ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ASSHUR
Construction
WOOD
Type
BARQUE
Date
1863
Official Number
47305
Description
Rig: BARQUE
Date of Build/Launch: March 1863
Owner: A. Hector, London

Subsequent Names: IL FORTUNATO (1887)

Builder's List:
Owner Alex. Hector, London. Voyages London-Persian Gulf. Master Capt. Collie formerly of COUNTESS OF FIFE.

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1863-74, 1866-67: Master G. Collie; Destined voyage Aberdeen-India.
1870-71: Master Newman.
1874-75, 1876-77, 1878-79: Master Robilliard.
1880-81: Owner H. Baker; Port belonging to London; Master Pallet.
1881-82, 1882-83, 1884-85: Owner J.C. Cohen; Port belonging to London; Master Pallet 1881-82, Lynch 1882-83, Yates 1884-85.
1885-86: Owner A. Cameron; Port belonging to London; Master N. Nelson
1886-87: Owner A. Cameron - now named IL FORTUNATO; Owners F. Pane & Oneto; Port belonging to Genoa; Master Vernengo.
1887-88: As 1886-87. Wrecked.

Liverpool Mercury, 09/05/1884:
Meeting of local marine board to investigate charges of drunkeness and misconduct against Robert D. Lynch, late Master of ASSHUR. Edwin Philips, formerly mate of ASSHUR, stated that on 12 May 1882 Master was intoxicated on voyage between New York and Satilla River, Georgia and again when vessel was in Pernambuco Roads. When vessel reached Mersey on Tues. 2 April he went ashore and did not return until following Friday, when he appeared to have been drinking. Mate had to be put on the register so he could report the ship in the absence of the Master. A clerk with Messrs Patton, Vickers & Co., the brokers of the vessel, stated that, though the ship came in on the Tuesday, Master did not appear at the office till Friday. Court found charges proved and suspended Capt. Lynch's certificate for 6 months.

Glasgow Herald, 29/05/1885:
ASSHUR, barque, from Cardiff 26 days out, April 21, 3N., 24W [Mid Atlantic between W. Africa and Brazil], all well.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 146.8' x breadth 26.5' x depth 17'
gross tonnage 461 tons

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