ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BLACK PRINCE
Construction
COMPOSITE
Type
SHIP
Date
1863
Official Number
48501
Description
Rig: SHIP
Yard Number: 234
Date of Build/Launch: August 1863

Cost £16,799 -10.7
Designed by Rennie

1865: Master W. Inglis; Owner Kay & Co., London; Voyage Aberdeen-China (tea)
1866/67: Owner Finlay & Co.
1868/69/70/71: Owner Baring; Voyage London-China
1872/73: Surveyed London 1872
1874/75: Registered London
1876/77: Owner C. L. Norman
1878: Owner W. Inglis
1880/81/82: Master Hewer
1881: Surveyed Liverpool

Tea Races:
1865: Left Macao June 5, off Falmouth October 5, journey 122 days
1867: Left Foochow June 10, arrived October 7, journey 119 days
1868: Cargo - 1,051,300 lbs of tea, left Foochow May 31, arrived September 30, voyage 122 days
1868 voyage on the run from Anjer (Indonesia) to the Cape of Good Hope - struck by swordfish - left 8" sticking from the ship.

BLACK PRINCE'S captain (Inglis) was criticised for being too cautious and never achieving the vessel's full speed. But Captain Inglis was a major shareholder in his ship and made sure that it did return very good profits.

See "Fast Sailing Ships 1775-1875" (p240) by D. R. MacGregor for illustration of BLACK PRINCE

Aberdeen Journal, 08/01/1868:
Off Portland [Dorset] 31 December, ship BLACK PRINCE, Inglis, from London for Hong Kong.

Aberdeen Journal, 10/05/1871:
BLACK PRINCE, ship, from Otago, 54S, 27W [near South Georgia] 12 Feb.

Glasgow Herald, 30/11/1876:
BLACK PRINCE, ship, from Calcutta for Hull, 14N, 93E [off Madras] 29 Sept.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Owner
William Walkinshaw & Co. London
Dimensions
length 185 3/6' x breadth 32 1/12' x depth 19 1/12'
gross tonnage: 750 tons

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