ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALICE BROWN
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1839
Description
Date of Build/Launch: October 1839
Owner: Alex Milne, Aberdeen, 64 shares.

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries, female bust figurehead.

Subscribing owners in 1842: Lewis Crombie, merchant, Aberdeen, 60 shares; James Palmer, shipmaster, Aberdeen, 4 shares.

Registration cancelled in Aberdeen, 16 Oct. 1845, and then registered in London.

Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives

Registered A1 in Lloyd's Register
Registered Aberdeen

Sailed Aberdeen-Archangel
Master J. Donald

1841: Master, J. Donald, Owner A. Milne; Aberdeen-Archangel
1843: Master J. Palmer; Owner L. Crombie; Aberdeen-W. Indies
1844/45: Voyage London
1846/47/48: Master G. Isbester; Owner Ford & Co.
1849: Liverpool-St. Vincent (W. Indies)
1850: Master Thorn; Voyage London-Mediterranean.

Sold to Australian owners and worked out of Sydney NSW, Master Hay, from the port of TARANAKA to SYDNEY.

Crew list for 22nd February 1855:
Surname & Position
HAY CAPTAIN
PORTMAN MATE
HAY 2nd MATE
WAN COOK
SMITH SEAMAN
JOHNSTON SEAMAN
JONES SEAMAN
McDOWEL SEAMAN
WITT SEAMAN

Source: State Records Authority of New South Wales: Shipping Master's Office; Passengers Arriving 1855-1922; NRS13278, [X92] reel 401.

1852: not registered with Lloyds.

Caledonian Mercury, 14/9/1843:
Dominica, 1 Aug. - Brig ALICE BROWN, of Aberdeen, to sail 20 Aug. for London.

Morning Chronicle, 14/11/1853:
Penzance, 10 Nov. ALICE BROWN, brig, London - Melbourne, put in with cargo shifted and other damage. A portion of the cargo (vitriol) thrown overboard. Will have to discharge to restow.

Sydney Morning Herald, 6/11/1854:
Arrived Twofold Bay [South Coast, N.S.W.], from Melbourne fro Sydney.

Sydney Morning Herald, 23/1/1855:
Twofold Bay - ALICE BROWN, brig, sailed 20 Jan., to New Zealand with heifers.

Sydney Empire, 21/2/1855:
ALICE BROWN, Capt. Hay, arrived Sydney 20 Feb. in ballast from Taranako 7 Feb.

Sydney Morning Herald, 24/3/1855:
Twofold Bay - ALICE BROWN in port with stock for New Zealand.

Sydney Empire, 8/5/1855:
Arrived Sydney 7 may in ballast from Tarawaki, Capt. Hay.

Sydney Empire, 24/5/1855:
ALICE BROWN, brig, Capt. Hay, cleared Sydney 23 May for Hobart Town, Tasmania, passenger - Capt. Archer.

Colonist Times (Hobart), 2/6/1855:
Arrived Hobart Town, 1 June, Capt. Hay, from Sydney 25 May with sundries. Passengers - Mr Archer and one in steerage.

Sydney Empire, 7/7/1855:
ALICE BROWN, Capt. Hay, arrived 6 July from Hobart Town 28 June.

Sydney Empire, 16/8/1855:
ALICE BROWN, brig, 170 tons, Capt. Scapelhorn, cleared for Adelaide.

Sydney Empire, 10/4/1856:
Arrived 8 April, Capt. Cole, from Bluffhead, New Zealand [near Invercargill, South Island]. Passengers - Messrs. Dyer and Griffiths.

Launceston [Tasmania] Examiner, 26/7/1856:
Arrived Nelson [N.Z.] 23 June from Sydney with only 7 horses on board of 40 shipped, 33 having perished through bad weather.

Shipping Gazette [Sydney], 22/12/1856:
ALICE BROWN, brig, Cole, 170 tons, in Darling Harbour. Captain Agent.

Sydney Empire, 21/4/1858:
Sailed 20 April for Newcastle [N.S.W.], Capt. McDonald. [Arrived 21 April].

Sydney Empire, 31/5/1858:
ALICE BROWN, brig, Brown master, for Launceston.

Moreton Bay [Brisbane] Courier, 9/6/1858:
Brig ALICE BROWN, Capt. Brown, sailed 30 May for Launceston.

Bell's Life in Sydney, 17/7/1858:
ALICE BROWN, Capt. Brown, arrived Sydney from Launceston 4 July.

Sydney Empire, 9/8/1858:
Brig ALICE BROWN, Capt. Brown, sailed from Sydney 8 Aug. for New Caledonia [French Pacific Island].

Sydney Morning Herald, 11/3/1859:
ALICE BROWN, 173 tons, brig, Capt. Fletcher, cleared Sydney for South Sea Islands in ballast. Passengers - Mrs Fletcher and 21 natives of South Sea Islands.

Sydney Empire, 11/7/1859:
ALICE BROWN, Capt. Fletcher, cleared Sydney 9 July for South Sea Islands in ballast, passengers - Mrs. Fletcher, Mr Oxford and 8 natives of South Sea Islands.

[No later references found.]
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 75'1" x breadth 19'8" x depth 13'8"
gross tonnage 173 tons

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