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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1860s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869.

1860 (data so far has been built up from elsewhere in the site. Can you provide a list? Just a start.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

  A caisson for Deptford Dock

 

James Laing

James Laing?

 

1 A hopper

 

A. Simey

Not known to webmaster

 

2 Another hopper

 

A. Simey

Not known to webmaster

 

3 Alfred Hawley (a barque)

420

Pile Jr.

T. B. Walker & Co.

29015

4 Alice (a snow)

270

W. Pickersgill

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1861/62 thru 1881/82. Thru 1871/72 it was owned by Harper & Co. of Shields for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean thru 1863/64 & from Shields to the Mediterranean thereafter. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (image soon) & 1870 (on page 15), record the vessel as then owned by John S. Harper of S. Shields. The LR data after 1871/72 looks to be doubtful. From 1872/73 no owner name is LR indicated, & from 1878/79 at least, no port of registry is indicated either. Note that the vessel is not recorded in the Mercantile Navy List of 1880. 104.0 ft. long, signal letters PWCF. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel & when or otherwise add anything? Y

28338

5 Allendale, later Drina

449

Austin & Mills

Wilson Bros., later Joshua Wilson, both of Sunderland. As Drina (LR, 1880/81 page 903) became owned by T. Cossovich of Sbionello, maybe later of Ragusa, with 'Cossovich' the vessel's captain.

28432

6 Amalthea

433

Todd & Brown

M. Thompson, later (1870) Mark Thompson, later (1880) William Hutchinson. All of Newcastle. Signal letters PWBL.

28328

7 Anna Sarah

139

S. Metcalf

Goddard, later (1870) E. Goddard, later (1890) Frank A. Christie, later (1900) William H. Orvis, all of Ipswich. Signal letters PSWC.

27827

8 Ann Brass (a schooner) 1

92

W. Thackeray

C. Clark, later (1870) (page 23) W. Branfoot, both of Sunderland

28450

9 Annie Archbell (a ship)

706

George Peverall

Brodie & Co. of London

28391

10 Antonio Vinent

463

D. A. Douglas

Richardson & Co., later (1880) James Crow Richardson, both of Swansea

28056

11 Artemisia

328

J. Haswell

A. Tindall of Scarborough, later Alexander Tindall of Falsgrave, Scarborugh, later (1880) Thomas Steele of Ayr

28872

12 Baronsmore (a ship)

899

T. R. Oswald

So far as I can see, this vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register, due presumably to its having a very short life. The vessel was registered at Belfast, at least in 1861. On Feb. 18, 1861, per line 1111 here, the 899 ton ship foundered off Mauritius while en route from Rangoon, Burma, (now Yangon, Myanmar), to Liverpool with a cargo of rice. Crew of 20 - 2 lost. Then stated to have been owned by Thomas Sinclair. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

21478

13 Belvidera (a ship)

684
later
685

W. Briggs

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1870/71 at least - the page in LR of 1871/72 is illegible. Was owned for that entire period by Allan & Sons of London for service initially from Sunderland to India, but from 1861/62 from London to India. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists John H. Allan, of London, as her then owner. 152.5 ft. long, signal letters PWFT. On Nov. 7, 1871, per line 1634 here, the 685 ton ship was wrecked at Pondicherry (now Puducherry, E. coast of India, then a French colonial settlement), while en route from Madras, now Chennai, India, to Pondicherry with an unstated cargo. Crew of 24 - none lost. Then owned by John H. Allan. Y

28379

14 Beta

89

B. Hodgson

E. Perkins of Newcastle, later (1870) John Chester of Spalding, Lincs

28316

15 British Standard

307

J. Davison

Anderson of Sunderalnd, later (1870) Thomas Anderson

28043

16 Cerealia (a barque)

348

J. Lister

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1873/74, owned for that entire period by Lister & Co. of Sunderland, for service mainly from Sunderland to the Mediterranean but also, from 1865/66 thru 1869/70, for service from Belfast, Northern Ireland, to New York, U.S.A. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, however, Robt. Burbank Porrett of Beehive Lane, Sunderland as her then owner. 114.5 ft. long, signal letters QBVR. On Oct. 20, 1870, per line 478 here, the 329 ton barque was stranded on Hasboro' (Hasborough) Sands (near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route from Kustendjie (now Constanţa, Romania, I believe) to Hull with a cargo of maize. A voyage which originated in Cardiff, it would seem ('pdf' file re David Houghton here). I think the 329 ton value was a listing error. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by John Lister Hylton, which may well mean John Lister of Hylton. I wonder why the vessel was still LR listed thru 1873/74? Y

28782

17 Cinco Hermanos

595

W. Briggs

Not known to webmaster

 

18 Coila

175/133

James Hardie

Dicks'n of Dumfries in 1861/62, later Doward, Dickson & Co., later (1870) Hugh Hope Gibson of Liverpool, later (1880) Wm. Thomas of Amlwch, Anglesea

28272

19 Condor (a brig)

286

James Robinson

A vessel that had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 only, owned by W. Dawson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. On May 5, 1861, per line 1214 here, the 285 ton brig stranded at Barcelona, Spain, while en route from Sunderland to Barcelona with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Dawson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

28781

20 Corea

451

T. H. Wood

Woods & Co. of Newcastle, but soon, 1861/62, J. Thomson of London. Later (1870) William Patton of London

28322

21 Corredora, later likely renamed when German owned (a barque)

383

G. Bartram at Hylton

The vessel, which was completed in Nov. 1860, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1881/82 only, (the lists for a couple of years are not however available to the webmaster). Corredora? - a Spanish word which seems to mean a 'runner'. It was owned thru that entire period, per LR, by 'Nicholson & Co.' of Sunderland (in 1876/77 W. Nicholson & Sons). The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 84, image soon) & 1870 both record W. & J. Nicholson of Sunderland as her then owners, as indeed so do the later such registers of 1875, 1876 & 1879 (select sail in both cases). During the period of 'Nicholson' ownership, LR lists many who served as her captain i.e. J. Forbes, Gray, Haynes, T. Griffiths, Hambly & T. W. Laing. The vessel's initial service, in 1861/62, was from Sunderland to Caldera, which is in northern Chile & is the port from which silver & copper, extracted from mines at nearby Copiapó, Chile, were exported. Her later service is LR recorded as i) Swansea, Wales, to South America (1862/63 thru 1865/66, 1868/69 thru 1870/71, & in 1873/74), ii) ex Sunderland in 1866/67 & 1867/68, iii) from Sunderland to Valpariso, Chile, in 1871/72 & 1872/73. In early Apl. 1874, on Apl. 2, 1874 perhaps, the vessel, lying anchored at the Mumbles (Swansea Bay), en route from the W. coast of South America to Liverpool under the command of Captain Clarke, was nearly swept onto the nearby Greengrounds (or Green Grounds) Shoal. The vessel raised sail but had to be rescued & towed into Swansea by steam tugs Balmoral & Haswell. 124.5 ft. long, signal letters QDWG. The vessel ceased to be U.K. registered in 1879 though LRs of 1879/80 thru 1881/82 list no owner names but state that the owner was German. It seems clear that the later LR data and also the later MNL data may well be suspect. Why do I say that? Because on Nov. 22, 1877, the vessel, overhauled & repaired & with a new foremast, lay at South Dock, Sunderland, for sale at public auction that day. As per this (in red) contemporary newspaper advertisement. Since both LR & MNL refer to Germany, I presume that it was sold then to German interests. But it might have been sold later, I agree. The next step is, of course, to figure out who later owned the German registered vessel which likely was renamed when it became German owned. Hopefully in due course, the vessel's later history will become clear. Can you add anything additional? Y

29269

22 Cotherstone, later Guilio and Clemensa

382

Austin & Mills

Wilson Bros., later Joshua Wilson, both of Sunderland. As Guilio and Clemensa (LR, 1880/81 page 911) was owned by M. Lubrano of Castellmare di Stabbia.

28786

23 Cubana (a barque)

492

Pile Jr.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1862/63 only, owned by Ridley & Co. of London for service from Sunderland to Caldera, northern Chile. Caldera is the port from which silver & copper, extracted from mines at nearby Copiapó, Chile, are exported. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'BURNT'. On Jun. 20, 1862, per line 2276 here, the 492 ton barque burnt in the S. Atlantic at 54S/59W (roughly due S. of the Falkland Islands), while en route from Caldera to Swansea, Wales, with a cargo of copper ore. Crew of 18 - 2 lost. Then owned by Francis Ridley. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

28371
 

24 Cypress

238

Peter Austin

Wilson Bros., later (1870) J. Wilson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) George Bambra of Blyth, later (1890) Richard G. Sanders of Folkestone, later (1900) Harry Johnson of Whitstable

28783

25 Day Star Note

148

Green & Richardson

Goddard, later (1870) Ebenezer Goddard, both of Ipswich. Stranded Dec. 27, 1886

28039

26 Deptford (an iron steamer)

604/469

James Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 only - it had a very short life. It was owned, per LR, by W. Gray of Shields for service out of Sunderland. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. 177 ft. 4 in. long, 70 HP. On Mar. 13, 1862, per line 2612 here, the 606/469 ton steamship was wrecked at Whitby Rock, while en route from Sunderland to an unstated destination with a cargo of coal. Crew of 17 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by James Laing. That source incorrectly states that the vessel's ON was 29343. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss & her ownership or otherwise add anything? Y

29243

27

Diadem (a snow)

251

J. Lister

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned initially by Lister & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, then Belfast to France. In 1862/63, 'Farquhr' soon W. Farquhar, of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, then to Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, Russia (Sea of Azov, Black Sea), & then to the Mediterranean again. For the vessel's entire period of Farquhar ownership, T. Farquhar was the vessel's captain. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 list William Farquhar, of Sunderland, as her owner. 98.0 ft. long, signal letters QBVH. On Aug. 11, 1871, per line 2175 here, the 251 ton snow left 'Navassa, Hayti', (Navassa Island, an uninhabited island administered by the U.S., located in the Caribbean, W. of Haiti) for the U.K. with a cargo of phosphate. And went missing en route. Crew of 9 - all lost. Then owned by William Farquhar. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

28775

28 Dinorah (a barque)

360

James Robinson

James Dryden & Co. of N. Shields, in 1870 John Dryden of S. Shields

27708

29 Dorothy (a barque)

346

J. Barkes - for 25 years, LR referred to the builder as Barkess, later as Harkess

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1894/95, owned for most of its life, per LR, by the Tully family of Sunderland, certainly registered there. Initially by Tully & Co., in 1876/77 by W. B. Tully & Co. & in 1885/86 by J. Tully. Note however that the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 98) & 1870 both rather list Thomas Humble, of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, as her then owner. The 1880 edition of the Mercantile Navy List records Wm. B. Tully, of Newcastle-on-Tyne as her then owner. For initial service from Sunderland to the Black Sea, from 1863/64 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & from 1872/73, thru 1873/74 at least, for service from Plymouth to the Mediterranean. The vessel became of 347 tons in 1886/87. In 1889/90, LR records T. Flensburg of Malmö, Sweden, as the vessel's new owner. In 1892/93, maybe from an earlier date (LR editions not available), C. O. Malmquiet, also of Malmö, is listed as the vessel's owner. In LRs of both 1893/94 & 1894/95, the vessel is noted to have been 'stranded and condemned 9.93'. In 1893/94, LR still recorded the vessel as owned by C. O. Malmquiet - in 1894/95 by J. A. Zebala. 115.0 ft. long, later, certainly from 1892/93, 116.0 ft., signal letters QBVG, later, when Swedish owned it would appear, HTLC. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her stranding in Sep. 1893 or otherwise add anything? Y

28774

30 Dunloe

298

J. Davison

Atkinson of Shields, later (1870) Charles P. Phillips of Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Lost Jan. 1879

28581

31 Edger

248

N. Stothard

Horsley & Co. of Hartlepool

 

32 Elizabeth (a sloop)

40

T. Robson

The vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Register. The Merchant Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 (page 114) both record William Brown of Monkwearmouth, Durham (i.e. Sunderland) to be her then owner. Signal letters QBTW. On Oct. 11, 1872, per line 3081 here, the 40 ton sloop stranded at Holy Island, Northumberland, while en route from Leith to Shields with a cargo of scrap iron. Crew of 2 & a single passenger - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by John Elliott. Can you tell us what happened, or otherwise add anything? Y

28770

33 Elizabeth Dawson

319

James Robinson

W. Dawson, later (1870) Thomas Weir, both of Sunderland

28444

34 Elizabeth Hargrove

460

T. R. Oswald

Hargrove & Co., later (1870) John Hargrove, both of Liverpool

28633

35 Ella Gladstone (a brig)

224

John Blumer

Gladstone of Liverpool, later (1870) Corbin Lamb of Adelaide, South Australia

28624

36 Ellen

100

J. Denniston

Rankin of Maldon, later (1870) Alfred Rankin of Little Stainbridge, Essex, later (1890) Charles Wm. Marshall of Faversham, later (1915) The Rea Transport Co. Ltd. of London, later (1920) Rea Ltd.. of Liverpool

18459

37 Ellen Horsfall (a barque)

294

J. Spence

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 & 1862/63 only. It was owned by Alcock of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Oct. 19, 1862, per line 2420 here, the 294 ton barque stranded off Cowleaze Chine (SW coast of the Isle of Wight), while en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to London with a cargo of beans. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Thomas C. Alcock. The stranding was the result of severe gales which hit the coasts of U.K. certainly from Liverpool thru the English Channel & up to the Tyne. And also hit the coasts of France. This page (ref. 25 October 1862) advises that the vessel was driven ashore under the cliff near Grange Chine at about 9 p.m. A crew member, a negro, was able to reach shore using ropes and 'one of Lieutenant Nare's kites', was able to crawl up the cliff & bring rescuers to the scene. The entire crew was saved via a hawser rigged between ship & shore, & the Captain's (William MacKay) wife & child were rescued also. Can you add anything? Y

28448

38 Forth

60

James Pile

J. Devereux, later (1870) J. P. Devereux, both of Wexford

27928

39 Frances

489

W. Briggs

Hurrell & Co. of Salcombe, later (1870) Robert Hummell of Buckland Tout Saints, Devon

28169

40 Fria

285

W. Pickersgill

Hudson of Sunderland, later (1870) Rich. W. Cousens of London, later (1880) Thos. Gray of Blyth

29246

41 Fuschia

82

L. Wheatley

McKenzie of Sunderland

28440

42 Fusilier

404

James Laing

E. C. Friend & Co., later (1890) Wm. P. Coleborn, both of Liverpool

28649

43 Gem

64

J. Duncan

Duncan & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Donald Fraser, later (1890) August Elder, both of Tain, Ross-shire. Stranded Nov. 27, 1895

28445

44 Generosity (a barque)

505

J. Barkes

J. Barkes of Sunderland. I cannot spot the vessel listed in Lloyd's Register, presumably because the ship's life was so short. On Feb. 10, 1860, per line 973 here, the 505 ton barque went missing while en route from Sunderland to Gefle (Gävle, Sweden) with a cargo of coals. The entire crew of 14 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by John Barkes. Y

28434

45 George Stephenson

259

J. & J. Brown

J. & J. White of N. Shields

28590

46 Glee Maiden

141

James Hardie

Dickson of Dumfries, likely Doward, Dickson & Co.

28500

47 Gulnare

279

T. Stonehouse

Donkin & Co. of N. Shields

28585

48 Halls (a schooner)

98

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1881/82 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, by M. Halls, but from 1876/77, G. Hall, & registered at Inverness, Scotland. However, Alan Cairnie has kindly provided the webmaster with a copy of the agreement, dated Apl. 27, 1860, whereby James Hall of Belleport ordered the vessel to be built by Robert Thompson & Sons for the price of £1,150. The agreement refers to Sisters built in 1857 & also owned by James Hall. The veseel served as a Sunderland coaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists George Hall of Belleport, Ross-shire, as the vessel's then owner, while the later 1880 & 1890 editions both list George R. Hall, of Belleport. Alan further advises that James Hall had ten children & George R. Hall was both James's youngest son & the one that carried on the shipping business - George became a Justice of the Peace & died in 1888. 73.0 ft. long, signal letters PQRG. The registry of the vessel closed in 1899. Can you advise what finally happened to the vessel? Ian Whittaker has kindly advised that the vessel 'Left Sunderland for Balintore on 16/8/1899. Not heard since. Capt. Ralph'. As is confirmed by this brief newspaper article which states that the vessel had gone missing while en route from Sunderland (left Aug. 16, 1899) to Balintore, Moray Firth, with a cargo of coal. Y

27290

49 Harriet Dobing (a brig)

221

Green & Richardson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1872/73, owned, thru 1865/66 by Dobing & Co. of, certainly registered at Hartlepool. For service from Sunderland to London & later ex Hartlepool. From 1865/66 thru 1872/73, per LR, the vessel was owned by Scrafton & Co. of Middlesbrough for service ex Hartlepool but from 1868/69 for service from Gloucester to the West Indies. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists, however, Matthew Scrafton of Middlesboro' as the then owner of the Boston registered 222 ton vessel. The 1870 equivalent lists Elizabeth Sizer, of Boston, Lincolnshire, as the then owner of such vessel. 90.0 ft. long, signal letters PTDW. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Nov. 9, 1872, per line 2678 here, the 221 ton brig stranded at Marstrand (N. of Gothenburg, Sweden), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), to London. No cargo is stated. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Elizabet Sizer. The circumstances of her loss have not yet come to hand. Can you tell us what happened, or otherwise add anything? Y

27885

50 Hebe (a barque)

331

John Denniston

T. White of S. Shields

28333

51 Heron (a barque)

283

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1872/73, owned for that entire period by Potts Bros. of Sunderland. For service for its lifetime, it would appear, ex Sunderland to France or to the Mediterranean. It was launched, I read, on Feb. 8, 1860. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 177) & 1870 both list Potts Brothers of Low Street, Sunderland, as her then owners. 104.0 ft. long, signal letters PTSJ. LR of 1872/73 notes 'wrecked'. On May 26, 1872, per line 2458 here, the 283 ton barque sank at St. Pauls (possibly St. Paul, a small uninhabited island located 15 miles NE of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada), while en route from Bordeaux, France, to Montreal, Canada, with a cargo of wine. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Robert H. Potts. The circumstances of her loss have not yet come to hand. Can you tell us what happened, or otherwise add anything? Y

28042

52 Hudsons

249

Peter Austin

J. Elliott

28788

53 Impetus

411

James Laing

Unknown to webmaster

 

54 Isabella (a snow) 1, 2 (fire at Constantinople)

259

G. Bartram

Built for Dawson & Co. of Blyth. The vessel had a very short life indeed & seems never to have been recorded in Lloyd's Register. On Oct. 11, 1860, per line 372 here, while on her maiden voyage, the 259 ton snow burnt at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) after a voyage from Blyth to Constantinople with a cargo of coal. None of the 10 man crew lost their lives. The vessel was then owned by G. Robinson Dawson, who bought another vessel of the name, also from Bartram, to replace her. Y

28574

55 Isabella 1

734

J. & J. Robinson

Teighe & Co., later (1870) Teighe & Smith, both of London. In 1874, the vessel became registered at Plymouth, with a new owner almost certainly. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that vessel was wrecked on Jul. 4, 1875 on the Chesterfield Reef in the South Pacific. Apparently in the Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia, while en route from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to Hong Kong. Y

29366

  Jane Duncan (a snow)

277

Edward Potts of Seaham

Elliot & S. (Sons?) of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic

28436

56 John (a barque)

386
later
367

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

The vessel, which was launched in Sep. 1860, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1873/74, owned, for that entire period, per LR, by Tully & Son of Sunderland. (W. Tully & Son maybe). For service to South America, thru 1871/72 ex either Sunderland (1861/62 & 1865/68) or Swansea, Wales, (1862/65 & 1868/72). In 1872/73 & 1873/74, LR indicates service ex Sunderland with no destination referenced. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 221, image soon) & 1870 (on page 204) both list John Tully of Sunderland as her then owner. The vessel, per LR, became of 367 tons in 1872/73. 119.5 ft. long, signal letters QBWD. On Dec. 24, 1873, the vessel, en route from Porthcawl, Wales, to Valparaiso, Chile, with 562 tons of coal, foundered near Cape Horn in the South Atlantic. The loss is stated to have been due to the spontaneous combustion of the cargo. The vessel was run ashore & became a total loss. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by J. Tully, jun. of Monkwearmouth. As per this page ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

28787

57 John Bull (a barque)

484

T. R. Oswald

Temperley & Co. of London

28377

58 John Vanner (a ship) 1 ex 2, 3, 4, 5 ex 6, 7, 8 Note

726

J. Haswell

'Lidg'tt & S' i.e. John Lidgett and Sons of London. The vessel was likely under a British Government contract to carry emigrants to South Africa, Australia & New Zealand ('NZ') & was also involved in coastal trade in India, as well as to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Mauritius & South Africa. The ship made at least one voyage to Sydney, Australia, ex London via Plymouth, with 270 immigrants, arriving at Sydney on Nov. 23, 1863. The ship then left for Auckland, NZ, but soon returned to port having lost 183 cattle & 160 sheep overboard. Paul Robins advises (thanks!) that his great grandfather (Frederick John Robins), served aboard the ship which was wrecked in the Hooghly river, Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, on Jan. 30, 1865. It would seem that the ship only had one captain, i.e. William Moore, who was severely injured when a steamer hit the ship, stranded in the Hooghly River, crushing his right thigh. He was operated upon but soon died from his injuries. Two lives were lost in the disaster - Captain Moore & a sailmaker. Anything you can add? Y

29017

69 Joseph Cape (a snow)

220/177
later
179

James Hardie at Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1873/74, owned, for that entire period, per LR, by Hargrove, later Hargrove & Co., of Liverpool. For service initially from Sunderland to the West Indies, from 1865/66 for service from the Clyde to the West Indies & from 1869/70 for service from London to Africa. Became of 179 tons in 1868/69. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 210) & 1870 both list the 179 ton vessel as owned by John Hargrove of Liverpool. Was registered at Liverpool throughout its lifetime. 87.5 ft. long, from 1868/69 89.0 ft. long, signal letters PVJH. LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had foundered. An an unknown date in Jan. 1873, per this page, the 179 ton snow was lost while en route from Liverpool to Limerick, Ireland, with a cargo of about 250 tons of coal. 'This vessel was found sunk off Barry's Head. Cause unknown.' Barry's Head is at Novahal, County Cork, on the S. coast of Ireland, W. of Cobh (Cork). Crew of 7 - all lost. Then owned by J. Hargrove of Liverpool. Can you add anything? Y

28176

60 Kalmia, later Agnes Lamb

309

John T. Alcock

J. Alcock of Sunderland, later R. Lamb of London

28443

61 Lady Beatrice (per Lloyd's Register a brig, a barque, then a snow. And finally a brig)

250

G. Short

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1872/73, owned, for that entire period, per LR, by Reay & Co. of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1864/65 for service from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal, ex Sunderland, & from 1871/72 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The vessel was initially LR listed as a brig, became a barque in 1862/63 & a snow in 1868/69. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 219) & 1870 record George Wilson of Hutton Rudly, Yorkshire, as the then owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. 97.0 ft. long (listed as 79.0 ft. long only from 1864/65), signal letters QBVD. LR of 1872/73 states 'wrecked'. On Oct. 13, 1872, per line 2631 here, the 251 ton brig was stranded at 'Gorree' (i.e. Goree or Goeree-Overflakkee, a South Holland delta island, located SW of Rotterdam), while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas J. Reay. That last reference incorrectly advises her ON as being 28773. The circumstances of the vessel's loss have not yet come to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

28772

62 Lady Franklin

364

J. H. Watson

G. (George) Watson of Sunderland

29241

63 Leda (a barque)

499
later
513

J. & J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1860/61 thru 1862/63, the 1862/63 edition noting 'missing'. Owned by J. Clay of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to India. On Mar. 10, 1860, per line 976 here, the 513 ton barque went missing while en route from Sunderland to Calcutta, India, with a cargo of coals. The entire crew of 18 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by John Clay. Y

28433

64 Lemnos (a brig)

293

W. Adamson

Mears & Co. of Sunderland

28785

65 Linnet (a gunboat)

 

W. Briggs

 

 

66 Little Edith (an iron ship)

569
later
571

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72. Was initially owned by J. Spence of Liverpool for service from Sunderland to Liverpool. In 1865/66, Smith & Co., also of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for service from London to India, soon Liverpool to South America. In 1869/70, per LR, Barr & Co. became her owner, however in the next year, i.e. 1870/71, the owner is listed as Barr, Hope & Co., of Liverpool for continued service from Liverpool to South America. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Peter William Barr of Liverpool as her then owner. 162.0 ft. long, signal letters QGKC.  On Jul. 18, 1871, per line 1425 here, the 571 ton ship stranded at Prong Point, SE tip of Lively Island (Falkland Islands), while en route from Hamburg, Germany, to Callao, Peru, with a general cargo. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by P. W. Barr. Y

29612

67 Lord Macaulay

846

G. W. Hall

Munro & Co. later (1870) George L. Munro, later (1880) John Brodie, all of London

28854

68 Madeline (a barque)

383

Peter Austin

W. Ord & Co. of Sunderland

28044

69 Malabar

1219

Pile Jr.

R. Green of London, later (1880) J. B. Foley of London

28740

70 Marengo

326

J. Haswell

A. Tindall of Scarborough, later Alexander Tindall of Falsgrave, Scarborugh

28874

71 Mary & Isabella (a snow or brig)

256

Rawson & Watson

So far as I can see, the vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register only in 1861/62. Owned by Walton & Co. of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland. On Dec. 28, 1861, per line 1550 here, the 256 ton brig was abandoned at sea, in the North Atlantic, at 39N/32W (near the Azores), while en route from New York to Queenstown, Ireland. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by John Walton. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

29244

72 Morning Star (a brig)

294

Benjamin Hodgson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1860/61 & 1861/62 only. Was owned by R. Humble & registered at Sunderland, with 'Humble' the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Aug. 13, 1861, per line 1312 here, the 294 ton brig was lost off Gothland (Gotland, the largest Swedish island, Baltic Sea, off the E. coast of Sweden) while en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Richard Humble. Can you tell us more? Y

28442

73 Negress

242

G. Peverall

Lucas Bros. of Bristol

29212

74 Nelly

406

Todd & Brown

I. Brooks of Newcastle, later (1870) John Crosse Brooks of Wallsend

28318

75 Nereid

304

J. Denniston

Wynn & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) John Nelson of Blyth

28776

76 Nora

331

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

Williamson of Sunderland

? 28794

77 Ocean Skimmer, later Peter (a barque)

382

W. Ratcliffe

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1873/74, owned thru 1876/77 at least (1877/78 is not available to the webmaster). It was owned, thru 1873/74 by 'Thompson' of Sunderland, initially for service ex Sunderland, in 1864/65 for service from Sunderland to the Black Sea, in 1866/67 & 1867/68 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, in 1868/69 & 1869/70 for service from Cardiff, Wales, to the Mediterranean, in 1870/71 ex Sunderland again, & in 1871/72 & 1872/73 for service from Bristol to Montreal, Canada. Per LR, just two captains during that period - Wooler (or J. Wooler) thru 1866/67 & Gray (or W. Gray) thereafter. In May 1861, the vessel carried a cargo of brandy from Bordeaux, France, to New York. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 287, image soon) & 1870 both list the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by William Thompson, jun. of Sunderland. In 1873/74 the vessel became both owned & captained by G. Pain of Sunderland. As is confirmed by MNL of 1875 which lists George Pain, of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. The equivalent list of 1876 rather lists Mrs. Jemima Pain, presumably George's wife, as her then owner. LR of 1876/77 lists no owner name but states that the vessel was then owned by German interests. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters PWKR.
It would seem that the vessel became re-named Peter. As per the 1879 edition of 'American Lloyd's Register of American & Foreign Shipping' (thanks to Mystic Seaport). Neither Ocean Skimmer nor Peter is recorded in the 1878 edition. The vessel is there recorded thru 1883 & from 1884 thru 1887 is listed in the 'Record of American Shipping', owned thru 1886 by J. Friedriche & in 1887 by C. Scholvinck, both of Leer (see below). I presume that the vessel would also, of course, have been registered in Germany.
The above listing was advanced as a result of data received from Dr. Gerd Cramer who advises that his great-grandfather Georg Cramer served as helmsman aboard the vessel in about 1879-1882. We thank Kurt van Loh of Emden for his research data re the vessel from which the following, via Gerd, is derived. Peter, signal letters KGCQ, had as its first German owner (at date unknown) Albrecht Eduard Johann Sepel, of Hamburg, a manufacturer. On Aug. 1, 1876, the vessel became owned (as to 7/8) by Johannes Friedrichs & (1/8) by Wessel Woortmann, her captain, & registered at Leer (on the river Leda, a tributary of river Ems, Lower Saxony, Germany, near Emden). The vessel served Philadelphia, U.S.A., ex Rotterdam, in 1878. On Feb. 10, 1879, Johannes Friedrichs, (most likely not the principal owner, maybe rather his son), then aged 25, unfortunately died aboard Peter from yellow fever. During the period of 1880 thru 1882 the vessel traded to such places as Buenos Aires (Argentina), Paysandu (Uruguay), Jamaica & Trinidad ex Bremerhaven & likely other European ports & also ex Glasgow, Scotland. Antoni Scheepsma of Emden became the vessel's captain in 1882. In 1885, Carl Schölvink, a businessman, became the vessel's owner with Otto Reimers serving as her captain. In Dec. 1886, the vessel was en route from Hamburg to Buenos Aires with cargo & an 11 man crew when it encountered heavy weather. One seaman was swept overboard & lost, the vessel leaked badly & the cargo was partially damaged. The vessel grounded as it tried to enter the port of Vigo, Spain, where she was condemned. The hull, it would seem, was later sold. It may well have seen further service as a hulk, however it may also have been broken up - I have noted elsewhere in these pages that there were ship breaking facilities at Vigo. The vessel is last recorded in the Record of American Shipping in 1887. Can you add to the above, or correct anything? Y Kurt van Loh

28437

78 Olivia

146

T. H. Wood

Woods & Co. of Newcastle, soon, 1861/62, J. King of Portsmouth, later (1870) William King of Emsworth Hants, later (1890) Thomas Smart of Bosham, Hants

28321

79 Orizava

226/193

T. R. Oswald

Hargrove & Co., later (1870) John Hargrove, both of Liverpool

29135

80 Pigeon (a gunboat)

 

W. Briggs

 

 

81 Queen of the Ocean

670

Pile Jr.

S. Mease, later (1870) Solomon Mease, both of N. Shields

27709

82 Raleigh (a ship, later a barque)

568

James Hardie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1873/74, owned thru 1864/65 by H. Ellis of London, initially for service from Shields to India & from 1861/62 for service from London to China. In 1864/65, per LR, Ayre & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, thru 1866/67. In 1867/68, in which year, per LR, the vessel became a barque, Raleigh served from London to Kurrachee (Karachi, Pakistan) & in the following years thru 1871/72 served China out of London. Per LR, during the period of 'Ayre' ownership, the vessel was registered at Sunderland, however the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 318, image soon) & 1870 both list the vessel as registered at London & owned by Samuel Ayre of Sunderland. In 1871/72, the vessel became owned by E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland, though registered at London, for service ex Sunderland in 1871/72 & ex Bristol thereafter. 142.2 ft. long, signal letters PWGK. LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Feb. 12, 1874, Raleigh was abandoned at sea while en route from Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), to London with a 900 ton general cargo. As per this page. Lost at a point about 70 miles W. of the Scilly Islands. Crew of 16 - none lost. Then owned by E. T. Gourley of Sunderland. The vessel encountered a hurricane on Feb. 11, 1874, lost all of her sails & became leaky. The vessel was abandoned on the next day by which time she had 10 ft. of water in her holds. Can you add anything? How the crew were rescued, perhaps? Y

28387

83 Ratcliff

200

W. Barclay

Sergeant & Co. of London, later (1870) Robert Chitham, jun. of Greenwich, later (1880) John Boyd of Newton, Ayr, collision Nov. 29, 1892

28392

84 Ready Rhino

128

G. W. Hall

Thomas & Co. of Penzance, later (1870) J. P. Thomas, later (1880) John Strike, both of Portleven, later (1890) John Stephens of Feock, Cornwall. Foundered Dec. 21, 1897

27597

85 Renown (a barque)

440

J. Briggs

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1869/70, owned for its lifetime by T. Todd of London. Initially for service from Sunderland to China, soon London to Algoa Bay (E. coast of South Africa), & then from London to Australia. The vessel made at least two voyages to Australia, the first of which would seem to have arrived at Adelaide on Mar. 3, 1863, with a general cargo & a single passenger, after a 103 day voyage from London (left Nov. 20, 1862). She left for Guam on Apl. 9, 1863, in ballast. She arrived again, with a general cargo & 6 passengers, on Feb. 9, 1866, at Brisbane having left Deal, Kent, on Oct. 13, 1865. She later left Sydney for Shanghai, China. Maybe more such voyages - check at Trove, Australia. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Thomas Todd as her owner. 129.5 ft. long, signal letters QBSN. On Feb. 10, 1870, per line 54 here, the 440 ton barque was stranded at Pelew Island (Palau, Micronesia, E. of the Philippines) while en route from Bangkok, Thailand, to Yokohama, Japan. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Todd. Y

28750

86 Resolution

283

Talbot (have also read Sykes & Co.)

Tully & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Charles Tulley of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) John Tully of Sunderland

28796

87 Retriever

101

T. Wymark

T. Wymark of Sunderland, later (1870) John Bell Brasler of Southend, Essex

29247

88 Rifleman

346

W. Briggs

Shepherd, later (1870) J. Shepherd, both of London

28370

89 Rising Sun

225

Peter Austin

Wm. Kish

 

90 Roecliff (a schooner)

146

W. Adamson

W. Adamson, later (1870) James Westoll, later (1880) John Adamson, all of Sunderland. Sold to Norwegian owners

29242

91 Royal Sovereign

324

W. Briggs

Collingwood of Sunderland

28799

92 Ryhope

698/475

James Laing

Hugh Taylor & Co., later (1870) J. Fenwick, later (1890) Hy James, all of London

28861

93 Saint Oswin (a barque)

347

Pickersgill & Miller (per the surveyor's certificate, Paul Roper advises)

The webmaster needs help to unravel the history of this vessel. It is a real puzzle. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1860/61 thru 1883/84 at least - I say at least because the 1884/85 register is not WWW available. The vessel is not listed in the 1885/86 edition. For all of such extended period, the vessel was owned by the Mease or Nease family of North Shields - by R. Mease initially, by S. Mease from 1864/65, by S. Nease from 1876/77. Initially the vessel served ex Sunderland but from 1864/65 thru 1873/74, the vessel served India ex Shields - note that after 1873/74 intended voyages were no longer LR referenced. 118.5 ft. long, signal letters QBCM. Now it is strange that there was confusion for so many years as to the name of the owner - Mease or Nease. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1870 & 1880, incidentally, both state that Solomon Nease, of North Shields was the vessel's owner. But that is not the puzzle. The puzzle is that a U.K. government report, a report that so far has proved to be amazingly accurate, advises that the vessel was lost in 1867. On an unstated day in Mar. 1867, per line 1 here, the 347 ton barque foundered in the North Atlantic while en route from Shields to Pondicherry (now Puducherry, E. coast of India, then a French colonial settlement), India. A major loss of life - a crew of 13 - all were lost. Paul Roper kindly advises (thanks!) that on what proved to be her final voyage, the vessel left Shields on Mar. 12, 1867 under the command of Captain Atkinson 'with a cargo of 533 tons of steam coal valued at £267 consigned by the firm of Dryden and Johnson'. En route to Pondicherry. Lloyd's List of Jan. 8, 1868 states that 'The St Oswin, Atkinson, from Shields to Pondicherry passed through the Downs on 17 March 1867 and has not been heard of since'. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

28568

94 Salvia

347

Naizby

H. Ellis of London, later (1870) Peter William Barr of Liverpool

28777

95 Samson

868/590

James Laing

E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland

28439

96 Sea Mew

63

James Laing

Dublin Pilot Board

 

97 Severn (a brig)

284

John Blumer

Wrightson of Sunderland

28041

98 Sharpshooter, later Madeleine, Sharpshooter

533/481

T. R. Oswald

Beazley & Co., later (Lloyd's Register of 1869/70) renamed Madeleine, Dumont & Co. of Le Havre, France, later (Lloyd's Register of 1870/71) renamed Sharpshooter, Dumont & Co. of Le Havre, France, later (1870) Stuart & Douglas, both of Liverpool, later (1890) James C. Ellis of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

29147

99 Silome (a barque)

430

Naizby

J. Clay of Sunderland

28793

100 Silver Stream

320

D. A. Douglas

W. Porter of Liverpool, later (1870) William Ross of Glasgow, later (1880) David Bower of Port Adelaide, S. Australia, later (1890) The Adelaide Steam Ship Co. Ltd. of Port Adelaide

29164

101 Skimmer of the Waves

396

W. Briggs

Thompson of Sunderland, later (1870) John Thompson, later (1890) David Bruce of Dundee

28435

102 Statesman (a barque)

341

J & J. Robinson

Jobling & Co. of S. Shields

28332

103 Sundew (a schooner)

182

J. Barkes

Watson & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) John Henderson of Hanley, Northumberland, later (1880) John Turner of Blyth

28791

104 Superb

321

William Doxford

Davison of N. Shields, later (1870) of Sunderland

28583

105 Test

66

Seymour

W. Sharland of Southampton, later W. R. Sharland of Redbridge, Hants

28101

106 Tetuan

435

W. Briggs

'JdeAbrca' of Santander, Spain, later (1880) Chas. H. Stewart of London, later (1890) Peter Ventnor Grant of Shanghai, China, later sold to German owners

28381

107 The Cedars

356

J. Briggs

Hudson & Co. of Sunderland

28431

108 Theodore (a schooner or a brig)

159

W. Adamson

So far as I can see, Theodore, which per LR was completed in Jul. 1860, is only listed in Lloyd's Register of 1861/62, listed as a 159 ton schooner. An Adamson build list on site states, however, that the vessel was only launched on Nov. 24, 1860. Vessel was owned by Adamson, i.e. the vessel's builder, for service from Sunderland to Portsmouth, Hampshire. On Mar. 10, 1861, per line 1708 here, the 159 ton vessel, said to be a brig, en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal, was sunk when run down at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Adamson. I cannot yet tell you which vessel ran Theodore down & what damages such vessel incurred. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances? Y

28780

109 Undine

310

Rawson & Watson

Gallon & Co. of Shields, later (1870) M. J. Gallon of S. Shields

28447

110 Vedra (an iron steamer)

569
later
482/618
net/gross

T. R. Oswald

So far as I can see this vessel is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed. So I presently cannot tell you who owned her nor can I tell you when she was completed from such source. Now Alex Glover has kindly been in touch (thanks Alex!) with his research about the vessel which is of family interest to him. And has provided this newspaper cutting which tells us that on Oct. 10, 1860 the vessel was advertised for departure on Oct. 18, 1860 from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, via Middlesboro. Alex has also provided this contemporary newspaper article which tells us that Vedra, owned by Messrs. Stobart & Co. of Monkwearmouth Colliery & under the command of Captain Carmichael, left Sunderland on Dec. 31, 1860 bound for Copenhagen & likely had gone missing. And further that Captain Carmichael's only son had also been aboard the vessel. The loss of the vessel is confirmed by line 2015 here, which tells us that on Jan. 2, 1861 the 482/618 ton 70 HP steamer went missing while en route from Sunderland to Copenhagen, Denmark, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 21 all told - all lost. Then stated to be owned, however, not by 'Stobart' but rather by Chris M. Webster. Alex provided additionally these death register entries which list 18 names of Vedra crew members that were lost, which list includes James Burn & James Carmichael. Now James Carmichael (1816/1861), her captain, had earlier been the captain of another vessel named Vedra built at Sunderland in 1855. James Burn (1818/1861) was a licensed Master whose brother John Burn had also been the captain of the earlier Vedra. Alex advises that John Burn later married the widow of James Carmichael. All most interesting. Can any site visitor add anything additional? Y

28790

111 Vencedora

466

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

Nichlan & Co. of Sunderland

28441

112 Victory

595

W. Briggs

Briggs & Co. but soon (1861/62) H. Craven, both of Sunderland

 

113 Vigilant (a steam tug)

105/25

G. Craggs

Craggs & Co, later (1870) George Thompson, later (1880) Mrs. Catharine Cook, all of Sunderland

28771

114 Violet

225

John T. Alcock

J. Alcock of Sunderland

28784

115 Vyne

144

W. Adamson

Not known to webmaster

28438

116 Windward

620

James Laing

Fenwick & Co., later (1880) Charles C. Fenwick, both of London

28744

117 Z. C. Pearson

712/484

T. R. Oswald

Pearson of Hull

28254

118 Zehlima (a barque)

475

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

Moon & Co. of Sunderland

28449

119 Zetus (a barque)

300

Robert Pace

Milburn & Co. of Blyth

28587

120 Zeus

197

Pile

G. (George) Leslie of Aberdeen

27577

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1860? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 112 vessels of 40201 tons.

1861 (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 Ajax

852/685

James Laing

E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland

43758

2 Alice Richardson Note

171

Gray & Young

'Rehrdan & Co.' of Sunderland, later (1870) George Johnson later (1880) John Nichols, both of Whitstable, later (1890) John T. Crampton, of Landport, Hants, later (1910) Harry A. Crampton of Portsmouth

43762

3

Allerston (a brig)

281

B. Hodgson

Dukes of Newcastle. Lloyd's Register of 1876/77 advises that the vessel, then owned by Arkless Bell & Co. of Newcastle, had been lost.

29112

4

Ann

153

Pace, i.e. Robert Pace

Hodge of Shields, later (1870) Wm. Hodge of N. Shields

28344

5

Anne Wood

479

G. W. Hall

Wood & Co. of Liverpool

29627

6

Annie Comrie (a barque)

339
later
355
later
339/355

J. H. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1873/74, owned thru 1865/66 by J. Gray of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Black Sea, later Shields to Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). In 1865/66 Barrass & Co. soon J. C. Barrass, also of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service ex Plymouth & from 1869/70 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel's owner as being J. C. Barrass of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 114.0 ft. long, signal letters TPNL. Even though LR lists the vessel thru 1873/74, the vessel was in fact lost in 1871. On Feb. 8, 1871, per line 1218 here, the 356 ton barque foundered at sea while en route from Newcastle to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - all lost. Then owned, per such report, by James Curry Barrass. Y

43599

7

Aquilae (actually Aquilæ), later Aquila (a snow, later a brig)

198
later
197

W. Pile (Pile Jr.)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned for that entire period by S. W. Kelso of Liverpool, initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean but mainly from Liverpool to South America. From LR of 1867/68 the vessel is named Aquila. 101.5 ft. long, signal letters TRWQ. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists S. Wright Kelso as her then owner. On Mar. 21, 1870, per line 121 here, the 197 ton brig involved in a collision & sank while en route from Marseilles, France, to Gloucester. Does not state where or with which vessel it collided. Can you provide that information? Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by F. W. Kelso. Y

44158

8

Atlas (an iron steamship)

846/672

James Laing

E. T. Gourley of Sunderland

43757

9

Balcombe

359

Austin & Mills

T. Hankey, later (1870) G. & R. A. Hankey, later (1880) Richard M. Harvey, all of London

18142

10

Belmont

47

Unknown to webmaster

(1870) Wm. Brown of Monkwearmouth

43754

11

Bengairn

328/269

B. Hodgson

Rae & Co. of Liverpool, later (1870) John Rae of Kircudbright, later (1880) James G. Williams of Guernsey. Vessel foundered on Oct. 24, 1887

44136

12

Ben Lomond

267

J. Barkes

J. Morrison, later (1870) John Morrison, both of Shields

29716

13

Brothers

57

A. Scott

Scott & Sons of Sunderland, later (1870) A. W. & Jno. Scott of Monkwearmouth

43728

14

Cabinet (a barque)

316

J. Davison

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned thru that entire period by Clark & Co. of Newcastle. Initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, but from 1862/63 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists John Clarke of Newcastle as her then owner. 113.0 ft. long, signal letters QDHR. On Jan. 10, 1872, per line 2234 here, the 316 ton barque was stranded at Manacles Rock, Falmouth, Cornwall, while en route from Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) to Falmouth with a cargo of wheat. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by John Clarke. Can you add anything? Y

29111

15

Caldera

469

W. Pile

H. Madge (or maybe N. J. Madge), later (1870) Edward Bath, both of Swansea

29595

16

Cape City

422

W. Pile

Henry Ellis, later (1870) Richard Pincombe Ellis, later (1890) George Lewis, all of London

43940

17

Caprera

215

W. Ratcliffe

W. Bedford, later (1870) William Bedford, both of Sunderland

43735

18

Cathay

244

Taylor & Scoular

J. Gibbon of Newcastle

29118

19

Celsus (a barque)

298

Pace i.e. Robert Pace

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. Bought by Blumer & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) L. Blumer of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) John Paul of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Signal letters QHLG.

29870

20

Chaturanga (a barque)

350
later
334

J. & J. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned initially by Hudson & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the West Indies, later from Shields to India, ex Sunderland, and, from 1868/69, from Cardiff to Singapore. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Ralph M. Hudson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. LR of 1870/71 records Schollar & Co. of Blyth, as new owner of the now 334 ton vessel - for service from Blyth to the Baltic. LR of 1871/72 states 'wrecked'. 114.5 ft. long, signal letters QDVK. On Aug. 21, 1871, per line 1495 here, the 351 ton barque was stranded at Neckmannsground (am unable to learn where it is), while en route from Blyth to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by William E. Melrose. Can you add anything? Y

29257

21

City of London (a barque with iron beams)

349
later
350

G. W. Hall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1874/75 at least (LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster). Was owned initially by T. Todd, of London, for service from Sunderland to London thru 1863/64 & for service ex London thereafter. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 74, image soon) & 1870 both list Thomas Todd of London as the vessel's then owner. In 1870/71, per LR, the vessel became owned by E. Wardroper, of Huddersfield & registered there, for continued service ex London. (Surely a mistake - the Huddersfield registration I mean. LR has the vessel registered at London from 1872/73). E. Wardroper (apparently Eugene Wardroper per MNL of 1871), per LR served as the vessel's captain from part way thru 1872/73 to 1874/75. From 1872/73, LR records service from London to Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters TRFV. On Apl. 27, 1874, City of London was abandoned at sea while en route from St. Helena (a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic) to Falmouth with a cargo of about 500 tons of rice in bags. (St. Helena seems to be an odd place to have loaded such a cargo). The vessel was lost at 39.33N/31.10W, close to the Azores, in the North Atlantic. Or maybe at 40N/31W. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by E. Wardroper of Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield. The vessel was thrown on its beam ends by the force of a gale & her mast (maybe masts?) had to be cut away to right the ship. The vessel was unmanageable - a portion of the cargo was jettisoned. The 350 ton vessel was abandoned, an abandonment that a Court of Inquiry determined to be justifiable. The crew were all saved by Lady Mary & landed at Falmouth. All as per these pages (1 & 2). It would be good, some day, to be able to read the Report of the 1874 Court of Inquiry into her loss. Is there anything you can add? Y

43979

22

Clintonia

331

N. Stothard

J. Robinson of N. Shields

29704

23

Colleen Bawn (a brig or snow)

280

James Robinson

J. Smith of Sunderland, later (1870) J. M. Smith, later (1880) Joseph Michael Smith, both of Monkwearmouth. 106.0 ft. long, signal letters TQFH.

43730

24

Coral Isle

293

W. Naizby

Hick & Co. of Scarborough, later (1870) James Heatley of Blyth

29692

25

Corinne

395

W. Pickersgill

Hall Brothers of London, later of Newcastle

43944

26

Creswell

375

Todd & Brown

Eltringham of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1863/64 states 'wrecked'

? 43769

27

Cygnet (a snow)

265

Robert Thompson (1797/1860)

Walker & Co. of Sunderland. 101.0 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes 'wrecked'.

43733

28

Darius (a barque)

329
later
330

J. Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 & 1862/63 only. Was owned by Jobling & Co. of South Shields for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Nov. 2, 1861, per line 1419 here, the 330 ton barque stranded at Long Sand (Thames Estuary, Essex) during a gale, while en route from Sunderland to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - 2 lost. Then stated to have been owned by James Jobling. Such data is quite different from this newspaper cutting which states that 5 of the 11 member crew were drowned, while the other 6 were saved by a boat's crew from Volunteer, a Harwich smack, after they had clung to the rigging for 18 hours. 2 of the 5 who died fell from the rigging when help was close at hand. Darius' captain was named Smith, per LR, A. Smith. Can you add anything? Y

43630

29

Daybreak

301

Rawson & Watson

Coxon & Co. of N. Shields, later (1870) John Dent & (1880) Phoenix Shipping Co. Ltd., both of Blyth

29706

30

Dorothy (a barque)

441
later
442

W. Briggs

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1894/95, at least - LR of 1895/96 is not available to the webmaster, while the vessel is not recorded in LR of 1896/97. It was initially, thru 1886/87, owned by 'Suart' of London - Suart & Co. thru 1874/75 at least, Suart & Simpson certainly from 1876/77. For service from Sunderland to India, but from 1862/63 for service ex London to India, thereafter ex London to i) the West Indies (1863/66), ii) India (1866/68), iii) West Indies again (1868/74). The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 98) & 1870 both list William Simpson, of London, as her then owner. The equivalent list of 1880 records Geo. Suart Simpson, of London as her then owner. Became of 442 tons in 1876/77. LR of 1887/88 advises that Mrs A. Owens, of Swansea, had become her owner with J. Owens the manager. But only for a short time - LR of 1889/90 advises that the vessel's then owner was C. L. Alumn, of Drammen, Norway. LR of 1892/93 records S. Allum of Drammen as her owner, while LR of 1894/95 records H. J. Larsen, of Lillesand, Norway. 134.5 ft. long, signal letters QHDC. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

29792

31

Dunphaile Castle

720

James Laing

Duncan Dunbar, later (1870) John H. Allen or (1880) Allan, later (1890) Thomas S. Whitehead, all of London

43973

32

Earl of Elgin (an iron steamer)

608/586
later
reported
as 482

James Laing

Morton & Co. of Sunderland.

43722

33

Edith (a steam ship)

615/474

T. R. Oswald

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. C. Webster of London, later, per the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 106, image soon) Fenwick & Co. of London, later (1870) Samuel Hough, later (1880) Theodore Edwards, both of Liverpool. Signal letters QHDK, 70 HP.

29796

34

Elaine (a schooner or a ship)

700

T. R. Oswald

A vessel that had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 only, a 700 ton iron schooner owned by 'E. Gourl'y' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to North America. That LR listing also notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. On Apl. 17, 1861, per line 1186 here, the vessel, stated to be an iron 700 ton ship, stranded at Point Des Monts (N. shore of the St. Lawrence River, near Baie-Trinité & Baie-Comeau, Quebec) while en route from Sunderland to Montreal, Quebec, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 17 - none lost. Then owned by E. T. Gourley. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

29260

35

Eleanor

433

W. Briggs

J. Shepherd of London

43966

36

Eliza Blanche

170

W. Pile

'Dalgtty &' of London, later (1870) William Owston of Fremantle, W. Australia

29392

37

Ellen Mary

133

W. Taylor

Beaumont of Ipswich

29852

38

Ellen & Lucy

147

L. Wheatley

Goddard, later (1870) E. Goddard, both of Ipswich

27828

39

Enos (a barque)

332

James Robinson

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1867/68 only, owned for that entire if brief period by Smith & Co. of Sunderland. Was always registered at Sunderland. Initially perhaps for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, but from 1861/62 thru 1866/67 for service from Ramsgate to Lisbon, Portugal, & in 1866/67 & 1867/68 for service ex Hull. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 (page 125, image soon), records Alex Smith of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1868. LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 112.0 ft. long, signal letters QHLB. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel, likely in 1867 without any loss of life. Can you tell us what happened to her or otherwise add anything? Y

29866

40

Erinagh

308

Todd & Brown

Ewing & Co., later (1870) Humphrey E. C. Ewing, later (1880) T. Powell, all of Glasgow. Sold to foreign owners Dec. 7, 1880

29283

41

Eunice

321

Reed (have also read W. Briggs)

Lewis & Co. of Aberystwyth

? 29309

42

Fame (a barque)

326
later
327

W. Ratcliffe

The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting reports the launch of the vessel early in Jul. 1861. The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1883/84 at least, owned for that entire period by W. Allen of South Shields (W. C. Allen from 1876/77). For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean thru 1864/65, from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1865/66 & 1868/69, from Cardiff to the Mediterranean in 1866/67, ex Leith in 1869/70, & from Shields to Bari (on the Adriatic coast of southern Italy), from 1870/71 thru 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 135, image soon) & 1870 both list William C. Allen, of South Shields as the vessel's then owner, while the equivalent list of 1880 (on page 280) & also 1882 has essentially the same data recorded as Wm. C. Allen. The vessel became of 327 tons in 1876/77. LR of 1883/84 is not available to the webmaster. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1885/86. 113.0 ft. long, later (1876/77) 114.2 ft., signal letters TPRH. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel. A hint may be that LR of 1883/84 records the vessel not as being a South Shields vessel but rather a vessel of Sweden. Perhaps it became the property of a Swedish owner? Can you add anything? Y

43626

43

Florence (a barque)

369
later
348

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1872/73, owned thru 1871/72 by Ord & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the West Indies, which became, from 1864/65, Swansea to the West Indies. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 142) & 1870 list William Ash Ord, of Sunderland, as her then owner. LR of 1871/72 records Kerr, Newton & Co. of Glasgow, as the new owner of the vessel - for service ex Sunderland. LR of 1872/73 states 'wrecked'. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters QDWH. On Jun. 16, 1872, per line 2482 here, the 348 ton barque was stranded at Key Verde, Cuba, while en route from Sunderland to Havana, Cuba, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by W. Newton & G. M. Kerr. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

29270

44

Freedom

332

Robert Thompson (1797/1860)

M. Robson of Sunderland

43761

45

Friars Goose

146

John T. Alcock

Not known to webmaster

 

 

Ganges (a paddle steamer)

500

James Laing

Oriental Steam Co. Need help with this vessel, which would seem to be possibly related in some way to Earl of Elgin. In that regard Miramar advises [hull subcontracted from John Key, Kirkcaldy] - EARL OF ELGIN. And refers to ON 43722 which is Earl of Elgin's official number. But Ganges would seem to have been hull No. 243 & Earl of Elgin hull No. 244. Sunderland Maritime Heritage (site now gone, it would appear), used to refer to i) Ganges as being a paddle steamer of 500 tons and ii) to Oriental Steam Co. This Ganges seems not to be listed in Lloyd's Register. Tom Scott tells us that he has 'the original yard ledger of ships built at Laings. Yard number 243 Ganges, paddle steamer launched '--? June 1861' 250 ft. LBP, 32 ft. BM, 9'-6" DM. all other ships have GRT in ink, Ganges has a '?' 400 in pencil. Owners are Oriental Inland Steamship. The ledger has a note beside it 'Erected - taken to pieces and shipped abroad'. The following ship from Laings is Earl of Elgin, an iron steamship of 586 GRT launched 12 June 1861 but with no details of owners.' Someday, hopefully, data will emerge as to to where, abroad, it was shipped & why it was shipped in pieces. It may well have been renamed when put into service wherever that was. If it was intended for use in India, it may well have been considered unable to make its way, under its own power, from the U.K. to India. It being a modest paddle steamer, maybe designed to operate on a shallow river. Some additional data that may be relevant. Oriental Inland Steamship Company operated on the Indus River, the longest river in Pakistan. The river, I read, originates in the western part of Tibet & empties into the Arabian Sea at Thatta. A very long river indeed - 1980 miles. Just maybe, the vessel served on the Indus river. The Journal of the Institute of Engineers (India), Vol. 34 published in 1953, apparently refers to the fact that 'In 1870, the Sind Railway Company (1) started to buy up the steamers on the Indus and the shares of the Oriental Inland Steamship Company, and in 1882 all ships were laid off.'  Such steamers were, it would seem, at some point in time, directly owned by 'Indus Steam Flotilla Capital' or a name similar to that. Need help!

 

46

Ganges (an iron ship)

839

William Pile

James Nourse & A. Sword of Greenock, Scotland.

29819

47

General Havelock, later Teesdale (an iron steamer)

472
later
771/506
(gross/
net)

James Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, as General Havelock, from 1861/62 thru 1871/72. While the vessel was later named Teesdale, it is never recorded in LR as Teesdale. The vessel was owned thru that entire period, per LR at least, by Smurthwaite of Sunderland. Initially for service ex Sunderland & from 1865/66 for service from Sunderland to London. It would seem that after 1867 & before 1870 the vessel's name was changed from General Havelock to Teesdale. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 records the vessel, still named General Havelock, as owned by R. M. Hudson of Sunderland. That listing records the vessel as being of 322 tons, surely in error. While the MNL list of 1870 records the vessel, now named Teesdale, as owned by James Laing of Sunderland. 185.0 ft. long, 90 HP, signal letters QHKM. On Mar. 28, 1872, per line 2842 here, the 506/771 ton steamer was stranded at Shingle Bank, Isle of Wight (maybe off The Needles), while en route from Villa Real (where is it? Portugal perhaps) to the Tyne with a cargo of lead etc. Crew of 18 - none lost. Then owned by James Laing. I have also read, here, that the vessel was wrecked on Mar. 27, 1872. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

29858

 

Glance (a yacht)

24

Watson & Son

A cutter rigged yacht launched in early Jul. 1861, as per this launch announcement.

 

48

Glenaln

331

James Robinson

Rennison of N. Shields, later (1870) William Pippet of S. Shields

29702

49

Glenaros

675

W. Pile

Adamson & Co., later (1870) John Morison, both of London, later (1880) R. Watkins Stanley Ho of Aberystwyth

43967

50

Gresham (a ship)

965

G. Peverall

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned thru that entire period by Teighe & Co., of London. Initially for service from Sunderland to India, soon ex Liverpool & London. In 1867/68, LR refers to service from London to China. From 1868/69 LR references service from London to Australia. I have only been able to spot a single voyage to Australia via Trove, Australia. On Mar. 27, 1869, the ship left Plymouth for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with cargo & about 380 immigrants. The voyage originated at Gravesend, Kent. She arrived at Melbourne on Jun. 21, 1869 & later, on Sep. 21, 1869, left for Hong Kong with Chinese passengers. A contemporary newspaper article - 1 ex 2 (cargo list available). The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel's then owner as being Teighe and Smith of London. 184.0 ft. long, signal letters TQHB. LR of 1866/67 states 'broken up'. On Oct. 17, 1871, per line 1588 here, the 965 ton ship was stranded at Dungeness (a headland on the Channel coast of Kent), while en route from Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America), to London with a cargo of spirits etc. Crew of 24 - none lost. Then owned, per that link, by Thomas D. James. 'Broken up' is an unusual choice of words to describe a stranding. Can you tell us exactly what happened? Y

43756

51

Haswell

706/560

James Laing

Hugh Taylor & Co. of London, later (1880) Hugh Taylor of Chipchase Castle, Northumberland

43929

52

Ibis

248

G. Peverall

Lucas & Co., later (1870) Lucas Brothers, later (1880) Chas. P. Lucas, later (1890) Henry J. Rider, all of Bristol

29220

53

India Note

911

James Laing

Cowie & Co. of Liverpool, later (1870) James Nourse  of London, later (1880) Robt. Macfarlane Dunlop of Glasgow

29621

54

Industry

254

G. Short

R. Ness of Shields, later (1870) Robert Ness of S. Shields

43629

55

Ione

364

W. Naizby

Ritson & Co. of Sunderland

43739

56

Ironside (a ship)

898

T. R. Oswald

Temperley & Co. of London

29768

57

Isabella (a brig)

273

George Bartram & Sons

Dawson & Co. or George R. Dawson of Blyth

28598

58

Jane

166

John T. Alcock

Peacock & Co. later (1870) Thomas Godfordson, both of Sunderland

29262

59

Jane

265

G. Peverall

Brodie, later (1870) Alex. Marshall Gillespie, both of London

43961

60

Jane Alice (a barque)

289

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1866/67, owned thru that entire if short period by Potts Brothers of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records the vessel's then owner as being R. H. Potts & Brothers of Sunderland. 110.0 ft. long, signal letters QHLD. LR of 1866/67 states 'wrecked'. I read (line 47 on this page) that on Dec. 2, 1867, while en route from Taganrog (Sea of Azov, Black Sea, Russia) to Plymouth with a cargo of rapeseed, the vessel stranded near Morlaix, Brittany, France. And presumably was lost. Crew of 10, 4 lost. Can you tell us more? Y

29868

61

Jesmond

255

G. Short

T. Reay, later (1870) James Sanderson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Archibald Wilkie of Blyth

29256

62

Josephine

585

William Doxford

Ray & Sons of London, later (1870) Wm. Foster of Emsworth, Hants

29771

63

Kalahome (a barque)

370

John Robinson

The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting reports the launch of the vessel early in Jul. 1861. For Smith & Co. of London, for service from London to Siam (today Thailand). Later was owned, in 1870, registered at London, by Henry Skelton & later, in 1880, registered at Adelaide, by Hy. Simpson, both of Adelaide, S. Australia. Signal letters TRCW. I read that the vessel was wrecked on Oct. 5, 1882.

43950

64

Kelso (a ship)

556

William Pile

J. R. Kelso of N. Shields

28595

65

Kirkwood

337

J. Haswell

W. Kirkwood of Sunderland, later (1870) James Warrack of Montrose

29255

66

Lady Havelock

480/394
later
570/448

James Laing

J. Smurthwaite et al of Sunderland, later (1870) Francis Devereux Lambert of London, later (1880) Thomas Baker & (1890) Walter J. Tillett, both of Cardiff

43736

67

Laura

286

Sykes & Co.

Green & Co., later (1870) John Green both of S. Shields, later (1880) Andrew Storm of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

43747

68

Letitia

115

S. Metcalf

Griffin of S. Shields, later (1870) Wm. Alexander of Freemantle, Hants, later (1880) Thomas Smart of Bosham, Sussex

29132

69

Letitia

261

W. Barclay

A. Thompson of London, later (1870) Edward Whetham Alpress of Eltham, Kent

29773

70

Liberator

445

Robert Thompson (1819/1910)

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. Bought by P. Scott of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to India. Later (1870) was owned by Peter Scott, also of Sunderland. Later still, in 1880 (page 378) by John Hedley of Blyth. 131.5 ft. long, signal letters TQDW.

43725

71

Lizzie & Ada (a snow or brig)

247

Robert Thompson (1797/1860)

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, (on Jul. 8, I understand) as per this newspaper cutting. Launched for W. Watson, later, in 1870, (page 231) W. H. Watson, both of Sunderland. Signal letters QHLF.

29869

72

Lollard

58

Todd & Brown

J. Candlish, later (1870) John Candlish, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Robert Candlish of Seaham Harbour

29268

73

Lord Collingwood (a barque)

385
later
407
later
420

J. Davison

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He believes that this newspaper cutting reports the launch of the vessel early in Jul. 1861. Built for Tully & Co. of Newcastle, (per the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 232, image soon) Collingwood Tully), possibly for initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean but more likely for service from London to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Later, in 1870, the vessel was owned by William Milburn, also of Newcastle, & later still, in 1880 & 1882, by John Robertson of Liverpool. 122.0 ft. long, signal letters TPNH.

43596

74

Lurline

334

J. Robinson

Croptons of Sunderland, Lloyd's Register of (1868/69) states 'BURNT'

29860

75

Margaret Davis

271

James Hardie

F. Davies, became in 1862/63 J. Davis, both of London

29373

76

Maritana (a snow)

248

Robert Thompson (1819/1910)

J. & W. Hill of Sunderland. For service ex Cork. 99.0 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 states 'LOST'.

29250

77

Mary Ada

328

William Doxford

Anderson & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Anderson

43753

78

Mary Ann

45

J. Peddie (of Pallion)

Streugh'm of Berwick, later (1870) George Straughan of Holy Island, Northumberland, later (1880) David Anderson  & (1890) Robert Pringle both of St. Andrews, Fifeshire, later (1910) Bernard Thompson of Kincardine

29502

79

Mary Ann (a brig)

213

W. Adamson

W. Adamson of Sunderland, later (1870) John Simpson of Edinburgh

43744

80

Matfen (a snow or brig)

273

Pace i.e. Roberet Pace

Gregory & Co. of Blyth

28597

81

Matilda (a barque)

386

W. Briggs

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1868/69. Owned for that entire period, per LR, by Hankey & Co. of London, for service from London to the West Indies. LR of 1868/69 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 127.3 ft. long. That LR record is quite a puzzle. Why? Because the vessel was, in fact, lost back in Jan. 1862. On Jan. 18, 1862, per line 2068 here, the 386 ton barque was stranded at Guadeloupe while en route from Sunderland to Port Louis (NW Grande Terre, Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by George Hankey. Can you tell us the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

43977

82

Meg

237/193

James Hardie

'H'rgrve' of Liverpool - later Shute & C. & W. (William) Petrie of Sligo

29177

83

Middlesex

1191

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

G. Marshall, later (1880) George Marshall, both of London

29779

84

Neva

245

B. Hodgson

Humble & Co. of Sunderland

29859

85

Newburn

687/539

James Laing

Fenwick & Co., (1870) J. Fenwick, later (1880) Jno. Fenwick Jun., all of London

29761

86

Oban

63

B. & J. Gardner

Craven & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Williamson, later (1890) Daniel Longstaff, both of Boston, Lincs., later (1890) Israel Jackson of Poole

43751

87

Oleander

340

J. Haswell

P. (Philip) Patmore of London

43921

88

Parthenon

876/701

T. R. Oswald

E. Gourley of Sunderland

43727

89

Pearl

237

E. Potts

J. Wilson of N. Shields

29712

90

Pera (an iron ship)

1431

T. R. Oswald

Moore & Co. of Liverpool. The webmaster has not researched this vessel. He notes, however that Lloyd's Register of 1864/65, records that Pera had been 'Wrecked'. The vessel was then owned by Moore & Co. of Liverpool for service from Sunderland to India. 226.0 ft. long. 

42610

91

Peterhoff 1 (Note)

819/669

T. R. Oswald

Not known to webmaster. Initially a Hull owner perhaps

43825

92

Polina

323

Rawson & Watson

J. Patton of London, 1862/63 J. (John) Robinson of Shields

43941

93

Polly (a barque)

362

J. & J. Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1881/82. It was launched, in early Jul. 1861, as per this launch announcement. The vessel was initially owned, per LR, by 'H. Weatly' of N. Shields, thru 1864/65, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean & for service from Shields to China thereafter. That may well mean H. Wheatley, who earlier possibly, recorded as John Wheatley, owned another vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1858. In 1864/65, W. Coward of London became the vessel's owner for continued service from Shields to China thru 1867/68, for service from Bristol to Singapore in 1867/68 & for service from London to Algoa Bay, South Africa, from 1868/69 thru 1870/71. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 305, image soon) & 1870, both record the vessel as registered at London & owned by Wm. Coward of London. In 1870/71, E. Wait of Bristol became the vessel's owner for continued service from London to Algoa Bay thru 1871/72 & from 1871/72 thru 1873/74 for service from Cork, Ireland, to Halifax, presumably the Nova Scotia, Canada, Halifax. The Mercantile Navy List of 1876 clarifies that E. Wait meant Emanuel Wait, of Bristol. The LRs of 1875/76 & 1877/78 are not available to the webmaster. In LR of 1876/77 C. T. Bennett of London is listed as the vessel's owner. LR editions from 1878/79  thru 1881/82 list no owner name. 115.0 ft. long, later (from 1874/75) 116.5 ft., signal letters QGSP. Even though the vessel is LR listed thru 1881/82 it is not recorded in the MNLs of 1879 & 1880. I presume that it had by 1879, been lost or broken up. I cannot yet, however, tell you what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us more? Y

29711

94

Prince Alfred

256

A. Simey

T. Smith of Sunderland, later (1870) W. E. Evans McKenzie of London, later (1880) Frederic Manuelle of London later of Guernsey

43738

95

Quercus

53

W. Pile

R. LLiff of London, later (1870) James Connon of Newburgh, Fifeshire

29861

96

Robert Cleugh (Note re Robert Clough)

288

B. & J. Gardner

R. Cleugh, later (1870) Robert Cleugh, later (1880) Joseph Scorfield, all of N. Shields

29715

97

Rondinella

159

G. Bartram

G. Bartram of Sunderland

43752

98

Rondinella

328

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

Wm. Nicholson & Co. of Sunderland

29862

99

Rosalind

160

G. W. Hall

Robson jun. of Sunderland

43755

100

Rose (a snow or brig)

239

J. Denniston

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. Bought by W. Kish of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1861/62 thru 1869/70, always owned by Kish & Co. for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. I suspect, however, that the vessel was lost early in its life. The vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 331, image soon). Also, per LR, in 1863/64, W. Kish owned a later vessel named Rose, built by Edward Potts at Seaham in 1864. 98.5 ft. long. Y

43724

101

Rowena

319

W. Pickersgill

W. Abbay of Sunderland

43726

102

Saint Bernard (a barque)

448

D. A. Douglas (of Southwick)

The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting reports the launch of the vessel early in Jul. 1861. Built for R. Girvin of Liverpool, for service from Sunderland to South America. Later, in 1870 & 1876, owned by Robert Gervin of Liverpool. Signal letters TQDS.

43723

103

Samuel

426

Austin & Mills

S. & J. Pegg, later (1870) Joseph Pegg, both of London, later (1880) David Jones of Liverpool

43922

104

San Jose

426

W. Pickersgill

Richardson, later (1870) Richardson & Co., later (1880) Jeremiah Clarke Richards, all of Swansea

29591

105

Sophia

287

James Robinson

Langridge of Sunderland, later (1870) Henry Eggleston of Monkwearmouth

29251

106

Southwick

591/467

James Laing

W. Gray & Co. of Newcastle, later of London, later (1880) Robt. Weatherly & (1890) Ed. J. Weatherley, both of Sunderland

29864

107

Sovereign

289

J. Denniston

P. Dale of N. Shields

29729

108

Sovereign of India

774

G. Peverall

Castle & Co. of London

29267

109

Spring

247

J. Lister

J. Harper of S. Shields, later (1870) J. S. Harper, later (1880) George Allix of St. Helier's, Jersey

28345

110

Stettin

480/360

W. Pile

Zachariah C. Pearson of London (or maybe J. Richardson & Sons)

43974

111

Sylphide

286

J. Denniston

Scurfield & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Brian Scurfield

29252

112

Thomas Dryden

446

J. Davison

J. Dryden, later (1870) John Dryden, both of N. Shields

29728

113

Thomas & Mary

264

Peter Austin

T. Thompson of Sunderland, later (1880) R. Robinson of Blyth

29258

114

Thrush (a brig)

204

R. H. Potts & Bros.

Potts Bros. of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1863/64 notes 'Wrecked'. 89.0 ft. long.

29254

115

Tientsin (a barque)

242

W. Pile

J. Hay of London

29798

116

Vanquisher

233

Green & Richardson

Farrow jun. of Sunderland, later (1870) Robert Simpson of Alnworth, later (1880) Henry Vane of Blyth. Also, later? J. Heatley

43731

117

Vedra

271

Peter Austin

Allison Whitfield & Co., later (1870) Isaac Whitfield, both of Sunderland, later (1890) Ralph F. Ellerby et al of S. Shields

43750

118

Veleda (a barque)

346
later
362

Thomas Stonehouse

The webmaster believes that this newspaper cutting reports the launch of the vessel early in Jul. 1861. May have been intended to be named Moderation. For Walton & Co., later (1870) John Walton, both of Sunderland, later (1880) G. Munro Kerr of Glasgow. 113.5 ft. long, signal letters TVHC. I read (insert 44477) that the vessel was broken up at Glasgow, likely in 1882. Can you add anything?

44477

119

Victoria

46

Not known to webmaster

(1870) William Davison of Sunderland, later (1880) Wm. Brown of Monkwearmouth, later (1890) Henderson Brown of Sunderland

43745

120

Volunteer

305

J. Barkes

T. Tiffin, later (1870) Thomas Tiffin, both of Sunderland

29259

121

Wild Huntress

238

J. H. Watson

G. Watson of Sunderland, later (1870) Edward Arkless of Blyth

29857

122

William Balls

242

L. Wheatley

W. Balls, later (1870) W. D. C. Balls, both of N. Shields

29713

123

William Walker

245

J. & J. Brown

E. Bassett of Sunderland

43743

124

William & Catherine

253

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

D. Park of Sunderland, later (1870) John Herron of Blyth

29253

125

William & Jane

266

Peter Austin

W. Kish of Sunderland

43737

126

Winsome

129

G. W. Hall

Matthew Robson jun. of Sunderland

29263

127

Wisbech (an iron steamer)

670/528

W. Pile

At times, Lloyd's Register ('LR') is a bit of a puzzle - as in this case. Why do I say that? The vessel went missing very early in 1862 yet it continued to be LR listed, always as Wisbech, from 1861/62 thru 1869/70, seven years, no less, after she was lost. The vessel was owned by R. Young of Wisbech for service, per LR, as a Sunderland coaster. The vessel was, it would seem, Mercantile Navy List recorded as Wisbeach. 192.0 ft. long, 90 HP. On Feb. 5, 1862, per line 3002 here, the steamer went missing while en route from Plymouth, Devon, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with an unstated cargo. Crew of 19 - all lost. Then owned by Richard Young. The above link, to a U.K. Parliamentary publication that has consistently proved to be most accurate, also names the vessel Wisbeach. Can you add anything? Y

27794

128

Zodiac (a barque)

375
later
376

W. Adamson

The vessel was launched early in Jul. 1861, as per this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1886/87, owned for that entire period by Adamson of Sunderland (from 1876/77 W. & J. Adamson). The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 423, image soon) & 1870 both state J. & W. Adamson while the equivalent lists of 1880 & 1882 state William Adamson. Was always registered at Sunderland. Initially, thru 1865/66, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, in 1866/67 for service from Sunderland to China, from Sunderland to Singapore in 1867/68 & to India from 1868/69 thru 1872/73. In 1873/74 LR records service from Shanghai to London. It would seem that the vessel arrived at Port Augusta, N. of Adelaide, Australia, on Jun. 24, 1865. Cannot spot any additional references to the vessel being in Australian or New Zealand waters, The vessel became of 376 tons in 1876/77. 124.6 ft. long, signal letters TQDF. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? A fine image of Zodiac is here (thanks to Smiths, Auctioneers & Valuers, of Newent, Gloucestershire, U.K.) confirmed as being this Zodiac by Dr. Stephen Davies, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (thanks also!). Y

43721

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1861? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 126 vessels of 46778 tons.

1862 (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 Acapulco (a barque)

598

T. R. Oswald

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in green) in this newspaper cutting. Shallcross & Co. later (1870) Shallcross & Higham, both of Liverpool.

44703

2 Agenoria (a barque)

376
later
377

John T. Alcock

I have not researched the Lloyd's Register record, etc., re this vessel. Was owned by Storey & Co. of Newcastle, later, per the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 7) &  1870 by Joseph Storey of Gateshead. Was registered at Newcastle throughout its lifetime. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters TPQC. On Jan. 26, 1873, per this page, the 377 ton vessel was lost off the Longships (2 miles W. of Land's End, Cornwall), in the English Channel, while en route from Sunderland to Dublin, Ireland, with a cargo of grain. The cause of the vessel's loss is not known. Crew of 11 - all lost. Then owned by J. Storey of Gateshead. Can you add anything?

43607

3 Agnes Holt, later Amur (a barque) 1 (ex p#31 of a 'pdf' file available here - W.A. Historical Ships Register)

235
later
236

G. S. Moore

MacDonald (her captain) of Glasgow. Per Lloyd's Register, in 1865/66 the vessel was sold to White Sands Co. of London & renamed Amur. In 1869/70 the owners became Moodie & Co. also of London. W. E. (William Edward) Marmion & Co. of Fremantle, Western Australia, became the vessel's (signal letters WMQR) owners in 1876/77 however the link at left advises that the vessel had been registered at Fremantle from 1870, further that the barque was stranded on the beach near Rockingham, Fremantle Harbour, during a gale in 1888. I presume it remained there - it was abandoned two years later. The Mercantile Navy List still recorded the vessel in 1890.

44509

4 Alecia Annie

300

John Blumer

R. Kirby of Newcastle

43604

5 Alexandra

407

Todd & Brown

Beckwith & Co., later (1870) Robert Beckwith, both of Newcastle

45152

6 Alice Richardson

171

Gray

Richardson & Co. of Sunderland, later (1864/65) Johnson & Nicholls later (1870) George Johnson, later (1880) John Nicholls, all of Whitstable, later (1890 & 1900) John T. Crampton of Landport, Hants, later (1910 thru 1920) Harry A. Crampton of Portsmouth

43762

7 Alice Ritson

537

G. & J. Mills

Ritson & Co., later (1870) John George Ritson, both of Sunderland

44500

8 Anne

314

W. Pickersgill

G. Lawson of South Shields

? 43643

9 Anne Jane

149

J. Errington

Watkins, later (1870 & 1880) R. Watkins, both of Aberystwyth

42590

10 Ann Mills

335

B. & J. Gardner

W. Mills of Sunderland, later (1870) of Monkwearmouth

44493

11 Ann Potts

245

J. M. Reed

J. Potts, later (1870) John Potts, both of Sunderland

44484

12 Ariadne

163

S. Metcalf

J. Long, later (1870) Alfred Haddon, both of Southampton

29890

13 Aries (a steamer)

611/479

James Laing

Frederic Peter Obicini of Sunderland

44499

14 Artemisia (a barque)

334
later
335

Todd & Brown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1871/72. Owned for that entire, if short, period by J. Patton & registered at London. Initially for service from Sunderland to China, later ex London including from London to Algoa Bay, South Africa, from 1870/71 from Shields to the Persian Gulf. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists J. Paton (a typing error?), of North Shields, as her then owner. 115.0 ft. long, signal letters TWSM. LR of 1871/72 states 'wrecked'. On Jul. 25, 1871, per line 1429 here, the 335 ton barque was stranded at Cape Bouillon (N. of today's Mombasa, Kenya, it would appear), while en route from Kurrachee (now Karachi, Pakistan), to Zanzibar. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by John Patton. Y

44860

15 Asphodel

297

James Hardie

T. Walker became H. (Henry) Walker, both of London. Wrecked Oct. 15, 1878

45003

16 Athenian (a barque)

344
later
328

J. Haswell

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. Sold to Wrightson, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Later, in 1870, the vessel was owned by Robert Wrightson, of Sunderland, & later still, in 1880, by The Great Grimsby Ice Co. Ltd. of Grimsby & registered there. 116.0 ft. long, signal letters TVHD.

44478

17 Aunt Lizzie (an iron barque)

536

W. Pile

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1872/73, owned throughout by T. Scott of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to China, later from Swansea to India. From 1868/69, service from Cardiff to Singapore is indicated. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by Thomas Scott of Sunderland. 145.0 ft. long, signal letters TVKC. On Nov. 15, 1871, per line 1651 here, the 536 ton barque was stranded at English Bank (South Atlantic off Rio de la Plata, Uruguay), while en route from Newport, Wales, to Buenos Ayres (Buenos Aires, Argentina), with a cargo of iron. Crew of 14 - 1 lost. Then owned by Thos. Scott. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

44507

18 Barbara

85

A. Simey

D. Sharer, later (1870) Donald Sharer, later (1880) John Coghill, all of Thurso

43565

19 Belgravia 1, 2, 3, 4 Col.#4

889

William Doxford

Joseph Somes & Sons of London

44846

20 Bertha (a snow or brig, later a barque)

257

J. Robinson

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in dark blue) in this newspaper cutting. Launched for Tongs of Liverpool, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1862/63 Tonge & Co. of Liverpool, for service from Sunderland to Cadiz, Spain. In 1864/65, per LR, Sellar & Co. of Liverpool became the vessel's owner for service from Leith to China soon from London to S. America. LR of 1865/66 advises that the vessel was then a barque. Was later owned, in 1870, per the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL'), by J. R. Davies, of Liverpool. The equivalent list of 1875 lists the barque as then registered at Colchester, Essex, & owned by Wm. E. Denton of Wivenhoe, Essex. It is not listed in MNL of 1876. 102.0 ft. long, signal letters TWFL. Y

44693

21 Blackwood

307

B. Hodgson

J. Blackwood, later (1870) John Blackwood, both of Sunderland

44510

22 Brothers

292

William Doxford

W. & J. Kish, later (1870 & 1880) William Kish, both of Sunderland

44469

23 Camillus

297

J. Denniston

W. Holm's of Sunderland, later (1870) William Holmes of Bishopswearmouth, later (1880) John Cole of Blyth

44487

24 Carisbrooke

442

J. Davison

P. Dale of North Shields, later (1870) Jno. Brodrick Dale of South Shields, 1871/72 R. D. Richards of Portmadoc, Wales

44308

25 Catherine

200

W. Naizby or Naisby (of Hylton)

N. Cook of Sunderland, later (1870) Nicholas Cook of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) W. Baxter of Peterhead

44481

26 Chanaral

589

T. R. Oswald

Shallcross & Co. later (1870) Shallcross & Higham, later (1880 & 1890) Thomas R. Shallcross, all of Liverpool

44715

27 Chanticleer (a barque)

396

W. Pile

The vessel, which was launched on Sep. 25, 1862, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1868/69 only, owned throughout by Kelso of North Shields. For service initially from Sunderland to China (in 1862/63 thru 1864/65) later ex London, & from Shields to India in 1867/68 & 1868/69. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 68, image soon) lists John R. Kelso of North Shields as the then owner of the Shields registered vessel. On Jul. 27, 1869, when unloading large timbers near Craigydon in the Menai Staits, N. Wales, an accident occurred that significantly injured one workman & to a lesser extent hurt three others. As you can read here. 125.0 ft. long, signal letters TSNF. Lloyd's Register of 1868/69 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. In early Sep. 1869, Chanticleer was en route from Cardiff, Wales, to Havana, Cuba, with a cargo of coal. When she was off Morte Point (NW coast of Devon, near Woolacombe, to the W. of Ilfracombe, Bristol Channel) the vessel collided with a brig at approx. 10.30 p.m. on, I believe, Sep. 2, 1869. The brig, which proved to be Jewel, of Workington for Cardiff, ran stem on into the port bow of the Chanticleer, cutting her down to the water's edge, and doing so much damage, she sank shortly afterwards. Chanticleer sank in Ilfracombe Bay with just her topmasts visible above the surface of the water. Jewel was also badly damaged, I read. Fortunately no lives were lost. At an Admiralty Court hearing in Nov. 1869, the circumstances were reviewed & Chanticleer was found to be solely responsible for the collision. I should indicate that there is doubt as to the exact date on which the collision occurred. The available newspaper articles (1 & 2) are not in precise agreement. The webmaster thanks Julie Stone for her kindness in bringing these interesting events to his attention. So far as I can see, Jewel, built at Workington in 1867, ON 51215, went on to have a very long life & for decades was registered at Dublin, Ireland. The register for Jewel was closed in 1917 it would seem. Enter 51215 here. Can you add anything additional. Y

44314

28

Charente (an iron steamship)

565/441

James Laing

T. & J. Harrison of Liverpool

44638

29

Charente (an iron steamship)

842

William Pile

His Imperial Majesty Napoleon III

 

30 Clanalpine

363

J. Gill

Williamson & Co., later (1870) Williamson & Stark, both of Leith, later (1880) William Osborne of Yarmouth

44955

31 Claro Babuyan (a barque)

357

W. Adamson

W. Adamson, later (1870) William Adamson, both of Sunderland, later (1890) Frederick Ellwood White of Yokohama, Japan. Wrecked Nov. 26, 1897

44497

32 Claudine (a ship, later a barque)

488

James Laing

Ord & Co., later (1870) Robert Ord, both of Sunderland

44467

33 Coldstream, later Marie (an iron ship, later a barque)

545
later
546

James Laing

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. It was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1862/63 as owned by 'JohnstnS&', presumably Johnston (or Johnstone) Sons & Co. of Liverpool, for service from Sunderland to South America, but in that same year the vessel became owned by Friend & Co., also of Liverpool, for service from Liverpool to South America. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 077) & 1870 list E. C. Friend & Co., of Liverpool, later, in 1880, Edward C. Friend, as the owner of the vessel, then a barque. The equivalent list of 1885 lists Matthew C. Friend of Liverpool as the vessel's then owner. LR of 1889/90 records the vessel as sold by E. C. Friend to P. N. (Peder Nielsen) Winther of Fanö & renamed Marie. Niels Hald-Andersen confirms (thanks!) that the vessel was sold in 1889, by W. P. Coleborn, of Liverpool (a name not LR referenced, who would seem, however, to have owned the vessel since 1880 - see link below), to A/S P. N. Winther, of Nordby, Fanoe (Fanø) Island, W. coast of Denmark, & renamed Marie. 162.0 ft. long, later 165.0 ft., later 170.3 ft., signal letters VDCP. Niels advises further that the vessel was wrecked on Apl. 7, 1890 at the island of Madagascar (off the SE coast of Africa) while en route from Mozambique to Port Adelaide, Australia, in ballast. The entire crew got away safely in the ship's boats. It would appear that a barque named Marie left London on Feb. 13, 1889 & arrived at Townsville, Queensland, Australia, on Jun. 29, 1889. The correct Marie? I do not know - I could not track her later movements. What seems to be so is that our Marie left Mozambique under the command of Captain Kloster on Mar. 27, 1890, for Adelaide, Australia, in ballast, but was wrecked off the SW coast of Madagascar. The vessel was boarded by the local inhabitants who plundered the vessel & took everything portable. The crew took to the ship's boats. It would seem that they landed on the Madagascar coast but, being harassed by the locals, left in their boats. After a difficult journey of 180 miles they were picked by Aurora, a brig, & landed at Durban, Natal, East Africa. As per these articles ex Trove, Australia. Additional data per this page ex this extensive Danish 'pdf' file (thanks!). Anything you can add? The circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

45385

34 Craig Ellachie (a brig)

226

John Blumer

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. J. & R. Grant of London & Grant & Co. 1870/71 of Inverkeith, later (1870) Wm. Fisher of Hobart Town, Tasmania. I previously referred to E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland,

45010

35 Cruiser

347

James Robinson

Shotton & Co., later (1870) Edward Shotton, both of Shields

44309

36 Cubana (an iron barque)

499
later
472

W. Pile

Jas. Hay of London, later, per the Mercantile Navy List of 1870, James Hay of Sunderland, later (1880) John Wilson & (1890) John Isaac Jacobs, both of London, later (1900) Samuel Reid jun. of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. Signal letters VFPD. On Oct. 10, 1892, the vessel left Tilt Cove, Newfoundland, for Swansea, Wales, under the command of P. J. Mallgraf, with a cargo of copper ore. On Nov. 14, 1892, the vessel, now rudderless, dismasted & full of water, was abandoned at sea, in the N. Atlantic at about 51.20N/32.40W. Her entire crew was rescued by Angloman, a steamer, & landed at Boston, U.S.A. The derelict was later sighted a couple of times & eventually, after an amazing 130 days afloat after abandonment, she was sighted by a fishing boat off Hoy Head (near Stromness, western Orkneys). Two steamers towed the vessel into Kirkwall, where she was condemned. 'The cargo of copper ore will be a valuable salvage for the Orkney Steam Navigation Company'. All as per this newspaper article & per this page. Anything you can add?

45753

37 Daisy

311

J. & J. Brown

Potts & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) John Lucas of Bristol

44468

38 Deerfoot

346

W. Pile

E. Hewson and/or D. A. Hewson of North Shields, have also read John R. Kelso of North Shields

44290

39

Diligent

285

W. Barclay Note

T. Knight, later (1870) Edward Foster, both of Blyth

45592

40 Dorothea

328

W. Naizby or Naisby (of Hylton)

Chatt & Co., later (1870) Leonard Chatt, both of Sunderland

44459

41 Edith Mary

248

Glaholm & Robson

Glaholm of Sunderland, later (1870) Glaholm & Robson of Hendon Ropery, Sunderland

44508

42 Eleanor Davidson (a brig)

157

J. Robinson

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in dark blue) in this newspaper cutting which contains errors in the data. J. Davidson, later (1870) James Davidson, both of Whitehaven. Lost Oct. 1877

44225

43 Eleanor Isabella (a snow or brig)

263
later 252

W. Barclay

The vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1862, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1874/75 at least. It was owned, thru 1873/74 by Dodds & Co. of North Shields. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 109, image soon) lists the Shields registered vessel as owned by Philip Dodds of North Shields. As does the 1870 equivalent, the vessel then being North Shields registered & of 252 tons. Under 'Dodds' ownership the vessel possibly initially served from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal. From 1862/63, the vessel, per LR, served ex Shields i) to the Mediterranean (in 1863/64 & from 1865/66 thru 1869/70) & ii) from Shields to Syra, Greece, in 1864/65. From 1870/71 the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Blyth. In 1873/74, per LR, the vessel became owned by W. Thompson of Blyth, for service from Blyth to Lisbon. 105.0 ft. long, signal letters TSLB. On Apl. 14, 1874, the vessel, stated to be a brig, foundered, while en route from North Shields to Malaga, Spain, with 434 tons of coal. The location of her loss is not stated. The vessel was struck by a heavy sea, the cargo shifted, the vessel fell on her beam ends & was abandoned, dismasted & leaky. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by W. Thompson of Blyth. As per this page ex here. Is there anything you can add?

44281

44 Elizabeth Ferguson

270

G. Short

Ferguson of Sunderland

44495

45 Eliza Laing (a barque)

441

D. A. Douglas

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in green) in this newspaper cutting. J. Laing, later (1870) Joseph Laing, both of Stockton. Wrecked Mar. 13, 1874

28657

46 Emperor (a barque)

370

W. Adamson

W. Adamson of Sunderland, later (1870) of Bishopwearmouth

44470

47 Energy

216

Rutter & Cummings

Hedley & Co., later (1870) John Hedley, both of Sunderland

44505

48 Evergreen

285

James Robinson

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in blue) in this newspaper cutting. Childs & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) William Crawford of Monkwearmouth

44749

49 Fanny Slater (a schooner, maybe later a brigantine)

145

G. Bartram

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, as a schooner, from 1862/63 thru 1867/68, owned thru 1866/67, per LR, by 'Jarvis' of Barrow, for service as a Sunderland coaster. The Bartram build list, on site page 141, rather indicates that S. Jarvis, Robt. McGowan & Geo. Wilson & Co. were her initial owners. In 1866/67, Fisher & Co., also of Barrow, became, per LR, the vessel's owner for service as a Whitehaven coaster. However, the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 136, image soon) lists Samuel Jervis of Barrow-in-Furness as the then owner of the Lancaster, Lancashire, registered vessel. Do read this page re the vessel & about Samuel Jervis, a ship owner operating in the Spanish ore trade. LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. As per these pages (1 & 2), & also per line 28 on this page, all pages from reports to the U.K. Parliament, on Dec. 2, 1867, the vessel, described as a brigantine of 150 tons, was en route from Ardrossan (SW Scotland) to Runcorn (Cheshire) with a cargo of pig iron. The vessel foundered at a point 1 mile W. of Point of Ayre, Isle of Man. The vessel was a total loss & it seems likely that all 5 crew members including E. Wharton, her captain, & maybe also 3 passengers (line 28 above), lost their lives. 88.0 ft. long, signal letters VFJB. In a Google data 'snippet' ex Sea Breezes, I read that the ship's bell is still in existence, or at least it was back in 1991, having been acquired from a scrap dealer many years prior to that date. Anything you can add? Y

45676

 

Findon (limited data)

211

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

50

Frederick Bassil

336

Taylor & Scoular

F. Bassil of London. The vessel was anchored at Table Bay, South Africa, on May 17, 1865 when the area was hit by a massive & violent storm from the NW, of an intensity never before witnessed at the Cape. 18 vessels, including Frederick Bassil, were stated to have been driven aground or ashore & wrecked, while 9 other vessels survived the storm, some of them badly damaged. It would seem, however, that Frederick Bassil, under the command of Captain Glendining & in ballast, was not, in fact, wrecked. See here ex here for the history of that storm with its reference to this vessel. The vessel became owned by W. Berry, & later (1870) by Aaron De Pass of Cape Town, later (1880) by Guthrie and Larnach's New Zealand Timber and Woodware Co. Ltd. of Dunedin, New Zealand, later (1890) John Mills, later (1910 thru 1920) John Mills & Co. Ltd, both of Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Signal letters WPBH.

45044

51 Gazelle

442/337

W. Pile

Lloyd's Register of 1862/63 records (but struck out) Killick & Co. (or Killick & Martin) of London

? 44866

52 George Avery (a barque)

467

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1870/71, owned for its lifetime by J. Avery of North Shields. Acquired to replace George Avery, a barque built at Sunderland in 1853, that went missing per LR of 1861/62. Initially for service ex Sunderland but soon from Shields to Singapore, later Bristol to China. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Jane Brotherick Avery of N. Shields as her then owner. 132.0 ft. long, signal letters TSNG. On Dec. 9, 1870, per line 587 here, the 468 ton barque was stranded off Heligoland (a small German archipelago located in the North Sea, 46 km. off the mouth of the Elbe) while en route from Akyab (now Sittwe, Myanmar), to Hamburg with a cargo of rice. The vessel ran aground on the North Rocks, was towed off by Victoria, a steamer, & run aground on the island in a sinking state. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then owned by Jane B. Avery. A model of the vessel is, I understand, in the Sunderland Museum's model collection. Y

44315

53 George Croshaw

670

J. Smurthwaite

J. Brodie but soon Croshaw & Co, both of London

44501

54 George & Richard, later Katy & Hanna

322

B. & J. Gardner

R. Humble, later (1870 & 1880) Richard Humble, all of Sunderland. As Katy & Hanna was owned by E. Jansson of 'Cimbrsbmn' - where is it?

44453

55 Glenbrook

234

Gray & Young

Harris & Co., later (1870) James Anderson, both of London

45050

56 Glencaple

230/176

James Hardie

Jno Dickson - Doward, Dickson & Co. in 1865/66, J. James (or Jones) in 1871/72

44701

57 Glenisla

372

J. Gill

Williamson & Co., later (1870) Williamson & Stark, both of Leith, later (1880) William Wright of London

43505

58 Glenmessen

515

J. Barkes

Templeton of Greenock

44511

59 Golondrina (a barque)

475

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1868/69, owned for such entire period by 'Nichlsn&S' of Sunderland, which I believe means Nicholson & Sons. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 161, image soon) lists Wm. Nicholson and Sons, of Sunderland, as her then owners. Golondrina? The Spanish word for a swallow (bird). For service initially from Sunderland to South America, but from 1864/65 for service from Swansea, Wales, to South America. The vessel was engaged, it would seem, in the carriage of mineral ores from mines in Chile. An unusual event prior to Jan. 22, 1867, which seems to be the date of the related court case. Golondrina was en route from Chanaval (about 300 miles N. of Santiago), Chile, to Swansea, with a cargo of copper regulus (perhaps the result of the smelting of sulphide ore?). Apparently her 1st & 2nd mates had deserted the vessel prior to her leaving Chanaval, & the captain had jumped overboard in a deranged state of mind due to drinking. Grenada, 684 tons, an 1864 built ship, came upon Golondrina when 4 days out of Chile. In the circumstances they put their 2nd mate aboard Golondrina & he sailed the vessel safely to Swansea. A total of £1,800 was awarded as salvage to the parties concerned. There are many WWW sources of the above account. Here is one such page. 135.0 ft. long, signal letters TVHS. LR of 1868/60 states that the vessel was 'BURNT'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

44489

60 Grahamstown Note

327

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

Ellis & Co. of Plymouth

44337

61 Hadleys

349

Rawson & Watson

Hadley, later (1870) Joseph L. Hadley, both of London. Lloyd's Register of 1873/74 states 'LOST'

45059

62 Hannah

243

T. Robson

E. Humphreys, later (1870) J. Humphreys, later (1880) Edward Humphreys, all of Aberystwyth, later (1890) John Wilkinson Lawes of S. Shields. Missing 1892

42587

63 Hannah Sturdy

106

D. A. Douglas

Clark & Co. of Sunderland

43767

64 Harriette Wardle (a brig)

252

W. Briggs

J. Wardle & Co. of Sunderland

44461

65 Helen Note

377

G. & J. Mills

Hankey, later (1870) George Hankey, later (1880) Richd. M. Harvey, all of London, later (1890) William W. Dingle of Plymouth

45049

66 Helen Richards

183

Todd & Brown

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in blue) in this newspaper cutting. Henderson, later (1870) John Henderson, both of Amble, later (1880) Benjamin James of Sunderland. Vessel missing Oct. 21, 1882

44302

67 Helens

292

B. Hodgson

J. Smith, later (1870) James Smith, both of Liverpool

44645

68 Herradura (an iron barque)

499

W. Pile

The vessel, which was launched on Aug. 26, 1862, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1876/77 at least. Listed as Harradura in just the first two years. Owned by Madge of Swansea (Madge & Co. from 1866/67) thru 1869/70. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 (page 177, image soon) lists Henry J. Madge of Swansea as her then owner. In 1869/70, per LR, Bath & Co. (H. Bath & Son), also of Swansea, became the vessel's owner, thru 1876/77, for consistent service, thru 1873/74, from Swansea to South America. (There are many references at 'Welsh Newspapers on Line' to the vessel trading ex Swansea from 1872 to places in Chile such as Valparaiso, Tocopilla, & Chanaral with coal outwards & copper ore & likely nitrates coming back) However, MNL of 1870 rather lists Jacob Davies Rees, of Swansea, as her then owner. And the equivalent lists of 1875 & 1876 both list Thomas W. Richmond, of Swansea, as her owner. 140.0 ft. long, signal letters TVJC. On Jul. 4, 1876, the vessel left Swansea for Valparaiso, Chile, with a cargo of Bamfield's smelting coal & with a crew of 14. The ship was not heard from after leaving port. Then stated to be owned by H. J. Mudge of Swansea. All as per item 339 on this page. A puzzle perhaps is this newspaper cutting which states that the departure date was rather Jun. 7, 1876. The ownership data as above stated is rather inconsistent. Can you tell us anything more? Y

44492

69 Hope

440

W. Pickersgill Note

P. Hick, later (1870) Pantland Hick, later (1880) Michael Hick. Lloyd's Register of 1887/88 states 'burnt' when owned by J. H. Farmer & Co., all of Scarborough

44581

70 Humility (a snow)

250

J. Lister of South Hylton

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1866/67, owned for such period by J. Heatley, & registered at Blyth, Northumberland. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records James Heatley, of Amble, Northumberland, as the then owner of the vessel, then registered at Shields. 98.0 ft. long, signal letters TSMH. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel was 'LOST'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened?
The end of the story - well actually no - the vessel's loss, in or about 1866, must have been, as they say, 'exaggerated'.
The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1870, still owned by James Heatley of Amble. Belatedly, after many years of LR silence, the vessel, still a snow, reappears in LR of 1874/75 thru 1886/87, now 98.7 ft. long, owned by J. Heatley & still registered at Shields. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 so records the vessel, also referring to James Heatley. Later editions of LR refer to 'J. Heatly'. LR of 1886/87 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. Can you tell us what happened this second time around? Y

44301

71

Isabella Atkinson (a barque)

339

Rawson & Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1871/72, owned for its lifetime, per LR, by Atkinson of South Shields. S. Atkinson was the vessel's captain for her entire lifetime. Initially for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, later from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), & from either Shields or Swansea to the Mediterranean. LR of 1871/72 states 'wrecked'. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists (on page 190) Stephen Atkinson of South Shields as her then owner. 114.5 ft. long, signal letters TPRW. On May 10, 1871, per line 1358 here, the 339 ton barque was stranded at Long Sand (Thames Estuary, Essex), while en route from Shields to Alexandria with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Stephen Atkinson. Can anybody tell us more? Y

43635

72

Isabella Thurlbeck

162

Liddle & Sutcliffe (of N. Hylton)

Thurlbeck of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 states wrecked

44502

73 Isurium

363

J. Robinson

W. Lister, later (1870) W. S. Lister, both of Scarborough

45482

74

James Riddell

267

Taylor & Scoular

Riddell & Co., later (1870) Francis Riddell, both of Sunderland

43760

75

James Rogers

249

George Barker (or Barkes)

W. Rogers of Sunderland

44466

76 John C. Munro

612

James Laing

Munro & Co., later (1870) Geo. L. Munro, both of London

45076

77 John Hunter

274

J. Barkes

Watson & Co. of Sunderland

44490

78 John Reay (a barque)

302
later 283

W. Chilton at Hylton

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced in this newspaper cutting. Was built for Reay & Co. of South Shields for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Later, in 1870, the vessel was owned by James Reay, of South Shields. Niels Hald-Andersen confirms (thanks!) that the vessel was sold in 1875 to N. D. C. Jansen, of Dragoer, Denmark, with no change of vessel name. And sold in 1883 to H. Kjoesterud & Sons, of Drammen, Norway, & re-named ØNUND  (OENUND). Was sold again, in 1894, to H. Ellefsen & H. C. Bollaeren, of Toensberg, Norway. And sold once more, in 1899, to A/S Ønund (A. Andersen), of Moss. Norway. ØNUND. Was broken up in 1906

43642

79 John Slater

176

G. Bartram

Jervis & Co. (per 141 S. Jarvis, Robt. McGowan, Geo. Wilson & Co.), later (1870) John Bell, all of Barrow, Lancaster

43879

80 John and Elizabeth (a snow)

299

J. Lester

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 to 1871/72, owned thru 1867/68 by J. Elliott of Sunderland. Initially, it would seem, for service from Sunderland to Cadiz, SW Spain, soon Sunderland to the Mediterranean & ex Gloucester. In 1867/68, J. Morgan, also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, on page 207, J. E. Morgan of Sunderland as her then owner. 104.5 ft. long, signal letters TQHM. LR of 1871/72 states that the vessel was 'wrecked'. On Nov. 4, 1871, per line 1632 here, the 300 ton snow was stranded at Rabbit Island while en route in ballast ex Genoa, Italy, for an unstated destination. There are many 'Rabbit Islands' around the world. The most likely location for the vessel's loss is one of two places in Turkey - where a small island near Gümüşlük, & a group of small islands near Tenedos (Bozcaada) are known as Rabbit Island(s). Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned  by John E. Morgan. Y

43764

81 Joseph Thompson

398

John Blumer

Tully & Sons of Sunderland, later (1870) John Tully of Fulwell, Durham, in 1880 of Sunderland. Missing since Aug. 09, 1883

44486

82 Joseph & Margaret

220

Gray & Young

Brown of Sunderland, later (1870 & 1880) John Foster of Whitby

44473

83 J. T. S. (a schooner)

139

J. H. Watson

Fisher & Co., later (1870) James Fisher, both of Barrow in Furness, later (1880) Richard Hosking, of Dalton, Cheshire, later (1890 thru 1910) John Fisher of Barrow

45295

84 Kent

445

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

G. Marshall of London, but same year H. J. Bath of Swansea

44998

85 Lady Alicia

182

L. Wheatley (N. Hylton)

J. Blackwood of Sunderland, (1863/64) J. Warrack of Leith, later (1870) Alexander Smart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dismantled, used as a powder hulk, Jan. 29, 1877

43765

86 Lilian

276

G. W. Hall

Corry Bros. of Cardiff

43766

87 Lily

315

John Blumer

Hick of Scarborough

? 45481

88 Lindisfarne

290

J. Errington

M. Aisbett, later (1870) H. R. Tully, both of South Shields

43646

89 Lizzie Annie, later Lizzie Anne

285

G. & J. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1870/71, owned for that entire period by W. Tullock of Sunderland. For most of those years the vessel served the Mediterranean from Swansea, Wales. Thru 1863/64, LR listed the vessel as Lizzie Annie, which became Lizzie Anne in and from 1864/65. The Mercantile Navy List, which listed the vessel as both Lizzie Anne & Lizzie Ann, records the vessel's owner in 1870 as being Wm. Tulloch of Monkwearmouth. 103.0 ft. long, signal letters TVFK. LR of 1870/71 states that the vessel was 'Wrecked'. On Jan. 23, 1871, per line 1184 here, the 285 ton snow was stranded at Corton Sand (a shoal located NE of Corleston, Norfolk, & S. of Great Yarmouth), while en route from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - 1 lost. Then owned, per such report, by William Tulloch. Y

44452

90 Lord Royston (an iron steamer)

585/456

W. Pile (Pile Jr.)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1861/62 & 1862/63 only - it had a very short life. It was owned, per LR, by R. Young of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, for service out of Sunderland. I understand that R. Young means Richard Young, a prominent Wisbech merchant & shipowner. The name of the vessel is a puzzle to the webmaster. Lord Royston, son of the Earl of Harwicke & a conservative, was elected a U.K. Member of Parliament in 1865. Richard Young was, it would seem, a liberal who may have run against him in the election. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had 'BURNT'. 90 HP. On Sep. 29, 1862, per line 2624 here, the 456/586 ton steamship burnt in the Bay of Biscay, while en route from Bordeaux, France, to London with a cargo of wine etc. Crew of 16 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by R. Young. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

27796

91 Lucerne

678/432

James Laing

E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland

44498

92 Macedon

496

W. Briggs

W. Brass of Bristol, later (1870) Wm. Brass of Reigate, Surrey, later (1880) John Cairns of Greenock

44115

93 Margaret

214

J. Errington

Fairley & Sons of Sunderland

44471

94 Margaret (a snow)

284

Gibbon & Nichol

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced in this newspaper cutting, but it would seem to have been a snow rather than a barque. Bought by H. Robson of N. Shields for service ex Sunderland. Later, in 1870 (on page 244), the vessel was owned by Mark Robson of Howden Dock, Northumberland, & later, in 1880, the vessel was registered at West Hartlepool & owned by Isaac Bedlington of West Hartlepool. 104.5 ft. long, signal letters TSMG.

44300

95 Margaret & Mary

243

Reay & Naisby

Sinclair, later (1870) John Dobbin, both of Sunderland

44491

96 Margaretta

240

W. Ratcliffe

T. Morris of Aberystwyth

44726

97 Martlet

302

J. Haswell

Ayre & Co. of Sunderland

44455

98 Mary

211

James Robinson

R. Dawson of Sunderland

43768

99 Mary Ann (a barque)

319

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. Potts Brothers of Sunderland. 110.0 ft. long

44485

100 Mary Ann Curry

330

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

Thompson & Co., later (1870) Robert Thompson, both of Sunderland

43763

101 Mayfield

186

B. Hodgson

Rae & Co, later (1870 & 1880) Alexr. Rae, both of Liverpool, later (1890- & 1900) John Murdoch of Kirkudbright, later (1910) William G. Waters of Rochester, Kent

44707

102 Medusa (a steamer)

602/463

James Laing

A listing in need of research. The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in green) in this newspaper cutting. Built for W. S. Lindsay, apparently a Member of Parliament, of London, for service from Sunderland to France. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 to 1869/70, always owned by W. S. Lindsay & registered at London. However the vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of both 1867 & 1870, registered at Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire, & owned by Richard Young of Wisbeach. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1870/71. I still have to check the later years of LR. The vessel was listed in MNL of 1875 & 1880, then owned by James Laing of Sunderland. It would seem that the vessel must have been rebuilt, been lengthened & had new engines installed, prior to 1875. I read that the vessel was lost, on Sep. 24, 1888, on Gadden Island (Aland Islands, close to the mainland of Finland), Gulf of Bothnia, while en route from Ulaburgh (likely Finland) to London with a cargo of deals. Then owned by James Laing. 180.0 ft. long, later 189.4 ft., later 222.2 ft., signal letters VBNH, 90 HP later 98 HP.

45020

103 Medusa

848

W. Briggs

Allan & Sons, later (1870) John H. Allan, both of London

44844

104 Meggie Atkinson

444

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

M. Atkinson of N. Shields

44285

105 Messenger

246

Rawson & Watson

T. & J. Gallon, later (1870) Thomas Gallon, both of S. Shields. Many later owners thru 1930 at least. Mercantile Navy List data here.

43641

106 Middleton (a snow)

254

J. Reed

Middleton of Sunderland. 98.0 ft. long

44456

107 Miriam

538/410

W. Pile

W. Boyle of London, have also read J. Richardson & Sons

?
45084

108 Moderation

355

T. Stonehouse

J. Dryden, later (1870) John Dryden, later (1880) John T. Davison, all of North Shields

44291

109 Montego

335/316

James Hardie

M'Inroy &, became Tonge & Co. in 1863/64, Roberts likely in 1864/65, certainly (1870) Richard Roberts of Aberystwyth

45386

110

Nancy Bryson later Nancy Brysson (a barque)

390

T. Stonehouse

R. Whyte of Sunderland. Later C. S. Caird & Co., of Greenock, River Clyde, Scotland, & R. (Robert) W. (William) Hickson, of London. The vessel was lost on Dec. 30, 1876. Follow link at left for greater detai of the  vessel's historyl.

45070

111

Nil Desperandum (a snow)

291

S. Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1870/71, owned for its lifetime by Dove & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Joseph Dove of Sunderland as her then owner. 106.2 ft. long, signal letters TVHG. On Dec. 4, 1870, per line 573 here, the 292 ton snow was wrecked off Aldboro' (Aldborough, N. Yorkshire), while en route from Sunderland to Civita Vecchi, Italy, (Civitavecchia, near Rome) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Joseph Dove. Y

44480

112 Ocean Spray

325

James Robinson

Shotton & Co., later (1870) Edward Shotton, both of North Shields

29730

113 Orion

66

C. Dunn

Dunn & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) William Upson of Eling, Hants, later (1880) Jonathan Jolliffe of Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

44483

114 Perseverance (a dandy, i.e. a yawl or a ketch)

38 or 39

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is not listed in Lloyd's Register. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 (on page 300) both record the 39 ton vessel as registered at Ramsgate, Kent, & owned by Henry S. Macey of Ramsgate. Signal letters TQWN. On Dec. 21, 1871, per line 2109 here, the 38 ton dandy was stranded at Newcome Sands (off Lowestoft, Suffolk),  while proceeding 'coastwise'. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Henry S. Macey. Y

43916

115 Philia

232

G. & J. Mills

Ridley & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Richard Joel of near Aberystwyth

44465

116

Plover (a barque)

342

J. Robinson

Potts Bros. later (1870) R. H. Potts and Brothers of Sunderland

44462

117 Princess Alice (a snow)

237

J. Smurthwaite

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in blue) in this newspaper cutting. Per Lloyd's Register of 1863/64, Baines & Co. of Liverpool, later (1870) Charles Wesley Turner of Christchurch, New Zealand

44712

118 Queen Bee, later Belle Justine

353

W. Naizby or Naisby (of Hylton)

Davison of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 states J. Merlen of Fécamp, Haute-Normandie, France, to be the owner of the vessel renamed Belle Justine

44503

119 Queen of the Age

757

W. Pile

Ellis (Henry), later (1870) H. Ellis & Sons, later (1880) John Baker jun., all of London

45081

120 Redby

276

T. Robson

Reay & Co., later (1870) T. J. Reay, both of Sunderland, later (1880) The Phoenix Shipping Co. Ltd. of Blyth

44518

121 Regard (a snow)

298

G. Bartram

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1862/63 only, in the supplement. It was owned by R. Cropton of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Nov. 15, 1862, per line 2513 here, the 298 ton snow stranded on the Long Sand (Thames Estuary, Essex), while en route from Sunderland to Barcelona, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Robert Cropton. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

44504

122 Retina

156

L. Wheatley (of N. Hylton)

I have read that the vessel was launched as Bertis. Was owned by Evans & Co. of Aberystwyth, later (1870) David Evans of Llanon, Cardiganshire, later (1880) Wm. Francis of Milford Haven

44733

123 Robert Stephenson (a snow)

232

W. Barclay

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1862/63, the vessel was owned by J. & J. Waite of North Shields for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Per the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870, the vessel was then owned by John and James Wait, Jun. of North Shields. 106.5 ft. long, signal letters TSMF.

44299

124 Rosalie

349

W. Briggs

J. Wood of Liverpool, but almost immediately sold to Echevarra of Havana, Cuba, & renamed Manuela. In 1880/81 the vessel was sold to George C. Macandrew of Liverpool & renamed Rosalie.

45380

125 Rosedale

459

J. & J. Brown

Shepherd & Co. of London, later (1870) Thomas Gourlay, later (1880) Robert Brown, both of Glasgow

44011

126 Ruth

199

J. & J. Brown

Lloyd's Register does not advise name of initial owner, became Dyer & Co. of Exmouth, however the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 states Noah Glendinning of London

44830

127 Saint Thomas Packet (a brig)

275/229

D. A. Douglas of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1871/72, owned initially by Longton & Co. of Liverpool, for service from Sunderland to St. Thomas (presumably Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), later Newcastle to the West Indies. In 1866/67, W. R. Smith, of Blyth, Northumberland, became the vessel's owner for service from Blyth to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as registered at Liverpool & owned by T. A. Smith of Blyth. 98.5 ft. long, signal letters TWGJ. LR of 1871/72 states 'foundered'. On Aug. 28, 1871, per line 1490 here, the 275 ton brig  was sunk 'in the Sleeve' (can anybody clarify the term? May be near Ringkobing on the W. coast of the Jutland peninsula of Denmark), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), to London with a cargo of wheat. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Thomas A. Smith. Y

44706

128 San Juan

247

Gibbon & Nichol

T. Riley of Sunderland

43770

129 Sarah (a snow or brig)

243
later
231

W. Ratcliffe

This listing has been advanced upon the receipt by the webmaster of a 'pdf' file about Sarah, created by Bill Swift. We invite you to read Bill's detailed research & thank him for making it available via this site.
The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1878/79. I say 'would seem to be' because LRs of 1875/76 & 1877/78 are not available to the webmaster. Thru 1874/75 at least, the vessel was owned, per LR. by Lawson & Co. of Blyth, maybe for initial service from Sunderland to the Baltic, more certainly for service from Blyth to the Mediterranean from 1862/63 thru 1873/74. In 1870/71, however, the vessel served the Baltic ex Blyth. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 343) & 1870 (page 344) both list the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by George Lawson of Blyth. The vessel became of 231 tons in 1876/77 in which year the vessel was owned, per LR, by Dent, Hodgson & Co. & registered at North Shields. It would seem, however, that the vessel was, in fact, still owned by George Lawson & that Dent, Hodgson & Co. were rather the vessel's managers. 100.5 ft. long, signal letters TSMN. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Per this page, at an unknown date in Nov. 1878 (but believed to be Nov. 10 or 11, 1878), the vessel, stated to be still owned by Lawson & Co., foundered in the North Sea, on, it is believed, Middle Cross Sands (off Caister & Great Yarmouth, Norfolk). Sarah, under the command of Captain J. (James) Good, was en route from Villa Nova (S. bank of Douro River, across from Porto, Portugal) to Copenhagen, Denmark, via Yarmouth which she departed on Nov. 9, 1878 - with a cargo of cork, or ore & cork. Bill Swift's 'pdf' file includes 4 contemporary newspaper cuttings, which refer to a storm/gales in that part of the North Sea on Nov. 10, 1978, storms which the vessel would have encountered after leaving Yarmouth Roads. Her cargo & some wreckage came ashore at Lowestoft & Yarmouth. The 'pdf' also includes detail about the 8 - the vessel's entire crew - who were sadly lost. Is there anything you can add? Y

44305

130 Sarah Ann

276

G. Bartram

Irvin & Co. later (1870) Wm. Irvin, both of North Shields, later (1880) John Paul of Lynn, Norfolk

44287

131 Sarah Burnyeat (a barque, later a brig) 1 (ex p#50 of a 'pdf' file available here - W.A. Historical Ships Register)

317/272

James Hardie

B. Barwise of Whitehaven, later (1880) Wm. B. McGavin of London, later (1890 thru 1915) Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd. of Port Adelaide, S. Australia. The data at left indicates that the vessel was registered at Fremantle, W. Australia, from 1881. Do read about the vessel's later history & loss, as a coal hulk, in 1894.

44221

132 Scotia's Queen (a barque)

357

J. H. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1870/71, owned by G. Watson of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to the Black Sea, later ex the Clyde. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 247, image soon) & 1870 both list the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by George Watson of Sunderland. 117.7 ft. long, signal letters TVGQ. On Jul. 19, 1870, per line 281 here, the 357 ton barque stranded at Stag Rocks while en route from Odessa, Ukraine, to Falmouth with a cargo of wheat. LR of 1870/71 states 'foundered'. There would seem to be two 'Stag Rocks' - one on the N/W (County Donegal) coast of Ireland, the other at Bamburgh, Northumberland. The first is the more likely of the two locations but the vessel would seem to have been significantly off her course to Falmouth. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Geo. Watson. Y

44472

133 Sea Bird Note

333

W. Briggs

Parker & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) T. Parker of Bishopwearmouth, later H. Holmes of Sunderland, later (1880) Richard J. Swyny of Liverpool

44540

134 Shaftesbury

680/524

T. R. Oswald

Initially a Hull owner? J. Dobson of Sunderland

45002

135 Shepherd

445

J. Davison

'Duthwate' of North Shields, later (1870) John Douthwaite of Shields

43640

136 Sir Harry Parkes

684/542

W. Pile

C. Shaw of London

45793

137 Springbok

280

W. Pickersgill

R. Thompson of North Shields, later (1870 & 1880) John Isles of Dundee

44289

138

Star of the North

370

Taylor & Scoular

C. Alcock of London

44451

139 Sunrise

132

W. Barclay

J. Hunter of Sunderland, later (1870) David Dunn of Newcastle

44454

140 The Lord Warden

1237

William Pile

R. (Richard) Green, later (1880) Henry Green, both of Blackwall, London

45005

141 Thomas & Rebecca

306

J. Hutchinson

T. Watkins of London, later (1870) Isaac Whitfield of Sunderland

45016

  Tirzah (a snow)

239

Edward Potts of Seaham

Davison & Co. of Blyth for service from Blyth to the West Indies. 103.0 ft. long.

44293

142 Trafalgar

293

W. Briggs

Collingwood later (1870) Mrs A. J. Collingwood, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Geo. Golightly of East Bolden. Sold to foreign owners

44464

143 Triad

161

D. A. Douglas

Branfo't & Co., later (1870) W. Branfoot both of Sunderland, later (1880) Matthew H. S. Butcher of Gt. Yarmouth

44506

144

Union

89

Liddle & Sutcliffe (of N. Hylton)

'Winter &' of Portsmouth, later (1870 & 1880) James Weeks of Havant, Hants, later (1890) William Stephen Drewett of Emsworth Hants, later (1900 thru 1915) James Divers of Southampton, later (1920) Mark Hauser of Cardiff, later (1930) T. R. Brown & Sons Ltd. of Bristol

44882

145

Viceroy

1090/937 later 823/671

Oswald

Initial owner not known to webmaster, later (Lloyd's Register of 1866/67) Gee & Co., later (Lloyd's Register of 1869/70) Bailey & Co., both of Hull

45027

146 Viking (a barque)

339

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1861, is referenced (in green) in this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1872/73, owned throughout by Potts & Co. of Sunderland. May have been for initial service from Sunderland to New York, but from 1862/63 thru 1866/67 for service from Bristol to the West Indies. From 1866/67 it served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland & from 1869/70 served the Mediterranean ex Cardiff, Wales. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by Joseph Potts. 117.0 ft. long, signal letters TVHB. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Apl. 2, 1872, per line 2991 here, the 339 ton barque stranded at Harbyn Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, while en route from Cardiff to Plymouth, Devon, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - 1 lost. Vessel then owned by Joseph Potts. A model of the vessel is, I understand, in the Sunderland Museum model collection. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

44476

147 Ville de Brest

638/501

James Laing

Jouvillier of St. Nazaire

 

148 Ville du Havre

507/382

James Laing

Jouvillier of St. Nazaire

 

149 Warden Law (a barque)

347

J. Haswell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1861/62 thru 1870/71, owned by R. Gayner of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to New York, U.S.A., later Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by R. Gaynor. 116.0 ft. long, signal letters TVFW. On Jun. 8, 1870, per line 231 here, the 347 ton barque foundered at 46N/33W (in mid North Atlantic ocean) while en route from Sunderland to New York with a cargo of coal. LR of 1870/71 states 'abandoned'. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert H. Gayner. Y

44460

 

Warwick (limited data)

 

G. S. Moore

 

 

150 Water Lily, maybe later Waterlily (a schooner, later a ketch)

70

G. S. Moore

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1881/82, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1867/68 by Horn of Goole (I had previously indicated Horne) for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1867/68 records Shackleton of Goole as her new owner (thru 1873/74 at least) for use as a Goole coaster. However, the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists (on page 406) William Arnold of Knottingley, Yorkshire, as her then owner. LR of 1876/77 certainly lists W. Arnold as the owner of the Goole registered vessel. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1880 & 1890 also list William Arnold of Knottingley  as the owner of the vessel (in both cases as Waterlily, a ketch). LR from 1879/80 lists the vessel as Waterlily. 70.0 ft. long, signal letters TRKQ. Y

44037

151 Wearmouth

270

G. Short

Reay & Co. of Sunderland

44463

152 Westoe

363

J. H. Watson

Usher of S. Shields

? 43648

153 Winchester

1157

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

G. Marshall, later (1870) George Marshall, both of London

45041

154 Youngsters

279

J. Lister

Lister & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Robert Burbank Porrett, both of Sunderland

44457

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1862? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 160 vessels of 56921 tons.

1863 (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.)

Lloyd's Register of 1863/64 is readily WWW available. However a reprint of that year's edition was sold via e-Bay on Aug. 1, 2015. I have not seen such a volume offered for sale before.

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abbotsford

527

Wm. Pickersgill

Adamson, later (1870) Adamson & Ronaldson, both of London, later (1880) Wm. Newton of Glasgow

47292

2

Able Seaman

698

T. R. Oswald

Temperley & Co. of London

45790

3

Accidental Star 1 Note 2

248

(J.) Barkes (per Lloyd's) but links at left state Wood)

The webmaster has not researched this vessel - soon, hopefully. J. Barkes of Sunderland, later (1870) John Dent of Blyth, maybe became Dent & Co. Bill Swift has kindly made available to all his extensive research study about the vessel, available here.

47666

4

Agincourt 1, 2

447

William Doxford

A. Strong of Shields, later (1870) of Tynemouth, later (1880) John Matthews of London

45596

5

Albert the Good

306

W. Barkley (or Barklay)

R. Porrett, later (1870) R. B. Porrett, both of Sunderland, later (1880) James Deane, later (1890) Melbourne Coal Shipping & Engineering Co. Ltd., later (1900 & 1910) Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd., all of Melbourne, Australia

47676

6

Albert William

505

James Laing

Wilson & Co., later (1870) Royal Bank of Liverpool, both of Liverpool, later (1880) George Smith of London, later (1890) James Gifford Nicholson of Liverpool, later (1940) Victorian Lighterage Proprietary Lim. of Melbourne. Maybe sold to German interests in 1890

47480

7

Alexander

298

G. Short

Swan Bros. of Kirkaldy

29567

8

Alexandra

898

William Doxford

Blyth (or Blythe) & Co., later (1870) Thos. M. Weguelin, both of London

47317

9

Alumbagh (a ship)

1137

James Laing

Dunbar & Co. of London

47375

10

Amethyst

275

John Thompson

Legender of Sunderland

47665

11

Analyst

340

Robert Thompson & Sons

Burnett & Co. of London, later (1870) Richard Mosey of Scarborough. Later sold to foreign owners

47342

12

Annabella

296

W. Chilton

W. White of Sunderland

44530

13

Aoa

474

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

'Ward'n' & Co., later (1870) George J. de Winton, both of London

47426

14

Appellina

303

W. Chilton

T. Scott of Sunderland

43740

15

Arab Steed (a ship, later a barque)

635

William Pile

Thos. B. Walker & Co. of London

47311

16

Armeria

347

J. Haswell

Ayre & Co., later (1870 & 1880) William Milburn, both of Sunderland

44515

17

Atossa (a barque)

483

Robert Thompson & Sons

Launched in Jul. 1863. Nicholson & Co., later (1870) William Nicholson, later (1880) William Bedford, all of Sunderland, later (1890) Joseph Robinson of Littlehampton. 138.4 ft. long, signal letters VPMB.

47671

18

Balmacarra (a barque)

465/376
later
376

J. Gill

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1872/73. The vessel was owned, thru 1871/72, by Williamson of Leith, Scotland, for initial service from Sunderland to China. From 1864 the vessel served ex London to, where destinations are noted, India (1866/67) & Hobart Town, i.e. Hobart, Tasmania, (1867/68 thru 1869/70). The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 38) & 1870 record Williamson & Stark, of Leith, as the vessel's then owner. In 1871/72, Addison & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner for service ex London. 133.0 ft. long, signal letters VBJF. LR of 1870/71 states 'wrecked'. On Jun. 23, 1872, per line 2488 here, the 376 ton barque was stranded at Langeroa (where is it, I wonder), while en route from Bahia, Brazil, to Bremen, Germany, with a cargo of tobacco.  Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by Addison & Whitehead. Can you tell us more? Y

44958

19

Beaufort (a barque)

325

John Robinson

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Which was, however, launched on Sep. 15, 1863 for Henry Ellis of London, as per these launch announcements (1 & 2) - intended for the Cape trade. The vessel is first listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1863/64, owned by H. Ellis of London for service from Sunderland to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. In 1864/65, per LR, J. Wilson became the vessel's owner. Owned later (1870 & 1880) by John Wilson of Sunderland. 112.7 ft. long, signal letters VTDF. Can you tell us more?

48513

20

Bedfordshire

398

J. Smurthwaite

Green & Co., later (1870) John B. Wanklyn, later (1880) Charles F. Ellis, all of London

44535

21

Belle (a barque)

267

G. Peverall

The webmaster has read that the vessel was launched (in Feb. 1863) as Ocean Belle. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1872/73. It was, per LR, owned throughout that entire period by Bowman & Co. of Sunderland. For service always ex Sunderland - initially, thru 1864/65, to China, in 1865/66 & 1866/67 to the Baltic, in the period of 1867/68 thru 1871/72 to the Mediterranean & in 1872/73 to Germany. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 042, image soon) & 1870 both rather state that James K. Reed of Sunderland was her then owner. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. 110.0 ft. long, signal letters TVLC. On Jan. 23, 1873, per item 9 here, the 268 ton barque was thrown on its beam ends during a gale in the Bay of Biscay. At 48.10N/2.10W. The vessel's cargo (436 tons of wheat) shifted, the ship's pumps became choked & the vessel had to be abandoned. While en route from Santander, Spain, to Dublin, Ireland. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by H. O. Bowman of Sunderland. Can you tell us more? Who rescued the crew, perhaps. Y

44522

22

Belle of the South

267

T. Stonehouse

'S & H Osbrn', later (1870) Samuel Osbourne of Lyme, Dorset

48598

23

Bentuther

306

W. Briggs

Sproat Bros. of Liverpool, later (1870) James Conning & (1880) Jas. Sproat, both of Kirkudbright. Wrecked Jan. 2, 1884

45908

24

Berar (a ship)

902

Pile, Hay & Co.

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. The vessel was launched in Sep. 1863 for G. D. Tyser of London, as per this launch announcement. So G. D. Tyser was her initial owner, later (1870) George Tyser, later (1880) William Haviside Tyser, later (1890) Joseph B. Foley, all of London. 188.5 ft. long, signal letters VTFG.

48529

25

Beth Shan Note

663

W. Pile

W. Brass, later (1870) Wm. Brass, both of London

47402

26

Boatswain (a snow, later a brig & a brigantine)

239
later
228
later
216

J. Denniston

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1870/71 & later from 1874/75. 98.0 ft. long, signal letters VFBS. Per LR of 1863/64, the vessel was then owned by 'Cr'wfrd' of Blyth, for service from Sunderland to Spain, later ex Blyth. LR of 1866/67 thru 1870/71 lists Freeman & Co. of Blyth as her owner for service from Blyth to the Mediterranean. LR of 1870/71 states 'Wrecked'. On Feb. 5, 1870, per line 47 here, the 239 ton brig was stranded at Corentyne River, while en route from the Clyde to Berbice, Guyana, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by John Crawford. As is confirmed by the Mercantile Navy List of 1870. Clearly the vessel was not wrecked. It became (rebuilt?) 99.6 ft. long. Later, in 1880, owned by Hy. E. Braine of Middlesex, but registered at Guernsey, later (1890) Charles Barkaway, later (1900) Edward James Barkaway, both of Lowestoft, later (1910) Tilbury Contracting & Dredging Co. Ltd. of London, later (1915 & 1920) The Bournemouth & Poole Electricity Supply Co. Ltd., of Bournemouth. Y

45613

27

Botanist

1160

James Laing

T. & J. Harrison, later (1870) Thomas & James Harrison, later (1880) Thom. Harrison, all of Liverpool

45852

28

Canada

598

W. Pile

Douglas (or Douglass) of London

45778

29

Caranjah

891

J. Smurthwaite

Riley & Co., later (1870) J. Morison, both of London, later (1880) Evan Hughes of Newcastle

48701

30

Caravan

330

J. Robinson

Smith & Co. of Sunderland

44533

 

Caspian (a snow)

294

Edward Potts of Seaham Harbour

The vessel was launched in Jan. 1863 for L. D. Chatt of Sunderland, as per this launch announcement. Per Lloyd's Register of 1863/64, the vessel was initially owned by Chatt & Co. of Sunderland, later in 1867 & in 1870 (on page 62) by Leonard Chatt of Bishopwearmouth. 104.0 ft. long, signal letters TVLD.

44523

31

Chaudiere Note

470

William Doxford

H. Douglas, became (1864/65) J. W. Douglas, later (1870) Henry Bonus, later (1880) Savill & Temple, all of London

48683

32

Christine

386

G. & J. Mills

Hankey & Co., later (1870) Messrs Hankey. later (1880) William Musgrave Harvey, all of London

47423

33

Cleughs (a barque) 1

453

J. Davison

R. Cleugh of Shields, later (1870) Robert Cleugh of North Shields. Lost Nov. 7, 1874

45623

34

Colombo

382

John Blumer

Davison & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) John Glover of London, later (1880) John B. Carpenter of Singapore

47664

35

Colorado

499

W. Pile

J. (John) Hay of London

47434

36

Comus

377

J. M. Reed

'Thompsn', later (1870) John A. Hair, both of Newcastle

47771

37

Conchita

433

Rawson & Watson

P. Anduiza of Manilla

47656

38

Concordia

508/389

T. R. Oswald

'Gerardo & C'. of Bilbao, Spain

47661

39

Conrad

350

J. Haswell

'D. Davisn' later (1870) D. Davidson, both of Sunderland

44548

40

Constance (a composite barque) 1

317

Moore

Ellison & Co. later (1866/67) Barwick & Co., both of London

47297

41

Coronella

322

Sykes & Co.

Hopper, later (1870 & 1880) John Hopper, both of Sunderland

47662

42

Cresswell (a barque) 1

464

W. Briggs

Eltringham of Sunderland, later (1870) Stephen Eltringham of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) James C. Ellis of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. 140.0 ft. long, signal letters VPLN.

47650

43

Crixea

347

J. Haswell

'P. Patm're' of London, later (1870) P. Patmore of Creeksea, Essex

48591

44

Crusader

334

James Robinson

Gibson & Sons of Shields

45593

45

Day Star

321

Wm. Pickersgill

Anderson & Co, later (1870) Thomas Anderson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Archibald P. B. Grant of Monkstown, County Cork, Ireland

47670

46

Diamond

399

William Doxford

Wh'tley & Co., later (1870) Henry Wheatley, both of North Shields, later (1880) John Stirling of Glasgow

45617

47

Dolbadern Castle (an iron ship)

989

T. R. Oswald

Dolbadarn Castle is a fortified castle, built in the 1220s or 1230s, located in N. Wales. The vessel was launched on Nov. 28, 1862 as per this launch announcement. Per Lloyd's Register of 1863/64, Temperley & Co. was the initial owner but the name was struck out. It likely was, as per the launch announcement above, initially owned by the Oriental Shipping Association & intended for service to the East Indies. Later (in 1867 (page 97, image soon) & 1870) the vessel was registered at Liverpool & owned by Robert Davies of Bodlondab, Carnarvonshire, & later (1880 & 1890) by Chas. Pierce of Bangor, Carnarvonshire, later (1900) by The Companhia Lourenço Marques, Ltd. of London. However, Lloyd's Register of 1883/84 at least, records Hughes & Co. of Liverpool as the ship's then owner. Signal letters VTKL. The register for the vessel was closed in 1905. Y

48593

48

Dora (a barque)

379

W. Adamson

Nicholson & Co., later (1870) G. Holding, both of London

45798

49

Eastern Queen

505/440

J. Smurthwaite

Swainston & Co. of Sunderland

44538

50

Egeria

355

Ratcliff

T. Alcock of Sunderland

44531

51

Egyptian

241

Peter Austin

J. & P. Dove, later (1870) Joseph Dove, later (1880) George Wardell, all of Sunderland

47663

52

Elisa

431

A. Simey

'F. del Rib'ro' of Manilla

47668

53

Elizabeth

263

W. Briggs

Joshua Bros. of London, later (1870) Moss Joshua of Melbourne, later (1880 & 1890) John Bickers of Port Adelaide, later (1900) Albert Edwin Hamilton of Adelaide, later (1910 & 1920) Harold G. Darling of Adelaide, all Australia

47438

54

Elizabeth Henderson (a snow)

297

B. Hodgson

Henderson & Co., later (1870) John Henderson, both of Amble, Northumberland

45606

55

England (a barque)

361

W. H. Pearson, (but 2 states W. R. Pearson jun.)

This vessel was launched on Sep. 28, 1863 for James Ayre of Sunderland as per these launch announcements (1 & 2) - intended for the East India trade. This announcement (3) suggests the launch was a few days earlier. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1863/64 thru 1869/70, owned initially, thru 1866/67, by Ayre & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the West Indies, soon (from 1864/65 thru 1866/67) from London to the Mediterranean. In 1866/67, Brightman & Co., of London, became, per LR, the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to the West Indies. Strangely, perhaps, the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 rather lists the vessel as then registered at Bristol & owned by Zachariah T. Wellburn, of Scarboro', Yorkshire. LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. 117.7 ft. long, signal letters VPMT. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened to her? Y

47669

56

England (a ship, maybe briefly a barque)

853
later
860

J. (John) Robinson

This ship, which was completed in Jan. 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1874/75 at least (LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster). Always listed as a ship except for 1871/72 when it is listed as a barque. It was initially owned by W. de Mattos of London, with W. Robson her captain, for service from Sunderland to India. LRs of 1865/66 & 1866/67 both record G. Harrington as then becoming her new owner, for service from London to New Zealand ('NZ') in 1866/67 & ex London thru 1868/69. Such Harrington ownership is confirmed by the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 which lists G. H. Harrington, of London, as her then owner. With J. Fox her captain until part way thru 1871/72 then 'Harrington' thru 1873/74. For service from London to NZ (in 1869/70 & 1871/72 & to Australia in 1870/71. LR of 1872/73 reports service from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to China & in 1873/74 from Sydney to Japan. Now MNL of 1875 still lists Harrington (now of Portsmouth) as the vessel's (of 860 tons) owner. However, in 1874/75, per LR, W. Mactaggart, possibly of London or Australia, became the vessel's owner. 'Crewlist.org' (insert 45769) notes that the vessel, registered at Singapore, was wrecked on Sep. 21, 1875 & the U.K. register was closed in 1876. 168.5 ft. long, signal letters VFQG. The vessel's name is 'difficult' for a search at the newspaper archives of Australia & NZ. I have tried but gave up for the present.
So far as I can see, John Robinson built only one vessel named England. Some text which puzzles the webmaster. 'Blue Peter', writing in the Sunderland Echo of Mar. 19, 1964 states as follows:- The largest ship to be built by John Robinson ... appears to have been the England, 853 tons, which was owned by Smurthwaite, later sold to Penang and wrecked at Formosa in 1875'. So far I am unable to fit Blue Peter's data into the documentary data as recorded above. Can you help resolve this puzzle?. Y

45769

57

Eshcol Note

157

D. A. Douglas

Tyzack & Co. of Sunderland

47648

58

Esk

497

T. R. Oswald

Currie & Co., later (1870) Henry Case, both of Liverpool

47441

59

Essex 1

1255

G. Marshall

G. Marshall, later (1870 & 1880) George Marshall, both of London

47400

60

Ethel

371

Rawson & Watson

W. Ord, jun. of Sunderland, later (1880) George Blaney of Swansea

44542

61

Europe (a barque) 1

336
later
345

G. Bartram at Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1883/84 at least. LR of 1884/85 is not available to the webmaster - the vessel is not recorded in LR of 1885/86.  The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by R. Wynn of Sunderland, Richard Wynn per the launch announcement at left, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, at least as far as intended voyage data was referenced in LR (to 1873/74). The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 129, image soon), 1870 & 1880 all record Richard Wynn, of Sunderland as her then owner. Certainly from 1876/77, the vessel is listed as being of 345 tons. 115.0 ft. long, signal letters TVMH. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1883? Y

44541

62

Eva (limited data)

349

A. Simey

Possibly sold to Singapore owners

? 40814

63

Evelyn Wood

384

G. & J. Mills

Ritson & Co. later (1870) John George Ritson & Bros, later (1880) Francis Ritson, all of Sunderland, Sold to foreign owners - in 1883?

44526

64

Fair Leader

475

D. A. Douglas

R. Hill, later (1870) Richard Hill, both of Plymouth. Lloyd's Registers of 1879/80 thru 1881/82 state the vessel was then owned in Japan with no owner name indicated. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessels Plymouth registry was closed on Apl. 16, 1879, the vessel having been sold to a Japanese subject of Hiogo, Japan.

44537

65

Fanny (a barque)

398

G. Gardner

'H. Holm's' of Sunderland, later (1870) Henry Holmes of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) William Adamson of Sunderland. It seems likely that this in the Fanny which was on fire at Coquimbo, Chile, in May 1876, under circumstances referred to here.

47667

66

Fitzroy (a composite barque) 1

572

G. Peverall

'Ad'man', i.e. Adamson & Ronaldson, later (1870 & 1880) John Wilson, both of London, later (1890) Rees Davies of Aberayron, Cardiganshire

48535

67

Flying Scud

349

Robert Thompson & Sons

W. Thompson, later (1870) Wm. Thompson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Thomas Thompson of Leeds

47675

68

Forest Oak (a ketch, later a schooner)

75

Wm. Pickersgill

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1881/82, and, so far as I can see, not thereafter. It was launched, I read, on May 14, 1863. The vessel, always LR listed as a ketch, was owned thru that entire period, per LR, by Hudson & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster (thru 1876/77). The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 144, image soon) & 1870, both list John Hudson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. MNL of 1880 lists Robt. C. Hudson of Southwick, Sunderland, as the owner of the 75 ton vessel, there stated to be a schooner. While LR does not list the vessel beyond 1881/82 it clearly continued in service for many more years. MNL of 1890 & 1892 again list Robt. C. Hudson as her owner. Crewlist.org (insert 'Forest Oak') notes that the register for the vessel was closed in 1895. 70.0 ft. long, signal letters TVMK. I am advised that on Jan. 23, 1895, the vessel was wrecked, on the Swin Sands (I believe part of the Gunfleet Sands, located off the Essex coast near Clacton), during a heavy NW gale, while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of empty bottles. The crew was 4 in number all told, with John Poole in command. The vessel lost both of its masts, rolled heavily in the high seas & took on lots of water. Volunteer, a Walton-on-Naze lifeboat, rescued the crew at about 4 p.m., & landed them safely, at Walton, at 11 p.m. that day. Can you add anything additional? Y

44543

69

Fuchsia

159

G. Bartram

G. Bartram, later (1870) Michael Cook, both of Sunderland. Lost on Oct. 24, 1878

47652

70

Fulix

293

B. Hodgson

Walker & Co., later (1870) James Walker, both of Sunderland

47655

71

Gazelle

230

Gray & Young

Farrow & Co. later (1870) William Farrow, later (1880) Jas. Watson Just, all of Sunderland

47641

72

General Lee (an iron steamer)

642/488

James Laing

Palgrave & Co. of Dublin

50065

73

George Elliot, (an iron steamer) 1, 2

691/549

James Laing

'Jonssohn & Co.' of Sunderland, soon 'Jonsshon & Co.' though a link at left states 'Jonassohn and Elliott'. I previously had recorded G. Elliot et al. 200.0 ft. long, 110 HP, signal letters VNPJ. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 155, image soon) lists George Elliot of Houghton Hall, Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. The vessel seems to be last recorded in Lloyd's Register of 1868/69, then stated to be owned by Jonsshon & Co., of Sunderland. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel, in or about 1869.

47437

74

Gladiolus 1

338

James Robinson

J. Robinson, later (1870) James Robinson, both of North Shields. It would seem that the barque, which was awaiting a cargo for Liverpool, was wrecked at Yallach's Bay, Jamaica, on Oct.30, 1879

45601

75

Golden Fleece (a barque) 1

381

W. Pile

Ellis & Co., later, per the Mercantile Navy List of 1870, Henry Ellis & Son, later (1880) Henry Gibbon, all of London. 130.0 ft. long, with iron beams, signal letters VNGS.

47353

76

Golden Sunset (an iron barque)

628

William Doxford

So far as I can see, the vessel is recorded once only in Lloyd's Registers, in the supplement to the 1864/65 edition. Owned by Wilson & Co. of Liverpool with service from Liverpool to India indicated. I have previously referenced here the name of H. T. Wilson & Chambers of Liverpool. 172.2 ft. long. It would seem that the vessel served Australia & New Zealand. On Aug. 30, 1866, the vessel arrived at Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, from California with a cargo of cereals - wheat, oats & flour in bags. On Nov. 10, 1866 the vessel left Newcastle, NSW, with a cargo of 890 tons of coal, bound for San Francisco. The vessel was under the command of Captain Tydmarsh (but probably E. H. Tidmarsh) with a crew of 13 (or maybe 15) men all told & 20 passengers, ten of whom were children. On Dec. 12, 1866, per line 16 here, the barque struck on a reef off Enderbury's Island. One person lost his life. A contemporary newspaper article (1 ex 2) states that the vessel struck on a reef at Enderby's Island at about 2 a.m. on Dec. 11, 1866. Enderbury Island is correct, an island in the Phoenix Group of Islands located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean about 1,850 miles S. of Hawaii. A seaman drowned when a ship's gig capsized as it was being launched. All others aboard the vessel safely made it to shore, & were rescued 11 days later by Kamehameha V & taken to Honolulu, Hawaii. In due course, on Mar. 15, 1867, they all safely arrived at San Francisco aboard Camden, a barque. Apparently Enderbury Island was not recorded on the ship's charts - the British Commissioner at Honolulu accordingly held that the ship's captain & officers were blameless for the loss. Can you add anything? Y

47625

77

Guiding Star (a snow, but per a link below also said to be a barque) 1, 2

235/182

J. Hardie

J. Dickson of Liverpool. So far as I can see the vessel is listed in Lloyds Register only in 1863/64 & with the notation 'Wrecked'. It would appear, however, that the vessel was initially owned by John Dixon, her captain, of Liverpool. 100.0 ft. long.

47469

78

Hector (an iron steamer)

1615/1295

James Laing

E. T. Gourlay & Co. of Sunderland

44550

79

Helen White

284

T. Robson

G. White, later (1870) George White, both of South Shields, later (1880) Alfred Le Messurier of Port Adelaide, South Australia

43651

80

Herald

493

W. Pile

J. (John R.) Kelso of North Shields

45612

81

Hesse Darmstadt

333

Taylor & Scoular

Avery later (1870) R. B. Avery, both of North Shields

45595

82

Himalaya

1008

Pile, Hay & Co.

G. Tyser, later (1870) G. D. Tyser, both of London

48594

83

Hindoostan

475

J. Gill

Milburn &, later (1870) Wm. Milburn, both of Newcastle, later (1880) John Gibson, later (1890) George Lough, both of Blyth

45169

84

Hudsons (a schooner) 1, 2

93

Wm. Pickersgill

Hudson & Co. of Sunderland

47672

85

Hygeia

275

J. M. Reed

'Crsp' & Cay, later (1870) Matthew Cay, jun., both of South Shields

47158

 

Ioan Cunllo see Joan Cunllo below

298

W. Barkley

Jones & Co. of Aberystwyth

44740

86

Iser (a barque)

278
later
279

J. Errington

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1873/74, owned throughout by Johnson & Co. of Arbroath, Scotland. For service initially ex Sunderland, but later ex London, Liverpool & Dundee. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by Dick Johnston of Arbroath. 103.5 ft. long, signal letters TPVR. Despite the vessel being LR listed thru 1873/74, the vessel was lost in late 1871. On Nov. 16, 1871, per line 1656 here, the 279 ton barque was abandoned in the North Atlantic, at 50N/19W, about 800 miles W. of Ireland, while en route from Maceio (Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil) to Liverpool with a cargo of cotton etc. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by Dick Johnson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

43663

87

Island Queen (a barque)

439
later
432

William Doxford

The webmaster believes that this launch announcement records the launch of the vessel in May 1863, intended for the China trade. I understand that it was launched on May 2, 1863. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1872/73, owned thru 1872/73 by Wheatley & Co. of Shields, for service from Sunderland to China (thru 1866/67) & from Sunderland to Aden, thereafter. In 1872/73, per LR, the vessel became of 432 tons owned by J. Hedley of North Shields, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 191, image soon) & 1870, both however record the vessel as owned by Hy. Wheatley of North Shields. 129.0 ft. long. On Jan. 25, 1873, per item 13 here, (in green), the 432 ton barque was thrown on its beam ends during a gale in the Bay of Biscay & became leaky. At 45.07N/5.26W. The vessel's pumps were unable to cope with the influx of water & the vessel was abandoned in a sinking condition. While en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Hull with a cargo of 609 tons of cotton seed. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by J. Hedley of Blyth. Can you tell us more? Who rescued the crew, perhaps. Y

45608

88

James Cuckow

130

L. T. Wang

J. & W. 'Cckw', presumably Cuckow, of Ipswich

45807

89

James Lamb

336

J. Hardie

J. Doward & Co. of Liverpool

45446

90

James Longton (a barque)

367/318

J. Hardie

Longton Jn. & Co. of Liverpool. 128.8 ft. long

45876

James Ovington (limited data)

 

J. Hardie

Not known to webmaster

 

91

James William

260

Reay & Naisby

'Thompsn' of Sunderland

44524

92

Jemima (a barque)

323

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1873/74, owned throughout by Potts Bros. of Sunderland for consistent service ex Sunderland, & specifically, where a destination is referenced, from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 (on page 201) list R. H. Potts and Brothers, of Low Street, Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners. On Apl. 18, 1874, when 10 miles off Hartlepool, having discharged her cargo of Egyptian cottonseed at Rochester, Kent, she was, per this newspaper article, run into by Alert a steamer from the port of Hamburg, Germany. Jemima was badly damaged in the stem (bow) & was taking on 'an enormous quantity of water'. Alert, fully aware of the situation, chose to steam away rather than offer assistance & save the crew. Fortunately Selina, a Shields steam tug, which had witnessed the collision, took Jemima in tow. She would likely have sunk before she reached safety but for two other (unnamed) tugs which also helped tow her to Hartlepool. There she grounded just outside the port  It seemed likely that Jemima would break up in situ but that clearly did not happen. Now the webmaster is not an expert on nautical matters, but if Jemima was damaged in her stem, it sounds more likely that she hit Alert rather than the other way around. Am I wrong in thinking that? The vessel was, later in 1874, acquired by John Dent Jun. of Blyth & while en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to the U.K., was wrecked on the coast of Syria in Nov. 1874. 114.0 ft. long, signal letters TVMP. Is there anything you can add? Y

44546

93

Jessie Jamieson (an iron barque) 1

504

T. R. Oswald

Hargrove & Co., later (1870) Hargrove Fergusson & Co., both of Liverpool, later (1880) Gavin B. Millar of Glasgow. Sold to German owners, maybe in 1887

47508

94

Jessie Scott

295

Todd & Brown

Johnston & Co. of Arbroath, later (1870) D. C. Scott of London. Vessel later abandoned at sea

43665

95

Jessie Stowe

503

T. R. Oswald

Hargrove & Co., later (1870) Hargrove Fergusson & Co., both of Liverpool, later (1880) Gavin B. Millar of Glasgow, later (1890) Joseph Sully Stowe of Liverpool

47613

96

Joan Cunllo (a barque)

298
later
299
later
318

W. Barkley

The barque, which was launched in Apl. 1863, was initially owned by Jones & Co. of or certainly registered at Aberystwyth, Wales, until 1873/74 but see below re that date. With E. (presumably Evan) Jones the vessel's captain for such duration. For service thru 1867/68 from Sunderland to Australia, & then from London to Rangoon (thru 1870/71 at least). Some details about the vessel's voyages 'down-under'. The barque would seem to have arrived on Jun. 14, 1863 at Adelaide, South Australia, ex Yarmouth. It must have made its way to Port Augusta, Spencer Gulf, N. of Adelaide, because it left nearby Point Lowly for Adelaide in ballast on Dec. 8, 1863. On Jan. 13, 1864 the vessel departed Adelaide for Port Chalmers, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, with 50 cattle & 500 sheep. The vessel encountered a gale on the next day, i.e. Jan. 14, 1864, & put into Guichen Bay, SSE of Adelaide, having lost 25 cattle & 200 of the sheep. On or about Feb. 15, 1864, the vessel left Otago, Dunedin, for Newcastle, New South Wales, loaded coal there & delivered it to Adelaide on Apl. 15, 1864. The vessel was chartered to sail to Clarence Gulf, Northern Territory, with cattle but I cannot see the voyage actually occurred. The vessel left Adelaide for Sydney on or about Jul. 11, 1864 & arrived at Sydney on Jul. 21, 1864. That is all I could readily find with no references after Apl. 1864. LR recorded the vessel as Ioan Cunllo thru 1867/68 but in that year indicated that the name was correctly Joan Cunllo. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 (page 203, image soon) lists John Morris Jones, of Rhyd Lewis, Cardigan, as the vessel's then owner. While the equivalent list of 1870 lists Evan Jones of Cardigan as her then owner. No owner name is listed in LRs of 1871/72 & 1872/73. The vessel was the subject of extended lawsuits in 1873 as you can read at many places including this page. Apparently on Sep. 17, 1872 the barque, then owned by Thomas Lewis of Walcott, Bath, was delivered to Barr & Shearer ('B&S'), shipbuilders & repairers of Ardrossan, Scotland, in order to effect repairs necessary to re-register the vessel at Lloyd's. The repair work took from Oct. 3, 1872 thru Dec. 18, 1872 to be completed & during a portion of that time the vessel was not on the B&S patent slip but rather was moored in the adjacent harbour, where repairs that could be done with the vessel afloat were effected. Lewis had financed his purchase of the vessel with a mortgage from William Edward Cooper ('Cooper'). The repair bill came to between £800 & £900 & B&S declined to release the vessel until their bill had been paid. It would seem that on Mar. 11, 1873 the Lord Ordinary ruled in favour of B&S. However, in a lawsuit that commenced on Jun. 6, 1873, Cooper argued that the ship had left the custody & possession of B&S when she had been moved off the B&S premises & that the vessel should be delivered to him as mortgagee regardless of the unpaid bill. The Lord President & the Court concluded that in law the repairer's legal custody had indeed ended at such time & determined in favour of Cooper. A ruling that, to the webmaster at least, seems most unfair to the ship repairers. The legal text is long & of interest to few, I suspect. In 1873/74, LR advises that the Aberystwyth registered vessel had been sold by T. Lewis to T. Eccles & registered at Blyth, (from 1876/77 registered at Glasgow), for service ex the Clyde. The MNLs of 1875 & 1876 both list the vessel as registered at Glasgow & owned by Thos. Eccles of Blyth, Northumberland. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel, then of 318 tons, had been 'LOST'. 108.0 ft. long, signal letters TWJN. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1879. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

44740

97

Kate Holmes later Edvire

288

Reay & Naisby

Holmes & Co. of Newport. Lloyd's Register of 1868/69 advises that the vessel, now named Edvire, was owned by J. Fenchon (maybe Fonchon) of Le Havre France

47027

98

Lady Beatrix 1, 2, 3

624/489

James Laing

The Earl of Durham thru 1890, of Sunderland, later (1900) The Lambton Collieries Ltd. of Newcastle

47643

99

Light of the Age

512/472

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

Turner & Co., later (1870) W. Turner, later (1880) John Edwards, all of Bristol

44117

100

Lord Clyde

345

R. Pace

Rankin & Co. of Sunderland

47659

101

Lorton Vale

299

W. Naizby

M. Patten, later (1870) Matthew Patten, both of Workington

28816

102

Luzon (a barque)

399

W. Adamson

Adamson, later (1870) Wm. Adamson, both of Sunderland

47651

103

Magna Charta

338

James Robinson

'H. Egglston' of Sunderland, later (1870) Hy. Egglestone of Monkwearmouth

47658

104

Maria Luck

362

Gray & Young

J. Luck of London, later (1870) James Joseph Luck of Gravesend

48588

105

Marion (a barque)

460

J. Davison

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1870/71, owned initially by Tully & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to China. In 1866/67, W. Milburn of Newcastle became her owner for service as a London coaster & then re service from Shields to China. In 1869/70 Watts & Co., also of Newcastle, became her owner for service from London to China, soon London to India. A puzzle, perhaps, read on. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records (on page 250) the vessel as then owned by William Milburn of Newcastle & registered there. 130.0 ft. long, signal letters VCFK. LR of 1870/71 states 'wrecked'. On Sep. 25, 1870, per line 415 here, the 460 ton barque was stranded at Galle, (SW Sri Lanka) while en route from Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), to Calcutta, (now Kolkata), India, with a cargo of cocoa nut oil. Crew of 13 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. Milburn. Y

45156

106

Martha Jackson (an iron barque)

502

James Laing

Hargrove & Co., later, per the Mercantile Navy List of 1870, John Hargrove, both of Liverpool. 156.0 ft. long, signal letters VGHC. The vessel was registered at Liverpool, at least thru 1880. The vessel is recorded in the Mercantile Navy List of 1880, then stated to be owned by Gavin B. Millar, of Glasgow. It would seem that the vessel was later sold to owners from Belgium. The register was closed in 1897.

45902

107

Mary Jane (a schooner)

63

Crinson Brothers

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1872/73, owned initially by J. Crinson of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. From 1864/65 thru 1868/69, J. Paterson, also of Sunderland, became her owner for the same service. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 259) lists John Paterson of Sunderland as her then owner. In 1868/69, D. Main of Sunderland owned & captained the vessel for service from Sunderland to France. It would appear, however, that the period of D. Main ownership was short - in 1869/70 & later editions of LR, no owner name is recorded. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records (on page 260) the vessel as then owned by James Hunter Varey of Sunderland. 62.9 ft. long, signal letters VPMC. LR of 1872/73 states 'foundered'. On Oct. 9, 1872, per line 2621 here, the 63 ton schooner was abandoned at Dogger Bank, (a large shallow area in the North Sea), while en route from Hamburg, Germany to Berwick (River Tweed, Northumberland), with a cargo of wheat. Crew of 3 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by James H. Varey. Y

47657

108

Mary Lawson

151

W. Briggs

'Thmpsn' of Sunderland, later (1870) J. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth

44527

109

Medora (a snow)

298
later
315

Gibbon & Nichol of Hylton

The vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1862/63 thru 1878/79, owned thru 1870/71 by Davison & Co. of Sunderland. Which surely means Davidson, see below. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, in 1864/65 & 1865/66 for service from Cork, Ireland, to the West Indies, in 1866/67 for service from Liverpool to South America, from Clyde to the West Indies in 1867/68 & 1868/69 & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1870/71. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by D. Davidson of West Sunniside, Sunderland, & registered at Sunderland. In 1870/71, per LR, the vessel became owned by Hern & Robinson, also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1870/71 & 1871/72 & from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1872/73 & 1873/74. R. Hern was the vessel's captain, per LR, from part way thru 1874/75 to 1878/79. The vessel became listed at 315 tons in 1874/75. MNLs of 1875 & 1876 advise that Henry Robinson, of Sunderland, was then the vessel's owner. 105.0 ft. long, signal letters TVKM. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Jun. 25, 1878, per item 862 here, the 319 ton barque foundered while en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Falmouth with a cargo of 450 tons of cotton seed in bulk. The vessel was struck by a heavy sea during a gale & sprang a leak. At 37.12N/9.40W in the North Atlantic. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by H. Robinson of Sunderland. Is there anything you can add? Y

44514

110

Mercator

317

J. Robinson

Hargrove & Co., later (1870) John Hargrove, both of Liverpool

47448

111

Middleton (a snow or brig) 1

288

W. H. Pearson

There seems to be confusion as to the year in which this vessel was first registered. Lloyd's Register states 1863, at least thru 1879/80, the latest edition that I have checked. But two links below state 1864. I had previously referenced R. Coull of Newcastle as the initial owner, however the launch announcement at left states Cowell & Dixon of Newcastle. Became Dixon & Co., later (in 1870) Robert Could of North Middleton, Northumberland, later (1880) John Cole of Blyth, later (1890) John M. Winspear of West Hartlepool. 108.7 ft. long, signal letters VQBN. The register for the vessel was closed in 1893.

47770

112

Morning Star

298

B. Hodgson

Brown & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Rd. Humble of Bishopwearmouth

47678

113

Mount Carmel (a barque)

320
later
319

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1871/72, owned thru 1870/71 by Langridge & Co. of Sunderland. For initial service from Sunderland to the Black Sea, then ex the Clyde & from 1868/69 for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1870/71, W. Eggleston of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to the Black Sea. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by Wm. Eggleston of Monkwearmouth, & registered at Sunderland. 110.5 ft. long, signal letters TVLB. On Jan. 24, 1872, per line 2256 here, the 319 ton barque foundered on the Outer Dowsing (a shoal located about 50 miles off the mouth of the Humber), while en route from Sunderland to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Eggleston. Y

44521

114

Never Despair

245

J. Lister

R. Milburn of Sunderland, later (1870) R. Milburn sen. of Monkwearmouth. Signal letters TVMF. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists the vessel, now Guernsey registered, & owned by Frederic Manuelle of London. I read that the register for the vessel was closed in 1887, the vessel having been involved in a collision on Dec. 4, 1886.

44539

115

Noor Jehan (a barque)

284

J. Errington

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1872/73, owned for its lifetime, per LR, by Fairley Bros. of Sunderland. T. Fairley was the vessel's captain until part way thru 1868/69. Always for service ex Sunderland to such destinations as the Mediterranean, South America & for a few later years, to Venice, Italy. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 282) & 1870 record Thomas Fairley, of Sunderland, as the then owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. 103.0 ft. long, signal letters VPLG. LR of 1872/73 notes 'wrecked'. On May 3, 1872, per line 2427 here, the 284 ton barque was involved in a collision off Portland (near Weymouth, Dorset) & sank, while en route from Sunderland to Fiume (today Croatia, then Habsburg Austrian) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Fairley. Can anybody tell us with which vessel she collided & the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

47645

116

Northern Queen (a barque) 1

383

J. H. Watson

J. Gibson, later (1870) Joseph Gibson both of North Shields, later (1880) James Habgood, jun. of Bristol

45624

117

Ocean King

699/554

W. Pile

(Thos.?) Bell & Co., later (1870) W. T. Bell, both of Sunderland

47649

118

Oceola

289

A. Simey

Hick of Scarborough

45484

119

Olive Branch

367

John Blumer

F. Reay, later (1870 & 1880) Thomas Reay, both of South Shields

47156

120

Oribe

392

W. Ratcliffe

G. Walker, later (1870) George Walker, later (1880) Jno. J. Holdsworth, all of London

48557

121

Pak Wan

795

George Peverall

J. Patton of London

47369

122

Pelotas

158

G. Gardner

Kelso & Co., later (1870) Peter Sinclair, both of Liverpool, later (1880) Chas. Ratsey of Cowes, Isle of Wight. Lloyd's Register of 1880/81 advises that vessel was in a collision

47630

123

Piccadilly

163

Taylor & Scoular

'Macd'nld' of London, later (1870) Delabere P. Blaine of Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope. Wrecked Nov. 26 1877

44547

124

Princess Alexandra

292

Todd & Brown

Whitfield & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Allison Whitfield, both of Sunderland, later (1890) John Paul of Lynn

44545

125

Princess Beatrice

341

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

W. Watson of Sunderland, later (1870) W. H. Watson of Bishopwearmouth, later (1880) Robert D. MacArthur of London

44532

126

Princess of Wales (a barque)

380

Rutter & Cummings

Jobling of South Shields. 122.1 ft. long. In Apl. 1866, the vessel, en route from the Danube to the U.K. with a cargo of maize, was stranded in the Sea of Marmora, 'but has been assisted off, without damage, for £310'. Later (1870) James Jobbing, also of South Shields, later (1880) Ralph Curry of Sunderland.

47162

127

Progress

254

J. M. Reed

Dobbing of Sunderland

? 44520

128

Prosperous

193

Sykes & Co.

W. Shotton of Sunderland, later (1870) William Sholten of Bishopwearmouth, later (1880) George A. Larley of Hurstmonceaux, Sussex

44519

129

Pyrus

318

T. Stonehouse

Rowntree, later (1870) J. Rowntree, both of North Shields

45605

130

Queen of Ceylon

422

W. Naizby

G. Maule, later (1870) G. Rowland Briggs, both of London, later (1880) William Buchanan of Greenock

47431

131

Queen of Peace

345

Taylor & Scoular

Barras & Co. of London

48583

132

Regalia

322

Rawson & Watson

Stoker & Co., later (1870) Robt. Stoker, both of South Shields, later (1880) John Twizell, jun. of Blyth

43649

133

Rose of Denmark

176

S. Metcalf

'Evans Sn &' of Bristol, soon Williams & Co., later (1870) William Williams, both of Newport

44119

134

Royal Dane (a snow or brig) 1

215

L. Wheatley

Leslie & Co., James Leslie & Co. per the announcement at left, of Aberdeen, intended for the Archangel, Russia, trade. 98.0 ft. long.

45212

135

Royal Mint

335

J. Errington

Dando & Co. of London

48647

136

Royal Sailor

288

B. & J. Gardner

Dawson, later (1870 & 1880) G. R. Dawson, both of Blyth. Wrecked. In 1884?

45609

137

Ruby

334

W. Richardson

Weatherley of Sunderland, later (1870) John Sharp of Gateshead

47653

138

Ruth

247

Taylor & Scoular

Cothay of Sunderland, later (1870) William Kitchin of Whitehaven

44536

139

Sailor's Bride

356

Peter Austin

Capt. T. Walker of Sunderland. Lloyds's register of 1864/65 states 'Wrecked'

? 44549

140

Saint Thomas (an iron steamer)

1246/998

T. R. Oswald

Imrie & Co. of Liverpool

47460

141

Santon

511

W. Pile

Wilson & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Aaron Brown, both of Liverpool, later (1890) Evan Phillips of Swansea, later (1900) George Mills of Dover, later (1910 to 1930) William Slater of London

45895

142

Sarah

232

W. Pile

Joshua Bros. of London, later (1870) Moss Joshua of Melbourne, Australia, later (1880) Robt. Alexr. Wright of Williamstown nr. Melbourne. But the brig was wrecked May 23, 1876

47406

143

Sattara

939

T. R. Oswald

M. I. Wilson of Liverpool, soon Cassiday & Co., later (1870 & 1880) James F. Jones of Liverpool

47591

144

Saxon

349

George Barker

J. Rodham, later (1870) John Rodham, both of Scarborough

45488

145

Sea Ripple (a schooner, later a barquentine) 1 (ex p#20 of a 'pdf' file available here - W.A. Historical Ships Register)

187

G. Gardner

Macdonald & Co. of Swan River, later (1870 & 1880) Walter Bateman of Fremantle, both Western Australia. Became a hulk. Do read the data  available at left.

36550

146

Sea Skimmer (a barque)

342

Robert Thompson & Sons

W. Thompson, later (1870 & 1880) William Thompson jun., both of Sunderland

44512

147

Sea Sprite, later Louis & Jeanne

340

W. Chilton

Jones & Co. of Liverpool, later (Lloyd's Register of 1869/70), renamed Louis & Jeanne, Ferrière & Co. of Le Havre, France

47553

148

Seaton

401

J. Robinson

R. Bowness of Workington

47148

149

Silver Cloud (a barque)

575

Liddell & Sutcliffe at North Hylton

The vessel, which was launched in Jun. 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1874/75 at least. It was owned initially, thru 1867/68, by Thompson of London, for service from Sunderland to Singapore. During such period of  'Thompson' ownership, Thompson served as the vessel's captain. In 1867/68, per LR, the vessel was acquired by T. Carr of London, who owned the vessel until it was lost in 1874. T. Carr served throughout as the vessel's captain. For service from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) thru 1869/70, from Liverpool to South America in 1870/71, from Bordeaux, France, to South America in 1872/73 & ex Sunderland in 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 353, image soon) & 1870 both list Thos. Carr of London as the vessel's then owner. 135.0 ft. long, signal letters VPLF. It would appear that the vessel carried 807 tons of coal on her final outward voyage, which may or may not have been to Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. The vessel in due course left Portland with 845 tons of wheat in bags en route to the English Channel for orders. On May 26, 1874, the vessel was lost when about 400 or 500 miles W. of the Straits of Magellan in the South Pacific, off the coast of Chile. 16 crew & a lady passenger - no lives were lost. The vessel encountered bad weather & presumably was damaged & took on water. But the pumps choked with loose grain & the ship ended up lost. A Court of Inquiry was held into the vessel's loss, the Court being of the unanimous opinion that the vessel had been overloaded 'for a vessel of her strength'. Thomas Carr, of Northfleet, Kent, was her owner at the time of her loss. All as per this page ex here. And also here. Those aboard Silver Cloud were rescued by Minstrel King, a barque built at Sunderland in 1873. Her Majesty's Government later presented to George Jameson, the captain of Minstrel King, an engraved 'binocular glass' to recognise his actions in the matter. It would be good, in due course, to be able to read the decision of the Court of Inquiry. Is there anything you can add? Y

47644

150

Sir Harry Parkes

806

W. Briggs

J. Shepherd, James Shepherd, both of London

47325

151

Sparkler (a ship)

601

John T. Alcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1873/74, owned for its lifetime, per LR, by Young & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland. Initially for service ex Sunderland, but soon to the east - from both the Clyde & Cardiff to Singapore, from the Clyde to Kurrachee (now Karachi, Pakistan) & from Liverpool to India. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists (on page 360) Robert Young of Glasgow as her then owner. 153.0 ft. long, signal letters TWPQ. On May 15, 1871, per line 1363 here, the 601 ton ship was stranded at Sittang River (now Sittaung River, in S central Myanmar), while en route from Singapore to Amherst (where is it, I wonder), in ballast. Crew of 19 - 6 lost. Then owned by Robert Young. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss? Y

44817

152

Sparkling Dew

336

J. Lister

Beynon & Co., later (1870) William Graham junr., both of Newport

47026

153

Stafford

288

J. Barkes

W. Watson of Sunderland, later (1870 & 1880) Giacomo Montano, of Valletta, Malta

44534

154

Stanley, later Javor (1881/82 LR page 899)

384

G. & J. Mills

Wilson Bros., later (1870) Henry & Charles Wilson, later (1880) Charles Wilson, all of Sunderland

44544

155

Star of Ceylon

399

Wm. Pickersgill

Maule & Co. of London

47315

156

Star of the Mersey (a snow or brig)

255

J. & J. Gibbon, at Hylton

Time has not permitted me to properly research this vessel. It was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1865/66, owned by Williams & Co. of Liverpool, for service ex Sunderland, but in 1866/67 for service from London to Australia. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 363, image soon) & 1870 both record W. Williams of Liverpool as the vessel's then owner. 98.5 ft. long, signal letters VPGK. On Jun. 16, 1877, the 225 ton brig is said to have foundered at the NW end of the Motu Ngara Island in Cook Strait, the Strait that separates the N. & S. islands of New Zealand ('NZ'), while en route from Lyttleton (near Christchurch, S. Island, NZ) to Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia), in ballast. A Court of Inquiry was held into the vessel's 'loss'. It would seem to have concluded that the vessel foundered due to the error of judgment of her Master 'in baffling winds & an ebb tide at so short a distance from the island of Motu Ngara.' As per this wreck listing page. However, while those comments were the words of the Nautical Assessor, the Court exhonerated the vessel's Captain from all blame for the disaster. The vessel was then owned by H. (Harold) Selwyn Smith of Christchurch but registered at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. There were furious winds at the time. The vessel was abandoned & the crew were rescued by Murray, a Nelson steamer, & landed at Nelson (S. Island, NZ). What happened per James Studholme Hodgson, her captain. The vessel was later found, in excellent, indeed seaworthy condition, by Luna, a steamer, & towed into Wellington. It would seem to have continued in service - the vessel was still listed in the 1880 edition of the Mercantile Navy List, stated to be then still owned by Harold Selwyn Smith & registered at Melbourne. There are many references to the vessel at PapersPast. Likely more at Trove, Australia. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, or otherwise add anything? Y

47587

157

Sunnyside

286

W. Briggs

J. Wood of Liverpool, later (1870) Wm. O. Taylor of Dundee

45439

158

Susan Pardew (a barque) 1

378
later
379

J. Hardie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1872/73, owned for its lifetime, per LR, by Ellis & Co., maybe Pardew, Ellis & Co., of Plymouth, Devon. Initially for service from Sunderland to Algoa Bay (E. coast of S. Africa, about 425 miles E. of Cape of Good Hope), later to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) or Algoa Bay ex London or Plymouth. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 369) & 1870 record, however, John Willis, of London, as the then owners of the Sunderland registered vessel. 127.0 ft. long, signal letters VPMG. LR of 1872/73 notes 'wrecked'. On Apl. 26, 1872, per line 2405 here, the 379 ton barque was stranded at 'Gret Brakke River', while en route from Algoa Bay to Montreal, Canada, with a cargo of wool. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by Arthur Pardew. Can anybody clarify i) the relationship between Ellis & Co., John Willis & Arthur Pardew (many references on this page to his being of Plymouth) & ii) tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

47660

159

Syracuse

354

James Robinson

Mears & Co., later (1870) William Mears, both of Sunderland

47642

160

Thomas S. Stowe

498
later
686

T. R. Oswald

Hargrove & Co. later (1870) John Hargrove, later (1880) Alfred Horsfall, all of Liverpool, later (1890) Gavin B. Millar of Glasgow

45867

161

Trevanion

379

J. H. Watson

Barrass & Co. of London

47371

162

Trevelyan (an iron ship) 1

1042

W. Pile

J. Tyser became G. D. Tyser, later per the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 385, image soon) & 1870 George Dorman Tyser, all of London. Per the equivalent list of 1880, the vessel was registered at Southampton & owned by Savill & Temple, of London. 203.6 ft. long, signal letters VNHS.

47368

163

Tycoon

322

J. Robinson

Marwood, later (1870 & 1880) Thomas Marwood, both of Whitby

45732

164

Ullswater (a snow)

292/246

Gibbon & Nichol of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1873/74, owned initially by Longton & Co. of Liverpool for service from Sunderland to the West Indies. In 1864/65, T. Longrigg, also of Liverpool became LR recorded as her owner, for similar service which however, in 1866/67, became from Liverpool to South America. Even though the vessel is LR listed thru 1873/74, it would seem that vessel was not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1870. 99.5 ft. long. Can anybody tell us what happened to her & when? Y

47596

165

Unison (a snow or brig)

269
later
270

Reay & Naisby

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1869/70, owned for that entire period, per LR, by Farrow & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The vessel is listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 which advises that the vessel was then owned by William Farrow jun. of High Street, Bishopwearmouth. 104.1 ft. long, signal letters VPLJ. It is a puzzle, perhaps, that the vessel continued to be LR listed for so long, especially since Farrow & Co. acquired another vessel of the identical name in 1867, presumably to replace this lost vessel. Per 'irishwrecks.com' (thanks!), Unison was wrecked at Mantle Rock, Inveran, County Galway, Ireland, on the night of Jan. 6, 1867, while en route from Nicolaieff (now Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Black Sea, located NE of Odessa), to Limerick, Ireland, via Falmouth, with a cargo of wheat. The vessel is described as having struck 'off Spiddal'. The vessel was a total wreck - there was apparently no chance to save any of the cargo. It would seem certain that there was no loss of life in the disaster - a list of 1867 wrecks is available but it only lists wrecks where there was loss of life & Unison is not included. Anything you can add? Y

47647

166

Unity

126

L. Wheatley

Farrow & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) James Weeks of Havant, Hants, later (1880) Jos. P. Dunstan of St. Colomb, Cornwall

47255

167

Waterhen (a snow)

293
later
294
later
277

J. Lister of South Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1862/63 thru 1878/79, owned initially, thru 1873/74, by Dodds & Co. of Shields. For service ex Sunderland in 1862/63 thru 1864.65, ex the Clyde in 1865/66 & 1866/67, & thereafter ex Shields - to South America in 1867/68 thru 1869/70 & to the Mediterranean thereafter. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1867 (page 406, image soon) & 1870 list P. Dodds of North Shields as the vessel's then owner. In 1873/74, per LR, W. Fenwick & Co. of North Shields became the owner of the North Shields registered vessel as is confirmed by MNLs of 1875 & 1876 where Wm. Fenwick is the stated owner. 'Fenwick' owned the vessel thru 1876/77 in which year J. Wilson became the owner of the vessel, now registered at Troon. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 104.5 ft. long, later (1876/77) 106.0 ft, signal letters VDWR. Per this page, on May 16, 1878, the vessel was abandoned while en route from Maceio (Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil) to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of sugar in bags. At 39.35N/33.33W in the North Atlantic. Had a crew of 8 - no lives were lost. The vessel was struck by a heavy sea which stove in the midship deck, hatches etc. The vessel was abandoned in a sinking condition. Then owned by J. Wilson of Kilmarnock. Can you tell us more? How those aboard were rescued, perhaps. Y

45598

168

Westborough

325

G. Short

Fowler & Co., later (1870) Henry Fowler, both of Scarborough, later (1880/81) B. Fowler & Co. maybe sold to Russia

45487

169

Widgeon

239

Gray & Young

J. Popplewell of North Shields, later (1870) James Turnbull of Blyth, later (1880) Hugh Andrews of Newcastle, later (1890) John Elliott of Howdon-on-Tyne, later (1900 & 1910) George Hall of South Shields

45600

170

Wild Rose (a snow or brig) 1

252

B. & J. Gardner

J. Barry, later (1870) John H. Barry, both of Amble, later (1880) John H. Barry of Whitby

45626

171

Winlow (a barque)

457

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

Hudson & Co., later (1870 thru 1880/81) Geo. Winlow Hudson, both of Sunderland, from 1881/82 Fox Bros. of Sunderland then (from 1883/84) of Plymouth. Lloyd's Register of 1887/88 advises that the vessel, then owned by H. Scown of Plymouth, was broken up

47679

172

Wo Kee or Wo.kee

526

James Laing

Duncan & Co. of London

 

173

Woolton (a snow or brig, later a brigantine, later a schooner)

242/194
later
258
later
251

James Hardie of Southwick

A vessel which had a very long inning indeed! Woolton? A suburb of Liverpool. Woolton was launched on May 7, 1863 as per these (1, 2) launch announcements, for James Longton & Co. (maybe J. Longton Jun. & Co.), of Liverpool. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1862/63 thru 1882/83, then a gap of a few years, & again from 1886/87 thru 1899/1900. And likely it was listed even later than that. Under 'Longton' ownership, thru 1867/68 per LR, the vessel served from Sunderland to South America. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 lists James Longton, jun. of Liverpool, as the vessel's then owner. In 1867/68, per LR, Edwards & Co. became the owner of the vessel, still registered at Liverpool, for service ex Bristol in 1867/68 & for service from Cardiff to the West Indies from 1868/69 thru 1874/75. It would seem that Edwards & Co. (in 1876/77 & 1879/80, W. Y. Edwards), was from Cardiff, Wales, as is confirmed by MNLs of both 1870 & 1875. At about this time, P. (Patrick) Foy of Belfast, Ireland, became both the captain & the owner of the vessel, still registered at Liverpool. LR is a bit confused about exactly when Foy acquired such ownership. Certainly, per MNL, he owned the vessel in 1879, 1880 & 1882. LR of 1878/79 advises that the vessel had, by then, become a brigantine. LR of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been 'Stranded'. In late 1882, Woolton was en route from Newcastle to Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland, (now Dún Laoghaire), with a cargo of coal. It was one of 5 vessels that were driven ashore, on the afternoon of Oct. 1, 1882, at Moville, Lough Foyle, County Donegal, Ireland (near the northernmost tip of Ireland) by a gale from the SSW said to have been the severest gale to hit the N. of Ireland in many years. The vessel was initially 101.5 ft. long, revised when it became a brigantine to 101.4 ft., signal letters VNPS. Note, however, that Roy Fenton (see below) tells us that the actual registration documents rather state an initial 99.0 ft. long. The vessel clearly was not lost at Moville. Rather it was rebuilt (as a schooner) after its stranding. In 1886/87, now a schooner of 258/246 tons & 122.9 ft. long, the vessel was, per LR, owned by J. Fisher & Sons (in 1899/1900 J. E. Fisher) of Barrow (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria), who owned the vessel thru 1899/1900 which is the last edition of LR that the webmaster has available. The 'Fisher' ownership is confirmed by MNLs of 1890 (John Fisher of Fisher's Buildings, Barrow, the managing owner) & 1900 (Joseph Edward Fisher, of Swansea, the then managing owner of the 209 ton (net) schooner). Now Crewlist.org tells us (insert 47443 here) that the register for the vessel was closed in 1907. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel. Can you help in that regard or otherwise add anything?
Roy Fenton advises (thanks, Roy!) that he has extensively  researched the history of Woolton & has established exact dates & additional detail for many of the events in the vessel's life, including ownership & rigging changes. He specifically advises as follows (do read his research study available here):- i) that when the vessel stranded in 1882, the crew were all rescued by coastguards, ii) that the vessel was, in 1885, rebuilt & lengthened by Paul Rodgers of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, iii) that in Oct. 1899, John Fisher sold 61 of his 64 shares in the vessel to John Stephens (56) & Thomas H. Jones (5), both of Swansea, further that Thomas H. Jones, in 1901, became the vessel's managing owner, & iv) that on Mar. 8, 1907, the vessel was wrecked on the Haak Sands, (off Texel island, West Frisian islands, the Netherlands), while en route from Fowey, Cornwall, to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of china clay. The webmaster will gladly forward to Roy Fenton any comments you may have about the vessel. Y

47443

174

Wye

348

J. Blumer

R. Gayner of Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Dunlop of Glasgow

44529

175

Yeavering Bell

493

J. Gill

Fenwick, later (1870) John Anthony Peart, both of North Shields

45627

176

Zealous

292

B. & J. Gardner

J. Westoll of Sunderland, later (1870) J. Westoll of Monkwearmouth. Burned in 1875

44516

177

Zitella (a barque)

365

A. Simey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1866/67. Owned by Glynn & Sons of Liverpool for service ex Sunderland to South America, but in 1866/67, ex Hull it would seem. 122.9 ft. long. On Jan. 11, 1867, per line 22 here, the 365 ton barque was abandoned in the North Atlantic while en route from Shields to Callao, Peru, with a cargo of coal. At 46.52N/9.30W, in the outer Bay of Biscay. Crew of 13, 1 lost. I read that the sinking vessel was found by Mathilde Fredericke, a German schooner, & they landed Zitella's crew at Lisbon, Portugal. Indeed, L. W. Toben, captain of Mathilde Fredericke, was awarded a sextant & costs for his services in saving life. As per 1 ex 2. Can you tell us more? Y

47491

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1863? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 171 vessels of 70040 tons.

1864 (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

Aboyne

445

D. A. Douglas

Moodie & Co. of London, later (1870) Wm. Moodie of Middlesex

48681

2

Adalia (an iron steamer)

1270/1023

William Doxford

Gourley & Co. of Sunderland

51165

3

Advance (an iron steamer)

758/608

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1873/74, initially owned by Oswald & Co., which ownership in 1864/65 became Holmes & Co. of Sunderland. In 1868/69, per LR, Westoll & Co., i.e. James Westoll, of Sunderland became her owner for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, then as a Sunderland coaster. 270.4 ft. long. On Feb. 4, 1870, the vessel was in violent collision with Ashford, off Whitby. Ashford suffered the more serious damage of the two. Advance took some of Ashford's crew aboard, stood by Ashford for a while, then continued towards Shields. The damaged Ashford continued towards Sunderland, but sank early on Feb. 5, 1870, off Ryhope. All as you can read in these two contemporary newspaper cuttings. Which state that Advance was then owned by Adamson & partners, or, 'Westall', Adamson & others. Can you add anything? LR of 1873/74 stated 'Missing'. Despite the LR data recorded above, Advance went missing, but not in 1873/74, rather in 1870. On Dec. 16, 1870, per line 1133 here, the 608/758 ton (net/gross) steamer went missing while en route from Gothenburg, Sweden, to London, with a cargo of oats. Crew of 20 - all lost. Then owned by James Westoll. A puzzle perhaps is that the Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as being of 516 tons & owned by Thomas Parker of Sunderland. A partner of James Westoll, perhaps? Y

51170

4

Agamemnon

300

Reay & Naizby

'Broomh'd' of Scarborough

45496

5

Albanian

299

John Thompson

Nicholson of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 states 'Wrecked'.

47700

6

Alexandria, (later renamed Catalina)

481

W. Briggs

'Wood & S' of Liverpool. In Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 the vessel, renamed Catalina, was owned by Afabfesser of Havana, Cuba

 

7

Alfred 1 Note

349

Rawson & Watson

H. Smith & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Hodgson Smith, both of Scarborough. Lloyd's Register of 1882/83 notes that the vessel, owned by W. H. Ross & Co. of Scarborough, had been wrecked.

45491

8

Alice

178

Liddle & Sutcliffe

Willet & Co. of Aberdeen

47731

9

Alumina

699

William Doxford

Stewart & Co., later (1870) Stuart and Douglas, later (1880) Wm. Griffith, all of Liverpool, later (1890) Charles H. Rees of Carnarvon

50297

10

Ann

300

J. Lister

J. Lister of Sunderland, later (1870) J. Lister of South Hylton

47729

11

Annie Maud, later Annie Maude

136

J. Lister

Davies & Co., later (1870) J. Davies, later (1880) Morgan Owens, all of Aberystwyth. Stranded Nov. 22, 1888

49652

12

Antrim, later Emilie, later Asia (an iron ship, later a barque) 1

993

William Doxford

Moore & Co., later (1870) Arthur Moore & Co., both of Liverpool, later (1880) Patrick G. Carvill of London, later (1890) Richard Martin of Dublin. Have not researched this vessel. However a 2013 eBay vendor stated as follows:- that the vessel was built for R. Martin of Dublin, Ireland. Later owners were Moore & Co. and P. G. Carvill, both of Liverpool. Was converted to a barque in about 1886. In about 1891 the vessel was sold to U. C. Koch of Brake, Germany, & renamed Emilie. Was sold again in 1897 to R. Ahrens & almost straightaway sold again to Ferd. Melson of Kristiania, Norway, & renamed Asia. In about 1900 the vessel was sold to J. Jansson of Mariehamn, Finland. In 1915/16 the vessel went missing after leaving Pensacola, Florida, on Dec. 9, 1915.

50277

13

Argo (a barque)

341

R. Pace

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1872/73, initially owned by 'Kirkw'd & Co.' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 clarifies that that means Wm. Kirkwood, of Sunderland. From 1868/69 thru 1871/72, per LR, C. Stewart, of London, became her owner for service ex Sunderland soon from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Charles Hay Stewart, of London as the then owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. In 1871/72, Barkley & Co. of Belfast became the vessel's owner for service from Belfast to the West Indies - with M. Barcley her captain. 115.8 ft. long, signal letters VPQC. LR of 1872/73 notes 'wrecked'. On Mar. 8, 1872, per line 2315 here, the 341 ton barque stranded at Quilarte (where is it? most likely in Puerto Rico), while en route from Glasgow to St. John (i.e. San Juan), Puerto Rico, with a general cargo. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by William M. Barclay. Y

47687

14

Beatriz

731/588

James Laing

J. Laing of Sunderland, later J. Seria y Calsina, of Ferrol, Spain

47714

15

Beaufront (a barque)

464

Wm. Pickersgill

The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1863/64 & 1864/65 only. Owned by J. & H. Scott of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to China. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. 145.3 ft. long. Can you tell us more? Y

49612

16

Beautiful Star, later Cordovan

455

J. Barkes

J. Barkes, later (1870) John Barkes, both of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 reports F. Merle of Bordeaux, France to be the owner of the vessel renamed Cordovan

47713

17

Bedford

620

J. Davison

W. Atkinson of Shields

45628

18

Bernicia

247

T. Stonehouse

Anderson & Co. of North Shields, later (1870) John Straker of Tynemouth, later (1880) Robert Fell of Sandhill, Newcastle

47695

19

Bertha Marion

544

G. S. Moore

H. Coghill of Liverpool, later (1870) Harry Coghill of Newcastle

48766

20

Biddick 1, 2

640/504

James Laing

H. Morton (Henry T. Morton) of Sunderland thru 1890, later (1900 & 1910) The Lambton Collieries Ltd. of Newcastle. 211.0 ft. long, signal letters VPSP. On Oct. 10, 1884 (I think) a number of vessels, including Biddick, bound for London with a cargo of coal, & also Ashford, were sheltering in Bridlington Bay, Yorkshire. During the night, Ashford dragged her anchor & came into collision with Biddick, causing extensive damage to both vessels. Biddick's stem was split open - both had to be run on shore. A part of Biddick's cargo was thrown overboard & the vessel was soon floated off & presumably repaired. As you can read in this contemporary newspaper cutting. The article states that Thomas J. Ray was the then owner of Biddick.

47719

21

Blair Athol

409

Taylor & Scoular

Avery, later (1870) Jane B. Avery, both of North Shields

45638

22

Bona Fide (a snow)

275
later
282/275
(G/N)

Rawson & Watson

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. The vessel, which was completed in Jun. 1864, is likely Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1885/86. Was initially owned by Gallon Bros., of South Shields - per the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1870, Thomas Gallon. MNL of 1880 lists Alexander Ferguson of Arbroath, Scotland, as her then owner. LR of 1885/86 lists J. W. Waugh as the owner of the Arbroath registered vessel - per MNL of 1885 (select sail) Joseph W. Waugh of Newcastle. LR of 1885/86 also notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. 108.8 ft. long, signal letters VMLJ. Can you tell us more?

47167

23

Caldew

482

G. & J. Mills

Wilson Bros., later (1870) Joshua Wilson, later (1880) Chas. Wilson, all of Sunderland

47723

24

Canadian

297

Peter Austin

P. & S. Dove, later (1870) J. Dove, later (1880) Mrs Elizabeth Dove, all of Sunderland, later (1890) John Welham of Blyth, later (1900) Mrs Susannah Sharper of Doncaster.

47739

25

Carrizal

598

T. R. Oswald

'Shlcross & Co,', later (1880 & 1890) Thomas R. Shallcross, both of Liverpool

48781

26

Castalia

346

Rogerson or Rodgerson

B. & J. Gardner of Sunderland

47717

27

Catalina

481

Briggs

Afabfesser

 

28

Catherine Scott

309

B. & J. Gardner

G. C. Scott of Arbroath, later (1870) David C. Scott of London

48640

29

Cavalier

355

James Hardie

J. Doward & Co. of Liverpool, became Doward, Dickson & Co. Per Mercantile Navy List (1870 & 1880) John Doward

48818

30

Celestial Queen

843

J. Smurthwaite

Pile & Co. of London, later (1870) Walter Langton of Lambeth, Surrey

50184

31

Charente

298

G. Bartram

Reed & Co. of Sunderland, p141 states 'Jas. Reed, Barwick Wardle, Wyman & R. W. Bassett''

47681

32

City of Adelaide, later Carrick (a ship)

791

William Pile

Devitt & Moore of London

50036

33

Clara (a snow, later a brig)

187

George Barker of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1878/79, it would seem, owned thru 1876/77 at least, per LR, by Moses & Co. of Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. For service initially from Sunderland to Cherbourg, France thru 1866/67, for service from Newport to the West Indies in 1867/68 & from London to the West Indies from 1868/69 thru 1873/74. A puzzle, perhaps, is that the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 rather lists William Jackson of Rhymney, Newport, as the vessel's then owner, while the equivalent lists of 1870, 1875 & 1876 (select sail) all list John Moses, of Newport as her owner. Per LR, the vessel became a brig in 1874/75. LR of 1876/77 is not available to the webmaster, however, LR of 1878/79 lists I. Williams as the owner of the Newport registered vessel. 97.6 ft. long, signal letters WFBS. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. Per this page, on May 21, 1878, the vessel foundered while en route from Runcorn (River Mersey, E. of Liverpool), to Port Natal, Durban, South Africa, with a varied cargo that included salt & coal in bulk. Lost at 23.51S/41.40W in the South Atlantic. Crew of 8 - no lives were lost. The vessel encountered heavy weather & sprang a leak. Her loss was attributed to stress of weather. Then owned by J. Williams of London but registered at Newport. Can you tell us more? How those aboard were rescued, perhaps. Y

49693

34

Clarovine

254

L. Wheatley

D. Jones of Aberystwyth, later (1870) Morgan Jones, later (1880) David Jones, both of Llanon, Cardiganshire

47072

35

Cognac

299

J. & J. Gibbon

Bassett & Co., later (1870) John S. Barwick, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Wm. Hearley of Blyth

51160

36

Constantia

464

John T. Alcock

Parker & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Henry Holmes of Monkwearmouth. Lost Jan. 29, 1877

47690

37

Coral Nymph

725

W. Pile

Jno. Hay of London

50173

38

Corrientes

598

T. R. Oswald

'Shalcrss', later (1870) Shallcross & Higham, both of Liverpool

48759

39

Costanca & Amelia

365

Reay & Naisby

G. C. Scott of London. Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 states LOST

? 50115

40

Defence (a brigantine, later a schooner)

184

A. Simey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1873/74, owned throughout by W. Tate of Newcastle. For service initially from Port Mulgrave (9 miles NW of Whitby, Yorkshire), but from 1866/67 for service as a Shields coaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by Wm. Tate of South Shields. 107.2 ft. long, signal letters VQBS. Despite the vessel being LR listed thru 1873/74, the vessel was lost in early 1871. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1899 here, the 184 ton schooner was abandoned at Rocliff (where is it? Possibly Yorkshire), while en route from Port Musgrove (means, I believe, Port Mulgrave) to Jarrow (River Tyne) with a cargo of ironstone (a sedimentary rock containing iron). Crew of 4 - none lost. Then owned by William Tate. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? The loss may well relate to a major gale that hit the NE coast of England on Feb. 10, 1871 & destroyed a great many ships including Jabez. Y

47773

41

Devon (a barque)

355

George Barker

'Ln'gridge' of Sunderland, later (1870) George H. Loveridge of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) George Tully of Sunderland

47736

42

Devonshire

199

L. Wheatley

S. B. Davy of Exeter, later (1870) of Countess Wear, Exeter, later (1880) William F. Bartlett of Guernsey

28530

43

Dunbar Castle

925

James Laing

A puzzle. Savory & Co., later (1870) Joseph Moore, later (1880) Thos. Lane Devitt, all of London. I previously recorded Duncan Dunbar

50071

44

Durham Note

1286

Marshall

G. Marshall, later (1870) George Marshall, both of London

50081

45

Eastern Province

784/623

James Laing

Diamond of London. I previously recorded W. Gray & Co.

48728

46 Eastern Queen

481

Robert Thompson (1819/1910)

Milburn & Co., later (1870) W. Milburn, both of Newcastle, later (1880) Robert Thomas of Criccieth. A model of the vessel is, I understand, in the Sunderland Museum model collection.

49620

47

Edith Marion

348

Robert Thompson & Sons

G. Jones, later (1870) G. W. Jones, both of Newport, later (1880) Robert A. Stewart of London

49691

48

Eglantine (a barque)

415

T. Stonehouse

The vessel, which had a short life, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1869/70, owned for its lifetime by the Donkin family of North Shields. Initially by J. Donkin, later Donkin & Co., for service from Sunderland to China, Bristol to the West Indies, London to Cardiff & Cardiff to the Mediterranean. W. Donkin was her captain thru 1866/67. A puzzle perhaps - Donkin would seem to have owned a second vessel of the name at the same time, from 1864/65 thru 1866/67, but LR may prove to be in error. LR of 1869/70 notes 'wrecked'. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists R. S. Donkin as her owner. 123.0 ft. long, signal letters VFCT. On Feb. 13, 1870, per line 58 here, the 415 ton barque was stranded near Deal, Kent, while en route from Alexandria to Dover, Kent. Crew of 13 - none lost. Then owned by R. S. Donkin. Y

45629

49

Emerald (a barque)

348

W. Richardson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1870/71, stated to be owned for its lifetime by 'Wthrly' or 'Wethrly' of Sunderland. That would seem likely to mean Weatherley but perhaps that should be Weatherby. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean and, from 1868/69, to Azof (Black Sea) ex Sunderland. LR of 1870/71 notes 'wrecked'. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists, however, John Sharp of Gateshead as her then owner. 120.5 ft. long, signal letters VPQH. On Oct. 18, 1870, per line 474 here, the 348 ton barque was stranded at Hasborough Sands (near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route from Sunderland to Alexandria with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Weatherby. Y

47691

 

Emily McLaren (limited data)

 

J. & J. Gibbon

Unknown to webmaster

 

50

Ethelwin (a barque) 1 Note

345
later
331

G. Short

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1873/74, stated to be owned for its lifetime by Walton & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean and, from 1868/69, ex Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists John Walton of Sunderland as her then owner. 118.6 ft. long, signal letters HMRG. On Nov. 6, 1870, per line 520 here, the 331 ton barque was burnt at Ghoniehski (where is it?), while en route from Berdianski (Berdyans'k, Ukraine, Sea of Azof), to Jenitski (where is it?) with a cargo of wheat. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by John Walton. I wonder why it was still LR listed thru 1873/74? Y

47738

51

European 1 & 2 Note 3

288

George Barker

P. & J. Dove, later (1870) Robert Jackson, later (1880) Mrs James Shotton, all of Sunderland. Wrecked Nov. 18, 1886

47693

52

Eveline

299

J. & J. Gibbon

T. J. Reay, later (1870) John Reed, later (1880) John Chisholm, all of Sunderland

47705

53

Falcon

319

J. Robinson

G. & J. 'Rb'sn' (Robinson) of Arundel, later (1870) George Robinson, later (1880) Joseph Robinson, both of Littlehampton

43512

54

Fi Wan

888

G. Peverall

J. Patton of London

50160

55

Florence Braginton (a barque)

368

W. Richardson of North Hylton

The vessel, which was launched in Oct. 1864, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1864/65 thru 1876/77 at least. Owned by 'Bragint'n' of Bideford, Devon, thru 1867/68, & registered there, for service from Sunderland to India. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 (page 142, image soon) lists the vessel as then registered at London & owned by Wm. D. Braginton of Bideford. In 1867/68, the vessel was acquired by O. Davies of Port Dinorwic, Carnarvonshire, with, per LR, O. Davies serving as the vessel's captain from part way thru 1869/70 thru 1876/77. For continued service from Sunderland to India thru 1868/69, from Cardiff, Wales, to Mauritius in 1869/70 & 1870/71, & for service from Cardiff to India from 1871/72 thru 1873/74. MNLs of 1870, 1875 & 1876 all list David Davies of Port Dinorwic as her then owner, the final two years referencing her being built at North Hylton. 125.7 ft. long, signal letters WGVH. On Jul. 4, 1876, the vessel left Callao, Peru, for Ostend, Belgium, with a cargo of guano & with a crew of 11. The ship was not heard from after leaving port. Then owned by O. Davies of Cardiff. All as per item 338 on this page. Is there anything you can add? Y

50150

56

Flossie

174

J. Davison

Anderson & Co., later (1870) Thos. Anderson and Co., both of Sunderland, later (1880) David Mollet of Guernsey

47715

57

Fontenaye 1

635

G. S. Moore

Munro & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Geo. L. Munro, later (1890) John Munro, all of London

50030

58

Fugitive

471

G. Gardner

T. B. Walker & Co.

50066

59

General Lee

642/488

James Laing

'Palgrve &', later (1870) Michael Murphy, both of Dublin. I previously recorded J. Smurthwaite

50065

60

Geraldine

361

R. Pace

R. Sheraton, later (1870) Richard Sheraton, both of Sunderland

51163

61

Glen Afton

296

John Blumer

J. Dickson, later (1870) John Dickson, later (1880) J. Doward, all of Liverpool

49881

62

Glenrosa

476

James Robinson

Templeton of Greenock, later (1870) George Cleugh of North Shields, later (1880) Hugh Roberts of Newcastle. Foundered, maybe in 1884

47683

63

Glen Udal 1

498

James Robinson

Templeton of Greenock, became (1864/65) Richardson & Co. of Swansea

48942

64

Hannah

82

Wilson & Son

R. Christie, later (1870) Wm. Christie, both of Arbroath, later (1880) Robert Newton of Carnarvon

48639

65

Harvest (a barque)

348

R. Pace

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1867/68. Owned by 'Thomps'n' (Thompson from 1865/66) of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. In 1866/67 & 1867/68, T. Thompson was her captain. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists, however, Thomas Thomson (i.e. no letter 'p') of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 347 ton vessel. LR of 1867/68 notes  'wrecked'. Likely with no loss of life. 118.3 ft. long, signal letters VPSH. Anything you can add? Y

47721

66

Heather Bell (a barque)

335

J. Errington

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1867/68, owned for that entire period by T. White of South Shields - for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. 116.4 ft. long, LR of 1867/68 states 'BURNT'. On or about Sep. 27, 1867, the vessel, under the command of Captain Hills, was burned to the water's edge & run ashore off Karystos, a village on the S. end of the island of Euboea, Greece, also known as Negoponte, while en route from Leith to Constantinople with a cargo of coal. The entire crew was saved. As you can read in these contemporary newspaper cuttings. Y

47168

67

Henry Grenfell, later Clausina (a barque)

461

G. Gardner

The vessel was completed in Nov. 1864. Owned initially by Jno. Hay of London, later (1870) John Hay of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1871/72 states that the vessel had become owned by M. Flanagan of Sunderland & renamed Clausina. As is confirmed by the later Mercantile Navy List of 1876 (select sail). M. Flanagan was still the owner in 1879, & in 1880 also, it would appear, in which years the vessel was not Lloyd's Register listed. 139.2 ft. long, signal letters WGVD, later NBCT.

50148

68

Herald of Light

265

G. Gardner

Cannot see listed in Lloyd's Register. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises T. Hunter of Sunderland, registered at London

50045

69

Henrys

298

B. Hodgson

Longstaff, later (1870) Henry Longstaff, both of Sunderland, later (1880) William Moran of Quebec, Canada

47707

70

Hesperia

449

William Doxford

E. Jarvis of Salcombe

47271

71

Home

286

W. Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1868/69 states wrecked

 

72

Howrah (an iron barque)

1098

Pile, Hay & Co.

Tyser of London

50033

73

Hubert

325

John Thompson

Gayner & Co., later (1870) R. H. Gayner, both of Sunderland

47720

74

Industry

194

S. Metcalf

A. Law, later (1870) John Law, both of Aberdeen. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 states that the vessel, then owned by A. Law of Aberdeen, was wrecked

48856

 

Isabel (limited data)

394

G. & J. Mills

Unknown to webmaster

 

75

Isabella

356

G. Bartram

'W Mddltn' of Sunderland, later (1870) Wm. Middleton of Monkwearmouth in 1880 of Sunderland

47725

76

Jane Brown

298

Gibbon & Nichol

'TRich'rds', later (1870 & 1880) William Richardson, both of Amble

49755

77

Jane Woodburn

299

John Blumer

'M'Donald', later (1870) John McDonald both of Glasgow, later (1880) Chas. B. Dasborough of Sydney, New South Wales, later (1890) The Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd, of Adelaide, S. Australia, later (1900) Major Geo. Rawson of Melbourne, Victoria, all Australia

47680

78

J. M. Joshua

1147

John Smurthwaite

Joshua Brothers, later (1870) Samuel Joshua, both of London, later (1880), when renamed Devon, Joph. B. Bagehot, of London

49908

79

John Allan

734

W. Briggs

J. Allan, later (1870) John H. Allen (presumably means Allan), later (1880) John H. Allan, all of London

48742

80

Kaffraria

779/624

James Laing

Diamond Steam Navigation Co., later (1870) Robert Ryrie, both of London, later (1880) Wm. Bailey, later (1890) Walter S. Bailey, both of Hull. Stranded Jan. 7, 1891

49917

81

Kate Kellock

1175

J. Haswell

Kellock & Co., later (1870) G. W. Kellock, later (1880) Charles Walford Kellck, all of Liverpool. Later abandoned

51456

82

Knowsley (a barque) 1 (ex p#154/55 of a 'pdf' file available here - WA Historical Ships Register)

647

T. R. Oswald

'Shllcrss & Co.', later (1870), signal letters WLPC, Shallcross & Higham, both of Liverpool, later (1915 & 1920) McIlwraith, McEacharn's Line Proprietary Ltd., of Melbourne, Victoria, registered at Fremantle, W. Australia

51032

83

Lily

293

Sykes & Co.

Potts & Co., later (1870) George Robertston, both of Sunderland

47696

84

Lily of the Valley (a barque)

290

W. H. Pearson, at Pallion

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1869/70, owned for that entire period by Watson & Sons of Sunderland - for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. 110.6 ft. long, signal letters VPRK. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists William H. Watson of Sunderland as her then owner. LR of 1869/70 notes 'abandoned'. On Mar. 8, 1870, per line 103 here, the 290 ton barque was abandoned at 48N/11W in the North Atlantic approaching the U.K. While en route from Kustendjie (now Constanta, Romania, Black Sea) to the U.K. with a cargo of maize. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by William H. Watson. The vessel apparently had lost her rudder. The entire crew was rescued by Fanny of Bristol, en route to Barbados. 2 of the crew stayed aboard Fanny, while the other 8 were transferred to Bernard (German, en route to Hamburg) & landed at Fowey, Cornwall. Y

47708

85

Lincoln (an iron ship)

996

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1873/74, owned for that entire period by 'Temp'rlys' (Temperleys) of London. Possibly for initial service ex Sunderland, but from 1865/66 for service ex London to Australia (1865/66), to New Zealand (1866/68) & to India (from 1868/69). The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 228) lists T. Carter & Drake, of London, as her then owners while the 1870 equivalent lists Temperley's, Carter & Drake of London. 197.0 ft. long, signal letters WGLP. LR of 1873/74 notes that the vessel had gone 'missing'. On Dec. 12, 1872, per line 3263 here, the 996 ton ship went missing while en route from New York to London with a general cargo. Crew of 25 - all lost. Then owned by J. Temperley. Can you add anything? Y

50035

86

Lizzie Waters

247

Gray & Young

'A.M'Donald', later (1870) John Frederick Gales, both of Sunderland, later (1880) William Allen of Weybourne, Norfolk. Later condemned

47685

87

Lydia Hylton Note

148

Wm. Pickersgill

Vickers & Co., later (1870) Cuthbert Bainbridge Vickers, both of London

50091

88

Manfred

595

J. Robinson

J. Clay., later (1870) Robert Todd Nicholson, both of Sunderland

47712

89

Maid Marion

311

Gibbon & Nichol

R. Bamfield, later (1870) Robert H. Bamfield, both of St. Ives

47289

 

Maid of Aln (limited data)

 

J. & J. Gibbon

Unknown to webmaster

 

90

Mary

447

D. A. Douglas

Doxford, later (1870) Richard Wilson, later (1880) John Doxford, all of Sunderland

51158

91

Mary Lawson (a barque)

432/381

James Hardie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1867/68. Owned throughout by Hodgson of Liverpool for service from Sunderland to Ceylon (today's Sri Lanka). What proved to be the vessel's final voyage is well documented at Trove, Australia. On Oct. 24, 1865, the vessel left Gravesend, Kent, under the command of Captain J. Thompson, for Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, & arrived there (1 ex 2) safely on Feb. 27, 1866 after encountering repeated bad weather. On Apl. 26, 1866 the vessel left Brisbane in ballast for Sydney, New South Wales, & arrived there on May 13, 1866 having had to return to Brisbane as a result of the illness of the captain's wife. On Jun. 5, 1866 the vessel left Port Jackson (Sydney) for Shanghai, China, with a cargo of 600 tons of coal. LR of 1867/68 states 'wrecked'. On Jun. 10, 1866, per line 40 here, the 381 ton barque was lost in the North Atlantic, while en route from Port Jackson to Shanghai, China. Crew of 14 - 11 lost. The reference to the North Atlantic is quite incorrect as likely is the loss of life since the captain's wife was aboard also & she perished. On Jun. 10, 1866, the barque ran aground on Middleton Reef, a coral reef, underwater much of the time, located in the Tasman Sea, 555 km. E. and a little to the S. of Brisbane. While massive waves swept over the vessel, attempts were made to launch 3 boats - a pinnace, a gig & a longboat. The first two were lost along with 4 crew members. One crew member made it safely to shore in the longboat. A line was attached to a cask & set adrift. Chief Officer John Miller succeeded in getting ashore, retrieved the cask & line & rigged a basket to bring other survivors to shore. Only two, however, made it, so just 4 in total made it ashore. An attempt had been made to get the captain's wife ashore via the basket but the effort failed, indeed Captain Thompson was drowned in trying to save his wife. The four ashore recovered the longboat, could not get close to the wreck & after a 4 day journey, landed on the Australian coast 36 miles N. of Clarence Heads. Only 3 of the 4 survived - the ship's carpenter fearing that the boat would be swamped in the rolling surf, jumped overboard & was drowned. The remaining 3 made it to Clarence Heads & Susannah Cuthbert, a steamer, took them aboard & landed them at Sydney. The wreck was later inspected by HMS Falcon. An account (3 ex 4) by Chief Officer Miller. 86.0 ft. long, with a figurehead of a 'woman clasping a book in her left hand held to her breast'. Have not spotted a list of those who were lost. Can you add anything? Y

50492

92

May Flower

201

J. Robinson

Jackson of Sunderland

47709

 

Medari Tefyk (limited data)

1090

T. R. Oswald

A foreign owner

 

 

Middleton (a snow or brig) See here

 

 

 

 

93

Mindoro (a barque)

436

W. Adamson

'W.Admsn' of London. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 states 'wrecked'.

 

94

Mula

689/545

W. Pile

'Reynlds' i.e. Reynolds Mann & Co., of Liverpool, later (1870) Bombay & Bengal Steam Ship Company Ltd., later (1880) Essa bin Khuliffa, both of Bombay, India, later (1890) Thos. Barr of Glasgow

50289

95

Nearchus (a barque)

354

J. Haswell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1873/74, owned throughout by Ayre & Co. of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to New York, soon Bristol to the West Indies & from Sunderland to Aden, India & to the Mediterranean. From 1870/71 service from Shields to the Mediterranean is indicated. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by Jas. Ayre of Sunderland. 120.0 ft. long, signal letters VPRD. On Nov. 16, 1871, per line 1653 here, the 354 ton barque was stranded near Sluisschegat (North Sea coast near the Belgian/Dutch border), while en route from Cephalonia (Kefalonia, an island in the Ionian Sea, about 30 miles W. of mainland Greece), to Antwerp with a cargo of currants. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by James Ayre. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

47703

96

Neva

295

B. Hodgson

Humble, later (1870 & 1880) R. Humble, both of Sunderland

47734

97

Norham

334

G. & J. Mills

J. Henderson of Sunderland, later (1870 & 1880) John Stavers of Blyth

50118

98

Ogmore

347

John Thompson

Nicholson, later (1870) Wm. Nicholson, both of Sunderland

51178

99

Onega

856/673

James Laing

Norwood, later (1870) C. M. Norwood, later (1880) Charles M. Norwood, later (1890) George G. Paul, all of London

49920

100

Onyx

420

James Laing

Wheatley & Co., later (1870) Robert Weatherley, both of Sunderland

51153

101

Oriental Queen

898

G. Peverall

Adamsn & Co., later (1870) James W. Adamson, both of London

49913

102

Ortive

367

T. Stonehouse

Bell & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Robert Bell, both of Blyth

49754

103

Otter

499

T. R. Oswald

E. Preston, later (1870) Edmund Preston, both of Liverpool, later (1880) William Rankin of Greenock

49882

104

Pactolus 1, 2, Note

416

J. Gill

Potts & Sons, later (1870) George Swainstown, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Thos. Boddington of London, later (1890) Thomas Bambra of Blyth

47728

105

Palawan (a ship)

694

W. Adamson

'W.Admsn' of London

48711

106

Pioneer

243

Rutter & Cummings

'Ovend'n' & Co., later (1864/65) East Kent Shipping Co. Ltd.,both of Deal, later (1870) James M'Millan of Leith. Used as a lighter at Dundee

22123

107

Primrose

226

John Denniston

Stephen W. Rackley & Co. of Sunderland

47692

108

Progress

249

Gray & Young

Spain & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Jacob Spain of Monkwearmouth

47732

109

Puelchi

189

James Hardie

E. Cooper (have also read that the owner was foreign)

 

110

Queen of the Bay

391

James Hardie

Ellis & Co. of Plymouth, later (1870 & 1880) Henry Ellis of London

47735

111

Queen of the East

854

W. Pile

H. (Henry) Ellis of London

48697

112

Queen of the South

376

W. Pile

H. (Henry) Ellis of London, later (1870) Henry Ellis of Abbey Wood, Kent. Foundered Nov. 10, 1878

50181

113

Ranger

297

W. Barclay (or Barkley)

Gordon, later (1870) John Gordon both of Dundee

45820

114

Raven

362

J. Robinson

Potts Bros., later (1870) R. H. Potts, both of Sunderland, later (1880) John M. Glover of Liverpool, later (1890) Wm. Randall Cave of Port Adelaide, South Australia

47684

115

Ringdove

399

G. & J. Mills

Robinson, later (1870) Thos. H. Ismay, both of Liverpool, later (1880) Wm. Crawford of Greenock, later (1890) Richard Farrell of Youghal, County Cork. Wrecked in June 1895

48787

116

River Wear

500

William Doxford

Hargrove & Co. of Liverpool  i.e. Hargrove, Ferguson & Co.

49879

117

Robert & Charlotte Note

349

G. Short

R. Curry, later (1870) Robert Thompson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) John Oliver Hawke of Great Grimsby. Lost Dec. 15, 1885

47699

118

Rondinella

362

W. Nicholson

Nicholson of Sunderland

47737

 

Rose (a snow)

291

Edward Potts at Seaham

W. Kish of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to New York. Later, in 1870, was owned by  William Kish, of Sunderland. 105.7 ft. long.

47686

119

Rosemont (a barque)

318

James Hardie

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Thanks to Gill Ford, we know that the vessel was launched on Jan. 11, 1864, as per this informative newspaper cutting. Was launched for James Longton, Jr., & Co., of Liverpool, for service from Sunderland to the ore exporting port of Caldera in northern Chile. Was always registered at Liverpool, it would seem. In 1867/68, Morris & Co., also of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to S. America & in 1868/69 for service from Cardiff, Wales, to South America. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1870 & 1876 advise that 'Morris' meant Isaac Morris of Pwllheli, Carnarvon, NW Wales. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1879. 122.6 ft. long, signal letters VWFM. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1876?

48774

120

Royal Arthur (an iron ship)

1380

James Laing

So far as the webmaster can see, this vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). I wonder why that was so. The vessel was a substantial ship indeed, its builder was prominent and it was made of iron. I have previously recorded H. Fernie & Son as the vessel's owner. As is confirmed by this launch announcement - launched on Dec. 24, 1863. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 334, image soon) & 1870 record, however, Merchants' Trading Company Limited, of Liverpool, as her then owner. Signal letters VWDN. On Apl. 18, 1871, per line 1330 here, the 1380 ton iron ship was stranded at The Hook (a rocky peninsular near Waterford, Munster, Ireland, noted for its ancient, over 800 years old, Hook Lighthouse), while en route from San Francisco to Liverpool with a cargo of wheat etc. This page states that the wreck was on Apl. 22, 1871 but Apl. 18, 1871 does seem to be correct. Crew of 30 - none lost. The ship (then under the command of Captain Hington), was stated to be owned by W. J. Fernie. I read that the vessel's captain had taken no reckonings for some time &, during a gale, ran the ship onto the rocks - described as being carelessness on behalf of the captain! I read that the vessel was also carrying '200 tons of copper and silver ore and walrus tusks'. At least 17 walrus tusks but probably many more. A later report from Liverpool, dated Jul. 28, 1871, published in the 'Daily Alta' of California on Aug. 23, 1871, is of interest & can be read here. Y

48760

121

Rushing Water

422

James Robinson

C. Newman of London

50168

122

Saint Andrew's Castle

639

G. S. Moore

Skinner, later (1880) Thomas Skinner, both of Glasgow

50374

123

Saint Lawrence (an iron passenger/cargo steamer)

1398/1116

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 to 1873/74. Was owned thru that entire period by the British Colonial Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. of London. A contemporary newspaper cutting re her launch on Sep. 17, 1864 is here. For initial service ex Sunderland, soon from London to the Mediterranean & from 1867/68 for service from London to North America, likely to Montreal, Canada. 255.8 ft. long, 170 HP, barque rigged, signal letters WGSP. Can you tell us what later happened to her? Y

50126

124

Saint Leonards 1, 2, 3 ex 4, 5, 6, 7 (ex Trove)

999

Pile, Hay & Co.

'Bon's' & Sons, have also read Mr. Douglass, later (1870) John Bonus, later (1880) Jas. Wm. Temple, all of London

50198

125

Saleta (a barque)

434

A. Simey

Olavarria of Bilbao, Spain 132.6 ft. long

 

126

Sarah Ann (a barque)

323

T. Robson

'Proudf't' & Co., later (1870) John Proudfoot, later (1880) John Wilkinson, all of Sunderland. 115.5 ft. long.

47702

127

Sarah Watson (a barque)

457

J. H. Watson

G. Watson, later (1870) George Watson, both of Sunderland. 132.5 ft. long

51155

128

Sarepta (a snow, later a brig) 1

203

Gray & Young

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1870/71, owned for its lifetime by Richardson of Amble, Northumberland. For service from Sunderland, later also from Blyth & Leith, to the Baltic, but for some years listed as a Dartmouth coaster. Per LR, her sole captain would seem to have been 'W. Schollr'. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 345, image soon) & 1870 (on page 346) both list G. Richardson of Amble as her then owner. 96.5 ft. long, signal letters WFHC. LR of 1870/71 states 'Wrecked'. On Nov. 23, 1870, per line 558 here, the 203 ton brig was stranded at Tod's Head (in the area of Todhead Point, then part of Kincardineshire, NE Scotland), while en route from Boulogne, France, to Amble. Crew of 7 - 3 lost. Then owned by George Richardson. Link 1 suggests, however, that the vessel was rather wrecked on Dec. 22, 1870, en route, in ballast & under the command of Captain Mann, from Shields to Amble. Can anybody clarify? Y

49742

129

Shakspeare (a barque)

719/656

G. Peverall

J. Hibbert of London. 157.1 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'.

50046

 

Sheref Ressair or maybe Sheref Ressan (limited data)

1116

T. R. Oswald

A foreign owner

 

130

Silver Craig (a barque)

322

W. Briggs

The vessel was launched in Jul. 1864. Sproat of Liverpool, later (1870) James Sproat Brothers, later (1880) Jas. Sproat, both of Kircudbright. 117.3 ft. long, signal letters WHLK.

50272

131

Skerryvore (a barque)

348

W. Chilton

The vessel was launched in Apl. 1864. Foreman & Co, later (1870) William Mears, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Robert Mansell of New York, registered at Bermuda. 117.0 ft. long

47698

132

Sophia Joakim (or Sophia Joachim) (an iron ship) Note

999

W. Pile

The vessel was launched in Aug. 1864. (John) Willis & Son of London, later (1870) Mackertich Catchick Joakim of Calcutta, India, later (1880) Philip Bennett of London, later (1890) Hajee H. Esmile of Calcutta. 204.8 ft. long.

48748

133

Spirit of the Morning (an iron barque)

599

T. R. Oswald

Cunard & Co. of Liverpool

50293

134

Star (a snow)

299

Peter Austin

The vessel was launched in Feb. 1864. W. Kish of Sunderland. 108.9 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked').

47689

135

Starbeam (a brig) Note

242

W. H. Pearson

The vessel was launched in Nov. 1864. B. Fairley of Sunderland, became (1964/65) Scrafton & Co. of Boston, later (1870) Matthew Scrafton of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, later (1880 & 1890) John Physic Mountain of Boston. 99.7 ft. long, signal letters HBDF.

51157

136

Stranger (a barque)

348

R. H. Potts & Bros.

Potts Bros. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Later (1870) Robert H. Potts of Sunderland. 119.9 ft. long, signal letters VPSD.

47718

137

Strelna

858/664

James Laing

Norwood & Co., later (1880) C. M. Norwood both of London

50096

138

Sunshine 1 & 2 Note

253

Sykes & Co.

Rowell & Co. of Sunderland

47694

139

Superb

350

Robert Thompson & Sons

Cropton & Co., later (1870) William Thompson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Colin S. Caird of Greenock

47682

140

Tasso (an iron steamer)

746/598

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1869/70, owned, per LR for its lifetime by Swainston & Co. of Sunderland. Initially for service ex Sunderland to the Mediterranean but soon to St. Petersburg, Russia ex Liverpool & Sunderland, then Cardiff to France. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 374, image soon) lists George Swainston, of Sunderland, as her then owner while the equivalent list of 1870 lists William Hopper of Sunderland. 213.6 ft. long, signal letters VPTD, 99 HP. LR of 1869/70 states 'wrecked'. On Feb. 8, 1870, per line 642 here, the 598/746 ton (net/gross) vessel was stranded NW of Heligoland (a small German archipelago located in the North Sea, 46 km. off the mouth of the Elbe) while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg (& thence to the Baltic) with a cargo of coal. What exactly happened? The vessel did not get stranded, she rather foundered 70 miles NW of Heligoland. The vessel, under the command of Captain Cumming, ran into heavy gales with high seas. It is possible that her steering apparatus was carried away by a tremendous sea which hit her aft. She did for sure suffer a leak, a leak so bad that it could not be controlled despite all efforts & the fires went out leaving the vessel helpless. A boat was launched but became destroyed. The lifeboat was launched but it got stove in. During such launch, George Seymour, a seaman, received a severe blow on the head from which he soon died. Amazingly they fixed that boat & some of the crew got off. A third boat was launched with the Captain & many crew aboard. But not all of the crew. 5 crewmen chose to stay aboard Tasso rather than risk their lives in such a tiny boat in the high seas. The five soon drowned when Tasso sank. On one piece of wreckage sat the dead body of the mate, frozen in a sitting posture. Elbe, of Bremerhaven, a smack, picked up the 15 survivors after about an hour in the boats & landed them at Grimsby. All as you can read in these contemporary newspaper articles, which contain the names of the lost (1, 2). Crew of 21 then - 6 lost. Vessel then owned by Robert S. Briggs, however the newspaper articles state that the vessel was still owned by George Swainston & others. Y

47733

141

Thalia (a brig)

299
later
296

John T. Alcock

'T.Adamsn' initially (per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1865/66), later, per the 1870 edition of the Mercantile Navy list, Thomas Adamson, both of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, thru the 1874/75 edition at least of LR. I say at least because LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists Isaac Bedlington of West Hartlepool as the vessel's then owner but LR records him as owning the vessel from 1876/77 (at least) thru 1880/81, in which year Mrs. S. Pearson of West Hartlepool became recorded as the vessel's new owner - Mrs. Sarah Pearson per the Mercantile Navy List of 1882. 107.2 ft. long, signal letters VPSJ. LR of 1883/84 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Is it possible that you can tell us about the circumstances of her loss?

47722

142

Thames

1376/1090

T. R. Oswald

Temperley of London

? 50003

143

Thurso

490

W. Pile

'Adamsn' of London, have also read Sir John Pirie, Bart, later (1880 & 1890) Charles W. Turner, later (1900 to 1920) Graham L. Greenwood, both of Christchurch, New Zealand

50038

144

Tinnevelly

458

W. Naizby

'W. Neimnn' of London, later (1870) J. Robinson of South Shields

48708

145

Ulleswater (a barque)

360

J. Robinson, of Deptford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1871/72, owned initially by T. Nicholson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland, but soon from Sunderland to Montreal, Canada. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both list Thomas Nicholson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. However, LR of 1869/70 advises that S. Taudevin of Guernsey had become her owner for service ex Sunderland. 120.8 ft. long, signal letters WMDJ. On Jul. 7, 1871, per line 1412 here, the 360 ton barque was stranded at Martinique (Lesser Antilles in eastern Caribbean), while en route from Martinique to Barbados (eastern Caribbean) with a cargo of coal. I would presume that the coal was ex Sunderland & that a part of the cargo was landed at Martinique. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then owned by S. T. Tandevin. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss? Y

51156

146

Valdarno (a barque)

298

B. & J. Gardner

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1871/72, owned for its lifetime, per LR, by D. Johnson of Arbroath, Scotland. Initially for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, later from Dundee to the Mediterranean & later again from Alloa to the West Indies. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 393, image soon) lists Dick Johnstone of Arbroath as her then owner, while the 1870 equivalent rather lists Dick Johnston. 110.3 ft. long, signal letters VTNK. LR of 1871/72 states 'Wrecked'. On Apl. 12, 1871, per line 1320 here, the 298 ton barque was stranded in Caernarvon Bay, while en route from Matanzas, Cuba, to the Clyde with a cargo of sugar. Crew of 11 - 4 lost. Then owned by Dick Johnston of Arbroath. A gentleman named Thomas Jones later received an award for the rescue of one of the crew of Valdarno from a rock. Per this article, the wreck would seem to have occurred at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, during thick mist on Apl. 13, 1871. Can anybody clarify the circumstances? Y

48638

147

Village Belle

172

Liddle & Sutcliffe

Colling & Co. of Sunderland, later registered at Newport

47704

148

Voluna

297/245

James Hardie

'J. Dicks'n' of Liverpool, Doward Dickson & Co. The Mercantile Navy List (1870) states John Dickson, (1880) E. DuMaresq of Liverpool

51038

149

Walker Hall

345

J. Davison

T. Anderson, later (1870) Thos. Anderson, both of Sunderland

47724

150

Walrus

65

A. Simey

Initial owner not known to webmaster, later (1870) Wm. Davison of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) of Roker

47701

151

War Cloud (a barque)

406
later
417
later
407

J. H. Watson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1872/73, owned for its brief lifetime, per LR, by G. Watson of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to India, from 1867/68 from the Clyde to Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), & later ex Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 list George Watson, of Sunderland, as the then owner of the 417 ton vessel. 127.4 ft. long, signal letters VPQD. LR of 1872/73 states 'Missing'. On Aug. 19, 1871, per line 2177 here, the 407 ton barque left Saigon (then the capital of Cochinchina, a French colony, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), for Yokohama, Japan. And went missing en route. Crew of 12 - all lost. Then owned by George Watson. Can anybody clarify the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

47688

152

Warwick Note

1005

T. R. Oswald

'Temperly', later (1870) John Temperley, later (1880) Henry W. Carter, all of London

50165

153

Whisper (a barque)

345

W. Chilton

Cumming of Plymouth. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 states the vessel, was missing. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel sailed from London on Jan. 1, 1865 for Mauritius. It passed Plymouth on Jan. 7, 1875 & was not heard from again.

48969

154

William Naizby

468
later
482

W. Naizby

W. Naizby of Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Francis Wilding, later (1880) Chas. Campbell Dawson, both of London - Note

47726

155

Zoroya

383

W. Briggs

Glynn of Liverpool, later (1880) Jno. Rogerson Anderson of London

51007

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1864? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 153 vessels of 71987 tons.

1865 (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.

 

A barge

56

W. Johnson

Per Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 Armstrong & Co. of Newcastle. 56.9 ft. long.

 

1

Achilles (iron steamer)

985/781

James Laing

E. T. Gourley & Co. of Sunderland

51181

2

Adelphoi

350

T. Robson

Blain & Co. of South Shields, later (1870) Edward Story of Newcastle, later (1880) Alexander A. Farthing of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

47173

3

Albany (limited data)

1480

James Laing

Diamond Steam Navigation Co. of London

51184

4

Albatross

348

B. Hodgson

Humble & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Richard Humble, both of Sunderland

53112

5

Aldersons

233

W. Chilton

'Philliskrk', later (1870) Richardson Maddison, later (1880) Douglas Philliskirk, all of Sunderland, later (1890) Thomas W. King, later (1900) George Edmund Widger, both of Southampton but registered at Sunderland

53090

6

Alexandra

162

G. Gardner

'Abn.Sh. Co. i.e. Aberdeen Shipping Co., later (1870 & 1880) Alexander Nicol, both of Aberdeen, later (1890) Thomas Jefferson of West Hartlepool, later (1900) George A. Pettman of Gravesend, later (1910) John W. Pattison of West Hartlepool

53244

7

Alliance

352

B. Hodgson

Mills & Co., later (1870) William Mills, both of Sunderland, later (1880 & 1890) The Great Grimsby Ice Co. Ltd. of Grimsby

51168

8

Alvington

313

W. Watson

'Balkwll' & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) W. R. Ilbert, later (1880) Robert C. Balkwill, both of West Alvington, Devon. Sold to French owners Nov. 1887

47274

9

Amy Serena (a snow)

227

Wm. Pickersgill

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1872/73, owned for that entire period, per LR, by J. D. Pain, of Newport, Monmouthshire. The vessel would seem to have been always registered at Newport. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, but from 1868/69 for service ex the Clyde to South America, or to Brazil, & from 1871/72 for service from Newcastle to South America. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 20, image soon) & 1870, however, both list John Moses of Newport, as her then owner. 102.2 ft. long. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Oct. 5, 1872, per line 3284 here, the 227 ton snow went missing while en route from Runcorn (River Mersey, E. of Liverpool), to Limerick, Ireland, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 & 2 passengers - all lost. Then owned by John Moses. Can you add anything? Y

49700

10

Annie Ellison

 298

Gray & Young

W. D. C. Balls, later (1880) Wm. D. C. Balls, both of North Shields

49780

11

Arabian

292

George Barker

Dove & Co., later (1870) Joseph Dove, both of Sunderland, later (1880) W. Emery Denton of Wivenhoe, Essex, later (1890) Peter Taylor of Guernsey

53101

12

Archos (a barque)

449

W. Adamson

Adamson, later 1870 William Adamson, of London & then (1880) of Sunderland, later (1890) Robert H. Bruce of Amoy, China, registered at Shanghai

52725

13

Arcturus

 203

G. Gardner

S. W. Kelso thru 1870, later (1880) Ellis Edwards, both of Liverpool

29891

14

Ashford (a steamer)

1058
later
1065

James Laing

The vessel seems never to have been Lloyd's Register listed - I wonder why. Signal letters HMGN, 120 HP. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 33, image soon) & 1870 both advise that Chas. Morgan Norwood of London, was the vessel's then owner. On Feb. 4, 1870, per line 1060 here, the 1065 ton steamer was involved in a collision off Ryhope, just S. of Sunderland, & sank. While en route from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 22 - none lost. Then owned by Charles M. Norwood. What actually happened is a little different though she did sink at Ryhope. On Friday, Feb. 4, 1870, Ashford was in violent collision with the steamer Advance, off Whitby, while bound for the Tyne in ballast. Ashford suffered the more serious damage of the two. Advance took some of Ashford's crew aboard, stood by Ashford for a while, then continued towards Shields. The damaged Ashford continued towards Sunderland. At 1 p.m. the next day, i.e. Feb. 5, 1870, Ashford, then off Ryhope, let go her anchors. 'In doing so, the vessel's side was so much injured that she began to fill, & soon sank'. All as you can read in these two contemporary newspaper cuttings. Can you add anything? Y

52771

15

Atma (a barque)

523

G. Peverall

Was launched in Jul. 1865. W. Atkinson, later (1870) M. H. Atkinson, both of North Shields, later (1880) John R. Anderson of London. 143.8 ft. long, signal letters JVWR.

49781

16

Ayton

296

James Hardie

J. & J. Wait, later (1870) John Wait, both of North Shields, later (1880) John Davison of Newcastle

53445

17

Balgowan

 349

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Reed & Co. of Sunderland

51188

18

Belmont

647/511

James Laing 

Bell & Co., later (1870) W. T. Bell, both of Sunderland, later (1880 & 1890) John Burn of London

53118

19

Blanche 1 Note

499

William Doxford

Thompson & Co., later (1870) George Thompson, both of Sunderland

53096

20

Cambridgeshire

729/579

James Laing

R. Young, later (1870) Richard Young, both of Wisbech

44553

21

Castle Eden

 274

W. Naizby

J. Dobbing, later (1870 & 1880) John Dobbing, both of Sunderland. Wrecked in Oct. 1887

51190

22

Catherine

193

A. Simey

J. Chisholm of Sunderland, later (1870) Frederick Adolphus Rosoman of Woolston, Hants

53084

23

Catherine & Mary

 253

Gray & Young

R. Mushens, later (1870 & 1880) Robert Mushens, both of Sunderland

51187

24

Cedric

 398

Sykes & Co.

W. Abbey of Sunderland, later W. R. Abbay of Knaresborough, Yorkshire

51182

25

Ceylon (a barque)

396

J. M. Reed

I have not researched this vessel yet. It was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1865/66, owned by Dawson & Co. & registered at Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to India. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record William Dawson of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner. 124.3 ft. long, signal letters HKTR. On Apl. 24, 1877, the 396 ton barque was abandoned at sea, at 36.51S/16.23E (SW of Cape Town, South Africa, in the S. Atlantic), while en route from London to Yokohama, Japan, with a general cargo of about 550 tons. Crew of 13 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by T. Scott, of Sunderland. There was an Inquiry into the loss, presumably by the Board of Trade, (not WWW available), which determined - 'In a heavy gale and violent sea the "Ceylon" was totally dismasted, deck ripped open for a space of 15 feet by 5 inches wide, one pump destroyed &c.' The Inquiry determined that the loss was not attributable to the barque's Master. As per this wreck listing page. Can you provide the text of the Inquiry report, or otherwise add anything?

51191

26

Charles George

 193

Liddle & Sutcliffe

Curd & Co., later (1870) George Curd, both of Shoreham, later (1880) Walter W. Woodnutt of Newport, Isle of Wight

53030

27

Chimborazo (a brig)

 274

J. & E. Lumsden

Fenwick & Co., later (1870) John Fenwick, both of Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy List of 1875 (select the sail page) lists the vessel's then owner as being John Hall, of Sunderland. Signal letters JHPG. The vessel was lost in the N. Atlantic, at 43.7N/27.50W, on Apl 4, 1877, when en route from Rio Hacha, New Granada, to either Queenstown, Ireland, or Falmouth for orders, with a cargo of bulk divi divi (pods I presume - a divi divi is a tree or large shrub native to Central America - tannins are extracted from its pods for use in the production of leather). The vessel was then owned by J. Hall of Sunderland. During a gale, the vessel's rudder was struck by a heavy sea & was disabled. A jury rudder, rigged by the crew, suffered a similar fate. The brig became unmanageable & eventually had to be abandoned. Crew of 9 - none lost. As per this page. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

53098

28

Chipchase (a barque)

369

Tully (of Hylton)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1871/72, owned throughout by E. H. Watts of Newcastle. Initially for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1868/69 for service from Blyth to Singapore. Registered at Newcastle throughout. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as then owned by E. H. Watts, jun., of Blyth, Northumberland. 120.2 ft. long, signal letters HBLT. On Nov. 16, 1871, per line 1658 here, the 369 ton barque was stranded near Liverpool, while en route from Liverpool to Bahia, Brazil. No cargo is stated. Major loss of life - 12 crew & 2 passengers, all of them lost. Then owned by Edmd. Hannay Watts. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

49649

29

City of Durham (iron steamer)

697/538

James Laing

W. Inman & Co., later (1870) William Inman, both of Liverpool. I previously recorded New York and Philadelphia Steamship Company, i.e. Inman Line

29960

30

Cleopatra

1012/812

W. Pile

Pile & Co. of Sunderland, later ? Temperley, Carter & Co. of London

53113

31

Como

645/504

George Haswell

Gray Bros. of Sunderland

53121

32

Confidence

 279

J. & E. Lumsden

Rackley & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) S. W. Rackley of Monkwearmouth

53126

33

Congou

324

James Robinson

W. Eggleston, later (1870) William Eggleston, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Richard Staunton of Liverpool

51172

34

Corra Linn (a yacht?)

 316

W. Pile

John Hay of London

51195

35

Cotopaxi

487

W. Pile

J. Hay of Sunderland, later (1870) John Hay of Durham, later (1880) H. & C. W. Bonus of London

53123

36

Cubana (a barque) 1 Note

477

James Hardie of Southwick

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1865/66 & 1866/67 only, owned by Ord & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the West Indies. In the first such listing the vessel is listed as a barque; in the second as a brig. It would seem that the vessel was, in fact, a barque. 138.2 ft. long. LR of 1866/67 states 'LOST'. The vessel made one successful voyage, from Swansea, rather than from Sunderland, to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. The vessel returned to Swansea & on Apl. 25, 1866 again left for Santiago to Cuba, with a cargo of coal, iron & mining gear. At 2:30 a.m. on Apl. 26, 1866, the vessel bows-on struck the rocks of Seven Stones, off the Scilly Islands. 15 or 20 minutes later the vessel fell over on her starboard side & sank. A pinnace was launched under the command of Wm. Lovelace, chief mate, & 10 crew members (including Lovelace) and a single passenger made it to the nearby lightship, to be later landed by a pilot cutter at St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Seven other crew members, including G. Jackson, her captain, refused to leave the ship & lost their lives when the vessel sank. The weather was clear & the winds were moderate at the time of the grounding (have also read they were strong) which happened during the captain's watch. He, however, remained asleep in his bunk - as was the mate. The vessel was actually under the control of the ship's carpenter who was one of those who lost their lives. A contemporary newspaper article is at left & here is a second article, strangely from the same edition of the very same newspaper. So a crew of 17 - 7 lost, 1 passenger - saved. Now the O.N. number at right may prove to be incorrect - the Mercantile Navy List records Cabana as having that number - but I cannot track a vessel named Cabana. Y

53093

37

Daring

191

J. Barkes

Vallance & Co. of Shoreham, later (1870 & 1880) Charles Catt of Brighton, later (1890) Thos. Jefferson of West Hartlepool

53022

38

Deerfoot

 499

G. Gardner

J. R. Kelso thru 1870 of North Shields

53436

39 Deucalion (a composite barque)

399
later
413

Robert Thompson (1819-1910)

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1896/97. I express uncertainty because the LR registers of a few of those years are not available to the webmaster. The vessel was, per LR, initially owned by Smith & Co. & registered at Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (in 1865/67), from Newport, Wales, to India (in the period of 1867/71), from Amsterdam to India (in 1871/72), & from Amsterdam to Rangoon (Burma, now Yangon, Myanmar) in 1872/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record Alex. Smith of Sunderland as her then owner. In 1876/77, per LR, G. R. Booth, also of Sunderland was her owner for a short period. Soon (1878/79 certainly but the 1877/78 LR is unavailable) W. Hunt was the owner of the London registered vessel, now of 413 tons. The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 advises that the vessel was then registered at Weymouth & owned by William Hunt of London. Per LR, W. Hunt served as the vessel's captain from 1878/79 at least until part way thru 1881/82 when W. A. Hornbuckle of or registered at London, became the vessel's owner - thru 1889/90 perhaps or maybe a little later. The vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1890, Deucalion having become Greek registered & owned by D. Economides of Corfu, Greece - with A. E. Economides her captain. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1897/98, which suggests that the vessel had by then been lost in some way. 122.9 ft. long, signal letters HDWS, later HFPK. Can you tell us what finally happened to her, or otherwise add anything? Robert Hunt has been in touch to advise that his great uncle, presumably William Hunt, owned the vessel & asks if an image of the vessel is available. While I do not have such an image, I am advised that a model of the vessel is in the Sunderland Museum model collection. Y

53105

40

Devonport

 1188

J. Smurthwaite

T. Harrison, became Teighe & Co. in 1867/68. later (1870) Teighe & Smith, all of London

50143

41

Dipton

 346

Richard Thompson

Golightly & Co. of Sunderland, later George Golightly, (1870) of Sunderland, (1880) of East Bolden

53107

42

Duchess

371

W. Barklay

Davison, later (1870 & 1880) William Davison, both of North Shields

49758

43

Dunholme

360

J. Crown

Nicholson, later (1870) R. T. Nicholson, both of Sunderland

53081

44

Eagle

78

D. A. Douglas

Mawer, later (1870 & 1880) George Mawer, both of Boston, later (1890 & 1900) William Robert Smith of King's Lynn

28714

45

Elizabeth & Catherine (a barque)

 348

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Not known to webmaster

 

46

Ellen Browse

 345

W. Naizby

H. Browse, later (1870) H. Browse, junr., both of London

52799

 

Ellen Holt

 

W. Richardson

Not known to webmaster

 

47

Emily

291

G. Bartram

W. Irvin (William Irving perhaps), soon (1865/66) 'T. Farlan', later (1870) Thomas Farlane, all of North Shields

49757

48

Emily & Eliza, later became Emily Eliza

157

D. A. Douglas

Sims & Co. of Portsmouth, later (1870 thru 1890) Thos. Smart of Bosham, Sussex, registered thru 1890 at Portsmouth

48890

49

Emma (a brig)

184

J. Briggs

Paddon & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Peacock Brothers, later (1880) Bligh Peacock, both of Bishopwearmouth, later (1890) Charles Paddon, of Pallion. Wrecked Nov. 18, 1893.

53089

50

Empress

391

J. Crown

'C. Hodgsn', later (1870 & 1880) Cuthbert Hodgson, both of Sunderland

53106

51

Erycina

 575

W. Nicholson

Nicholson & Sons, later (1870) Wm. Nicholson, jun., both of Sunderland, later (1880) Rosser Rosser, later (1890) David John Hughes, both of Swansea

53095

52

Evening Star

 296

J. & J. Gibbon

'Donldsn' & Co, later (1870) Benjamin Dodd, both of Sunderland, later (1880) John Monro of Arbroath

53116

53

Fatfield

647/511

T. R. Oswald

Fenwick & Co. of London, later (1870) William Stobart of Cockenhall, Durham, later (1880) John Burn, later (1890) "Fatfield" Steam Ship Co. Ltd., both of London

53114

54

Felis Bella

371

Reay & Naisby

D. C. Scott of London. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 says wrecked

52670

55

Five Sisters

193

S. Metcalf

McTaggart, later (1870) Donald McTaggart, both of Aberdeen

48867

56

Francoli (iron steamer)

 1035/829

James Laing

Tintoré & Co. of Barcelona, Spain

 

57

Fruiterer

 357

J. Robinson

Brown & Co., later (1870) William Brown, both of Sunderland

51193

58

General Nott

 298

J. Lister

Morris & Co., later (1870) Thos. Morris, both of Aberystwyth

49665

59

George & John Yourdi

249

Rawson & Watson

N. Yourdi, later (1870) N. G. Yourdi, both of Queenstown, Cork

52554

60

George Bartram 1 Note

284

G. Bartram

G. Bartram of Sunderland, later (1870) of Hylton, later (1876) Robert Appleby Bartram of South Hylton, later (1880) John Paul of King's Lynn. The vessel was lost in a collision in the North Sea on Feb. 4, 1888

53082

61

George Mills

333

G. & J. Mills

G. Mills of Sunderland, later (1870) George Mills of Southwick, later (1880) Robert Moffat of Gloucester

53086

 

Georges & Rosine (limited data)

213

Reay & Naisby

Initial owner not known to webmaster. Lloyd's Register of 1868/69 advises that M. Sakakini of Marseilles, France was the then owner

 

62

Gitanilla

472

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

T. B. & R. Ord of Sunderland. A model of the vessel is, I understand, in the Sunderland Museum model collection.

51167

63

Glencairn

243

Rawson & Watson

Shotten & Co., later (1870) John Hall, later (1880) James Trattles, all of Sunderland

53091

64

Glendevon (an iron barque)

 336

William Doxford

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1867/68. Owned by 'G. Lngridge' i.e. George Hy. Longridge of Bishopwearmouth, & registered at Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. LR of 1867/68 notes 'wrecked'. 130.4 ft. long. On Dec. 2, 1867, en route from Ibrail (now Brăila, eastern Romania, Black Sea) with a cargo of wheat, the vessel ran aground on Ushant Rocks (Ushant, French, Channel Islands, off Brest). No lives were lost. As per this contemporary newspaper article. Is there anything you can add? Y

53103

 

Glenroy (limited data)

 351

G. Short

Not known to webmaster

 

65

Golden Plover

 295

Gibbon & Nichol

Morgan & Co., later (1870 & 1880) John Morgan, both of Sunderland

53128

66

Grasmere

 465

G. Gardner

Devitt & Co., later (1870) J. W. McLaren, later (1880) Thomas Lane Devitt, all of London, later (1890) The Kaurie Timber Co. Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia

52663

67

Green Olive

240

Gray & Young

Richrds'n of Shields, later (1870 & 1880) R. Richardson of Amble, later (1890) Joseph Robinson of Littlehampton. It would seem that the vessel was sold to foreign owners & renamed Glad.

49762

68

Halicore

256

D. A. Douglas

Milburn of Newcastle

51381

69

Hartlepool

466/351

James Laing

J. (John) Forster of London, later (1870) Edward Temperley Gourley of Sunderland, later (1880) Geo. N. Wilkinson of London. It possibly was renamed Reine des Belges

52844

70

Harvest Queen (a barque)

374

W. H. Pearson

J. & R. Hopper, later (1870 & 1880) John Hopper, both of Sunderland

53085

71

Hiogo (limited & confusing data)

 738/502

James Laing

J. Laing of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1873/74 states wrecked

? 58083

72

Horriang (limited & confusing data)

 1122

J. Davison

It would appear that the vessel was first recorded in Lloyd's Register of 1974/75, stated to be built in 1875 & owned by J. White of London. In Lloyd's Register thru 81/82 with no owner name or number recorded. I include the vessel here because my source list indicates built in 1865.

? 70692

73

Huntleys

186

James Robinson

J. Turner of North Shields, later (1870) John Turner of Amble, later (1880 thru 1900) George H. Gann of Whitstable, registered at Faversham, later (1910 & 1915) The Whitstable Shipping Co. Ltd. of Whitstable, also registered at Faversham

49789

74

Hypatia

394

T. Metcalf

Walker, later (1870) Thomas Walker, both of Sunderland, later (1880) George S. Stymest of Liverpool

53099

75

Ida

389

W. Barklay

J. Robinson, later (1870) John Robinson, both of South Shields. 'crewlist.org.uk' advises 'Wrecked and sold foreign 29/8/1874' Here & enter Ida

53206

76

Ilva

300

W. H. Pearson

Fairley Bros. of Sunderland, later (1870) W. J. Anderson of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, later (1880) William Cook of London, registered at Dundee

53108

77

Isle of Beauty

286

T. Metcalf

J. Potts of Sunderland, later (1870) John Potts of Monkwearmouth, later (1880) Jas. Wood of Blyth. Wrecked Dec. 27, 1883.

51183

78

Jane

 153

Liddle & Sutcliffe

W. King of Portsmouth, later (1870) William King of Emsworth, Hants

48891

79

Jane Avery, later Catterina B.

422

Taylor & Scoular

R. Avery, later (1870 & 1880) R. B. Avery, both of North Shields. Later, as Catterina B. (LR 1880/81 page 898) was owned by C. Babich of Finme with L. Babich the vessel's captain.

49782

80

Jeanne et Mathilde

386

Blumer

Initial owner not known to webmaster. Later, per Lloyd's Register of 1869/70, Lasnièr & Co. of Le Havre, France

49782

81

John Eyston

 346

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

'Harrild Br' i.e. Harrild Bros. of London

50195

82

Julia Ann Gale (a brigantine)

 163

Rogerson or Rodgerson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1871/72, owned for her short lifetime, per LR at least, by Gale & Co. of Portsmouth, Hampshire. For initial service ex Sunderland but from 1870/71 for service as a Portsmouth coaster. However, the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 list the Portsmouth registered vessel as owned by Edward Flowers of Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire. 93.6 ft. long. LR of 1871/72 notes 'wrecked'. On Oct. 21, 1871, per line 2066 here, the 163 ton brigantine was stranded at Shipwash (near Felixstowe, Suffolk), while en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Edward Flowers. Anything you can add? Y

48893

83

Juliana

 399

J. Gill

J. de Arano of Bilbao, Spain

? 53102

84

Juliet

213

Reay & Naisby

Cooper & Co. of London

52804

85

Lady Head

457

G. & J. Mills

Hudson's Bay Co. of London thru 1900

52674

86

Lady Louisa, possibly later Ison (see text at right) (a composite barque)

542
later
543

Robert Thompson (1819/1910)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1888/89, was launched in Aug. 1865, owned thru 1883/84 at least (LR of 1884/85 is not available to the webmaster) by Wilson & Co., of Sunderland, but from 1873/74 of London. For some quite varied service. Initially from Sunderland to London, from 1867/68 thru 1869/70 for service from London to India, in 1870/71 for service ex London to the Swan River Colony at Perth, Western Australia ("WA"). Per Trove, Australia, the vessel, on Jan. 23, 1870, left Gravesend, London, for Fremantle, WA. It arrived there on Apl. 25, 1870 after a voyage of 88 days - with a single passenger. The vessel moved on from Fremantle to Champion Bay (Geraldton, WA), took on a load of wool, pearl shells, gum & lead ore & on or about Oct. 15, 1870 left Geraldton for her return voyage to Gravesend, arriving there on Jan. 23, 1871. From 1871/72 to 1872/73 the vessel served China ex London, & in 1873/74 served China ex Cardiff, Wales. But something seems amiss with the ownership data per LR as stated above. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 220, image soon) & 1870 both list Joseph Oliver of Blackheath, Kent, as her then owner, while the 1880 edition records John Wilson of South Hackney, London. There are many later ownership changes. In 1885, John H. Hadley of London was the vessel's owner. T. Rhys of London became the vessel's owner in 1885/86, West of England S. (Ship?) Co. Limited, of London, in 1886/87, R. Jarvis of London in 1887/88 & also in that year, renamed Ison, F. Regnier of Le Havre, France, with F. Regnier also serving as her captain. The name Ison was quite difficult to read - that is what it looks like to me. But that LR data may well prove to have been in error. Since in 1888/89 no vessel named Ison is LR listed rather Lady Louisa is listed again, owned & captained by D. Regnier, of Le Havre. 152.0 ft. long, signal letters RWPQ. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1889/90 or 1890/91. I do not know what finally happened to the vessel. If you know, or have any additional data, do consider being in touch. Y

52850

87

La Mare (limited data)

 423

J. Robinson

Adolphe & Co. of Bordeaux, France

 

88

Leader (a barque)

359

R. Pace

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1870/71, owned for that entire if short period by Eggleston & Co. of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to the West Indies, later the Clyde to the West Indies. 119.9 ft. long, signal letters HGFK. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Henry Eggleston of Sunderland as her then owner. LR of 1870/71 states 'Wrecked'. On Mar. 6, 1871, per line 1268 here, the 359 ton barque was abandoned at sea, at 44N/8W in the Bay of Biscay, while en route from Sunderland to Venice, Italy, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned by Henry Eggleston. Y

53122

89

Lena

875/679

James Laing

Norwood & Co., later (1870 thru 1890) Chas. M. Norwood, both of London. Sold to Norwegian owners

52684

90

Lennox Castle

693

G. S. Moore

Skinner, later (1870 & 1880) Thos. Skinner, both of Glasgow

52624

91

Leonie

267

J. Denniston

Jackson & Co., later (1870) Richard Jackson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Fras. Stafford of Blyth registered at North Shields

51185

92

Lizzie

346

G. Short

J. Russell, later (1870) Jno. Russell, both of Cork

52551

93

Loch Lomond

 286

Gibbon & Nichol

Dodd & Co., later (1870) Philip Dodds, both of North Shields

49775

94

Lumley (iron steamer)

683/538

James Laing

Morton & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Henry Thos. Morton of Biddick Hall, Durham.

51197

95

Madby Ann

 99

L. Wheatley

Grayd'n & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870 thru 1900) William Johnson of Knottingley, Yorkshire, later (1910) William Caisley of Howden Dyke, Yorkshire, later (1920) Allan Adams & Co. Ltd. of Southampton

53119

96

Maitland (a ship)

799

William Pile

Kelso, later (1870) John R. Kelso, both of North Shields

53441

97

Marinus (a snow)

 291

J. Lister

Wilkinson & Co., later (1870) John Wilkinson, both of Sunderland. 110.5 ft. long, signal letters WQPH. It seems likely that this in the Marinus which briefly ran aground, at Antigua, in May 1876, as referred to here.

53087

98

Mary & Catherine

 281

J. Briggs

J. Crisp, later (1870) Joseph Crisp, later (1880) Samuel P. Austin of Wear Dock Yard, all of Sunderland. Later sold to Russian owners.

53124

99

Mary Ann

 342

John Thompson

W. Richardson of South Shields, later (1870) Noble C. Richardson of Newcastle

47179

100

Mary Hick

 430

J. Gill

Hick & Co., later (1870) Pantland Hick, both of Scarborough

45498

101

Marys

 366

J. Robinson

Varey & Co., later (1870) Henry G. Rugg, both of Sunderland. Foundered Dec. 17, 1874

51180

102

May Queen

473

Wm. Pickersgill

Harper & Co., later (1870) Jno. S. Harper, later (1880) John S. Harper. Later sold to foreign owners

53203

103

Medway (iron steamer)

1823/1464

T. R. Oswald

Temperley, later (1870) Jno. Temperley, both of London

52791

104

Melania (a brig)

247

Barkes

N. Olaguivel of Bilbao, Spain.

 

105

Memphis Note

1210/956

W. Pile

Pile & Co. of Sunderland, later? David Verbist & Co.

51200

106

Merlin (a barque)

367

R. H. Potts & Bros.

Potts & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Later (1870) R. H. Potts, later (1880) John Firth, both of Sunderland. 121.8 ft. long.

51198

107

Miranda

293

W. Richardson

Rickinson, later (1870) Matthew Rickinson, both of West Hartlepool

49807

108

Monkchester

549

G. Peverall

A. Strong, later (1870) Anthony Strong, both of North Shields

49769

109

Moorhill Note

484

A. Simey

Simey & Co., later (1870) Francis Riston, both of Sunderland, later (1880 & 1890) Elijah Brown of Liverpool

51166

110

Morning Glory

 440

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

Tully & Son of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 states BURNT

51164

111

Natalian (an iron steamer)

453
later
405/620
(net/gross)

George Haswell

So far as I can see, the vessel was never listed in Lloyd's Register. An iron steamer, 405/620 tons (in 1872), 80 HP. Its initial owner is unknown to webmaster, however, the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 states that Diamond Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., of London, was the then owner of the London registered 453 ton vessel. The 1870 equivalent lists the vessel, now registered at Sunderland, as owned by James Westoll of Sunderland. He may well have acquired the vessel in 1969. Signal letters HDGN. On Dec. 17, 1872, per line 3207 here, the 405/620 ton steamer was stranded at Sunderland, while en route from London to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 16 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by James Westoll. What exactly happened to her? 'Blue Peter' tells us on page 161 as follows '.... in December 1872 ... her engines broke down and she was taken in tow off Whitby by one of her sisters, the WEAR. When the towline broke the NATALIAN set all sail - steamers were all well equipped in those days - and she made good progress on her way to Sunderland. Unfortunately she drifted on to rocks on the East side of Hendon Dock and rapidly broke up. The crew of 17 getting ashore by rocket apparatus.' Anything you can add? Y

52738

112

Neva (an iron steamer)

971

T. R. Oswald

John A. Dunkerley & Co. of Kingston upon Hull

53268

113

Newbiggin (a barque)

336

B. Hodgson at Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1870/71, owned for her short lifetime by G. Dawson of Blyth, Northumberland. For service initially from Sunderland to the Black Sea, later Aberdeen & Swansea to the Mediterranean. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the Shields registered vessel as owned by George R. Dawson of Blyth. 115.9 ft. long, signal letters HLMV. On Jun. 11, 1870, per line 234 here, the 336 ton barque burnt when in the Sea of Marmora, Turkey, while en route from Britonferry (Briton Ferry, between Swansea & Port Talbot, Wales) to Constantinople (now Istanbul) with a cargo of coal. LR of 1870/71 states 'BURNT'. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by G. R. Dawson. Y

49778

114

Nile (an iron steamer)

725

T. R. Oswald

John A. Dunkerley & Co. of Kingston upon Hull

53264

115

Nonpareil

399

J. & E. Lumsden

J. Marshall of Sunderland, later (1880) Thomas Books of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, later (1890 thru 1910) Huddart Parker & Co Ltd. became Huddart Parker & Co. Proprietary Ltd., of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

51174

116

Northumbria

295

G. Bartram

Adamson & Co., later (1870) John Adamson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) John Dixon of Blyth

54821

117

Northwick (an iron steamer)

770/594

George Haswell

Gayner & Co. of London. 202.0 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1869/70 states 'wrecked'.

52667

118

Onward (an iron steamer)

 783/624

T. R. Oswald

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1871/72, owned initially by T. Oswald of Sunderland but very soon by C. Gumm of London. I had previously noted that the vessel was launched as Needlegun, though I cannot recall the source of that data. For service initially from Sunderland to London, soon from London to Boston, U.S.A. In 1867/68, Priest Brothers of Hull became the vessel's owner for service from London to the Mediterranean. J. Priest was the vessel's captain during their period of ownership. In 1869/70, per LR, Prynn & Co. of Hull became the vessel's owner for service from Hull to the Baltic. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the Hull registered vessel as owned by Augustus Wm. Henry Prynn of Kingston-upon-Hull. 218.8 ft. long. LR of 1871/72 notes that the vessel was 'wrecked'. On Apl. 2, 1871, per line 1775 here, the steamer was sunk off Domesness, located at the tip of land at the entrance to the Gulf of Riga, Latvia, while en route from Hull to Riga, Latvia, with a cargo of machinery etc. Crew of 19 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by August W. H. Prynn. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

53110

119

Pacific (a barque)

386
later
391

James Hardie of Southwick

The vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1865, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1878/79, it would seem, owned thru 1873/74, per LR, by J. & J. Waite of North Shields. For initial service from Sunderland to the West Indies (thru 1866/67), from Liverpool to India (1867/68 thru 1869/70), from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1870/71 & for service from London to New York from 1871/72 thru 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNl') of 1867 (page 293, image soon) & 1870 both list John Wait, of North Shields, as the vessel's then owner. In 1873/74, per LR, J. Robinson Jr. became the owner of the vessel, now registered at Blyth. MNLs of 1875 & 1876, however, list the vessel as registered at North Shields & owned by J. Robinson, Jr. of Blyth. By 1876/77, the vessel became of 391 tons. 128.9 ft. long, signal letters HCKG. LR of 1878/79 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. Per this page, on Jun. 22, 1878 the vessel was abandoned at 55.30S/76.30W in the South Pacific, while en route from Buenos Ayres, Argentina, to Valparaiso, Chile, in ballast. Crew of 12 & a single passenger - no lives were lost. 'A Naval Court found that the cause of this casualty was due to stress of weather'. Then owned by J. Robinson, junr. of Blyth but registered at North Shields. Can you tell us more? How those aboard were rescued, perhaps. Y

49768

120

Pauillac

366

R. Pace

Lopes & Cie of Bordeaux, France

 

121

Phillis (a barque)

 347

John Thompson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1870/71, owned for her short lifetime by Foreman & Co. of South Shields. For initial service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean, from 1868/69 for service from Shields to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), & in 1871/72 for service from Shields to Port Said, Egypt. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 list the South Shields registered vessel as owned by Mark Foreman of South Shields. 118.1 ft. long. LR of 1871/72 notes 'wrecked'. On Oct. 17, 1871, per line 2064 here, the 347 ton barque foundered at Kileraden (means Kileradan, mouth of River Shannon, in western Ireland), while en route from Limerick, Ireland, to Shields in ballast. Crew of 12 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Mark Forman, of South Shields. Y

47176

122

Phillis & Mary

242

James Hardie

Turnbull & Co., later (1870) James Turnbull, both of Blyth, later (1880) James B. Williams, later (1890) Thomas Gould Robins, both of Guernsey & registered at North Shields, later (1900) Robert Parker of West Hartlepool, registered at Guernsey

49767

123

Preston

347

W. Chilton

Hunton & Co., later (1870) Christopher Hunten, both of North Shields, later (1880) William Davison of Morpeth, Northumberland

53438

124

Primus

656/521

James Laing

Thomas & Co. of Whitby, later (1870) John R. Thomas of York registered at Whitby, later (1880) Robert Harrowing of Whitby. I previously recorded J. H. Thomas & Co.

45740

125

Prince Rupert, later Biland 1, 2, 3 Note

491

W. Briggs & Sons

Hudson's Bay Company

52682

126

Prudhoe (a barque)

576
later
580

John T. Alcock

The vessel was launched on May 29, 1865 for John Dryden of North Shields, intended for the China trade. Or launched, per this page, on May 27, 1865. The vessel is essentially Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1899/1900 at least though it is not listed in 1874/75 & there are a number of years where the LR edition is not available to the webmaster. The vessel was owned by J. Dryden of North Shields thru 1873/74, initially for service from Sunderland to China, for service from London to China in 1867/68 & 1868/69 and for service to India in 1869/70 & 1870/71. LR of 1871/72 references service from Shields to Penang, Malaysia, which service became that year Shields to China & that last service continued thru 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 313, image soon) & 1870 both list the vessel's then owner as being Jno. Dryden of North Shields. LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster. From 1876/77 thru until 1889/90 at least, the vessel, per LR, was owned by J. L. Ugland of Arendal, on the SE coast of Norway. For a few years, from 1893/94 thru 1896/97, Joh. Klöcker, also of Arendal, was listed as the vessel's owner, but ownership would seem to have reverted maybe to J. L. Ugland in 1897/98 thru 1899/1900, the last LR register I have available. Perhaps the two individuals were business partners? A friend of the site has advised that he has read that in 1905, the vessel was owned by T. H. Aarstad of Egersund, near Stavanger, Norway. 151.9 ft. long, later 152.9 ft. The vessel became of 580 tons in 1888/89. Can you advise the webmaster what finally happened to the vessel? It had a very long life! Y

49773

127

Queen of the North

398

W. Pile

Ellis & Co., later (1870) Henry Ellis, later (1880) Edwin S. Houlder, all of London, later (1890) Jas. de V. Le Couteur of Altona, Germany, registered at Guernsey

52681

128

Rebecca (a snow)

200

J. M. Reed

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1870/71, owned for that short period by Burnacle & Co. of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, then for service as a Sunderland coaster but soon from Sunderland to the Mediterranean and/or the Black Sea. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1870 records on page 322 Jno. C. Burnacle of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owner. 95.3 ft. long. LR of 1870/71 states 'Wrecked'. On Jan. 3, 1871, per line 1153 here, the 200 ton snow foundered near Syra, Greece, while en route from Swansea to Syra with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned, per such report, not by Burnacle but rather by Septimus Hutchinson. Y

53088

129

Republic

386

John Blumer

'Le Lach'r & Sons', later (1870) Jno. A. Le Lacheur, both of Guernsey

50213

130

Robina

 322

Taylor & Scoular

Taylor & Co., later (1870) Richard Taylor, both of North Shields

53207

131

Robin Hood (a ship)

 941

Taylor & Scoular

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1872/73, owned for that short period by 'Stuck'y &', i.e. Stuckey & Co., of London. For initial service from Sunderland to China, but from 1867 for service ex London, to such places as China, India & Batavia (today Jakarta, Indonesia). The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 329) & 1870 record Vincent Stuckey, of Langport, Somerset, as the then owner of the London registered vessel. 180.3 ft. long, signal letters HRNS. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Feb. 19, 1872, per line 3214 here, the 941 ton ship went missing while en route from Sourbays (Surabaya, Java) to Rotterdam with a cargo of sugar, tobacco, etc. Crew of 22 - all lost. Then owned, per such report, by Vincent Stuckey. Anything you can add? Y

52675

132

Robinson's

213

Rawson & Watson

'Robinsn' & Co., later (1870) Francis Robinson, both of Whitby, later (1880) Richard Allix of Saint Helier, Jersey

45741

133

Romeo

210

Reay & Naisby

D. C. Scott, later (1870) David C. Scott, both of London

52752

134

Rosetta (a barque)

398

W. Barklay

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1872/73, owned for that short period by Jacobs Bros. of Swansea. For service initially from Sunderland to South America, but from 1870/71 for service from Swansea to South America. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 332) & 1870 record Chapman Jacobs, of Swansea, as the then owner of the Swansea registered vessel. 127.0 ft. long. LR of 1872/73 states 'foundered'. On Aug. 23, 1872, per line 2547 here, the 398 ton barque foundered near Mocho Island (Isla Mocha, a small island off the coast of Arauco Province, Chile), while en route from Lota, Chile, to Swansea with a cargo of bar copper. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by Chapman Jacobs. The circumstances of the vessel's loss have not yet come to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

53120

 

Royal Standard (probably a snow)

287

Edward Potts of Seaham

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1864/65 & 1865/66 only, owned by Dodds & Co. of Sunderland, with Dodds the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. 104.6 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. While en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia, likely with a cargo of coal, the vessel, on May 31, 1865, struck upon Læsoe (Læsø island, Bay of Kattegat, Demark) & sank. There was no loss of life, the crew being landed at Elsinore, Denmark. As per this newspaper cutting. Can anybody tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

51172

135

Royal Union

285

W. Barklay

R. Ness, later (1870 & 1880) Robert Ness, both of South Shields

53209

136

Saint Angelo

319

Rawson & Watson

G. & J. Robinson, later (1870) Joseph Robinson, both of Littlehampton, Sussex

43513

137

Saint Vincent 1

892

William Pile

Devitt & Co., later (1870) Devitt & Moore, later (1880) Thomas Lane Devitt, all of London. Ebay vendor 'scott-base' advised that the ship was reduced to a barque in about 1887 when sold to Joh. Boysen of Kristiansand & renamed Axel. Was sold in 1896 to S. T. Jørgensen & in about 1907 was broken up.

52770

138

Sallee Rover

 108

William Doxford

T. (Thos.) Anderson & Co. of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 states Wrecked

53100

139

Sanderson (a barque)

 490

James Robinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1865/66 thru 1872/73, owned for that entire if short period by Sanderson of Sunderland. For service initially from Sunderland to India, in 1867/68 from Sunderland to Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), from 1869/70 for service from Liverpool to India. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 341) & 1870 record Wm. Sanderson of Sunderland, as the then owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. 141.3 ft. long, signal letters HKTJ. LR of 1872/73 states 'BURNT'. On Sep. 30, 1872, per line 2602 here, the 490 ton barque was burnt off Cavo (where is it, I wonder), while en route from Algoa Bay (E. coast of S. Africa, about 425 miles E. of Cape of Good Hope) to London. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by John Sanderson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss have not yet come to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

53097

140

Sarah King

 155

Liddle & Sutcliffe

J. King, later (1870) Joseph P. King, both of Portsmouth, later (1880) William Turner of Fareham, later (1890) George Judson of Seaham Harbour, Durham