ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NEPTUNE
Construction
WOOD
Type
BARQUE
Date
1844
Description
Rig: BARQUE
Type: Sailing
Lost. c. 1864

Aberdeen Register of Ships (Aberdeen City Archives):
Registered Aberdeen 26/08/1844. 1 and a half poop decks, 3 masts, male figurehead. Aexander Mackenzie, Master.
Subscribing Owners: George Thompson Jr., Shipowner (12 shares); Thomas Blaikie, Plumber (11); Henry Paterson, Banker (10), all Aberdeen.
Other Owners: Alexander Jopp, Advocate (11); Robert Shand, Advocate (10), Alexander Anderson, Advocate (10).
23/06/1848: Alexander Anderson 10 shares to George Thompson Jr.
28/04/1849: George Thompson Jr. 10 shares to John Duncan, Manufacturer.
04/06/1849: Alexander Jopp 11 shares and Robert Shand 10 shares to Duncan, Manufacturer, Aberdeen.
Change of Master: Charles Stewart 1845, Richard Forrest 1849.

Lloyd's Register:
No ref. to 1851.
1852: Owners Cunningham. Port belonging to Greenock. Master R. Brown. Destined voyage Clyde-Madras.
1855: Master A. Dunlop. Destined voyage Clyde-West Indies.
1857, 1858: Master R Chambers. Destined voyage Clyde-Ceylon.
1859-60: Owners Kirkwood. Port belonging to Sunderland. Master T. Mills.
1863-4: As 1859-60 and "Lost".

Glasgow Herald, 11/05/1855:
At Glasgow for Ceylon and Madras: the well known fast-sailing, newly surveyed and continued A1 barque NEPTUNE. Captain Dunlop, has two thirds of her cargo engaged and will be despatched to suit shippers.
[22/06/1855 - will positively be despatched 30 June].

Newcastle Courant, 09/10/1863:
Hamburg October 5: the barque NEPTUNE, Kemp, from Sunderland for this port (coals). Stranded Scharnhorn, wrecked and sunk. Crew saved.
[Appears to be this vessel as Lloyd's Register shows her as registered Sunderland from 1859, lost 1863-64 (Edition in Aberdeen University Queen Mother Library) and disappears from Register thereafter].
Shipbuilder
HOOD
Shipowner
Aberdeen White Star Line (George Thompson & Co)
Dimensions
length 105' x breadth 22 9/12' x depth 16 1/3'
Registered Tonnage: 343 ton
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