ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TORRINGTON
Construction
WOOD
Type
SCHOONER
Date
1845
Description
Rig: SCHOONER
Yard Number: 150
Owner: Hyde, Lennox & Co. London

Cost: £3,877

Port of Registry: London
Chief Owner: Jardine Matheson

1846: Master given as R. J. Nell. Aberdeen - China run
1849: As before.

In Lubbock "Opium Clippers" Captain's name given as "Niell".

Disappeared from lists in 1849.

Conjecture by Lubbock captured by pirates / lost in typhoon / sold out? - no trace after 1849.
Illustration "The Opium Clippers" - Lubbock, p. 322.

Morning Post, 21/08/1849:
Hong Kong, 20 June - schooner TORRINGTON, hence to Woo Sung, has been wrecked near that port [near Shanghai].

Freeman's Journal, 28/09/1849:
Rewreck of schooner TORRINGTON in teh Yangtse Kiang... the loss may be attributed to there being no beacon at the time on the north bank, the vessel having gone ashore within 200 yards of the sport where the beacon used to be.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 104.6' x breadth 20.2' x depth 11.2'
gross tonnage: 237 tons
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