ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ARETHUSA
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1839
Description
Built by John Ronald & Co.

1 deck, 2 masts and a trysail, brig rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, female figurehead.

Subscribing owners: John Ogilvy, baker, 48 shares, John Begg, merchant, 16 shares, both Aberdeen. Registration cancelled and transferred to Shields, 16th february 1850.
Andrew Baxter master 1839.
Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives

Masters:
1840-49 A. Baxter
1850-53 J. Wood

Owners: J Ogilvy

4 January 1854. Voyage Whitstable to Shields. Registered in Blyth. Cargo ballast. Captain Wood. Crew of eight. Wrecked on Tynemouth Rocks in wind conditions SE Force 6 (due to not keeping enough to the southward and for want of a sail). The coastguards' return on the incident states that "she was damaged following a collision with the MARY, when running over the bar, causing her to become unmanagable".

Source: Shipwreck Index of the British Isles, R&B Lauren.
Dimensions
162 Tons
Length 76' 2" x breadth 20' x depth 13' 3"

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