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SHIPS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND IN THE 1830s

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VESSELS BUILT AT SUNDERLAND

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1830 (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.

1 Alexander and William (a sloop)

74
later
25
or 26

E. & R. Lumsden

A 'surprise' vessel to the webmaster who expected to find little data available about such a tiny vessel. Which, however, I see, survived until 1885.
The vessel is, I believe, if cryptically, listed in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') of 1834 thru 1836/37 - registered at Sunderland, of 74 tons with J. Jobling her captain. With no additional data whatsoever. So far as I can see the vessel is not later LR listed - I checked thru 1886/87.
The vessel, which would seem always to have been registered at Sunderland, is, however, listed elsewhere. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists the vessel, now a sloop of 25 tons only, registered at Sunderland & owned by J. W. & D. Fulton, of Monkwearmouth. The equivalent directory of Mar. 1854, i.e. Marwood's Directory, lists Jas. Fulton, Henderson Brown & John Brown, all of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners with Stephen Davidson her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 lists James Fulton & Henderson Brown as her owners with S. Davidson her captain. While TR of 1856 lists G. Bulmer & M. Welch, both of Sunderland as her then owners.
The Mercantile Navy List comes to our rescue re her later years. In the years from 1865 thru 1885 (1870, 1873, 1880) the vessel, listed at 26 tons, is consistently listed as being owned by George Bulmer, of Monkwearmouth Shore.
Signal letters HQRF. No crew lists are available. Is there anything additional you can add about the vessel? Y

2809

2 Allen (a brig)

240

Unknown to webmaster

Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by J. Crawhall, of Newcastle & 4 others.

3761

3 Ann (a sloop)

28

Unknown to webmaster

It would be good to be able to honour the builder of this tiny vessel by listing his name, but so far that has not proved possible. It had a long life indeed. So far as I can see, the vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1830 thru 1871/72. Too small to be listed maybe? I list it here because the vessel was listed in U.K. Parliamentary Papers re the Plimsoll Inquiry, abandoned at sea in late 1861. The vessel is recorded in the North of England Maritime Directories of Apl. 1848 & Mar. 1854, owned by R. (Robert) Fenwick, Jun. of Bishopwearmouth, with, in 1854, Edward Atkinson the vessel's captain. It was still owned by Fenwick in 1856 (Turnbull's Register) & in 1858 (Christie's Shipping Register). The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1858, 1859 & 1860 list the vessel as still registered at Sunderland. On Dec. 4, 1861, stated to be then owned by Richd. Brown, the 28 ton sloop was abandoned at Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, while en route from West Hartlepool to Land's End, Cornwall, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 2 - none lost. As per line 1887 on this page. Now, the webmaster had expected to find no later reference to the vessel but it must have been later recovered & put back into service. MNL lists the vessel thru to 1870 with, from 1865, Richard Brown, of Rochdale, Yorkshire, listed as the owner of the Sunderland registered vessel. Signal letters HPGQ. I cannot tell you what happened to Ann, in or about 1870 or 1871. Can you add anything additional? Y

2470

4 Ann (a snow or brig)

231
later
231/223

J. M. Gales

The vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1830, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1852/53 with the exception of the years of 1844/45 thru 1847/48. We may, accordingly, need to locate a published launch announcement to know the name of her initial owner. LR of 1834 records R. Surtees of Sunderland replacing G. Wood, also of Sunderland. Her captain under 'Wood' ownership had been J. Moffatt. Her service under 'Surtees' ownership, i.e. from 1834 thru 1839/40? Per LR, from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia in 1834 & 1835/36 & from Sunderland to London thereafter, with 'Kilvington' the vessel's captain thru 1836/37 & E. Pounder thereafter thru 1839/40. In 1839/40, per LR, Thompson of Sunderland became her owner, for more service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, with Atkinson serving as her captain.
After a 4 year LR 'silence', the vessel was again LR listed from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, with J. Young of South Shields her owner. And with Brown her captain in 1848/49 & 1849/50 then E. Grieves. For service from Shields to the Baltic thru 1850/51 & from Shields to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), in 1851/52 & 1852/53. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists the vessel as rather registered at Newcastle though owned by James Young & Co., of South Shields. LR of 1849/50 first listed the vessel at 231/233 tons.
On Dec. 29, 1852, the vessel, en route from the Mediterranean to Shields with a cargo of grain & a crew of 9, was driven ashore at Tramore Bay, S. coast of Ireland (located in County Waterford, 13 km. S. of Waterford). This page, which lists the vessel as 'Anne', says she was rather en route to Limerick, Ireland. The crew were all saved though I cannot tell you how. The vessel's loss was U.K. Government reported here (ex here). Her owner at the time probably was James Young & Co. of South Shields, as above. I read, at an Irish website that requests no links, (you can find it by searching for 'Ann Tramore wreck') that, per the London 'Morning Chronicle' of Jan. 1, 1853, the vessel was specifically en route from Odessa & was driven ashore in a heavy gale. The vessel was said to be in 'a very exposed situation' - it seems likely that the vessel soon broke up. It is possible that E. Grieves, referred to above, was her captain at the time of the loss. I read (thanks!) that, on Jan. 18 & 19, 1853, Ann's hull & cargo of Ghirka wheat in barrels, was offered for sale at public auction. Y

 

5

Catherine (a brig)

203
later
204

E. & R. Lumsden

The vessel is, so far as I can see, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, as either Catharine or Catherine from 1830 thru 1841/42. Catherine, with an 'e', seems to be correct. Thru 1833, per LR, the vessel was owned by Foster & Co., with M. Foster serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Dublin, Ireland, to Archangel, Russia, in 1830 & ex Liverpool thereafter thru 1833. On Feb. 8, 1831, the vessel, stated to have been built in Mar. 1830 at Lumsden's Ways, Monkwearmouth Shore, was offered for sale at public auction. As per this advertisement. The vessel was therein stated to be Newcastle registered, with Michael Forster (not Foster) serving as her captain (& likely her owner). It would seem that the vessel did not sell. From 1834 thru 1841/42 the vessel, now of 204 tons, was per LR owned by M. Hardy of Newcastle, with W. Hardy serving as her captain. For consistent service from Cork, Ireland, to London. The vessel seems not to be LR listed after 1841/42 (I checked thru 1851/52) but so far I have spotted no references to what happened to the vessel in or about 1841 or 1842. Is there anything additional you can add about the vessel? Y

 

6

Commerce (a schooner)

89/76

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only. Stated to be owned by Massam & Co. of Boston, Lincolnshire, for service from London to Konigs (Königsberg later renamed Kaliningrad, Prussia, now Russia). LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. I note in passing that Massam & Co. of Boston later owned a snow named Clio, built at Sunderland in 1839, for service from Sunderland to Pillau with J. Massam her captain. Pillau is now Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland. Can you tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

7

Cyrus (a snow or brig)

233

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1831 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter. Its initial owner, thru 1833, was 'Hubbard', likely of Sunderland, with 'Bell' or J. Bell' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1834, per LR, Wilkinson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, thru 1843/44, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, thru 1835/36, ex Sunderland from 1836/37 to 1838/39 & from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany, from 1839/40 thru 1843/44. Throughout such period of Wilkinson ownership, LR lists 'Nicholson' as the vessel's captain. It seems likely that Hubbard & Wilkinson were, in fact, business partners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Wilkinson, Hubbard & Co., of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owners of the 233 ton brig. As per line 1717, here, on Sep. 7, 1852 the 233 ton square stranded near Hartlepool, while on a voyage from Hamburg to Sunderland. No cargo is indicated. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Wilkinson. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

8 Dorothea (a snow, later a brig)

178
later
161

J. M. Gales

I often, in these listings, advise what Lloyd's Register ('LR') has to say about the particular vessel. In this case, however, the LR coverage is to be polite about it 'underwhelming'. I suspect that I may truly not understand what LR in the 1800s was trying to achieve. The vessel is LR listed from 1830/31 thru 1833/34, initially owned by Vint & Co., likely of Sunderland, for service from Hull to Hamburg, Germany, & then as a Topsham, Devon, coaster. LR in 1834/35 took a giant step in its listings, alas a step backwards! The vessel may be LR recorded from 1834/35 thru 1838/39, first listed as Sunderland registered and then as Whitby registered. May be registered? There is a vessel of the name of 178 tons listed with virtually no data whatsoever, not even where the vessel was built, a giant step backwards from the data of say LR of 1833/34. Such limited coverage is however better than that after 1838/39 where LR is totally silent about the vessel - for the next 34 years! It was an average sized vessel, it would seem, but it apparently merited, for whatever reason, zero LR coverage. What do we know? Turnbull's Registers of both 1855 & 1856 record the vessel, a brig, as registered at Whitby & owned by W. Walker of Runswick & R. Porritt, of Hinderwell, both Yorkshire, with W. Walker her captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies such owner names as meaning William Waller & Robert Porritt. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record William Waller, of Runswick, as her then owner. Signal letters NLQF. On Dec. 11, 1872, per line 3166 here, the 161 ton square foundered ESE of the Humber, while en route from Middlesboro' to London with a cargo of coal tar pitch. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by Francis Waller. Anything you can add? Y

22474

9 Eden (a snow)

246

Reed & Young or T. Reed

P. Oswald

 

10 Elizabeth

249/227

Unknown to webmaster

P. Bains

3680

11 Fawn (a sloop)

59

Reed & Young or T. Reed

C. Wood

 

12 Hardwick

166

J. M. Gales

The vessel is, cryptically, listed in Lloyd's Registers of 1834 thru 1838/39. Always registered at Sunderland with H. Potter her captain. No owner name is listed nor the vessel's rig.

 

13

Harlington (a brig ot square)

198

Kirkbride & Partners

The available data re this vessel is most modest. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 to 1838/39 only, & not thereafter. To say it was 'listed' is a bit of an exaggeration. Thru that period, LR does not state when it was built, its rig, who owned it nor its routing. They just listed the vessel as being of Sunderland, being of 198 tons & the captain's name (T. Thirkell). Fortunately, the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a brig, as built in 1830 & then owned by J. Penman of Bishopwearmouth. It would seem, as per this newspaper cutting, that in Feb. 1850 or maybe a slightly earlier date, the vessel foundered in a gale when off Lowestoft, Suffolk. Such data is now essentially confirmed. On Feb. 7, 1850, per line 523 on this page, the 198 ton square was lost at sea while en route from Sunderland to Southampton with a cargo of coal. No loss location is referenced. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Isabella Penman. Of interest, perhaps, is that LR of 1851/52 lists a 249/255 ton snow named Harlington built at Sunderland in 1851 & owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland. Presumably a replacement vessel. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

14

Heber

226

William Gales

John White

 

15

Hutton (a snow)

174

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

16

Janus (a snow)

235

William Gales

George Thompson

 

17 John Barry (a snow)

236
later
229

Reed & Young or T. Reed

The webmaster has not yet researched this vessel. The vessel was launched on Jun. 7, 1830, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded in 1834, then owned by John Barry (presumably her initial owner) of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. Owned by A. Dixon & E. Hick, of South Shields, in 1856, as per Turnbull's Register.

24447

18 Mersey

222

Philip Laing

 

 

19

Neva

230.5

William Gales

Turner & Co., later Tanner & Co. Was advised Tanner & Beckwith

 

20

Numa

372

William Gales

For own account

 

21

Olive (a snow or brig)

192
later
193
later
186
later
171

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel seems to have been Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1831 to 1841/42 only & not thereafter. It would seem likely that it was always registered at Sunderland. It was initially owned, per LR, by Oliver & Co., however from 1834 LR records Olive & Co., of Sunderland as her owners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49, lists the 186 ton brig as owned by Dodd, Bird & Dove, of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the 171 ton snow as then owned by M. Selby & J. Johnson, both of Seaham-harbour. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists just J. Johnson of Seaham Harbour. On Oct. 27, 1862, per line 2835 here, the 171 ton snow foundered at Yarmouth Road, while en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have then been owned by Geo. Wate. Anything you can add? Y

25558

22

Paragon (a schooner)

113
later
113/107

T. & W. Dixon

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1843/44, and not thereafter. From 1834 thru 1837/38, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Saint & Co. of Newcastle, for service from London to Sligo, Ireland. During most of that period, from part way thru 1834, J. Saint was listed as the vessel's captain. From 1838/39 thru 1843/44, the vessel was, per LR, owned by G. Johnson of Newcastle, for service from Newcastle to France in 1838/39 & for service thereafter as a Newcastle coaster. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists John Johnson & Co., of Newcastle, as the owner of the Newcastle registered vessel. Is it possible that you can tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

23

Platina (a barque)

303

Moses Wilkinson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1852/53. Platina? The word would seem to mean either platinum, a rare metal, or an alloy of platinum & other metals. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1834, by 'Potter' of London, for service from London to India. The vessel clearly went to Australia, however, under Potter ownership, as follows:- 1. The vessel left London on Jul. 25, 1831, under the command of W. S. Wilson, via Portsmouth, for Hobart, Tasmania, where she arrived on Dec. 11, 1831. With a general cargo & about 20 passengers. She went on to Sydney & left Sydney for Liverpool on May 18, 1832 with colonial produce (incl. black & sperm oil, wool & timber). 2. On Apl. 9, 1833, Platina (Wilson) left London for Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW') via Rio de Janeiro, arriving at Sydney on Oct. 10, 1833. It left for Manilla, Philippines, in ballast on Dec. 14, 1833. On Apl. 24, 1834, the vessel was at Singapore when the shipment of tea to the U.K. became permitted. Troughton, a barque, took the first tea chest aboard & fired a celebratory 7 gun salute, which Platina answered with a salute of 13 guns. The vessel left Singapore on Jun. 13, 1834 for London, en route putting into Cape of Good Hope ('CGH') on Oct. 7, 1834 for repairs.
In 1835/36, the vessel was acquired by R. Brooks of London, who owned it thru 1848/49, for service from London to Sydney, thru 1838/39, for service ex London to NSW thru 1843/44, & for service to Launceston, Tasmania, from 1844/45 thru 1847/48. During the period of 'Brooks' ownership, the vessel, per LR, had just two captains i.e. G. Parker thru 1839/40 & 'Wychely' thereafter.
Some details as to the vessel's 'Brooks' voyages to Australia. A. The vessel left London for Sydney on Oct. 14, 1835, under the command of G. H. Parker, with cargo & 22 passengers. It left Sydney on May 23, 1836 for London with a cargo of colonial produce incl. wool. If I read the words correctly, the vessel went around Scotland on its return voyage & was hit by a hurricane in the North Sea in the month of Nov. 1836. The vessel was saved by cutting away all of her masts when nine miles below the Nore (a sandbank at the mouth of the Thames estuary). I thought that I also read that the damage was incurred on the Lincolnshire coast - clearly the data needs to be clarified. B. The ship was chartered to carry female convicts to Hobart Town, Tasmania. On May 3, 1837 the vessel left the Downs in the command of R. (Robson) Coltish. It hit tempestuous weather en route & as a result was detained at Cape Town for 12 days. There were great concerns for the vessel's safety due to its late arrival. Vessel described as 'proverbially a bad sailer'. It eventually arrived at Hobart on Oct. 22, 1837, with 113 (1 and 2) female convicts, after a voyage of 172 days. I note that included in its cargo were the revolving lights for the Iron Pot & Launceston Lighthouses. It returned to London on or about Feb. 20, 1838. C. On Sep. 29, 1838, the vessel left Gravesend, London, for Adelaide, South Australia, under the command of Captain Wellbank. The vessel arrived at Adelaide on Feb. 9, 1839 with 99 passengers, mostly emigrants in steerage. There were complaints as to passenger treatment - 9 died en route including all of the 3 children of Mr. & Mrs. Reid. The vessel arrived back at Gravesend, on Nov. 19, 1839, ex Batavia. D. On Feb. 23, 1840, the vessel left the U.K., under the command of Captain Mitchell, for Port Nicholson (Wellington), New Zealand ('NZ'), chartered by the New Zealand Land Company to carry much needed foodstuffs. It arrived on Jul. 6, 1840. This book states that M. Wycherley was rather her captain & that the vessel was the first British merchant vessel to enter the port of Auckland. On Dec. 15, 1840 the vessel left Hokianga (NW N. Island, NZ) for Sydney, under the command of Captain Wycherly, with a cargo of timber. The vessel went on to Melbourne & left on her return voyage to London on May 23, 1841 with apparently a very large cargo. E. On Apl. 5 or 6, 1842, the vessel left London for Melbourne, arriving there on Jul. 22, 1842. It went on to Sydney to land passengers & soon, on Sep. 3, 1842, left for India in ballast. F. In mid Jan. 1844 the vessel arrived at Melbourne after a voyage which seems to have originated at Leith, Scotland, via Adelaide & Geelong. It returned to London, arriving there on Jun. 7, 1844. There clearly were more voyages, but I am out of both space & enthusiasm. I invite you to research such later voyages for yourself at the fine Trove, Australia, website.
In 1848/49, the vessel was acquired by 'Gillespy' of London - initially Gillespy, but from 1850/51 T. Gillespy, for service in 1848/49 & 1849/50 from London to Coquimbo, Chile, & in 1850/51 & 1851/52 for service to Honduras. LR of 1852/53 names T. Gillespy as her owner but offers minimal other detail, which suggests that the vessel may have been sold or lost. It would seem, however, that the vessel was late in life registered at Fowey, Cornwall, the owner's name being yet unknown to the webmaster. A puzzle indeed is this report ex this Google Book which advises that on Nov. 24, 1852, Platina a barque, bound from Cardiff to Portsmouth, was abandoned at sea about 23 miles S. of Ushant (a small rocky island in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, near Brest, France), having lost her sails & being in a leaky condition. The entire crew were rescued by Gondar, a ship, & landed at Charleston, U.S.A. There was only one vessel named Platina LR listed at the time, but, there may well have been other vessels of the same name, not registered in the U.K. I also read that on Apl. 20, 1855, Platina arrived at Quebec, Canada, ex Bristol, under the command of Captain Richards with 10 passengers & a general cargo. I read that Platina, Richards her captain, of and from Fowey, foundered after being in contact, on Sep. 18, 1855. At 46N/54W which is on the Grand Banks, S. of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The detail circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Were any lives lost? I have read she was 92 ft. 11 in. long, signal letters HVST. Clearly she had guns, presumably to ward off pirates. Can you add anything? Y

3809

24

Princess Augusta (a barque)

308

Robert Reay

'G'dwin & Co.' 

 

25

Queen Adelaide (a snow or brig)

279

J. Burdon or Burden

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1830 & also in 1832 & 1833, and, so far as I can see, not thereafter. Per LR of 1830, it was owned by J. Burden, its builder, for service from London to Shields. The vessel suffered a great indignity when on her second voyage (if I interpret the words correctly), & 3 months after her launch. As per this contemporary newspaper cutting, the vessel was at Rotherhithe, London. It had just unloaded its cargo of coal & was awaiting the imminent loading of ballast. The vessel's head lines broke, the vessel swung around with the tide. And amazingly  turned upside down! No lives were lost - the crew clung to the sides of the ship & were rescued by the Thames river police. It clearly was re-floated but was not listed in LR of 1831. The vessel was still owned by J. Burden in 1832 & 1833. In 1832 it still served London ex Shields & in 1833 served Quebec, Canada, ex Dublin, Ireland. I cannot tell you what later happened to the vessel, likely in or about 1833. Is it possible that you can tell us anything more about the vessel? Y

 

26

Royal William (a snow)

298.5

William Gales

John Hall of Liverpool

 

27

Saint Lawrence (a snow, later a brig)

240
later
237
later
238

L. Crown

The vessel seems to have been first recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') in 1832/33, owned by T. Blair (her captain) of Sunderland for service to Hamburg & Quebec ex Sunderland or London. In 1840/41 thru 1844/45, Elliott & Co. of Newcastle were her owners for service from Shields to London. The North of England Maritime Register of 1848 lists the vessel as owned by Roger Cooper & Co. of South Shields. The vessel is next LR recorded in 1854/55, owned by J. Cooper of Shields for service to the Baltic & to France incl. Bordeaux. Turnbull's Register lists the vessel in 1856 as owned by R. & J. Cooper of South Shields. On Oct. 8, 1860, per line 364 here, the 238 ton brig was wrecked at Bornholm (a Danish island in the Baltic), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. 7 of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by Joseph Dunn. LR of 1862/63 advises LOST. Y

3672

28

Sarah (a snow)

194/212

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832/33 thru to 1838/39. Initially owned by Gale & Co. (i.e. for own account or builder owned until a purchaser was found) for service from Liverpool to the Humber. For many of those years the data is cryptic indeed - no owner name indicated, Anderson the captain. Then many years of LR silence. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Stockton & owned by William Green of Durham. It is LR recorded again from 1860/61 thru 1869/70, owned by Jameson & Co. of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. During those years, J. Just (see below) was the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Registers of both 1855 & 1856 list W. Jameson, J. W. Just, both of Sunderland, & M. Turnbull of Fatfield as her then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning William Jameson, James W. Just & Matthew Turnbull. The 1855 reference lists J. W. Just as the vessel's captain. 79.3 ft. long, signal letters NLJF. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as owned by W. Jameson of Sunderland. On Sep. 30, 1871, per line 1556 here, the 195 ton snow foundered at Schonwen, (i.e. Schouwen, an island in Zeeland, The Netherlands, located SW of Rotterdam), while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Jameson. Y

22414

29

Sussex

230

W. Chilton

Parker & Co., of Sunderland, in 1832

 

30

Thomas Lyon

47

G. Lyon

 

 

31

William IV

235

J. M. Gales

No data so far located

 

32

Williams

81

Robert Reay

No data so far located

 

33

William the Fourth

201

W. Chilton

Owned & captained by J. Forster, of Sunderland, in 1831

 

 

 

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Total tonnage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1830? Do please advise me if you know.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1831 (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

Alston (a snow)

229

W. & A. Adamson & Bell

W. Bell, of Sunderland (in 1834).

 

2

Beatitude (a snow)

188

Peter Austin

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1840/41, however the LR data of 1834 & 1835 is cryptic, just registered at Sunderland, of 188 tons, with Spraggon her captain - that is all. In 1836/37, & thru 1840/41, the vessel is LR listed as owned by 'Barnard &' of Whitby, Yorkshire, for service as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1841/42 lists no owner name but states that T. Lamb was then the vessel's captain. Now the LR data from say 1840/41 is suspect. Why do I say that? Because in 1839 Peter Austin built another vessel of the name & Barnard of Whitby were the vessel's initial owners. It is likely that 'Barnard' sold this Beatitude in 1839 when the later vessel was acquired. It would seem that the Barnard family were deeply religious, hence the vessel name I presume, particularly so perhaps Elizabeth, who died at age 33 in 1839. She was the wife of Beatitude's captain Christopher Barnard. I cannot yet tell you what happened to this vessel in or about 1842. Can you tell us?

 

3

Castor (a snow or brig)

203

Philip Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52, with the exception of 1842/43. Thru 1846/47, per LR, the vessel was owned by P. Laing of Sunderland, for service from Liverpool to 'St. Dom' (Santo Domingo?) thru 1841/42 & from Sunderland to Jamaica from 1843/44 thru 1845/46. In 1846/47, P. Lambton of Sunderland acquired the vessel, thru 1849/50, & 'Lambton' served as her captain thru 1848/49 (note that LR of 1849/50 lists her then owner as B. Lambton). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 202 ton Sunderland registered brig as owned by Peter Lambton of Bishopwearmouth. Under Lambton ownership the vessel served from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, thru 1847/48, & ex Sunderland in 1848/49 & 1849/50. In 1850/51, LR states that Leonard & Co. of Stockton owned the vessel for service from Hartlepool to London (in 1850/51) & for service from Stockton to the Baltic in 1851/52. On Jun. 6, 1851, per line 876 here, the 203 ton snow was wrecked at Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), while en route from Malmo, Sweden, to England with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by G. Lennard. Can you tell us more? Y

 

4

Earl Grey

229

William Gales

Andrew White

 

5

Eleanor

 215

George Frater & Co.

Robert Leadbitter

 

6

Eliza Ann (a snow or brig)

229
later
213

J. Brunton

A modest vessel that had a very long life indeed, a life of about 53 years. With a 'curious' Lloyd's Register ('LR') listing record. The vessel is LR listed from 1834 thru 1846/47, then a 22 year LR silence, is listed in 1869/70, a 4 year silence, & is listed again from 1874/75 thru 1883/84 at least, it would seem. In 1834 & 1835/36, the vessel was registered at Sunderland with Alderson her captain. No other detail is available. From 1836/37 thru 1846/47, per LR, the vessel would seem to have been owned by the 'Twizell' family of North Shields. But the record is confusing - J. Twizell in 1836/38, J. Turzell in 1838/1840, P. Twizell in 1840/41, T. Twizell in 1841/42, J. Twizell (again?) from 1842/43 thru 1846/47). During the period of 'Twizell' ownership, Stephenson served as the vessel's captain (1836/37 thru 1840/41), W. Sopwith thru 1842/43 & R. Garrack thereafter thru 1846/47. Under 'Twizell' ownership the vessel served ex Shields to i) London  thru 1839/49, ii) St. Petersburg, Russia (1841/42 & 1842/43) & iii) to the Mediterranean. Re the 'gap' in LR coverage we have the vessel listed in shipping registers from 1848 thru 1858. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists Lamb & Wake, of Monkwearmouth, as the vessel's then owners. The equivalent list of Mar. 1854 lists Matthew Lamb of Sunderland as the vessel's owner and also her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists the vessel as Eliza & Ann, owned by Matthew Lamb of Sunderland with M. Lamb her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. and M. Robson & C. C. Bell, all of Sunderland, as her then owners while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Matthew Lamb, Michael and Matthew Robson & Charles C. Bell, all of Sunderland. The vessel was still registered at Sunderland in 1860. The vessel must soon thereafter have been sold. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 & 1870 both list the vessel, now of 213 tons, as owned by Thomas Storm of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. LR of 1869/70 lists M. Storm as her owner. LR of 1874/75 thru 1881/82 lists the vessel as owned by the Storm family of Whitby, T. Storm in the period of 1874/76 & M. Storm thereafter. MNL of 1880 confirms Matthew Storm as the vessel's then owner. In 1879 & 1880, William Cooper was the vessel's captain. In 1880 & 1881 Alfred Vie was her captain. Both ex National Archives website. LRs of 1882/83 & 1883/84 list W. Bedlington of Whitby as the vessel's new owner, which data is confirmed by MNL of 1883. 85.7 ft. long, signal letters HQBN. What happened to the vessel? Alas, I do not yet know. A hint maybe is that crew lists are available thru 1884. It seems likely that the vessel was lost or maybe broken up late in 1884. Is there anything you can add or correct in the above text? Y

2649

7

Guiana

256

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

8

Ianthe

253

William Gales

Robert Ord

 

9

John Frederick (a schooner)

152

William Gales

For own account

 

10

John White (a snow or brig)

210

J. Brunton

The vessel, which was launched in Feb. 1831, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1853/54. Of 209 tons & owned thru 1833 at least, per LR, by 'White & Co,' likely of Sunderland but port of registration unstated, for service ex London with 'Rochester' serving as the vessel's captain. LRs of 1834 & 1835/36 provide limited detail (incl. no owner name) but they do report that in those two years the now 216 ton vessel was registered at Sunderland with J. Roach her then captain.
In 1836/37, the vessel became (thereafter) of 210 tons, Berwick (Northumberland, mouth of River Tweed) registered & owned by 'Hindmarsh' with J. Moddrel (recorded in 1836/37 & 1837/38 as J. Maddrel), replacing Roach as the vessel's captain thru 1847/48. 'Hindmarsh', per LR, owned the vessel, thru 1847/48, for some varied service - i) from Newcastle to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1836/37 & 1837/38, ii) between Newcastle & London for a year or so, iii) from Shields to America in 1840/41 & 1841/42, iv) from Shields to Dublin, Ireland, from 1842/43 thru 1844/45 & v) thereafter as a Shields or Newcastle coaster.
LR of 1848/49 lists R. Jolly of South Shields as the vessel's new owner, with 'Jolly' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1850/51 & M. Newton from 1851/52. Such owner name is clarified by The North of England Maritime Directory, as at Jul. 24, 1848, which lists Robt. Jolly of S. Shields as her then owner. And while the later LR data is often limited it would seem that Jolly owned the vessel for the balance of the vessel's life. Her service under Jolly? Little data to report but Shields to London & service as a Shields coaster are briefly noted.
1852 proved not to be a good year for John White. Wikipedia report (thanks!) that on May 17, 1852, a brig of the name, likely this vessel, ran aground on Corton Sand, off the North Sea coast of Suffolk, while en route from South Shields to London, probably with a cargo of coal. She was, I read, re-floated & resumed her voyage. Per the 'Newcastle Courant' of May 21, 1852. And what finally happened to the vessel, also in 1852? As per these (1 & 2) images, on Dec. 26, 1852, the vessel was observed in distress off Whitby Bar, Whitby, Yorkshire, during a gale. Steerwell, a schooner commanded by Wm. Stevenson, came to her aid & was able to rescue John White's crew. Stevenson's actions were recognised by the National Shipwreck Institution. Now Wikipedia refers to the loss also, referenced to Dec. 27, 1852 - here - in these few words ex 'The Times' of London of Jan. 1, 1853. 'The collier was wrecked. Her crew survived.' The gale, storm or hurricane that caused the loss of John White must have been both massive & widespread. Wikipedia, at the above link, lists almost 70 vessels lost around the coasts of U.K. on that day. Is there anything you can add to and/or correct in the above text?
The webmaster would be remiss if he does not mention here a reference to a report re a vessel named John White - a John White that he so far is unable to identify. It seems, at present, in view of the collective data recorded above, that it is unlikely to have been 'our' John White. But I must maintain an open mind on the matter. I read that the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Nov. 2, 1852, reported that a vessel named John White was damaged by fire off Mohilla Island on Jul. 21, 1852. While en route from Hull, Yorkshire, to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. Mohilla Island, an island in the Cormoros group, is located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel which lies between Mozambique & the island of Madagascar, i.e. off the E. coast of Africa. You can read the brief reference to the matter here. Need help to identify which vessel it was. Y

 

11

Lavinia

?

Peter Austin

Unknown to webmaster

 

12

Lord Brougham (a snow or brig)

253

Allison

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1857/58. Always, per LR, owned by 'Peacocks' of North Shields. With 'J. Peacock' her initial captain, thru 1847/48, & per LR, 4 later captains. i.e. Loughton in 1848/49 & 1849/50, G. Venus from 1850/51 thru 1852/53, J. Pyle in 1853/54 & 1854/55 & also in 1856/57 & 1857/58, and W. Carr in 1855/56. For initial service from Newcastle to London thru 1839/40, then service which includes service as a Shields coaster & i) service from Sunderland or Shields to London in 1840/41 thru 1842/43, ii) from Shields to America in 1843/44, 1850/51, 1853/55 & 1856/58, iii) from Shields to Quebec, Canada, in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & iv) from Shields to the Baltic in 1855/56. It is clear, however, that the vessel, under the command of captain Peacock, sailed to Quebec City in 1834 & 1846 (arrived May 26), the latter ex Newcastle (left Apl. 1) with a cargo of coal. There likely were more such voyages. The North of England Maritime Directory of Jul. 1848 lists the 252 ton snow as registered at Newcastle & owned by C. W. Wawn & I. Peacock & Co., both of North Shields. While the equivalent register of 1854 lists the 352 ton snow (tonnage in error) as  registered at N. Shields & owned by Joseph Peacock & Thomas Elliot, both of North Shields. With Jos. Pyle her captain. Turnbull's Registers of 1855 & 1856 list her then ownership slightly differently - J. Peacock & T. Elliott (with two letters 't'). The 1855 edition lists J. Pile as the vessel's then captain. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel nor when. It would seem however that the vessel was lost in early 1857, since a certificate issued to confirm her loss was dated Jun. 30, 1857. Is there anything you can add? Y

2186

13

Mary Ann (a schooner)

79
later
70
later
71

McDonald Michael

The vessel may have been listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') from 1834, thru 1836/37. It is listed from 1840/41 thru 1846/47, then, after a gap of two years, in 1849/50 & 1850/51. In the first period the LR data is cryptic indeed. A vessel of the name, of 79 tons, was registered at Sunderland & captained by J. Garth. Was it this Mary Ann? I suspect so but the identification is tentative, the available data being fragmentary without even the vessel's date of build. From 1840/41 thru 1846/47, the vessel, now of 70 tons, was owned by Hodgson of Blyth, Northumberland, for service from Blyth to Yarmouth, Norfolk, & for service as a Yarmouth coaster. With J. Watts serving as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1843/44 & 'Cockburn', thereafter. The LR data in 1846/47 is minimal, which suggests that the vessel may well have then been sold. In 1849/50 & in 1850/51, R. Stafford, of Blyth, is listed as the vessel's owner with W. Short serving as her captain. For service as a Blyth coaster. Again the available data (1850/51) is minimal. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Yarmouth since 1850, certainly from 1858 thru 1860. Signal letters JFWP. At an unknown date in 1861, per line 1946 on this page, Mary Ann was lost at sea. Crew of 4 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Joseph Read. So far I have not spotted the vessel listed in any shipping directory such as the North of England Register, Christie's Shipping Register or others. Can you add anything? Y

5035

14

Naiad (a snow, later a brig)

254
later
250

W. Chilton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832/33 thru 1866/67, however with no ownership detail etc. after 1861/62. Thru 1859/60 the vessel was owned by the Hunter family of Sunderland, initially Hunter & Co but from 1845/46 J. Hunter. For service including London to Halifax, Sunderland to America, Gloucester to the Mediterranean & Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Registers of 1855 & 1856 both list J. Hunter & W. H. Watson, both of Sunderland as her then owners. The 1855 edition lists T. Franks as the vessel's then captain. Data clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which lists John Hunter & Wm. H. Watson. LR of 1860/61 lists Newton & Co., also of Sunderland, as her new owner but they may well have only owned the vessel for a short time. Signal letters HDSL. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists the vessel as registered at West Hartlepool & owned by Thomas Ramsay of Newcastle, while the equivalent list of 1870 lists the vessel, still registered at West Hartlepool, as owned by Thomas Smallwood of that city. On Jan. 11, 1870, per line 12 here, the 250 ton brig was stranded at Calais, France, while en route from Hartlepool to Calais with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Smallwood. Y

667

15

Osbert

329

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

16

Red Rover (a brig, later a snow, later a brigantine)

125
later
125/123
later
115

Rowntree

The vessel would seem to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. From 1835/36 the vessel was owned by Richardson of Sunderland for service from Stockton to Riga, Latvia. In 1843/44, LR records Waters & Co. of Sunderland as her new owner for service ex Sunderland to London. A. Waters was her captain. Signal letters MCDB. Was registered at Colchester, Essex, for many years. On Sep. 25, 1860, per line 776 here, the 115 ton brigantine sank off Lowestoft while en route from Shields to Rochester, Kent, with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 6 were lost. Blackett Greenwell was her then owner. Y

16576

17

Redwing (a snow)

232

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

18

Reform (a snow or brig)

109

W. Gales

The vessel, which was launched in Mar. 1831, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1833 (as a 109 ton schooner), owned by Gales & Co. for service from Hull to Bremen, Germany, with T. Burn her then captain. A vessel of the name, stated to be of 110 tons & registered at Sunderland, is LR listed from 1834 thru 1838/39, with 'Windlass' her captain. With, unfortunately, no other data whatsoever. Is this 'our' Reform? It may very well be, since a 'Gales' build list on site here, lists a vessel of 110 tons built by William Gales, with Matthew Baldwin her initial owner. The vessel is not later listed in LR. The vessel is, however, listed in many shipping registers which help us with some at least of the vessel's ownership history.
The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, lists the vessel, then a Sunderland registered brig, owned by H. Mitcalf (with an 'i') of Hartlepool. The equivalent register of Mar. 1854 lists her then owners as being Andrew Metcalf & Wm. Manner, both of Hartlepool, & Nicholas Wayman & Robt. Sherwood, both of Stockton, with Thos. Brown serving as her captain. Such captain name may well be in error. Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists the same owners but names Thomas Burn as her captain, interestingly the same name as served as captain back in 1833. TR of 1856 confirms the four owner names above stated. Now it would seem that the vessel was not granted an Official Number presumably because the vessel no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855. But, that said, the vessel is listed in Christie's Register of 1858, again with the same four owners. Data about what actually happened to the vessel & when is not yet to hand. Y

 

19

Renovation (a brig)

268

William Gales

Young

 

 

Reward (see here)

 

20

Robert Raikes (a snow)

225

Peter Austin

Owned by Thos. Speeding of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.

 

21

Robert Taylor

252

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown, J. Ingo in 1839/40, Cumming in 1845/46

maybe 3504

22

Rose

106

William Gales

John Thompson of Bishopwearmouth

 

23

Royal Mint (a barque)

310

W. & A. Adamson & Bell

Bell & Co. of no stated location, later (1836/37 thru 1844/45) J. B. Yates, later (1846/47 & 1847/48) Jones & Co., both of Liverpool, later (from 1848/49) Spence of Dundee. Lloyd's Register of 1851/52 notes that the vessel was then in service from London to New Brunswick, Canada, & that she had been 'Abandoned'. On Jun. 21, 1851, per line 890 here, the 309 ton barque was abandoned at sea, at 53N/32W, in mid North Atlantic about 1650 miles ENE of St. John's, Newfoundland, while en route from Dundee, Scotland, to Quebec, Canada. Its cargo is not indicated. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by David Spence. Can you tell us more? Y

 

24

Sedgefield (a snow, later a brig)

206
later
207
later
207/227

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1833/34 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire period, per LR, by T. Reed of Sunderland. For initial service from Hull to Sunderland, soon Sunderland to London and, from 1839/40, for service from Sunderland to Pillau (now Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland), and, from 1842/43, Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Sedgefield? A village in County Durham. On the night of Dec. 5, 1845, Sedgefield was in contact with William and Richard, also of Sunderland, when off Coalhouse Point, near Tilbury, Essex - William and Richard sank as a result. A little later, in 1848, T. & G. Reed of Sunderland are listed as the vessel's owners. It seems likely that the vessel was sold in or about 1847/48. 'Along the way' the vessel was registered at Stockton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 advises that the vessel was then owned by Wm. Morrell & Matthew Gordon. On Oct. 27, 1862, per line 2465 here, the 227 ton brig sank in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by William Morrell. Now The Nautical Magazine of 1863 (a Google book) states that Sedgefield was rather abandoned at sea on Oct. 20, 1862 - indeed a telescope was awarded to H. Wilton, master of the Oldenburgh galiot Immanuel for his services to the captain & crew of Sedgefield, presumably their rescue. The vessel was indeed lost on Oct. 20, 1862. Arthur Ryan advises (thanks Arthur!) that Thomas Sanderson (1812/?), Arthur's GG grandfather, was then her captain. In a handwritten account, Thomas Sanderson states that the vessel left Sunderland for Hamburg on Oct. 18, 1862. On the evening of the next day the winds began to increase in force. By midnight, a terrible storm from the west hit the vessel - high winds, lighting, thunder, hail & huge seas which caused enormous damage to the vessel. The pumps failed ('choked') & the vessel, lying deep in the water, had to be abandoned - on Oct. 20, 1862. One boat was launched but lost, however the entire crew were able to leave the vessel in a longboat. That crew, it would seem, was 7 in number including the captain. The Immanuel (or Emmanuel), which rescued them, was a 45 ton galiot with a crew of 3, bound for Hamburg from London with a cargo of cement. On Oct. 24, 1862, the crew of Sedgefield were landed at Cuxhaven, at the mouth of Elbe river, Germany. It would appear that Sedgefield may have sunk at a point about 22 miles NNE of Borkum reef (East Frisian Islands of NW Germany) but Heligoland, much further to the NE, is also mentioned. The general location is however far from Sunderland & the various dates are difficult to reconcile. Y

<81

25

Sharp (a snow)

230

J. Watson

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42 - owned by C. Sharp, who was initially of Sunderland, but from 1839/40 was of Stockton & in 1841/42 was of Hartlepool. For service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia (thru 1838/39), from Hartlepool to Archangel, Russia (in 1839/40), & from Hartlepool to London thereafter. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

 

26

Spring (a snow)

239

J. Hutchinson

It would seem that this vessel had a short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1832 & 1833, owned by Hick & Co., I believe of Sunderland, for service from London to Rotterdam in 1832 and from London to Quebec, Canada, in 1833. With 'G. Hrnsby' serving as the vessel's captain. The vessel is cryptically listed, I believe, in LR of 1834 - 239 tons, registered at Scarborough, with 'Hornsby' stated to be her captain. With no owner name stated. I can spot no later LR references to the vessel, or indeed any references elsewhere, so far at least. Can you add anything to this most limited effort at recording the vessel's history? Y

 

27

Theodosia (a snow)

273

L. Crown

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel is confusing. Theodocia (with a 'c') was listed in LR of 1832 & 1833, owned by H. Metcalf for service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1832 & from London to Mauritius in 1833. From 1834 to 1838/39, LR lists Theodosia (with an 's') in a skimpy fashion, with no place or year of build, no rig or routing & no owner name. Just Theodosia of Newcastle, of 274 tons, with V. Ryan her captain. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1839/40 & 1841/42, however, from 1841/42 thru 1851/52 (with the exception of 1845/46) Theodosia is LR listed as owned by Bowerly (1841/42 thru 1844/45) & Bourley (from 1846/47 thru 1851/52), both of North Shields. Bowerly was stated to be the vessel's captain from 1841/42 thru 1844/45. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by Robt. Bourley & Co. of North Shields. Under 'Bourley whatever' ownership, the vessel, which would seem to have earlier served London ex Newcastle, served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Shields thru 1844/45. In 1846/47, the vessel served Quebec, Canada, ex Newcastle, served America ex Shields (in 1847/48 (likely) & in 1850/51 & 1851/52) & the Baltic ex Shields (in 1848/49 & 1849/50). Per this site, on Jun. 18, 1847, the vessel arrived at Quebec ex Westport (County Mayo, Ireland?) with cargo & 12 passengers - captain B. Creigh in command. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Apl. 4, 1851, per line 825 here, the 273 ton square, stated to have been built at Monkwearmouth, was abandoned at sea while en route from Carthagena (maybe Cartagena, SE Spain), to Quebec, Canada. Its cargo is not indicated, not the location of the abandonment. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Bowilly. Can you tell us more? Y

 

28

Thomas Ferguson (a snow)

203

William Potts

 

 

29

Thomas & Hannah (a snow)

243
later
226

W. Gales

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1832/33 thru 1844/45 - owned by Longstaff of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America, later Bristol to Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). The vessel seems not to have been later LR recorded. In 1856, per Turnbull's Register, the 225 ton snow was owned by R. Robinson of Sunderland. On Oct. 20, 1860, per line 395 here, the 226 ton snow foundered at sea while en route from Sunderland to Niewe Diep (Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. The entire crew of 7 lost their lives. The vessel was then owned by Richard Robinson. Y

2717

30

Thomas & Joseph
or
Thomas and Joseph
(a snow or brig)

238
later
239
later
219

William Gales at South Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1832/33 thru 1838/39, from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, from 1847/48 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. In the first of such periods, the vessel was owned by Parkin & Co., likely of Sunderland, for service ex Liverpool - but the LR data is skimpy. A 'William Gales' build list available here indicates, however, that Thos Nesbitt was the initial owner of the vessel. From 1841/42 thru 1864/65, per LR, the vessel was owned by Wright of North Shields or of Shields - A. Wright (1841/42) became Wright & Co. (1847/48), became E. Wright (1855/56). For service from Leith to London, service as a Newcastle coaster, from Shields/Newcastle to the Baltic & also to the Mediterranean. LR data is modest for many of those years, however. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the then owner as being A. T. Wright of North Shields, which data is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Anthony T. Wright of South Shields. 85.2 ft. long, signal letters HMRD. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 states that John Hunter of South Shields was then the owner of the 219 ton vessel. On Dec. 31. 1870, per line 1051 here, the 219 ton brig was stranded at Caister Shoal, S. of Caister, Norfolk, while en route from Yarmouth to Shields in ballast. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Jas. Young. Can you add anything additional? Y

2088

31

Willey (a snow, later a schooner, a brig & a square)

196
later
179

L. Crown

The vessel, a snow, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. During such period the vessel was owned by M. Willey of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 confirms that ownership but adds no additional data. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists S. & T. Nesfield & Co., of Whitby, as the then owners of the Whitby registered schooner, with T. Nesfield the vessel's captain. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as 'Willy', a 179 ton brig, owned by Sarah & Thomas Nesfield of Sleights, North Yorkshire. On Oct. 26, 1862, per line 2459 here, the 179 ton square was abandoned at sea. No data is provided as to exactly where or the vessel's routing. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Sarah Nesfield. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

23780

32

William Henry (a snow)

223

Harrison & Oliver

This vessel came to the webmaster's attention via line 166 here, where William Henry, a snow of 223 tons built in 1831, was lost between the rivers Elbe & Weser, in northern Germany (Hamburg is on the Elbe river) on May. 7, 1860, while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. None of the 8 man crew was lost, it would appear. The then owner was George Reed. I cannot find the vessel recorded in any edition of Lloyd's Register. The vessel was Mercantile Navy List listed at Sunderland in 1857 & 1860. Y

16079

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1831? Do please advise me if you know. I have seen a list of vessels built in 1831 - it contains 100 vessel names.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1832 (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

Active

260

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Anglicania

248

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster, Rudd in 1855/56

2144

3

Anne a snow)

234

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1833/34 thru 1845/46, owned for that entire period, it would seem, by W. English or 'English' of Lynn, Norfolk. W. English was her initial captain. For service from Lynn to Archangel, Russia, later ex Lynn to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), from Sunderland to America, & from London to the Baltic. The vessel's captain from 1842/43 was named English. LR of 1845/46 states 'wrecked'. No detail as to the circumstances of her loss have yet come to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

 

4

Anne (a snow, later a brig)

250
later
254

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1861/62. Its owner thru 1844/45 was probably J. Straker, likely of Newcastle, however LR records 'J. Streaker' initially & 'J. Strake' in 1832. Was first registered at Newcastle which became North Shields from 1842/43. For initial service from London to Quebec, Canada, which became Cork to Quebec in 1833 & Liverpool to Africa in all the years from 1834 thru to 1841/42. It would seem that the vessel served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex Liverpool, in the period of 1842/44. Part way thru 1844/45, T. Ward, of Hull, became the vessel's owner for service from Hull to Greenland, except for 1857/58 in which year the vessel served the Baltic ex Hull. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, lists the Hull registered vessel as owned by Thomas Abbey, Wm. Young  & 11 others, (but no 'Ward'). The data provided in LR of 1859/60 thru 1861/62 is limited - T. Ward is still listed as the owner but with little other detail. Which suggests that there may have been a change of ownership. On Jul. 17, 1861, per line 1289 here, the 254 ton brig was lost in the Davis Straits while en route from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to the Davis Straits. Crew of 45, none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Young. Now Davis Strait or Straits, located on the W. side of Greenland, was a well known whaling ground. It seems likely that the vessel had served the whaling fleet in all the previous years where Greenland is referenced. When it was lost, it probably was serving as a mother ship for whaling activities, hence the large number of crew. A puzzle has emerged. Line 1433 on this page reports what would seem to be the loss of the same vessel, under the same circumstances - but on Nov. 6, 1861, rather than on Jul. 17, 1861. Anything you can add? Y

18555

5

Bowes (a snow or brig)

256
later
236

J. Burdon

Lloyd's Register ('LR') is of very little help re the ownership history of this vessel. Which is modestly LR listed from 1834 thru 1838/39 only. By modestly I mean that in each of those years the vessel is noted to be registered at Sunderland, to be of 256 tons with a captain named Garterell. That is all. LR listed no owner name, no year or place of build, nor any data as to the vessel's intended voyages. Further, from 1839/40 to 1870/71 when the vessel was lost, LR never again recorded the vessel. I wonder why that was so? It was, in its time, a vessel of not insignificant tonnage. But all is not lost. The vessel is recorded in a number of maritime registers from 1848 thru 1858 & during that period & thru 1870 it would seem always to have been registered at Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Andrews & Pallister of Sunderland. Marwood's equivalent register of Mar. 1854 clarifies the owners' names as being John and Edward Andrews, & Wm. S. Pallister, all of Sunderland, with Edw. R. Hutchinson serving as the vessel's then captain. Such ownership data is confirmed by Turnbull's Registers of both 1855 & 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, the vessel now being of 236 tons only. The 1855 listing also lists E. R. Hutchinson as the vessel's then captain. The vessel was later sold at a date unknown to the webmaster. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel's then owner as being Robert Brewis of Sunderland. Signal letters NSFD. On Feb. 13, 1870, per line 724 here, the 236 ton brig stranded at Kilnsea, while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Kilnsea is in the E. riding of Yorkshire on the N. bank of the Humber estuary. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Brewis. Note that line 724 incorrectly states the vessel to have been built at Workington in 1808. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? Y.

23568

6

Broad Oak (a barque)

274

An unknown Deptford builder

Broad Oak? There are many places of the name. The most likely one is a suburb of St. Helens, located E. of Liverpool. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1852/53 except for 1848/49, always owned by Mellers & Co. of Liverpool. With, per LR, Hubback serving as the vessel's captain thru 1838/39, McCoy from 1839/40 thru 1845/46 (except for a part of 1841/42 when Dolbel is listed), McGrath from 1845/46 thru 1849/50, 'J. Shelfrd' in 1850/51 & part of 1851/52, & J. Golding from 1851/52. Her main routing per LR? The vessel extensively served Bahia, Brazil, i) ex London in the period of 1836/37 thru 1838/39, & ii) ex Liverpool in 1839/40, 1840/41, 1842/43, 1845/46 & 1846/47 & in 1849/50 & 1850/51. In 1843/44 & 1844/45 the vessel is listed as serving Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, ex Liverpool. The vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime directory of Mar. 1854 where the vessel is stated to be then owned by Mellers & Russell, of Liverpool, with J. D. Goulding her then captain.
The vessel ran aground a couple of times in its lifetime but survived the encounters. A Wikipedia page (here) (thanks!) tells us that on Jan. 15, 1841, the vessel on a voyage from Bahia to Liverpool, was driven ashore near Mockbeggar, Cheshire, refloated on Jan. 17, 1841 & taken into Liverpool. It happened again in 1843! Per another Wikipedia page (here), on Feb. 1, 1843, the vessel, en route from Liverpool to Bahia, was driven ashore at Liverpool. She was refloated on Feb. 7, 1843 & later resumed her voyage.
What finally happened to the vessel? Yet another Wikipedia page (again thanks!) tells us that the vessel was wrecked on Dec. 29, 1852 in Dunlagh Bay (Ireland) with the loss of ten of her fifteen crew. The wreck is also referred to in 2 U.K. Government volumes (1 & 2 line #1934) which lists 1852 wrecks. She was on a voyage from Pernambuco, Brazil, to Liverpool, with a cargo of cotton & sugar, ran aground at 7 p.m. on Dec. 29, 1852 & broke apart in less than 1/2 hour. It would seem that the ship was disabled at the time due to the stress of weather. The vessel had a crew of 15 & the captain (Golding) was one of those who were lost. I read that the vessel's mate and 4 sailors were 'saved by Magistrate Mr. Simmons and local constabulary'. Dunlagh or Dunlough Bay, is located in County Cork (SW Ireland). An Irish website that requests no links, (you can find it by searching for 'Broad Oak barque') provides extensive detail of what happened ex a 'Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle' article of Jan. 8, 1853. And references Mizen Head, the most SW point in Ireland, as the site of the wreck. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

7

Buchanan

264

William Gales

Hunter & Elliot

 

8

Caesar (correctly Cæsar)

265

Unknown to webmaster

J. Colling

25422

9

Cobrera

171

Philip Laing

P. Laing

 

10

Dorothy Forster

328

Philip Laing

Forster & Co.

 

11

Egeria (a brig)

236
later
236/233

William Gales

The vessel would appear to be (the data is cryptic) Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1839/40 only. In LR of 1839/40, C. Vaux, of Sunderland, presumably Cuthbert Vaux, is stated to be the vessel's owner for service from Dublin, Ireland, to Newport, Wales. And, during the years from 1834 thru 1838/39, LR notes i) that C. Vaux was the vessel's captain, & ii) that the vessel belonged to Sunderland. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add anything additional?

 

12

Elvira (a snow)

240

Unknown to webmaster

Chicken & Co. in 1833. Per Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856, was then registered at Shields & owned by J. Parkin of South Shields, T. B. Walker of Scarborough & J. Wilson of Whitby.

24625

13

Emblem Ferguson (a brig)

221

William Potts

Purdy & Co.

 

14

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

256
later 248

An unknown Monkwearmouth builder

This vessel, initially a brig, is Lloyd's Register listed from 1834 thru 1844/45, from 1846/47 thru 1848/49 & from 1856/57 thru 1862/63. It was owned thru 1841/42 by J. Wilson of London, possibly but not necessarily the original owner, for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), in 1836/37 for service from London to Mauritius, in the 1838/1840 period for service from the Clyde to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, & from 1840/41 for service from London to Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia. In 1841/42, the vessel, now a barque, was owned by Ryan & Co. of London, for continued service from London to Hobart Town. 'Crewlist.org' states (insert 26211) that the vessel was registered at Hobart Town in 1840 (maybe from 1840), which data appears to be in conflict with LR. The LR data re 1848/49 is minimal. In 1856/57, LR relisted after a break of 7 years, the vessel, now a snow, was owned by Metcalf & Co. of Shields for service from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by T. Metcalfe, jun., of North Shields. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Thomas Metcalfe. Metcalf & Co. are LR listed as the vessel's owners thru 1861/62 but the data from 1857/58 is limited which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold along the way. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Sep. 29, 1862, per line 2377 here, the 248 ton brig was stranded at Archangel Bar, while en route from Archangel, Russia, to London with a cargo of deals (timber). Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by John Harcus. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

26211

15

Gowlands (a brig or snow)

180
later
161

J. Bell

The vessel, a brig of 180 tons, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1838/39 (with data in 1834 thru 1838/39 almost non-existent), a gap of 2 years, then from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, a gap of 4 years & finally in 1849/50 & 1850/51. It was initially owned by Gowlands, of Sunderland it would seem, thru 1844/45 at least. Its service data is most limited - for initial service from Bristol to Newcastle, in 1832 & 1833, & from Newport, Wales to Rotterdam from 1841/42 thru 1844/45. The vessel became first LR listed at 161 tons in 1841/42. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 161 ton brig as then owned by Gowland & Cockerill, of Sunderland. In 1849/50, J. Paul of Lynn, Norfolk, became the vessel's owner & captain for service from Sunderland to Lynn & in 1850/51 for service as a Stockton coaster. On Oct. 7, 1850, per line 357 here, the 161 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at 55W/3E in the North Sea, while en route from 'Stetzin' (i.e. Stettin or Szczecin, NW Poland). to London. Crew of 7 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Paul. The 'London Express' of Oct. 17, 1850 stated that the vessel was abandoned in a sinking state with its pumps choked, during a heavy storm - further that the crew were all saved. At 65N/3E per that report. Can you add anything? Y

 

16

Hippogriff (a snow)

231
later 231/212
later
196

Kirkbride & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1845/46 with one missing year - 1842/43. And from 1856/57 thru 1868/69 & not thereafter. Owned by R. French of Sunderland thru 1836/37 for service from Sunderland to Hamburg. In 1836/37, Glaves & Co., also of Sunderland, became her owner for service thru 1841/42 from Sunderland to London. Peacock of Yarmouth became her owner in 1841/42. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, T. Brown of Sunderland was the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. From 1856/57 thru 1862/63, Kay & Co. of Sunderland was her owner, initially for service as a Sunderland collier & later for service ex Sunderland to France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Thomas Kay & Robert Elwin of Sunderland & William Wilson & William Hardcastle, of Stockton, as essentially does Turnbull's Register of 1856. No owner name is recorded from 1863/64 thru 1868/69. 81.7 ft. long, signal letters HPRN. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as registered at Whitby & owned by Thos. Mill of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. On Mar. 2, 1870, per line 92 here, the 196 ton brig was stranded at Scroby Sands (from Caister to Great Yarmouth, 4 miles off the Norfolk coast), while en route from Newcastle to Calais, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 25 - none lost - an extraordinarily high crew number. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Mills. Y

2575

17

Jane Ayre (a snow)

225

Halls

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1836/37 only, owned throughout by Ayre & Co. of Sunderland with R. Ayre the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1836/37 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more?

 

18

Jane and Margaret (a snow or brig)

220
later
198
later
187

W. Cornforth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1838/39 only, if that is, you concur that what was said constitutes a listing. The vessel was stated to be of 220 tons, registered at Sunderland & captained by B. Failey (in 1834) & B. Fairley (from 1835/36 thru 1838/39). No year & place of build was provided, no routing & even no owner name. Now the vessel survived until 1867 & LR was silent re the vessel after 1838/39. Fortunately, however, the vessel was listed in a number of NE shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the then owners of the 198 ton vessel as being Robert Clark & Barker Fairley, both of Bishopwearmouth (Sunderland). Marwood's equivalent directory of Mar. 1854 lists Barker Fairley of Sunderland, Robt. Clarke of Newcastle & Nicholas Bailey of Bebside (a former coal mining village located W. of Blyth, Northumberland), as the vessel's then owners & named Alex Carr as being her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel at 187 tons only & lists B. Fairley & R. Clarke as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the then owners of the vessel, as being Barker Fairley of Sunderland & Robert Clarke of Newcastle. The 'Fairley' family clearly owned the vessel for a great many years but must have sold it. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 & 1867 list Thos. Greenfield of Sunderland as being her then owner, though the 1867 list (scroll down a few pages) is a puzzle in that it lists Greenfield as the owner of 2 vessels of the identical name - surely a listing error. Signal letters HQBJ. Some crew data is available here - 1863 thru 1867. Detail as to what happened to the vessel are not yet to hand. This page, however (scroll to 2645), states that a certificate re her loss was issued on Nov. 3, 1867. Can you tell us what happened & exactly when? Or otherwise add or correct anything? Y

2645

19

Jane & Mary

201

Peter Austin

Will Thompson?

 

20

John Thompson (a snow or brig)

223
later
208

Halls

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 with a couple of exceptions (1845/46 & 1846/47) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1837/38, by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. However this site advises that the vessel, under the command of Oswald (T. Oswald it would seem) arrived at Quebec, Canada, ex Honfleur, France, on Jun. 21, 1834. In 1838/39, per LR, Gaden & Co. of Poole, Dorset, became the vessel's owner, thru 1844/45 at least, for service from Poole to Sunderland. From 1847/48, the vessel, now per LR a brig, was owned by W. Adey of Poole, for service from Poole to Quebec, Canada. The LR data of 1849/50 & 1851/52 re the vessel is limited. crewlist.org (insert 5017) lists the vessel thru 1857 at least. What finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1857, is not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened to her or otherwise add anything? Y

5017

21

Laurel (a brig)

223/212
later
199

J. M. Gales

J. Clennell, Embleton from 1840/41, W. Turner from 1845/46 also in 1856 per Turnbull's Register (owned by W. Turner of Blyth & registered at Shields)

24566 ?

22

Lilburn (a snow)

299

J. Bell

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1854/55, owned, thru 1852/53 by Gray & Co. of Newcastle. For initial service, thru 1836/37, from Liverpool to Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada?). In 1836/37 the vessel served London ex Newcastle, which became that same year Newcastle to Jamaica. For some reason the vessel is recorded twice in LR of 1836/37 including in the supplement. The main entry has some editorial words that I have never spotted re any vessel in any edition of LR - 'wants repair'. In 1839/40 the vessel maybe served from Newcastle to Barbados & then (thru 1841/42) served from Newcastle to the Mediterranean. It later served America ex Sunderland (in 1842/43) & ex Newcastle (in 1843/44 thru 1845/46). It served ex Liverpool (in 1846/47 & 1847/48). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists A. Gray of Newcastle as her then owner. The vessel served the Mediterranean ex Newcastle (1848/49 thru 1850/51), ex Shields (1851/52) & in 1852/53 served Quebec, Canada, ex Gloucester. In 1853/54, G. Russell, also of Newcastle became, per LR, the vessel's new owner for service ex Newcastle to America (1853/54) & to France (1854/55). It would seem the vessel must have been lost in 1854 - it was not issued an Official Number in 1855. David Watts has advised (thanks!) that Lilburn was indeed lost in 1854 as per the following news report dated May 31, 1854:- The LILBURN [Capt. T. Ellison ?] struck an iceberg on the Newfoundland Banks. Her bottom was knocked in, the rudder unshipped, masts went by the board. With eleven feet of water in the hold, her crew took to the longboat & skiff, & soon after she sank. On the following day the crew were picked up by the Portuguese schooner ESPARDARTE [Capt. Francisco Rogue Nanos] who later transferred them to the NICARAGUA of Gloucester, bound from Quebec to her home port. Can you add anything? Y

 

23

Ludlow (a barque)

287
later
286

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1854/55, with the exception of 1850/51. For a great many years, thru 1846/47 at least, the vessel was registered at London & owned by J. Graham. With a number of captains, per LR, during such period - i.e. R. Pearson thru 1837/38, Thom thru 1839/40, Branton (but maybe Brunton or Barton) thru 1841/42, Johnson in 1842/43, J. Barton thru 1847/48. For some varied service. Always, per LR, from London. To Jamaica thru 1837/38, to Mauritius in 1838/39, to Antigua in 1841/42, to Demerera in 1842/43 & 1843/44. LR of 1848/49 lists the vessel, still owned by J. Graham, as registered at Newcastle, for service from Shields to Bordeaux, France. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 confirms that the vessel was then registered at Newcastle, but lists her then owner as E. rather than J. Graham - stated to have been built on 'South Shore'. In 1851/52, per LR, the vessel became registered at Sunderland & owned by 'Sm'rthw'te'. For service ex Sunderland including to Cadiz, Spain, in 1853/54 & 1854/55. With J. Bailie the vessel's captain in 1853/54 & 1854/55. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists John Smurthwaite & Henry Reed, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners but with Ralph Watson her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1855 lists H. Reed of Sunderland as her then owner with R. Watson her captain. The equivalent register of 1856 lists J. Reed as her owner rather than H. Reed.
The vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number, which means that it no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855. Data as to what happened to the vessel & when is not yet to hand. Anything you can add? Or correct? Y

 

24

Manico

237

George Frater & Co.

H. Punton

 

25

Maria (a snow)

236
later
238

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1851/52, with the exception of 1836/37. It was initially owned, per LR, by 'Thompson' for service from Hull to Sunderland which became, in 1834, service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. I have previously indicated in this spot that her initial owner was Turner Thompson of Bishopwearmouth. In 1837/38, Jones & Co. of Cardiff, Wales, acquired the vessel, now of 238 tons, & owned it thru 1846/47. For service ex Liverpool, from Limerick, Ireland, to London in 1839/40, ex Cardiff, from Liverpool to Quebec, Canada, in the period of 1842/43 thru 1845/46 & for service from Cardiff to Belfast, then Ireland, now Northern Ireland, in 1845/46. LR notes that J. Jones was the vessel's captain from 1837/38 until part way thru 1842/43. In 1846/47, per LR, D. Lewis, also of Cardiff, became the vessel's owner for the balance of the ship's lifetime. For service to Quebec from the Clyde thru 1848/49 & from Cardiff in 1850/51 & 1851/52. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. On Apl. 25, 1851, per line 839 here, the 238 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at a point 250 miles W. of Cape Clear Island, County Cork, the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland, while en route from Cardiff to Quebec with a cargo of coal. No crew data is provided, however the vessel is stated to have then been owned by Jenkin Jones. I have to wonder whether Jones & Lewis were business partners. Can you tell us more? Y

 

26

Mary Hudson (a brig or snow)

261
later
304

J. M. Gales of South Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1844/45, & from 1847/48 thru 1856/57. It was launched on Aug. 27, 1832 for Matthew Hudson of Whitehill Point, South Shields. Built of English & African oak. Per LR, Hudson of Newcastle was the vessel's owner thru 1848/49, for service from Liverpool to Charleston, likely North Carolina, U.S.A., (1834 thru 1838/39), from Shields to the Mediterranean (1839/40 & 1840/41) & to London (in 1841/42 thru 1844/45 & also in 1847/48). In 1848/49, R. Brewis became the owner of the vessel now registered at Hartlepool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Robert Brewis of Hartlepool & Jas. & Wm. Brewis of Newcastle as the vessel's then owners. While Turnbull's Register of 1855 (in Turnbull's Register of 1856) simply says Brewis & Co. of Hartlepool. For service as a Cardiff coaster (in the period of 1848/51), from Hartlepool to London (1851/52), service as a London collier (1852/53) & for service to the Mediterranean ex Hartlepool (1853/56) & Newcastle (1856/57). The vessel became of 304 tons in 1851/52. On Mar. 14, 1856, the barque was in the Black Sea, in the vicinity of Kustendje, between Varna & the mouth of the Danube river. A terrible storm, that lasted 48 hours, hit the area & per this article (in red) wrecked no less than 21 ships. The entire crew were saved. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

23092

27

Mayflower or May Flower (a brig, or snow)

191
later
185/186
later
168

H. Dobinson or Dobbinson

Another vessel where it would seem there was confusion as to the vessel's name - Mayflower or May Flower. Two lists of  Sunderland built vessels list a 191 ton Mayflower built in 1832. The vessel is, I believe, listed, as Mayflower, in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1834 thru 1838/39 (if I am correct), then a 35 year LR silence, & is LR listed again from 1874/75 thru 1876/77. From 1834 thru 1838/39 LR cryptically lists Mayflower of 192 tons, registered at Sunderland with Sanderson her captain but with no other data whatsoever. I think it must be 'our' vessel. The absence of LR data is mitigated by data available from other sources.
So far as I can see the vessel was first registered at Hartlepool, as May Flower, in 1851 (scroll to #22408) & was, prior to that date, registered at Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists May Flower, of 185 tons, owned by Alcock & Brown, of Sunderland. Marwood's equivalent list of 1854 lists Mayflower, of 185 tons, registered at Hartlepool & owned by Charles Scotson of Hartlepool, Edward Ridley of Whitby, & Robt. Scotson of Newcastle, with James Allen her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (1855 data) lists C. Scotson & Co. of Hartlepool as Mayflower's then owners with E. Ridley her captain. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Mayflower's then owners as being Charles, Robt., Jane & Ruth Scotson & James Douglas, but in error lists the vessel as built at Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNl') lists Mayflower as registered at Hartlepool from 1858 thru 1864, but thereafter lists May Flower. Owned in 1865 & 1866 by James A. Scotson & from 1867 thru 1872 by Robert Scotson, both of Hartlepool. MNL of 1874 records Wm. Denham of Dunston near Gateshead as her then owner as is confirmed by LR of 1874/75 & 1875/76 (W. Denham). Turnbull's Register of 1874 lists W. Denham, Jas. Stokoe of Dunston & Francis E. Anderson of North Shields as her then owners, with, respectively, 28, 28 & 8 shares in the vessel. MNL of 1875 & 1876 lists Joseph Stokoe, also of Dunston, as her then owner, confirmed by LR of 1876/77 (J. Stokoe). The vessel is not recorded in MNL of 1878. LR of 1876/77 notes that the vessel had been 'Broken up'. I do not know where. 80.6 ft. long, signal letters NLHT. 168 tons from 1870. Have seen no references to the vessel's voyages. Many crew lists are available. Is there anything you can add? Y

22408

28

Ocean (a brig, or snow)

230
later
222

Tiffin

J. Dodds of Newcastle

 

29

Pelion (a snow, later a brig)

232/230
later
208

John Burdon

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42, from 1844/45 thru 1854/55, & not thereafter. It was launched on Jan. 18, 1832 for Caleb Wilson & Sons of Sunderland. Maybe, if 'Caleb Wilson' indeed acquired the vessel they soon sold it. Per LR in 1836/37, in the supplement, the vessel wvessel's captain, for service from Sunderland to London. In the second listing period, Craven & Co. of Whitby is recorded as her owner initially for service ex Whitby but principally for service from Newcastle to America. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records G. Craven of Whitby as the then owner of the 230 ton vessel, with W. Normandale her then captain. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (Whitby) records George Craven as owner of the 281 ton vessel. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records the vessel as owned by George W. Halfpenny of Lower Shadwell, Middlesex, (River Thames, East End of London) & registered at London. Signal letters JLSR. On Sep. 16, 1870, per line 394 here, the 208 ton brig foundered in the North Sea while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by G. W. Halfpenny. Y

5952

30

Raby Castle ( a snow, later a brig)

228
later
229
later
209

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1862/63 with the exception of 1853/54 & possibly 1840/41 (page missing). Raby Castle? A 14th century castle with much Royal history, located at Staindrop, County Durham. The vessel was initially owned by Dixon & Co. for service from Cork, Ireland, to New York & from 1834, now owned by J. Dixon, for service from Sunderland to America. In 1836/37 'Morrison', initially of or registered at Newcastle, later of South Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London thru 1845/46, for service from Shields to the Baltic in 1846/48, & from Newcastle to London in 1848/1850. Later, it would seem, where destinations are referenced, to Holland (in 1851/52) & to the Baltic again (in 1856/58). Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. Moorson, jun. of South Shields as the then owner of the 228 ton snow. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records Robert Morrison, of Jarrow, as the then owner of the 228 ton brig. The vessel registered at Shields in both cases. No owner name is recorded in LR of 1861/62 & 1862/63, which might indicate that the vessel had, at about that time, been sold. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. On Mar. 13, 1862, per line 2707 here, the 209 ton brig trading 'coastwise' with a cargo of coal was lost at Kentish Knock (a dangerous shoal lying about 32 miles E. of the Essex coast, in the Thames Estuary). Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Bell. No crew lists for the vessel seem to be available. Anything you can add? Y

3775

31

Reward (a brig, later a brigantine, a schooner & a brigantine)

157
later
158
later
157/151
later
141

J. Hall

It is likely that this vessel was first registered in 1831, however I include it as 1832 since Lloyd's Register ('LR') so records it from 1841/42. The vessel is LR listed from 1832 thru 1838/39, from at least 1841/42 thru 1862/63 & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Parker & Co. for service as an Exmouth coaster. From 1833 thru 1841/42, the vessel was owned by R. Treat of Exeter for service as a Topsham coaster. R. Treat or Treatt was likely the vessel's captain during that entire period & for many years to come thru 1844/45. From 1841/42 thru 1845/46, Sercombes, of Exeter, became the owner of the vessel, now a brigantine, for service from Exmouth to Dordt (Dordrecht, Holland, maybe). In 1845/46, Burry & Co. ('Burry') of Shoreham became the owner of the vessel, now a schooner, for service as a Shoreham coaster, later as a Blyth coaster & in 1856/57 as a Swansea coaster. Per LR, Burry continued to own the vessel thru 1862/63. The detail in LR from 1858/59 is cryptic indeed. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by John Golden of Brighton, Sussex. On Feb. 4, 1872, per line 2281 here, the 141 ton brigantine (stated to be 1831 built) was stranded at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, while en route from Shields to Rouen, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Samuel Stracey. Anything you can clarify or add? Y

22407

32

Shannon (a snow, later a brig, certainly from 1841/42)

313 later 312

Unknown to webmaster

Initial owner unknown, 1834/35 thru 1838/39 Horns & Co. of Sunderland, 1841/42 (now a brig) & 1842/43 C. Walton & Co. of London, from 1843/44 U. Rowe of Plymouth. Not in Lloyd's Register after 1846/47 however Gary Hicks advises registered at Portsmouth in 1847

 

33

Sunderland

230

William Gales

Andrew White of Bishopwearmouth

 

34

Suphenius (a snow)

275

William Gales

For own account

 

35

Themis (a snow or brig)

262 later 263

Tiffin

I. Tiffin - Fenwicks of Newcastle in 1834, S. Skee of Shields in 1854/55 - E. K. Skee in 1856

3679

36

Thomas Kennion (a snow)

241 later 228

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which was, in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, owned by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists C. Taylor of Seaham & S. & A. Taylor of Earsdon as being the then owners of the Newcastle registered square, listed, incorrectly, as being Thomas Kenion (i.e one 'n'). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies that C. Taylor meant Chas. Taylor & lists T. J. Taylor of Earsdon as co-owner. LR of 1865/66 advises that the vessel, now of 228 tons, was owned by J. & J. Wait of Shields for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. Which owner name is recorded as J. & J. Waite in the Maritime Navy List of 1867 (on page 379). LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. 85.2 ft. long. Anything you can add?

2685

37

Thornley

237

Peter Austin

Wm. Speeding

 

38

Tyneside (a snow)

223

Philip Laing

T. Blackett or Blackett, Forster & Co. - Harper&c in 1854/55 - W. Hetherington, W. Harper & R. H. Weightman in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2214

39

Tyrer (a ship, then a barque, a ship & a barque again)

334

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel would seem to have been registered at Liverpool for her entire lifetime. First owned by Tyrer & Co. of Liverpool for service to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. From 1834/45 thru 1855/56 the vessel was owned by Worrall of Liverpool for service to, in succession, Lintin i.e. Hong Kong, Canton, Calcutta, Bombay (now Mumbai, India), Singapore, Valparaiso, Australia & S. America. In 1857/58, per LR, 'Gardner' of Liverpool became her owner for service to the West Indies with E. Payne her captain. They must however have become the owners rather earlier than 1857/58. I say that since Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, lists Jas. Gardner, Ed. Broomhall and others as the owners of the Liverpool registered barque with Edward Paine her then captain. On Apl. 24, 1860, per line 155 here, the 334 ton barque foundered at the Lizard, S. coast of Cornwall, while en route from Aux Cayes, Haiti, to the Clyde with a cargo of logwood. None of the crew of 16 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being James Gardner. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel was last listed in Lloyd's Register in 1864/65 with the notation 'LOST'. And the vessel continued to be listed in the Mercantile Navy List thru 1864. No crew lists seem to be available for the vessel. Is there anything you can add to the above? Or correct? Y

14773

40

Useful (a brig)

227 later
214
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have been Lloyd's Register listed from 1834/35 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. Owned by Thompson of Newcastle for service from Leith to St. Petersburg, Russia. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, then a square of 214 tons registered at Newcastle, was owned by T. (Thomas) Adams, J. Young & G. Metcalfe, all of South Shields. As confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Later was registered at South Shields. On May 28, 1860, per line 704 here, the 201 ton brig was lost at Scroby Sand (2.5 km. off the coast at Great Yarmouth). Crew of 8, all were lost. Then owned by James Young. Y

22579

41

Vesper (a snow)

252

William Potts

The vessel was initially owned by H. Hutton & Co. of Sunderland with R. Hutton her captain.

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1832? Do please advise me if you know. I have seen a list of vessels built in 1832 - with 101 vessel names recorded in it.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1833 (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

Amelia Thompson (a barque)

477

Philip Laing

The vessel, stated to be a ship, was launched with great fanfare on Aug. 1, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel was named after the lady & daughter of Thompson, a Sunderland Alderman. The 'Laing' build list on page 145 lists J. Pirie & Co. as her initial owner. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1843/44 & not thereafter, owned throughout that period by J. Pirie, later Sir John Pirie, of London. The LR data in 1834 & 1835/36 is skimpy indeed. In 1836/37, per LR, the vessel served Trinidad ex London, & in 1837/38 & 1838/39 served Launceston, Tasmania, ex London. The vessel served Sydney, Australia, ex London in 1839/40. From 1840/41 thru 1843/44. LR records the vessel as serving New Zealand ex the Clyde. Some details of the vessel's voyages to Australia & New Zealand ('NZ'). On Apl. 30, 1836, the vessel left London, Gravesend, for Launceston with 312 immigrants aboard, 238 of them female, mainly free females. It arrived at Launceston (I think), in late Aug. 1836, went on to Sydney & left on Dec. 2, 1836, in ballast, for Canton, China. On Jul. 1, 1838, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex Plymouth (left Mar. 28, 1838) with about 20 cabin passengers & 238 emigrants. The vessel had to be placed in quarantine at Sydney for about 3 weeks due to a major typhus fever outbreak. It left Sydney on Aug. 13, 1838 (I believe), for Sourabaya, Java, in ballast. It later (Nov. 2, 1838), left Java for Amsterdam with a cargo of rice. On Sep. 28, 1839, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex Plymouth (left Jun. 11, 1839) with about 30 passengers & 209 Bounty Emigrants. I read that the vessel arrived in NZ on Sep. 19, 1841 having left Plymouth on Mar. 25, 1841 with 22 cabin passengers & 161 emigrants in steerage. Can that possibly be correct? This page tells us that the vessel in fact arrived at New Plymouth, NZ, on Sep. 3, 1841 after stops in Brazil & at Wellington - with 187 Devonshire immigrants. And I also read that the vessel sat off the NZ coast for 5 weeks before landing its passengers. This page tells us that on the vessel's way back to England it was discovered that her back had been broken & further that such break was known before the ship was even launched. Wow! LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On May 23, 1843, the vessel encountered rough weather when about 80 miles E. by S. of Madras (now Chennai), India. A sudden squall forced her onto her beam ends. The captain (William Dawson) & 15 of the crew took to a ship's boat & after 2 or 3 days were rescued by a native vessel & landed at Coringa, Andhra Pradesh, India. 7 crew members were lost - they were unable to reach the boat & drowned. As per these accounts (1 & 2 ex 3 & 4). I have not read the routing of the vessel's final voyage, nor if she carried cargo. Anything you can add? Y

 

2

Anne (a brig)

179
later
176
later
176/160
later
180

An unknown Hylton builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1846/47, from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. In the first of such periods, thru 1840/41, the vessel was owned by Ray & Co. of London, for service from London to Oporto, Portugal. In 1840/41 the vessel became owned by Dryborough, also of London, for similar service. Dryborough was preciously, it would seem, the vessel's captain. In 1850/51, the vessel became owned by Harley & Co. of Cork, Ireland, with A. Harley her captain. For service as a Cork coaster. Signal letters KCJP. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Edward Scott, of Cork, as the then owner of the 180 ton vessel. On Dec. 24. 1870, per line 1042 here, the 180 ton square was stranded at Ballycotton, County Cork, located about 25 miles E. of Cork City, while en route from Cork to Newport, Wales. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Edward Scott. Anything you can clarify or add? Y

8484

3

Ann Gales

303.5

William Gales

For own account

 

4

Arve (a snow)

278

Joseph Helmsley

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded only in 1838/39 & 1839/40. In both of such years, the vessel was owned by H. Moon, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to France. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. In 1840, H. Moon owned a replacement vessel of the same name, also built at Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. Anything you can add? Y

 

5

Baltic

217.5

William Gales

Robert Young

 

6

Brandywine Packet (a snow or brig)

155

J. W. Collingwood

The vessel was launched on Jun. 5, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting - for Collingwood of Sunderland, who likely were also in the wine & spirits business. The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1837/38 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that period by Collingwood of Sunderland, for consistent service, per LR, from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. What happened to the vessel? It seems likely that the vessel was lost with all hands on an unknown winter Sunday in 1838 off Gorran Haven, Cornwall. It was apparently carrying 400 casks of brandy at the time & those casks washed ashore when the vessel was wrecked. The locals dashed to the scene with their wagons & wheelbarrows (imagine the scene!) but, alas, the customs officers were there ahead of them. We thank Colin Wilson & 'The Telegraph' for that interesting story - in the 6th paragraph commencing 'They still remember' Can you add anything? The date & the full circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps. The vessel's captain was likely 'G. Duck'. Y

 

7

Calypso

286

Philip Laing

Wilkinson

 

8

Comet

214

George Frater & Co.

'Scurfield &' or maybe Beenfield

 

9

Credo (a snow)

257
later
242
later
257/242
later
242

J. M. Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1872/73. It was initially owned, for a short time only, by J. M. Gales of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Bathurst (likely Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada). From 1836/37 to the vessel's loss in 1872, the vessel would seem to have been registered at Aberystwyth, Wales, & owned by the Jones family of Aberystwyth, initially Jones & Son, & from 1861/62 T. Jones. For service during almost that entire period, to 1869/70, from Aberystwyth to Quebec, Canada & thereafter ex Aberystwyth. 87.0 ft. long, signal letters RBVG. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1865 & 1870 record Thomas Jones of Aberystwith as the then owner of the 242 ton vessel. LR of 1872/73 notes that the vessel was 'abandoned'. On Jul. 31. 1872, per line 2534 here, the 242 ton snow was abandoned at sea, while en route from Darien (likely Georgia, U.S.A.) to Aberystwith with a cargo of timber. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Thos. Jones. Detail as to the circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

32854

10

David Barclay (a barque)

360

William Gales

Barclay Bros.

 

11

David Witton (a brig)

271

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1839/40, owned throughout by 'Wittons' of London. For service, in 1835/36, from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, from London to Honduras in the period of 1836/38, & from London to South Australia in 1838/39 & 1839/40. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'Condemned', an unusual notation, perhaps, for such a young vessel. Trove, Australia advises that on Dec. 3, 1838, David Witton, under the command of Arthur Wright, arrived at Adelaide, South Australia, from London with 4 passengers & a varied cargo. The vessel went on to Melbourne, Victoria, & on Feb. 20, 1839, left Melbourne for Adelaide (arrived Mar. 3, 1839) with 1,100 sheep & 5 passengers, having been chartered by Duncan Macfarlane for that purpose. I have read that on Mar. 11, 1839 the vessel left Adelaide for Melbourne again, but ran aground on a reef near Holdfast Bay, St. Vincent's Bay, Adelaide, at 3 a.m. on the morning of Mar. 19. 1839 (such dates seem not to make much sense). The tides receded & left her high & dry. No lives were lost. It would appear that the vessel in due course became a total wreck. Now it is possible that attempts were made to get her off but her damages were such that repair was not possible. That might explain the use by LR of the term 'Condemned'. As per these (1 & 2) rather confusing newspaper cuttings. Can you tell us more? Y

 

12

Egbert (a brig)

252
later
251

H. Dobbinson of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1846/47, then a LR silence of 14 years. It is again listed from 1861/62 to 1862/63 only. It was initially owned, thru 1843/44 at least, by Walton & Co., of London, for service (1834/1836) from London to Bermuda, for service ex London, in the period of 1840/42 for service from London to Montserrat (Caribbean), in the period of 1842/44 for service from London to Havana, Cuba. No owner name is LR indicated re the 1844/47 period where the vessel was referenced as being a London collier. The vessel would seem to have been registered at London during the years in which the vessel was not LR listed. In 1861/62, when LR listing resumed, the vessel was owned by A. Strong, of Shields, for service from Shields to London. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Jun. 19, 1862, per line 2273 here, the 251 ton brig stranded in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltics, the gulf that lies between the E. coast of Sweden & the W. coast of Finland), while en route from Bjorneborg, Finland, to Wisbeach. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Anthony Strong. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss, or otherwise add anything? Y

23321

13

Elizabeth Taylerson, later Elizabeth Taylorson (a snow, later a schooner, later a brig)

243
later
236

John Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel, completed on Feb. 11, 1833, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1838/39 (I think), from 1843/44 thru 1845/46, & from 1847/48 thru 1873/74. I say 'I think' re the first such period because a vessel named Elizabeth Taylerson (with an 'e') is listed with virtually no detail other than it was registered at Newcastle & was of 243 tons, the recorded tonnage of this vessel in every edition of LR. I would presume that the vessel was first owned by Taylerson of Newcastle. It first became LR listed as Elizabeth Taylorson (with an 'o'), then a snow, in 1843/44, owned by Taylorson of Newcastle for service from Shields to St. Petersburg, Russia. However, I am advised that from Apl. 14, 1843 'til Feb. 12, 1844, the vessel was owned by Sheppard Skee of South Shields. In Feb. 1844, the vessel was acquired by James & Thomas Young, (40 & 24 shares of 64, respectively) but Mary Young soon became the owner of the 24 shares when her husband died. James Young, of South Shields became the sole owner on Mar. 19, 1847, & is listed as the vessel's owner from 1847/48 thru 1862/63, for service ex Shields to a variety of destinations - to the Baltic, to London, to France, to the Mediterranean, to Havana, Cuba, & for service as a Shields coaster. It became LR listed as a schooner in 1847/48. On Aug. 3, 1848, while en route from the Tyne to London, probably with a cargo of coal, the vessel touched Middle Sand, Thames Estuary, & her hull was damaged by an anchor which resulted in her leaking badly. To save her, she was driven ashore at Maplin, Essex, & later was re-floated and moved to Wivenhoe near Colchester, presumably to effect urgent repairs. The vessel became, per LR, a snow in 1851/52. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Young, of South Shields, as the then owner of the vessel, now a 242 ton brig. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Cuthbert Young, of South Shields, as her then owner. Between 1863/64 & 1867/68, per LR, C. Young of South Shields is listed as her owner, for service ex Shields to Vigo, Spain, to London & to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). That was presumably Cuthbert Young who died on Dec. 1, 1866. James Young became the vessel's sole owner again on Nov. 2, 1867 & from 1867/68 onwards, J. Young is again LR recorded as her owner for service ex Shields to the Mediterranean & to Port Said, Egypt. On Nov. 9, 1969, the vessel ran into Jessie, at anchor in Yarmouth Roads, carrying away Jessie's bowsprit, jib-boom & cathead. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists James Young, of South Shields as her then owner. 85.5 ft. long, signal letters HVNM. On Dec. 24. 1872, per line 2816 here, the 236 ton brig was abandoned off the Scilly Islands while en route from Shields to Malaga, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by James Young. It was abandoned, I am advised, at a point 32 miles SSE of Bishop Rock. A significant part of the data above originates in the Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships, whose author we thank. Anything you can add? Y

3744

14

Guardiana, later Guadiana (a snow or brig)

218
later
218/204

William Gales

The record for this vessel is rather confused. I have previously advised that the vessel was built by the builder for his own account. I believe that this contemporary newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Jun. 4, 1833. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1843/44 as Guardiana. From 1844/45 thru 1850/51, it is LR listed as Guadiana. The LR data is almost non-existent thru 1838/39, however in 1839/40 Gale & Co. of Sunderland is recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Rotterdam. In 1842/43, per LR, Thompson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for service thru 1843/44 from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, then ex Sunderland in 1844/45 & 1845/46 & in 1846/47 & 1847/48 for service from Liverpool to St. Petersburg. Per LR the vessel served ex Sunderland in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 contradicts the above data. It states that Guadiana was then owned by A. Gales & Co. of Ford Lodge (South Hylton, I believe). Maybe Gales & Thompson were business associates? I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1850. If you know what happened, do consider so advising the webmaster. Y

 

15

Herald (a snow)

257

Tiffin

The vessel was launched on Oct. 29, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. Was owned in 1834, per Lloyd's Register, by G. Wood of Sunderland with J. Moffat her captain.

 

15

James & Ann

255

Harrison & Oliver

J. Brown - W. Hunter in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

22578

16

John Hardy

179

Philip Laing

P. Laing - J. Ellison in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2182

17

Johns (a snow)

254 later 262

Ogden & Simey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1858/59 with the exception of 1852/53. It was owned, thru 1841/42, by Hunter & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. With, per LR, R. Fox serving as the vessel's captain thru such period. In 1841/42, & thru 1856/57, the vessel, per LR, became owned by Marchbank of South Shields later of Shields. For service from Shields to London thru 1847/48, from Hull to the Baltic in 1848/49, from Shields to the Baltic in 1850/51, from Shields to the Mediterranean in 1853/54, from Shields to Quebec, Canada, in 1854/55 & thru 1856/57 from Shields to London. With McIntosh serving as her captain thru 1844/45, W. Baker thru 1846/47, D. Brown thru 1849/50, R. Wilson thru 1851/52 at least, W. Manson thru 1854/55 & L. Henderson thru 1856/57 at least. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, registered at Newcastle & owned by John Marchbank & also in Marwood's equivalent directory of 1854, registered at Shields & owned by John Marchbank with William Manson her then captain. The vessel seems not to be listed in Turnbull's Register of 1856 but is listed in the 1855 edition of such register, owned by J. Marchbank of So. Shields with L. Henderson her then captain. In 1857/58, the vessel, now stated to be of 262 tons, became owned by 'W. Boutl'nd' of Newcastle for service as a Newcastle coaster. The vessel is last LR recorded in 1858/59, when the vessel was both owned & captained by G. Lodge of Shields, for service from Shields to France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered vessel as owned by George Lodge of South Shields & Eliz. Lodge of Seaton Sluice. This page (scroll to 2258) records that the vessel was first registered at Shields on Apl. 30, 1851, further, as I read the text, that the vessel was lost in Jan. 1860. That is all I have so far found about this vessel. Can you add anything? Y

2258

18

Lamb

248

Peter Austin

George Lamb

 

19

London (a barque)

239
later
243
later
203?

J. Storey

The vessel was initially owned by C. Lamb of London, for service from London to Cape of Good Hope. From 1842/43 M. Tait, of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Singapore. In 1843/44, Bannerman of Glasgow became her owner for service ex the Clyde to Africa, Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada?), Marseilles, Demerera (Guianas) & W. Indies. From 1851/52, J. Mitchell of Glasgow became her owner for service to Singapore & S. America. Taylor & Co. of Shields owned her from 1859/60 for service from Shields to Holland. On Aug. 31, 1860, per line 280 here, the 203 ton barque was wrecked at Oesel island (Saaremaa), Estonia, while en route from Liverpool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of salt. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Richard Taylor. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel continued to be Lloyd's listed thru 1867/68. And is Mercantile Navy List listed in 1870, owned by Richard Taylor. Did the vessel, in fact, survive the 1860 wreck? Y

2093

20

Lord Stormont (a snow)

265

G. Frater

The vessel was launched on Jan. 21, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel was there stated to be a brigantine (Lloyd's Register ('LR') states a snow) for 'Noble of Hebburn Office, & partners' (LR lists J. Noble as the vessel's initial captain but not her owner. It would seem that the vessel had a very short life. LR lists the vessel in 1834 & 1835/36 only, owned by 'Greenwel', presumably Greenwell, & registered at Newcastle, for service ex Liverpool. I did not know what happened to the vessel. But David Watts has now advised (thanks!) that the vessel was wrecked on the NW coast of Langley Island, Newfoundland, on Jul. 4, 1835. All of her crew were saved. She may well have been under the command of Capt. George McDougall. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

21

Marina (a brig)

274

Peter Austin

Peter Austin, i.e. by its builder, soon Alexander of Bristol.

 

22

Redbreast (a schooner)

132
later
109

An unknown North Hylton builder

The vessel is essentially Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1857/58, always registered at Liverpool. The LR data in 1834 & 1835/36 is most cryptic - of 132 tons, reg'd at Liverpool, 'Watkins' her captain. LR of 1836/37 reports Usborn & Co. of Liverpool as the vessel's then owner for service from Liverpool to Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, with H. Millard replacing 'Watkins' as her captain. LR of 1839/40 lists Wilson & Co. as her then owner for service from Liverpool to Africa. With Millard still her captain. The applicable LR 1840/41 page is not available to the webmaster.
From 1841/42 thru 1844/45, LR lists E. Cox of Liverpool as the vessel's owner for service from Hull, Yorkshire, to Naples, Italy, with R. Bence serving as the vessel's captain. In 1844/45, per LR, Davidson of Liverpool became the vessel's owner, thru 1846/47, for service from Liverpool to Jamaica in 1844/45 & from Liverpool to Trinidad in 1845/46. With 'Gilfillian' or 'Gilfillan' serving as her captain. From 1846/47 thru 1851/52, Harrison or Harrisons of Liverpool became the vessel's owner for service from Fowey, Cornwall, to Liverpool in 1848/49 & 1849/50, and in 1850/51 & 1851/52, from the Clyde to Charente, France, with Gilfillan, thru 1847/48 then J. Thomas in 1848/49 her captain & Williams in 1850/51 & Williamson from 1850/51. Note that LR lists the vessel from 1850/51 at 109 tons only.
LRs from 1852/53 thru 1857/58 list 'Williamson' of Liverpool as both the vessel's owner & her captain. Such data may prove to be suspect, however. I say that because Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists R. Williamson as the captain of the vessel but reports that the vessel was then owned by James Harrison.  
I read, thanks to 'Wikipedia', that on Feb. 11, 1857, the vessel, en route from Cadiz, Spain, to Liverpool, was driven ashore & wrecked at Faro, Portugal, with the loss of three of her crew. As reported in the 'Times' & 'Daily News', both of London, on Feb. 24, 1857. No crew lists are available. Is there anything you can add to the above. Or correct? Y

14044

 

Resolution (a brig) - See here

217

W, Gales

 

 

23

Robert & Margaret (a snow, later a brig) 1

242

James Leithead

Lloyd's Register ('LR') seems to list the vessel from 1834 but not until 1838/39 was the name of the vessel's owner recorded. From that date thru 1852/53, the vessel was owned by R. Calvert of Sunderland. As per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. For service from Sunderland (or Hartlepool) to London (or Newhaven). On May 11, 1851, when owned by R. Calvert, the vessel grounded on Escuiminac Point (New Brunswick, Canada), resulting in an insurance claim - see link at left. LR of 1853/54 records Dodds & Co., also of Sunderland, as her new owner for service to America. From 1856/57, A. Whitfield of Sunderland was the vessel's owner, confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856. On May 28, 1860, per line 699 here, the 242 ton brig was wrecked at Scroby Sand (2.5 km. off the coast at Great Yarmouth). Crew of 9, no loss of life. Then owned by Allison Whitfield. Y

2651

24

Robert Gray (a snow)

253

William Gales

The vessel was launched on Jun. 4, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. It was built for Messrs. White (means John White, I believe) & named to honour Robert Gray (1787/1838) (1 & 2), Rector, of Sunderland. The vessel would seem to have had a short life. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1840/41 only & not thereafter. No owner names were, however, LR listed until 1836/37 when the owner changed from Thompson to Parker & Co., both of Sunderland. Always for service from Sunderland to London. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1840. If you know, do consider advising the webmaster. Y

 

25

Sherlock (a snow, later a brig)

216
later
199

J. Burdon

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834/35 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned for that entire if short period by J. Wake of Sunderland, the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Portsmouth, in 1839/40 for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, & from 1841/42 for service from Sunderland to London. Alas after 1844/45 LR is silent - for 28 years of the vessel's lifetime. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, lists the vessel as still owned by J. Wake of Sunderland. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as then meaning Jane Wake. Was registered at Sunderland for much of its lifetime. But ... the Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 (page 352) & 1870 record John Paul, jun., of Lynn, Norfolk, as the then owner of the vessel, now registered at Lynn. Signal letters MCSD. On May 4, 1872, per line 2430 here, the 199 ton brig foundered off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route from Sunderland to 'N. Diep' (Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by John Crossley. Can you add anything? Y

16742

26

Sir William Chaytor

243

S. & P. Mills at Deptford

Unknown - T. (Thomas) Tindle & A. (Ann) Hodgson in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2057

27

Sisters

unknown

Peter Austin

I believe that this vessel was launched on Jun. 4, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting, with the purchaser being of Aberdeen rather than the vessel being named 'Sisters of Aberdeen'. So far I have not located any credible data about the vessel, which accordingly must best be termed 'owner unknown to webmaster'. An educated guess might be that the vessel, of rig unknown, was of 177 tons, captained by J. Tullock & was lost in or about 1838 - LR recorded from 1834 thru 1838/39. But I might prove to be quite wrong.

 

28

Spring (a brig)

142 later 131

J. Hutchinson

Lloyd's Register ('LR') is of very little help re the research of this vessel. I think (but am not 100% sure) that the vessel was cryptically LR listed from 1834 thru 1838/39 - a vessel of 166 tons, registered at Whitby, Yorkshire, with W. Todd her captain. After such entries, LR is silent about the vessel for its remaining lifetime. But all is not lost. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854, reporting 1853 data, lists the brig at 142 tons, registered at Whitby & owned by Henry Hill & Edward Corner, both of Whitby, with Henry Hill serving as the vessel's captain. Such data is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1855 (per Turnbull's Register of 1856). While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William Hill of Whitby as her then owner. On Nov. 2, 1867, per line 28 on this page, the brig, then of 131 tons, en route from Amble, Northumberland, to Dunkirk, France, with a cargo of coal, stranded near Dunkirk. The vessel had a crew of 6 & one life was lost. Is there anything more you can add? Y

5103

29

United Kingdom (a snow)

240

Hall or Halls of Monkwearmouth

This vessel was launched on Jun. 5, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting - for Messrs. White (of Sunderland). The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1840/41 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that period by Whites of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Is it possible that you can tell us exactly what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything? Y

 

30

Veracity (a schooner, a brigantine & a schooner again)

157
later
157/141
later
142

J. Storey

The vessel was Lloyd's Register recorded from 1834 thru 1848/49, from 1851/52 thru 1854/55 & not thereafter. Owned thru 1844/45 by Anderson & registered at Sunderland & then at Montrose (N. of Dundee), Scotland. Anderson was her captain in 1838/39. For service from Montrose to the Baltic, from Liverpool to Trinidad, from Montrose to Havana, Cuba, & again from Montrose to the Baltic. From 1844/45 thru 1848/49, the vessel was owned by D. Duncan, also of Montrose, for service from Montrose to Archangel, Russia. In 1851/52, J. Leslie of & certainly registered at Aberdeen, owned the vessel for service as an Aberdeen coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel, then a 'hrm' (see below) & registered at Sunderland, as owned by J. Dixon of Seaham Harbour. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Dixon - the vessel is listed as an 'hermph', also see below). The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records J. Dixon of Sunderland as her then owner. Signal letters NLKD. On Mar. 1, 1872, per line 2307 here, the 142 ton vessel (defined as a 'Her', presumably a Hermaphrodite brig - a two masted vessel, related to the brig & the brigantine, with the foremast square-rigged & its mainmast fore-and-aft rigged) was stranded at Nieuwezand (near Schouwen, Netherlands coast), while en route from Sunderland to Dordt (i.e. Dordrecht, The Netherlands), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then owned by John Davison. Can you add anything? Y

22428

31

Vigilant (1833-10)

226

J. Carr

Unknown - J. Wilson in 1836/37 - R. Wilson & J. B. Purvis in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

7852

32

Volant (a snow)

166 became 166/148

J. M. Gales

Unknown - J. M. Gales in 1835/36 - H. Debord in 1840/41 - Brown & Co. in 1844/45 - Lough&C in 1850/51 - R. & R. Lough jun., J. Cooper, W. Milburn & W. Briggs in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

2441

33

Wandering Shepherd (a snow or brig)

227
later
213

T. Bell

The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter - I checked thru 1864/65. In 1834, per LR, the vessel was both owned & captained by G. Surtees, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. Such service continued, in 1835/56 thru 1841/42 when, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'StkCoalC.' of Sunderland, with G. Surtees still her captain during that period. 'Stk' - Stockton Coal Company maybe? In 1842/43, the vessel became owned, per LR, by the Pearson family of Newcastle, later of South Shields & Shields. LR advises that 'Pearson' were the owners thru 1855/56 when LR listing came to an end. With J. Bradley the vessel's captain from 1842/43 thru 1851/52 & J. Welch thereafter. LR detail in a few years is minimal. For service from Newcastle to London in 1842/43 & 1843/44, from Shields to London thereafter thru 1850/51 & from Shields to the Baltic in 1852/53 & 1853/54. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists R. Pearson & Co. of South Shields as owner of the Newcastle registered vessel. Marwood's equivalent register of 1854 lists Robert, James and Mary Jane Pearson, all of South Shields, as the then owners of the Shields registered vessel with P. Martin serving as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms such last ownership data while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Robert and James Pearson as owners of the vessel now of 226 tons. The Mercantile Navy List had the vessel registered at South Shields in 1860, but does not record the vessel in 1864 or 1865. Signal letters PCNB. Per Crewslist.org, there was only one ON numbered vessel of the name. This (in blue) consular report re 1864 advises as follows. 'The "Wandering Shepherd", official number 37026, conveying a cargo of oats from Cronstadt to London, was wrecked on Sommars ; Only a minor part of her cargo, in damaged condition, and the ship's materials could be saved.' Cronstadt effectively means St. Petersburg, Russia. Sommars, an island 21 miles off Hogland or Gogland is in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of St. Petersburg). No exact date of loss is indicated. No lives were lost. The reported ON number was incorrect. An 1863 crew list is available. Is there anything you can add, or correct? Y

24856

34

Waters (a snow)

196
later
174

J. Burdon

So far as I can see, the vessel was Lloyd's Register recorded from 1834/35 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter. Owned for that period by Waters of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg - presumably G. Waters who was her captain for that entire period. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Moore of Sunderland as the then owner of the 181 ton snow registered at Sunderland. Which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Martin Moore. The Mercantile Navy List of 1865 lists James Hartley of Whitby as the vessel's then owner while the 1870 equivalent records Peter Rayne of Whitby, Yorkshire, as her then owner. Then registered at Whitby. On Aug. 27, 1871, per line 1488 here, the 174 ton snow was stranded at Middleplaat (I think a shoal on the Netherlands coast, SW of the approaches to Dordrecht), while en route from Shields to Dordt (i.e. Dordrecht, The Netherlands), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Peter George Rayne. Y

13840

35

William

291

Byers

T. Crozier in 1835/36 - G. Surtees in 1834/35 - S. Hall in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

 

36

William Ash (a snow, later a brig)

253
later
254

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834/35 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1850/51 by W. Ash, presumably William Ash, of Exeter. For most varied service over the years - from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, Cardiff to London, Shields to London, Liverpool to Quebec, Canada, & Hartlepool & Newport to the Mediterranean. In 1851/52, Fenwick & Co. of London became the vessel's owner, for service from London to the Mediterranean, to Cape of Good Hope & to Quebec. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865 & 1870 record Robert Harrowing of Whitby, Yorkshire, as her then owner. Signal letters JMRG. On Jan. 23, 1871, per line 1183 here, the 254 ton brig was stranded at Corton Sand (a shoal located NE of Corleston, Norfolk, & S. of Great Yarmouth), while en route from Shields to Dunkirk, France, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Harrowing. Y

7085

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1833? Do please advise me if you know.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1834 (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

Alfred (a schooner)

125

J. Hall

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in 1834. Initially owned by Eno & Co. of Wisbech, for service from Sunderland to Wisbech, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834.

 

2

Agility (a snow)

196
later
181

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1841/42. & not thereafter. Owned for that period by R. Liddle of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London, but from 1836/37 for service as a Plymouth coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the snow as owned by T. Ord of North Shields, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 (a brig) clarifies means Thomas Ord. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists Thomas Ord of North Shields as the then owner of the 181 ton vessel. Signal letters HNCB. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1870 here, the 181 ton snow was stranded at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Ord. On that day, i.e. Feb. 10, 1871, many ships were lost or damaged by a terrific gale which affected the NE coast of England. An extensive account of the loss at the Tyne of Jabez, another Sunderland built ship, can be read here. Can you add anything? Y

2176

3

Alderman (a brig)

197

Kirkbride & Partners

The vessel has not been researched. It seems likely that the vessel referenced (in blue) in this newspaper cutting & launched Aug. 5, 1834, was Alderman, stated to be for John Thompson. However the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Jane, Lawson & Co. of Harton (now a suburban area of South Shields).  Turnbull's Register of 1856 has the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by J. Lawson of Newcastle & W. D. White of Harton. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as built in 1834 & owned by J. Lawson & W. D. White. Lloyd's Register of1865/66 records C. A. Wawn of Shields as the then owner for service from Shields to London. 82.4 ft. long.

2236

4

Allendale (a snow)

260/237
later
260
later
260/237

J. Chipchase

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42. & not thereafter. LR of 1836/37 advises us that J. & T. Dryden of North Shields in that year acquired the vessel from Sims & Co. of Newcastle. Further that when owned by 'Sims' the vessel had served France ex Shields & under Dryden ownership served America ex Shields. It is curious therefore that LR of the next year, i.e.1837/38, lists Sims & Co. as still the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France. From 1838/39, thru 1841/42, J. & P. Dydn, presumably meaning Dryden, of North Shields, owned the vessel for service from Shields to America. G. Elliott was the vessel's captain throughout. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened and when? Y

 

5

Amphritite

600

W. Cornforth

 

 

6

Athelstan

293

Unknown to webmaster

Brown & Co.

24968

7

Augusta Jessie (a barque)

385
later
410
later
411

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1855/56, from 1858/59 thru 1860/61 & not thereafter. It was owned in 1834 & 1835/36 by 'Chambrln', Chamberlain I presume, of London, with 'Chambrln' the vessel's captain. For service ex Sunderland. However, on Jan. 22, 1835 the vessel arrived at Hobart Town (Hobart), Tasmania, with 207 convicts & extensive guard personnel, having left Plymouth, Devon, on Sep. 29, 1834. The vessel later  left for Madras (now Chennai), India, on Mar. 1, 1835. From 1836/37 thru 1846/47, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Pirie & Co., also of London, for continued service ex Sunderland, possibly for service from London to Sydney, Australia, in 1839/40, from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India in the period of 1841/42 thru 1843/44, & thereafter ex London. It is now clear that the vessel indeed sailed frequently to Australia - can I suggest you access Trove Australia for detail. But ... the vessel left London on Apl. 16, 1836 for Sydney (arrived Aug. 23, 1836) & later left for Mauritius. The vessel left Portsmouth on Jun. 15, 1837 for Sydney with 250 emigrants aboard. On Dec. 3, 1838 the vessel arrived at Hobart with 210 convicts & on Nov. 11, 1839 left Dublin, Ireland, for Hobart with 154 convicts, went on to Norfolk Island & on May 8, 1840 left Sydney for London. There are probably other similar voyages, do check at Trove. It takes time to figure out the exact voyage dates but I think the above is substantially accurate. (3 convict voyages with names). There are lots of Google references to the vessel. In 1846/47, per LR, 'Toulmin' of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1850/51, for service from London to Mauritius & in the 1848/1850 period for service from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). From 1851/52 to 1854/55, the vessel was owned by 'MidlDkCo', presumably Middle Dock Company, of Newcastle, for service ex Shields - to the Mediterranean in 1851/52, to Spain in 1852/53 & to the Black Sea in the period of 1853/55. In 1855/56, J. Ingo of Newcastle is LR recorded as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Callao, Peru. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records Jno. Ingo, Jno. Hopper, both of Newcastle, & Thomas Soulsby of Bedlington as the vessel's then owners. As does Christie's Shipping  Register of 1858, which records the barque as being of 880 tons. In 1858/59, the barque, now of 410 tons, was owned, per LR, by W. Coppin of Londonderry, Ireland, for service ex Londonderry. On Jan. 3, 1862, per line 2963 here, the 411 ton barque went missing, while en route from New York to the U.K. with a cargo of grain etc. Crew of 12 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Thos. Parker. Can you add anything? Y

12316

8

Boadicia (a barque)

427

J. Leithead

I believe that this vessel, launched on Jul. 22, 1834, unnamed in the announcement, was in fact Boadicia. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1847/48, owned initially, thru 1837/38, by Faucus & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1838/39, J. Somes of London acquired the vessel for service as a London transporter, thru 1844/45 in which year & in 1845/46 also the vessel's service became from London to the West Indies. In 1845/46, per LR, F. Warland of London, became the vessel's owner thru 1847/48, with F. Warland her captain. For service from London to Singapore thru 1846/47. The LR data in 1847/48 is limited, suggesting that the vessel may have been sold or more likely lost at about that time. Is there anything that you can add? Y

 

9

Busy (a sloop or smack)

71
later
71/45

Robert Reay

I can not tell you very much about this vessel, but it is surely remarkable that I can tell you anything at all about this tiny vessel built in Sunderland so very long ago.
I should first state that the vessel was not granted an Official Number, so the vessel no longer existed on Jan. 1, 1855. Lloyd's Registers ('LR')? I have spotted just four LR references to the vessel. In 1836/37, the 71 ton vessel was registered at Sunderland with G. Smith her captain. With no other data whatsoever. In 1848/49, in the supplement, the vessel, stated to be a 71/45 ton smack, was LR listed as owned by Owen & Co. of Liverpool. For service as a Liverpool coaster & with 'Houghton' her captain. Similar data is recorded in LR of 1850/51. And similar data again in 1851/52 but this time with limited data which suggests that the vessel may well have been lost or sold. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 is most helpful. It lists Busy as a 45 ton sloop, registered at Liverpool & owned by Edward Owen of Liverpool with Hugh Evans her captain.
So far I have not spotted any references to the loss of the vessel in or about 1853 or 1854. If any site visitor knows what happened to the vessel & when, do consider being in touch with the webmaster so the data can be included here. Y  

 

10

Canton (a ship, sometimes referred to as a barque)

507

William Gales

I believe that this vessel, launched on Sep. 5, 1834, was Canton. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1849/50, owned initially by Pirie & Co. of London for service from London to China, which service became London to Sydney, Australia, in 1839/40. On Sep. 22, 1839, the vessel left Portsmouth for Hobart, Tasmania, with 238 male convicts. The voyage, under the command of captain Mordaunt, took 112 days & arrived on Jan. 12, 1840 (1 & 2). It left for Sydney, in ballast, on Jan. 29, 1840, arrived there on Feb. 8, 1840  & left for India, in ballast, on Mar. 29, 1840. In 1840/41, Gould & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for continued service to China thru 1843/44, from London to Quebec, Canada, in 1844/45, ex London thru 1847/48 & from London to Sydney in 1848/49 & 1849/50. On Jun. 12, 1848, the vessel, captain David Friend in command, arrived at Sydney ex London & Plymouth (left Feb. 3 & 20 respectively) with merchandise, 236 immigrants & a few cabin passengers (1 & 2). It later left for Hong Kong on Sep. 3, 1848. On Oct. 4, 1848, during a very heavy gale, the vessel ran into the island of Tinian in the Marion Group (14.58N/145.50E) & within 10 minutes was a total wreck. Just one boat was successfully launched with a handful of crew aboard & after 10 hours it reached shore. The survivors later make their way to Manila. The vessel's cargo included livestock. It would seem that the captain was amongst those lost (1 ex 2). Can you add anything? Y

 

11

Cartaretta or Carteretta (a snow or brig)

134
later
127

W. Adamson, of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45, a gap of two years, then from 1847/48 thru 1850/51. There would seem to have been confusion as to the vessel's name. LR thru 1844/45 lists the vessel as Carteretta, a 134 ton snow. But from 1847/48 LR rather lists the vessel as Cartaretta, a 127 ton brig. This launch announcement called the vessel Carteretta. Anyway, every LR listing records R. Alsop of Liverpool as the vessel's owner, for service from Liverpool to Newfoundland. Per LR, the vessel had only two captains. J. Warren thru until 1844/45 & 'Prideaux' from 1847/48. On Mar. 21, 1846, at a ceremony held in Newfoundland, Thomas Prideaux, of Shaldon, Devon, the master of Cartaretta, married Mary Ann Collings of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. On Jul. 10, 1850, per line 253 on this page, the 127 ton brig (named Cartaretta), stranded near Barbadoes (Barbados) while en route from Newfoundland to Barbadoes. No detail is provided as to exactly where she was lost nor her exact routing. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Cartaret Alsop. A 'Google' snippet advises us, however, that the vessel stranded & was wrecked in Consett's Bay (maybe Conset Bay), Barbados. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

12

Cubana

203

Philip Laing 

P. Laing

 

13

Curlew (a snow)

240

William Potts 

The vessel was launched on Aug. 6, 1834 per (in red) this newspaper cutting. Owned by William Potts of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic.

 

14

Duchess of Northumberland (a ship)

541

Philip Laing

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned by Parkin & Co. of London, for service ex Sunderland, as per Lloyd's Register of 1836/37.

 

15

Eamont

272

J. Barkes

Abbott & Co. - J. Morrison of North Shields in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. But, also in Turnbull's Register of 1856, registered at Newcastle & owned by J. Abbott & Co. of Gateshead.

16356

16

Enterprise (often referenced as Enterprize) (a schooner)

100
later
100/81
later
81

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1841/42, from 1845/46  thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. Always LR listed as Enterprize (with a 'z'). The vessel would seem to have been listed in the Mercantile Navy List, from 1847 thru 1860 at least, under the name Enterprise. The vessel was for the first LR period owned by Fenwick of Whitby for service from Whitby to London. From 1845/46 thru 1857/58, per LR, the vessel was owned by Whitby & London Shipping Co., of Whitby, for continued service from Whitby to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records Whitby Shipping Company, of Whitby, as the then owners of Enterprise (with an 's'), a Whitby registered 81 ton schooner. Such data is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Nov. 3, 1862, per line 2852 here, Enterprise, an 81 ton schooner, foundered at 55N/2E (North Sea about 125 miles due E of Shields), while en route from Whitby to an unstated destination with a cargo of ironstone (a rock which contains a high proportion of iron). Crew of 4 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by Whitby Shipping Company. Can you add anything? The circumstances of her loss, perhaps? Y

506

17

Eucles (a barque, later a ship)

327

William Gales

The vessel, which was launched in May 1834, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1834 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. It was always registered at Liverpool, it would seem. Initially, from 1834 thru part way thru 1836/37, the vessel was, per LR, owned by William Gales i.e. by its builder, for service ex Sunderland with J. Wattie her captain. From 1836/37 thru 1839/40, LR records Nicol & Co. to be her owner, with T. Smith her captain, for consistent service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. LR of 1839/40 records Hunter & Co. of Greenock, Scotland, as the vessel's new owner with 4 captains in the following years thru 1848/49. i.e. R. Paul thru 1844/45, J. Walker thru 1845/46, D. Campbell thru 1846/47 & W. Chivers thru 1848/49. For service from the Clyde to Madras (now Chennai), India, in 1839/40, ex London thru 1844/45, from the Clyde to Penang, Malaysia, in 1845/46, & from the Clyde to Bombay in 1846/47 & 1847/48. In 1848/49, LR records Hall & Co., of Liverpool, as her new owner - for the balance of the vessel's life. With Sutherland her captain from 1848/49 thru 1853/54 & then Anderson. For service ex Liverpool to i) Jamaica in 1848/49 & 1849/50, ii) to Bombay thru 1852/53, iii) to California, U.S.A., in 1853/54, & iv) to no stated port.
Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, reports her ownership rather differently. It lists 'Seddon, Son, and Garrett', of Liverpool, with W. Anderson her captain.
Some modest WWW references to the vessel. On Nov. 29, 1849, the vessel was 'in contact' with New World, a sailing vessel. New World went on shore it would seem. While Eucles lost a bowsprit. On Jul. 29, 1853 the vessel was off Cape Horn. In Mar. 1854, the vessel is noted to have been en route from Liverpool to San Francisco, California, with damage to its rigging. A William Clark (1803/1883) painting of a barque of the name, stated to have been built in 1834, is held by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, but is not on display. Image at left thanks to Wikipedia.
A barque thru to about 1839/40, thereafter a ship. Signal letters JNQM.
The webmaster cannot, today, say when the vessel's life came to an end. While LR last listed the vessel thru 1857/58, the Mercantile Navy List recorded the vessel thru 1863. Need help! It would seem that no vessel crew lists are available. Y

6399

18

Eurus

272/292

W. Byers

W. Byers - H. Mayors & T. Reed in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

24866

19

George Lockwood (a snow or brig)

290
later
290/239

Jas. Johnson

The vessel, which was completed in Feb. 1834, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1845/46, then a gap of 4 years, & finally in 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1837/38, by G. Estill of Newcastle for service from London to Quebec, Canada. On Dec. 23, 1837, the vessel, carrying timber from Quebec to London under the command of captain Robson, struck rocks at the Scilly Islands, became water-logged, & was brought into Penzance, Cornwall. In 1838/39, the vessel became owned by Middleton of Scarborough, for continued service from London to Quebec. In 1841/42, per LR, the vessel became owned by McKenzie, also of Scarborough, for service from Hartlepool to Bordeaux, France. LR of 1850/51 reports her then service as being Shields to the Baltic. The vessel became listed at 290/239 tons in 1842/43. McKenzie is LR recorded as being the vessel's captain for the entire period from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & again in 1850/51. On Oct. 22, 1850, per line 378 on this page, the 290 ton snow stranded near the banks at Newfoundland, while en route from Quebec to the U.K. with a cargo of timber. A major loss of life. Crew of 9 - 8 were lost. Then stated to be owned not by McKenzie but rather by John Middleton. It would seem, however, that the vessel was not lost on Oct. 22, 1850 but rather was lost in early Sep. 1850. On Sep. 8, 1850 the vessel, lying to, was struck by a heavy sea which carried away both masts, the vessel's bowsprit & bulwarks & killed most of her crew. Before Sep. 13, 1850 all hands were lost or dead except for Geo. Jarvis, 2nd mate, who was rescued by Solway, a barque & landed at Quebec. On Sep. 15, 1850, Choctaw, a brig, passed the wreck of George Lockwood, en route to New York. All as per this page in 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal' (a 'Google' book) of Dec. 1850 & Jan. 1851. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

20

George Marsden (a barque, later a brig)

277
later
300

George Frater & Co.

The vessel was launched on Aug. 4, 1834 per (in red) this newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1841/42, by H. Panton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, later (1840/41) for service from London to Quebec. In 1841/42, the vessel, now a brig, became, per LR, owned by P. Dannut of Hull. Always for service ex Hull, later (1848/49) to New York & thereafter to the Baltic. LR of 1855/56 advises that T. Morley, also of Hull, had become the vessel's owner (thru 1860/61) for continued service ex Hull, later, from 1858/59, for service from Hull to the Baltic. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 notes that her then owner was Thomas William Morley, of Hull. In 1861/62, LR states that Boutel & Co. of London was the then owner of the brig, now of 300 tons, for service from Ramsgate to New York. LR of 1861/62 also notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. On Jan. 10, 1862, per line 2051 here, the 301 ton square is stated to have been abandoned at sea. No detail is provided as to exactly where it was lost nor the vessel's routing. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by E. J. Hayward - a name not LR referenced. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

4629

21

Gosforth (1834-11)

234

C. & J. T. Alcock

Unknown, Hogget & Co. in 1835/36, J. & T. Young in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Shipping Register.

3694

22

Governor (a barque, later a brig, later a barque)

281

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. As per this newspaper cutting, the vessel was built as a barque in Jul. 1834. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1839/40 per LR, by Storey & Co. of Sunderland, i.e. by her builders, for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia, with J. Smith serving as the vessel's captain. LR advises that from 1836/37 thru 1845/46 the vessel became a brig but reverted to a barque again in 1845/46. In 1840/41, per LR, the vessel became owned by D. Laidman & registered at Liverpool thru 1847/48 & at Maryport (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth) thereafter. For service from Liverpool to Jamaica from 1840/41 thru 1847/48 & from Maryport to Jamaica in the period from 1848/49 thru 1850/51. Under 'Laidman' ownership the vessel would seem to have had just two captains. T. James from 1840/41 thru 1843/44 & Varty thereafter (J. Varty from 1852/53). LR of 1854 has the vessel registered at Maryport as stated above. I was surprised therefore to find the vessel listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 as registered at Liverpool, with David Laidman her owner & Thos. Beley serving as her captain. What happened to the vessel at about 1856/57? As per this page (scroll to 12988), the vessel was sold to non U.K. owners at a date prior to Apl. 28, in 1856. Hopefully, in due course, data will emerge that will tell us i) who acquired the vessel & when, ii) whether she was renamed & iii) tell us of her later history. Can you add anything? Y

12988

23

Greenwell (a barque)

303

W. Chilton

Greenwell of Sunderland

 

24

Haddo House (a snow)

258

W. Chilton

Dunn & Co. of Sunderland

 

25

Hampshire (a barque)

298
later
328

Halls

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1849/50, by Beatie & Co. of Portsmouth for initial service from London to Montreal, Canada, but soon, in the period of 1836/38 for service from London to Quebec, Canada. The vessel continued to serve ex London - to Malta is referenced in 1840/41. The vessel served Alexandria, Egypt, ex Liverpool in the period of 1841/45. thence London to the Mediterranean, ex Portsmouth in 1847/48 & from Hartlepool to India in the period of 1848/1850. For a brief time, in 1848/49 & 1849/50, LR advises that 'Beatie' was the vessel's captain. In 1850/51, the vessel became, per LR, owned by Clark & Son, also of Portsmouth, for service from Southampton to Quebec (1850/51), from Swansea to the Mediterranean (1851/53) & from Liverpool to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (1853/55). H. Cross, of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner in 1855/56 for service from Liverpool to the Mediterranean, later ex Sunderland. In 1860/61, per LR, Rogers of Sunderland became the owner of the now 328 ton barque, for service from Sunderland to Quebec. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On May 13, 1861, per line 1226 here, the 328 ton barque was lost at Rudjobking (where is it? possibly misspelled), while en route from the Baltic to the E. coast of U.K. Crew of 10 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by William Rogers. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

24235

26

Henry Tanner (a barque)

388

W. Cornforth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1858/59 & not thereafter - registered at Sunderland thru 1836/37 but thereafter registered at London. I am advised that on Apl. 5, 1834, the vessel's owners were George Fawcus & Robert Pow, 32 shares each, both shipowners of South Shields. Which data changed on Apl. 9, 1834 to four Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, owners, i.e. Henry Tanner, William Beckworth, Henry Ferguson & Robert Beckworth. The first reported owners of the vessel, per LR, were Tanner & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia. Details about the vessel's voyages 'down under' during such period, thanks to 'Trove, Australia'. i) On Jul. 1, 1834, Henry Tanner left London for Sydney, NSW, under the command of Captain Henry Ferguson (often spelled Fergusson, i.e. with two letters 's') with 220 male convicts (or 218) & related guards. I gather that 2 convicts died during the voyage, which presumably accounts for that difference in the numbers. It arrived at Sydney on Oct. 26, 1834 (117 days), & left on Jan. 1, 1835 for Madras (now Chennai), India, with, amongst its cargo some Indian military officers & 35 to 40 horses intended for the cavalry needs of The East India Company. Or perhaps intended for resale? It arrived at Madras on May 13, 1835 & presumably later left for London. ii) On Dec. 21, 1836, the vessel left London for Sydney with cargo & 18 passengers. Later, on Jul. 9, 1836, it left Sydney in ballast for Madras (have also read for Guam). It certainly did later arrive in India because on Sep. 23, 1836 it left Bombay (now Mumbai) for Calcutta (now Kolkata). iii) There was, it would seem, a third voyage from London to Sydney, a voyage notable for the fact that the vessel, early in 1837, sailed over the top of an under-water volcanic eruption, though there were no smoke or ashes above the surface of the water. In 1838/39, per LR, Thomson, of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1848/49, mainly for service from London to Jamaica but in 1840/41 only, for service from London to Calcutta. The vessel had, on Apl. 22, 1838, been transferred from the Sunderland to the London registry. In 1848/49, LR advises that Bews & Co., also of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Bermuda in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & for service from London to Port Natal, South Africa in 1850/51. Paul Raw (see below) advises that Henry Tanner left London on Jun. 25, 1849 for the colony of Natal, South Africa (Durban), with about 150 emigrants. This website refers extensively to the voyage. From 1851/52 thru 1853/54, the vessel, per LR, was owned by Lightfoot of London, (F. Lightfoot the captain in 1852/53 & 1853/54 per LR) for further service from London to NSW. But earlier, per Paul Raw, on May 30/31 1851 the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, with passengers under the command of Thomas Lightfoot. Just one Australian voyage that I can see. On Mar. 16, 1852, the vessel, under the command of W. Lightfoot, left London for Adelaide with cargo & 20 passengers. It later arrived at Adelaide on Jul. 14, 1852, under the command of George Vaggers. En route, on May 24, 1852, Captain Lightfoot had died 'in a fit of apoplexy' & Vaggers, the vessel's chief officer, had taken command. It spent many months refitting at Adelaide & only left there on Mar. 18/19 1853 for London, arriving in England in mid Aug. 1853. This site (search for Henry Tanner) states, however, that the vessel could rather not get a crew, its sailors having become prospectors during the Australian Gold Rush of 1852. During the balance of the vessel's life, the vessel, per LR, was owned (& captained thru 1857/58), by R. Peter of London. Under 'Peter' ownership, (where indicated by LR), the vessel served from London to California, U.S.A., in 1854/55, (left California Sep. 25, 1854 for Callao, Peru) from London to Ascension Island in 1856/57 & from Newcastle to Aden in 1858/59. The vessel was last recorded in LR in 1858/59. Of interest perhaps. On Oct. 24, 1975, Christie's of London sold at auction an oil on canvas painting of the vessel by English artist J. Murday. A puzzle because the work is apparently dated 1835 & the artist (said to be 1830/1870) would seem to have then been just 5 years old when it was painted! No image of the work seems to be WWW available. I do not yet know what finally happened to the vessel. References are made above to Mr. Paul Raw. We hope that we will soon be able to provide Paul's research study re the vessel, which, in 1849, carried two of Paul's ancestors as immigrants to the colony of Natal. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel in or about 1859? Or otherwise add anything? Y

24673

27

Incertus (a schooner)

110

W. Cornforth

Thackary of Sunderland.

 

28

Jane White (a snow)

203

James Johnson

The vessel was launched on Aug. 7, 1834 per (in green) this newspaper cutting. Launched for Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London.

 

29

Jubilee

243

Peter Austin

Thomas Speeding

 

30

Lintin (a ship later a barque) 1 & 2 Note

558

William Cornforth, jun., of Deptford Note

It would seem likely that this vessel was launched in Jun. 1834 as Amphitrite, as per these two contemporary newspaper cuttings, but renamed Lintin by the time of its registration. Per Lloyd's Registers, as Lintin, Porter from 1835/36 (supplement) thru 1839/40, then a silence, from 1846/47 thru 1847/48 Barton & Co., 1848/49 thru 1852/53 Kendall, all of Liverpool, 1853/54 thru 1856/57 J. Smith of Sunderland, 1857/58 to Bennett & Co. of Hartlepool, 1859/60 to P. Smith & Co. of Plymouth (more accurately Arthur Pardew, Peter Smith & 2 others). In Aug. 1862 TF to London, thereabouts the end

17090

31

Maria & Elizabeth (a snow or brig)

279

T. Ogden

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1849/50 with the exception of 1843/44 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR thru 1846/47, by Greenwell of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia (in 1834 & 1835/36), & from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, thereafter. With Stewart serving as the vessel's captain thru 1842/43 at least & Brown from 1844/45 thru 1846/47. In 1846/47, per LR, the vessel became owned by Whitfield of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (in 1846/47 & 1847/48) & from Sunderland to Quebec thereafter thru 1849/50. With T. Wood serving as the vessel's captain from 1846/47 thru 1848/49, followed by 'Philliskirk'. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 listed the vessel's then owners as being M. Muir, A. Whitfield, W. & M. A. Wood, all of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. It would seem that M. (Maria) Muir owned a later vessel of the name, built in Sunderland in 1849 & listed on site here. So far no data is at hand that tells us what happened to the vessel or when however it seems likely that it was lost in some way in 1848 or in early 1849 in view of the 1849 Muir acquisition of the later vessel. Can you tell us more or otherwise add anything? Y

 

32

Mars (a barque)

317

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was launched in Dec. 1834. It was owned, per LR, thru such entire period, by Battersby of Liverpool. Initially for service from Sunderland to New York thru 1839/40 (& also in 1840/41). From 1839/40 it mainly served the Far East. The vessel served Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from London in 1839/40, & from Liverpool in 1841/42 thru 1843/44. In & from 1844/45, the vessel served Singapore ex Liverpool. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. So far no data is at hand that tells us what happened to the vessel in or about 1846. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

 

33

Mary Ann (a barque)

290

Ogden & Simey

The vessel was launched on Jul. 21, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel was owned, for its entire lifetime, by G. Sparks of Sunderland. For service, thru 1839/40, from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. From 1840/41 the vessel served ex London. LR of 1844/45 indicates that service from London to Quebec, Canada, had changed to London to Brazil. LR of 1845/46 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Is there anything you can add - details as to the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

 

34

Mary Laing (a barque)

317
later
316

Philip Laing

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, thru 1850/51 by P. Laing of Sunderland (from 1845/46 Laing & Co.). For service to North America & to the Caribbean as follows. In 1834 for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service to Honduras ex London, in 1839/40 for service to the West Indies ex Sunderland. The vessel served Jamaica ex London in 1841/42, served St. Thomas ex Bristol in the period of 1842/43 thru 1844/45, served Honduras ex London in 1845/46, served Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana) ex Sunderland in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & served Honduras ex Swansea, Wales, in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 316 ton barque as being then owned by P. Laing of Bishopwearmouth & F. Ridley of London. The LR data in 1850/51 is limited suggesting that the vessel may have been sold. In 1851/52, LR lists W. Pearson of Sunderland as her new owner, for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1851/52 also notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. On Apl. 30, 1851, per line 844 here, the barque foundered off the Eddystone, located in Devon but 9 miles SW of Rame Head, Cornwall, while en route from Sunderland to Quebec with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Wm. Hy. Pearson. Anything you can add? Y

 

35

Mary & Dorothy (a brig, later a snow)

241
later
234
later
299

T. Reed

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by T. Ridley of Sunderland, for initial service, thru 1838/39, from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, & thereafter ex Sunderland, mainly to London. It seems likely that the vessel was always registered at Sunderland. The detail available in LR of 1846/47 is limited suggesting that the vessel might have been sold at about that time. But apparently it was not sold. The North of England Maritime Director of 1848/49 lists T. Ridley of Monkwearmouth as her then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Ridley of Sunderland as still the owner of the vessel, then a snow of 234 tons. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies the owner's name as being Thomas Ridley. On Mar. 19, 1862, per line 3006 here, the snow, stated to be of 299 tons, went missing while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - all lost. Then stated to be owned by Joseph Thompson - a name not LR referenced. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

23554

36

Nautilus (a snow)

156 later 156/147 later 134

Austin

Per Lloyd's Register, was owned from 1834 by G. Prest of Wisbech.

12499

37

Olga (a barque)

318

Jas. Johnson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1849/50, always owned by T. Hunter of Sunderland. For initial service, thru 1838/39, from Sunderland to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, from Sunderland to America in 1839/40 & 1840/41, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1841/42 thru 1843/44, from Sunderland to America, again, from 1844/45 thru 1846/47 & from Sunderland to N. America in 1847/48 & 1848/49. LR of 1849/50 provides limited detail. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. Hunter of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. On May 14, 1850, per line 182 on this page, the 318 ton 'square' stranded at Long Island, New York, while en route from Newhaven, East Sussex, to Connecticut, U.S.A. Crew of 14 - none lost. Stated to have then been owned by Thos. Hunter. The detail circumstances of her loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

38

Ophelia White (a snow)

259

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1839/40, by A. White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London & in the period of 1836/39 for service from Sunderland to 'SeLeon' which I presume means Sierra Leone, then, as now, a source for African timber. On Aug. 23, 1835, the vessel left Bristol for Quebec, Canada, arriving there on Oct. 2, 1835. In 1839/49, per LR, Wright & Co., of South Shields became the vessel's owner, thru 1849/50, with G. Wright the vessel's captain for most of those years (to 1847/48). It would seem that on Oct. 9, 1840, the vessel ran down a schooner named Leipsic Packet, built at Leith, Scotland, in 1818, commanded by Captain Wilson, of Blyth. As per, I understand, an article in the 'Northern Liberator' newspaper of Oct. 10, 1840. Leipsic Packet may well have survived the incident - it was still listed in LR thru 1844/45. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 259 ton snow as owned by G. Y. Wright of South Shields. Under 'Wright' ownership the vessel consistently served ex Shields - to America (thru 1841/42) to London (1842/43 thru 1844/45), to America again (to 1847/48) & thereafter to London. On Oct. 10, 1848, the vessel would seem to have foundered on Oland Island (likely Oeland/Öland island, Baltic Sea, Sweden), & become keel upwards - as per an article that was published in The Newcastle Journal of Nov. 4, 1848. Can anybody provide me with both of the articles referred to above? Alan Craxford earlier advised (thanks!) that the vessel plied the trade in wood from Riga in the Baltic & Quebec in Canada as well as carrying coal. Alan seeks a deck plan of a vessel such as this & any available additional information. Anything you can add? See also Ophelia & Anne re A. White & Co. of Sunderland. Y

 

39

Ophelia & Anne (a snow)

277

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. It was first listed (just in 1834) as Ophelia & Ann, i.e. with no letter 'e'. It was initially owned, thru 1837/38, by A. White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London & in 1837/38 for service from Sunderland to 'SeLeon' which I presume means Sierra Leone, then, as now, a source for African timber. A. White acquired two vessels at least in 1834 - this vessel & Ophelia White (above). Who was Ophelia I wonder? His wife, perhaps? In 1838/39, per LR, J. Fenwick, of North Shields, later (from 1840/41) of London, became the vessel's owner, thru 1847/48. Under 'Fenwick' ownership the vessel served from Sunderland to Trinidad (in 1838/39) from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India (in 1839/41) & maybe from London to Odessa, Ukraine (in 1839/40), from 1841/42 just ex London & from 1845/46 ex Shields. In 1848/49, G. Coxon of North Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Cork, Ireland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the 277 ton snow as then owned by George Coxon of Tynemouth. In 1850/51, F. Oxford of Bridgwater, Somerset, acquired the vessel for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. LR of 1851/52, however, lists F. Axford, of Bridgwater, as her owner for service from Bristol to Quebec. But see below re that owner name. LR of 1851/52 also notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Apl. 20, 1851, per line 834 here, the 277 ton snow, foundered at sea, at 45N/45W, in the North Atlantic about 600 miles SE of St. John's, while en route from Cardiff to Quebec with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Frederick Oxford. Anything you can add? Y

 

40

Orus (a snow)

271

Peter Austin

Richard Greenwell

 

41

Ovis (a snow)

238

W. Byers

J. Graydon of Sunderland

 

42

Paragon (a brig or snow, late in life a lighter)

223
later
213

Rowntree

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting refers to the launch of Paragon, on Sep. 9, 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1844/45 & is not recorded in LR of the following 6 years. Was owned by Hodgson of Sunderland, for consistent service from Sunderland to London. I was expecting to find detail of the vessel's loss in or about 1845. Why particularly? Because from 1841/42, LR records Hodgson of Sunderland as owning a snow of the identical name for service to London, however a vessel built at Sunderland in 1842. It seemed logical to presume that the 1834 edition had been lost & that its owner had replaced the vessel in 1842. It was a surprise therefore to learn that this Paragon lasted until 1895 & ended up with over 60 years of service. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 as owned by E. Coxon of Westoe & registered at Newcastle. The vessel is LR recorded from 1851/52 thru 1854/55, a LR silence of 4 years, then from 1859/60 thru 1894/95, with a succession of owners from Shields & Whitby. In 1851/52 & 1852/53, LR records the vessel as owned by Robson & Co. of Shields for service from Shields to Rotterdam. LR of 1853/54 & 1854/55 lists the vessel but with minimal data. However, in 1856, the vessel was, per Turnbull's Register, registered at Shields & owned by G. Robson, R. Bell & C. Bennett, all of South Shields. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean George Robson, Robert Bell & Charles Bennett. While the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1867 records George Robson, as her then owner (page 294, image soon), Robson & Co. continued to own the vessel, thru 1868/69, for service ex Shields & as a Shields coaster. Strangely maybe, LR records the vessel as being a barque from 1860/61 thru 1864/65, likely in error. From 1868/69 thru 1874/75, LR lists W. Bedlington of Shields as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Baltic. However, from 1876/77 thru 1882/83, LR lists M. Storm, of Whitby, as the vessel's owner, while the MNLs of 1870 & 1880 both record Matthew Storm, of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, as the then owner of the vessel registered at South Shields & Whitby respectively. Could it be that Bedlington & Storm were business associates? Of 199 tons in 1880. LR from 1883/84 thru 1888/89 records C. Marwood, also of Whitby, as the vessel's owner. MNL of 1890 records the vessel as a lighter, registered at Whitby & owned by Hy. Macdonnell of Stockton-on-Tees. While from 1892/93 thru 1894/95, LR lists Appleton, French & Scrafton Ltd., of Whitby, as the vessel's then owners. LR of 1895/96 is not available to the webmaster - the vessel is not recorded in LR of 1896/97. 83.9 ft. long, signal letters HTGR. Per 'crewlist.org' the vessel came off register in 1895. Crew lists are here. Is there anything that you can add? Y

3432

43

Persian (a snow)

257

L. Crown

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1846/47, ex 1842/43. It was initially owned by Hunter & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. For a short period only, however. In 1836/37, Parker & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, Liddell & Co. of Sunderland owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In 1845/46, B. Parker of Sunderland (related to the previous Parker, I wonder?) became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's loss, perhaps? Y

 

44

Resolution (a brig)

217

William Gales

The vessel  was launched on Oct. 29, 1833, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. 'Of Stockton'. It would seem, however, that even though it was launched in Oct. 1833 is was not registered until Feb. 1834. Hence the vessel's inclusion in 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by Langley & Co. of Stockton with Langley the vessel's captain thru 1835/36. For service from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, but from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service from London to Algoa Bay, South Africa. In 1839/40, Batten & Sons of Penzance, Cornwall, became the vessel's owner for service from Penzance to Quebec, Canada, thru 1846/47 except for 1843/44 in which year the vessel served New York out of Newport, Wales. The LR data in 1847/48 is limited which suggests that the vessel, still referenced Batten & Sons, may have been lost or sold. Likely lost since it is not later LR recorded. Can you add anything - the circumstances of the vessel's likely loss, perhaps? Y

 

45

Robert & Ann or Robert & Anne (a snow)

191
later
168

S. & P. Mills

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting refers to the launch of Robert & Ann, on Sep. 10, 1834. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1842/43 only, and not thereafter. Owned by R. Robson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, however, lists not Robert & Ann but rather Robert & Anne, a 191 ton brig built in 1834 then owned by R. Robson of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel, now of 168 tons, as registered at Sunderland & owned by F., J., S., G., & A. Robson & T. Moon, all of Sunderland. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Francis, Jane, Sarah, George & Anne Robson & also Thos. Moon. crewlist.org (insert 23614) records the vessel thru 1860. Is it possible that you can tell us what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything?

23614

46

Saint George (a barque)

226

J. Carr

The vessel was launched on Jul. 21, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1854/55. It was initially owned by Crawford & Co. of Greenock, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Trieste, Italy, ex Gloucester in the period of 1836/39, ex London & Gloucester, then from the Clyde to Mauritius in the period of 1844/45 thru 1848/49, then from London to Berbice (Guyana). 'Crawford' is LR listed as the vessel's captain thru 1840/41. 'W. Crawford' is the listed owner from 1846/47. The LR data in 1850/51 is most limited. From 1851/52, Patterson of Port Glasgow (E. of Greenock) is LR listed as the vessel's owner with J. Patterson her captain. For service from the Clyde to St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) which service in 1851/52 became Waterford, Ireland, to the West Indies. Later served ex London. The vessel would seem not to have been given an official number, so may have been gone before 1855. Can anybody tell us tell us what happened to the vessel? Y

 

47

Sarah (a snow)

218

Peter Austin

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in 1834. Initially owned by Stephens of Wisbech, for service from Sunderland to Wisbech, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834.

 

48

Senator (a barque, later a brig)

277

Adamson & Co.

The vessel was launched on Jul. 24, 1834, as per this contemporary newspaper cutting. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1855/56. It was initially owned by Adamson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, however, also in 1834 the vessel became owned, for the balance of its lifetime per LR, by the Grindlay family of Liverpool - but see below re that statement - initially W. Grindlay, W. Grindly from 1835/36, H. Grindly from 1844/45, Grindly & Co. from 1851/52. 'Grindley' or 'Grindly' was the vessel's captain thru 1839/40. For service from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thru 1835/36, from London to Cape of Good Hope ('CGH'), South Africa, in the period of 1836/37 thru 1838/39, to Rio ex Liverpool in 1839/40, & London to CGH in 1840/41, ex London (1841/42 & 1842/43, from Liverpool to Batavia, i.e. Jakarta, Indonesia, (1843/44 thru 1845/46), ex the Clyde from 1846/47, from the Clyde to CGH in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The vessel, per LR, became a brig in 1849/50. In 1850/51 the vessel served ex London, in 1851/52 served from London to Singapore & in 1852/53 served California, U.S.A. ex Liverpool. The LR detail in 1854/55 & 1855/56 is minimal. It would seem that the Grindlay family did not own the vessel for its entire lifetime from 1834. I say that because Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel, a barque, still Liverpool registered, as then owned by John Wright, with John C. Watson her then captain. The vessel would seem not to have been given an Official Number, so may have been gone before Jan. 1, 1855 or in the first few months of 1855. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel & when? Y

 

49

Socrates (a snow)

283

John Gales

Have not researched this vessel which, however, was built in Jul. 1834. Initially owned by J. Gales, of Sunderland, the vessel's builder, but in 1834 became owned by Newton, also of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, as per Lloyd's Register of 1834 & 1835/36.

 

50

Syria (a barque)

319

Leithead

The webmaster believes that (in blue) this newspaper cutting records the launch of the vessel on Aug. 6, 1834.  For Woods & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

51

Swallow (a snow, later a brig, maybe later a barque)

249
later
261
later
233

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1857/58, ex 1839/40, & may well have been listed in 1834 also. It was owned, per LR, thru 1838/39, by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Rotterdam. In 1840/41, the vessel, now a 249 ton brig, was owned by H. Castle of London but later in that year, thru 1843/44, became owned by Berryman, her captain, for service from London to Mauritius. In 1843/44, Smith & Co. of London became her owner for service ex London. In 1845/46, thru 1847/48, the vessel became owned by Watt & Co. of South Shields for service ex Sunderland & Shields. From 1848/49, LR records A. Dixon, of South Shields as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London, later from Shields to the Baltic & from 1855/56 for service ex the Clyde. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists Dixon & Wall of South Shields as the then owner of the Newcastle registered 247 ton snow. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists A. Dixon of South Shields as the then owner of the 261 ton snow, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Alexander Dixon. On Jun. 15, 1861, Swallow was en route from the Tyne to Havre-de-Grâce (as Le Havre, France, was then known) with a cargo of coal. The vessel collided with Lord Raglan (likely a steamer, ON 22802, built in 1855 at Dumbarton), which was en route from Rotterdam to Newcastle. At midnight, in foggy conditions off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Swallow, it would seem, was hit by Lord Raglan, in a collision scarcely felt by Lord Raglan's passengers, & sank close to Lord Raglan's bow a few minutes after the collision. Three Swallow crew members were thrown into the sea as a result of the collision. Only two of them were recovered. As per 2 sources:- Line 1748 here, which tells us that Swallow had a crew of 8 & one life was lost in the collision, further that George Gibson (likely of South Shields) was then her owner. And this account of the collision ex here (a Google book). A puzzle perhaps - line 1748 lists Swallow as a barque of 233 tons, rather than a brig of 261 tons. Can you tell us more? Y

2063

52

Vigilant

297

George Frater & Co.

'Hunter &', maybe Hunter Elliot

 

53

William (a schooner)

91

William Gales

Will Hetherington of Monkwearmouth

 

54

William Henry Angus (a snow)

254

Jos. Helmsley

The vessel  was launched on Sep. 6, 1834. This vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1864/65, owned initially, thru 1846/47  by Angus & Co. of London, for service from London to Granada (thru 1835/36), ex London (to 1838/39), from London to Honduras (from 1839/40 thru 1842/43) & thereafter ex London. In 1846/47, the vessel became owned by W. Hogge of Lynn, for service, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Hartlepool to the Baltic, in 1848/49 & 1849/50 for service from Lynn to the Baltic, from Hartlepool to Lynn in 1850/51, thereafter ex Lynn & ex London, & from 1856/57 for service again from Lynn to the Baltic. In 1858/59, G. Prest of Wisbech became the vessel's owner for continued service from Lynn to the Baltic. While the vessel is LR listed from 1859/60 thru 1864/65, the data provided is minimal. I suspect that the vessel was lost earlier rather than later in that time period. It would seem that the vessel was advertised in early 1853 to be sailing to Port Philip, Melbourne, Australia, but I cannot spot that it actually made any such voyage. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

14430

55

William Metcalf or William Metcalfe or William Mitcalfe or William Mitcalf or William Metcalfe (much name confusion) (a ship, later a barque)

447

James Leithead

At a time when the name of a ship could not be changed once it was registered, this vessel is a puzzle. It is LR recorded as William Metcalf (to 1835/36), William Metcalfe (1836/37 thru 1838/39), William Mitcalfe (1839/40 thru 1855/56), William Mitcalf (1856/57 & 1857/58) & last but not least, William Metcalfe again in 1858/59. The owner's surname is similarly confused, variously recorded as Metcalf, Mitcalf & Mitcalfe. The vessel would seem to have been owned by such family for its entire lifetime, with W. Mitcalfe replacing H. Mitcalfe as owner from 1857/58. It would seem to early in life have been the William Metcalf as per this 1835 newspaper cutting. That cutting would seem to be inaccurate also. Per Trove Australia, the vessel left Portsmouth on May 23, 1834 for Hobart, Tasmania, & arrived there on Sep. 3, 1834 with 240 male convicts & necessary guards etc. Even then there was confusion as to the vessel's name - most references are, indeed, to William Metcalfe! The vessel went on to Sydney & left for London on Feb. 7, 1835 arriving Jun. 17, 1835 with colonial produce which would seem to mainly mean wool. On Oct. 17, 1836 the vessel left London for Hobart (arrived Jan. 24, 1837) with 275 emigrants described as 'free women'. The vessel went on to Sydney & on Mar. 16, 1837 left Sydney for Madras (now Chennai), India. On May 2, 1838 the vessel left Gravesend & via Plymouth arrived at Sydney on Aug. 31, 1838 with 220 emigrants. It left on Oct. 2, 1838 for Java, in ballast. The vessel later left Manila for London. On Mar. 7, 1839 the vessel left Gravesend via Plymouth for Melbourne where it arrived on Nov. 15, 1839 with emigrants. The vessel went on to Sydney, returned to Melbourne & on Mar. 9, 1840 left for Madras & Calcutta, India, in ballast. On May 21, 1840 the vessel left Cork, Ireland, for Melbourne with 230 emigrants - the voyage originated at London. It later, on Oct. 13, 1840, left for Manila. There are probably more voyages to Australia if you check at Trove. LR records the vessels voyages as being ex London to 1837/38, from London to Sydney, Australia, in 1838/39 & 1839/40, ex London thru 1842/43, London to Sydney in 1843/44, Shields to New York, or maybe London to Quebec in 1846/47 & 1847/48, ex Newcastle in 1848/49, from Cork to Philadelphia in 1849/50 & 1850/51, ex Shields thereafter to the Mediterranean (1851/52 & 1852/53), to Quebec (1853/54 & 1854/55) to the Mediterranean (1855/56 thru 1857/58) & to Spain in 1858/59. The vessel would seem to have been registered at London thru 1847/48, at Newcastle thru 1850/51 & at Shields thereafter. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (Shields) lists W. Metcalfe of London & J. R. Kelso & J. Fenwick, both of North Shields as the vessel's then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Henry Mitcalfe of Tynemouth & Wm. Mitcalfe of Combe Lodge as the then owners of William Mitcalfe. I cannot yet tell you what finally happened to the vessel. Can you tell us? Y

4986

56

W. S. Hamilton (a barque)

298

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1855/56, owned initially, thru 1838/39, by the Carson family of Dublin, Ireland - initially Carson & Co. & in 1838/39 W. Carson. For service, in 1835/36 & 1836/37, from Dublin to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America) & in 1838/39 for service from Dublin to Liverpool. With Morrison her initial captain, T. Hyrons her captain in the period of 1836/38 & R. Potts in 1838/39. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by W. Brown of Whitby for service from London to Singapore with D. Brown serving as the vessel's captain. D. Brown continued, per LR, to serve as captain thru 1842/43 under new ownership, i.e. ownership by Armstrong of Liverpool, who per LR were the vessel's owners from 1840/41 thru 1845/46. For service from Liverpool to China (in 1840/41 & 1841/42)  & from London to Singapore thereafter thru 1844/45. In 1845/46, the vessel became owned by Howlett & Co. of New Ross, Waterdown, County Wexford, Ireland, for service ex Liverpool thru 1849/50, from Cardiff to the United States in 1850/51 & 1851/52 & for service in 1852/53 & 1853/54 from the Clyde to the Black Sea. With, per LR, Black serving as the vessel's captain thru 1849/50 & R. Murphy thereafter (LR says R. Muryhy in 1852/53). In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel was owned by R. Jackson of Liverpool for service ex Liverpool with Bennett her captain. LR of 1855/56 still lists Jackson as the vessel's owner but provides minimal other detail. There are WWW references to the vessel being one of many that carried Irish emigrants to North America when the potato crops failed & famine abounded in Ireland. The Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society, in a 'pdf' available here, tells us that W. S. Hamilton made a voyage from Waterdown to Quebec, Canada, with Irish emigrants, leaving Waterdown on Aug. 13, 1845, under the command of Black. William Joyce (a name not LR referenced) was in command re another such voyage which left New Ross on May 20, 1847 with 207 (maybe 212) emigrants in steerage. On Apl. 18, 1850, the vessel left Waterdown for Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., with Black again her captain.
Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the vessel as then owned by Edward Oliver of Liverpool with John James Johnston her then captain. It would seem that the vessel, a part of the estate of Edward Oliver (who died in Oct. 1854), was sold for £2,500 at an auction held in Liverpool on Dec. 7, 1854. See here for the data source. Perhaps Oliver & Jackman were partners in the ownership of the vessel? It would seem that the vessel was not granted an Official Number when such numbers were introduced on Jan. 1, 1855. It is likely, accordingly, that the vessel was lost or sold to foreign interests after the Dec. 1854 auction sale. 
Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1834? Do please advise me if you know.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1835 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

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Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abbotsford (a ship, later a barque)

407

S. & P. Mills, of Ayre's Quay

The vessel, which was first registered in May 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51 only. It was initially owned by Taylorson of Newcastle. For service from Sunderland to London with Potberry serving as her captain. In 1840/41, per LR, the vessel was sold to Irving of Bristol (J. (John) Irving, a Bristol merchant, from 1844/45). It would seem that Irving owned the vessel for the rest of the vessel's sailing life. Under Irving ownership, per LR, the vessel had a number of captains - Hicks (Thomas, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44), Buckland (Henry, from 1843/44 thru 1846/47) & Marshall (James) thereafter. For a variety of service. From Sunderland to London in 1840/41, ex London i) to Bombay, (now Mumbai) India, in 1845/46, ii) to Singapore in 1850/51, & iii) ex London with no destination listed from 1841/42 thru 1843/44. The vessel served ex Bristol to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1846/47 & 1847/48 & to Singapore in 1848/49 & 1849/50. The vessel is first LR recorded as a barque in 1843/44. The vessel is covered in some detail in this (in blue) extract (thanks so much) from the 'Records of Bristol Ships'. With much history detail. Which informs us that John Ross was briefly her captain, & that on Apl. 9, 1836, the vessel, en route from Bristol to Boston with Hicks in command, put into Ilfracombe in a sinking state, having been ashore at Lundy while in the charge of a pilot. The webmaster suspects that such 1836 date is in error. And in particular, her scuttling at Penang, Malaysia, on Jan. 31, 1850 while en route from London to Singapore, Marshall in command, with a cargo of coal. The cargo ignited & the vessel was scuttled, much damaged. Such record also indicates that it is believed that Abbotsford was later raised and used as a hulk at Penang for some years. 110 ft. 5 in. long. Y

 

2

Admiral Roshnoff

407

Unknown to webmaster

Taylorson

 

3

Advocate (a barque)

296

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter thru 1852/53, listed as an 1835 vessel thru 1842/43 & as an 1834 vessel thereafter. We thank 'Records of Bristol Ships' ('Bristol') for their important data re the vessel, which data you can read (in red) here. It would appear that the vessel was first registered, for a short while at least, at Sunderland. LR reports that from 1835/36 thru 1846/47 the vessel was owned by Stanes & Co., of Bristol, with Pain serving as the vessel's captain thru 1839/40, Wilkinson thereafter thru 1845/46, & Garrick in 1845/46 (which dates are likely imperfect). Captain names which are clarified by Bristol to mean Chares (Charles maybe?) Payne, Thomas Wilkinson & William Garrick. For service from Bristol to America  in 1836/37 & 1837/38, ex London thereafter to i) Calcutta (now Kolkata), India in 1839/40 & 1845/46 & ii) to South River from 1840/41 thru 1844/45. I do not know where South River is. There are many places so named including the Delaware River in eastern U.S.A., also known as South River. I read that Advocate was 50% owned by each of William Brass of Bristol & James Stanes of Peckham, SE London, until Apl. 1836 when Charles & Emanuel Wait, both of Bristol, became part owners with 11 shares each. In 1846/47, per LR, Donald & Co. of London, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.), with G. Donald serving as her captain. 95 ft. 5 in. long. Now you might presume, as I did, that with the vessel last LR listed in 1849/50 that it was lost or whatever at or about that time. But that clearly is not so. 'Coastguards of Yesteryear' tells us (thanks so much!) that the vessel was, in fact, lost at Robert's Head, County Cork, Ireland, on, as I compute it, Apl. 14, 1852. As per a report in the 'Cork Constitution' of Apl. 19, 1852. The vessel, Donald in command, had arrived at Queenstown (now Cobh) with a cargo of teak ex Moulmain (now Mawlamyine, Burma / Myanmar) to await orders. On Apl. 14, 1852 the vessel left Queenstown for London & at 10 p.m. the pilot left her to her own devices. The vessel then anchored, it would seem, but the anchor did not hold & the vessel drifted ashore & struck the cliffs stern first between the Point & Robert's Cove. She soon capsized & the seas broke furiously over her. The Coast Guard boat came to her assistance & she, along with a ship's boat, were able between them to safely land the entire crew. Steamers were sent from Queenstown but the vessel was found to be unapproachable & was expected soon to become a total wreck. I presume that she later did so! Is there anything you can add? Y

 

4

Africa (a barque, later a brig)

277

Byres

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built by Byres in Feb. 1835 for Messrs. White of Sunderland - i.e. A. & R. White. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1847/48, & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1836/37, by Whites of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America which became in 1836/37 service from Liverpool to Canton, China. In 1837/38, but for that year only, the vessel was owned by Bold & Co. of Liverpool for continued service from Liverpool to Canton. From 1838/39 to 1847/48, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Sadler of London  with Sadler the vessel's captain in 1838/39 & from part way thru 1843/44 to part way thru 1845/46. For some varied service. Initially from Liverpool to Amsterdam. The vessel may have served Havana, Cuba, from Liverpool but became London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1839/40. The vessel served Aden ex London in 1840/41 & 1841/42, then ex London for 2 years & from London to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1844/45 & 1845/46. Then ex London. LR data in 1847/48 is limited. The vessel is LR recorded as a brig from 1846/47. Can you add anything? What finally happened to the vessel, perhaps? Y

 

5

Allandale (a barque)

257

Alcock

It would appear that this vessel had a very short life indeed. Lloyd's Register of 1835/36 lists the vessel as owned by J. Alcock of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1836/37 advises that the vessel served ex London but also notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened and when?

 

6

Ann Louisa (a snow)

242
later
238

J. Carr of Southwick

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 13, 1835 by J. Carr of Southwick for W. Nicholson. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1860/61, except for 1848/49, & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1838/39, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland for service thru 1835/36 of Sunderland to Bathurst (New Brunswick, Canada?) & thereafter ex Sunderland. From 1839/40 thru 1847/48, Just & Co. of Dundee owned the vessel, initially for service from Sunderland to Dundee, then, in 1842/43, for service from Liverpool to Charleston (South Carolina? There is a Charleston near Dundee, but it looks to be inland), ex Liverpool in 1843/44 & from Dundee to St. Johns (maybe St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador) from 1844/45 thru 1847/48. The vessel is not recorded in LR of 1848/49. From 1849/50, Ness & Co. of Shields owned the vessel for service from Shields to London & from 1851/52 thru 1860/61 for service from Shields to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by R. Ness of South Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Ness. The vessel became of 238 tons in 1860/61 & maybe earlier, in 1859/60, where the LR page is missing. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

3716

7

Aratus (a snow or brig)

214

H. Dobbinson or maybe H. Dobson

I have not researched this vessel, which, however is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, launched in Aug. 1835 & owned by Bnknghm soon Buknghm (Buckingham, perhaps) of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. With J. Minto its captain. It is last recorded, it would seem, in LR of 1842/43. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, lists her then owner as being Wm. Arnison, of Sunderland, with Ralph Arnison her then captain. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

8

Asia (a barque)

328

John M. Gales

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built in Feb. 1835 for A. & R. White of Sunderland. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1837/38, per LR, by Whites of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In 1838/39, but only in that year, the vessel was owned by Panton of Sunderland for service ex London. From 1839/40 thru 1847/48, LR records J. Hunter of Sunderland as the vessel's owner . Maybe initially for service from Sunderland to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, which service became London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. From 1840/41 thru 1843/44 the vessel served Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ex Leith, Scotland thru 1842/43 & ex London in 1843/44. I invite visitors to check for themselves the record at Trove, Australia, to confirm for themselves that the following data is accurate - that on Aug. 21, 1841 Asia arrived at Hobart, Tasmania, from Greenock, Scotland, maybe ex Portsmouth, with 258 male prisoners. It went on to Sydney with 70 troops & related of the 96th regiment, the guard on the voyage to Hobart. See also this reference which seems to be in conflict. On Nov. 18, 1843, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex the Downs (left Jul. 10, 1843) with a general  cargo. It left for Launceston, Tasmania, & on Mar. 28, 1844 left Launceston for London. In Sep. 1844 the vessel may have been bound for Calcutta with 198 troops. From 1843/44 to 1847/48, LR advises that the vessel served Cuba ex Sunderland. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

 

9

Belize (a snow)

230
later
233/230
later
230/233
later
217

An unknown Ayre's Quay builder

The vessel, which was first registered in Jan. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1835/36, thru 1864/65. Quite disappointingly so since the data is often fragmentary. It was initially registered at Bristol & both owned & captained, per LR, by J. Swain of Bristol. For service from Sunderland to London. LRs of 1837/38 thru 1840/41 list no owner name, but do indicate that the vessel was then registered at Sunderland, with Bowan her captain. Thanks to this (in blue) extract from the 'Records of Bristol Ships', I can inform you that J. Swain meant James Swain, that he soon died leaving the vessel to Sarah Swain his wife, & that Sarah sold the vessel, on Jan. 24, 1837 (as I interpret the text), to Mathew Robson, ship-owner of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Under 'no name' i.e. Robson ownership, the vessel served Hamburg, Germany, ex Sunderland. In 1841/42, per LR, the vessel became owned by Maxwell of Dundee, who seems to have owned the vessel thru 1849/50. With J. Rodger her captain thru such period. And for some varied service - from Dundee to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1842/43 & from Liverpool & Leith in the following 2 years to St. John which likely means St. John's. From Dundee to Newcastle in 1845/46 & to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea) in 1846/47 & 1847/48. Finally, in 1848/49 & 1849/50 for service from Cardiff to the Mediterranean. In 1850/51, the vessel, per LR, became owned by Gordon of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster with J. Rodger, Robinson (briefly), S. Smith & T. Wanless serving as the vessel's captains. LR of 1857/58 first reports the vessel at 217 tons, for service as a Dover collier. In 1856/57 & from 1859/60 thru 1864/65, LR indicates that Gordon was still the owner, with T. Wanless her captain thru thru 1856/57 & J. Smith thereafter, but with no other detail. That ownership data is surely incorrect. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists John Dodds, of South Howden, Yorkshire, as the Sunderland registered vessel's then owner with Thos. Wanless her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 confirms the Dodds ownership. There clearly was a later change of ownership at a date which is unknown to the webmaster. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as now registered at Stockton & owned by William Barnard of Middlesboro, North Yorkshire. 84.8 ft. long, signal letters NSTV. It would seem (scroll to 23729, text hard to read) that the vessel was lost either in very late 1864 or in the first few days of 1865. I cannot at present tell you what happened nor when. Perhaps you can tell us more? Y

23729

10

Berzelius

209

Joseoh Helmsley

Vint & Co.

6311

11

Blacket or Blackit (a brig)

173

Kirkbride & partners

Data about this vessel is particularly scarce. It is not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed at all as Blacket thru 1851/52. It seems to be LR listed re years 1836/37 thru 1838/39 as Blackit, but the data is minimal - just name, tonnage & being of Sunderland. No rig, year of build, owner name etc. The vessel is listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 which records Blackit, a 173 ton brig built at Sunderland in 1835, then owned by Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. I came across the vessel having seen a reference to the vessel's loss in 1850 - on Feb. 9, 1850, per line 529 on this page, the 173 ton square stranded at 'C. Grinez' (Cap Gris Nez, a cape located N. of Boulogne & SE of Calais, both France), while en route from Southampton to Sunderland. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Mathhew Blacket. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. There are later references (1854 & 1858) to Matthew Blackit of Sunderland owning Miriam, a 198 or 182 ton snow, built at Sunderland in 1837. This listing is modest. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

12

Border Chieftain (a snow or brig)

175
later
174

Alcock (i.e. John Thomas and Charles Alcock)

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Nov. 19, 1835 by Messrs. Alcock for J. W. Collingwood. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1857/58, & as far as I can see not thereafter. It was owned thru 1851/52 by Collingwood of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to France & from 1848/49 for service from Sunderland to Charente, also France. In 1851/52, per LR, it served ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a 174 ton brig, as owned by J. W. Collingwood, of Bishopwearmouth. In 1857/58, per LR, Robinson & Co. of Stockton acquired the vessel thru 1854/55 for service from Stockton to the Baltic. No service is, however, advised in LR of 1854/55. In 1855/56, W. Swales of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. Though Turnbull's Register of 1856 rather advises that J. Smales, of Hartlepool, was the vessel's then owner. 'Smales' per LR, also owned the vessel in 1856/57 & 1857/58, though the LR data is minimal - which suggests that the vessel may have been lost. However, the vessel would seem not to have been lost. It is listed in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as owned by James Graham, William Booth & John Watt, all of Hartlepool. And is listed in the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 49) & 1870 as owned by P. G. Rayne of Whitby. I wonder why the vessel was not LR recorded after 1857/58? Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel & when? Or otherwise add anything? Y

5214

13

Burrells (a schooner)

91

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1858/59. From 1836/37 thru 1851/52, the vessel was, per LR, owned by 'Burrell' of Portsmouth, Hampshire. With 'Robinson' her initial captain thru 1840/41, then 'Munden' thru 1846/47, R. Heard thru 1849/50 & J. Diaper in 1850/51 & 1851/52. Her service under 'Burrell' ownership was principally from London to the Mediterranean. (I spotted one ref. to an 1838 voyage to Trieste, now Italy.) However LR also references London to Bordeaux, France, in 1845/46, Portsmouth to the Mediterranean in 1848/49 & 1849/50, & Cork, Ireland, to Barbados in 1850/51.
LR of 1851/52 records 'Baker' of Liverpool as the vessel's new owner, however it would seem that Baker likely acquired the vessel a little earlier - this page (scroll to #2322) tells us that the vessel was first registered at Liverpool on Sep. 28, 1850. Marwood's North of England Maritime Register of 1854, which lists the vessel as Burrels, clarifies the owner name to mean James Baker, with George Clare her then captain. 'Clare' per LR was the vessel's captain in part of 1851/52 & thru 1854/55, then G. Sole in 1855/56 & 'Bubear' from 1856/57. Under Baker ownership, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Liverpool from 1851/52 thru 1853/54 & from 1856/57 thru 1857/58. LR also references, in 1855/56, the vessel serving ex Newport, Wales. It is quite possible that there was a later owner. The vessel would seem to have been registered at London in 1858.
In late Apl. 1858, the vessel was en route from Lancaster, Lancashire, to Quebec City, Canada. Per this Wikipedia page (thanks!), the vessel was wrecked, on May 1, 1858, on the coast of Newfoundland. Four of the vessel's crew lost their lives. As per, I read, the London 'Standard' of May 18, 1858. The vessel's hull may well have been later salvaged. Is there anything you can add? Y

2322

14

Camillus (a barque)

295

J. Mills

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Nov. 7, 1835 by J. Mills of Monkwearmouth. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1869/70, with the exception of 1852/53, & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1860/61 by J. Colling of London for service from London to Demerera (South America, now Guyana) thru 1847/48, from London to Barbados from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & from London to the West Indies in 1853/54 thru 1858/59. 'Collings' is LR listed as the vessel's captain for much of the period from 1836/37 thru 1840/41. The vessel may have been registered at Dublin in 1861 (insert 603 here). In 1861/62, Brown of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner thru 1869/70, for service from London to the Mediterranean. 82.5 ft. long. The vessel is not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 & it is likely that the vessel had by then been lost. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

603

15

Commerce (a schooner)

180

James Leithead

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 13, 1835 for 'the Clarence shipping company'. Alas, I can tell you nothing more about the vessel which would seem never to have been listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). Maybe it was lost so early in its life, that it never made LR. Can you tell us anything more about the vessel?

 

16

Cynosure (a barque)

327

James Leithead

Have not researched this vessel. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1836/37 the vessel was initially owned by Hay & Son, of Sunderland, for service ex London, with 'Lamb' serving as her captain. The Leithead build list on site page 146 advises that John & Jane Hay, were Monkwearmouth ropemakers. LR of 1842/43 records the vessel, now registered at Liverpool & still owned by Hay & Son, had W. Brice her captain for service from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Such LR also notes notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. Can you tell us anything more about the vessel?

 

17

Derwent 1 Note

366

Laing & Simey

Heish & Co.

 

18

Dorothy (a snow)

208

H. Dobbinson.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1835/36, thru 1841/42 only. It was launched in Mar. 1835 & owned thru that brief lifetime by J. Tully of  Sunderland, with J. Tully the captain. For service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

19

Duchess of Kent (a barque)

342

George Frater & Co.

The vessel, which was completed in Jan. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1850/51. It was owned, thru 1837/38, per LR, by 'White' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. I earlier, in this spot, referenced Andrew White. In 1838/39, the vessel, per LR, became owned by J. Hoskin of London, which name was later LR recorded, from 1839/40 thru 1842/43, as J. Hosking. In 1838/39, 'Hoskin' (with no letter 'g') is LR stated to be the vessel's captain, & from 1839/40 rather R. Newby. For service ex London & especially, in 1838/39 & in the 1841/43 period for service from London to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Some detail re the vessel's voyages to Australia:- i) On Aug. 4, 1837, the vessel left London for Sydney, via Cape of Good Hope ('CGH'), South Africa, under the command of Captain R. H. Newby, with merchandise & about 31 passengers, many of whom were immigrants. On Apl. 8, 1838 it left for London with wool & oil & arrived at Gravesend, London, on Aug. 23, 1838. ii) In Nov. 1838 the vessel left London for Sydney via Portsmouth (left Nov. 11, 1838) with merchandise & 19 passengers. It arrived at Sydney on  Mar. 12, 1839 & left for London on Jun. 19, 1839. iii) On Jan. 17, 1840 the vessel left Gravesend for Melbourne, Australia, via Plymouth, went on to Sydney (arrived Aug. 27, 1840) & on Sep. 27, 1840 left Sydney for Moulmain (now Mawlamyine, Burma (Myanmar), located 300 km SE of Yangon), in ballast. It presumably went onwards to London. iv) On Mar. 22, 1842, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex London, via CGH, with merchandise & about 48 passengers. Newby in command. On May 27, 1842, the vessel left Sydney for Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in ballast. The vessel left Calcutta on Sep. 24, 1842, under the command of Charles Britton, for Hobart, Tasmania, via Madras, India, went on to Sydney again arriving there on Jan. 3, 1843. It would seem that the vessel was detained for a while at Sydney. Captain Britton was charged & found guilty of smuggling tobacco. He was fined £2,430 & if he did not pay was to be imprisoned at Sydney for a six month period. The vessel went on to Calcutta, with horses, under the command of Captain Simpson. It maybe left Sydney on Apl. 13, 1843. LR of 1843/44 & 1844/45 lists no owner name but lists her service as Liverpool to Calcutta. In those two years, LR notes that the vessel 'wants repair'. From 1845/46 thru 1849/50, Hood & Co. of Newcastle is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service ex London & with 'Dockerill' her captain. In 1850/51, C. Wilson of Newcastle became the vessel's owner with J. Wilson the vessel's captain. For service from Shields to CGH. On Dec. 12, 1850, per line 462 on this page, the 342 ton barque foundered at sea, while en route from Saldanha B. (Saldanha Bay, NW of Cape Town, South Africa), to Cork, Ireland. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Charles Wilson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

20

Eden (a snow or brig)

248

H. Dobbinson or maybe H. Dobson

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting records the launch of Eden, a brig, on Apl. 15, 1835 - built, however, by H. Dobbinson rather than by H. Dobson. The vessel, it would seem, had a very short life. It is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, as launched in Apl. 1835 & owned by E. Graham of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It is recorded also in LR of 1836/37, with identical ownership data, noted as having been 'SUNK'. 'Graham' is listed in both years as being the vessel's captain. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

 

21

Elizabeth Huddleston (data is most limited)

96

J. Huddleston

Not known to webmaster. The vessel would seem to have been registered at Guernsey, then (briefly, 1849/50) at Plymouth, then Fowey & from 1853 at Waterford, Ireland

13094

22

Emmanuel (a barque, later a ship, later a barque again)

424

Jas. Leithead

E. Taylor of North Shields, later of Newcastle

 

23

Fero (a snow or brig)

255
later
249

Wiiliam Gales

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched in Feb. 1835 for John Robinson, I believe of Bishopwearmouth. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1834 thru 1845/46, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & so far as I can see not thereafter. It was owned throughout that period by Robinson of Sunderland, initially for service from Sunderland to London, from 1840/41 for service from Liverpool to 'Dordt' (Dordrecht, South Holland, I presume) & from 1848/49 ex Sunderland. The LR data in 1850/51 is minimal. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as owned by D. A. & G. Robinson of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by D. Robinson of Sunderland, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Dowell Robinson. Signal letters HRJG. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

2960

24

Fidelity (a schooner)

116
later
116/95

Unknown to webmaster, P. Laing possibly her builder

Have not researched this vessel which was, however, launched in Jul. 1835 for Bigger & Co. of Banff, Scotland, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36 (in the supplement). I note that LR of 1846/47, records the vessel, still owned by Bigger & Co. of Banff, then in service as a Banff coaster, as having been 'LOST'. Can you tell us more? What specifically happened to the vessel, maybe?

 

25

Gem add?ight="11">

342

Peter Austin

George Hudson

 

26

George William (a snow or brig)

264

William Potts

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched on Apl. 14, 1835 for George Wood. Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') G. Wood, of Sunderland, owned the vessel only in 1835/36, for service from Sunderland to 'Mrimc' (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). From 1836/37 thru 1839/49, per LR, Hutchinson of Sunderland owned the vessel, initially for service ex Sunderland & in 1839/40 for service from London to Shields. From 1840/41, 'HplOShC' (Hartlepool O? Ship Co.) of Sunderland owned the vessel, thru 1842/43, for continued service from London to Shields. From 1843/44 thru 1845/46, PhoenixSC (Phoenix Shipping Co.?) of Hartlepool owned the vessel for service from Hartlepool to France. In 1845/46, J. Cleugh of Newcastle, later of Shields acquired the vessel, for service from Hartlepool to London, later from Hartlepool to France & to Hamburg (in 1848/49 & 1849/50) & to Spain (in 1850/51). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as owned by J. Cleugh of South Shields. From 1851/52 the vessel may have served from Hartlepool to London but thereafter served from Shields to the Mediterranean. W. Cleugh is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46 to 1853/54 in which year the LR data is minimal. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1854/55. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1854 or otherwise add anything? Y

 

27

Glenalva (a schooner, later a brigantine, later a schooner)

119
later
119/94
later
95

Halls of Bridge Yard (see text at right),  Monkwearmouth

This vessel would seem to have been registered at Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for its entire lifetime. It was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1848/49, from 1850/51 to 1851/52, from 1854/55 thru 1856/57, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1846/47 by Banff & London Shipping Co., of Banff, for service from Sunderland to Banff & from 1840/41 for service from Banff to London. In 1846/47, per LR, T. Collie, of Banff, became the vessel's owner for continued service from Banff to London, & in 1850/51 & 1851/52, now a brigantine, for service as a Sunderland coaster. In 1854/55, per LR, Watt of Banff owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The LR data of 1855/56 & 1856/57 is limited. It seems likely that the vessel was sold in or about 1855. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists her then owner as being John Forsyth, of Lower Shore, Banff, while the equivalent list of 1870 lists Robert Leask, also of Banff, as her then owner. Signal letters NHBD. On an unstated date in Dec. 1872, per line 3197 here, the 94 ton schooner foundered at sea. No vessel routing or place of loss is indicated. Crew of 6 - all lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by John Forsyth. Can you add anything? David Watts has now advised (thanks!) that the vessel was launched on Sep. 7, 1835 at the Bridge Yard of Dorothy Hall, the widow of the late James Hall. David additionally adds that the schooner foundered off Northumberland in position 55.46N/01.55W, near Berwick it would seem, whilst on a voyage from Banff to Sunderland in ballast. 'Elder' was her then captain & G. Forsyth, of Banff, was her then owner. Y

21602

28

Hebe

148

W. Adamson

G. Shotton - T. Ellis in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

2027

29

Ino (a schooner)

163
later
163/140

J. M. Gales

The vessel, which was completed in Jul. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned during that entire period by Clark & Co (Clarke & Co., i.e. with an 'e', from 1844/45) with S. Clark serving as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1845/46. The vessel became of 163/140 tons in 1841/42. I suspect that Clark & Co. were of Shoreham, Sussex, though the vessel would appear to have been Sunderland registered thru 1840/41 & thereafter registered at Shoreham. For initial service, from 1836/37 thru 1839/40, of Shoreham to Newcastle, from Shoreham to Hartlepool in 1840/41, from London to Gibraltar in 1841/42, from London to the Baltic from 1842/43 thru 1844/45, from Shoreham to Hartlepool again in 1845/46 & 1846/47 & also 1848/49 & 1849/50. 'Woolver' it would seem 'R. Woolver', became the vessel's captain from part way thru 1845/46, per LR. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1850/51 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel had been either lost or sold. On Feb. 10, 1850, per line 54 here, the 140 ton schooner stranded off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route, in ballast, from Whitstable, Kent, to Bremen, Germany. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Thomas Gann, a name not LR referenced. The detailed circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

30

Isabella Penman (a snow)

278

Kirkbridge

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was built in Sunderland in Feb. 1835 by Kirkbridge. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1837/38, owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. A vessel of the name is recorded in LR of 1838/39 - registered at Sunderland & of 165 tons. The data is minimal & likely is in error. So far as I can see the vessel is not later LR recorded. Can you add anything?

 

31

Jabez (a snow or brig)

249

James Leithead

It is the webmaster's belief that this newspaper cutting records the launch of Jabez, a brig, on Apl. 15, 1835, for Woods & Spence. The vessel, it would seem, must have had a very short life. It is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1835/36, in the supplement, as owned by Woods & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, with J. Graham the captain. It is not recorded in any later edition of LR. Can you add anything at all to this modest history?

 

32

Jamesons (a snow, later a 'square')

250
later
259
later
251

J. Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel would seem to have been owned, for its entire lifetime, by Jameson - in 1835/36 by J. Jameson of Newcastle, in 1848 (per North of England Maritime Directory) by John Jameson of Wallsend, in 1856 (per Turnbull's Register) by J. (Jno.) Jameson of Wallsend, in 1860 by John Jameson. For service, where Lloyd's Register ('LR') indicated, from Sunderland, later Shields to the Baltic and/or America. The vessel is LR listed from 1835/36 thru 1851/52 but not thereafter. On Oct. 6, 1860, per line 351 here, the 251 ton square was stranded near Norden, while en route from Newcastle to Brake (both northern Germany) with a cargo of coal. None of the 9 man crew were lost. The vessel was then owned by John Jameson. Y

3751

33

Janet Willis (a barque)

311

William Gales

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1853/53, ex 1840/41. It was owned, thru 1850/51, by Willis & Co. of London. Which, per this site means John Willis & Co. 'J. Willis' was LR listed as the vessel's captain to part way thru 1841/42 & 'Willis' was her captain again for parts of 1844/45 & 1845/46. The image of John Willis (1817/1899), known as 'White Hat Willis' is here along with details re his company, which is notable, perhaps, for having owned the Cutty Sark from 1869 to 1895. Per that page, the company was dissolved in 1899. Back to the barque - it initially traded from Sunderland to Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana), later ex London, from 1839/40 for service from London to Demerera, in the 1845/48 period from London to the West Indies, & from 1848/49 for service from London to Barbados. In Jul. 1846, the vessel arrived at Georgetown, Guyana, with 162 Portuguese immigrants ex Madeira. In 1851/52, Robinson of Sunderland became the vessel's owner for continued service to Demerera, now ex Sunderland. It would seem that the vessel was abandoned, 'at the entrance of the Channel', on Oct. 10, 1852. How vague! Can you tell us more about her loss or otherwise add anything? Of interest, John Willis & Co. later owned a 2nd vessel of the name, a ship built in Sunderland in 1850, as you can read here. Y

 

34

Louisa Munro (a barque)

300

Tiffin

Was initially owned by J. C. Munro of Sunderland

1238

35

Maida (a snow)

240
later
231

An unknown Deptford builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1841/42 & not thereafter i.e. for the next 30 years. I wonder why that was so? Was owned thru 1841/42 by B. Walker of Scarborough, for service initially from Sunderland to London but from 1838/39 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. It would seem that the vessel was always registered at Scarborough. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists her then owners as being Thomas B. Walker, Isabella Fowler & others, of Scarborough. The Mercantile Navy Lists of both 1867 & 1870 record Alexr. Tindall of Falsgrave, Scarborough, as her then owner. On Oct. 7, 1872, per line 2616 here, the 231 ton snow sank in the North Sea, while en route from Sunderland to Bremen, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then owned by Alexander Tindall. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

23848

36

Marina (a snow)

215

Peter Austin

The vessel was, per Lloyd's Register ('LR'), always owned by Austin & Co. of Sunderland. LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'.

 

37

Marwood (a snow)

224
later
210

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was first registered in Jun. 1835, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1869/70 with the exception of 1852/53. The vessel was owned, thru 1851/52 perhaps, by Marwood of Whitby with, per LR, 4 captains during such period. Initially Marwood (thru 1839/40), Rose or T. Rose (from 1839/40 thru 1846/47), W. Storm (from 1846/47 thru 1848/49) & finally T. Carling (from 1848/49 thru 1851/52 at least). For some varied service. Initially (in 1835/36) from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, from London to Newcastle (in 1836/39), from London to the Baltic (in 1843/44), from Jersey, Channel Islands, to Cardiff (in 1844/46), from Hartlepool to London from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & otherwise ex London. LR of 1851/52 offers little detail & the vessel is not listed in LR of 1852/53, both of which factors suggest that the vessel may well have been sold. In 1853/54 & thru 1855/56, J. Robinson of Sunderland is LR listed as the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London, with Taylor serving as the vessel's captain. In 1856/57, per LR, Fleming of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, for, almost entirely, service ex Sunderland, to France in 1856/57 & 1857/58, to the Baltic in 1860/61, but generally for service as a Sunderland coaster. Under 'Fleming' ownership, which lasted thru 1866/67 at least, there were 3 captains. T. Wilson in 1856/57 & 1857/58 & also from 1861/62 thru 1869/70, H. Fuller in 1858/59 & 1859/60 and 'Fleming' in 1860/61 & 1861/62. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, clarifies the owner's name to mean Daniel Fleming of Sunderland, with Thos. Wilson her then captain. Such ownership data is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 & by Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 & 1867. LR always listed the vessel at 224 tons, however some of such links record the vessel at 202 & 210 tons only. LR of 1867/68 recorded Fleming as the vessel's owner but then struck the name out. No owner name is recorded in LRs of 1868/69 & 1869/70, which last edition notes that the vessel was 'Missing'. But MNL comes to our rescue re her new owner. MNL of 1868 advises that George Robinson, of Sunderland, was the vessel's then owner. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters NSDH. Line 51 on this page tells us that on an unstated date in Oct. 1868 the vessel, stated to be a 211 ton snow, went missing while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Dieppe (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with an unknown cargo (most likely coal). A crew of 6, all of whom were of 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 

23555

38

Melona (a snow, later a brig)

249

Joseph Helmsley of Southwick

The vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by Smallwood of South Shields/Newcastle. Per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, owned by J. & B. Smallwood & in 1856, per Turnbull's Register, owned by J. H. & B. Smallman, both of South Shields & both registered at Newcastle. For service ex Shields to St. Petersburg, to the Mediterranean, to Lisbon etc. On Sep. 14, 1860, per line 302 here, the 247 ton brig stranded at Strens Rar (where is it?), while en route from South Shields to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. It would seem that none of the 9 man crew was lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Jno. Hart Smallman. Y

2291

39

Morayshire (a barque)

316

Laing & Simey

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched by P. (Philip) Laing on Nov. 18, 1835. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1855/56 & was initially owned, thru 1842/43, by Masson & Co. of London. Maybe for service from Sunderland to Jamaica which became London to Bordeaux, France, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39, & then for service from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1838, the vessel struck an uncharted rock entering the port of Herradura, Chile. It fortunately suffered little damage. In 1842/43 the vessel became owned by D. (Duncan) Dunbar of London, who owned it for about 11 years thru 1852/53. Under Dunbar ownership the vessel initially served ex London, but from 1844/45 served Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, out of London. which service became London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, & then, thru 1852/53, for service from London to Moulmein, Burma (now Mawlanyine, Myanmar), where many Duncan owned ships were built. Some detail about the vessel's voyages to Australia. On Aug. 31, 1843 the vessel arrived at Sydney ex the Downs (left Apl. 6, 1843) with a few passengers & a cargo that included a set of 8 church bells for St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. It later left for London via Melbourne (left Feb. 17, 1844) with a cargo of wool. It suffered a fire off Rio de Janeiro but the fire would seem to have been modest, in a single bale of wool, it would seem. On Sep. 3, 1844 the vessel left the Downs for Sydney & arrived there on Dec. 30, 1844. It later left for Manila in ballast, & on Aug. 2, 1845 arrived back at Sydney with a cargo of sugar. It left for Hobart Town, Tasmania, & eventually arrived at London, Gravesend, on Jul. 16, 1846. In its final voyage to Australia, the vessel left London on Sep. 3, 1846 for Port Philip, Melbourne, went on to Launceston, Tasmania, with 400 sheep & left Launceston on Mar. 25, 1847 for London with a cargo of wheat in bulk. It soon suffered a leak & had to return to Launceston to clear its pumps which were clogged with grain. It eventually left for London on May 7, 1847 & arrived at Gravesend on Oct. 24, 1847. We thank Trove, Australia, for all of that detail. In 1853/54, but only in that year, the vessel was owned by J. Laing of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland. In 1854/55 & 1855/56, per LR, T. Froud, of certainly registered at London, owned the vessel for initial service from London to Suez. The LR data in 1855/56 is modest which suggests that the vessel may by then have been lost. Indeed it may well have been lost prior to 1855 since the vessel would seem not to have been issued an Official Number. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything? Y

 

40

Morning Star (a snow)

266
later
245

Jas. Johnson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 (fragmentary data), & from 1841/42 thru 1859/60 ex 1848/49. It was owned, per LR, for its entire lifetime by Thompson of Sunderland for service ex Sunderland, from Sunderland to America (1844/47), London (1849/50), Quebec, Canada (1850/52), Bordeaux, France (1852/53) & to the Baltic (1853/55). Later, where indicated, ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists T. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. David Watts advises that Marwood's Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Turner Thompson of Sunderland as the vessel's then owner with James Smith the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Thompson of Sunderland as the then owner of the 248 ton snow, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Turner Thompson. In 1856/57 per LR. the vessel became of 245 tons. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1859 or otherwise add anything? Y

2956

41

Orator

321

Peter Austin

J. (John) Allan

 

42

Palestine (a snow)

198

H. Dobbinson.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1836/37, thru 1840/41 only. It was launched in Oct. 1835 & owned thru its brief lifetime by Penman & Co. of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to London. Of interest, perhaps, is that LR of 1841/42 records a later vessel also named Palestine built in Sunderland in Feb. 1841, & owned by Penman of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. Can you tell us more about the vessel's history or otherwise add anything?

 

43

Pensher 1

236

J. M. Gales

M. Elliott

 

44

Pilot

246

Laing & Simey

R. Pearson - also in 1856 & 1858 (per Turnbull's Register & Christie's Shipping Register, respectively) both registered at Shields & owned by R. or Robert Pearson.

22580

45

Prince George (a barque)

322

Frater & Co., of Ayre's Quay

A vessel that may have had a very short life. The webmaster believes that this contemporary announcement records the launch of the 'remarkedly handsome' barque on Nov. 19, 1835. Built for Panton and Son of Sunderland. The vessel is, so far as I have yet seen, Lloyd's Register listed in 1836/37 only, owned by 'Panton &' for service ex Sunderland. The webmaster has not yet learned what happened to the vessel. Or when. Can you help in that regard or otherwise add anything?

 

46

Princess Victoria (a snow, later a brig)

251
later
256
later
257

George Frater & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1858/59 & from 1862/63 thru 1869/70 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, thru 1841/42, by H. Panton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. From 1841/42 thru 1847/48, the vessel was owned by Wise & Co. of Ayr, Scotland, for service from the Clyde to Quebec, later from the Clyde to North America. From 1848/49 thru 1858/59, the vessel was owned by Paul & Co., also of Ayr, for service from Ayr to Quebec, later from the Clyde to the Mediterranean & ex the Clyde. From 1862/63 to 1863/64, the vessel, now a brig, was owned by 'E. S. Robrts' for service from Ayr to Quebec and/or London to Liverpool. In 1863/64, P. Hick of Sunderland became owner of the brig, now of 256 tons, for service ex Liverpool but soon (1864) ex Sunderland. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 list Pantland Hick, of Scarborough, Yorkshire as the then owner of the Scarborough registered vessel. 88.5 ft. long, signal letters NPJF. On Dec. 17, 1871, per line 2108 here, the 257 ton brig was stranded at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Harwich, Essex, to Sunderland in ballast. Crew of 10 - none lost. Vessel then stated to have been owned, however, by George Barnes. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

22894

47

Ring-Dove (a snow)

243

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

48

Rosalind (a barque)

305

W. Chilton

The vessel, per this newspaper cutting, was launched by Messrs. Chilton on Apl. 16 1835 for T. Blair. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1835/36 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, per LR, thru 1838/39, by T. Blair of Sunderland for service initially from Sunderland to Lisbon, Portugal, but from 1836/37 thru 1838/39 for service from Liverpool to Bombay (now Mumbai), India. T. Blair was the vessel's captain thru the 'Blair' ownership period. Of interest, a 289/327 ton snow, also named Rosalind, was launched at Sunderland in Mar. 1840 for T. Blair, presumably to replace the vessel which had been sold as follows. In 1839/40, the vessel was acquired, per LR, by J. Harding of Liverpool. For initial service in 1839/40, maybe, from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, which became service ex Bristol, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44 for service from London to Bombay, in 1844/45 for service from Liverpool to Berbice, Guyana, from 1845/46 thru 1847/48 for service from Portsmouth to Jamaica, & in 1848/49 service maybe from Newcastle to the Mediterranean which became Liverpool to Madeira. The LR data of 1850/51 is minimal. It seems likely that the vessel was lost in or about 1850. Can you tell us what specifically happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional? Y

 

49

Thomas (a schooner, later a brigantine)

68
later
64

Unknown to webmaster

Only limited data is available re this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed only from 1836/37 thru 1840/41. Then owned by Murphy & Co. of Wexford, (County Wexford, near SE tip of Ireland), for service as a Dublin coaster. With J. Murphy her captain. The 1840/41 entry lists the vessel, by mistake I believe, as built in 1832. There is a vessel listed with minimal data in only the 1855/56 edition of LR. It may well relate - of 68 tons owned by Crehan & Co. of Limerick (SW Ireland) for service as a Limerick coaster. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the 64 ton vessel as registered at Dumfries (near Solway Firth, Scotland) & owned by Thomas Carswell of nearby Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright. Signal letters MDCP. On Apl. 7, 1872, per line 2998 here, the 64 ton brigantine stranded at Little Burbo (near Liverpool), while en route from Runcorn (River Mersey, E. of Liverpool), to Waterford (SE Ireland) with a cargo of salt. Crew of 4 - 1 lost. Then owned by James Carswell. Can you tell us anything additional? The circumstances of the vessel's loss perhaps. Y

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50

Thornley (a snow or brig)

237
later
242
later
232

T. Ogden

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43, from 1846/47 thru 1856/57 & from 1860/61 thru 1869/70. Now the LR listings of 1836/37 & 1837/38 are skimpy indeed in that they list no owner name, rig, routing, year & place of build etc. So the vessel's initial owner is not provided by such listings. It would seem, however, that the vessel's initial owner was Messrs Nesbitt and Parkin as per this contemporary announcement of the launch of the vessel on Nov. 19, 1835. From 1838/39 thru 1842/43, the vessel was owned by 'Hartlpl Gn Sh. Co.' (Hartlepool General Shipping Co.?), registered at Stockton, for service from Stockton to London. In 1846/47 & 1847/48, T. Sharer was her owner for service from Hartlepool, where registered, to London - Thomas Sharer as per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. In 1848/49, Longstaff of Sunderland became her owner, thru 1856/57, for service to London ex Sunderland & Shields & ex London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 both record, however, her owners in those years as being Barker & John C. Fairley of Sunderland & John D. Clark of Ilderton. From 1860/61 B. Fairley of Sunderland is her LR recorded owner, spelled B. Fairly from 1863/64, for service from Sunderland to London. Owned by B. Fairley per the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 & by N. Fairley in both 1866 & 1867. 86.7 ft. long. MNL of 1868 lists James Ayre of Sunderland to be her owner, while MNL of 1869 lists William Hall of Seaham Harbour. The MNL of 1870 records John Appleby of Seaham Harbour, County of Durham, as her then owner. On Aug. 29, 1870, per line 331 here, the 232 ton snow was stranded at Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland) while en route from Seaham Harbour to Nieuwe Diep. (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by John Appleby. Y

2812

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1835? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 98 vessels & 26,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 98 vessels & 26,134 tons.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1836 (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

Adolphus

279

T. Reed

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Aerial (a barque)

265 later 305/302

J. Carr

I read that the vessel was launched in Jan. 1836. Two Sunderland build lists available to the webmaster, record the vessel, of 265 tons, listed as Aerial & built by J. Carr. The vessel was Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed initially as Ærial & from 1842/43, now of 305/302 tons, as Aërial. Anyway, the vessel is LR listed, cryptically, in both 1837/38 & in 1838/39 with no owner name listed, just being of Sunderland. Then 3 years of LR silence. It is also LR listed from 1842/43 thru 1866/67, throughout that whole period owned, per LR, by J. Barry of Sunderland. Always for service ex Sunderland - i) to the Mediterranean from 1845/46 thru 1848/49, in 1851/52 & 1852/53, & in 1856/57, ii) to Carthagena, Spain, in 1850/51, iii) to the Baltic in 1854/55. With a number of captains per LR - J. Booth in 1837/38 & 1838/39, Darling from 1842/43 thru 1849/50, R. Barry in 1850/51 & 1851/52, J. Barry in 1852/53 & 1853/54, H. Rugg in 1854/55 & T. Rickaby in 1855/56 & 1856/57 - after that date no captain's names are LR recorded. We do have some other modest data sources available. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists the 302 ton vessel as owned by John Barry. Marwood's Mar. 1854 equivalent lists the vessel as owned by John Barry of Sunderland with Henry G. Rugg her then captain. As does Turnbull's Register of 1855. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Barry as her owner, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists John Barry.
The webmaster is not able to tell you what happened to the vessel nor when. I note in that regard that the vessel was Mercantile Navy List listed in 1864 but not in 1865. I suspect that the vessel must have been lost, or whatever, in or about 1864. Crew lists of 1863 & 1864 are available. Is there anything you can add to the above - or correct? Y

11990

3

Albion (a snow or brig)

257/271
later
248

Kirkbride & Co.

The vessel, which was launched in Jun. or Jul. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51, then an LR silence of 5 years, & again from 1856/57 thru 1866/67. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1848/49 per LR, by 'Fenwick' of London. During such period, the vessel, per LR, had three captains - W. Crosby thru 1841/42, W. Maughan from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 & J. Allsop from 1844/45 thru 1848/49. For service i) from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, thru 1838/39, ii) from Sunderland to London in 1839/40 & 1840/41, iii) from Liverpool to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in 1841/42, & iv) thereafter ex London, incl. to the Mediterranean from 1845/46 thru 1847/48.
In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became owned by C. Taylor, of or certainly registered at London, for service from Sunderland to London thru 1849/50 at least, with B. Blair her captain. 'Taylor' owned the vessel for a number of years - when LR coverage continued, in 1856/57, the vessel was registered at Sunderland but still owned by C. Taylor. Such owner name is clarified by a number of shipping registers. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Charles Taylor of Sunderland as the then owner of the 271 ton vessel with W. R. Blyth her then captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 has essentially the same data but with Wm. R. Gauntlet her then captain. TR of 1856 confirms the Taylor ownership of the vessel, now of 248 tons, as does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.
From 1858/59 thru 1862/63, LR records 'Nichlsn &', (Nicholson & Co.?) of Sunderland, as the vessel's new owner, with Gauntlett her then captain for service as a Sunderland Collier. While LRs of 1863/64 thru 1866/67 list the vessel without an owner name - for good cause since the vessel was lost in 1863.
This page tells us that a certificate re the vessel's loss was dated Jun. 16, 1863 (scroll to #2869). Now Wikipedia tells us, here, that a schooner named Albion, en route from Sunderland to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) struck the Revel Stone rock in the Baltic on May 14, 1863. Further that her crew were rescued by a steamship of the same name, i.e. Albion. Such listing initially seemed unlikely to be a 'match' since Albion was not a schooner. It does, however, prove to be re 'our' vessel, as is confirmed by extensive data kindly made available by Government Cultural authorities in Estonia. Who tell us that Albion, a brig under the command of Edmond Elliott, was in mid May 1863 in the Baltic, en route from Sunderland to Kronstadt. At midnight on May 15, 1863, Albion struck the Tallinnamadal ('Revelstein') & became 'securely stuck'. Revelstein is a reef or shoal located 7 1/2 miles N. of the island of Aegna, itself located about 7 miles N. of Tallinn, Estonia. A noted danger to navigation & the site of many shipwrecks over the centuries. The crew tried to lighten the vessel by throwing 'goods' (cargo, most likely coal) overboard. The weather, alas, deteriorated on the next day & the vessel repeatedly was bumped against the reef, causing more water to enter the ship than could be controlled by the pumps. At 4 p.m. on May 16, 1863, the crew left the ship in ships' boats & reached Tallinn at 1 p.m. on May 17, 1863. The captain returned to the vessel, found her filled with water & severely damaged & commenced salvage operations. Such data does not refer to a steamship named Albion taking part in the aftermath of the grounding. Perhaps Albion, the steamship, repatriated the vessel's crew to the U.K.? Via the above 'Estonian' link you can access three contemporary Estonian newspaper editions that likely refer to the disaster. I did not access such pages in view of my inability in Estonian, but Estonian readers likely would find them to be informative. They may well prove to contain, in fact, data of importance re the total story!
Albion was 87.0 ft. long. No crew lists for the vessel are available. Can you add to and/or correct the above text? Y

2869

3

Albyn (a barque, maybe later a ship)

310/374
later
343

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1858/59 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1840/41, by Adamson of Sunderland, i.e. by the vessel's builders, with G. Pryde serving as the vessel's captain throughout such period. For consistent service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. LR of 1840/41 listed Adamson as the owner but then struck the name through. I presume that the vessel was then being sold. In 1841/42, LR records McCunns of Greenock, Scotland, as the vessel's new owners, thru 1847/48. For service to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, from the Clyde (in 1841/42), from Liverpool (in 1842/43 & 1843/44) & ex London (in 1844/45). From 1845/46 thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel served Singapore ex London. Under McCunns' ownership the vessel, per LR, had two captains - J. Clark thru 1844/45 & Walker thru 1847/48. LRs of 1848/49 & 1849/50 list J. Adamson of Dundee as the vessel's owner, for service from London to Aden with H. Leslie serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1850/51 lists Adamson of Liverpool as the vessel's owner, thru 1856/57 it would seem, for service from Dundee to Newcastle (in 1850/51), ex London (in 1851/52 & 1852/53) & from Dundee to Puerto Rico (in 1854/55 & 1855/56). With T. Keay serving as captain thru 1853/54 & P. Logan thereafter. Marwood's  North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the Liverpool registered vessel, a ship, as owned by Wm. and Alexander Adamson with George Milne her captain. LR of 1856/57 has minimal detail which suggest that the vessel may well have then been sold. LR of 1857/58 lists H. Longstaff of Sunderland as the vessel's new owner for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean with R. Newman her captain. Such ownership is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which list respectively H. Longstaff & Henry Longstaff as the then owner of the vessel, now a barque again. LR of 1858/69 offers minimal data. It seems likely that about that time the vessel was lost, in some way presently unknown to the webmaster. Is there anything you can add or correct? Y

39575

4

Berkshire

587
later
539

William Gales of Hylton

Initial owner not known to webmaster. Per Lloyd's Register of 1838/39, the then owners were Clarkson of London, later (1860/61) 'Toulmn & Co.' of London, later (from 1861/62) P. Smith of Plymouth. Gary Hicks advises (thanks!) that the vessel was wrecked, on Aug. 31, 1864, at Gallows Point, Belize.

13695

5

Cambyses

305

Laing & Simey

Wilkinson

 

6

Courier (a snow, later a barque)

320/280
later
389
later
347

J. M. Gales

The vessel, which was launched in Jan. 1836, was initially owned by J. M. Gales, of Sunderland, i.e. her builder, for service from Sunderland to London with T. Gains her captain. In 1838/39, per Lloyd's Register ('LR', listed from 1836/37), the vessel became Liverpool registered & remained so for the rest (28 years) of the vessel's life.
Her new owner, in 1838/39, was, per LR, Barton & Co., with A. Smith her captain, for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kalkata), India, in 1838/39 & 1839/40 & from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, in 1840/41. In 1841/42, the vessel became owned by A. Thompson of Liverpool, later 'A. Thomsn', who owned the vessel, per LR, for the next 15 years. With a number of captains over that period. J. R. Scott thru 1844/45, P. Burke briefly, 'Soutton' from 1845/46 thru 1848/49, 'Towerson' from 1848/49 thru 1852/53, T. Gavins in 1853/54, & E. Paine thereafter thru 1856/57. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists Alexander Thomson as the vessel's then owner & Edward Paine her then captain. Her service under Thomson ownership? From Cork, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada, in the period from 1841/42 thru 1843/44, from Liverpool to Calcutta in 1844/45, 1845/46, 1848/49 thru 1850/51, & in 1853/54, from Liverpool to Mauritius from 1854/55 thru 1856/57 & otherwise ex Liverpool.
Three more owners, per LR! Alexander in 1857/58, with 'Allen' her captain for continued service to Mauritius. J. Litt, who served also as the vessel's captain, in 1858/59 & 1859/60, in the first such year for service from Liverpool to Suez, Egypt. And finally Williams of Liverpool, with 'Hughes' her captain thru to the end, i.e. 1866/67 per LR. For service from Liverpool to North America in 1860/61, from Bristol to Quebec in 1861/62, ex Beaumaris (Isle of Anglesey, North Wales) in 1862/63, & from Beaumaris to North America thereafter. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1867 list John Williams of Valley, near Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, as her then owner.
110.2 ft. long, signal letters MBJG, LR of 1848/49 first recorded the vessel as a 389 ton barque (previously a snow), LR of 1860/61 first listed the barque at 347 tons only.
LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. It seems likely that, per Wikipedia (thanks!) that at an unknown date in Oct. 1866 the vessel foundered in the Atlantic Ocean while en route from Liverpool to New York. Per 'The Times' of London of Oct. 23, 1866. Just a few crew lists are available here. A puzzle. MNL (scroll to #16399) listed the vessel as a steamship - in error I do believe. It would be good to be able to advise if the vessel's crew were all saved & which vessel may have rescued them. Is there anything you can add or correct? Maybe provide the 'Times' article? Y

16399

7

Cove (a snow or brig, later a barque)

264/325
later
273/353

J. Carr of Southwick

The Cove was launched in 1836 per this contemporary launch announcement (in green), apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1847/48. It was initially owned by G. Palmer of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean (from 1836/37 thru 1838/39), from London to Mauritius (in 1839/40 & 1840/41) & thereafter, thru 1846/47, for service from Newcastle to the East Indies. 'Palmer, jun.' was the vessel's captain until part way thru 1841/42. LR reports the vessel as becoming of 273/353 tons in 1841/42 & a barque in 1845/46. By LR of 1848/49. Snowdon of South Shields had become the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a ship owned by J. Snowdon & Co. of South Shields. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1850/51 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel may have been lost. I now know what happened to the vessel & when. On Jan. 9, 1850, per line 7 here, the 353 ton barque was stranded near Girgenti (the name by which the city of Agrigento on the SW coast of Sicily is known). No data is, however, provided re the vessel's routing, cargo or exact location of loss. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by John Snowdon. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

8

Defence (a snow or brig)

271

Oliver, either F. or T. Oliver

A vessel named Defence is recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') for 3 years only, from 1836/37 thru 1838/39, &, so far as I can see, is not recorded thereafter. LR states that the vessel was built in Mar. 1836 & was owned by Oliver of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac. Merimac? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A. It seems likely that this (in green) contemporary newspaper cutting relates in some way. However the unnamed vessel there marked in green would appear to have been launched in Aug. 1836. A master build list in the possession of the webmaster has 'F. Oliver' building only one vessel is 1836 - Defence of 271 tons. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you add anything additional?

 

9

Defender (a barque)

325/354
later
327
later
336

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1869/70 (ex 1863/64) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1846/47, by J. Storey of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland to London, to Bordeaux, France (1838/40) to America (from 1840/41) & to London again. In 1846/47, J. Patton, of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to America & for some varied service in the following years - from Stockton to London, from Shields to America, from Leith to Newcastle, ex Cork & from Shields to France. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Pattin & Co., of Newcastle, as the vessel's then owner. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Patton of Tynemouth, W. Elliott of North Shields & W. Gray of Newcastle, as the then owners of the Shields registered 327 ton vessel, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records John Snowdon of South Shields - a name not LR referenced - as her then owner. From 1857/58 thru 1862/63, J. Patton is still LR recorded as the vessel's owner however the data is cryptic & clearly is incorrect. The vessel is first LR recorded at 327 tons in 1864/65 in which year Metcalf & Co., of South Shields, is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. But ... the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 rather records Alexr. Fairweather, of Sunderland, as her then owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 does however record Thomas Metcalfe, of Westoe, South Shields, as her then owner. 95.8 ft. long, signal letters LVWF. On Aug. 31, 1872, per line 2552 here, the 336 ton barque was stranded at Havre aux Matton (likely in Magdalen Islands, maybe means Havre aux Maisons), while en route from South Shields to the Magdalen Islands (a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec, Canada) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Metcalfe. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

16069

10

Empress (a snow, later a brig)

282/302
later
289

J. Hutchinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1861/62 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1848/49, by 'Hutchnsn' of Sunderland, presumably Hutchinson, mainly for service ex Sunderland to i) the Mediterranean (in 1838/1840), ii) Montreal, Canada (in 1841/42), with service ex Dublin to Montreal noted in 1840/41 & service ex Gloucester in 1844/45. In all the years of 'Hutchnsn' ownership, Hodgson is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. Why do I note that? Because in 1848/49, thru 1851/52, Hodgson of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner with Hodgson her captain thru 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records the vessel as then registered at Sunderland & owned by C. Hodgson of Bishopwearmouth. Under Hodgson ownership, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland. In 1851/52, 'Summrs' & Co. of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to some quite varied destinations - to Cadiz, Spain, in 1851/52, to America in 1853/55 & in 1857/58, to London in 1856/57, to the Baltic in 1858/59 & to Quebec, Canada, in the period of 1859 thru 1861. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records M. Somers & M. Blues, of South Shields, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Matthew Summers & Margaret Blues. LR of 1860/61 lists the vessel as a brig of 289 tons. Signal letters HMST. On Dec. 7, 1861, per line 1503 here, the 289 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Shields to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia). No cargo is listed. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Matthew Summers. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss & where the vessel was abandoned are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

2113

11

Esther (a snow, later a brig)

228/225
later
209

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1847/48, by Main & Co. of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London, from Shields to London, in 1839/1842 for service from London to Quebec, Canada, in 1843/43 for service from Stockton to the Mediterranean, in 1843/46 for service from London to Petersburg, Russia, & also service as a London collier. In 1848/49, per LR, C. & F. Reay of South Shields became the vessel's owner with C. Reay the vessel's captain, at least thru 1856/57 per LR. F. & C. Reay per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. Initially, maybe, for service from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, for a number of years from Hull to the Baltic & in 1854/55 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The LR data re 1855/56 & 1856/57 is limited. Which might lead one to think that the vessel had been sold at about that time. But it would seem that vessel was not in fact sold. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records F. & C. Reay, of South Shields as the vessel's then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records F. & C. Hay, as her owner, surely a typographical error. On Mar. 7, 1862, per line 2149 here, the 209 ton brig was stranded at Heligoland (a small German archipelago located in the North Sea, 46 km. off the mouth of the Elbe) while en route from Newcastle to Hamburg with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Francis Reay. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

2084

12

Fawn (a schooner)

76

Stephenson & Stuart

Lloyd's Register ('LR') seems to record the vessel only from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 and again from 1847/48 thru 1848/49. In the first period the vessel was owned by Stephenson of Sunderland for service from Lyn. (where is it? Maybe they meant King's Lynn, Norfolk) to Scotland.
Ian Whittaker has advised (thanks Ian!) that the vessel was on fire in North Harbour, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Oct. 13, 1842. And on fire again on Oct. 18. 1842. He suggests that the vessel may well have been rebuilt during the time she was not listed in LR.
Stephenson is still the owner in the later LR period where the vessel is recorded as a Sunderland coaster. LR of 1848/49 records the vessel as LOST. The vessel seems not to be listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848. Y

 

13

Galatea

258

Peter Austin

J. Ness

 

14

Gateshead Park (a snow)

291/336

J. Crown

So far as I can see, this vessel is listed in Lloyd's Register in one year only, i.e. 1838/39. Owned by Abbott & Co., registered at Newcastle, for service ex Sunderland, with G. Gray her captain. I have seen a 'snippet' reference to the vessel, Gray in command, arriving from or departing for Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea), in Jan. 1837. Maybe at London? What happened to her, I wonder? This page (search for Gateshead Park) likely answers that question (thanks!) & provides the data source. It advises that a 'ship' of the name was driven ashore on Apl. 3, 1839, 4 miles E. of Marsala, Sicily, while en route from Odessa, to Cork, Ireland. Her crew were rescued. The page does not provide sufficient detail to confirm that the lost vessel was in fact this vessel but it seems likely to have been so. Readers may find it of interest to note that Gateshead Park was the name of a very large iron forge / iron works / brass founder, located  in Gateshead & owned by J. Abbott & Co. (Limited) - as per this 1869 report. The J. meant John. They manufactured a vast array of items including pipes, chains & anchors. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists a later vessel of the same name, a barque built by Doxford in 1841 - owned by J. Abbott & Son of Gateshead. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

15

George & Mary (a snow)

220/219

W. Wilkinson

Lloyd's Register of 1840/41 records the vessel as owned by Morrison of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Geo. Morrison, of South Shields, as the vessel's then owner. While Turnbull's Register of 1856 states G. Morrison, G. & Jno. Foreman of South Shields. As also does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858.

3704

16

Globe (a barque)

376/438
later
380/438

James Leithead

The Globe was launched in 1836 per this contemporary launch announcement (in red), apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43 only, owned in 1836/37 & 1837/38 by W. Ord of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1838/39, J. Allan of London, per LR, became the vessel's owner for service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1838/39 & from London to New South Wales, Australia in the following years thru 1842/43. So far as I can see, the vessel made just two voyages to Australia. In Mar. 1840, the 18th maybe, the vessel arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ex London (left Nov. 5, 1839) with 7 passengers & a general cargo. It later left for India, in ballast, on May 3, 1840. On Aug. 28 or 30, 1841, the vessel arrived at Sydney ex London & the Downs (left Apl. 27, 1841) with 38 passengers 24 of whom were in steerage & a general cargo. It later, on Oct. 20, 1841, left Sydney for Guam in ballast. In Dec. 1841 the vessel was spoken to when en route from Bordeaux, France, to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. LR of 1842/43 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. I have found this article ex here which tells us that in early Jun. 1842, Captain Stuart (R. Stuart was Globe's captain), along with a pilot, two officers & 10 hands arrived arrived at Calcutta aboard Assam? a steamer. Presumably Globe had been wrecked shortly prior. Do you know what exactly happened to the vessel and when? If so, do consider advising the webmaster. Y

 

 

Gordon (a snow) See here

217

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

17

Harmony (a snow)

253

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1836/37 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR thru 1840/41, by Watson & Co., of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1840/41, the vessel was owned by 'Stk.Gen.Sh.C.', which I presume means the Stockton General Ship Co., for service from London to 'Mrimc' - maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A. That is all I can find. Except for a reference that might well be re the same vessel. The North of England Maritime Directory, of 1848/49, lists a 254 ton snow named Harmony, built at Sunderland in 1836 & registered at Newcastle, then owned by H. Lawson of South Shields. More data is clearly needed. Can you add anything?

 

18

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

300/322
later
300

E. Brown

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel leaves much to be desired. It is LR recorded from 1836/37 thru 1846/47, from 1849/50 thru 1855/56 & from 1866/67 thru 1871/72. The vessel was owned, thru 1839/40, by J. Panton, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40, Laurie & Co., of London, became the vessel's owner for service, where indicated, of London to Africa. Their period of ownership was short however - in 1843/44, Hamilton of London became the vessel's owner, for continued service from London to Africa. Then some LR silent years. In 1849/50 & 1850/51, it would seem that Holderness of Liverpool was the vessel's owner for service ex Liverpool. Sleddon & Co., also of Liverpool, owned the vessel in 1851/52 & maybe in 1852/53 also, for service from Liverpool to California, U.S.A. Dunbar & Co., of Glasgow, is LR reported as the vessel's owner in 1853/54 for service from Liverpool to Valparaiso, Chile. They may well have owned the vessel in the 2 following years also. Then many years of LR silence. However, Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that the vessel, a snow, was then owned by R. J. Brown of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records John Fleming, of London, as the then owner of the 300 ton snow. The vessel was first LR listed as a brig (previously a barque) of 300 tons in 1866/67, where the owner's name was listed as Shearer & Co. of Ardrossan (Ayrshire, Scotland), but the name is deleted through, so presumably they were the prior but not the then current owners of the vessel. For service ex the Clyde it would seem. The LR record of 1867/68 thru 1871/72 is cryptic indeed, with no owner's name listed nor the vessel's dimensions then routinely recorded for all vessels. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by Hugh Boyd of Ardrossan & registered there. Signal letters HQFG. On Oct. 11, 1872, per line 2626 here, the 300 ton brig was stranded at Marstrand (N. of Gothenburg, Sweden), while en route from Sunderland to Copenhagen, Denmark, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned, not by Hugh Boyd but rather by John Peterson. Can you add anything? Y

2689

19

Hepsa

257/250

Unknown to webmaster

J. Watson - J. Paxton in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

25402

20

Honduras (a barque)

382
later
368

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1866/67. It would seem that throughout its lifetime, the vessel was registered at London, then at Dundee & finally at Southampton. From 1836/37 thru 1855/56, the vessel was owned by Weller or Weller & Co. of London. For many years, thru 1844/45, 'Weller' is LR listed as having been the vessel's captain. The vessel initially served Honduras ex London, in 1838/39 served from Yarmouth to the Mediterranean & then for many years, thru 1851/52 with one exception, served Sydney, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, ex London.
In WWW searching for data about one Sunderland built vessel, one often finds data about another. In Apl. 1842, Lady Raffles, built in Sunderland in 1840, caught fire at Sydney, NSW, when a bale of wool in her holds caught fire. Lady Raffles was, at the time, under the command of Jonathan C. Osborne & 'Osborne' owned the vessel. Honduras was, of course, then also at Sydney. I note that James Weller gave up command of Honduras, became captain of the repaired Lady Raffles, & sailed her back to London. T. R. Clarke took over the captaincy of Honduras from late Jul. 1842, it would seem. Clarke's such service seems not to be LR referenced.
In one year, i.e. in 1844/45, the vessel served from London to Jamaica. From 1856/67 thru 1862/63, Pryde & Co. of Dundee, Scotland, owned the vessel for some quite varied service - from London to India, ex London, from Leith to South America, from the Clyde to Archangel, Russia, & from Dundee to India. The LR editions of 1863/64 thru 1866/67 state no owner name. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 & 1866 both list W. C. Tube, of Sligo (NW Ireland), as owner of the London registered vessel. While MNL of 1867, records her registry at Southampton & ownership by John Ransom of Southampton. Signal letters LDWF. The 1866/67 edition of LR notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Is it possible that you can tell us about the circumstances of her loss, or otherwise add anything? A few crew lists are available here. Y

12948

21

James Cooke

204

Laing & Simey

Spaight & Co.

 

22

Jessie (a snow, later a brig)

174
later
167

Unknown to webmaster

The Lloyd's Register ('LR') record for this vessel leaves much to be desired. It is LR recorded from 1839/40 thru 1847/48, from 1849/50 thru 1851/52, from 1854/55 thru 1857/58 & not thereafter. So, following 1857/58, there is a LR silence of 15 years since the vessel was lost in late 1872. The vessel was owned, from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, by Wood & Co. of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland, particularly (from 1840/41 thru 1842/43) for service to Holland & then from Sunderland to London. In 1844/45, S. Sharp of Stockton was the vessel's owner for service from Stockton to London. The LR data of 1847/48 is limited - it is likely that the vessel was sold at about that time. In 1849/50 'Broklb'nk', presumably Brocklebank, of London, owned the vessel, now a brig, for service from Hartlepool to London. The LR data of 1851/52 is limited. In 1854/55, 'Broklb'nk', per LR, owned the vessel for service from London to France. In 1855/56, Smith of London is listed as the vessel's owner for service as a London collier. Two more years of limited data (1856/57 & 1857/58) & then many more years of LR silence. It would seem that from 1854 at least, the vessel was registered at London. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 & 1870 both record the vessel as then owned by William Sheridan of Seaham, Durham. Signal letters PBLF. On Nov. 4, 1872, per line 2661 here, the 167 ton brig foundered at Egmond (i.e. Egmond aan Zee, coast of North Holland), while en route from Seaham to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - 2 lost. Then owned by Wm. Sheridan. Can you add anything? Y

24588

23

Jubilee (a snow)

235

William Gales

The webmaster has not yet researched this vessel. Gales & Co. of Sunderland, Will Anderson (Anderson was her captain). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists her then owners as being W. Anderson of Sunderland & R. Matthews of Ford Cottage. It would seem, as per this newspaper cutting, that in Feb. 1850 or maybe an earlier date, the vessel was wrecked on Brest Rocks (Firth of Clyde) while en route to Smyrna, Turkey. The vessel was then owned by Anderson and Clay of Sunderland. Such loss is essentially confirmed by line 48 here which states that the 235 ton square was stranded at Girvan (S. of Brest Rocks, South Ayrshire, Scotland), on Feb. 6, 1850 while en route from Troon, also South Ayrshire, to Smyrna with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Wm. Anderson. Anything you can add? Y

 

24

Keldy Castle (a snow or brig)

269/276
later
253/276

Alcock

The vessel was launched on Jun. 27, 1836 for Robert Liddell of Bishopwearmouth, as per this contemporary launch announcement. The vessel is first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1837/38 in a skimpy fashion, without the year & place of its build, its rig, who owned it, nor its routing. Just listed as being of Sunderland, of 276 tons & the captain's name. Subsequent LR listings are also difficult but it is LR listed from 1841/42 thru 1851/52. From 1841/42 thru 1845/46 it was, per LR, owned by Liddle & Co. & registered at Hartlepool. For service ex Hartlepool, from Liverpool to Smyrna, Turkey, & ex Shields. The Liddell family, it would seem were of both Sutton House, & Keldy Castle, both in Yorkshire. In 1845/46, per LR, Sharer & Co., of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) thru 1847/48, & from Newcastle to the Mediterranean in 1848/49. And later ex Shields. Sharer & Liddell were clearly business partners. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 276 ton brig as being registered at Stockton & owned by Thomas Sharer of Hartlepool & Robert Liddell of Monkwearmouth. LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had been 'Burnt'. Yes indeed! On Jun. 25, 1851, per line 894 here, the vessel burnt when at 19S/25W (in the South Atlantic about 1,300 miles ENE of Rio de Janeiro) while en route from Liverpool to Montevideo, Uruguay, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Sharer. It would be good to learn exactly what happened to the vessel & how the crew was rescued. Y

 

25

Kent (a snow, later a brig)

195/186
later
169

Peter Austin

Austin & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London.

23653

26

Leadbitter (a snow or brig)

273

George Frater & Co.

The vessel, which was first registered in Apl. 1836, is listed in Lloyd's Register ('LR') in a rather strange way. It is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1848/49, a gap of 4 years, is again listed from 1853/54 thru 1855/56, a gap of two years & finally is listed in 1858/59. From 1836/37 thru 1845/46, LR reports the vessel as owned by 'Leadbiter' of Sunderland with 'Leadbiter' serving as her captain thru 1841/42 & Pickering thereafter thru 1845/46. It would seem that in both cases 'Leadbiter' is an LR contraction for Leadbitter. Under Leadbitter ownership the vessel, per LR, served ex Sunderland to i) St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1836/37 & 1837/38, ii) to London in 1838/39, iii) to Smyrna (now İzmir, Turkey, from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, and from London to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) in 1839/40 & 1840/41. In 1845/46, per LR, White & Co., of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Bordeaux, France, from 1845/46 thru 1847/48. With W. Crowell serving as her captain.
Ian Whittaker advises (thanks!) that the 'Edinburgh Courant' reported that the vessel was wrecked on Flotta (Scapa Flow), (Orkney, Scotland) on Apl. 8, 1847, Croall in command, but was expected to get off. Clearly it did so!
The North of England Maritime Directory of Jul. 1848 lists G. N., and W. White, both of South Shields, as the then owners of the Newcastle registered vessel. Turnbull's Register of 1856, lists the vessel as now registered at Sunderland & owned by W. H. & G. Watson & J. Hunter, both of Sunderland. Now LR of 1848/49 lists 'White' as the owner of the vessel but provides limited other detail. Which suggests that the vessel may well then have been sold. When LR coverage resumed, in 1853/54, Watson & Co., of Sunderland, are the listed owners for service, in 1853/54, as a Sunderland coaster. Marwood's North of England Directory of Mar. 1854 clarifies such ownership to mean Wm. H. Watson, Geo. Watson & John Hunter, all of Sunderland, with Geo. Blackett her then captain. Such ownership data is clarified & confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. LR of 1858/59 also lists Watson & Co. as the vessel's owners for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, with Crawford her then captain. What happened to the vessel & when? The Mercantile Navy List tells us (scroll to 23588) that a certificate re her loss was issued on Dec. 22, 1858. So I presume that she would have been lost a little before that date. Can you provide detail of what did happen to Leadbitter? Y

23588

27

Leonora (a ship, later a barque)

345/398
later
345/404

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, initially a ship but from 1846/47 a barque, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1852/53 with the exception of 1849/50. The vessel, always registered at Liverpool, was always, per LR, owned by 'Sandbach' of Liverpool, for continued service from Liverpool to Demerera (Guyana, then British Guiana, N. coast of South America). With, per LR, a number of captains - T. Spence thru 1841/42, McClean from 1841/42 thru 1843/44, Midcalfe from 1843/44 thru 1845/56 & Thompson from 1845/46 thru 1852/53. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists William Robertson Sandbach as the vessel's then owner with Donald Thompson her then captain.
Regardless of such 1854 listing, it is clear that the vessel was, in fact, lost in late 1853. Wikipedia advises (thanks!) that on an unknown date in Dec. 1853, the vessel, en route from Demerera, British Guiana, to Liverpool, foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Further that the vessel's crew of 18 were rescued by 'Doris'. LR of 1852/53 lists three vessel's named Doris - without more data the webmaster cannot advise which 'Doris' effected the rescue. As reported by 'The Times' of London on Dec. 27, 1853. I have read here, (in 'Passage from India to El Dorado: Guyana and the Great Migration', by David Hollett, published in 1999) that the vessel was lost on Dec. 19, 1853 & was, at the time, owned by 'Sandbach, Tinne & Co.' of Liverpool & under the command of James Morris. Can you add to or correct the above text. Maybe tell us who built her? Y

 

28

Lipton (a snow)

276/289

William Potts

William Potts of Sunderland

 

29

Lord Brougham & Vaux (a snow or brig)

311
later
293

T. Reed

The vessel, which was first registered in Nov. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, it would seem, from 1837/38 thru 1873/74. Lord Brougham & Vaux? William Brougham. the 2nd Lord Brougham & Vaux, was Lord High Commissioner of Great Britain, born in 1778 & died in 1868. His image in 1868 ex eBay. The LR 1837/38 data is modest - 311 tons, registered at Newcastle, 'Skipsey' her captain, but with no owner name or other detail advised. From 1838/39 thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel  was registered at North Shields & owned by 'Richardson', with J. Storey her captain thru 1841/42, E. Pearson thru 1843/44, J. Walker thru 1847/48 & J. Dunn in 1848/49. For service from Shields to London initially thru 1840/41, & then to the Mediterranean ex either Newcastle or Shields. From 1848/49 thru 1863/64, per LR at least, the vessel was owned by the 'Hewson' family of either North Shields or Newcastle. i.e. 'Hewson & Co.', in 1848/49 & 'S. Hewson' thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the Newcastle registered vessel as owned by 'S. Hewson' of North Shields. While Marwood's equivalent directory of Apl. 1854 clarifies the owner's name as meaning 'Shallet Hewson'. With J. Lonsdale the vessel's captain thru 1853/54, either S. Nichol or S. Nicholas thru 1855/56 & P. Mitcalf thereafter, to 1863/64 per LR. For some quite varied service. Including i) initially from Newcastle or Shields to the Mediterranean, ii) ex Cork, Ireland, in 1851/52 & 1852/53, iii) from Belfast, N. Ireland, to Quebec, Canada, in 1855/56, iv) from Shields to France from 1857/58 & 1858/59, & v) from Shields to the Baltic in 1861/62. The vessel is first LR listed at 293 tons in 1857/58. The LR data of 1859/60 & 1860/61 is modest which suggests that the vessel may well have then been sold. But ... S. Hewson continues to be LR recorded as the vessel's owner from 1861/62 thru 1863/64. That seems not to be correct, however. Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, both list the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by J. Johnson of South Shields. In 1863/64, per LR, Eskdale & Co., of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France & from 1866/67 for service from Shields to Spain. With R. Cunningham serving as the vessel's captain. 88.8 ft. long, signal letters JNHT. It would seem that LR continued to list the vessel for many years after it had, in fact, been lost. The first line 8 on this page tells us that on Apl. 24, 1868, the vessel stranded at Denmark (no location detail provided), while en route from Shields to Westerwick with a cargo of coke & iron. Such data also appears to be suspect, since Westerwick would seem to be on the Shetland Islands mainland, Scotland, a very long way indeed from Denmark. Maybe it encountered a storm & was driven way off course? The vessel had a crew of 10, one of whom lost his life in the stranding. That the vessel was indeed lost in 1868 seems to be confirmed by the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1868 which list Jas. Andrew Eskdale of North Shields as the vessel's then owner. The vessel is not recorded in MNL of 1870. Crew lists of 1863 thru 1868 are available. So ... A few anomalies in the data but the vessel's history is really quite clear. Anything you can add? Y

6328

30

Malta (a snow or brig)

243/236

J. & G. Mills

Malta was launched in 1836 per (in red) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. Launched for Andrew & Richard White. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1842/43 only, owned throughout that brief period, per LR, by White & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us what, in fact, happened to the vessel?

 

31

Maria Hardy

194

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

32

Mary

116

Laing & Simey

 

 

33

Mary & Catherine (a barque, later a ship, later a barque)

385
later
345/366
later
365

An unknown Deptford builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1846/47, from 1848/49 thru 1857/58, & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by 'Arthur' of North Shields, for service from Sunderland to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. From 1838/39, the vessel traded out of London to, where a destination is indicated, Hobart Town, Tasmania & to Madras (now Chenai), India. The vessel seems not to be recorded in the North of England Maritime register of 1848/49. In or around 1847/48, when the vessel was not LR listed, the vessel likely was sold - LR of 1848/49 advises that the vessel, now a ship of 366 previously 345 tons, was sold by C. Davies of Auckland, New Zealand, to H. Nathan of London. Her service from London to New Zealand became service from London to Sydney, Australia. Trading detail is limited but it would seem that the vessel later (in 1853/54) traded again to New Zealand. In 1852/53 the vessel reverted to being a barque. On Nov. 24, 1862, per line 2531 here, the 365 ton barque was stranded at Gibraltar Bay while en route from Vianna (where is it, I wonder) to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of staves. Crew of 14 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Fleming. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not to hand. Can you tell us more as to what happened to her. Y

17530

34

Mayor (a snow)

238/225
 

T. & W. Dixon

I cannot tell you very much about this vessel, which is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1840/41 only & not thereafter. It was owned for that brief period by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, likely in or around 1841?

 

35

Mayoress (a schooner perhaps, later a  brigantine)

131
later
149/132

T. Reed

This vessel was launched in Aug. 1836 per (in blue) this contemporary launch announcement, stated to be schooner built for Mr. Mallaburn of Sunderland. It may well have been initially a schooner owned by Mallaburn. The vessel is, however, not Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed until 1838/39 when it was reported as being a brigantine owned by Jameson of Sunderland for service from Cardiff to Newcastle. In 1842/43, W. Cook of Sunderland became both the owner & the captain of the vessel, now recorded as being of 149/132 tons, for service as a Sunderland coaster. Thru 1845/46 that is, that being the last year in which the vessel was LR recorded. As per line 1703 here, on Aug. 25, 1852 the 131 ton schooner was wrecked at Niding Reef (off the Swedish coast, S. of Gothenburg), while en route from Wifsta Wharf (near Sundsvall, Sweden) to Dover. No cargo is specified. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by William Cooke. Can anyone add anything additional? Y

 

36

Meg Merriles (a ship, later a barque)

315
later
289

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not yet tried to research this vessel. He notes that Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1839/40, lists the ship as owned by J. Nixon of London for service from London to Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town, South Africa). Maybe was registered at Greenock. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records the 289 ton vessel as Meg Merrilies (i.e. with an extra 'i'), then registered at Hartlepool, as owned by John Loveday of Scarborough. As does the same register of 1870. Signal letters NVGS. LR of 1869/70 lists Meg Merriles, a 289 ton barque, as 'wrecked' - then owned by Loved'y & Co. of Hartlepool for service from Belfast to South America.

24073

37

Midge (a schooner)

88
later
87

Jas. Leithead

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1843/44 only. The vessel initially was registered at Sunderland with 'Leithead' her captain but LR provides no detail. In 1838/39, the vessel became both owned & captained by J. (Joseph) Brough of Arbroath, Scotland, for service from London to the Baltic. It would seem that Brough lived at nearby Forfar. Part way thru 1839/40, the vessel became owned by Blanch & Co. of Margate, Kent, with E. Hewett serving as her captain. For service as a London coaster. Blanch & Co. still owned the vessel in 1843/44 from which date LR is silent about the vessel. It would seem (insert 5283) that from 1850 the vessel was registered at Rye, East Sussex. On Sep. 13, 1861, the 87 ton schooner was en route from Hartlepool to St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, with a cargo of coal. It was wrecked at St. Leonards. As per line 1785 here, which tells us that Midge had a crew of 6 (none lost), & was owned by S. Pullard. The available data is modest. However, this (Hastings Chronicle) site tells us that on Sep. 20, 1861, 'the large schooner Midge, 130 tons, was wrecked off the Saxon Hotel by a sudden storm'. Saxon Hotel was a family hotel on the Grand Parade at St. Leonards. It surely relates. Can you tell us more? Y

5283

38

Milvill (a brig, later a barque, later a snow)

235
later
213

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1857/58, initially owned by Burrell of Portsmouth for service ex London, Liverpool, Gloucester & Sunderland to such places as Naples & Trieste, Italy, & Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey. LR of 1854/55 reports A. Haisman of Rochester as the vessel's new owner for service ex Stockton to the Baltic & ex Hartlepool. Was then a barque. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel, then a snow, as owned by William Burton of Sunderland & advises, at page bottom, that the vessel had been lost. Y

20036

39

Palmer (a snow, later a brig)

283

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1840/41, except for 1837/38. It was owned by G. Palmer of Newcastle, for service from Sunderland to New York, but in 1840/41 for service from London to the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa, near the southern tip of Africa). LR of 1840/41 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. Can you add to this most limited knowledge of the vessel?

 

40

Pallas

263

E. Brown

Unknown - L&NShC became Dale & Co. in 1844/45 - P. Dale & D. Dryden in 1856 registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register,

3613

41

Pomona (a snow or brig)

284 became 253

E. Brown of Hylton

The vessel is Lloyd's Registers ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1871/72 & also in 1874/75. It looks to be certain that Glaholm, of Newcastle, was the vessel's initial owner, thru 1847/48, with J. Smith serving as the vessel's captain throughout. For service ex Newcastle in 1839/40 & from Newcastle to the Mediterranean for the following years until 1846/47 & 1847/48 where service from Liverpool to Alexandria, Egypt is noted. The vessel certainly, however traded with Quebec, Canada, & Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada in its first 3 years in service thru 1838. In 1848/49, per LR, Dixon & Co., of South Shields ('SS'), became the vessel's owner, thru 1853/54, with Johnston serving as her captain. For service ex Shields, certainly to London in 1852/53 & 1853/54 & maybe earlier to Quebec, & to America. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists J. Watt & A. Dixon, of SS, as the then owners of the vessel with such owner names being clarified by Marwood's equivalent register of 1854 which lists John Watt & Alexander Dixon as her then owners with James Johnston her then captain. In 1854/55 & 1855/56, the vessel was, per LR, owned by Tose & Co. of SS with W. Tose & then J. Taylor serving as her captains, for service from Shields to America. In 1856/57, in which year the vessel was first LR listed at 253 tons, the vessel became owned by R. Jolly of SS & they owned it thru about 1871/72. With three captains, per LR - i.e. A. Carr thru 1858/59, J. Thompson thru 1860/61 & from 1861/62 thru 1871/72 A. Butcher. For consistent service ex Shields incl. to the Mediterranean & to the Baltic in 1861/62. And saw service as a Shields coaster. The vessel's ownership by Jolly, i.e. Robert Jolly, is confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856, by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 & by many editions of Mercantile Navy List ('MNL'), certainly from 1865 thru 1870. LR of 1871/72 recorded Jolly as the owner but then struck the name out. It is clear, per MNLs of 1872 & 1874, that Jos. B. Bushell, of SS, became the vessel's owner. There was one later ownership change. LR of 1874/75 lists J. L. Robson, of SS, as her then owner with R. J. Wilson her captain. 85.9 ft. long, signal letters HNKB. What happened to the vessel? Line 285 on this page tells us that on Jul. 5, 1874, the vessel, en route from SS to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), with a cargo of coal, ran into bad weather & became leaky. The crew became exhausted by trying to keep the incoming water under control & they had to abandon the vessel in a sinking state. In the Cattegat (Kattegat, the sea area N. of the Danish straits islands, that lie between Denmark & Sweden), 20 miles off the Nidigen Light. A crew of 9 - no lives were lost. This contemporary newspaper report tells us that the vessel was rather en route to Riga, Latvia, & state her then owner to be Charles Robson of SS. The crew abandoned ship at 11 p.m. & successfully made their way in ship's boats to Warburg (Varberg), Sweden (30 miles S. of Gothenburg). Is there anything that you can add to or correct in the above text? Y

2251

42

Protector (a barque)

372 became 361

J. Storey

This vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1836, had a long life but its data record is confusing. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1869/70. It was initially owned, in 1836/37 & 1837/38, by J. Storey of Sunderland, i.e. by its builder, with B. Robson serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada. In 1838/39, the vessel became owned by Hall & Co. of London for service from London to St. Vincent (there are many places of the name) thru 1839/40 & ex London thereafter. With ''Glasgow', 'West' & 'Wood' serving as her captains. The LR record re 1843/44 thru 1845/46 is confusing. The vessel would seem to have been owned, for a short period, by 'T. Gillespy', possibly for service from Liverpool to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), but became owned by 'Gardner & Co.' of London thru 1851/52, always for service ex London, to New Zealand ('NZ') from 1846/47 thru 1849/50. 'Hunter' is stated to have been the vessel's captain during the period of 'Gardner' ownership. I have only spotted one voyage to NZ at the NZ 'PapersPast' archives. On or about Mar. 10, 1847, the vessel, under the command of A. M. Hunter, sailed from London to Wellington, NZ, arriving there of Jul. 21, 1847 with 5 passengers & a varied cargo. It went on to Nelson & Auckland, both NZ, & left Auckland for Lima, Peru, on Sep. 22, 1847, with a cargo of wool etc. In 1852/53, the vessel became owned by 'Cliff' of Liverpool (from 1859/60, W. Cliff), per LR for the balance of the vessel's lifetime. With 'Simmons', 'Collie' & 'Fisher' serving as the vessel's captains. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists William Cliff of Liverpool as the vessel's then owner & Henry Simmons her then captain. Under 'Cliff' ownership, per LR, the vessel served the West Indies i) ex London (in 1852/53 & 1853/54) & ii) ex Liverpool (from 1859/60 thru 1869/70). In the intermediate years the vessel served ex London including from London to Liverpool in 1854/55 & 1855/56. LR first records the vessel at 361 tons in 1850/51. It would seem that the Merchant Navy List ('MNL') does not agree that Cliff was the vessel's owner in her later years. From 1865 thru 1870, MNL lists Bernard Hall of Liverpool as the vessel's owner. 101.5 ft. long, signal letters PMFR. Line 17 on this page tells us that the vessel was lost not in 1869 or 1870 but rather in Dec. 1866, lost during a voyage from Havana, Cuba, to Liverpool with an unknown cargo. With a crew of 11. The vessel went missing so all 11 crew members were lost. The date of the vessel's departure from Havana is not known to the webmaster nor approximately where she would have been in Dec. 1866. Can you tell us more about the circumstances of the vessel's loss? Or otherwise add anything? Y

26696

43

Radical

251

T. Cairncross

R. French

 

44

Rocket (a snow)

274

Kirkbride & partners

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1839/40 & not thereafter. It was owned, per LR, thru that brief period by R. Ord of Sunderland, for service initially from Sunderland to 'Mrimac' (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), but from 1837/38 ex Sunderland. LR data of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you tell us what specifically happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything additional?

 

45

Sarah Nicholson

286/300

George Frater & Co.

Nicholson, maybe William Nicholson

 

46

Sceptre (a snow or brig, maybe later a brigantine)

210/193
later
181

J. M. Gales, at Hylton

This vessel had a very long life but its data record is a bit fragmentary. It was launched in 1836 per (in red) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1843/44, from 1848/49 thru 1854/55, & from 1874/75 thru 1882/83. It was initially both owned & captained by 'Mitches'n' of Sunderland, thru 1843/44 at least, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, except for 1838/39 in which service ex London is indicated. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the brig as being then owned by Mitchinson & Gales of Bishopwearmouth. From 1848/49 thru 1854/55, LR lists the vessel as owned by 'Hutchnsn' of Sunderland for service as a Sunderland coaster. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, lists E. Taylor & C. Elliott, both of Sunderland as the then owners of the 181 ton snow. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Elizabeth Taylor & Chris Elliott. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 lists C. Elliott of Sunderland as her then owner while the equivalent list of 1870 lists James Saunders of Seaham Harbour as her owner. LR of 1874/75 thru 1882/83 lists the vessel as owned by the Saunders family (J. Sanders (no 'u') to 1876/77, J. Saunders from 1878/79 at least thru 1881/82 & Mrs. D. Saunders in 1882/83). The Mercantile Navy List of 1880 lists James Saunders of Seaham Harbour as her owner & records the vessel as then being a brigantine. LR of 1882/83 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 82.8 ft. long, later 82.7 ft., signal letters HPSN. Can you tell us how she was lost & where & when? Y

2590

47

Teresa (a snow or brig)

183
later
182
later
171

Unknown to webmaster

Teresa, which was completed in Jan. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1851/52 with the exception of 1848/49 & 1849/50. It was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1840/41, by Main & Co. of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London with 'Anderson' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1840/41, Darling & Co., also of Stockton, acquired the vessel for service ex London, & specifically from London to Gibraltar in 1844/45, then from London to Stockton thru to 1846/47. With 'Fawrens' serving as her captain thru 1844/45, then 'Faucus' for about a year & 'J. Low' or 'B. J. Low' from 1844/45 thru 1847/48. LR of 1847/48 provides limited detail which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold at about that time. In 1848, the vessel became registered at Sunderland, owned, per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49, by C. T. Mitcheson of Sunderland, i.e. by Charles Thomas Mitcheson (1802/1864). LRs of both 1850/51 & 1851/52 note that 'Mitcheson' was also then her captain. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 clarifies the owner's name to mean Chas. T. Mitcheson & reports that John Shotton was then the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856, still records C. T. Mitcheson as the owner of the vessel, now stated to be of 171 tons only. The Newcastle Journal of May 26, 1849 advises that on May 23, 1849 'The Teresa, Mitcheson, of Sunderland, ran upon the Newcombe Sand but was assisted off after beating heavily for some hours'. Newcombe Sand is located off Kessingland, near Lowestoft, Norfolk. If I read the handwritten text correctly (scroll to 2796) the vessel would seem to have been lost on May 31, 1856 though the circumstances & details re her loss are not yet to hand. Signal letters HQPJ. This listing includes data kindly provided by James Shuttleworth, whose guestbook message, which inspired the listing, is here. Is there anything you can add?

2796

48

Thomas Hunter (a barque)

349
later
350

W. Wilkinson

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1836, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. It was initially owned by T. (presumably Thomas) Hunter of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to America. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by "R. & G. B'nn" also of or registered at Sunderland, but from 1841/42 the ship at least was registered at Liverpool. For consistent service, from 1839/40 thru 1848/49, from Liverpool to Africa. 'B'nn' as the owner's surname is LR listed is an unfortunate name contraction (could mean Benn or Binn) but would seem to mean Benn - read on. Under B'nn ownership the vessel's captains, per LR, were Ward (W. Ward in 1845/46 & part of 1846/47) & from 1846/47 'Crichton'. The vessel is last listed in LR in 1849/50 but with limited data. Which suggest that the vessel had been lost. I now know what happened to the vessel & when. On Feb. 10, 1850, per line 53 here, the 350 ton barque stranded near Calabar Flats (Bonny & Calabar rivers, Calibar, SE Nigeria), while en route from Africa to Liverpool with a cargo of produce. Crew of 10 - none lost. I have read that the vessel ran ashore crossing Calabar Flats & that the cargo was also saved. Vessel then stated to be owned by Robert Benn. The detailed circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

49

Triton (a snow, later a brig)

255
later
255/260

Kirkbride & partners

This vessel had an amazingly long life. Triton? A god of the sea in Greek mythology. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1874/75 at least (LR of 1875/76 is not available to the webmaster). It was initially owned, thru 1839/40, by 'Fenwick' of London, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by D. Davies of Cardigan, Wales (Davies & Co, from 1850/51) & it would appear that 'Davies' owned the vessel for the next 35 years, until, it would seem, the day she was lost in 1874. In all of the years of part way thru 1846/47, D. Davies from 1846/47 thru until partway thru 1872/73 (about 26 years), & James or D. James thereafter. Under 'Davies' ownership, the vessel served from Cardigan to Quebec, Canada (1839/40 to 1843/44, 1857/58 & 1861/62), from Milford, Wales, to Valparaiso, Chile (1844/45), from Milford to Quebec (1845/46), from Newport, Wales, to the Mediterranean (1846/47, 1847/48 & 1858/59), from Liverpool to the Mediterranean (1851/52 & 1852/53), from Cardigan to the Mediterranean (1853/54, 1862/63 thru 1867/68 & 1869/70 thru 1871/72), from Cardigan to Swansea, Wales (in 1855/56), from Newport to the Mediterranean (1858/59), from Swansea to Quebec (1872/73), from Swansea to France (in 1873/74) & for a while served as a Cardigan coaster. The vessel became, per LR, a brig in 1873/74. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 385, image soon) & 1870, both list D. Davies of Cardigan as the vessel's then owner. 86.0 ft. long, signal letters RBVM. On Apl. 16, 1874, Triton was abandoned at sea while en route from Swansea to Quebec with a cargo of 350 tons of coal. Abandoned at 50.22N/8.7W in the North Atlantic about 50 miles NW of the Scilly Islands. Crew of 10 - none lost. The name of her owner, at the time of loss, is not stated in the attached wreck list, but would seem to have been D. Davies & Co. The vessel encountered a string of heavy gales, suffered extensive damage & sprang a leak. It tried to make the port of Milford. The pumps were manned but soon failed. The vessel had to be abandoned, in a sinking condition, when there was 7 ft. of water in the holds. A fire broke out in the cabin & deck house & the vessel soon sank. The crew were rescued by Divitte (an Italian 3-masted schooner en route from Newport to Genoa, Italy), & landed at Scilly. All as per these pages (1 & 2). Is there anything you can add? Y

32859

50

Ulysses (a barque)

290/312

J. Watson

This vessel was launched in 1836 per (in green) this contemporary launch announcement, apparently, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') in Jul. 1836. Launched for Thomas Pratt of Sunderland. The vessel is LR listed from 1836/37 thru 1849/50, owned for that entire period by, per LR, T. Pratt of Sunderland. For some varied service. From Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1837/38, from Newcastle to Malta in 1838/39, from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) in 1839/40, from London to St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1840/41 thru 1843/44, from Sunderland to Malta in 1844/45 & from Sunderland to Cartagena, SE Spain, from 1845/46 thru 1848/49. J. Pratt was the vessel's initial captain, thru 1837/38, & 'Pratt' was her captain in the period of 1845 thru 1847. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as Sunderland registered & owned by T. & M. Pratt of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland. The LR data re 1849/50 is minimal. I cannot tell you what happened to the vessel in or about 1850. Can you help in that regard? Y

 

51

Vernal (a snow)

239/233
later
205

J. M. Gales

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1843/44, owned by Potts & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. I cannot spot the vessel in any later LR edition. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by R. W. J. Mills & Co., of Sunderland. On May 29, 1860, per line 199 here, the 205 ton snow was abandoned  off Texel (Frisian Islands, off the N. Netherlands coast), while en route from Sunderland to Niew Diep (likely Nieuwediep, N. Holland, inland but connected by canal) with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 7 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being John Tully. Y

2790

52

William Watson, later Antoni (a snow, later a brig)

259
later
283

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1836/37 thru 1845/46, & from 1856/57 thru 1869/70. It would seem owned by the Watson family for most of its lifetime. It was initially owned by Watson of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. Her initial captain was named Watson. Turnbull's Register advises that W. Watson, of Hartlepool, was her owner in 1855. Which data is confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. When LR listing resumed in 1856/57, Watson of Hartlepool, (W. Watson) was her owner for service, where indicated, of Hartlepool to the Baltic. G. Storrow was her captain in 1857/58. While the vessel's other dimensions were LR indicated from 1863/64, its length was not stated, signal letters PJSG. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists George Younghusband, of Hartlepool, as her then owner. On Apl. 28, 1870, per line 183 here, the 259 ton brig was stranded at Aland (presumably the Åland Islands, Finnish, at the mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia), while en route from Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) to Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden) in ballast. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The owner was stated to be Geo. Younghusband. There is much more to the story! Ilkka Järvinen advises (thanks so much!) that at the time of her stranding the vessel, en route from Swinemunde to Gevle in ballast, was under the command of Andrew Wilson - who unfortunately mixed up the lights of the Lågskär lighthouse & the Svenska Björn light vessel, which had not yet been positioned after winter. She stranded to the south of Lågskärin, Åland islands. The vessel was not lost however. She was refloated, towed to Mariehamn (Åland Islands) & after repairs were effected was sold at auction to a Mr. Rohde of Helsinki, Finland. For 14,000 markka (then the currency of Finland). The vessel was renamed Antoni by her new owner. As per this contemporary newspaper article (middle column), & also as per this article (low in left column). An article in the Newcastle Journal of May 4, 1870, available here, states that the vessel was, when she stranded at Aland, rather owned by Mrs. Allen, of Hartlepool. And was expected to be a total loss. Is there anything you can add? About Antoni, perhaps. Y

26105

53

Wisbeach (a snow or brig)

221/232

Peter Austin

This vessel was owned for its entire lifetime by Stevens & Co. of Wisbeach (now Wisbech, Cambridgeshire). It was lost, in the N. Atlantic, on Jun. 5, 1850.

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1836? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 110 vessels & 27,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 114 vessels & 27,703 tons.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1837 (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

Adrastus

305

S. & P. Mills

Unknown to webmaster

 

2

Air

73

Laing & Simey

A. Laing

 

3

Albatross (a snow)

216/215
later
196

G. Johnson, with T. & N. Davies

The vessel, which was launched in Dec. 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 only - LR is silent thereafter. LR of 1838/39 provides limited detail - of 216 tons, registered at Sunderland, 'Fleming' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel, still Sunderland registered, became owned by 'Hrtlpl U. Sh. Co.', i.e. Hartlepool Union Shipping Company ('HUSC'), for service ex Sunderland. Without change of owners, the vessel became registered at Hartlepool in 1841/42, thru 1844/45, for service from Hartlepool to London. Under HUSC ownership, per LR, 'Fleming' served as captain thru 1841/42 & then 'Williamson'.
While LR is silent after 1844/45, the vessel is listed in a number of North-East Shipping Registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of Apl. 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by Taylor & Brown.
Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists George Brown and Richard Humble, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners with Geo. Brown jun. her captain. Turnbull's Shipping Register ('TR') of 1855 also lists George Brown & Richard Humble, both of Sunderland, as the vessel's then owners. As does TR of 1856 (with an incorrect Official Number and the vessel name misspelled) & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, both of which record the vessel at 196 tons.
I read that a certificate re the vessel's loss was received on Oct. 3, 1864 (scroll to #2793). I am not yet aware of the circumstances of the vessel's loss or the date on which it occurred. More data hopefully soon.

2793

4

Alderman Thompson (a brig)

278

P. Wood

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1843/44 only. Per LR, the vessel was owned, from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 by Hill & Co., of Glasgow, for service i) from Aberdeen, Scotland, to Quebec City, Canada, in 1839/40 & 1840/41 & ii) from the Clyde to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America) in 1841/42, with 'Anderson' serving as the vessel's captain thru such period. In 1842/43, per LR, the vessel became owned by J. Ridley, of London, for service from London to Quebec, with T. Holmes serving as her captain.
Some operational detail. I read, thanks to Wikipedia, that on Oct. 12, 1838, the brig was driven ashore near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, while en route from Quebec City to Hull, Yorkshire. Further that the vessel was re-floated in Aug. 1839 (apparently about 10 months later) & towed into Wick, Caithness, presumably for repairs to be effected. Per 'The Standard' of London on Oct. 18, 1838 & the 'Hull Packet' of Oct. 19, 1838 & also per the 'Morning Post' of London of Sep. 2, 1839. It had been driven ashore, I read here, 'during a severe gale, in Annandale Bay, but is expected off after being lightened'.
LR of 1843/44 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Wikipedia tells us (thanks again!) that on Mar. 29, 1843, the vessel was wrecked on Anticosti Island, in the estuary of the St. Lawrence river, while en route from Quebec City to Liverpool. Further that 3 members of her crew were lost as a result. Per reports in 'The Times' & the 'Morning Post', both of London, on May 30, 1843. It is quite clear, however, that the vessel was lost in Nov. 1842 rather than in Mar. 1843. (Per 'Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence: The End of an Era' by Normand Lafrenière, published 1996). Now 'The Evening Post' of New York, in its May 6, 1843 edition, tells us (as I read the OCR text), that the vessel was rather en route to London with a cargo principally of pork. That it was wrecked, on Nov. 10, 1842, during a snow storm at a point above the mouth of the Jupiter River (9 miles above the Southwest Point Lighthouse [image 46 here]). Further that Captain Holmes, the 2nd mate & 2 others drowned in attempting to land. That the 1st mate & six crew members were saved & wintered at the lighthouse just referenced. The vessel itself completely broke up, but part of the (uninsured) cargo was saved. Can anybody add anything additional and/or correct the above. Y

 

5

Ann Elliot (a snow)

265/279

J. Carr

The vessel, which was completed in Apl. 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1850/51. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1845/46, by M. Elliot of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London (thru 1840/41), ex Newport, Wales (in 1841/42 & 1842/43) & from Plymouth to Paimboeuf (Paimboeuf is on the S. bank of the Loire river, near Saint-Nazaire, France) in 1843/44 & 1844/45. In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by T. Meeson of London for (I think - Montra & Montrl) service from London to Montreal, Canada, in 1845/46) & ex London thereafter. In 1850/51, Summers of Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to London, with 'Strauchan' LR referenced as the vessel's captain. On Nov. 2, 1850, per line 394 on this page, the 265 ton snow stranded off Hogland (Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of St. Petersburg, Russia), while en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to London with a cargo of oats etc. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Summers. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

65

Arab (a snow, later a brig)

175/166
later
155

T. Lanchester

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, & not thereafter. During that period it was, per LR, owned by Ripley & Co. of Whitby for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that J. Ripley and R. Falkinbridge, both of Whitby, were her then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 as meaning Jno. Ripley & Ripon Falkinbridge. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 29) & 1870 both list David Baxter, of Whitby, as her then owner. Signal letters JFWK. On Mar. 29, 1872, per line 2989 here, the 155 ton brig stranded at Aberlay (a sandbank at Dundee), while en route from Shields to Dundee with a cargo of coal, None of the crew of 6 were lost. Her owner was then David Baxter. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

5031

7

Atkin (a snow)

256/278
later
268
later
273

G. Thompson

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1838/39 thru 1854/55, & from 1858/59 thru 1866/67. It was initially owned by J. Atkin of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. In 1843/44, Hunter & Co., also of Sunderland, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to London, soon Sunderland to Canada. It would seem that 'Moore' owned the vessel briefly. However in 1848/49, the vessel became owned by J. Wilks of Faversham for service from Sunderland to the Baltic, soon from Shields to Hamburg, Germany, & then for service as a London collier. Turnbull's Register of 1856 advises that J. Parkin of South Shields & J. Wilson of Whitby were her then owners. Those owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which names James Parkin & John Wilson. In 1858/59, when LR again lists the vessel, J. Parkin of Shields owned the vessel for service from Sunderland to the Baltic then ex Sunderland. 86.7 ft. long. LR of 1866/67 states 'wrecked'. On Apl. 21, 1866, the 273 ton vessel foundered in bad weather near Gefle (now Gävle, Sweden), while en route from the Tyne to Gefle, probably with a cargo of coal. The crew were saved & landed at Gefle. As per this contemporary newspaper article. The then owner was stated to be Mr. Parkin of South Shields. Y

24694

8

Braganza

195

Peter Austin

Gray & Co.

 

9

Cleopatra (a barque)

331/368
later
343

An unknown to the webmaster Southwick builder

The vessel, which was completed in Dec. 1837, is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1838/39 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. It would seem that the vessel was always registered at London & for most of its life, thru 1861/62 per LR, it was owned by Colling & Co. of London, With, per LR, just 3 captains over that lengthy period - 'Rothwell' thru 1845/46, then 'McEachern' thru 1854/55 & 'T. Millard' thru 1864/65. The vessel served ex London to the West Indies (in 1845/46, 1855/56 & 1856/57 & from 1858/59 thru 1864/65) & specifically served Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America) from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & from 1848/49 thru 1853/54. Now LR of 1862/63 recorded Colling & Co. as the vessel's owner but struck the name out. In the following two years, no owner names are indicated. It would seem most likely that ownership of the vessel changed in or about 1862. In that regard the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 thru 1868, lists Francis Chambers, of London, as the vessel's owner, while MNL of 1870 records J. W. Michael, also of London, as her then owner. Signal letters PBHG. On Jan. 19, 1871, per line 1173 here, the 343 ton barque foundered at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while en route from Hayti (Haiti) to the U.K. with a cargo of logwood. Crew of 8, no lives lost. Her owner was then stated to be John W. Michael. Can you tell us more? Maybe the weather conditions or other circumstances of the vessel's loss. Y

24544

10

Cornelius

266/287

W. Potts

W. Potts of Sunderland

 

11

Dorothy (a snow, later a brig)

235/245

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned for that period by Thompson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by Weightman & Harper of South Shields. This listing comes about as a result of receiving a tiny newspaper article of unusual content. It would seem that since Oct. 2, 1849, John Beswick had been the brig's master, that the ship was from Shields & may have been owned by Addison Burnicle (is that what the text means? - such text usually would indicate that Addison Burnicle was rather her master). Anyway, dated at Dunkirk, France, on Jan. 8, 1850, a mahogany writing desk was found floating at sea containing some ship's papers including the ship's register of brig Dorothy. How very interesting! It would seem that Dorothy likely was lost at sea in late 1849. Can you add anything? Y

 

12

Elizabeth and Catherine (a snow)

257

J. & G. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1843/44 &, so far as I can see, was not recorded thereafter. Owned for that entire if brief period by Potts & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Archangel, Russia. This newspaper cutting announces the launch of a brig on May 18, 1837 but does not tell us its name. I believe the announcement most likely is re this vessel. Can you add anything at all to this brief listing?

 

13

Emerald (a snow or brig)

285
later
285/326

Peter Austin

Have not researched this vessel. Was initially owned by Austin & Sons of Sunderland for service ex London. Was later owned by Fligg & Co. of Scarboro' for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. So far as I can see, the vessel is last Lloyd's Register listed in 1856/57, then owned by 'Fligg' for service from Cork, Ireland, to the Mediterranean. No crew lists are availbale for the vessel.

5855

14

Emma (a snow, later a brig)

250/258
later
228

Jos. Helmsley

The vessel was built, most likely, for Dunford & Co. of Newcastle for service from Sunderland to London. In 1840/41 Scarlett & Co., also of Newcastle, became her owner for Newcastle to London service. In 1845/46 Brown & Co. of Newcastle became her owner - for service to Spain or the Mediterranean ex Liverpool or Newcastle. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by W. Brown & Co. of Newcastle. W. Baxter of Shields owned her from 1852/53 for service ex Shields to Spain, the Mediterranean & later to Holland. In 1856, Turnbull's Register records her as owned by W. Baxter & R. Brown of North Shields. As also does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 - Wm. Baxter & Robert Brown. On Oct 13, 1860, per line 378 here, the 228 ton brig was abandoned at 57N/7E (W. of northern Denmark) while en route from Wyburgh (Vyborg, Russia, NW of St. Petersburg) to Ipswich, Suffolk, with a cargo of deals. None of the crew of 9 were lost. Her owner was then William Baxter. Y

2001

15

Flora (a schooner)

145/135
later
136

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1841/42 thru 1845/46, owned by P. Welch of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Rouen, France with Grant consistently her captain. I cannot spot the vessel in any later LR edition. The vessel is, however, recorded in a number of NE shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists P. Welch of Monkwearmouth as the vessel's then owner. While Marwood's equivalent register of Mar. 1854 lists Pattison Welch & John Winn, both of Sunderland, as being the vessel's then owners with John Winn serving as her captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 essentially confirm 'Welch' as still the owner, listing P. Welch & Pattison Welch, respectively. On May 31, 1860, per line 201 here, the 136 ton schooner was lost on Rysum Shoals (approaches to Emden, Germany), while en route from Emden to Shoreham (West Sussex), with a cargo of oats. None of the crew of 6 were lost, it would appear. The owner was recorded as being Pattison Welch. Y

23640

16

Friendship (a snow, later a brig)

254/247
later
228

T. S. Dixon

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1837/38 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. The vessel was owned thru 1842/43 by Lamb & Co. of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1842/43, 'HplU.S.C' (Hartlepool United Shipping Company perhaps? Can you clarify?), of Stockton, soon of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner - for service which included Hartlepool to London & to Archangel, Russia. In 1846/47, Tate & Co., also of Hartlepool, became the vessel's owner, while in 1848/49, Lisle & Co. became her owners for service from Hartlepool to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, lists the vessel as registered at Hartlepool & owned by Gustavus Adol. Tate of Hartlepool, William Lisle of Middleton & Mary Sheraton of Newton B. (Newton Bridge, perhaps). Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Lisle & Co., of Hartlepool, as her then owners (but states the vessel was Aberdeen built). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, however, lists Robert Harrowing as owner of the vessel, now registered at Whitby. The Mercantile Navy list of 1870 lists Henry Roberts, of Whitby, as the vessel's then owner. Signal letters JGNS. On May 17, 1871, per line 1365 here, the 228 ton brig foundered off Dagerort (Hiiumaa Island, Estonia, located W. of Tallinn), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia), with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 8 were lost. The owner was recorded as being Henry Roberts. Y

5172

17

Gem (1837-12)

273

J. H. Robson

Unknown, Douglas & Co. in 1838/39, J. Pippett, of South Shields in 1856 per Turnbull's Register.

23711

18

George Welsford (a barque)

280

J. Rogerson

The vessel is recorded in Lloyd's Registers ('LR') from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Built in Jul. 1837, the vessel was owned, thru its lifetime, by Welsford of Weymouth, for service initially, thru 1840/41, from Sunderland to Weymouth & thereafter for service ex Weymouth. I read here (thanks) that on Oct. 4, 1838, when at Plymouth at the end of a voyage from Quebec, Canada, the vessel was run into by Her Majesty's ship Jupiter, & lost main & mizzen top masts. LR of 1844/45 notes that the vessel had been 'Abandoned'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when or otherwise add anything? Y

 

19

Gilbert Henderson

518

Laing & Simey

Henderson

 

20

Glencoe (a snow)

276/275

Peter Austin

John Campbell, of Monkwearmouth

 

21

Gordon (a snow)

217

Unknown to webmaster

I am really not sure in which year this vessel was first registered. Lloyd's Register ('LR') lists the vessel in its 1841/42 edition as built in 1836 & launched in Dec. of that year. Two other sources instead state 1837. Regardless, the vessel is poorly listed in LR being first listed in 1838/39 with no year & place of build, owner name, rig, etc. just that the vessel was of 217 tons, registered at Stockton & that 'Woodruff' was her captain. It is LR listed again from 1841/42 thru 1844/45 only & not thereafter, owned by Gen.S.Co. (General Ship Co.?), registered at London & captained by 'Woodruff'. For service from Newcastle to Toulon in southern France. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 fortunately lists the 216 ton snow, then owned by M. Robson of South Shields, as registered at Newcastle & built in 1837. On Jun. 17, 1851, per line 888 here, the 217 ton square foundered off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), while en route from Newcastle to Schiedam (Rotterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Robson. Can you tell us more? Y

 

22

Houghton-le-Skerne (a square or brig)

278

Unknown to webmaster

So far as I can see, no vessel of the name was listed in Lloyd's Register in the applicable time period. On Feb. 3, 1842, under the command of G. Proud, the vessel left England for the Swan River Colony at Fremantle/Perth, Western Australia ('WA'). En route, it was detained for 5 weeks at the Cape of Good Hope & arrived at Fremantle on Jul. 17, 1842 with a varied cargo that included a church bell for the new Perth church then under construction. With 7 passengers in steerage & 4 in cabin, including John Gilbert, noted naturalist & explorer. On Oct. 10, 1842, the vessel left Fremantle for Leschenault, Bunbury, WA, arrived back about 2 weeks later a little damaged by a severe gale & on Nov. 3, 1842 left for Albany, WA. (King George's Sound). On Dec. 17, 1842, the vessel arrived back at Swan River but left for London on Jan. 15, 1843 with a cargo that included 350 bales of wool, whalebone, & kangaroo skins. And with 9 passengers. On Jul. 20, 1850, per line 268 on this page, the vessel was wrecked at Red Island (located in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland), while en route from Port Talbot (near Swansea, Wales), to Quebec, Canada. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by William Nicholson. This data (in red) extracted from 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal Vol. 22/23' (a 'Google' book) states that the vessel came ashore on the E. end of Red Islands in Jul. 1850. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

23

Houghton-le-Spring (a barque)

353/405

T. & W. Dixon

The barque, completed in May 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1837/38 thru 1848/49 & not thereafter. It was initially listed, thru 1839/40, as Houghton le Spring (no hyphens) but the hyphens were added in from 1840/41. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1838/39 per LR, by R. Brown of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia. LR notes that R. Brown served as the vessel's captain. In 1839/40, per LR, the vessel became owned by Green & Co. of London. I note in passing that having sold this vessel, R. Brown acquired another vessel of the name built at Sunderland in 1939. Green & Co. became, per LR, Greene & Co. in 1845/46 & in 1846/47 became Blyth & Co. clearly a related entity to Greene. Under 'Greene/Blyth' ownership  the vessel served from London to the West Indies in 1839/40, from London to Jamaica from 1840/41 thru 1843/44, ex London thru 1847/48 & from London to St. Kitts in 1848/49. LR of 1848/49 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. No detail as to her loss is yet to hand. A word about Benjamin Greene, who clearly is the owner LR listed as Green & Co. or Greene & Co. of London. There is lots of data WWW available about him & his family including this volume. Benjamin Greene was a Bury St. Edmunds brewer who acquired sugar estates in the islands of St. Kitts & Montserrat in the 1820s, I have read in 1823. In the following years, his sons Benjamin Buck Greene, Charles Greene & William Greene managed those estates, which by the 1830s accounted for about 1/3 of the entire sugar exports of the island of St. Kitts. In 1836, Benjamin Greene moved to London & established Benjamin Greene & Son, a merchant & shipping company which specialized in the importation of sugar into the U.K. Blyth & Co., also of London, maybe Blyth & Greene, is clearly a company related to Benjamin Greene & Son.
This listing was first created having seen a reference to a barque named Houghton-le-Skerne, built in Sunderland in 1837, which was wrecked on Jul. 20, 1850 at Red Island, while en route from Port Talbot (near Swansea, Wales), to Quebec, Canada. Per line 268 on this page. I did think that such reference to Houghton-le-Sterne was in error & that it was 'Houghton-le-Spring' which was so wrecked. But I am surely quite wrong about that. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

24

Indus (a snow, later a brig)

294/332
later
331
later
307

An unknown to webmaster Monkwearmouth builder

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1854/55, & not thereafter. It was owned, for that entire period per LR, by Walker & Co., of Scarborough. For initial service ex Sunderland (thru 1840/41), maybe for service from London to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea, in 1841/42), for service from Liverpool to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey, in 1842/43), from Sunderland & London to the Mediterranean, ex Hartlepool incl. to the Mediterranean (in the period of 1848/1851), & for service ex Gloucester (from 1851/52). The LR data of years 1863/54 & 1854/55 is limited. 'Walker' is stated by LR to have been the vessel's captain thru 1845/46 - 'T. Walker' for part of 1846/47. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists as the then owners of the Scarborough registered 331 ton brig, Thomas B. Walker, & William B. and Isabella Fowler, all of Scarborough. On May 24, 1861, per line 1241 here, the 307 ton brig was stranded at Heligoland (North Sea off the mouth of the Elbe river), while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 15 - none lost. Then owned by Hy. Fowler. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

5176

25

Jane and Ann (a snow, later a brig)

221/211
later
194

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45, a missing year, then from 1846/47 thru 1848/49 (where the data is cryptic), & not thereafter. Thru 1844/45 the vessel was owned by Hodgson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, per LR, Surtees & Co. of Sunderland became the vessel's owner, for similar service. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as Sunderland registered & owned by W. Kirkwood, of Monkwearmouth. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists as owners of the then Hartlepool registered brig, Edward Ridley & Thomas Wardle of Hartlepool. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870, lists Edward Ridley of East Hartlepool as her then owner. Signal letters JGPH. On Feb. 10, 1871, per line 1881 here, the 194 ton brig was stranded at Middleton Beach (Hartlepool, I believe), while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Edward Ridley. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? The loss likely relates to a major gale that hit the NE coast of England on Feb. 10, 1871 & destroyed a great many ships including Jabez. Y

5180

26

John Botcherby

217/209

Unknown to webmaster

Botchrby - D. Miller & M. Richardson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

22603

27

John George (a barque)

433/494
later
460

Jas. Leithead of Southwick

A vessel which was completed in Jul. 1837 & had a long life. But a vessel which seems to have some 'record-keeping' problems. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1866/67, a LR silence of 7 years, then LR listed again from 1874/75 thru 1881/82 (almost certainly). The vessel was initially registered at Newcastle & owned by Abbott & Co. Which means, per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, John Abbott & Co. of Gateshead. Under 'Abbott' ownership, thru 1852/53, the vessel, per LR, had just one captain. Storey (thru 1850/51) & J. Storey (in 1851/52 & 1852/53). For initial service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, thru 1840/41, from Shields to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, from 1841/42 thru 1844/45, from Shields to the Mediterranean (thru 1849/50), from Liverpool to the Mediterranean in 1850/51, & thereafter, thru 1852/53, from Shields to Aden. In 1853/54, per LR, the vessel became owned by Metcalfe & Co. or just Metcalfe, of Shields. Marwood's North of England Directory of 1854 clarifies the owner's name to mean George & Ann Metcalfe, of North Shields with George Watson Hackney the then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists G. & T. Metcalfe, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Thomas & George Metcalfe & John Tinley, all of North Shields. There would seem to have been a number of captains while owned by 'Metcalfe'. T. Ormiston in 1853/54, W. Ha'kay in 1854/55 & 1855/56 (means Hackney as above), J. Newton (1856/58), J. Blanche (1858/59) & Whitehead (thru 1861/62). For consistent service ex Shields to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1853/54, to Aden (1854/56), to the Mediterranean (1858/59  & 1860/61) & to Quebec in 1859/60. The vessel was first LR recorded at 460 tons in 1860/61. In 1861/62, the vessel became owned by C. A. Wawn, of Shields as is confirmed by the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1870 & 1872. For service ex Newcastle or Shields to Spain or to the Mediterranean. The vessel was LR listed in 1866/67 but the data was then struck out. Possibly registered in Belgium as per these 'eddyw' words ex here. "John George" ON 6485 was an old ship in 1873 (built 1837) and in poor condition having been flagged out to Belgium to avoid scrutiny by BoT. (She was lost in 1874). You should note that LR of 1874/75 lists the vessel as then owned by J. P. Lindsay of South Shields. And further that LR continued to list the vessel, albeit without an owner name, for another 7 years thru 1881/82. On Dec. 9, 1874, John George of Antwerp was en route from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Leith, Scotland, when it encountered a heavy gale off Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland. Flying distress signals, the vessel was driven onto Bamburgh Sands, lost its masts & began to break up. The captain's young son was swept off the ship into the raging waters. 'Joseph Anstice', the North Sunderland lifeboat, came to the vessel's assistance & with great difficulty saved the remaining 11 persons aboard. As per this Life Boat Journal article. Was the vessel 'our' John George? At this moment, it looks most likely but with limited data to permit proper identification, I am not 100% sure. Hopefully a newspaper report will surface that will permit the lost vessel's identity to be confirmed with certainty. 113.0 ft. long, later (1874/75) 116.3 ft., signal letters JPBH. Crew lists thru 1874 are here. Is there anything you can add or correct? Y

6485

28

John White (a snow)

250/269

Lister & Bartram (but see right)

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1842/43 only. Now the webmaster has two lists of Sunderland built vessels available to him. The vessel is referred to in only one of such lists & is therein stated to have been built by Lister & Bartram. However, what is believed to be a complete 'Bartram' build list on site, provided indirectly by the 'Bartram' family, does not refer to this vessel. So the builder name is, perhaps, in doubt.
The LR data re 1838/39 is most limited. LRs of 1839/40 thru 1842/43 list the vessel as owned by R. White, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. With H. Lamb her captain ('Lamb' in 1838/39). Noted to have been launched in Mar. 1837.
The listing of this vessel is as a result of the receipt of a guestbook message from Asger Nørlund Christensen, a maritime historian with the National Museum of Denmark, who tells us that the vessel stranded on the coast of Jutland, Denmark, on Sep. 16, 1846. Asger, who seeks data re both the vessel & her captain, has since provided extensive data re such stranding, indeed Asger is the principal source for the data which follows. Such data is made available in the hope that site visitors will read the listing & provide their additional knowledge for inclusion here.
So what exactly happened to the vessel in mid Sep. 1846? John White was en route from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, with a cargo of coal, under the command of Wilson Orwin & with a crew of 9. On the night of Sep. 15/16, 1846, the vessel struck the hard sand bar at the entrance to the Agger Canal, on the W. coast of Northern Jutland. The Agger Canal? Such canal, 8 miles long, provided access into the Limfjord from the North Sea, indeed permitted navigable access from the North Sea across the Jutland peninsular via Aalborg into the Baltic. A Norwegian sloop, named the Prøven, came to John White's aid & rescued her entire crew. Much of the vessel was salvaged. On Oct. 6, 1846, the wreck of the vessel itself & also its cargo, along with materials from the vessel, were sold at a public auction at nearby Thisted. Such materials included 23 partly new sails, 5 anchors with chains, 3 heavy hawsers & 2 iron pumps.
The vessel's history is being investigated, Asger advises, by 'Ulrichsen' of Norway, whose great grandfather was the captain of Prøven at the time of the rescue. Ulrichsen believes that his ancestor was paid a reward for saving John White's crew, further that those funds made it possible to have 'The Family', a sloop, built in Norway in 1854. Such sloop, now named Ruth (1 & 2), is today still in existence & features prominently in the floating collection of the National Museum of Denmark. Based at the Viking Ship Museum’s harbour at Roskilde, Denmark (located W. of Copenhagen at the bottom of the Roskilde Fjord), Ruth is sailed and maintained by a group of volunteers, who sail it around Danish waters every summer. At that period, Asger advises, such life-saving efforts were recognised by honours & sometimes by medals of courage granted by the Danish King. Perhaps a different course was adopted in this case or perhaps the captain was paid by the owner of the vessel or by the captain & crew whose lives had been saved.
Wikipedia (thanks!) references the Sep. 16, 1846 loss of the vessel, ex newspaper reports in 'The Times' & 'The Morning Chronicle', both of London, on Sep. 26 & Sep. 29, 1846 respectively. 'The Shipping & Mercantile Gazette' had reported the wreck on Sep. 25, 1846 (in red) ex Thisted. Hopefully more data incl. contemporary newspaper cuttings, soon.

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29

Lawsons (a snow or brig)

253/258
later
244

William Gales

The vessel, which was launched, I read, in Mar. 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1874/75. It was initially owned by Lawson & Co. of Sunderland, however the William Gales build list on site page 144 lists Gales & Lawson, of Sunderland, as the vessel's initial owner. Per LR, Lawson & Co. owned the vessel thru 1846/47, with J. Lawson always her captain, for service from Sunderland to the Baltic thru 1839/40 & then ex London.
In 1846/47, per LR, Nicholson of Annan (Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland), became the vessel's owner thru about 1851/52. For some interesting service. From Liverpool to Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from London to Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, in 1848/49 & 1849/50 & from London to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1850/51. With R. Ewart the vessel's captain throughout the entire period of 'Nicholson' ownership.
From 1852/53 thru 1874/75, the vessel would seem to have been owned by the Gray family of South Shields. Specifically, per LR, by G. Gray from 1852/53 thru 1860/61 & N. & H. Gray from that point onwards. With 'Youens' the vessel's captain in 1852/53, J. Lawson in 1854, N. Gray from 1855/56 thru 1858/59. The captain list continues below but first I should note that this page (scroll to #22910) notes that the vessel was registered at Liverpool on May 11, 1852. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the 255 ton vessel as being then Liverpool registered, owned by G. & N. Gray of South Shields, with George Lawson her then captain. And Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856, lists the vessel, now registered at Shields, as owned by G. & N. Gray of South Shields. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George & Nicholas Gray, of South Shields, as the vessel's then owners. Back to the captain list during 'Gray' ownership, all per LR. J. Pike served as captain from 1859/60 thru 1859/60, 'Pollard' in 1860/61, 'Strsnb'rg' from 1861/62 thru 1863/64, W. Day from 1863/64 thru 1870/71, H. Youlden from 1870/71 thru 1873/74 & J. Collingwood in 1874/75. We have one final piece of data re her ownership. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1874 lists the vessel as registered at South Shields & owned by Nicholas Gray & Hannah Gray, each with 32 shares.
Some operational data. Firstly the vessel's voyages to Australia, all with Ewart in command:- i) On Aug. 16, 1848, the vessel, Robert Ewart her captain, arrived at Launceston with a general cargo, having left London in late Mar. 1848. It left Launceston for Adelaide on Sep. 19, 1848 & on Nov. 26, 1848 sailed from Adelaide to Portland Bay, located 220 miles W. of Melbourne. It left Portland Bay for London on Feb. 15, 1849 with 1067 bales of wool & a pair of swans. ii) On Jan. 5, 1850, the vessel arrived at Adelaide ex London (left Sep. 7, 1849) via Plymouth. With a cargo that included plant for a railway to the port at Adelaide & materials to construct a wharf there. It left Adelaide in ballast in late Feb. 1850 for Launceston, it would appear via Portland. Arriving at Launceston on Mar. 19, 1850 it later, on May 6, 1850, left Launceston for San Francisco with a general cargo & 4 passengers. The vessel did not go on to the U.K. rather it returned to Launceston (arrived Dec. 10, 1850). And on Jan. 26, 1851, it left Launceston for Calcutta (now Kolkata, India) via 'Koombanah Bay' (left Feb. 24, 1851) with a cargo of horses. Koombana Bay, I learn, is at Bunbury, located 109 miles S. of Perth in Western Australia.
Other operational data. LR of 1858/59 lists 'Gray' as the owner of the vessel but with limited detail. To the webmaster that suggests that the vessel had been either lost or sold. Wikipedia (thanks) explains the matter by advising that on Jan. 17, 1858 the vessel ran aground at Soldier's Point, near Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, as per 'The Newcastle Courant' of Jan. 22, 1858. Clearly the vessel was later repaired & continued in service for many more years. This page, thanks to 'gortonboy', notes that articles in the 'Newcastle Journal' of Oct. 3 & 15, 1862 reported that Captain F. Strasenburgh, then 39 years old, had been washed off the deck of Lawsons on Sep. 24, 1862, when 11 miles from Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia).
The vessel's service under 'Gray' ownership? Ex Liverpool to an unstated destination in 1852/53, ex Cardiff to the Mediterranean in 1855/56, otherwise ex Shields, mainly to the Baltic or to the Mediterranean, but to Spain in 1863/64 & to France in 1864/65. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') records the vessel as registered at South Shields from 1858 thru 1875, always owned, from 1865, by Nicholas Gray of South Shields. MNL also tells us that the vessel was wrecked in Dec. 1874. So far the webmaster has not spotted what happened to the vessel nor exactly when. He did hope that the vessel's loss would have been listed in the House of Commons Papers, Vol. 66, published in 1880, but there seems to be no reference to the vessel's loss there that I have seen.
Many crew lists are available here. 89.0 ft. long, signal letters NPKG, 244 tons from 1860/61. Can you add to or maybe correct the above text? Perhaps tell us more about what happened in Dec. 1874? Y

22910

30

Lord Mulgrave (a snow or brig, later a square)

212/211
later
197

Rowntree

The vessel, which was first registered in Apl. 1837, is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Throughout that listing period the vessel was, per LR, owned by Foster & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. With 'Kearsley' serving as the vessel's captain. The vessel survived long beyond 1845 & fortunately the vessel is recorded in a number of NE shipping registers. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 210 ton vessel as then owned by R. Jackson of Monkwearmouth, H. Taylor & J. Tully of Sunderland, & M. Wallace of Grewell (likely Greywell, also known as Grewell, of near Basingstoke, Hampshire). Marwood's equivalent register of Mar. 1854 clarifies the owner names to mean Robt. Jackson, Henry Taylor & John Tully, all of Sunderland, & Mary Wallace of Grewell. With Edwin Edwards serving as her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 essentially confirms such names. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the then owners of the vessel, now of 197 tons, as being Henry Taylor, John Tully, John Tully jun., all of Sunderland & M. Wallace of Grewell. Signal letters HRDT.
On Dec. 29, 1852, the vessel stated to be a 210 ton brig en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal, put (back?) into Sunderland in a leaky condition due to stress of weather. 'Glasgow' stated to be her then captain. As per this U.K. Government page.
On Jan. 13, 1860, per line 552 here, the 197 ton square sank at Sherringham Shoals, (off Sheringham on the Norfolk coast) while en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was stated then to be owned by John Tully Junr. Y

2923

31

Loyal Packet (a snow)

243/240

R. & T. Andrews

M. Reed of Sunderland. I understand that, from 1844, the vessel was owned by Anthony Cockerill of Sunderland. I cannot spot the vessel listed in the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848.

 

32

Mandane (a barque)

300/360

Laing & Simey

The vessel, launched on Jun. 19, 1837, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1843/44. It was owned, per LR, thru that entire period, by Wilkinson of Sunderland. For some varied service. From Sunderland to Alexandria, Egypt, thru 1840/41, from Sunderland to the East Indies in 1841/42, from London to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in 1842/43, from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, in 1844/45, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1845/46, ex Liverpool for 4 years then from London to St. Vincent in 1850/51. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the then owners of the 360 ton barque as being J. Wilkinson of Bishopwearmouth and other family members from Bedlington, namely M., M. J., E. P. & J. H. Wilkinson & M. Wilkinson, Jun. On Aug. 20, 1850, per line 296 on this page, the 300 ton barque was stranded at the Island of Coll (W. of Mull in the Inner Hebrides), while en route from the Clyde to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America). Crew of 15 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Wilkinson. The vessel had left the Clyde on Aug. 14, 1850 with a cargo of cotton, cloths & linen, under the command of Captain Hutchison. While the exact location of her loss is tentative it would seem to have occurred in Crosspol Bay, either on the W. or SE side of Coll, perhaps just 60 yards off shore. This article advises that the vessel was driven onto the rock or islet of Ellenore, close to the Island of Coll, by a violent hurricane & within a few minutes was ground to pieces. Maybe Ilanmore. When she struck, her masts snapped off. Ship's boats had been earlier launched but were swamped, drowning all aboard. There were no survivors of the crew of 18 & at least one passenger. In the conditions it was not possible to assist the vessel in any way. The article expresses surprise that Mandane was at Coll so many days after leaving the Clyde. Aug. 19, 1850 is frequently stated as an alternate date of loss - the crew number is confusing. Detailed data sources are noted here. Can you add anything? Y

 

33

Margarets

264/269 became 254/263

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - HplUShC in 1839/40 - J. T. Wawn & W. Bolden in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register - John T. & Chas. N. Wawn in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register, also registered at Shields.

3581

34

Mary (a snow)

197/182

Joseph Helmsley

A vessel which had a very short life. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only. Owned by Middleton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. Can you add anything to this brief history?

 

35

Miriam (a snow, later a square)

198
later
183

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45 & not thereafter. Owned by Penman & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists H. Penman of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland as the vessel's then owner while Marwood's equivalent 1854 edition lists the vessel as then owned by Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists M. Blackett as being the vessel's then owner while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states her then owner to be Matthew Blackit of Sunderland. On Jan. 26, 1860, per line 592 here, the 183 ton square came ashore at Robin Hood's Bay (SE of Whitby) when in ballast. None of the crew of 7 were lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by Matt. Blackit. Y

19601

36

Ocean (a snow or brig)

193/185
later
185

J. Crown

A vessel which had a very long life, but is a big-time puzzle so far as its Lloyd's Register ('LR') record is concerned. The vessel, which was completed  in Oct. 1837, is LR listed from 1838/39 thru 1854/55 & later, after a 19 year LR silence, from 1874/75 thru 1880/81. It was initially owned by 'Richardson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London with T. Farrer serving as the vessel's captain. But Richardson owned the vessel for a brief period only. In 1839/40 the vessel became owned by Tose & Co. of or registered at Whitby, for initial service from Shields to Ulster (I think that is what it says) but from 1840/41 thru 1846/47 for service from Stockton to London. 'Tose' is LR noted as being the vessel's captain from 1839/40 thru 1847/48. The LR data in 1847/48 is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. LRs of 1848/49 thru 1854/55 list 'Stonehouse' of Whitby as the vessel's owner for continued service from Stockton to London. It may well be that Stonehouse & Tose were partners. I say that in view of the vessel's later history & the fact that S. Tose is LR listed as the vessel's captain from 1848/49 thru 1854/55 i.e. when Stonehouse owned the vessel. Turnbull's Register of 1856 (Whitby) lists S. & J. Tose and Co. of Runswick as the vessel's owners with S. Tose her captain. Then the 19 year gap. But ... the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865 & 1870 record the vessel as then registered at Whitby but owned by T. C. Tose, of West Hartlepool. LR of 1878/79 is the first to list S. Tose as owner of the Whitby registered vessel (rather than T. C. Tose). LR of 1879/80 & 1880/81 both record W. Watson as the vessel's then owner. As is confirmed by MNL of 1880 which lists William Watson of Seaham Harbour as the owner of the Whitby registered vessel. LR of 1880/81 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked' - on Oct. 29, 1880 I have read. 75.8 ft. long. Detail as to where she was lost & the circumstances are not yet to hand. Can you tell us about it? Y

23778

37

Ocean Bride (a snow)

291/329

Reed Denton & Co.

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. The vessel was launched on May 18, 1837 as per this newspaper cutting. It was owned, thru 1847/48 by Gales & Co. of Sunderland for some varied service. Initially from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1840/41 for service from Shields to the Mediterranean, in the period of 1841/43 from Liverpool to Mauritius, in 1843/44 from Sunderland to Mauritius, from Liverpool to Africa & to Demerera (British Guyana now Guyana) in 1844/45 & 1845/46 respectively, & from London to St. Vincent in the period of 1846/48. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records her then owners as being G. Thompson of Bishopwearmouth & A. Gales of Hylton. LR of 1848/49 lists Thompson of Sunderland as her then owner, thru 1849/50, for service from London to the West Indies. Can you tell us what finally happened to the vessel, in or about 1850. Y

 

38

Prospect (a snow)

264/267

J. & G. Mills

It would seem that this vessel had a very short life indeed. It is Lloyd's Register listed in 1838/39 & 1839/40 only, owned by R. Surtees of Sunderland. For service from Sunderland to i) London in 1838/39 ii) America in 1839/40. LR of 1839/40 notes that the vessel had 'foundered'. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel or otherwise add anything?

 

39

Queen (a snow)

275

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - Mease in 1840/41, S. Mease in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

3540

40

Ralph Wylam (a snow, later a brig)

254/276

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. Owned by Wylam & Co. of Newcastle for initial service from Sunderland to London. In 1839/40 the vessel served Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine) ex Bristol & then served out of Newcastle, to, where destinations are referenced, London & America. LR of 1846/47 notes that the vessel had been 'wrecked'. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add anything? Y

 

41

Sarah (a schooner)

99

T. & W. Dixon

So far as I can see, this vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1842/43 thru 1847/48 & not thereafter. It was for that short period owned by Graham & Co. of Newcastle for initial service as a Sunderland coaster & from 1845/46 for service from Newcastle to France. 'Graham' served as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1845/46. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, then registered at Newcastle, as owned by Sarah Graham of Newcastle. The LR available data re 1847/48 is limited, suggesting that the vessel may have been sold at about that time. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records W. Hair of Newcastle & G. Wilkinson of North Shields, as the then owners of the Newcastle registered 99 ton schooner. Such owner names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Wm. Hair & George Wilkinson. On Dec. 21, 1862, per line 2912 here, the 99 ton schooner was abandoned at Bridlington (E. Yorkshire), while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. Vessel stated to have then been owned by William Hair. Can you add anything? The circumstances of her loss, perhaps? Y

3762

42

Sarah (a schooner)

132/110
later
109
later
105
later
106

Jas. Leithead

A comprehensive list of vessels built at Sunderland lists 2 vessels named Sarah that were built at Sunderland in 1837. The data that follows is re  Sarah, listed as being of 110 tons & built by Jas. Leithead. So far as I can see, this vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') recorded from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, from 1848/49 thru 1849/50, from 1851/52 thru 1856/57, from 1859/60 thru 1869/70 & from 1874/75 thru 1886/87. The vessel was initially owned by Walford & Co., of Wisbech, with 'Walford' the vessel's captain, for initial service from Liverpool to Libau (i.e. Liepaja, Baltic Sea, Latvia), in 1840/41 for service from London to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania) & thereafter ex London. In 1848/49, the vessel served ex Lynn, Norfolk. From 1851/52 to 1853/54, per LR, the vessel was owned & captained by J. Spark of Scarborough, for service from Hartlepool to France (where service is indicated). From 1854/55 thru 1856/57, per LR, the vessel was owned & captained by M. Fitt of Scarborough for service ex Youghal (County Cork, Ireland). Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists Matthew Fitt as the then owner of the Scarborough registered 109 ton schooner. From 1859/60 thru 1869/70, A. Harley of Cork, Ireland, is LR listed as both the owner & the captain of the 105 ton Cork registered schooner. From 1874/75 thru 1886/87, LR lists the 106 ton schooner as owned by J. Smith of Maldon, Essex. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 lists the vessel as registered at Liverpool, while the 1880 equivalent lists the vessel as registered at Maldon, Essex, in both cases owned by John Smith of Burnham, Essex. 64.5 ft. long, later (from 1874/75) 71.6 ft. long, signal letters NDBW. LR of 1886/87 notes that the vessel had been 'broken up'. Can you add anything? Y

20895

43

Sarepta (a snow)

297/330

Kirkbride & partners

A vessel which was completed in May 1837. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1836/37 thru 1863/64. It was owned thru 1845/46 by 'Nicholson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Montreal, Canada, with 'Anderson' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1845/46, per LR, D. Francis of Swansea, Wales, became the vessel's owner for consistent service over many years ex Swansea - to St. Jago, Cape Verde Islands (1845/46 thru 1847/48), to the West Indies (1848/49 thru 1850/51), to Quebec, Canada (1851/52 & 1852/53) & to the United States in 1853/54). The LRs of 1855/56 & 1856/57 still list 'Francis' as the owner but provide minimal other data. In 1857/58, LR records Nicholson of Sunderland as again the vessel's owner for service from Swansea to Quebec. LRs of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 still list Nicholson & Co. as the vessel's owner but provide only minimal other info. The vessel had many captains - T. Stephens or Stephens thru 1847/48, Hammett thru 1850/51, Richardson briefly in 1850/51, R. Pennell in 1852/53, J. Williams from 1853/54 thru 1856/57. And thereafter Hares is LR listed as the vessel's captain. To add to the confusion, I suspect that even though LR listed the vessel until 1862/64 it likely was wrecked in or about 1857 or 1858. It was not listed in the Mercantile Navy List of 1860. 94.5 ft. long.
The above data has some puzzles. Firstly that 'Nicholson' of Sunderland would seem to have owned the vessel from 1837 thru 1845/46 & again from 1857/58. Could it be that Nicholson & Francis were business partners & that both served as the vessel's  managing owner? Were that to be so, Nicholson may well have been involved in the vessel's ownership throughout. Secondly I must note that another vessel named Sarepta was built at Sunderland in 1839. So what? It was owned by Nicholson of Sunderland during its entire 4 year lifetime! On the face of it, Nicholson owned 2 vessels of identical name. Can you help in unravel this puzzle? Sarepta the name? An ancient Phoenician city located on the coast of today's Lebanon about 8 miles S. of Sidon. Biblically known as Zarephath.

6498

44

Sir John St. Aubyn (a steamer)

 

Unknown to webmaster

Not recorded in Lloyd's Register that I can see. Gary Hicks advises that the vessel, previously registered at Sunderland, was registered at Plymouth from 1837 to 1839, then registered at Portsmouth.

 

45

Star (a schooner, later a brigantine)

176/171
later
157
later
158

Geo. Worthy

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1847/48, & not thereafter. It was owned throughout the above period by Ord & Co. of Sunderland, for service as a Sunderland coaster, but from 1844/45 as a Hartlepool coaster. It would appear that the vessel was registered at Sunderland, but later at Faversham, north Kent. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the 157 ton schooner as owned by M. Atkinson, W., T. B., and E. B. Ord, T. Davison, and others, all of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Matthew Atkinson, William, Thomas B., and Errington B. Ord, Thomas Davison, and others. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1866 thru 1872 (1870) all record the now 158 ton vessel as registered at Faversham & owned by Chas. Lawson of Whitstable, Kent. On Jan. 11, 1872, per line 2923 here, the 158 ton brigantine was stranded at Hasboro' (Hasborough Sands, near Cromer, Norfolk), while en route from Seaham to Whitstable with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Charles Lawson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened?
We do have a puzzle re this vessel. A number of ships were lost during a major storm in early Dec. 1863. This newspaper cutting states (in red):- The brigantine Star of Sunderland, Capt. A. W. Hall, and belonging to Messrs. Ord & Co., has also perished in the storm. She was a ship of 157 tons, and of the estimated value of £1000. The crew were rescued by the Margate lugger Lively and landed at Whitstable. The detail seems to match with this vessel. Can anyone explain? Y

23657

46

Syren (a snow) Note

356

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - W. Davison in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

 

47

Tar (a schooner, later a brigantine)

93/84
later
94/84

J. Storey

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1847/48 with the exception of 1843/44. Its initial owner, thru 1842/43 at least, was J. Storey of Sunderland, i.e. her builder, with G. Gamble serving as the vessel's captain. For consistent service from Sunderland to Southampton. In 1844/45, the vessel, now a brigantine of 94/84 tons, was, per LR, owned by Hopper & Co. of Whitby, for service as a Whitby coaster. With A. Walker serving as the vessel's captain thru 1845/46 & J. Skerry thereafter. LR of 1847/48 lists 'Hopper' as the vessel's owner but provides minimal other detail. As per line 1721, here, the 84 ton schooner was wrecked at Longsand (Thames estuary, Essex), on Sep. 12, 1852, while on a voyage from Shields to S. Valery with a cargo of coal. S. Valery? May well mean St. Valery-en-Caux, Normandy, France. Crew of 5 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by George Hopper. Such loss report states, I believe in error, that the vessel was built in 1838. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

48

Warwick

247/248

Unknown to webmaster

Scurfield in 1838/39 - J. Spence in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

3461

49

Wave

220/221

Unknown to webmaster

Richardsn in 1838/39 - R. Jolly in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

 

50

Westminster

611

Laing & Simey

Duncan Dunbar & Co.

 

51

William Gales (a barque)

311/344

William Gales

Gales & Co., Thos. Gales, of Sunderland

 

52

William Thompson (a snow)

218/227
later
202

W. Wilkinson

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1836/37 thru 1845/46, & not thereafter. I wonder why that was so. It was owned thru 1845/46 by 'HtlplS.C.' which I believe means Hartlepool Ship Co., of Stockton. For initial service from Sunderland to London, which service became Hartlepool to Algiers from 1841/42. Many years of LR silence followed. It would appear that something happened to the vessel in 1856 - "The William Thompson" was evidently repaired at Alexandria and refloated for in 1856 she .... From a data snippet in the Durham University Journal of 1940 attributed, maybe, to an unknown edition of 'Monthly Chronicle'. I cannot tell you what had happened, alas. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by W. Jameson, J. Hutchinson and J. W. Just, all of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William Jameson, John Hutchinson and James W. Just. On Oct. 28, 1861, per line 1411 here, the 202 ton snow was abandoned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, while en route from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Wm. Jameson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

2696

53

William & Catherine

196

W. Doxford

William Doxford

 

54

William & Jane (a snow or square)

232/228
later
214

Unknown to webmaster

This vessel is Lloyd's Register listed from 1838/39 thru 1852/53, & not thereafter. It was owned thru 1844/45 by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Le Havre, France. In 1844/45, per LR, 'Hutchinsons' of Sunderland became the vessel's owners for service ex Sunderland, in the period of 1845/47 for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists G. Hutchinson & Co., of Bishopwearmouth, as her then owners. LR of 1848/49 & 1849/50 records service from Sunderland to 'Pambf', whatever that contraction means. In 1850/52, LR references service from Sunderland to the Baltic & in 1851/52 service from Sunderland to London. The LR data of 1857/58 is minimal. From 1850/51 thru 1852/53 'Hutchinson' is LR listed as the vessel's captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Sunderland & owned by P. Hutchinson of East Bolden, J. Hutchinson of Elswick & T. Briggs of Sunderland. Which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Peter Hutchinson, John Hutchinson & Thomas Briggs. On Oct. 21, 1862, per line 2437 here, the 214 ton square foundered off the Dudgeon (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), while en route from Sunderland to Nieuwe Diep (N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Briggs. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened? Y

2552

55

Wilsons

238/223

Unknown to webmaster

Hunter in 1838/39 - Smith in 1854/55 & 1855/56 but R. Blumer in 1856, registered at Shields per in Turnbull's Register.

24531

56

Young Queen (a snow)

284

Rodham & Todd

The vessel is listed in Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, then registered at Liverpool, owned by William Fisher & Son with R. Turner serving as the vessel's captain.

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1837? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 128 vessels & 32,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 128 vessels & 32,343 tons.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1838 (Just a start. Can you provide a list? Do please advise me if you have data. Corrections will surely be required in the data that follows.)

#

Name

Gross

Builder

Built for

Official No.

1

Abbotsford

328/407

J. & G. Mills

Chambers

 

2

Advena (a snow)

246/254

William Potts

W. Potts. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists William Gallon, of South Shields, as the then owner of the Newcastle registered vessel. As does Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 - with James Maillard stated to then be her captain. And Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. Lloyd's Register of 1865/66 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'.

5443

3

Ann (a snow, later a brigantine)

194/175
later
153

Unknown to webmaster

I usually provide data in essentially time sequence. But I change that pattern re this vessel & start with 'good' data from late in the vessel's life. It would first seem that the vessel was always registered at Shoreham, Sussex. The Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (on page 23) records the vessel as then owned by Wm. H. Hardwick of Southwick, Sussex. Whilst the equivalent list of 1870 records the vessel, still Shoreham registered, as owned by Alfred Simey of Sunderland. Signal letters LHRN. On Oct. 30, 1872, per line 2649 here, the 153 ton vessel, a brigantine, was abandoned off Yarmouth, while en route from Sunderland to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was not then owned by Alfred Simey, rather it was owned by John Hudson. The vessel's earlier history? In all of the editions of Lloyd's Register from 1837/38 thru 1872/73, I could only find one vessel named Ann built at Sunderland in 1838. That vessel was LR listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. From 1839/40 thru 1841/42, such vessel, a snow, was owned by Middleton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Shoreham. From 1841/42, Garringe of Shoreham became the vessel's owner for service ex Shoreham & from 1844/45 for service from Shoreham to Hartlepool. It is likely that such vessel is the correct Ann, but the data is limited. Subsequent to 1846/47? A LR silence for the next 26 years. It would seem, however, that extensive data about the vessel is held in the West Sussex Record Office. But that record suggests the vessel was rather built in 1833. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

13614

4

Ann Emma

265

Unknown to webmaster

Hartlepool U. Ship Co.

3487

5

Anne Laing

392

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

6

Arcturus (a snow or brig)

228/223
later
212
later
201

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1861/62, with the exception of 2 years - 1852/53 & 1853/54. Arcturus? The brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere. It was owned, thru 1847/48 by Given & Co., of London, for service to Riga, Latvia, ex London & maybe ex Sunderland also, service from London to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India (in 1840/41), from London to Laguna (where is it?) in the period of 1842/45 & from London to the Mediterranean. In 1848/49, J. Wilson of Dundee, Scotland, acquired the vessel - mainly for service ex Dundee to the Baltic & to the Mediterranean, & also, but only in 1857/58, for service from Belfast to the Baltic. J. Wilson is always LR listed, from 1848/49, as the vessel's captain. The vessel became, per LR, of 212 tons in 1857/58 & 201 tons in 1858/59. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as registered at Dundee & owned by J. Wilson, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean James Wilson. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. On May 2, 1861, per line 1208 here, the 210 ton brig, sank in the North Sea, while en route from Inverkeithing (Fife, Firth of Forth, Scotland) to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. No location is indicated for the vessel's loss. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James Wilson. Anything you can add? Y

24973

7

Arrietta

223

Laing & Simey

P. Laing & Co.

 

8

Barnard Castle (a schooner)

170/145
later
133

Robert Thompson (JLT)

Barnard Castle? A town in the SE of County Durham, located 21 miles SE of Durham itself. Noted for (what else!) its castle which dates from the 11th or 12th century. The vessel, which was launched in Jul. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1867/68. It was owned thru 1850/51, per LR, by 'Stockton & Lon. Sh. Co' which means Stockton & London Shipping Company as per the North of England Maritime Register of 1848. For service from Sunderland to London thru 1845/46 & thereafter as a Stockton coaster. With 'Fishwick' serving as the vessel's captain thru 1844/45 & then 'H. Hasteed'. LR of 1851/52 lists R. Beavis of Exeter, Devon, as the vessel's new owner. With 'J. Hore' serving as her captain thru 1854/55, 'R. Beavis' thru 1859/60 & 'G. Thompson' thru 1864/65. For service mainly as a Southampton, Hampshire, or as a Topsham, Devon, coaster, but from 1860/61 thru 1862/63, for service from Newport, Wales, to the Baltic. No owner name is LR stated during the period from 1862/63 thru 1864/65. Per the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865, her then owner was Thomas Mitchell, of Exmouth, Devon. LR of 1865/66 lists the schooner, now of 133 tons, as owned by Ozanne & Co. of Guernsey for service as a Guernsey coaster. MNL of 1867 & 1868 clarifies the owner's name as being James Ozanne, of Guernsey. 75.0 ft. long, signal letters LTBF. LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had gone 'Missing'. It would seem that more correctly it foundered. On Dec. 2, 1867, per line 37 here, the vessel, en route from Guernsey to London with a cargo of granite, foundered 'off the North Foreland'. With the loss of its entire crew of 6. North Foreland is a chalk cliff at the mouth of the river Thames estuary at the eastern end of the Isle of Thanet, Kent. Near the Goodwin Sands. The site of a noted lighthouse since as early as 1636, it would appear. Is there anything you can add? Y

15603

9

Beacon (a snow)

246/227
later
210

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1867/68, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1865/66 at least, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland. Initially for service from Sunderland to London, from 1846/47 for service from Sunderland to St. John (I wonder which one), ex Sunderland, from Sunderland to i) America (1854/55), ii) Charent (Charente-Maritime in western France?) (1855/57), iii) America again (1857/1860) & then iv) ex Sunderland again. In reviewing the many editions of LR, it was hard not to notice that in all the years from 1838/39 thru 1867/68 the vessel, per LR, only had two captains, R. Ritchie to part way thru 1846/47 & W. Turner after that date. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as owned by T. Nicholson of Sunderland, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Thomas Nicholson. The vessel became of 210 tons in 1857/58. LRs of 1866/67 & 1867/68 list no owner names, however the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 (page 40) still lists T. Nicholson of Sunderland as her then owner. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the vessel was then owned by Richard Bellass, of Sunderland. 81.0 ft. long, signal letters RCBD. On Dec. 18, 1872, per line 3291 here, the 210 ton snow, proceeding 'coastwise' went missing. No routing data is provided. Crew of 6 - all lost. The vessel was then stated to be owned by James W. Ellemer. Anything you can add? Ian Whittaker advises (thanks!) that the vessel, captain Graham in command with a cargo of coal, was presumed to have foundered off Anstruther. And that wreckage came ashore between Elie and Pittenweem. Y

32881

10

Benjamin Greene (a barque)

318/405

Laing & Simey of Southwick

The barque, launched on Nov. 1, 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru 1847/48 per LR, by 'Greene' of London (initially Greene & Co., from 1843/44 Greene & Son). For initial service, thru 1843/44, from London to St. Kitts, & from 1844/45 for service from London to the West Indies. On Aug. 21/22, 1848, the vessel was at St. Kitts when the area was hit by a major hurricane which caused extensive damage - and dismasted Benjamin Greene. A word about Benjamin Greene - lots of data is WWW available about him & his family including this volume. Benjamin Greene was a Bury St. Edmunds brewer who acquired sugar estates in the islands of St. Kitts & Montserrat in the 1820s, I have read in 1823. In the following years, his sons Benjamin Buck Greene, Charles Greene & William Greene managed those estates, which by the 1830s accounted for about 1/3 of the entire sugar exports of the island of St. Kitts. In 1836, Benjamin Greene moved to London & established Benjamin Greene & Son, a merchant & shipping company which specialized in the importation of sugar into the U.K. In 1848/49, per LR, Blyth & Co. (from 1849/50 Blyths & Co.) also of London, became the vessel's owner for continued service from London to the West Indies. It seems likely that Blyth or Blyths & Co., maybe Blyth & Greene, was a company related to Benjamin Greene & Son. On Jul. 12, 1850, per line 258 on this page, the 398 ton square stranded at St. Kitts, while en route from London to St. Kitts. No actual loss location or detail as to the circumstances is provided or otherwise yet to hand. Crew of 14 - none lost. Then stated to have been owned by Benjamin Greene. Henry Laws, the vessel's captain for most of its lifetime, was likely her captain at the time of the loss. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

11

Brandon (a snow or brig)

225/209

G. Thompson

The record for this vessel is a puzzle. It is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 only. Its initial owner, thru 1844/45, was 'Alderson' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London, with Blackburn serving as her captain. In 1844/45, T. Bell of South Shields became her owner for service as a Shields coaster in 1844/45 & for service from Shields to the Mediterranean thereafter. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists T. & E. Bell, of South Shields. as the vessel's then owner of the 209 ton brig. Two captains are recorded during the period of Bell ownership - R. Mays to 1846/47 & T. Spencer thereafter. As per line 1714, here, the 209 ton brig was lost on Sep. 5, 1852, as I interpret the data, in the Gulf of Bothnia, while on a voyage that commenced at Umea, Sweden. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Thomas Bell. The puzzle? Though apparently lost in 1852, the vessel is recorded in i) Turnbull's Register of 1856, as a schooner of 208 tons registered at Newcastle & owned by T. & E. Bell of South Shields, ii) Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 which lists the brig's then owners as being Thomas & E. Bell, of South Shields. The vessel is not recorded in LR from 1850/51 thru 1859/60 (I checked) & no Official Number would seem to have been issued for the vessel. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

12

Britannia (a snow or brig)

203/205
later
181

T. B. Simey

The vessel is, so far as I can see, Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 & from 1854/55 thru 1864/65. Its initial owner, per LR, was 'Millbro&Lon.Co.' of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1840/41, however, LR lists the owner as being 'Mid&LonShCo.', also of Stockton, for service from Stockton to London & from 1841/42 for service from Stockton to Algiers. Can a site visitor tell us the full correct names of 'Millbro&Lon.Co.' & 'Mid&LonShCo.'? The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 states that the brig, then registered at Newcastle, was owned by Mary Ferguson & Co., of Blyth. From 1848/49 thru 1855/56, the vessel would seem to have been owned by Watts & Co. of Blyth, for service ex Blyth to such destinations as London, Copenhagen (Denmark), & the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856, however, records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by G. & W. W. Smith & W. Reavely, all of Blyth. LR of 1856/57 thru 1864/65 lists the snow as owned by Smith & Co. of Blyth, with G. Smyth listed as the vessel's captain throughout. The LR data is most limited after 1857/58. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the Shields registered brig at 181 tons only & owned by George Smith, Wm. H. Smith & Wm. Revely, all of Blyth. So far as I can see the vessel is not LR recorded after 1864/65. However the Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 53, image soon) & 1870 both record G. Smith of Blyth as the vessel's then owner. So the vessel would seem to have survived until 1870 at least. 81.7 ft. long, signal letters HMTP. No data is yet to hand to tell us what finally happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us more? Y

2125

13

British Oak (a snow or brig)

236/229

R. Bell

What a fine name for a British ship! So far as I can see this was the only Sunderland built ship with the name. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1849/50 by J. Bell of Sunderland, (builder related perhaps) with 'Taylor' serving as the vessel's captain up to part way thru 1844/45 & 'Humphrey' thereafter. For service from Sunderland to London thru 1843/44, from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1844/45 & 1845/46, & from Sunderland to the Mediterranean from 1846/47 thru 1849/50. In 1850/51, Oliver of Sunderland is LR listed as the vessel's new owner, with 'Grey' her new captain, either C. Grey or G. Grey. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists Oliver & Mills, of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owner of the 229 ton brig. Under 'Oliver' ownership the vessel, per LR, served ex Sunderland in 1850/51, from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France, in 1851/52 & as a Sunderland coaster in 1852/53. Clearly that last data is suspect. As per line 1682 here, on Jul. 21, 1852 the 229 ton square stranded at Mount Desert, while en route from New York to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. No cargo is referenced. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Richard Oliver. Mount Desert is a large (108 square mile) island located off the coast of Maine, U.S.A., S. of Hancock, Maine. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

14

Caledonia (a snow later a brig)

227

H. Dobinson (or Dobbinson)

The vessel's initial owner was 'Mid. & Lon. Sh. Co.' of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. It would seem that the vessel was owned for a long while by James Brown of Blyth. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 has the vessel registered at Newcastle & owned by James Brown. Turnbull's Shipping Register of 1856 also lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by J. Brown of Blyth. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Jas. Brown of Blyth & Jno. Walton of Middlesbro.

5175

15

Caroline (a snow)

247/260
later
300
later
274

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1869/70, & not thereafter. Owned thru 1846/47 by T. Rowell of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, Oliver of Sunderland became the owner of the vessel, now of 300 tons, for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg (Russia), later from Sunderland to America (or maybe Almeria, Spain) & to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel twice - it lists R. Oliver as the owner of the vessel of 300 tons & W. Thompson, J. Tully jun., J. Tully & G. Duncan, all of Sunderland, as owners of the vessel of 273 tons. LR of 1857/58 lists Thompson of Sunderland as her owner for service to the Baltic ex Sunderland & for use as a Sunderland coaster. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William Thompson, John and John Tully jun., Geo. Duncan as the then owners of the 277 ton vessel. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises, on page 61, that the vessel was owned by John Tully, jun. of Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Signal letters PHND. On Dec. 12, 1871, per line 1725 here, the 274 ton snow was stranded on Haacks (near Texel Island, North Holland), while en route from Sunderland to N. Dieppe (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by John Tully, Junr. That report lists an incorrect official number. Y

25818

16

Carrs (a snow, later a brig)

287
later
287/319
later
296
later
298

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1861/62, & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Carr & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. But only for a short period. Carr & Co. sold this vessel & acquired instead a second vessel named Carrs built at Sunderland in 1939. In 1840/41, Leslie & Co. of North Shields, later of Shields, later (from 1850/51) J. Leslie of Shields, became the vessel's owner for service from Sunderland to America, from 1841/44 for service from Newcastle to Demerera (Guyana, N. coast of South America), in 1845/46 for service from Liverpool to Leghorn (Livorno, Italy), & thereafter for service from Shields to the Mediterranean - except for 1851/52 when it served ex Liverpool. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel as then owned by J. Leslie of North Shields. From 1857/58 thru 1861/62, per LR, the vessel was owned by 'Armstrong' of Shields. Per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 that would seem to mean John Armstrong & Robert Mills, both of North Shields. From 1857/58, LR advises that R. Mills was the vessel's captain. LR of 1861/62 notes that the vessel had been 'abandoned'. On Feb. 19. 1862, per line 2109 here, the 297 ton brig foundered at 43N/12W, in the North Atlantic about 240 miles due W. of the NW tip of Spain, while en route from Shields to Cadiz, Spain, with a cargo of coal. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Robert Mills. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

12895

17

City of Rochester

257/271

Bartram & Lister

Hayman & Co.

 

18

Crown

234/231

Bartram & Lister

William Thompson

 

19

Deva (a snow or brig)

230/238
later
244

A Hylton shipbuilder - unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1854/55 with the exception of 1849/50. And not thereafter. Initially owned by Morris & Co. of Aberdeen for service from Sunderland to Gibraltar, ex London, from Liverpool to Madras, India, & from London to Ceylon. In 1848/49 T. Smith of London became the vessel's owner for service ex London including to Oporto, Portugal. From 1853/54 LR provides little detail. Signal letters QVSW. The Mercantile Navy list of 1870 lists Alexander Smith, of Newcastle, New South Wales ('NSW'), Australia, as owner of the 244 ton vessel. It would seem that the vessel was Australian registered, at Melbourne (certainly in 1860) & at Newcastle, NSW, since the late 1850s. On Dec. 11, 1870, per line 591 here, the 244 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from New Caledonia (Noumea, French, 750 miles off Australian E. coast) to Newcastle, NSW. About 30 miles off Port Macquarie (E. coast of Australia, N. of both Sydney & Newcastle). Then owned by Alexander Smith. What happened to the vessel? The vessel, then owned by Henderson & Smith of Newcastle, was engaged in the coal trade from Newcastle, NSW, to New Caledonia. In about mid Nov. 1870 the vessel ran aground on a reef at New Caledonia, damaging her keel & planking. The vessel leaked as a result. There were no facilities at New Caledonia to repair the vessel so they sailed in ballast for Newcastle to presumably have the vessel repaired there. The vessel leaked badly on its voyage to Newcastle such that the crew could not keep up with the inflow of water. On the afternoon of Dec. 4, 1870 the whole crew (Captain Peter Davies or Davis & 9 crew) took to two boats rowing for Port Macquarie about 30 miles distant. The crew safely made land on Dec. 5, 1870. All as you can read here. On Dec. 15, 1870, Diamantina, arrived at Sydney with the entire crew of Deva. Y

32370

20

Eagle

258/257

Unknown to webmaster

Walker & Co., later (1858) Thomas B. Walker, Isabella Fowler, & others, registered at Scarborough, per Cgristie's Shipping Register.

24858

21

Eleven (a snow, later a brig)

263/275
later
245

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1859/60. Her initial owner was London & Newcastle Shipping Co. of London for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia & London to Alexandria, Egypt. In 1842/43 Hunter & Co. of Newcastle became the vessel's owner for service from London to Newcastle, from Waterford to the Mediterranean, ex Liverpool, & from Shields to the Mediterranean. On Jan. 18, 1850, the vessel was offered for sale at Newcastle. In 1850/51 Thompson of Shields became her owner mainly for service ex Shields to Spain & the Mediterranean - per Turnbull's Register of 1856 J. L. Thompson of South Shields. LR of 1859/60 records her owner as being Chatt of Sunderland. On Feb. 13, 1860, per line 615 here, the 245 ton brig sank at Bawdsey Sands, (off Orford Ness, Suffolk) while en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Leonard Chatt. Y

7498

22

Elizabeth Adnett (a snow)

258/267

Unknown to webmaster

T. Farrell - E. Young in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

12758

23

Elizabeth Holmes (a snow)

237

Robert Thompson (JLT)

William Holmes

 

24

Ellen (a barque)

386/440
later
398

Unknown to webmaster

The webmaster has not researched this vessel, which, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') of 1839/40 was owned by 'Buchanan', of Glasgow, for service from the Clyde to Singapore with Rodger serving as the vessel's captain. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the vessel as then registered at Liverpool, owned by James Jackson, with William Main then her captain. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1866 thru 1868 list the vessel at 398 tons, then owned by John Campbell, of Stranraer (SW Scotland). I include the vessel having spotted an entry in LR of 1868/69 which notes that the vessel, then of 398 tons & owned by J. Campbell of Stranraer, for service from Liverpool to the West Indies, had been 'Wrecked'. I suspect the vessel, which does not appear in two master lists of Sunderland built vessels, may prove to be difficult to track. May need help. Y

22872

25

England (a snow)

267

George Frater & Co.

Thompson, maybe William Thompson

 

26

England's Queen (a snow)

220/234

T. Lanchester

The vessel is Lloyd's Register recorded from 1839/40 thru 1846/47, owned throughout that period by Alcock & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London thru 1841/42 & ex Sunderland thereafter. Was launched in Sep. 1838. The LR data re 1846/47 is minimal which suggests that the vessel had by then been lost. This page advises that a Sunderland brig of the name was wrecked in 1847 at St. Paul's & that the crew were all saved. St. Paul's doubtless means St. Paul Island, a small uninhabited island located 15 miles NE of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the scene of countless shipwrecks & nicknamed the 'Graveyard of the Gulf'. It seems surely to have been this vessel. This site says that the loss was on May 11, 1847, while this page (ex here) tells us that the vessel struck the rocks one foggy night after a five week voyage from Sunderland en route to Quebec. The crew had to be conveyed in boats to the island & after trans-shipping arrived at Boston. We thank all of those sites. Can you add additional data about her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

 

27

England's Queen (a snow, later a brig)

283/314
later
283
later
315

Tate & Taylor

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1860/61, except for 1850/51. Was launched in Jun. 1838. It would seem that the vessel's initial owner, thru 1845/46 per LR, was 'NwcGSh' of Newcastle (Port of Newcastle General Shipping Company?) for service from Shields to Quebec, Canada, thru 1841/42 & ex Shields thereafter. M. Hudson & Co. of North Shields briefly owned the vessel, in 1845/46, however in 1846/47 the vessel became owned by S. Mease of North Shields (Shields after 1851/52) for service, in the following years, to such places as the Baltic, America, Quebec, Spain & France. The vessel became of 283 tons in 1851/52 & 315 tons in 1859/60. In 1856, Turnbull's Register records her as owned by S. Mease of North Shields, which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Solomon Mease. On Oct 29, 1860, per line 406 here, the 315 ton brig was stranded near Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, while en route from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, to Sunderland. None of the crew of 14 were lost. Her owner was then stated to be Solomon Mease. Is there anything you can add? Y

2100

28

Equitable (a barque)

276/320

Unknown to webmaster

Graham & Co. of London for service Sunderland to Bordeaux, France. Lloyd's Register of 1839/40 states 'Wrecked'.

 

29

Fanny (a snow)

238/245

Rowntree

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45 only, owned for that entire period by R. Robson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1843/45 notes that the vessel had 'Foundered'. That is all I can find. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. But ... Ian Whittaker has now been in touch to advise that his vessel records indicate that a ship's boat & some timber was washed ashore on Sanday, an outer inhabited Orkney island, on Dec. 24, 1844. Can you add anything additional? Y

 

30

Flower of Ugie

350/402

Luke Crown

J. Bruce & Co.

 

31

Ford Mill (a snow or brig)

239/247
later
223

J. Rogerson

The vessel, which was first registered in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1869/70, except for 1848/49  & 1856/57. The vessel's initial owner, thru 1845/46, was J. Vint of Sunderland (J. Vint & Co. from 1844/45) for initial service from Sunderland to London (thru 1841/42) & for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, thereafter. With L. Chatt serving as the vessel's captain thru 1842/43 & 'Dawson' for many years from that point in time. In 1845/46, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Dawson' of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London thru 1847/48 at least & from Sunderland to the Baltic from 1849/50 thru 1853/54 at least. The data provided by LRs of 1854/55 & 1855/56 is minimal. Dawson, previously the captain under Vint ownership continued to be the vessel's captain thru 1855/56 it would seem. The North of England Shipping Register of 1848 lists W. & W. Dawson & R. Fairley, all of Bishopwearmouth, as the vessel's then owners, while Marwood's equivalent 1854 edition of such register listed 'Fordmill' as owned by Wm. Eliz., and Robt. Dawson, all of Sunderland with Jas. Woodruff then serving as her captain. By 1856, Turnbull's Register records that J. Woodruff had become an additional part owner. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1856/57. In 1857/58, when LR coverage resumed, the vessel, now listed as a 223 ton brig, was owned by Robinson of Swansea, Wales. It would seem, per LR, that Robinson owned the vessel for the rest of the vessel's life. With a number of captains - T. Rees  thru 1858/59, S. Guy thru 1860/61, W. Triggs for part of 1861/62, J. Rees from 1861/62 thru 1866/67 & Edwards from 1866/67. For service as a Swansea coaster (thru 1858/59), service from Milford, Wales, to the Mediterranean (in 1859/60 & 1860/61), from Swansea i) to North America (from 1861/62 thru 1865/66), ii) to Spain (in 1866/67 & 1867/68) & iii) to the Baltic (from 1868/69). The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1865, 1867 & 1868, however, all list not Robinson but rather James Strick of Swansea, as the vessel's then owner. 83.0 ft. long, signal letters LKHD. On May 23, 1869, per the 1st line 26 here, the 224 ton 31 year old brig, foundered in the North Atlantic while en route from Swansea to Halifax with a cargo of coal. I presume that that must mean Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 9, one of whom lost his life in the disaster. Is there anything you can add? Y

13998

32

Friends (a snow)

193/176

Jas. Leithead

The vessel, completed in Jun. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1838/39 only, in the Supplement. Listed as owned by Middleton of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London with Henderson her captain. Alas, that is all I know about the vessel which was not recorded in LR of 1839/40 or later years. Can you add anything? Y

 

33

Friends (a snow or brig)

205/199
later
199
later
181

F. Oliver

The vessel, which was completed in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, an LR silence of 14 years & then from 1860/61 thru 1867/68 & not thereafter. The vessel would seem to have been owned for its entire lifetime by the Oliver family of Sunderland, likely the builder's family. In the first LR period, T. Oliver is LR listed as the vessel's owner, for consistent service from Sunderland to London, with McKenzie briefly the vessel's captain but from 1839/40 thru 1845/46 'Waddle'. Data is available elsewhere re the LR missing years. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists F. & T. Oliver of Monkwearmouth as owners of the 190 ton brig. Marwood's 1854 equivalent of such registry clarifies the owner names to mean Francis & Thompson Oliver, with Wm. Whittit serving as the 199 ton vessel's then captain. Such data is essentially confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 & by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, both of whom list the vessel at 181 tons. During the 2nd period of LR listing, i.e. from 1860/61 thru 1867/68, T. Oliver of Sunderland is recorded as the vessel's owner, with R. Milburn her captain, for service as a Sunderland coaster. 78.5 ft. long, signal letters NSGQ. The Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1865, 1867 & 1868 all list Thomson (no letter 'p') Oliver of Monkwearmouth as the vessel's owner. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1870. In Feb. 1869, per line 4 on this page, the vessel, stated to be a 181 ton snow went missing while en route from Sunderland to Dieppe, France, with an unknown cargo (most likely coal). The vessel is stated to have had a crew of 6, all lost of course. No approximate data is given as to where the vessel was when she went missing, rather that it went missing 'On voyage'. Hopefully in due course, a newspaper article will emerge to provide more information. Is there anything you can add? Y

23591

34

George Ramsay or George Ramsey (a snow, later a ship)

249
later
232

Reed, Denton & Co.

The snow, which was launched on Feb. 22, 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed, always as George Ramsay (with an 'a'), from 1838/39 thru 1866/67. I say that because there would seem to be some confusion as to the vessel's name - the Mercantile Navy Lists ('MNL') of 1858 thru 1866 all rather record George Ramsey (with an 'e').
The vessel was initially owned, thru 1843/44 per LR, by J. Ritson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London, with 'Mordue' serving as the vessel's captain.
I read, thanks to Wikipedia, that on Nov. 24, 1842 a vessel named George Ramsay, surely this vessel, rescued the crew of Enterprize, a barque, which was wrecked on the Manicouagan Shoals (N. shore of St. Lawrence River, near Seven Islands/Sept-Îles, Quebec). Enterprize, which had been en route from Quebec City, Canada, to Liverpool, was later, in May 1843, re-floated & put back to Quebec City.
In 1843/44 the vessel became owned, for a short period only, by R. May, of Quebec, Canada, for service from London to Quebec, with 'Mordue' still her captain. From 1844/45 thru 1846/47, the vessel's owner was, per LR, McDaniel of Kinsale (County Cork, SW Ireland) for service from Cork, Ireland, to Montreal, Canada, with H. Davis serving as her captain. From 1846/47 thru 1850/51, per LR, the vessel was owned by Howlett & Co. of N. Ross, Scotland, for service ex Liverpool including service to Norfolk (which one?) in 1846/47 & 1847/48. With 'Joyce' her captain thru 1848/49 & 'Carroll' thereafter thru 1850/51. From 1851/52 thru 1854/55, the vessel was owned, per LR, by E. Oliver of Liverpool for service, where indicated, from Shields to Panama in 1851/52 & from Liverpool to Brazil in 1853/54. With M. O'Brien her captain in 1851/52 & 1852/53 & G. Playter in 1853/54 & 1854/55 (& also 1855/56). Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 records her ownership differently - registered at Liverpool but with Thomas Muir her owner with G. Playter her captain. While Turnbull's Shipping Register, published in 1856, records the vessel as registered at Stockton in 1855, owned by R. Meek & Co., of Middlesbro'.
From 1855/56 thru 1866/67, LR lists the vessel as registered at Stockton & owned by Whitfield & Co. of Stockton. With a number of captains. G. Playter in 1855/56 as already stated, 'Craggs' in 1856/67, J. Allison in 1857/58 & 1858/59 & from 1859/60 thru 1866/67, G. Blenkey.
Now the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') has the vessel registered at Stockton from 1858 thru 1861 only & then at Middlesbro' from 1862 thru 1866. MNLs of 1865 & 1866 list Henry Thompson of Middlesbro', Stockton, as her owner.
86.0 ft. long, signal letters JNCR, LR listed at 249 tons thru 1857/58 & then at 232 tons from 1858/59, LR listed as a ship from 1863/64. Some crew lists are available here.
LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Wikipedia (thanks!) tells us that on Mar. 23, 1866, a vessel named George Ramsey sprang a leak & foundered with the loss of all but three of her crew. While en route from South Shields to Karlskrona, SE Sweden. As per an Apl. 20, 1866 article in the 'Newcastle Courant'. Can anybody provide that article for inclusion here? Or add to or correct the above? Y

6266

35

Harp (a schooner or brigantine)

117/106
later
96

W. Adamson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1851/52 and not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned, thru 1842/43, by Shotton & Co., of Dublin, Ireland, for service from Sunderland to France. During such period of 'Shotton' ownership, 'Fletcher' was LR stated to be the vessel's captain. I mention that because from 1842/43 thru 1848/49, LR records the vessel as being owned by 'Captain & Co.', with Fletcher still the vessel's captain, which would mean that Fletcher was then both her owner & her captain. For service from Dublin to Bordeaux, France. In 1848/49, G. Shotton, of Dublin, became the vessel's owner for service from the Clyde to Bordeaux, but with W. Brown her new captain. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory, of Mar. 1854, lists the vessel as a 107 ton Liverpool registered brigantine, owned by John Alexander Johnston, with Geo. Randall her then captain.
For later years, the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') comes to our rescue re the vessel, registered at Liverpool from 1858 thru 1868. From 1865 thru 1868 the 96 ton vessel is stated to have been owned by William Livingston, of Westport, County Mayo, NW Ireland. The vessel is not listed in MNL of 1869. Signal letters HKFB. Only crew lists of 1863 & 1864 seem to be available. Can anybody add anything additional? What finally happened to the vessel, perhaps? Y

1486

36

Hart (a snow, later a brig)

214/231
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1844/45, from 1847/48 thru 1848/49 & from 1855/56 thru 1864/65. And not thereafter. I wonder why that all is so? The vessel was initially owned by Hartlepool U. Ship Co., of Hartlepool, for service from Sunderland to Merimac (where is it? Maybe Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), later from Hartlepool to London. In 1847/48, Wright & Co., of South Shields  became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to France, later Shields to both London & to the Baltic. 84.5 ft. long. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists R. & W. Wright, of Newcastle, as her then owners, which names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Robert & William Wright. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Thomas Young of South Shields as her then owner. On Oct. 8, 1870, per line 910 here, the 212 ton brig stranded near Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Young. This page (scroll to 3779) states, as I read the handwritten text, that the vessel was lost on Oct. 14, 1870. Can you add anything additional? Y

3779

37

Henry Cotes

211/177

Unknown to webmaster

Cotes & C - T. Soulsby & G. Murray in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

26956

38

Indus (a snow or brig)

304/310

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Owned throughout that entire period by H. Moon of Sunderland for initial service from Sunderland to Bordeaux, France (thru 1842/43), from Sunderland to America (thru 1846/47), & thereafter for service from Sunderland to the Mediterranean. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel, a 310 ton brig, as owned by H. A., G., & C. S. Moon & T. B. Ord, all of Bishopwearmouth. Can anybody tell us what happened to the vessel or add anything additional?

 

39

James & Elizabeth

251/249

Unknown to webmaster

Harrison - L. Eden in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

2054

40

John Rickinson (a snow or brig)

158/147

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel would seem to have had a long life with just a single family as her owner. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1863/64, but not thereafter, owned throughout by Rickinson of Whitby, with Rickinson the vessel's captain until 1854/55. For service as a Sunderland coaster thru 1843/44, thereafter ex Whitby in 1844/45 & 1845/46, from Whitby to the Baltic from 1846/47 thru 1851/52. The vessel linked Whitby & Hartlepool in 1851/52 & 1852/53, served as a Hartlepool coaster in 1854/55 and served ex Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, in 1855/56 & 1856/57 and to the Baltic in 1857/58. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists 'Jon Rickinson', a 147 ton barque supposedly, as owned by W. & M. V. Rickinson of Robin Hood's Bay. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 rather lists 'John Richardson', as owned by Mary, Matthew, Valentine & William Rickinson, of R. H. Bay. The LR data of 1858/59 thru 1863/64 is limited. And from 1864/65 until 1873/74 LR does not reference the vessel at all. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 207, image soon) & 1870 both record, however, the vessel's then owner as being Matthew Rickinson of West Hartlepool. The vessel was lost in 1873. I read here (item #13) that the vessel left London for Hartlepool, in ballast, on Jan. 26, 1873 & was never heard from again. With a crew of five, all lost of course. Then owned by M. Rickinson of West Hartlepool. This page advises (line 183) 'Jacob Mills, master mariner, age 23, son of John and Elizabeth, lost with all hands in the brig John Rickinson January 1873'. 82. 5 ft. long, signal letters HDGW. Is there anything you can add or clarify? Y

540

41

Keepier (a schooner), maybe Keipier

77

Edward Brown

Kepier? An 1870s colliery located 2 miles ENE of Durham City, County Durham. The vessel, which was launched in Jul. 1838, is site listed in response to this guestbook entry by Marian Cook. Who seeks additional history data for Keepier (sometimes also referred to, I understand, as Keipier), the vessel in which her ancestor, John Morgan, was lost in 1839. Data is scarce. The vessel seems not to be Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed - though there is a possibility that the vessel was listed in LR of 1838/39, on a page that did not get scanned into the WWW available volume.
Marian tells us that the vessel, owned by John Ray of Sunderland (1803 christened John Martin Wray), was lost on Apl. 30, 1839 while en route from Newcastle to Inverness, Scotland, likely with a cargo of coal. And John Morgan, her master, drowned. This record of a claim made to Trinity House on behalf of John Morgan's wife Elizabeth (Wray) Morgan tells us that the vessel had been 'upset' in Campbelltown Roads, Moray Firth, Scotland (near Inverness). I read i) that as a result of the claim, Elizabeth became entitled to £5 per year from Jul. 3, 1839, but also ii) that Elizabeth died on May 14, 1841.
No newspaper or other references to the vessel's loss have been so far located. Marian (e-mail) seeks further detail generally including the circumstances of the vessel's loss. If you have additional data, do consider providing it to the webmaster for inclusion here. The webmaster will ensure that the data is passed on to Marian Cook. Y

 

42

Kelloe

235/243

Peter Austin

Austin & Co.

 

43

Lark (a snow, later a square)

226/229
later
204

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Owned by Baker & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. T., J., and W. Bell of Sunderland as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists W. T. and J. Bell of Sunderland and C. W. and W. M. Bell of Newcastle as her owners. On Dec. 2, 1860, per line 892 here, the 204 ton square was involved in a collision and sank at the Humber river, while en route from Grimsby to London. One of the 7 man crew lost his life. The vessel is stated to have been owned by Wm. T. Bell. Y

2899

44

Lively (a snow)

271/299

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown - P. (Peter) Coats in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

24451

45

Mabel (a snow, later a brig)

274/284
later
261

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1862/63 though there is little data listed in the later years. And not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by Grey & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac (Merimac river, Massachusetts, U.S.A., maybe), later from London to Quebec, Canada, & Bristol to Montreal, also Canada, then Sunderland to London. In 1848/49, J. Robson of Hartlepool was listed as the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Sicily and to the Mediterranean. From 1851/52, L. Blumer (recorded as Bloumer in 1852/53) of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner, for service from Hartlepool to Quebec, from Gloucester to 'Rchbto' (likely Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada), & from Hartlepool to France. Signal letters NKSP. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists L. Blumer, of Hartlepool, as her then owner, which name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Luke Blumer. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Robert C. Black of Hartlepool as the then owner of the 261 ton vessel. On Oct. 24, 1870, per line 976 here, the 261 ton brig foundered in the North Sea while en route from Hartlepool to Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then owned by Robert C. Black. Can you tell us more? Y

22270

46

Martindale (a snow)

232/233
later
212

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46, from 1847/48 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. The vessel was initially owned by Hartlepool & Durham Com. Sh. Co., of Stockton, for service from Sunderland to London. From 1847/48, Durham & Com. Sh. Co., of Hartlepool, were the vessel's owners, for service initially as a Hartlepool coaster & then from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany. Signal letters JGRS. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. S. Bulmer & Co., of Hartlepool, as her then owner, while Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 names as her then owners J. S. Bulmer, Peter Watt, J. Smith & Thomas Carter. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Peter Watt of Hartlepool as owner of the 212 ton vessel. On Jan. 29, 1871, per line 1204 here, the 212 ton snow foundered near Cuxhaven (mouth of river Elbe, Germany), while en route from Hartlepool to Pagensand  (river Elbe, W. of Hamburg, Germany), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. Then owned by Peter Watt. Y

5217

47

Mary Ann, likely, later in life, Mary & Ann (a snow)

215/224
later
215
later
232

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Aug. 1838 & was first Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed in 1839/40, was maybe initially owned by Forster & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. With W. Forster her captain. Why do I say maybe? There were many vessels named Mary Ann at the time & sorting out one from the other generally proves to be relatively easy provided the vessel is LR listed in the first place. There would seem, per LR, to have been only one vessel named Mary Ann built at Sunderland in 1838. But ... per this contemporary newspaper cutting, a vessel named Mary Ann, of 216 tons or thereabouts (number is difficult to read), said to have been built in the spring of 1838, was offered for sale in Feb. 1839. 'Robert Hepple' is stated to have been the  master of the Newcastle registered vessel & since no owner is named may well have been her owner also. So just possibly the initial owner of Mary Ann was not Forster & Co. as noted above. In 1840/41, T. Elliott, also of Sunderland, became her owner for service from Sunderland to New Brunswick, Canada. Graydon, also of Sunderland, owned the vessel from 1847/48 for service ex Sunderland to the Baltic. The vessel is not LR listed after 1850/51. On Jun. 4, 1860, per line 737 here, Mary Ann, a 232 ton snow, built in Sunderland in 1838, sank off Gibson's Hole (river Thames, near Woolwich, I think) while carrying coal ex Seaham. No owner is named nor is an ON recorded. Now I may prove to be wrong but the vessel would seem to have been renamed Mary & Ann in 1851/52 - a puzzle since I thought renaming was not then permitted. A vessel of such name was then LR listed as owned by T. Burnet of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to the Baltic. And from 1853/54 by J. Noble of Seaham for service from Seaham to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records a 215 ton snow of the name owned by J. Noble of Seaham Harbour. As does Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. But ... Mary & Ann is LR listed until 1862/63. A puzzle. Can you help unravel it? Y

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23713

48

Mary Brack, later Heinrich (a snow or brig)

305/323
later
294

J. Watson

I have not researched this vessel, which was, however, launched on May 23, 1838. The vessel was initially owned, per Lloyd's Register ('LR') by J. Cooper of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to 'Rchbct' (Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada, I presume), which service soon became Sunderland to the Mediterranean & Bristol to Barbados. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by J. Parkin of South Shields & J. Wilson of Whitby, which names are clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean James Parkin & John Wilson, along with Dorothy Crofton of Monkwearmouth. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 lists J. Parkin of South Shields as her then owner. The MNLs of 1866 thru 1872 (1870 is here) all record Jno. Yeoman of Whitby as the then owner of the 294 ton vessel - registered at South Shields thru 1866 & at Whitby thereafter. I spotted the vessel in LR of 1868/69 but not thereafter. 94.5 ft. long, signal letters HMNB. Niels Hald-Andersen advises (thanks!) that in 1872 the vessel was sold to W. H. Ode of Hamburg, Germany, & renamed Heinrich. And that in Apl. 1874, the vessel was further sold, to P. Brown Jr. of Copenhagen, Denmark. 'Welsh Newspapers Online' has a few references to Heinrich - on May 6, 1876 reported to be en route from Dantzig to Gloucester, & on both Sep. 25 & Dec. 5, 1876 leaving Cardiff for Tarragona, Spain, presumably with a cargo of coal. Neils adds that on Oct. 21, 1876 the vessel was lost in the North Sea while en route from Newcastle to Gothenburg, Sweden, with a cargo of coal. The entire crew were saved by Harrington, a British barque. Anything you can add? Y

2041

49

Mary Coxon (a snow)

275

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/42 only, owned for that brief period by Coxon & Co. of North Shields with G. Coxon serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Newcastle to London. LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had foundered. Can you tell us anything more?

 

50

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

244/248
 

Peter Austin

The vessel was initially owned by Matthew of Sunderland. John T. Alcock & John Fleming were her later owners. The vessel was lost on Oct. 24, 1862.

2889

51

Musica

201/217

Peter Austin

Austin & Co.

 

52

Neptune (a snow or brig)

267/284

Alcock

The vessel, which was first registered in Mar. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1856/57 & not thereafter. During such entire period, per LR, the vessel was owned by Fenwick of London. With three captains per LR , i.e. Clarke thru 1839/40, H. Miller or Miller (I presume the same person) from 1839/40 likely thru 1852/53 & Stafford from 1853/54 to 1856/57. For initial service from Sunderland to London, later (in 1839/40) from London to New Brunswick, Canada, in 1840/41 from London to Halifax, Canada, in 1841/42 & 1842/43 from London to Bermuda, in 1843/44 & 1844/45 from London to Madeira, thereafter ex Sunderland to London (1845/46 thru 1847/48), Hamburg, Germany (in 1850/51), London (1851/52 & 1852/53), & America (in 1853/54 & 1854/55. LRs of 1855/56 & 1856/57 have minimum detail - they still list 'Fenwick' as the vessel's owner but have limited other data. In fact, it would seem the vessel was thereabouts sold & became registered at Sunderland. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 lists the vessel, in its late Sunderland prior to May 1854 additions, as owned by Thos. Reed, Thos. R. Elliott, both of Sunderland, & Robinson Elliott of South Shields. With Robt. Tindle her than captain. So far as I can see the vessel was not issued an Official Number on Jan. 1, 1855 which possibly indicates that the vessel was lost in some way late in 1854. The circumstances of the vessel's loss (or whatever) are not yet to hand. Can you tell us what happened or otherwise add to or correct this modest vessel history? Y

 

53

North Briton (a snow)

240/257

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1851/52 & not thereafter. Initially owned by Hay & Co. of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. LR of 1843/44 lists H. Barrick, of Whitby, as her new owner, for service from London to Amsterdam. LR of 1856/57 records the new ownership of J. Allen of Newcastle, for service from Newcastle to the Baltic, later Newcastle to the Mediterranean. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. Robinson & J. Brown, both of Sunderland, as her then owners. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies - Richard Robinson & John Brown. On May 27, 1860, per line 1017 here, the 257 ton snow went missing. The available data does not state where. The entire crew of 8 were lost. The vessel is stated to have been then owned by John Brown. Y

2832

54

Oberon (a snow)

267/278

Tiffin

Garbutt & Co. of Stockton - S. Osborn in 1856, registered at Shields, per Turnbull's Register.

3673

55

Old England (a ship)

423/523
later
470

Unknown to webmaster

First owned by Rowlinson of Liverpool for Liverpool to London service & then to the East Indies. In 1843/44, T. Ripley, also of Liverpool, became the vessel's owner. Her service is sparsely indicated but China is mentioned. In 1853/54, 'Brown' of Liverpool became her owner for service from Liverpool to Aden. Per Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854, the vessel was registered at Liverpool & owned by J. Brown & E. Lawson, both of Liverpool, with Robert Reid her then captain. In 1857/58, J. Lynam of Dublin became the vessel's owner for service initially to the Mediterranean & then to Australia. On Apl. 18, 1860, per line 144 here, the 470 ton ship was abandoned, at 47N/32W, in mid North Atlantic, while en route from Pensacola, Florida, to Queenstown, Ireland. None of the crew of 16 were lost, it would appear. The then owner is recorded as being James Lynam. A puzzle perhaps - the vessel continued to be Lloyd's Register listed for 10 more years, thru 1869/70, owned by J. Lynam, for service Dublin to Australia. The vessel was also recorded in the Merchant Navy List of 1870, owned by Jas. Lynam of Dublin. Did it did not sink in 1860? And was recovered & returned to service. I cannot spot any arrivals of the vessel in Australia. Y

23096

56

Ophelia & Mary (a snow or brig)

251/250

T. & N. Davie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1844/45, a gap of two years, then from 1847/48 thru 1850/51 - & not thereafter. Owned thru 1844/45, per LR, by White & Co., of Sunderland, for service ex Sunderland. In 1847/48, 'Newbigin' of South Shields is LR listed as the vessel's owner, for service from Shields to London - with J. Cleat stated to have been the vessel's captain. In the next year, i.e. in 1848/49, per LR, J. Cleet of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania). Per LR, J. Cleet continued to own the vessel thru 1850/51, though the available data in 1850/51 is limited. J. Cleet is LR listed as being the vessel's captain in both 1848/49 & in 1849/50. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as registered at Newcastle & owned by John Cleet of South Shields. What later happened to the vessel? This site tells us (thanks!) that on May 12, 1855, the vessel was stranded in hard weather on a ground off Torekov (SW coast of Sweden) on a voyage from Shields to Svinemünde (now Świnoujście, NW Poland), with a cargo of coal. Also that J. W. Clet was the vessel's then owner & G. S. Ohlson was her then Master. Can anybody add anything? Y

3482

57

Orion (a snow, later a brig)

201/200
later
186

W. Wilkinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1854/55 (except for 1846/47 & 1847/48), but not thereafter. It would seem to have been always registered at Whitby & owned for its entire lifetime by 'Peacock' (from 1848/49 Peacock & Co.). But not only for the years to 1854/55, but also for about 20 years additional until she was lost in early 1874. 'Peacock', per LR, was, the vessel's captain thru 1854/55. Under 'Peacock' ownership, the vessel served ex Sunderland thru 1845/46, served from Whitby to the Tees from 1848/49 thru 1850/51, & served from Whitby to the Baltic in 1851/52 & 1852/53. The data in the 1853/54 & 1854/55 LR editions is minimal which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. It would seem not, however. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 290, image soon) & 1870, both list Matthew Peacock, of Fyling, Thorp (Thorpe?), Yorkshire as her then owner. Signal letters NQHC. On Apl. 15, 1874, the vessel, stated to be a brig, foundered, while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. On the morning of Apl. 15, 1874, when 38 miles off Texel (an island 3 km. off the coast of North Holland), the brig encountered heavy seas & began to leak badly. The leak could not be controlled & the vessel had to be abandoned in a sinking condition. Crew of 6 - none lost. Then owned by Mrs. Peacock, of Fyling, Thorpe. As per item 254 on this page ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

23117

58

Orphan's Friend (a snow later a square)

211/213
later
193

H. & W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register listed for most years from 1839/40 thru 1852/53, and not thereafter. Owned by Sharp of Sunderland (her captain) for service from Sunderland to London. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records R. (Richard) & W. (William) H. Sharp as her then owners. Also per Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. On Sep. 6, 1860, per line 767 here, the 193 ton square foundered off Land's End while en route from Cardiff to London with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 7 were lost. The then owner was Richard Sharp who would seem to have owned the vessel for its entire lifetime. Y

2767

59

Paragon (a snow)

253/254

Cuthbert Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50, and not thereafter. Owned by U.Sh.Co. of Stockton for service from Sunderland to London thru 1840/41, from Liverpool to Genoa, Italy, from 1841/42 thru 1845/46, & thereafter, thru 1848/49, for service from Stockton to London. Per the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848, U.Sh.Co. means Union Shipping Company, of Stockton. The vessel is LR listed in 1849/50 but with minimal detail. It would seem that the vessel was not lost in or about 1850. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records the vessel as registered at Shields & owned by R. Burdon of Shields. Which owner name is clarified by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean Robert Burdon. crewlist.org (insert 24483) records the vessel thru 1860. Is it possible that you can tell us what happened to the vessel & when. Or otherwise add anything? Y

24483

60

Patriot

165/152

Unknown to webmaster

Patterson - J. G. & J. Turnbull & W. Hughes in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

5111

61

Percival Forster (a snow or square)

206/197
later
207/191
later
181

S. & P. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1842/43 as 'Perceval Forster'. From 1843/44 thru 1846/47 & from 1849/50 thru 1850/51, the vessel is LR listed as Percival Forster, which name seems likely to be the correct name. The vessel is not LR listed after 1850/51. It was owned, it would seem thru 1846/47, by 'Hpl&DurCom.Sh.Co.' i.e. Hartlepool & Durham Commercial Shipping Co. of Stockton, from 1840/41 of Hartlepool, for initial service from Sunderland to London but from 1840/41 for service from Stockton to London. The vessel, in Jan. 1845, was in collision off Yarmouth with 'Ann' of Blyth. When LR coverage resumed in 1849/50, LR lists the vessel as owned by 'Hpl&DurSh.Co.', likely the same company as before, of Hartlepool, for service ex Hartlepool. See here re detail re that company, which apparently was dissolved in 1851. On Apl. 15, 1851 Percival Forster (& 11 other company vessels), was sold at auction, likely to new owners from Colchester, Essex. The detail available in LR of 1846/47 & 1850/51 is limited. 78.5 ft. long, signal letters PFKV. On Oct. 23, 1862, per line 2824 here, the 181 ton square, trading 'coastwise', was abandoned at sea. No detail is provided at that link as to where it was abandoned or the vessel's routing. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by John Mann. This site tell us, however, (thanks!), that the vessel foundered off the Dudgeon Light (20 miles N. of Wells, Norfolk, I think), & that 'Jane' of Newcastle took off the crew & landed them at Gravesend. The detail circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

25304

62

Petrel (a snow or brig)

231/237

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed  in Mar. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1849/50 only. The vessel was, per LR, initially owned, thru 1846/47, by 'Watson & Co.' of Sunderland with 'Bell' serving as the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, in 1838/39 & thereafter for service from Liverpool to Genoa, Italy. In 1846/47, per LR, 'Wilkinson' of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner with 'Champling' serving as her captain. For service from Hartlepool to Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 231 ton Hartlepool registered brig as owned by Thomas Wilkinson of Hartlepool. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

63

Premium

239

Jas. Leithead

NwcShC - J. Emery & J. Robson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

2128

64

Queen (a snow or brig)

203/205
later
203/235
later
191

H. Dobbinson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1843/44 & from 1853/54 thru 1862/63. It was owned for its entire lifetime, it would seem, by 'Penman' of Sunderland, initially Penman & Co. & from 1853/54 J. Penman. For service from Sunderland to Shoreham, West Sussex, in the period of 1853/55 for service as a Sunderland coaster & in the 1855/57 period for service from Sunderland to France. The available LR data from 1857/58 is limited, but J. Penman is still listed as the vessel's owner. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists J. Penman of Bishopwearmouth as the then owner of the 205 ton brig. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Penman of Sunderland as her then owner, which owner name Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning John Penman. On Oct. 22, 1862, per line 2822 here, the 193 ton snow foundered off the Dutch coast, while en route from Sunderland to Portsmouth with a cargo of coal. None of the crew of 8 were lost. The then owner was John Penman, The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us more? Y

19613

65

Rainbow (a snow or brig)

245/259

George Frater & Co.

The vessel, completed in Apl. 1838, is probably Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48. I say that because its listing page in LR of 1840/41 is missing. It was owned, thru that entire period by Speeding of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to St. Petersburg, Russia, thru 1844/45, from Sunderland to the Mediterranean in 1845/46 & Sunderland to Marseilles, France, in 1846/47. No destination data is provided in LR of 1847/48. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists lists the 259 ton brig as owned by T. Speeding & Co. of Monkwearmouth. On May 23, 1850, per line 194 on this page, the 259 ton brig foundered at sea. Alas with no indication as to where she was lost & her route at the time. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Thomas Speeding. Greater detail re her loss is not yet to hand. I note in passing that Thomas Speeding must have liked the name Rainbow. In 1851 he acquired a replacement vessel of the name, also built at Sunderland. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

66

Reward (a snow)

263/262
later
248
later
243

Allcock

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1832 thru 1839/40 thru 1864/65 & not thereafter. Was initially owned, thru 1845/46 by Scurfield of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany. Thereafter the vessel was owned by Dodds & Co., also of Sunderland, mainly for service ex Sunderland, to London or to the Mediterranean, however from 1859/60 LR records service ex Llanelly, Wales. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Dodd, Bird, & Co. of Bishopwearmouth. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records B. Dodd, B. Bird & J. Henderson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning Benjamin Dodd, Benjamin Bird & James Henderson. It would seem that the vessel survived for some years after 1864/65. The Mercantile Navy List ('MNL') of 1865 lists the vessel as being of 243 tons, registered at Sunderland & owned by Benj. Dodd. MNL of 1867 has the vessel owned by Joseph Donaldson of Bishopwearmouth. The equivalent list of 1870 records Joseph Donaldson of Sunderland as her then owner. 91.0 ft. long, signal letters HQLV. Anything you can clarify or add? Y

2759

67

Robert Henderson (a barque)

321/368

Unknown to webmaster

The barque, completed in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was owned, thru its entire lifetime, per LR, by 'Henderson' of Liverpool. For initial service from Sunderland to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), from 1840/41 thru 1842/43 for service from Liverpool to Batavia (i.e. Jakata, Indonesia), from 1843/44 thru 1846/47 for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, & ex London thereafter. So far as I can see, the vessel made two voyages to Australia. As follows:- i) On Aug. 24, 1839, under the command of Captain McFarlane, the vessel left Liverpool for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, arriving there on Jan. 13, 1840. The vessel left for Guam in ballast on Mar. 4, 1840 but returned to Sydney on Mar. 22, 1840 having been unable to pass thru the Torres Straits due to headwinds & heavy weather. It finally left Sydney on Mar. 29, 1840, for Guam (but possibly for India - both are mentioned). ii) On Aug. 16, 1849, the vessel left London for Adelaide, South Australia, via Plymouth, with 15 passengers. The vessel was then chartered by 'a Joint-stock Company of Gold-diggers' to sail to San Francisco, California, via Tahiti, with many passengers. The number of passengers is confusing. Have read 8 cabin & 150 in steerage. Have also read 199, 165 & other numbers too. Soon before arrival at San Francisco on Jun. 23, 1850, the vessel, in fog, ran aground on one of the Farallon (or Farallones) Islands (located 30 miles off San Francisco). 27 passengers jumped off the ship but were recovered - the vessel was got off with no material damage. The vessel stayed at San Francisco for about 26 days & then left to return to Sydney. The data I have read is again quite confusing. I have read that the passengers were all landed, however only a portion of the ship's cargo of timber could be sold at San Francisco so when she left much of it was still aboard. Aboard also, it would seem, were most of the passengers that had been brought from Sydney. I have not read yet why they did not stay in the U.S. Anyway, on Jul. 11, 1850, per line 257 on this page, the 321 ton barque was lost at San Francisco, while en route from San Francisco to Sydney. Crew of 16 - none lost. No lives were lost period. Then stated to have been owned by George Henderson. This page dates her loss on Ocean Beach as being on Jun. 11, 1850, which date is, I believe, in error. Per this data (in red) extracted from 'Sailor's Journal & Naval Journal Vol. 23/24' (a 'Google' book) the vessel, under the command of captain Toohig, left San Francisco on Jul. 11, 1850 but overnight was driven ashore 3 miles S. of the Heads & was expected to become a total wreck. It 'missed stays' & encountered 'a gale of wind'. It was indeed wrecked & the wreck was sold for just $170. There are many references to the matter at Trove, Australia (thanks!) as you can see. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

68

Robert Henry Allan (a snow or brig)

250/269
later
269

G. Frater

The vessel, which was completed in Nov. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51, with the exception of 1847/48 & 1848/49, & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru 1846/47 by Hartlepool & Durham Commercial Shipping Company ('H&DCSC'), of Stockton., for service thru 1842/43 from Sunderland to London, & from 1843/44 thru 1845/46 for service as a Bristol coaster. LR of 1846/47 has limited detail which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. When, however the vessel was again LR listed, from 1849/50, H&DCSC were again listed as the vessel's owner, now of Hartlepool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 269 ton brig, registered at Hartlepool, as owned by H&DCSC. On Oct. 7, 1850, per line 356 here, the 269 ton brig (incorrectly named Robert Henry Allen) stranded at Hogland, (Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of St. Petersburg, Russia), while en route from Hartlepool to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by William Lisle. Can you add anything? Y

 

69

Romance

285/316

J. M. Gales

J. M. Gales - T. Atkinson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

40658

70

Sapphiras (a snow)

277

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel, which was completed in Mar. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by A. Brown of Whitby with 'Brown' (from 1847/48 'W. Brown'), the vessel's captain. For service from Sunderland to London (thru 1840/41), from Cardiff, Wales, to London from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, & from Stockton to Montreal, Canada, thereafter. This page tells us (thanks!) that the vessel arrived at Quebec, Canada, on Jun. 12, 1847 with coal ex Stockton - it had left Stockton on Apl. 8, 1847. On Nov. 6, 1850, per line 406 on this page, the 275 ton snow stranded at Hornum Gds. (Grounds?), while en route from Hartlepool to Hamburg, Germany, with a cargo of coal. Hörnum is located at the southern tip of the German island of Sylt, located N. of the mouth of the river Elbe. Crew of 9 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by A. Brown. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

71

Schiedam (a snow, later a brig)

223/227
later
220
later
201
later
200

W. Petrie

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70 (ex 1853/56) & not thereafter. It was initially owned, thru 1843/44, by 'HplOShCo' of Stockton, for service ex Sunderland. In 1843/44, Phoenix Shipping Co. of Hartlepool became the vessel's owner for service from Hartlepool to London. From 1845/46 thru 1865/66 (ex 1853/56) G. Bell & Co., later G. Bell, of London, became the vessel's owner for service as a London collier, for service from Shields to the Baltic & to Hamburg, Germany, later (in 1861/62 & 1862/63) for service from Shields to Oporto, Portugal, & from 1863/64 for Shields to the Baltic. From 1866/67 thru 1869/70, no owner name is LR recorded. However the Mercantile Navy List of 1867 records G. W. Halfpenny, of Middlesex (London), as the then owner of the 220 ton vessel registered at London. The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 records Robert Robinson of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, as the owner of the 201 ton vessel now registered at Middlesbrough. 82.5 ft. long, signal letters PFTD. On Jun. 28, 1872, per line 2490 here, the 200 ton brig was stranded at Pagan (where is it?), while en route from Middlesbrough to Cuxhaven, Germany (at mouth of Elbe River estuary). Crew of 8 - none lost. Then owned by Robert Robinson. The circumstances of the vessel's loss are not yet to hand. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

25398

72

Scio

288/286

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

73

Seven

253/256

Unknown to webmaster

Lon&NwcShCo - J. Young & E. Richardson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

 

74

Shepherd (a snow, later a square)

214/207
later
188

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Owned by Wilkinson of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists T. Wilkinson, G. Sheppard, W. Snaith & W. Mitcheson, all of Sunderland, as her then owners. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists George Shepherd, Wm. Snaith & William Mitcheson (all of Sunderland) & George & Matthew Wilkinson (of Hartlepool) as her owners. On Dec. 26, 1860, per line 914 here, the 188 ton square was stranded at Middleton Sands (off Hartlepool, I believe) while en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 8 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by George Wilkinson. Y

23762

75

Sheraton Grange

261

James Carr

Thomas Sharer

 

76

Shincliffe (a snow or brig)

216/215
later
197

Rowntree

I list the vessel as Shincliffe rather than Shincliff. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1845/46 & not thereafter. Always LR listed as Shincliff, i.e. without the 'e' at the end. The snow was owned thru 1845/46, per LR, by Hodgson of Sunderland, for continued service from Sunderland to Portsmouth. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists 'Shincliffe', owned by W. Hodgson of Sunderland & R. Brack of Shincliffe, a village located SE of the city of Durham. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists W. Hodgson of Sunderland as Shincliffe's then owner, which owner name is clarified  by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 to mean William Hodgson. On Nov. 1, 1861, per line 1418 here, the 197 ton snow stranded at Petten (located on the Dutch North Sea coast), while en route from Sunderland to N. Dieppe (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam), with a cargo of coal. Crew of 7 - none lost. The vessel had likely been sold - it is stated to have been then owned by John Fleming. Anything you can add? Y

2636

77

Six

294/301

Unknown to webmaster

Lon.Nwc&SShlShCo - J. Rowntree & M. Dawson in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

3437

78

Skipton (a snow)

263/279

J. Crown or maybe Walker & Crone, of Southwick

The vessel, which was completed  in Sep. 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1847/48 only. Skipton? A market town in North Yorkshire. The vessel was, per LR, initially owned by 'Nwc.Sh C' (Newcastle Shipping Company?) of Newcastle with 'Scott' serving as the vessel's captain. For service thru 1843/44 from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea). In 1844/45, per LR, 'Thomson' of Shields became the vessel's owner with 'Johnson' & then 'Middleton' serving as her captains. For service from Shields to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1844/45 & from 1845/46 thru 1847/48 for service from Shields to Naples, Italy. It would seem that Thomson was a LR contraction of the owner's name. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the 279 ton Newcastle registered snow as owned by A. Thompson & Co. of South Shields. I cannot yet tell you what happened to the vessel & when. Can you tell us about it?

 

79

Sovereign (a snow)

260/272

S. & P. Mills

The webmaster has not researched this vessel. Originally owned by Linskill & Co. of Newcastle. By P. Dale in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. Lloyd's Register of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Such entry does not name the vessel's then owner but does name the captain and its intended service i.e. G. Bell & Shields to the Baltic. 86.0 ft. long. It seems likely that P. Dale acquired a later vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1861, probably soon after this vessel had been lost. Just my guess, however!

2042

80

Spring (a snow)

261/275
later
243

J. & G. Mills

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1862/63 with the exception of 1852/53. It was initially owned by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, however in 1839/40, Hoggett & Co., of Newcastle, became the vessel's owner for service to St. Petersburg, Russia i) in the 1839/42 period ex Liverpool & ii) in the 1842/46 period ex the Clyde. From 1846/47 thru 1848/49 the vessel is referenced as serving America ex Newcastle, still, per LR, owned by 'Hoggett'. Note however that the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848/49 lists the vessel as then owned by W. Mather & Co., of Newcastle, a name not LR referenced. In 1850/51, J. Morrison, of Newcastle (from 1856/57 of Shields), became the vessel's owner, thru 1858/59 it would seem, for service out of Shields to America, to London, to France (1856/57) & to Lisbon, Portugal (1857/59). In 1853/54 the vessel served Quebec out of Newcastle. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists J. Morrison, of North Shields, as the Newcastle registered vessel's then owner. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists the vessel as now registered at Shields & owned by John Atkinson of Newcastle, Robt. Morrison of South Shields, & Edw. Oliver & John Morrison, both of North Shields. In 1859/60, the vessel, now of 243 tons, became owned by M. Martin of Shields, thru 1862/63, for service from Shields to the Baltic. Per LR, 'Martin' served as the vessel's captain during such period. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'SUNK'. On Oct. 6, 1862, per line 2789 here, the 243 ton snow foundered off Cromer, Norfolk, while en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal. Crew of 9 - none lost. The vessel is stated to have been owned by Michael Martin. Can you tell us anything additional?  Y

22588

81

Stephen Watson (a snow)

235/240

W. Chilton

Watson & Co. This site deals with the history of the vessel. It states that 'According to newspaper reports she ran aground at Gunfleet Sand on the 13th December 1863. Apparently bound for London carrying coal. One newspaper gives the owners as Messrs. A. Watson and S. Grieves. Whilst a second gives Alexander WATERS as owner. One or both reports may be correct as ownership was in 64ths.' The Gunfleet Sands have claimed many ships over the centuries - they lie 7 km. off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 84.0 ft. long, signal letters HCQK. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being A. Waters & R. Grieves, both of Sunderland. Grieves was her captain, certainly in 1858/59 & in 1863/64. The vessel seems not to be recorded in Christie's Shipping Register of 1858, though she would seem to have then been registered at Sunderland. Y

2661

82

Tasso (a brig)

282/310

Unknown to webmaster

Cropper& in 1839/40 - Cropton& in 1854/55 - J. Gray in 1856 registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. And owned by Joseph Gray in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register, still registered at Shields.

26802

83

Thirteen (a brig)

280/297

Unknown to webmaster

L'n&NwcShCo in 1839/40 - C. (Charles) Taylor, W. (William) Nicholson, jun., & J. Nicholson, all of Sunderland, registered at Sunderland in 1854/55 & in 1856 per Turnbull's Register. Registered at Shields & owned by William Brown, William Davis & Richard Husband in 1858 per Christie's Shipping Register.

 2805

84

Thomas Oliver (a brig)

229/234

J. Stobart

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1841/43 & not thereafter. It was owned, for its brief lifetime, by R. Oliver of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to London. In late Nov. 1839, the vessel (captain Wanless) arrived at the Mumbles, Swansea, Wales, after a 36 day voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada, for Neath (near Swansea). LR of 1841/42 notes that the vessel had 'SUNK'. On a Thursday early in 1842, I believe on Jan. 26, 1842, the vessel was en route from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coal, with John Mills in command. The vessel struck on Bath House Sand, off Lowestoft, Suffolk, during a gale from the south, 'the most awful sea ever witnessed by the oldest inhabitants of this town' (Lowestoft). The sea was braking over the vessel's top gallant masts & her crew were in great danger. A couple of attempts were made to effect a rescue but were unsuccessful. The Lowestoft life-boat succeeded in reaching the brig & were able to save 7 crew members by hauling them aboard thru the raging surf. It had to leave the scene lest it founder also & returned to Lowestoft leaving a final Thomas Oliver crew member still aboard. He was rescued by the Pakefield life-boat which had stood by while the 7 were saved. All as per this contemporary article ex here. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

85

Triton (a snow, later a brig)

228/212
later
194

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & from 1849/50 thru 1869/70. Owned thru 1846/47 by 'Com.ShC.' of Stockton, (what is the proper name?) initially for service from Sunderland to London soon Stockton to London. From 1849/50 to 1869/70, LR records the vessel as being owned by S. Pring of Cowes, Isle of Wight. For a variety of service over the years - from Sunderland to Cowes, from Harwich to Sunderland & service as a coaster ex Yarmouth, ex Sunderland, & ex Cowes. But ... The Mercantile Navy List of 1870 advises that the 212 ton vessel was then owned by Walter Woodnut of Newport, Isle of Wight. A name not LR referenced. 83.5 ft. long, signal letters MCFW. On Dec. 3, 1871, per line 1692 here, the 194 ton brig was stranded on Sunk Sand while en route from Sunderland to Niewe Diep (likely Nieuwe Diep, N. end of North Holland Canal, effectively Amsterdam) with a cargo of coal. There would seem to be two Sunk Sands, one in the Thames Estuary and the other in the Humber estuary. I don't know which one it was. Crew of 6 - none lost. The vessel was then owned, per that last link, by Robert Mushens. Can you add anything? Y

16605

86

Undaunted (a snow)

246/257

Unknown to webmaster

Hillyard of Portsmouth. Richard Swan & Co. of Newcastle, in Jul. 1848 per the North of England Maritime Directory.

 

87

Venture (a snow or brig)

290/316

F. Oliver

The vessel, which was completed in May 1838, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1850/51 & not thereafter. It was, per LR, owned thru that entire period by T. Oliver of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, ex Newport, Wales, from 1840/41 thru 1845/46, & from Sunderland to Quebec, Canada, in 1846/47 & 1847/48. LR of 1848/49 refers to service from Shields to the Mediterranean becoming Sunderland to London. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel, a brig of 316 tons, as then owned by T. Oliver & Co. of Monkwearmouth. In 1849/50 & 1850/51 the vessel, per LR, served London ex Sunderland. At an unspecified date in Sep. 1850, per line 347 here, the 290 ton snow was abandoned at sea, at about 44N/49W in the N. Atlantic SE of Newfoundland, while en route from Quebec to Sunderland with a cargo of timber. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was stated to be then owned by Henry Eggleston. The Sailor's Magazine & Naval Journal, Vol. 23 (a Google book) advises us that on Sep. 9, 1850, Venture was hit by a gale & thrown on her beam ends. The masts were cut away & the vessel righted itself, full of water. The crew stayed aboard the hull for 6 days until they were rescued by Gertrude, a British brig, which landed them at St. John's, Newfoundland, on Sep. 16, 1850. On Sep. 19, 1850, Eliza Ann, a Quebec barque, boarded the still floating hull of Venture. Of course they found no one aboard. Can you add anything? Y

 

88

Vest (a brig)

227/211 became 214/227

Unknown to webmaster

Young&C - H. Lawson in 1854/55 - Bowman & in 1855/56. The vessel was owned by G. Bowman, J. Drummondson, C. Robson & J. Tate in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register. Owned by George Bowman, Thos. Drummond, James Tate, Elizabeth Wilson & Catherine Robson in 1858, registered at Shields per Christie's Shipping Register.

16707

 

89

Viscount Lambton (a snow, later a brig)

218/223
later
202

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1838/39 thru 1846/47 & not thereafter. It was initially owned, per LR, thru 1840/41, by Forster & Co., of Sunderland, for service between Sunderland & London. From 1840/41 thru 1846/47, 'RchstrShCo' (Rochester Ship (or Shipping) Co. perhaps), acquired the vessel for service from Sunderland to Rochester, Kent. The above data is, as indicated, ex LR. This Rochester Registration document tells a very different story. If I understand the document correctly, the vessel was registered at Rochester on Sep. 13, 1839, owned by Robert Clements, Edward Wickham & Thomas Mickenden, all of Kent, with 22, 21 & 21 shares of the vessel respectively. Edward Wickham died in 1855. On Nov. 30, 1859, his 21 shares were transferred to 3 joint owners (names in the document if you need to know them). On Jan. 6, 1860 all 64 shares in Viscount Lambton were transferred to Frederick Furrell of Rochester. Now 'Furrell' would seem to have required financing to acquire such shares - on Jan. 14, 1860 he borrowed the sum of £600 at 5% interest secured by the 64 shares in the vessel. How very interesting. And how different a history from that presented in LR. The Mercantile Navy Lists of 1867 (page 401) & 1870 both advise that the 202 ton vessel was then owned by F. Furrell, of Rochester. Signal letters MVLQ. On Mar. 23, 1872, per line 2981 here, the 202 ton brig was stranded at Yarmouth Reach while en route from Rochester to Sunderland. Crew of 10 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Fred. Furrell. Can you add anything? The circumstances of the vessel's loss? Y

20051

90

Wear (a brig)

257/273 became 257/272

Unknown to webmaster

White &C in 1839/40 - P. Dale in 1854/55 -  The vessel was owned by P. Dale & M. Metcalfe in 1856 & by Peter Dale & Wm. Metcalfe in 1858, both registered at Shields per, respectively, Turnbull's Register & Christie's Shipping Register. 

2254

 

91

Welcome (a snow)

241/243

Unknown to webmaster

Thomps'n in 1839/40 - J. Gibbon in 1854/55. In 1856, per Turnbull's Register, the vessel was registered at Shields & owned by J. Gibbon of South Shields.

3747

 

92

William Pitt

275/309

Peter Austin

Palmer & Co. - P. W. Palmer

 

93

Xanthus

267

Robert Thompson (JLT)

George, Cuthbert & Elizabeth Richardson

 

 

 

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What were the official build numbers for 1838? Do please advise me if you know. 'Where Ships Are Born' states 180 vessels & 43,000 tons. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states 180 vessels & 43,512 tons.

A copy of Lloyd's Register for 1838 sold in late Oct. 2009 for GBP 54.85 or U.S. $90.01.

1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839.

1839 (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

Accord

253/246

T. S. Dixon

White & Co.

2045

2

Achilles

263

Unknown to webmaster

Unknown to webmaster

 

3

Agricola (a barque)

472/564

William Adamson

William Adamson

14695

4

Alexander Wise (a snow later a brig)

278/298

S. & P. Mills

Wise & Co. of Ayr for service ex Sunderland & Liverpool to Quebec, Canada. Paul & Co., also of Ayr, became the owner in 185051 for service Clyde to the Mediterranean. In 1854/55 Skinner & Co. of Glasgow  for Clyde to West Indies. From 1857/58 T. Williams of London for service from London to the Mediterranean.  On Jan 30, 1860, per line 49 here, the brig of 299 tons, stranded at Cape Fear, North Carolina, U.S.A., while en route from Marseilles, France to New York. Crew of 9 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by Charles Dennis

15663

5

Amazon (a barque)

321/390
later
354

J. M. Gales of Hylton

Per Lloyd's Register ('LR') the vessel was initially owned by J. M. Gales of Sunderland for service from Sunderland to Merimac (maybe Merrimac, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). But soon, in 1839/40, became owned by Kirby & Co. of Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Bombay, India. The webmaster has not yet researched the vessel's record thru the many years of Lloyd's Registers. Later owned by Law & Co. of London for service from the Clyde to Rio de Janeiro. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 states that J. Pippet of South Shields was the vessel's then owner. Was registered at Newcastle - in 1860 at South Shields. The vessel seems to have last been LR recorded in 1859/60, stated to be then owned by J. Pippett, of Shields. Thanks to the kindness of a site visitor, I am able to show you an 1853 painting, by J. Scott, of the vessel off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The painting's plaque states the vessel to have been built by Laing. While that seems to be unlikely, I cannot yet document who actually did build her. Some months after the above was written, a contemporary newspaper cutting has come to hand that confirms (in red) that the vessel was indeed built by J. M. Gales. Can you tell us what happened to her?

24701

 

Arab (a snow) See here

265/287

Unknown to webmaster

 

 

6

Argyra (a snow)

282/309

Rodham & Todd

The vessel, completed in Jan. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51 with the exception of 1849/50. It was owned, thru 1843/44 by Tanner & Co. of Sunderland, for initial service from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) in 1840/41 & for service from Liverpool to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, from 1840/41 thru 1842/43. In 1843/44, J. Towse of London became the vessel's owner for service ex London thru 1847/48 & for service from Liverpool to Cape of Good Hope in 1848/49 & 1850/51. P. Rees was, per LR, the vessel's captain from part way thru 1846/47. On May 28, 1850, per line 199 on this page, the 309 ton snow was lost at Vista Reef, while en route from London to Cape of Good Hope with a general cargo. Crew of 12 - none lost. Then owned, by J. Beckwith Towse. However, a brief mention in Illustrated London News Vol. 17, (a Google book), more particularly the Oct. 26, 1850 issue, states as follows:- The ship Heber, Captain Derent, arrived from Marseilles, has brought a chronometer, a sextant, and a telescope, out of the ship Argyra, Captain P. Rees, wrecked off Buena Vista, on her voyage to Suez from the port of London. So where exactly was Argyra wrecked, i.e. where is Vista Reef or Buena Vista? There are many places named Buena Vista but only one which might possibly relate - a reef in Sri Lanka. The Suez canal did not exist in 1850. Is that likely? Data re Heber seems not to help any. Heber was a 132/128 ton schooner, also built at Sunderland in 1839. In 1849/50, per LR, Heber was i) owned by Decent & Co. of Brixham, Devon, 2) W. Decent was her captain, & c) the vessel served as a Dartmouth coaster. But clearly Heber had traded into the Mediterranean. Need help! Is there anything you can add? Y

 

7

Athens (a snow, later a brig)

250/252
later
230

W. Adamson

The vessel's first owner was Adamson, initially  of Sunderland, later of Liverpool & maybe even later of Leith, for service to London. From 1850/51 the vessel was owned by J. Kidman of Shields for service from Shields to many destinations - to Southampton, to London, to Hamburg & to the Baltic. Turnbull's Register of 1856 records J. Kidman of South Shields as the vessel's then owner. On Jan. 28, 1860, per line 598 here, the 230 ton brig went ashore at Robin Hood's Bay (SE of Whitby) while en route from London to Shields in ballast. None of the crew of 9 were lost. The vessel was then owned by Elizabeth Kidman.

3405

8

Beatitude (a snow or brig)

191/208
later
177

Peter Austin

The vessel, completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1855/56 & not thereafter. Which is a puzzle - read on. It was owned, thru 1851/52 per LR, by Barnard (Barnard & Co. from 1847/48) of Whitby, Yorkshire. (Which family owned an earlier vessel of the same name, built in 1831, also by Peter Austin). It would seem that the Barnard family were deeply religious, particularly perhaps Elizabeth, the wife of Christopher Barnard, captain of Beatitude (surely the 1831 version), who died at age 33 in 1839. For initial service as a Sunderland coaster, from Sunderland to Colchester, Essex, from 1840/41 thru 1844/45, ex Whitby in 1845/46, from Whitby to the Tees in 1846/47 & 1847/48, from Whitby to the Baltic from 1848/49 thru 1850/51 & as a Whitby coaster in 1851/52. In 1852/53, per LR, the vessel became owned by 'Flkngbrg' of Whitby for service as a Whitby coaster. LR lists 'Barnard' as the vessel's captain thru 1851/52 & 'J. Barnard' thereafter. LRs of 1853/54 thru 1855/56 list 'Flkngbrg' as the owner but provide limited other detail. Now Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of 1854 tells us that 'Flkngbrg' means Falkingbridge. Per such directory, the vessel was then owned by John, Christoph., and John Barnard jun., and Geo. Falkingbridge, all of Whitby with Jo. S. Barnard, her captain. As is mainly confirmed by Turnbull's Register of 1856 which lists C., J. and J. Barnard jun. & G. Falkingbridge as her then owners. And Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. The vessel is not listed in LR of 1856/57 & 1857/58. In late Sep. 1858, 'it blew a gale in Mount's Bay', Cornwall. Mount's Bay is a giant bay on the S. coast of Cornwall, noted for St. Michael's Mount - Penzance sits upon it. Several vessels entered harbour (Penzance or Newlyn perhaps) for safety reasons. Glencoe, a brig, & Mary, a schooner, parted their anchors & were driven ashore & wrecked. Also wrecked was Beatitude, en route from Rouen, France, to Swansea, Wales, in ballast, under the command of Thomas Boyes. Beatitude was driven onto rocks near Porthoustock & soon became filled with water. The crew left the vessel in a jolly boat, which upset, resulting in the loss of three crew members. Captain Boyes & John Haselman, a crewman, were saved. Now Porthoustock is not even in Mounts' Bay. It is much to the E. of Mount's Bay on the E. side of the Lizard peninsula a way S. of Falmouth. Here is a newspaper article that talks of the loss of Beatitude. Carole Nowell, in a guestbook message, tells us that Edward Ealden, aged 37, one of Carole's ancestors, was one of the three aboard Beatitude who were lost in 1858. He is buried at St. Keverne, Cornwall. Manacles Rocks are near Porthoustock. Can you add to or correct any of the above? Y

15734

9

Belford (a snow later a brig) Note

186/166

Unknown to webmaster

Thompson of Sunderland for service Sunderland to London. On Feb. 13, 1860, per line 73 here, the vessel, then a brig of 166 tons, stated to have been built in 1838, struck & was lost at Lands End, while en route from France to Cardiff in ballast. Crew of 7 - none lost. Vessel then stated to be owned by William Farquhar

13909

10

Belsay Castle (a snow)

239/246

T. Rountree

Belsay Castle? A 14th century medieval castle situated at Belsay, Northumberland. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1858/59, & thru 1854/55, per LR, was owned by 'Richardson' of Sunderland. Also per LR, J. Ash served as her initial captain, thru 1842/43, then 'Pratt' from 1846/47 thru 1851/52 & W. Todd thereafter thru 1854/55. The vessel would seem to have always served ex Sunderland, to Archangel, Russia, thru 1841/42, to the Mediterranean from 1846/47 thru 1848/49, & to Hamburg, Germany, in 1850/51 & 1852/53. It looks as though the LR data re the vessel's ownership is partially, at least, in error. Turnbull's Register ('TR') of 1855 lists R. Bell (see below) as being the vessel's then captain & lists her owners as being Thos. Scott & Wm. Hardy, both of Sunderland & Wm. Scott of Cauldon Place, Stafford. As is confirmed by TR of 1856 & Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. LR first names Scott & Co. as the vessel's owner in 1855/56, for service ex Sunderland to the Mediterranean, & in 1858/59 for service to the Baltic. With, per LR, R. Bell her captain thru 1857/58 & 'Simpsons' in 1858/59. The vessels is not recorded in LR of 1859/60. I have no present knowledge as to what finally happened to her & when. But likely lost in late 1858. Y

33003

11

Betsey & Janes (a snow later a brig)

156/147

W. Doxford

The vessel's initial owner was Delaval & Co. of Newcastle for service from Newcastle to France. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 records her then owners as being Jno. Nixon & Jno. Strachan, both of Newcastle

3627

12

British Queen (a barque)

470/569
later
498

H. Dobbinson

Then a popular name for a vessel! In 1842/43 or thereabouts there were 18 or 19 vessels of the name recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR'). The vessel is LR listed from 1839/40 thru 1867/68. An initial puzzle when I started researching this vessel was its tonnage. LRs of 1839/40 thru 1852/53, i.e. LRs of 14 years, list the vessel at 309/351 tons. Becoming 470/569 tons in 1853/54. I wondered whether the vessel had perhaps been rebuilt in or about 1853 but it would seem that LR must have recorded the tonnage in error for all of those years. Two lists of1839 Sunderland built vessels both list the vessel at initially 470 tons.
Anyway the vessel was owned thru 1849/50 by Dixon & Co., of Berwick, Northumberland (located just below the Scottish border), with 'Gladstone' always, per LR, her captain. It may have initially served St. Petersburg ex Sunderland but there is doubt about that. From 1840/41 thru 1847/48 LR reports the vessel serving out of London, from 1843/44 to Odessa (Black Sea, Ukraine). In 1848/49 & 1849/50 the vessel, per LR, still served Odessa but ex Berwick. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel became owned by Anderson of Berwick, for just a short time. For service from Bristol to the Mediterranean.
In 1851/52 the vessel became Liverpool registered & was registered there for the next 15 years. Owned thru 1852/53 by J. Lilley of Liverpool for service, in 1851/52, from Liverpool to Africa, with 'Pearman' serving as the vessel's captain. In 1853/54, per LR, now recorded at 470/569 tons, the vessel became owned by Grindlay & Co. of Liverpool. Thru 1865/66. But likely acquired rather earlier since this page (scroll to #26072) records the vessel registered at Liverpool on Dec. 6, 1852. Some confusion as the spelling of the owner's name (Grindlay or Grindley) but Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 specifies that the vessel was then owned by Walter Grindlay of Liverpool with H. W. Plain her then captain. Which owner name is confirmed by the Mercantile Navy List ('MNL) of 1865. Her captains, per LR, while in Grindlay ownership? H. Plain thru 1855/56, 'Lowther' thru 1858/59, W. Nott thru 1863/64 & 'Pender' from 1863/64 thru 1865/66. Her service for Grindlay, per LR, was varied. Ex Liverpool thru 1858/59 incl. to Australia in 1853/54 & 1854/55. From London to New Zealand in 1859/60 & 1860/61, from Bristol to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1861/62, ex Liverpool to Norway in 1862/63, to Onega (near Archangel, Russia) in 1863/64, & to South America in 1864/65.
In 1865/66, per LR, the vessel, still registered at Liverpool, became owned by W. Rustall, with E. Davies her new captain. For service from Liverpool to Portland (Oregon?). MNLs of 1866 & 1867 tell us that her owner was, correctly, William Restall, of Birmingham. In 1966/67, per LR, W. Lean, of Falmouth, Cornwall, became her owner, her last owner it would seem, for service from Falmouth to New York with 'Scant'eb'ry', likely 'Scantlebury' (a West Country family name), her captain. William H. Lean, per MNL of 1868.
Some operational details. i) On Mar. 17, 1846, the vessel, Lowther in command, put into Ramsgate with damage the result of an unexplained collision at sea. Clearly the captain data above is in error. ii) On Jan. 9, 1853, the vessel left Liverpool, H. W. Plain in command, for Melbourne, Australia, with 294 Government immigrants. On Jun. 6, 1853, the vessel was cleared for departure from Melbourne to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in ballast & with no passengers. Later, having left Bombay for Liverpool, the vessel was found to be on fire on Nov. 15, 1853. Captain Plain believed the fire was deliberately set but nothing could be proven. The vessel returned to Bombay & later, presumably repaired, resumed its voyage to Liverpool on Nov. 29, 1853. iii) On Aug. 30, 1859, the vessel, William Nott in command, arrived at Auckland, New Zealand, ex London & Plymouth with 124 passengers aboard. The vessel had left Plymouth on Apl. 11, 1859. 'A tedious and protracted passage of 140 days'. A few passengers later complained that the food supplied on the voyage was inadequate & the captain was charged. One of the passengers, who presumably had joined the ship in London, stated that his voyage was of 153 days. On Sep. 30, 1859, the vessel was cleared for departure, in ballast, to Callao, Peru.
LR of 1867/68 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. Alas, the webmaster has not yet been able to learn what happened to the vessel & when. It seems likely, however, that the vessel was lost in late 1867. If you know what happened to her, do consider providing that data to the webmaster for inclusion here. Signal letters PJQC. 1st recorded at 498 tons in LR of 1861/62. Some crew lists for the vessel are available here. Y

26072

13

Brockett (a snow or brig, later a barque)

290/297
later
372
later
334

H. & W. Carr of Hylton

The vessel was completed in Aug. 1839 & per this contemporary announcement, (this too, in blue), was launched on Aug. 10, 1839 for the Gateshead & Tyne Shipping Company ('Gateshead'). The vessel was intended 'for the Southern trade'. The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1857/58 & would appear to have been always registered at Newcastle. Gateshead owned the vessel, per LR, until 1847/48 with C. Nixon serving as her captain thru 1844/45 or 1845/46, then J. Donkin until ownership changed. For service initially from Sunderland to the Black Sea, which became Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1840/41 & 1841/42 & Shields to S. America in 1842/43 & 1843/44. From 1844/45 thru 1847/48, per LR, the vessel served Mirimac or 'Mrimac' (Mirimachi, New Brunswick, Canada, likely) ex Liverpool. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as a 372 ton snow owned by John Ingo of Newcastle. In 1848/49, per LR, the vessel became a barque owned by J. Ingo of Newcastle, for service from Shields to the Mediterranean. The reported tonnage increased to 372 tons - was the vessel rebuilt, or partially rebuilt, I wonder? In 1851/52 the vessel may have served from Newcastle to Quebec, Canada, which service became later that year Shields to the Mediterranean again. LR of 1853/54 records limited detail however the North of England Maritime Directory of 1854/55 comes to our rescue listing John Ingo & Jos. Hopper, both of Newcastle, as the then owners of the 372 ton barque. In 1854/55, per LR, the vessel served from Waterford, Ireland, to Quebec, in 1855/56 served from the Clyde to Quebec & in 1856/57 & 1857/58 served the Mediterranean ex Shields. The vessel had, per LR, a number of captains under 'Ingo' ownership - Morrison thru 1850/51, W. Moring thru 1855/56, R. Gacoigne in 1856/57 & G. Gibb in 1857/58. Signal letters PGFR. I cannot tell you what finally happened to the vessel in or about 1858. Can you tell us what exactly happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything additional? Y

25496

14

Canova

233

R. T. Andrews

Lindsay & Co. - said to be J. & J. W. Purvis in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

3703

15

Carrs (a snow)

214/205

H. & W. Carr

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51, & not thereafter. Was initially owned by Carr & Co., of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London &, in the 1841/45 period, for service from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia. Of interest, Carr & Co. had acquired this vessel of the name, built at Sunderland in 1838. But soon sold it to rather acquire this 1839 built vessel. In 1845/46, thru 1850/51, per LR, Nicholson of South Shields became the vessel's owner for service from Shields to St. Petersburg, in 1848/49 for service from Shields to the Baltic. During such period of Nicholson ownership, 'Nicholson' is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. The LR data re 1850/51 is limited - it seems likely that the vessel was sold or maybe lost at about that time. Can you tell us what did happen to this vessel or otherwise add anything?

 

16

Champion (a snow or brig)

229/236

Kevin & Sanderson

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1852/53 only. It was, per LR, owned thru 1846/47 by 'Doxford' of Sunderland, with 'Richardson' serving as the vessel's captain. For continued service from Sunderland to London. In 1846/47, the vessel per LR became owned by M. Douglas, also of Sunderland, which owner name is LR recorded from 1847/48 thru 1852/53 as 'Douglass'. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 records Martin Douglas, Jun., of Bishopwearmouth, as the then owner of the 236 ton brig. Under Douglas, whatever, ownership, the vessel per LR served always from Sunderland - to Bordeaux, France, in 1846/47 & 1847/48, to London in 1848/49 & 1849/50, to the Baltic in 1850/51, & to Galatz (i.e. Galați, on the Danube, Eastern Romania, Black Sea) in 1851/52 & 1852/53. With 'Philliskirk' as the vessel's captain thru 1847/48 & D. James in 1851/52 & 1852/53 (no captain's name is recorded in LRs of 1848/49 thru 1850/51). As per line 1712 here, on Sep. 2, 1852 the 229 ton square stranded near Jonesport, Maine (a little to the W. of the New Brunswick, Canada. border) while en route from Boston to St. Andrews in ballast. There is a St. Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada & another in Fife, Scotland. The first seems to be the more likely destination, but that is really just my guess. Crew of 8 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Martin Douglas, junr. The total loss of the vessel is recorded here. Can you tell us anything additional? Y

 

17

Chariot (a snow)

286/300

J. Watson of Deptford

The vessel, which was built in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1851/52. Was always owned, per LR, by Millar or Miller - Millar, J. Millar in 1845/46 & 1846/47, & J. Miller from 1847/48. Of the Newcastle area - Newcastle,& both North & South Shields are all referenced. With, per LR, R. Fairlam her initial (thru 1844/45) captain, J. Lash in 1845/46 & part of 1846/47, T. Colledge from 1846/47 thru 1849/50, J. Yeuana in 1850/51 & C. Barras in 1851/52. For service thru 1841/42 from Sunderland to Bathurst (likely Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada), from Newcastle to Barcelona, Spain, from 1842/43 thru 1844/45 & otherwise for service to the Mediterranean ex Shields & ex Belfast, Ireland, (1846/47 thru 1848/49). The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 clarifies the then owner's name - James Miller of South Shields.
LR of 1851/52 notes that the vessel had 'Sunk'. Per line 954 on this page, the vessel, said to be a ship, stranded off Hogland on Aug. 24, 1851 while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. No loss of life, it would appear. The vessel is there stated to have been built at Deptford & owned by Jas. Miller. Hogland or Gogland is an island in the Gulf of Finland, eastern Baltic, about 180 km west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. This Wikipedia page tells us (thanks!) that the voyage had commenced in Hull, further that the vessel ran aground on Aug. 24, 1851 & sank on Aug. 27, 1851. Is there anything you can add? Or correct? Y

 

18

Circassian (a snow, later a brig)

298/317
later
285

J. Crown

The vessel, which was completed in Sep. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1864/65. Owned thru 1854/55, per LR, by Nicholson of Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists the vessel as then owned by Wm. Nicholson of Bishopwearmouth. For some varied service. Initially, maybe, from Sunderland to Odessa (Ukraine, Black Sea) then from Sunderland to New York, from 1841/42 as a Sunderland coaster, then, in 1847/48 for Cuba ex Sunderland & from 1848/49 thru 1852/53 for Cuba ex Swansea, Wales. In 1853/54, LR records service from Swansea to Adelaide, South Australia. On Feb. 10, 1852 the vessel left Swansea for Adelaide, arriving there on Jul. 9, 1862 with 378 tons of patent fuel. The vessel made a number of voyages to & from Port Lincoln, also South Australia, & I spotted one voyage to Newcastle, New South Wales, in ballast, to eventually take on board a cargo of 472 tons of coal for Adelaide. On Dec. 22, 1853 the vessel left Adelaide for Swansea with a cargo of 318 tons of copper ore. From 1855/56  the vessel, per LR, was owned by W. Watt of Shields for service out of Shields to the Mediterranean (in the period of 1855/58), to the Baltic (1858/59) to the Mediterranean again (in the period of 1859/61) & to the Baltic again, from 1861/62. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being W. Watt & W. Mould, both of South Shields, which owner names Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 clarifies as meaning William Watt & William Mould. The vessel became of 285 tons in 1859/60, per LR. 93.0 ft. long. LR of 1864/65 notes that the vessel had been 'Wrecked'. It was lost rather earlier, however. On Apl. 29, 1861, per line 1202 here, the 285 ton brig was abandoned near Sonderhoe (Sønderho, S. tip of Fanø island, SW Denmark), while en route from Newcastle to Cronstadt (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a cargo of coal. Crew of 11 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Wm. Watt. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? Y

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19

Cleadon (a snow, later a brig)

247/238
later
212

H. Dobbinson

The vessel, which was first registered in Sep. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1846/47 & from 1860/61 thru 1866/67. Owned for the first period by Thompson of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. With Robinson serving as the vessel's captain. LR of 1846/47 has limited detail which suggests that the vessel may well have been sold. For 14 years thereafter the vessel is not LR listed. However the North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 lists W., W. T., & J. Bell, of Bishopwearmouth, as the vessel's then owners. Which owner names are clarified by Marwood's equivalent list of Mar. 1854 which lists Wm. T. Bell, John Bell, & Wm. Bell, all of Sunderland, as her then owners, with Geo. Gray her then captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists the vessel's then owners as being W. T., J., & W. Bell, all of Sunderland. While Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists William T., & John Bell, both of Sunderland, & Charles W. & William M. Bell, both of Newcastle, as her then owners. LR, from 1860/61 thru 1866/67 lists W. Bell of Sunderland as the owner of the vessel, now a 212 ton brig, for service as a Sunderland coaster. With R. Hemsley always her captain. I note, however, that the Mercantile Navy List of 1865 does not list 'Bell' as the vessel's then owner, rather W. Lowosn jun. of Sunderland. LR of 1866/67 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. 84.3 ft. long, signal letters HQMN. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything? Y

2769

20

Clio (a snow)

213/204

Unknown to webmaster

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1849/50 & not thereafter. Launched in Jun. 1839. It was owned thru 1847/48, per LR, by Massam & Co., of Boston, Lincolnshire, for service, thru 1841/42, from Sunderland to Pillau (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, E. of Gdańsk, Poland). In 1842/43, the vessel served Santa Martha (could it mean Santa Marta, Columbia?) ex Liverpool & served ex Liverpool in 1843/44 & 1844/45. From 1845/46 thru 1847/48, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex London. Thru the entire period from 1839/40 thru 1847/48, J. Massam is LR stated to have been the vessel's captain. In 1848/49 & 1849/50, the vessel served the Mediterranean ex Sunderland, then said to be owned by Masham & Co. of Boston with J. Masham the captain. The vessel was LR stated to be a barque in 1841/42 & 1842/43 - a snow before & after those dates. Can you tell us what happened to the vessel & when, or otherwise add anything?

 

21

Coldstream (a snow)

214/190

Austin & Mills

Smith & Co., of Blyth

 

22

Columbine (a barque)

327/407
later
420
maybe ? later
514

J. Storey of Monkwearmouth

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1840/41 thru 1869/70. It is a puzzle that the vessel was listed thru to such a late date, since the vessel was lost in late 1861. The vessel was owned, thru 1850/51, by Gee & Co. of Hull, maybe initially for service from Hull to Hamburg, Germany, more certainly from 1840/41 thru 1844/45 for service from Hull to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 1845/46 her service is recorded as being rather from Hull to Montreal, Canada, which service became Hull to the Mediterranean from 1845/46 thru 1850/51. In 1851/52, in which year the vessel became of 420 tons, Thompson & Co. of Hull became the vessel's owners, for service from Hull to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, thru 1854/55. Later simply ex Hull & from 1857/58 ex London. While Thompson is still listed as the owner in LR data of 1860/61, the available data is limited suggesting that the vessel had likely been sold. In 1861/62, C. Heaven, also of Hull, is listed as the vessel's owner for service from Hull to the Mediterranean, Such ownership & service data continues thru to 1869/70. Christie's Shipping Register of 1858 lists 'Thomas, Benjamin Jarvis and John Thompson' as the vessel's then owners. On Dec. 30, 1861, per line 1552 here, the 514 ton square was abandoned at sea, at 39N/54W in the North Atlantic, about 1400 miles E. of New York, while en route from New York to Queenstown, Ireland. Crew of 12 - none lost. The vessel was then owned by Charles Heaven. Can you tell us about the circumstances of the vessel's loss or otherwise add anything? 

5367

23

Conservator (a snow)

280/298

Robert Thompson (JLT)

The vessel, completed in Apl. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1850/51. It was owned for that entire period, per LR, by A. Brown of Whitby, with A. Brown serving as the vessel's captain until part way thru 1846/47. For initial service, in 1839/40, from Sunderland to Memel (then E. Prussia, now Klaipėda, Lithuania), for service from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, from 1840/41 thru 1845/46, from Stockton to Montreal in 1846/47 & ex Stockton thru 1849/50. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel served from Limerick, Ireland, to Liverpool. On Jun. 8, 1850, per line 214 on this page, the 280 ton snow was lost at Bird Islands, while en route from Liverpool to Montreal with a general cargo. The Bird Islands are located about 4 km. off Cape Dauphin, NE Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then owned, by Addison Brown. What exactly happened? First a word of thanks to the folks at Google (others too, I know) for their scanning of obscure books & making them widely available. Without such scanned books, this site would be much more modest in its detail. Anyway, per The Spectator Vol. 23 of 1850 (a Google book) we learn that Arctic ice came unusually south in 1850 & ice was the cause of the loss not only of Conservator but also of many other vessels. As per this 'Spectator' extract. Conservator surely was crushed & destroyed by the sea ice. But, I wonder whether the vessel may have been lost near a different Bird Islands, though I have not found one that 'fits'. This article ex Trove, Australia tells us as follows:- 'Two other vessels from Liverpool - the Conservator and the Acorn - were both lost near the same time. The former was on her passage to Montreal. She got pinched by the ice within three days after losing sight of land, and filling, immediately went down; the crew were lucky enough to save the ship's boats, in which they were picked up.' It is the underlined words that concern me. Cape Breton would not be 3 days after leaving Ireland. Acorn was lost on May 13, 1850 incidentally. It would be good to learn which vessel saved the Conservator crew. Is there anything you can add? A modest puzzle is that the R. Thompson build list on site page 151 refers to Isaac Newton as being the vessel's initial owner. Maybe he was. Maybe Brown bought the vessel early on from Isaac Newton? Y

 

24

Corinna (a snow later a brig)

290/324
later
301

William Potts

The vessel is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1862/63. It was initially owned by W. Pott, soon W. Potts, of or registered at Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to Odessa, Ukraine, soon for service from Liverpool to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. With Wilmott serving as the vessel's captain thru 1842/43. From 1842/43, the vessel, still owned by Potts, was registered at Liverpool for service from Liverpool to Sydney (likely New South Wales, Australia), & in 1844/46 for service from Liverpool to Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. With 'Haigh' her new captain thru 1844/45 & 'Bray', (W. Bray from 1850/51), her captain thru 1855/56. In 1845/46, Faulkner became the vessel's new owner for service from Liverpool to Madras (now Chennai) India, from 1848/49 for service ex Shields, in 1850/51 for service from the Clyde to Batavia (today Jakarta, Indonesia) & in the period of 1851/1855 for service from the Clyde to Valparaiso, Chile. Marwood's North of England Maritime Directory of Mar. 1854 lists the Liverpool registered vessel as then owned by C. T. Faulkner, of Manchester, with James Barry her captain. In 1856/57, the vessel, now of 301 tons, became owned by Brewis & Co. of Newcastle for service from 'Rms' (could it mean Ramsgate?) to the Mediterranean, soon for service from Shields to the Mediterranean or to Spain, in 1860/61 for service from Bristol to France & from 1861/62 for service from Shields to the Baltic. With 'J. Hmphry' her new captain. Turnbull's Register of 1856 lists her then owners as being G. Brewis & J. Pattinson, both of Newcastle, such data being confirmed by Christie's Shipping Register of 1858. LR of 1862/63 notes that the vessel had been 'LOST'. On Sep. 24, 1862, per line 2373 here, the 302 ton brig was abandoned at sea while en route from Quebec, Canada, to Llanelly, Wales, with a cargo of timber. Abandoned at 49N/26W, roughly in mid North Atlantic. Crew of 10 - none lost. Then owned by Isaac Pattinson. Can you tell us about the circumstances of her loss or otherwise add anything? Y

24739

25

Cornopia (a snow or brig)

223/228

An unknown Southwick builder

The vessel, completed in Feb. 1839, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1839/40 thru 1851/52, initially, thru 1841/42, listed as Cornucopia, a snow. Such name was presumably in error, which error was noted & from 1841/42 the vessel was listed as Cornopia, a brig. The vessel's initial owner was Middleton, of Sunderland, for service from Sunderland to London. In 1841/42, the vessel became owned by Wilburn of London, with Wilburn stated to be the vessel's captain until part way through 1846/47. Under 'Wilburn' ownership, the vessel served St. Petersburg, Russia, ex London in 1841/42, served from Sunderland to London from 1842/43 thru 1845/46, served from Sunderland to the Baltic in 1846/47 thru 1848/49. No destination is noted in LR of 1849/50. In 1850/51, per LR, the vessel served Hamburg, Germany, ex Sunderland. The North of England Maritime Directory of 1848 rather lists the 228 ton brig as then registered at Sunderland & owned by M. Wilburne of Monkwearmouth. On Jul. 1, 1850, per line 238 on this page, the 223 ton square was stranded at Eyreland Grounds while en route from Sunderland to Amsterdam with a cargo of coal. I believe that Eyreland Grounds & Eierland Reef are likely one & the same, located between Texel & Vlie Islands off the coast of North Holland. Crew of 11 - none lost. Then stated to be owned by Matthew Wilburne. Is there anything you can add? Y

 

26

Cowan

241/239

Woods & Spence

Woods & Co. - J. Young in 1856, registered at Shields per Turnbull's Register.

2016

27

Cubana

207/213

H. Panton

Ord & Co.

 

28

Czar (a barque)

320

H. & W. Carr of Southwick.

I can tell you virtually nothing about this vessel, which was launched on Jan. 16, 1839 as per this contemporary launch announcement (in green). Launched for J. T. Carr of Newcastle. So far as I can the vessel was never recorded in Lloyd's Register ('LR') which I checked thru 1866/67. No vessel named Czar that fits was issued an Official Number. I cannot find any references whatsoever to the vessel elsewhere. Need help!

 

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