The Warren Register of Colonial Tall Ships

Friday, March 30, 2012

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‘MABEL RICKMERS’ Built 1893. Steel barque of 1980 Tons. Length; 285.5 ft. Breadth; 40.5 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Rickmers at Bremen . She was sold to Gustav Erikson after having two German Owners. She was renamed ‘Winterhude’ then ‘Selma Hemsoth’ then ‘Winterhude’ again. She was registered at Mariehamm, Finland QHRV. Master; Captain P Eider then Captain Marn.[General Carrier]

‘MABELLA’ ex ‘Anaurus’

MV ‘MACDUI’ Built 1931. Steel oiler of 4561 Tons. Length; 341.9 ft. Breadth; 51.2 ft. Depth; 20.1 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle for Burns, Philp. Registered; Sydney VJNC 157594. Engine; 653 Nhp. She was attacked and sunk by the Japanese at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea c1942. She was under way at the time she was caught by the Japanese aircraft and her captain tried to run her aground after sustaining severe bombing. However, she went over on her beam ends and she remains to this day a symbol of the second world war in PNG.[Inter-Colonial Steamer]

‘MACCALLUM MOORE’ Built 1873. Wood ship of 835 Tons. Length; 265.3 ft. Breadth; 39.5 ft. Depth; 23.4 ft. Built by Duncan for J. C Campbell of London. Master; Captain A Smith then Captain W Hayton then Captain F. W Gaze. She was sold to the Germans in 1901 and they renamed her ‘Anemone’. She was again sold and renamed ‘Hero’ in 1905.[General Carrier]

‘MACHRIHANISH’ Built 1883. Iron ship of 1699 Tons. Length; 264.9 ft. Breadth;39.8 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Duncan for Hogarth. Master; Captain G Perry then Captain J. A Sanders then Captain Nicholson and finally Captain Anderson. She was sold to Norway and renamed ‘Avance’ before the first world war.[General Carrier]

‘MACLEOD’ Built 1879. Iron ship of 1611 Tons. Length; 255.5 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built and owned by McMillan and Co. She was sold to James Cornfoot for his ‘Rock’ line. Her name was changed to ‘Gantock Rock’. She was sold to the Norwegians to end her career and she was broken up in the late 1920’s.[General Carrier]

‘MACMILLAN’ Built 1879. Iron ship of 1555 Tons. Length; 255.5 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 20.6 ft. Built by A. MacMillan at Dumbarton, Scotland. She was sold to O. Gullbransen of Wilborg, Russia and renamed ‘Ocean’ . Master; Captain W. Fagerstrom. Registered; Wilborg, Russia. RWFD.[General Carrier]

‘MACQUARIE’ ex ‘Melbourne’

‘MADAGASCAR’ Built 1837. Wood Frigate of 835 Tons. Length; app 175 ft. Breadth; app 33 ft. Depth; app 28 ft. Built by the Blackwall yards for Green.
This vessel became one of the mysteries of the sea when in 1853 she lay in Melbourne, Australia with 63,390 ounces of gold dust aboard her. When about to sail, Melbourne detectives arrived and arrested two of her passengers in connection with a previous gold robbery. Although much gold dust was found in their luggage, it could not be proven that they were indeed the culprits. The ‘Madagascar’ was held in port while the court proceedings were finalized. She sailed with all her complement and passengers and disappeared forever.
Many years later a New Zealand woman being on her deathbed gave the following story; She stated that she was hired as a nurse by one of the passengers and that during the voyage, the crew and some of the passengers mutinied. This event, according to her, took place in the South Atlantic Ocean and Captain Harris and his officers were murdered. Those who were not involved in the mutiny were put below except all the young women who, along with the gold, were put into the boats. The ship was then set ablaze and the passengers were left to burn. The woman went on to describe the fate of those who took to the boats. She stated that only one of the boats survived to reach the coast of Brazil, it contained six men and five young women, she being one of them. She also stated that when the boat attempted to land, it was overturned in the surf and that the gold dust was lost at that time. However, once on land, fever and the harshness of the climate etc took its toll and soon only two of the mutineers and the young nurse were all that remained alive. They eventually reached civilization and one of the men went his own way while the other was arrested in California for murder and hanged. It is unclear why this woman did not go to the authorities with her story and why she waited until she was dying before she would relate it. A certain Mrs. De Cartaret had arrived in Melbourne to meet her husband who had arrived some time previous and on her arrival, she bought a local newspaper only to read of her husband’s death. Fearing that she would be unable to care for her family alone in a new country, she booked passage aboard the ‘Madagascar’ and it may have been for that reason a nurse was required. What is certain, the ship was under threat before she sailed and it seems that enough gold and enough men were aboard to warrant such an extreme robbery. What really became of the thieves and the ship may remain forever a mystery but then again maybe one day a ship’s bell or wreckage may come up from the deep to tell us what really happened. [Passenger Liner]


‘MADAGASCAR’ Built 1888. Steel four-mast barque of 2145 Tons. Length; 282 ft. Breadth; 40.5 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Russell for Boyd. She was sold to the Russians and renamed ‘Katanga’. [General Carrier]

‘MADELEINE’ Built 1896. Built 1896. Steel four-mast barque of 3011 Tons. Length; 322.1 ft. Breadth; 45 ft. Depth; 25.5 ft. Built by Ateliers Et Chantiers De La Loire at Nantes, France. Sister to the beautiful ship ‘Montmorency’. Registered; Dunkirk KBWM. Master; Captain J Pierre. Owned by Bordes of France.[General Carrier]

‘MADELEINE’ Built 1867. Wood schooner of 122 Tons. Length; 89.4 ft. Breadth; 19.5 FT. Depth; 10.3 ft. Built by Trethowan at Falmouth. Owned by Dickson of Capetown, South Africa. She was driven ashore by a Cyclone at Tonga in the South Pacific after a career in the ‘Blackbirder’ trade. [Blackbirder]

‘MADURA’ ex ‘LOCH AWE’

SS ‘MAETSUYKER’ Built 1936. Steel oiler of 4120 Tons. Length;361.6 ft. Breadth; 52.5 ft. Depth; 23.2 ft. Built by N.V Nederland Dok Maats at Amsterdam, Holland, for Konikl Pakstv Maats. Registered; Batavia PKOF. Engine; 620 Nhp. Dutch trader of the South Pacific. [Inter-Colonial Trader]

‘MAGDALENE’ ex ‘Parsee’

‘MAE DOLLAR’ ex ‘Somali’

‘MAGDALEN VINNEN’ Built 1921. Steel four-mast barque of 3572 Tons. Length; 328.8 ft. Breadth; 48.2 ft. Depth; 26.9 ft. Built by F. R. D Krupp at Kiel, Germany. Bought by Nordeucher Lloyd from the Vinnen Company. Registered; Bremen DQFN. Engine; Oiler. [See’Kommodore Johnson’] [General Carrier]

‘MAGDALENE VINNEN’ ex ‘Dunstaffnage’. Built by Potter for McVicar and Marshalls ‘Palace’ line. She began her career in the Jute trade but was soon transferred to the oil carrying trade and she was a good sailer in that industry. She was sold to The Vinnen Company of Germany in 1910 and they renamed her ‘Magdalene Vinnen’ . She was laid up during the First World War and she was given to the Italians about 1922. She sailed on for them for a few years until she was broken up in the late 1920’s. [Jute Carrier]

‘MAGNOLIA’ ex ‘Damascus’

SS ‘MAHENO’ Built 1905. Steel twin screw steamer of 5323 Tons. Length; 400.4 ft. Breadth; 50.2 ft. Depth; 30.8 ft. Built by W Denny and bought by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. Registered; Wellington NZ. 77457 WPHP. She was sold to the Japanese in 1936 and was being towed back to Japan when the towrope parted during heavy seas. She was washed ashore on Fraser Island north of Brisbane, Qld. She became a total wreck and was still being used as a fishing stand in 2000, even though she has been thoroughly rusted out.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MAITLAND’ Built 1865. Iron ship of 799 Tons. Length; 183 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Kelso. Master; Captain Coulson. She was a British tea clipper that did not sail well against the speedier tea clippers in many tea races. She was the only ship to carry Moonsails even though these were scorned by many due to their small size.[Tea Clipper]

‘MAJESTIC’ Built 1860. Wood ship of 560 Tons. Length; app 155 ft. Breadth; app 33 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built for R Smith and sold to J Craig for his ‘County’ line. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MAJESTIC’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1884 Tons. Length; 273.4 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 24.3 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast for Brocklebank of Liverpool. Master; Captain Ellery in 1881.She was sold to the Chilean government in 1899.[General Carrier]

SS’ MAORI’ Built 1890. Steel screw steamer . Depth; 23.2 ft. Built by C. S Swann and Hunter. Owned by Tyzack and Branfoot. Master; Captain Richardson. Registered; Sunderland LNBG.[General Carrier]

‘MALABAR’ Built 1860. Wood frigate of 1219 Tons. Length; 203 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Green. She was placed in the Australian trade and became a popular ship amongst passengers to that country.[Passenger Liner]

‘MALLOWDALE’ Built 1869. Iron barque of 1290 Tons. Length; 211.8 ft. Breadth; 37.4 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by the Lune Ship Company at Lancaster. Owned by Hunter, Brown and Co in 1885. Registered; Greenock, Scotland.

‘MALLSGATE’ Built 1877. Iron barque of 1073 Tons. Length; 215.3 ft. Breadth; 34.1 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Williamson for J. Sprott. She was taken over by his brother of the firm, Fisher and Sprott. Master; Captain James Sprott [designer and first owner] She got a new master in 1889, Captain McAdams. She struck Middleton Reef on the 21st of July 1889 and began to break up. Two boats were got away with her captain and crew but they were separated . The captain set sail in the pinnace and headed for Brisbane. After a great deal of suffering, the pinnace was picked up by the local steamer, ‘Advance’ and she took the survivors on to Brisbane where they were taken to hospital. The lifeboat made land 200 miles north of Brisbane all hands were reunited. [General Carrier]

‘MANCHESTER’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 3046 Tons. Length; 312.9 ft. Breadth; 46.1 ft. Depth; 25.8 ft. Built by Doxford for J. Joyce. She went missing in December 1900.[General Carrier]

‘MANGA REVA’ ex ‘Pyrenees’

‘MAJORKA’ ex ‘Clan McKenzie’

‘MALETTA’ ex ‘Clan Robertson’

‘MANICIA’ ex ‘Benicia’

‘MANUREWA’ ex ‘Vale Royal’

A SALUTE TO TWO WONDERFUL ENGINE DRIVEN        SHIPS IN AUSTRALIA’S PROUD HISTORY.

SS ‘MANOORA’ Built 1935. Built 1935. Steel twin screw oiler of 10,856 Tons. Length; 463.5 ft. Breadth; 66.2 ft. Depth; 29.8 ft. Built by A.Stephen and Co for the Adelaide Steamship Company. Registered; Melbourne, Australia VDLD 79543. Engine; 1306 Nhp. She was built as a passenger ship before the second world war and when war broke out she became a troop carrier. After the war she was returned to passenger service running between Perth and Adelaide.[Passenger Ship]

SS ‘MANUNDA’ Built 1929. Steel twin screw oiler of 9115 Tons. Length; 430 ft. Breadth; 60 ft. Depth; 35.6 ft. Built by W.Beardmore at Port Glasgow for the Adelaide Steamship Company. Registered; Melbourne, Australia VJNB.[She was an Australian coastal passenger vessel]

[The two above oilers were certainly not tall ships but are included here due to the wonderful services they performed both in peace time and in war.

‘MANYDOWN’ ex ‘Cambrian Princess’

SS ‘MAORI’ Built 1890. Steel twin screw steamer of 2711 tons. L; 324ft. b; 40ft. d; 23.2ft. Master; Captain Richardson.

SS ‘MAORI KING’

SS ‘MARATHON’ Built 1860. Iron ship of 1553 Tons. Length; 336.4 ft. Breadth; 36.6 ft. Depth; 25.7 ft. Built by Napier at Glasgow for the Cunard line. Registered; Glasgow. [Passenger Ship]

‘MARCO POLO’ Built 1850. Wood ship of 1625 Tons. Length; 185 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 30 ft [from the combings] Master; Captain James Nicol Forbes also known as Bully Forbes. She made a record run of 68 days to Melbourne on her first voyage out and made history in doing that run. She was taken over by Captain McDonald in November 1853 and then Captain Wild had her from 1854 until Captain Clark took her in 1856. Her sistership was the ‘Indian Queen’.[Passenger Liner]

‘MARECHAL De GONTAUT’ Built 1902. Steel barque of 2314 Tons. Length; 277.6 ft. Breadth; 40.4 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built by Chant Nantais de Const Marine at Nantes, France for Cie de Nav Francais. Registered; Nantes, France. [General Carrier]

‘MARGA’ ex ‘Argo’

‘MARIA’ Built 1855. Wood ship of 812 Tons. Length; 153 ft. Breadth; 30 ft. Depth; 22.3 ft. Built in the USA. Sold to the Blackball line. Master; Captain Bully Forbes then Captain Visser. She was put into the Colonial trade taking passengers to Australia.[Passenger Ship]

‘MARIA’ Built in the USA. Wood Brig of 167 Tons. Length. Approx. 90 ft. Breadth. Approx 18 ft. Depth. Approx. 12 ft. Master: Captain Thomas Stratman. Mate: Charles Sonnichsen. Surgeon: Thomas Tate. None of the above crew had ever held that post before and the ship was so rotten that the owners had to hire men from lesser posts. The “Maria’ had been hulked in Sydney Harbour but was bought for $600.00 by a group of gold seekers who wanted to sail to Papua New Guinea in 1872. Of those on board, only four were experienced seamen, the rest of the crew were made up of men seeking adventure and gold. The voyage was doomed from the start, the brig had rotten masts and timbers but she eventually struck a reef off the North Queensland coast in February of 1872. Of the 76 gold seekers, only 30 lived to tell the tale.

‘MARIA BORDES’ ex ‘Sierra Miranda’

‘MARIA MADRE’ ex ‘Langlands’

‘MARIA RICKMERS’ Built 1890.Steel ship of 3813 Tons. Length; 375 ft. Breadth; 48 ft. Depth; 25 ft. Built by Russell of Port Glasgow for the Rickmers Company of Germany. Her Captain died of a heart attack when he read a reprimand sent to him by her owners for a slow voyage. She went missing with all hands on July 24th 1892. She was a leading candidate for a ‘haunted ship’ legend. [General Carrier]

‘MARIA YSASI’ Built 1871. Iron three mast barque of 396 Tons. Length; 133.1 ft. Breadth; 27 ft. Depth; 15 ft. Built for William Watson of Sunderland. Sold to S.J Lindsay of Melbourne in 1873. Registered; Melbourne to S. J. Lindsay and John Smith She took the largest load of timber ever to leave the port of Maryborough, Queensland c 1875. Some 200,000 sq ft of timber.Her low draught enabled her to carry the Mary river bar. She was wrecked on the Tres Reyes islands, Phillipines, on July 20th 1876.[General Carrier]

‘MARIE’ ex ‘Antigone’

‘MARIE’ ex ‘Lowther Castle’

‘MARIE’ ex ‘Rakaia’

‘MARIE CELINE’ Built 1875. Wood schooner of 147 Tons. Length; 97.8 ft. Breadth; 23.3 ft. Depth; 11.6 ft. Built at Gravelines by A.Verney. Owned by J.Daule in 1881. Master; Captain J.Merlinos then Captain Le Franc.. Registered; Nantes, France. She ended her days washed up high and dry onto a cliff face, she was wrecked on the Cornish coast in 1901. [General Carrier]

‘MARIE CELINE’ Built 1876. Wood schooner of 116 Tons. Length; 74.1 ft. Breadth; 20 ft. Depth; 10.7 ft. Built by E.Clergeau at Nantes, France. Owned by Captain Maufaett. Master; Captain Maufaett. Registered; Vannes, France. [General Carrier].

‘MARIEHAMM’ Built 1866. Iron barque of 500 Tons. Length; 151.9 ft. Breadth; 27.9 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Tay and Company of Dundee, Scotland. Owned by A. Lauren of Mariehamn in 1881. Master; Captain A.Lauren.[General Carrier]

‘MARGARET B CARSWELL’ Built 1892. Steel barque of 1436 Tons. Length; 239 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 21.6 ft. Built by Connell at Glasgow for J.D Clink. Registered; Greenock 99787. Master; Captain B Casey in 1896. She was sold to the Scandinavians and renamed ‘Annasona’.[General Carrier]

‘MARGIT’ ex ‘Craiglands’

‘MARGRETHA’ ex ‘Strathgryfe’

‘MARGUERITE ELISE’ Built 1891. Steel barque of 1197 Tons.Length; 223.4 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 21.2 ft. Built by Atel Chant de la Loire at Nantes, France. Owned by Siezengbruder of Bremen, Germany. Master; Captain J.Stehr in 1907. Registered; Bremen QHPR. She was renamed ‘Carl’ when bought by the Germans. She was renamed ‘Lapwing’ when again sold and she ended her career under that name.[General Carrier]

‘MARGUERITE MOLINOS’ Built 1897. Steel three mast barque of 2005 Tons. Length; 268 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Fel de la Mediteranee at Havre, France for the Societe des Voilers Francais. Master; Captain Mahe. Registered; Havre, France KDQD.[General Carrier]

‘MARIO’ ex ‘Carleton’

“MARION” Iron three mast Barque of approximately 1100 tons, Length app 230 ft Breadth app 31 ft, Depth app 21 ft..Owned by Denmark late in her career and was a cargo vessel for that country. Master Captain Neilsen

‘MARION INGLIS’ Built 1886. Steel ship of 1587 Tons. Length; 250 ft. Breadth; 38.1 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built by McMillan for Lewis and Co.This vessel was a good sailer and paid for herself many times over during her career. [General Carrier]

‘MARION LIGHTBODY’ Built 1888. Steel four mast barque of 2176 Tons. Length; 288.8 ft. Breadth; 42.7 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Henderson for Rogers. This vessel had numerous adventures and some humorous as well. In 1893, she was found to have three Liverpool shoe shine boys as stowaways aboard. They were put to work when discovered and they did so well that her master refused to turn them in when the vessel arrived in Melbourne. Master; Captain William Cordiner, he took her from launch until she was sold to Trinder, Anderson and Co in 1911. Trinder, Anderson paid only 4,300 pounds for her and they sold her in 1912 to the Finns for 7,600 pounds. She was almost lost on her first voyage for them near Galway, Ireland.[General Carrier]

‘MARIPOSA’ ex ‘Jessie Osborne’ later ‘Orta’.

‘MARJORIE CRAIG’ ex ‘Hirotha’

‘MARLBOROUGH’ Built 1846. Wood ship of 1402 Tons. Length; 175.5 ft. Breadth; 41.5 ft. Depth; 29.1 ft. Built by Smith of Newcastle, England, for T and W Smith. She became a coal hulk at Gibralter in her final days before being broken up in 1888. [Passenger Ship]

‘MARLBOROUGH’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 1124 Tons. Length; 228 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built as a frozen meat carrier for Shaw-Savill. She went missing in 1889, perhaps while rounding the ‘Horn’. [Meat Carrier]

‘MARLBOROUGH HILL’ Built 1885. Iron four-mast barque of 2443 Tons. Length; 300.5 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Potter for Price and Co. She was sold to the Finns after a good career and was finally broken up in Italy in 1925. She was a sister to ‘Holt Hill’. [General Carrier]

‘MARPESIA’ ex ‘County of Kinross’

‘MARPESIA’ Built 1866. Iron wool clipper of 2443 Tons. Length; 234.2 ft. Breadth; 38.4 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Reid of Glasgow for J. Heap and Sons. Master; Captain T. Storey. She was then sold to Gracie, Beazley and Co and they gave her to Captain Bewley to handle. He was followed by Captain Reade in 1892-3 and then came Captain Donovan in 1894. She was sold to the Norwegians in 1897 and in 1907, an explosion and fire sent her to the bottom of the North Atlantic. She was a sister to the ‘Antiope’. [Wool Clipper]

‘MARTHE’ Built 1900. Steel four-mast barque of 3119 Tons. Length; 311.2 ft. Breadth; 45 ft. Depth; 24.3 ft. Built by Chant de Normandie for Bordes of France. Registered; Dunkirk, France KGDC. Master; Captain L. Morin. [General Carrier]

‘MARY BLAIR’ Built 1870. Wood barque of 328 Tons. Length; 141.6 ft. Breadth; 27 ft. Depth; 14.6 ft. Built by Duthie at Aberdeen, Scotland. Bought by R. Honey. She was built as a schooner but she was changed to a bark. She was sold to J. Ewan of Sydney, Australia and finally she was sold to Western Australian interests. [General Carrier]
‘MARYBOROUGH’ ex ‘Robert Parker’

‘MARY DOLLAR’ ex ‘Hans’ Built 1904. Steel ship of 3102 Tons. Length; 335.5 ft. Breadth; 46.9 ft. Depth; 26.5 ft. Owned by Robert Dollar. [General Carrier]

‘MARY DUGDALE’ Built 1835. Wood barque of 375 Tons. Length; app 150 ft. Breadth; app 29 ft. Depth; app 17 ft. Built at Hull, owned by Richardson in 1845. Master; Captain Simpson. [Inter-Colonial Trader]

‘MARY ISABEL’ Built 1892. Steel barque of 339 Tons. Length; 146 ft. Breadth; 27.2 ft. Depth; 11.2 ft. Built by R. Lamb at Grangemouth. She was sold to Australian interests and was registered at Sydney, Australia. She went missing on the 11th of September 1912. [Colonial Trader]

‘MARY YSABEL’ Master; Captain Schutze. Vessel that was in the New Zealand trade in 1909 when she reported ‘Rio Loge’ bottom up and no sign of life. [Colonial schooner]

‘MASHONA’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2499 Tons. Length; 304 ft. Breadth; 43.1 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Bigger and Co at Londonderry. Owned by Captain William Lowden and Company. Master; Captain William Jones then Captain Whettem then Captain Dougal then Captain Whettem again and her last master was Captain J. Henry. She was sold to the Norwegians in 1906 and then to Uruguay in 1911. She was broken up in Italy in `1922. Captain Whettem and his wife were both lost in the ‘Ellisland’. [General Carrier]

‘MASSACHUSSETS’ Built 1898. Wood four-mast schooner of 502 Tons. Length; 165.3 ft. Breadth; 36.3 ft. Depth; 11 ft. Built by Kelley, Spear and Co at Bath, Maine. Owner; E. C. Smith 1905. Registered; New York. Master; N. D. Lake.

“MATHILDE” First ship of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen line in 1881. She was the ex
‘Northern Light’ Built 1873. Wood ship of 1795 Tons. Length; 219.7 ft. Breadth; 43.1 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Built at Quincy, Mass, for William Pickney. She was sold to the Norwegian company and renamed ‘Mathilde’ to end her days as an oil carrier.


‘MATANZAS’ Built 1889. Iron three-mast barque of 1028 Tons. Length; 196.2 ft. Breadth; 37.4 ft. Depth; 17.4 ft. Built by W. Rogers of Bath for W. D. Munson.[General Carrier]

‘MATAURA’ ex ‘Dunfillan’

‘MATTERHORN’ Built 1882. Iron four-mast barque of 1839 Tons. Length; 266.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Russell for De Wolf. She foundered on April 27th 1909, seventy miles from Umatilla reef when bound for Portland, Oregon to Ipswich, England. [General Carrier]

‘MAULSDEN’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1500 Tons. Length; 245.2 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by A. Stephen and Co of Dundee. She was a good sailing ship that was used as an Australian passenger carrier. She ran a record 69 days from Greenock, Scotland to Maryborough, Queensland in 1883. No other ship has ever got close to that mark in the sailing era. She passed Tasmania only 61 days out and proved that a good sturdy vessel with a strong following breeze can match it with he speediest clipper. ‘Maulsden’ was sold to the Italians and was renamed ‘Nostra Signora Della Guardia’. She was then sold to the Scandinavians and renamed ‘Ortrud’ .She was then sold again and renamed ‘Ostend’ . She was sunk by a submarine during the first world war. Master; Captain O. Razeto in 1911-12. [Passenger liner]

‘MAUNA ALA’ ex ‘Pakwan’

‘MAY’ Built 1869. Wood three-mast schooner of 243 Tons. Length; 114.7 ft. Breadth; 25.1 ft. Depth; 12.8 ft. Built by R. Page of Sunderland. Owned by A.Young then sold to W.Turnbull of Wellington, New Zealand in 1889. She was a blackbirder of note and brought many Kanakas to Queensland for work in the canefields. Master; Captain W. Spence then Captain J. Plomley. [Blackbirder]

‘MAYFIELD’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2285 Tons. Length; 277.5 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Russell at Glasgow. Bought by Shaw-Savill for the New Zealand trade. Registered; Glasgow MLJW. Master; Captain E. Phillips then Captain Roberts. She was wrecked in Bass Strait in 1904, Captain Roberts was found clinging to the topmast 36 hours after she went aground. [General Carrier]

‘MAY FLINT’ ex ‘Persian Monarch’ Built 1880. Steel four-mast barque of 3340 Tons. Length; app 300 ft. Breadth; app 43 ft. Depth; app 27 ft. Built as a steamer and was sold after being standed in 1895 to R.Flint and Co who refloated her and renamed her ‘May Flint’. She was sold again and given her old name of ‘Persian Monarch’.She was then sold and named ‘May Flint’ again. She was converted to sail by Flint and Co and remained so until the end of her career.[General Carrier]

‘MAY HILL’ Built 1890. Iron and Steel four-mast barque of 2121 Tons.Length; 292 ft. Breadth; 41 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built by A.Stephen and Co for G.W.Wood. She was wrecked on August 10th 1895 when under the ownership of W.H.Myers. [General Carrier]

‘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 barquentine of 325 Tons. Length; 130 ft. Breadth; 28.9 ft. Depth; 16.4 ft. Built by Devereaux of Wexford. Master; Captain R Juel. Owned by the London and Tilbury Lighterage Company. Registered; London HFRQ.Master; Captain Kilgour. [Blackbirder]

‘’MEDEA’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 1066 Tons. Length; 217.2 ft. Breadth; 34.5 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Barclay,Curle and Co. Sold to the Swedes at the end of her career and they broke her up in 1910.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MEDOR’ Built 1884. Wood brig of 281 Tons. Length; 16.6 ft Breadth; 24.2 ft. Depth; 13 ft. Built by Bring and Johnsson at Vanara, Denmark. Master; Captain H.Svarrer. Registered; Denmark NVHD.[General Carrier]

‘MEDWAY’ Convict ship. [see convict ship register]

‘MEDWAY’ Built 1845. Wood ship of 653 Tons. Length; approx 130 ft. Breadth; approx 28 ft. Depth; approx 27 ft. Built at the Blackwall yards for Green. Master; Captain Marker. She was a member of the Blackwall Fleet. [Passenger Liner]

‘MEDWAY’ ex ‘Ama Begonagoa’ Built 1902. Steel four mast barque of 2516 Tons. Length. 300 ft. Breadth. 43.2 ft. Depth. 24.8 ft. Built by McMillan for Sota Y Aznar of Monte Video. She was later sold to Devitt and Moore and renamed ‘Medway’ by them. She became a training ship for that firm and was then put into the Austalian trade. Master; Captain Robert Jackson.He died in November 1916 and was replaced by Captain McKay for one month until Captain David Williams could take her over from the eighty year old Mckay. Captain Jackson had the privelege of being able to show the Germans how to sail. In 1914 he was ordered to heave to by a German raider but he just ordered more sail and cleared out before ther German steamship could do anything about it. The steamer was soon left behind in a good breeze. She was later commandeered by the English government and was converted to a diesel engined oil carrier in 1919. She was renamed ‘Myr Shell’ for this enterprise. She went to the Japanese scrappers in 1933. [Training ship and Oil Carrier]

‘MEINWEN’ Built 1892. Steel barque of 1538 Tons. Length; 240 ft. Breadth; 38.1 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Evans of Liverpool. Owned by J.Evans of Liverpool. Master; Captain R.H.Potter. She was sold to the Scandinavians and renamed ‘Afhild’.[General Carrier]

‘MELBOURNE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1857 Tons. Length; 269.8 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built at the Blackwall yards for Green. He sold her to Devitt and Moore for conversion to a training ship. She was then renamed ‘Macquarie’.Her figurehead was of Queen Victoria. Master; Captain Goddard. She was sold to the Norwgians in 1903 and they renamed her ‘Fortuna’ .[Training ship]

‘MELICETE’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1146 Tons. Length; 189.4 ft. Breadth; 37.8 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built at North Burns. Owned by Houghton and Co at Liverpool. Registered; Liverpool. Master; Captain G.Gould. She became well known because of her inclusion in a John Alcott painting showing her exchanging the mails with ‘The Tweed’in 1873.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MELLISH’ Built 1820. Wood ship of 424 Tons. Length; app 150 ft. Breadth; app 31 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built at Calcutta. Master; Captain Colin G Cowley. Surgeon; Jn Love. She was a convict vessel that left Dublin for Sydney, NSW, on her first voyage with convicts. She left with 169 male convicts after one had been relanded and she had one death en-route. She landed 168 convicts at Sydney, NSW. ‘Mellish’ left England on the 2nd of January 1829 under the command of Captain Arhthur Vincent, her Surgeon was Joshua Cook. She arrived on the 18th of April 1829. After having sailed from Spithead, England on the 6th of June 1830, for Hobart with 118 female convicts. She landed 115 convicts on the 22ndof September 1830.[Convict ship]


‘MENNOCH’ Built c1876. Iron ship of 822 Tons. Length; 188.4 ft. Breadth; 32.1 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by London and Glasgow Company at Glasgow. Owned by Bramwell and Gardiner. She was sold to Andrew Weir and joined his ‘Bank’ line. Master; Captain R.Murray then Captain T.Thomas. She was sold to Chile and they renamed her ‘Don Agusto’ . Registered; Valparaiso, Chile HCDT in 1914. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MERCURY’ Built 1871. Wood schooner of 361 Tons. Length; 144.2 ft. Breadth; 27.4 ft. Depth; 15.7 ft. Built by Duthie. Owned by D.Thomas of Aberdeen. Master; Captain D.Thomas.[Coastal Trader]

‘MERMAID’ Built c1815 as a cutter. She was converted to a wood schooner of 84 Tons. Length; app96 ft. Breadth; app 20 ft. Depth; app 14 ft. Built at Calcutta of Teak. Bought by Govenor Macquarie for 2000 pounds and later used by Govenor King for coastal surveys and also by John Oxley for exploration of the Queensland coast.Master; Captain Nolliston. She was converted to a schooner in 1820 and was used as a transport for convicts between penal colonies as well as for stores work. She was bound for Port Raffles, Northern Territory from Sydney when she struck a reef off Frankland Island 96 Kilometres south east of Cairns, North Queensland. The site has been declared an historic wreck.The wreck occurred in October 1829 without loss of life. [Exploration and Survey vessel]

‘MERMAID’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1077 Tons. Length; 188 ft. Breadth; 34.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built at St John, Maryland. Owned by Davies and Plain. Registered; Cardiff, Wales. Master; Captain W.Coward in 1881.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MERMERUS’ Built 1872. Iron ship of 1671 Tons. Length; 264.2 ft. Breadth; 39.8 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co of Glasgow for Carmichael. She was a very attractive clipper that was admired by all who saw her. Master; Captain Fife. She ended her days when she was stranded near Christiansand. She was refloated only to find that her damage was so bad that repair was impossible. She was broken up in 1910.[Passenger and Wool Carrier]

‘MEROPE’ Built 1870. Composite ship of 1054 Tons. Length; 203.3 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built by Oswald of Sunderland. Master; Captain I. Sutherland. Registered; Southampton, England, 63605 JPRT. She was burned at sea on the 27th of June 1890.[Passenger ship]


‘MICRONESIA’ Built 1883. Iron ship of 1577 Tons. Length; 258 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built by Russell for J.W.Goffey. Master; Captain A.Greig. She was nicknamed ‘Micky’ and her last voyage was in 1896/7 under the command of Capt L.RW.Beavis. She was badly burned in the English channel in 1897. She was towed to port in a very bad condition and then sold to the ship breakers.[General Carrier]

‘MIDDLESEX’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1191 Tons. Length; 203 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by Marshall of Sunderland for themselves. She was a wonderful old frigate type of ship that ended her days c1885. [Np] [Passenger Liner]

‘MILTIADES’ Built 1871. Iron ship of 1671 Tons. Length; 240.5 ft. Breadth; 39.3 ft. Depth; 23.3 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompson. She was an attractive ship and was put into the passenger trade to Australia. Master; Captain Perrett until 1885, then Captain Harold Ayling. She went out of the Australian trade in 1874 and she entered the New Zealand trade. She almost ended her career after this change, for she became hung up on a reef and was lucky to be pulled off by a passing steamer. Her captain was somewhat superstitious and she was not seen near New Zealand for almost 20 years. She was sold to the Italian owners of the tea clipper, ‘Titania’ after the White Star Line decided to sell off their sailing ships. ‘Miltiades’ kept sailing up to the late 1930’s.[Passenger Liner]

‘MILTONBURN’ Built 1893. Steel four-mast barque of 2600 Tons.Length; 296 ft. Breadth; 45.6 ft. Depth; 25.7 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co at Glasgow and was owned by Shanklands ‘Burns’line. They sold her to the Germans who renamed her ‘Goldbek’ She was then sold to Norway and they renamed her ‘Steinsund’. She went missing in 1920.[General Carrier]

‘MILTON STUART’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 3076 Tons.Length; 327.2 ft. Breadth; 46.6 ft. Depth; 25.8 ft. Built by Swan and Hunter at Newcastle on Tyne. She was sold to the Germans and was registered at Hamburg, Germany. Master; Captain H Voss. She was renamed ‘Thekla’ under the Germans.[General Carrier]

‘MILVERTON’ Built 1886. Steel ship of 2141 Tons. Length; 280 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 25.1 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Co of Southampton. She was sold to Finland in 1914. She survived the first world war and was broken up in July 1925.[General Carrier]

‘MINCIO’ ex ‘Cleomene’

‘MINEREWA’ ex ‘Vale Royal.

‘MIROSLAV’ ex ‘Young America’

‘MITREDALE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1231 Tons. Length; 225.8 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by W.Potter and Co for Newton and Co. Master; Captain Lowden. This captain then bought the ‘Mitredale’ and he ran a small fleet of ships in combine with Captain Thomas Connell. Captain Whettem succeeded Captain Lowden who took his nephew, Robert Lowden Connell as a partner in 1890. She went missing in April/May 1898. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MONKBARNS’ Built 1895. Steel ship of 1911 Tons. Length; 267 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by McMillan for Corsars ‘Flying Horse’ line. She was the last ship built for that line. Master; Captain Parry then Captain Robinson. She was then sold to Stewart and Co. Master; Captain Donaldson. She was sold to the Norwegians for use as a coal hulk in 1912. When the first world war ended, she was refitted and sold to L.H.Wilson of Liverpool. She was still sailing in 1926/27. Master; Captain G.Wallace.[General Carrier]

‘MONARCH’ Built 1844. Wood ship of 1444 Tons. Length; 180 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 32 ft. Built by T and W Smith at the Blackwall yards for Green. Master; Commodore Sir W.H.Walker. She was bought by Shaw-Savill in 1866 and went into the Australian, New Zealand trade. She was posted missing on a voyage from Bombay to Rangoon in 1876.[Passenger ship]

‘MONARCH’ Built 1856. Wood ship of 665 Tons. Length; 151.5 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 20.2 ft. Built by W.R.Bray at Sunderland. Owned by Captain C.Stangbye of Norway in 1904. Registered; Norway.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MONONGAHELA’ ex ‘Balasore’ later ‘Dalbek’

‘MONTE BIANCO’ ex ‘Kassai’ ex ‘Luna’ ex ‘Blackbraes’

SS ‘MONTEREY’ Built 1901.Steel twin screw steamer of 4729 Tons. Length; 341.1 ft. Breadth; 47.7 ft. Depth; 16.9 ft. Built by W.Cramp and Sons at Philadelphia, USA. Registered; New York 78967 KQVM. Engine; 548 Nhp.[Freighter

‘MONTMORENCY’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 812 Tons. Built at Quebec for James Baines and Co. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Maxwell then Captain Stinson. Wrecked on the New Zealand coast in 1867 at Napier. She caught fire and burned.Sistership to the ‘Madeleine’.

‘MONTMORENCY’ Built 1896. Steel four-mast barque of 2892 Tons. Length; 321.1 ft. Breadth; 45.0 ft. Depth; 25.5 ft. Built by Ateliers Chant de le Loire at Nantes, France. Reg; Dunkirk. Master; Captain Jaffre.

SS ‘MOOLTAN’ Built c1850. Iron steamer of 2329 Tons. Length; 348.8 ft. Breadth; 39.1 ft. Depth; 28.3 ft. Built by the Thames Ship Building Company of London. She was sold and converted to a four-mast bark in 1878. She was renamed ‘Eleanor Margaret’ . She was again sold, this time to the German J.B Schoppa of Bremen in 1890.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MORAVIAN’ Built 1858. Wood ship of 996 Tons. Length;199.5 ft. Breadth; 33.5 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by W.Hood of Aberdeen, Scotland for George Thompson. Registered; Aberdeen NLTQ. Master; Captain Hayling in 1881. She was built for the Aberdeen ‘White Star’ line and was painted Aberdeen Green with white decks and bottom. She also had a gilded streak and scroll work. She did her time in the Austalian passenger trade and was sold to J.E.Ives of Sydney. She was converted to a Hulk and then was broken up in 1895.[Passenger liner]

‘MORAYSHIRE’ Built c1825. Wood Barque of c500 Tons. Length app 160 ft Breadth app 40 ft. Depth; app 38 ft. English vessel of the East India type.

‘MORAYSHIRE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1428 Tons. Length; 245.7 ft. Breadth; 37.3 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by Dobie for Moores ‘Shire’ line. She went missing on a voyage to Vancouver, Canada from Java in October 1892. Master; Captain .Peattie.[General Carrier]

‘MORLEY’ Built 1811. Wood ship of 480 Tons. Length; app 155 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built on the Thames in London and was a convict transport. Master; Captain George Holliday. Surgeon; William B Carlyle. She made six voyages with convicts, four to Sydney and two others to Hobart. She had an excellent health record for her voyages and only one problem occurred in 1828 when she arrived with Whooping cough aboard. She arrived in Sydney and her officers did not inform the city officials that they had Whooping cough aboard with the result that Sydney suffered an epidemic that killed several children and would have also decimated the local aborigines. Her Masters and Surgeons in line of order were; Captain Robert R Brown and Robert Espie [1] Captain R R Brown and John Whitmarsh [2] Captain R R Brown and T Reid. [3] Captain George Holliday and William B Carlyle. [4] Captain Henry Williams and Peter Cunningham. [5] Captain William Harrison and Richard Lewis. [6] In 1820, ‘Morley’ delivered convicts to both Sydney and Hobart. Her health record for all journeys stood at 1064 convicts transported and she landed 1058 with only 6 deaths for the six voyages. [Convict ship]

‘MORETON’ Built c1882. Steel four-mast barque of 2429 Tons. Length; 283.9 ft. Breadth; 43 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Russell at Port Glasgow. Sold to J.H.Welsford and Co. Master; Captain D.McDonnell then Captain E.S.Pearse. Registered; Liverpool MSTC. She was a colonial trader and was eventually sold to the Germans who renamed her ‘Eilbek’ . Her master was Captain H.Trode in 1912. She was resold and renamed ‘Tamar IV’ in 1922.[Colonial Trader]

‘MORNING STAR’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1534 Tons.Length; app 210 ft. Breadth; app 42 ft. Depth; app 23 ft. Built by Webb at St John, Maryland. Owned by the Fernie Brothers Company and ran in the colonial trade. She foundered on a voyage from Samarang to Britain.[Passenger and General Carrier

‘MOSHULU’ex ‘Kurt’ Built c1904. Steel four-mast barque of 3116 Tons.Length; app 300 ft. Breadth; app 46 ft. Depth; app 27 ft. Master; S.Jogren.This vessel was saved from the ship breakers and became a museum ship in the United States. She has also been used in films. One such was the movie ‘The Godfather’ in which she was shown as bringing an Italian boy emigrant to America in 1901. The timing was wrong, for she was not built until 1904. [Grain Carrier]

‘MOUNT STUART’ Built 1878. Iron ship of 1233 Tons.Length; 224.1 ft. Breadth; 36.7 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by McMillan and Co. She was later sold to the Genoese and was owned by F. Dodero of Genoa in 1915. She had been renamed ‘Primo’ by her first Genoese owners but she was renamed ‘Nostra Signora Del Boschetto’ by Senor Dodero. Registered; Genoa in 1915. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘MT STEWART’ Built 1891. Steel ship of 1903 Tons. Length; 271.6 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 23.4 ft. Built by Baclay, Curle at Glasgow for D.Rose and Co. She was the second last ship to be launched for the wool trade in the colonies. She was sister ship to the unlucky ‘Cromdale.’ [Wool Trader]

‘MOUNT STEWART ELPHINGSTONE’ Built 1826. Wood ship of 611 Tons. Length; app 160 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built at Bombay. She was a convict transport that made only one voyage in that trade. She landed convicts at Brisbane, Queensland in 1849 being the first vessel of only two that took convicts to that port from England. Master; Captain C.Loney. Surgeon; George T Moxey. She sailed on for many years and was still going in 1873 [Convict ship and Passenger vessel.]

‘MOZART’ Built 1904. Steel four mast barque of 2003 Tons.Length; 262.9 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Grangemouth for De Freitas of Hamburg. After the first world war, she was given to the French. Then in 1935, she was broken up while under the Finnish flag. [General Carrier]

‘MUSCOOTA’ ex ‘Buckingham’

‘MUSKOKA’ Built 1891. Steel four mast barque of 2357 Tons.Length; 300.5 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Richardson for McMahon and Co. Master; Captain Crowe. She was considered the fastest ship afloat under this captain. She was taken over by Captain R.McDonald and was later sold to Bordes of France. She was renamed ‘Caroline’ in 1908 and was eventually beached and burned in 1920 at Antofagasta.[General Carrier]

‘MYRTLE HOLME’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 902 Tons. Length; 211 ft. Breadth; 32.9 ft. Depth; 19.7 ft. Built by Bartram of Sunderland for the Hine Brothers of Maryport. Master; Captain Cobb. She was sold to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Glimpt’ just a few years before the first world war. Registered; Maryport. She was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in 1915.[General Carrier]

‘MYSTERY’ Built c1870. Wood two mast brigantine of 82 Tons. Length; 80.7 ft. Breadth; 20.8 ft. Depth; 7.9 ft. Built at Brisbane Waters, NSW. She was owned by Charles Parbury and was Registered in Sydney, NSW in July 1873. She was sold to A.Hewitt of Pt Mackay and was wrecked on Vale island in the New Hebrides on the 13th of February 1880. In November 1878, natives on Lepers island in the South Pacific killed her mate and a government agent while she was operating in the Blackbirder trade. [Native labour recruiter]

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'NAIRNSHIRE’.Built 1876. Iron ship of 965 Tons. Length; 204 ft. Breadth; 33.6 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built by Dobie and Co. Master; Captain Peattie. She was sold to the Norwegians in her later life and they renamed her ‘Hjordis’.[General Carrier]

‘NAL’ ex ‘Lord Ripon’

‘NANTES’ Built 1900. Steel barque of 2786 Tons. Length; 295.4 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 23.4 ft. Built by Ateliers and Chantiers de Normandie at GD Quevilly, France. Master; Captain A.Ricorde in 1904. Owned by Cie Nantaise de Nav. She was sunk by the German raider ‘Mowe’ in 1914.[General Carrier]


‘NATAL QUEEN’ Built 1866. Wood barque of 230 Tons. Length; 113.8 ft. Breadth; 23.5 ft. Depth; 12.6 ft. Built by Grangemouth for J. Tozer of Melbourne, Victoria. She became a total loss at Adventure Bay during a storm. Master; Captain J. Shimmonns.[Passenger ship]


‘NATIONAL’ Built 1862. Iron three-mast barque of 806 Tons. Length. 182.4 ft. Breadth. 31.2 ft. Depth. 19.5 ft. Built by Dubigern of Nantes, France. Sold to Sven Ostray of Norway under the name ‘Minna Corda’. She was sold again and renamed ‘Saluto I’.[Passenger and General Carrier]


SS ‘NATONE’ Built 1884. Iron steamer of 187 Tons. Length; 125.7 ft. Breadth; 20.3 ft. Depth; 6.7 ft. Owned by J.D.Campbell. Registered; Melbourne, Victoria. Built at Balmain, NSW at Morts Dock. Master; Captain J Wavish. She was a paddlewheeler used on the Brisbane river and was washed ashore during that rivers flood of the year 1893.[Coastal Passenger Steamer]


‘NAUTILUS’ Built 1872. Wood barque of 243 Tons. Length; 119.4 ft. Breadth; 26 ft. Depth; 14 ft. Built by Mackay at Hobart, Tasmania. Owned by H.F.Armstrong. Master; Captain O.Blockey. Registered; Hobart MCKW. She was a member of the Blackbirder fleet and had many adventures during her time. [Blackbirder]


‘NAUTILUS’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 747 Tons. Length; 186.1 ft. Breadth; 31.8 ft. Depth; 18ft. Owned by A.H/Arnold. Master; Captain J.J.Assing then Captain R.H.Hersteig. Registered; Germany. [General Carrier]


‘NAVAL RESERVE’ ex ‘Meteor’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1831 Tons. Length; 216.9 ft. Breadth; 42.9 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built at Calais, Maine, USA and sold to James Baines of Liverpool for the Australian passenger trade. He sold her to W.Roberts of Liverpool on the 16th of October 1866. He re-purchased 16/64 ths of her and she was placed on the Liverpool-Melbourne-Queensland run. [Passenger ship]


‘N.B PALMER’ Built 1850-51. Wood ship of 1490 Tons. Length; 214 ft. Breadth; 39 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by J.A.Westervelt and sold to A.A.Low. She was the first American ship launched in 1851. Master; Captain A.A.Low. She was again sold and her new master, Captain Charles Porter sailed her right up to the wharf in San Francisco to the cheering of a somewhat stunned crowd. She was abandoned in a sinking condition in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1892. [Passenger ship]


‘NEATH’ ex ‘R.C Rickmers'


‘NEBO’ Built 1877. Iron clipper of 1383 Tons. Length; 246.9 ft. Breadth; 37.1 ft. Depth; 21.1 ft. Built by Dobie of Glasgow for J Smith. He sold her to Andrew Weir for his ‘Bank’ line and she was renamed ‘Forteviot’. After service on the Australian run, she was sold to Callao, Peru and she was again renamed, this time ‘Leonida’ . Her master was Captain S Lumbura at that time.[General Carrier]


HMVNS ‘NELSON’ Built 1814. Wood Battle Frigate that was sent from England to join the Australian naval protectors. Originally a three deck 120 gun ship of the line, she was cut down to two decks before being sent out to Australia where she was commissioned as the Victorian Naval Ship ‘Nelson’. After a very long career, she was broken up in Hobart in 1929. [English Ship of the Line that became a Coastal Protector]


‘NELSON’ Built 1862. Built 1862. Iron ship of 1248 Tons. Length; 214.4 ft. Breadth; 36.7 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built by Hill of Glasgow. Sold to the British Shipowners Company by Potter, Wilson and Co who had bought her from her builder. She was sold to Shaw-Savill and Co in 1880.Master; Captain James Cobb. She was a sistership to the ‘Victory’ and was used in the East India trade.[General Carrier]


‘NELSON’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1310 Tons. Length; 239.3 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 20.7 ft. Built by R Duncan at Port Glasgow. Bought by Shaw0-Savill in 1900.[General Carrier]


SS ‘NELLORE’ Built 1913. Steel twin screw steamer of 6942 Tons. Length; 450 ft. Breadth; 52.2 ft. Depth; 30.6 ft. Built by Caird and Co of Greenock for the Eastern Australian Steamship Company. Registered; Greenock.[General Carrier]


‘NEOTSFIELD’ Built 1889. Iron ship of 1894 Tons. Length; 269.6 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built by McMillan for F.H.Dangar of Sydney, NSW. A German submarine sank her in 1917.


‘NEREUS’ Built 1880. Iron ship of 1272 Tons. Length; 234 ft. Breadth; 37 ft. Depth; 21.8 ft. Built by R.Duncan and Co. She was a sister to ‘Narcissus’. A German submarine sank her in 1917. [General carrier]


‘NETHERBY’ Built 1858. Wood ship of 944 Tons. Length; 177.8 ft. Breadth; 33.5 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by R.Thompson at Sunderland. Bought by James Baines for the colonial trade in 1860. She was wrecked on King Island, Bass Strait


‘NEWCASTLE’ Built 1859. Wood ship of 1173 Tons. Length; 196.5 ft. Breadth; 36.5 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Green. Master; Captain C. E. Le Trench then Captain Robert Taylor. She was sold to Riley and Co in 1880 and her new master was Captain W. Haffenden. She was a frigate built ship that survived the great Calcutta cyclone of 1859. She was blown ashore during that storm and although she bounced her way off other ships while being swept across river, she struck on the bank and held in that position while the storm raged. Three vessel were swept into and past her as she lay listing, the steamer ‘Mauritius’ and the ship ‘Bolton Abbey’ both caused damage to her as they were blown past. When the storm had abated, discharging her cargo lightened her and after some trying times, ‘Newcastle’ was dragged off the bank. Repairs took three weeks but soon she back at work taking coolies to Trinidad having survived a storm that blew over 200 ships from their moorings. ‘Newcastle’ went off the register in 1883.[Passenger liner]


‘NEWFIELD’ Built 1893, steel Barque of 1512 Tons.Length;249 ft. Breadth; 37.2 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built by A.Stephens and Son. Owned by Gwydir Ship Company. Registered; St John. Captain; R McLeod.. She was renamed ‘Gwydir Castle’ soon after.


‘NIAGARA’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 1360 Tons. Length; 204.1 ft. Breadth; 38.6 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Dunn of Quebec in 1868. She was sold to Ross and Co of Quebec and sailed for them until she went off the register in 1883. [Passenger and General Carrier]


‘NIOBE’ Built 1874. Built 1874. Iron ship of 1469 Tons. Length; 253 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Steele for J.J.Greive and Sons. She was later sold to Baine and Johnson. In her old age, she was sold first to the Russians and then to the Italians. She was broken up in the early 1900’s. [General Carrier]


‘NIOBE’ ex ‘Damson Hill’


 ‘NIMROD’ Built 1890. Wood three-mast schooner of 421 Tons. Length; 142 ft. Breadth; 32.4 ft. Depth; 13.9 ft. Built by P.Krause at Riga, Russia for P.Anderson. Master; Captain Ahbolin of Russia in 1912. This vessel was chartered by the Shackleton expedition to the Antarctic in 1908. [Expeditionary Vessel]


 ‘NINEVAH’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1174 Tons. Length; 209 ft. Breadth; 36.5 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompson Jr. Master; Captain J.Ross. Registered; Aberdeen, VWLS. She was nicknamed ‘Lucky’ because of her accident free career, she was sold to Goodlet and Smith of Sydney, NSW and was finally abandoned in the North Pacific in 1896.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘NITHSDALE’ Built 1896. Steel three-mast ship of 1650 Tons. Length; 246 ft. Breadth; 37.5 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Russell of Glasgow. She was built for Roxburgh’s ‘Dale’ line. Master; Captain Stiven. Registered; Glasgow. She was sold to the Germans in 1903 and they renamed her ‘Cap Horn’. She was again sold and she sailed under the Norwegian flag until she went missing in 1915. She should not to be confused with the French ship ‘Cap Horn’.[General Carrier]



‘NIVELLE’ Built 1897. Steel four-mast barque of 2430 Tons. Length; 292.4 ft. Breadth; 43.2 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Scott for Hardie and Co. Sistership to the ‘Hougomont’. Master; Captain Williams then Captain Stephen followed by Captain McMillan. She was lost at Point Grande near Antofagasta, South America on June 30th 1906.[General Carrier]



‘NIXE’ Built 1887. Iron ship of 1686 Tons. Length; 233.5 ft. Breadth; 39.2 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Bremer Shiffbau Ges. Owned by Rhederie Visurgia of Bremen, Germany. [General Carrier]


‘NOMIA’ ex ‘Auchencairn’ 
 [New data supplied by a reader on Auchencairn/Nomia]: Auchencairn / Nomia: sank in hurricane at 42S 160 E on 16 July 1912 on her way from Newcastle to Antofagasta with 4000t of coal. Two bottled messages from the Captain (Himme) were found in Australia and New Zealand many months after her disappearance. The 100th anniversary is near. In memory of my great uncle, Fritz Moeller, able seaman on "NOMIA" when she sank with all hands. [General Carrier] 


‘NORDFARER’ ex ‘Ditton’


‘NORDHAV’ ex ‘Bermuda’


‘NORFOLK’ Built 1814. Wood barque of 537 Tons. Length; app 175 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 22 ft. Built at Littlehampton, England. She left Portsmouth, England on her first voyage with 180 convicts for Sydney, Australia. She had two deaths en-route and she landed 178 convicts. Master; Captain Alexander Greig. Surgeon; William Hamilton.On her second voyage, her master was Captain Alex Greig. Surgeon; Jas Dickson. She left Spithead, England, on the 22nd of May 1829 and arrived in Sydney on the 27th of August 1829 with 200 male convicts. She had no losses on this Voyage. Her third voyage was from Cork, Ireland. She embarked 200 Convict, relanded 1 and had two deaths en-route. Her master was Captain William Henniker and her Surgeon was William Clifford. She left on the 15th of October 1831 and arrived in Sydney, Australia on the 9th of February 1832. On her fourth voyage, she was beaten back with disease aboard. Three times she attempted to make the trip but in the end she transferred he convicts to the ‘Lady Kennaway’ which finally left Cork, Ireland for Australia on the 27th of October 1834. The ‘Norfolk’ took her next voyage with convicts on the 14th of May 1835. She left Sheerness, England for Hobart, Tasmania with 280 male convicts. All were landed safely on this her official 4th voyage to Australia. Her master was Captain John Gatenby and her Surgeon was Arthur Savage. She made a fifth voyage on the 30th of October 1836, she arrived with 278 of the 280 convicts she had embarked, Two deaths were recorded for the trip. Her surgeon on this voyage was John Inches. She arrived in Sydney on the 12th of February 1837. [Convict ship]



‘NORFOLK’ Built 1857. Wood ship of 953 Tons. Length; app 187 ft. Breadth; app 39 ft. Depth; app 23 ft. Built at the Blackwall yards for Money Wigram. Master; Captain Tonkin. She was wrecked on Boa Vista in 1879.[Passenger ship]



SS ‘NORFOLK’ Built 1879. Iron Auxiliary four-mast steamer of 2027 Tons. Dual side by side funnels. Length; 322.4 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 32.9 ft. Built by Green at the Blackwall yards for Wigram. Registered; London SRVM. [Passenger ship]



‘NORMA’ Built 1893. Steel four-mast barque of 2122 Tons. Length; 278 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24.1ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co for Begg and Co. Master; Captain McLaughlin. She took her maiden voyage to Rio De Janiero and when she arrived, a revolution had begun in that country. Her hull was soon marked with bullet dents as she tried to unload her cargo. She did manage to escape and she sailed off to Melbourne, Victoia. She ended her career on the 20th of April 1907 when she was run into and sunk by the ‘Ardencraig’.[General Carrier]



‘NORMAN COURT’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 834 Tons. Length; 197.4 ft. Breadth; 33 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Inglis for Mr T.Baring. Master; Captain Shewan then Captain Shewan [son] then Captain Dandy Dunn. She was designed by Rennie and was a good copy of the ship, ‘Fiery Cross’. She was converted to a bark in 1878 and was sold in 1880 for the java trade. She went off the register in 1884.[Tea Clipper]



‘NORTHAMPTON’ Built 1866. Composite ship of 1174 Tons. Length; 211.6 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Connell for the Merchant Shipping Company. She was used as a China clipper and was prominent in many tea races from that country to Britain. Master; Captain W. Barclay. Registered; London HJQF. ‘City of Hankow’ beat her in two of her races.[Tea Clipper]


‘NORTH BEND’ Built 1921. Wood four-mast ship of 981 Tons. Length; 204 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 17.5 ft. Built by Kruse and Banks Ship Building Company at North Bend, Oregon. Master; Captain T.Hansen. Registered; Marshfield, Oregon,USA. Owned by Robert Banks. [Timber Drogue]



‘NORTHERN CHIEF’ Built 1886. Wood three-mast barque of 287 Tons. Length; 125 FT. Breadth; 27.4 ft. Depth; 12.2 ft. Built by R. Mackay for himself. Master; Captain R. Mackay of New Zealand. Registered; Auckland, New Zealand. SLFK 87545.She was used in the inter-colonial trade between Australia and New Zealand..[General Carrier]



‘NORTHERN MONARCH’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1280 Tons. Length; 227.4 ft. Breadth; 36.6 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by A. McMillan and Co for the Royal Exchange Shipping Company of London. Master; Captain M.H.Ransome. She was wrecked at Taranaki on the 7th of November 1903.[General Carrier]



‘NORTH STAR’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2761 Tons. Length; 316.8 ft. Breadth; 43.2 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Grangemouth for Bilbrough. She was an extremely tall ship and was sold to the Germans in the 1890’s. They renamed her ‘Alsterufer’ while she sailed for them. She was again sold and her new British owners renamed her ‘Carrabin’ and sailed her until the Admiralty requisitioned her in 1915. [General Carrier]



SS ‘NORTHUMBERLAND’ Built 1871. Iron screw steamer of 1358 Tons. Length; 278.8 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 26 ft. She was built in London by Wigram for Wigram. Registered; London LDKG. This steamship ran in company with the sailing vessel ‘Melbourne’ for three days with neither able to outrun the other. [Passenger and General Carrier]


‘NOR’WESTER’ Built 1864. Iron three-mast barque of 567 Tons. Length; 163.5 ft. Breadth; 29.2 ft. Depth;16.8 ft. Built by Hill and Co at Port Glasgow. She was sold to the Danes late in her life and was registered in Denmark in 1900 NHLQ. She was owned by P.Clausen. Master; Captain T. Neilsen. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘NOSTRE MADRE’ ex ‘Decapolis’


‘Nostre Signora Della Guardia’ ex ‘Maulsden’



‘NOTRE DAME D’AVOUR’ Built 1902. Steel barque of 2646 Tons. Length; 276.8 ft. Breadth; 40.4 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Atel de la Loire for Societte Nouvelle D’Armament at Nantes. France. Registered; Nantes, France. Master; Captain Picard. She was a grain carrier during the 1920’s.[General Carrier]


‘NOVA’ ex ‘Hoppet’ ex ‘Knight of the Thistle’

 
‘NUUANU’ ex ‘Highland Glen’

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‘OBERON’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1194 Tons. Length; 241.1 ft. Breadth; 36.6 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Inglis at Glasgow. Master; Captain Keay the Captain England. This vessel was originally an Auxiliary but she was quickly converted to sail and she was placed in the Australian passenger service. Shaw and Busby owned her in 1881. In 1883, during wild seas, Captain England was washed overboard and drowned. She was sold to the Italians and they renamed her ‘Prospero Repetto’ and she was sailing for them in 1900.Passenger Liner]


‘OCEAN’ Built 1865. Built 1865. Iron barque of 578 Tons. Length; 144.8 ft. Breadth; 32.9 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built by Chaigneau at Bordeaux, France. Owned by Tandonnet in 1881. Master; Captain F. Duchene.[General Carrier]


‘OCEAN’ ex ‘MacMillan’



‘OCEAN’ ex ‘J.C.Glade’ Built 1890.Steel ship of 1438 Tons.Length; 239.8 ft. Breadth; 36.8 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built at Bremen. Sold to A.S.Yuba of Norway and renamed ‘Yuba’in 1917. Master; Captain T.Gunnersen.[General Carrier]


‘OCEAN ROVER’ Built 1867. Composite barque of 548 Tons. Length; 153 ft. Breadth; 28.7 ft. Depth; 18 ft. Built by the Sunderland yards for Thompson. She was burned during a war between Chile and Peru when a shell landed on her deck and set her afire.[General Carrier]


‘OCEAN ROVER’ Built 1884.Wood brig of 189 Tons. Length; 96 ft. Breadth; 23 ft. Depth; 9.6 ft. Built by P.Muirhead at Williams river. Master; Captain C.J Read. Registered; Sydney, Australia.[Colonial Trader]


‘OCEAN TELEGRAPH’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1495 Tons. Length; 212.9 ft. Breadth; 40.4 ft. Depth; 25.2 ft. Built by J.O Curtis for Webb of Medford USA. She was bought by the Black Ball line for the Australian trade and brought many passengers to those shores. She was purchased by James Baines in 1863 for his Blackball fleet and was renamed ‘Light Brigade’She was later sold to Sir J.Arnot and Co and she was registered at Cork, Ireland.Master; Captain W.McDonald in 1880. She eventually retired as a coal hulk at Gibralter.[Passenger ship]


‘OCHTERTYRE’ Built 1885. Iron barque of 1000 Tons. Length; 239.5 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built at Port Glasgow by Duncan for Hugh Hogarth. She was sister to ‘Coryvrechan’.[General Carrier]


‘ODALISK’ Built 1866. Wood packet ship of 500 Tons. Length; 106.1 ft. Breadth; 27.5 ft. Depth; 13 ft. Built at North Burns by Oulton. Owned by Jones and Co in 1874. Master; Captain J.Atchkinson. Registered; St John, Mass. WMNG. She was hulked in 1887.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘ODESSA’ ex ‘Hippalos’


‘OLD KENSINGTON’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1777 Tons.Length; 262 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 23.8 ft. Built by Potter for Smith, Bilborough. She ran in the colonial trade for a good many years before being sold to Schramm of Bremen, Germany. She was renamed ‘Christel’ by them in 1901. Her master was Captain Underwood while under the British flag.[Colonial Passenger ship]


‘OLIVIA’ Built 1885. Wood schooner of 97 Tons. Length; 83.4 ft. Breadth;20.5 ft. Depth; 8.1 ft. Built by Lane and Brown of Auckland. Owned by Burns, Philp. Registered; Sydney, NSW. She was an inter-colonial trader between Australia and New Zealand.[Colonial Trader.]


‘OLIVEBANK’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2824 Tons. Length; 326 ft. Breadth; 43.1 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Mackie and Thompson. Sold to Andrew Weir. Registered; Glasgow MTFW. Master; Captain D.Young. She was renamed ‘Caledonia’ after being sold and after some time under that name, she was again sold and given her old name back. A mine in 1939. [General Carrier] sank her


‘OLIVER LANG’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1236 Tons. Length; 183.2 ft. Breadth; 34.4 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by Brown and Anderson of Portland, Oregon, USA. She was sold to Shaw-Savill for the New Zealand run and she ended her days condemned at Wellington, New Zealand.
[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘OLONA’ ex ‘Aristomene’


‘OMAR PASHA’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1124 Tons. Length; 207 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for the White Star line. She was burned at sea in 1869 while bound for England from Brisbane, Queensland. [Passenger ship]


‘OLYMPIC’ Built 1892. Four mast barquentine of 1402 Tons. Length; 224.4 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by the Americans and was described by many old sailors who saw her as ‘a schooner chasing a brig’ which related to the strange way she was rigged. Her fore and main masts were brig rigged, while her mizzen and jigger were schooner rigged. This does not appear to have slowed her down though for she was around for many years.[General Carrier]


‘OMEGA’ ex ‘Drumcliffe’


‘OMEO’ Built 1858. Iron four-mast barque of 789 Tons. Length; 213.2 ft. Breadth; 30.5 ft. Depth; 16.7 ft. Built at Newcastle, England. Owned by W. H. Smith of Australia in 1884. Registered; Melbourne SVCF.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘ONIEDA’ Built 1866. Iron ship of 1180 Tons. Length; 186 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by M.Packard for Leon Sloss at Searsport, Maine. Master; Captain Frank McGilvery then Captain O.G Eaton.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘ONYX’ Built 1864. Iron barque of 403 Tons. Length; 136.5 ft. Breadth; 25.8 ft. Depth; 16.5 ft. Built by Laing of Sunderland . She was sold to W.R.Williams of Wellington, New Zealand. Master; Captain J.Simon. She was sold to S.Harp and Co and her new master was Captain W.Hatch. Registered; Wellington WMDF.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘OPAWA’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 1076 Tons. Length; 215.2 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Stephen of Glasgow for the New Zealand Shipping Company. She was sold to the Norwegians when she had ended her career in the colonies and they renamed her ‘Aquila’. She was still going strong in 1915.[General Carrier]


SS ‘OPHIR’ Built 1891. Steel twin screw steamer of 6910 Tons.Length; 465 ft. Breadth; 53.4 ft. Depth; 34.1 ft. Built by Napier and Sons of Glasgow for the Orient Steam and Navigation Company. Registered; Glasgow MJKD, Engine; 1398 Nhp. Master; Captain J.Ruthven.[Passenger and General Carrier]


‘ORARI’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1011 Tons. Length; 204.1 ft. Breadth; 34.2 ft. Depth; 20 ft. Built by Palmers and Co at Newcastle, England for the New Zealand Shipping Company. She was sold to the Italians after a quiet and safe career in 1906. They hulked her in 1909. [General Carrier]


‘OREALLA’ Built 1882. Iron ship of 1876 Tons. Length; 250.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Royden at Liverpool. She was sold to the Italians and was owned by T.Astarita of Naples in 1891. Master; Captain A.Calace. She was severely pooped during her career and the photograph shows the condition of her wheel and how a makeshift wheel was rigged after such an accident, [General Carrier]


‘ORELLANA’ Built 1885. Steel barque of 891 Tons. Length; 198.6 ft. Breadth; 33.7 ft. Depth; 19.8 ft. Built by Reid of Port Glasgow for Nicholson, McGill of Liverpool. She was sold to Johanssen of Norway in 1912. Master; Captain J.E.Johanssen.[General Carrier]


‘ORIENT’ Built 1853. Iron ship of 1033 Tons. Length; 184.4 ft. Breadth; 31.7 ft. Depth; 21.1 ft. Built by Bilbe for Anderson and Co. Master; Captain Lawrence. She joined the Australian passenger trade in 1856 after a short career as a troop carrier for the Crimea. She was almost lost by fire in 1869 and was then sold to the Cox Brothers and became a coal hulk at Gibralter.[Passenger Liner]


SS ‘ORMISTON’ ex SS ‘Famaka’ Built 1922. Steel screw steamer of 5832 Tons. Length; 390.8 ft. Breadth; 54.5 ft. Depth; 32.2 ft. Built by A.Stephen and Co. She was bought by Australian interests and was Registered; Melbourne, Australia 80484 KNFV. Engine; 694 Nhp. [General Carrier]


‘ORONASIA’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2718 Tons. Length; 305.1 ft. Breadth; 44 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Russell for Goffey and Co. Master; Captain A.Greig then Captain J.Rowe in 1904. She was sold to Akties Ges Alster of Hamburg in 1909 and they enamed her ‘Alsterfee’ she was again sold and her new owners, the Vinnens, renamed her ‘Lucy Vinnen’. She was again sold and renamed ‘Tamara VI’ then finally she was again sold and renamed ‘Mayotte’ by the French.[General Carrier]


‘ORONTES’ Built 1881. Iron ship of 1383 Tons. Length; 234.8 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by W.Hood of Aberdeen. Owned by G.Thompson in 1900. Master; Captain D.Bain. Registered; Aberdeen, Scotland WJFB.[Passenger Ship]


SS ‘ORONTES’ Built 1929. Steel twin screw ship of 19,970 Tons. Length; 638.3 ft. Breadth; 75.3 ft. Depth; 33.1 ft. Built by Vickers Armstrong for the Orient Steam Navigation Company. Registered Barrow LDPF 8049. [Passenger Ship]



‘ORION’ Built 1890. Steel barque of 2081 Tons. Length; 280 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Ramage and Ferguson for W.S.Croudace. She was a sister ship to ‘Procyon’ and ‘Castor’. She was later bought by J.Wilson of Dundee. She was wrecked in January 1906. [General Carrier]


‘ORLA’ ex ‘Eva Montgomery’


‘ORTINA SHELL’ ex ‘Oweenee’



’OSAKA’ Built 1868-69. Composite ship of 527 Tons. Length; 165 ft. Breadth; 30.1 ft. Depth; 17.2 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Captain Killick. Master; Captain Lowe. She began her career as a tea clipper. [Tea Clipper]


‘OSBORNE’ Built 1892. Steel four mast barque of 3200 Tons. Length; 325 ft. Breadth; 46 ft. Depth; 25.2 ft. Built by Potter for the ‘Palace’ line. Master; Captain W.Scott. Registered; Liverpool. She was sold to the Hispanics and renamed ‘Guardadora’ where she ended her days as a hulk.[General Carrier]

"Osprey", Ship, 768 tons, arrived 22 March 1849, Geelong, 
7 April 1849, Melbourne.
Master: Honeyman,
Whither: April 29 1849 to Lima, Peru
Cargo, Passengers and Remarks: (inward) Merchandise, (outward)1 passenger,
bales/bags.


‘OTAKI’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1014 Tons. Length; 204.1 ft. Breadth; 34.2 ft. Depth; 20 ft. Built by Palmers Company of Newcastle, England for the New Zealand Shipping Company. Master; Captain J.F.Millman . Under this captain, she had a very fast run home in 1877. She left Port Chalmers on the 11th of March and after being becalmed for four days, she reached London in 69 days. She was sold to the Germans and they renamed her ‘Dr Siegert’ and she was wrecked under the German flag in 1896.[Passenger and General Carrier]



‘OTTAWA’ Built c1870. Wood brig of approx 100 tons. Probably belonging to New Zealand/Australia trade.



‘OTTAWA’ Built 1844. Wood barque of 345 Tons. Built at Sunderland. Owned by Hall and Co. Reg; London. Master; Captain Temperley then Captain Spence. London-Australia service.


‘OTTAWA’ Built 1841. Wood ship of 456 Tons. Built in Quebec. Owned by Stuckey and Co. Reg; Bridgewater. Master; Captain G.Thrift. London-All Ports.



‘OTTAWA’ Built 1851.Wood ship of 480 Tons. Built at Dumbarton, Scotland for Allen and Co. Reg; Glasgow. Master; Captain McArthur.



‘OTTAWA’ ex ‘Buckingham’



‘OTTERSPOOL’ Built 1884. Iron ship of 1850 Tons. Length; 266.5 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Palmer and Co Ltd for R.W.Leyland and Co.Master; Captain John Reid. This captain proved to be a liability for R.W.Leyland and Co, for he managed to lose ‘Otterspool’ to fire at sea and then, he stranded the ship ‘Aigburth’ in 1902. just two years after the loss of ‘Otterspool.’ Then in 1904, he managed to finally wreck the ‘Aigburth’ on Rooke island.[General Carrier]



‘OWEN GLENDOWER’ Built 1839. Wood ship of 852 Tons. Length; app 160 ft. Breadth; app 33 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built at the Blackwall Yards for Green. She was an old Blackwall Frigate that looked very much like a Naval 'ship of the line'. Master; Captain William Toller. She confused many cargo and passenger ships, so much so that many saluted her as she went by with the lowering of their topsails in respect. She was sold in 1861.[Passenger Liner]



‘OWEENEE’ Built 1891. Steel four mast Barque of 2432 Tons. Length; 309 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Richardson for Mahon and Co. Master; Captain Burchell then Captain J. Jones then Captain Collins in 1913. She was sold to Lewis, Herron and Co of the Thames and Mersey Shipping Company. They sold her to the Anglo American Oil Company and she was renamed ‘Ortina Shell’ . She was then converted to an oil tanker.[General Carrier and Oil Tanker]


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 ‘PACTOLUS’ Built 1891. Steel four mast barque of 1585 Tons. Length; 237.7 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24 ft. built by J. McDonald for Flint and Co. Master; Captain S. Watts. She was sold to the firm of F. B. Peterson for the Salmon packing trade. She was broken up at the end of her career.[General Carrier and Cannery ship]


PACIFIQUE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 851 Tons. Length; 181.5 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by Arman for A.D.Bordes at Bordeaux, France. Master; Captain L.Larrea in 1881. She went off the register in 1884. [General Carrier]


‘PACIFIQUE’ ex ‘Knight of St Michael’



‘PADUA’ Built 1926. Steel four-mast barque of 3064 Tons. Length; 320.5 ft. Breadth; 46.1 ft. Depth; 25.4 ft. Built by Tecklenborg at Wesermunde, Germany for R.F.Laeisz. Master; Captain Shuberg then Captain Claus in 1936. She was built for the Grain trade under the ‘Flying P’ flag. Registered; Hamburg 52785 RFVQ. She was launched on June 24th 1926, with space aboard for 40 cadets to undergo sail training. She went into the Nitrate trade for a short spell before going to the Australian grain trade.[Grain Carrier and Training ship]


‘PAKWAN’ Built 1863. Wood ship of 795 Tons. Length; 186 ft. Breadth; 32.5 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Built by Peverill of Sunderland for Patton and Co. Master; Captain Sheil. She operated out of Sunderland to Melbourne to China then back to London with Tea.[Tea Clipper]



‘PAMIR’ Built 1905. Steel barque of 3020 Tons. Length; 316 ft. Breadth; 46 ft. Depth; 26.2ft. Built by Bloom and Voss for Laeisz. Master; Captain R.Miethe in 1912.She was the last of the great clipper ships to leave Australia with a full cargo [grain] in 1948-49. She was turned into a Training ship for the Germans and in 1959, she was lost during a gale off the coast of West Africa. Many cadets went to their deaths with her.[Grain Carrier and Training Ship]


‘PAMPA’ Built 1891. Steel ship of 1777 Tons. Length; 259.5 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Act,Ges Neptun at Rostock, Germany for R.F.Laeisz.Master; Captain C.M.Prutzmann. Registered; Hamburg RJHN. She went off the register in 1923.[Grain Carrier]



‘PANMURE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1505 Tons. Length; 245.6 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by A.Stephens of Dundee for David Bruce’s ‘Dundee Clipper’ line. She was wrecked on August the 4th 1891.[General Carrier]



‘PARA’ Built 1865. Wood schooner of 248 Tons. Length; 115.7 ft. Breadth; 23.5 ft. Depth; 14.5 ft. Built by Adamson at Alloa. Master; Captain J.W.Stuitt. She was an inter-island schooner that was involved in the Blackbirder trade. [Blackbirder]



‘PARCHIM Built 1889. Steel ship of 1808 Tons. Length; 249.3 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by J.Tecklenborg at Geestemunde for R.Laeisz. Master; Captain M.Grapow. Registered; Hamburg RHQC. She was sold to M.Lundquist of Finland in 1910. Master; Captain Blose then Captain H.Nissen then Captain Grapow then Captain F.Ahrens then Captain A.Oetzmann then Captain H.a.siemer. Finally, Captain Erikson bought her and he put Captain Lundquist in charge of her in 1913. He bought the majority of shares in her from Captain Erikson.[Nitrate Clipper]


‘PAREORA’ ex ‘WHITE EAGLE’


‘PARMA’ ex ‘ARROW’ Built 1902. Steel four mast barque of 2971 Tons [see ‘Arrow’] [Nitrate and Grain Carrier]



‘PARRAMATTA’ Built 1866. Wood barque of 1521 Tons. Blackwall Frigate. Length; 231 FT. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Laing and Co for Devitt and Moore. She was a frigate built ship and was considered a true Blackwall Frigate. Master; Captain J.Swanson then Captain Goddard who had her for the rest of his life. She was finally sold to J.Simonsen in 1888 and she went missing under the Norwegian flag in 1898.[Passenger Liner]



‘PARTHENOPE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1591 Tons. Length; 250.6 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Evans of Liverpool for Heap and Sons. Master. Captain Goody. She was a sister to ‘Cassiope' .She was sold to the Italians and they renamed her ‘Pelligrino O’ and on the 31st of July 1907, she sailed from Newcastle, NSW, with a load of coal and was bound for Antofagasta. She went missing in August or September 1907. [Passenger Ship]



‘PARTHIA’ Built 1891. Steel ship of 2495 Tons. Length; 260.3 ft. Breadth; 44.4 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built by the Houghton Brothers for themselves. Master; Captain E.O.Day. She was the last ship in the Houghton fleet. [General Carrier]




‘PARSEE’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 1281 Tons. Length; 227.4 ft. Breadth; 35.9 ft. Depth; 22.4 ft. Built by Steele at Greenock, Scotland for J. Stewart. Master; Captain R.Ferguson. London-New Zealand service. She was sold to Rickmers, Reismuhlen of Germany. They renamed her ‘Magdalene’ . She was later sold again, this time to the Mexicans to end her career. She was registered at Tampico.[General Carrier]



‘PASQUALINO’ ex ‘Lillian Morris’



‘PASQUALE LAURO’ ex ‘Scottish Wizard’



‘PASSAT’ Built 1911. Steel four-mast barque of 3091 Tons. Length; 322 ft. Breadth; 47.2 ft. Depth. 26.5 ft. Built by Bloom, Voss for Laeisz. Master; Captain T.J.Wendler in 1912. She was put into the Grain trade and was sold to Gustav Erikson for his grain fleet that was the last fleet of tall ships to sail the oceans.[Nitrate and Grain Carrier]


‘PASS OF BALMAHA’ Built 1888. Steel ship of 1571 Tons. Length; 245.4 ft. Breadth; 38.8 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Duncan and Co for Gibson, Clark. Master; Captain Scougall then Captain Dick Lee. She was sold to the River Plate Shipping Company in 1907 and she was taken over by Captain Scott in 1913. On a voyage from New York to Archangel and while under the American flag, she was stopped and boarded by a British Cruiser. They put a prize crew aboard her and were sailing her to Scapa Flow when a German submarine stopped her and put their own prize crew aboard. She was then taken to Cuxhaven where she was given over to a German naval officer, Commander Felix Von Luckner. His orders were to turn her into a German raider and he did this with great success. She sunk or captured 15 ships which cost the allies millions of pounds. He renamed his ship ‘See Adler’ [‘Sea Eagle’] and he kept his charge well hidden from British warships. Von Luckner sailed the ‘Pass of Balmaha’ to Mopelia Island in the Society group and while anchored next to a reef, his vessel was picked up by a small tidal wave and quietly deposited a few hundred meters from open sea, right on top of the reef. This was the end for her as it was too far to get her back and she remained there for the rest of her days, slowly rusting away. This event occurred in March 1917.The final note in this saga came when the 535 Ton Union steamship ‘Amra’ took a police squad to Wakaya Island where they took Von Luckner into custody.[General Carrier and German Raider]


‘PASS OF BRANDER’ Built 1890. Steel four-mast barque of 2127 Tons. Length. 280.5 ft. Breadth. 42.1 ft. Breadth. 24.4 ft. Built by Duncan for Gibson, Clarke. She was sold to the Liverpool company of J.J.Rae and Co and was renamed ‘Bengairn’. She was lost during the First World War as were many other wonderful old sailing ships. [General Carrier]



‘PASS OF KILLIECRANKIE’ Built 1893. Steel barque of 1746 Tons. Length; 252.6 ft. Breadth; 39.1 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Duncan for Gibson, Clarke. She was sold to the Norwegians and they sailed her under her own name for a short time. She changed ownership and was renamed ‘Dyveke’ she was sold again and renamed ‘Torrey’ by Petersen, then she was sold again and renamed ‘Stifinder’all while under different Norwegian owners. [General Carrier]



‘PASS OF LENY’ Built 1885. Iron barque of 1316 Tons. Length; 233.3 ft. Breadth; 36.4 ft. Depth; 21.4 ft. Built at Glasgow for Gibson, Clarke. Master. Captain S.Vine then Captain G. Chiesa while owned by the Italians. She was sold to Genoa and renamed ‘Minerva’ then sold to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Edor’ then finally sold to the Danes and renamed ‘Holdana’. She went off the register in 1924.[General Carrier]



‘PASS OF MELLFORT’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2346 Tons.Length; 298.8 ft, Breadth; 44 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Fairfield for Gibson, Clarke. She foundered with all hands in December 1905 on Vancouver Island. [General Carrier]



‘PATRIARCH’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1339 Tons. Length; 222.1 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompson and Co. Master; Captain Pile then Captain Plater then Captain Allan Breach then Captain Mark Breach. She was sold to the Norwegians in 1898 and in 1911. She went ashore at Cape Corrientes south of the River Plate, South America. [Passenger Ship]



‘PAUL’ ex ‘WILLY RICKMERS’ Built 1895. Steel four-mast barque of 2069 Tons. Length; 279ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Ritson for Rickmers at Maryport. Master; Captain W.Krueger. Registered; Hamburg in 1919.[General Carrier]



‘PAUL REVERE’ Built 1876. Wood ship of 1735 Tons. Length; 221 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Smith and Townsend for De Groot and Peck. Master; Captain Mullens. She was a Boston ‘Downeaster’ and she was broken up in August 1905.[Cape Horner]



‘PEARL’ Built c1880, Brisbane river ferry that was sunk in the floods of 1893 on that river. Twenty eight persons were lost.[River Ferry]



HMS ‘PEARL’ British warship that joined the Australian squadron in 1860. She had been an East Indian cruiser before her appointment.[Coastal Protector]


‘PEKINA’ Built 1865. Wood ship of 770 Tons. Length; 177 ft. Breadth; 30.6 ft. Depth; 18.4 ft. Built by Smith of Aberdeen for Devitt and Moore. They sold her in 1880 to Semb of Norway and she went off the register in 1884. Master; Captain Meyer.[Passenger Ship]



‘PEKING’ Built 1911. Steel four-mast barque of 3100 Tons. Length; 322.3 ft. Breadth; 47.2 ft. Depth; 26.5 ft. Built by Blohm and Voss for R.F. Laeisz. Registered Hamburg. Master; Captain H.Nissen. She was used as a grain carrier in the 1920’s and she was then sold for use as a training ship for New Zealand under the name ‘Arethusa’. She was again sold, this time for use as a hulk but was bought and restored to her former beauty. She was given her former name before being docked at Green and Silley Weirs dock at Blackwall on the Thames. London. She was again sold, this time to the Americans who installed her at the South Street Seaport Museum. [Grain Carrier and Training Ship]



‘PELEUS’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 2122 Tons. Length; 277.5 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Barclay, Ccurle and Co for Carmichael. Master; Captain George Shapland. He commanded her for her lifetime under the British. She was sold to the French and was renamed ‘Adolphe’ She was broken up in 1923.[General Carrier]




‘PEGASUS’ Built 1884. Iron four mast ship of 2564 Tons. Length; 314 ft. Breadth; 42.3 ft. Depth; 24.9 ft. Built by Potter for Corsairs ‘Flying Horse’ line. She was a sister to the ‘Reliance’ She was sold to Norway before the First World War and was broken up on the 12th of March 1912.



SS ‘PELICAN’ Built 1880. Steel pilot boat of 81 Tons. Length; 80.2 ft. Breadth; 17 ft. Depth; 6.7 ft. Built by Johnson and Co at the Tyne Foundry, Yarrabank, Melbourne, Victoria. Engine; 40 Nhp Steam. She was owned by the Melbourne Harbour trust until May 1895 when she was bought by the Adelaide Steamship Company for use as a lighter at Mackay, North Queensland. She was washed ashore during the 1918 cyclone in that city and survived to be scuttled off Woody Point, Queensland in the late 1960’s.[Lighter]



‘PELLEGRINO O’ ex ‘Parthenope’




‘PEMBROKE CASTLE’ Built c1888. Steel four-mast brigantine of 3878 Tons.Length; 400.2 ft. Breadth; 42.6 ft. Depth; 21.4 ft. Built by the Barrow Ship Building Company. Owned by D.Currie in 1893. Master; Captain W. Warren. Registered; London 1894. Engine; 450 Nhp. She was a steam Auxiliary. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘PENANG’ ex ‘Albert Rickmers’




‘PENDLE HILL’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 222 Tons. Length; 124.6 ft. Breadth; 24 ft. Depth; 11.4 ft. Built by Blum of Sunderland. Owned by the Hawkes Bay Shipping Company of Napier, New Zealand. Master; Captain W.Wawm. She was a Pacific trader. [General Carrier]




‘PENDRAGON CASTLE’ Built 1891. Steel four mast barque of 2510 Tons. Length; 303.9 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Williamson for Chambers. Master; Captain J.D.Wood. She was sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Lisbeth’ She was broken up on the Clyde River in 1927. [General Carrier]



SS ‘PENOLA’ Built 1863. Iron steamer of 261 Tons. Length; 170.5 ft. Breadth; 22.5 ft. Depth; 12.6 ft. Built by Hill of Glasgow for the Mount Gambier Steamship Company [Grice and Co]. Engine; 80 Nhp. Registered; Liverpool, England JCKP.Master; Captain J.J.Legg. [Coastal Trader]



‘PENRYHN CASTLE’ Built 1895. Steel barque of 1360 Tons.Length; 237.5 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 211.3 ft. Built by Hill and Co for themselves at Bristol, UK.[General Carrier]




‘PENTHISILEA’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1707 Tons. Length; 243.3 ft. Breadth; 39.3 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Oswald and Co at Sunderland. Registered; Liverpool JCKP. Master; Captain C.Belyga.[General Carrier]



‘PERAL’ ex ‘Clan Ferguson’




‘PERI’ Built 1868. Iron barque of 897 Tons. Length; 212 ft. Breadth; 32.1 ft. Depth; 19.7 ft. Built at South Shields. Owned by W.Wright; in 1881. Master; Captain R.R.Hurst.[General Carrier]



‘PERI’ Wood schooner of 25 Tons that was used in the Queensland Labour trade. [see Blackbirder register]



 ‘PERICLES’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1598 Tons. Length; 259.6 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Hood at Aberdeen for George Thompson and Co. Master; Captain Largie. She was built alongside the ship ‘Brilliant’ and became a rival of that ship. She was sold to the Norwegians in 1904 after a good career in the passenger trade to Australia. They renamed her ‘Sjurso’. She sailed under the Norwegian flag until 1923 and she went off the register in 1924.[Passenger Ship]



‘PERIERE’ Built 1865. Launched in November of that year. Iron four-mast barque of 2764 Tons. Length; 356 ft. Breadth; 43.8 ft. Depth; 27.3 ft. Built by R Napier and Co for the C.G Transatlantic Company. She was built as a french mail steamer before being converted to a four mast bark. She was bought by the British and renamed ‘Lancing’ and under this name became famous as a passenger runner. Master; Captain Daure [under the french flag] then Captain S.J Hatfield. Then Casptain G.A Hatfield followed by Captain Johnson and finally Captain Melsom while under the British flag. She was sold to the Norwegians and her new master was Captain P.T Pedersen. After a very rewarding career as both a steamship and a bark rigged sailing ship, she went to the Genoese ship breakers in 1924.[Mail Steamer and Passenger ship]



‘PERSIA’ Wood ship of 1684 Tons, She was a passenger ship of the New Zealand trade. Master; Captain J.H.Smith. On one of her voyages, she sailed from London on May 1st 1860 and arrived in Auckland on September 17th 1860, a journey of 108 days.[Passenger vessel]Np



‘PERU’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 683 Tons.Length; 182.4 ft. Breadth; 30.1 ft. Depth; 17.8 ft. Built at Kinghorn and sold to Stewart of London. He sold her to J.J.Craig and he renamed her ‘Louisa Craig’. She was sold to a New Zealand Company and was renamed ‘Raupo’ and she sailed under that name until she became a hulk at Lyttleton, New Zealand in 1922. [General Carrier]



‘PERU’ Built 1894. Steel ship of 2198 Tons. Length; 275.1 ft. Breadth; 39.5 ft. Depth; 23.4 ft. Built by Bremer Shiffbau Ges, at Vegesack. Owned by Reed and Tideman and Company. Registered; Bremen QFVS. Master; Captain C.Stege in 1910.[General Carrier]



‘PETER DENNY’ Built 1865. Iron ship of 998 Tons. Length; 197.3 ft. Breadth; 34.6 ft. Depth; 20.8 ft. Built by Duthie at Aberdeen for Patrick Henderson. Master; Captain J.Barr then Captain Gronn. She was sold to J.W.Turner in 1881. Registered; Glasgow. She was sold to Larsen of Sandjeport and he renamed her ‘Inga’ She was wrecked in 1889.[Passenger ship]



‘PETER IREDALE’ Built 1890. Steel and Iron four-mast barque of 2075 Tons. Length; 287.5 ft. Breadth; 39.9 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Ritson and Co for Iredale and Porter. Master; Captain H.Lawrence. Registered; Liverpool. She was iron framed and steel plated.[General Carrier]



‘PETER RICKMERS’ Built 1889. Steel four-mast ship of 2926 Tons. Length; 332 ft. Breadth; 44.4 ft. Depth; 25.4 ft. Built by Russell for Rickmers, Reismuhlen of Germany. She went aground at Long island, California and became a total loss in 1909.[General Carrier]



‘PETRELLEN’ Built c1860. Wood brigantine of between 100 and 200 Tons. Length app;110 ft. Breadth; app 26 ft. Depth; app 14 ft. She was beached on the Cornish Coast c1885. Her photograph shows her blown ashore in a gale. She is upright and perfectly intact with about fifty locals standing around her. She would probably have been refloated even though she appears to be well ashore.[see shipwrecks]



‘PHOENICIAN’ Built 1846. Wood ship of 530 Tons. Length; 122 ft. Breadth; 27.5 ft. Depth; 19.1 ft. Built for the Aberdeen White Star Line. She was the first ship to carry gold back to England from Australia.[Passenger Liner]



‘PHYLLIS’ ex ‘Australia’



‘PHYLLIS’ Built 1888. Iron barque of 967 Tons. Length; 204.5 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 19.4 ft. Built by Hill of Bristol. Owned by M.Englestad of Larvik, Norway. Master; Captain G.Gabrielsen.[General Carrier]



‘PIAKO’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 1075 Tons. Length; 215.3 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built by Stephen of Glasgow for the New Zealand Shipping Company, She went missing on a voyage from Melbourne to Cape Town under the German flag in 1900.[Passenger Ship]




‘PILOT’ ex ‘Spitfire’ Built c1840. Wood schooner of app 40 tons. She was said to have been Australia’s first home built gunboat named ‘Spiifire’. If this was not so, then the two vessels do have a very uncommon resemblance. She was sold to the Queensland government for use as a pilot boat at Cooktown North Queensland. She was sunk during a cyclone in 1907 taking the pilot and a local government minister with her. [Gunboat and Pilot vessel]



‘PINDOS’ ex ‘Eusemere’ Built 1889-90 Launched in June 1890. Steel four mast ship of 2512 Tons. Length; 303.7 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Williamson for Fisher and Sprott. She was sold to B.Wenke of Hamburg in 1896 for the Nitrate trade. She was renamed ‘Pindos’ by Wenke and she did some good passages for the Germans during her career with them. In February 1912, she ran ashore at Coverack and became a wreck. All 27 crew were saved.[Nitrate Clipper]



‘PINMORE’ Built 1882. Steel four-mast barque of 2358 Tons.Length; 310.1 ft. Breadth; 43.7 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Reid for J.Kerr and Co. The German raider ‘See Adler’ sank her in 1917. Captain Felix Von Luckner went aboard the ‘Pinmore ‘ after capturing her for he had served aboard her for two voyages in 1902. He ordered his men to place mines in her hold and she quickly went to the bottom.[General Carrier]



‘PINNAS’ ex ‘FITZJAMES’ Built 1902.Steel ship of 1946 Tons. She was abandoned off the coast of Chile in 1929 after particularly bad weather. The crew were picked up by the Chilean steamer ‘Algonso’ at sea in 1929.Her end, on the 27th of April, 1929, left the ‘Parma’ as the last British built ship in the ‘P’ line of ships. [Nitrate Carrier]



‘PISAGUA’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2852 Tons.Length; 314.8 ft. Breadth; 44.7 ft. Depth; 26.1 ft. Built by Tecklenborg at Geestemunde for Laeisz. Master; Captain C.Bahlke then Captain H.Denhardt then Captain Dahm and finally, Captain H.Schimper. Registered; Hamburg RJPT. She came into collision with the P&O Liner ‘Oceana’ off Beachy Head in March 1912, when bound from Mejillones loaded down with Nitrate. The ‘Oceana’ was outward bound for Bombay. Seven passengers and a few of the crew were drowned when one of the boats was swamped but a Newhaven Mail boat, the ‘Sussex’, saved the rest of the passengers. ‘Pisagua’ had much damage to her bow section but was able get to port for repairs. [Nitrate Clipper]



‘POLA’ Built 1916. Steel barque of c2500 Tons. Length; 322.5 ft. Breadth; 47.2 ft. Depth; 26.5 ft. Built by Blohm and Voss. She was sold and renamed ‘Richelieu’ by the French. She was sold again, this time to F Laeitze. She went off the register in 1923.[Nitrate Clipper]



‘POLLY WOODSIDE’ Built 1885. Iron barque of 678 Tons. Length; 192.2 ft. Breadth; 30.1 ft. Depth; 16 ft. Built by Workman, Clarke at Belfast. Sold to J.J.Craig and renamed ‘Rona’ while in the New Zealand-Australian trade. Master; Captain J.Thorkisen. Registered; Belfast 90129 KDCN. Bought by Craig in 1904.[ General Carrier]



‘POMMERN’ Built 1903. Steel four-mast barque of 2423 Tons.Length; 301.6 ft. Breadth; 43.2 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by J.Reid of Glasgow. Sold to G.Erikson of Finland and renamed ‘Mneme’. Registered; Mariehamn, Finland. [Nitrate Clipper]



‘PONAPE’ ex ‘Bellhouse’ ex ‘Regine Elina’



SS ‘POONBAH’ Built 1913. Steel twin screw steamer of 909 Tons. Length; 200.4 ft. Breadth; 34.1 ft. Depth; 12.2 ft. Built by Murdock and Murray at Port Glasgow. Owned by Nelson and Robertson. Registered; Brisbane, Queensland. VJVP 82145. Engine; 90 Nhp. She went aground at Kirby’s Wall at Bundaberg, Queensland during the 1920’s. [Coastal Freighter]



SS ‘PORPOISE’ Built 1875. Iron screw steamer of 125 Tons.Length; 103.8 ft. Breadth; 17.9 ft. Depth; 6.9 ft. Built by the Australian Steam Navigation Company. Owned by John Burke Ltd. Registered; Sydney, NSW in 1919. Engine; 12 Rhp.Master; Captain Hugh C.Adrian. This captain came to Australia in 1879 as chief officer aboard the ship ‘Clara’. On this vessel he met his future wife [Miss Allport] with whom he had a relationship by mail until he gained his masters certificate in England and the he returned to Australia aboard the vessel ‘Potosi’ in 1881. He married and then took command of the ‘Jabberwock’, which had been a small steamer but was converted to sail and became a labour recruiter. Captain Adrian was on hand when natives attacked the Schooner ‘Borough Belle’. Her master [Captain Belbin] was killed. Captain Adrian brought the schooner back to Mackay with Captain Belbins bereaved wife who had been with her husband when the attack occurred. Captain Adrian went on tO command the Lighter ‘Tay’ at Mackay and eventually died on Friday the 11th of September 1903 after being struck down by sudden illness which took only a week to end his life. Captain Hugh Cochrane Adrian had been born in County Antrim, Scotland, in December 1851 at Ballyclare. He began his sailing career aboard the ‘Star of Greece’ which was a Belfast owned ship belonging to the ‘Star’ line. Master; Captain P. Burke took the ‘Porpoise’ onward into the 20th century and in 1918 she was almost destroyed by the 1918 cyclone that smashed Mackay in that year. [Pilot boat]



‘PORT CALEDONIA’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 1967 Tons. Length; 283.3 ft. Breadth; 43 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Russell at Greenock for Crawford of the Port line. Master; Captain W Adams in 1912. She was wrecked on the French coast in the winter of 1924-5.[General Carrier]




‘PORT JACKSON’ Built 1882. Iron ship of 2132 Tons. Length; 286.2 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 25.2 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for Devitt and Moore. Master; Captain A.S.Cutler. She was designed by Alexander Duthie and cost 29,000 Pounds to build. She became a cadet training ship and ended her days when she was torpedoed by a German submarine on April the 28th 1917.[Passenger ship and Cadet Training Vessel]



‘PORT PATRICK’ Built 1889. Steel ship of 1740 Tons. Length; 260.2 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by Russell for Crawford. Master; Captain Galloway. She had a very close call when she was blown toward the Victorian coast near Cleft Island. The captain let go both anchors but she was still dragging toward the rocks and the captain and crew decided to abandon ship. This they did safely and they were picked up by the Steamship ‘Abergeldie’ which was bound for Sydney. When it became known that a ship was anchored near Cleft Island, two salvage tugs from Melbourne went to her aid. The ‘Champion’ was first to arrive and she got a line to the still anchored ‘Port Patrick’ and towed her into Melbourne. This must have been extremely embarrassing for the crew. One can imagine their faces when they saw their ship tied up in Port Melbourne. She was sold to the Russians in 1913 and she went to the ship breakers in 1924-5. [General Carrier]



‘PORT STANLEY’ Built 1890. Steel four-mast barque of 2276 Tons.Length; 278 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Russell at Greenock for Crawford's ‘Port’ line. She was sold G.Fardig of Finland . Master; Captain L.A.Lundahl in 1919. She went to the ship breakers in 1924-5.[General Carrier]



‘POSEN’ ex ‘Preussen I’.



‘POTOSI’ Built 1895. Steel barque of 4026 Tons. Length; 366.3 ft. Breadth; 49.7 ft. Depth; 28.5 ft. Built by Tecklenborg at Geestemunde for Laeisz and his ‘P’ line. Master; Captain Hilgendorf who had her for her first eleven voyages, then came Captain Shluter for two voyages then Captain Nissen who had her for eight voyages. Captain Fromke took her in 1909 and had her for four voyages then Captain Niethe took her. She beat the record set by the big French bark ‘France’ from Dunkirk to Australia on her maiden voyage. She was sold to the Vinnens in 1918 but he was forced to give her to France due to the terms of peace. While the war of 1914-18 was raging, ‘Potosi’ sat at Valparaiso, Chile and when the war ended, she was taken to France. They sold her to Gonzales, Soffia and Co of Chile and they renamed her ‘Flora’ . She caught fire in 1926 off the South American coast and she was unable to be saved so an Argentine Cruiser sank her with shell fire. [Nitrate Clipper]



‘POWYS CASTLE’ Built c1895 Steel barque of 1363 Tons. Length; 237.2 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by Hill of Bristol and owned by that firm. She was a sister to ‘Penrhyn Castle’ and ‘Favell’. Master; Captain Thomas in 1900. Registered; London MNBW.[General Carrier]



 ‘PREUSSEN ’ Built 1891 Steel ship of 1761 Tons. Length; Built 1891. Steel ship of 1761 Tons.Length; 261.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 22.3 ft. Built by Blohm and Voss for Laeisz of Hamburg. Registered; Hamburg RJHS. Master; Captain Bahlke. [General Carrier]



‘PREUSSEN II’ Built 1902. Steel five-mast ship of 5081 Tons. 407.8 ft. Breadth; 53.6 ft. Depth; 27.1 ft. Built by Tecklenborg at Geestemunde for Laeisz and Co..Registered; Hamburg. She was known as the ‘Pride of Prussia’ and was one of the largest ship of her time. Master; Captain B.R.Petersen who commanded her until April of 1909 when Captain H.Nissen took her until her end. She became an oil carrier in 1908 but went back to general cargo soon after. On November 6th 1910, ‘Preussen’ was ran into by the steamer ‘Brighton’ and suffered damage to her bowsprit and was also holed above the waterline on her port side forward. She was able to make her way toward Dungness Roads with all her pumps working. She dropped anchor off Dungness but she was making too much way when the anchors were let go and both her cables parted with the result that she had to be stood off to seaward. Agale had now sprung up and ‘Preussen’ tried to get into Dover harbour with the aid of two tugboats but she was too heavy for them and the wind had dropped and without anchors and in heavy seas, she soon was headed for the cliffs. Her end was now inevitable as she drove up onto the rocks. Hope was held that she could be got off but the weather did not abate soon enough and she became a total loss on Tuesday the 9th of November 1910.[Nitrate Carrier]



‘’PRIMO’ ex ‘Scottish Wizard’



‘PRIMROSE HILL’ Built 1886. Iron four-mast ship of 2436 Tons. Length; 301.6 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth. 24.7 ft. Built by Royden for Price and Co. Master. Captain Wilson. She was stranded while under tow near Holyhead after her Hawser parted. The captain, his wife and twelve apprentices were drowned.[General Carrier]



‘PRINCE GEORGE’ ex ‘Calistoga’



‘PRINCE OF WALES’ Built 1786. Wood convict ship of 333 Tons. Length; 103 ft. Breadth; 29.3 ft. Depth; app 15.6 ft. She was a convict ship of the first fleet to Australia. Although she only carried some 50 convicts, she was a necessary addition to the fleet and she enabled the fleet to travel with more comfort than would have been afforded had she not been a late inclusion in the fleet. [Convict Ship]



SS ‘PRINCE OF WALES’ Built 1858. Iron paddlewheeler of 89 Tons.Length; 153.8 ft. Breadth; 18.6 ft. Depth; 7.7 ft. Built by Hill of Glasgow for the North Britain Steam Packet Company. Registered; Glasgow.[Passenger and General Carrier]



‘PRINCE OF WALES’ Built 1842. Wood ship of 1223 Tons.Length; 179.4 ft. Breadth; 39.7 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built at the Blackwall yards for Green. She was sold to C.Jewell of London in 1864. . She was a sister to the ‘Queen’ and they were then considered to be the finest ships of their day. Both were pierced for 50 guns and were fitted out as troop carriers. ‘Prince of Wales’ had a crew of 75 and could carry 120 passengers.[Passenger Ship and East Indiaman]



‘PRINCIPALITY’ Built 1885. Iron four-mast barque of 1758 Tons.Length; 258.5 ft. Breadth; 39.6 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Doxford. Master; Captain Jones. She went missing on a voyage from Junin to Rotterdam in 1905.[General Carrier]



‘PROCYON’ Built 1892. Steel barque of 2122 Tons. Length; 279.8 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Ramage for WW.S.Croudace. She was sold to the Russians in 1910.[General Carrier]



‘PROSPERO’ Built c1872. Wood barque of 525 Tons. Length; 142 ft. Breadth; 31.3 ft. Depth; 20.2 ft. . Built by S.Rozzano at Sestri Ponenti. Master; Captain Pidatella. Owned by C.Torre Di G. Registered; Palermo, Italy. [General Carrier]



‘PROSPERO’ Built c1875. Wood Brig of 198 Tons. Length; 108.5 ft. Breadth; 22.4 ft. Depth; 12.6 ft. She was a two mast schooner that operated in Queensland waters during the Blackbirding days.[Blackbirder]



 ‘PROVIDENCE’ Built 1808. Wood ship of 649 Tons. Convict ship. Master; Captain Andrew Barclay. Surgeon; Richard Hughes. She brought her convicts to Australia in 1811. [Convict Ship]



‘PRUSSIA’ Built 1869.Wood ship of 1212 Tons. Length; 184.2 ft. Breadth; 36.5 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built at Bath for the Houghton Brothers. [General Carrier]



‘PYTHOMENE’ Built 1880. Iron ship of 1916 Tons. Length; 265.6 ft. Breadth; 39.7 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt as a Steamship. She was sold to Soc, Anon Riccardo of Genoa in 1881. She was renamed ‘Reno’. Master; Captain A.Maggiolo 1881. She was sold again in Genoa and renamed ‘Monte Nero’ .[Passenger and General Carrier]



‘PUNJAUB’Built 1857. Wood ship of 1646 Tons.Length; 250 ft. Breadth; 39.6 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Cursetjee Rustomjee at the Bombay dockyard for the old Indian Navy of the Honorable East India Company. She was built as a Paddle Wheel Frigate along the lines of the French naval frigates of the 18th and 19th centuries. She was built of Malabar Teak and was launched on the 21st of April 1854. Commander John W Young took her on the 2nd of January 1855 and in the same month she sailed with the commander and half of the 10th Hussars for Suez. She spent some time in the Persian war, transporting troops and was involved in some of the fighting. In 1862, it was decided that she would be converted to Screw steamers and she was ordered to England for that purpose. After many adventures in India and the Middle East and upon the merging of the Indian Navy with the British Navy, the ship was sold to John Willis. He renamed her ‘The Tweed’ and he put Captain W.Stuart in command of her after converting her not to steam but to sail. Captain Stuart had her from 1863 to 1877. She was handed to Captain Byce in 1877 and he left her in 1880 and Captain J.M.Whyte took her. In 1885, Captain Moore took her over and he had her until she was dismasted in a storm in July 1888. She was towed into Port Elizabeth but was considered to badly damaged to repair. Her timbers were used to build a church in that port. [Passenger Liner]


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‘QUATHLAMBA’ Built 1879. Iron barque of 467 Tons. Length; 167.9 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 13.6 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for Rennie and Co. She was later bought by J.J.Craig and he renamed her ‘Hazel Craig’. She was then sold to G.T.Nicol and he renamed her ‘White Pine’. She went off the register in 1924.[General Carrier]



‘QUATINO’ ex ‘Arthur Fitcher’ ex ‘British Merchant’



‘QUEEN’ Built 1842. Built 1842. Wood ship of 1223 Tons.Length; app 175 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 22 ft. Built by the Blackwall yards for Wigram. She carried up to 50 guns and was a troop carrier during the Crimean war. She went into the colonial trade after that war ended. Master; Captain Nash. Registered; London, England. [East Indiaman and Passenger Ship]



‘QUEEN MAB’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1037 Tons. Length; 205 ft. Breadth; 33.5 ft. Depth; 19.8 ft. She was sold to Norway in 1910 and was renamed ‘Alfa’. She had the distinction of arriving at Valparaiso during the great earthquake at that port in 1906.[General Carrier]



‘QUEEN MARGARET’ Built 1893. Steel four mast barque of 2144 Tons. Length; 275 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by McMillan for Black. Master; Captain D.F.Faulkner then Captain Robert Logie then Captain T.F.Morrison who had her until 1905 then Captain W.J.Scott who handed her back to Captain Logie then finally Captain Bousfield had her when she was lost on the ‘Lizard’ in May 1913. The weather was fine with a calm sea but while she was waiting for a Tugboat, she was washed up onto rocks a half mile off shore. She broke up and sank in less that a week. [General Carrier]



‘QUEEN OF SCOTS’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1374 Tons.Length; 229.4 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck at Stockton. Owned by D.Kennedy of Liverpool in 1881. Master; Captain T. Starkie.She was condemned in 1926. [General Carrier]



‘QUEEN OF THE THAMES’ Three-mast Auxiliary owned by Devitt and Moore. She was put straight into the Australian passenger trade and began her maiden voyage in 1870. She was on the return journey from Melbourne to London when she lost in Struys Bay, South Africa on the 18th of March 1871, four of her 315 passengers and crew were drowned. [Passenger Ship]



SS ‘QUETTA’ Built 1881. Steel Steam auxiliary of 2254 Tons.Length; 380 ft. Breadth; 40.3 ft. Depth; 29 ft. Built by Denny and Co at Dumbarton, Scotland. Owned by the British India Association. Registered; Glasgow. Master; Captain Withers. Engine; 500 Nph. She was unfortunate to strike a hidden spire of rock in the Torres Straits while on her way back to England from Brisbane. She sank in quick time with the loss of many lives. [Passenger Ship]

                                                                  R                                                                              ‘RACER’ Built 1852. Wood ship of 1696 Tons.Length; 207 ft. Breadth; 42.6 ft. Depth; 28 ft. American built ship that was bought by the St George Cross Line [Red Cross Line]. She was lost on the Blackwater Bank in the Irish Channel in 1856. Her figurehead was a racehorse. [Passenger Ship

 ‘RAKAIA’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1022 Tons. Length; 210.2 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by Blumer of Sunderland for the New Zealand Shipping Company. Registered; Lyttleton, New Zealand in 1881. Master; Captain J.Bone then Captain J.E.Rawding. She was sunk in August 1906 but was able to be refloated and after repairs, was able to continue on for many more years of good work. She was sold to the Norwegians who renamed her ‘Marie’ . She sailed for them until sold to the American company of Crowell and Thurlow of Boston. They placed her in the command of Captain Rawding and she was renamed ‘Ruth Stark’. She was resold to the British and they gave her the old name of ‘Rakaia’ at the turn of the century.[General Carrier]


‘RAMSEY’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 767 Tons. Length; 209.5 ft. Breadth; 32 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by Gibson on the Isle of Man. She was sold to J.Harper in 1881 and ended her days wrecked on the 31st of October 1893. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘RANEE’ ex ‘Cowasjee Jehanger’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1264 Tons. Length; 217.5 ft. Breadth; 34.5 ft. Depth; 22.4 ft. Built by Hart and Sinnot at Liverpool. She was sold to Nicholson,McGill of Liverpool. Master; Captain S.Stevenson.She was renamed ‘Ranee’ while British owned.[Passenger and General Carrier]



‘RANGITIKI’ ex ‘Scimitar’ Built 1863. Iron or composite three mast ship of 1188 tons. Length; approx 210 ft. Breadth; 35 ft Depth; approx 22.7 ft. Built by Samuels at Hull for the New Zealand Shipping Company. She carried the name ‘Dalston’ which was probably her birth name before being sold to New Zealand. She was sold to the Norwegians but ended her career as a hulk in New Caledonia.



HMS ‘RAPID’. This vessel transported Colonel Light to South Australia for the founding of the Capital City of that State, Adelaide. [British Warship]



‘RAPIDO’ Built 1855/6.Wood barque of 299 Tons.Length; 129.2 ft. Breadth; 24.5 ft. Depth; 16.1 ft. Built at Harrington [Workington] For Spear and Co.She was sold to the Walker Gum Company and was owned by them in 1885 after doing a stint on the New Zealand run. Master; Captain Dougall then Captain Davey. Registered; London. [General Carrier]


HMS ‘RATTLER’ [see HMS ‘Alecto’]



‘RAVENSTONDALE’ Built 1874. Iron barque of 1175 Tons.Length; 226 ft. Breadth; 35.2 ft. Depth; 21.6 ft. Built by Softely at South Shields. Owned by B.Avery. Master; Captain Scott in 1881.She was sold and renamed ‘Kooringa’ and was placed on the Australian run. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘R.C.RICKMERS’ Built 1906. Steel barque of 5548 Tons. Length; 410..5 ft. Breadth; 53.6 ft. Depth; 30.4 ft. Built by Rickmers of Bremerhaven for themselves. Master; Captain August Walsen then Captain H.Bandelin the Captain Schwetman. When the First World War erupted, She was caught in a British port where she was commandeered and given the name ‘Neath’ . A German submarine sank her before the war ended [General Carrier].



‘REBECCA PALMER’ Built 1901. Wood five mast schooner of 2556 Tons. Length; 260.4 ft. Breadth; 46.1 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Cobb Butler for WW.Palmer at Rockland. Registered; Boston, USA. She was sold to the Greeks and was scrapped by them.[General Carrier]



‘RED JACKET’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 2460 Tons. Length; 260 ft. Breadth; 44 ft. Depth; 26 ft. Built by George Thomas of Rockland, USA. For Seacomb and Taylor. She was a famous rival of the well-known ship, ‘Lightning’ and she was also famous for her Indian Chief figurehead. Her maiden voyage was on the 4th of May 1854 to Australia. The White Star line bought her for the colonial trade and ended her days as a coal hulk at Cape Verde. [Passenger Ship]



‘RED ROCK’ Built 1894. Steel ship of 1719 Tons. Length; 249.8 ft. Breadth; 37.7 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Hamilton for Cornfoot. She was abandoned on fire in January 1907 after spending 10 years in the colonial trade. She had been sold and renamed ‘Carnarvon Castle’ by her new owners and she ended her career under the new name when she caught fire at sea 850 miles off the Western Australian coast. Her fire was discovered on the 21st of January 1907, two of her crew died in the boats and one after they had arrived at Fremantle.[General Carrier]



‘RED ROVER’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1020 Tons. Length; app 210 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built by Donald Mackay for the Black Ball line. She was renamed ‘Young Australia’ and was placed in the Ausralian trade. [Passenger Liner]



‘REGINA ELINA’ Built 1903. Steel barque of 2344 Tons.Length; app 285 ft. Breadth; app 43 ft. Depth; app 25 ft. She was built for the Italians at Genoa and was later captured in 1915, by the Germans who renamed her ‘Ponape’. She was again sold this time to the Norwegians at Tonsborg and they renamed her ‘Bellhouse’. She was still sailing for them in 1923.[Nitrate Clipper]



‘REINBEK ex ‘Windemere’ ex ‘Lord Rosebury’



‘RELIANCE’ Built 1884. Iron four mast barque of 2568 Tons.Length; 313.7 ft. Breadth; 42.3 ft. Depth; 24.9 ft. Built by Potter for Corsar. Master; Captain E.Turner. Sister ship to ‘Pegasus’ and caught fire and was gutted in 1907 at Iquique. She was sold in that condition to Mr S.Soler of that port. He rebuilt her and renamed her ‘Ricart De Soler’. Master; Captain D’Angelo. She was sold to the Spaniards in 1917 and they renamed her ‘Iberia’. She was again sold and given the name ‘Antonia Mumbru’ in 1919. Registered; Barcelona, Spain in 1919. [Nitrate Clipper]



SS ‘RELIEF’ Built 1884.Steel tugboat of 204 Tons. Length; 112 ft. Breadth; 22 ft. Depth; 12.6 ft. Built by W.Cramp and Owned by J.D.Spreckles. Master; Captain E.McEvoy. Registered; San Francisco. She was that city’s prominent Tugboat. [Tugboat]



‘REMINGTON’ Built 1863. Iron barque of 1023 Tons. Length; 307 ft. Breadth; 34.9 ft. Depth; 21.1 ft. Built by Smith and Roger at Glasgow. She was sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Martha’ then sold again in Germany and renamed ‘Schiffbek’ then sold to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Dina’ .She ended her days under the Norwegian flag.[General Carrier]



‘REMONSTRAAT’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 1073 Tons.Length; 214 ft. Breadth; 34.4 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by Thompson at Sunderland. Owned by R.Conway in 1881. Master; Captain Stodart then Captain Knight in 1902. Registered; Liverpool RQHS.[General Carrier]



‘RENFIELD’ Built 1895. Steel four-mast barquentine of 1112 Tons.Length; 209.6 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built by Russell for J.A.Russell. She ended her days as a coal hulk at Leith.[General Carrier]



‘RENFREWSHIRE’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 898 Tons. Length; 202.5 ft. Breadth; 33.1 ft. Depth; 19.1 ft. Built by Murray for Law and Co of the ‘Shire’ line. Master; Captain Peattie [1875-1876] She continued in the Queensland service until she went missing in July 1888 on a voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane. She was officially posted at Lloyds on the 21st of November 1888. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘RENO’ ex ‘Pythomene’ Built 1880.



‘RESOLUTE’ Tugboat that knew many of the great sailing ships.[Tugboat]



‘REWA’ ex ‘Alica A Leigh’



‘RHINE’ Built 1886. Iron ship of 1690 Tons. Length; 257.2 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Russell at Greenock. Owned by the Rhine Shipping Company of London in 1912. Master; Captain J.H.Bray.[General Carrier]



‘RHONE’ ex ‘Gilroy’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1768 Tons. Length; 259.2 ft. Breadth; 39.9 ft. Depth; 23.2 ft. Built by J.Elder and Co. Owned by J.Nourse and Co in 1895. Master; Captain G.Guthrie. [General Carrier]



‘RHONE’ Built 1896. Steel four-mast barque of 2896 Tons.Length; 322.2 ft. Breadth; 45.7 ft. Depth; 25.4 ft. Built by Forges at La Seyne for Ant Dom Bordes of France. Master; Captain J.M.Bernardo in 1912.[General Carrier]



‘RICHARD’ Built c1830/40. Wood ship of approx 800 Tons.Length; Approx 180 ft Breadth; approx 27 ft. Depth; approx 19 ft. Old apple cheeker that is seen agshore and almost totally dismasted. It is also possible that she was one of the earliest four mast ships of the 19th century. [more research needed]



‘RICHARD’ Built 1860. Wood barque of 692 Tons. Length; 148 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built by Gebre Boss at Burg, Registered; Russia. Master; Captain A.B.Stoblom in 1900. Owned by Ivar Hassenblatt at that time. [General Carrier]



‘RICHARD’ Built 1866. Wood barque of 290 Tons.Length; 127.8 ft. Breadth; 28.1 ft. Depth; 10.9 ft. Built by S.Bech at Ronne. Owned by P.Svensson of Sweden in 1881.[General Carrier]



‘RICHELIEU’ ex ‘Pola’ Built 1916. Steel four-mast barque of 3100 Tons. Length; 322.5 ft Breadth; 47.2 ft. Depth; 26.5 ft. Built by Blohm and Voss for F Laeise. She went off the register in 1923.[General Carrier]



‘RIMAC’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast brigantine of 946 Tons.Length; 210 ft. Breadth; 35.5 ft. Depth; 18.8 ft. Built by J.Reid for Nicholson, McGill. Master; Captain W.Johns. Registered; Liverpool. [General Carrier]



‘RIO LOGE’ Built 1869. Iron brig of 250 Tons. Length; 122.3 ft. Breadth; 24.7 ft. Depth; 12.8 ft. Built at Garston. Owned by C.W.Turner. Master; Captain Patterson then Captain William Spence. He earlier had command of the Blackbirder ‘May’. Although he did no blackbirding in ‘Rio Loge’ Captain Spence had this vessel until she went missing off the New Zealand coast in 1909. His wife and two children also went with her, there were no survivors. [Inter-Colonial trader]



SS ‘RINGAROOMA’ Built 1875. Iron screw steamer of 1096 Tons. Length; 245.1ft. Breadth; 30 ft. Depth; 14.2 ft. Built by Wingate of Glasgow for the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand Ltd. Master; Captain J.Stott. Registered; Dunedin, New Zealand. [Passenger Ship]



‘RIVER BOYNE’ Built 1867. Iron barque of 499 Tons. Length; 154.1 ft. Breadth; 27.8 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built by Dobie of Glasgow. She was sold to Hargrove and Hellon of Liverpool in 1881. Master; Captain Dodd. She was sold and renamed ‘Sirius’ then was resold and given her old name back.[General Carrier]



‘RIVER LUNE’ Built c1865.Wood barque of approx 1100 tons. Length;approx 200 ft. Breadth;Approx 27 ft Depth; Approx 19 ft. This vesselwas probably of the American registry and is shown in a sunken condition perhaps near Cape Horn or the Australian coast.



SS ‘RIVER LUNE’ ex ‘Frontier Town’. Built 1898. Steel steamer of 294 Tons.Length; 142.9 ft. Breadth; 21.3 ft. Depth; 10.4 ft. Built by J.Fullerton for Little and Co. Master; Captain J.Benson.[General Carrier]



S.T. ‘RIVER YARRA’ Steam tugboat of Melbourne c1890.[Tugboat]



‘ROANOKE’ Built 1892. Wood four-mast barque of 3559 Tons.Length; 311.2 ft. Breadth; app 49.2 ft. Depth; app 29.2 ft. She was the largest wood ship ever built by the Americans and she was a credit to her builder, Samuel Sewall who built her for his own use. Master; Captain J.Hamilton until 1898, then Captain J.A.Amesbury. She received a bad name because of Captain Hamilton’s bad habits in driving his men. When Captain Amesbury took her over it was not long before she had more problems, in 1901, she was bound for Honolulu with a load of coal when she was seen to have fire in her hold. Being a wood ship, it was seen prudent to run for the nearest land, which was Honolulu, some 2000 mils away. The crew fought the fire day and night using a steam engine and pump to keep the fire in some sort of control. The fire was eventually put out although the big ship suffered a great deal of damage. In 1904, she came into collision with the steamer ‘Llangibby’ and she was again badly damaged. She made her way to Rio Di Janiero and arrived there on the 19th of August 1904. She left Rio in December of that year and went to Melbourne and from there to New Caledonia. She caught fire whilst anchored at Noumea and burned until she sank on August 10th 1905. [General Carrier]



‘ROBERT DUNCAN’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2166 Tons. Length; 279.7 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Duncan for Leitch, Muir and Co of Greenock. Sold to A.P.Rolph and was renamed ‘William T Lewis’ . She was shelled by the Germans during the First World War and was left to sink but she refused to go down and was found abandoned and was towed into Bantry Bay and there she was refitted and converted to a barge at Victoria, British Columbia. She was again sold and was renamed ‘Fibreboard’ and was used as a hulk until the end of her career. Master; Captain E.E.Manning. [General Carrier]



‘ROBERT PARKER’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1088 Tons. Length; 174 ft. Breadth; 32.1 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built by G.Bent at Granville, Nova Scotia. She was sold to James Baines and Co of Liverpool for the Australian passenger service in 1868. She was renamed ‘Maryborough’ . Baines sold her in 1870 to T.Emerson of Newcastle, England. She continued sailing for him until 1888.[Passenger Ship]



‘ROB ROY’ Built 1842. Wood Schooner of 109 Tons She was built in Selby and was owned by Bannister. Reg; Hull. Master; Captain J.Johnson. She was used in England as a coaster until sold for the Queensland native labour trade.[Blackbirder]



‘RODERICK DHU’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1672 Tons. Length; 257.1 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Mounsey Foster. Registered; Honolulu. Master; Captain Matson then Captain Rock.[General Carrier]Np



‘RODERICK DHU’ Built 1875. Wood barquentine of 163 Tons. Length; 102.6 ft. Breadth; 24.6 ft. Depth; 11.4 ft. Built at Auckland, New Zealand. Owned by T.O’Dwyer. Registered; Maryborough, Queensland. Master; Captain Paesch. She was a member of the Blackbirder fleet.[Blackbirder]



‘RODNEY’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1447 Tons. Length; 235.6 ft. Breadth; 38.4 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Devitt and Moore. Master; Captain Loutitt then Captain Corner in 1895. She was sold and renamed ‘Gipsy’ and was wrecked on the Cornish coast under that name in 1901. All were saved [Passenger Ship]



'ROLF’ ex ‘Tweedsdale’



‘ROMANOFF’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1226 Tons. Length; 222.1 ft. Breadth; 36.3 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Hood for A.Nicol. Master; Captain W.Shepherd. She was a true Aberdeen clipper, painted Aberdeen green with white yards and masts. She was a colonial trader for many years and she was sold to the Norwegians in her final days and she ended her time under that flag. [Passenger ship and Wool Clipper]



‘ROMSDAL’ Built 1877. Iron four-mast ship of 1827 Tons. Length; 275.9 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by R.Steele and Co. Master; Captain A.Whyte. He made his ship a ‘family ship’ as his wife was always aboard doing the cooking etc. The ‘Romsdal’ ended her career during a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. She went missing in November 1891. All that was found of the ship was a lifebouy and a small amount of wreckage.[Passenger Ship]


‘RONA’ ex ‘Polly Woodside’



SS ‘RONA’ Built 1918. Steel steamship of 6205 Tons. Length; 400 ft. Breadth; 54.5 ft. Depth; 32.2 ft. Built by Sir R.Dixon and Co of Middlesboro for the C.S.R. Company. Registered; Sydney, NSW. Engine; 495 Nhp. [Freighter]



‘ROSCIUS’ Built 1839. Wood ship of 895 Tons. Length; 170 ft. Breadth; 36.6 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Brown and Bell for the Collins Line. Master; Captain Asa Eldridge. [Passenger Ship]



SS ‘ROSE’ Built 1876. Steam paddlewheeler of 402 Tons.Length; 291.8 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 15.7 ft. Built by Laird Bros at Birkenhead. Owned by London and N,W Rail Company in 1881.[Passenger and General Carrier]



‘ROSS-SHIRE’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2257 Tons.Length; 289.1 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Connell for J.D.Clink and his ‘Shire’ line. Master; Captain Andrew Baxter then Captain William Couper. She burned at her moorings on Christmas eve 1900.[General Carrier]



‘ROTHERSAY BAY’ Built 1877. Iron barque of 750 Tons.Length; 186.9 ft. Breadth; 31 ft. Depth; 18.5 ft. Built by Birrel at Dumbarton, Scotland. Owned by Hatfield and Cameron of Glasgow. Master; Captain T.Cormack. She held the record for the voyage from Noumea to Bluff, New Zealand that at that time was only ten days. [General Carrier]



‘ROUTENBEK’ Built 1875. Iron barque of 931 Tons. Length; 208.5 ft. Breadth; 32.4 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built by the Whitehaven Ship Building Company at Whitehaven. J.Wimmer and Co owned her in 1907. Registered; Hamburg RKVP. Master; Captain J.H.Bollen. She was renamed ‘Bellas’ when sold to the Norwegians and they sold her and she was again renamed, this time ‘Susanne’. She was listed as in port damaged in August 1924 and she may have ended her career without sailing again. [General Carrier]



‘ROUTENBURN’ Built 1881. Iron four-mast barque of 1997 Tons.Length; 289 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Steel and Co for Shanklands ‘Burns’ line. Sister to ‘Craigburn’, she was sold to the Swedes and renamed ‘Svithiod’ and then again she was sold and renamed ‘Beatrice’ under which name she became a Swedish training ship. [General Carrier]


‘ROWENA’ ex ‘Cluny Castle’



‘ROYAL CAPTAIN’ [see ‘York’ in main register] East Indiaman that was built c 1785.



‘ROYAL CHARTER’. Steam Auxiliary. Built 1855. Wood ship of 3000 Tons. Length; approx 230 ft. Breadth; approx. 45 ft. Depth; approx. 25 ft. She was lost in a hurricane at Moelfra Bay, Wales on the 26th of October 1859 while bound for Liverpool from Melbourne, Australia. She had 500 passengers aboard and such was the storm that only 41 survived the wreck.[Passenger Ship]



‘ROYAL DANE’ ex ‘Sierre Nevada’ Built in America in 1854. Wood ship of 1616 Tons. Wrecked, Chile in 1877.[Passenger Ship]



‘ROYAL FORTH’ Built 1893. Steel four-mast barque of 3130 Tons. Length; 329.3 ft. Breadth; 45.3 ft. Depth; 25.6 ft. Built by Ramage for J.Ferguson. She was sold to a Hamburg firm and was renamed ‘Henriette’ . [General Carrier]



‘ROYAL FAMILY’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 897 Tons. Length; app 195 ft. Breadth; app 33 ft. Depth; app 21 ft. Built at Sunderland, England. Owned by J.Watkins.Master; Captain J.Harrison in 1856. She was placed in the colonial trade for the early part of her career. [Passenger Ship]



‘ROYAL SHEPHERD’ Built 1853. Iron screw steamer of 331 Tons.Length; 139.9 ft. Breadth; 19.8 ft. Depth; 10.5 ft. Built Glasgow. Owned by Major ands Co . Reg; Greenock. Master; Captain E.Johnson. She was a feeder ship for the wool clippers in South Australian waters during the 1880’s.[Wool Lighter]



‘ROYAL STANDARD’ Built 1871. Iron screw steamer of 1365 Tons. Length; 240 ft. Breadth; 30.7 ft. Depth; 19.7 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland. She was sold to Shotton and Co of North Shields. Master;; Captain W.Kirby then Captain Johnson. Engine; 120 Nhp.[Passenger Ship]



‘ROYAL TAR’ Built 1876. Wood barque of 598 Tons. Length; 171.2 ft. Breadth; 31.4 ft. Depth; 17.2 ft. Built by Williams, Marshall for John Booth. Sold to J.J.Craig for Australia-New Zealand trade. Master; Captain Franklin. She became famous when she was chartered to take a dissident socialist group out of Australia as emmigrants to Paraguay, South America. Some remnants of this group survive today in that country. The ‘Royal Tar’ ended her days wrecked on the New Zealand coast in November 1901.[Inter-Colonial Trader]



‘R.P RITHET’ Built 1892. Iron ship of 1097 Tons. Length; 206.5 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Built by Connell and Co for the Matson Naval Company. She was burned at sea on July 24th 1917 when bound from San Francisco to Honolulu.[General Carrier]



SS ‘RUAPEHU’ Built 1883. Steel steamer of 2655 Tons. Length; app 389.4 ft. Breadth; app 46.0 ft. Depth; app 23.7 ft. Built Glasgow by J.Elder and Co.Engine; 600 Nhp. The New Zealand Shipping Company owned her as a Royal Mail steamer, Lyttleton, New Zealand. Master; Captain Brough. She gained her fame by being beaten in a race with the sailing ship ‘Turakina’ which was also owned by the same company. [Passenger and Mail Steamer]



‘RUFUS E WOOD’ Built 1875. Wood ship of 1477 Tons.Length; 200.1 ft. Breadth; 40.4 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built at East Deering, Mass. Owned by W.E.Mighell of Portland, Oregon.. Master; Captain Gilkey. She was a member of the ‘Downeaster’ fleet.[Cape Horner]



‘RUTH STARK’ ex ‘Rakaia’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1022 Tons. Length; 210.2 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by Blumer of Sunderland for the New Zealand Shipping Company. [see ‘Rakaia’]


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‘SACRAMENTO’ Built c1851. Wood ship of about 700 Tons. She was an American built vessel that ran aground in Port Phillip about 1852. Her 300 or so passengers were all bound for the goldfields and were relieved when they all made it safely to shore. The ship was refloated and towed into Corio Bay at Geelong. Her crew also made off to the goldfields at Ballarat and the ship became a hulk. Many other ships suffered the same fate as whole crews deserted their ships. The ‘President’, the ‘Lysander’, the ‘Deborah and the ‘Success’ were all perfectly good ships that became hulked in Victoria because of the gold rush. [See ‘Success’ in main register]



‘SAGA’ ex ‘Crown of Denmark’



‘SALADO’ Built 1866. Iron barque of 442 Tons. Length; 158.5 ft. Breadth; 26.5 ft. Depth; 15.7 ft. Built by Kirkpatrick at Glasgow. Owned by J.H.Carmichael of Greenock in 1881. Master; Captain J.Milne.[General Carrier]



‘SALAMIS’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1079 Tons. Length; 221.6 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth. 21.7 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompson and Co. Master; Captain Phillips Snr. She was built on the same design as that most wonderful and fastest of clippers, ‘Thermopylae’. She was about 100 Tons heavier and ten feet longer but she also was a very speedy ship. She was sold to the White Star Line for use in the Australian passenger trade and after very good service, was sold to the Norwegians. They converted her to a bark and they eventually wrecked her on the 20th of May 1905 on Malden Island in the South Pacific. [White Star Passenger Liner]



‘SALSETTE’ Built 1861. Wood auxiliary of 1357 Tons. Length; app 195 ft. Breadth; app 38 ft. Depth; app 23.5 ft. Built by Brown, Richibucto in the USA. She was sold in November 1867 to James Baines for the Liverpool to Melbourne passenger run. She was resold on the 10th of August 1871 to A.Cassels of Liverpool.[Passenger Liner]



‘SALUTO I ’ ex ‘National’ Built 1862. Iron barque of 806 Tons. Length; 182.4 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built by Dubigern of Nantes, France. Owned by Sven Ostray of Norway. She also came under the name ‘Minna Corda’, having been sold twice in her career. [General Carrier]



‘SALUTO II’ Built 1888. Wood barque of 763 Tons. Length; 171.5 ft. Breadth; 33.5 ft. Depth; 18.6 ft. Built by the Norwegians at Grimstad.[General Carrier]



‘SAMARITAN’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2148 Tons.Length; 282.2 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Duncan and Co at Port Glasgow. Master; Captain Terejesen of Norway in 1912. She was sold to the Norwegians about 1910 and was owned by Skibs Akt, Strom of Arendal, Norway in 1912.[General Carrier]



‘SAM MENDEL’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1034 Tons. Length; 215.6 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 20.6 ft. Built by Pile of West Hartlepool for the Coupland Bros. Master; Captain Steele. She was sold to the Norwegians at the end of her career and she was renamed ‘Charlonus’ by them. She was sold again and renamed ‘Hannah’ before going to the ship breakers in 1909.[Passenger Ship]



‘SAMOENA’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1962 Tons. Length; 272 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Connell for Clink. Master; Captain J.Thompson. She was sold to the Russians in 1910.[General Carrier]



‘SAMUEL PLIMSOLL’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1444 Tons.Length; 241.3 ft. Breadth; 39 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompson and Co. Master; Captain R.Boaden. She was owned by the White Star Line and worked in the Australian passenger service for many years. In 1899, she caught fire and was scuttled. She was raised, repaired and put back to work. Shaw-Savill of Billiter Street bought her and after some work for them, she was converted to a coal hulk in Western Australia.[Passenger ship]



‘SAN LUIS’ Built 1864. Iron barque of 591 Tons. Length; 171. 2 ft. Breadth; 27.8 ft. Depth; 17.7 ft. Built by Royden and Son for Leyland Bothers. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain Jones. She was sold to Herr J.Bauer of Rostock, Germany. Master; Captain E.Bruss. She was renamed ‘Hulda’ by the Germans and was under their flag when she was photographed riding out the 1893 flood of the Brisbane river. She was berthed right next to the swept away Victoria bridge.[General Carrier]



‘SANT ANNA’ ex ‘Edinburghshire’



‘SANTA CLARA’ Built 1876. Wood ship of 1535 Tons. Length; 209.5 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 25.5 ft. Built at Bath for A.J.Ropes. She was sold to the Los Angeles Movie fleet for use in epic movies. She ended her career as a fishing hulk in the USA.[General Carrier and Movie Star]



‘SANTIAGO’ Built 1856. Iron barque of 460 Tons. Length; 160.6 ft. Breadth; 25.9 ft. Depth; 17.4 ft. Built by Henry Balfour and Co at Methyl for H. Balfour, S.Williamson and Co. Master; Captain Arundrup in 1875 then Captain Moffat in 1881, Captain Brown in 1884. Reg; Liverpool LSDR 15391. She traveled the world for many years until ending her days as a hulk in the Port River at Port Adelaide where she still rests. This wonderful little bark is evidence of the outstanding workmanship of the shipbuilders of the period. The ‘Santiago’ was placed on the Liverpool to Valparaiso run and was in that trade for 30 years. She had to sail round the ‘Horn’ come hell or high water and she did so with little trouble and a great deal of hard work for every year that she was in that trade. She also went to Australia and New Zealand on occasions and in 1901, she suffered some damage in storms and was sold by her owners to the Adelaide Steam and Tug Company for use as a lighter. They in turn sold her to the Adelaide Steamship Company for hulk use and she was retired to the North Arm of the Port River in Adelaide in or about 1945. She still rests there, quietly rusting away with the call of seabirds echoing off her hull. Perhaps the ghosts of her many crew still wander about her rusting hull. Perhaps they are wondering why the local authorities talk of bringing other old tall ships from far distant ports, while she lies ready to be brought back to life after the manner of the ‘James Craig’ ex ‘Clan McLeod’ in Sydney. One could not wish for a better or more valiant ship to grace the Port of Adelaide [General Carrier]



‘SANTA ROSARIO’ ex ‘Marta G’ ex ‘ Ranee’ ex ‘Cowasjee Jehanger’



‘SANTA KATERINA’ ex ‘Yalleroi’



‘SANT ERASMO’ ex ‘Aspice’



‘SAPPHIRE’ Built 1845. Wood Barque of 237 Tons. Length; 95.3 ft. Breadth; 24.7 ft. Dept5h; 15.6 ft. Built at Montrose. Owned by George Salier of Hobart, Tasmania. Registered; Hobart 1889. She was a member of the Whaling fleet. Master; Captain Sparks.[Whaler]



‘SAPPHIRE’ Built 1864. Wood ship of 1272 Tons. . Length; 197.4 ft. Breadth; 38.5 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Courier in the USA. Bought by Dixon of London, England. Master; Captain Congdon.[General Carrier]



‘SARDHANA’ Built 1885. Iron barque of 1146 Tons. Length; 215.1 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 21.2 ft. Built by Russell and Co of Port Glasgow. She was sold to Akties Sardhana of Drammen, Norway. Crawford of England bought her and he sold her to Weir and Co. [General Carrier]



‘SARDOMENE’ Built 1882. Iron ship of 1943 Tons. Length; 269 ft. Breadth; 39.6 ft. Depth; 24.1 ft. Built by Oswald at Southampton for Fernie and Co. She was sunk by the Germans in July 1915.[General Carrier]



‘SCALA SHELL’ ex ‘Speedonia’



‘SCAWFELL’ Built 1858. Wood ship of 829 Tons. Length; 198 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 21.8 ft. Built by Charles Lamport at Workington for Rathbone Bros. Reg; Liverpool. Master; Captain R.Thompson. Sold to Wilson and Blain of South Shields. Sold again in 1880 to Hutchinson of Newcastle. She was abandoned in a sinking condition on the 9th of January 1883.[Tea Clipper and Passenger Ship]



‘SHIFFBEK’ ex ‘Ellesmere’



‘SEA CLOUD’ ex ‘Hussar’



‘SEA KING’ Built 1863 Later the rebel American confederate ship ‘Shenandoah’. The Confederate States of America navy captured her in 1863, while on her second voyage to Madiera, Spain. The Confederates then turned her into a raider in which profession she proved a success.[General Carrier and Confederate Raider]



‘SCHOMBERG’ Built1855.Wood ship of 2600 Tons. Length; 288 ft. Breadth; 45 ft. Depth; 25.5 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for James Baines. Master; Captain Bully Forbes. She was wrecked on her maiden voyage from England to Australia. She had been built to defeat all others in speed to the colony. When nearing Melbourne, Victoria, she ran aground on the night of the 27th of December 1855. The fault lay with the Captain, who was said to have been playing cards at the time. The ship was a total wreck but all were saved in calm seas.[Passenger Ship]



‘SCIMITAR’ ex ‘Rangatiki’



‘SCOTTISH ADMIRAL’ Built 1881. Iron barque of 939 Tons.Length; 217.8 ft. Breadth; 32.8 ft. Depth; 18.1 ft. Built at Sunderland by Doxford. Owned by McIlwraith, McEachearn and Co in 1881. Master; Captain Craig. Registered; London [General Carrier]



‘’SCOTTISH BARD’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 816 Tons. Length; 189.2 ft. Breadth; 33 ft. Depth; 19.1 ft. Built by the London and Glasgow Shipping Company for McIlwraith, McEachearn and co. Registered; Ayr, Scotland. She was sold to the Danes and renamed ‘Thor’. She was lost with all hands in 1900.p[General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH CHIEF’ Built 1875. Iron barque of 658 Tons.Length; 175.3 ft. Breadth; 30.3 ft. Depth; 17.6 ft. Built by Blumer for McIlwraith, McEachearn and Co. She was sold to Tomlinson,Hewitt and Sons of Liverpool in 1881. Master; Captain G. M. Brooking. [General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH GLENS’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 2116 Tons.Length; 279.6 ft. Breadth; 40.3 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Co of Southampton. Master; Captain Anderson in 1912. She was built for Ross’s ‘Scottish’ line, which should not be confused with the ‘Scottish’ line of MCIlwraith and Co. She was sold to the Norwegians and was renamed ‘Haugar’. Her Norwegian owners were Neilsen and Co, Akties of Larvik, Norway in 1912. She was still sailing for them in 1922 with her master Captain Tonnessen.[General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH HERO’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 869 Tons.Length; 196.6 ft. Breadth; 33 ft. Depth; 19.1 ft. Built by W. Doxford at Sunderland for Ross’s ‘Scottish’ line. The Germans bought her and renamed her ‘Saturnus’ in 1902. She was owned by G. O. Coster and was registered at Brake, Germany NGPF. Master; Captain J.Fuhfls. [General Carrier]



“SCOTTISH KNIGHT” Probably built in the 1870's. Research required



‘SCOTTISH LOCHS’ Built 1888. Iron ship of 2640 Tons.Length; 308 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.8 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt at Southampton for Ross’s ‘Scottish’ line. She was sold to Windram of London in 1912, her master was Captain R.A.Coudray. She was sold to the Norwegians after the first world war and was still going for them in 1920 under the name ‘Sorfareren’. S.O.Stray owned her and her Norwegian Master was Captain S.Aanonsen. [General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH MINSTREL’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1511 Tons.Length; 243 ft. Breadth; 38.8 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck at Stockton for Ross’s ‘Scottish’ line. Master; Captain Metcalfe in 1881 then Captain Bryde in 1896. She was Registered; Liverpool 76543 RBPL. She was broken up in 1910.[General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH MOORS’ Built 1890. Steel ship of 2400 Tons.Length; 300.4 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck of Stockton for Ross. She was sold to G.Windram and Co and her master was Captain E.Tedford. She was sold to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Svaland’ and was still going strong for them in 1938. [General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH PRINCE’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 895 Tons.Length; 210.2 ft. Breadth; 32.6 ft. Depth; 18 ft. Built at Aberdeen by Hall and Co for McIlwraith and Co’s ‘Scottish’ line. Master; Captain G.Scale. She was lost on the Queensland coast near Southport on the now well known ‘Gold Coast’. [General Carrier]



‘SCOTTISH WIZARD’ Built 1881. Iron barque of 1188 Tons.Length; 226.6 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 20 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for for Ross’s ‘Scottish’ line. She was sold to F.Lauro of Italy in 1905 and they renamed her ‘Pasquale Lauro’. They sold her a few years later and she was renamed ‘Primo’.[General Carrier]



‘S.D. CARLETON’ Built 1890. Steel ship of 1788 Tons. Length; 240 ft. Breadth; 44.4 ft. Depth; 25.4 ft. Built by Carleton and Norwood. Bought by Flint and Co. Master; Captain E.T.Amesbury. She was an American ship of the Downeaster trade. Her captain remained with her for 16 years. She went off the register before the First World War. [Cape Horner]



‘SEA CLOUD’ Built 1931.Steel four-mast barque of 2000 Tons. Length; 109.5 metres. Breadth; app 18.5 metres. Depth; 10.5 metres. Built for the heiress Marjorie Post. [Private Yacht]



‘SEAFARER’ Built 1888. Steel four-mast barque of 2206 Tons.Length; 281.6 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by Potter at Liverpool and was owned by them at Liverpool. Master; Captain G.Farmer. Registered; Liverpool KRDS. The Germans bought her in 1919 and renamed her ‘Seefahrer’. She was owned by J.Klingberg of Bremen. Master; Captain J.Stramann. [General Carrier]



‘SEE ADLER’ ex ‘Pass of Balmaha’



‘SEE ROSEN’ ex ‘Sant Erasmo’ ex ‘Aspice’.



‘SEILEREN’ ex ‘Loch Carron’



‘SELKIRKSHIRE’ Built 1878. Iron barque of 1237 Tons.Length; 228.4 ft. Breadth; 35.8 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by Birrell for Law’s ‘Shire’ line. Master; Captain Anderson who took her from Launch. Then came Captain Brabender from 1885 until 1889 and then came Captain J.Houghton. She was sold to Norway in 1905 and they renamed her ‘Aventa’. She was abandoned at sea in October of 1905 after some rough sailing.[General Carrier]



‘SELWYN CRAIG’ ex ‘Advancement’




‘SENATOR PETERSON’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1815 Tons.Length; 251.8 ft. Breadth; 39.7 ft. Depth; 21.8 ft. Built by Schiffwerft Von H.Koch at Lubeck. Sold to A.Wappaus in 1897. Master; Captain H.Martienssen. Registered; Hamburg, Germany RJLV. Sold to Knohr and Burchard of Hamburg and they renamed her ‘Rodenbek’ in 1902. Master; Captain R.M.Hansen.[General Carrier]



‘SERENA’ Built 1893. Steel barque of 1639 Tons. Length; 245.7 ft. Breadth; 37.6 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by Russell and owned by McDonald, Adams and Co. Master; Captain A.Dagwell. Registered; Greenock NCPW in 1907. She was then sold and renamed ‘Alcyon’. She then was sold to the Norwegians and they renamed her ‘Mattanja’.[General Carrier]




SERICA’ Built 1863. Iron ship of 708 Tons. Length; 185.9 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built by Steele of Greenock for Findlay and Co. Master; Captain Innes. She was one of the clippers that were involved in the great race of 1866 when three ships, including the ‘Serika’ sailed on the same tide from china and arrived on the same tide in England.’ Serika’ was lost on the Paracels in 1873.[General Carrier]



SS ‘SERICA’ Built 1888. Iron or Steel steamer of 1736 Tons.Length; 321.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Engine; 210 Nhp.[General Carrier]



‘SERVIA’ Built 1883. Steel ship of 1867 Tons. Length; 234.1 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 26.7 ft. Built by Houghton Brothers for themselves. They used her as a coal droguer until she was sold the American, Captain H. Nelson of San Francisco. Master; Captain Aas in 1907. She was wrecked at Karluk River, Alaska on November 6th 1907 while operating as a timber drogue of fish carrier. [General Carrier]



‘SERINGAPATAM’ Built 1837. Wood ship of 818 Tons.Length; app 170 ft. Breadth; app 33 ft. Depth; app 23 ft. Built by the Blackwall yards for Green and Co. She had the new style light stern rather than the old heavy double stern and quarter gallery giving her a much better turn of speed compared to the older vessels of the time. Her Figurehead was of the Indian hero, Tipoo Sahib with scimitar in hand. Master; Captain George Denny then Captain James Furnell. She weathered out many storms and had many adventures and she was still sailing in the 1860’s.[Passenger Ship and East Indiaman]



‘SHACKAMAXON’ Built 1851. Wood ship of 1380 Tons register. Length; 170.3 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 21.4 ft. Built in the USA. She was sold to R.S.Cuncliffe of Liverpool and was registered to that port. Master; Captain William Henry West. She was one of the first American ships to be sold at auction in Liverpool and she commanded a good price of 28,000 Pounds Stirling. She departed Liverpool for Melbourne on the 25th of September, 1852. Her managing agent was James McHenry of 5 Temple place, Liverpool.[Passenger Liner]



‘SHAKESPEARE’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 794 Tons. Length; 191.8 ft. Breadth; 31.8 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by Evans of Liverpool. Owned by E.C.Friend in 1881. Master; Captain Jorgenson.[Passenger Ship]



‘SHAMROCK’ Built 1862. Wood brigantine of 264 Tons. Length; 117.4 ft. Breadth; 14.5 ft. Built by Balley at Shoreham for Gates and Co. Master; Captain D.Cole. [Blackbirder]



‘SHANDON’ Built 1883. Iron ship of 1397 Tons. Length; 245.9 ft. Breadth; 37.8 ft. Depth; 21.3 ft. Built by Duncan for Thomas and Campbell. She was a cotton carrier that brought passengers to Australia on occasions. She was sold to the Norwegians and was renamed ‘Victor’. She was still sailing for them in 1907.[Cotton Carrier]



‘SHANNON’ Built c1850.Wood Blackwaller of approx 1100 tons. Length; approx 180 ft.Breadth;approx 37ft Depth; approx 22ft.



‘SHANNON’ Built c1895. Wood brig of 296 Tons. Length; 119.7 ft. Breadth; 26.6 ft. Depth; 14.9 ft. Owned by W.K.Thompson of Melbourne, Victoria. Master; Captain H.Batchelor. She was wrecked on King Island in 1906.[Inter-Colonial Trader]



‘SHENANDOAH’ Built 1890. Wood four-mast barque of 3154 Tons.299.7 ft. Breadth; 39.1 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built by A.Sewall for himself. Master; Captain Jim Murphy then Captain O.E Chapman in 1902 who had her until she was converted to a barge in 1910. She foundered off Shinnecock Bay, Long Island, California in 1917. [General Carrier]



‘SHIELA’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1198 Tons. Length; 228.7 ft. Breadth; 36.8 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Connell of Glasgow and sold to Sandbach, Tinne and Co. Master; Captain W.H.Angel in 1881.[General Carrier]



‘SIAM’ Built 1889. Iron ship of 1755 Tons. Length; 243.7 ft. Breadth; 38.7 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Lange at Vegesack. Registered; Bremen, Germany. Master; Captain A.Garliche.[General Carrier]



‘SIERRA BLANCA’ ex ‘Auriga’



SIERRA CADENA’ Built 1884. Iron ship of 1855 Tons. Length; 268.1 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by T.Royden and Sons. She was sold to the Finns and renamed ‘Svdana’ , they sold her to the Danes and they renamed her ‘Calistoga’. She was again sold and was renamed ‘Prince George’although this may have been her original name when built by Royden. This is reasoned by the fact that she was finally broken up in 1925 while under Norwegian ownership at Larvikandit isunlikely that she would have been given such an English name. [General Carrier]



’SIERRA CORDOVA’ later ‘Lucille’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1430 Tons. Length; 232 ft. Breadth; 37.9 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Royden and Sons. She was sold to the Norwegians and was renamed ‘Heimdal’ and was broken up under that flag in 1913.[General Carrier]



‘SIERRA ESTRELLA’ Built 1880. Iron ship of 1436 Tons.Length; 238.6 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 23.3 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck for the ‘Sierra’ line. She was later sold to the Italians and they renamed her ‘Estrella’ in 19922.[General Carrier]



‘SIERRA LUCENA’ ex ‘Inveruglas’ Built 1883. Iron ship of 1717 Tons. Length; 260.4 ft. Breadth; 39 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. [see ‘Inveruglas’]



‘SIERRA MIRANDA’ Built 1884. Steel ship of 1808 Tons.Length; 264.7 ft. Breadth; 39.1 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by J.Reid and Co for the ‘Sierra’ line. She was sold to Brown, Willis and Co in 1922. She may have been sold again for she was given the name ‘Maria Borges’ perhaps of Portugal or Spain.[General Carrier]



‘SIERRA NEVADA’ Built 1854 Wood ship of 1942 Tons.Length; 222 ft. Breadth; 44.4 ft. Depth; 19.4 ft. Built by Toby and Littlefield at Portsmouth, USA. Sold to British and renamed ‘Royal Dane’. She was placed on the Australian run during the 1860’s after being bought by James Baines for his Black Ball Line in 1863. She first ran Liverpool-Melbourne [1863-64] then London Queensland [1865-66] He sold her in 1866 but chartered her in 1868 for Liverpool-Melbourne and then again in 1869-7- for the London-Queensland service.



‘SIERRA SEGURA’ ex ‘Segura’ ex ‘Slieve Donard’



‘SIGNI’ ex ‘Silverhow’



‘SILBERHORN’ Built 1884. Iron four-mast barque of 1853 Tons.Length; 267.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Russell for De Wolf. Master; Captain Warren. She went missing while on a voyage from Newcastle, NSW, to Iquique, South America and was posted missing on the 27th of November 1907. Coal fire is suspected. [General Carrier]



‘SILVANE’ ex ‘Grand Duchess Maria Nicolaevna’ ex ‘Hesperus’



‘SILVERDALE’ Built 1887. Iron ship of 1920 Tons. Length; 263.9 ft. Breadth; 39 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built by R.Williamson and Son at Workington. Master; Captain R.Thomas in 1907. She was sold to Captain Thomas and he renamed her ‘Criccieth Castle’ . She was registered in London KLMH.[General Carrier]



‘SILVER EAGLE’ Built 1861. Iron ship of 903 Tons. Length; 185.2 ft. Breadth; 34.5 ft. Depth; 20.8 ft. Built by the Portland Shipping Company for Joseph Somes. Master; Captain Case.[Tea Clipper and General Carrier]



‘SILVERHOW’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1221 Tons. Length; 226 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 22.1 ft. Built at the Whitehaven yards by the Whitehaven ship building Company. Sold to G.Nelson of Whitehaven and owned by him in 1881. Master; Captain J.Dougall then Captain T.Thallen. She was sold to the Norwegians and they renamed her ‘Signi’ in early 1900.[General Carrier]



‘SILVERSTREAM’ Built 1891. Steel barque of 1242 Tons.Length; 226 ft. Breadth; 36.4 ft. Depth; 21.9 ft. Built by Bigger for W.P.Herdman. She was a sister ship to ‘Cupica’. ‘Camphill’ and Craiglands’. She was sold to the Italians in 1909 and was sunk by the Germans in 1916. [General Carrier]



‘SIMLA’ Built 1890. Steel four-mast barque 2214 Tons. Length; 278.2 ft. Breadth; 41.9 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Russell for G.M.Steeves. She ended her days as a carrier named ‘St Malo’[General Carrier]



‘SINDIA’ Built 1887. Steel four-mast barque 3068 Tons. Length; 329.3 ft. Breadth; 45.2 ft. Depth; 26.7 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf for Brocklebank. With the ship Holcar’, she was the last sailing ship to be launched for Brocklebank. They were the largest ships of their time. ‘Sindia’ was sold to the Anglo American Oil Company and was used as a Kerosene carrier. She stranded near Ocean City, New Jersey in December 1901 during a Blizzard.[General and Kerosene Carrier]



‘SIR LANCELOT’ Built 1865. Iron ship of 886 Tons. Length; 197.6 ft. Breadth; 33.7 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Steele for J.McCunn. She was a British tea clipper that also brought many emigrants to Australia. She was launched on the 27th of July 1865 and became one of the fastest of the tea clippers. She won many races even beating such speedsters as ‘Thermopylae’ and ‘Cutty Sark’ at times. She was overall second to the great ‘Thermopylae’ in a count of the times taken over the years that she was in the Teas trade. She was built as a composite ship. Master; Captain McDougall then Captain Robinson then Captain Nicholas. [Tea Clipper]



‘SIR ROBERT FERNIE’ Built 1889. Steel four-mast barque of 2564 Tons. Length; 313 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Russell at Port Glasgow for W.Fernie.[Passenger Ship]



‘SIREN’ Built 1881. Iron ship of 1482 Tons. Length; 248 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co. She was accidentally Rammed and Sunk by H.M.S. ‘Landrail’ off Portland on July 11th 1896. [General Carrier]



HMS ‘SIRIUS’ Wood ship of the First Fleet.



‘SIRIUS’ex ‘River Boyne’



‘SIXTUS’ ex ‘Swansmore’ Built 1886. Iron barque of 1817 Tons. Length; 268.6 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 23.3 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast, Ireland as the ‘Swansmore’. She was sold to Denmark and was owned by L.P.Holm. Master; Captain H.P.Lassen. She ended her career when she caught fire and burned after she was beached in February 1901.[General Carrier]


‘SKANSEN I’ ex ‘Lydgate’



‘SKAREGROM’ ex ‘Svalen’ ex ‘Castleton’



‘SLIEVE DONARD’ Built 1859. Built 1859. Iron ship of 1499 Tons. Length; 235.9 ft. Breadth; 37.5 ft. Depth; 22.3 ft. Built by Vernon and Sons of Liverpool. Owned by W.P.Sinclair of Liverpool in 1881. Master; Captain McMillan then Captain J.Davies in 1907. She was sold to the ‘Sierra’ line and was renamed ‘Sierra Segura’ then was resold and became the ‘Segura’ and was owned at Liverpool at that time. [Passenger Ship]



‘SLIEVE ROE’ Built 1878. Iron ship of 1667 Tons. Length; 257.1 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast, Ireland for W.Sinclair of Liverpool. Master; Captain B.Campbell in 1881. She is seen in company with ‘Gulf Stream’ in her photograph. [General Carrier]



‘SNOW AND BURGESS’ Built 1878. Iron ship of 1655 Tons.Length; 228.5 ft. Breadth; 41.5 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Sam Watts Of the USA for Snow and Burgess. She was sold to A.P.Lorentzen from their Thomastown headquarters. She became a Timber Drogue as a five mast schooner and in 1921 while owned by C.H.Smith, she was sold to the ship breakers. [General Carrier and Timber Drogue]



‘SOBRAON’ Built 1866. Composite ship of 2131 Tons. Length; 317 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 27 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for Lowther, Maxton and Co. Master; Captain Kyle then Captain J.A.Elmslie. He had her for here career in the Australian passenger trade. His sons also did their apprentice ships aboard her. She saw many highs and lows during her varied career. She had the usual crew accidents and the occasional death by other means but overall she was a very popular ship in the passenger trade. She was retired and sold to the NSW government in 19891 and she then served as a reform school for boys for the next twenty years. In 1911 the shipwrights who were about to break her up inspected her but she was found to be as sound as she ever was and the Federal Government bought her for use as a training ship. They renamed her ‘Tingira’ and she remained in that role until she was retired for good and broken up. She carried the bell from the old cadet training ship ‘Vernon’ as a call to assembly for the boys who were learning their trade.[Passenger Liner and Training Ship]



‘SOFALA’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2301 Tons.Length; 277 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft5. Built by Russell for Asteeves. Master; Captain Evans. She foundered at sea on the 28th of September 1911 while bound for Sydney.[General Carrier]



‘SOMALI’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 3537 Tons.Length; 329.9 ft. Breadth; 47 ft. Depth; 27 ft. Built by Russell for Steeves. She was sold to the Germans who renamed her ‘Alsterdamm’ then sold by the ‘Alster’ line to the Vinnens who renamed her ‘Adolf Vinnen’. The Americans next bought her, it was they who renamed her ‘Mae Dollar’ . She was sold by the Dollar Company and was given the and she was sold again to be given the name ‘Pacific Carrier’ . Finally she was sold for the last time and was given the name ‘Island Carrier’ and she ended her days as a towing barge under that name.[General Carrier]



‘SOMERSETSHIRE’ Built 1867. Iron ship of 1593 Tons. Length; 284.3 ft. Breadth; 41 ft. Depth; 27.7 ft. Built by Wigram at London and was placed in the colonial trade. [Passenger Ship]



‘SONGVAAR’ ex ‘Barcore’



‘SOOLOO’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 963 Tons. Length; 164.6 ft. Breadth; 34.6 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by J.Taylor of Boston, Mass. Owned by Pickman and Silsbee at Salem, Mass. Registered; Salem 23292. [Passenger Ship]



‘SOPHIA’ ex ‘Sierra Lucena’ ex ‘Inveruglas’



‘SOPHIA JANE’ Built 1826. Wood Steam packet ship of app 300 Tons. Length; 126 ft. Breadth; 20 ft. Depth; 12 ft. Built by Barnes and Miller in England. She arrived in Sydney in May 1831. Engine 50 Nhp. She used both steam and sail and she was one of the first steamers to arrive in Australia, she was broken up in 1845.[Passenger ship]



‘SOPHOCLES’ Built 1879. Iron ship of 1138 Tons. Length; 223.4 ft. Breadth; 34.7 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for the White Star Line. Master; Captain Smith. She was sold to the Italians and was still going for them until the First World War. Owned by Olivari of Genoa in 1912. Master; Captain G.B.Pontremoli. [Passenger Ship]



‘SORATA’ Built 1872. Iron screw steamer of 2573 Tons. Length; 401.3 ft. Breadth; 42.8 ft. Depth; 34.1 ft. Built by Elder of Glasgow for Pacific Steam and Navigation Company. Registered; Liverpool WRQS. This vessel went ashore near Adelaide, South Australia in the latter half of the 19th century, she was got off by some remarkable work done on the packing of her damaged hull. [Passenger Liner]



‘SORLANDET’ Built 1927. Steel ship of 577 Tons. Length; 172.3 ft. Breadth; 29.1 ft. Depth; 16 ft. Built by A/S Hoivolds Motor Mechanical Works in Christiandsand, Norway. Registered; Norway LDTY. Master; Captain H.Brunsvick. She became the Norwegian training ship in the 1930’s. [General Carrier and Training Ship]



‘SOUND OF JURA’ Built 1896. Steel four-mast barkquentine of 1109 Tons. Length; 210.3 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built by Tussell for C.A.Walker. She was dismasted at Simons Bay in 1907. She was then bought by the South Africans and was till sailing for them in 1938. [General Carrier]



‘SOUTHAMPTON’ Built 1849. Wood ship of 1440 Tons.Length; 180 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Morgen at Westeveld, USA. Registered; New York. She was still owned by Morgan in 1871. Master; Captain West then Captain Dunn. [Passenger Ship]



‘SOUTH AUSTRALIAN’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 1040 Tons. Length; 201 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 20.1 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Devitt and Moore. Master; Captain Bruce. She was a sister to the ‘City of Adelaide’ and both were part of the passenger service to South Australia. She foundered in 1889. [Passenger Ship]



‘SOUTHFIELD’ Built 1880. Iron barque of 899 Tons. Length; 200.1 ft. Breadth; 32.8 ft. Depth; 19.6 ft. Built by Russell and was soon sold to the ‘Shire’ line. She was sold and renamed. ‘Banffshire’ and was a real sister ship .‘Wigtonshire’ and ‘Berwickshire’ and also the ‘Peebleshire’all of which were built by Russell for the ‘Shire’ line. She was sold to the Italians in 1906 and was sunk by the Germans in 1917. [General Carrier]



‘SOUTHERN BELLE’ Built 1862. Wood barque of 1120 Tons.Length; 185 ft. Breadth; 36.9 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Oliver at Quebec, Canada. Master; Captain Tallack. She was a Bristol trader owned by Charles Hill and Co. [Passenger Ship]



‘SOUTHERN CROSS’ Built 1874. Wood three mast schooner of 148 Tons. Length; 107.1 ft. Breadth; 21.2 ft. Depth; 11.8 ft. Built for W.Ross of Auckland, New Zealand. She was sold to French owners and renamed ‘Ysabel’. She gained her fame as a missionary vessel that had much to do with the Christianisation of the South Sea Islands. [Missionary vessel and Cargo Carrier]



‘SOUVERAIN’ ex ‘Odessa’ ex ‘Adelaide’ ex ‘Holcar’



‘SOUVENIR’ Built 1881. Wood barque of 505 Tons. Length; 127.9 ft. Breadth; 31.6 ft. Depth; 17.9 ft. She was built in Norway and sold to Cummins and Co. Master; Captain H.S.Sorensen. This Captain bought her and traded her under the Norwegian flag. [General Carrier]



HMS ‘SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS’ Wood battle frigate of 1500 Tons. Length; app 160 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 27 ft. She was the first 100 gun battle frigate ever built. She was built for King Charles the second of England in 1637. [British Naval Frigate]Cd



‘SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS’ Built 1852. Wood ship of 2421 Tons. Length; 245 ft. Breadth; 44 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by Donald Mackay in the USA. Master; Captain L Mackay[brother of the builder] She was chartered to the Blackball line in 1853 with Captain Warner as her new master. She was returned to her owners after only one voyage for the Blackball line. She was sold to a German company to end her career. [Passenger Liner]



‘SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS IV’ Built 1868. Wood ship of 1458 Tons. Length; 199.5 ft. Breadth; 41 ft. Depth; 23.9 ft. Built by Donald Mackay at Boston, USA. Registered; New York. She ended her days as a schooner barge owned by L.Luckenbach. Master; Captain Anderson.[Passenger Liner]



‘SPARTAN’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1449 Tons. Length; 206.6ft.Breadth; 40.5 ft. Depth; 24.3 ft. Built at East Boston for Henry Sears of Boston, Commodore T. H. Allen of San Francisco and Captain Isaac Jackson. He took command of the new ship from the stocks and had been the master of the ‘Great Admiral’ before taking his new ship over. She went ashore on Long Island, California in 1878 and was sold to Henry Cairns. She became a collier on the Pacific coast in her old age her master was Captain Polite. She stranded in the Hawaiian Islands in 1905 and was a total wreck. [Passenger and General Carrier]



‘SPIRIT OF THE AGE’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 878 Tons.Length; 173 ft. Breadth; 32 ft. Depth; 18.5 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for T.Gibb and Co. Master; Captain Billing. She was another of the colonial passenger ships. [ Tea Clipper and Passenger Ship]



‘SPEEDONIA’ ex ‘Urania’



‘SPEKE’ Built 1891. Steel ship of 2875 Tons. Length;310.3 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 25.6 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Co for the Leyland Brothers. Master; Captain Gyllencreutz then Captain F.Stott then Captain Tilston. She went ashore on Phillip Island, Victoria in 1905 and became a total loss. [General Carrier]



‘SPINDRIFT’ Built 1867. Iron ship of 899 Tons. Length; 219.4 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 20.2 ft. Built by Connell for Findlay. Master; Captain Innes then Captain Nutsford. She was run aground in 1870 on her way down channel while in charge of her pilot. His mistake ran her right up onto the beach. [ Tea Clipper and Passenger Liner]



‘SPITFIRE’ Built c 1845.Wood two mast schooner of approx 40 tons.She was Australia’s first home built gunboat and was eventually putintoservice in Queensland where she remained until used as the pilot boat ‘Pilot’ in Cooktown. She was lost in a cyclone in 1907.



‘SPRINGBURN’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2655 Tons.Length; 296 ft. Breadth; 45.6 ft. Depth; 25.7 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle for Shankland. Master; Captain Howard Rae. She was sold to Bordes of France and was renamed ‘Alexandre’. [General Carrier]



ST DAVID’ Built 1877. Wood ship of 1595 Tons. Length; 213.4 ft. Breadth; 40.6 ft. Depth; 17.2 ft. Built at Bath for B. Flint. She was a passenger ship and carrier of the ‘Downeaster’ trade. [Cape Horner]



‘ST FRANCIS’ Built 1882. Wood ship of 1898 Tons. Length; 231.4 ft. Breadth; 41.8 ft. Depth; 25.9 ft. Built by J.McDonald and Co for Ben Flint. Master; Captain David Scribner then Captain T.Murray. She was sold to the Alaska Packers Fishermans Packing Company, which was not the ‘Alaska Packers Association’. [General Carrier and Cannery Ship]



‘ST KATHERINE’ Built 1890. Wood ship of 1264 Tons.Length; 202.8 ft. Breadth; 39.3 ft. Depth; 19.1 ft. Built by J. McDonald at Bath, Maine for Flint and Co. Reg. New York. Master; Captain F.E.Frazier. She was sold to a Salmon packing company of San Francisco and they used her until she was broken up. Owned by Welch of San Francisco and sold to Captain Matson along with several other ships from the same fleet. This took place in 1908 and they became regulars in the Hawaiian trade from San Francisco. The Red Salmon Canning Company owned her in 1925. Master. Captain E. N. Espensen. [ Timber Drogue and Cannery Ship]




‘ST KILDA’ Built 1868.Iron schooner of 198 Tons. Length; 127.3 ft. Breadth; 22 ft. Depth; 10.1 ft. Built by Fullerton and Co at Paisley. Owned by Hatrick who sold her to G. Baker and he was still sailing her in 1912 at Auckland, New Zealand. [Passenger Ship]



‘ST LAWRENCE’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1094 Tons. Length; 180 ft. Breadth; 37 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Her Poop was 72 ft. Built by Smiths Tyne yard for themselves. She was sold in the 1870’s for use as a timber drogue from Puget Sound to Sydney, Australia until 1890. She went off the register in 1891. [Timber Drogue]



‘ST LEONARDS’ Built 1864. Iron ship of 1054 Tons. Length; 204 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 20.3 ft. Built by Pile and Hay at Sunderland. Owned by Shaw-Savill in 1881. Master; Captain R.Todd. [Passenger Ship]



‘ST MALO’ ex ‘Simla’



‘ST MIRREN’ Built 1876. Iron ship of 1350 Tons. Length; 229.4 ft. Breadth; 37.1 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck at Stockton for Rankin, Gilmour and Co. Master; Captain Grossart in 1881. She went off the register in 1882. [General Carrier]



‘ST MIRREN’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1956 Tons. Length; 272 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Connell for A Mackay and Co. She was still owned by them during the First World War. [General Carrier]



‘ST PAUL’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1894 Tons. Length; 228.2 ft. Breadth; 42.1 ft. Depth; 27.5 ft. Built by I.F. Chapman at Bath for I.F.Chapman. Master; Captain Bert Williams. Mate: Mr. Martin. She was recognised as being one of those vessels that courted trouble for her crews. She had many men shanghai-ed aboard her during her career. Some stories are quite humorous and one told was of a baptist minister who was doped and taken aboard the ship in San Francisco. When he awoke, he was well out to sea and was promptly put to work in the rigging. Bucco Martin ran them rough and when the ship arrived in Liverpool the minister was paid off. His people had to pay his homeward fare and one can only wonder at how he felt after such a voyage. This tale has been borrowed from Basil Lubbock’s ‘Downeasters’ [Cape Horner]



‘ST VINCENT’ Built 1865. Wood ship of 892 Tons. Length.190 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Devitt and Moore. Master; Captain J.Bissit then Captain J.Barrett. She was sold to the Norwegians and was renamed ‘Axel’. Then in the early 1900’s she was turned into a barge.[Passenger Ship]



‘STANDARD’ Built 1878. Wood ship of 1534 Tons. Length; 212 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by J.M.Hagar for C.V.Minott. They sold her to the North Alaska Canning Company and she was still sailing in 1914. [Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF ALASKA’ ex ‘Balclutha’



‘STAR OF BENGAL’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1877 Tons. Length; 262.8 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf for Corry’s ‘Star’ line. She was sold to the Alaska Packers Association and was lost in September 1908 off Alaska. Of the 146 men aboard her, only 26 were saved from the icy waters. [Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF ENGLAND’ Built 1860. Wood ship of 1544 Tons. Length; 196.6 ft. Breadth; 38.3 ft. Depth; 27.3 ft. Built in the USA. Owned by Smith and Co who sold her to R.A.Stewart. Reg; London. 1880. [Carrier]



‘STAR OF ENGLAND’ ex ‘Blairmore’



‘STAR OF FINLAND’ ex ‘Kaiulani’




‘STAR OF FRANCE’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1644 Tons.Length; 258 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 22.8 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast for the ‘Star’ line which was owned by Corry and Co. They sold her to the Alaska Packers Association. Master; Captain Hugh Wilson. This ship had an unusual event occur during the 1890’s, she arrived at Cork, Ireland with a cargo of wheat and, as it was cheaper to store the wheat in a ships hold than in a granary, the ‘Star of France’ lay in port for a very long time. Long enough in fact, for the Captain to have his first wife die, marry for a second time and also have a child by his second wife before she was back sailing again. The ship was bought by J.J.Mooreof San Francisco and was occasionally chartered to the Alaska Packers to carry Fish. [Grain Carrier and Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF GERMANY’ Built 1872. Iron ship of 1284 Tons.Length; 232 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Haland and Wolf for Corry’s ‘Star’ line of Belfast, Ireland. She was sold to Foley, Aikman and Co in 1897. She was resold to Rainford and Co of Belfast to finish her sailing career. Master; Captain Wilson. She disappeared off the register about 1908.[General Carrier]



‘STAR OF GREENLAND’ ex ‘Hawaiian Isles’



‘STAR OF HOLLAND’ ex ‘Zemindar’ Built 1885. Steel ship of 2053 Tons. Length; 292.ft Breadth; 9.7 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast for Brocklebank as ‘Zemindar’ then sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Otto Gildemeister’ . They sold her to Hind and Co of America and they renamed her ‘Homeward Bound’ then finally she was bought by the Alaska Packers who renamed her as the ‘Star of Holland. [General Carrier and Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF ICELAND’ ex ‘Wilscott’



‘STAR OF INDIA’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1045 Tons. Length; 190.4 ft. Breadth; 34.2 ft. Depth; 22.1 ft. Built by Stephen of Dundee for J.Somes. She was placed in the passenger trade to India and Australia and was popular for many years. She was sold to the Norwegians and was abandoned at sea by them in 1893. She could be classified as a Blackwall frigate. [Passenger Ship]



‘STAR OF INDIA’ ex ‘Euterpe’ Built 1865. Iron ship of 1197 Tons. Length; 205.5 ft Breadth; 35.2 ft. Depth; 23.4 ft. Built by Gibson and Co on the Isle of Man. Bought by Shaw-Savill for the Australian passenger run. Master; Captain Phillips. She was resold to J. J. Moore of the USA and he resold her to the Alaska Packers where she was renamed ‘Star of India’. She was again sold and eventually became a museum ship and is still in that capacity today in the year 2000. [Passenger Ship, Cannery Ship and American Museum Ship]



‘’STAR OF ITALY’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1571 Tons. Length; 257.1ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 22.3 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf for Corry’s ‘Star’ line of Belfast. Master; Captain W. J. M. Shaw then Captain Michael Cotter who died aboard her of Apoplexy then came Captain W. J. Reid followed by Captain John Legg who stayed with her until she was sold to J.J.Moore and Co at San Francisco in February of 1898. [General Carrier]



‘STAR OF PERU’ ex ‘Himalaya’ Built 1863. Iron barque of 1027 Tons. Length; 201.6 ft. Breadth; 33 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built by Pile and Hay of Sunderland for Shaw-Savill for the New Zealand passenger run. They sold her to the Alaska Packers Association and they renamed her ‘Star of Peru’. She was resold by them and was given the name ‘Bougainville’ by her new owners. [Passenger Ship and Cannery vessel]



‘STAR OF LAPLAND’ ex ‘Atlas’ Built 1902. Steel ship of 3381 Tons. Length; 332.4 ft. Breadth; 45.4 ft. Depth; 26.1 ft. Built by A.Sewall of Bath as the ‘Atlas’ for themselves. They sold her to the Alaska Packers in 1912 and they renamed her the ‘Star of Lapland’ . Master; Captain T.A.Thompson.[Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF PERSIA’ Built 1868. Iron ship of 1227 Tons. Length’ 227 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 22.7 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf for Corry’s ‘Star’ line. She was hen sold to C.M.Matson of Hamburg and he renamed her ‘Edith’ . She went off the register in 1904. [Passenger Ship]



‘STAR OF PEACE’ Built 1855. Wood ship of 1113 Tons.Length; 215.2 ft. Breadth; 35.9 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for the White Star Line. She entered the passenger trade to Australia and was sold to T.Grice of Melbourne and was owned by him in 1881. She was again sold, this time to Burns, Philp of Australia and she was converted to a coal hulk at Thursday Island before being broken up in 1895. Master; Captain Webster.[Passenger Ship]



‘STAR OF RUSSIA’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1892 Tons. Length; 275.5 ft. Breadth; 40.6 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. She was built by Harland and Wolf for Corry’s ‘Star’ line and was later sold to Shaw-Savill for the New Zealand run in 1898. They sold her to the Alaska Packers Association. [Passenger Ship and Cannery vessel]



‘STAR OF SCOTLAND’ ex ‘Kennilworth’ Built 1887. Steel ship of 2293 Tons. Length; 300.2 ft. Breadth; 43.1 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by J.Reid and Co for the Waverley line owned by Williamson and Milligan. She was a beautifully built vessel where all her fittings and interior work were exceptional. Master; Captain McNair who left ‘Cedric the Saxon’ to take her. She broke the record from North America to Australia on her maiden voyage but was almost totally burned on her second trip. She was abandoned to the underwriters at Port Costa on August 26th 1889. Arthur Sewall who was a ship builder bought her at auction and owner and he had her rebuilt by the Union Iron Works. She was placed on the American registry and ran in the Cape Horn trade under Captain Blake. She was badly damaged in 1906 when sailing out of Philadelphia. She arrived at Monte Video in February 1907 almost crippled. She left that port in April 1907 after being repaired headed for San Francisco but was again damaged and after more repairs she headed back to Philadelphia , Her journey had taken over a year to complete. She was bought by the Alaska Packers and was renamed ‘Star of Scotland’ . [Cape Horner and Cannery Ship]



‘STAR OF THE EAST’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1219 Tons.Length; 183.3 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built at St Johns, New Brunswick by W.R.Wright .She was bought by James Beazley and when ready, she was placed in the Golden line for Australia. Master; Captain Christian. [Passenger Ship]



‘STAR OF THE EAST’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 757 Tons Length; 183..3 ft. Breadth; 30.7 ft. Depth; 18.5 ft. Built by Connell . Owned by R.Cameron and Co. Master; Captain J.Porter. Registered; London QJKN. [General Carrier]



‘STAR OF ZEALAND’ ex ‘Astral’ Built 1902. Steel ship of 3381 Tons. Length; 332.4 ft. Breadth; 45.4 ft. Depth; 26.1 ft. Built by A.Sewall for the Standard Oil Company. She was resold to the Alaska Packers and they renamed her ‘Star of Zealand’. Master; Captain F.Mackay. [Oil Carrier and Cannery Ship]



‘STAR QUEEN’ Built 1854. Wood barque of 769 Tons. Length; 165.7 ft. Breadth; 32.2 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Taylor and Co at Sunderland. Master; Captain H.M Downing. She landed 302 passengers at Maryborough, Queensland in 1875 having arrived on the 20th of September of that year.[Passenger Ship]



‘STATE OF MAINE’ Built 1878. Wood schooner of 1536 Tons. Length; 216 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Hagget and Co. Registered; Searsport. Master; Captain Henry G Curtis. Owned by J.C.Nickels in 1894. [General Carrier]



‘STAUT’ ex ‘City of Sparta’



‘STERLING’ Built 1873. Wood ship of 1732 Tons. Length; 208.4 ft. Breadth; 42.7 ft. Depth; 26.1 ft. Built by A.Sewall and Co for J.Rosenfeld and Sons. Master; Captain Anderson. She ran onto an uncharted shoal on the 27th of April 1908. The captain ordered all boats and passengers away and all were saved. The ship became a total loss. This event occurred near Cape Constantine between San Francisco and Koggiung, Alaska. [General Carrier]



‘STERLING’ ex ‘Sterlingshire’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1237 Tons. Length; 280.8 ft. Breadth; 35.8 ft. Depth; 20.5 ft. Built by Birrel, Stenhouse. Owned by C.Zernichow of Norway in 1902. Master; Captain Knudsen. Registered; Norway HDPC. She was sold to the Norwegians to complete her career. [General Carrier]



‘STERLING’ ex ‘Commodore T Allan’



‘STIFINDER’ ex ‘Pass of Killiekrankie’



‘STIRLING CASTLE’ Built at Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada in 1829. Wood Brig of 350 Tons. Length; app 170 ft. Breadth; app 27 ft. Depth; app 19 ft. Owned by Kerr and Co and registered at Greenock, Scotland. Her Sydney agents were Bryant and Co. She departed Sydney on the 15th of May 1836 bound for Singapore via the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. Master; Captain James Fraser. He had previously been master of the brig ‘Comet’ which had been lost in Torres Strait in 1829. He had on board his attractive wife Eliza Anne Fraser who was 37 years old at the time. The brig was beset by strong squalls in the area of Swains Reef about 140 miles [230 kms] north of Great Sandy Island. At about 9-30 pm on the 21st of May, the brig struck Swains Reef. Two of her crew were washed overboard and disappeared, the rest spent a wet and tiring night before the seas abated enough to allow them to repair two boats [the Pinnace and a longboat] well enough to get away from the wreck.[see castaways on wild shores]




‘STOVEREN’ ex ‘Beechbank’



‘STRAATSRAAD LEMKUHL’ ex ‘Grossherzogin Friedrich August’



‘STOCKBRIDGE’ Built 1883. Iron ship of 2048 Tons. Length; 284 ft. Breadth; 41.2 ft. Depth; 24.6 ft. Built by W. Hamilton of Port Glasgow for the Stockbridge Ship Company. Manager; E. B. Hatfield. Registered; Liverpool 87834 HPGR. [General Carrier]



‘STRATHDON’ Built 1860. Wood ship of 1011 Tons.Length; app 215 ft. Breadth; app 31 ft Depth; 21 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for the White Star Line. She was sold to the French who renamed her ‘Gers’ . She was still sailing for them in 1912.[Passenger Ship]



‘STRATHDON’ ex ‘Queens Island’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 2093 Tons. Length; 282.8 ft. Breadth; 40.5 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf . She was sold to the White Star Line and they renamed her ‘Strathdon’ to follow their original ‘Strathdon’, which had been sold to the French. [Passenger Ship]



‘STRATHEARN’ Built 1871. Iron ship of 1705 Tons. Length; 255.3 ft. Breadth; 40.4 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle for J.A.Allan. She was sold to Schramm and Co of Germany and renamed ‘Henriette’.[General Carrier]



‘STRATHGRYFFE’ Built 1880. Steel four-mast barque of 2276 Tons. Length; 279.4 ft. Breadth; 41.9 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Russell for McGillvray. She was later sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Margretha’ then she was taken over by Portugal in 1914 after the First World War had begun. They renamed her ‘Graciosa’ . The Germans got their own back by sinking her in 1918 in a U-boat attack. [General Carrier]



STORM KING’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 1148 Tons. Length; 188 ft. Breadth; 38.4 ft. Depth; 25 ft. Built by J.Taylor of Chelsea, Mass, USA. She was bought by James Baines and he sold her to Taylor, Bethel and Roberts in 1871.She was used in the Queensland passenger service for most of her career.[Passenger Ship]



‘STRACATHRO’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 1159 Tons. Length; 230.6 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 21.1 ft. Built by the Gourlay Brothers for David Bruce’s Dundee Clipper Line.She also was used in the colonial trade with good results.[Passenger Ship]



‘STRATFORD’ ex ‘Artic’



‘SUCCESS’ Built 1840. Wood ship of 621 Tons. Length;117.3 ft. Breadth; 26.8 ft. ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. She was owned by Phillips and Co. Master; Captain Adam then Captain F.Stuart. Registered; London. She was an early emigrant ship that brought settlers and gold miners to Melbourne in 1851-52.She was deserted by her crew in Melbourne and they headed to the goldfields at Ballarat. The Victorian government turned her into a prison hulk after buying her and she stayed as such until 1858, when she was turned into a women’s prison. Some time later, she became a boys reformatory and finally she was given work as an explosives hulk. Then in the early 1870’s, she was sold again and her new owners turned her into a Museum due to the prison cells and equipment that still remained aboard her, she was also barque rigged during this period. The lock up cells had been used to keep the explosives safe from thieves while she was used as a hulk. Soon, the new owners claimed to one and all, that she had been one of the original convict ships and began collecting as much memorabilia as they could to make a good show of it. She was towed to Sydney in 1890 and went on show there until it was announced that she would sail to England for exhibition there. The residents of Kerosene Bay in Sydney did not agree that she should go to England and they scuttled her. She remained on he bottom for six months until the owners could raise and repair her. She then sailed off to Brisbane to go on show there for a short time until she sailed down to Hobart under tow for a showing in that town and then she left for Adelaide where she was again shown for a short period. She sailed from Semaphore jetty on the 30th of March 1895 and headed for England. She remained in England for some time until the Americans who also wanted to exhibit her in their country bought her. She was still going strong until the 4th of July 1946 when it is said that fireworks set her alight and burned her to the waterline. This vessel had an extraordinary career and shows the incredible strength some of these old wooden ships had. She was sunk three times and went aground twice in her time but it took fireworks to destroy the old ship.[General Carrier and Exhibition Ship]




‘SUFFOLK’ Built 1857. Wood frigate of 947 Tons. Length;198.3 ft. Breadth; 33,5 ft. Depth; 20 ft. Built by Northam for Wigram. Master; Captain John B Martin. She was sold to Ellis and Co in the 1870’s and was broken up in1890.[Passenger Ship]




SS ‘SUFFOLK’ Built 1911. Steel ship of 4607 Tons. Length; 365.7 ft. Breadth; 50.1 ft. Depth; 28.1 ft. Built by the New York Ship Building Company at Camden, Maine. Registered; Portland, USA.[Passenger and General Carrier]




‘SUMBAWA’ ex ‘Hyderabad’




‘SUNBEAM’ Built 1857. Wood barque of 443 Tons. Length; 141.5 ft. Breadth; 27.1 ft. Depth; 11.8 ft. Built at Birkaldy. Sold to C.W.Turner of Wellington, New Zealand. Master; Captain Clayburn in 1881.[Inter-colonial trader].



‘SUNBEAM’ Built 1868. Wood three mast schooner of 133 Tons. Length; 93.2 ft. Breadth; 20.3 ft. Depth; 11.8 ft. Built at Brocham for C.W.Bennett. [Fish Trader].



‘SUPERB’ Built 1866. Iron ship of 1451 Tons. Length; 230.3 ft. Breadth; 37.9 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by the Blackwall yards for Green. She was a member of the Blackwall fleet that carried many passengers to the colonies. She was sold for use as a coal hulk at Gibralter and then was broken up in 1901.[Passenger Ship]



‘SUPERB’ ex ‘Airlie’



‘SURPRISE’ Built 1878. Wood ship of 1361 Tons. American Clipper ship that was designed by A Pook at Boston. [Passenger Ship]



‘SUSAN ELIZABETH’ Built 1857. Wood cutter of 78 Tons.Length; 80 ft. Breadth; 18 ft. Depth; 8.5 ft. Built at Salcombe and owned by G.H.Hutchins. Master; Captain W.Rundle. She was a very pretty cutter that is shown in her photograph, wrecked and ashore in the late 1800’s.[Colonial Trader]



‘SUSIE M PLUMMER’ Built 1890. Wood four mast schooner of 921 Tons. Length; 181.5 ft. Breadth; 37.6 ft. Depth; 17.6 ft. Built by J and G Creighton of Thomastown, Maine. Registered; San Francisco 116360 KHPR.[General Carrier]



‘SUZANNE’ ex ‘Kylemore’



‘SUSQUEHANNA’ Built 1891. Wood barque of 2591 Tons.Length; 273.6 ft. Breadth; 45.1 ft. Depth; 28 ft. Built by A.Sewall for himself. Master; Captain Joseph Sewall until 1901. Then Captain M.T.Bailey then Captain Watts in 1905-6. The crew complained bitterly about the treatment handed out by the Mate on a few of her voyages. The Mate, Ross by name, was arrested for assault on one of the able seamen but a sign of the times was shown when the case went before the courts and was dismissed. She was abandoned in a heavy leaking condition on August 24th, 1905. 1[General Carrier]



‘SUZANNE’ Built 1901. Steel barque of 2691 Tons. Length; 282.1 ft. Breadth; 41 ft. Depth; 26 ft. Built by Atel and Chant De Normandie at Rouen, France. Owned by Edward Corblet. Master; Captain P. Jeannin. Registered; Havre, France LDTJ. In 1913.[General Carrier]



‘SUTHERLANDSHIRE’ Built 1882. Iron ship of 1549 Tons.Length; 258.9 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built by Russell for the ‘Shire’ line. Master Captain Dawson who took her from Launch, then Captain Inglis on her next voyage then Captain Peattie in1885. He had her in 1894. She left Portland, Oregon one week after the ‘Ross-Shire’ and the ‘Colony’ and she arrived at Queenstown on April 24th 1894, the same time as ‘Colony’ with the ‘Ross-Shire’ being at the Lizard . She made the voyage in 99 days while the others had taken 106 days. Captain David Nicoll took her after the departure of Captain Peattie. In 1901, she was lost on Java Head on July 25th. The captain lost his wife who drowned and he had his leg badly smashed and was said to be mentally traumatised to the state of madness after the wreck He did recover enough to go back to sea in 1902. [General Carrier]



SS ‘SUVA’ Built 1876. Iron screw steamer of 232 Tons. Length; 149 ft. Breadth; 21.6 ft. Depth; 11.9 ft. Built at Port Glasgow . She was sold to the U.S.S Company of New Zealand and was registered in Melbourne, Australia. Master; Captain J. Garson.[General Carrier]



‘SVALEN’ ex ‘Castleton’



‘SVARTSKOG’ ex ‘Inverness-Shire’



‘SVEDANA’ ex ‘Calistoga’ ex ‘Sierra Cadena’



‘SVENDSHOLM’ ex ‘Bay of Biscay’



‘SVITHIOD’ ex ‘Beatrice’ ex ‘Routenburn’



‘SVOLDER’ ex ‘Bracadale’



‘SWANHILDA’ Built 1890. Steel four-mast barque of 2150 Tons.Length; 273 ft. Breadth; 42.3 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by McMillan for J.W.Carmichael. Master; Captain Colin Fraser. She is well remembered for her record of 66 days from Wallaroo in South Australia to Queenstown, Ireland at which port she arrived on April the 18th, 1894. She was taken over by Captain MacDonald about 1904 and then Captain Pine who was on his honeymoon voyage with his young wife when ‘Swanhilda’ ran aground on rocks at Cape St Anthony. The Captain and his wife were both drowned along with four crew members. The rest of the crew suffered great privations with four of them starving to death on Staten Island. [Wool Clipper]



‘SWANMORE’ Built 1886. Iron barque of 1817 Tons. Length; 268.6 ft. Breadth; 38.2 ft. Depth; 23.3 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast for W.J.Myers, Son and Co.. Bought by C.P.Holm and was owned by him in 1903. She was sold to the Danes and was renamed ‘Sixtus’. [General Carrier]



HMAS ‘SYDNEY’ 1914. She was the First World War Cruiser that sunk the 3600 Ton German raider ‘Emden’ in 1914 at the Cocos Islands.[Australian Warship]



‘SYDNEY BELLE’ Built 1893. Wood barkentine of 176 Tons.Length; 114.5 ft. Breadth; 21.7 ft. Depth; 10.5 ft. Built by Beattie at Balmain, NSW. Owned by Beattie and was a member of the Blackbirder fleet of Queensland. Registered; Sydney NSW. She was sold to William Rees Reynolds in 1899 and was registered at Bundaberg, Queensland. She was the last of the fleet to bring Kanakas to Queensland. Master; Captain W.R.Reynolds. She was registered as of 204 Tons when at Bundaberg. [Blackbirder]


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‘TACORA’ BUILT 1888. Iron four-mast barquentine of 911 Tons.Length; 204.7 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 18.3 ft. Built by Reid for Nicholson and Co. Master; Captain Thornton. She was sold to the Norwegians and was sunk in 1911 at Gorontalo in the Celebes. [General Carrier]

‘TAEPING’ Built 1863. Iron tea clipper of 767 Tons. Length; 183.7 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built by Steele of Greenock for Roger and Co. Master; Captain McKinnon. She was the winner of the great tea race of 1866. The race was from China where three ships left on the same tide and the same three vessels arrived on the same tide in England. The other ships were ‘Ariel’ and ‘Serika’. [Tea Clipper]

‘TALAVERA’ Built 1882. Iron four-mast barque of 1730 Tons.Length; 266.2 ft. Breadth; 40 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Birrell for J.Hardie and Co. She went ashore on Santa Maria Island on April 15th 1896 and became a total loss. [General Carrier]

‘TALISMAN’ later‘ Curtsetjee Furdoonjee’ later ‘Christobal Solar’ Built 1855. Wood ship of 613 Tons.Length; 145.0 ft. Breadth; 31.3 ft. Depth; 19.0 ft. Built at North Burns, Canada for Findlay of Glasgow. He placed her on the Glasgow-India run and she was renamed ‘Cursetjee Furdoonjee’ while in that trade. Master; Captain V.Frubert. [Passenger Ship]

‘TALUS’ Built 1891. Steel ship of 2090 Tons. Length; 374.6 ft. Breadth; 41.3 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle for Carmichael. Master; Captain E.C.Bennett then Captain Stenhouse. She was sold to W.Lewis and Co of Greenock and went missing on a voyage from Glasgow to New York in Ballast in 1914. [General Carrier]

‘TAMAR’ Built 1889. Steel ship of 2115 Tons. Length; 286.8 ft. Breadth; 42.5 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Napier for Devitt and Moore. Master; Captain J.R.Brown then Captain H.N.Forbes. She was sold to Shute of Liverpool in 1900 and went on sailing until broken up in Holland in 1923.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘TALCA’ Built 1889. Iron barque of 1136 Tons. Length; 224 ft. Breadth; 34.5 ft. Depth; 20.1 ft. Built by R.J.Evans and Co. Owned by S.Wakeham and Co. Registered; Liverpool LVPD. She was sold to the Norwegians in her latter years and they renamed her ‘Dagny’.[General Carrier]

‘TARANAKI’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1126 Tons. Length; 228.2 ft. Breadth; 35.2 ft. Depth; 20.9 ft. Built by Duncan for Shirres Leslie. Master; Captain John Leslie. She was chartered to the Shaw-Savill and Albion Company and was a good fast sailer for them. She was sold to the Italians just after the turn of the century and was still sailing for them when the First World War broke out. [Passenger Ship]

‘TASMANIA’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1137 Tons. Length; 170.7 ft. Breadth; 34.2 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built at St John, USA. Owned by H.Milvan of Newcastle, England in 1881. Master; Captain J.J.C.Witt then Captain J.Miller. [Passenger ship]

‘TASMANIA’ Built 1886. Steel four-mast barque of 2283 Tons. Length; 278.1 ft. Breadth; 41.9 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Russell of Glasgow. Owned by P.Denniston in 1910. Master; Ccaptain J.H.T.Witt. Registered; Glasgow KJHG. She was originally built as a ship but was converted to a bark. She was sold in 1912 and was renamed ‘Tasman’. Master; Captain Rohn.[General Carrier]

SS ‘TAY’ Built 1901. Steel lighter of 360 Tons. Length; 155 ft. Breadth; 28 ft. Depth; 8 ft. Built by the Caledonian Ship Building Company at Dundee. Sold to the A.U.S.N. Company at Brisbane. Master; Captain Hugh C.Adrian then Captain J.Chase. She was stranded during the 1918 cyclone at Mackay, North Queensland while operating as a lighter. [Lighter]

‘TELLUS’ ex ‘Evertsen’

‘TEIE’ ex ‘Falls of Dee’

‘THEKLA’ ex Milton Stuart’

‘THEKLA’ ex ‘Glenfarg’

‘THE HIGHFIELDS’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2280 Tons. Length; 291.3 ft. Breadth; 42 ft. Depth; 24.5 ft. Built by Richardson for Kellock. Master; Captain T Stevenson then Captain E.R.Dunham. She caught on the cables of a German steamer [the ‘Kaiser’ ] at Cape Town during a storm and sank with the loss of 23 lives including the captain and first mate.[General Carrier]

‘THE TWEED’ ex ‘Punjaub’ Built 1854. Wood frigate built ship of 1745 Tons. Length; 285 ft. Breadth; 39.6 ft. Depth; 25 ft. Her registered length was 250 ft. Her original engines were of 700 Nhp. She was built of Malabar teak and with the ship ‘Assaye’, was the last vessel to be built for the old Indian navy. Cursetjee Rustomjee built her. Master; Captain John W Young then Commander Montriou, then Captain Alexander Foulerton. In 1862, The ‘Punjaub’ sailed for England and was bought by John Willis and he renamed her ‘The Tweed’. Her figurehead became Tam O’Shanter the hero of his favorite poem. She had a succession of new Masters; Captain W.Stuart then Captain Byce then Captain J.M.White then Captain Moore who got her in 1885. She ended her career in July 1888, she was broken up at Port Elizabeth, South Africa and her timbers were used in the building of a church.[Naval Ship, Passenger Liner]

‘THERMOPYLAE’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 948 Tons.Length; 212 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 20.9 ft. Built by Hood of Aberdeen for George Thompsons White Star Line. Master; Captain Kemball. She was the fastest of all wool clippers under this captain. She had many races but her most famous was against the ‘Cutty Sark’, which had been built to beat her. When they eventually did come head to head, ‘Thermopylae’ beat her rival by a week in the run from China to England with tea. Even though the ‘Cutty Sark’ was damaged in the rudder area while en-route, the ‘Thermopylae’ was out sailing her. She was sold to the Portuguese in her old age and they renamed her ‘Pedro Nunez’ she was used by them as a naval training ship until the 13th of October 1907 when they towed her to sea and used her for torpedo practice and sunk her. They claimed that she had been given a ‘Naval’ funeral in honour of her past. [Tea Clipper]

‘THEOPHANE’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 1525 Tons.Length; 248.4 ft. Breadth; 38.9 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built by Reid of Glasgow for J Heap and Sons. She made a very fast trip on her maiden voyage going from Liverpool to Melbourne in 66 days. Master; Captain Follett. She was reported missing on the 27th of April 1892. [Tea Clipper]

‘THESSALUS’ Built 1874. Composite ship of 1782 Tons.Length; 263 ft. Breadth; 41.1 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle of Glasgow for Carmichael. Master; Captain E.C.Bennett. She was sold to the Italians in her old age and they sold her to the Swedes in 1905.[Wool Clipper]

‘THISTLE BANK’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2430 Tons. Length; 283.7 ft. Breadth; 42.9 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Russell for Weir. She was still going in 1914.[General Carrier]

‘THOMAS AND HENRY’ Built 1850. Wood brig of 215 Tons.Length; 94.9 ft. Breadth; 23.7 ft. Depth; 14.3 ft. Built at Manning River, NSW. Owned by J.Mill. Registered; Dunedin, New Zealand in 1886. [Inter-colonial trader]

‘THOMASINA McLELLAN’ Built 1873. Iron ship of 1788 Tons. Length; 262.6 ft. Breadth; 40.7 ft. Depth; 23.8 ft. Built by McMillan for Thompson and Gray. They nicknamed her ‘Tommy Mac’ and her Master was Captain J.S.Mann. She was sold to the Russians in 1905 and a German submarine sank her in 1915. She was under the name ‘Thomasina’ at that time.[General Carrier]

‘THOMAS STEPHENS’ Built 1869. Composite ship of 1507 Tons. Length; 263 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Potter for Thomas Stephens and Sons. Master; Captain Richards. She was sold to the Portuguese in 1896 along with the ‘Thermopylae’ and the ‘Cutty Sark’. She served as a naval training ship in the Tagus with ‘Thermopylae’. She was renamed ‘Pero D’Alemguer’ and when they had finished with her, she became a hulk on the river Tagus during the First World War. She was refitted during the First World War due to the need for ships. She went to sea again and was posted missing on her return voyage in 1916. She was probably the victim of a submarine. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘THOMAS W. LAWSON’ Steel seven-mast schooner of 5000 Tons. Length; 375.6 ft. Breadth; 50 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built by the Foreriver Ship and Engine Company of Quincy, Mass. The Coastwise Transport Company owned her. Master; Captain J.Crowley in 1907. She was the largest seven mast schooner ever built and was second only to the ‘France II’ as the largest sailing ship ever built. She had sixteen men on her sails when fully at work. She was lost off the Scilly Isles in 1907.[General Carrier]

‘THOR’ ex ‘Scottish Bard’

‘THREE BROTHERS’ ex SS ‘Vanderbilt’

‘THURSO’ Built 1864. Iron bark of 490 Tons. Length; 146.5 ft. Breadth; 27.2 ft. Depth; 18.2 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland . C.W.Turner owned her in 1881. Master; Captain Miles then Captain J.Scoullar in 1889. Registered; Newcastle, England WGLS. [General Carrier]

‘THYATIRA’ Built 1867. Composite ship of 962 Tons. Length; 201 ft. Breadth; 33.9 ft. Depth; 21.7 ft. Built by Walter Hood for George Thompson’s White Star Line. She was sold to J.W.Woodside and Co of Belfast in 1894. In July 1896, she was wrecked on Pontal Da Barra when bound from London to Rio.[Passenger Ship and Tea Clipper]

‘TIGRE’ ex ‘British Isles’

‘TILKHURST’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1306 Tons. Length; 239.1 ft. Breadth; 39.3 ft. Depth; 22.9 ft. Built by A.McMillan. She was sold to G.Mortola of Genoa before the First World War. Registered; Genoa. Master; Captain G.Olivari. She was renamed ‘Blanche’ when the Genoese bought her.[General Carrier]

‘TIMARU’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1306 Tons. Length; 239.1 ft. Breadth; 36.1 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Scott at Greenock for Patrick Henderson. Master; Captain Taylor. This skipper threw bottles overboard with all his particulars and the time and places at which he put them over. His hope was that people would find them and contact him regarding where they were found. Some of his message bottles were found but it proved to be a slow return hobby. The ‘Timaru’ was sold in South Africa and was converted to a freezer hulk in Durban.[Passenger ship and Freezer hulk]

HMAS ‘TINGIRA’ ex ‘Sobraon’

‘TITANIA’ Built 1866. Composite or Iron ship of 879 Tons.Length; 200 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Steele for Shaw-Maxton. Master; Captain Deas. The Hudson Bay Company bought her in 1882-3 and Captain Dandy Dunn commanded her. She sailed the ‘Horn’ for many more years. She was sold to Mrs. Maresca of Castlemare and she entered the South American trade. She was broken up at Marseilles in 1910.[Tea Clipper]

‘TITANIA’ Built 1895. Steel four-mast barque of 1107 Tons. Length; 210 ft. Breadth; 35.6 ft. Depth; 19.5 ft. Built by Russell for J.Fairlie. Master; Captain Selley. She is shown in her photograph flying Nelson’s colours on the 100th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. [General Carrier]

‘TONAWANDA’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1757 Tons.Length; 260.7 ft. Breadth; 38.1 ft. Depth; 23.1 ft. Built by Russell for H.N.A.Meyer. She was German owned until the First World War when she was taken over by the U.S. Shipping Control. She became a hulk in her old age at New Caledonia in the South Pacific in 1928.[General Carrier]

‘TORNADO’ Built 1851. Wood ship of 1800 Tons. Length; app 190 ft. Breadth; app 37 ft. Depth; app 23 ft. Built by Williams at Williamsburg, New York. The Black Ball line bought her. [Passenger Ship]

‘TORRENS’ Built 1875. Composite ship of 1276 Tons.Length; 222.1 ft. Breadth; 38.1 ft. Depth; 21.5 ft. Built by Laing of Sunderland for the Management of Elders and Co. She was built for the passenger trade to South Australia. Master; Captain H.R.Angel. He also owned shares in her. She was a lucky ship and even when she ran into an iceberg in 1896, she escaped with only dented pride and a little superstructure damage. She had one story of her luck, which spoke for itself. She was travelling up channel one dark night when her lights ran out of oil. One of her crew noticed a barrel floating past the ship and the captain sent a boat to pick it up. Of course, it contained the needed oil. She was sold to the Italians who managed to run her ashore but she was got off without too much difficulty and she went to the ship breakers in her old age. [Passenger Liner]

‘TORRIDON’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 1564 Tons. Length; 246 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for A.Nicol and Co. Master; Captain Shepherd. She was sold to the Italians in 1906 and was sunk by a German submarine in 1916.[General Carrier]

‘TOXTETH’ Built 1887. Iron ship of 2585 Tons. Length; 305.5 ft. Breadth; 41.7 ft. Depth; 24.4 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Co. She went missing in 1908 while on a voyage from Port Talbot to Tocapilla. [General Carrier]

‘TORRISDALE’ Built 1892. Steel four-mast barque of 2184 Tons.Length; 290 ft. Breadth; 42.5 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Henderson for Roxburgh. She was sold to Roberts, Owen and Co in 1910 and she was wrecked in 1912. Master; Captain J.Fraser.[General Carrier]

‘TOVARISCH’ ex ‘Lauriston’

‘TRAFALGAR’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1429 Tons. Length; 242 ft. Breadth; 38.4 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by E.I.Scott of Greenock for D.Rose and Co. Master; Captain Muir. She was a Sydney trader that was sold to the Norwegians in the late 1890’s.[General Carrier]

‘’TRAVENCORE’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1936 Tons. Length; 269 ft. Breadth; 39.7 ft. Depth; 23.3 ft. Built by Hamilton for Crawford. Master; Captain J.Jones. She was sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Claus’ then she was taken over by the French at he end of the First World War and they renamed her ‘Laura’. She was still sailing in 1922 commanded by Captain Horsfall.[General Carrier]

‘TROOP’ Built 1884. Iron ship of 1526 Tons. Length; 243 ft. Breadth; 38.9 ft. Depth; 22.4 ft. Built by McMillan at Dumbarton, Scotland for Troop and Sons. Registered; Liverpool JLNK. Master; Captain Parker.[General Carrier]

‘TRUE BRITON’ Built 1861. Wood ship of 1046 Tons. Length; 198 ft. Breadth; 32.4 ft. Depth; 20.8 ft. Built at Wells yards for Wigram and was a true member of the Blackwall frigate fleet. Master; Captain Henry Farrer. She was sold to W.J.S.Smith and he owned her in 1882. [Passenger Liner]

‘TRUE BRITON’ Built 1865 Wood ship of 1390 Tons. Length; 204 ft. Breadth; 38 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by Dinning of Quebec for Hughes and Co of Liverpool. Master; Captain D.Jones. Hunter of Liverpool owned her in 1882. [General Carrier]

‘TURAKINA’ ex ‘City of Perth’ Built 1868. Composite ship of 1189 Tons. Length; 232.8 ft. Breadth; 35.4 ft. Depth; 22.2 ft. Built by Samuelson of Hull for Smith’s ‘City’ line. Master; Captain Beckett then Captain Warden then Captain McDonald the Captain Power followed by Captain Hamon. She was placed in the New Zealand trade and was almost destroyed when a storm broke her cables and she drifted ashore with the ship ‘Ben Venue’. She held out better than the other vessel and was able to be refloated. She was sold to the New Zealand Shipping Company after her accident and they renamed her ‘Taurakina’ . She was placed under the command of Captain McFarlane in 1913. He sailed her to London for a complete refit and a new master. This was Captain Power who was followed by Captain Hamon. She was sold to owners in Tordessrand and she was given the name ‘Elida’ at the start of the First World War. She also had a wonderful race with the steamer ‘Ruapehu’, which she won easily. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘TURGOT’ Built 1868. Wood barque of 549 Tons. Length; 136.7 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 18.8 ft. Built by Chaigneau of Bordeaux, France for E.Cousteau. Registered; Bordeaux, France.[General Carrier]

‘TUSITALA’ ex ‘Inveruglas’

‘TWEEDSDALE’ Built 1877. Iron four-mast barque of 1403 Tons.Length; 244.4 ft. Breadth; 37.4 ft. Depth; 22.6 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle for J.A.Roxburgh. She was sold to German interests and was renamed ‘Rolf’ . She was then resold and renamed ‘Germot’ and she ended her days under that name as a coal hulk in 1922.[General Carrier]
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‘UNIONEN’ Built 1892. Steel barque of 1694 Tons. Length; 248.8 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 2`1.9 ft. Built by the Naval Construction and Arms Company at Barrow. She was owned by the Anglo American Oil Company. Master; Captain W.Davies. Registered; London RPQN. She was Sold and renamed ‘Calcutta’. [General Carrier]

‘URANIA’ Built 1902. Steel four-mast barque of 3265 Tons. Length; 330 ft. Breadth; 47 ft. Depth; 27 ft. Built by McMillan for B.Wenke of Hamburg. She was one of the first ships to be interned in Australia when the First World War broke out. She was afterward sold for work as an oil tanker and her name was changed to ‘Scala Shell’. [General Carrier
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‘VALENTINE’ Built 1901. Steel four-mast barque of 3120 Tons.Length; 311.2 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 26.9 ft. Built by Chant de Normandie. Owned by A.D.Bordes of France. Registered; Dunkirk LHFT. Master; Captain F.Guillon. She was launched in April 1901 and was a sister ship to the ‘Marthe’. A German cruiser in World war one sank her. [Nitrate Carrier]

‘VALDIVIA’ Built 1881. Steel barque of 902 Tons. Length; 202.3 ft. Breadth; 33.1 ft. Depth; 19.9 ft. Built by Reid at Glasgow. Sold to Norway and owned by A.Meysen in 1912. She sailed for that country for a time until she was again sold, this time to the French. They renamed her ‘Guadaloupe’ in 1923. Master; Captain E.Lucas. Owned by Cie des Rhums Purs. Registered; Havre, France in 1924.[General Carrier]

‘VALE ROYAL’ ex ‘Minerewa’

‘VALERIE’ ex ‘Clan Buchanan’

‘VALPARAISO I’ Built 1866.Iron four-mast barque of 730 Tons. Length; 188.5 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Built at Liverpool for Balfour. [General Carrier]

‘VALPARAISO II’ex ‘Workington’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1239 Tons. She was built by MacFayden of Glasgow and was sold a number of times. Her other names were ‘Port of Monte Video’ and ‘Sufren’ She was bought by Bordes about 1900.[Nitrate Clipper]

‘VALPARAISO III’ Built 1902. Steel four-mast barque of 3081 Tons. Length; 313.6 ft. Breadth; 45.1 ft. Depth; 24.3 ft. She was launched at Dunkirk in November 1902. She was sold in 1927.[Nitrate Clipper]

‘SS ‘VANDERBILT’ Built 1873. Wood ship of 2972 Tons. Length; 320 ft. Breadth; 48 ft. Depth; 29.8 ft. Built by Jeremiah Simonson as a Paddlewheel steamer for Commodore Vanderbilt. She had two funnels with two vertical beam engines each of 12 stroke. She was bought by Howes and Co in 1873 and converted to sail. They renamed her ‘Three Brothers’ at that time, she ended her days as a coal hulk at Gibralter in 1886. [Passenger Liner]

‘VANDUARA’ Built 1882. Iron four-mast barque of 2012 Tons.Length; 291.8 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Reid or possibly Connell and Co at Glasgow, for J.Clink. She was sold to Goldberg and Co and was sunk by torpedo on the 2nd of May 1917, during the First World War. [General Carrier]

‘VARG’ ex ‘Invercargill’

‘VENUS’ Built 1862. Two mast brig of 222 Tons. Length; 111.2 ft. Breadth; 25.2 ft. Depth; 12.2 ft. Built by Gent of Plymouth for Gent . Master; Captain W.J.Miles. [Coastal Trader]

‘VESTRE MOLLAND’ ex ‘Cardigan Castle’

HMVNS ‘VERNON’ Built 1832. Wood frigate of 2082 Tons. Length; 176 ft. Breadth; 52.8 ft. Depth; 26.5 ft. She carried 50 guns and she spent a number of years as a training ship for cadets in Australia. [Coastal Potector]

‘VERNON’ Built 1839. Wood frigate built ship of 911 Tons. Built for Green at the Blackwall yards. Master: Captain George Denny. She was an East Indiaman before being placed into the Australian passenger trade. She later became a reformatory ship for boys and finally she was destroyed by fire in Sydney NSW, when sparks from the Hulk, ‘Golden South’ ignited the ‘Vernon’ and caused her destruction. Flames lit up the hills around the harbour creating a scene that was long remembered in that city. [Passenger ship and East Indiaman]

‘VERNON’ Built 1864 at Liverpool. Iron ship of 1319 Tons. Length; 210 ft. Breadth; 36 ft. Depth; 23.2 ft. Master: Captain Burns. Owned by L Young in 1870. [General Carrier]
‘VICTOR’ ex ‘Shandon’

‘VICTORIA’ Built 1844. Wood ship of 1000 Tons. Length; approx. 190 ft. Breadth; approx. 37 ft. Depth; approx. 21 ft. [Passenger ship to the colonies]

SS ‘VICTORIA’ Iron Ship of 6000 Tons. She was built as a Jubilee ship for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.She carried four masts and was registered as a screw steamer.[Passenger ship]

HMS ‘VICTORY’ Built 1765. Wood three deck Battle Frigate of 2162 Tons. Length: 186 ft. Breadth: approx. 44ft. Depth: approx. 28ft. She was a 100 gun Flagship of the British Navy and Admiral Horatio Nelson commanded her. She fought her finest battle at Trafalgar in 1805 when she led the victory over the French navy. Admiral Nelson was mortally wounded during the fight but his memory goes on due to the bravery shown by he and his men and also for the famous signal he flew which stated ‘England expects that every man will do his duty’.[Battle ship]

‘VIKING’ Built 1907. Steel barque of 1930 Tons. Length; 293.8 ft. Breadth; 45.9 ft. Depth; 22.1 ft. Built by Akties, Burmeister and Wain for the Danish School Shipping Company. She was sold and went into the grain trade for Erikson. [Training Ship and Grain Carrier]

‘VILLE DU BELFORT’ Built 1900. Steel barque of 1930 Tons.Length; 260 ft. Breadth; 39.4 ft. Depth; 22.1 ft. Built by Forges e Chant de la Mediterranee at Havre, France. Owned by Havraise de Navale. Master; Captain Tixador. Registered; Havre, France JKQW in 1907.She was sold and renamed ‘Germaine’ late in her life.[General Carrier]

‘VIMIERA’ Built 1851. Wood ship of 840 Tons. Owned by Duncan Dunbar and was built at Sunderland. This ship was also placed in the colonial trade in the 1850’s.

‘VIMIERA’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2233 Tons. Length; 283.4 ft. Breadth; 42.5 ft. Depth; 24.7 ft. Built by Connell for Hardie and Co. Master; Captain Jones then Captain Thompson then Captain Mason then Captain Stewart. She was broken up in May 1924.[General Carrier]

‘VINCENNES’ Built 1900. Steel barque of 2210 Tons. Length; 277.7 ft. Breadth; 40.3 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Chant Nantais De Canst, Mar, at Nantes for Soc, Anonyme Des Longs Courriers Francais. Registered; Havre, France. She went ashore at Sydney NSW and proved to be quite an attraction until she was gotten off the beach.[General Carrier]

‘VINGA’ ex ‘Brablock’

‘VIRGO’ ex ‘Closeburn’

SS ‘VOLTURNO’ Built 1888. Steel screw steamer of 2396 Tons. Length; 297 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 19 ft. Built by Richardson, Duck at Stockton. Owned by T.Wilson and Sons. Master; Captain J.R.Owen. Registered; Hull LKTWQ in 1900. Engine; 241 Nhp. She was burned at sea in the Mid Atlantic in 1913. [Passenger ship]

‘VOLTURNO’ Built 1871. Wood barque of 571 Tons. She was wrecked at Cape Horn in 1908. Built by Bonifacio at Castellamare. Owned by G.Molle in 1881.[General Carrier]

‘VOLANT’ Built 1867. Two mast brig of 194 Tons. Length; 101 ft. Breadth; 25.2 ft. Depth; 12.9 ft. Built by Welsh at P.E.Island. Owned by A.Cowan in 1881. Master; Captain D.McNeill. Registered; Troon. Sold and was registered in Limerick, Ireland. Master; Captain J.Wilyman.[Coastal trader]

‘VOLO’ Built 1891. Wood barque of 612 Tons. Length; 150.4 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 16.5 ft. Built at Arendal, Norway . Master; Captain K.Knudsen. Owned by C.Eydekhein. Registered; Arendal, Norway HTSB. [General Carrier]

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'WAGOOLA’ Built 1856. Wood ship of 549 Tons. Length; app 145 ft. Breadth; app 25 ft. Depth; app 17 ft. Built at Jersey for Alexander and Co, They became Redfern, Alexander and Company shortly afterward. She was sold to McGregor of Hobart and traded between London and Hobart. She and the ship ‘Lufra’ almost had a deadheat in a race to London in 1876. [Passenger and General Carrier]

‘WAIMANA’ Built 1899. Wood ketch of 152 Tons. Length; 101.2 ft. Breadth; 25 ft. Depth; 6.7 ft. Owned by Northern Steam Ship Company of Whangaroa, New Zealand. Master; Captain C.Hopkins Registered; Auckland, New Zealand in 1901.[Coastal Trader]

‘WAIMATE’ ex ‘Hindostan’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1124 Tons.Length; 219.7 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 20.7 ft. Built by Blumer of Sunderland. Master; Captain Mosey. She was sold to the Russians and went missing in 1899. [General Carrier]

‘WANDSBEK’ ex ‘Ancyra’

‘WANGANUI’ Built 1877. Iron ship of 1077 Tons. Length; 215.3 ft. Breadth; 34 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Stephen of Glasgow. She was sold to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Blenheim’.[General Carrier]

‘WALTER H.WILSON’ Built 1882. Iron four-mast barque of 2461 Tons. Length; 308.1 ft. Breadth; 42.7 ft. Depth; 24.9 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf for S.Lawther. She was sold to J.Edgar and Co in 1900 and renamed ‘California’. She went aground in January 1913 while under tow near St Mary’s island. Eight of her crew was drowned. [General Carrier]

‘WANDERER’ Built c1840. Wood 13 gun Yacht of approximately 140 Tons. She was wrecked near Port MacQuarrie in 1850. Her owner was the Scotsman, Benjamin Boyd who could be classified as an adventurous businessman. He had whaling ships and also ran a shipping company along with cattle and sheep properties. He formed the Royal bank of Australia and the Australian Wool Company. He bought large amounts of land in the Riverina and also sent his steamship ‘Seahorse’ into service between Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston. Several well-to-do people shipped to Australia aboard the ‘Wanderer’. [Private Yacht]

‘WANDERER’ Built 1891. Steel four-mast barque of 2461 Tons.Length: 309 ft. Breadth: 46 ft. Depth: 25.8 ft. Built by Potter for Potter and Co. Master: Captain Brander then Captain Tupman in 1896, then Captain T.Dunning in 1900. On the 4th of April 1907 at 3am, while at anchor at Altenbruch, she was ran into and sunk by the passenger liner, ‘Gertrud Woerman’ [General Carrier]

‘WASDALE’ Built 1881. Iron ship of 1821 Tons. Length: 262.3 ft. Breadth: 39.3 ft. Depth: 20.7 ft. Built by the Whitehaven Ship Building Company at Whitehaven. Sold to W Kelly and owned by him in 1897. Master; Captain Fisher. Registered: Liverpool, England.[General Carrier]

‘WATERWITCH’ Built 1820. Wood barque of 236 Tons. Length: 99.5 ft. Breadth : 22.6 ft. Depth: 17.4 ft. Built at Pembroke. Owned by Alexander McGregor of Tasmania in 1886. Registered; Hobart 32270. [Whaling ship]

‘WATERWITCH’ Built 1873.Wood Brigantine of 165 Tons. Length; 115.5 ft. Breadth; 25 ft. Depth; 9.4 ft. Built for Frank K Terry. Registered; Rockhampton Qld. [Coastal Trader]

‘WAVERTREE’ ex ‘Southgate’ex ‘Toxteth’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 2170 Tons. Length: 279 ft. Breadth: 40.2 ft. Depth: 24.4 ft,. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Company for R.W.Leyland and Company. Master: Captain W.B Tilston then Captain Albert Brew who had been the first mate under Captain Tilston. This vessel had the unusual situation of having three names in her first three years of life. She was commissioned as the ‘Toxteth’ but she was sold prior to her completion and named ‘Southgate’. She was supposed to have been completed in July 1886 but the builders launched her on 10th December 1885, which annoyed the Leyland Company. This was due to the fact that they were selling the vessel and had been negotiating to sell a 1886 ship and not one completed in 1885. Fortunately, she was sold to Chadwick and Pritchard in January 1886. They went into partnership with Roderick Mackay and Company who were shipbrokers and she made two voyages for them under the name ‘Southgate’. In November 1887. Chadwick and Pritchard sold their shares in the ship to Thomas Oswald of Oswald Mordaunt and Co. They registered the transfer of ownership to Mackay, Lloyd and Lowe. They then advertised her for sale in June 1888 through C.W.Kellock and Company. The Leyland Brothers jumped at this opportunity and bought her for 15,750 Pounds on the 21st of June 1888. She was then renamed ‘Wavertree’ and in 1888 she carried the largest cargo of wheat ever to leave port namely, 28748 bags or 122, 900 bushels. She had other masters including Captain Bromley and Captain Peterson who took her in 1900. She had a few more owners before she was retired as a sand dredge in South America. She was rescued from that fate in 1968 by the Southport Seaport Museum of New York, USA. In June 1983, ‘Wavertree’ ex ‘Southgate’ was opened to the public. [Grain Carrier and Museum Ship]

‘WAYFARER’ Built 1886. Iron ship of 2089 Tons. Length; 278 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 24.2 ft. Built by W.Potter and Co at Liverpool. Registered; Liverpool 93698 KHTW. Master; Captain T.S.Tuppman. She was sold to R.Mattson and Co and renamed ‘Tasmania’. [General Carrier]

‘WELLINGTON’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1247 Tons. Length; 239.8 ft. Breadth; 35 ft. Depth; 20.7 ft. Built by Duncan and co for themselves. Master; Captain Cowan [18 years] She was then sold to Shaw-Savill and was turned into a frozen meat carrier. She ran into an iceberg in c1892 and had two men killed by falling ice. She was sold to the Norwegians in 1904 and was lost in December 1906 while on her way to Rosario.[General Carrier and Freezer vessel]

‘WELLGUNDE’ ex ‘Bellpool’

‘WENDUR’ Built 1884. Iron four mast ship of 1982 Tons. Length: 292.7 ft. Breadth: 42 ft. Depth: 23.8 ft. Built by Russell for A.Mackay. Master; Captain Ramsay then Captain Whitson then Captain Nicol then Captain Kenrick followed by Captain Thomas then Captain Bladstock and finally Captain Frank Whitson. She foundered in March 1912 when she struck Seven Stones near Swansea and sank in deep water. [General Carrier]

‘WERNER VINNEN’ ex ‘Forteviot’ Built 1891. Steel four mast schooner of 3145 Tons. Length; 317.3 ft. Breadth; 46 ft. Depth; 25.2 ft. Built by Potter for McVicar, Marshall. Master; Captain J.N.Jackson then Captain A.F.Gilmore then Captain W.R.Kidd the Captain J.Findlay. She was sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Werner Vinnen’ then sold back to the British and renamed ‘Bellands’in 1916. Sold again to the Norwegians and renamed ‘Yawry’ under which flag she ended her days.[General Carrier]

‘WESTBURY’Built 1867. Iron barque of 493 Tons. Length; 154.2 ft. Breadth; 29.1ft Depth; 17 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Walker. Master; Captain W.Pool.[General Carrier]

‘WEST GLEN’ Built 1876. Iron barque of 720 Tons. Length; 188.4 ft. Breadth; 31.1 ft. Depth; 18.6 ft. Built by Dobie of Glasgow for L Hodgeson of Liverpool. She was later sold to M.C.Jacobs of Mauritius who used her as a sugar trader from Queensland to Mauritius.[Sugar trader]

‘WESTERN MONARCH’ Built 1874. Iron ship of 1397 Tons. Length; 237 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by the Bartrow Ship Building Company. She was owned by ACT Wet Mon. Master; Captain Kjohnsen. [General Carrier]

‘WESTLAND’ Built 1875. Iron ship of 1116 Tons. Length; 222.8 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by Duncan for Patrick Henderson and Co. She was sold to the Norwegians and sailed for them until being condemned after the first world war.[General Carrier]

‘WEST LOTHIAN’ Built 1882. Iron four mast ship of 1814 Tons. Length; 279.5 ft. Breadth; 40.2 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Connell for Boyd. Master; Captain Planck then Captain James. She was sunk by a submarine in April 1917.[General Carrier]

‘WESTERN STAR’ Built 1862. Wood brig of 207 Tons. Length; 107.2 ft. Breadth; 23.1 ft. Depth; 12.9 ft. Built by Johnson at Bideford. Owned by A.Popham. Master; Captain J.Pill.[Coastal Trader]

‘WESTMINSTER’ Built 1837. Wood barque of 513 Tons. Built Sunderland for Sunderland and Co. Sold to Duncan Dunbar in1839 for the Australian-New Zealand service. Master; Captain Molison. Reg;London.

‘WESTMINSTER’ Built 1867. Iron barque of 1426 Tons. Length; 214.3 ft. Breadth; 38.8 ft. Depth; 24.9 ft. Built by Gingras of Quebec. Owned by W.Murphy. Registered; Dublin JRFB 55925. Master; Captain M.E.Morris in 1881. [Passenger ship]

‘WESTWARD HO’ Built 1884. Iron barque of 1267 Tons. Length; 225.5 ft. Breadth; 34.9 ft. Depth; 20.9 ft. Built by Laing of Sunderland. Owned by R.H Gayner of Sunderland. Master; Captain T.W.Stephens. She was sold to Chile and renamed ‘Bille’ then was again resold and renamed ‘Guaytecas’ Master; Captain Dade.[General Carrier]

‘WHITE EAGLE’ Built 1855. Iron ship of 879 Tons. Length; 203.3 ft. Breadth; 32.8ft. Depth; 20.9 ft. Built by Bilbe and Perry at Glasgow for themselves. She was later sold to New Zealand and renamed ‘Pareora’ and she became a training ship under that name. [General Carrier and Training Ship]

‘WHITE PINE’ ex ‘Hazel Craig’ ex ‘Quathlamba’

‘WHITE STAR’ Built 1854. Wood ship of 2339 Tons. Length; 288 ft. Breadth; 44 ft. Depth; 28.1 ft. Built by Wright of New Brunswick for the Pilkington-Wilson and Co White Star Line. She was contracted to carry mails to Australia along with other ‘White Star’ liners. She proved to be one of the fastest ships of her day and was popular with passengers to Australia. Master; Captain J.Kerr.[Passenger Liner]

‘WILD WAVE’ Built 1875. Wood barque of 237 Tons. Length; 119.1 ft. Breadth; 27.1 ft. Depth; 12.8 ft. Built by Croft of Liverpool. Owned by Fisher of Hobart in 1881. Master; Captain J.Creese. Registered; Hobart, Tasmania WTLP.[Australian Coastal trader]

‘WILD DEER’ Built 1863. Composite ship of 1016 Tons. Length; 211 ft. Breadth; 33.2 ft. Depth; 20.7 ft. Built by Connell for the ‘Albion’ line. Master; Captain George Cobb. She carried a complement of 29 including 3 Mates, 3 apprentices a carpenter, sailmaker, a bosun. 3 ordinary seamen and 16 A.Bs and 3 ordinary seamen. Her next captain was Captain Smith and after several voyages with her, he died and was replaced by Captain Cowan after him came Captain Kilgour then Captain Kerr. She was lost when this captain ran her onto North Rock, Cloghy, County Down on January 12th 1883. [Tea Clipper and Passenger ship.]

‘WILLIAM’ Built 1872. Wood brig of 207 Tons. Length; 114.5 ft. Breadth; 24.2 ft. Depth. 12.9 ft. Built by Cox of Bridgeport for J.Munn the fish carriers. [Bristol trader]

‘WILLIAM FAWCETT’ Wood paddle wheeler of 206 Tons that was rigged as a brig with a single funnel for her steam engine. She was originally for use on the Mersey River as a Ferry boat but she proved quite capable of heavier work and was placed on the Belfast, Dublin and London run by the Dublin and London Steam Packet Navigation Company. She was sold to Peninsula Steam Navigation Company for use on the Falmouth-Lisbon-Gibralter run which was extended to Alexandria in 1840. She again extended her run to include India, China, Japan and Australia. Her owners now had a slight name change and they became the Peninsula and Orient Company, P&O and today, this company well known for its Merchant fleet. [Passenger ship]

‘WILLIAM F GARMS’ Built 1901 Wood four mast Schooner of 1094 Tons. Length; 215 ft Breadth; 40.7 ft. Depth; 16 ft. Built by C.G.White of Washington. Owned by Rolph Naval and Coal Company.Registeredat San Francisco.

‘WILLIAM MILES’ Built 1808. Wood Barque of 581 Tons. Owned by Miles and Co of Bristol. Master; Captain Samson. She continued to operate under her name, even after the owners built a ship of the same name some eight years later in 1816. Both vessels were still operating in 1838. She should not be confused with the convict ship.[Bristol Trader]

‘WILLIAM MILES’ Built 1816. She was laid down in 1808. Wood barque of 324 Tons. Length: approx. 145 ft. Breadth: approx. 31ft. Depth: approx. 21 ft. Originally owned by William Miles and Co. Master: Captain John G Sampson. Surgeon E.Johnson. She carried convicts to Hobart, Tasmania in 1828 having sailed from the ‘Downs’ on the 24th March 1828. She was sold to T. Benson and was registered to him in London in 1830. Her master in 1840 was Captain Pike he was replaced by Captain Cook. She was again sold, this time to Wilson and Co and was owned by them in 1862.Master: Captain Silver She was again sold, this time to G.Robinson in 1881. Master: Captain R.Williams. Registered: London HLMC. She was a long-lived hard working trading vessel that did all kinds of work. This vessel has a very nice photograph taken late in her life. [Convict ship and trader]

‘WILLIAM H. SMITH’ Built 1883. Steel ship of 2003 Tons. Length; 232.4 ft. Breadth; 43.3 ft. Depth; 17.8 ft. Built by Goss, Sawyer for M.P.Smith. She ended her days as a towing barge for Nelson and Co at San Francisco. [General Carrier]

WILLIAM MITCHELL’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 2035 Tons. Length; 272.7 ft. Breadth; 41 ft. Depth; 23.7 ft. Built by Bigger for Mitchell. She was the last and largest of the ‘Foyle’ line ships She was sold in 1900 to Potter Brothers and they sold her in 1913 to Stewart and Co of London. She was also the last full rigged ship to fly the Red Ensign. She went through the First World War safely but she nearly foundered on her way to the River Plate. On her way home, she spent over a month battling heavy seas and was so badly damaged that she only got home with assistance of two British trawlers who received 3000 pounds in salvage monies. She ran into and sank the three-mast schooner ‘Leif’, which had only one survivor from her company, he managed to survive by jumping aboard the ‘William Mitchell’ as the ‘Leif’, was sinking. In addition to the Captain and crew of the ‘Leif’ being lost. The captain’s daughter and granddaughter also drowned. She was again sold, this time to Mr. Young of Billiter Street who was to be the owner of the last British square-rigger afloat. She ended her days when sold to the Stern Company of ship breakers at Dortmund in Germany for 2100 pounds in 1927-28. [General Carrier]

‘WILLIAM THE FOURTH’ Built 1831. Paddle wheeler of about 85 Tons that was built on the Williams River at Clarencetown, Australia. She was the second steamer to arrive in Sydney, NSW. [‘Sophie Jane’ being the first.] She was sent to China in 1862 and there she ended her days.[Passenger Ship]

‘WILLIAM T LEWIS’ ex ‘Robert Duncan’

‘WILLOWBANK’ ex ‘Ambrose’

‘WILLY RICKMERS’ ex ‘Paul’

‘WILSCOTT’ Built 1896. Steel barque of 1858 Tons. Length; app 260 ft. Breadth; app 39 ft. Depth; app 23 ft. Built by W.Hamilton and Co of Port Glasgow for G.W.Macfarlane of Honolulu. She became American registered owing to the Hawaian annexation. She was bought by G.W. Hume of San Francisco about 1900 and remained with them until 1909 when they sold her to the Alaska Packers Association who renamed her ‘Star of Iceland’[Cannery Ship]

‘WINDEMERE’ Built 1890. Wood three mast Schooner of 174 Tons. Length; 104.2 ft. Breadth; 24.3 ft. Depth; 11.3 ft. Built by Ferguson and Baird at Connnays Quay. Registered; Chester, England LVWT. Master; Captain J.Tyrrell.[Coastal Trader]

‘WINDSOR CASTLE’ Built 1857. Wood frigate of 1087 Tons. Length; 195.5 ft. Breadth; 36.2 ft. Depth; 22.5 ft. Built by Pile of Sunderland for Green. Master; Captain Fernie. She was lost when she foundered in 1884 off Algoa Bay.[Passenger Ship]

‘WINDSOR CASTLE’ Built 1869. Wood ship of 979 Tons. Length; 198 ft. Breadth; 35.3 ft. Depth; 20.6 ft. Built by Duthie for Donaldson, Rose. Master; Captain J.Smith in 1912. She was sold and renamed ‘Lumbermans Lassie’ and was credited under that name of bringing the largest load of steel railway line to the port of Cairns, Nth Queensland.[General Carrier]

‘WINTERHUDE ex ‘Selma Hemsoth’ ex ‘Mabel Rickmers’

‘WINDWARD’ Built 1869. Wood barque of 620 Tons. Length; 152 ft. Breadth; 31.2 ft. Depth; 19.2 ft. Built by Laing of Sunderland for Fenwick. Master; Captain J.Seaborne.[General Carrier]

‘WINNIPEG’ Built 1893. Composite Three mast ship of 734 Tons. Length; 179.5 ft. Breadth; 34.6 ft. Depth; 14.5 ft. Built by the Montreal Transport Company for themselves at Kingston, Ontario.[General Carrier]

WINNIPEG’ ex ‘Troop’

‘WINNIPEG’ ex ‘Wairoa’

‘WISCOMBE PARK’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 2228 Tons. Length; 281 ft. Breadth; 42.2 ft. Depth; 24 ft. Built by Blumer for Windram. She was sold to Chadwick, Wainwright and Co. She was then sold to Bureau Freres of Nantes, France. She was renamed ‘Edouard Bureau’ by them and sailed well for a number of years before they sold her to the Germans . They turned her into a sail training ship under the name ‘Greif’ and she joined the Grain fleet in 1925 before going to the ship breakers in 1927.[General Carrier and Training Ship]

‘WIZARD’ Built 1852. Wood ship of 1346 Tons. She was built by Donald Mackay and renamed ‘Queen of the Colonies’ when bought by the White Star Line for the colonial passenger service. Owned by Donald Mackay of the Black Ball line when sailing under the name ‘Wizard’. [Passenger Ship]

‘WOODBURN’ Built 1872. Iron ship of 1257 Tons. Length; 2454 ft. Breadth; 37.5 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Built by Barclay, Curle and Co for Shanklands ‘Burns’ line. She went to the ship breakers in 1894.[General Carrier]

‘WOODBURN’ Built 1896. Steel barque of 1552 Tons. Length; 242 ft. Breadth; 37.5 ft. Depth; 21.8 ft. Built by Russell at Port Glasgow. Owned by A.E.Blom after being sold to Russia in her later years Master; Captain Islandell. [General Carrier]

‘WOOLAHRA’ Built 1875. Composite clipper of 942 Tons. Length; 202.4 ft. Breadth; 33.6 ft. Depth; 20.4 ft. Built by Osbourne of Sunderland for Cowislaw Brothers of Sydney NSW. Master; Captain Barneson. She was wrecked on Tongue Point New Zealand while bark rigged.[Passenger and General Carrier]

‘WOOLTON’ Built 1863. Wood three mast schooner of 251 Tons. Length; 122.9 ft. Breadth; 24.2 ft. Depth; 13.5 ft. Built by J.Hardie at Southwick, England. Owned by J Fisher and Sons. Master; Captain J.Bigerstaffe. Registered; Barrow, England.[Passenger and General]

‘WOOLTON’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 2152 Tons. Length; 274.3 ft. Breadth; 40.1 ft. Depth; 24.9 ft. Built by Oswald, Mordaunt and Co for R.W.Leyland and Co. This vessel went missing after leaving Newcastle NSW for Valparaiso, South America in June 1893. [General Carrier]

HMS ‘WOLVERINE’ British warship that was transferred to the Australian squadron in 1873 for a three year contract.[Coastal Protector]

‘WRAY CASTLE’ Built 1889. Steel ship of 1937 Tons. Length; 264 ft. Breadth; 39 ft. Depth; 23.6 ft. Built by Williamson at Workington . Owned by J.B.Warmsley and Co in 1912. Master; Captain W.Kelk.[General Carrier]

SS ‘WYANDRA’ Built 1902. Steel steamship of 4058 Tons. Length; 340.6 ft. Breadth’ 45.9 ft. Depth; 17.5 ft. Built by A.Stephen and Sons for the AUSN Company. Registered; Melbourne. Master; Captain J.Grahl. Engine; 709 Nhp.[Coastal Passenger service vessel]

‘WYOMING’ Built 1909. Wood six mast schooner of 3730 Tons.Length; 329.5 ft. Breadth; 35.3 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built by Percy and Small of Bath, Maine USA for themselves. Master; Captain A McLeod. This vessel was a two-decker. [General Carrier]


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‘XANTIPPE’ Built 1893. Steel four-mast barquentine of 972 Tons. Length; 211.3 ft. Breadth; 35.3 ft. Depth; 17.3 ft. Built by Workman, Clarke at Belfast. Owned by Montgomery and Workman. Master; Captain N.McDonald. Registered; Belfast. She went missing in 1895.[General Carrier]

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‘YATALA’ Built 1865. Composite ship of 1127 Tons. Length; app 220 ft. Breadth; app 35 ft. Depth; app 21.5 FT. Built by Bilbe of London for the Orient line. In December 1871, she left Adelaide for England and when nearing her destination, she went ashore at Cape Gris-Nez on March 27th 1872. Her cargo [wool] was saved but she became a total loss.[Wool Carrier]

‘YALLAROI’ Built 1885. Iron ship of 1565 Tons. Length; 245.6 ft. Breadth; 38.1 ft. Depth; 22 ft. Built by Hall of Aberdeen for A Nicol and Co. Master; Captain J.Brown. She was a sister ship to ‘Torridon’ and the last of Nicols clipper ships. She was sold to the Italians in 1906 and she managed to survive the First World War without damage although a submarine sank her sister. ‘Yalleroi’ had her name changed to ‘Santa Caterina’ by the Italians and was still afloat in the 1920’s.[Passenger Ship]

‘YAWRY’ ex ‘Werner Vinnen’

‘YOLA’ Built 1892. Steel ship of 1490 Tons. Length; 228 ft. Breadth; 38.5 ft. Depth; 23 ft. Owned by McDiarmid and Greenshield and Company. Registered; Liverpool MRTJ 99435.[General Carrier]

SS ‘YONGALA’ Built 1903. Steel twin screw steamer of 3664 Tons. Length; 350 ft. Breadth; 45.2 ft. Depth; 27.2 ft. Built by Armstong, Whitworth for the Adelaide Steamship Company at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Registered; Port Adelaide VGFH. Master; Captain W. Knight in 1909. Engine; 690 Nhp. She left Brisbane on the 21st of March 1911 and was scheduled to arrive in Townsville at 6am on the 24th of March. She ran into a Cyclone near Cape Bowling Green, North Queensland and was sunk in the heavy seas. It is thought that she may have developed engine trouble and attempted to drop anchor and ride out the Cyclone but the sea and the storm proved to tough and she went down with all hands. Some small amount of wreckage was found but none of the ships boats were found which leads one to surmise that perhaps she was trying to ride out the storm when a heavy sea swamped her. Perhaps she went over on her beam-ends leaving little or no chance for those aboard her. [Passenger vessel]

‘YORK’ Built 1760. Wood ship of app 800 Tons. Length; app 155 ft. Breadth; app 32 ft. Depth; app 27 ft. Built for the East India Company and was a long lived vessel although part of her was almost lost to the deep. Around 1790, she was retired from duties on the East India run and her owner decided to strip her equipment and install it in a new vessel, the ‘Royal Captain’. The fittings were installed [including the bell from the ‘York’] in the new ship, which was owned by the same firm. The ‘Royal Captain’ was later wrecked on a reef on its homeward voyage from China and sank in deep water [3000 ft] in the South China Sea near the Philippines. The bell from the ‘York’ was one of the first items discovered by French divers who were investigating the reef after finding an anchor and cannon. The ‘York’ was retired to Deptford as a prison hulk for many convicts sent to Australia in the early years of that nations European history. The bell from the ‘York’ was recovered and this find was important in the history of Australia. The most exciting fact was the recovery of the bell is to be seen on a documentary, which proved to be totally absorbing for those who knew from whence the bell had come, once the name on the bell was revealed. [East Indiaman]

‘YORKSHIRE’ Built 1859. Wood frigate of 1057 Tons. Length; 197 ft. Breadth; 33.2 ft. Depth; 21 ft. Built by the Blackwall yards for Wigram. Master; Captain E.Reynell then Captain J.Jacobsen . He took her when the vessel was sold to Norway in 1882. This vessel had many tales to tell in her log books during her career. One sad story was of the female passenger who was so seasick on the voyage out to Australia, that when her husband arrived at the ship to meet her, she fell back and died in his arms. [from Basil Lubbocks ‘The Blackwall Frigates’] [Passenger Ship]

‘YOUNG AMERICA’ Built 1853. Wood ship of 1380 Tons. Length; 239.6 ft. Breadth; 43.2 ft. Depth; 26.9 ft . Built by W.H.Webb for George Daniels. Master; Captain David Sherman Babcock then Captain Cummings. She was sold to the Austrians and renamed ‘Miroslav’ in 1883. She went missing in the Atlantic in 1886.[Passenger Ship]

‘YOUNG AUSTRALIA’ ex ‘Red Rover’[Passenger Ship]

‘YSABEL’ ex ‘Southern Cross’

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‘ZEALANDIA’ Built 1869. Iron ship of 1116 Tons. Length; 215.6 ft. Breadth; 35.1 ft. Depth; 20.3 ft. Built by Connell for Shaw-Savill. She was sold to Sweden at first and then to the Russians who renamed her ‘Kaleva’. She was stranded in 1911 but was refloated and resold to C.Brister and Co of Nova Scotia. Her port of registration was Southampton, England.[General Carrier]

‘ZEMINDAR’ Built 1885. Steel ship of 2053 Tons. Length; 292.6 ft. Breadth; 39.7 ft. Depth; 23.5 ft. Built by Harland and Wolf at Belfast for T and J Brocklebank. She was sold to the Germans and renamed ‘Otto Gildermeister’. She was dismasted in 1900 and she was towed into San Francisco and after repairs, was placed on the American register. Hind, Rolph and Company bought her. They renamed her ‘Homeward Bound’. She was finally sold to the Alaska Packers fleet and they renamed her ‘Star of Holland’ She was lost off the Cape of Good Hope about 1920.[General Carrier and Cannery ship]

‘ZERIBA’ Built 1890. Wood three mast schooner of 332 Tons. Length; 134.5 ft. Breadth; 29.3 ft. Depth; 13.7 ft. Built by Uppesgrihwe. Owned by Puhling Gebre. Master; Captain M Grikke. Registered; Riga, Russia HRCV. [General Carrier]
‘ZWERVER’ ex ‘Strathdon’.

END OF MAIN REGISTER

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