The Warren Register of Colonial Tall Ships

Sunday, March 25, 2012

NEW ZEALAND’S EMIGRANT SHIPS INCLUDING THE SHAW-SAVILL & ALBION CONTRIBUTION A-Z


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                              SHAW-SAVILL AND ALBION

Shaw-Savill and Albion were perhaps, the most important transportation group in the history of New Zealand, it was through them and a few other companies, that New Zealand was effectively settled at about the same speed as was happening a thousand miles away across the Tasman Sea. I have listed below, some of the vessels owned or chartered by those companies.

Although others played a large part in the settlement of New Zealand. It is felt that none were the equal of Shaw-Savill and Albion. Many of the ships shown in the register below were at some period, owned managed or chartered by them on a full or part time basis.



                          NEW ZEALAND REGISTER
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ABDUL MEDJID’ Built 1854. Iron ship of 400 Tons. Length; 149.6 ft. Breadth; 26.0 ft. Depth; 14.7 ft. Built Glasgow. Owned by Fell and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain D.Wilkie. London-New Zealand service.

ABYSSINIAN’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1140 Tons. Length; 185.3 ft. Breadth; 30.8 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built at North Burns. Owned by Potter and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W.Punchard. Sold to Beech and Co before 1863.Glasgow-New Zealand service.

ADA’ Built 1865. Composite ship of 687 Tons. Length; 182 ft Breadth; 30 ft. Depth; 18 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for J. Wade. Reg; London. Master; Captain J Asala.[Tea Clipper and Passenger ship] 


ADAMANT’ Built 1858. Iron barque of 815 Tons. Length; 174.2 ft. Breadth; 30.0 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built at Hull and owned by J Nourse in 1870. Reg; London. Master; Captain J. Ridley then Captain Hutchinson then Captain Barnard then Captain Sheard then Captain Lodwyk. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1873. She went out of their service in 1882.London-New Zealand-London-Australia service. 


ABERNYTE’ Built 1875. Iron barque of 700 Tons. Length; 180.2 ft. Breadth; 31.0 ft Depth; 18.5 ft. Built at Dumbarton Scotland by McKellar for the Aberdeen Shipping Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Congda. 


ALASTOR’ Built 1875. Iron barque of 324 Tons. Length; 196.6 ft. Breadth; 31.7 ft. Depth; 18.6 ft. Built at Sunderland by Mounsey and Co for R.H.Penney. Reg; Shoreham. Master; Captain A.T.Glasbrooker. She ran under the Shaw-Savill flag in the New Zealand trade. 


ALFRED THE GREAT’ Built 1852 at Sunderland. Wood ship of 575 Tons. Owned by Mackinlay. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain McIntyre. London-New Zealand service. 



ALICE’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 627 Tons. Length; 161.5 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 17.0 ft. Built at Grangemouth by Adamson and Co for R.Gibbs, Adamson and Ronaldson. Reg; London. Master; Captain Rapson. 


ALPACA’ Built 1858. Wood barque of 440 Tons. Length; 133.3 ft. Breadth; 27.6 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at Bideford. Owned by J,.Leech in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain H.Robnan. London-New Zealand service. 


ALPINE’ Built 1859 at Dumbarton. Wood ship of 1130 Tons. Owned by McAlpine. Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain Crawford. Glasgow-New Zealand service. 


AMBROSINE’ Built 1853 at Granton. Wood barque of 431 Tons. Owned by Harwood and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Maybank. London-New Zealand service. 


ANAZI’ Built 1865. Composite barque of 468 Tons. Length; 161.0 ft. Breadth; 25.1 ft. Depth; 16.2 ft. Built by Turnbull at Portsmouth, England. Reg; London. Master; J.Hillman. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1873 and sailed for them until 1886. 


ANN DYMES’ Built 1862. Wood ship of 651 Tons. Length; 136.1 ft. Breadth; 26.1 ft. Depth; 16.9 ft. Built at Moulmein, India. Owned by D.D.Dymes. Reg; London. Master; Captain F.Knight. London-NewZealand service. 


ANNIE WILSON’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1191 Tons. Length; 34.1 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built at North Burns. Owned by Wilson and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Duckett. London-New Zealand service. 


ANTARES’ Built 1875. Iron barque of 707 Tons. Length; 195.6 ft. Breadth; 31.7 ft. Depth; 18.4 ft. She went to Shaw-Savill for the New Zealand trade.. 


ARABELLA’ Built 1855 at Sunderland. Wood barque of 476 Tons. Owned by Jenkins and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Younghusband. London-New Zealand service. 


ASTERION’ Built 1869. Iron barque of 528 Tons. Length; 165.0 ft. Breadth; 25.0 ft. Depth; 17.4 ft. Built by Iliff at Sunderland for R.Penney.. Reg; Shoreham. Master; Captain D Copeland.


SS ‘ATRATO’ Built 1853. Iron Bark and Steamer of 2051 Tons. Length; 335.9 FT. Breadth; 42.4 ft. Depth; 31.9 ft. Built at Greenock by Caird and Co. Owned by J.Morrison as a Scw Bark in 1870. Master; Captain Husband. In 1874, she carried 762 passengers of which, 280 were children, Thirty-three of the children died while en-route to New Zealand, the probable cause of death was measles. This vessel suffered the same problem with illness as did the ‘John Barry’ and the ‘Beejapore’. Being trapped aboard a ship at sea with a raging sickness at large, can only have been a most terrifying event to the parents. 


ARIADNE’ Built 1861. Wood barque of 671 Tons. Length; 151 ft. Breadth; 31.9 ft. Depth; 19.7 ft. Built Quebec by Dinning. Owned by Hansen in 1871. Reg; Tonsberg. Master; Captain G.Bondi. London-New Zealand service. 


ARIMA’ Built1862. Wood ship of 692 Tons. Built at Glasgow by Stephen and Co.. Reg; Glasgow. Master; A.Brown. Glasgow-New Zealand service. 


ASTEROPE’ Built 1859. Wood ship of 601 Tons. Length; 172.0 ft. Breadth; 28.3 ft. Depth; 17.5 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen. Owned by Parker and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Homer then Captain Mitchell then Captain Stuart. London-New Zealand service. 


AUCKLAND’ Built 1863. Iron Screw Steamer of 699 Tons. Length; 212.0 ft. Breadth; 28.0 ft. Depth; 16.3 ft. Built at Newcastle-on-Tyne. London-New Zealand service. 


AVALANCHE’ Built 1853 at Dundee. Wood ship of 753 Tons. Length; 164.4 ft. Breadth; 27.9 ft. Depth; 20.0 ft. Built at Dundee. Owned by Park Bros. Reg; Frasberg. Master; Captain J. Stott. London-New Zealand service.[see shipwrecks] 


AVERY’ Built 1855. Wood barque of 386 Tons. Length; 130.7 ft. Breadth; 23.0 ft. Depth; 15.7 ft. Built at Shaldon. Owned by R.Blyth. Reg; London. Master; Captain A.Hill then Captain J.Jellard then Captain J.Grace. London-New Zealand service.

                               
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BANGALORE’ Built 1843. Wood ship of 665 Tons. Built at Jersey. Owned by McCutchen and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain C.Nelson. London-New Zealand service.

BARD OF THE AVON’ Built 1839. Wood ship of 765 Tons. Length; 144.0 ft. Breadth; 33.0 ft. Depth; 21.9 ft. Built at New York. Owned by Sweeting in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Penny. London-New Zealand service.

BEBINGTON’ Built 1859. Iron Ship of 889 Tons. Length; 183.4 ft. Breadth; 33.1 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Hickson at Belfast, Ireland. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Warland then Captain Harrison. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1875. She sailed for them until 1883.

BERHAMPORE’ Built 1845. Wood ship of 543 Tons. Built at Hull. Owned by E. Gibson. Reg; Hull. Master; Captain T.Smith. London-New Zealand service.

BERKSHIRE’ Built 1836. Wood barque of 587 Tons. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Toulman and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Whyte. London-New Zealand service.

BERNICIA’ Built 1848. Wood barque of 471 Tons. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Brodie and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain H.Arnold. London-New Zealand service.

BLUNDELL’ Built 1839. Wood barque of 573 Tons. Built at Moulmein, India. Owned by Wilson and CO. Reg; London. Master; Captain C.Renaut. London-New Zealand service.

BOMBAY’ Built 1859. Wood ship of 890 Tons. Built at Dumbarton, Scotland. Owned by J.Kerr. Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain Galloway then Captain D.McLeod. Glasgow-New Zealand service.

BRILLIANT’ Built 1850. Wood barque of 558 Tons. Length; 151.0 ft. Breadth; 25.5 ft. Depth; 18.6 ft. Built at Aberdeen. Owned by W. Duthie. Reg; Aberdeen. Master; Captain G.Phillips. Aberdeen-Australia service.

BRITISH TRIDENT’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1555 Tons. Length; 207.7 ft. Breadth; 34.6 ft. Depth; 22.4 ft. Built at St John. Owned by Moseley and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Haddock. Liverpool-Australia service.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 1466 Tons. Length; 238.2 ft. Breadth; 32.5 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co. Owned by G. Marshall and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain T.Pain.

BULWARK’ Built 1862. Wood ship of 1332 Tons. Length; 198.7 ft. Breadth; 37.5 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by King at New Brunswick. Owned by Smith and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Kelly. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1872. She sailed for them until 1881.

CAESAREA’ Built 1864. Wood barque of 344 Tons. Length; 128.0 ft. Breadth; 26.2 ft. Depth; 16.3 ft. Built at Bridgewater by Gough. Owned by S.Taylor. Master; Captain F.Eanouf. London-New Zealand service.

CASHMERE’ Built 1850. Wood ship of 574 Tons. Built Sunderland for C.Tebbutt. Reg; London. Master; Captain G.Pearson. London-New Zealand service.

CALYPSO’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1013 Tons. Length; 205.4 ft. Breadth; 34.6 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built at Aberdeen by Hall and Co for Shirrask. Reg; Aberdeen, Scotland. Master; Captain Leslie. She was sunk due to collision in the English Channel in 1880 while heading for London from New Zealand.

CARRICK CASTLE’ Built 1863. Composite ship of 879 Tons. Length; 197.5 ft. Breadth; 34.0 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at Glasgow by Randolph for Skinner and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Peters.

CHAUDIERRE’ Built 1863. Wood barque of 470 Tons. Length; 135.2 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 18.6 ft. Built at Sunderland by Dartford for J.W.Douglas. She was classified as a wood ship but did have iron beams Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1873. She sailed for them until 1883.

CHEROKEE’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 652 Tons. Length; 164.2 ft. Breadth; 27.5 ft. Depth; 19.8 ft. Built at Greenock. Owned by Allen and Co in1863. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W.Allen. Glasgow-Australia service.

CHILE’ Built 1856 at London. Iron ship then barque of 768 Tons. Length; 191.1 ft. Breadth; 28.1 ft. Depth; 16.3 ft. Built London for Seymour and Co. Master; Captain Brinsden then Captain W. Culvert after she was bought by Shaw-Savill in 1868. She sailed for them until 1880.


CITY OF AGRA’ Built 1860. Iron ship of 1073 Tons. Length; 214.1 ft. Breadth; 34.8 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built at West Hartlepool by Pile and Co for Coupland Bros. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Ellwood. She was placed on the New Zealand run when managed by Shaw-Savill and Co.

CITY OF BRISBANE’ ex ‘SOUTH SHORE’ Built 1852. Wood ship of 979 Tons. Built at Richmond, Maine. She was bought by James Baines in 1861 and placed in the London-New Zealand service. She went missing in May 1863 when homeward bound from Callao.

CITY OF FLORENCE’ Built 1867. Iron ship of 1200 Tons. Length; 226.9 ft. Breadth; 34.4 ft. Depth; 22.4 ft. Built at Glasgow by Connell for Smith and Sons. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J. Hunter.

CITY OF MANCHES’ Built 1851. Wood ship of 496 Tons. Length; 128.4 ft. Breadth; 27.4 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at Dumbarton for Baines and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain R. Atler. Sold to W. Avery and re-reg; Bristol. She first entered the Liverpool-Australia service before going to the London-New Zealand service.

CITY OF QUEBEC’ Built 1855. Iron ship of 708 Tons. Length; 184.4 ft. Breadth; 30.6 ft. Depth; 20.1 ft. Built at Greenock for Montgomerie and Co of London. Master; Captain D. Pebles

CONSTANCE’ Built 1847 at Sunderland. Wood ship of 326 Tons. Owned by Turnbull. Reg; London. Master; Captain Teldridge. London-New Zealand service

CONSTANCE’ Built 1859. Wood barque of 351 Tons. Owned by G.Pearson of Bristol. Reg; London. Master; Captain Henderson. Bristol-New Zealand service.

CORNELIA’ Built 1850. Iron ship of 703 Tons. Length; 136.5 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built North Burns. Owned by Duncan and Co. Reg; Leith 1863. Master; Captain D.Stewart. Cardiff-New Zealand service.

COUNTESS OF KINTORE’ Built 1866. Wood ship of 737 Tons. Length; 182.6 ft. Breadth; 31.4 ft. Depth; 19.4 ft. Built at Aberdeen by Duthie for J.Cook. Reg; Aberdeen. Master; Captain Petherbridge.

CRUSADER’ Built 1865. Iron ship of 1058 Tons. Length; 210.7 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 21.4 ft. Built at Glasgow by Cassell and Co. Owned by Shaw-Savill. Reg; London. Master; Captain R.Kerr

DELAWARE’ Built 1862. Wood brigantine of 2412 Tons. Length; 117.8 ft. Breadth; 25.9 ft. Depth; 11.4 ft. Built in Nova Scotia. Owned by Green and Co. Reg; London. London-New Zealand service.

DEVANA’ Built 1864. Wood ship of 795 Tons. Length; 182 ft. Breadth; 31 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at Aberdeen by Hall for Jamieson and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Thompson.

DEVONSHIRE’ Built 1848. Wood ship of 703 Tons. Length; 156.7 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built London by Wigram for Wigram and Sons. Reg; London. Master; Captain H.Holt. London-New Zealand service.

DONNA ANITA’ Built 1858. Wood barque of 300 Tons. Length; 134.0 ft. Breadth; 27.0 ft. Depth; 18.0 ft. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Seymour. Master; Captain J.Smith. London-New Zealand service.

DOVER CASTLE’ Built 1858. Wood barque of 1003 Tons. Length; 185.0 ft. Breadth; 34.0 ft. Depth; 22.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by R. Green and Co for themselves. Reg; London. Master; Captain W. F. Owen the Captain R.Deacon. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1871. She sailed for them until 1881.

DUKE OF NEWCASTLE’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 993 Tons. Length; 170.6 ft. Breadth; 34.9 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built at Quebec by Lee. Owned by James Baines and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain McKenzie. Liverpool-Australia service.

DUNBRITTON’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1471 Tons. Length; 237.4 ft. Breadth; 33.4 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built at Dumbarton by McMillan for John C.Watt. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W. Emmett.

DUNLOE’ Built 1870. Iron ship of 674 Tons. Length; 180.9 ft. Breadth; 30.4 ft. Depth; 18.4 ft. Built at Glasgow by Dobie Bros for T.Hunter and Co. Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain L.Greenwood.

ECHUNGA’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1007 Tons. Length; 172.0 ft. Breadth; 36.0 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built at North Burns for Potter and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Cooper.

EDEN’ Built 1826. Wood ship of 513 Tons. Owned by Luscomb and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain A.Murdock. London-New Zealand service.

EDWARD THORNHILL’ Built 1855. Wood ship of 421 Tons. Length; 133.0 ft. Breadth; 26.0 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built at Whitby. Owned by Jenkins and Co in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain G.Reynolds. London-New Zealand service.

EDWARD P. BOUVERIE’ Built 1864. Composite ship of 997 Tons. Built by Hall of Aberdeen, Scotland for Albion Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Tilley. [Passenger ship. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1872. She sailed for them until 1877.

EDWIN FOX’ Built 1853.Wood barque of 836 Tons. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1871. She sailed for them until 1884. She was eventually used as a refrigerator ship and then as a meat storage hulk until she was finally used as a base for a service jetty about 1888. ‘Edwin Fox remained on the register at Lloyds until at least 1900, she was probably kept under insurance as a jetty for business reasons. Eventually she was forgotten until she was re-discovered in the 1960’s and was taken over by the local historical society at Picton, New Zealand where it is thought that they are trying to restore her. [See main register]

EGMONT’ Built 1853. Wood barque of 695 Tons. Length; 155.0 ft. Breadth; 30.5 ft. Depth; 20.0 ft. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Adaman and Co in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain R.Morgan. London-New Zealand service.

ELECTRIC’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 1106 Tons. Built at Quebec and owned by Wilson and Co. Master; Captain Bell. She was used in the New Zealand trade.

ELIZABETH GRAHAM’ Built 1869. Composite barque of 598 Tons. Length; 165.6 ft. Breadth; 29.2 ft. Depth; 18.1 ft. Built by Harkness at Middlesboro, England for W.Graham. Reg; Newport. Master; Captain T.Bragg. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1873. She sailed for them until 1885.

ESCOURT’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 693 Tons. Length; 152.8 ft. Breadth; 31.0 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at Sunderland by Hall. Owned by Emperin and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Smith. London-New Zealand service.

ESK’ Built 1863. Iron barque of 496 Tons. Length; 154.0 ft. Breadth; 28.0 ft. Depth; 17.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by Oswald for Currie and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Moss.

EUPHRATES’ Built 1821 at Scarborough. Wood ship of 557 Tons. Owned by Tindall and Co. She was placed in the colonial run with others of the Tindall fleet. Master’ Captain Buckham. London-Australia-New Zealand service.

EVENING STAR’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 811 Tons. Length; 103.0 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 21.2 ft. Built at Jersey. Owned by T. Rodway in 1863. Reg; Exmouth. Master; Captain H. Norris. London-New Zealand service.

FAMENOTH’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 983 Tons. Length; 205.9 ft. Breadth; 33.8 ft. Depth; 20.0 ft. Built at Glasgow by Dobie and Co for J. Cook. Reg; Aberdeen. Master; Captain W. C. Auld.

FIRTH OF LORN’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 833 Tons. Length; 196.5 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 19.4 ft. Built at Glasgow by Dobie and Co for J.Spencer. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Cowper.

FLORENCE’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 841 Tons. Length; 190.2 ft. Breadth; 31.0 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at Grangemouth Adams and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain T. Houston.

FRATELLI GAGGINO’ Built 1869. Iron barque of 644 Tons. Length; 195.6 ft. Breadth; 32.4 ft. Depth; 20.1 ft. Built at Varazzo by Craviolto for Fratelli Gaggino. Reg; Genoa, Italy. Master; Captain G.Paliano. She sailed under the Shaw-Savill flag for a few years during the 1870’s.

GANANOQUE’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 785 Tons. Length; 158.1 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 21`.1 ft. Built at Quebec. Owned by T.Bailey. Reg; London. Master; Captain W.Nixon. London-New Zealand service.

GARELOCH’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1177 Tons. Length; 227.2 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 21.4 ft. Built at Glasgow by Duthie for P.Rintoul and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W.Greenwood.

GOLDEN SEA’ Built 1864. Wood ship of 1418 Tons. Length; 207.1 ft. Breadth; 37.9 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Oliver at Quebec, Canada for the Houlder Bros. Master; Captain R.Harry. She had eight deaths en-route to New Zealand in 1874 due to Scarlet fever.

GREAT BRITAIN’ Built 1843. Wood ship of 467 Tons. Length; app 170.0 ft. Breadth; 23.7 ft. Depth; 18.1 ft. Built at Poole. Owned by Alexander in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain Bannister. London-New Zealand service.

HADDON HALL’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 1416 Tons. Length; 225.4 ft. Breadth; 37.9 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built at Liverpool by Royden for R.Alexander. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain H.Faithful.

HANNAH LANDLES’ Built 1875. Iron barque 1271 Tons. Length; 237.6 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 20.9 ft. Built at Glasgow by Stephen and Co for J. Law and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain R. Greig.

HELVELLYN’ Built 1856. Wood ship of 1017 Tons. Length; 189.0 ft. Breadth; 32.8 ft. Depth; 22.1 ft. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Stuart and Co in 1863. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain F. Dalison. Liverpool-New Zealand service.

HERMIONE’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 1176 Tons. Built by Hall of Aberdeen. She was built for Shaw-Savill and sailed for them until she was scrapped in 1913.

HUDSON’ Built 1869. Iron barque of 797 Tons. Length; 194.9 ft. Breadth; 30.6 ft. Depth; 19.4 ft. Built by Pearse of Stockton for Tapscott and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Richardson. Bought by Shaw-Savill in 1873.She sailed for them until 1898. At that time she was sold to foreign interests before the 1st world war and was still sailing during that conflict. She is said to have ended her days in 1917.

HUNTLY CASTLE’ Built 1866. Wood ship of 623 Tons. Length; 169 ft. Breadth; 29 ft. Depth; 18.2 ft. Built by Connell for Skinner. Master; Captain Stewart.

HYDASPES’ Built 1852. Irons ship of 2093 Tons. Length; 263.0 ft. Breadth; 39.0 ft. Depth; 18.2 ft. Built London for Park Bros. Reg; London. Master; Captain E. Babot. She was involved in a collision in the English Channel in 1880 and was sunk. She was outward bound for Melbourne when the collision occurred.

INDIA’ Built 1861. Iron ship of 912 Tons. Length; 187.0 ft. Breadth; 32.0 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built at Sunderland by Laing for J. Nourse. Master; Captain Adams then Captain J. Crispin.

ISLE OF ERIN’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 889 Tons. Length; 202.5 ft. Breadth; 32.5 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Reid and Co for S. Martin. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain R. S. Irvine.

IVANHOE’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1034 Tons. Length; 169.3 ft. Breadth; 30.7 ft. Depth; 21.6 ft. Built at Dumbarton, Scotland. Owned by R. Crouch in 1863, owned by J. Crouch in 1865. Reg; Bristol. Master; Captain L. Fillian then Captain E. H. Dunn then Captain Chesney. London-New Zealand service.

JANET COWAN’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1278 Tons. Length; 217.4 ft. Breadth; 35.4 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built at Greenock by Steele for Shankland and Co. Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain Cuthbert then Captain J.McKurdy.

JOHN BUNYON’ Built 1848. Wood ship of 521Tons.Length; 150.3 ft. Breadth; 27.7 ft. Depth; 18.3 ft. Built at Aberdeen and owned by Vanner and Co. Sold to George Thompson of the Aberdeen ‘White Star’ line. Reg; London the Aberdeen. Master; Captain J. Allen. London-Australia then Aberdeen-New Zealand service.

JOHN BULL’ Built 1866. Iron bark 484 Tons. Length; 150.1 ft. Breadth; 27.5 ft. Depth; 17.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by Oswald and Co for Temperleys. Reg; London. Master; Captain J. Harries.


JOHN DUNCAN’ Built 1855 at North Burns. Wood ship of 931 Tons. Length; 173.1 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.9 ft. Owned by Reed and Co. Reg; St John. Master; Captain Brown. London-New Zealand service.

JOYSE PHILLIPS’ Built 1866. Wood barque of 514 Tons. Length; 140.0 ft. Breadth; 29.2 ft. Depth; 17.6 ft. Built Quebec. Owned by J. Phillips. Reg; Scilly. Master; Captain W. Mumford. London-New Zealand service.

JUBILEE’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 764 Tons. Length; 192.4 ft. Breadth; 31.0 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built at Workington for J. Brodie. Reg; London. Master; Captain P. Kerr.

JUMNA’ Built 1833. Wood ship of 365 Tons. Built at Whitehaven and owned by Brocklebank. Reg; Liverpool. She ran in the colonial trade during her life span. Master; Captain M. Gill.

JUMNA’ Built 1862. Iron ship of 800 Tons. Length; 170.0 ft. Breadth; 31.5 ft. Depth; 20.0 ft. Built at Middlesboro. Owned by James Beazley and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Christian then Captain Porter. Liverpool-Australia service.


KATHERINE STEWART FORBES’ Built 1818, at Northfleet. Wood barque of 457 Tons. Owned by Chapman. Reg; London. Master; Captain Fell. She was a large vessel for her time and she was predominantly a London-New Zealand trader.

KEDRON’ Built 1866. Wood bark of 373 Tons. Length; 121.5 ft. Breadth; 27.8 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built at Sunderland by Hodgeson for Richardson and Co. Reg; North Shields. Master; Captain T. Howitt.

KEDRON’ Built 1840 at Sunderland. Wood ship of 456 Tons. Owned by Roxburgh. Reg; London. Master; Captain Roxburgh. London-New Zealand service. Captain Roxburgh went on to buy other ships when he, himself, retired from before the mast.

KENSINGTON’ Built 1855. Wood ship of 800 Tons. Length; 161.0 ft. Breadth; 31.0 ft. Depth; 21.2 ft. Built Nova Scotia for Brodie and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain W. King. London-New Zealand service.


KING OF TRUMPS’ Built 1863. Wood ship of 598 Tons. Length; 142.8 ft. Breadth; 32.3 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at North Burns. Owned by G.Trail. Reg; London. Master; Captain J. Pounder then Captain G. Jenkins. London-New Zealand service.


LADY BELLEAU’ Built 1868. Wood ship of 661 Tons. Length; 151.0 ft. Breadth; 32.0 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built Quebec by Baldwin. Owned by R. Rees. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain O. Williams. Liverpool-New Zealand service.

LADY EGIDIA’ Built 1860. Wood ship of 1239 Tons. Length; 218.0 ft. Breadth; 37.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built at Ardrossan by Barr. Owned by J.H.Fleming. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W.Curry. London-New Zealand service.

LANGSTONE’ Built 1869 Iron ship of 746 Tons. Built by Pile of Sunderland, England for H.Ellis and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Tumbrell. This ship had an unusual event take place during her sailing days. An apprentice was knocked of the mainyard and fell to what should have been his death. But he landed on his captain and although both were shook up, neither suffered any real damage.

LOCH NAGAR’ Built 1861. Wood barque of 468 Tons. Length; 163.0 ft. Breadth; 26.0 ft. Depth; 16 ft. Built by Pile and Spence at West Hartlepool for the Park Bros. Master; Captain G. Perriman. London –New Zealand service.[see main register]

LYTTLETON’ Built 1878. Iron ship of 1112 Tons. Length; 223.8 ft. Breadth; 35.0 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Duncan for the Albion Shipping Company. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain Strang. Glasgow-New Zealand service.

MALLOWDALE’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1290 Tons. Length; 211.8 ft. Breadth; 37.4 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built at Lancaster by Lune Shipping Company for T. O. Hunter. Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain Shapland then Captain G. Seator. Greenock-New Zealand service.

MARGARET GALBRAITH’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 841 Tons. Length; 187.5 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built by Robert Duncan of Glasgow. She was later sold to Christie of Lyttleton, New Zealand and they resold her to Captain F. Holm of Wellington. Master; Captain Cowan then Captain S.Holm. She was eventually sold to the Manicia Trading Company of London. After leaving Colonia on the 26th of March 1905, she ran aground on Farollan reef while in the hands of her pilot. She was too badly damaged to try for repairs so she was abandoned. Australia-New Zealand service.

MAY QUEEN’ Built 1863. Wood barque of 350 Tons. Length; 130.5 ft. Breadth; 28.3 ft. Depth; 12.9 ft. Built at Mirramicci by Sinclair for W.Muirhead. Reg; Mirramicci. Master; Captain Lampard. Sold to Kidston and Co in 1863/4 and registered at Glasgow. Master; Captain Smith. Glasgow-New Zealand service.

MAY QUEEN’ Built 1867. Wood ship of 733 Tons. Length; 178.6 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at Aberdeen by Hall for W.Shirras. Reg; Aberdeen. Master; Captain J.Leslie.

MERMAID’ Built 1853 at St John. Wood ship of 1321 Tons. Length; 188.0 ft. Breadth; 34.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Owned by Wilson and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain H.Ross. London-New Zealand service.

MESSINA’ Built 1857 at Mirramichie. Wood ship of 552 Tons. Length; 141.0 ft. Breadth; 30.6 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Owned by Clark. Reg; Plymouth. Master; Captain Lethbridge. London-New Zealand service.

METROPOLIS’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1082 Tons. Length; 176.5 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 23.0 ft. Built at St John by Nevins. Owned by Ring and Co in 1863.Reg; St John. Master; Captain Kenney. London-New Zealand service.

MICHAEL ANGELO’ Built 1865. Composite ship of 1174 Tons. Length; 211.2 ft. Breadth; 35.5 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built Glasgow by Connell for Lidgett and Sons. Reg; London. Master; Captain Luckie.

MONARCH’ Built 1844. Wood ship of 1444 Tons. Length; 175.0 ft. Breadth; 40.5 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Owned by Walter Savill. Reg; London. Master; Captain F.W.Banner. London-New Zealand service.

MOOLTAN’ Built 1849 at Dumbarton, Scotland. Wood ship of 505 Tons. Owned by Crawford. Reg; Greenock. Master’ Captain T.Wright. Glasgow-New Zealand service.

OAMARU’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1306 Tons. Length; 239.1 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 21 ft. She was built by Duncan of Glasgow for Patrick Hendersons ‘Albion’ line of the New Zealand trade. She was sold to Norway and renamed ‘Fox’ before being broken up in 1912.

OCEAN BEAUTY’ Built 1863. Composite barque of 597 Tons. Length; 154.2 ft. Breadth; 29.5 ft. Depth; 18.1 ft. Built at Sunderland by Thompson for Maule and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Pearce then the well-known ships master, Captain Pattman served aboard his vessel in 1871.

OXFORD’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1282 Tons. Length; 223.3 ft. Breadth; 32.3 ft. Depth; 22.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by Oswald for Temperley and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain C.Vaux.

PERSIA’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1759 Tons [1684 Tons ] Length; 207.3 ft. Breadth; 39.8 ft. Depth; 31.2 ft. Built Quebec for G.Duncan. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.H.Smith then Captain W.Ellison. She arrived in Auckland on September 17th 1860 after leaving London on the 1st of May 1860.

PILGRIM’ Built 1839 at Liverpool. Wood barque of 311 Tons. Owned by Harnett and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Francis. London-New Zealand service.

PLEIADES’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 997 Tons. Length; 209.6 ft. Breadth; 33.1 ft. Depth; 20.6 ft. Built by McMillan at Dumbarton, Scotland for Adamson and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Inglis. She was sent into the New Zealand trade when bought by Shaw-Savill. She was wrecked when bound from Napier to Dunedin, New Zealand in October, 1899.

PORTLAND’ Built 1862. Iron ship of 872 Tons. Length; 190.0 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 21.1 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Reid for Temperley and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain D.Smith.

QUEEN BEE’ Built 1859. Wood ship of 726 Tons. Length; 157.0 ft. Breadth; 32.0 ft. Depth; 21.0 ft. Built by Briggs of Sunderland, England for Leslie and Co. She was wrecked just outside of Nelson, New Zealand in 1877, She had been bound from England to Nelson and her wreck went unnoticed for three days, her passengers were all saved but had spent the three days cold and hungry while awaiting her rescuers. London-New Zealand service.


QUEEN OF SHEBA’ Built 1850. Wood barque of 365 Tons. Length; 121.5 ft. Breadth; 22.6 ft. Depth; 15.5 ft. Built at Newcastle-on Tyne. Owned by Gillespy in 1863. Reg; London. Master; Captain G.Briar. London-New Zealand service.

RAMSEY’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 690 Tons. Length; 209.5ft. Breadth; 32.0 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built at the Isle of Man by Gibson. Owned by Wakefield and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain J.White. London-New Zealand service. She was wrecked on the 31st of October 1896.

RESOLUTE’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 1072 Tons. Length; 177.2 ft. Breadth; 36.6 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built at Quebec, Canada. Owned by Rose and Co in 1863. Reg; Aberdeen, Scotland. Master; Captain Wallace. London-New Zealand-Glasgow-New Zealand services.

RIALTO’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1166 Tons. Length; 211.3 ft. Breadth; 36.5 ft. Depth; 22.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by Oswald for Saunders and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain J. Babot.

RODELL BAY’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1080 Tons. Length; 216.0 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built at Glasgow by Dobie and Co for Hatfield, Cameron and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain Lindsay.


SCHIEHALLION’ Built 1869.Iron barque of 602 Tons. Length; 172.3 ft. Breadth; 28.2 ft. Depth; 17.8 ft. Built by Brown of Dundee for Cruikshank. Reg; London. Master; Captain J. Levack. She went aground at St Catherines Point on the Isle of Wight on a foggy morning in 1878. Heavy seas made the rescue of her survivors difficult.

SHOOTING STAR’ Built 1867. Wood ship of 461 Tons. Length; 135.7 ft. Breadth; 28.2 ft. Depth; 17.4 ft. Built at Sunderland by D.Short and Co for H.Ellis and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain McKenzie.

SIBERIA’ Built 1866. Composite ship of 1280 Tons. Length; 191.0 ft. Breadth; 39.0 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Reid for Smith and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain P.Wilkie. She was sold and renamed ‘Manilla’ in 1883.

SOUKAR’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1304 Tons. Length; 229.3 ft. Breadth; 33.3 ft. Depth; 23.0 ft. Built by Reid at Port Glasgow. Reg; London. Master; Captain P.Wilkie. She was later sold to Spain and was renamed ‘Humberto’. She remained under that flag until she was broken up in 1911.

STIRLINGSHIRE’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1178 Tons. Length; 230.8 ft. Breadth; 35.2 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built at Dumbarton by Birrell for T.Law and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain J.Thyne then Captain R.Alexander.

STONEHOUSE’ Built 1866. Wood ship of 1163 Tons. Length; 209.0 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.9 ft. Built at Pallion for J.Morisson. Reg; London. Master; Captain O.Blay.

STRATHMORE’ Built 1874. Composite barque of 1472 Tons. Length; 146.0 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 17.4 ft. Built at St Malo by Gautier for J.Hemsworth. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Hemsworth. She was wrecked while bound from Gravesend to Otago, New Zealand in 1875 She struck the Crozet Islands and was wedged between two large rocks and was being washed from stem to stern in big seas. Many lives were lost and the survivors spent six months crammed together in cold conditions until a whaler arrived and agreed to take the 44 remaining passengers and crew to safety.

SUNBEAM’ Built 1857. Iron Bark of 442 Tons. Length; 141.4 ft. Breadth; 27.0 ft. Depth; 16.6 ft. Built at Kirkaldy for Duncan and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain E.Lovell

TAUNTON’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 688 Tons. Length; 181.5 ft. Breadth; 32.0 ft. Depth; 17.1 ft. Built at Hartlepool by Denton for Milburn and Co. Reg; Newcastle. Master; Captain J.Hogg.

THE DOUGLAS’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1428 Tons. Length; 225.2 ft. Breadth; 37.9 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built at Liverpool by Royden for W.R.Wright. Registered Liverpool. Master; Captain J.Wilson.

TREVALYAN’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 1042 Tons. Length; 203.6 ft. Breadth; 33.4 ft. Depth; 21.2 ft. Built at Sunderland by Pile for G.Tyser. Reg; London. Master; Captain S.Gooch. She sailed under the Shaw-Savill house flag until she foundered during a big storm while bound from Calcutta to London

ULCOATS’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 671 Tons. Length; 168.0 ft. Breadth; 28.0 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at Liverpool by Jones. Owned by Wilson and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain J.Chambers. Liverpool-Australia service.

VECTIS’ Built 1863. Wood barque of 591 Tons. Length; 146.0 ft. Breadth; 31.6 ft. Depth; 18.0 ft. Built at North Burns by Milledge. Owned by T.Milledge. Reg; St John. Sold to David Law early in her life and she was registered at Glasgow. Master; Captain Armstrong then Captain McCaskey. Glasgow-Australia-New Zealand service. 



VICKSBURG’ Built 1863. Wood ship of 1344 Tons. Length; 183.5 ft. Breadth; 37.2 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built in the USA. Owned by Henderson and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain A.Boyd. Glasgow-New Zealand service. 



VICTORY’ Built 1847. Wood ship of 579 Tons. Length; 122.0 ft. Breadth; 29.5 ft. Depth; 20.0 ft. Built at Sunderland by Hill. Owned by G.Bowen. Reg; London. Master; Captain W.Gregory. London-Australia-New Zealand service 



WAR SPIRIT’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1234 Tons. Length; 198.8 ft. Breadth;34.8 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built at North Burns. Owned by Stuckey and Co. Reg; Bridgewater. Master; Captain J. Luckes. London-Australia-New Zealand service. 



WARWICK’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1005 Tons. Length; 197.2 ft. Breadth; 34.2 ft. Depth; 20.6 ft. Built at Pallion by Oswald for Temperley and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain M.J.Skinner. London-New Zealand service. 



WARWICKSHIRE’ Built 1862. Iron ship of 679 Tons. Length; 179.9 ft. Breadth; 29.0 ft. Depth; 18.5 ft. Built at Liverpool by Vernon for Myers and Son and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Bell then Captain Kellar. Liverpool-Australia-New Zealand service. 



WATERLILY’ Built 1851. Wood barque of 540 Tons. Built at North Burns. Owned by A.Balston. Reg; Poole. Master; Captain Bolt. London-New Zealand service. 



W.E.GLADSTONE’ Built 1865. Composite ship of 534 Tons. Length; 148.5 ft. Breadth; 29.9 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built at Sunderland by Peverall for Glover Bros. Reg; London. Master; Captain Moore. She was later re-rigged as a barque. 



WEST AUSTRALIAN’ Built 1859. Iron ship of 599 Tons. Length; 160.0 ft. Breadth; 25.5 ft. Depth; 17.0 ft. Built at Hartlepool by Pile. Owned by Park Bros and Williamson. Reg; Frasberg. Master; Captain J.Downie then Captain Lake. London-New Zealand service. 



WESTMINSTER’ Built 1837. Wood barque of 513 Tons. Built at Sunderland for Laing and Co. Reg; London. She was sold to Duncan Dunbar for the Australian-New Zealand service in 1839. . Her Surgeon Superintendent was C. William Gordon and her Master was Captain Forbes Michie then Captain Molison. This vessel brought Samuel James Elliott [great great grandfather of the author] to Auckland, New Zealand in 1842. He was a surveyor to Auckland and bought 110 acres of land at Parnell. His holding included the Whau [Foe] bridge, he died in 1865 aged about 85.



WESTMINSTER’ Built 1855 at Stockton. Wood ship of 760 Tons. Length; 162.0 ft. Breadth; 30.5 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Owned by Holmes and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain R. Pickering. 


WEST RIDING’ Built 1864. Wood ship of 1059 Tons. Length; 174.7 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built at North Burns by McDonald for James Baines. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Hughes. 



WEYMOUTH’ Built 1858. Wood ship of 830 Tons. Length; 187.0 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 21.0 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Reid for Temperleys. Reg; London. Master; Captain J.Gibson. 


WIGTONSHIRE’ Built 1880. Iron ship of 899 Tons. Length; 200.8 ft. Breadth; 32.7 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Russell and Co for T Law. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain Mowet. 



WILD DUCK’ Built 1859. Wood ship of 735 Tons. Length; 154.5 ft. Breadth; 31.5 ft. Depth; 21.0 ft. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Seymour and Co. Reg; London. Master’ Captain T.Bishop. London-New Zealand-Australia service. 


WILLIAM DAVIE’ Built 1866. Composite barque of 841 Tons. Built at Glasgow by Stephen and Co for the Albion Shipping Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain W.McAllister. then Captain T.Wood. 


ZAMBEZI’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 1089 Tons. Built at North Burns. Owned by Storms and Co. Reg; St John. Master; Captain C.Thomas. London-New Zealand service.

1 comment:

  1. The Ulcoats maiden voyage was too New Zealand leaving
    London in September 1863 and arriving at Auckland January 1864.
    she made several voyages to NZ and later to Australia.

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