ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ACTIVE
Construction
WOOD
Type
SLOOP
Date
1801
Description
1 deck, 1 mast, sloop rigged, running bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no figurehead.

Owner: Alexander Yule, Shipmaster, Aberdeen, 64 shares (also listed as master in 1824).

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1808: Master A. Phillips; Owner R. Tower; Voyage Yarmouth - Sunderland.
1809/10/11/12/13: Voyage London - Gothenburg.
1814/15: Voyage London - Heligoland.
1816/18: Voyage London - Heligoland.
1824/25: Master A. Yule; Owner A. Yule; Yarmouth Coaster.
1827: Master G. Ware.
No further mention of vessel after this date

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Aberdeen Journal, 29/06/1814:
The sloop ACTIVE, Philip, from London to Sunderland, put into Whitby with loss of her mast.

Aberdeen Journal, 07/02/1827:
The sloop ACTIVE, Weir, of and for Aberdeen, from Sunderland, was running along Yorkshire coast (where she had been driven) when she struck Whitby Rock at midnight. She backed off and immediately sank in deep water. The crew had little more than time to get into the boat when the vessel disappeared.

Larne, Wreck Register of British Isles:
30/01/1827, near Whitby, voyage Sunderland - Aberdeen, "struck on rock to southward of this place last night and sank in deep water. Crew saved".

Dimensions
length 56' 3" x breadth 17' 5" x depth 9' 7"
tonnage 70 tons

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