ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ASSYRIAN
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1854
Description
Rig: SHIP

This vessel was built for Alexander Nicol & Co., Aberdeen and registered on 1 January 1855.

Description: 1 main deck, 1 forecastle, 1 half poop deck, 3 masts, ship rigged, standing bowsprit, round stern, carvel built, full length male figurehead, wood sailing vessel.

Owner:
Alexander Nicol, Shipowner, 22 shares
James Buyers, Shipowner, 8 shares
Gifford Wood, Shipmaster, 8 shares
Walter Hood, Shipbuilder, 4 shares
William Adamson, Sharebroker, 4 shares
John Roy Adamson, Clerk, 4 shares
(all Aberdeen)
William Nicol, Shipowner, Liverpool, 10 shares
Alexander Nicholson, Agent, London, 4 shares

1856: Master G. Wood; Voyage Aberdeen - London
1857/58: Master Sheppard; Voyage London - China
1859/61/62: Master Sheppard; Voyage London - China
1863/65: Master A. Mearns; Voyage London - China
1865: Master A. Mearns; Voyage Aberdeen - China
1866/67/68: Master A. Mearns; Voyage Aberdeen - China
1869: Master A. Mearns; Voyage London - China
1870: Master J. Firnister; Voyage London - Japan
1871: Master J. Firnister; Voyage London - China
1872: Sold to J. T. Rennie
1872/73: Master L. Langford; Owner J. Rennie; Voyage Liverpool - S. America; Surveyed London 1873
1875/76: No voyage given
1877: Master J. Taylor

On 7 October 1877, on voyage Lacepe Islands, Northwest Australia - London with a cargo of guano, it arrived at Port Elizabeth, South Africa in a leaky condition and was condemned. The remains were sold locally on 12 December.

Glasgow Herald, 03/01/1865:
Lowestoft, 29 Dec. - ship ASSYRIAN, of Aberdeen, grounded on the inner shoal at Low Water, but is expected off on the flood.

Liverpool Mercury, 02/12/1871:
John Finister, Master of ship ASSYRIAN, was charged with smuggling 5lb, 14oz. foreign Cavendish tobacco. ASSYRIAN had been rummanged in the river 23 Nov. and was now in Stanley Dock. Yesterday she was again boarded and was re-rummaged. The tobacco was found between ship's timbers and lining. Prisoner fined £7.15.
Shipbuilder
HOOD
Shipowner
A Nicol & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 153' x breadth 25 5/6' x depth 18 7/12'
registered tonnage: 555 ton
Gross Tonnage: 605ton

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