ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AGRICOLA
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1857
Official Number
19864
Description
Rig: BRIG
Yard Number: 212
Owner: Pressley

Registered Aberdeen
Cost £2,391

Description:
1 deck, 2 masts, brig rigged, round stern, carvel built, no galleries, shield figurehead.

Subscribing Owners:
James Sim, chemits, Alexander Stronach, advocate, Alexander Fraser, advocate, Alexander Gibb, civil engineer, all Aberdeen; Thomas Tait, Kintore, grain merchant, Joint Owners, 64 shares.

Masters:
1858-61: Linklaker
1862-85: T. Angus

Owners:
1858-61: Pressley
1862-76: A. Anderson
1876-85: Northern Agricultural Co.

Voyages:
1862-65: Aberdeen - London
1866-83: Aberdeen - Sunderland

Notes: Lloyds Classification 9A1, some repairs in 1862, damage repairs in 1865.

Aberdeen Journal, 2nd January 1867:
'On Sunday 30th December 1866 at about 6:30pm two ships foundered while trying to enter Aberdeen harbour.' AGRICOLA (brig) was swept out to a sand bank. All crew rescued and ship safely refloated a few days later. Both vessels belong to this port, bringing coal from Sunderland.

1858: Master Linklater
1862: Master Linklater; Owner/Agent Northern Agricultural Co.
Master T. Angus; Owner A. Anderson; Aberdeen-London route
1866: Described as Sunderland coaster. Incident re. foundering already recorded
1876: Owners Northern Agricultural Company
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Dimensions
length 95.8' x breadth 22.3' x depth 12.4'
gross tonnage 158 tons

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