|Rig: SHIP, 2 Decks
Launched April 1869
Official Number: 60693
Owners 1870-71: S. J. Duthie
Destined Voyage 1870-71: Aberdeen - Australia
November 1889: Lost by collision.
McGregor, 'Merchant Sailing Ships 1850-1875':
Many of Duthie's wooden ships in 1860s (Abergeldie named) were in the 950-1150 tons range. These were lofty ships, setting skysails on each mast above single topgallants and double topsails.
Aberdeen Register of Ships (Aberdeen City Archives):
Registered 18 May 1869
2 decks and a break, 3 masts, demi male figurehead
Original Owners: John Duthie, Gentleman (8 shares); James Duthie, Shipmaster (8); Alexander & Robert Duthie, Shipbuilders (4 each); James & David Monro; Shipowners (jointly 12); Alexander Burnett Whyte, Merchant (4); Robert Williams, Merchant (4); Alexander Eddie, Shipowner (2); John Simpson, Accountant (2); Mary Sutherland, Spinster (4); Alexander Sutherland, a minor (4) [all Aberdeen]; Richard Searle, Shipowner (4); Charles Pannel, Gentleman (4) [both Middlesex].
March 1884: Owners now James Duthie (8); Alexander Duthie (10); Robert Duthie (8); David Monro (4); Alexander Eddie (2); Richard Searle (4); Alexander Davidson (4); Matilda Duthie (8); William Cargill (2); James Sutherland (8); Joseph Thomas East (2); William Gray (4).
1870-71: Master J. Duthie
1875-76, 1877-78: Master W. Robertson
1878-79, 1880-81: Master W. Miller
1884-85: Master Johnston
1887-88: Master A. Levie
1889-90: New owners J. Rust & Son; Master W. Renant
November 1889: Lost by collision
Sydney Empire, 12/12/1870:
Ship ABERGELDIE, from London for Sydney, was signalled yesterday. All well.
Aberdeen Journal, 10/07/1872:
Off Torbay 4 July clipper ship ABERGELDIE, Robertson, from London for Sydney, Landep Pilot.
Aberdeen Journal, 03/09/1873:
To be sold by public roup 24 Sept. at 22 Belmont St., Aberdeen, four sixty fourths of the substantial and fast sailing vessel "ABERGELDIE" of Aberdeen.
[08/10/1873: Upset price reduced to £850].
Sydney Evening News, 08/11/1875:
Ship ABERGELDIE returned to port last evening disabled after leaving Sydney Heads Monday. She had moderate weather till late Tuesday, when furious gale suddenly broke from SW, throwing ship on her beam ends. Foremast main top, top gallant mast, fore and main top gallant yards and royal yards were alll carried away. Crew at once set to cut away wreckage, she ran before westerly gales. EWE winds commenced Thursday and Sydney Head light was sighted 7pm Friday. She will resume her voyage to London in about 10 days.
Liverpool Mercury, 14/11/1879:
Report of the HURON from Antofagusta [Chile] at Falmouth. On 25 October a boat from the ship ABERGELDIE from Sydney for London came alongside and reported that the ship had been on fire four days and requested us to stand by them until the hatches were opened to see if the fire was out. HURON stood by till 5pm on 27th when they signalled "all danger over and fire extinguished".
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 11/02/1884:
A Lloyd's telegram announces that the ship "ABERGELDIE" of Aberdeen has put back to Sydney in a disabled condition. Her foremast was sprung and she had lost main topgallant yard, fore topsail yard and some sails and spars. She will probably repair afloat without discharging. Cost of repairs is estimated at £800.
Australian Town & County Journal, 14/2/1885:
As some return for the kindness shown them during their stay in Sydney, Captain and Mrs Johnston of ship ABERGELDIE, lying att the Circular Quay, gave a dance aboard. About 60 persons were present, the gentlemen being principally representatives of the shipping interests of the port. Vessel was handsomely decorated with flags and evergreens, and the deck, over which an awning had been spread, made a capital ballroom. Dancing to an excellent string band started shortly after 8pm and was kept up until the early hours.
Sydney Morning Herald, 28/12/1888:
ABERGELDIE arrives 97 days out. Captain Levie reports she left South Dock 21 September and passed start point 23 September. On 5 October, got NE trades in latitude 35 N. 6 October, passed Madeira. 12 October, lost NE trades in 19 N. Light variable winds to Equator, passed 31 October. 2 November, fell in with SE trades, which continued until 30 S. 23 November, passed Meridian of Cape of Good Hope, had fine moderate westerly winds all the way to Cape eLewin 13 December, Bass Straits 22 December, and Cape Howe 23 December.
Sydney Morning Herald, 14/8/1889:
Ship ABERGELDIE, from Sydney, arrived London 12 August. She sailed from Sydney 23 April with general cargo and about 1000 bales wool.
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 15/10/1889:
Ship ABERGELDIE of Aberdeen collided with barge ALDBOROUGH, with lime, off Barking, River Thames. Barge had rigging damaged. ABERGELDIE grounded, but floated at high water and proceeded in tow.
Newcastle [NSW] Morning Herald, 13/11/1889:
Ship ABERGELDIE changed hands on her arrival in London last voyage and was chartered to load timber in Sweden for Adelaide. She sailed from London in ballast, and all went well until nearly across the North Sea, when she collided with a vessel whose name is unknown and foundered immediately She was formerly one of the famous Duthie line, was a regular wool trader to Sydney, and was well known for her fast passages under Captains Robertson, Crombie and Johnston. No information to hand of safety of crew.
|length 218' x breadth 37' x depth 21'
gross tonnage 1152 tons