ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
I'LL TRY
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1863
Official Number
45210
Description
Rig: BRIG
Date of Build/Launch: May 1863

Carvel Built; Wood; 1 Deck; 2 Masts; Round Stern
Vessel intended for the Baltic trade.

Owners:
James Cumming, Merchant - 32 shares
Robert Stephen - 16 shares
Thomas Stephen - 16 shares
(Vessel owned by Cummings and Stephen (including master Thomas Stephen) until c1882).

1865-66: Voyage Aberdeen - Baltic.
1867/68/69/70: Voyage Leith - Baltic.
1871/72/73: Voyage Aberdeen - Baltic.
1874/75: No voyage given.
1876: Written in red ink "S. S. ABN 76 - 5 years" which would indicate that the vessel had not complied with the Society's rules as to survey and had lost 5 years of its certificate.
May 1881: Surveyed.
1882: Owner J. Allan; Certificate is "AE" meaning the ship is cleared to carry dry-imperishable goods on short journeys.
1883: No voyage given.
1884: Master Henderson.
1890: Vessel was owned by T Stephen.
1894: Sold to the Tyne Wherry Co. of Newcastle.
1898: Master Jury; Owner Tyne Wherry Co. (Limerick); Registered Newcastle.
1913: Vessel listed in 1913 shipping register but has gone by 1918-19. Vessel does not appear in the shipwreck registers.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum has a painting of I'LL TRY (dated 1869) by L P Pjostrom (harbour master at Malmo, Sweden).

Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping, Aberdeen City Archives and Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

Dundee Courier, 2/11/1867:
Broadstairs, 30 October - processed brig I'LL TRY, of Aberdeen, for Alexandria

Morning Post, 4/9/1885:
I'LL TRY, brig, of Aberdeen, coal laden, went ashore 2 September at entrance to Port Henry Harbour, Peterhead. Efforts will be made to get vessel off next tide.

Star (St. Peter Port), 19/7/1890:
Portland, 16 July - I'LL TRY, brig, of Aberdeen, sailed for Guernsey.

Dundee Courier, 14/2/1894:
Trawler Pacific arrived in Tyne with crew of Aberdeen brig I'LL TRY (from Sunderland for Aberdeen). She had been driving about the sea in recent gales on her beam's end, with sails gone and water in hold. Crew were taken off by trawler in heavy sea in 2 trips. They had been at pumps 12 hours, and when rescued were exhausted. Pacific afterwards took her in town and brought her to Tyne.
Owner
Cummings, Stephen and Stephen of Aberdeen
Shipbuilder
John Smith
Dimensions
length 97' x breadth 21' x depth 12'
Registered Tonnage: 151 ton
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