ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AGNES
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1839
Description
Date of Build/Launch: February 1839

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

Subscribing owners 1839: Alexander Nicol, and George Munro, trading under the firm of Nicol & Munro, merchants in Aberdeen, 36 shares. Other shareholders: Alexander Troup, 4 shares, Charles Brown, 4 shares, George Rennie, shipmaster, 4 shares, All Aberdeen. Robert Williamson, farmer, Kinellar, 8 shares.
Source Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives.

Registered Aberdeen

1840: Master G. Rennie; Aberdeen London
1843: Master Alexander; Aberdeen-Valparaiso
1844: Aberdeen-London
1846: Aberdeen-New Orleans
1847: Aberdeen coaster
1850: Master Sangster; Owner Scott & Co.; Aberdeen-Archangel
No further mention in Lloyd's.

(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Caledonian Mercury, 23/5/1839:
Sorry to learn that Capt. George Rennie of brig AGNES, of Aberdeen, fell into the tide at Rotterdam 7 May and was drowned.

Aberdeen Journal, 9/9/1840:
Falmouth, 26 August - arrived for orders brig AGNES, Alexander master, of Aberdeen, from Montevideo [Uruguay], sailed 8 June.

Aberdeen Journal, 25/4/1849:
To be sold by private bargain on or before 1 May, all and whole brig AGNES, of Aberdeen, 161 tons registered, as she presently lies in harbour of Aberdeen. Carries largely for her tonnage, sails well and shifts without ballast. Particulars from John McLaughlan, 57 Quay, or Alex Scott, 46 Queen St.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Dimensions
length 76.4' x breadth 19.3' x depth 13.3'
gross tonnage 161 1/3 tons (Lloyd's 157 tons)

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