ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ABBOTSFORD
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1829
Description
Date of Build/Launch: August 1829

1 deck, 2 masts, hermaphrodite rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries, man bust figurehead

Subscribing Owners in 1829:
Robert Spring, Baker/Shipowner, 44 shares; William Spark, Watchmaker, 8 shares; Thomas Nicolson, Shipmaster, 4 shares.

Other Shareholders:
John Paul, Grocer, 4 shares; John Williamson, Flesher, 4 shares.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1830/31: Master Nicholson; Owner R. Spring.
1832/33: Voyage Liverpool - Aberdeen.
1836: Owned by Robert Spring, baker, and John Paul, grocer.
1839/40/41: Master A. Baxter; Voyage Aberdeen - St. Petersburg.
No further mention of vessel after this date.

Aberdeen Journal, 12/12/1832:
Shipping for sale: to be sold by public roup 4 January within Lemon Tree Tavern, one sixteenth of brig ABBOTSFORD. [Repeated 30/01/1833, to be sold by public roup 1 February].

Newcastle Courant, 13/09/1844:
Ramsgate, 9 September. Last night was a most awful one with rain, thunder and lightning. The HENRIETTA GLOVER, from Newcastle for Exeter, came into collision with the brig ABBOTSFORD at nine o'clock last night [details given only of damage to HENRIETTA GLOVER].
Shipbuilder
STEPHEN
Dimensions
length 65 3/6' x breadth 20 5/6' x depth 12 5/12'
Registered Tonnage: 121 ton
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