner)

74

R. Wright

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63, owned for that entire period, per LR, by Wright & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in the 1848/53 period, & for service as a Sunderland coaster thereafter. The vessel was always registered at Sunderland, it would appear. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. Wight (no 'r') of Sunderland & W. Atkinson of Seaham Harbour as her then owners. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Robert Wright & William Atkinson. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Dec. 24, 1862, per line 3011 here, the 74 ton schooner went missing while en route from Sunderland to Tain (S. coast of Dornoch Firth, County of Ross, Scotland) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 4 - all lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by Edward Oliver, a name not LR referenced. Anything you can add?

7770

55

Syrian (a barque)

349/395

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1849/50 thru 1857/58, initially owned by Clay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, later Newport to New Orleans. Per LR of 1853/54, Doxford & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's new owners  for service, where indicated of Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. (John) Doxford, R. (Richard) W. Bowman & A. (Alexander) Fullerton as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 has similar data while here advising, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost.

26618

56

Thomasine

333/364

Wm. Byers

Parker & C

 

57

Tryphena (a snow)

240
later
217

Unknown to webmaster

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

10116

58

United (a brig, later a barque)

252
later
241
later
291

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1883/84, initially owned by Clarke & Co. & registered at Shoreham, Sussex. It would seem that Clarke or Clark owned the vessel for many years, thru 1869/70, but the LR record is confusing. LR records Clarke & Co. 'of' Shoreham, as the owner thru 1852/53, then Clark & Co. thru 1860/61, then, from 1861/62, Clarke & Co., the vessel now registered at London. The captain's names add to the confusion - initially Clarke, from 1850/51 thru 1856/57 S. Clarke. But, to likely clarify matters, the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 lists the then owner as being Samuel Clark of Swansea. The Clarke or Clark service was from London to the Mediterranean, from 1850/51 ex Limerick, Ireland - to Glasgow from 1853/54 thru 1855/56, from Swansea, Wales, to Coqmb', surely Coquimbo, Chile, in the period from 1856/57 thru 1860/61, from 1861/62 thru 1866/67 from Sunderland to South America, & in 1867/68 & 1868/69 ex Milford, Wales. The vessel became of 241 tons in 1857/58, of 291 tons in 1861/62 & became a barque (previously a brig) in 1866/67. In 1869/70, per LR, A. Malcolm became the owner of the vessel, now registered at Kirkaldy, Scotland, for service, where service is indicated (thru 1873/74) of Leith to the Baltic. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1870 & 1880 both record Alexander Malcolm of Kirkaldy as the vessel's then owner. It would seem that he owned the vessel thereafter. 109.0 ft. long, signal letters JWCT. The webmaster has spent many months listing vessels which were wrecked. It is a pleasure to advise that this vessel was NOT wrecked. Rather, per LR of 1883/84, the vessel was 'broken up'. Anything you can add?

7949

59

Wanderer

255

William Doxford & W. Crown

Parker & Co.

 

60

Waterloo (a ship)

796/898

Unknown to webmaster

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

23276

61

Weir

121

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thomas Weir

 

62

William and John (a snow)

187
later
174

Unknown to webmaster

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

2534

 

 

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

1849 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Alice (a schooner)

103
later
92
later
98

Unknown to webmaster

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

1910

2

Anglia

570

James Laing

Prowse

 

3

Aurora (a barque)

338

Unknown to webmaster

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

797

4

Barrowgate

256

Pile

Pegg & Co.

17365

5

Branch (a schooner or brigantine)

103
later
94

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1851/52 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru that entire period by Adamson of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists, however, T. Thurlow & S. Harden, both of Sunderland, as the then owners of the 94 ton brigantine. The vessel seems not to be recorded in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything?

23631

6

Britannia (a barque)

350/328

R. H. Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1853/54 only, owned for that entire if brief period by Potts Bros. of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1851/52 for service simply ex Sunderland. That is all I can tell you. Can anybody tell us more?

 

7

Bywater (a snow, later a brig)

250/259
later
243

Unknown to webmaster

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

23561

8

Canada (a barque)

403
later
415

Unknown to webmaster

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

4699

9

Captain (a snow)

265
later
239

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

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

27086

10

Caspian

199/189

Lister & Bartram

Lumsden or Edward Lumsden & Sons

 

11

Ceylon

289

William Doxford & W. Crown

Unknown to webmaster

 

12

Change (a barque)

364/403
later
379

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1861/62, owned, thru 1853/54, by Collinson of Hull. For service initially from Sunderland to California, but from 1851/52 for service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. In 1854/55, the London registered vessel became owned by Wang - L. P. Wang from 1856/57 - for service from London to Australia (in 1854/55 & 1855/56) & for service ex Sunderland (in the period of 1856/58). I spotted only one voyage to Australia at Trove, Australia - On Mar. 1, 1854, the vessel left London for Melbourne, arriving there on Jul. 31, 1854. The vessel had much sickness aboard during her voyage. On Sep. 11, 1854 the vessel left Melbourne for Callao, Peru, in ballast. Turnbull's Register of 1856 states the vessel's then owners to be L. T. Wane, of Sunderland. From 1858/59, thru 1861/62, per LR, the Hartlepool registered vessel was owned by G. Smales for service from Hartlepool to Quebec, Canada, (1858/60), from Cardiff to Quebec (in 1860/61) & for service from Hartlepool to the Mediterranean (in 1861/62). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the then owners of the Hartlepool registered vessel to be Gideon, jun., George W. and R. Smales, all of Whitby. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Oct. 12, 1861, per line 1390 here, the 379 ton barque was wrecked at Port Neuf Shoal, while en route from Hartlepool to France, with a cargo of coal. The location of the Port Neuf Shoal is a puzzle, however. There is a Port Neuf, located on the N. bank of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec, roughly halfway between Quebec City & Trois Rivières. Such Canada location for the vessel's wreck seems to be confirmed by this site. However line 1390 states France to have been the vessel's destination - there seems to be also a Port Neuf near La Rochelle, France. For the moment, I have an open mind on the wreck's location. Crew of 13 -  none lost. Then said to be owned by Gideon Smales. Can you tell us about both the circumstances & the place of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything?

24799

13

Choice (a snow)

254
later
225

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

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

5429

14

Cockerills (a barque)

377

William Robinson

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

16011

15

Cornelia

397

Unknown to webmaster

J. Dryden

 

16

Crichton (a snow, later a barque)

282

William R. Abbay

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

26223

17

Cromwell (a snow)

234

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

John Cockerill & Burton Brown

 

18

Effort

188

Unknown to webmaster

Robinson - H. Harrison & E. Shotton in 1856

21022

19

Egbert

286

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

20

Elizabeth

213
later
190

Unknown to webmaster

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

2060

21

Emperor

371

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Adamson

7308

22

Escape

248

Unknown to webmaster

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

 

23

Favourite

330

Unknown to webmaster

T. Coxon - also in 1856

4995

24

Friendship (a sloop)

33

Unknown to webmaster

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

6242

25

Gipsy Queen

290

Unknown to webmaster

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

18403

26

Greta

262

Unknown to webmaster

Wilsons in 1850/51 - J. Gibson in 1856

8588

27

Horatio

265

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

H. Taylor

 

28

Iceni

330/354

Peter Austin

Stevens

 

 

Isis (a barque) See here

390/453

Unknown to webmaster

Shellsh'ar of London

23387

29

Isabella Walker

254/262

Samuel Peter Austin

T. Walker of Sunderland

 

30

John Phillips (a barque)

345/368
later
368
later
341

An unknown Hylton shipbuilder

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

14742

31

John Twizell

195

Unknown to webmaster

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

2440

32

Joseph Shepherd (a barque, later a ship)

554/630

J. Crown

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1850/51 thru 1860/61, owned throughout by Shepherd & registered at London. For initial service ex London, then for service from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1852/54, for service referred to as 'London Transport' from 1854/55 thru 1857/58, thereafter ex London. Per LR initially a barque but from 1852/53 a ship. On Mar. 10, 1854, Joseph Shepherd was one of many ships engaged by the British Government for service as transport ships re the Crimean War. These pages (1 & 2, ex here) tell us that Joseph Shepherd (the ship) was in 1854 owned by Joseph Shepherd (the man) & that the vessel 'Conveyed artillery and horses to Constantinople and Varna ; variously employed in the Black Sea until 8 July, when she sailed for Deptford, arriving there 9 September, and sailed on 26th for Gibraltar ; whence she conveyed horses and ordnance to the Crimea. Afterwards employed on various services between Constantinople and Black Sea.' Varna is in Bulgaria, on the Black Sea coast. Perhaps the description 'London Transport' originated with that Crimean service as a military transport ship? Per this site (thanks!) John Lidgett & Joseph Shepherd (1804/1862) were business partners at Hull, & that when later the partnership was dissolved both continued their own independent ship-owning businesses. Joseph Shepherd the ship-owner would seem to have resided in Appleton-le-Moors, West Yorkshire. What finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1860? Can you tell us?

25244

33

Lydia (a ship)

541

Unknown to webmaster

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

4579

34

Maria (a snow, possibly later a brig)

227
later
228

Unknown to webmaster

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

749

35

Marthas

172

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Thompson & Co.

 

36

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

303/316
later
316

Unknown to webmaster

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

7277

37

Maxwell (a snow, later a brig)

299
later
309

W. Naisby

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

22891

38

Morrisons (a snow or brig)

299
later
271

W. Wilkinson, of Deptford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1861/62 & so far as I can see, not thereafter. Owned thru 1861/62, per LR, by Morrison of Newcastle. Thru 1852/53, Morrison served as the vessel's captain. The vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland (thru 1852/53) & ex Shields thereafter. The vessel became of 271 tons in 1857/58. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as a square then owned by J. Morrison of North Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning John Morrison. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Signal letters LPQD. On Dec. 18, 1861, per line 1529 here, the 271 ton brig stranded at Blakeney (Norfolk coast), while en route from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal & coke. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned, per that report, by John Parks, a name not LR referenced. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? The webmaster expected this to be the end of the ship's history. But maybe not! While the vessel is not recorded in editions of LR thru 1872/73, so far as I can see, the 271 ton vessel is recorded in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 273, image soon), 1868 & 1870 as registered at Sunderland & owned by John Barkes of Monkwearmouth. There must be more to the story!

14793

39

Mystery (a barque)

300/322
later
301

W. Pile

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

2037

40

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

658/763
later
716/763
later
708

Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel was built by
?Arnold Leithead as per a registration of the vessel at London on Mar. 27, 1849.

Duncan Dunbar of London thru 1862/63. In 1863/64 the vessel's ownership changed from Duncan Dunbar to James Moore of Plymouth (maybe of East Stonehouse, Devon). In 1876/77 the owner became Moore & Rawle, also of Plymouth. On Nov. 22, 1880, the vessel capsized & was abandoned about 40 miles SSE of Bird Rocks, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, while en route from Quebec City to Cardiff with a cargo of timber. 10 lives were lost including that of the captain. Note re the vessel's builder. To the best of the webmaster's knowledge there was no Arnold Leithead but there surely were shipbuilders named Arrow & Andrew Leithead as set out here. A list of ships built by the Leithead family is on site. They built ships for major ship owners & at least two other ships for Duncan Dunbar.

10726

41

Nizam

349/412

Wm. Byers

Blair & Co.

 

42

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

279
later
249

George Barker Note

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

39591

43

Ocean Queen (a snow)

189

Austin & Mills

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

26607

44

Ocean Wave

230

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

45

Paradise

450/521

William Wilkinson at Deptford

'Miller & C' of Newcastle

720

46

Pelham

324/354

Unknown to webmaster

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

16951

47

Penelope (a barque)

303
later
305 & 311

John Watson Note

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

19433

48

Princess (a barque)

369
later
342

Unknown to webmaster

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

14576

49

Raleigh

288

William Doxford & W. Crown

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

15252

50

Randolph (a ship)

664
maybe
761

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar

 

51

Rebecca (a snow)

180
later
161

Lightfoot

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1863/64, owned for that entire period by Baldwin of Sunderland. Note that 'Baldwin' had owned an earlier vessel of identical name, built in 1846, & sold in or about 1849. For initial service, this Rebecca, from Sunderland to the Baltic, from 1852/53 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & from 1858/59 for service from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records M. Baldwin of Sunderland as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Matthew Baldwin. The vessel became of 161 tons in 1858/59. 82.0 ft. long. What later happened to the vessel? Data is not yet to hand. Can you add anything additional?

1814

52

Regina (a barque)

343/366

J. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63. It would seem, however, that the vessel was not issued an Official Number so it may well have been lost before 1855, or perhaps sold to another jurisdiction. The vessel, per LR, was initially owned, thru 1852/53, by J. Denton of Sunderland, for service, in 1849/50, from Sunderland to America, soon ex Liverpool & from 1851/52 ex London. In 1853/54, LR reports D. Hart of London to be the barque's owner for service from London to Sydney, Australia. LR continues to list D. Hart as the vessel's owner thru 1862/63 though only limited data is provided from 1860/61. Re voyages to Australia, so far as I can see:- i) the barque left the Downs on Nov. 27, 1850, arrived at Sydney on Apl. 4, 1851 & left for Guam on May 18, 1851. ii) The barque was at Manila in late Sep. 1851. It later left Melbourne on Nov. 10, 1851 for Sydney, arriving there on Nov. 21, 1851 & departing on Feb. 13, 1852 for London. iii) Regina left the Downs on Sep. 22, 1852 for Sydney with 37 passengers & cargo. It arrived at Sydney on Jan. 28, 1853 & left for its return voyage to London on May. 1, 1853. I cannot track the vessel at Trove, Australia later than that last entry. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1854.

 

53

Royal Rose

268

Unknown to webmaster

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

14576

54

Saint Michaels, later Saint Michael (a barque)

344/377
later
352

Unknown to webmaster

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

39958

55

Sarah (a schooner)

96

Jos. Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Thru to 1855/56, the vessel was owned by 'Smith' of Sunderland, initially just 'Smith' & from 1852/53 'H. Smith', for service as a Sunderland later as a Newcastle coaster. From 1856/57, the now Newcastle registered vessel, per LR, became owned by Hall & Co. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. & J. Hall of Newcastle & R. Gilroy, of Gateshead, as the then owners of the Newcastle registered schooner. The LR record from 1859/60 records Hall & Co. as the owner but provides minimal other data. It seems likely that the vessel was sold at about that time & became registered at Inverness, Scotland. And soon thereafter was likely lost. What later happened to the vessel, is not yet to hand. Can you add anything additional?

1024

56

Sea Flower

158

Unknown to webmaster

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

14576

57

Sir Charles Napier (a barque)

321/355

Lister & Bartram

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1856/57, owned throughout that period by 'Nicholson' & registered at Sunderland. For service, per LR, from Sunderland to Cuba (thru 1851/52), from Swansea, Wales, to Cuba (in 1852/53 & 1853/54), from Swansea to Coquimbo, Chile (in 1854/55 & 1855/56) & in 1856/57 from Swansea to the West Indies. The vessel is at present a bit of a puzzle. It would seem that the vessel was not given an Official Number. Nor was it included in Turnbull's Register of 1856 which covers only, however, ports of the North East. But I must wonder whether the vessel truly survived beyond 1854 as indicated by LR. Can you help solve the puzzle & tell us what happened to the vessel & when.

 

58

Sisters (a schooner)

116

William Pile, of North Shore

Benson & Co. of Sunderland

 

59

Solon

177/194

Wm. Byers

Nicholas Smirke & Son

 

60

Stephen & Elizabeth

167

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Farndell

 

61

Swift (a barque)

306/316

Unknown to webmaster

G. Coxon in 1850/51 - also in 1856

2162

62

Tancred (a brig) Note

268

William R. Abbay

W. Abbay of Sunderland

 

63

Thankful (a snow)

301

Lister & Bartram

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

 

64

Thomasine

333/364

Wm. Byers

Parker & C

 

65

Tiberias (a snow or brig)

265/284
later
257

W. Spowers & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1850/51 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period, per LR, by 'Tomln&S', likely Tomlin & Sons, of London. For initial service from Sunderland to London, in the period of 1851/54 for service from London to the Baltic & from 1854/55 to 1858/59 for service between Newcastle & London. While 'Tomln&S' are still recorded as the owners in the period from 1859/60 thru 1861/62, the LR data is limited, suggesting that the vessel may well have been sold. In that regard, Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the 257 ton brig as registered at Shields & owned by James Robert Parkin of South Shields & Hiram Craven Bootham & Dorothy Cropton, both of Sunderland. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything?

2216

66

Vigilant

110

Potts at low yard

'Cumine &' of Fraserburgh

803

67

William Richardson (a snow, later a brig)

329
later
304

Unknown to webmaster

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

920

68

William Skee

243

Unknown to webmaster

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

2079

69

Zuleika (a barque)

314/331

Peter Austin

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

23749

 

 

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

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