ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AVEN
Construction
WOOD, FELT AND YELLOW METAL
Type
BRIG
Date
1867
Official Number
56606
Description
Rig: BRIG
Date of Build/Launch: May 1867
Registered: Aberdeen
Owner: William Knox

2 masts, brig rigged, round stern, carvel built, figurehead billet, wood construction

1868/69/70: Master McKenzie; Voyage London - Baltic
1871/72: Master McKenzie; Voyage London - Baltic
1873/74: Master F. Chalmers; Voyage London - Boston
1875/76: Voyage London
1877/78: Lloyd's Register lists builder as Burns (not Humphrey)
1878/80/81/82: Master J. Gunn; Owner P McRobbie; Voyage Aberdeen - Newcastle
29/01/1883: Off Great Yarmouth - on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Woolwich with a cargo of coal. The vessel was abandoned and sank in wind conditions. W Force 10. The Master was J. Allen. The shipbuilder is named as Burns but the date of vessel build is 1867 and the port is Aberdeen.

Belfast Newsletter, 9/4/1874:
For sale - Handsome brig AVEN of Aberdeen, 241 tons register. Built Aberdeen 1867 & then classed 8 years A1. Lately passed half time survey, when she was thoroughly overhauled. Has double topsail yards, house forward for crew, half poop for cabin, store rooms, etc. Is essentially copper fastened & very strongly put together. Well adapted for iron, copper, ore or other heavy cargoes. Can be seen in Clarendon dock, Belfast, where she is now discharging cargo of linseed from Riga in splendid order. Particulars from Capt. Brown on board.

Aberdeen Journal, 29/3/1876:
For sale by public roup, Aberdeen 30 March, Aberdeen clipper brig AVEN. Carries about 400 tons dead weight. Got a thorough overhaul last spring. Is well found in stores & only requires provisions to be ready for sea. Upset price, to ensure competition, £1000. Particulars from Capt. Osborne on board at Provost Blakies Quay.

Aberdeen Journal, 24/5/1876:
James Clark, shipowner, Peterhead, sued William Knox, Aberdeen, one of principal owners of brig AVEN for damages & expenses (including £1.15 to carpenter for examining vessel) in failed attempt to buy vessel on 30 March. He claimed £9.11s.6d on grounds it had not been a bona fide sale, but intended to establish the vessel's value. Upset price of £1000 was advertised, at roup Clark made highest bid of £1015, but vessel was withdrawn from sale on grounds a reserve bode of £1400 was in place. Sheriff rejected Clark's claim on grounds that detailed particulars stated the reserve bode & Clark had not consulted these particulars.
Shipbuilder
HUMPHREY
Dimensions
length 102 3/12' x breadth 25 1/12' x depth 15 7/12'
Gross Tonnage: 241 tons

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