THE SUNDERLAND SITE - PAGE 144

SHIPS BUILT BY
1 - WILLIAM & JOHN GALES
& by later 'GALES'
related names thru 1857

2 - J. HARDIE & M. CLARK & later JAMES HARDIE

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WILLIAM (1782/1838) & JOHN M. (MOWBRAY) GALES (1784/1858)
W. & J. GALES
L. and T. C. GALES
JOHN M. GALES (1784/1858)
L. GALES
LAWSON GALES (1821/1856)
THOMAS CHARLES GALES (1833/?)

OF HYLTON

VESSELS BUILT BY 'GALES'

The 'Gales' shipyard listing can be found here.

A start only on a 'Gales' build list. Quite a lot more data to yet be added. But enough data already, perhaps, to get the preliminary page on site.

The list which follows is a list of 'Gale' built ships - commencing in 1812 - a transcription of a multi-page James Corder hand written list kindly provided by Simon Gales. It is most easy to make errors in transcribing such data, but I have tried to be as accurate as I can. As always, the data is subject to adjustment as & when additional data comes to hand. And corrections are invited.

It would seem that there was no 'Gales' numeric build list maintained.  So there are no 'Gales' hull numbers. The numbers beside each vessel are accordingly MY numbers, for site navigation purposes & for the easy reference of others. Also the listing sequence has been revised, in view of the lack of both official numbers & launch dates, to show the vessels in alphabetic order within the applicable year. So you (and I) can easier find the vessels.

? vessels in total, it would seem.

VESSELS BUILT BY 'WILLIAM & JOHN M. (MOWBRAY) GALES' - AT SOUTH HYLTON (88)

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

1

Latona

172

1812

brig

Rowland Webster

 

 

2

Ann Elizabeth

208

1813

snow

James Bruce & others

Monkwearmouth

 

3

Marshall Wellington

294

1813

brig

John White

 

 

4

Nearchus

363

1813

ship

John White

Noring?

 

5

Norina

209

1813

brig

John Spence

Bishopwearmouth

 

6

Vittoria

178

1813

brig

John White

 

 

7

Hilton

203

1814

brig

J. H. Henzell

Boldon

 

8

Hylton

208

1814

brig

may be a repeat of Hilton

 

 

9

Leda

165

1814

brig

W. Alexander

Bishopwearmouth

 

10

Peace

150

1814

brig

John White

 

 

11

Thames

185

1814

brig

John & Andrew White

 

 

12

Thomas & Adah

171

1814

brig

For own account

 

 

13

Ann & Dorothy

161

1815

 

For own account

 

 

14

Hero

233

1815

 

Thos. Railston Cooper

 

 

15

James

105

1815

 

James Sheal

Sunderland

 

16

Lavinia

239

1815

snow

James Bruce

Sunderland

 

17

Unity

275

1815

snow

John White

 

 

18

Isabella

220

1816

brig

For own account

 

 

19

Marsha & Ann

115

1816

brig

Mark Thompson

Sunderland

 

20

Starling

192.5

1816

snow

For own account

 

 

21

Union

194

1816

snow

Jonathan & Will Canney

Sunderland

 

22

Agenor

177

1817

brig

Richard Clark

London

 

23

Amphitrite

205

1817

snow

For own account

 

 

24

Darius

165

1817

brig

Thomas Bonner

Monkwearmouth

 

25

Factor

124

1817

brig

For own account

Bishopwearmouth

 

26

Lyra

159

1817

brig

William Guest

Monkwearmouth

 

27

Salus

162

1817

brig

Judah Cowen

London

 

28

Scotia

245

1817

brig

W. Marshall

Monkwearmouth

 

29

Brothers

253

1818

snow

For own account

 

 

30

Levant

190

1818

 

For own account

 

 

31

Lovely Ann

156

1818

brig

Samuel Bryan

London

 

32

Luna

199

1818

brig

Robert Knox

Scarborough

 

33

Mediterranean

114

1818

brig

For own account

 

 

34

New Albion

162

1818

brig

John Bishop

London

 

35

Thames

168

1818

brig

John White

 

 

36

Anglia

242

1819

 

Robert Ord

Bishopwearmouth

 

37

Heroine

316.5

1819

ship

J. & R. Greenwell

Middle Hendon

 

38

Rhoda

195

1819

snow

Turner Thompson

Sunderland

 

39

Tour

172

1819

snow

For own account

 

 

40

John

242

1820

snow

J. M. Gales

Hylton

 

41

Newby

200

1820

snow

R. Scurfield

 

 

42

Pauline

154

1820

snow

John Grimshaw

 

 

43

Reaper

139

1820

brig

For own account

 

 

44

Sericca

103

1820

brig

William Nicholson

Sunderland

 

45

Vulcan

176

1820

snow

Thomas Young

Bishopwearmouth

 

46

Ford

147

1821

snow

Thos. Allen

 

 

47

Lady Francis

222.5

1821

snow

R. Scurfield

 

 

48

Lady Louisa

163.5

1821

snow

For own account

 

 

49

Sisters

269

1821

snow

For own account

 

 

50

Vasic

187

1821

snow

R. Scurfield

 

 


#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

51

Argo

225

1822

snow

Scott & Horn

 

 

52

Doris

200.5

1822

snow

For own account

 

 

53

Hylton Castle

214.5

1822

snow

R. Scurfield

 

 

54

Kingston

296

1822

ship

John White

 

 

55

Malta

162

1822

snow

John White

 

 

56

Mina

232

1822

snow

Boulby

London

 

57

Phaeton

67

1822

sloop

For own account

 

 

58

Echo - a partial history of the vessel is here

114

1823

snow

For own account

 

16741

59

Henry

213

1823

snow

Thomas Young & others

Bishopwearmouth

 

60

Hylton

232

1823

snow

For own account

 

 

61

Russell

210

1823

snow

R. Scurfield

 

 

62

White

217

1823

snow

John Robinson

Sunderland

 

63

XL

166

1823

snow

For own account

 

 

64

Daphne

165

1824

 

For own account?

 

 

65

Gratitude

213

1824

snow

J. M. Gales

 

 

66

Mandalena

104.5

1824

 

Thomas Cockerill

Sunderland

 

67

Return

194

1824

snow

H. Magra?

Bishopwearmouth

 

68

Sisters

308

1824

barque

William Gales

 

 

69

Ann

230

1825

 

Joseph Parkin

Sunderland

 

70

Bywell

222

1825

snow

For own account

 

 

71

George Canning

 

1825

 

Thomas Young

Bishopwearmouth

 

72

Glory

222

1825

snow

For own account

 

 

73

Humility

175

1825

brig

William Gales

 

 

74

Pembroke

76

1825

 

Thomas Craig

Sunderland

 

75

Utility

239.5

1825

 

J. M. Gales

 

 

76

Anns

95

1826

 

John Cook

Hylton

 

77

Bell

207.5

1826

 

Turner Thompson

Sunderland

 

78

Briton

369

1826

barque

For own account

 

 

79

Priscilla

92.5

1826

 

John Craig

Sunderland

 

80

Renown

231

1826

snow

Peter Jackson

Liverpool

 

81

Sylvanus

263

1826

snow

For own account

 

 

82

Adahline

265

1827

snow

W. Gales

 

 

83

Aquila

100

1827

 

John Craig

Sunderland

 

84

C

187

1827

snow

For own account

 

 

85

Latona

202.5

1827

 

W. Gales

 

 

86

Liddell

247

1827

 

R. Scurfield

 

 

87

Ocolus?

209

1827

snow

For own account

 

 

88

Vesta

209

1827

 

George Thompson

Bishopwearmouth

 

The hand written list then has the following words.

At this point the yard divided; I am not clear if the Latona & Adahline were not built by William Gales only. I do not know of any quarrel but sheer stress of work, too much for one yard. William carried on at So. Hylton followed by his son Thomas.

This refers, I believe, to John M. (Mowbray) Gales starting up another yard on the opposite side of the river Wear, but in addition to rather than in competition with the first 'Gales' yard. So the next following list is re William Gales only. The John M. (Mowbray) Gales list will be provided below in due course, hopefully soon.

VESSELS BUILT BY 'WILLIAM GALES' - AT SOUTH HYLTON (40)

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

89

Lord Farnham

 

1827

 

John White

 

 

90

Brilliant Star

220

1828

 

George Thompson

Bishopwearmouth

 

91

Duke of Clarence - a partial history of the vessel is here

229

1828

snow

For own account

 

 

92

Hilton

202

1828

 

For own account

 

 

93

Lord Durham

199

1828

 

For own account

 

 

94

Ryhope

198

1828

snow

For own account

 

 

95

Adelaide

325

1829

 

For own account

 

 

96

Dorothy

215.5

1829

 

Christopher Grey

Bishopwearmouth

 

97

Thomas Gales - a partial history of the vessel is here

226

1829

snow, later a brig

R. Scurfield

 

2850

98

Heber

226

1830

 

John White

 

 

99

James

235

1830

snow

George Thompson

 

 

100

Neva

230.5

1830

 

Tanner & Beckwith

 

 

101

Nurna

372

1830

 

For own account

 

 

102

Reform

110

1830

 

Matthew Baldwin

 

 

103

Royal William

298.5

1830

snow

John Hall

Liverpool

 

104

Sarah

194/212

1830

snow

For own account

 

 

105

Earl Grey

229

1831

 

Andrew White

 

 

106

Ianthe

253

1831

 

Robert Ord

 

 

107

John Frederick

152

1831

schooner

For own account

 

 

108

Renovation

268

1831

brig

Young

 

 

109

Rose

106

1831

 

John Thompson

Bishopwearmouth

 

110

Thomas & Joseph - for the vessel's history go here.

229

1831

snow

Thos. Nesbitt

 

2088

111

Buchanan

264

1832

 

Hunter & Elliot

 

 

112

Eacria?

235

1832

snow

Cuthbert Vaux

 

 

113

Maria - for a partial history of the vessel go here.

236.5

1832

snow

Turner Thompson

Bishopwearmouth

 

114

Sunderland

230

1832

 

Andrew White

Bishopwearmouth

 

115

Suphenius

275

1832

snow

For own account

 

 

116

Ann Gales

303.5

1833

 

For own account

 

 

117

Baltic

217.5

1833

 

Robert Young

 

 

118

David Barclay

360

1833

barque

Barclay Bros.

 

 

119

Guardiana, later Guadiana - a partial history of the vessel is here

218
later
218/204

1833

snow or brig

For own account

 

 

120

Robert Gray - a start on the vessel's history is here

253

1833

snow

John White

Sunderland

 

121

Eucles

327

1834

barque

William Gales i.e. for own account

Liverpool

 

122

Resolution - a partial history of the vessel is here

217

1834

brig

Langley & Co.

Stockton

 

123

Socrates - a start on a history of the vessel is here

283

1834

snow

John Gales, became Newton in 1834

Sunderland

 

124

William

91

1834

schooner

Will Hetherington

Monkwearmouth

 

125

Fero- a start on a history of the vessel is here

255

1835

snow

John Robinson

Bishopwearmouth

2960

126

Janet Willis (lost 1852)

311

1835

barque

J. (John) Willis

Sunderland

 

127

Jubilee

235

1836

snow

Gales & Co. Will Anderson (Anderson was her captain)

Sunderland

 

128

Lawsons

253/258

1837

snow

Gales & Lawson

Bishopwearmouth

22910

129

William Gales

311/344

1837

barque

Gales & Co., Thos. Gales

Sunderland

 

VESSELS BUILT BY 'THOMAS GALES & partners' - p 225

The hand written list then has the following words.

The previous few records do not seem complete. yards were full of work to 1840 as of Thomas. I only have scraps.

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

130

Isabella Thompson

382 1/2

1838

 

For own account - to Thompson

Sunderland

 

131

Mary Charlotte Weber

315

1839

 

For own account - to Geo Thompson

Bishopwearmouth

 

132

Kelso

562

1840

 

David Roxburgh

Sunderland

 

133

Margaret

268 1/2

1840

 

William Briggs

 

 

134

Brunette

326

1841

 

For own account

 

 

135

Robert Matthews

353

1841

 

For own account

 

 

At this point the yard failed in the trade slump.

A puzzle perhaps is that Sprite, a snow of 167 tons built in 1843, is referenced in an extensive list of vessels built at Sunderland as having been built by J. M. Gales. See here re Sprite. And Erromanga, a 309 ton barque built in 1856, is stated to have been built by L. Gales. A partial history of Erromanga can be read here.

VESSELS BUILT BY LAWSON GALES

An additional section added into the record by the webmaster to record additional vessels that are credited to Lawson Gales - as data comes to hand.

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

 

Ellen Simpson - a partial history of the vessel is here

290/310

1847

Barque

Newman

London

41441

 

Walter Morrice - a partial history of the vessel is here

552/666

1847

Barque

Halket & Co.

London

10776

 

Ariosto

278

1860

Snow

Cropton & Co.

Sunderland

4667

J. HARDIE & M. CLARK (1846 thru 1849)
JAMES HARDIE (1850 & 1860s)

(OF SOUTHWICK)

The 'Hardie' shipyard listing can be found here.

A 'Hardie' build list.

The information which follows originates from the 3 pages of the 'Corder Manuscripts' that relate to James Hardie. The Corder Manuscripts, which comprise many volumes of hand written data assembled over a lifetime by James W. (Watson) Corder (1867/1953), are held in the archives of the Sunderland Central Library or maybe at the Local Studies Centre there. I am advised that binders of page copies are available for viewing by library visitors.

Understanding Corder's hand-writing can at times be difficult! Hopefully, in the future, the data will be refined, perhaps in relationship to data recorded in Lloyd's Registers or other sources. Corrections & additions are invited.

Images of the three pages in question can be seen here - 1, 2 & 3. I would like to think that James Corder would have wished his research to be made widely available through this modest page.

The numbering at left below is the webmaster's numbering. No official lists would seem to exist. And beware! I have amended the Corder sequence so the vessels are in alphabetic order within each year - so you and I can find them easily. And some of the detail has already been modified to reflect data in Lloyd's Registers.

VESSELS BUILT BY 'J. HARDIE & M. CLARK' - AT SOUTHWICK (7 known)

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

1

Kezia Page

168

1846

schooner

Richard Page

London

 

2

Vibilia

249/261

1846

snow

Robinson - Margt. Robinson?

Monkwearmouth

 

3

Helena

299/324

1847

barque

Thompsn - Turner Thompson

Sunderland

 

4

Mary Ann

55

1847

schooner

Bambro - Mary Bambrough

Monkwearmouth

 

5

Mary Clarke

180

1847

snow

Clarke&c.

Liverpool

 

6

Water Kelpie

254

1847

 

Will Briggs

Bishopwearmouth

 

7

Serenader

319

1848

barque

Turner Thompson

Sunderland

 

There are no available records for the following 4 year period, during which period M. (Michael) Clark left the partnership & James Hardie continued the business on his own.

VESSELS BUILT BY JAMES HARDIE - AT SOUTHWICK (58 so far)

The Corder pages indicate that no data was available to him re ships built in 1856 & 1858.

#

Name

Tons

Year

Rig

Built for

Of

Official No.

8

Wentworth Beaumont

272 or 276

1850

brig or snow

Clarke & Co.

Newcastle

633

9

Pet

429

1851

 

Marwood

London

 

10

Libertas

530/602

1853

barque

Edward J. Gourley

Sunderland

 

11

Liddesdale

338/306

1854

barque

W. Black -  W. (William) Black & J. Montgomery in 1856 (initially Marwood per Corder)

South Shields

15424

12

Margaret

269/247

1854

snow

Thompson - Geo Thompson to S. Tysack in 1857/58

Sunderland

 

13

Napier

56

1854

lighter

James Hardie

Sunderland

 

14

Newcastle

378/362

1854

barque

Middle Dock Co.

Newcastle

 

15

Rack

31

1854

lighter

William Hay

Sunderland

 

16

Venilia

618/674

1854

ship

Shield (1855/56) later Thomsn (1858/59) i.e Thompson

London

 

17

Mary Louisa

133

1855

snow

James Hardie

Sunderland

 

18

Miss Nightingale

397/357

1855

barque

Haddock - Will? Haddock

Sunderland

 

19

Thomas Varcoe

132

1855

schooner

J. Varcoe

Pittenweem, Fife

 

20

William James

326/293

1855

barque

James Hardie

Sunderland

 

21

Hartlepool

208

1856-07

snow

Porteous, per Corder A. Scotson & G. Porteous

Sunderland

 

22

Bahia

566

1857

barque

F. P. Wilson

London

 

23

Jessie Drysdale 1 Note

500/600

1857

ship?

Not known to webmaster

 

 

24

Sisters

209

1857

snow

J. Robinson - later Crosby & Co. likely from 1870/71

Arundel

16943

25

James Duncan

344

1859

barque

J. Duncan

Leith

22022

26

Coila

175/138

1860-07

schooner Note

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

Dumfries

28272

27

Glee Maiden

141

1860-07

brigantine

Dickson, likely Doward Dickson & Co.

Dumfries

28500

28

Joseph Cape

220/177 later 179

1860-01

snow

Hargrove

Liverpool

28176

29

Raleigh

568

1860-04

ship

H. Ellis

London

28387

30

Margaret Davis

271

1861-01

barque

F. Davies, became in 1862/63 J. Davis

London

29373

31

Meg

237/193

1861-02

brig, later a ship

H'rgrve - later Shute & C & W. Petrie

Liverpool

29177

32

Asphodel

297

1862-03

barque

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

London

45003

33

Sarah Burnyeat

317/272

1862

barque

B. Barwise

Whitehaven

44221

34

Glencaple

230/176

1862-07

snow

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

Liverpool

44701

35

Montego

335/316

1862-10

barque

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

Liverpool

45386

36

Woolton - a partial history of the vessel can be read here

242/194

1863-05

snow or brig

Longton & Co. or James Longton jun. & Co.

Liverpool

47443

37

Cavalier

355

1864-03

barque

J. Doward &, became Doward, Dickson & Co.

Liverpool

48818

38

Mary Lawson - a history of the vessel can be read here

432/381

1864-09

barque

Hodgson

Liverpool

50492

39

Puelchi

189

1864-05

brig, a snow in 1867/68

E. Cooper

Valparaiso

 

40

Queen of the Bay

391

1864-08

barque

Ellis & Co.

Plymouth

47735

41

Rosemont 1 Note

318

1864-01

barque

James Longton, Jr., & Co., became Morris & Co. in 1867/68

Liverpool

48774

42

Voluna

297/245

1864-11

barque

Doward Dickson & Co.

Liverpool

51038

43

Ayton

296

1865-11

barque

J. & J. Wait

North Shields

53445

44

Cubana 1 Note

477

1865-07

brig

Ord & Co.

Sunderland

 

45

Pacific - a partial history of the vessel can be read here

386

1865-03

barque

J. & J. Waite

North Shields

49768

46

Phillis & Mary

242

1865-03

snow

Turnbull

Blyth

49767

47

Clara Lamb Note

246

1866-03

barque

Doward, Dickson & Co.

Liverpool

54954

48

Coronel

387

1866-10

barque

W. Nichol, W. Nicol in 1872/73

Liverpool

55036

49

Edeline 1

499

1866-09

barque

Ord & Co.

Sunderland

54883

50

Emmeline Note

489

1866-03

barque

Ord & Co.

Sunderland

54833

51

Aline

474

1867-05

barque

Ord & Co., later W. Hine

Liverpool

58064

52

Fairway

299

1867-02

barque

Tulloch & Co.

Swansea

56031

53

Istapa

391

1867-07

barque

Nichol, W. Nicol becoming M. Ion in 1872/73

Liverpool

55106

54

San Antonio

497

1867-09

barque

W. Nicol

Liverpool

60014

55

Brinkburn Priory

431

1868-10

barque

R. Avery

North Shields

60512

56

Ferndale

416

1868-04

barque

R. Porrett

Sunderland

58141

57

May Queen

534

1869-04

barque

Unknown - de Olaquiv'l in 1870/71 when vessel renamed Dona Feliciana

Unknown -Bilbao, Spain

 

58

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