ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Staff of  A. Hall Shipbuilders, in front of two ships under construction: Natal Star & Coulnakyle Click picture for a larger version

Staff of A. Hall Shipbuilders, in front of two ships under construction: Natal Star & Coulnakyle, 1862

Alexander Hall and Company
Ship builders; 1811 - 1958

Natal Star
built 1862

Coulnakyle
built 1862

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This photograph, taken in 1862, shows vessels under construction at the Hall shipyard. This yard was established in 1790 by Alexander Hall. Construction is taking place outdoors on wooden stocks. The earliest ships built by the firm were wooden sailing vessels. The Scottish Maid, a schooner of 1839, was the first to have the forward curving Aberdeen bow. This improved speed and sailing performance. The two vessels visible in this photograph are Natal Star and Coulnakyle. Both were sailing ships built for Aberdeen owners. In later years, the yard built steamships including trawlers, coasters, tugs and dredgers. One of its most unusual vessels was a wooden warship Jho Sho Maru built in 1869 for Japanese owners.

Overall: Height: 26.5 cm, Width: 18.8 cm Frame: Height: 40 cm, Width: 29.5 cm


Acc. No.
ABDMS018985

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