ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ALMA
Construction
WOOD
Type
SHIP
Date
1855
Official Number
23123
Description
Rig: SHIP
Type: Sailing
Shipbuilder: Cochar & Duthie, Montrose
Owner: Anderson & Co., Aberdeen

Builder's List, William Duthie, Jr. & Co. 1855-1870:
This was the first vessel built by W. Duthie Jr. as a shipbuilder.

Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives):
Registered 13/02/1855
1-and-a-half poop decks, 3 masts, full male figurehead
Master David Ritchie
Subscribing Owners: Andrew Anderson, Shipowner (8 shares); Thomas Ruxton, Advocate (8); Alexander Pirie, Spirit Merchant (8) [all Aberdeen].
Other Owners: James & David Munro, Shoemakers (4 each); David Ritchie, Shipmaster (4); James Ritchie, Shipowner (2); John Ferguson, Advocate (4); Peter Morrison, Manager, Aberdeen Lime Co. (2); James Nisbet, Manager, Aberdeen & Newcastle S.N. Co. (2); Elizabeth Collie, Wife (2) [all Aberdeen]; Eliza Mary Bailey, daughter of William Baillie Jr., Merchant, Edinburgh (4); James Ruxton, Farmer, Rothiemay (2); James Collie, Farmer, Marykirk (2); James Walker, Shipbroker, London (8)

1862: Master - Ritchie; Owner/Agent - J. Catto, Son, & Co.; Gross tonnage - 600 tons.

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1857: Owners Anderson; Port belonging to Aberdeen
1866-67: Owners Aitken & Co.; Port belonging to Aberdeen; Destined voyage Aberdeen-Mauritius; Master C. Crawford
1870-71: Destined voyage Liverpool-India
1871-72: No reference

Aberdeen Journal, 18/06/1856:
For sale by public roup at Yeates & Whyte, Advocates, 48 King St., Aberdeen on 20 June, two 64ths of ship ALMA of Aberdeen, 555 tons new measure, built at Montrose 1854, 8 years A1 in Lloyd's List, presently on a voyage from London to Mauritius. Upset price £240.

Aberdeen Journal, 09/10/1861:
To be sold by public roup at Yeats & Flockhart, King St., Aberdeen on 15th October, eight 64ths fo fine ship ALMA, of Aberdeen, now on voyage to India and China, built 1855, 555 tons per register. She is in excellent repair and complete in her appurtenances.

Condemned Algoa Bay, 18 July 1870:

Aberdeen Journal, 11/01/1871:
Aberdeen vessels lost in 1870 - ALMA, ship, 582 tons, 15 years old - put into Algoa Bay [Port Elizabeth] in a disabled state and was condemned.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 149.4' x breadth 26.3' x depth 17.5'
gross tonnage 555 tons

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