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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

Pickersgill & Miller

The vessel was, per Lloyd's Register, always owned by Harper & Co. of Shields. Mercantile Navy Lists thru 1872 record John S. Harper of South Shields as her owner but in 1874 record Richard Walsh of Liverpool. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1874.

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

A vessel that had a very short life. The vessel was owned by Thomas Sinclair of Belfast, & was lost, on Feb. 18, 1861, or maybe a little later, off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean when it was hit by a hurricane.

21478

13 Belvidera (a ship)

684
or
685

W. Briggs

The vessel, which had a relatively short life, was always owned by Allan & Sons of London, i.e. John H. Allan. The vessel was wrecked on Nov. 7, 1871, in a cyclone, near  Pondicherry (now Puducherry, E. coast of India).

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 Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Anderson

28043

16 Cerealia (a barque)

348

John Lister

The vessel, per Lloyd's Register, was owned thru 1873/74, by Lister & Co. of Sunderland. But was later owned by Robt. Burbank Porrett, also of Sunderland & was in fact lost long before 1873/74 - on Oct. 20, 1870 on Hasboro' Sands (near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route to Hull with a cargo of maize. No lives were lost.

28782

  Cinco Hermanos See Victory below

595

William Briggs

From 1864/65 was owned by 'Magurequi & hijo' of Bilbao, Spain

 

17 Coila (a schooner)

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

18 Condor (a brig)

286

James Robinson

A vessel that was owned by W. Dawson of Sunderland & had a very short life. It was lost, at Barcelona, Spain, on May 5, 1861.

28781

19 Corea

451

T. H. Wood

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

28322

20 Corredora, later Hannah Rahtkens (a barque)

383

George Bartram at Hylton

The vessel was owned thru 1877 by 'Nicholson & Co.' of Sunderland. On Nov. 22, 1877, the vessel was offered for sale at a Sunderland public auction. It must have been purchased by Franz Rahtkens, who changed the vessel's name to Hannah Rahtkens. The vessel was abandoned at sea in Jul. 1881.

29269

21 Cotherstone, later 'Guilio & Clemensa' or 'Guilio & Clemenza' (a barque)

382

Austin & Mills

Wilson Bros., later Joshua Wilson, both of Sunderland. As 'Guilio & Clemensa' (LR, 1880/81 page 911) was owned by M. Lubrano of Castellammare di Stabbia, located 19 miles SE of Naples, Italy. M. A. Lubrano per the Italian Register of 1886.

28786

22 Cubana (a barque)

492

William Pile Jr.

A vessel, owned by Ridley & Co. of London, which on Jun. 20, 1862, caught fire in the S. Atlantic, while en route from Caldera, Chile, to Swansea, Wales, with a cargo of copper ore. The crew escaped in long boats but suffered dreadful hardships which are detailed via the link at left.

28371
 

23 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

24 Day Star Note

148

Green & Richardson

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

28039

25 Deptford (an iron steamer)

604/469

James Laing

A vessel which had a very short life, being wrecked on May 14, 1862 when it ran aground (for the second time) near Staithes, Yorkshire. It ended up a total loss.

29243

26

Diadem (a snow or brig)

251

John Lister

The vessel was initially owned by its builder but soon became owned by William Farquhar, of Sunderland. On Aug. 11, 1871, the vessel left Navassa Island (W. of Haiti) for the U.K. with a cargo of phosphate. And went missing en route. Crew of 9 - all lost.

28775

27 Dinorah (a barque)

360

James Robinson

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

27708

28 Dorothy (a barque)

346

J. Barkes

The vessel was owned for most of its lifetime by the Tully family. In or about 1889, the vessel was sold to Swedish owners. It would seem that the vessel went ashore in or about Sep. 1893 on the N. coast of Cuba. But detail is limited.

28774

29 Dunloe

298

J. Davison

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

28581

30 Edger

248

N. Stothard

Horsley & Co. of Hartlepool

 

31 Elizabeth (a sloop)

40

T. Robson

The vessel is not recorded in Lloyd's Register. The Merchant Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 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? As this page is updated, the webmaster cannot recall where he read that the vessel was built by T. Robson. If he did so read! Y

28770

32 Elizabeth Dawson

319

James Robinson

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

28444

33 Elizabeth Hargrove (an iron barque)

460

T. R. Oswald at Pallion

The vessel had a relatively short life, of about 10 years. Was always owned by Hargrove & Co. of Liverpool - Hargrove, Ferguson, and Co. & then John Hargrove. Drifted ashore & lost at Valparaiso, Chile, on Mar. 1, 1870.

28633

34 Ella Gladstone (a brig)

224

John Blumer

Gladstone of Liverpool, later Corbin Lamb of Adelaide, South Australia

28624

35 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

36 Ellen Horsfall (a barque)

294

J. Spence

A vessel which had a very short life indeed. Owned by Thomas C. Alcock of Sunderland, it was driven ashore & wrecked on the SW coast of the Isle of Wight, on Oct. 19, 1862. All aboard were saved by a hawser rigged between ship & shore.

28448

37 Forth

60

James Pile

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

27928

38 Frances (a barque)

489

William Briggs

Was owned by Robert Hurrell & Co. of Kingsbridge, Devon. Later by John Hurrell Hill of Salcombe, Devon, & briefly by William Barrett of Swansea. In 1887 the vessel became Norwegian owned. In early 1893, the vessel was abandoned & sank.

28169

39 Fria

285

W. Pickersgill

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

29246

40 Fuschia

82

L. Wheatley

McKenzie of Sunderland

28440

41 Fusilier

404

James Laing

E. C. Friend & Co., later (1880) Wm. P. Coleborn, both of Liverpool

28649

42 Gem

64

J. Duncan

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

28445

43 Generosity (a barque)

505

J. Barkes

Another vessel which had a very short life, The vessel is stated to have gone missing, on Feb. 10, 1860, while en route from Sunderland to Gefle (Gävle, Sweden) with a cargo of coals. The entire crew of 14 were lost.

28434

44 George Stephenson (a brig)

259

J. & J. Brown

J. & J. White of N. Shields

28590

45 Glee Maiden

141

James Hardie

Dickson of Dumfries, likely Doward, Dickson & Co.

28500

46 Gulnare

279

T. Stonehouse

Donkin & Co. of N. Shields

28585

47 Halls (a schooner)

98

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

A modest vessel which had a very long life. Owned thru 1895 by the 'Hall' family of Belleport, Ross-shire, Scotland, & registered at Inverness. In 1896 it was briefly owned by C. Wilkinson of Sunderland - from 1897 was owned by A. Ralph, of Nairn, Scotland. Went missing in Aug. 1899.

27290

48 Harriet Dobing (a brig)

221

Green & Richardson

The vessel was initially owned, per LR, by Dobing & Co. It later became owned by John Appleby jun., by Scrafton & Co. & later again by Elizabeth Sizer. On Nov. 9, 1872, the brig stranded & was lost at Marstrand (N. of Gothenburg, Sweden).

27885

49 Hebe (a barque)

331

John Denniston

T. White of S. Shields

28333

50 Heron (a barque)

283

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The vessel was owned, for its lifetime, by Potts Bros. of Sunderland. On May 26, 1872, the vessel sank at St. Pauls, while en route from Bordeaux, France, to Montreal, Canada, with a cargo of wine. No lives were lost.

28042

51 Hudsons (a brig)

249

Peter Austin

The vessel was owned for its brief lifetime by John Elliott of Sunderland. The vessel went missing in Jan. 1861 with the loss of 6 lives.

28788

52 Impetus

411

James Laing

Unknown to webmaster

 

53 Isabella (a snow)

259

George Bartram

Was owned by Dawson & Co., i.e. G. Robinson Dawson, of Blyth. The vessel had a very short life indeed. It was burnt at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) on Oct. 11, 1860 when on her maiden voyage.

28574

54 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

55 John (a barque)

386
later
367

Robert Thompson Junior

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime by Tully & Son of Sunderland. On Dec. 24, 1873, the vessel was run ashore & became a total loss near Cape Horn in the South Atlantic  - due to the spontaneous combustion of its cargo of coal. No lives were lost.

28787

56 John Bull (a barque)

484

T. R. Oswald

Temperley & Co. of London

28377

57 John Vanner (a ship)

726

J. Haswell

The vessel, always owned by John Lidgett and Sons of London, had a short life. On Jan. 30, 1865, it stranded while being towed down the Hooghly river, Calcutta, India). A strong flood tide soon threw the ship onto her beam ends. Ultimately it had to be blown up.

29017

58 Joseph Cape (a snow)

220/177
later
179

James Hardie at Southwick

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by Hargrove of Liverpool. An an unknown date in Jan. 1873, the vessel was lost while en route from Liverpool to Limerick, Ireland, with a cargo of coal.

28176

59 Kalmia, later Agnes Lamb

309

John T. Alcock

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

28443

60 Lady Beatrice (initially, per Lloyd's Register a brig)

250

G. Short

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime per Lloyd's Register by Reay & Co. of Sunderland. But per Mercantile Navy Lists, was rather owned by George Wilson of Hutton Rudly, Yorkshire. On Oct. 13, 1872, the vessel stranded on a South Holland delta island, while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal.

28772

61 Lady Franklin

364

J. H. Watson

G. (George) Watson of Sunderland

29241

62 Leda (a barque)

499

John Robinson

A vessel, always owned by J. Clay of Sunderland, that had a very short life. On Mar. 10, 1860, the barque went missing while en route from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, with a cargo of coals. The entire crew of 18 were, of course, lost.

28433

63 Lemnos (a brig)

293

W. Adamson

Mears & Co. of Sunderland

28785

64 Linnet (a gunboat)

 

W. Briggs

 

 

65 Little Edith (an iron ship)

569
later
571

T. R. Oswald

The vessel was always registered at Liverpool, & owned by Liverpool owners. Follow link at left for detail. On Jul. 18, 1871, the ship stranded at the Falkland Islands, while en route from Hamburg, Germany, to Callao, Peru, with a general cargo. No lives were lost.

29612

66 Lord Macaulay

846

G. W. Hall

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

28854

67 Madeline (a barque)

383

Peter Austin

W. Ord & Co. of Sunderland

28044

68 Malabar

1219

Pile Jr.

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

28740

69 Marengo

326

J. Haswell

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

28874

70 Mary & Isabella (a snow or brig)

256

Rawson & Watson

A vessel which had a short life - owned by Walton & Co. of Sunderland. On Dec. 28, 1861, the brig was abandoned near the Azores in the N. Atlantic, while en route from New York to Queenstown, Ireland. No loss of life.

29244

71 Morning Star (a brig)

294

Benjamin Hodgson

Another vessel which had a short life - owned by Richard Humble of Sunderland. On Aug. 13, 1861, the vessel was lost 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.

28442

72 Negress

242

G. Peverall

Lucas Bros. of Bristol

29212

73 Nelly

406

Todd & Brown

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

28318

74 Nereid

304

J. Denniston

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

28776

75 Nora

331

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

Williamson of Sunderland

? 28794

76 Ocean Skimmer, later Peter (a barque)

382

W. Ratcliffe

The vessel was owned at Sunderland thru 1875/76 at least, owned by William Thompson & then by George & then Jemima Pain. In or about 1876/77 the vessel, renamed Peter, became German owned & registered. Later German ownership changes. In Dec. 1886, the vessel grounded entering port at Vigo Spain, and was condemned.

28437

77 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

78 Onward (a smack)

36

Jas. Pile

So far as I can see this tiny vessel was not listed in Lloyd's Register. It had a very short life, it would seem. As per line 1869 on this page, the vessel, en route from Sunderland to Banff, Scotland, with a cargo of coal, was wrecked at Banff on Nov. 21, 1861. Crew of 2 - none lost. Then owned by John Galley.

28792

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 was, per Lloyd's Register, owned thru 1864/65 by H. Ellis of London, and, though still registered at London, became, later owned by Ayre & Co. & E. T. Gourley, both of Sunderland.  On Feb. 12, 1874, Raleigh was abandoned at sea, W. of the Scilly Islands, while en route from Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), to London with a 900 ton general cargo. No loss of life.

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

James Briggs

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by T. (Thomas) Todd of London. On Feb. 10, 1870, it was stranded at Pelew Island (Palau, Micronesia, E. of the Philippines) while en route from Bangkok, Thailand, to Yokohama, Japan.

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 (a barque)

346

William Briggs

The vessel was owned by J. Shepherd of London thru 1872/73 & then by Suart & Simpson & G. S. Simpson, also of London. In Apl. 1877, en route from Demerera to Liverpool, the vessel caught fire & sank - no loss of life.

28370

89 Roecliff (a schooner)

146

W. Adamson

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

29242

90 Royal Sovereign (a barque)

324

William Briggs

Collingwood of Sunderland

28799

91 Ryhope

698/475

James Laing

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

28861

92 Saint Oswin (a barque)

347

Pickersgill & Miller

A vessel which, though Lloyd's Register listed thru 1883/84, was lost in 1867. Was always owned by the Mease family of North Shields. On Mar. 12, 1867, the vessel left Shields for Pondicherry, India, with a cargo of coal. It passed the Downs & then went missing - with the loss of 13 lives.

28568

93 Salvia

347

Naizby

H. Ellis of London, later (1870) David Lamb of Liverpool

28777

94 Samson, later Ben More (an iron steamship)

590/868 (N/G)

James Laing

The vessel was owned, thru 1873/74, by Gourley & Co. of Sunderland. In 1873/74, the vessel, renamed Ben More, became registered at North Shields & owned by 'J. Morrison & Son'. It remained owned by Morrison essentially for the balance of its lifetime. On Jan. 18, 1898, the vessel was offered for sale at a public auction held in Sunderland, was bought by Mr. Turnbull & towed to Borrowstounness, Firth of Forth, to be broken up.

28439

95 Sea Mew

63

James Laing

Dublin Pilot Board

 

96 Severn (a brig)

284

John Blumer

Wrightson of Sunderland

28041

97 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

98 Silome (a barque)

430

Naizby

J. Clay of Sunderland

28793

99 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

100 Skimmer of the Waves (a barque)

396

William Briggs

J. and J. Thompson and/or John Thompson of Sunderland, later David Bruce of Dundee. Hulked.

28435

101 Statesman (a barque)

341

J & J. Robinson

Jobling & Co. of S. Shields

28332

102 Sundew (a schooner)

182

J. Barkes

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

28791

103 Superb

321

William Doxford

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

28583

104 Test (a schooner, later a ketch)

66

Seymour

The vessel was always registered at Southampton, Hampshire, & owned by W. R. Sharland of Redbridge, Hampshire. On Oct. 19, 1869, the ketch foundered 5 miles NW of Dudgeon Sand, Norfolk, while en route from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to an unknown destination with a cargo of bark. 5 lives were lost. 

28101

105 Tetuan (a barque)

435

William Briggs

The vessel was initially owned, per LR, by 'J. de Abrca' which correctly, I learn, means 'Abarca, Seminario and Plasencia', of Santander, Spain. Later owners include Chas. H. Stewart & J. Palmer jun., both of London, & owners from Shanghai, China, & Hamburg, Germany. Out of register in 1891.

28381

106 The Cedars

356

J. Briggs

Hudson & Co. of Sunderland

28431

107 Theodore (a schooner or brig)

159

W. Adamson

A vessel which had a very short life. It was owned by Adamson, the vessel's builder. On Mar. 10, 1861, the vessel, en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal, was run down & sunk at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Crew of 7 - none lost.

28780

108 Undine

310

Rawson & Watson

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

28447

109 Vedra (an iron steamer)

569
 

T. R. Oswald

A vessel which had a very short life. Was owned by Messrs. Stobart & Co. of Sunderland, though when it later went missing it was stated to be owned by Chris M. Webster (possibly they were partners). On Jan. 2, 1861 the steamship left Sunderland for Copenhagen, Denmark, with a cargo of coal. And was not heard from again. Its crew of 21 were all lost, of course.

28790

110 Vencedora (a barque)

466

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

The vessel, was owned for its entire lifetime, thru 1876, by Nicholson & Co. of Sunderland. A copper-ore trader, I read. The vessel was abandoned at sea on Oct. 3, 1876 near Cape Horn when en route from Wales to Valparaiso, Chile, with a cargo of coal. Which caught fire.

28441

111 Victory, later Cinco Hermanos (a ship, later a barque)

595

William Briggs

Briggs & Sons but soon (1862/63) H. Craven of Sunderland. From 1864/65 the vessel was owned by 'Magurequi e Hijo' of Bilbao, Spain. Per LR, out of register in 1886/87.

29396

112 Vigilant (a steam tug)

105/25

G. Craggs

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

28771

113 Violet

225

John T. Alcock

J. Alcock of Sunderland

28784

114 Vyne

144

W. Adamson

Not known to webmaster

28438

115 Windward

620

James Laing

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

28744

116 Z. C. Pearson (an iron steamship)

484/712
(N/G)

T. R. Oswald

A vessel which had a very short life. Was owned by Zachariah C. Pearson of Hull. On Jul. 26, 1861, the steamship left Riga, Latvia, for Hull with a cargo of grain. And went missing en route. Crew of 21, all lost of course.

28254

117 Zehlima (a barque)

475

Robert Thompson Junior

Moon & Co. of Sunderland

28449

118 Zetus (a barque)

300

Robert Pace

Milburn & Co. of Blyth

28587

119 Zeus

197

Pile

G. (George) Leslie of Aberdeen

27577

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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)

339/355
(N/G)

J. H. Watson

The vessel was owned thru 1864/65 by Mrs. Jane Gray of Newcastle. And then by Barrass & Co., soon J. C. Barrass, also of Newcastle. On Feb. 8, 1871, the vessel foundered at sea while en route from Newcastle to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - all lost.

43599

7

Aquila (or Aquilae) (a snow, later a brig)

198

W. Pile Jr.

Some confusion as to the name of the vessel which was owned, for its lifetime, by Kelso of Liverpool - S. Wright Kelso & later by F. W. Kelso. On Mar. 21, 1870, the vessel was involved in a collision & sank while en route from Marseilles, France, to Gloucester. No data yet available as to where or with which vessel it collided.

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. 1880 Ralph Robson of St. Anthony's, Northumberland.

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 was owned, throughout its brief lifetime, by Clark & Co., which seems to mean Clark & Dunn, later John Clarke & James Jobling, all of Newcastle. On Jan. 11, 1872, the vessel was abandoned at Manacles Rock, Falmouth, Cornwall, while en route from Plymouth to Newry, Northern Ireland with a cargo of wheat ex Odessa, Ukraine. There was no loss of life.

29111

15

Caldera (an iron barque)

469

W. Pile

H. Madge (Henry J. Madge) of Swansea, Wales. On Sep. 8, 1869, 7 of the 64 shares in the vessel, shares previously owned by H. J. Madge, were sold at a public auction held at a Swansea hotel. With the notation 'Cost at sea, £8,491'. As per this auction sale notice (in red). Was owned later (1870) by Edward Bath, also of Swansea. It would seem that Henry James Bath, his father Henry Bath before him, & generations of the Bath family were involved in the world wide copper trade & in the smelting of copper in Swansea. Over the years the business owned an extensive fleet of some 60 vessels that travelled overseas with coal bringing back copper ore, most particularly from Chile. Do read Mike Jackson's truly extensive 'pdf' about the family's history & businesses - here.

29595

16

Cape City

422

W. Pile

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

43940

17

Caprera (a brig or snow)

215

W. Ratcliffe

Would seem to have always been owned by William Bedford of Sunderland. Some confusion as to when its life came to an end. An official U.K. Government report states that it went missing in 1866 however it would seem to have survived until 1869/70 or thereabouts.

43735

18

Cathay

244

Taylor & Scouler

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

A vessel which had a relatively short life. Was owned by Hudson & Co. of Sunderland, until, in 1870/71 Schollar & Co. of Blyth, became her new owner. On Aug. 21, 1871, the vessel was lost at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland, with no loss of life. Then stated to be owned by William E. Melrose.

29257

21

City of London (a barque with iron beams)

349
later
350

G. W. & W. J. Hall

The vessel was initially owned initially by T. Todd, of London, but became owned & captained, in 1870/71, by Eugène Wardroper of Huddersfield. On Apl. 27, 1874, the vessel was abandoned at sea while en route from St. Helena (South Atlantic) to Falmouth with a cargo of rice in bags. The entire crew was rescued so no loss of life.

43979

22

Clintonia (a barque)

331

N. Stothard

J. Robinson of N. Shields. 108.0 ft. long. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had gone 'Missing'.

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

John Robinson

A vessel which had a very short life. Was always owned by Jobling & Co. of South Shields. On Nov. 2, 1861, the 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 or more likely 5 crew were lost.

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
or
442

William Briggs

The vessel was owned thru 1886/87 by 'Suart' of London, & then was briefly owned by owners from Swansea, Wales. From 1889/90, the vessel became owned by Norwegians of Drammen & then Lillesand, Norway. It would seem that in 1895 the vessel was sold to Copenhagen, Denmark.

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)

586/608 (N/G)
later
reported
as 482

James Laing

H. T. Morton & Co. of Biddick Hall, Durham.

43722

33

Edith (a steam ship)

474/615 (N/G)

T. R. Oswald

The vessel was launched on Jul. 9, 1861, in early Jul. 1861 per this newspaper cutting. Was owned by 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 engines (90 HP per Lloyd's Register of 1861/62).

29796

34

Elaine (an iron schooner or ship)

700

T. R. Oswald

A vessel that had a very short life, owned by E. T. Gourley of Sunderland. On Apl. 17, 1861, the vessel 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.

29260

35

Eleanor (a barque)

433

William Briggs & Son

J. Shepherd of London, later 'Mercadé' & 'Marcadet', both of Le Havre, France. Out of LR register in 1886/87.

43966

36

Eliza Blanche

170

W. Pile

'Dalgtty &' of London, later (1870 & 1880) 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

A vessel which had a very short life. Was always owned by Smith & Co. of Sunderland. The vessel was, per Lloyd's Register of 1867/68, stated to be 'Lost'. No detail is yet to hand as to when & where the vessel was lost.

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 (a barque)

321

William Briggs & Son

Lewis & Co. (Lewis Lewis) of Aberystwyth, Wales. The vessel was lost in 1866.

 29309

42

Fame, later Ida (a barque)

326
later
327

Ratcliffe & Co.

The vessel was owned, thru 1882/83, by William C. Allen, of South Shields. In 1882/83 the vessel was sold to J. F. Sjogren of Sweden & renamed Ida. On May 28, 1877, Ida went aground at Saltholm (a Danish island, in the Øresund, the strait that separates Denmark & Sweden, near Copenhagen). She was re-floated, sailed across the strait to nearby Malmö, Sweden, but seems not to have been there repaired.

43626

43

Florence (a barque)

369
later
348

Peter Austin

The vessel was owned, thru 1870, by the Ord family of Sunderland, then by Kerr, Newton & Co. of Glasgow. The vessel was lost, at Key Verde, Cuba, in Jun. 1872.

29270

44

Freedom

332

Robert Thompson (1797/1860)

M. Robson of Sunderland

43761

45

Friars Goose

146

John T. Alcock

Not known to webmaster

 

46

Ganges, (a paddle steamer)

400 or 500

James Laing

Need help with this vessel, which was not listed in either Lloyd's Register or in the Mercantile Navy List. The vessel was erected then taken to pieces and shipped abroad, likely to today's Pakistan for use on the Indus River.

 

47

Ganges (an iron ship)

839

William Pile

James Nourse & A. Sword of Greenock, Scotland.

29819

48

General Havelock, later Teesdale (an iron steamer)

472
later
771/506
(G/N)

James Laing

There is confusion as to the ownership of this vessel, which per Lloyd's Register was owned thru 1871/72 by 'Smurthwaite' of Sunderland. While the Mercantile Navy List records R. M. Hudson of Sunderland as her owner from 1865 & later, renamed Teesdale, James Laing, of Sunderland. On Mar. 28, 1872, the steamer was stranded at Shingle Bank, Isle of Wight, while en route from Villa Real to the Tyne with a cargo of lead etc. Crew of 18 - none lost.

29858

 

Glance (a yacht)

24

Watson & Son

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

 

49

Glenaln

331

James Robinson

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

29702

50

Glenaros

675

W. Pile

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

43967

51

Gresham (a ship)

965

G. Peverall

The vessel was, for its entire lifetime, per Lloyd's Register, owned by Teighe & Co., of London. However, when the vessel was lost, in 1871, Thomas D. James was stated to have been her then owner. On Oct. 17, 1871, the vessel stranded at Dungeness, Kent, while en route from Demerera (Guyana), to London with a cargo of spirits etc. Crew of 24 - none lost.

43756

52

Haswell

706/560

James Laing

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

43929

53

Ibis

248

G. Peverall

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

29220

54

India Note

911

James Laing

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

29621

55

Industry (a snow or brig)

254

G. Short

The vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by R. Ness of Shields. In Dec. 1872, the vessel left Marianople (now Mariupol, Black Sea) & Constantinople for the U.K. with a cargo of wheat. It went missing en route- likely it foundered as a result of severe gales encountered in the Bay of Biscay.

43629

56

Ione

364

W. Naizby

Ritson & Co. of Sunderland

43739

57

Ironside (a ship)

898

T. R. Oswald

Temperley & Co. of London

29768

58

Isabella (a brig)

273

George Bartram & Sons

Dawson & Co. or George R. Dawson of Blyth

28598

59

Jane

166

John T. Alcock

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

29262

60

Jane

265

G. Peverall

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

43961

61

Jane Alice (a barque)

289

R. H. Potts & Bros.

A vessel which had a short life, 6 or so years, owned throughout by R. H. Potts & Brothers of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 tells us that the vessel was 'Wrecked'. I am, at present, unable to tell you what happened to the vessel & when.

29868

62

Jesmond

255

G. Short

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

29256

63

Josephine

585

William Doxford

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

29771

64

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

65

Kelso (a ship)

556

William Pile

J. R. Kelso of N. Shields

28595

66

Kirkwood

337

J. Haswell

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

29255

67

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. 1

43736

68

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

69

Letitia

115

S. Metcalf

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

29132

70

Letitia

261

W. Barclay

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

29773

71

Liberator (a barque)

445

Robert Thompson Junior

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 by John Hedley of Blyth. 131.5 ft. long, signal letters TQDW.

43725

72

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, W. H. Watson, both of Sunderland. Signal letters QHLF.

29869

73

Lollard

58

Todd & Brown

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

29268

74

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

75

Lurline

334

J. Robinson

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

29860

76

Margaret Davis

271

James Hardie

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

29373

77

Maritana (a snow)

248

Robert Thompson Junior

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

29250

78

Mary Ada

328

William Doxford

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

43753

79

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

80

Mary Ann (a brig)

213

W. Adamson

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

43744

81

Matfen (a snow or brig)

273

Pace i.e. Roberet Pace

Gregory & Co. of Blyth

28597

82

Matilda (a barque)

386

William Briggs & Son

A vessel which had a very short life indeed. First registered, at London, on Dec. 4, 1861 & lost on Jan. 18, 1862. At Guadeloupe (Caribbean). Was owned by Hankey & Co. of London

43977

83

Meg

237/193

James Hardie

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

29177

84

Middlesex

1191

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

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

29779

85

Neva

245

B. Hodgson

Humble & Co. of Sunderland

29859

86

Newburn

687/539

James Laing

Fenwick & Co., (1870) J. Fenwick, later (1890) Jno. Fenwick Jun., all of London

29761

87

Oban

63

B. & J. Gardner

Craven & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) Thomas Williamson, later (1880) Daniel Longstaff, both of Boston, Lincs., later (1890) Israel Jackson of Poole

43751

88

Oleander

340

J. Haswell

P. (Philip) Patmore of London

43921

89

Parthenon

876/701

T. R. Oswald

E. Gourley of Sunderland

43727

90

Pearl

237

E. Potts

J. Wilson of N. Shields

29712

91

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

92

Peterhoff 1 (Note)

819/669

T. R. Oswald

Not known to webmaster. Initially a Hull owner perhaps

43825

93

Plato (a barque)

285

Austin & Mills

Mills & Co. of Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1870 & 1874 list C. S. Collingwood, of Southwick, Durham, as the vessel's then owner. 107.0 ft. long, signal letters QDVP. The vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register of 1876/77 but is not listed in MNL after 1874.

29261

94

Polina

323

Rawson & Watson

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

43941

95

Polly (a barque)

362

J. & J. Brown

The vessel was initially owned by H. Wheatley of N. Shields, thru 1864/65. A number of later owners - Wm. Coward of London, Emanuel Wait of Bristol & C. T. Bennett of London. Even though the vessel is LR listed thru 1881/82 it is likely that it was lost or broken up in or about 1877.

29711

96

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

97

Quercus

53

W. Pile

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

29861

98

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

99

Rondinella

159

G. Bartram

G. Bartram of Sunderland

43752

100

Rondinella

328

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

Wm. Nicholson & Co. of Sunderland

29862

101

Rosalind

160

G. W. Hall

Robson jun. of Sunderland

43755

102

Rose (a snow or brig)

239

Denniston & Pearson

The vessel had a very short life, lost apparently in 1863 due to circumstances unknown to webmaster. Was owned by W. Kish of Sunderland.

43724

103

Rowena

319

W. Pickersgill

W. Abbay of Sunderland

43726

104

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

105

Samuel

426

Austin & Mills

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

43922

106

San Jose (a barque)

426

W. Pickersgill

Richardson, later (1870) Richardson & Co., later (1880) Jeremiah Clarke Richards, all of Swansea. From 1888, the vessel was owned by Henry D. Dennis, of Newcastle. Details about a sad 1888 voyage of the vessel can be read here.

29591

107

Sophia

287

James Robinson

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

29251

108

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

109

Sovereign (a barque)

289

Denniston & Pearson

The vessel had a short life, owned throughout by  P. Dale or John B. Dale of Shields. It would seem that the vessel was lost in 1866 or 1867. No data yet as to what happened to her.

29729

110

Sovereign of India

774

G. Peverall

Castle & Co. of London

29267

111

Spring

247

J. Lister

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

28345

112

Stettin

480/360

W. Pile

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

43974

113

Sylphide

286

J. Denniston

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

29252

114

Thomas Dryden

446

J. Davison

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

29728

115

Thomas & Mary, later Marie (a snow)

264

Peter Austin

T. Thompson of Sunderland, later (1880) R. Robinson of Blyth. As Marie, was owned by L. Gjemre of Stavanger (LR of 1889/90).

29258

116

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

117

Tientsin (a barque)

242

W. Pile

J. Hay of London

29798

118

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

119

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

120

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

121

Victoria

46

Not known to webmaster

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

43745

122

Volunteer

305

J. Barkes

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

29259

123

Wild Huntress (a brig or snow)

238

J. H. Watson

The vessel was initially owned by G. Watson of Sunderland but in 1864/65 Arkless & Co., i.e. Edward Arkless, of Blyth, Northumberland, became the vessel's owner. In Nov. 1866 the vessel went missing while en route from Archangel, Russia, to London, with a crew of 9.

29857

124

William Balls

242

L. Wheatley

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

29713

125

William Walker (a brig)

245

J. & J. Brown

E. Bassett of Sunderland

43743

126

William & Catherine

253

Robert Thompson (1797-1860)

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

29253

127

William & Jane

266

Peter Austin

W. Kish of Sunderland

43737

128

Winsome

129

G. W. Hall

Matthew Robson jun. of Sunderland

29263

129

Wisbech (an iron steamer)

670/528

Wm. Pile Jr.

Some confusion as to the vessel's name - Wisbech or Wisbeach. The vessel had a very short life - 8 or 9 months only. On Feb. 5, 1862, the vessel, owned by Richard Young of Sunderland, left Plymouth, Devon, for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, & went missing en route. 19 lives were lost.

27794

130

Zodiac (a barque)

375
or
376

W. Adamson

The vessel was owned, thru 1882/83, by the Adamson family of Sunderland. For a variety of service incl. to China, Singapore & India. And at least one voyage to Australia. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel but think that it was lost or broken up in or about 1883.

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.

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

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. 1862, 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? Y

43607

3 Agnes Holt, later Amur (a barque) 1 (ex p#31 of a 'pdf' file which came from 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. I learn that the 1874 Register of Australian & New Zealand Shipping, listed the Fremantle registered vessel (registered there from 1870) as owned by J. Bateman & Others. 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 records the vessel in 1890. Y

44509

4 Alecia Annie

300

John Blumer

R. Kirby of Newcastle

43604

5 Alexandra (a barque)

407

Todd & Brown

Beckwith & Co., later (1870) Robert Beckwith, both of Newcastle. On Jun. 26, 1868 the vessel rescued from a ship's boat, the crew of Allport, which burned early that day 40 miles S. of the Lizard, Cornwall.

45152

6 Alice Richardson

171

G. & J. Mills

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 (a barque)

335
later
319

B. & J. Gardner

The vessel was initially owned, thru 1871/72, by W. Mills of Sunderland. And then, by J. Stavers or Staver of Blyth, or, likely more accurately, by Thos. Anderson Smith, also of Blyth. On Jul. 25, 1875, the vessel left Acre, Israel, for Plymouth, for orders with a cargo of grain. It encountered gales in the Bay of Biscay, the cargo shifted & the pumps became clogged. Pierre, a French brig, came upon the vessel but in trying to assist struck Ann Mills causing it to sink. Only the captain made it to the safety of Pierre.

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 was owned, for its entire lifetime by J. Patton or J. Paton, of North Shields, but registered at London. On Jul. 25, 1871, the vessel stranded at Cape Bouillon (N. of today's Mombasa, Kenya), while en route from today's Karachi, Pakistan, to Zanzibar. No lives were lost.

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. 1862, 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 was always owned by Thomas Scott of Sunderland.  On Nov. 15, 1871, the barque was stranded off Rio de la Plata, Uruguay, while en route from Newport, Wales, to Buenos Ayres (Argentina), with a cargo of iron. Crew of 14 - 1 lost.

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. 1862, 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 (a snow or brig)

307

Benjamin Hodgson

The vessel, which had a short life, was always owned by John Blackwood of Sunderland. On Oct. 3, 1870, it was abandoned off Cape Spartel (often spelled Spartal), Morocco, while en route from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10, none lost.

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 was owned, for its entire, if brief, lifetime by John R. Kelso of North Shields. In early Sep. 1869, Chanticleer, then off Morte Point (NW coast of Devon), collided with Jewel, a brig. Chanticleer sank in Ilfracombe Bay & Jewel was badly damaged. No lives were lost. Chanticleer was held to be at fault.

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 vessel was, thru 1889/90, owned by Liverpool ship owners, mainly, it would seem by Friend & Co., later E. C. Friend & Co. In 1889/90 the vessel was sold to P. N. (Peder Nielsen) Winther of Fanö, Denmark, & renamed Marie. On Apl. 7, 1890, Marie was wrecked at the island of Madagascar (off the SE coast of Africa) while en route from Mozambique to Port Adelaide, Australia, in ballast. No loss of life.

45385

34 Craig Ellachie (a brig)

226

John Blumer

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, 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 (a snow)

311

J. & J. Brown

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

44468

38 Deerfoot (a barque)

346

W. Pile

A vessel which had a short life. Was owned by 'Hewson' of North Shields. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. It seems likely that the vessel was lost, crushed by ice, near Nervo Rocks, Gulf of Finland, on Dec. 31, 1863.

44290

39

Diligent

285

W. Barclay Note

T. Knight, later (1870 & 1880) Edward Foster, both of Blyth Signal letters VDWK.

45592

40 Dorothea

328

W. Naizby or Naisby (of Hylton)

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

44459

41

Dwina, later Viceroy (an iron steamer)

671/823
later
937/1090 (N/G) tons

T. R. Oswald

The vessel was owned, by Fleming of London, thru 1864/65, in which year, the vessel became owned by Gee & Co., of Hull, renamed Viceroy. Maybe rather owned by J. R. Duncan also of Hull. The vessel would seem to have had a number of owners in 1864 including owners from Germany. In 1869/70 the vessel was modified & sold to Bailey & Co. - William Leetham & W. Bailey, both of Hull. On Oct. 20, 1874, the vessel left Hull for the Baltic & the Gulf of Finland (Reval & Cronstadt) & went missing. It is believed that she was lost in a gale in the North Sea on the day after she left Hull.

45027

42 Edith Mary

248

Glaholm & Robson

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

44508

43 Eleanor Davidson (a brig)

157

J. Robinson

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, is referenced (in dark blue) in this newspaper cutting which contains errors in the data. J. Davidson, later (1870) James Davidson, both of Whitehaven. The vessel was lost in Oct. 1877

44225

44 Eleanor Isabella (a snow or brig)

263
later 252

W. Barclay

The vessel was owned, thru 1873/74 by Dodds & Co. of North Shields. And then by W. Thompson of Blyth, still registered at North Shields. On Apl. 14, 1874, the vessel, foundered, while en route from North Shields to Malaga, Spain, with 434 tons of coal. The vessel ended up on her beam ends & was abandoned with no loss of life.

44281

45 Elizabeth Ferguson

270

G. Short

Ferguson of Sunderland

44495

46 Eliza Laing (a barque)

441

D. A. Douglas

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, is referenced (in green) in this newspaper cutting. J. Laing, later (1870) Joseph Laing, both of Stockton. The vessel was wrecked on Mar. 13, 1874

28657

47 Emperor (a barque)

370

W. Adamson

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

44470

48 Energy

216

Rutter & Cummings

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

44505

49 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

44479

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

145

G. Bartram

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1862/63 thru 1867/68, owned thru 1866/67, by 'Jarvis' of Barrow, Cumbria. Fisher & Co., also of Barrow, became the owner in 1867/68. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 thru 1868, however, all list Samuel Jervis of Barrow-in-Furness as the vessel's owner. On Dec. 2, 1867, the vessel foundered at the Isle of Man while en route from Ardrossan (SW Scotland) to Runcorn (Cheshire) with a cargo of pig iron. A total loss. Many lives lost.

45676

 

Findon (limited data)

211

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

51

Frederick Bassil

336

Taylor & Scouler

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

52 Gazelle

442/337

W. Pile

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

? 44866

53 George Avery (a barque)

467

Robert Thompson Junior

The vessel was owned fro its entire lifetime, per Lloyd's Register, by J. Avery of North Shields. On Dec. 9, 1870, the barque was stranded off Heligoland while en route from Akyab (now Sittwe, Myanmar), to Hamburg with a cargo of rice. The vessel was towed off & run aground on the island in a sinking state. Crew of 14 - none lost.

44315

54 George Croshaw

670

J. Smurthwaite

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

44501

55 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

56 Glenbrook

234

Gray & Young

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

45050

57 Glencaple

230/176

James Hardie

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

44701

58 Glenisla

372

J. Gill

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

43505

59 Glenmessen

515

J. Barkes

Templeton of Greenock

44511

60 Golondrina (a barque)

475

Robert Thompson & Sons (JLT)

The vessel was owned for its entire, if brief, lifetime by Wm. Nicholson and Sons of Sunderland. Carried mineral ores from mines in Chile. On Feb. 10, 1869, it was reported that Golondrina had burned while off the Horn when its cargo of coal caught fire. Her crew was rescued by Dorothy Thompson & landed at Valparaiso, Chile.

44489

61 Grahamstown Note

327

Robert Thompson Junior

Ellis & Co. of Plymouth

44337

62 Hadleys

349

Rawson & Watson

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

45059

63 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

64 Hannah Sturdy

106

D. A. Douglas

Clark & Co. of Sunderland

43767

65 Harriette Wardle (a brig)

252

William Briggs & Son

J. Wardle & Co. of Sunderland

44461

66 Helen

377

G. & J. Mills

Hankey, later (1870) George Hankey, later (1880) Richd. M. Harvey, all of London, later (1890) William W. Dingle of Plymouth. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that on Sep 5, 1892 the vessel was sold to a Norwegian owner.

45049

67 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

68 Helens

292

B. Hodgson

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

44645

69 Herradura (an iron barque)

499

W. Pile

The ownership of this vessel is confusing. It was initially owned by Madge of Swansea, Wales, and was owned, when it was lost in 1876, by Madge & Co. Even though, in 1869, Madge's shares were sold at public auction.
On Jun 7, 1876, the vessel left Swansea for Valparaiso, Chile, with a cargo of coal & a crew of 14. The ship was not heard from after Jul. 4, 1876.

44492

70 Hope

440

W. Pickersgill Note

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

44581

71 Humility (a snow)

250

John Lister of South Hylton

The vessel was owned , for its entire lifetime, by James Heatley, of Amble, Northumberland & registered at either Blyth or Shields. Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 noted that the vessel, had been 'LOST'. But it clearly was not lost. It would seem, rather, to have foundered about 22 years later, in or about 1886, in circumstances not yet to hand.

44301

72

Isabella Atkinson (a barque)

339

Rawson & Watson

The vessel was owned & captained, for its entire lifetime, by Stephen Atkinson of South Shields. On May 10, 1871, the vessel stranded at Long Sand (Thames Estuary) & was lost - due to its owner's intoxication. No lives were lost.

43635

73

Isabella Thurlbeck

162

Liddle & Sutcliffe (of N. Hylton)

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

44502

74 Isurium

363

J. Robinson

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

45482

75

James Riddell (a snow, later a barque)

267

Taylor & Scouler

The vessel was owned throughout its entire lifetime by members of the Riddell family of Sunderland. On Mar. 26, 1875, while  en route from Berdianski (Black Sea) to Queenstown, Ireland, with a cargo of wheat, the vessel encountered heavy weather, became leaky & had to be abandoned. No lives were lost.

43760

76

James Rogers

249

George Barker (or Barkes)

W. Rogers of Sunderland

44466

77 John C. Munro (a ship)

612

James Laing

Per 1. Munro & Co., later (1870) Geo. L. Munro, both of London

45076

78 John Hunter (a barque)

274

J. Barkes

A vessel which had a short life - always owned by Watson & Co. of Sunderland. On an unstated date in Jan. 1869, the vessel went missing while en route from Newport, Wales, to Trieste, Italy. With a crew of 10.

44490

79 John Reay, later John, John Reay, & Önund (a barque, later a barquentine & a schooner)

302
later 283

W. Chilton at South Hylton

The vessel was owned by Reay & Co. of South Shields - thru 1875 - when the vessel was sold to Norwegian owners & renamed. It became U.K. owned again in or about 1891, renamed John Reay. It would seem two later Norwegian owners from 1894. Broken up in 1906.

43642

80 John Slater

176

G. Bartram

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

43879

81 John and Elizabeth (a snow)

299

John Lister

The vessel was owned thru 1867/68 by J. Elliott & after that by J. E. Morgan, both of Sunderland. On Nov. 4, 1871, the vessel stranded at Rabbit Island while en route in ballast ex Genoa, Italy, for an unstated destination. The webmaster does not know, for sure at which place named 'Rabbit Island' the vessel was lost.

43764

82 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

83 Joseph & Margaret

220

Gray & Young

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

44473

84 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

85 Kent

445

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

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

44998

86 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

87 Lilian

276

G. W. Hall

Corry Bros. of Cardiff

43766

88 Lily

315

John Blumer

Hick of Scarborough

? 45481

89 Lindisfarne

290

J. Errington

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

43646

90 Lizzie Ann, or Lizzie Anne, or Lizzie Annie (a snow)

285

G. & J. Mills

A vessel with 'name' issues. Was owned for its entire lifetime by W. Tulloch of Sunderland. On Jan. 23, 1871, the vessel was stranded at Corton Sand (near Lowestoft), while en route from Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, with a cargo of coal. One life lost.

44452

91 Lord Royston (an iron steamer)

585/456

W. Pile (Pile Jr.)

A vessel which had a very short life. Owned by Richard Young, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. On Sep. 29, 1862, the vessel 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.

27796

92 Lucerne (an iron steamship)

678/532

James Laing

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by E. T. Gourley & Co., of Sunderland. In 1869, on or about Mar. 17, 1869, the vessel passed Dover & then went missing while en route from Middlesboro', Yorkshire, to Trieste, Italy, with an unknown cargo. A crew of 22 - all lost.

44498

93 Macedon (a barque)

496

William Briggs & Son

Was initially registered at Bristol & owned by Wm. Brass of Reigate, Surrey. Became owned by Wm. F. Hodge of Falmouth then by two owners from Greenock, Scotland. In or about 1883 the vessel was sold to H. Petterson of Norway. Final disposition is unknown to webmaster.

44115

94 Margaret

214

J. Errington

Fairley & Sons of Sunderland

44471

95 Margaret (a snow)

284 later 285/293 (N/G) tons

Gibbon & Nichol

The vessel was initially owned by H. Robson, soon by Mark Robson of Howdon Dock, Northumberland. From 1870/71 the vessel became owned by 'Bedlington' of West Hartlepool ('WH'). R. D. Clark & Co., also of WH, became the vessel's owners late in its life. On Feb. 1, 1879 the vessel stranded on the Goodwin Sands (English Channel E. of Deal, Kent), en route from Boulogne, France, to West Hartlepool with a cargo of coprolite.

44300

96 Margaret & Mary

243

Reay & Naisby

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

44491

97 Margaretta

240

W. Ratcliffe

T. Morris of Aberystwyth

44726

98 Martlet

302

J. Haswell

Ayre & Co. of Sunderland

44455

99 Mary

211

James Robinson

R. Dawson of Sunderland

43768

100 Mary Ann (a barque)

319

R. H. Potts & Bros.

The launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, is referenced (in red) in this newspaper cutting. Potts Brothers of Sunderland. 110.0 ft. long

44485

101 Mary Ann Curry (a barque)

330

Robert Thompson Junior

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

43763

102 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

103 Medusa (an iron steamer)

463/602 (N/G)

James Laing

Was initially owned by W. S. Lindsay, of London. In or about 1865 the vessel became owned by Richard Young of Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire. Per Lloyd's Register but not by the Mercantile Navy List, the vessel was later owned by G. Swainston & Co., of Sunderland & from about 1874 owned by James Laing, also of Sunderland. Rebuilt & lengthened a couple of times. Stranded in the Gulf of Bothnia on Sep. 24, 1883 & lost.

45020

104 Medusa (a ship, later a barque)

848

William Briggs & Son

Was owned by Allan & Sons, later John H. & Henry H. Allan, all of London. In or about 1886 the vessel was sold to T. F. Andorsen of Mandal, Norway. In May 1898, the vessel was seen, abandoned in the N. Atlantic, en route from Darien, Georgia, U.S.A., to Grimsby with a cargo of pitch pine. Entire crew lost.

44844

105 Meggie Atkinson (a barque)

444

Robert Thompson Junior

M. Atkinson of N. Shields

44285

106 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

107 Middleton (a snow)

254

J. Reed

Middleton of Sunderland. 98.0 ft. long

44456

108 Miriam

538/410

W. Pile

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

?
45084

109 Moderation

355

T. Stonehouse

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

44291

110 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

111

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

112

Nil Desperandum (a snow)

291

S. Peter Austin

The vessel was owned, thru its lifetime by Dove & Co. of Sunderland. It was lost on Dec. 4, 1870, off Aldboro' (Aldborough, N. Yorkshire).

44480

113 Ocean Spray

325

James Robinson

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

29730

114 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

115 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 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

116 Philia

232

G. & J. Mills

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

44465

117

Plover (a barque)

342

J. Robinson

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

44462

118 Princess Alice (a snow)

237

J. Smurthwaite

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, 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

119 Queen Bee, later Belle Justine (a wooden barque)

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. As per this page (ex here), on Apl. 23, 1878, the 375 ton vessel, under the command of A. Amice & owned by J. F. Merlin of Fécamp, was stranded near Gopaulpore (now Gopalpur, Bay of Bengal coast in southern Odisha State, India). The vessel was en route from Gopaulpore to Marseilles, France, with a cargo of gingelly seed (sesame seed used for its oils), myrabolams (the fruit of 'alale mara', an Indian forest tree, used in tanning), etc. The vessel had a crew of 13. No lives were lost. Y

44503

120 Queen of the Age

757

W. Pile

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

45081

121 Redby

276

T. Robson

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

44518

122 Regard (a snow)

298

G. Bartram

A vessel which was lost just 8 days after its date of registration. Owned by Robert Cropton. On Nov. 15, 1862, the vessel stranded on the Long Sand (Thames Estuary), while en route from Sunderland to Barcelona, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost.

44504

123 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

124 Robert Stephenson (a snow)

232

W. Barclay

The webmaster believes that the launch of the vessel, early in Jul. 1862, 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

125 Rosalie, later Manuela, later Rosalie (a barque)

349

William Briggs & Son

J. Wood of Liverpool, but almost immediately sold to 'Echevarra' of Havana, Cuba, & renamed Manuela. In 1880/81, renamed Rosalie, & in or about 1885/86, the vessel was sold to Liverpool owners  - George G. Macandrew & then Calder Shipping Co. Ltd. The vessel was run down by an unknown vessel & sunk in the first days of 1886.

45380

126 Rosedale (a barque)

459

J. & J. Brown

Shepherd & Co. of London, later (1870) Thomas Gourlay of Glasgow, Scotland, later (1880) Robert Brown, of Fife, Scotland, but still registered at Glasgow. Lloyd's Register of 1887/88 notes that the vessel, then owned by P. H. Cowley & Co. of Glasgow, had been condemned.

44011

127 Ruth (a brig)

199

J. & J. Brown

Lloyd's Register does not advise name of initial owner, became Dyer & Co. of Exmouth, however the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 & 1870 state Noah Glendinning of Bermondsey, London

44830

128 Saint Thomas Packet (a brig)

275/229

D. A. Douglas of Southwick

The vessel was owned thru 1865/66 by Longton & Co. of Liverpool, then by either W. R. Smith, or Thomas A. Smith of Blyth, Northumberland. On Aug. 28, 1871, the brig was sunk 'in the Sleeve' which may mean 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.

44706

129 San Juan (a snow)

247

Gibbon & Nichol

T. Riley of Sunderland. p059

43770

130 Sarah (a snow or brig)

243
later
231

W. Ratcliffe

The vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by Lawson & Co. of Blyth, which means the partnership of George Lawson with John & Roger Dent. In early Nov. 1878 the vessel went missing while en route from Villa Nova (Porto, Portugal) to Copenhagen, Denmark, via Yarmouth with a cargo of cork or ore & cork. It seems clear that she was lost, after departing Yarmouth, in major storms in the North Sea on Nov. 10 or 11, 1878. 8 lives were lost.

44305

131 Sarah Ann

276

G. Bartram

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

44287

132 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

133 Scotia's Queen (a barque)

357

J. H. Watson

The vessel was always owned by George Watson of Sunderland. On Jul. 19, 1870, the barque stranded at Stag Rocks while en route from Odessa, Ukraine, to Falmouth with a cargo of wheat. The rocks in question are likely those located at Lizard Point in Cornwall. No loss of life.

44472

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 & Scouler

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 (a barque)

293

William Briggs & Son

Was owned by the Collingwood family of Sunderland, & later, from 1873/74, by Geo. Golightly of Southwick later of East Bolden. Was sold to Swedish owners in or about 1880 or 1881.

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 Viking (a barque)

339

Robert Thompson Junior

The vessel was owned, thru its lifetime, by Potts & Co. (Joseph Potts) of Sunderland. On Apl. 2, 1872, the vessel stranded at Harbyn Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, while en route from Cardiff to Plymouth, Devon, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - 1 lost.

44476

146 Ville de Brest

638/501

James Laing

Jouvillier of St. Nazaire

 

147 Ville du Havre

507/382

James Laing

Jouvillier of St. Nazaire

 

148 Warden Law (a barque)

347

J. Haswell

The vessel was always owned by Robert H. Gayner of Sunderland. On Jun. 8, 1870, the vessel was abandoned in mid North Atlantic while en route from Sunderland to New York with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost.

44460

 

Warwick (limited data)

 

G. S. Moore

 

 

149 Water Lily, later Waterlily (a schooner, later, perhaps from 1874, a ketch)

70

G. S. Moore

The vessel, initially named Water Lily, became Waterlily in or about 1872. Was always registered at Goole, Yorkshire, owned by Horn, by Shackleton & then by Arnold. Late in life it became owned by Robert Mason of Newcastle. The vessel would seem to have survived thru 1899. Fate unknown.

44037

150 Wearmouth

270

G. Short

Reay & Co. of Sunderland

44463

151 Westoe

363

J. H. Watson

Usher of S. Shields

? 43648

152 Winchester

1157

Marshall (have also read J. H. Watson)

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

45041

153 Youngsters

279

J. Lister

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

44457

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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 (a snow or brig)

248

J. Barkes

The vessel was owned, from 1864/65, by members of the 'Dent' family of Newcastle & Blyth. On May 16, 1876 the vessel had to be abandoned while en route from Lisbon, Portugal to Schiedam (Rotterdam), with a cargo of salt & cork. The 9 man crew was rescued by Ocean King, a barque built in 1859 by Laing of Sunderland.

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 (a ship)

898

William Doxford

Always a ship, per both Lloyd's Registers ('LR') & Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL'). The vessel was launched on Feb. 19, 1863 & first registered, at London, on Apl. 17, 1865 (scroll to #47317). 171.0 ft. long, signal letters VNDK. Per LR, the vessel was owned, thru 1865/66, by Blyth & Co., of London, for service ex Sunderland. I have previously referred to the owner name possibly being 'Blythe'. In 1865/66, per LR, the vessel became owned by Weguelin & Co., of London, for service from London to New Zealand in 1865/66 & from Newcastle to Callao, Peru, in 1866/67. In 1867/68 per LR, the vessel became owned by Thompson & Co. of London, thru 1871/72, for service from Bristol to a) South America (thru 1869/70) & b) North America in 1870/71. In 1871/72, per LR, the vessel became owned by Trail & Sons of London (Traill & Sons from 1875/76) for service from London to India. LR reports 'Delgarno' as the vessel's captain thru 1867/68 or 1868/69, then 'Kearten' thru 1871/72, J. Geerie from 1871/72 thru 1872/73, & T. Bulman thereafter.
MNL records the ownership data a little differently. From 1865 thru 1871 (1870), MNL records either Thos. M. Meguelin or Thos. M. Weguelin as the vessel's owner, being replaced by Geo. Traill, of London, from 1872 (1873) thru 1879.
It would seem that the vessel must have been lost in or about 1879. I say that because the vessel is not MNL recorded in 1880. And, while LR records the vessel thru 1881/82, after 1878/79 LR records no owner name, Official Number, or signal letters.  A few crew lists are available here. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? Maybe you might be able to advise what happened to the vessel & when.

47317

9

Alumbagh (a ship)

1137

James Laing

Dunbar & Co. of London

47375

10

Amethyst (a snow or brig)

275

John Thompson

A vessel which had a short life. Was always owned by J. W. Legender of Monkwearmouth. On Feb. 11, 1868, while en route from Taganrog (Sea of Azov, Black Sea) to Great Yarmouth with a cargo of linseed, Amethyst was stranded near Tetuan, (now Tétouan) in northern Morocco. Crew of 9, two lives were lost.

47665

11

Analyst

340

Robert Thompson & Sons

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

47342

12

Angelina, later Joaquina (a barque)

386

William Briggs & Son

Wood & Co. of Liverpool. Was soon sold to R. Echeb'na of Havana, Cuba, & renamed Joaquina

47624

13

Annabella

296

W. Chilton

W. White of Sunderland

44530

14

Aoa (a barque)

474

Robert Thompson Junior

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

47426

15

Appellina

303

W. Chilton

T. Scott of Sunderland

43740

16

Arab Steed (a ship, later a barque)

635

William Pile

Thos. B. Walker & Co. of London

47311

17

Armeria

347

J. Haswell

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

44515

18

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

19

Balmacarra (a barque)

465/376
later
376

J. Gill

The vessel was owned, thru 1869/70, by Williamson later Williamson & Stark of Leith, Scotland. In 1871/72 the vessel became London owned - by Addison & Co. or Addison & Whitehead. On Jun. 23, 1872, the barque stranded while en route from Bahia, Brazil, to Bremen, Germany, with a cargo of tobacco.  Crew of 11 - none lost.

44958

20

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

21

Bedfordshire

398

J. Smurthwaite

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

44535

22

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

23

Belle of the South

267

T. Stonehouse

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

48598

24

Bentuther (a barque)

306

William Briggs & Son

Was owned for its lifetime, per Lloyd's Register, by 'Sproat' (of Kirkcudbright, Scotland) & registered at Liverpool. Though Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 thru 1872 record James Conning also of Kirkcudbright. The vessel was wrecked off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, on Jan. 2, 1884. No loss of life.

45908

25

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

26

Beth Shan Note

663

W. Pile

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

47402

27

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

28

Botanist

1160

James Laing

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

45852

29

Canada

598

W. Pile

Douglas (or Douglass) of London

45778

30

Caranjah

891

J. Smurthwaite

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

48701

31

Caravan (a barque)

330

J. Robinson

The vessel, which was first registered in Apl. 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1869/70 only. Per LR, it was owned, throughput its brief lifetime by 'Smith & Co.' of Sunderland, which owner name is clarified by the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865, 1868 & 1870 to mean Alex. Smith of Sunderland, in fact Alexander Smith of Sunnyside. For service ex Sunderland i) to China in 1863/64 & 1864/65 & ii) to the Mediterranean in 1865/66 & 1866/67. From 1867/68, the vessel is LR listed as serving the Mediterranean ex Newport, Wales. The vessel would seem, per LR, to have had three captains, i.e. T. Turner thru 1865/66, H. Cuthbert from 1865/66 thru 1867/68 & A. Cameron thereafter. But read on! LR of 1869/70 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. 115.0 ft. long, signal letters TVLR. On Sep. 13, 1869, per line 27 on this page, the vessel, stated to be a 313 ton barque, stranded at Walton Bay (between Clevedon & Portishead on the N. coast of Somerset) while en route from Sombrero to Gloucester with a cargo of guano. Sombrero, also known as Hat Island, is an island in the Territory of Anguilla in the Lesser Antilles of the eastern Caribbean, an island then noted for its guano deposits. Crew of 11, one of whom lost his life. Thanks to 'Welsh Newspapers Online' you can read the detailed circumstances of the vessel's loss during violent storms in the Bristol Channel - here in red. The vessel had, I read, sought the shelter of Walton Bay but broke away from her anchors & was driven onto rocks in Walton Bay. It was under the command of Captain Humphries at the time. One crew member lost his life attempting to reach shore. Even more information about the disaster & its aftermath can be accessed here. Is it possible that you can add anything? Y

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 by Leonard Chatt of Bishopwearmouth. 104.0 ft. long, signal letters TVLD.

44523

32

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

33

Christine

386

G. & J. Mills

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

47423

34

Cleughs (a barque) 1

453

J. Davison

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

45623

35

Colombo

382

John Blumer

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

47664

36

Colorado

499

W. Pile

J. (John) Hay of London

47434

37

Comus

377

J. M. Reed

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

47771

38

Conchita

433

Rawson & Watson

P. Anduiza of Manilla

47656

39

Concordia

508/389

T. R. Oswald

'Gerardo & C'. of Bilbao, Spain

47661

40

Conrad

350

J. Haswell

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

44548

41

Constance (a composite barque)

317
later
318

George Storey, Moore, & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1862/63 thru 1868/69 only. It was launched on Mar. 4, 1863, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting, therein stated to have been built for a Hong Kong firm. LRs of 1862/63 & 1863/64, however, list the vessel as registered at London & owned by Ellisen & Co. (or Ellissen & Co.) for service from Sunderland to Siam (today Thailand). With 'Risdon' serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1864/65 did list 'Ellisen' as her owner but then struck the name out, while LR of 1865/66 listed no owner name at all. The Merchant Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 comes to our rescue, however, & advises us that John Fredk. Priggen, of London, was then the owner of the 318 ton London registered barque. LR of 1866/67 lists Barwick & Co. of Sunderland, as her then owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. Such owner name is confirmed by MNLs of both 1867 & 1868 - J. S. Barwick, of Sunderland. Under 'Barwick' ownership there were, per LR, two captains - W. Gauntlett from 1866/67 thru 1867/68 & G. Wayman from 1867/68. 130.0 ft. long, signal letters VNCD. LR of 1868/69 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I have not yet spotted what happened to the vessel in or about 1869. Is it possible that you can tell us about it? Y

47297

42

Coronella

322

Sykes & Co.

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

47662

43

Cresswell (a barque) 1

464

William Briggs & Son

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

44

Crixea

347

J. Haswell

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

48591

45

Crusader

334

James Robinson

Gibson & Sons of Shields

45593

46

Day Star (a barque)

321

Wm. Pickersgill

Anderson & Co, later (1870) Thomas Anderson, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Archibald P. B. Grant of Monkstown, County Cork, Ireland. I have not yet researched this vessel but have read that on Jan. 10. 1879 the vessel, en route from New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. to Liverpool with a cargo of oil-cake, stranded at Cookhaven Harbour. Which is located in County Cork, at the SW tip of Ireland. The vessel was then said to be owned by T. Anderson & others. An Official Inquiry into the loss of the vessel was held in Liverpool on Feb. 19, 1879 - the Master was held to be free of blame. As per this summation of the Court of Inquiry.

47670

47

Diamond

399

William Doxford

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

45617

48

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

49

Dora (a barque)

379

W. Adamson

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

45798

50

Eastern Queen

505/440

J. Smurthwaite

Swainston & Co. of Sunderland

44538

51

Egeria

355

Ratcliff

T. Alcock of Sunderland

44531

52

Egyptian

241

Peter Austin

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

47663

53

Elisa

431

A. Simey

'F. del Rib'ro' of Manilla

47668

54

Elizabeth (a barque)

263

William Briggs & Son

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

55

Elizabeth Henderson (a snow)

297

B. Hodgson

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

45606

56

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

57

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

58

Eshcol Note

157

D. A. Douglas

Tyzack & Co. of Sunderland

47648

59

Esk

497

T. R. Oswald

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

47441

60

Essex (a ship)

1255
later
1256

G. Marshall

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1863, & was always registered at London, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1879/80. It was owned throughout that entire period by G. Marshall, her builder. For initial service from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, thru 1865/66 & subsequently ex London including to India from 1867/68 thru 1869/70 & to Australia from 1872/73 thru 1873/74. Research at 'Trove', re her voyages to Australia, must await another day. LR records a number of captains - J. Lash thru 1867/68, Cammell for about a year, C. Hodder from 1868/69 thru 1874/75, M. H. Ransom thru 1878/79, Ticchurst? for a while, & F. G. Barrett from 1879/80. A first class ship it would seem, built chiefly of English oak & teak, with deck beams of iron. 208.0 ft. long, signal letters VNKW. The webmaster has no knowledge of G. Marshall her builder. And is a little puzzled by the many references in the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1880 that the vessel was owned by George Marshall of the city of London. A couple of those editions - 1870 & 1880. Building ships in Sunderland would seem to be incompatible with living in London, but maybe the London address was a business address only? The vessel's loss in 1879 is well documented, by a Report of a Court of Inquiry available here as a 'pdf' file. Which report advises us that in 1877 she was thoroughly repaired at Limehouse, London. And then proceeded to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, with a cargo of iron & creosoted railway sleepers, under the command of her new captain Captain F. G. Barrett. Then owned by George & Walter Gore Marshall, of the city of London. She went on to Bassein, 'Burmah', (now Pathein, Myanmar) in ballast & there loaded a cargo of 1679 tons of rice in 17,500 bags for delivery to Queenstown, Ireland, for orders. On Apl. 30, 1879 the vessel left Bassein with a crew of 25 (all told?). On May 10, 1879 she was sighted, flying flags of distress, by Amana, (built at Glasgow in 1875) also ex Bassein with a cargo of rice. Essex had apparently sprung a leak on May 7, 1879 a leak which was caulked at sea as best they could, it seemed successfully. On May 22, 1879 Essex exchanged signals with Eastminster (built at Port Glasgow in 1876) at 3S/93E (about 450 miles W. of Sumatra). However this page (in red) states that it was rather at 35S/93E, much much further to the S., which seems more likely. Essex, on a voyage which would take her around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in the depth of winter, was never seen again. An Inquiry into her loss concluded that she had left Bassein with too great a cargo of rice & that such cargo had not been properly stowed. Blame was attributed to her captain & her shipper at Bassein, with no blame attributed to her owners. A fine image of the vessel, rigged as a barque I think, can be seen here. The Inquiry Report was summarised here. Can you add to or correct the above? Y

47400

61

Ethel (a barque)

371

Rawson & Watson

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

44542

62

Europe (a barque)

336
later
345

G. Bartram at Hylton

The vessel, which was launched in early May 1963, 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

63

Eva (limited data)

349

A. Simey

Possibly sold to Singapore owners

? 40814

64

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

65

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

66

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

67

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

68

Flying Scud

349

Robert Thompson & Sons

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

47675

69

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 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. This page confirms the above data but rather lists the captain's name as J. Pool & states the location as 3 miles from Gunfleet Light, off the coast of Essex. Can you add anything additional? Y

44543

70

Fuchsia

159

G. Bartram

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

47652

71

Fulix

293

B. Hodgson

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

47655

72

Gazelle

230

Gray & Young

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

47641

73

General Lee (an iron steamer)

642/488

James Laing

Palgrave & Co. of Dublin

50065

74

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

75

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

76

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

77

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

78

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

79

Hector (an iron steamer)

1615/1295

James Laing

E. T. Gourlay & Co. of Sunderland

44550

80

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

81

Herald (a composite ship, possibly later a barque)

493

W. Pile

The vessel, which was launched on May 16, 1863 & first registered in that month, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1867/68 only & per LR was always owned by J. Kelso of North Shields. Such owner name surely means John R. Kelso. For consistent service to China i) in 1863/64 from Sunderland & ii) from London thereafter. With, per LR, W. Storey the vessel's sole captain. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865, 1867 & 1868 all rather record Geo. Straker, of North Shields, as the vessel's then owner. 143.0 ft. long, signal letters VFBR. LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had gone 'Missing'. I can tell you a little about the circumstances - truly just a little. Line 2 on this page tells us that in 1867 (no date or even a month stated), the vessel, stated to be a 493 ton barque, went missing while en route from North Shields to Hong Kong with a cargo of coal. A crew of 16, all of whom were on course lost. Such report tells us nothing about where the vessel was when she went missing, merely stating that she went missing 'On voyage'. Hopefully a newspaper article will in due course emerge that might give us more detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss. Is it possible that there is anything you can add? Y

45612

82

Hesse Darmstadt

333

Taylor & Scouler

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

45595

83

Himalaya, later, Star of Peru, Bougainville

1008

Pile, Hay & Co.

G. Tyser, later G. D. Tyser, both of London

48594

84

Hindoostan

475

J. Gill

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

45169

85

Hudsons (a schooner) 1, 2

93

Wm. Pickersgill

Hudson & Co. of Sunderland

47672

86

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

87

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

88

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

89

James Cuckow

130

L. T. Wang

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

45807

90

James Lamb (a barque)

336

J. Hardie

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Was initially owned by J. Doward & Co. of Liverpool. On Dec. 4, 1865, Queen of the South (built by W. Pile in 1864), Wilkin in command, came across James Lamb, 1/2 full of water & abandoned about 4 days earlier. At 41N/20.30W in the N. Atlantic, E. of the Azores. They boarded the vessel & learned she was bound from Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America), to Liverpool with a cargo of rum, sugar, cotton etc. A volunteer crew of 6, about 1/2 of Queen of the South's whole crew, was put aboard her & the 2 vessels kept company for a while. They became separated, however, during a gale & Queen of the South did not find James Lamb again. All as per this newspaper article. 124.4 ft. long. Y

45446

91

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

 

92

James William

260

Reay & Naisby

'Thompsn' of Sunderland

44524

93

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 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

94

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

95

Jessie Scott (a barque)

295
later
312

Todd & Brown of North Hylton

The vessel, which was first registered in Nov. 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1875/76, and per LR was initially owned by Johnston & Co. of Arbroath, near Dundee, Scotland. For service ex Sunderland. In 1866/67 the vessel, per LR, became owned by D. C. Scott ('Scott), registered at Arbroath, but from 1871/72, at London. Such change of ownership mat have been rather earlier than 1866/67 - the Mercantile Navy List ('MNl') of 1865 lists the vessel as owned by Scott of London but registered at Arbroath, while later MNL editions, thru 1872, list the vessel as registered at London. MNL of 1870 is here. In view of the vessel's name it seems likely that Johnston & Co. & Scott may have been partners. The vessel, of 312 tons from 1866/67, saw service while owned by Scott i) ex Sunderland in 1866/67, from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1867/68 & 1868/69, from Liverpool to South America in 1869/70 & 1870/71 & from Bristol to South America in 1871/72. With W. Gilham her captain thru 1867/68, Cooper thru 1869/70 & Le Sueur (or Le Seur) thru 1873/74. In 1872/73, for a short period, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Nixon, Howard & Co., with Le Sueur still her captain. LR of 1873/74 lists Cruickshank & Co. of London as the vessel's owner, for service from the Clyde to the West Indies, with Ferrin serving as the vessel's captain. Which owner name seems correctly to have been Cruickshank & Ring, of London, as per MNL of 1874. The vessel's next owner is a bit of a puzzle. LRs  of 1874/75 & 1875/76 list M. Townsend as the owner of the London registered vessel while MNLs of 1875 & 1876 both rather list Alfred C. Perrin, of Kensington, London. T. Perrin, per LR, served as the vessel's captain in 1874/75 & 1875/76. 110.6 ft. long, signal letters HFBS. In Sep. 1875, the vessel, stated to be owned by A. C. Perrin,  was en route from Liverpool to Guayaquil, Ecuador, with a cargo of about 480 tons of iron pipes. On Sep. 16, 1875, per line 437 on this page, the vessel was lost at 49.14S/78.24W, off the coast of southern Chile, in the South Pacific. Abandoned, it would seem. One life was lost from the crew of 12. The vessel's loss was the subject of a Naval Court hearing, which were of the opinion that the vessel was too deeply loaded for a passage around Cape Horn in mid winter. Can anybody explain the Court's second comment - that the cargo 'was stowed too low in the vessel'. Would that not have resulted in the vessel being more stable? Crew lists are here. Is there anything you can add? The text of the Naval Court's decision, perhaps? How the crew were rescued? Y

43665

96

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

97

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

98

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

99

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

100

Light of the Age (a barque)

512/472

Robert Thompson Junior

Turner & Co., later (1870) W. Turner, later (1880) John Edwards, all of Bristol. Later R. B. Crowe. Signal letters TRSC.

44117

101

Lord Clyde

345

R. Pace

Rankin & Co. of Sunderland

47659

102

Lorton Vale

299

W. Naizby

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

28816

103

Luzon (a barque)

399

W. Adamson

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

47651

104

Magna Charta

338

James Robinson

'H. Egglston' of Sunderland, later (1870 & 1880) Hy. Egglestone of Monkwearmouth

47658

105

Maria Luck

362

Gray & Young

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

48588

106

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 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

107

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

108

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 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

109

Mary Lawson (a brigantine)

151

William Briggs & Son

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

44527

110

Medora (a snow)

298
later
315

Gibbon & Nichol of Hylton

The vessel was owned, thru 1870/71, by Davidson & Co., & from that date by Hern & Robinson, all of Sunderland. On Jun. 25, 1878, the vessel foundered 20 miles off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, while en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Falmouth with a cargo of cotton seed. No lives were lost.

44514

111

Mercator

317

J. Robinson

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

47448

112

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

113

Morning Star

298

B. Hodgson

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

47678

114

Mount Carmel (a barque)

320
later
319

Peter Austin

The vessel was owned, per Lloyd's Register, initially by Langridge & Co. & later by Wm. Eggleston, both of Sunderland. The vessel was lost, off the mouth of the Humber, on Jan. 24, 1872.

44521

115

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

116

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

117

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

118

Ocean King

699/554

W. Pile

(Thos.?) Bell & Co., later (1870) W. T. Bell, both of Sunderland. Later (1880) Charles R. Fenwick, of London. And later still, in (1890), Benjamin B. Wake of London. On Jan. 30, 1880, the vessel was reported to be ashore, at Hawthorne Hyde, 2 miles S. of Seaham, County Durham.

47649

119

Oceola

289

A. Simey

Hick of Scarborough

45484

120

Olive Branch

367

John Blumer

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

47156

121

Oribe

392

W. Ratcliffe

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

48557

122

Pak Wan

795

George Peverall

J. Patton of London

47369

123

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

124

Piccadilly

163

Taylor & Scouler

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

44547

125

Princess Alexandra

292

Todd & Brown

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

44545

126

Princess Beatrice (a barque)

341

Robert Thompson Junior

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

44532

127

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

128

Progress

254

J. M. Reed

Dobbing of Sunderland

? 44520

129

Prosperous

193

Sykes & Co.

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

44519

130

Pyrus

318

T. Stonehouse

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

45605

131

Queen of Ceylon

422

W. Naizby

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

47431

132

Queen of Peace

345

Taylor & Scouler

Barras & Co. of London

48583

133

Regalia

322

Rawson & Watson

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

43649

134

Rose of Denmark

176

S. Metcalf

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

44119

135

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

136

Royal Mint

335

J. Errington

Dando & Co. of London

48647

137

Royal Sailor

288

B. & J. Gardner

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

45609

138

Ruby

334

W. Richardson

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

47653

139

Ruth

247

Taylor & Scouler

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

44536

140

Sailor's Bride

356

Peter Austin

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

? 44549

141

Saint Thomas (an iron steamer)

1246/998

T. R. Oswald

Imrie & Co. of Liverpool

47460

142

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

143

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

144

Sattara

939

T. R. Oswald

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

47591

145

Saxon

349

George Barker

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

45488

146

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

147

Sea Skimmer (a barque)

342

Robert Thompson & Sons

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

44512

148

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

149 Seabird (a barque)

333

William Briggs & Son

Was initially owned by Thomas Parker, later by H. Holmes, both of Sunderland. Was later owned by two or three owners from Liverpool. LR of 1882/83 notes that the vessel, then owned by R. (Richard) J. Swyny of Liverpool, had stranded.

44540

150

Seaton

401

J. Robinson

R. Bowness of Workington

47148

151

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 line 276 on 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

152

Sir Harry Parkes (a ship)

806

William Briggs & Son

J. Shepherd, James Shepherd, both of London

47325

153

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 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

154

Sparkling Dew

336

J. Lister

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

47026

155

Stafford, later Roma (a barque)

288

J. Barkes

W. Watson of Sunderland, later (1870 & 1880) Giacomo Montano, of Valletta, Malta. The vessel was clearly later sold again & renamed. 'Registro Italiano' of 1886 lists the vessel, re-named Roma, owned by D. Napoli & M. Parisi of Catania, Sicily, Italy, with C. Napoli serving as the vessel's then captain. It may have been lost soon thereafter - I cannot see the vessel listed in the 1887 such register.

44534

156

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

157

Star of Ceylon

399

Wm. Pickersgill

Maule & Co. of London

47315

158

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

159

Sunnyside (a snow)

286

William Briggs & Son

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

45439

160

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

161

Syracuse

354

James Robinson

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

47642

162

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

163

Trevanion

379

J. H. Watson

Barrass & Co. of London

47371

164

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

165

Tycoon

322

J. Robinson

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

45732

166

Ullswater (a snow)

292/246

Gibbon & Nichol of Hylton

The vessel, always registered at Liverpool, was owned thru 1864/65 by Longton & Co. of Liverpool. Then by Thos. Longrigg, of Liverpool & soon (1866) by Peter Longrigg, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. On Jan. 11, 1868, the vessel stranded at Salt Rock, County Wexford, E. coast of Ireland, while en route from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a general cargo. Just one survivor of a crew of 11.

47596

167

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

168

Unity (a brigantine)

126

L. Wheatley

Farrow & Co. of Sunderland, later (1870) James Weeks of Havant, Hants, later (1880) Jos. P. Dunstan of St. Colomb, Cornwall. Lloyd's Register of 1880/81 notes that the vessel had been 'Lost'.

47255

169

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

170

Westborough

325

G. Short

Fowler & Co., later (1870) Henry Fowler, both of Scarborough, later, per Lloyd's Register of (1880/81 thru 1884/85) B. Fowler & Co. However, per this page, the vessel was sold to Russian owners in or about 1879.

45487

171

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

172

Wild Rose (a snow or brig) 1

252 later 263

B. & J. Gardner

J. Barry, later (1870) John H. Barry, both of Amble, later (1880) John H. Barry of Whitby. The vessel became a total loss at an unstated date in 1889, near the mouth of the Para river, in Brazil. The vessel, then registered at Carnarvon had left Liverpool for Para on Apl. 28, 1889 with a cargo of salt. Under the command of John Jones & with a crew, all told, of 8. You can read the Official Inquiry's report into her loss here. The court determined that the loss was due to the negligence of her master, whose licence was suspended as a result of the case for a six month period. The vessel needs further research. The vessel would seem not to have been listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists after 1880 or possibly after 1881.

45626

173

Winlow (a barque)

457

Robert Thompson Junior

Hudson & Co., later (1870 & 1880) Geo. Winlow Hudson, both of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1880/81 indicates that Fox Bros., of Sunderland, later (from 1883/84) of Plymouth, had become the vessel's owner. Such owner name is stated in the Mercantile Navy List of 1885 to mean Arthur H. Fox of Tamerton Foliott, Devonshire. LR of 1887/88 advises that the vessel, then owned by H. Scown of Plymouth, had been broken up.

47679

174

Wo Kee or Wo.kee

526

James Laing

Duncan & Co. of London

 

175

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 (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

176

Wye

348

J. Blumer

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

44529

177

Yeavering Bell

493

J. Gill

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

45627

178

Zealous

292

B. & J. Gardner

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

44516

179

Zitella (a barque)

365

A. Simey

The vessel, which was first registered (scroll to #47491) at Liverpool, on Aug. 3, 1863, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1863/64 thru 1866/67. Always, per LR, owned by Glynn & Sons of Liverpool for service ex Sunderland to South America, but in 1866/67, ex Hull it would seem. With 'Priest' serving as her captain thru 1866/67 & then J. B. Cobley. It would seem likely that 'Glynn' was not the vessel's first owner. I say that because the Mercantile Navy List (MNL') of 1865 states Edwood Crosfield, of Liverpool, to be the then owner of the Liverpool registered vessel. While MNL of 1867 lists E. D. Glynn, of Liverpool as her then owner. 122.9 ft. long, signal letters VNTB. 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 & going off his course to land the survivors. As per 1 ex 2. Luís Cavaleiro Madeira has kindly been in touch (thanks so much!), & has provided a link to a report of the vessel's loss in 'Diário de Lisboa' of Jan. 24, 1867. Which article tells us that the vessel's loss was storm related & that the one life that was lost was that of the vessel's captain, J. B. Cobly, who drowned. J. B. Cobley as above? Some crew lists are available here. 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.

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

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.) A copy of Lloyd's Register re 1864/65 was sold via eBay on Oct. 21, 2018, for GBP 50.00 or approx. U.S. $64.04.

#

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? Can you tell us more? Y

51170

4

Agamemnon

300

Reay & Naizby

'Broomh'd' of Scarborough

45496

5

Albanian (a snow)

299

John Thompson

Nicholson of Sunderland. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 states 'Wrecked'. p092

47700

6

Alexandria, later Catalina (a barque)

481 later 497

W. Briggs & Sons

The record for this vessel is confusing indeed. It was owned, thru 1866/67 by 'Wood & S' of Liverpool in which year it was renamed Catalina, now owned by Afabfesser of Havana, Cuba - thru until 1881/82 at least. A Lloyd's Register silence. Then from 1891/92 at least thru 1896/97 owned by Jané & Co., later M. Jané of Barcelona, Spain. But American ship registers report a different Spanish owner.

 

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 (a brig)

178

Liddle & Sutcliffe

Was owned by Willet & Co. of Aberdeen. Lloyd's Register of 1868/69 advises that the vessel, then owned by Willet & Co. of Aberdeen, with 'Htchs'n' (Hutchinson I presume) her captain & for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, had been 'Lost'. 91.9 ft. long.

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

The vessel was first recorded as Annie Maude in Lloyds Register of 1868/69. Owned by Davies & Co., later (1870) J. Davies, later (1880) Morgan Owens, all of Aberystwyth. The vessel was stranded on 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, later Arafura.

544

G. S. Moore

H. Coghill of Liverpool, later (1870) Harry Coghill of Newcastle. Later (1880 & 1890) now renamed Arafura, was owned by John R. Anderson of London.

48766

20

Biddick 1, 2

504/640 later 561/875 (N/G)

James Laing

The vessel was owned by H. Morton (Henry T. Morton) of Sunderland 1870 thru 1890, later (1900 & 1910) by The Lambton Collieries Ltd. of Newcastle. 185.7 ft. long, signal letters VPSF, reported with 80 HP & then 90 HP engines by George Clark ('Clark') of Sunderland, later, from about 1878, 211.0 ft. long with 99 HP engines by Clark.
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 (means Reay, the vessel's manager it would seem) was the then owner of Biddick.
On Jul. 18, 1898 it was reported that Biddick, en route from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, was in collision with the Royan (SW France, Gironde estuary) pilot boat Marie. The pilot boat sank, all of the crew being saved. As per this article (in blue) which then did not know what damages, if any, Biddick had sustained as a result.

47719

21

Blair Athol

409

Taylor & Scouler

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 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, later San Giuseppe (a barque)

482

G. & J. Mills

Wilson Bros., later (1870) Joshua Wilson, later (1880) Chas. Wilson, all of Sunderland. 137.3 ft. long, signal letters VPSK. The vessel was later sold to foreign owners & renamed. 'Registro Italiano' of 1886 lists the vessel, renamed San Giuseppe, as owned by Mich. Arc.° Lubrano of Castellammare di Stabia ('Stabia'), which is in Italy, located about 19 miles SE of Naples. And registered #1355 at Stabia.

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

Catherine Scott

309

B. & J. Gardner

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

48640

28

Cavalier

355

James Hardie

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

48818

29

Celestial Queen

843

J. Smurthwaite

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

50184

30

Charente

298

G. Bartram

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

47681

31

City of Adelaide, later Carrick (a ship)

791

William Pile

Devitt & Moore of London

50036

32

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 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

33

Clarovine

254

L. Wheatley

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

47072

34

Cognac (a snow)

299

J. & J. Gibbon

Bassett & Co., later (1870) John S. Barwick, both of Sunderland, later (1880) Wm. Hearley of Blyth. p059

51160

35

Constantia

464

John T. Alcock

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

47690

36

Coral Nymph

725

W. Pile

Jno. Hay of London

50173

37

Corrientes

598

T. R. Oswald

'Shalcrss', later (1870) Shallcross & Higham, both of Liverpool. Later (1880) Thomas R. Shallcross of Liverpool.

48759

38

Costanca & Amelia

365

Reay & Naisby

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

? 50115

39

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

40

Devon, later Maria Dolores, J.R. (a barque)

355

George Barker

'Ln'gridge' of Sunderland, later George H. Loveridge of Monkwearmouth.

47736

41

Devonshire

199

L. Wheatley

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

28530

42

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

43

Durham (a ship)

1286

Marshall

G. Marshall, later (1870) George Marshall, both of London. A book by Carmel Joyce, entitled The Queens Own Ulster Soldier, published in 2014, covers in detail, I believe, the ship's interesting history. What is strange is that while Lloyd's Register records Marshall of Pallion as the builder, a build list available to the webmaster states that J. H. Watson was the builder & that it was launched as DURHAM DIM or DURHAM D.M., but completed as Durham on Aug. 17, 1864. It would seem likely that Marshall & Watson were related in some way, maybe Watson bought Marshall's shipyard?

50081

44

Eastern Province

784/623

James Laing

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

48728

45 Eastern Queen (a barque)

481

Robert Thompson Junior

Milburn & Co., later (1870) W. Milburn, both of Newcastle, later (1880) Robert Thomas of Criccieth. The vessel was lost on Mar. 6, 1888 - the report of the Official Inquiry into her loss can be read here. A model of the vessel is, I understand, in the Sunderland Museum model collection.

49620

46

Edith Marion

348

Robert Thompson & Sons

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

49691

47

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

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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 &, 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

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J. & J. Gibbon

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Ethelwin (a barque) 1 Note

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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

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European 1 & 2 Note 3 (a brig)

288

George Barker

The vessel, first registered in Mar. 1864, was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1864/65 thru 1887/88. It was, per LR, initially owned by P. & J. Dove of Sunderland. However, the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1868, rather list Joseph Dove of Sunderland as her then owner. W. Fowler served as the vessel's captain under 'Dove' ownership. LR of 1868/69 advises that Robert Jackson had become the vessel's owner as is confirmed by MNL of 1870. He also served as the vessel's captain. It would seem that Robert Jackson must have soon died because MNL of 1875 lists Mrs. Ann Jackson, of Sunderland, as her then owner. LR of 1875/76 advises that 'Shotton', (S. Shotton), had become both the vessel's master & owner. He too must have soon died also because LR of 1875/76 advises that Mrs. J. Shotton had become the vessel's owner. As is confirmed by MNLs of 1876 thru 1880 which list Mrs. Jane Shotton, of Sunderland, as the vessel's owner. In 1882/83, per LR, the vessel became owned by J. (James) Trattles, of Sunderland, who owned it for the rest of the vessel's lifetime. Here is MNL of 1885. 105.6 ft. long, signal letters VPQK. On Nov. 18, 1886, the vessel was en route from Sunderland to Bastia, Corsica, with a cargo of coal, under the command of Captain John C. Reed. The vessel, which had a crew of 8 all-told, struck Cross Sand, off Yarmouth, Norfolk, & became a total wreck. Since European was showing signs of going to pieces, a ship's boat was lowered but the boat was washed away with 4 men aboard it. It would seem, however, that the boat with its 4 men was not lost. I say that since the Royal National Life-boat Institution included European in an 1886 list of lives saved by the institution as per this page (in blue), ex this volume. And stated that 4 European crew were landed. James Christopher Reed, an apprentice & the son of the captain (who was lost), was one of the four who were saved. One other crew member was picked up by Empress a tug which presumably stood by to offer assistance. Such wreck detail is largely ex Wilson & Doreen Cotton's informative data at link 2 at left. Is there anything you can add? Y

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Eveline

299

J. & J. Gibbon

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

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Falcon

319

J. Robinson

G. & J. 'Rb'sn' (Robinson) of Arundel, later (1870) George Robinson, later (1880) Joseph Robinson, both of Littlehampton. The vessel was lost on Feb. 19, 1883. The report of the Official Inquiry into her loss can be read here.

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Fi Wan

888

G. Peverall

J. Patton of London

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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

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